Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Sunday Post ~sharing blog news and book haul

The Sunday Post ~ 33nd Edition
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I hope you all had a wonderful week. I finished my Christmas shopping this weekend and this week I will ship gifts to out of state loved ones. Then let the baking begin! I have been ready tons of Christmas novels and novellas. They always get me into the holiday mood. What do you do to get into the holiday spirit?  Have a great week everyone!


 Last week on the blog I brought you:
This week on the blog look for:
  • Coffee Pot Reviews:Four Christmas Novellas for Under a Buck
  • His Mistress by Christmas by Victoria Alexander (review/giveaway)
  • Invisible by Carla Buckley (review)
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Magnificently Magic Read-a-thon
  • The Dirty Secrets of Markham Savoy by CC Dalton (review/giveaway)
  • End of the World Book Hop (giveaway)
  • Holiday Jinx by Abbey MacInnis (review/giveaway)
  • Deck the Halls with Heven and Hell (book showcase/giveaway/guest post)
  • His Christmas Pleasure by Cathy Maxwell (review)
Around the Blogosphere:

Faye @ A DayDreamer's Thoughts has made it to the second round of Mira Ink's BlogINK competition. If you're unaware of this competition  it is basically a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win a paid blogging job for the publisher Mira (Harlequin), and only 10 bloggers made it to the second round. For round two she had to make a 60 second video to convince Mira to choose her! And then she has one week to do a social media campaign to spread her video far and wide. Here is where you can help, go watch her video, like it, and share it to help her cause. Watch and share.


Book Haul:
For Review:

Romancing the Holiday by Jaci Burton, Helen Kay Dimon,
 and Christi Barth courtesy of Carina Press

The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak

Out of the Past by Dana Roquet
courtesy of the author


The Importance of Being Wicked by Victoria Alexander
Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight
courtesy of Kensington
I will be giving away a copy of each during Fiery Hot Reads for Icy Cold Nights

Won or Gifted:

Random House Children's Publishing sent me a box of goodies:

Fitz by Mick Cochrane, Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill, Under the Bridge by Micheal Harmon, Sacred by Elana K. Arnold, Speed of Light by Amber Kizer, and Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris

Make it Last by Bethany Lopez
I won this during the blog tour from Lisa @ Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Review 's stop.


I received the rest of the Fern Micheals prize package that
I won from Facebook. The candles smell delicious.

Purchased or Downloaded:

             


Have A Wonderful Book Filled Week
and be sure to leave a link to your news. 



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81 Comments:

At July 17, 2013 at 9:15 PM , Anonymous Bekka said...

Great Haul this week! The Harvesting Looks really creepy. And I loved Bad Hair Day. In fact, my review goes up this week :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:53 PM , Anonymous Tanya Davis said...

Wow, you got a good haul this week. The basket and candles look great! What scents did you get? I'm trying so hard to get my Goodreads Challenge completed. It is so hard with all the holiday stuff going on, I am amazed at how much you get done!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:06 PM , Anonymous karina said...

Those candles look absolutely gorgeous! I also read a great review on Austensibly Ordinary so I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your book haul, sweetie! x

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:13 PM , Anonymous Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf said...

That candle prize is awesome! Looks like you have another busy week ahead...have a great one!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM , Anonymous Yvonne said...

Romancing the Holiday looks so good. Have a great week!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:06 AM , Anonymous Kristilyn Robertson said...

So many awesome things this week, Kim! I looooove the candles! I wish I could smell them. :) And Meant to Be looks super good! As does Bad Hair Day.


Enjoy all your reads!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Me too..i cannot wait to read it :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Christina Megan said...

The RH box! Meant to Be is SO FREAKING GOOD. I hope you love it. *twirls*

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

fingers crossed and I hope it's as good as it sounds!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Naomi Hop said...

OMG!! What a massive haul!! Makes my 2 books look like nothing!! Lol!! The Harvesting is on my list to be reviewed, which I'm hoping to get done by Christmas!! Wish me luck!! Lol!!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks MaryAnn :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous MaryAnn said...

Sweet haul this week! I'm a huge fan of candles, and am drooling over your win! Meant To Be was a fantastic read. Cute and sweet. I'm excited to start reading The Harvesting. Enjoy all that you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter

What we got this week!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Andrea :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Andrea @The Bookish Babe said...

Nice book haul! Make It Last and Meant to Be both look so good.
Happy Reading!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

O.o hope he does!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Diana Leigh said...

