Sunday Post #97

March 2nd, 2014 Kimberly Sunday Post 142 Comments

2nd Mar

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ 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

March! We are that much closer to flip-flop season!! Woot! For the month of February, I read/listened to 22 books. I am super excited about Take Control and swam naked in my tbr pile. Bwahaha..just kidding I wanted to make sure you were awake this morning. I am enjoying some downtime this weekend but hope you have a wonderful week and stay caffeinated.

 Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge. Sign-up. Ides of March Read-a-thon (tbr pile books only) March 13th-17th sign-up

Last Week on the Blog

 This Week on the Blog

  • Desperately Seeking Suzanna by Elizabeth Michels (review)
  • Spirited by Mary Behre (review)
  • Written in Red by Anne Bishop (review)
  • Chasing the Green Fairy by Melanie Karsak (review)
  • What a Woman Wants by Judi Fennell (review)
  • Caffeinated Confession- What am I Watching?

Around the Blogoshpere

  • Laura @ Laura Plus Books is one of the hosts for a challenge in April, “LGBT Month” Sign-up to read, support and make new friends.
  • Trish @ Between the Lines is celebrating her “One Year Blogoversary” go wish her merrier and check out her thoughts and joys from the last year.
  • Rachael @ Rachael Turns Pages will be hosting, “A Month of Rapunzel which includes a Readathon” go check it out and sign-up (you can read other books besides fairytales.

New Arrivals to the Caffeinated Cafe

*all images are linked to Goodreads. Read the synopsis and add it to your shelf*

I received books in all formats from ARCS to eBooks

~~*For Review*~~


Always On My Mind

Happily Ever After

The Mirk and Midnight Hour


~~*For Review Consideration*~~

Kissing in Italian

Never Ending

Don't Even Think About It


~~*Gifted or Won*~~

Sinful Folk

A special thank you to Random House,  Simon & Schuster,  Harlequin and HarperCollins  Prize won from Lori @ Lusty Penguins

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142 Responses to “Sunday Post #97”

  1. Michelle

    Lol, I’m so happy the weather is slowly getting warmer and that my TBR should be getting a bit smaller this month! Hopefully I’ll start Bella Andre’s series this month and I’ll finally get to know the Sullivans. I hope you have a lovely week and enjoy your new books!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I hope you love them as much as I do Michelle. The warm weather is coming we just have to hold on a little while longer.

  2. Cyn

    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Desperately Seeking Suzanna! I hope it’s as cute as Michels’ first book (: Happily Ever After sounds like a cute read. Hope you enjoy all your new books! Have an awesome week.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      doesn’t it..bwahahaha! Thanks Yvonne, have a great week!

  3. Bea

    Look at all those romances! Yum.

    I’m ready for flip-flop weather for sure. Tomorrow, we’re supposed to have another snow storm. 🙁 If I get a snow day out of it and can read, it won’t be so bad but I’m ready for spring. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We had the snow this weekend and now it is so bitter cold -3 that my toes would fall off in flip-flops but we are one day closer!

  4. Christy

    What do you mean “just kidding?” Rolling around naked in books is a hella good time. 😀 Ah, I almost got Twisted, but would need to read Tangled first. I might do that, though. Enjoy your books and your weekend!

    Christy recently posted: Sunday Post #69 (3/2/14)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Tangled made my top ten books and I laughed so hard I cried..just sayin’

  5. Farzy

    You have Twisted too! *pouts* I’m trying so hard not to request Twisted on Netgalley but I just had to do it because gosh I loved Tangled so much and I’m so excited for this one too! I hope I get approved! 😀
    I’ve read one Sarah Mlynowski book before and while I didn’t think it was spectacular I did like it and I’m willing to try another one of her books! Don’t Even Think About It sounds like a fun read!
    Have an awesome week! 😀

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I haven’t read anything by Sarah, but it doesn’t look like something I would like. Now Twisted I had to have, Tangled was a top ten for me.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Greg, I am glad you liked it. Please be sure to check out Written in Red this week. I cannot even put into words how much I loved this one. Have a lovely week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh you are going to have such a wonderful time Peggy!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am not sure I will read that one thanks Melaine 🙂

  6. Tabitha the Pabkins

    I hope you enjoy Night Owls! I’m curious about Mirk and the Midnight Hour but I don’t know if it would be fantasy enough for me. I have her Strands of Bronze and Gold book but have yet to read it. I’ll look forward to seeing what you think.

    Tabitha the Pabkins recently posted: Review: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Jane’s books are retellings of Grimm tales and I really enjoyed Strands of Bronze and Gold

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Trish, Sinful Folks looks really fascinating.

  7. Melliane

    I loved the Viehl book, I have the second to read now, but I was a little mixed for Night Owls, I hope it will be better for you. Happy reading!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Melliane I am anxious to see what I think of them 🙂

  8. Jessica

    It’s so close to spring and yet KY is expecting 2-4″ of snow tonight. Sad face … especially because I used to live in Florida and could wear flip-flops all year long. Super sad face.

    Don’t Even Think About It looks great! I’m looking forward to your review.

