Sunday Post #179

May 22, 2016 Sunday Post 49

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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 the weather was cooler than last week, so that was good. Besides that there isn’t really much to tell about this week. I felt a bit off and had some worry days this week, but I hope next week will be better again. And I had a nasty headache yesterday, but it eventually went away.

I set-up a new sign-up post for a multi book cover reveal, one of my favourite sci-fi series is getting new covers and I am organizing the re-reveal. So that’s fun. Then there were two cover reveals that ran this week, which made for busy but fun days. The rest of the week was a bit calmer. I also have some tours and something promotion related planned for Lola’s Blog Tours, but more about that later.

Book Deals

And I want to share two books that are on sale with you today. Normally I don’t do this on my blog, but both are books that I gave a 5 star rating, which I don’t give out often. So I wanted to let you know about these books being on sale. Links go to amazon, but they are on all other vendors as well if I remember correctly.

The first is Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein and it is free! It’s a fun MG/ young YA mystery/ detective series. Think Harry Potter but then with detectives and mysteries instead of wizards and magic. With a great cast of characters and a compelling story.

And the second one is >Face Time by SJ Pajonas which is on sale for only 0.99$ this month. I love this book and grabbed an extra copy myself from amazon as well, so I can read it on my ipad too. I am planning a re-read soon. It’s an adult contemporary romance with a long distance dating aspect and you get to visit some Asian countries along the way. It has realistic characters and it’s one of the best romances I ever read.

Random Picture(s) of the Week

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I suddenly really wanted to eat these so I bought them. They are half licorice and half banana flavoured candy. They are really good and it’s a great flavour combination, I love licorice with fruit combinations. And they are even vegetarian. Literally translated these candies are called “Monkey Heads”. Tell me about some of your favourite candies!

What did I cook for dinner this week?

  • Sunday: leftover couscous with veggies and egg
  • Monday: Veggies in saté sauce and wraps
  • Tuesday: leftover Veggies in saté sauce and wraps
  • Wednesday: leftover Veggies in saté sauce and wraps
  • Thursday: Pasta Salad with corn and egg
  • Friday: store bought soup and french bread
  • Saturday: Spring Rolls

This week I blogged about:

Review: Faerie Blood by Emma L Adams
Review: Two Down, Bun to Go by H.Y. Hanna
Lola’s Ramblings: What makes for a 5 star read and my recent lack of them
Lola’s Kitchen: Are there Dishes you always eat on the same day?
Review: True Colors by Krysten Lindsay Hager

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Saven Denial by Siobhan Davis
– Review: Forever and One Week by Caroline Cairn
– Lola’s Ramblings: Why I enjoy Reading Reviews
– Lola’s Kitchen: French Toast Recipe
– Review: Reining in Murder by Leigh Hearon

Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:

Review Opportunities:
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
Micah by Lee DuCote
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
Kissing The Bride by Tracey Alvarez – 28 May
The Nogiku series by SJ Pajonas – 21 June – New!

Tours:
Blog Tour: Forever and One Week by Caroline Cairn – 25 till 29 May
Book Blitz: Ella’s twisted Senior Year by Amy Sparling – 31 May till 6 June
Blog Tour: Princess Adele’s Dragon by Shirley McLain – 31 May till 13 June

Book Haul:

Ghost HopeGhost Hope (The PSS Chronicles #4)
by Ripley Patton

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Ghost Hope on Goodreads

Blurb:
Olivia Black does not feel safe. Nightmares plague her sleep and haunt her days. If she has to endure one more minute stuck in a safe house in rainy Portland, she’s going to lose it. When Mike Palmer sneaks off to find her sister Kaylee without her, it’s the last straw. She has to do something.

Then Palmer’s hackers find the Dome on a satellite feed: dark, abandoned and smack in the middle of the Oregon desert three hundred miles from where it started. If they can reach it before anyone else, they can crack the computer systems and access every piece of information on PSS the CAMFers and The Hold have ever collected.

