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It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
What happened this week?
This week was a bit better, we’re slowly getting used to not having the rats around anymore. It’s still hard though and there are moments where I still miss them all so much. The house is still too empty, although we’re sort of getting used to it now. There was enough to keep me busy this week, but I also had more time to relax, read and colour. Which was nice. I had a tour starting and another tour to send out the last materials before the start next week. Things have been a bit slower at Lola’s Blog Tours, probably because authors have vacation too, so let’s hope it picks up again next week.
Tuesday was my birthday and my mom and sister visited and we went out for lunch and then visited my grandma. I got an apron from my sister and a delicious home made lemon meringue pie, my sister makes the best pies! My sister, my mom and my sister her boyfriend all got a piece and I ate the rest, it was really good and it lasted multiple days. I love pies, but I hate making them, so getting pie is the best. Oh and can you believe I never had an apron until now? It’s red with fishes on it, it’s pretty cute. I already used it twice when cooking dinner. My mom got me matching oven cloth and teacloths. My mom and grandma also got me a new soft duvet covering for our bed, it’s dark brown and very soft. She also got me a new muffin tray as our old one was getting pretty bad. Beside that she got me a package to make muffins, some muffin cups and a shower mat. It was a bit of a busy day as I also had to get some work done after they left, but it was a nice day.
Last saturday when we visited my boyfriend’s parents I already got their present for me, which were four new colouring books and pencils. I tried out one of the new colouring books this week. I also bought a few books for myself as birthday present. I got some nice responses to my pictures of last week, so I’ll continue to share pics about my daily life and products I buy when grocery shopping.
I read 21 boks for this challenge so far, which is pretty neat! I finished Thor’s Serpents this week and started The Duality Bridge by Susan Kaye Quinn as evening book. On my ipad I am still reading The Marked Ones series by Alicia Kat Vancil, I finished the second book The Storm Behind Your Eyes and am now reading The Other Side of Truth. It’s so nice to binge read a series in a row. I also bought the first book in her new series.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Colouring Books and Pencils that I got for my birthday from my boyfriend his parents. I got started on a drawing in the lowest colouring book that says “Mandala Kleurboek” on the cover. It’s a very big colouring book, which makes for nice colourings, but it also takes a lot of time to finish one, so I hope I can show you a picture of that next week. Oh and “kleurboek” is the dutch word for colouring book.
The lemon meringue pie that my sister made for me for my birthday. It was delicious!
Bubble Wrap was a constant companion in my life this week. I am a very fidgety person, I can’t stand it when my hands are not doing something. It sort of calms me down to fidget. When I am very anxious I fidget most, but I also fidget when I am relaxed. So years ago my boyfriend bought me a huge roll of bubble wrap, best present ever, but the rats didn’t like the sound of bubble wrap popping. So I haven’t popped a lot of bubble wrap in the past few years and now I can’t cuddle and pet the rats anymore, so I went back to my bubble wrap.
I don’t often buy frozen pizza, but when I do, I buy this brand. It’s one of my favourite frozen pizza brands. They are affordable and taste very good. Oh and the crust is actually good too, I hate frozen pizza’s that have almost no crust. I always buy this flavour as it’s the only vegetarian flavour they have, but I love this flavour so that’s okay. You really taste all the individual ingredients. I think Dr Oetker is a dutch brand? What’s your favourite brand of frozen pizza?
