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Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – May 2019

 

WELCOME to May’s Wrap Up

 

I’ve got an Instagram account if you are interested in following me their.

 

 

If you are interested in knowing what I recommend in books, series, and audio then stop on by my Amazon Influencer Page.

 

 

Next up the Library Love Challenge is going strong. The first week of July I will be showcasing a Mid-Year Wrap up on what I’ve read/listened too so far. Their will be a giveaway offered up to those that post a Library Love Mid-Year post. If you are interested in joining the challenge you can sign-up here.

 

 

Last up June is Audiobook Month. I’ve got a fabulous giveaway and lots of fun audiobook tags and reviews coming your way. Make sure to stop on by in June.

 

 

On a personal note: May went by fast! My son only has 5 days – one week of school left then it’s summer vacation. My flowers are doing wonderful in the garden. I love to see them bloom. Now we did get more rain and have been on the cooler side, which is unusual for this time of year. Usually we are sunny and warm with no rain in sight and so, our heat is still on. I haven’t turned it off yet. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winners for the Month of May

 

  • Caryl K. won the April Email Subscriber giveaway 
  • Calvin F. won the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Hop for a $10 Amazon GC
  • Heidi R. won the April Book of Choice Hop and picked One Thing I Know by Kara Isaac (2019 Release)
  • John S. won the New Paperback Copy of Silver Borne during the Win It Wednesday 
  • Janie M. won the Hardcover of Night Broken during the Win It Wednesday
  • Kate Sarsfield won $10 book during the Mother’s Day Giveaway Hop
  • Michelle H. won the Used Paperback copy of Highland Betrayal during the Win It Wednesday

 

 

Something to Marble at Giveaway Hop at Reading Reality won the $10 Amazon GC

 

 

Holiday Abduction, Reader Abduction, Going Green, The Shifter Romances The Writer,  The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee, The Spider, Through The Fire, Cowboy Wolf Trouble, Warrior’s Bond, The Vampire Wants A Wife, Mikolaus, Have Tail Will Travel, Broken Soul, Heroic Abduction, Urban Enemies, & Chocolate a la Murder.

 


 

 

 

 

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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 Monthly Wrap Up – April 2019


 

WELCOME to April’s Wrap Up

 

Sign up for the 2019 Library Love Challenge open year-round.
Help support your local library! 

 

How to win some of the giveaway’s: I’ve got a monthly email subscriber only giveaway. How to enter that is to join my newsletter either Daily or Weekly. I also participate throughout the year in many different hops, so you have a lot of chances to win gift cards and/or books. 

 

Congratulations to all the winners this month!

 

  • Kate S. is the March Email Subscriber winner picked paperback copy of Absolute Zero by James Patterson.
  • Cheryl B. won the Hello Spring Giveaway Hop and picked a $10 Amazon GC.
  • Robin A. won the Surprise Giveaway for a Signed Paperback copy of Dragons Among Them.
  • Joelle J. won the Win It Wednesday Giveaway for a Hardcover copy of Frost Burned.
  • Debbi W. won the Worth Melting For Giveaway Hop and picked a $10 Amazon GC. 
  • Solange T. won the March Book of Choice Giveaway and picked paperback copy of If I Die Before I Wakeby Emily Koch.

 

Check out all the giveaway’s happening on the blog. The full list is listed on the giveaway page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April was the start of Spring Break. Grandma Rollie came to visit and we did a lot of different activities – SF Zoo, Exploratorium, Hiking, Movie Dumbo, Bowling & more. It was busy and fun! Easter is also in April and we did a little Easter Egg Hunt at home for the boy. It might be the last year he’s interested in it. He is 7.

 

 

We also did a lot of gardening. I bought some new plants to put in the garden and the old ones are doing fabulous too. I finally planted my Bonsai seeds that I got at Christmas in a starter pack for Bonsais’.

 

 

My son is also in the Cub Scouts and they did a hick this month and also they helped clean up the earth for Earth and Arbor Day. It was lots of fun all-round.

 

 

I went to see Avengers: Endgame…. OMFG All I’m going to say is take some tissues with you. 

 

 

 

On to blog News!

 

I finally set up an Instagram account. Feel free to follow me their if you like. It will have pictures of nature, animal’s, books (some advertisement posts, reviews, and currently reading), Hops/Giveaways, and a few family adventures that I take. I also have it cross posting the pictures to Twitter and Facebook. 