But in order to do that, Olivia must return to the origin of her fears in a race against all the forces that have ever pitted themselves against her. She must unravel decades of deceit to reveal the true origins of Psyche Sans Soma to the world at last.

49 Responses to “Sunday Post #179”

  1. chucklesthescot

    I read the first Ripley Patton book and liked the concept of the book, which was different from the usual. I never did continue with the series as I fell out of love with YA in general, but I hope you enjoy the latest book!
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    • Lola

      Ghost Hope is the lats book in the series, so I am curious how it wraps things up. Although it’s been a while since I read book 3, so I hope I remember enough about the story.
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    • Lola

      Yeah the weather here seems to be all over the place, warm one week then a lot cooler again and now it seems to be getting warmer again and we had rain yesterday. Sometimes I wish it would just be consistent for a few days.

  2. Michelle@Because Reading

    The weather has my head in serious hurt mode. It doesn’t seem to want to go away and my sinuses are just making me so tired. I hope you are feeling better today!

    Those monkey heads are really cute, not a huge fan of licorice but those look like they would be fun to eat.

    I hope you have a great week, Lola! Happy Reading! *hugs*
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    • Lola

      I was glad for the cooler weather this week, but it seems like the weather can’t decide on one standard. The week before this was very warm and now we has some cooler days again.

      I like licorice, but then again it’s pretty common here so that might be part of the reason. These are quite nice, there’s a lot of banana flavoured candy and then some licorice, it’s a good combination.

    • Lola

      It’s free, so you can give it a try without spending any money.

      I love the covers for this series and it’s the last book in the series, so I am curious how it will end.
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  3. Greg

    Monkey Heads look fun although I’m not a huge licorice fan. Still for some reason they look kind of good. Looks like I missed some fun posts last week- will have to go check ’em out. And french toast- yes please!
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    • Lola

      The monkey heads are about two third banana flavoured candy and one third licorice, it’s a nice combination. Here in the Netherlands most people sorta like licorice it seems. I don’t eat licorice as often, but I do like them.
      I love french toast, it makes for a good lunch or breakfast!

  4. Sophia Rose

    Sorry it was a little stressful and you got the head ache. This week wasn’t my best one, either (poison ivy).

    Banana and Licorice, I would try it. 🙂 I was eating cherry licorice sticks yesterday for Kimberly’s 24 Readathon book. Haha!

    Oh, thanks for sharing about the book deals. I would love to try them.

    And look at you, just one book for the haul. 🙂

    Have a good week, Lola!
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    • Lola

      I saw your post on facebook about the poison ivy. Sounds like we both didn’t have the best week indeed.

      I like licorice, but the combination of fruit and licorice is usually my favourite.

      I hope you give them a try! Most people seem to like the deals, so I might continue that feature as part of my sunday posts 🙂

      I was so proud of myself for only getting one book this week, now let’s hope I don’t totally ruin that again this week, lol. I already got two new books so far this week.

  5. S. J. Pajonas

    I’m sorry to hear that you had some worry days this past week. I know how that is. Sometimes I have real things to worry about, like my kids being sick, or something going wrong with family or my books, and then sometimes, I just feel worried and I have NO IDEA WHY. I think those are even more frustrating!

    Thanks for posting about FACE TIME being on sale. I think it was a good idea to put it on sale for the whole month, instead of just a few days. It’s been good to blog about it and it gives more people a chance to get it while it’s discounted.

    I’ve never been a fan of licorice but those monkey heads are super cute!
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    • Lola

      I did worry mostly about money issues and my business, same topics as usual, but also some general worry-ness. It just seems I have some of those weeks where I am more prone to worrying. This weeks seems better so far.

      I know how most people do short sales and they create a sense of urgency, but this way you have a whole month to convince people to grab the book and give them enough time to do so. So it does sound like a good method to me. And I liked seeing all your blog posts about this book.
      I might share a bit more often about deals as most people seemed to like me sharing the deals 🙂

      Here in Netherlands almost everyone likes licorice or at least are okay with the taste as it’s so common. The monkey heads probably would work for those who don’t like licorice as much as it’s only one third licorice and the rest banana flavoured candy. I like the combination of fruity candy and licorice.

