Sunday Post #76

June 1, 2014 Sunday Post 11

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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 hectic and busy. This wek was Armchair BEa and while I did visit a lot of blogs, I kinda felt bad about not visiting more. this wa smy first time participatin in Armchair BEA and some days I just didn’t know where to start and who’s blog to visit. I felt a bit overwhelmed by how many bloggers actually participated and I totally forgot about the twitter chats, ah well better next year.

There where a lot of posts on the blog this week and I’ve been busy with things beside the blog too. I have some new tours open on Lola’s Blog Tours and some final preparation work for the awesome multiple cover reveal next week.
I also started reading about a new roleplaying system. The D&D sessions we play with a group of friends had derailed a bit and after my boyfriend had mentioned the Fate Core system a few times I suddenly decided I wanted to know where it was about. Luckily the core book is downloadeable for free, so I grabbed my copy, loaded it on my ipad kindle app reader and started reading. And I fell completely in love with the system, it works so differently from D&D and once I was able to let go of all those D&D rules I really got into the Fate system and how nice it was. The focus is much more on the story and characters and world building and there are less rules the bog it all down. So last friday we talked with the other players of our former D&D group and I was so enthousiastic about Fate and everyone agreed they wanted to try it as well. So now we’re going to try Fate with that group. I still have another D&D campaign running, which we restarted a few weeks ago and I am not sure what I want to do with that yet.

Another big thing that’s happening now is the start of the June Cover Reveal Summer Sale over at Lola’s Blog Tours. Basically it’s a cover reveal sale that lasts the whole month June. If authors book their cover reveal in the month June they get it for the half of the price. There’s also a giveaway for authors. And I am loving the banner my banner maker created for this event!
June Cover Reveal Sale square

Beside all that I also went to Leyden with my boyfriend on saturday. We went shopping for a bit and lucnhed at this awesome shop called Jacketz. Basically they sell big potatoes(jacketz) with fillings. I always choose the jacket with beetroot salad, garlic sauce and dukah. It’s my favourite.

This week I posted about:
Armchair BEA 2014: Introduction
Release day: Brush Strokes by Janelle Stalder
Blog Tour: Dreams in Her Head (Sparkstone #2) by Claire Marshall
Armchair BEA 2014: Expanding Bloggin Horizons
Release Day: Tur and Elsker by ST Bende
Armchair BEA 2014: Beyond the Borders
Armchair BEA 2014: Middle Grade/Young Adult

What to expect next week on the blog:
– About Me: Cover Reveals
– Cover Reveal: Nogiku series by SJ Pajonas
– About Me: Liebster Award
– Cover Reveal: Just Breathe by Vincent Morrone

Current Giveaways (can also be found in my sidebar):
Tour wide giveaway Exodus 2022
Tour wide giveaway Synchrony
E-copy giveaway Not Quite Dead
Cover reveal wide giveaway Mind Static

Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
Review Opportunity: Chills: a short story collection by Sahar Sabati – sign-ups open till further notice
Review Opportunity: Flawless by Jennifer McGill – sign-ups open till further notice
Review Opportunity: Paranormal Keepers by Jen Naumann – sign-ups open till further notice
Cover Reveal: Nogiku series by SJ Pajonas – sign-ups open till June 2
Book Blitz: Slip by David Estes – sign-ups open till 15 June
Book Blitz: Our Kind of Love by Shane Morgan – sign-ups open till 15 June
Review Opportunity: The Luthier’s Apprentice by Mayra Calvani – sign-ups open till further notice

Book Haul:
Revealed: Part One (Nogiku series #0.1)
By SJ Pajonas

Format: e-copy
Source: for free on Kobo, Amazon and B&N
You can find Revealed: Part One on Goodreads

Blurb:
Get immersed in the Nogiku world with Jiro Itō as he gets ready for a boring and annoying New Year’s Eve out in Nishikyō. At least, that’s what he expects his night to be like. Jiro would rather drink with the geisha all evening, and avoid taking anyone home, but he has family business to attend to instead. When the family business leads to an unfamiliar restaurant, Jiro spies Sanaa Griffin smiling at him from across the room, and his night turns around.

