Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Post #82 and Stacking the Shelves March 12th, 2017

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ 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. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme.  So I wasn't sure I was going to do this, my past week has been crazy busy!  But I really needed to share some things that happened, like Kinky in Kansas City Romance Author Convention!  Let's start with that.

I had such a great time at the convention. Got to meet a couple authors I had already read and loved, as well as meet some that I'd wanted to read their books, but just hadn't had the chance.  I also got to meet Jonny James, who is my favorite cover model.  Here are the pictures!



I got another picture with Jonny and another model and the author of those books.



And then, I won a basket in the raffle!  It had a lot of cool stuff, although I'm not really into the whole BDSM thing, so there are a few things in there I may have to pass on in a giveaway here at some point.  



I've already read one of those books, Sin City, and it was okay, very short, but probably not a series I'll read on in.  The one in the middle is more my type, at least from the sounds of it.  And the one on the left I probably will pass on. The other things you see in the basket are a blindfold, a flogger, a necklace with little handcuffs on it, and penis lollipops.  Here are some other author pictures:






  Normally I take a picture with all the authors, but since I waited in line 2 HOURS to meet Jonny James, I only had an hour of time left to meet all the other authors.  In the first picture is Kayti McGee.  I had downloaded one of her books for free from Amazon, and when I found out she was going to be at KIKC, I went ahead and read it.  And I loved it!  Partly because it was set in Kansas City and there were tons of Royals references.  She ended up not having a table, so I had to look for her in order to get my picture with her, but I just had to!  In the middle is an author I haven't read before, but her books sound hilarious, V. Kelly.  And the last picture is me with Amy Daws, I love her London series and the one before it.  She was so tall that she bent down so I didn't look like the midget that I really am.

Last week on the blog:  

 Only one review this week, but a ton of promos.  I got signed up with a promo group that automatically puts everyone on every tour.  I thought it would save time, but really it didn't.  Plus, I don't like posting more than once or twice a day if I can help it.  I really need to do an end of the month post for February, but I'm afraid that boat might have sailed, unless I have time during my spring break this week.

Coming up on the blog this week:
  • Promo Posts:  Deathstalkers MC boxed set by Alexis Noelle, Chasing Brynn by Angela Corbett, Plucker by KE Osborn, Lyrical by Bree Dahlia, Petals by Laurisa White Reyes, and Fixing Sydney by Diane Zparkki
  • Cover Reveal:  Perfect Catch by Alix Nichols
  • Reviews:  Lifeblood (Everlife #2) by Gena Showalter - along with a Heaven vs. Hell post
  • Cover Characteristic:  New York City
  • Can't Wait Wednesday
  • Possible Reviews:  Wallbanger series #1-3 by Alice Clayton, Nothing More and Nothing Less by Anna Todd, Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller, Facade by Nyrae Dawn, Hard and Reckless by Victoria Ashley, Feral by Jenika Snow, The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie
Hoping to get at least those reviews done, if not a bunch of other ones.  Since it is my spring break I've asked for a lot of hours at the bookstore, I have 21 at the moment, and that should give me a nice paycheck for when I'm in Orlando for Apollycon in two weeks.  I hope to get a lot of reading done, hopefully average about one book a day.  If possible I'd like to get some writing done as well.  I'd love to finish one of my little stories and try to do some Amazon publishing for an ebook of them.  But it will take finishing and then editing!  I also need to get quite a few more, at least 10 more, blog ahead posts done.  That means some of the books that I listed as reviews above may not actually show up on the blog this week even if I get them done.  I need to get a manicure and pedicure before I go to Florida as well.  But I also need to be good and stop spending money, although I have a few more books to purchase before I head to Orlando!

Busy week coming up, even with it being spring break. 


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected. As usual I have way too many free new e-books to share.     I was kind of bad at the Kinky in Kansas City convention, I bought more books than I planned to.  I also have been purchasing books left and right, mainly for getting autographed at ApollyCon.  The books I'm showing below are for the last two weeks.

E-galleys:

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  All three of these were from Netgalley, the third one is for a tour.

Physical Books:
There are a lot to share from the last two weeks.   
 




The last picture above is all the swag I got.  The first two pictures are the books I bought, and one or two that came with the swag or that the authors were giving away.  I'm not going to list them all out, would take too much time.  If you want to know about one, leave me a comment below and I'll tell you more about it if you can't make out it's title or author from the picture.





