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Merry Little Christmas Giveaway Hop ~ Dec. 4th – 18th

Hosted by Review Wire Media and Chatty Patty’s Place

 

I like December; because I can curling up with a good book and a cup of coco, hot tea, or coffee depending on the time of day and just watch the weather outside.

 

Here are a few fun holiday reads I have enjoyed & recommend:

 

Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas
by Katie Ruggle

 

In the heart of the Rockies
In the arms of a cowboy
One white Christmas can change everything.

 

When firefighter and single dad Steve Springfield moved his four kids to a Colorado Christmas tree ranch, he intended for it to be a safe haven. But he never expected danger to follow them to his childhood home…

 

Or that he would come face-to-face with the one girl he could never forget.

 

Folk artist Camille Brandt lives a quiet life. As the town’s resident eccentric, she’s used to being lonely–until Steve freaking Springfield changes everything. Brave and kind, he’s always had a piece of her heart, and it doesn’t take long before she’s in danger of falling for him and his rambunctious kids. But as mysterious fires break out across the sleepy Colorado town, Steve and Camille will have to fight if they want their happy family to survive until Christmas…

 

A Tall, Dark Cowboy Christmas
by Maisey Yates

 

It’s Christmas in Gold Valley, and this wounded widower is about to get another shot at love…

 

Grant Dodge didn’t expect to find a woman sleeping in an abandoned cabin on his family ranch. Or to find her so intriguing. Unlike every other woman in town, McKenna Tate doesn’t know Grant’s a widower. There’s no pity in the looks she gives him. McKenna wants him, and Grant has forgotten what it’s like to feel like a man. A no-strings fling for Christmas might be the kind of holiday cheer Grant needs…

 

With only a suitcase to her name, McKenna came to Gold Valley to confront her birth father. She didn’t plan to work at the Dodge ranch or fall for the gorgeous cowboy who keeps his heart roped off. But there’s no denying the way their broken pieces fit together. Hope brought her to Gold Valley—but will it be the gift that could finally heal Grant, and McKenna’s own wounded heart?

 

Also includes a bonus Gold Valley novella, Snowed in with the Cowboy!

 

 

You could win your choice of any Book or eBook up to $10 US Dollars. (Open INT) Winners choice!  International winner can pick a book from the BookDepository as long as they ship their for free (find that out here!).  The Winner will be notified by e-mail, and will have 48 hours to respond or a new Winner will be chosen.  Winning entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  See full giveaway policy here.

 

 

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7. My Chaotic Ramblings-$10 Amazon Gift Card 
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10. Confessions of a Frugal Mind: $20 PayPal Cash 
11. Pausitive Living Origami Flowers & Beaded Jewelry 
12. Nanny to Mommy: Ugly Christmas Sweater 
13. Savings in Seconds: Frankie's Scared of Everything prize pack 
14. Eclectic Evelyn - Diamond Painting $50 GC 
15. Tammie's Take - 2 ceramic christmas trees 
16. My Crafty Zoo Modern Pasta Sauces Recipe Book 
17. Grandma's Coffee Cup - $115 Soothe In-Home Massage Gift Card 
18. icefairy - Magformers Amazing Rescue 50-Piece Set 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Source: http://angelsguiltypleasures.com/2019/12/merry-little-christmas-giveaway-hop-dec-4th-18th

Review: The Blacksmith Queen (The Scarred Earth Saga #1) by G.A. Aiken

The Blacksmith Queen (The Scarred Earth Saga #1) - G.A. Aiken
The Blacksmith Queen
The Scarred Earth Saga #1
G.A. Aiken
Fantasy Romance
Kensington
August 27th 2019
eBook
304
Bought

 

When a prophesy brings war to the Land of the Black Hills, Keeley Smythe must join forces with a clan of mountain warriors who are really centaurs in a thrilling new fantasy romance series from New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken. 

The Old King Is Dead
 
With the demise of the Old King, there’s a prophesy that a queen will ascend to the throne of the Black Hills. Bad news for the king’s sons, who are prepared to defend their birthright against all comers. But for blacksmith Keeley Smythe, war is great for business. Until it looks like the chosen queen will be Beatrix, her younger sister. Now it’s all Keeley can do to protect her family from the enraged royals. 
 
