Sunday Post 74 | Happy Holidays

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Happy Easter and Happy Passover to those who celebrate either holiday. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and enjoying some time with family. I’m keeping this post brief because I too am enjoying some family time this weekend 😊 as my girls are home to celebrate Easter with me and my husband. Have a great week!

How was your week?

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In the heart-stopping sequel to The Witch King, Wyatt and Emyr attempt to rebuild Asalin despite unexpected new enemies within their kingdom. Two weeks after the door to Faery closed once more, Asalin is still in turmoil. Emyr and Wyatt are hunting Derek and Clarke themselves after having abolished the corrupt Guard, and are trying to convince the other kingdoms to follow their lead. But when they uncover the hidden truth about the witches’ real place in fae society, it becomes clear the problems run much deeper than anyone knew. And this may be more than the two of them can fix. As Wyatt struggles to learn control of his magic and balance his own needs with the needs of a kingdom, he must finally decide on the future he wants—before he loses the future he and Emyr are building…
Fate brought them together. Time will tear them apart. When a mysterious Scotsman suddenly appears in the middle of the road, Klara thinks the biggest problem is whether she hit him with her car. But, as impossible as it sounds, Callum has stepped out of another time, and it’s just the beginning of a deadly adventure. Klara will soon learn that she is the last Pillar of Time—an anchor point in the timeline of the world and a hiding place for a rogue goddess’s magic. Callum believes he’s fated to protect her at all costs after being unable to protect the previous Pillar, his best friend, Thomas. A dark force is hunting the Pillars to claim the power of the goddess—and Klara and Callum are the only two people standing in the way. Thrown together by fate, the two have to learn to trust each other and work together…but they’ll need to protect their hearts from one another if they’re going to survive.
First comes love. Then comes murder. Lucas Forester didn’t hate his wife. Michelle was brilliant, sophisticated and beautiful. Sure, she had extravagant spending habits, that petty attitude, a total disregard for anyone below her status. But she also had a lot to offer. Most notably: wealth that only the one percent could comprehend. For years, Lucas has been honing a flawless plan to inherit Michelle’s fortune. Unfortunately, it involves taking a hit out on her. Every track is covered, no trace left behind, and now Lucas plays the grieving husband so well he deserves an award. But when a shocking photo and cryptic note show up on his doorstep, Lucas goes from hunter to prey. Someone is on to him. And they’re closing in. Told with dark wit and a sharply feminist sensibility, Never Coming Home is a terrifying tale of duplicity that will have you side-eyeing your spouse as you dash to the breathtaking end.
There are summers that will change your life. There are summers that may end it. In the lush green hills beyond Florence sits the Villa Medici—a graceful pensione surrounded by manicured gardens. Rachel, a college student from an unfashionable London suburb, can’t believe her luck in landing a summer job here. Especially when she’s drawn into a circle of privileged young sophisticates, including her glamorous coworker Diana, who promises to help Rachel win the affections of handsome, confident Sebastian. But as champagne flows and rivalries fester in the Tuscan countryside, Rachel realizes that Diana has motivations of her own. Adrift in a world of backstabbing and bed-hopping, lavish parties and easy betrayal, Rachel feels the stakes rising along with the temperature until, one night, something snaps. Someone dies. And nothing will ever be the same… In this atmospheric thriller set in sun-drenched Tuscany, Lizzy Barber weaves a deadly web of manipulation and desire that will keep readers enthralled until the breathtaking last page.
My Dark Vanessa meets The Queen’s Gambit in this new novel of suspense about the bonds of family, the limits of talent, the risks of ambition, and the rewards of revenge. When former piano prodigy Saskia Kreis returns home to Milwaukee after her mother’s unexpected death, she expects to inherit the family estate, the Elf House. But with the discovery that her mother’s will bequeathed the Elf House to a man that Saskia shares a complicated history with, she is forced to reexamine her own past––and the romantic relationship that changed the course of her life––for answers. Can she find a way to claim her heritage while keeping her secrets buried, or will the fallout from digging too deep destroy her? Set against a post #MeToo landscape, Rachel Kapelke-Dale’s The Ingenue delves into mother-daughter relationships, the expectations of talent, the stories we tell ourselves, and what happens when the things that once made you special are taken from you. Moving between Saskia’s childhood and the present day, this dark, contemporary fairy tale pulses with desire, longing, and uncertainty, as it builds to its spectacular, shocking climax.
She was the face that launched a thousand ships, The fierce beauty at the heart of Olympus, And she was never ours to claim. *A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Helen of Troy, Achilles, and Patroclus that’s as sinful as it is sweet.* In Olympus, you either have the power to rule…or you are ruled. Achilles Kallis may have been born with nothing, but as a child he vowed he would claw his way into the poisonous city’s inner circle. Now that a coveted role has opened to anyone with the strength to claim it, he and his partner, Patroclus Fotos, plan to compete and double their odds of winning. Neither expect infamous beauty Helen Kasios to be part of the prize…or for the complicated fire that burns the moment she looks their way. Zeus may have decided Helen is his to give to away, but she has her own plans. She enters into the competition as a middle finger to the meddling Thirteen rulers, effectively vying for her own hand in marriage. Unfortunately, there are those who would rather see her dead than lead the city. The only people she can trust are the ones she can’t keep her hands off-Achilles and Patroclus. But can she really believe they have her best interests at heart when every stolen kiss is a battlefield? “Deliciously inventive…Red-hot.” -Publishers Weekly STARRED for Neon Gods. “I get shivers just thinking of their interactions. SHIVERS.” -Mimi Koehler for The Nerd Dailey for Neon Gods

