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The Calendar Book Tag

 

Found this tag on Life of a Female Bibliophile and she found it on Cat on the Bookshelf. It’s creator is Momo from The Booktube Girl.

 

January: New Years – Name a new release coming out this year that you are greatly anticipating.

 

 

These three are my most anticipated for 2020.  I love the Andrews team and Briggs is just amazing.  Now, I can read the Innkeeper on their website, but I love to wait for the full edited novel to come out.  A chapter a week sounds great, but nope I want the full story all at once. 

 

February: Leap Year – Name a book or series that you would like to skip and refuse to read.

 

 

 

The King by J.R. Ward. In 2014 I was all about BDB and had pre-ordered The King, but then I caught some twitter feed SPOILERS on it and when I found out about one of my favorite couples, well I was sad.  Ward made her Vampires be all about their True Mates, love, cherish, etc..  Then I heard there where issues and she was going to give them another book to fix what happened and well I haven’t been able to make myself pick up a BDB book.  I still love the early books with the main BDB characters.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Everyone was all about the Fifty Shades series when it came out.  I never got into the hip and never watched the movies.  I have no desire to pick up this book or any book in the series. 

 

March: St. Patrick’s Day – Favorite book set in the countryside or a rural area.

 

 

As most of you know, those that follow me, I’m not big on Contemporary Romance and that is the genre you can mainly find rural or countryside areas.  Maybe in Historical Romances too.  I just have a hard time getting into CR stories and staying interested in the characters.  Thou one of my favorite series is by Gena Showalter – The Original Heartbreakers series.  I fell in love with this series from the novella and had to listen to the series.  Strawberry Valley gave me that sweet home town feel.  Another series I very much enjoyed and found that sweet hometown feel was Gold Valley by Maisey Yates.

 

April: April Fool’s – Name a book that had a story that tricked you into thinking it was going in one direction but ended up going in a completely different one.

 

To be honest I can’t think of a book.  I’ve been trying, but nothing is coming to mind.

 

May: Mother’s Day – Name a book that is always there for you, that you love and that lightens the mood when you’re feeling down.

 

 

 

The Pride series by Shelly Laurenston or The Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken.  G.A. & Shelly are the same person. Both series have these over the top characters and humor that makes me laugh, lighting my mood, and feel better.  These two series are my go to when I’m feeling down or in a book slump. 

 

June: Summer Solstice – Name a book that felt like it took forever to read.

 

 

 

 

Pure Heat by M.L, Buchman.  I will admit I was lured in by the cover and blurb.  This author at the time was new to me.  I started Pure Heat; before the Holidays (2017) and it took me forever, into the New Year (2018), to finish this book.  My reading time was very limited, but even with that I almost didn’t make it through the book.  I think that had I been in my reading grove I probably would have DNF’d.  It wasn’t that it was bad, there where things I enjoyed, but I had trouble staying interested and focused.

Unbroken Cowboy by Maisey Yates.  I started this in Nov. 2019 and didn’t finish until mid-Dec. 2019.  I’ve loved the previous four books in this series, but this one was not what I wanted.  I just couldn’t stay connected or interested in this one.   It just lacked the adult vibe for me and so, it took me longer to get through. 

 

July: Independence Day – Name a strong and independent character that inspired you.

 

 

I’ve got three: Mercy Thompson, Kate Daniels, and Gin Blanko.  Each are very independent women with strong work ethics, brains that they use, and kick-ass attitudes.  Besides being kick-ass they have some of the same issues and struggles that almost all women have. This makes them all relatable, likable, and inspiring. 

 

Mercy is a mechanic. A job that is dominated by men.
Kate souks up knowledge like a sponge.
Gin besides being an assassin, she can cook. 

 

August: No Holidays – If you could create a holiday that in some way concerned books, what would it be?

 

Leap into Books Day – Have it fall in March.

 

 

September: 9/11 Remembrance Day – What is a book that had a huge impact on you, one that you will always remember?

 

This question is tough for me.  I read Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy.  Nothing is coming to mind.

 

October: Halloween – What is your favorite mystery or horror book?

 

 

I don’t read horror, but I have been diving into cozy mysteries. I don’t know if I have a favorite, but here are the three series I’ve enjoyed. Vampire Knitting Club, The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, & Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery

 

November: Thanksgiving – What series are you most thankful exists?