Luckily, Keeley doesn’t have to fight alone. Because thundering to her aid comes a clan of kilt-wearing mountain warriors called the Amichai. Not the most socially adept group, but soldiers have never bothered Keeley, and rough, gruff Caid, actually seems to respect her. A good thing because the fierce warrior will be by her side for a much longer ride than any prophesy ever envisioned …

 

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The Blacksmith Queen is book one in The Scarred Earth Saga by G.A. Aiken. 

 

It’s in the same world as her Dragon Kin series, but with new characters and locations. We get demon wolfs, centaurs, dwarfs, and a verity of characters. 

 

I love G.A. Aiken’s Dragon Kin series, so when I heard we where going to be visiting the Centaurs well I was ecstatic. I love the crazy over the top characters created and couldn’t wait to dive into this new series. Many say this is different from her Dragon Kin series. To me this series has some of the same undertones with the outrageous characters, snark, humor, and great world building. It does have more battles and violence then her Dragon Kin series. 

 

I loved how we got multiple POV’s in The Blacksmith Queen. Aiken uses secondary characters to share the experiences and it offers something different and gives us a more menacing light on some. 

 

Our heroine Keeley is a blacksmith. She’s rude, surly, and violent, but she’s fun, very protective of her family, totally selfless and thinks outside the box. She’s all woman and you know she deserves a big tough hunk.

 

The story was interesting yet simple. After a huge betrayal Keeley suddenly finds herself the next rightful Queen. She never wanted to be Queen and still she takes on the challenges set forth in front of her. Things aren’t ok! War has broken out with the late Kings children vivifying for his thrown and then theirs the issue with her younger sister. Then we have Caid and his fellow Centaurs who can only gird their loins for what might happen next. 

 

As for the romance Keeley and Caid’s grew steadily, culminating in a steamy love-scene.

 

The Blacksmith Queen was so much fun. I can’t wait for the next installment nor can I wait to listen to the audio. It’s full of magical creatures, humor, and crazy family and friends.

 

Rated: 5 Stars

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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December Of Books Giveaway Hop ~ Nov. 1st – 31st

Hosted by It Starts at Midnight & FLYLeF

 

Welcome to December Of Books Giveaway Hop

 

You could win as many physical or eCopy Books that add up to $15 US Dollars. I’ll do physical or eCopy. USA winner can pick a books from Amazon & International winner can pick books from the BookDepository as long as they ship their for free (find that out here!).  The Winner will be notified by e-mail, and will have 48 hours to respond or a new Winner will be chosen.  Winning entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.

 

Not sure what to get. Check out some of the December Releases!

 

 

Check out all the stops and enter this giveaway below! 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER ON ORIGINAL POST 

 

 

 

Submission closes on December 12th.

1.  The Candid Cover (INT)   4.  Angel's Guilty Pleasures (INT)    
2.  Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight   5.  Mocha Girls Read (US)    
3.  Karen @ For What It's Worth (INT)      

 


(Submissions close in 4d 13h 54m)
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://angelsguiltypleasures.com/2019/12/december-of-books-giveaway-hop-dec-1st-31st

Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – Nov. 2019

 

WELCOME to November’s
Monthly Wrap Up

 

AYSO Soccer ending this month on the 16th, until then my Saturdays where dedicated to soccer all day long.  Our team made it all the way to the Semi-Finals.  That’s awesome!  The kids where sad that we lost the Semi-Final and didn’t make it to the Finals.  We also had our end of the year Team Party and all the kids got engraved medals.  The parents got my hubby, coach, some nice gifts for coaching and dedicating his time to the team.

 

 

We decorated the second weekend in November for Christmas.  We’ve got family coming for Thanksgiving and we will celebrate both holidays with them since they won’t be back.  We do this every year.  Not easy for those that live far away to make it out for both holidays.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I baked a bunch of stuff for Thanksgiving. I did the Breakfast Casserole with Bacon (great for any meal), Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies, Pumpkin Pie, & Banana Cream Pie Fluff. 

 

 

On The Blog This Month

Congratulations to all the winners this month!
Make sure to check out the giveaway page for all the latest giveaways!