I saw this in the discount e-mail I got and had to give it a try. I love yoghurt ice cream and when I noticed they sell it and it was discounted I just had to grab it. I tried it and it’s really good. The weird thing is that I don’t like bland yoghurts, but I love yoghurt ice cream as it’s less sour. Albert Heijn is the name of the supermarket I always go to and their brand is pretty good for most things. Albert Heijn is dutch supermarket, although they have stores in other countries as well, under different names. The company that owns Albert Heijn is called Ahold. I love shopping at Albert Heijns as their stores make sense to me and I can always find everything easily. I even worked in an Albert Heijn store for three years in the bakery department. Here in the Netherlands we call ice cream “ijs”, so that’s what it says on the package yoghurt ice cream. What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftovers chinese Dinner from the day before
- Extra: Puff Pastry Twisters with Cinnamon Sugar
- Monday: Pasta Salad with Corn and Egg
- Tuesday: yellow potato curry
- Wednesday: leftover yellow potato curry
- Thursday: Red Pasta sauce with Pasta
- Friday: French Bread Pizza
- Saturday: Baked red bell pepper with onion, veggie burger and fish burger for my boyfriend
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Torn Sky (Rebel Wing #3) by Tracy Banghart
– Lola’s Ramblings: Why I read English Books
– Lola’s Kitchen: Naan Recipe
– Review: Thor’s Serpent (Blackwell Pages #3) by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr
– Bookish Resolutions Challenge: August Recap
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Destiny Rising (True Calling #3) by Siobhan Davis
– Review: Daemons in the Mist (The Marked Ones #1) by Alicia Kat Vancil
– Lola’s Ramblings: Does it Matter in Which Language you Read a Book?
– Coyer 2015: recap post
– My To-Be Read List #13: poll
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Review Opportunity: The Other Side of Summer by Elyse Douglas
– Review Opportunity: The Case and Hard Case by Marc Hirsch
– Review Opportunity: Love Spell by Mia Kerick
– Review Opportunity: Son of Set (Descendants of Isis #2) by Kelsey Ketch
– Review Opportunity: The Cursed Ground by A. Roy King
– Review Opportunity: 3volve and The Shadow of Loss by Josefina Gutierrez
– Blog Tour: Destiny Rising by Siobhan Davis – runs from 1-21 September
– Book Blitz: The Bro Code by Jacqueline Patricks – runs from 6-12 September
– Book Blitz: Best Friends… Forever? by Krysten Lindsay Hager – runs from 14-20 September
– Book Blitz: The Grave Winner by Lindsey R. Loucks – runs from 15-21 September
Damned if I Do (The Harker Trilogy #1)
by Erin Hayes
Source: for review
You can find Damned if I Do on Goodreads
They killed my sister and infected me.
Now I have to pick up the pieces before I die.
I’ve spent the last five months trying to find the bastard who did this. Yet, even with the help of a hot amnesiac vampire named Jude, I’ve had zero luck.
Until now. And it could change everything. Even though I grew up in a family that hunted the supernatural, there were still things I didn’t believe in.
Now I have to hurry for the slim chance that I could save us all. Because when you fight against immortal vampires, you’re the one who’s running out of time.
A Moment To Dance: (A Whistle Stop Romance #2)
by Jennifer Faye
Source: bought it myself
You can find A Moment to Dance on Goodreads
When trouble strikes…Whistle Stop pulls together
For Ella Morgan, moving to Whistle Stop is a chance to start over, put her horrific past behind her. But now she’s living in a mountain cabin–in dire need of renovation–that her grandmother left her, along with a sizable tax bill. Her job teaching school isn’t going to cover it. She needs cash, and soon.
Volunteer firefighter Tony Granger has returned to Whistle Stop to run the family ranch and be guardian to his orphaned nephew, Johnny. But being a single parent isn’t coming easy, and he’s worried sick he won’t succeed with his plan to adopt the boy, especially if Johnny’s grades don’t improve. He needs a break, and fast.
When Ella finds out Tony doesn’t have a partner for the Dancing With the Firefighters’ benefit–which is offering a large cash prize–and he hits upon hiring her as Johnny’s tutor, it looks like their problems might be solved. But taking dance lessons to win the competition sets alight a burning attraction between them. Can they let go and learn to trust again, or will the scars of their pasts still haunt them?
The Other Side of Truth (The Marked Ones Trilogy #3)
by Alicia Kat Vancil
Source: bought it myself
You can find The Other Side of Truth on Goodreads
Sometimes the truth is more dangerous than a lie.
We all have secrets. Some we keep from others. And some we keep from ourselves. But when your life becomes nothing more than a lethal construct of secrets and lies, one false step could mean your death.