 

OMG there are so many series I’m Thankful for.  I’ll share all my favorites with you and some I’ve read and/or listened to multiple times. 

 

Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken aka Shelly Laurentson
Pride Series by Shelly Laurenston
The Honey Badger Chronicles by Shelly Laurentston
Eternal Mates series by Felicity Heaton
Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep
Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs
The Edge series by Ilona Andrews
Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
Hidden Legacy by Ilona Andrews
Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews
Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh
Psy-Changeling Trinity Series
Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh
Guardians of the Realms series by Setta Jay
The Original Heartbreakers series by Gena Showalter
Gold Valley by Maisy Yates
The K-9 Rescue series by D.D. Ayers
Nightwing series by Juliette Cross
Vale of Star by Juliette Cross
Elder Race by Thea Harrison
Moonshadow series by Thea Harrison
Galactic Gladiators by Anna Hackett
Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone by Anna Hackett

 

December: Christmas – If you could recommend your viewers a book as a gift, what would you recommend?

 

I manly read PNR/UF, but I’ve been branching out into other genres.  Take a look at my Must Reads Page or my Amazon shopping page for all my recommendations. 

 

I’d love to hear from you.


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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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Review: Sweep with Me (Innkeeper Chronicles #4.5) by Ilona Andrews

Sweep with Me  -  Ilona Andrews
Sweep with Me
Innkeeper Chronicles #4.5
Ilona Andrews
Urban Fantasy
January 14th 2020
eBook
140
Bought

 

A charming, short novella in the Innkeeper Chronicles, from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ilona Andrews.

 

Thank you for joining us at Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, during the Treaty Stay. As you know, we are honor-bound to accept all guests during this oldest of innkeeper holidays and we are expecting a dangerous guest. Or several. But have no fear. Your safety and comfort is our first priority. The inn and your hosts, Dina Demille and Sean Evans, will defend you at all costs. [But we hope we don’t have to.]

 

Every winter, Innkeepers look forward to celebrating their own special holiday, which commemorates the ancient treaty that united the very first Inns and established the rules that protect them, their intergalactic guests, and the very unaware/oblivious people of [planet] Earth. By tradition, the Innkeepers welcomed three guests: a warrior, a sage, and a pilgrim, but during the holiday, Innkeepers must open their doors to anyone who seeks lodging. Anyone.

 

All Dina hopes is that the guests and conduct themselves in a polite manner. But what’s a holiday without at least one disaster?

 

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Sweep with Me is a novella in the Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews

 

This was a fun novella. The Andrews team packed, so much into this short story. 

 

I loved seeing Diana and Sean again. Dina is upset, sad, and worried about something big, but the Inn is never quiet and some big things happened that take her mind off of all those worries. In the end Diana takes care of all her guests in true Innkeeper fashion and solidifies her standing with the Innkeeper Assembly. 

 

Sweep with Me packs a punch. There is no shortage of creativity, action, emotions, and fun! 

 

Rated: 4.5 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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Review: Touch Of Eon (Eon Warriors #2) by Anna Hackett

Touch Of Eon  - Anna Hackett
Touch Of Eon
Eon Warriors #2
Anna Hackett
Science Fiction Romance - Military Fiction - Aliens
January 6th 2019
eBook
216
Kindle Unlimited

 

She’ll do anything to free her sister and save the Earth from invasion, even if she’s blackmailed into stealing sacred alien artifacts…and becomes the prey of the dark, deadly warrior sent to hunt her down.

 

Special Forces Space Marine Lara Traynor wants to save her sister and her planet from annihilation by the deadly insectoid Kantos. Earth’s Space Corps give her one option: steal three gems sacred to the Eon Warriors. Lara has never failed a mission and she doesn’t plan to start now. What she doesn’t expect is the big, hard-bodied warrior the Eon sent to stop her.

 

Security Commander Caze Vann-Jad was born and raised to be the best Eon warrior in the empire. Honed by the military academy, his years as a stealth agent, and by his hard warrior father, he has never failed. He knows one weak, inferior Terran is no match for him. But when he finds himself face to face with the tough, skilled Lara, he realizes he’s underestimated the female warrior.