    Jessica @ Tales Between the Pages

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      we had snow this weekend. We lived in Florida for 6 years near Ft. Lauderdale..I miss it. I wore my flip-flops all year!

  9. Amanda

    The weather here is warming up too. We had some sun yesterday, but he appears to have vanished for today *cries* You’ve had a great reading month, you should be proud of yourself 🙂

    Amanda recently posted: In Bed With Badger #1
    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Amanda, and it was bitter cold here today.

  10. Terri M. LeBlanc

    With more snow on the ground in Iowa and wind chill advisories, flip-flop weather is a ways off for us!

    Looking forward to learning what you are watching!

    BTW, I love your linky! I like how it keeps track of who’s site I’ve visited.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      well hello neighbor I am in Nebraska and with the bitter cold temps and snow we are in no shape for flip-flops here..but we are one day closer and I prefer to think positively. *otherwise there may be tears and hair pulling*

    • kimbacaffeinate are not alone. I read 22 books last month and added 30+

  11. Kristin

    Swam naked… yes, I paused there and waited for my brain to catch up 😀

    Slumber? Hmmm, Samantha Young book? I’ll have to look into that! Forever and Always and Night Owls are both books I’ve seen peeps picking up so I’ll have to see about those, too. I’m like a lemming… following the crowd 😉

    Have a great week and here’s to a warm up sometime soon!!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Following can be good, that is how I found Night Owls and Forever and Always was free..cannot beat that.

  12. Lark

    I’m awake, I’m awake! Had to chuckle over the image of swimming naked in your TBR pile. Have fun with the challenge this week!

    Your new books look really good; the Jane Nickerson book just went on my “someday” list. And I requested the Bella Andre but haven’t heard back yet.

    Lark recently posted: Sunday Post - 3/02/14
  13. Jan

    You got some really good-looking books this week. I love the covers. I especially like Sinful Folk. And I’m interested in how you liked Written in Red which was one of my favorite books of 2013. Have a great week!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post–March 2
  14. Roberta R.

    …”and swam naked in my tbr pile”.
    LOL, that one was peculiar.
    I’m a first-timer @ the Sunday post, so thank you for having me, even with my own Monthly Edition. I’m going to stalk some of the awesome people on here :). Oh, and I’m looking forward your “Never Ending review when it’s up!

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  15. Michelle

    I am also counting down the days till warmer weather, hoping the snow today is the last of it.
    Mirk and the Midnight Hour looks fantastic, I need to go check that one out.

    I wont lie I’m jealous of your 22 reads lol. I really tried to read as much as I could this last month but catching a cold totally messed me up. Hoping to get through a bunch this month 🙂

    Enjoy the swim 😉
    & Happy Reading


    Michelle recently posted: WIR & The Sunday Post – 3/2/14
    • kimbacaffeinate

      I truly hate when I am too sick to read but most days I read 3 hrs a day min. and that places me around 22-25 books a month.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      glad you like it Jen and I like Ness although this one was just ok for me

  16. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Yes, Spring will be welcome, even though our winter here has been mild. Enjoy your books…and the cover of Happily Ever After grabbed me. I suspect there is more to the story….enjoy your week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ours has been so bitter, less snow fall than normal but record breaking cold and wind..ick. I just started Happily Ever After and I am hoping it is fun.

  17. Rachael

    Thank you for mentioning a month of Rapunzel. I’m so excited to spend a month talking about Rapunzel. My favorite fairy tale. I’m so excited to also take part in Take Control of Your TBR. I’m trying to finish off the rest of my library books so I can read books I own. I want to read How to Love and Eleanor and Park. If I finish those two books I’m probably going to read Charlotte’s Web. It has been on my goal list forever to read that book and we own it so I don’t know why I have never read it. I have next week March 10th-17th off for spring break so I’m hoping to get a lot of reading done.

    Rachael recently posted: February Monthly Challenge Wrap Up
    • kimbacaffeinate

      you are welcome Rachael and I am glad you are joining us as well!

  18. Jenea

    Yay or fliplops!I went and bought a new pair this week. 🙂 Enjoy all your new books. I will be getting my list of books for the upcoming reading challenge.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love them and a girl can never have too many 🙂

  19. Vicky Hooper

    Hooray for nearly flip flops! *stares out at the wind and rain* I wish spring would hurry up a bit though! 🙂 At least it’s nice to get back to blogging again, finally, after a super busy period! The rain can stay a bit while I catch up on some reading with a big mug of hot chocolate… But only for a bit! …then I want to see some sunshine. 🙂

    You’ve got some great looking books there – hope you enjoy them and have a super week! 🙂

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hopefully this time next month we will be able to break them out even if for a day or two.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      So true we had snow and bitter temps this weekend..I want the lamb!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Catherine, I took the day to unwind. Normally it takes me 3-4 hrs each Sunday to visit blogs on the Sunday Post, so I try to take a day off here and there to spend with my family and curl up by the fire. I am excited about Mirk I loved the first book.

  20. Kristin T.

    I can’t wait for flip flop weather…we’re supposed to get more snow tonight into tomorrow and I’m so done with it!!! Bring me the heat and sun!!!