 The three books in the pictures above are from my partner in the Great Paperback Pay It Forward Group on Facebook.  The first one for sure will be going to ApollyCon with me in a couple weeks.  I've read the second one in that series, Facade, because I found it at the Dollar Tree for $1, so had to give it a chance since I'd heard of the author before. The other two were on my list for her to pick from.  The second two are also authors at ApollyCon, so I guess all three are going with me!





The books in the first picture above are all ones that I purchased.  The first one was an exchange from my Half Price Bookstore huge purchase a few weeks ago.  The other three in that picture were all from my bookstore.  The middle picture above contains two stripped copy books and one purchase on the top.  And the last one is the book I had to have the day it came out. And even though I've listened to all of Samantha Young's books on audiobook before I read them, this one wasn't available at my library yet, so I'm reading it right now.  I was so anxious I couldn't wait for the audiobook.  





The books in the picture above are all stripped cover books that were at the bookstore where I work.  They are all ones that sounded good, so I took them home.




And the hits keep coming!  I won this on another Facebook giveaway, this time from the White Hot Reads Group.   Very excited to read these, not to mention the cool swag that came with them!





A couple of ARCs that I got the last few weeks.  The first one I won in a Goodreads giveaway.  The second one came I think from entering a giveaway through the Shelf Awareness newsletter.  
I think I've now shown you all the books I received since my last STS post.  Not including the numerous free ebooks I've downloaded.  

Did you get anything good this past week or two?

24 comments:

  1. These books look great! Happy reading

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  2. Holy cow, Lisa. That's an impressive amount of books. Looks like you'll be scrambling about writing reviews for quite some time. LOL The convention looks like fun and that basket full of goodies was a great win. I read Sin City. Not my normal reading but it was okay.

    My Sunday Post

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    1. I'll never run out of things to read or reviews to write, that's for sure! The convention was a blast. Yeah, I felt the same about Sin City. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. It looks like you had a great time at the convention!! You certainly have enough new books this week to keep you busy for a while. I hope you enjoy them!

    My STS: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2017/03/stacking-shelves-where-she-went-and.html

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    1. Well, technically the new books are from the past few weeks, but yeah, still sooooo many! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Glad you got to meet a lot of great authors at the convention and I would love to read Redux myself!


    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. The book before Redux was really good, so I'm very excited for it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. It sounds like you had a blast Lisa, and congrats on winning the raffle.

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  6. Sounds like you had an awesome time at the conference. And so cool that you got Blood Rose Rebellion. Can't wait to read it and I'm having Rosalyn on my blog tomorrow. I've known her for awhile.

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    1. Very cool that you know the author! I love that! I can't wait to read it and was very pleased when it arrived. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Wow you had a great book haul! Glad you had fun at the signing. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. It was over the past few weeks, but still some great books! Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Wow, you got a lot of books. I hope you love them. I’m glad you had fun at the convention. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I hope I love them as well. So many books, so little time! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Oh, I'm curious about Meddling Kids. I hope you enjoy! That's awesome you had such a great time at the author event and got to meet some cover models and authors. :)

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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    1. I've been intrigued by it since it first popped up on Edelweiss. I was so excited to win a copy! Thanks for visiting!

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  10. Oooohhh, this con looks amazing! I definitely see why that male model is your favorite. :D :D :D :D I'm loving the swag you got. Such a great haul! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Lisa. =)

    Check out my STS post!

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    1. I know, right? So many people have said he's not their type, and I'm all like, that's okay with me, I'll take him! :-) I'm also very excited they've decided to have the convention again next year! I'll totally be there. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Looks like you had a great time at the convention. I haven't really attended any literature festivals or conventions, apart from the Jaipur Literature Festival.

    You really do get in a great number of posts every week too. I've been kind of slow this month, since I had exams and then left for a camping trip with my school!

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    1. I have signed up with a bunch of book tour groups, and end up actually posting more than I really prefer to. But for now I will keep with it. I hate missing out on things I really want to do, so I try to help whenever I can. This convention was nice because it was in my hometown so I didn't have to travel or get a hotel, and it was a really great price, only $15. Thanks for visiting!

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  12. There is nothing I love more than swag!
    Enjoy all your books :)
    My Book Haul

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    1. I'm not always huge on swag. It just depends what it is. I have so much junk in my house already that I don't need tons of papers/postcards, etc. Thanks for stopping by!

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