Sunday Post #254

Posted October 29, 2017 by Lola in Sunday Post / 32 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 week was a bit of a meh week. We had a change in routine due to a change in my boyfriend’s work and changes like that always take some getting used to. I had a few off days, but also some good ones. I hope next week goes a bit more smoothly. There were some good things that happened as well luckily.

I did get a bunch of work done. I had three tours run this week, sent out two media kits for next week and put a new cover reveal sign-up post live. I am almost done with this month’s assistant work. So I still got a lot done, although because of my off mood it didn’t feel as productive somehow.

I tried out overnight oats for the first time and turned out pretty good, have to tweak the recipe a bit more, but it’s a good start. I also made a noodle soup with vegetables based on a recipe I came up with, which turned out great. I have another new to try recipe planned for next week.

I finished one book this week, Magic of the Void, which was a fun read, but I had some issues with it as well. I am almost done with Shift of Shadow and Soul, it’s great and making good progress with Christmas on Cade Ranch. I got a few new books again this week and have my next few books all planned out so I can review them all on time.

Great 99c deal!

Marked by Fate
I already read four of the stories that are part of this box set and all of those were four star reads. The books I read are Fantasy of Frost by Kelly St. Clare, Sanctuary by Melle Amade, True Calling by Siobhan Davis and How to Talk to Ghost by Erin Hayes. If only for those books I would already recommend this box set and for $0.99 for 26 novels, this is a great deal! I am currently reading another book that’s part of this box set, Shift of Soul and Shadows and hope to be able to read some others soon.

You can my review for Marked by Fate here. I added the summaries from my review for the books I already read.

What did I read this week?

Magic of the Void

Magic of the Void was a fun read, but I also had a bunch of smaller issues which prevented me form really enjoying the book. There were a bunch of cliché things, I never fully warmed up to the main character or felt the romance and the writing felt a bit off at times. But the plot was good and I am curious about book two.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Review: Saving Brad by Siobhan Davis
Review: The Catch by Athena Grayson

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere
– Review: Night Spots by Tori Knightwood

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

Review Opportunities:
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
Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson
Warren High: An Elephant Never Forgets by J.C. Roberts
A Distant Voice by Bridie Blake
Mother of Wolves by J Aislynn d’Merricksson
Until Love Finds You by Pamela Aares
Snowbound with an Heiress by Jennifer Faye
The Breakup Support Group by Cheyanne Young>
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
Inseparable by Siobhan Davis – 30 October
Stolen Enchantress by Amber Argyle – 7 November
Something Just Like This by Tracy Krimmer – 20 November – New!

Bookstagram Blitz: The Right Kind of Reckless by Heather Van Fleet – 31 October till 6 November
Book Blitz: Forsaken Prince by Andrea Pearson – 8 till 10 November
Book Blitz: Moto Maddie BMX Portal series by Kat de Falla – 6 till 19 November
Rogue by S.A. Stephenson – 13 till 19 November
Book Blitz: There be Demons by MK Theodatus – 1 till 14 December
Blog Tour: True Horizon by Laurie Winter – 1 till 14 December

Book Haul:

Christmas at the Candied Apple Café Marked by FateSaving EiraAny Way You Slice ItDead Down Under

I also got the next book in SJ Pajonas’s Hikoboshi series and I can’t wait to read that one! Christmas at the Candied Apple Café and Any Way You Slice it I got through Netgalley. Marked by fate, Saving Eira and Dead Down Under I bought.

Freebies I grabbed:

You can stop by my facebook post here to see some freebies and cheap/ discounted book I found last week. Here’s the Facebook post for next week.


32 responses to “Sunday Post #254

  1. I clicked on the Marked by Fate link and got sidetracked at Amazon with all the box sets that are such a steal at those prices!

    Hopefully the next week is better for you, changes in routine always throw me a bit too 🙁

    Enjoy your new reads, Christmas at the Candied Apple Café sounds cute, and I love the cover! Death Down Under looks curious…I’m not sure how I feel about such a local cozy though.
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    • I hope you grabbed your copy of Marked by fate! And yes there are a bunch of box sets around for great prices. It’s hard to resist them at times.