But Mark Sakai, his uncle, is not pleased with Jiro’s flirtations. Mark has worked hard for over a decade to get Sanaa into position for her new life, and he can’t have Jiro interfering. Will a stern warning be enough to keep them apart?

PART ONE of REVEALED is a companion short story to REMOVED, Book ONE of the Nogiku Series. The first two chapters of REMOVED are included at the end of PART ONE. Read REVEALED first or read it later, but don’t miss this look into the other side of Sanaa’s story.

Approximately 10,000 words.

Companion story to REMOVED, Book ONE of the Nogiku Series: http://amzn.com/B00F4IE978

Just Breathe
by Vincent Morrone

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Just Breathe on Goodreads

Blurb:
(TRIGGER WARNING: This content deals with an account of sexual assault and may be triggering to some people.)

When Cassie Shaw looks at Noah Hunt, she sees a knight in shining armor, but she’s convinced he sees her as nothing but damaged goods.

Noah saved her from a brutal assault, talked her through a panic attack, and held her when she broke down crying.

Noah is a mystery. He avoids talking about his past, his phone rings with calls from four women he won’t talk about, and he receives texts from over a dozen more. To add to the intrigue, when Cassie tries to kiss him, he gets a look of sheer panic in his eyes.

Cassie finally finds a chink in Noah’s armor, and realizes that he’s even more damaged than she is.

He saved her.

Now it’s her turn to save him.

11 Responses to “Sunday Post #76”

    • Lola

      The Jacketz are delicious, every time we visit Leyden we have to eat there. Lola’s Blog Tours is doign quite well lately and I hope to get a few new customer’s with this sale :).

  1. Michelle

    Jacketz sounds interesting and delicious.
    I have never played D&D but it sounds so interesting but I don’t know anyone that plays or who would want to play.

    I didn’t participate in the Armchair BEA for some reason it makes me very nervous. I’m not sure why, I feel like I will do it wrong, I wasn’t able to visit anyones post this week it’s been crazy in my Real life but I should be back in the swing of things soon now that things are starting to slow down a bit.

    Enjoy all your new reads Lola 🙂
    Have a great week!!!
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    • Lola

      It’s a lot of fun, but indeed finding players can be difficult. Sometimes there are websites where you can search for players nearby or sometimes just mentioning it to someone who knows someone works as well. Most of your current group came to be when my boyfriend and I wanted to start a campaign and my sister wanted to participate as well and then she asked some of her friends. I can’t wait to try out Fate though as I’ve had some issues with the D&D system that I hope Fate won’t have.

      Armchair BEA made me a bit nervous again and sometimes it felt like bloggers who commented on my blog wheren’t really the kind of bloggers I would normally interact with and I didn’t know what to comment back on their blog. I also had some trouble deciding which blogs to visit from the giant list of participating blogs each day. Sometimes I would just randomly clikc on links, but that not always works. Maybe I’ll participate next year again, who knows. I did like how they came up the topics as coming up with topics to write about is something I find difficult. Although I felt like now I had one week with a lot of discussion posts while I prefer to spread them some more and give each more attention. It certainly was an interestign experience participating.

      And the two books I got this week are both books from authors I know and I am really looking forward to reading them!

  2. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    ArmchairBEA can be overwhelming the first year. And even this being my third year to participate I was a little overwhelmed because I didn’t get to visit as many blogs as I’d like either. But at least since you’ve experienced it once you kind of know what to expect going into next year. Enjoy your new books!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
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    • Lola

      Yeah in general it was just a bit overwhelming, even though I did have all my posts scheduled in advance, I wish there was more time between the posts so you have more time to visit other blogs. And indeed at least now I know what to expect :).

    • Lola

      I can’t wait to hear what you think of Removed! I hope you enjoy it. The prequel Revealed is free everywhere, so make sure to grab that one as well!
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