 

  • October Subscriber Only – Karen H. won the $5 Amazon GC.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway Hop – Megan P. won the $10 Amazon GC.
  • Hocus Pocus Giveaway Hop – Mary L. won any book of choose and picked an eCopy of Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter.
  • October Of Books Giveaway Hop – Debra B. won any 2019 New Release and picked Along the Tapajos by Fernando Vilela.
  • Spooktacular Giveaway Hop – Randi S. won the $5 Amazon GC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sign Up is Live for the 2020 Library Love Challenge. 

This year we are doing things differently.  Now that I’ve got a co-host who is as much in love with the library as I am; we’re going to be offering up MONTHLY GIVEAWAYS.  Each month will be something different.  You do have to join the challenge to enter the giveaways, then we have a few freebie options; like following one or both of use, sharing, and then the main entries which are adding your book reviews.  The Monthly Post/Giveaway will go live each month on the 1st and you will have until the 4th of the next month to enter, before the giveaway closes.

 

 

 

 

Pulled by the Tail, Branded as Trouble (Audio), Just Like a Cowboy, The Dragon Finds Forever, No Getting Over a Cowboy (Audio), How to Kiss an Undead Bride, Touching Ice, Numbers, & Melting Iron.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting!
Have a wonderful December

 

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Stacking The Shelves – Nov. 2019

Hosted by Tonga’s Reviews & Co-Hosted by Reading Reality

 

What is STS? “Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. It’s a place to share/feature all the books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!”  **As for library books you won’t be seeing them here; since I do a post every month featuring them.**

 

Make sure to double check $$ pricing before buying. Pricing can change at anytime.

 

 

Amazon Freebie – Shadow Kisses: A Zodiac Shifters PR Anthology, Vrehx: Science Fiction Adventure Romance, Bewitching Bedlam, Cowboy SEAL Homecoming, Pit Perfect Murder, & Alien Lord’s Captive.

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon Kindle – Drakon’s Plunder (Sale $.99c), Drakon’s Past (Sale $.99c), Drakon’s Tear (Sale $.99c), Drakon Unchained (Sale $.99c), Drakon’s Prey (Sale $.99c), South of Surrender (Sale $.99c), West of Want (Sale $.99c), Pulled by the Tail ($.99c), The Serpent ($1.99), Centurion, Mirror Mage, & Ride Wild (Sale $1.99).

 

 

 

Amazon Prime – The Angry Birds Movie 2 & The Big Bang Theory Season One

 

 

 

 

 

Author – Hollywood Scandals by Gemma Halliday

 

 

 

 

 

Won from All the Ups and Downs during the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop my pick of eBooks adding up to $15, so I picked Numbers by Laurann Dohner, Angel’s Flight by Ella Summers, and Wolf at the Door by Hailey Edwards. Won the October Discussion Challenge Giveaway via Feed Your Fiction Addiction & It Starts at Midnight my pick was an eBook Slouch Witch by Helen Harper. Also won paperback copy of  Destiny of the Wolves by Terry Spear from Sourcebooks.

 


 

Have you read and/or listened to any of the books I got?
What did you think? Any books I need to read?

 

 

Source: http://angelsguiltypleasures.com/2019/11/stacking-the-shelves-nov-2019

Monthly Library Love – Nov. 2019

Here is a look at my November Library Love.
The library is a great place to pick up New & Old releases in books, movies, manga, audiobooks, magazines, and more. Check out all the wonderful items I picked up this month.

There’s still time to join the 2019 Library Love Challenge. The 2020 Library Love Challenge Sign Up has opened. Get ready for a new year and lots more giveaways!

 

 

Total Saved in November: $423.28
(Books & Movie prices based on Amazon pricing.)

 

Ebooks – Touching Ice & Melting Ice

 

 

 

Audiobook – Between Floors, Unbroken Cowboy, Branded As Trouble, No Getting Over a Cowboy, & Those Texas Nights.

