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?
Phew it was a busy week, but also a lot of fun. Just too bad it turned a bit stressful at the end. There were three tours running this week, three cover reveals taking place and I put a new cover reveal sign-up post live and did some marketing assistant work. And working on a new blog tour. Some minor issues I won’t talk about happened at the end of the week and some trouble with filling out my taxes, so sadly I am behind a bit with commenting. I’ll do my best to catch-up soon!
It was a great week for books, with two sequels I was eagerly waiting for arriving on netgalley and I requested and got accepted for both, thanks Kensington Books! The author gave me the next dolphin shifter book for review. And I got a review copy of the first book in a new series by an author I already know. The fifth Wilding pack Wolves books released and I grabbed it for 0.99$, so now have the whole series completely and haven’t even started the first book, but I am really excited to get started.
Saturday my mom and her husband visited. They helped me with my taxes for 2015. It’s always a bit of a pain to do the taxes and fill in everything correctly but I am glad they know more about it and can help me. Too bad we couldn’t figure out what we did wrong, probably a small mistake somewhere, so it’s still not sent out. I also baked an apple pie on Friday evening so my mom and her husband could eat a piece as well.
The combination of stress and lots of apples made this a week with lots of bakings. My boyfriend has decided to stop with his study as he just can’t make it and decided to try and see if he can do another course or class about translation so he can still get a certificate of some sort to prove he can translate. He also is working on an online course to freshen up his Japanese knowledge, so we’ll how that goes.
Random Picture(s) of the Week
And I made another pie this week, so now I officially made my goal of making 4 pies this year :). I made a sweet ricotta pie. Thanks to Michelle from Because Reading is better Than Real Life for the recipe. It does need some tweaking next time, I did tweak the recipe a bit already, but the crust was a tad too hard and didn’t quite fit the pie. So I’ll have to find a different recipe for the crust next time and maybe add a bit more egg to the filling, we’ll see. It was fun to make it and it looked so happy with the sprinkles on top.
What did I cook for dinner this week?
- Sunday: leftover Couscous with vega meat balls and cumin spiced pointed cabbage
- Extra: Sweet Ricotta Pie
- Monday: Wraps with Curry and Rice
- Tuesday: leftover Wraps with Curry and Rice
- Extra: Apple Curmble
- Wednesday: Puff pastry with leftover curry sauce
- Thursday: veggies in chili sauce
- Friday: Store bought soup with french bread
- Extra: Apple Pie
- Saturday: Lukewarm Couscous Salad
This week I blogged about:
– 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
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Review: Forever Hers by Caroline Cairn
– Review: April by Audrey Carlan
– Lola’s Ramblings: What do You Like About Reading Series?
– Lola’s Kitchen: Lukewarm Couscous Salad Recipe
– Review: His Secretary’s Surprise Fiancé by Joanne Rock
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.
– Tainted by Ginna Moran – 25 April – New!
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
Wild Fire (Wilding Pack Wolves #5)
by Alisa Woods
Source: bought with won gift card money
You can find Wild Fire on Goodreads
He’s a hot fireman. She’s a cool scientist.
The wildfire between them is nothing short of magic.
Zoe Wilding is a genetic researcher with a secret she’d rather not have—she’s a white wolf—but with Agent Smith’s immorally-acquired experimental data on shifters, that may change. If she can just isolate the gene that expresses her dangerous white wolf, she’ll finally have a normal life. One that might include a man, if not a mate.
Then her lab blows up.
Troy Hartman is a firefighter and EMT who fought his way out of the shifter gangs as a kid. He’s been watching the Wilding family in the news as they battle the Wolf Hunter, and he’s been itching to join the cause. When the Wilding research facility gets firebombed, he’s first on the scene… and first to rescue a beautiful blue-eyed white wolf.
Only this is no ordinary shifter.
All five of the Wilding families have now been targeted by the Wolf Hunter, and the entire cadre of white wolves—Grace, Noah, Kaden, Owen, and now Zoe—have joined together to find him. Troy’s all-in with Daniel Wilding for the hunt, but the closer Troy gets to Zoe, the more his wolf wants her… only she’s hell-bent on destroying the magic inside her. Can he win over this gorgeous girl and get her to accept the beauty of her inner wolf… or will finding the Wolf Hunter destroy the wild fire inside the woman he’s starting to love?
