Sundays In Bed With… Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka

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Welcome to the Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today! This meme is hosted by Midnight Book Girl.

This weekend I’m reading Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka. I’m about 100 pages in and so far I’d give it a 5 stars based on the writing alone. I’ve never tabbed a book before but I already have a bunch of little lavender tabs sticking out to remember quotes that are just so perfect. Also, every woman’s story is so interesting as well as the chapters with the countdown to Ansel’s execution. I’m so curious to see how this story is going to turn out.

Title: Notes on an Execution

Author: Danya Kukafka

Series: Standalone

Publisher: William Morrow

Release Date: January 25, 2022

Ansel Packer is scheduled to die in twelve hours. He knows what he’s done, and now awaits execution, the same chilling fate he forced on those girls, years ago. But Ansel doesn’t want to die; he wants to be celebrated, understood. He hoped it wouldn’t end like this, not for him.

Through a kaleidoscope of women—a mother, a sister, a homicide detective—we learn the story of Ansel’s life. We meet his mother, Lavender, a seventeen-year-old girl pushed to desperation; Hazel, twin sister to Ansel’s wife, inseparable since birth, forced to watch helplessly as her sister’s relationship threatens to devour them all; and finally, Saffy, the homicide detective hot on his trail, who has devoted herself to bringing bad men to justice but struggles to see her own life clearly. As the clock ticks down, these three women sift through the choices that culminate in tragedy, exploring the rippling fissures that such destruction inevitably leaves in its wake.

Blending breathtaking suspense with astonishing empathy, Notes on an Execution presents a chilling portrait of womanhood as it simultaneously unravels the familiar narrative of the American serial killer, interrogating our system of justice and our cultural obsession with crime stories, asking readers to consider the false promise of looking for meaning in the psyches of violent men.

Cover Reveal: The Beginning of Forever by A.E. Valdez

Title: The Beginning of Forever
: A.E. Valdez
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 17, 2022


Harlow and Acyn are on their way to happily ever after…

Or so they thought.

When their wedding is in jeopardy from outside forces and well-meaning family members, they decide to take matters into their own hands and escape to the Oregon coast.

Follow their journey from there to the Beginning of Forever.

About A.E. Valdez

A.E. Valdez discovered her passion for writing when she was given a journal by her 5th grade teacher and has been creating poetry, works of fiction, and gaming narratives ever since. As a child, she wanted to read more stories with people that looked like her.
She loves all things romance, from heartbreak to happily ever afters. She pours her own heart and soul into the stories she brings to life. Causing readers to fall in, and sometimes out, of love alongside her characters.
Amanda currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two sons. Most days you can find her sipping on an iced latte while she writes or enjoying time with her family.

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Cover Reveal: My Professor by R.S. Grey

Title: My Professor
: R.S. Grey
Series: Standalone
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 2, 2022


Young and naïve—those are his exact words.

Professor Barclay views me as a nuisance, a disruption of his otherwise obedient class and
perfectly regimented life. His bad impression of me stems from a simple misunderstanding, and
when that impression sours from bad to worse, he decides to make an example out of me in
front of the entire class. Every other female student in that auditorium looks on, longing to trade
places with me, wishing they were the object of his attention. It’s humiliating. I want nothing to
do with him or the tension growing between us, but he feels inescapable.

Deep down, I know I have a crush on him. It’s a shameful feeling I refuse to give life to.
Not that it matters—nothing can come from it. Besides our mutual dislike for one another and
the fact that he’s my professor, there’s an age gap that should be warning enough.

While we might cross the line once—the dark glance across a dimly lit bar…the metallic sound
of the bathroom door locking behind us…his hand slowly sliding up my skirt—I know it’s a
boundary I can’t break again.

Now, more than ever, he’s off-limits.

After four years apart, I’m a brand-new hire at his firm. I’ve convinced myself he won’t
remember me. I’m safe here in the wolf’s den.

It’s funny, isn’t it? How easily we can delude ourselves if only we want something bad enough.
Nothing has changed.

That same friction roils between us. My gaze still flees from the chill of his glacier blue eyes. At
times it seems the only difference is how I respond to his commands.

He’s my new boss, so it’s no longer “Yes, Professor”.

He expects something a little different—
Yes, sir.

Cover Reveal: A Kingdom of Flame and Fury by Whitney Dean

Title: A Kingdom of Flame and Fury
: Whitney Dean
Series: The Four Kingdoms #1
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2022


At ten years old, Raven was mysteriously willed to be the next ruler of Seolia, a kingdom nestled
within the realm of The Four Kingdoms. Orphaned as a baby, she has spent fifteen years ruling
over a kingdom she believes she did not earn all while hiding secrets: she possesses dark
magic and she thirsts for blood. Now at almost twenty-five years old and with a sudden
addiction to stealing life, Raven must fight through her new procured darkness to save her soul,
but when a mysterious stranger arrives in her kingdom, she starts experiencing vivid dreams
that detail who she truly is. As she slowly starts to unravel her story, what she uncovers at the
end of the spool will change the course of her life and her kingdom forever.

Sundays In Bed With… Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

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Welcome to the Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today! This meme is hosted by Midnight Book Girl.

This weekend I’m reading Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. 800 years later and I’m finally getting to this series. I’m about 200 pages into it and so far I’m really enjoying it. Even though this was her second book and it was published almost 9 years ago, I find it still holds up pretty well. I’m looking forward to continuing this and the rest of the series.

Title: Crown of Midnight

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Series: Throne of Glass #2

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

Release Date: August 15, 2013

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.