 

When they are attacked by a Kantos kill squad, it soon becomes clear that the Kantos are planning something far darker and dangerous. Caze and Lara are forced to change their dangerous battle of wits and skill into a fierce battle for survival. Neither of these fighters believe in love, but on the trail of a stolen gem, they will ignite an unstoppable desire, and discover that not only are their lives at stake, but their hearts as well.

 

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Touch Of Eon is book two in the Eon Warriors series by Anna Hackett.

 

We continue on to meet Eve’s older sister, Lara, who has also been blackmailed by earth government into stealing the 3 Eon Gems. The thing is she has no idea that her mission is needless; since her sister Eve, in Edge of Eon, has saved herself.

 

Lara is determined to do this mission even if it costs her. She is full of surprises as she tricks, steals, and bamboozles the warrior who’s been sent to hunt her down, bring her to her sister, and collect the gems back.

 

Caze doesn’t fail. To him his mission and calling are everything, but this one human women is starting to have him question himself.

 

Things don’t go as planned for either; Lara or Caze in that the Kantos, bug aliens, end up getting in the way and causing trouble. We go on an adventure of non-stop proportions. Lots of battles and hunting take places. It’s got action, adventure, and some sexy alien times.

 

As for the romance; Lara and Caze do their fair share of sparing and working together; before figuring out that their is more to live then duty.

 

The only thing about this one was I wasn’t as in like with Lara. She’s a good character, but something about her bothered me. I will say I loved the introduction to the next sister, Wren, and her story that is to come. I enjoy when an author weaves characters in to get you ready and hooked for the next book.

 

I’m really liking this series. The sisters are enjoyable; each with their own personalities. Their is no shortage of world building, character development, and action to keep you entertained.

 

Touch Of Eon was another fabulous adventure in the Eon Warriors series and I can’t wait to continue on. Anna Hackett is a must read for any Science Fiction Romance fans. She has a way of pulling you into the world, characters, story, and romance.

 

Rated: 4 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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Review: Magic Kingdom (Dragon Born Alexandria #3) by Ella Summers

Magic Kingdom (Dragon Born Alexandria Book 3) - Ella Summers
Magic Kingdom
Dragon Born Alexandria #3
Ella Summers
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
Night Spark Media
April 23, 2016
eBook
318
Kindle Unlimited

 

In the aftermath of the bloodbath in London, mercenary Alex Dering is just trying to get her life back to normal—whatever “normal” is for a mage with a newly-awakened dragon side. Her latest assignment: a job for the Magic Council, the leaders of the supernatural community and the people who sentenced Alex’s kind to death.

 

Apparently, normal just wasn’t in the cards.

 

A new and mysterious supernatural threat has arrived in Munich, someone who melts buildings, summons forth armies of the dead, then vanishes without a trace. If Alex can’t catch this rampaging supernatural, tensions between humans and supernaturals might just boil over.

 

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Magic Kingdom is book three in the Dragon Born Alexandria series by Ella Summers.

Let me start by saying you do need to read the Dragon Born World books in order to understand all the elements and things in play. They each coincide or happen after previous events.

 

Magic Kingdom had a dark sinister undertone. There’s an evil that is collecting fairy artifacts that can control the dead. We also learn that their are two evils in play and what their plans are.

 

Alex and Logan do a lot of running around in this story and are always arriving on the scene just after all the aftermath. Not much character growth in this one for Alex.

 

We are treated to Alex’s sister, Sierra, who comes with Kai and the Commandos for the Magic Council’s big meeting to discuss what is happening in the world. We also get to have Naomi, whom I love, and her cousin Eve and her boyfriend Max around. This gang is still investigating the missing hybrids.

 

Two things that bothered me:

 

  • We don’t get to learn anything about the Dragon Born. They have a book that only a Dragon Born can read, yet we the reader and characters don’t get to learn anything. Alex and Sierra still don’t know much about their Dragon Born gifts. I really want to know more about the Dragon Born. Why did the council turn on them? What are all their gifts? etc..
  • The other thing that I found weird is that Alex is having these odd dreams. What’s up with the weird dreams? It didn’t fit into the story and felt out of place to me. We never learn about them and why Alex is having them.

