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 an okay week, some good things and some less good things. The good thing that happened is that I got some new tour requests this week, one book blitz and two new cover reveals. I’ve been working on one of the cover reveals sign-up posts and media kit, which is live already. And the blitz and other cover reveal will be live next week.
The bad thing that happened this week was that I catched a cold and had a sore throat for days and didn’t feel too well. I did drink a lot of camille tea and ate liquorice and after a few days I got better. I am feeling almost 100% normal again now.
And we bought a new bed base for our bed. The base was getting pretty old and didn’t sleep too well anymore. When I talked with my mom about it, she gave us some extra money so we could afford to buy a new bed base. The shop we bought the bed base has a nice discount going on so that helped too. They delivered the new bed base on thursday and at first the man who delivered it said they didn’t assemble it, but I mentioned the on the website it said they would and eventually they did asemble it. Went a lot faster than if we had to do it ourselves.
And I got too many new books again this week. Spend some time doing marketing assistant work and a bit blogging. I did finish some books and write my reviews for them, but they don’t count for Blog Ahead. Oh and I managed to ruin my cupcakes that I was tyring to bake, it was a package I got from my mom for my birthday and decided to make them. I added some apples baked them and they tastes very gross. The frosting also failed. I did manage to finally make japanese curry now that I had package for the curry paste and it was yummy!
I started this challenge with 33 posts scheduled. I hope to end with at least 40. This was a bit of a slow week, I only got one extra post written that counts. I got two more reviews written for October this week and am almost done with October reviews now. I got one Lola’s Kitchen post done for December and have planned two mroe recipe post to write next week after I make the dish another time and take pictures.
Total amount of posts written for this challenge: 7
Posts I wrote this week for this challenge:
– Lola’s Kitchen: Japanese Curry Recipe – 11 December 2015
– Lola’s Ramblings: How to get more reviews for your book – 21 january 2016
Random Picture(s) of the Week
I forgot to make pictures this week, so I only have one picture for you this week. These are “Poffertjes”, they are sort of like small pancakes, but they do taste slightly different. Here’s the poffertjes wikipedia page. You can serve them with sugar or syrup. They are quite good and we sometimes buy them if we’re craving them. These you only have to pop in the microwave for a few seconds till they are warm.
And the japanese curry we had for dinner on saturday and leftovers today. It was really good! I wrote a recipe post for it and schedule it for december.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Lentils in Peanut Sauce
- Monday: Sauerkraut Casserole
- Tuesday: leftover Sauerkraut Casserole
- Wednesday: Peanut Pasta
- Extra: Chocolate Rocks
- Thursday: leftover Peanut Pasta
- Friday: bread with veggie Javanese Snitzel with red bell pepper and onion in soy sauce on top
- Saturday: Japanese Curry
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Dream On, Amber by Emma Shevah
– Review: Scales by Pauline Creeden
– Cover Reveal: Saven deception (The Saven series #1) by Siobhan Davis
– Lola’s Ramblings: What do You like to see in Stories?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Cinnamon Mug Cake
– Review: Pane and Suffering by Cheryl Hollon
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Stars Wars the Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks
– Review: Ink by Melanie Karsak
– Lola’s Ramblings: What Makes for Good World Building?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Puff Pastry with Cinnamon Sugar
– Review: Flipped for Murder by Maddie Day
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
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
A Heartwarming Christmas: A Boxed Set of Twelve Sweet Holiday Romances
by Melinda Curtis, Anna Adams, Anna J. Stewart, Carol Ross, Cheryl Harper, Amy Vastine, Tara Randel, Leigh Riker, Cari Lynn Webb, Liz Flaherty, Rula Sinara and Patricia Bradley
Source: bought with amazon gift card money
You can find A Heartwarming Christmas on Goodreads
This holiday season, warm your heart with 12 connected sweet holiday romances set in Christmas Town from 12 Harlequin Heartwarming authors who are USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.
There are four connected books in A Heartwarming Christmas. That means each set of three novellas shares characters and storylines! This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Christmas will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters (no cliffhangers), for more than 1200 pages. Foreword by small town lover and New York Times bestseller Kristan Higgins.