      Once I’ve adapted to the change in routine I usually feel better, so hopefully next week is a bit better already.

      I got a review request from the author about that Christmas book and it just sounds so fun. I don’t think I read a cozie set in Australia so far so I was really curious about that one.

  2. I’ve had those seemingly non-productive days that are just a mood. I’m glad I don’t get them often. Good news that you got so much work done this week.

    That anthology with all the stories is a definite steal. I’ll look forward to your thoughts on Murder Down Under because that looks fun, too.

    Hope your new soup recipe turns out. I like the sound of the veggie and noodles especially now that are temperatures are dropping.

    Have a good week, Lola!
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    • I know I still got a bunch of work done, but it still feels less productive somehow.

      It’s a box set even, I think all books are full length :). I thought it was interesting to see a cozy that takes place in Australia, I hope it’s good.

      I’l have to write up my recipe for the noodle soup, it was really good and I am still surprised it turned out so well on the first attempt.

    • I made warm oats once, but it wans’t really for me, but these overnight oats were pretty good. And I am glad the soup turned out so well.

      Sorry to hear you’ve had that issue with multiple books as well were the small issues add up.

    • I am still trying to figure out which flavors to try and what we like best. I tried peanut butter, syrup, cinnamon and banana this time. It just needed a little bit more sugar I think as it was a tad bland now.

      I am planning to start Christmas at the Candied Apple Café after I finish my current read on my Kobo.

  3. I need to try overnight oats as well – I believe they are MUCH better for your digestion. I know all about the havoc changes in routine can cause, given my husband is a train driver – I hope you get into the new timings really soon:)). Once more, many, many thanks for all your help and support with the blog tour!

    • I’ll have to perfect the recipe a bit, but this first attempt was very promising. I like it better than warm oats.

      In a few weeks I should be used to the new routine hopefully.

      You’re welcome! I am really glad I could tour your book :).

  4. I’m sorry you had some off days, Lola. I hope next week will be better, and that the new routine will feel like it isn’t really new anymore.

    Good job on getting all of your assistant work done. That’s a feat, right?

    Your new books look so good, and I hope you’ll enjoy them.

    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
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    • I hope so too. Usually the second week of a new routine already goes a bit smoother.

      I had some extra hours of assistant work this month, so I am glad to know I got it all done without trouble. Only one more hour probably fo finish up all the work.

      Happy reading to you too!

  5. I’ve been in a meh mood myself, I think it’s the weather as it’s getting colder here. Although I have seemed to be somewhat more productive. I’ve never had overnight oats but I’ve wanted to try them. Have a great week and happy reading.

    • It’s worth giving overnight oaths a try. Just have to tweak my recipe a bit more and figure out some different flavors for them.

      I hope your meh mood goes away soon!

  6. I seem to get overwhelmed when my routine is thrown off. It confuses me.
    I love overnight oats but I prefer them hot. I am a HUGE fan of Oatmeal. It’s my favorite Breakfast! 🙂 We have a company called Bakery On Main that makes yummy flavor oatmeal and another place on line that you can create our own. ( I can’t remember the name of that place)

    I saw Christmas at the Candied Apple and I didn’t grab it but I might. I love that cover!

    Have a great week, Lola! Happy Reading! ox
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    • Same here, I just really struggle adapting to a new routine. Hopefully it goes better next week.

      I have tried oatmeal warm once, but didn’t like it as much then, but maybe it had something to do with how I made it? That sounds awesome you have some companies who make flavored oatmeal!

      I like reading some Christmas novels around this time of the year and this one just sounded so good. And it has a candied apple store, which sounded cool.

  7. Sorry to hear that you are still trying to get used tho the new schedule changes. I am not one that does well with changes, so I completely understand. Hopefully it will get better for you. I hope that you enjoy the new books and happy reading. 🙂

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    • I don’t really do well with changes either, so it takes me some time getting used to them. This week was a lot smoother already luckily :).

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