I'm done with my Christmas shopping - except gifts for my in-laws. Eek! I'm hoping my hubby will take care of those. :-)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

O.o i am glad it was good!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks and I am looking forward to that one as well.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous The Bumble Girl said...

Great stack of newbies - I am really looking forward to reading Meant To Be, the cover is so unique! Can't wait!
Enjoy and happy holidays :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Yes and i cannot wait to read it!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I go to an outlet for the post office at my local grocery store and usually i am in and out...LOL Will let ya know next week.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Melissa's Midnight Musings said...

I'm also finished with my Christmas shopping. I managed to send out all my out of country packages last week, which is good. I want to wish you good luck at the post office though. If it's anything like my trip was there'll be a long line!


You got so many great book goodies, and the candles too! I love candles. Have a great week ahead!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Yeah it's an addiction!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Jen Ryland said...

Love how you read Christmas-themed books. I have only started my shopping. I need to get on it!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Jennifer, and I forget books all the time, I am getting better I now start my Sunday Post for next week on Sundays and add book haul books as they come in.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Jennifer said...

Lots of goodies this week!

I actually forgot that I did get one book for review from Harper so I'll just add it next week.

Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

O.o stop by after 4pm central today for my Coffee Pot Reviews..i have four of them!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Melissa said...

I'm all about Christmas novels and novellas right now too and I've been loving your reviews and discovering new books to add to my TBR!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Enter those crazy facebook author giveaways, this is the third one I've won this year, and really I am not that diligent about entering.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Jennifer have an awesome week!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Fictitious Musings said...

WOW you had a really busy week Kimba. The candle prize pack looks amazing. Cute basket. Meant to Be and Bad Hair Day look like great reads. Looking forward to your reviews.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

They are some kind of a pumpkin spice and even through the wrappings they have made my bedroom smell heavenly! I beat my GR challenge of 200 books and am at 232 now. I made my goal of 150 ebooks and stopped counting them after I did so in October. I might not make my tbr pile challenge goal of 2012, as my small addition to holiday themed books this month has gotten a little out of control!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

hahaha...if I read every book i own and stopped buying books today..i could start the year fresh it maybe 3 or 4 years!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Audrey D Wilkerson said...

Sounds like you have a full plate, what with all the Christmas reads and book hauls and cookie baking! I am valiantly trying to read everything thing I have before the end of the year so I can start the new year fresh...we'll see how that goes! Oh and the candles...no nibbling, no matter how good they smell, OK?

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I am really excited about that one, i love all things Austen.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Heather, I may need a serious holiday themed intervention. I am doubling posting to keep up with everything i am reading,,LOL

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Book Savvy Babe said...

You are such a busy blogger, so much awesome stuff going on over here, and your TBR haul is enviable :) Thanks for hosting Sunday Post, I love being a part of this meme, have a great week! Book Savvy Babe

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

They are pumpkin spice something or other and oh yeah they smell good enough to eat!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous MoniqueReads said...

Nice haul and the Fern Micheals prize package is beautiful. I love candles and those look like they smell great.


Happy reading.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Heidi :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Heidi said...

I am looking forward to your coffee pot novella reviews. Let the Christmas baking begin...I will be right over. lots and lots of,great goodies there. I have a few holiday reads coming up and I am looking forward to them. You have a busy week planned, you know I will be stopping by.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I agree about the Harvesting, after this romance binge i am on , i will need some dark, creepy reads! Good to know about Bad Hair Day

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Jenea, I like to get done by the 15th, so I can begin baking..i am ahead of schedule this year.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Jen and I will be by later to see what I've missed on your blog, this is such a crazy time of year!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Jenny @ Supernatural Snark said...

Wow, a huge congrats to Faye to making it to the second round! That's so exciting:) I can't wait to see what you think of Meant to Be Kimba, I thought it was just a really cute read!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Yvonne I am starting that this week:)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Yeah I know, and I will not read books out of order like that one. Thankfully I am not obligated to read them all. I may grab book one and give them to my daughter to read.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Cayce said...

Nice haul! Under the Bridge sounds good, and I love the cover of Bad Hair Day. But it's book #2, and I haven't read Bad Taste in Boys....My new goal is to not start any new series till next year....
Congrats on winning the candles! :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

O.o it will be up Tuesday :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kindlemom1 said...

I haven't seen very many reviews on Invisible yet, I am curious what you thought about it.