 

 

 

Movies – CSI Complete Sixth Season, CSI Complete Seven Season, & CSI Complete Eight Season

 

 

 

Kid Movies – Pokmon 4ever

 

 

 

Kid Books – Baby Goes To Market, Bailey At The Museum, Bread and Jam For Frances, Hiccupotamus, Penguins Love Their ABC’s, Sweet Penny and The Lion, Up Up Up Down, I Want To Be A Pilot, A Puppy For Miguel, Bears In The Night, Captain Jack and The Pirates, Dog Days of School, Frog and Friends: Celebrate Thanksgiving Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Me and Annie McPhee, Ninja Blaze!, Our Library, Sleeping Bootsie, Funny Bone Jokes and Riddles, Henry and Mudge The First Book of their Adventures, Paddington Sets Sail, The Bike Lesson, The Octopus, Too Many Treats, Beyond the Dinosaurs : Monsters of the Air and Sea, Class Pet Mess!, In the Middle of the Night, Pip Squeak, Secret Ninja Force, Sweet Dreams Bruno, The Slithery Shakedown, & Justice League I Am The Flash.

 

 

 

What did you pick up from the library this month? Did you enjoy?
I’d love to hear from you!

 

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Source: http://angelsguiltypleasures.com/2019/11/monthly-library-love-nov-2019

Black Friday Book Bonanza ~ Nov. 29th – Dec. 2nd

Hosted by Reading Reality and Caffeinated Reviewer

 

You could win ANY Book/eBook of your choose up to $12 US Dollars. I’ll do physical or eCopy. USA winner can pick a book from Amazon & International winner can pick a book from the BookDepository as long as they ship their for free (find that out here!).  The Winner will be notified by e-mail, and will have 48 hours to respond or a new Winner will be chosen.  Winning entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER 

 

 

 

Follow the Giveaway Hop HERE

 

Black Friday Giveaway Hop Participants

 

1. Reading Reality (INT)
2. Caffeinated Reviewer (INT)
3. Angel’s Guilty Pleasures (INT)
4. Read Your Writes Book Reviews (US)
5. Samantha The Book Disciple
6. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books (INT)
7. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
8. Gretl@ Goldilox and the Three Weres (US)
9. Ilovebooksandstuffblog
10. Beauty Info Zone (US/Can)
11. The Mommy Island
12. Dashing Bling Read
13. The Attic Girl
14. Maureen @ Maureen’s Books
15. For What It’s Worth
16. Suzie Olsen (US)
17. Tabatha @Broken Soul Reviews
18. Carol’s Notebook (Int)
19. Readeropolis (US)

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 11/25 – 12/1

 

 

Nov. 25th, 2019

 

 

Tayme (Were Zoo Book 8) by R.E. Butler
Ghosts Like It Hot (Murder by Design #6) by Erin McCarthy

 


Nov. 26th, 2019

 

 

Slippers And Thieves Special Edition (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #4) by Christina Bauer
Night’s Reckoning (Elemental Legacy #3) by Elizabeth Hunter
The Rise of Magicks (Chronicles of The One #3) by Nora Roberts
Wolf Rebel (SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team #10) by Paige Tyler
Where Winter Finds You (Black Dagger Brotherhood #17.5) by J.R. Ward
The Goddess Gets Her Guy by Ashlyn Chase
A Dirty Job (J.J. Graves Mystery #7) by Liliana Hart
The Dog Who Knew Too Much (Paws and Claws Mystery #6) by Krista Davis
Invitation Only Murder (Lucy Stone #26) by Leslie Meier
The Cost of Honor (Black Ops Confidential #3) by Diana Munoz Stewart
Lethal Redemption (Steele Ops #2) by April Hunt
A Cowboy Like You (Heart of Texas #4) by Donna Grant
Wish Upon a Cowboy (Cowboys of Creedence #4) by Jennie Marts
Restless Hearts (Montana Justice #1) by B.J. Daniels
The Christmas Wish: A Sunshine Valley Novella by Melinda Curtis
My Fake Rake (Union of the Rakes #1) by Eva Leigh
Night of the Scoundrel (The Devils of Dover #3.5) by Kelly Bowen
Forever and a Duke (Rogues to Riches #3) by Grace Burrowes
To Bed the Bride (All for Love #3) by Karen Ranney

 

 

Nov. 27th, 2019

 

 

Sold on You (Riding Tall 2 Book 5) by Cheyenne McCray

 


Nov. 29th, 2019

 

 

The Ghost of Christmas Past (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #8.5) by Angie Fox
Edge of Darkness (Midnight Breed Hunter Legacy #3) by Lara Adrian
A Marriage with Mojo (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod #9) by Tracy Ellen

 


Dec. 1st, 2019

 

 

The Queen’s Baby Scandal by Maisey Yates

 

 

Check out the 2019 New Release Coming and Out Now (click pic)!

