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?
Another more quiet week, but it was a fun week and I still had enough to do to keep me busy. I got some time for my hobbies like reading and gaming, wrote some new blog posts and wrote a guest post for another blog. Oh and I won an amazon gift card this week, yay!
I’ve decided to not do a Lola’s Ramblings posts in the weeks I do a Lola’s Advice post, as writing 5 long posts in a month is getting a bit too much for me. Those posts costs a lot of time and effort to write and this way I am making a bit more space in my schedule. So there will be no Lola’s Ramblings post next week.
On Lola’s Blog Tours it was a bit quiet this week, but I do have some exciting news, I am organizing my first non-fiction cover reveal! This way I am trying to gauge if there’s an audience for non-fiction tours and organize a cover reveal for an awesome colouring book in the meantime. So I am wondering do you host non-fiction books on your blog? And if yes what kind non-fiction books do you host? And would you be interested in joining tours for non-fiction books if I decide to organize them?
I have received a few request from authors for a tour for their non-fiction book, but so far always said no as I only toured non-fiction, but when I got a request for this cover reveal I decided to give it as try and I am hoping to branch out into non-fiction tours later this year if enough people are interested. So we’ll see how that goes. If you’re interested in being added to my non-fiction mailing list you can sign-up here
And I decided to join the Getting Cozy with a Mystery chalenge that runs the whole month february and is hosted byBooks, Movies, Reviews Oh My. I am in a cozy mystery mood lately so it seems like good timing to join this readign challenge. I already started my first book ;).
Random Picture(s) of the Week
Look at these pretty bookmarks! The author was nice eough to send me some, so I know which bookmark I’ll be using when I read the third book in this series. Aren’t they awesome? I like how these bookmarks have the feel of the first cover, but depict a different scene than on the cover.
And remember I mentioned I won a handmade bookmark in a giveaway from Lilybloombooks? It arrived this week and it’s so pretty! I love the fish charm and will be using this one next time I read a phsyical book.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Wraps with curry sauce and rice
- Extra: kaiserschmarrn
- Monday: leftover Wraps with curry sauce and rice
- Extra: kaiserschmarrn
- Tuesday: carrot pasta with beans, peas and tomatoes
- Wednesday: leftover carrot pasta with beans, peas and tomatoes
- Thursday: vegatarian meat with chili/ soy sauce
- Friday: Storebought soup with french bread
- Saturday: Lemon Risotto with spinach and red bell pepper
This week I blogged about:
– Review: Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis by Paula Berinstein
– Review: The Halfling by H.D. Gordon
– Lola’s Ramblings: Buy links in reviews, yay or nay?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Mini Applecake Recipe
– Review: The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Lola’s Advice: Why Exposure is Important
– Review: Driven by Kelley Armstrong
– Lola’s Kitchen: Veggie Pie Recipe
– My To-Be Read List #18: poll
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
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
– Avalee and the Dragon by Patricia Hamill – February 1
– When Lucifer met Calamity by D. Alyce Domain – February 15
– A Shot of Bourbon by A.C. Land – February 16
– Crash Landing by Nikki Godwin – February 17
– Trees of Life: A Colouring Experience by Jenna Field Lyn – February 18 – New!
None open for sign-up at the moment
March (Calendar Girl #3)
by Audrey Carlan
Source: lend to me by Berls
You can find March on Goodreads
A fiancée. I’m going to Chicago to pretend to be some Italian Stallion’s future wife. Why a massive hunk, boxer, and rich restaurateur needs a fake bride is beyond me. Then again, I’m not paid to know why. I’m paid $100,000 to be his escort, or in this case, the woman he’s supposedly “going” to marry.
The moment I met Antony “Tony” Fasano, I thought I might have lost my ability to breathe. In my twenty four years of life, I’d not seen anything like him. Clad only in a small towel precariously dangling from his hips–water droplets streaming down every inch of his muscular frame–I knew right then and there, I’d finally seen male perfection in all its raw glory.
What happened next blew me away. It was now abundantly clear why he needed me…a fake fiancée.
Mia Saunders continues her mission to save her comatose father from her dangerous, loan-shark ex-boyfriend. This month, she serves as a high-priced escort to a restaurateur named Anthony Fasano in the windy city of Chicago, Illinois.
Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia’s 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.
Tea with Milk and Murder (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #2)
by H.Y. Hanna
Source: for review
You can find Tea with Milk and Murder on Goodreads
While at an Oxford cocktail party, tearoom owner Gemma Rose overhears a sinister conversation minutes before a University student is fatally poisoned. Could there be a connection? And could her best friend Cassie’s new boyfriend have anything to do with the murder?
Gemma decides to start her own investigation, helped by the nosy ladies from her Oxfordshire village and her old college flame, CID detective Devlin O’Connor. But her mother is causing havoc at Gemma’s quaint English tearoom and her best friend is furious at her snooping… and this mystery is turning out to have more twists than a chocolate pretzel!
Too late, Gemma realises that she’s could be the next item on the killer’s menu. Or will her little tabby cat, Muesli, save the day?
(** Velvet Cheesecake recipe included!)
by Mari Biella
Source: for review
You can find Wintergreen on Goodreads
The past never dies…
When journalist Cat Armistead visits the small village of Wintergreen over Christmas, she thinks that staying in the peaceful English countryside will give her a chance to relax. Her illusions are shattered, however, when a local businessman, Hugo Montbray, is found dead in a wooded area near the village.
As Cat delves into the mystery she finds that Montbray was a man with many enemies, and that his death might not have been accidental. Her search for the truth uncovers local and family rivalry, broken trust, and even a touch of the supernatural. And, as if that weren’t enough, Cat reluctantly finds herself being drawn to Jake Fernsby, the detective who is investigating Montbray’s death.
However, Cat’s interest in the case has not gone unnoticed – and, in investigating it, she might have put herself in grave danger.
A cozy crime mystery set around Christmastime, Wintergreen is the perfect read for long winter evenings.