Congrats on all the great books you got this week!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Kristin, it is like Christmas when that box arrives!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous Kristin Clifton said...

I love seeing what Random House sends you in your goodie boxes!! It's like Christmas anytime, all year long!! And your books for Fiery Hot Reads look awesome!!! Have a great week - I love all the Christmas reviews you have coming!!!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Sandy, now for baking, my daughter's graduation and the invasion of the in-laws!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know said...

The Harvesting looks pretty creepy! Looks like you've got a great and busy week planned on the blog! YAY for finished Christmas shopping. I finished this past week too!

IMM & SP

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Oh well be careful I am seriously addicted to them this year, it's scary!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Tanya Patrice said...

I decorate the house & put up Christmas decorations as well as play Christmas music non-stop starting the day after Thanksgiving - to get in the Christmas spirit :-) I'm usually not big into Christmas themed books, but I'm giving it a try this year. I'm excited to check out some of your upcoming reviews to see if there's something that catches my eye.


Tanya Patrice
Girlxoxo.com

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Holly and glad I have piqued your curiosity!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Holly @ Words Fueled by Love said...

Another great and busy week on your blog! The books you got are all unfamiliar to me but several of the covers have peaked my interest. Thanks again for hosting The Sunday Post!

Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Sam and yeah I am curious about Mira competition too!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

The Mira Ink competition looks brilliant. I can't wait to see who secures the job in the end! Brilliant book haul this week, too. Those Random House books are making me drool. Enjoy! ;)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Jessica and I agree this is a fun way to discover new books:)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Jessica@a GREAT read said...

OOoh nice!! Haven't heard of any of these, but that's the fun of these memes!! I hope you enjoy all your new reads!

Here's my STS

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Beth have a great day!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Beth Cutwright said...

Morning Kimba! Cool books and winnings! Looking forward to your reviews!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks you too Melissa <3

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Hehehe...no way am I shopping again, now cookies I will share :) Yes they are Yankee candles pumpkin spice and they smell yummy!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks Sharon and I may need an intervention with these holiday themed books!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Sharon - Obsession with Books said...

A nice haul Kimba! I can't wait to read your reviews, especially for Meant to Be. You have read & received some wonderful Christmas themed books.

Well done completing your Christmas shopping! I'm nearly done.

Have a great week & happy reading :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Yeah, you never know what books will be in my haul, and I have been on a romance kick..i think its the holidays!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Nick said...

Kim! You seem to be in the mood for romance books this week! You got so many romance novels! :)
I'm so jealous of your amazing haul. You should totally share! ;)
*Kidding*
Enjoy your epic haul! :)
I've decided to join the Sunday Post. I'm going to design a new button so that I'll be supporting both you and Tynga! :) I'll come by and add my link later!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks, I have been rocking the naughty New Adult reads...lol

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous The Twins Read said...

Ahhhh, Sacred! Still haven't picked that one up yet from my pile at the bookstore. :) Hope you enjoy your new (and sizzzzzzling) reads.

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Thanks and I am looking forward to that one as well :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Blodeuedd said...

I want want the Austen one :D I read way too little variations these days ;)
Good week for you, I hope to be back next week

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Sharon - Obsession with Books said...

Ooh, my comment disappeared.. I apologise in advance if you end up with more than one from me.

A nice haul Kimba! I can't wait to read your reviews, especially for Meant to Be, I'm also loving all of your holiday themed books.

Well done finishing your Christmas shopping, I'm almost done :)

Have a great week & happy reading!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Steph, The Readingista said...

I already commented but it didn't go through. Don't you just hate that? It is just never the same the second time around. : ) Here we go... You have managed to find some great holiday reads. I love them but have not read as many of them this year. Time's a ticking, so I better get to it if I am to gain any Christmas spirit from them.
The Mira competition is awesome! What a dream to even make it that far, but to be chosen! Go Faye!
Thanks for hosting!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Christy (Love of Books) said...

I just come to your blog and read all the Christmas themed reviews to get into the holiday mood. :D Nice haul!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM , Anonymous Audrey said...

Great haul as always! I'm reading Meant to Be for the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge next year, I fell in love with the cover. Hopefully the contents satisfy just as much. :) Have an amazing week and enjoy all your books!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:10 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Candace :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:10 AM , Anonymous Candace Robinson said...

Awesome week! I love Amber Kyzer and need that newest book! I'm also dying to read Meant to Be!
Love the prize pack you won!

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:10 AM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

You are welcome!

 

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