In the wake of overwhelming tragedy, Patrick, Travis, and Nualla are frantically trying to piece their lives back together. Unfortunately, there’s only so much super glue and duct tape you can paste onto something before you have to admit it might be beyond fixing. However, Travis is unwilling to just give up and accept the devastation of the family he has tried so desperately to patch together. But as he delves into the secrets of the past to uncover how his little brother became the most deadly weapon in the Kakodemoss’ arsenal, Travis begins to realize that there are some secrets better left unlearned.
A spectacular collision of unrelenting love, harrowing secrets, and heartbreaking realities. The Other Side of Truth, the final book in the Marked Ones Trilogy, rips the world of daemons wide open.
Bride of the Harvest Wolf: Episode One (Bride of the Harvest Wolf #1)
by Alicia Kat Vancil
Source: bought it myself
You can find Bride of the Harvest Wolf: episode one on Goodreads
Longing can be a very dangerous thing.
Reckless wild-child Sienna Kendrick has longed for one thing since she was thirteen—the attention of Thomas Zurent, the dashingly handsome son of the town’s wealthiest founding family. And on the night of the New Grand Cycle festival when this plucky weaver’s daughter turns seventeen she gets exactly what she desires. But is Thomas’ attention truly what Sienna wants? Or is she concealing a yearning within her heart for something darker—something taboo—something forbidden?
The hour has come, the clock has struck fourteen, and per ancient accord, the thirty-sixth bride of the Harvest Wolf is about to be selected. But will she be his beloved…or his dinner?
Beauty and the Beast, Red Riding Hood, and mythology collide in this re-imagined coming of age shape shifter romance.
Bride of the Harvest Wolf: Episode One is approximately 27,000 words, and is the first of fourteen episodes in the Bride of the Harvest Wolf serial fairy tale.
Immersed (Immersed #1)
by Katie Hayoz
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Immersed on Goodreads
What if love turned you into a monster?
Forget petticoats and demure female behavior. Melusine Doré prefers armored corsets and knives and slays evil creatures for a living. The grim and gruesome don’t frighten her; she’ll take on a cyclops or a dragon and not even break a sweat. But when her rival, the charismatic Levi Cannon, comes to town, all her buried fears begin to surface. Melusine realizes she is in danger of something much more horrifying than facing blood-thirsty beasts – she’s in danger of falling in love. Because love alone has the power to reveal a secret terrible enough to completely shatter her world.
Set in the muddy streets of 1850s steampunk Chicago, Immersed by Katie Hayoz is a dark yet romantic fantastical romp. It is a stand-alone novella, but the first in a series of adventures that follow Melusine on her quest to rid the world of monsters…and her struggle to come to terms with every monstrous facet of herself.
Immersed is also part of the Falling in Deep Collection: From mermaids to sirens, Miami to Athens, dark paranormal romance to contemporary stories with steam, the fifteen award-winning and best-selling authors of the Falling in Deep Collection are bringing you mermaid tales like you’ve never seen before.
A mermaid princess destined to wed a handsome king…
It sounds like a fairy tale, but the reality is far murkier.
Ink, Princess of the Florida Atlantic mers, is slated to wed the ancient enemy of her tribe, the King of the Gulfs. After years of war that led to countless mer deaths, as well as the genocide of aquatic shapeshifters and the freshwater mers of Florida, Ink’s marriage will bring lasting peace.
Or so it seems.
Mere hours before she’s supposed to leave the ocean for her customary year as a drywalker, Ink meets Hal, an alligator shifter who warns her that a storm is brewing. There is malicious intent behind Ink’s marriage—and worse, meeting Hal has also caused a storm to rage in Ink’s heart. Nevertheless, loyal to her tribe, Ink will put aside her feelings and journey to Miami to marry the decadent King Manx.
Ink soon learns that her only hope of surviving the crashing force swelling around her is to tap into a power deep inside—a forbidden power that might destroy them all.
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From mermaids to sirens, Miami to Athens, dark paranormal romance to contemporary stories with steam, the fifteen award-winning and best-selling authors of the Falling in Deep Collection are bringing you mermaid tales like you’ve never seen before.