My first Sunday Post – yay!!!
So, my week has been turbulent – but that’s a story for itself. But besides a shitty week, I had the most amazing Monday. I finally met my blog partner Tijuana in person . It’s hard to believe that we’ve never met before but somehow decided we clicked enough after hours on the phone to take the next step. And it’s been FABULOUS so far!!!!
But besides all of the chatting we are doing on a daily basis, we never actually met in real life. Monday was the DAY!! Lot’s of excitement on both sides, but when we met it was like we’ve known each other for years. I love that woman. I squealed when I stepped out of the door and there she was. I think I even waved my arms in the air – like a kid in a candy store. It was EPIC!!!
On top of that we had a dinner date that neither of us could believe was really happening. Our favorite author LJ Shen agreed to meet us. UNBELIEVABLE!!! I’ve already met her at my first book signing in San Francisco last February, but those meetings last maybe 15 minutes tops. On Monday we spent hours with her chatting up a storm, and when we said goodbye it was like saying goodbye to a friend.
I won’t forget that night anytime soon!!!
That was by far the coolest day ever and made my shitty week not so shitty after all.
Nah, it was still shitty. 😀
I also found out this week that I’m officially behind on my Goodreads challenge – whine!!!! I hate being behind, but my new work schedule hasn’t allowed me much reading time, which makes me incredibly sad. Reading is the ONE thing that relaxes me.
I’m one unhappy camper. 🙁
Last week was a mix of review, promos and giveaways. We are still celebrating our monthly spotlight author LJ Shen – meeting her made this month the BEST spotlight month EVER – and we still have our latest giveaway open for participation.
And we had ONE 5 star review – DIRTY FILTHY RICH LOVE by LAURELIN PAIGE
I have worked my way up to 89% on Netgalley. I realized that the only way for me to keep it this way is to be VERY picky in selecting ARC’s. I need to be 100% sure that I’ll like the ARC’s and will read them asap.
One of my most anticipated novels of the year landed on my NetGalley shelf this week and I couldn’t be happier.
It was also my first foray into contacting publishing houses for ARC’s. I was super happy getting a reply in the first place, reading that I would get the ARC was incredible. Now finally having it on my kindle made me really feel like the blog is going somewhere.
It’s funny how getting acknowledged by publishers is turning out to be holy grail for me.
I love my 80% badge – I just wish it would be permanent.
I didn’t get many books this week.
From Kindle Unlimited
It was a slow week.
But I managed to finish rereading one of the most EPIC series ever – Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat. While reading it the second time I realized how amazing this author really is. The complexity of the story, but especially the characters – mainly dear Laurent – had me glued to the pages. I was as enamored with this series as I was the first time – maybe even more so because I gave myself time. The first time reading it I hurried just because I was so excited and couldn’t wait to see how the series would finished. Now, I really savored and cherished every word. I’m in LOVE with Laurent and Damen!!!
We are gearing up for a FULL and EXCITING week.
We’ll be starting the week with an ARC giveaway of Scandalous by LJ Shen on the blog and follow that up with an author interview and GIFTCARD giveaway on Tuesday.
I’m a bit of a book slump right now. My reviews will be mostly about reread books like the Captive Prince series by C. S. Pacat and the latest JD ROBB book.
But I’m looking forward to getting two very highly anticipated books.
On a Tuesday by Whitney G.
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