Sunday Post #89

August 31, 2014 Sunday Post 26

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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?
Monday was my birthday and my mom came to visit and we went for high tea. It was a bit busy at the place where we had high tea, but the food was yummy. Then when we got back home my boyfriends parents visited as well and brought me some presents. Frankly it was a bit of a busy day, but I had a nice quiet evening and finished my current read.

I got a new request to organize a review opportunity over at Lola’s Blog Tours, if you love fantasy and mythology Young Adult books you might want to check it out: Review Opportunity: Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1) by Kelsey Ketch. There’s also a new cover reveal open for sign-up and a new book blitz.
I also got some work done in advance, which mostly involved creating rafflecopter giveaways for upcoming tours, working on some html media kits and drafting the one year anniversary post for Lola’s Blog Tours. I can’t believe it’s almost a year ago that I started Lola’s Blog Tours, but more about that in two weeks from now. I also have a giveaway planned here on Lola’s Reviews, but more about that later ;).

Beside that my boyfriend and I continued watching Star Trek Voyager, but didn’t watched as many episodes as the past few weeks. I tried out one new recipe this week namely corn soup. It was nice, but it didn’t look anything like the picture as I didn’t blend it or added Almond milk. I also baked cookies twice this week as I was really in the mood for cookies, first peanut butter cookies and then later in the week Lemon Crinkle Cookies I also made two weeks ago.

I’ve gotten a bit more reading done this week, then in the previous weeks.

Random Picture of the Week:
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Birthday presents! Hammocks for the rats, thermos can and an Alpacha pluchie (named Richard). I got the hammocks and the thermos can from my mom and a pair of trousers and a water bottle that aren’t on the picture as I got them earlier already. It was fun to rearrange the rats cage with the new hammocks.
I got the Alpacha pluchie from my sister and I love it! The fur is so pluche and it joined the collection of pluchie’s on my bed :).

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These are the presents I got from my boyfriend his parents: two Fate roleplay books, niveau handcreme and pajamas

Games I played this week:
I didn’t play any games this week.

This week I posted about:
Book blitz: Someone Like You by Karen Rock – excerpt
Blog Tour: Adagio – review
About Me: Which Reviews do you Read?

What to expect next week on the blog:
– Book Blitz: Follow (Social Media #1) by JA Huss
– Review: Someone Like You by Karen Rock
– Release Day: Induction
– Cover Reveal: Willows of Fate by Suzanna J Linton
– Book Blitz: Promises Under the Peach Tree by Joanne Rock – tens list
– Coyer Summer Vacation recap
– My To-Be Read List #1: pol

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
Review Opportunity: The Luthier’s Apprentice by Mayra Calvani – sign-ups open till further notice
Review Opportunity: Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1) by Kelsey Ketch – sign-ups open till further notice.

Cover Reveal: Willows of Fate by Suzanna J Linton – sign-ups open till 2 September
Cover Reveal: Cross Me off Your List (Saturn #2) by Nikki Godwin – sign-ups open till 28 September

Book Blitz: Ghost Heart by Ripley Patton – sign-ups open till 19 October
Book Blitz: Promises Under the Peach Tree by Joanne Rock – sign-ups open till 1 September

Blog Tour: Fairytale Apocalypse (The Verge #1) by Jacqueline Patricks – sign-ups open till 21 September
Blog Tour: Willows of Fate by Suzanna J Linton – sign-ups open till 2 October
Blog Tour: On the Move by K.V. Flynn – sign-ups open till 30 September
Blog Tour: The Sonar Series by B Truly – sign-ups open till 5 October.

Book Haul:
Someone Like YouSomeone Like You
by Karen Rock

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Someone Like You on Goodreads

Blurb:
You can’t program love…or can you?

Kayleigh Renshaw has come up with the idea for a brilliant “compatibility app,” a new kind of matchmaking software. All she needs is a programmer to help her bring the idea to market…and she knows exactly who she wants. But Niall Walsh—a code whiz and her former best friend—has been avoiding her since he returned from Afghanistan. In spite of their history, and some sparks that go beyond friendship, he’s proving reluctant…. Is it her, or is something darker holding him back?

*Wholesome Romance, New York City , Internet Dating , Clean Romance , War Veteran , Wounded Hero

FollowFollow (Social Media #1)
by JA Huss

Format: e-copy
Source: bought it myself
You can find Follow on Goodreads

Blurb:
#Women.

I fuck them. I use them. I pay them off. I find another. My demands are never denied. My contracts are always signed. They submit to me. Willingly. Completely. Temporarily. This is how it’s always been.

Until I saw that filthy tweet.

@VaughnAsher My bare pussy. Your tongue. #ThingsIThinkAboutToGetOff

“FilthyBlueBird” thinks she can tease me with hashtags and then hide behind a Twitter handle? She thinks I wouldn’t be more than happy to #RockHerFilthyWorld? She’s wrong.

