Sunday Post #281

Posted May 6, 2018 by Lola in Sunday Post / 20 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 pretty good week overall. I had an errand to run, did a bunch of work and put two new sign-up posts live. A new book blitz and a new review opportunity sign-up post went live on Lola’s Blog Tours. I made a good start with this month’s assistant work as well.

My reading mood seemed to be improving again this week, which I am happy about. I finished another 5 star read this week. I also started a new puzzle this week and made some time to actually puzzle a bit almost every evening. On Saturday we went out for lunch for my grandma’s birthday.

And as April has ended, it’s time to have a look at my stats.

April Reading Stats

Books that I read:
Beneath the MistsShoot the MessengerRadiant LightBroken WideTempted by DemonsSeducing KadenOverload FluxPower of Five

This was a bit of a mixed reading month. My weird reading mood continues, but I also had my first 5 star read of the year and some great 4 star reads as well.

  • Amount of Books Read: 8 (1 less than in March)
  • Genres: 2 Paranormal Romances, 1 Fantasy Romance, 1 Fantasy, 1 Space Fantasy, 1 Contemporary Romances, 1 Science Fiction Romance and 1 Dystopian
  • Favorite Book: Overload Flux by Carol Van Natta
  • Ratings: 1 book got a 5 star, 4 books got a 4 star and 3 books got a 3 star
  • Age Category: 5 Adult books, 2 New Adult books and 1 Young Adult book
  • Book Length: 8 full length books
  • Source: 5 books I got for review and 3 I bought
  • New to me Authors: 2 new to me authors: Bonnie L. Price and Pippa DaCosta
  • Publisher: all 8 books were self published books
  • Type of Romance: 4 books had a RH (Reverse Harem) romance and 4 books had a FM romance
  • Romance focus: 4 books had romance as the main focus, 1 books had romance as a side plot line and 3 had only a hint of romance
  • Point of View: 1 Female main characters, 1 Male main character, 3 multiple point of views and 3 Dual Point of views
  • Country:
  • 3 books took place in the USA, 2 Fantasy World, 1 in the fictional town Edge and 2 in Space/ planets

What did I read this week?

Power of FiveFukusha Model Eight

Power of Five was a great fantasy romance reverse harem read. And I loved Fukusha Model Eight, it got a 5 star.

What did I cook for dinner this week?

This week I blogged about:

Review: The Mermaid’s Escape by Kellie McAllen
Review: Radiant Light by Chloe Adler

What to expect next week on the blog:

– Review: Power of Five by Alex Lidell
– Review: Tempted by Demons by Lidiya Foxglove

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

Review Opportunities:
The Most Special Chosen by Rachel de la Fuente
Signs of Innocence by Rumer Raines
After All by Laurie Winter
Death Island by Kelsey Ketch
Passage by Indie Gantz
Hiding by Jenny Morton PottsNew!
Check the full list of open review opportunities here.

Cover Reveals:
There are no open cover reveals at the moment.

Bookstagram Blitz: Pas De Deux by Lynn Turner – 7 till 11 May
Blog Tour: Phi Alpha Pi by Sara Marks – 14 till 28 May
Book Blitz: Blessing of Luna by Blaise Ramsay – 11 till 17 June – New!
Blog Tour: Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski – 30 July till 12 August

Book Haul:

Deadly GamesStroke the FlameShifter Mate MagicReflections of You

I got Deadly Games for review through Netgalley, book 1 in this series was really good, so I am looking forward to starting this one. Stroke the Flame I bought on release day as I like the sound of this one. Shifter Mate Magic I got for review and it’s by the same author as the sci-fi series I am currently reading on my Kobo. I am really excited to start this one. Reflections of You I bought on release day as I like the premise of this one.

What was your favorite book you read in April?


20 responses to “Sunday Post #281

    • That sounds frustrating. i hope your reading mood will improve soon.

      I always like seeing all the covers of books I read next to each other.

    • It was a good week indeed :). Thanks! I have no clue what I am in the mood for half of the time, which is a bit difficult to deal with, but I had a good reading week now so i hope that sticks.

  1. That does sound like a good week. πŸ™‚ Birthdays and book work and good reading.

    Nice variety of books this month and I love seeing all the indies getting good ratings. My reading mood has been all over the place the last few weeks so I sympathize with you. πŸ™‚

    Wishing you another good week, Lola!
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    • It was a good week πŸ™‚

      I always like looking back at the month and see what I read that month. I hope my reading mood is settling a bit now.

  2. I must get hold of the S.J. Pajonas – I’m really enjoying this series:). I love the sound of Overload Flux, Lola and I hope that May is also a successful reading month for you.

    • It’s a great series so far and book 3 was just as good as the first 2 books. I am looking forward to hear what you think of the rest of the series. Have you read book 2 already?

      Overload Flux was so good and I am really enjoying that author’s books so far. I’ll post my review for Overload Flux later this month πŸ™‚

  3. That’s awesome you had another 5-star read and even had time to work on a puzzle! I still haven’t had any full 5-star reads this year, I don’t think. Sounds like you’ve had a great reading month though, despite your weird mood! And I love that they were all self-pub! I feel like I haven’t been reading as many self-pub lately, and that makes me kinda sad :-/ But it mostly depends on what review copies I get offered or that pop up on NG. Anyway, glad you had a good week!
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    • I am happy I finally had two 5 star reads this year. And it was nice to make some time to puzzle too. Most of the books I read so far this year are self pub I think, but I also get some traditionally published ones or smaller publishers ones through Netgalley. It does depend on which copies you’re offered indeed.

    • I know that feeling, I had some days this month as well were I struggled getting through books a bit because I was tired. I hope you feel less tired soon and can get some reading done.

    • It was awesome! And now the wait for the next book starts ;). I already finished the Carol Van Natta book, it was really good. I am so glad I discovered this author as I really like her books so far.
      I haven’t read anything by Elizabeth Briggs yet, but I like the premise of this one and the author of another series I liked said it was a bit similar to her series, so I am curious to see if that’s true.

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