 

Magic Kingdom was an ok read. I wasn’t as enamored and into the story. It took me a while to get through this book. I just wish it had more, that my questions where answered, and that some things got better or more explanation. I’m going to take a break from this series for a while.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

Reading 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)
• And coming soon…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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Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 1/20 -1/25

 

 

Jan. 20th, 2020

 

 

Shadow Silence (Whisper Hollow #2) by Yasmine Galenorn
Country Hearts by Cindi Madsen

 


Jan. 21st, 2020

 

 

The Dawn of the End (The Rising #3) by Kristen Ashley
Hero’s Haven (Dark Protectors #11) by Rebecca Zanetti
Onyx Dragons: Jasper (7 Virgin Brides for 7 Weredragon Billionaires #5) by Starla Night
Ghost of a Chance (Wilde Ways #7) by Cynthia Eden
Conflicting Evidence (The Mighty McKenzies #3) by Lena Diaz (Paperback)
Almost Just Friends (Wildstone #4) by Jill Shalvis
Country Hearts by Cindi Madsen
Bitter Falls (Stillhouse Lake #4) by Rachel Caine

 


Jan. 22nd, 2020

 

 

Making You Mine (The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls #5) by Melissa Foster

 


Jan. 24th, 2020

 

 

Savage Caress (Savage Shifters #4) by Milly Taiden

 

 

 

Jan., Feb., & March 2020 Releases Coming

 

 

 

 

 

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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Movie Review: Frozen II (2019)

 

I went to see Frozen II over winter break in the theater with my 8-year-old son.  

 

We had a blast! The sequel is a charming musical showing the power of sisterhood, empowerment, love, and acceptance. In a way it’s an origin story for Elsa. 

 

I loved that we got to learn about Elsa and Anna’s parents. The magic forest was magical. The musical score is so much fun. It’s got all the wonderful characters as the first plus introducing us to new ones. I also liked how they show Elsa in one scene singing Let It Go” and she cringes at past self. It’s got a lot of sub-things that Adults will pick up on.

 

My son loved the movie. He was glued to the screen and so was I. I feel it’s better than the first movie. 

 

Overall, Frozon II is well worth seeing in theater or out. It’s a lot fun for all ages. 

 

 

 


 

 
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Review: Along Came a Ghost (Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery #4.5) by Danielle Garrett

Along Came a Ghost  - Danielle Garrett
Along Came a Ghost
Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery #4.5
Danielle Garrett
Cozy Mystery
May 31, 2017
eBook
69
Bought

 

When a relaxing weekend is cut short, Holly and friends scramble into action to keep a mysterious new ghost from terrorizing their peaceful life at the manor.

 

With the help of the new ghost whisperer in town and her quirky sidekicks, it's a race against the clock to unlock the secrets of the past.

 

Along Came a Ghost is a novella length work set after the events of book four, Witch Way Home. Perfect for fans of Amanda M. Lee, Kristen Painter, and Angie Fox. Come join the fun of Beechwood Harbor, the little town where witches, shifters, ghosts, and vamps all live, work—and mostly—get along!

 

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Along Came a Ghost is a short quick novella in the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery series by Danielle Garrett.

 

It’s a great introduction to Scarlet and Garrett’s spin-off series, Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery. We are treated to an annoying ghost hanging around the manor and Holly and Adam search for someone who can help them with their ghost issue. We also get a nice surprise with Posy and her Earl.

 

Along Came a Ghost was a nice sweet treat. Looking forward to trying the new series and continuing this one. 

 

Rated: 3.5 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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Review: Fall Into Magic (Seasons of Summer #1) by Melissa Baldwin

Fall Into Magic  - Melissa Baldwin
Fall Into Magic
Seasons of Summer #1
Melissa Baldwin
Drama - Holiday - Novella
October 2nd 2016
eBook
92
Freebie

 

After a devastating breakup in the middle of her summer vacation, Summer Peters knows she needs something to distract her. What better than the arrival of fall, Halloween, and a new client? Though she assumes that Alexander Williams will be a hands-off client, she is surprised to find him very down-to-earth. She’s immediately drawn to him, much to the dismay of his overprotective assistant. When it becomes obvious that he feels the same, she begins to wonder if their meeting was meant to be.

 

Just when she thinks she could be ready to move on with her life, her ex-boyfriend Jake returns for a second chance. She’s in for even more of a surprise when she learns her nosy, meddling neighbor is actually a psychic pushing to reveal details of her future.

