Sunday Post #95

October 12, 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?
This was again a busy week and I am thinking that it will probably stay that way for a while. I had multiple blog tours running with Lola’s Blog Tours and had two new tours open for sign-up this week.

Last Sunday we put Pita back into the cage with the other girls and they all seemed happy Pita was back again. She’s recovering well and you can almost see nothing more from her surgery. The other girls seem happy they are getting a bit more attention now.

I also tried making a Pecan Cheesecake last sunday and it turned out pretty well. I used this recipe for the crust.
And I made the Chocolate Snickerdoodles cookies again this week, these cookies are so delicious. One of the best cookies I ate, really you should try making these. The recipe is easy and the cookies are so good!

And I had so submit some tax stuff this week for Lola’s Blog Tours and I did pretty well these last 3 months, so I am pretty happy about that and hope this upward trend continues! Some days I dare hope that I actually can make enough money with this to pay the rent and that thought makes me so happy! I really love my job and even though I work pretty much on a day and can’t take a break very easily, I don’t mind because I am doing the kind of work that I love and that’s the best feeling there is. My mom always thought me to follow my dreams and days like that can make me feel like it’s really worth to follow your dreams and you can even make a living from it.

I didn’t check my hosting stats for the whole week. I was busy with other things and didn’t wanto the added worry and stress if it wasn’t solved. I did a quick lok friday and my changes seemed to have worked a bit, but not enough yet.

I’ve been working on some posts for sci-fi November, I have 3 of the 4 Lola’s Ramblings posts scheduled for that month. I want to interview some sci-fi authors during November, but I haven’t made the time to contact any authors yet. I better do that soon! But for some reason the thought of actually reaching out to authors is still scary.

And something exciting happened this week I won a signed copy of Forbidden by Kelley Armstrong! I enter a lot of her giveaway, but you know hundreds if not thousands of people probably enter those giveaways, so even though I enter I know I have almost no chance of winning, I don’t even think about the giveaway anymore after I enter. But this time I was clicking through my e-mails and suddenly read I won the giveaway! I was so excited! I love Kelley Armstong her books, but I just can’t afford her Subterranean press novella’s as they are quite pricey, so that makes me extra happy to have won a signed copy of a book I didn’t own yet! I can’t wait for my copy to arrive!

Random Picture(s) of the Week:
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It’s not a perfect picture, but this is the Pecan cheesecake I made last sunday. It was pretty good, although next time I make this I plan on using another dough as I wasn’t 100% satisfied with it. The dough itself was good, but didn’t fit the pecan pie.

This week I posted about:
Blog Tour: Sonar series by B Truly
Cover Reveal: Suspected (The Elected series #2) by Rori Shay
Blog Tour: Willows of Fate by Suzanna J Linton -excerpt
Lola’s Ramblings: Do You Participate in Blog Tours?
Pre-release post: The Roche Hotel by Mysti Parker
My To-Be Read List #2: Chosen book

What to expect next week on the blog:
– Cover Reveal: Simple Beginnings by Janelle Stalder
– Read Play Blog #3
– Blog Tour: Secret of the Souls by Terri Rochenski – guest post
– Lola’s Ramblings: How do you use categories and tags?

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
Review Opportunity: Cross Roads by Donald Wilson II – sign-ups open till further notice

Book Blitz: Ghost Heart by Ripley Patton – sign-ups open till 19 October
Book Blitz: Slip by David Estes – sign-ups open till 30 November
Book Blitz: Madness or LOve by Selina Bodur – sign-ups open till 23 October

Blog Tour: Flury Journey of the Snowman by Tony Bertauski – sign-ups open till 13 November
Blog Tour: True Calling by Siobhan Davis – sign-ups open till 14 November
Blog Tour: A League of Her Own by Karen Rock – sign-ups open till 30 November

Book Haul:
This was a good or bad week for books, depends on how you look at it. I got some great review requests that I just ahd to accept. And I was feeling very happy after filling in the quarterly taxes for my company that i decided I was allowed to buy a book! So I bought First Daughter, because now I can read Second and First Daughter in a row (when I finally get aroudn to reading them).
missy the werecatMissy the Werecat (Missy the Werecat #1)
by P.G. Allison

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Missy the Werecat on Goodreads

Blurb:
Missy the Werecat: Book I

When puberty brings on her first Shift, Missy goes into the mountains for two years until finally learning to Change back. She can Change from fully human in one instant to a mountain lion in the next. Everyone assumes her two year disappearance was because she’d been kidnapped by a sexual predator that she managed to kill. She keeps her werecat nature a secret. There is no pack, no pride of other werecats and no alpha. She’s a girl with fantastic abilities growing up and learning to do great things in today’s world, amongst humans. She only has her instincts to guide her and those drive her to train herself to extremes. She must control those instincts; dampening the wild predator is often necessary. Her raging hormones and enhanced senses require very strong controls; she explores what happens when those controls are relaxed.