 

 

Next up I’ve set up an Amazon Influencer page. You might have seen me sharing on social media about it and in my newsletter. It gives you a place to see what products and items I’ve bought and use daily or what books/audiobooks I recommend. I would like to know: Do you like the page? Is their something you’d like to see on the shop page that isn’t their? Do you want more star rated books? What star’s do you want to see (4, 5, 3)?

 

 

 

 

Here is what I’ve read and/or listened to this month: In a Badger Way, American Witch, Mastered by Her Mates, Bring The Heat (audio), Roar (audio), Witch Slapped, Heart of Venom, Vados: The Ujal, Wolfsbane (audio), Not His Werewolf, Survive The Night (audio), The Vampire Knitting Club, Turn Coat, The Guardians (audio), Accidental Abduction, Dual Abduction, Mercenary Abduction, & Haunted on Bourbon Street.

 

 

 

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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 Monthly Wrap Up – March 2019

 

WELCOME to March’s Wrap Up

 

 

Spring has sprung. March was a wet month. We’re out of the drought. Ya! I’m just so tired of the rain. I planted some more flowers and vegetables in the garden and got some planters for the front of the house.

 

 

We celebrated our 11-year Wedding Anniversary this month and we went to see Hamilton to celebrate. WOW!! It was amazing and powerful. It’s well worth the hip and something everyone should see. 

 

 

I tried out a few new recipes I found online. One is the Chocolate Churro Dip by Delish.com, this one didn’t turn out so great, and the Berry-Stuffed French Toast by Tasty.com, my family didn’t care for it. 

 

 

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Congratulations to all the winners this month!

 

  • Kate S. won the Subscriber Only Giveaway for the month of Feb. and picked Play Dead by Angela Marsons.
  • Kat V. won the February Book of Choice Giveaway and picked A Dark Calling by Kresley Cole kindle formate.
  • Jana L. won the Romance in the Air Giveaway and picked the 1 Month Audible Credit.
  • Abigail G. won the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop and picked the $10 Amazon GC.
  • Cheryl B. won the Hello Spring Giveaway Hop and picked the $10 Amazon GC.

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

On The Chase, Mail Order Cowboy, Mercenary Magic, Sterling, Role-Playing Magic, Under Wraps, Fighting for What’s His, Snowed in with the Cowboy, Cutie Pies and Deadly Lies, Run to Ground, Cross Breed, Wake A Sleeping Tiger, Midnight Wolf, A Shifter Christmas Carol, Kiss of Venom, The Professor Woos The Witch, Oracle’s Haunt, Deadly Sting, Ancient Magic, A Cross to Bear, Feel the Burn, Masques, & Burn Bright.

 

 

 

 

Thank’s for visiting. Have a great April

 

 

 

 

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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╰☆ Happy Release Day ☆╮

 

June 12th, 2018

 

 

Surrender: A House of Sin Novella (1001 Dark Nights #81) by Elisabeth Naughton
Ain’t She a Peach? (Southern Eclectic #2) by Molly Harper
Cold Blooded (Cold Justice #9) by Toni Anderson
Whiskey Reveals (Whiskey and Lies #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan
Tied Down (Nailed Down #2) by Chelle Bliss & Eden Butler
Unconscious Hearts (Hearts of Vegas #1) by Harper Sloan
More Than Words by Mia Sheridan
Entangled Moon by E.C. Frey
In A Faraway Land: Billionaires in Disguise: Flicka (Runaway Princess Bride, #3) by Blair Babylon
Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) by Nalini Singh
Jinn’s Dominion (Desert Cursed #3) by Shannon Mayer
Starless by Jacqueline Carey
Ruffled Feathers (Once Upon a Harem #9) by Stephanie West
Venom in the Veins (Elemental Assassin #17) by Jennifer Estep
Dark Fire (Refuge #4) by Cynthia Sax
His Rogue Bear (Weres and Witches of Silver Lake #11) by Vella Day
Peppermint and Pentacles (Steampunk Fairy Tales: Red Riding Hood #3) by Melanie Karsak
A Reaper at the Gates (Ember Quartet #3) by Sabaa Tahir (YA)
Every Exquisite Thing (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #3) by Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson (YA)
Crossing the Line by Simone Elkeles (YA)

 

 

Stand & Deliver (Men of Haven) by Rhenna Morgan (Tour) ~ Giveaway/Excerpt


 

Security expert Beckett Tate has met his match in colleague Gia Sinclair. He’s given her time to get used to the idea of “them,” but her time is up and he’s ready to go all in on claiming what’s his. When someone attacks Gia’s character and career they’ll need to find a balance between her independence and his fierce desire to protect. Return to Rhenna Morgan’s sexy Men of Haven series available 2018 from Carina Press!

