The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
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 was a nice week with the exception of the two horrible headaches I had this week. Two new cover reveal and review opportunity went live on Lola’s Blog Tours. My boyfriend and I went out for a few walks around the neigbourhood and enjoyed the weather, I love autumn and how it isn’t too warm and not too cold yet either and we’ve had some beautifull days with lots of sun and we enjoyed our walks.
We watched some movies during the evenings this week. We watched the three Rush Hour movies with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan as the actors. We had a conversation about movies and we both remembered seeing one of the Rush Hour movies when we were younger, so we decided to watch the movies again. They were a lot of fun, lots of action and humor.
I still had a good blogging mood and got some more posts written and scheduled. I got two Lola’s Kitchen posts written, one for a yellow curry and one for nutella cookies. I also got two reviews written for later this month and one post that counts for blog ahead. I also had a great book haul this week, two paperbacks I ordered finally arrived and a book I was eagerly anticipating showed up on netgalley and I got accepted! And I got the third book in a series I enjoy for review. So a great week when it comes to books.
My Miffy tea mug that I always drink tea from had a small piece of damage, i cna still dirnk from it, but only from oen side. So to cheer me up my boyfriend bought a new Miffy Mug and an apron in the same style as the old Miffy Mug. Pictures are below. I was really happy with the presents. I really like the dutch Delfs Blauw style of the mug and the apron is cute and comfy. My buble wrap roll was almost gone, so I also got a new roll of bubble wrap.
I started this challenge with 33 posts scheduled. I hope to end with at least 40. Only posts written for November count, so while I did do some blogging I don’t have many posts that count yet as I have to finish up my October posts first. I got most of the October posts written, with the exception of one cover reveal and a few reviews. This week I scheduled one cover reveal and two reviews for October. I am hoping to get some November posts written now as those count for the challenge. Below is the list of posts I for November and later this week:
– 2015 New Releases Challenge: 4rd Quarterly recap – 30 December – Have this scheduled and will update it as I read books that fit the challenge.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
My boyfriend got me some presents and they all arrived this week. The first one was this adorable Miffy mug in “Delfs Blauw”. It’s a typical dutch style of colouring plates and such in bluish tints. This mug also has some dutch decorations like the miffy with the dutch flag, tulips, miffy on a bike, mills and cows, which all are considered typical dutch. It’s very cute and a fun mix of typical dutch and Miffy.
And a miffy apron, which matches the style of another miffy mug I have. I love the bright orange colour of this apron and it’s adorable with the Miffy faces and fruit on it. I tried it out yesterday when cooking dinner and it’s great, it’s comfy and cute.
And a new roll of bubble wrap. My previous roll is almost gone, so I got a new roll, yay! I love popping bubblewrap while I am reading in bed before going to sleep, it helps calm me down.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Fried Rice
- Extra: Hazelnut Paste Cookies
- Monday: Cajun Pasta
- Tuesday: leftover Cajun Pasta
- Wednesday: Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry
- Thursday: leftover Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry
- Friday: leftover Fruity Yellow Chicken Curry
- Saturday: Dal Dhokli
- extra: Crumble Cake
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Susceptible to Him (Risso Family #1) by Lynn Burke
– Review: Immersed (Immersed #1) by Katie Hayoz
– Bookish Resolutions Challenge: September
– 2015 New Release Challenge Third recap
– Lola’s Ramblings: What Aaspects do You Like to see in a Romance
– Lola’s Kitchen: Potato Curry Recipe
– My To-Be Read List #14: poll
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Spooctacular Author Event
– Review: A Spark of Justice by J.D. Hawkins
– Review: Echoes by Laura Tisdall
– Lola’s Ramblings: What Characters Do you like to Read About?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Cooking Disasters
– My To-Be Read List #14: chosen book
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– The Other Side of Summer by Elyse Douglas
– The Case and Hard Case by Marc Hirsch
– Love Spell by Mia Kerick
– Son of Set (Descendants of Isis #2) by Kelsey Ketch
– The Cursed Ground by A. Roy King
– 3volve and The Shadow of Loss by Josefina Gutierrez
– Link by Summer Wier – New!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Book Blitz: Live by Gillian Zane – runs from 13 till 19 October
– Book Blitz: Mischief Under the Mistletoe – runs from 17 till 23 november
– Book Blitz: Sonar the Cyclone by B Truly – runs from 30 november till 4 december
Demon Heart (Darkworld #3)
by Emma L. Adams
Source: for review
You can find Demon Heart on Goodreads
Can a demon’s heart of ice be thawed?
Ash may have escaped death several times, but now things are finally looking up. The doppelganger is gone, she’s dating Leo, and the Venantium are staying away from her – for now. But a new threat rises from the Darkworld, and only the fortune-teller knows the true extent of the danger they’re in.
Lucifer, a sorcerer who did the impossible and cheated death through escaping to the Darkworld, is on the move. Now his second-in-command, Mephistopheles the demon, is loose in our world – and will do anything to win Ash over to his side.