    You sure got a ton of books read/listened to last month! I finished 12, so not too bad.

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      We have snow and freezing bitter cold temps and I am sick of it!! LOL 12 books read is great Kristin and higher then average.

  21. A Voracious Reader

    Whoops! I linked then got completely distracted and forgot to comment. I could use a bit more sleep. lol A most excellent book haul you have this week! And thanks for the visual of swimming naked in the TBR. *blink blink*

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    • kimbacaffeinate wasn’t pretty I know, but I could build a decent size pool with my books or a half dozen 8-12 foot Christmas trees..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate must read, possess, own, embrace, love Written in Red.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hopefully by this time next month Chelsea we will see green, and maybe have a few days where we can even crack open a window.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Ali, it has been crazy. I took today off from visiting blogs and spent it with family and reading by the fire. *blinks* what am I doing commenting back? Well I love talking to you all everyday so I am just replying.

  22. Jen

    I wish March meant it was getting warmer but I have a feeling we are going to have snow until April. You always get interesting books. I love the cover of Happily Ever After! Makes me want to read it.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      *hangs head* Yes, we had snow all weekend and temps are sitting at below zero and we won’t see the over side of 30 all 🙁

  23. Tanya

    I am SO jealous of how many books you read. I have a hard time balancing reading, blogging, work and sleep. I love the new linky with the thumbnails!

    Tanya recently posted: Sunday Post Edition 26
    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is hard, and I try to take weekends off for err this weekend. Yesterday I failed and today I am just replying cause I just love chatting with ya all. I read about three hours a day everyday faithfully. It also helps that I only have two books left to read for posts in March..the rest are done.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I agree her covers have been wonderful and I am excited to read it 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      My daughter was here yesterday and stole Kissing in Italian..LOL

  24. Jessica

    OOOh nice!! Envious of The Mirk and Midnight Hour! LOVED Jane’s first book in this series! Happy Reading!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved her first book two and cannot wait to try it!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      My daughter came to visit and stole Kissing in Italian..sheesh

  25. Jess

    Looks like you have lots of great new books and some excellent ones up for review consideration. I especially like the cover of The Mirk and Midnight Hour. Happy reading! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am really excited to read Mirk and Midnight Hour, I enjoyed her last book. Thanks Jess

  26. Tonyalee

    YES! I am so ready for Spring! It was actually pretty nice out today, we took the kids and dogs to the lake and had a cook out 🙂

    It still amazes me how many book you read a month! 😛

    Have a good week

    Tonyalee recently posted: That’s a Wrap- February Edition
    • kimbacaffeinate

      We had a high of 2 today…brrrrrrrrrrrrrr 🙁

  27. Victoria (aka Zemfirka)

    Haha! You are too funny – “flip flop season,” seriously can this cold weather go away already?! 🙂 So tired of the cold, of the snow, need spring (and my cold to go away… eh)

    Gah! You got Twisted on your review list 🙂 I just realized the other day that it was coming this March – want to read it too. And I can’t wait to hear from you on Catching the Green Fairy and what you’ve been watching. 😉

    Have a lovely week Kim!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      It will probably be a while before my flip-flops come out but boy do I miss them. It is -4 right now with a real feel of -33 I mean seriously?

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited and nervous about Twisted since it is her pov. We shall see 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed, it is -4 here and I am freezing, freezing I tell you 🙁

  28. Camille

    Looking forward to reading your review of Anne Bishop’s book. I’ve had my eye on this series but I haven’t really decided yet if I should start reading it. 🙂

    Great haul, btw! Elizabeth Maxwell’s Happy Ever After sounds like a really interesting read. I added it on my maybe TBR shelf on Goodreads. Lol. 🙂

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    • kimbacaffeinate Written in Red on audio if you like that otherwise get the book..I loved it beyond words.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved Tangled too Jackie and hope to read this sometime this week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am reading it now Jennifer and so far it is interesting and different!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I read a review and click madness set in..hehe

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved that one too Christa and look forward to exploring Mirk!

  29. Chene Sterckx

    Wow you always have the most awesome books in your weekly haul! I really want to read Night Owls, I read a great review, but have not been able to find it locally yet.

    My TBR books would also fill a swimming pool *tee hee*
    The more excited you get for summer, the sadder I get that we are approaching winter.. *Sigh*

    My Tbr read-a-thon seems to be on a slow start but lets hope I can kick it into gear soon 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited about Night Owls and the upside of winter is more reading 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad to hear your friend enjoyed Night Owls, I hope to read it next week. I agree Mirk and the Midnight Hour had a very quite release.

  30. Lauren

    Awesome book haul this week! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on The Mirk and Midnight Hour and Twisted. I’m impressed that you read 22 books! And who doesn’t want to swim naked in their TBR pile? Though I’m pretty sure I’d drown in mine. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehe..I would definitely need a raft. I am excited about both books, thanks Lauren!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I read it yesterday it was sweet, funny and different.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I read this just this week is funny and different my review will post the 18th 🙂