 

Stand & Deliver
 

Author: Rhenna Morgan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 11th, 2018

Publisher: Carina Press

Series: Men of Haven

Format: Digital eBook / Print

Digital ISBN: B076ZV47MC

Print ISBN: 9781335948304

 

Synopsis:

 

Live hard, f*ck harder and make their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six Men of Haven bleed by, taking what they want, always watching each other’s backs and loving the women they claim with unyielding tenderness and fierce.

 

Security expert Beckett Tate has met his match in colleague Gia Sinclair. He longs to run his hands over each and every one of her lush curves. She’s wicked smart and wicked hot. He’s given her time to get used to the idea of “them,” but her time is up and he’s ready to go all in on claiming what’s his.

 

Despite her love of all things girlie, Gia’s no typical Southern belle. She’s built her skills and reputation in a field normally dominated by men, and now she has a kick-ass career she loves. She certainly doesn’t need a man to take care of her—especially not one who’s pure alpha. Still, Beckett’s the one man who can satisfy the desires she’s hidden under her tough exterior, and she’s hooked.

 

Letting Beckett take the lead in the bedroom comes naturally to Gia—not constantly proving herself to him professionally is more of a struggle. And when someone attacks her character and career, Gia and Beckett will have to find a balance: her willingness to let go just a little, with his trust in her abilities and his deep, primal need to protect his woman.

 

 

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Copyright© 2018 Stand & Deliver

Rhenna Morgan

As light as Gia was, getting her in the house was a breeze, and thanks to Knox, her alarm didn’t pose a problem either. Thank God, he’d actually convinced her to let his company be the one to install the system when she moved in. Otherwise, he’d have had a whole different set of problems to juggle.

Soft lamplight spilled from the corner of the living room, so Beckett aimed that direction and laid Gia out on the couch. Once settled, he crouched beside her and smoothed her hair away from her face.

The impact hit him instantly, the soft and silky strands jolting his amplified need for touch into high gear and tempting him like a junkie on a four-day dry spell. As out as she was, he could toy with the long strands and sample the skin on her face and neck for hours and she’d likely never remember a thing. The thing was, if he ever got the chance to touch her that way, he’d want her to remember. Would want to see the response in her eyes and learn how her body reacted to his touch.

He braced on hand on the couch above her head instead. The fabric was nowhere near as luxurious as her hair, but it was soft like the chairs he kept at his place and kept him from giving into touching where he shouldn’t.

That was the thing about people like him. Touch was everything. The thing he needed to stay in balance and keep his head and impulses in check. While his sensory processing disorder—or SPD—wasn’t as debilitating as it was for some people, he’d sure as hell learned not to underestimate it.

He leaned in and lowered his voice, knowing full well she probably wouldn’t hear or understand a word he said. “How about you chill here for a bit, gorgeous. Let me go get things ready for you upstairs.”

Gia moaned and rolled to one side, tucking her hands beneath her cheek.

He couldn’t help but chuckle. The pose was cute. Totally innocent and sweet. Which meant she’d be mortified if she had any clue he’d seen it. “I’m gonna take that for a yes.”

 

 

A native Oklahoman, Rhenna Morgan is a certified romance junkie. Whether it’s contemporary, paranormal, or fantasy you’re after, Rhenna’s stories pack romantic escape full of new, exciting worlds, and strong, intuitive men who fight to keep the women they want. For advance release news and exclusive content, sign up for her newsletter at http://RhennaMorgan.com. You’ll also find all of her social links there, along with her smoking hot inspiration boards.