 

Summer doesn’t know which way to turn as she feels like she’s being pulled in different directions. Between Alexander, his assistant, and her ex-boyfriend, she fears she may not be ready to move on after all. She considers turning to her neighbor for advice but the fear of knowing exactly what the future holds is more frightening than not knowing.

 

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Fall Into Magic is book one in the Seasons of Summer by Melissa Baldwin. It’s a quick short read.

 

I picked this up as a freebie. I was expecting something that had some witchy magic. The title and cover imply magic, but their was nothing unless you count a noise neighbor who says she’s a psychic.

 

The reason for Summer’s boyfriend to dump her was stupid and one he should have talked to her about first, before leaving like he did. He comes back and of course this adds unnecessary drama. There is also the unnecessary drama that comes in the form of a jealous assistant to Alexander.

 

As for the romance between Alexander and Summer, it just was. I had no emotional connection to the characters and it felt like the author needed this to happen. They just were. One minute they are spending time together and the next their together in a relationship, though they only have stollen moments here and their, so I’m not sure how they could develop into the next step.

 

Sadly their was no character development nor world building. It felt like a bunch of words on a page that followed an outline to get from point A to point B. It wasn’t disastrous nor did it have anything bad or trigger like; it just had nothing worth falling for.

 

Fall Into Magic was not the book for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you.

 

Rated: 2 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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Release Day ARC Review: Wolf Gone Wild (Stay A Spell #1) by Juliette Cross

Wolf Gone Wild - Juliette Cross
Wolf Gone Wild
Stay A Spell #1
Juliette Cross
Paranormal Romance
January 14th 2020
eBook
NetGalley

 

What's the worst thing that can happen to a werewolf? Unable to shift for three months, Mateo Cruz knows all too well. His wolf has taken up residence in his head, taunting him night and day with vividly violent and carnal thoughts. Convinced he's cursed, he needs the help of a powerful witch before he literally goes insane.

 

​Evie Savoie has always obeyed the house rules of her coven--no werewolves. They're known for being moody and volatile. So, when a distempered, dangerous werewolf strolls into the bar and almost strangles one of her late-night customers, she's ready to bounce him through the door. But the desperation in his eyes when he begs her to help him softens her heart and convinces her to bend the rules.

 

​What Evie doesn't know is that Mateo's wolf has a mind of his own. And now that she's in his sights, he wants only one thing. Her.

 

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Wolf Gone Wild is book one in Stay A Spell series by Juliette Cross. This is a brand new series by Ms. Cross and it’s different from her previous work in that it’s more light-hearted and fun. Not as intense or deep as her previous work. 

 

Evie Savoie is a talented curse/hex breaker. She works at her sisters bar/restaurant and also her other sisters book shop. She’s a well rounded women who is full of life, but also has some insecurity’s about her art work; which her ex-boyfriend put into her head. 

 

Mateo Cruz and his wolf side Alpha. Cruz has always had control over Alpha, but something is blocking him from shifting and now things are getting out of control. He thinks someone has cursed him. He’s a loner and a wonderful metal worker.

 

The Savoie sisters. We meet several of them since the witches are a close nit family. Each has their own personalities, issues, and specialties with magic. I had fun meeting the Savoie sisters and look forward to more. 

 

As for Mateo and Evie their romance was a slow build. Evie has always been told to stay away from werewolves and Mateo has this issue with shifting, so both are hesitant at first. We slowly see them moving out of their comfort zones and as they spend time together, they form a bond, a friendship which becomes more. 

 

The romance was just sweet. Wolf Gone Wild was an enjoyable and light-hearted read. I really enjoyed the monologue of Alpha and how he drove Cruz a little crazy with his thoughts. It add humor and a few laughs. As to why Cruz can’t shift, well that mystery surprised me. I never guessed who it was and when it was reviled; I was like really. I had no indication it was that person, so the author did a wonderful job hiding who the bad guy is. 

 

Wolf Gone Wild is a fun, light-hearted, cute, and magical read. 