  6. Lorna

    I think I need to check out Face Time if you love it so much! You have me wondering for sure! Cool weather is my favorite kind of weather, so I would be happy with that. Our weather here in Maryland is all over the place too, but with lots and lots of rain. Cool one day, really warm the next. I hope you have a stress free week coming up 🙂
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    • Lola

      Face Time is amazing, I hope you’ll give it a try! I don’t like too warm or too cold weather, so the temperatures right now are great for me, something in between the extremes. The weather does seem all over the place lately.

    • Lola

      I never heard of Mike and Ike, we probably don’t have it here. I like licorice, but combined with fruit is probably my favourite flavour.

  7. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Sorry about the worry and the headache :-/ But it sounds like you had a great week with the blog tours!

    I actually downloaded Paula’s book the other day when I saw it was free. It’s not my genre, so I don’t know if I’ll end up reading it, but I figured the sales would at least help a little.

    I actually haven’t had candy in years, so I don’t know what my favorite would be. It used to be Tootsie Rolls, I don’t know if you know what those are or if those are only in the US. I also used to like these specific sour candies. But I’ve never liked licorice :-/

    Looks like we both had small book hauls this week, but that’s probably a good thing since we have too many ARCs already anyway lol.
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    • Lola

      Luckily the headache is gone, but it’s always a bit annoying how I get less done in a day when I have a headache. And indeed at least it was a good week for tours.

      I am not sure if Paula’s book would be a book for you, but I agree at least it helps her rankings if more people download it. And I am curious what you’ll think of it if you decide to read it.

      I don’t think we have those over here. We have sour candies here too, I used to like them as a kid, nowadays they taste too sour for me usually. I don’t eat a lot of candies, I am more of a cookies or cakes person. But I suddenly wanted these and I still like them.

      I am happy with the small book haul this week. I already have more than enough review copies I still need to read. Now let’s hope I can do as well next week.

  8. Stormi

    I am ready for the weather her to act like it should and quit raining! It’s been rainy and cool and it should be warmer…lol. I don’t mind a bit of rain but it rained almost all week last week and it’s suppose to storm this week. 🙁 I hate this time of year cause of tornadoes. 🙁

    Enjoy your book,
    Stormi
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    • Lola

      The weather sure has been weird lately. I also don’t mind a bit rain, but if it rains the whole week it can be nasty. Luckily we don’t get tornadoes over here, they sound nasty!

    • Lola

      I agree, sadly we all have those off days now and then. I am curious how Ghost Hope ends the series 🙂

    • Lola

      I hope you’ll check them out! I don’t think we have Heath here, but those toffee’s covered with chocolate sound good!

  9. Wattle

    Half liquorice and half banana flavoured candy sounds interesting, I love both of those things separately 😀

    I hope that this week is going better for you 🙂 Aaah you’ve reminded me I have Face Time on my kindle, I should read that soon!
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    • Lola

      If you like them separately you probably like the combination too.

      Oh I hope you’ll enjoy Face Time when you get around to reading it. I loved it and even years later I still think fondly about it, I’ll have to do a re-read soon.

  10. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m glad your week was at least cooler, Lola. I’m sorry you had some worry days and a headache on top of that. No fun, I know. Hopefully this week has been cool with no worries and no headaches. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the book sales. It’s always nice to know when a book that a blogging friend gave 5-stars is on sale. 🙂
    Sorry my visits have been so sporadic – BEA and my daughter’s graduation have kept me very busy. 😀
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    • Lola

      No problem! I can imagine BEA and your daughter graduation kept you plenty busy. I haven’t stopped much by other blogs recently either due to being busy :(.

      The temperatures this week have been nice so far and no headaches so far, so that’s good.

      I am thinking of continuing the book sales shares in my Sunday post if a book that I loved or really enjoyed is on sale.

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