 

Connect with Rhenna:  Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon  |  BookBub 

 

 

Carina Press is offer three lucky winner’s a digital bundle of the first four (4) books in Rhenna Morgan’s Men of Haven series! Titles in the digital bundle include: Rough & Tumble (Book #1), Wild & Sweet (Book #2), Claim & Protect (Book #3), and Tempted & Taken (Book #4). To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below:

 

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Source: http://angelsguiltypleasures.com/2018/06/stand-deliver-men-of-haven-by-rhenna-morgan-tour

It’s Release Day! Whiskey Reveals (Whiskey and Lies) by Carrie Ann Ryan ~ Excerpt

 

By the time the cable box lay forgotten on the coffee table, wires and empty cups of tea next to it, two hours had passed, and Fox was ready to throw the damn thing across the room. 

“It’s haunted. That’s the only thing I can think of.” Melody sat next to him, the heat of her thigh pressed into his. His cock was beyond ready, and he had a feeling he was just going to have to get used to a perpetual state of hardness from now on. 

“I cannot believe we tried fourteen things, finally got the place on the phone, and it’s still not working.” He’d lost any cred he might have had with being able to fix things. And all because of a damn cable box. 

“I hate it. They may be sending a new one— which they wanted to charge us to install. At least between us, I think we convinced them to do it for free— but they still wouldn’t tell us if we lost the DVR settings or not. Grandma isn’t going to be happy.” 

Fox reached out and squeezed her hand. “We’ll figure it out.” 

He liked saying that. We. As if it were the two of them. 

Friends, he reminded himself. They were friends

“Thanks for everything, Fox. I guess this isn’t how you wanted to spend your day.” 

“It’s what friends do. And I had fun, even when we were yelling at the damn thing. I should go, though, since I bet you have work to do, and I promised myself I’d get my yard looking somewhat decent.” 

They both stood up as she smiled, and he had to do his best not to reach out and touch her. It wasn’t easy, but he was stronger than the temptation. Maybe. 

“I owe you one,” she said softly as they walked to the front door. “Seriously.” “I’ll put you to work doing yard work if you want.” 

She laughed again, and he took it in, the sound soothing his soul. “I don’t know if I owe you that much.” 

They paused in the foyer, their gazes meeting, and a heated silence stretching between them. 

“This doesn’t count as the owing,” he whispered then kissed her, knowing it was a bad idea. 

He crushed his mouth to hers, her gasp lost in the kiss. Soon, her back was against the wall, his hands on her face as he deepened the kiss. He didn’t touch her anywhere else, and their bodies remained a breath apart, but they were close enough that he could feel her heat. 

She tasted sweet and sinful and everything he ached for.

When he pulled away, their bodies shook, and he forced himself not to kiss her again. 

“That was…” she whispered. 

“A mistake,” he finished, not missing the hurt in her eyes. “I’m sorry. I know we’re trying to be friends.” 

“And kissing complicates things.” 

 

 

 
Whiskey Reveals
 
One whiskey-saturated night turns into something far more in the second standalone installment of the bestselling Whiskey and Lies series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan.

 

Fox Collins likes his life just the way it is. His siblings are falling in love all around him, but he’d much rather focus on his next story than on a serious relationship. However, when his latest one-night stand returns to Whiskey-this time for good-he’ll need to learn to trust his instincts to figure out if he can live without her in his life.

 

Former dancer Melody Waters is finally ready to settle down in her grandmother’s small Pennsylvania hometown. Bad decisions and fateful nights have changed her path more than once, but now she’s focused on one thing: opening her new own dance studio. But fate is a funny thing, and once again, she’ll be forced to learn that actions have consequences and some repercussions can not only change your life forever, they can also come back to haunt you…one broken promise at a time.

 

Each book is a complete stand alone and can be read in any order.

 

 

 

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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

 

 

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Source: http://angelsguiltypleasures.com/2018/06/its-release-day-whiskey-reveals-whiskey-and-lies-by-carrie-ann-ryan-excerpt

It’s Release Day! Surrender (House of Sin)(1001 Dark Nights) by Elisabeth Naughton ~ Excerpt

 

From New York Times Bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton, comes SURRENDER, a new novella in her House of Sin Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

 

 

About SURRENDER:

 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton comes a new story in her House of Sin series…

 

The leaders of my House want her dead.

 

The men I’ve secretly aligned myself with want her punished for screwing up their coup.

I’ve been sent by both to deal with her, but one look at the feisty redhead and I’ve got plans of my own.

 

Before I carry out anyone else’s orders, she’s going to give me what I want. And only when I’m satisfied will I decide if she lives or dies.

 

Depending, of course, on just how easily she surrenders…

 

 

 

 

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CAN | Amazon AU

 

 

“That’s not a text file.”

