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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 was another busy week, with lots of work, but I also made some time for reading, gaming and baking. 3 new cover reveals and a review opportunity went live on Lola’s Blog Tours this week and I’ve been busy working on this month’s marketing assistant work. I finished the work for one of my authors and am hoping to finish the rest of the work next week.
I tried two of the recipes that were on my list of recipes I wanted to try this week, so that was fun, even though one was a total failure. I also read my first 2 star read of the year, but no 5 star read so far. And I played a puzzle game called Mini Metro and it’s a lot fo fun and addictive.
I also managed to get way too many new books agin this week. The 3 of the cozy mysteries I ordered with my christmas money arrived and then I got two books from netgalley, one for review and Berls lended me the next calendar girl book.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
So I tried one of the recipes that was on my list of recipes to try in 2016. And let’s say it was a total failure, ugh it was gross. I do like the oreo and rice kripies combination, but the butter and marshmallows around it were so not good. It made me nauseous. I looked gross and tasted gross and was overly sticky and sweet. A few days later I made rice krispies in chocolate, which did turn out great.
And I tried another one of the recipes that was on my list of recipes to try in 2016. German oven pancakes, this turned out great, it tastes delicious. Although it was too much for me alone, so I am making less next time. I added some sugar on top and it was such an easy and handy way to amke pancakes. Yes you do have to wait a long time while it’s in the oven, but it’s much better than making normal pancakes as those always turn into a disaster when I try to make them.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday:leftover Japanese Curry
- Extra: Oreo Rice Krispie Treats
- Monday: Risotto with soy sauce egg
- Tuesday: leftover Risotto with soy sauce egg
- Extra: Rice Krispies in chocolate
- Wednesday: Pasta salad with corn and egg
- Thursday: Spiced Pointed cabbage
- Extra: German Pancakes
- Friday: storebought soup with french bread
- Saturday: Korma
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell
– Review: Indestructible by Emma L Adams
– Lola’s Ramblings: Do You Visualize When Reading?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Lentils and Veggies in Peanut Sauce Recipe
– Review: Crystal Cadets by Anne Toole and Katie O’Neill (Illustrator)
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Lost in Chance by Lize Jacobs
– Review: January (Calendar Girl #1) by Audrey Carlan
– Lola’s Ramblings: What do you remember from when you Read a Book?
– Lola’s Kitchen: “Speculaas” Muffins Recipe
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Maisy and the Mystery Manor by Elizabeth Woodrum
– Indestructible by Emma L Adams
– Saven: Deception by Siobhan Davis
– Summer Haikus by SJ Pajonas
– Buried and Forgotten by CJ Carmichael
– Dominic’s Nemesis by D. Alyce Domain – New!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Avalee and the Dragon by Patricia Hamill – February 1 – New!
– When Lucifer met Calamity by D. Alyce Domain – February 15 – New!
– A Shot of Bourbon by A.C. Land – February 16
– Crash Landing by Nikki Godwin – February 17 – New!
None open for sign-up at the moment
Shards of Murder (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #2)
by Cheryl Hollon
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Shards of Murder on Goodreads
When a glass-making competition turns deadly, glass shop owner Savannah Webb must search for a window into a criminal’s mind…
As the new proprietor of Webb’s Glass Shop, Savannah has been appointed to fill her late father’s shoes as a judge for the Spinnaker Arts Festival, held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. With her innovative glass works, the clear winner is Megan Loyola, a student of Savannah’s former mentor.
But when Megan doesn’t show up to accept her $50,000 award, rumors start flying. And when Savannah discovers the woman’s dead body on festival grounds, the police immediately suspect her of murder. To keep from appearing before a judge herself, Savannah sorts through the broken pieces of glass scattered around the victim for clues as to who took this killer competition too far…
Murder in an Irish Village
by Carlene O’Connor
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Murder in an Irish Village on Goodreads
A little slice of Heaven on the Emerald Isle…
In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie’s Bistro has always been a warm and welcoming spot to visit with neighbors, enjoy some brown bread and tea, and get the local gossip. Nowadays twenty-two-year-old Siobhán O’Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago.
It’s been a rough year for the O’Sullivans, but it’s about to get rougher. One morning, as they’re opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table, dressed in a suit as if for his own funeral, a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest.