 

 

I’ve got freebies and on sale ebooks for you (click pic).
Make sure to double check $$ pricing before buying. 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://angelsguiltypleasures.com/2019/11/angels-weekly-book-releases-11-25-12-1

SIGN UP: 2020 Library Love Challenge

 

Welcome to the fourth annual Library Love Challenge hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures & Books of My Heart. 

 

I hope you will join us in celebrating and support libraries.

 

If you are like us; then you like to purchase every book you want to read.  And, well that can put a hurt on your wallet.  One way to help lessen the hurt is to check out books (prints, ebooks, or audios) from the library.  If you do this, it will help save you LOTS of money $$.

 

Getting a library card in most places is FREE.  So, if you love to read and/or listen to books then grab your library card and join the challenge.

 

 

Details:
Runs: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.
You can join anytime.
The sign-up will remain open until Dec. 31st, 2020.

 

  • Put a sign up post on your blog or (dedicate a Goodreads shelf or LibraryThing) and link it in the linky below.  Make sure it’s public.
  • Please link back to both challenge hosts and include the challenge button in your sign-up posts.
  • The goal is to read at least twelve (12) books from the library, but you can read more.  While twelve is the minimum; there is no maximum limit.  See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you.
  • Any format will work for this challenge (prints, ebooks, or audios); as long as you checked it out from the library, it counts.
  • Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, fantasy, mystery, thriller, horror, etc.).
  • Crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed, including re-reads.  The goal is to support your local library and save money.
  • Monthly Library Love Email: We are offering up a Monthly Email dedicated to the library love challenge.  This email will focus on the monthly posts.  Everyone who signs up will get a confirmation email, you can unsubscribe at any time, including after the sign-up, more information at the bottom of this post or Sign Up Now.
  • As an added bonus: We’re offering up MONTHLY GIVEAWAYS with this Challenge.  On the 1st of every month, a link-up will go up on both Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and Books of My Heart where you can leave your links for your reviews on the books you read from the library.  One Winner will be picked each month!! So make sure to stop by each month to enter.  More details below. 
  • (Optional) Reviews: Write a review to enter the giveaway – 2 sentences or an essay, whatever works for you, but there is a minimum of 2 sentences.  Not sure what to write? How about something like, “The plot was a delight, but the characters didn’t capture me.” “I enjoyed the story and really liked the characters.”
  • Please use #LibraryLoveChallenge when sharing your reviews, library pictures, etc…

 

Levels:

  • Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
  • Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
  • Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
  • Library Addict: Read 48 books
  • Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books

 

If interested we also have a Goodreads Group for the Library Love Challenge, where we talk, share, and discuss the books we snagged/read during the 2020 Library Love Challenge. – Click Here

 

If you are interested we are offering up a Monthly Library Love Email.  This email will be once a month and only feature the posts for the library love. – Click Here To Sign Up

 

Library Love Banner
(feel free to use)

 

 

This year we are doing things differently.  Now that I’ve got a co-host who is as much in love with the library as I am; we’re going to be offering up MONTHLY GIVEAWAYS.  Each month will be something different.  You do have to join the challenge to enter the giveaways, then we have a few freebie options; like following one or both of use, sharing, and then the main entries which are adding your book reviews.  The Monthly Post/Giveaway will go live each month on the 1st and you will have until the 4th of the next month to enter, before the giveaway closes.

 

Once you have your sign up post live, add your link below!
Feel free to grab the banner to share or showcase the challenge.

 

 

 

HOP OVER TO ORIGINAL POST TO ENTER 

 

 

 

Source: http://angelsguiltypleasures.com/2019/11/sign-up-2020-library-love-challenge

Review: Blood Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria #2) by Ella Summers

Blood Magic - Ella Summers
Blood Magic
Dragon Born Alexandria #2
Ella Summers
Urban Fantasy
Night Spark Media
February 19, 2016
eBook
286
Kindle Unlimited

 

Branded as an abomination, Dragon Born mage Alex Dering has spent her whole life hiding what she is—a secret her father died to protect. Eight years after his death, Alex finally gets the chance to track down the mage responsible.