I glanced down only to realize the file had finished loading while I’d been trying to get my brain to work. “No, it’s not.”

“It’s a video file?” Her confused green eyes glanced up at me. “Of what?”

“A meeting. Between a high-ranking member of the Entente and Interpol.”

Her eyes widened. “Oh sh*t. Someone turned on the Entente? That’s not good.     If the House leaders find out, he’ll be executed.”

No kidding. I leaned back against the desk but still didn’t start the video.

Her eyes grew wary. “What else is on there?”

I didn’t want to tell her but couldn’t hold back. Not now. “I’m pretty sure it’s the evidence that was being handed over to the Interpol agent. It’s graphic.”

Her face paled. “Turn it on.”

“I don’t think you should watch it.”

“I’m a licensed medical doctor. I can handle graphic. Turn it on.”

I scratched the back of my head. “Felicity—”

“Marc,” she tossed back.

I grimaced.

“Oh. I get it. Marc isn’t your real name, is it?”

I hated that hint of disappointment in her voice. I wasn’t sure why, but it gutted me. In a way I didn’t expect. “No, but it’s close.”

“How close?”

“My real name’s Marco.”

“And your last name?”

When I didn’t answer, she nodded, lips tight all over again. “You’re not gonna tell me. Fine. Whatever. Turn on the video.”

“I really don’t think—”

“I don’t care what you think. I’m going to watch this video one way or another, and if I have to steal your gun to do so, I will. I’ve got tricks up my sleeve that don’t include knives, so save us both the trouble of a knock-down, drag-out fight I’m going to win anyway, and just turn the damn thing on.”

I stared at her irritated eyes and that cute little mouth tossing out threats she could never follow through on. But instead of being annoyed or amused, I was impressed. The woman was outgunned and she knew it, but she was still fighting, still putting me in my place, still making me crazy for her in ways that scrambled my brain.

“Fine. Okay.” I pushed away from the desk. “Just know I tried to stop you.”

“Yeah, you’re a big ol’ knight in shining armor, aren’t you?”

As I moved away, she hit the play button. And after only twenty seconds she gasped, “Oh shit.”

Something in my heart went out to her as I stood behind her, watching that awful video all over again. “Now you understand why I have to destroy the damn thing.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Elisabeth Naughton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Elisabeth: “I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.

 

“Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.

 

“My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.

 

“I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.”

 

 

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Source: http://angelsguiltypleasures.com/2018/06/its-release-day-surrender-house-of-sin1001-dark-nights-by-elisabeth-naughton-excerpt

Review: Blades Of Illusion (Crown Service #2) by Terah Edun

Blades Of Illusion - Terah Edun
Blades Of Illusion

Crown Service #2
Terah Edun
Young Adult Fantasy
December 15th 2017
eBook
238
Library

 

Sara Fairchild, duelist and combatant, is out for vengeance. Her father was betrayed. Her mother is dead. All she has left is her desire for revenge and a quest for answers.

 

Now a member of the Mercenary Guilds’ elite guard, she fights on the front lines of her empire’s first civil war. But Sara’s priority isn’t winning the war for the crown or empire. It’s finding out the true circumstances of her family’s downfall while keeping one mild-mannered scholar alive.

 

As emotionally detached as she is from everyone around her, Sara can’t seem to shake the stubborn affection of her one friend. When she stumbles upon the secrets of the leadership of the Empress’s highest command in the field, Sara will be forced to decide how deep her loyalty is to the crown…before they kill her off and everyone else standing in their way.

 

Secrets aside everyday on the warfront is a life under threat from the ultimate enemy and yet as Sara quickly finds out, darkness resides on both sides of the war lines.

 

 

Blades Of Illusion is book two in the Crown Service series by Terah Edun. This book starts off right where Blades of Magic ends. So, their is no time wasted. We jump right back into the war and trying to discover what really happened to Sara Fairchild’s father.

 

Sara is a great strong female who grows a little with the help of her friend Ezekiel. He’s slipped under her defenses and has found a spot in her life. She needs Ezekiel! She knows how to fight, to do battle, to be a leader, but interacting with people outside of fighting, well she’s not good with this, so that’s where he comes in. I liked the character growth Sara goes through. We get a little more on her past, which is nice.