 

Rated: 3.5 Stars

 

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Juliette Cross via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

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JULIETTE is a multi-published author of paranormal and fantasy romance & the co-host of the podcast, Smart Women Read Romance. She is represented by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds Literary Agency. She is a native of Louisiana, living in the heart of Cajun land with her husband, four kids, black lab named Kona, and kitty, Betty. When she isn’t working on her next project, she enjoys binge-watching her favorite shows with her husband and a glass (or two) of red wine.

 

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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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Review: Edge of Eon (Eon Warriors #1) by Anna Hackett

Edge of Eon - Anna Hackett
Edge of Eon
Eon Warriors #1
Anna Hackett
Science Fiction Romance - Military Fiction - Aliens
December 9th 2018
eBook
225
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Framed for a crime she didn't commit, a wrongly-imprisoned space captain's only chance at freedom is to abduct a fearsome alien war commander.

 

Sub-Captain Eve Traynor knows a suicide mission when she sees one. With deadly insectoid aliens threatening to invade Earth, the planet’s only chance of survival is to get the attention of the fierce Eon Warriors. But the Eon want nothing to do with Earth, and Eve wants nothing to do with abducting War Commander Davion Thann-Eon off his warship. But when Earth’s Space Corps threaten her sisters, Eve will do anything to keep them safe, even if it means she might not make it back.

 

War Commander Davion Thann-Eon is taking his first vacation in years. Dedicated to keeping the Eon Empire safe, he’s been born and bred to protect. But when he’s attacked and snatched off his very own warship, he is shocked to find himself face-to-face with a bold, tough little Terran warrior. One who both infuriates and intrigues him.

 

When their shuttle is attacked by the ravenous insectoid Kantos, Eve and Davion crash land on the terrifying hunter planet known as Hunter7. A planet designed to test a warrior to his limits. Now, the pair must work together to survive, caught between the planet and its dangers, the Kantos hunting them down, and their own incendiary attraction.

 

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“This is an outrage,” Davion said. “You sneak onto my warship—” The woman held up a finger. “Unnoticed, I might add.” His anger surged. “And attacked me. You abducted an Eon war commander—” The finger came up again. “And got away with it.”17% Edge of Eon

 

Edge of Eon is book one in the Eon Warriors series by Anna Hackett.

 

Eve was falsely imprisoned, now for her to get her freedom back and protect her sisters; who have been outspoken on her imprisonment, she must now sneak on board the Desteron, an Eon Warrior ship, and kidnap the War Commander Than-Eon. A piece of cake….

 

I was captivated from the beginning to the end. Edge of Eon is a great introduction to the Eon Warriors series. It introduces us to the Eon race who are like Earth people, but they are more. We also learn that the Eon race have not been finding mates among their race and that they can only be fertile with their mates, so they have turned to science to produce the best and brightest to ensure married couples and those that want children can have them.

 

We also meet the evil alien race, Kanos, who are bug like creatures that want to destroy Earth and not just Earth, but also the other races in the galaxy.

 

As for Eve and Than well their adventure is one fun ride. I loved how capable Eve is and that when shit goes wrong they both end up working together to survive. The sex is scorching and the action is non-stop. You get sucked in and can’t stop until the very last page.

 

Edge of Eon is one wild ride from beginning too end. I devoured this book and jumped into the next. Anna Hackett is a must read for any Science Fiction Romance fans. She has a way of pulling you into the world, characters, story, and romance.

 

Rated: 5 Stars

 

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Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 1/13 – 1/18

 

 

Jan. 13th, 2020

 

 

Rebel Reaper (Gatekeeper #2) by Ann Gimpel
Tough Guy (Game Changers #3) by Rachel Reid
Sinless by Juliet Lyons
Sex and Other Shiny Objects (Boyfriend Material #2) by Lauren Blakely

 

 

Jan. 14th, 2020

 

 