 

But her vengeance is put on hold when she gets a lead in London on the Blood Orb, a magical artifact with the power to control vampires. Retrieving the orb from the hate group that holds it won’t be easy; thwarting their plan to exterminate every supernatural in the world will be even harder.

 

To make matters worse, a mysterious killer is stalking Alex’s every move, determined to end her life. To survive this, it will take all her magic, a lot of help from a dangerous ally, and a really big sword.

 

Goodreads

Amazon

 

 

Blood Magic is book two in the Dragon Born Alexandria series by Ella Summers. 

 

This was an improvement from book one. It’s a fast-paced read with a lot of action. We get an assassin sent to kill Alex, hybrids going missing, and Alex is starting to have weird dreams. 

 

Now that Alexandria has Slayer on her side, her and her sister, can look into their fathers death and who killed him. That trail had gone cold, but having an assassin around who knows the underworld and where to look, well they can start to get answers. 

 

The search continues for the Blood Orb, stopping the hate group, and stopping an all out war between humans and supernaturals. Which is what will happen if the Convictionites have their way. 

 

If you aren’t read the Dragon Born World series books in order then you will be spoiled on what happened in Magic Nights Dragon Born Serafina book three; because we have Serafina and Naomi explaining about the Big Evils in play and how the Convicitionites fit into this. Many of my questions where answered about the Evils, how things are connected, and the Blood Orbs.

 

We also learn that mix breed aka hybrids, adults and children are being kidnapped all over the world. To what end? We don’t know, but this brings Naomi into the picture and I love her. She’s a lot of fun. Her and Serafina worked together and now she’s here to help Alexandria. 

 

Slayer aka Logan and Alexandria still have that scorching sexual tension. These two get together fast and stay together. The romance isn’t drawn out. It’s more insta. 

 

Summers does a good job describing things and being descriptive of the different kinds and flavors of magic. I like this aspect of the Dragon Born. It’s an interesting magic skill. 

 

Magic Born was a lot of fun with it’s fast-paced action and adventure.

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

You do need to read the Dragon Born World series in order:

 

  • Mercenary Magic (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 1)
  • Magic Edge (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 1)
  • Magic Games (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 2)
  • Magic Nights (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 3)
  • Blood Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 2)
  • Magic Kingdom (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 3)
  • Fairy Magic (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 1)
  • Rival Magic (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 4)
  • Shadow World: A Dragon Born Trilogy
  • Spirit Magic (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 2)
  • Magic Immortal (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 3)
  • Shadow Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 4)

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Celebrating The Little Things Tag

 

Found this tag on Emily The Book Nerd and she found it at alysinbookland.

 

Who was your very first follower? If you can still find it out, then tag them and give them a shout out!

 

Well the first follower was myself. I needed to make sure all my links where working. Besides myself it was Sara L. on Facebook. She started following me Feb. 2014 a month after the blog was started.

 

What was the last milestone you reached?

 

Last milestone is my 5 year blog anniversary.

 

What was the very first post you posted on your blog? Share it with us!

 

My first post was a book review for Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews.

 

 

Who was your most recent follower? Tag them and give them a shout out!

 

My most recent follower’s are Maranda H. & Brittany R. via Email, Alecia G. on Instagram, and Jane R. on Twitter.

 

What was the last post you posted and who was the very first person who took their time to click the like button? Give them a shout out!

 

Last post’s where Release Day! Tuesday is all about the releases ^_^.

 

How many months years have you been blogging for?

 

5  years 11 months

 

Do you have any bloggers that your friends with? Give them a shout out!

 

I consider the bloggers I know/follow as acquaintances instead of friends. No one leaves near me, that I know of, otherwise I’d be getting together them. 

 

Who originally created the last meme or tag you participated in? Give them a shout out!

 

The last tag I did on the blog is The Fall Bucket List Book Tag! Saw this tag on Lili Lost in a Book, but it was created byRead by Tiffany

 

Have you any social media related to your blog? Share it with us!