 

As for why this war started and what happened to her father, well we still don’t know. We are searching, but not much happens on this front. Their is a lot of action and battles, which are well done, but at times the story was a bit slow. I will say I still have a lot of questions then answered, but that’s ok. It gives me a reason to keep reading and see what happens next.

 

Just like the first book this one ends quickly and at a point where I wish it hadn’t. The ending felt like it ended in the middle of a chapter at a spot I wouldn’t have expected it to end, especially when things where heating up with action. This is my only issue with Blades Of Illusion, and well the series so far, is where it ends. Other then that I throughly enjoyed this installment and can’t wait to read on.

 

The author has created a rich world with fantastic characters. Blades Of Illusion is a light easy read full of action and suspense.

 

Rated: 3.5 Stars

 

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It’s Release Day! Ace of Hearts (The Cursed Ravens MC) by Chantal Fernando

 

Ace of Hearts

 

Series: The Cursed Ravens MC #1

Author: Chantal Fernando

Publisher: Pocket Star

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: June 11, 2018

 

 

The New York Times bestselling author of the “swoonworthy and addicting” (Kim Karr, New York Times bestselling author) Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series is back with more bad boy bikers in this first novel in the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club series.

 

Erin Dawson had the perfect life growing up in a perfect home with a perfect family. Her parents gave her and her sister everything a child could want. But after learning that the man she’s called “dad” her whole life isn’t actually her biological father, Erin is determined to find the man who is.

 

Armed with her original birth certificate, she finds her father, but begins questioning if her mom had been right all along to keep this information buried. It turns out he is the president of a motorcycle club, which could not be further from the life Erin leads. But, she’s determined to get to know the man who she gets her striking blue eyes from. Despite getting what she wants and finding her biological father, it’s the slightly older, much rougher but incredibly sexy biker Ace that catches Erin’s eye.

 

As the new “princess” of the Cursed Ravens, Erin is learning a whole new world, but her father has made it clear she is off limits. Will Ace follow his President’s orders or will he put his heart ahead of his duty? A sizzling tale of family and passion, Ace of Hearts features Fernando’s signature “snark and sass” (Booklist) and is perfect for fans of Kristin Ashley.

 

 

 

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#3 Going Rogue – Releasing August 6, 2018

 

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New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty-one years old and lives in Western Australia.

 

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon’s Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

 

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

 

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Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 6/10 – 6/15

 

 

June 10th, 2018

 

 

Twisted Fate: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy (The Harlequin’s Harem #1) by Tansey Morgan

 

 

June 11th, 2018

 

 

The Wickedest Showman (Paranormal in Manhattan #14) by Lotta Smith
Hunt the Moon (Mated by Fate #1) by Kari Cole
Ace of Hearts (The Cursed Ravens MC #1) by Chantal Fernando
Stand & Deliver (Men of Haven) by Rhenna Morgan

 

 

June 12th, 2018

 

 

Surrender: A House of Sin Novella (1001 Dark Nights #81) by Elisabeth Naughton
Ain’t She a Peach? (Southern Eclectic #2) by Molly Harper
Cold Blooded (Cold Justice #9) by Toni Anderson
Whiskey Reveals (Whiskey and Lies #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan
Tied Down (Nailed Down #2) by Chelle Bliss & Eden Butler
Unconscious Hearts (Hearts of Vegas #1) by Harper Sloan
More Than Words by Mia Sheridan
Entangled Moon by E.C. Frey
In A Faraway Land: Billionaires in Disguise: Flicka (Runaway Princess Bride, #3) by Blair Babylon
Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) by Nalini Singh
Jinn’s Dominion (Desert Cursed #3) by Shannon Mayer
Starless by Jacqueline Carey
Ruffled Feathers (Once Upon a Harem #9) by Stephanie West
Venom in the Veins (Elemental Assassin #17) by Jennifer Estep
Dark Fire (Refuge #4) by Cynthia Sax
His Rogue Bear (Weres and Witches of Silver Lake #11) by Vella Day
Peppermint and Pentacles (Steampunk Fairy Tales: Red Riding Hood #3) by Melanie Karsak
A Reaper at the Gates (Ember Quartet #3) by Sabaa Tahir (YA)
Every Exquisite Thing (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #3) by Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson (YA)
Crossing the Line by Simone Elkeles (YA)

 

 

June 13th, 2018

 

 

Consort of Pain (The Witch’s Consorts #3) by Eva Chase

 

 