WILD FIRE is a complete novel with HEA, the FIFTH AND FINAL in the Wilding Pack Wolves series. All stories are standalone, but for maximum reader enjoyment, start with the River Pack Wolves trilogy. Contains scorching hot shifters, alpha heroes, and sexy witches. Only readers over 18 should dive into the dangerously hot world of the Wilding Pack Wolves.
Faerie Blood (The Changeling Chronicles #1)
by Emma L. Adams
Source: for review
You can find Faerie Blood on Goodreads
I’m Ivy Lane, and if I never see another faerie again, it’ll be too soon.
Twenty years after the faeries came and destroyed the world as we knew it, I use my specialist skills to keep rogue faeries in line and ensure humans and their magically gifted neighbours can coexist (relatively) peacefully.
Nobody knows those skills came from the darkest corner of Faerie itself.
When a human child disappears, replaced with a faerie changeling, I have to choose between taking the safe road or exposing my own history with the faeries to the seductively dangerous head of the Mage Lords. He’s the exact kind of distraction I don’t need, but it’s work with him or lose my chance to save the victims.
It’ll take all my skills to catch the kidnappers and stop Faerie’s dark denizens overrunning the city — but if the faerie lords find out about the magic I stole last time I went into their realm, running won’t save me this time…
Lethal Tide (Dolphin Shore Shifters #4)
by CJ Matthew
Source: for review
You can find Lethal Tide on Goodreads
Lethal Tide, Dolphin Shore Shifters Book 4
The Santa Barbara Channel holds a closely guarded secret…
Dolphin shifter Conley Nash began his second three-year mission armed with a kick-ass agenda and an attitude to match. Since their team leader was killed, the men in SBW field ops have lost their nerve. Determined to restore the hard line, Conley can’t wait to show them how it’s done, facing down a greedy oil company in Long Beach. Until Conley meets his new partner…and finds his powers of persuasion need work.
First-time shifter Betty Brett can’t believe she finally made it into the male-centric field ops team. Since the first female agent was murdered, before Betty goes solo, she’ll spend four months teamed with an experienced operative. But did it have to be Conley? No matter how temptingly handsome he is, Betty refuses to take grief from a trigger-happy male and certainly not one whose knuckles drag the ground.
When the oil company resorts to violence protecting its illegal fracking operation, Conley finds himself out-gunned. Either he and Betty compromise, fast, or they’ll be dead before they can unravel the perplexing feelings they have for each other.
Grilled For Murder (Country Store Mysteries #2)
by Maddie Day
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Grilled For Murder on Goodreads
Robbie Jordan may have had reservations about the murder victim, but she still needs to turn up the heat on a killer if she wants to keep her new restaurant open for business…
In the charming small town of South Lick, Indiana, Robbie has transformed a rundown country store into the runaway hit Pans ‘N Pancakes. But the most popular destination for miles around can also invite trouble. Erica Shermer may be the widow of handsome local lawyer Jim Shermer’s brother, but she doesn’t appear to be in mourning. At a homecoming party held in Robbie’s store, Erica is alternately obnoxious and flirtatious–even batting her eyelashes at Jim. When Erica turns up dead in the store the next morning, apparently clobbered with cookware, the police suspect Robbie’s friend Phil, who closed up after the party. To clear Phil and calm her customers, Robbie needs to step out from behind the counter and find the real killer in short order…
Murder at the Mansion (A Kelly Jackson Mystery #2)
by Janet Finsilver
Format: for review
Source: for review through netgalley
You can find Murder at the Mansion on Goodreads
Fortunes, fineries, and foul play . . .
It’s whale-watching season in Redwood Cove, and B&B manager Kelly Jackson’s battening down the hatches for the tourist rush at Redwood Heights—a Victorian-style estate owned by her boss. And due to recent jewelry thefts, her duties include keeping track of the many dust-covered artifacts spread throughout the property. But when Kelly finds Sylvia Porter’s lifeless body, menial tasks don’t seem so terrible. Enlisting the help of a ragtag group of brainy retirees, aka the “Silver Sentinels,” Kelly’s on the hunt for clues hidden behind the mansion’s glamorous façade. . .and for a killer who may want to make history of her next!