A League of Her OwnA League of her Own
by Karen Rock

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find A League of her Own on Goodreads

Blurb:
He was attractive, talented…and way off limits.

Heather Gadway may have been a world-class college pitcher and a top university coach, but she’s a rank amateur when it comes to managing the Falcons, her father’s struggling minor league team. And when it comes to managing her aggravating attraction to Garrett Wolf, their talented new pitcher. It’s going to be difficult enough to make it as the first female manager in the league and prove to her overly critical father she’s worthy. No distractions. No missteps. And certainly no romances with players. Everything stands between them—including their troubled pasts—even as Heather’s world falls apart and Garrett’s the one who’s there to catch her…

Romance, Baseball, Rivals to Lovers, Contemporary Romance

first daughterFirst Daghter (The Dharian Affairs #3)
by Susan Kaye Quinn

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

Blurb:
THIS IS THE THIRD BOOK in the Dharian Affairs Trilogy! (steampunk fantasy romance)

The Dharian Affairs is now OPTIONED FOR VIRTUAL REALITY by Immersive Entertainment!

Skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue…

With the war begun, Aniri, Third Daughter of the Queen, has to battle not only a prince with a deadly skyship, but her own sister, the First Daughter, who finally sees her chance to become Queen. With their mother gravely ill and the Second Daughter kidnapped along with Aniri’s husband-to-be, Aniri embarks on a desperate mission to save the people she loves from a war that will tear all three countries apart.

First Daughter is the third book in the The Dharian Affairs Trilogy (Third Daughter, Second Daughter, First Daughter). This steampunk-goes-to-Bollywood (Bollypunk!) romance that takes place in an east-Indian-flavored alternate world filled with skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue. And, of course, kissing.

kraken fishing
Kraken Fishing (Camp Myth #2)
by Chris Lewis Carter

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Kraken Fishing on Goodreads

Blurb:
Welcome back to Camp Myth, the only summer camp built exclusively for young mythological creatures.

Having narrowly escaped from their encounter with a wild Phoenix, Felix the Fae, Argee the Cyclops and Moxie the Kitsune decide to spend a relaxing afternoon at Leviathan Lake. But when the trio accidentally plucks a baby Kraken from its watery home, they attract the attention of its monstrous mama!

Featuring over 50 pieces of original artwork, and a new playable race for Camp Myth: The RPG, this adventure is about to get legendary.

Revealed03_Pajonas_ebook_med Revealed: Part Three: Lover, Friend, or Enemy? (The Nogiku Series 0.3)
by S.J. Pajonas

Format: e-copy
Source: for review
You can find Revealed Part Three on Goodreads

Blurb:
Meeting Sanaa Griffin in the dōjō is not the kind of first date Jiro had in mind. In fact, teaching her to sword fight is more like a cruel joke. He’s told not to get involved. He’s told to instruct her and make her fight, but that’s it. No flirting, no dating, and keep it business. Though she’s small and nervous, Sanaa surprises him when he puts her to work, and a slight but cautious friendship develops between the two. Who is Sanaa really, and why is Jiro expected to train her when he has so many other things he should be doing? Where does she stand in his life, as lover, friend, or enemy?

REVEALED is a collection of companion short stories to REMOVED, Book ONE of the Nogiku Series. Read REVEALED first or read it later, but don’t miss this look into the other side of Sanaa’s story.

Approximately 13,000 words (Five chapters).

26 Responses to “Sunday Post #95”

  1. Carol

    Nice read again 🙂 Glad to hear you love the job so much! I am really happy for you! Hope your can make a living out of it some day would be pretty awesome 😀 Also the cookies were indeed super delicious 😉 and hope next time I might get a bite of the pecan pie ;D haha have a nice sunday 😉

    • Lola

      Indeed, it would be pretty awesome if I could make a living doing what I love.

      I will certainly make the pecan pie another time and then double the recipe as this one was really small and there were only 4 pieces, it was gone in two days ;). I am making cookies again today, so maybe you can take a few to your internship tomorrow :).

