Sunday Post #191

Posted August 14, 2016 by Lola in Sunday Post / 64 Comments

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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 was a good week overall with a few meh days, but overall it wasn’t too bad of a week. Not much worth mentioning. It was mostly a standard week, I did some work, worked on the currently running tours and a cover reveal took place. And a new review opportunity and a new cover reveal went live on my site. I read two books this week which were both good ones. And I did a bit of gaming too. I did fell behind again on replying to comments and commenting back, but I’ll do my best to try and catch up again today! Please do know that I really appreciate all your comments!

And it seems I got lucky this week as I won two giveaways! I won a 5$ amazon gift card from an author and a print copy of a cozy mystery. I am really happy about both wins. Sorry not much to tell besides that!


Summer Haikus is on sale for only 0.99$ for a limited time. It takes place during the Olympics, so now is a great time to grab this one up. It’s one of the best contemporary romances I’ve read. And it takes place partly in Japan. It’s a great read and I would recommend it to everyone who loves a good romance. I can’t say enough good things about this book. Need more convincing? You can read my review of Summer Haikus here
Summer Haikus

Picture of the Week

I didn’t take any new pictures to share with you today. But as I was baking cheesecake on Saturday evening it seemed a good idea to repost an older picture. This picture is from my cheesecake recipe post. I really love a good cheesecake. I usually make the neutral flavor, but I’ve once eaten a flavored a cheesecake in a small cheesecake shop that was really good too. What’s your favorite cheesecake flavor or favorite cheesecake recipe?

What did I read this week?

Cracked to DeathBound by Faerie

Both were great reads! Cracked to death is the third book in a cozy mystery series about a glass shop and it’s a great series, with every book I grow fonder of this series. Bound by Faerie was a new to me author, the blurb and cover caught my attention and I was lucky enough to get a review request for it. I’ll review it on my blog next week. It’s a fun action packed and fast paced read with a snarky main character. It was a lot fo fun and I am looking forward to see were the authors take the series next!

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Review: How to Write Sizzling Synopsis by Bryan Cohen
Review: August by Audrey Carlan
Lola’s Ramblings: Ten Games that make me feel nostalgic
My To-Be Read List #24: the winner

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: A Brit on the Side by Brenda St. John Brown
– Review: True Calling Short Story Collection by Siobhan Davis
– Lola’s Ramblings: Why I Don’t Read Excerpts
– Review: Bound by Faerie by W.B. McKay

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

Review Opportunities:
Summer Haikus by SJ Pajonas
Dominic’s Nemesis by D. Alyce Domain
Secret Baby Scandal by Joanne Rock
Micah by Lee DuCote
Across Borders by Lee Ducote
Don’t Call Me Kit Kat by K.J. Farnham
Before I Shatter by Mandy Peterson
Name of Ra by Kelsey KetchNew!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
In Every Way by Amy Sparling – 31 August – New!

Blog Tour: Here Comes the Witch by Ani Gonzalez – 7 till 20 September
Book Blitz: In Every Way by Amy Sparling – 13 till 19 September – New!

Book Haul:

BetrayalsIndie Author Survival Guide

It was a good week for books! My pre-order for Betrayals arrived! Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors and I love this series so far, so I am very excited to have the next book in the series. And the Indie Author Survival Guide has been on my wishlist for a long time now, so when I saw it was on sale for only 0.99$ I grabbed it immediately. Thanks to my amazon gift card money ;). I really like her fiction books and as I’ve been picking up some non-fiction books more often lately I am really curious about this one.

Freebies I grabbed:

I grabbed the following freebies this week: Super Starrella (superheroes/ sci-fi), Boarded (sci-fi romance), Releasing Rage (sci-fi romance), Tears of Glass (sci-fi) and The Gallery of Wonders (MG fantasy).


64 responses to “Sunday Post #191

  1. YAY TWO GIVEAWAYS! That’s awesome πŸ˜€

    I used to like cheesecake but then I kind of stopped liking it? But I always liked the… I don’t know a word for it. Not the smooth kind. Lol. The opposite of that. I don’t think I’ve ever had flavors, but once at Disney I had tie-dye colored cheesecake, and then my grandma made me tie-dye cheesecake for one of my birthdays because we all thought it was so cool lol.

    I’m curious about Bound by Faerie, looking forward to your review πŸ™‚ And I’m glad you had a great reading week! Sounds like a pretty good week overall, despite some meh days.
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    • The cheesecake I once ate form a store was very smooth, but when I make it at home it’s a bit more crumbly I guess? Not sure if that’s what you mean. Oh a tie dye colored cheesecake sounds fun! And that’s awesome your grandma made one for you.

      Bound by Faerie was a fun read. I hope you’ll enjoy my review πŸ™‚

    • I haven’t tried making a no bake cheesecake so far, but I imagine the recipe will be different then. Will have to give that a try one. Lemon cheesecake sounds good!

  2. Congrats on winning in two giveaways, Lola! That’s awesome πŸ™‚ And don’t you think ‘standard’ weeks are good every now and then? No surprises, just normal – which also means that there isn’t really any stress, either πŸ™‚
    Your new books really look good, and I hope you’ll enjoy them all.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
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    • I agree a standard week is good every now and then. And it was fun to win two giveaways in one week, I sure felt lucky :).
      I am really excited about my two new books this week!

