Sunday Post #217

February 12, 2017 Sunday Post 42

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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?

Just like last week this was a busy and productive week. Definitely the best type of busy as I got lots of new tours booked and while that means lots of work and being busy, it also feels me with happiness and energy. I love my job! I am still working on getting all the tours and cover reveals on my site, so next week more sign-up post will go live. But I am happy with what I got done this week.

I am organizing my second tour for an audiobook and I decided to officially list on my site that I organize audiobook tours as well. It seems audiobooks are getting more popular and it’s fun to organize audiobook tours as well. I hope by listing it on my site authors realize I do tours for audiobooks as well and I might get more of those in the future.

This week my sister came for a short visit, she brought a delicious chocolate pie with her and we ate it, drank tea and chatted about lots of different topics. It’s always fun to catch up with my sister.

My plan was to get few new books this week, but I totally failed in that regard, but I got so many books that I am really excited about that I don’t feel as bad at failing that goal. I didn’t got as much reading done this week as last week, but I am almost finished with my two current reads.

Picture of the Week

Coconut-Milk-ice-cream
This week we bought two pints of a new brand of ice cream we discovered in our grocery store. I hadn’t seen this brand before, but it looked great. All the 6 or 7 flavors they had sounded good, but we decided to go with these two in the end. It’s ice cream made on coconut milk basis, I never have tried that before, so that sounds interesting. The pink one is with Indian spices and the blue one is with vanilla and coconut. I haven’t tried it yet, but they sound good. Have you ever eaten ice cream on coconut milk basis or other vegan ice cream?

What did I read this week?

The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase

I only finished one book this week, it doesn’t look as impressive, but I do think it was a longer book and it was really good. It’s an April release so it was nice to schedule a review so far in advance as the next few weeks are mostly full already.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Lola’s Advice: How to set up an ARC list
Review: Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus A Study in Misschief by Lydia Sherrer
Review: A Cowboy to keep by Karen Rock
My To-Be Read List #30: the winner

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Dark, Witch and Creamy by HY hanna
– Interview with Sir Kipling from the Lilly Singer series by Lydia Sherrer
– Lola’s Ramblings: Book Comparisons
– Lola’s Kitchen: Rice with broccoli and tofu in peanut sauce

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

Review Opportunities:
Here Comes the Witch by Ani Gonzalez
Newborn by Edward Hoorneart
Necromancer by Graeme Ing
Teach Your Heart by Tracey Alvarez
Naughty or Nice by Jessie Logan
Right Under Your Nose by Holly Tierney-Bedord
Fated Memories by Joan Carney
Remember by Joan Carney
Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis
Making Bad Choices by Rita Stradling
Ensnared by Rita Stradling
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
The Return by Kelly St. Clare – 15 February
Humanity’s Hope by Pembroke Sinclair – 17 February
All That Glitters by Tracy Krimmer – 20 February
Behind the lens by Cassandra Giovanni – 24 February – New!
Follow the Music by L.C. Ireland – 28 February – New!

Tours:
Book Blitz: Trials and Tribulations – 20 February till 5 March – New!
Book Blitz: Melancholy Ghost by Kat Mayor – 21 till 27 February
Book Blitz: Give Me Chaos by Jillian Ashe – 28 February till 6 March
Blog Tour: The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan by Steve Wiley (Audiobook Tour!) – 13 till 26 March – New!

Book Haul:

Until it FadesTouched by a DragonWhen the Grits Hit the FanDemon's KissThe Daydreamer Detective Opens a Tea ShopSmugglers and Scones

Yes I got a lot of new books this week, but look at all the pretties! I requested Until it Fades on netgalley and am so happy I got approved for it! Touched by a Dragon got released for only $0.99 so i grabbed my copy on release day as I usually do with this series, I haven’t started it yet, but I can’t resist getting the books for that price as I know I want tor ea dit eventually. When the Grits Hit the Fan I got from netgalley as well, I really enjoyed book 1 and 2 in this series and am looking forward to book 3! Demon’s Kiss is the sequel to Magick Reborn and it was only $0.99, so i grabbed it hoping I will enjoy book 1. The Daydreamer Detective Opens a Tea Shop was one of my most anticipated releases of this year as a new Pajonas book is always reason to celebrate. I hope to start this one soon! So excited for this one. Smugglers and Scones I got for review. The author contacted me and it sounded exactly like the type of book I enjoy, so I accepted.

Freebies I grabbed:

Sorry didn’t make the time to type out my freebies for this week. I have a facebook post here where I list free and discounted books.

42 Responses to “Sunday Post #217”

  1. Sophia Rose

    Hey! Sounds like you had a fabulous week and I’m glad for you. I see the ‘new’ down there by your tours, covers, and reviews lists. Neat that you now have the potential for more business coming in with audio book release tours.