June 14th, 2018

 

 

The Warlock’s Enchanted Kiss (Witch Island Brides #2) by Deanna Chase
The Shadows (Dark Sorcery #5) by Cheyenne McCray
Redemption: Delos Series, Book 10B1 by Lindsay McKenna

 

 

June 15th, 2018

 

 

Savage Hunger (Savage Shifters #3) by Milly Taiden
Reckoning (Vincent and Eve #2) by Jessica Ruben
 

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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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Early ARC Review: Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) by Nalini Singh

Ocean Light  - Nalini Singh
Ocean Light

Psy-Changeling Trinity #2
Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
Berkley
June 12th 2018
eBook
464
NetGalley

 

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh dives beneath the surface of her Psy-Changeling world into a story of passionate devotion and selfless love...

 

Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there's a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment--taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he's at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling...

 

Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won't hide the facts of Bo's condition from him or herself. She's suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine...

 

But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back--even if it means striking a devil's bargain and giving up his mind to the enemy...

 

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The world has forgotten that humans are the bridge.

 

Ocean Light takes use into the BlackSea Changeling world and the Human Alliance where we see doubt, over coming the odds, betrayal, fears, and making new friendships. Those that have kept up with the Psy-Changelingworld know that things are changing and all the races are trying to get along, but their is one group that doesn’t want to see things succeed.

 

Bowen Knight is a true Knight in all the right ways. He’s had a difficult past that has shaped him into the man that he is today. I enjoyed learning about Bowen and seeing him change from the Security Chief and Leader of the Human Alliance into a man who can find happiness when he never thought he’d have the chance or be capable of it. Kaia is a water changeling who has caged herself to life in the underwater compound. I was proud of Kaia in facing her fears and over come them.

 

We finally get to dive into the sea and learn about the BlackSea Changelings. It was interesting learning about the water changelings and watching Bowen try to figure out what everyone is. Up until now we’ve only seen glimpses of the sea changelings and we know next to nothing about them. We do get to meet a bunch of new characters and a few previous characters popping up, but it’s a whole new world with the water changelings.

 

Kaia and Bowen’s romance is a slow romantic bloom. The Knight who notices everything and the Siren who soothes the Knights heart.

 

I enjoyed Ocean Light. It did take me longer to read; because the pace is slower and we spend the majority of our time under water watching Bowen and Kaia’s building romance. I would have liked more action, but all and all Ocean Light was a delightful read.

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

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

 

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Kid Corner – Review: I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

I'll Wait, Mr. Panda - Steve Antony

 

I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda
by Steve Antony

 

Print Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (October 25, 2016)
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
Sold by: Scholastic Trade Publisher
Language: English
ASIN: B01EXN76HO

 

Mr. Panda from Steve Antony’s bestselling, funny manners book Please, Mr. Panda is back!

 

This time, Mr. Panda’s black-and-white animal friends are curious what he’s making, but only one has the patience to stick around. An alpaca, an aardvark, rabbits, and a bird all wind up missing out. It’s the penguin who declares, “I’ll wait, Mr. Panda.” The penguin is rewarded with a big SURPRISE: a giant doughnut!

 

I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda is a graphic, kid-friendly way of teaching the value of patience and the importance of saying “thank you.”

 

 

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When the book fair came to my sons school. I let him pick out any one book and I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda was his pick. He loves this Panda book. We read it several times a week, which is great. That’s what you want when you get a book. One you will enjoy over and over again.

 

I like this Panda book; because it’s all about teaching patience and politeness. The Panda expects patience, but is often disappointed; yet in the end he is generous to the patient penguin. The Panda does seem gruff, but I still feel this is a nice story to read to young kids (preschool/kindergartners) and the illustrations are cute.

 

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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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My San Francisco Highlander (Finding My Highlander) by Aleigha Siron (Tour) ~ Giveaway/Excerpt

 

A few words from Aleigha.

 

Everyone remembers their first kiss. That moment fraught with nervous trepidation. According to several research articles, both men and women experience a certain amount of anxiousness when they kiss.

 

And then there’s that first kiss with the person who will become our great love—that kiss is never forgotten. Your feet, your palms, your fingertips all possess high sensory receptors, but the lips are one of the most sensitive sensory nerve areas in your body. When you kiss your brain floods with a range of hormones, the pulse increases, you may feel dizzy, or overheated. Experts credit kissing with a wide range of health benefits such as reducing stress, improving relationship satisfaction, increasing sexual stimulation, and are you ready for this, reducing cholesterol! We all need to engage in a lot more kissing! 

