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 week was still plenty of busy, but no new sign-up posts went live, so that meant I had some more time to put into other work. I worked on the two tours that started this week, it’s always so much fun to finally see the tour start where I’ve been working on for weeks. I Sent out 3 media kits for the cover reveals next week. I made a headstart on the marketing assistant work of this month. And I got some blog posts written, so I am a bit more ahead with my Lola’s Ramblings posts again, which feels great. And I received an awesome swag pack that I won during a twitter party during the Coyer reading challenge, so that was a fun surprise.
This also was a bit of a difficult and stressful week, as some things are changing and it’s just making me feel stressed. My boyfriend is struggling with his master’s degree, my mom had some big change on her job and it’s just making me feel out of balance and uncertain. I hope we’re back on more stable ground soon and we know how things are going to play out.
Daylight saving time started here last weekend and the first few days were quite difficult, I just felt off and tired. But I am adjusted to the new time now and I like that it stays light a bit longer.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
I am really fond lately of these Stroopkoekjes, they are tiny round cookies with syrup in between them. They are similar to Stroopwafels, which are pretty common here, but these cookies taste different. I really like them. A few years ago I often took these cookies with me to university or school, but I had forgotten about them, until I recently saw them in the supermarket and bought them again. And now I buy them almost weekly as they are so good!
This is the swag pack that arrived this week that I won during the Coyer reading challenge. A big thanks to Berls from Fantasy is More Fun for sending this to me. I was really impressed by the originality of some fo the swag items. There was even a measuring spoon and a recipe from one of the authors. And a cute bracelet with the books in a series and other sea related items attached to it.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Veggies in saté sauce and noodles
- Monday: Vegetable Coconut Curry
- Tuesday: leftover Vegetable Coconut Curry
- Wednesday: Fried Rice
- Thursday: leftover Fried Rice
- Friday: Store bought soup with french bread
- Saturday: Couscous with vega meat balls and cumin spiced pointed cabbage
This week I blogged about:
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Lola’s Advice: Need Help with Goodreads?
– Blog Tour: The Daydreamer Detective by SJ pajonas – Interview
– Cover Reveal: Forever and One Week by Caroline Cairn
– Review: Book Blog Tours by Barb Drozdowich
– Lola’s Kitchen: Apple Pie Recipe
– My To-Be Read List #20: the winner
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
– Dominic’s Nemesis by D. Alyce Domain
– Secret Baby Scandal by Joanne Rock
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.
Blog Tour: The Daydreamer Detective by SJ Pajonas – 4 till 8 April
Blog Tour: Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks’ Secret by Paula Berinstein – 18 April till 1 May
Book Blitz: Landry in Like by Krysten Lindsay Hager – 18 till 24 April
Book Blitz: The Urban Boys by K.N. Smith – 25 till 29 April
Book Blitz: Sonar the Surge by B Truly – 25 till 29 April
Blog Tour: Micah by Lee DuCote – 3 till 16 May
Saven: Disclosure (Saven #2)
by Siobhan Davis
Source: for review
You can find Saven: Disclosure on Goodreads
HE TRUTH CAN’T HIDE FOREVER
To protect Logan, I have no choice but to deceive him.
But I’m not the only one hiding the truth.
Will our love survive all the secrets and lies?
Enemy alien ships crowd the skies over Earth while the world waits with bated breath. The Saven have been exposed, and where once they were abhorred, they are now championed as our greatest ally and our only possible savior.
Logan and Sadie have been separated, and the longer he is gone, the more their love is tested by duty, doubts, and deception.
Sadie and Jarod have infiltrated the highest levels of government, but they are playing a dangerous game. Surrounded by people with conflicting agendas—hell-bent on using her for their own aim—Sadie is confused when the lines between good and evil are blurred. It’s impossible to tell friend from foe, and no one can be trusted.
When the full extent of the experiments taking place in Sector Twenty is disclosed, Sadie can no longer sit back and watch as the lower classes face a horrific fate. Racing to save her loved ones and mankind, she risks her own safety and the love she’s waited a lifetime for to do the right thing.
But no one thought to save her from herself.
June (Calendar Girl #6)
by Audrey Carlan
Source: lended to me by Berls
You can find June on Goodreads
Politics, phallic statues, and pretty women.
Literally everywhere you look, you see an old man and a gold-digging, cling-on wrapped around their wrinkly arms.
Looks as though my hot streak ended when Warren Shipley, one of the nation’s wealthiest men, hired me to play arm-candy to save face with the other one percenters he did business with. At least that’s what I thought when I arrived in Washington, DC, until I was met by old man Shipley’s debonair and insanely handsome son. The Senator from California, Aaron Shipley. Youngest senator in the history of politics, single, beyond rich, and the face of every political magazine around the US. Women everywhere wanted a taste of that power.
Me, I’d always thought politics were boring…boy was I wrong. Democracy had never been more exciting.
In the sixth book of the Calendar Girl serial, Mia is sent to our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. Still on her mission to save her father, she embraces the life of a gold-digging mistress in order to get a life-saving project off the ground.
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.
Secret Baby Scandal (Bayou Billionaires #4)
by Joanne Rock
Source: for review
You can find Secret Baby Scandal on Goodreads
His proposition: pretend they’re a couple to end a scandal. But she has secrets of her own…
Tatiana Doucet has dealt with sexy, arrogant athletes most of her life. But Jean-Pierre Reynaud is a whole different animal—in bed and on the field. Unbeknownst to him, their one amazing night produced a son. Now her family’s biggest football rival is back, offering a seductive wager she can’t refuse.
Jean-Pierre despises the media. When rumors fly, he knows a fake relationship is the perfect diversion for the tabloids—and Tatiana’s unbridled passion is the perfect diversion for Jean-Pierre. But when she drops a baby bombshell, the scandal will rock them both!
I Do Believe in Faeries
by Erin Hayes
Source: for review
You can find I Do Believe in Faeries on Goodreads
Abby knew that life wasn’t fair.
That’s why she turned to the Fair Ones.
Abby thinks she’s a disappointment. Even though she’s grown up in a family of powerful witches, she can’t use magick, she can’t connect to nature, she can’t do anything special – she’s just a normal human.
And normal isn’t good enough for her.
When a hot fairy prince offers her one wish, she doesn’t hesitate to wish for magick of her own. But wishes require a sacrifice. And that sacrifice is her friend Alaina’s unborn baby.
Magickal or not, Abby has to make things right. She ventures into Tír na nÓg to rescue the infant before it’s too late. There’s only one problem. Once she’s there, she may never want to leave.
** I Do Believe in Faeries is a tie-in with How to be a Mermaid and I’d Rather be a Witch. It uses some of the same characters and can be read as a standalone or as a complement to them. **