With the local garda suspecting the O’Sullivans, and their business in danger of being shunned—murder tends to spoil the appetite—it’s up to feisty redheaded Siobhán to solve the crime and save her beloved brood.
Peaches and Scream (Georgia Peach Mystery #1)
by Susan Furlong
Source: bought it myself
You can find Peaches and Scream on Goodreads
In the first Georgia Peach Mystery, when murder threatens her family’s orchard, Nola Harper is ready to pick out the killer and preserve the farm’s reputation…
To help run the family peach farm during her parents’ absence, Nola Harper returns to her childhood home of Cays Mill, Georgia, and soon discovers that things back at the farm aren’t exactly peachy. A poor harvest and rising costs are threatening to ruin the Harpers’ livelihood, and small-town gossip is spreading like blight thanks to Nola’s juicy reputation as a wild teenager way back when. But Nola really finds herself in the pits when she stumbles upon a local businessman murdered among the peach trees.
With suspicions and family tensions heating up faster than a cobbler in the oven, this sweet Georgia peach will have to prune through a list of murder suspects—before she too becomes ripe for the killer’s picking…
by Erin Hayes
Source: for review
You can find Open Heart on Goodreads
My heart isn’t my own.
And I don’t mean romantically.
Six months ago, I had a heart transplant. Now I’m learning to live again with someone else’s heart beating in my chest. My scars both inside and out haunt my every waking moment.
Then I meet Rhys, the tattooed Yank that finds himself transplanted to my Southern hometown. Even though he’s haunted by his own scars, he’s determined to show me how to embrace my second chance at life.
I’m not sure if I can give someone my heart when it wasn’t mine to begin with.
And neither of our hearts will survive rejection.
By Book or By Crook (Lighthouse Library Mystery #1)
by Eva Gates
Source: bought it myself
You can find By Book or By Crook on Goodreads
Get bound up in murder in the first Lighthouse Library mystery!
For ten years Lucy has enjoyed her job poring over rare tomes of literature for the Harvard Library, but she has not enjoyed the demands of her family’s social whorl or her sort-of-engagement to the staid son of her father’s law partner. But when her ten-year relationship implodes, Lucy realizes that the plot of her life is in need of a serious rewrite.
Calling on her aunt Ellen, Lucy hopes that a little fun in the Outer Banks sun—and some confections from her cousin Josie’s bakery—will help clear her head. But her retreat quickly turns into an unexpected opportunity when Aunt Ellen gets her involved in the lighthouse library tucked away on Bodie Island.
Lucy is thrilled to land a librarian job in her favorite place in the world. But when a priceless first edition Jane Austen novel is stolen and the chair of the library board is murdered, Lucy suddenly finds herself ensnared in a real-life mystery—and she’s not so sure there’s going to be a happy ending….
Pies and Prejudice (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #1)
by Ellery Adams
Source: bought it myself
You can find Pies and Prejudice on Goodreads
When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flakey crust. But her pies aren’t just delicious. They’re having magical effects on the people who eat them–and the public is hungry for more.
Discovering her hidden talent for enchantment, Ella Mae makes her own wish come true by opening the Charmed Pie Shoppe. But with her old nemesis Loralyn Gaynor making trouble, and her old crush Hugh Dylan making nice, she has more than pie on her plate. and when Loralyn’s fiancé is found dead–killed with Ella Mae’s rolling pin–it’ll take all her sweet magic to clear her name.
February (Calendar Girl #2)
by Audrey Carlan
Source: lend to me by Berls
You can find February on Goodreads
A muse. Me. The motorcycle riding, ass-kicking, concert t-shirt wearing chick from Las Vegas, is a world-renowned French artist’s muse. For a month.
I had no idea when I took the escort job with Exquisite Escorts I would be standing naked in front of a blank canvas in a Seattle warehouse.
“Love on Canvas” he calls his exhibit, a combination of photographic stills and paint entwined to create the most awe-inspiring pieces the world will ever see. Except every last one of them features me and a moment in time where I was vulnerable.
Alec Dubois played on those vulnerabilities, teaching me lessons about love and life that would stay with me through the rest of my days.
Mia Saunders continues her mission to bail out her comatose father whose life is on the line to a dangerous loan-shark who happens to be Mia’s ex-boyfriend. For this journey, she serves as a high-priced escort to French artist named Alec Dubois in Seattle, Washington.
Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia, told from her perspective as she continues her journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations.
Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.