 


My San Francisco Highlander

by Aleigha Siron
Finding My Highlander, #2
Publication Date: August 23, 2017
Genres: Adult, Time Travel, Contemporary, Historical, Scottish, Standalone, Romance

 

 

A love three hundred years in the making — After being knocked out in battle, Angus Cameron wakes in a terrifying new world with flying beasts, horseless carriages, crazy music, and strangely dressed people. Has he gone mad? When Angel Adair discovers a man in 1975’s San Francisco Lands End park dressed in little more than a Scottish kilt, is he just a confused drifter or her dream-lover come to life?

 

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My San Francisco Highlander is Aleigha’s second full-length romance novel in her Finding My Highland Series. Now, an Amazon best-selling author of Time-Travel romance, she is working on the third book in her Finding My Highlander Series as well as a collection of romance poems. She’s also working on early character sheets for a Regency Romance series.

 

After more than twenty-five years writing and delivering management and other training programs, Aleigha Siron turned her writing efforts to fiction and poetry. When not writing, you’ll often find Aleigha walking along the shore with her trusty four-legged companion, Strider. The whoosh of waves across glistening sand and the turbulent swell of the sea at sunset dissolves the noise of the day. If this fails to conjure the muses and stimulate her creative juices, she’ll sip a glass of wine and read.

 

Aleigha loves all forms of writing, but historical and romance fiction provide a favorite escape, especially those with time-travel themes. A firm believer that everyone secretly yearns for the romance novels’ essential HEA, she knew this was her genre.

 

 

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Review: Runaway Vampire (Argeneau #23) by Lynsay Sands

Runaway Vampire - Lynsay Sands
Runaway Vampire

Argeneau #23
Lynsay Sands
Paranormal Romance
Avon
February 23rd 2016
Hardcover
288
Library

 

The latest entry in the sizzling paranormal vampire series featuring the Argeneau family - no one does wickedly funny and irresistibly steamy like Lynsay Sands!

 

Dante Notte has heard it said that love hurts. He just wasn't expecting it to run him over in an RV. Still, a punctured lung and broken ribs are nothing compared to the full-body shock he feels whenever he's near the vehicle's driver, Mary Winslow. He needs to keep her safe from their pursuers while he rescues his brother. Most challenging of all, he needs to claim this smart, stubborn woman as his life mate.

 

The naked, injured, insanely gorgeous younger man who clambered into her RV insists they belong together. If Mary wasn't feeling their incredible connection in every inch of her being, she wouldn't believe it. But now that the men who took Dante's twin are after her too, trusting her gut means risking her life for an immortal who's the very definition of a perfect stranger.

 

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Runaway Vampire is a light and sweet read. Even though it’s number 23 it can be read as a stand-a-lone. But, I will say Dante Notte and his twin pop up in previous titles, so you might enjoy more if read in order.

 

Their isn’t anything new to the series. It’s pretty much the same, but with different characters or problems. I have to mention that I really enjoy Sands vampires. They are not your typical vampires and I like this aspect of the series.

 

The storyline is that Dante and his twin where sent to investigate vampire kidnappings and have gotten themselves kidnapped. Dante finds a way to get away, but now we are wondering who has kidnapped them and why? It was enjoyable the little RV drive to avoid being captured again and to protect Mary his life mate.

 

The romance is charming and sweet. Dante, I just adore him. He’s such a nice guy. Mary she was nice and I liked her level headedness. She had concerns being attracted to a man who looks in his mid 20’s early 30’s when she’s an old lady in her 60’s, but these two got along. I had fun with the shared dreams and once Mary was changed well the life sex – makes them pass out. I always had fun with that aspect.

 

I will say I did miss Aunt Marguerite. She has a gift for finding life mates and brings a little humor into the story, but here we don’t have her and well this couple “accidentally” runs into each other and nature takes it’s course.

 

I wasn’t overly impressed and it’s not my favorite, but I still enjoyed Runaway Vampire. I must admit that I prefer the older pervious titles, the ones at the beginning. They just had so much more life, humor, and quarry fun to them. Now it just feels a little stale even though we are getting a different plot with the kidnappings.

 

Rated: 3 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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