    I’m not a coconut milk fan, but my folks are so they’d go ape over the ice cream you found. Creative flavor varieties, too. Your sister’s chocolate pie would hit the spot for me. Neat that you got to visit this week.

    You got one book read, but I understand how that can be deceiving when there is a high page count. One time, I didn’t pay attention when I accepted review books and scheduled two for the same week that were over 600 pages each. I now look at page count when I’m agreeing to do reviews. LOL

    Yes, that is a nice haul. I will sometimes snag a book I’m not ready to read yet or it’s part of a series when it’s cheaper like that hoping I like it when I get to it later. Good group of review books, too.

    Have a good week, Lola!

    • Lola

      It’s always nice to list the new tours like that so it’s obvious which ones were new this week :). I am hoping some more authors are interested in audiobook tours, it’s nice to do tours for audiobooks as well.

      I’ve been seeing online some vegan ice cream posts on a page I follow. But I hadn’t seen it in our own grocery store yet, we couldn’t resist trying these when we saw it. We tried the Indian flavor yesterday, it tasted well, it had a very strong ginger taste. Sweet and fresh and spicy at the same time.

      The chocolate pie was delicious! It was only a small pie so we just cut it in three and ate a piece each. yum! I should’ve remembered to take a picture of that too.

      It sure is handy to look at the page counts sometimes. I always get a bit confused at the page count on the kindle app as it uses another measurement for that, but with how long it took to read me I realized it was a slightly longer book.

      I’ve been doing that sometimes lately, buying the next book in the series if I am pretty sure I want to read it. And especially with the $0.99 deals, those can be hard to resist.

  2. chucklesthescot

    I like the SJ Pajonas covers. I got a gift of the first book though it isn’t really my genre but I like looking at it. I will give it a try at some point but it will be late in the year if I get to it. Depends on how well my tbr emptying goes! Enjoy your new reads!

    • Lola

      The covers for that Pajonas series are great. I really like them. Nice that you got a copy of the first book. I hope you enjoy it when you give it a try! Even though it’s not really your genre.

  3. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Sounds like you had a great week! I’m glad you were so productive and that you got so many new reads you’re excited about and that you got to see your sister! And your new reads do seem like exactly your type of books, especially since some of them are in series you already like. I can see why you’re excited about the books πŸ™‚

    I can’t eat regular ice cream, it gives me headaches for some reason, so coconut milk ice cream is what I mostly eat. Sometimes almond milk ice cream, but I don’t think that’s as good for you healthwise, so I really only get that in this one flavor that doesn’t taste good with the coconut. I actually don’t like coconut lol, but I guess I’ve gotten kinda used to the flavor of the ice cream, and the coconut is masked by the other flavors and things.

    • Lola

      Yes it was a great week with all the work and my sister visiting. It was just so weird I had decided to get few new books this week and then I got so many good ones. I don’t feel too bad about it as they all are books I really want to read and indeed some are part of series too.

      I never have had coconut milk ice cream before, but it’s great they have this alternative for people who can’t eat it or like some variety. I didn’t know almond milk ice cream existed, I think I tried drinking almond milk once, but didn’t like the taste. I do like coconut and use a lot of coconut milk for curries and such, so I think I’ll like this.

  4. Shandy

    Sounds like a good week. I like coconut milk, but haven’t tried any of the ice cream made with it. I’m not really an ice cream person, I’ll eat it once and a while. I like the frozen coconut bars though, it’s like a Popsicle but made from coconut milk usually with other fruit mixed in. I’m glad to hear you have some book tours in the works. Have a great week!

    • Lola

      It was a good week. I usually use coconut milk in dishes, like curry, but rarely use it for anything else. The coconut ice cream sounds promising, I hope it’s good. Not sure if we have coconut bars here, but they sound good!

    • Lola

      It’s been amazing to have a few weeks with lots of work rolling in, in a row. So far this week has been off to a good start too.

      I never seen soy based ice cream before. I am not a big fan of soy milk, but maybe as ice cream I would like it. It’s nice to see these other types of ice cream popping up.

  5. Wattle

    That ice cream does look interesting, I know we can get coconut based ones here but I’ve not tried them myself. Just soy (I only like the chocolate flavour in that, soy always tastes so nutty to me).

    Ah you’ve reminded me that I need to read the second Daydreamer Detective book! I love those covers, they just draw the eye because they’re a bit different πŸ™‚
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    • Lola

      We tried both flavors by now and they taste great! I especially like the coconut flavor as it has a rich coconut taste. I am not particularly fond of soy milk, but haven’t tried it as ice cream before.