Spartan Destiny (Mythos Academy: Colorado #3) by Jennifer Estep (YA)
Sweep With Me (Innkeeper Chronicles #5) by Ilona Andrews
The Cursed Key (The Cursed Key Trilogy #1) by Miranda Brock & Rebecca Hamilton
Fueled By Flames: A Hot Paranormal Dragon Romance (Hidden Realms of Silver Lake#9) by Vella Day
Blood & Ash (The Jezebel Files #1) by Deborah Wilde
The Rebel And The Rogue (Interstellar Brides Program #19) by Grace Goodwin
Wolf Gone Wild (Stay a Spell #1) by Juliette Cross
The Last Sister (Columbia River #1) by Kendra Elliot
Securing Zoey (SEAL of Protection: Legacy #4) by Susan Stoker
The Fight for Forever (Legend Trilogy #3) by Meghan March
This Is Forever (This is #4) by Natasha Madison
Baiting Him (How to Catch an Alpha #2) by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Alexei: A Chicago Blaze Hockey Romance (Chicago Blaze #5) by Brenda Rothert
Chaos in California (Accidentally Undercover Mysteries #3) by Lucy Quinn
Love Her or Lose Her (Hot & Hammered #2) by Tessa Bailey

 

 

Jan. 15th, 2020

 

 

Night Huntress (Huntress vs Huntsman #2) by Lisa Blackwood
The Great Witches Baking Show (Great Witches Baking Show #1) by Nancy Warren
Fox Hunt (Swag Stories #3) by Carysa Locke

 

 

Jan. 16th, 2020

 

 

Wicked Court (Noblesse Oblige Duet #1) by May Sage

 

 

Jan. 17th, 2020

 

 

Faerie Forged (The Magicsmith #3) by L.R. Braden

 

 

 

 

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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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Movie Review: Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)


 

 

I went to see Jumanji: The Next Level over winter break in the theater.  

 

It’s fun and entertaining. We are treated to the same old gang, but also some new characters pop in. 

 

We return to the world of Jumanji. It had all the humor and laugh out loud moments as the first movie. Several fast-paced action scenes as the cast try to survive the world. It’s still the same game only with a new mission and lots of character swapping. Though there is a possible hint at the end that a third movie might be coming. If that’s the case I’ll be seeing it.

 

Overall, I enjoyed Jumanji: The Next Level and the fun cast we have. I like the new spin on Jumanji and the cast. Entertaining! As for watching it in the theater, I could have waited for it to come out on BluRay.  

 

 

 


 

 

 

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: Witch Way Home (Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery #4) by Danielle Garrett

Witch Way Home - Danielle Garrett
Witch Way Home
Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery #4
Danielle Garrett
Cozy Mystery
May 5, 2017
eBook
228
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Holly’s faced some serious challenges following her banishment from the supernatural community but nothing quite like this…

 

 

She’s fighting for her freedom but when her strongest ally is found murdered, everything is on the line—including her own life.

 

With her rag-tag band of supernatural friends in tow, Holly’s off to launch her biggest—and most dangerous—investigation yet. She must stop the killer without setting off the SPA’s alarms or else she can kiss her chance at freedom goodbye.

 

Grab a Lemon Cloud and come back to Beechwood Harbor with Witch Way Home, the fourth book in the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery series of paranormal cozy mysteries where vampires, ghosts, shifters, and witches all work, play, and—mostly—get along.

 

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Witch Way Home is book four in the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery by Danielle Garrett. This story picks up right where Witch Slapped ends.

 

Holly has a chance at getting her potions license and reinstatement to the Haven, but she must have a Council hearing first and her SPA officer, Harvey, has promised to speak on her behalf. Things don’t goes as planned and Holly finds herself sleuthing as she tries to solve a murder-mystery and why a certain council member HATES her.

 

This story focuses on Holly, the mystery, and getting her license. Her housemates and local PI Nick are present, but they don’t take away from Holly’s growth. Nothing is ever simple for her. She’s still finding her way and stays strong with all the changes and road blocks in her way.

 

The story starts out slow, but builds setting up all the pieces for an exciting finish and many surprises along the way. I enjoyed the murder-mystery, the internal and external conflicts, and following Holly as she works out her fears and tries to put the pieces together to solve the mystery. The ending was exciting with the action and Holly and friends going up against a big supernatural threat.

 

I’ve come to love the Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery series. It’s a fun cozy mystery with just the right amount of paranormal, growth, and action. Can’t wait to see what’s next for Holly and gang.