 

Email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Bloglovin’, Tumbler, Pinterest, BookLikes, BookBub, and Amazon Profile. 

 

 

Last but not least, give thanks to all of your followers.

 

 

Make sure to enter the Gratitude Giveaway Hop and In Everything Give Thanks Giveaway Hop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Review: Magic Edge (Dragon Born Alexandria #1) by Ella Summers

Magic Edge (Dragon Born Alexandria Book 1) - Ella Summers
Magic Edge
Dragon Born Alexandria #1
Ella Summers
Urban Fantasy
Night Spark Media
November 8, 2015
eBook
232
Kindle Unlimited

 

Mercenary mage Alex Dering has spent most of her life killing deadly monsters for only peanuts in return—until the world’s most legendary immortal hires her for a prestigious assignment in Europe. In return for hunting down misbehaving supernaturals, he’s going to pay her a boatload of cash.

 

But a straightforward slash and burn extermination in Zurich gets a whole lot more complicated for Alex when a gang of vampires steals one piece of a magical artifact that, once assembled, has the power to kill every supernatural in the city. Well out of her depth, she’s forced into a precarious partnership with a notorious assassin, a man as seductive as he is deadly. With a band of killers hot on their trail, Alex has no choice but to trust him—even if that trust could expose her most guarded secret.

 

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Magic Edge is book one in the Dragon Born Alexandria series by Ella Summers. Now I am trying to read the series in order with all the other Dragon Born world books.

 

This book reminded me of the Hidden Legacy series; because of all the magic and we had this one scene that was similar to the chained up scene in Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. Is this series as good as Andrews, no, but it was still entertaining.

 

We get assassins, hate groups, magic orb’s with apocalyptic tendencies, and lots of action.

 

Alex is Serafina’s sister. She’s headstrong, reckless, and confident. She’s a bad ass, dragon born and hides her magic. Then we have Logan an assassin. When we meet him he’s a mystery and you wonder about him throughout the story. When the author reveals something big about him it’s a surprise and an interesting twist.

 

We do get a few secondary characters. I enjoyed them. One character was Marek who is Alex’s friend and bit of comic relief. He doesn’t know what she is, but that doesn’t stop her from making friends.

 

The hate group, the Convictionites, are a cult of humans who have known about magic and it’s creatures. They seek to destroy that world and to do so they use magic even though they hate it.

 

Logan and Alex are rivals forced to work together. They are attracted to each other right way and it’s a very strong attraction. Their is lots of sexual tension between them and their first kiss is HAWT. Both are a little crazy and have their own demons, but they kinda complement each other.

 

Magic Edge was an ok read. It’s a fun fluff with a magic edge. It’s fast-paced and full of action.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

You do need to read the Dragon Born World series in order:

 

  • Mercenary Magic (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 1)
  • Magic Edge (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 1)
  • Magic Games (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 2)
  • Magic Nights (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 3)
  • Blood Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 2)
  • Magic Kingdom (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 3)
  • Fairy Magic (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 1)
  • Rival Magic (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 4)
  • Shadow World: A Dragon Born Trilogy
  • Spirit Magic (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 2)
  • Magic Immortal (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 3)
  • Shadow Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 4)

 

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The Fall Bucket List Book Tag!

 

Saw this tag on Lili Lost in a Book and she saw it at Drizzle & Hurricane Books. The tag was created by Read by Tiffany! The books featured are ones I’ve read. 

 

The Fall Bucket List Book Tag!

 

Light A Scented Candle
A book that is light hearted

 

 

I’ve got two for you the Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken and the Pride series by Shelly Laurenston. They both are very light hearted, humors, and written by the same person. Dragon Actually is the first book in the Dragon Kin series and Bear Meets Girl is book seven in the Pride series. I really love both these series and have many favorites in them. 

 

 

Drink Pumpkin Spiced Lattes
A book that has a lot of hype

 

 

 

Well, Nalini Singh and Ilona Andrews are two of my favorite authors and anytime a notice goes out for a new releases I’m all over it. Archangel’s War and Sapphire Flames where hyped up for 2019. Another which I want to read, but haven’t yet is from a debut author Kingdom of Exiles (The Beast Charmer, #1) by Maxym Martineau.