  3. We’ve just picked up Tears of Glass, thanks to you pointing it out… I think it was you who recommended Across the Universe to me?? If it was – many thanks, I’ve just finished reading it and really enjoyed it. Bound by Faerie looks good, too… Have a great week, Lola – I’m still watching too much Olympic action as well as working VERY hard on some writing deadlines! My Sunday Post –

    • No that wasn’t me who recommended Across the Universe as I haven’t read that one. Tears of Glass looked interesting, glad to hear you picked it up as well. Bound by Faerie was a good one, I really enjoyed it! Good luck with reaching your deadlines!

  4. Sorry your week was just Meh! I hope this week is better.
    Don’t worry about the visits, I have been a stinky friends with my lack of visits. Just can’t seem to find the time like I had. When school starts again, I should be able to get a lot more done. I hope πŸ˜‰

    I love cheesecake. While we were away the hotel we stayed at had, Tye Dye cheesecake, it was all different colors, I never got a chance to get one but Disney cheesecake is yummy! πŸ™‚

    I hope you have a great week, Lola! Miss Chatting with you! Happy Reading! ox
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    • I just keep falling behind on replying to comments and commenting back and rarely find the time to do any visits beside that. I miss having the time to visit more blogs.

      Oh that Tye Dye cheesecake sounds great and it must be pretty with all the different colors. That’s too bad you didn’t get the chance to get one.

      I also miss chatting with you. I hope you had a great vacation!

  5. For being a meh week sounds like a great one. How funny you mention cheesecake because I have a blackberry one in the oven right now. I typically love a New York style lemon cheesecake it’s my favorite. I hope you have a great week!!! Enjoy your new books!!!! Happy reading!!
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    • It was a pretty okay week, but just had some meh days. Hmm blackberry cheesecake sounds delicious! I haven’t had that flavor yet or a lemon one for that matter. I like the normal one so much I rarely experiment with other flavors.

    • That’s true! But I appreciate everyone’s comments so much and I feel bad when I have little time to reply and comment back. And yes everyone who blogs knows how much time goes into it and how precious time is. I’ve had both the smooth and the crumbly cheesecake and I like both. The cheesecake turned out great, yum!

  6. Congrats on the giveaways! And glad you got some gaming in. I want to try the new game No Man’s Sky that just came out, it looks awesome but finding the time is the trick. I do think Cracked to Death looks fun, and Bound to Faerie sounds like it could be good too.

    I love that there are so many freebies out there!
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    • Let me know what you think of that game once you get around to playing it! I mostly played Kingdom Rush this week, it’s a fun medieval style tower defense game.

      Both were great reads :). And yes there are so many freebies out there, it’s hard not to grab them all at times.

  7. That cheesecake looks delicious! I love all kinds of cheesecake and I always have a hard time picking one when we eat at the Cheesecake Factory. Cracked to Death sounds like fun. I’m reading Crepes of Wrath and I agree with you I’m craving pancakes lol. I hope you have a great week!!
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    • Yes it’s so difficult to choose when you’re at a cheesecake shop. Cracked to death was a fun, it’s a great series.
      I hope you’re enjoying Crepes of Wrath and yes it’s really one of those books that makes you crave food, in this case pancakes. There are so many descriptions of pancakes in that book.

  8. Congrats on your wins. The cheesecake looks so good. I’ve had to eat softer foods after some oral surgery and that would have fit perfectly. I hope this week is much better than last for you.
    Nise’ recently posted…Weekly Reading Wrap UpMy Profile

    • I think it’s still a week or so for that price, I hope you grab a copy :). It really is an amazing read. I have had cheesecake with fruit flavor once or twice and I liked them.

    • Chocolate Brownie cheesecake sounds really good! Will have to see if I can find a recipe for that. I love cheesecake too, it’s so yummy!

  9. Wow, you won two giveaways? That’s awesome! I feel like I never win anything, though I did win one of your giveaways once. πŸ™‚ That was nice. I’m glad you had a standard week with no real surprises. Sometimes those are the best kinds of weeks to have.

    • I do enter a lot of giveaways and it happens only rarely I win one, so two giveaways in one week was great :). And yes it was a nice week. I hope you’ll have a standard week this week as it sounds like you could use a week without too much going on.

  10. Cheesecake? I don’t care for plain cheesecake but you add chocolate or caramel and I am so there. We have a Cheesecake Factory restaurant nearby and they have a whole menu of cheesecake options. Yum! As far as being late commenting-well here I am a week late on this one! I get so behind. Oh, and congrats on winning two drawings πŸ™‚

    • I love plain cheesecake, which is why I never get further than just making the plain one. But now I am curious about how cheesecake with chocolate and caramel tastes. I wish we had a cheesecake store closer by. We have one in a city close by, but I don’t visit as often.
      And no problem on the being a week late with your comment. I am glad you still stopped by and commented. I really wish I could stay up to date with commenting.

    • So true! It always seems there aren’t enough hours in a day to get everything done, which is a shame. And commenting sadly lands towards the bottom of my to do list often as well.

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