Did you get any good books this week?

I looked for an Easter movie that I hadn’t seen and I found Easter Under Wraps on Hallmark. It was predictable, but I liked it.

Did you watch anything good?

  • Monday (April 11, 2022): Spotlight of the BBNYA Silver Winner
  • Monday (April 11, 2022): Blog Tour Book Review 0f Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick (MG Thriller) 5-stars
  • Tuesday (April 12, 2022): Book Review of This May End Badly by Samantha Markum (YA RomCom) 4.5-stars
  • Wednesday (April 13, 2022) WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday (April 14, 2022) Pay Dirt Road by Samantha Jayne Allen (Hard-Boiled Mystery/Thriller) 4-stars
  • Friday (April 15, 2022) Book Blogger Hop: Book Jackets On or Off?
  • Sunday (April 17, 2022): Blog Tour Book Review – The Spa Break by Caroline James (RomCom)
  • Monday (April 18, 2022): BookReview – The Devil’s Dictionary by Steven Kotler (SciFy Thriller)
  • Tuesday (April 19, 2022): Book Review – I’ll Be You by Janelle Brown (Psychological Thriller)
  • Wednesday (April 20, 2022) WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday (April 21, 2022) Blog Tour Book Review – Man Down by James Down (Contemporary Fiction)
  • Friday (April 22, 2022) Book Blogger Hop

24 Replies to “Sunday Post 74 | Happy Holidays”

  1. A happy and blessed Easter Sunday to you and your family, Tessa! ✝🌈❤ It was a bit of a rollercoaster week for me, but looking forward to a peaceful, sunny Sunday.

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  2. Happy Easter and Passover Tessa! Glad to hear you are spending some quality time with family. Oooh Wicked Beauty sounds soooo good!!! And I love the cover too. Cleverly done.

    When you have time, will you let me know how you get to show your books with the scrollbar with?? It’s so cool.

    Happy reading and have a good week!

    Elza Reads

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    1. It’s HTML code that I can’t reproduce in comments. I maybe could try to dm you in IG.


  3. Happy holidays! I hope you’ve enjoyed both holidays. I hope you enjoy all the books you’re reading. I also hope you have a good week.

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    1. We had a lovely weekend. Hard to believe that the next time I see them it’ll be my baby’s graduation 👩‍🎓

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