 

 

Go Apple Picking
A Book that has fun friendship

 

 

The Weird Girls are four sisters, even-though they are sisters, they have a wonderful friendship bond. Bones from The Night Huntress series has a nice friendship with Ian, Vlad, Spade, and Mencheres.

 

 

Wear A Cozy Sweater
A book that warms your heart

 

 

Well any book I read warms my heart, but I love when kids are involved. They just add something special to the story (if the author does them correctly). Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas by Katie Ruggle is a sweet, fun, and a nice holiday romance read. 

 

 

Bake Cinnamon Rolls
A character who’s a talented chef

 

 

Gin Blanco main character in Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep. I always get hungry reading any of the books, because Gin is always cooking something yummy for herself, friends, or the people stopping in her restaurant. 

 

 

Jump Into A Pile Of Leaves
A book that made you jump for joy

 

 

Almost all the books I read make me jump for joy. It’s hard to pick, but I’ll have to go with Magic Bites; while the whole Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews always makes me jump for joy. 

 

 

I’d love to hear from you!
What are your answers to the question? 

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 11/18 – 11/ 22

 
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Nov. 18th, 2019

 

 

Petunia’s Pandemonium: Sea Shenanigans Book Five by Robyn Peterman
Some Like it Plaid by Angela Quarles
The Firefighter’s Cinderella by Sonya Weiss
Night’s Kiss by Mary Hughes
Coldest Fire (Dominion #3) by Juliette Cross

 


Nov. 19th, 2019

 

 

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3) by Holly Black
From Flame and Ash (Elements of Five #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan
Chosen Mate (Crescent Moon #9) by Katie Reus
Emperor’s Throne (Desert Cursed #6) by Shannon Mayer
All Fired Up (Road to Love #3) by Lori Foster
One Hot Holiday by Cynthia Eden
Safety Breach (Longview Ridge Ranch #1) by Delores Fossen
Shelf Awareness (Green Valley Library #4) by Katie Ashley

 

 
Nov. 20th, 2019

 

 

Fallen King (Court of the Sea Fae #2) by C.N. Crawford
The Santa Accident by Gemma Brocato

 


Nov. 22nd, 2019

 

 

In Possession by Margo Bond Collins & Sheena Austin
Alpha Geek: Gray by Milly Taiden

 

 

Check out the 2019 New Release Coming and Out Now (click pic)!

 

I’ve got freebies and on sale ebooks for you (click pic).
Make sure to double check $$ pricing before buying. 

 

 

 
 
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In Everything Give Thanks Giveaway Hop ~ Nov. 16th – 30th

Hosted by MamatheFox

 

I want to let everyone know, that I’m very thankful for you, my followers. You are AMAZING and WONDERFUL. Thank you for sticking with the blog and following. 

 

 

 

You could win a $10 Amazon GC or a Book/eBook up to $10 US Dollars. (Open INT)  Winners choice!  International winner can pick a book from the BookDepository as long as they ship their for free (find that out here!).  The Winner will be notified by e-mail, and will have 48 hours to respond or a new Winner will be chosen.  Winning entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.  See full giveaway policy here

 

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2019 End Of The Year Book Tag

Credit goes to Under the Covers Book Blog

 

2019 End Of The Year Book Tag

 

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

 

Nope.

 

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

 

I like re-read/listen around Dec. into Jan. It’s a busy time of year with family and Holidays, so new books that I need to concentrate on go on the back burner. I like to re-read the Katie Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews, Pride Series by Shelly Laurenston, and/or Dragon Kin Series by G.A. Aiken.

 

 

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

 

Nope! All the new releases I was looking forward to have been released for 2019. Now 2020 is a different story. ^_^

 

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

 

 

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?

 

 

Have you already started making reading plans for 2019?

 

Yes. I’m going to be doing the Audiobook Challenge, New Release Challenge, Library Love Challenge & last the Discussion Challenge. I’m going to keep my Challenges simple this year. I say that every year, but 2020 is going to be different.

 

As for planning my reading. I don’t plan. I go with the flow. 

 

I’d love to hear from you!
What are your answers to the questions?

 

Check out my End Of The Year Book Tag for 2017 & 2018

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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