Her online fantasy is about to collide with her public reality, and it’s about to happen… now.

the secrets of catsThe Secrets of the Cats: A world of Adventure for Fate Core
by Richard Bellingham

Format: e-copy
Source: pay what you want on Drive Thru RPG

Blurb:
Cats are magical; cats understand sacrifice and the power of names. A decapitated mouse left on the doorstep or pillow is a powerful ward, and a spell wailed by the cat chorus confers even greater protection. When evil is on the rise and the safety of the neighbourhood is at stake the Parliament of Cats is there to stand firm against the darkness.

Take Silver Ford, for example, a sleepy tourist town near a played-out old silver mine. When kids messing around in the mine accidentally rouse an ancient evil on All Hallows’ Eve, the secret and magical cats of the neighbourhood are the only thing protecting their special people from the things that go bump in the night.

This 50 page Fate Core adventure provides everything you need to play from character generation to plot and setting ideas, including a new feline magic system based on true names and sacrifices made to protect your human Burdens.

The Secrets of Cats. Sharpen your claws and prepare to defend your territory!

ghost heartGhost Heart (PSS Chronicles #3)
by Ripley Patton

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Ghost Heart on Goodreads

Blurb:
In the aftermath of a brutal tragedy, Jason and Passion are on the run. Marcus is lost beyond reach, and The Hold is in shambles. If that weren’t enough, Olivia Black has been taken by the CAMFers to be used as Dr. Fineman’s personal lab rat in his merciless quest to uncover the mysteries of Psyche Sans Soma once and for all. But only if he can break her.

They are scattered.
They are devastated.
They are ruined.

Their only hope is Olivia’s stubborn determination to thwart her captors and unlock the secrets of her ghost hand before Dr. Fineman can. Will she finally find the strength within herself to embrace the full power of her PSS?

And will it even matter if Marcus has already betrayed her?

26 Responses to “Sunday Post #89”

  1. Red Iza

    Lemons cookies, aaaaaaah *drools*. Happy belated birthday, looks like it was a happy time 🙂 I’m glad you love what you do so much and that your blog tour is going so well. The secret of cats looks good and fun ! Ghost heart is intriguing. Have a great week !
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    • Lola

      I just love the lemon cookies, they are so yummy and quite eays to make. I hope the upcoming trend for Lola’s Blog Tours will continue, so I finally get enough money to pay the rent with it, that would be awesome.

      The Secret of Cats is a setting for the Fate Core roleplaying game, I am a big fan of the Fate system and try to read everything about it that I can get my hands on. And I couldn’t resist getting this one for free (it wa spay what you want), I’ll tell myself they’ll get a rveiew in exchange so that makes me feel less bad for grabbing it for free.

      I can’t wait to read Ghost Heart, I really enjoyed the first two books in the series. btw the first book Ghost hand is free on amazon and Kobo.

    • Lola

      I’ve read some of JA Huss her earlier books, although I didn’t like her Junco series. I loved the Rook and Ronin series, so i am curious to find out where Follow will fall.

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    I’m excited about participating in the Travel the World in Books event during the next two weeks. Can’t wait!

    Here’s My Week!

    • Lola

      I hadn’t heard about the Travel the World in Books event, it sounds fun! I hope you’ll have a great time.

    • Lola

      Yeah Follow just released this week, the author mentioned the price of 0.99 might go up later, so I decided to grab it now. I am currently reading it, so far it’s okay.

    • Lola

      I was so happy when I saw that you signed-up for the cover reveal, I know you read her books. I still haven’t read any of her books, but I do plan to.

      The rats love one of the small hammocks, it’s pretty small, but all 3 of them squeeze in together. They already bit a hole in another one, I don’t think they liked that one. And two other new ones took them some time to get used to, but they seem to like it now. Next week some other new hammocks will go into the cage and we’ll see if they like those.

  3. Greg

    Happy birthday, and congrats on the upcoming blog tour anniversary. The Secret of cats sounds awesome, I may go pick that up. Seems like a great idea for a game…
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    • Lola

      Thanks Greg :). I can’t wait The Secrets of Cats, it sounds like a fun setting. I’ll review it here on the blog once I’ve read it.

  4. Louise @ Nerdette Reviews

    Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a good day; I’m not a tea drinker but I’ve always wanted to know what high tea is like. I really need to get back into watching Star Trek. I’m still in the process of watching Enterprise so it may be a while before I get around to Voyager. Hope you have a good week 🙂
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    • Lola

      I love tea! Although at the place where had our high tea, you could actually choose your own drink, so you didn’t have to choose tea.
      My boyfriend thought Voyager was the best Star Trek to start with, after this we’ll be watching Enterprise.

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