  2. Michelle@Because Reading

    YUM!!! The Pecan Cheesecake looks really yummy! going to have to pin that recipe to check out later and the cookies 🙂 So glad Pita is feeling better and can go back to hanging with her friends.

    I am sure Lola’s Blogs Tours will be able to do that for you one day. I will always recommend you for blog tours if anyone asks!

    Have a great week Lola and Enjoy your reads!

    • Lola

      The Pecan cheecake was really yummy, I am glad I tried it out! let me how it turns out if you try it 🙂

      Aww thanks so much! That really means a lot to me, word of mouth is so important in this business! I really hope I can make a living doing what I love.

      I hope I have some time to read this week, I have read the first few chapters of Silver Shadows and it’s really good so far!

  3. Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

    OMG that pecan cheesecake looks and sounds so yummy! I’m not much of a cook, but I’m a decent baker so I might just try it!

    I’m glad to hear Pita is doing well – I’ve been out of the loop so I didn’t know she was sick 🙁 Surgery sounds pretty series, but sounds like everything went well, so that’s a relief.

    Congrats on Lola’s Book Tours doing so well – I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you that it will stay that way. Sure would be awesome if you could make it your only job! Go for it!

    Have a great week!
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    • Lola

      I love bakign and cooking, at least when I am in a good mood. When I am feeling happy I tend to bake a lot. I love trying new recipes.

      Pita had a tumor that needed to get removed and after that she had to be kept seperate for about a week so the other two girls wouldn’t tear open her stitches. She seems happy to be back in the cage again with the other two. They’ve been making a mes out of their cage this week, lol.

      At the moment Lola’s Blog Tours is my only job, but my mom still helps a lot financially because I don’t make enough money yet. I really want to be able to pay more of the rent as my mom has been helping for so long already. I’ve bene putting more work into Lola’s Blog Tours in the last few months and it seems lke it’s paying off!

    • Lola

      Thanks so much for signing-up as a tour host and for a review opportunity and blitz :).

      I loved Third Daughter and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I enjoyed Karen Rock her books so far, so I am looking forward to reading A League of Her Own.

    • Lola

      I really enjoy Karen her writing style and how she can make the characters come to live. I am looking forward to A League of Her Own, it sounds really good!

    • Lola

      I am really happy the herd babes are back together and ofcourse they are making a mess out of their cage again, but I love them too much to get angry at them.
      And a flourless chocolate pie sounds yummy! I am curious what do you have to use instead of four?
      I am just heating up the oven for another batch of those Chocolate Snickerdoodles, I just can’t stop baking and eating them.

    • Lola

      Thanks Kimba :). I love signed copies as well, but hardly ever have the chance to get my hand on them because I live in the Netherlands. So it’s really awesome to win one!
      I am just making another batch of chocolate snickerdoodles, they are so yummy. I actually never made normal snickerdoodles, but as my boyfriend loves chocolate these ones might be more appreciated anyway.

    • Lola

      I had to experiment with ingredients a few times as well, just two days ago I realized I didn’t buy coriander and trew in some other green looking spices instead, lol. I also have had isues sometime swith recipes that require a certian brand or product they don’t sell here in the Netherlands and I had to take another ingredients. I also have had my fair share of recipes that didn’t turn out to well and I am never making again, lol.

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    The cheesecake looks amazing! I love cheesecake but they can be tricky. Glad to hear Pita is doing better and that the blog tour business is on the upswing! Great books this week! I’m really interested in the Kelly Armstrong book. I’ve heard some great things about the author and I’m really wanting to try her. Have a great week!
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    • Lola

      Cheesecakes can be tricky indeed, I think this is my second try at cheesecake and it turned out pretty well.

      I am a big fan of Kelley Armstrong her books and I am so excited to have won a signed book by her! I hope you give one of her books a try!
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    • Lola

      Thanks Greg! I am really happy the blog tour business is doing better.

      I baked Chocolate snickerdoodles again yesterday, they are so good!

      I am so looking forward to sci-fi month and seeing what other bloggers come up with!

    • Lola

      I would definitely recommend the cookies! I tried them another time this week without the chocolate in the dought but with chocolate pieces instead and those turned out really well! I already made banana cinnamon rolls this week and tried out some new dinner recipes, so I’ll have a few more links next week ;).

    • Lola

      Aww thanks Lexxie! I certainly hope it continues to grow as well!

      I just made next week’s random picture of the week and it will be something yummy again 😉

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