Book 1: Coming Home to Christmas Town by Melinda Curtis, Anna Adams, & Anna J Stewart: Three adopted siblings gather for the holiday season and closure after their father dies.
Novella 1: The Comeback Christmas by Melinda Curtis, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
Novella 2: Bells Are Ringing by Anna J Stewart, award-winning, USA Today bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
Novella 3: A Home by Christmas by Anna Adams, award-winning, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
Book 2: The Fisher Brothers Christmas by Carol Ross, Cheryl Harper, & Amy Vastine: Three brothers with a Christmas Eve family tradition in jeopardy until love leads them home.
Novella 1: The Christmas Bell by Carol Ross, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
Novella 2: Making Up Under the Mistletoe by Cheryl Harper, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
Novella 3: My Christmas Hero by Amy Vastine, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
Book 3: Gifts of the Heart by Tara Randel, Leigh Riker & Cari Lynn Webb: In the spirit of Christmas, three siblings reconnect to find romance, special gifts – and each other.
Novella 1: An Unexpected Gift by Tara Randel, Barnes and Noble bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
Novella 2: A Gift of Home by Cari Lynn Webb, Harlequin Heartwarming debut author.
Novella 3: His Christmas Gift by Leigh Riker, award-winning, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
Book 4: The Gingerbread Men by Liz Flaherty, Patricia Bradley & Rula Sinara. When two sisters and their widowed mother are reunited for the holidays, falling in love isn’t on any of their Christmas wish lists, but sometimes the best gifts are unexpected…
Novella 1: The Gingerbread Heart by Liz Flaherty, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
Novella 2: The Gingerbread Pony by Patricia Bradley, award-winning, Amazon bestselling, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
Novella 3: The Gingerbird House by Rula Sinara, award-winning, Harlequin Heartwarming author.
The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum (A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery)
by Kirsten Weiss
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum on Goodreads
When Maddie Kosloski’s career flatlines, she retreats to her wine-country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she’s certain the rumors of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But a new ghost may be on the loose. A fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present.
With her high school bully as one of the officers in charge, Maddie doubts justice will be served. When one of her best friends is arrested, she’s certain it won’t be.
Maddie grapples with ghost hunters, obsessed taxidermists, and the sexy motorcyclist next door as outside forces threaten. And as she juggles spectral shenanigans with the hunt for a killer, she discovers there truly is no place like home.
Murder at Redwood Cove
by Janet Finsilver
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Murder at Redwood Cove on Goodreads
Bed, breakfast…and a body!
If it weren’t for the fact that she’s replacing a dead man, Kelly Jackson would love her new job managing the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast on the coast of Northern California. But Bob Phillips did plunge off the cliff to his death…and Kelly’s starting to think it may not have been an accident. Bob’s retired friends—The “Silver Sentinels”—are also on the case, especially when Kelly is attacked…and another body turns up. Kelly has her hands full with overseeing the B&B’s annual Taste of Chocolate and Wine Festival, but she’s also closing in on the killer…who’s ready to send Kelly on her own permanent vacation…
The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1)
by Julie Mulhern
Source: bought it with amazon gift card
You can find The Deep End on Goodreads
Swimming into the lifeless body of her husband’s mistress tends to ruin a woman’s day, but becoming a murder suspect can ruin her whole life.
It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life revolves around her daughter and her art. She’s long since stopped caring about her cheating husband, Henry, and the women with whom he entertains himself. That is, until she becomes a suspect in Madeline Harper’s death. The murder forces Ellison to confront her husband’s proclivities and his crimes—kinky sex, petty cruelties and blackmail.
As the body count approaches par on the seventh hole, Ellison knows she has to catch a killer. But with an interfering mother, an adoring father, a teenage daughter, and a cadre of well-meaning friends demanding her attention, can Ellison find the killer before he finds her?
Otherworld Secrets (Otherworld Stories IV)
by Kelley Armstrong
Source: bought it myself
You can find Otherworld Secrets on Goodreads
This short story collection from internationally bestselling author Kelley Armstrong will feature tales about her witches and sorcerers – some of her most popular and fascinating characters. From Paige and Lucas to Savannah and her black witch mother Eve, these stories will enchant fans and new readers alike…