      Oh you’ve read the first Daydreamer book? I didn’t know that. It’s such a great series. I am currently reading book 3 and it’s a lot of fun!

  6. Michelle @Because Reading

    Glad you have been getting busy again. You should be getting even busier soon! πŸ˜‰

    Not sure about the Indian Spice one but the Coconut One sounds yummy. I love Coconut Milk. I like to put it in my cereal. I really need to get more of it but no one drinks it but me. It does taste a lot better than regular milk. I like Ice Cream but it’s not my favorite dessert. Not sure if I actually have one or not.

    This is the first week, I read more than one book πŸ™‚ I am getting my reading groove back. I thought I lost it! lol

    I didn’t do a lot of Amazon Searching this week, trying very hard to read a bunch of books off my Kindle so I can focus on Shelf books next.

    Have a great week, Lola! Happy Reading!
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    • Lola

      How did you know ;)? I got a few new tours booked this week.

      The Indian Spice isn’t my favorite, but the flavor is well done. Just not sure if I like my ice cream tasting spicy and it’s a pretty strong flavor. But the coconut one is really good. i bought two new flavors to try today, banana and chocolate. We already tried the chocolate and it’s probably the best chocolate ice cream I tasted so far, which is saying a lot as I don’t usually like chocolate ice cream.

      That’s great you’re getting your reading groove back!

  7. Mary Kirkland

    It’s nice to catch up with family. I have a half sister and although we talk every once in a while, I haven’t seen her in 30 years. Chocolate pie sounds so good. I love ice cream but haven’t had any made with coconut milk.
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  8. S. J. Pajonas

    I’ve had coconut milk ice cream before and it’s super delicious! I hope you like it. I bet it would be great with a brownie. πŸ™‚ And I’m glad you’re looking forward to the next Daydreamer book. It’s nice to know there are a few people out there that look forward to what I write!
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    • Lola

      We only tried the Indian flavor so far, I liked it, but it tasted a bit too strongly to ginger for me. I hope to try the coconut flavor soon.

      I am always looking forward to a new book by you :). I hope I can start this one soon as I am so excited to read it.

  9. Greg

    Yay for a good busy! And audios do seem to be getting more popular?? I don’t know but it seems like more and more bloggers are now doing audio too. I haven’t tried any vegan ice cream but those look good. Indian Winter, hmmm…there’s a place around here that has awesome sorbetto but it’s expensive, I usually only get it when I’m on vacation (they’re in a resort town a few hours away). Awesome stuff though…

    The Librarians looks fun. I still have not gotten to the show yet… urgh it seems like something always comes up, I’ve been meaning to watch that show for a while.
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    • Lola

      Yes I’ve been seeing more bloggers do audiobooks and also more indie authors who publish audiobooks or get audiobook contracts. And as this si the second audio tour I am organizing I figured I would just add it to my site so others know I do those too.

      The Indian Winter was a good flavor, but not totally to my taste. it was quite strong, but very unique and well done.

      I hope you get the chance to watch The Librarians, I would be interested to hear your thoughts about it. I think it’s a fun series, will have to make time to watch season 3 soon.

    • Lola

      I don’t think I’ve seen many tour companies do them yet. I had an indie author who wanted to do an audio tour last year and now another, and they are fun to do, so I thought why not officially list it on my site too.

    • Lola

      Yes I know how much of an audiobook fan you are. It’s like more and more bloggers listen to audiobooks now and then. So I thought doing audiobooks tours as well would be fun :). Now just hoping authors will be interested in them.

      I might give audiobooks a try eventually as well. I listened to a few samples on amazon this week to get a bit of a feel for some narrators and maybe that will help me decide what I like.

    • Lola

      It really is great to be able to do what I love for a living πŸ™‚

      It really seems audiobooks are getting more popular. I see more bloggers listen to them and even some indie authors get audiobooks for their books. So it seemed a good idea to offer audiobook tours as well.

  10. Nise'

    It is always great to catch up with family, glad you and your sister had a nice visit. I got Until It Fades too and look forward to getting to it soon. Have a great week.

  11. Lorna

    Not a fan of Indian food so that one wouldn’t be one I would eat. I like coconut, but have never drank coconut milk-but that would be my choice to eat of the two. I’ve never seen ice cream like that here, at least my store doesn’t carry anything like that.

    I can’t wait to read Until it Fades-love anything she writes.It looks like you got quite a few good books!

    Glad you had a productive week-hope this one is just as busy-in a good way!
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    • Lola

      I never had seen ice cream like this before either, so it was nice to give it a try :).

      I have read 3 of her books before, so I was curious about this one!

      This was a good week as well, busy in a good way!

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