The Venantium fear a repeat of the Demon Wars, the demonic invasion that wiped out the Blackstone family. But there’s more to those events than the records reveal. When Ash finds the lost diary of Melivia Blackstone, she starts to dig into the past to find the town’s forgotten history – leading to a revelation that shocks her to the core.
Leo seems to be the only person Ash can rely on, yet can she truly open up to him, knowing what she is? Blackstone’s dark history is rising to the surface, and it seems even memory can lie. The worst betrayal waits around the corner, and Ash has to decide whether to trust Leo with her darkest secret, even when it has the potential to destroy them both…
Winter Wedding Bells
by Karen Rock, Jennifer Snow and Kristin Rolofson
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Winter Wedding Bells on Goodreads
But guests are expecting a Christmas Eve wedding…!
What could be more romantic than a Christmas wedding at a ski lodge in Lake Placid? Well, if there actually was a wedding, for one thing! Three stories about getting love right over the holidays by USA TODAY bestselling author Kristine Rolofson and award-winners Karen Rock and Jennifer Snow.
The Kiss: A bride runs into her ex…and takes the ultimate gamble!
The Wish: An event planner sprains her ankle…and the chef asserts control.
The Promise: A maid of honor dodges an ex-boyfriend out to right a past wrong…
Becoming Rain (Burying Water #2)
by K.A. Tucker
Source: bought it myself
You can find Becoming Rain on Goodreads
Luke Boone doesn’t know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it-the cars, the money, the women. And it looks like he’s finally getting his wish. When Rust hands him the managerial keys to the garage, they come with a second set—one that opens up the door to tons of cash and opportunity. Though it’s not exactly legal, Luke’s never been one to worry about that sort of thing. Especially when it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain.
Clara Bertelli is at the top of her game—at only twenty-six years old, she’s one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington D.C. major crime unit, and she’s just been handed a case that could catapult her career and expose one of the west coast’s most notorious car theft rings. But, in order to do it, she’ll need to go deep undercover as Rain Martines. Her target? The twenty-four-year old nephew of a key player who appears ready to follow in his uncle’s footsteps.
As Clara drifts deeper into the luxurious lifestyle of Rain, and further into the arms of her very attractive and charming target, the lines between right and wrong start to blur, making her wonder if she’ll be able to leave it all behind. Or if she’ll even want to.
Chasing River (Burying Water #3)
by K.A. Tucker
Source: bought it myself
You can find Chasing River on Goodreads
Armed with two years’ worth of savings and the need to experience life outside the bubble of her Oregon small town, twenty-five-year old Amber Welles is prepared for anything. Except dying in Dublin. Had it not been for the bravery of a stranger, she might have. But he takes off before she has the chance to offer her gratitude.
Twenty-four-year-old River Delaney is rattled. No one was supposed to get hurt. But then that American tourist showed up. He couldn’t let her die, but he also couldn’t risk being identified at the scene—so, he ran. Back to his everyday life of running his family’s pub. Only, everyday life is getting more and more complicated, thanks to his brother, Aengus, and his criminal associations. When the American girl tracks River down, he quickly realizes how much he likes her, how wrong she is for him. And how dangerous it is to have her around. Chasing her off would be the smart move.
Maybe it’s because he saved her life, or maybe it’s because he’s completely different from everything she’s left behind, but Amber finds herself chasing after River Delaney. Amber isn’t the kind of girl to chase after anyone.
And River isn’t the kind of guy she’d want to catch.
Zombies are on the loose in New Orleans and of all the End of the World scenarios, Alexis Winter wasn’t prepared for this one. But, an apocalypse is an apocalypse and she should have this covered. She has been “prepping” for the last three years. The problem is location and timing. She’s stuck downtown and she has to get to her house on the outskirts of the city so she can get her supplies and bug-in (for the “non-preppers” this means hole up and stay safe).
Agreeing to work on a Saturday is now coming back to bite her on the ass big time. Hopefully, it won’t be a literal bite by the walking dead.
Luck favors the prepared, and as luck would have it, it comes in the form of the ridiculously hot Blake Miller. Former military man, current mercenary, Blake Miller, the man with the plan, his goal: steal a boat and trek up the Mississippi until they find safety. Alexis thinks this is a great plan and she decides to team up with Blake. The two team up in unexpected ways as they find they can’t keep their hands off of each other even when the world is falling down around them.
Can Alexis and Blake survive the end of the world, and if they do make it through the night, find a place that is safe and secure? Can their newfound attraction lead them down the road to love or heartbreak?
Zombies, sex, romance and carnage…you can’t get any better than this.
Heir to the Duke (The Duke’s Sons #1)
by Jane Ashford
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Heir to the Duke on Goodreads
Nathaniel Gresham, the handsome Viscount Hargove, lives a life devoted to familial duty. As his father’s eldest son, Nathaniel’s identity remains the “heir to the Duke of Langford.” But this quiet, restrained life changes the minute he marries sweet Lady Violet Devere.
Oppressed by her family all her life, Violet is longing for her marriage vows to be spoken. Though her arranged marriage to Nathaniel was not a match made for love, they’re both looking forward to the comparative freedom of married life. And Violet is determined to show Nathaniel how to enjoy it, both in and out of the bedroom.