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

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Review: Caveman Aliens Series (Book 1 – 6) by Calista Skye

Caveman Alien's Ransom: A SciFi BBW/Alien Fated Mates Romance  - Calista Skye Caveman Alien's Mate - Calista Skye Caveman Alien's Rage - Calista Skye Caveman Alien's Pride - Calista Skye Caveman Alien's Trap: A SciFi Alien Fated Mates Romance  - Calista Skye Caveman Alien's Secret: A SciFi Alien Fated Mates Romance  - Calista Skye

 

 

This is a combined review for Books 1 through 6 in the Caveman Aliens series by Calista Skye

 

Someone suggested I give this series a try. It’s on Kindle Unlimited and since I had a free subscription at the time I gave it a go. It wasn’t bad. It’s a silly alien sci-fi romance that you can read in a day. Not much plot or substance to it. Sometimes you just need something silly and with no substance to read.

 

The books are an alien abduction survival type read. The books are all a little bit silly. They are slow moving in parts and a bit choppy.

 

The concept of the Jurassic planet was interesting. It’s a planet with dinosaurs, weird bugs, plants, and Caveman. Their are no women on this planet.

 

When the series starts we meet several different women who are all College age students working on a project when some aliens come to earth and kidnapped women only. Those aliens that kidnapped the women end up crash landing on this Jurassic plant. The women are trying their best to survive on this Jurassic planet and soon learn they aren’t alone.

 

The romance in each book is very quick. Each women ends up being kidnapped by a different kind of Caveman. They pretty much fall fast and the sex is hot and primal. These Caveman end up take the women back to their tribes and we soon learn that not all the men in the tribes are good. Most of the men want to capture and force the women into being breeders aka sex slaves or the Caveman want to kill them to complete this prophecy to bring back The Women.

 

As the series goes on we learn their is a small underline plot on how these Caveman came to be on this Jurassic planet and what their purpose is or was.

 

In book five we get a brief recap of what has happened so far. This is where we learn about the underlining plot and find more women are alive and have been trapped on this star shaped land island due to a Dragon like creature.

 

In book six we learn why and how the Caveman came to be on this plant and their weird belief system. I didn’t care for book six. This is where I became all Caveman’d out. The issue I had with, six, was how slutty Delyah became. I get the weird water makes them lower their inhibitions, but this was over the top.

 

One thing that really frustrated me in this series was that each women even after they found their Caveman lover they still think they can get home. After 10 months wouldn’t it come to your mind that you aren’t getting home. Even if you do find another spaceship… How are you going to fly it?

 

As far as things go. The Caveman Aliens series was just ok.

 

Rated: 3/2 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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Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 1/6 – 1/12

 

 

Jan. 6th, 2020

 

 

Jingle Me Balls: Sea Shenanigans Book Six by Robyn Peterman

 

 

Jan. 7th, 2020

 

 

Dark Alpha’s Temptation: A Reaper Novel (Reaper #9) by Donna Grant
Ghosts Just Wanna Have Fun: A Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mystery (The Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mysteries #6) by Danielle Garrett
Where the Howl Are You? (Be Careful What You Summon Book 3) by Ashlyn Chase
The Vanishing (Fogg Lake #1) by Jayne Ann Krentz
Sexy Hers (Sexy #2) by Carly Phillips
The Country Guesthouse (Sullivan’s Crossing #5) by Robyn Carr
Just Kidding (SWAT Generation 2.0 #1) by Lani Lynn Vale

 

 

Jan. 9th, 2020

 

 

Axel (Single Daddy Shifters #1) by Tasha Black

 

 

Jan. 10th, 2020

 

 

Chosen (Slayer #2) by Kiersten White (YA)
Their Rising Sun (Daeria World) (Wintervale Packs #1) by Milly Taiden
Braxtyn (Mated to the Alien Book 8) by Kate Rudolph & Starr Huntress

 

 

Jan. 12th, 2020

 

 

In Someone Else’s Skin (Lindi Parker, Shifter Shield #3) by Margo Bond Collins

 

 

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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 6 Year Blogaversary + #Giveaway

 

CELEBRATING 6 YEAR BLOGAVERSARY

 

Today is the blogs 6 year anniversary.  It’s been a lot of fun with many ups and downs.  I’ve learned a lot, had the pleasure of sharing my experiences with you all, and got to enjoy many wonderful novels.

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year and I hope you will continue to stick around, share another year of experiences and fabulous book related content.

 

 

Winners choice: 1 Month Audible Membership (worth $15) or a Book up to $15. 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.

 

 

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