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June 5th, 2018

 

 

Redson (VLG Book 10) by Laurann Dohner
Curse Reversed (Wards and Wands #2) by Rebecca Royce
Dragon Undercover (Dark Scales Division Book 1) by Lia Davis & Kerry Adrienne
Brief Cases (The Dresden Files #15.1) by Jim Butcher
Threat of Danger (Mission Recovery #2) by Dana Marton
Order of Protection (Courting Justice #1) by Lexi Blake
Cowboy SEAL Redemption (Navy SEAL Cowboys #2) by Nicole Helm
Dirty-Talking Cowboy (Kinky Spurs #1) by Stacey Kennedy
The One You Can’t Forget (The Ones Who Got Away #2) by Roni Loren
Summer at 23 The Strand by Linda Mitchelmore
Misadventures with a Rock Star (Misadventures #13) by Helen Hardt
The Start of Something Good (Stay #1) by Jennifer Probst
In Bed with the Beast (Naughty Princess Club #2) by Tara Sivec
1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Sixteen

 

Review: Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas (White Wolf #2) by Terry Spear

Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas - Terry Spear
Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas

White Wolf #2
Terry Spear
Paranormal Romance
Sourcebooks Casablanca
October 3rd 2017
eBook
320
Bought

 

Tangling with a White Wolf—Best Christmas Ever, or Real Trouble?

 

Romance writer Candice Mayfair never missed a deadline in her life—until an accidental bite from a werewolf puppy turns her into an Arctic wolf shifter. She's forced to isolate herself in the wilderness to cope with her unpredictable shifting while she works on her deadlines. After all, for Candice, Christmas is just another day.

 

Enter private investigator Owen Nottingham, a wolf shifter hired to find Candice so she can collect her inheritance. They have a real problem: she must arrive home in human form, and that's not happening during the full moon. Besides, Owen has a new mission: to convince the pretty she-wolf her best move is to join his pack in time for Christmas...and to prove he's the only wolf for her.

 

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Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas is book two in the White Wolf series by Terry Spear. It’s part of her bigger series Heart of the Wolf.

 

The characters featured in Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas I remember reading about them in Legend of the White Wolf and of corse they popped up again in another installment in the series, so I have some familiarity with them.

 

This novel was on ok read. It didn’t wow me or pull me into it. Everything was simple and happens very quickly. The major setup happens in the fist chapter, making it feel rushed. The tone of the book is light. Only touching upon things that should have more importance. For example; the introduction to our heroine and hero, is rushed. We don’t get much depth for the characters. Which made me not fall for them or be invested in them. They where just their.

 

The romance between Candice and Owen has just a little spice and sweetness. The sweetness was just a little too sweet and so the descriptions got to be a bit repetitive and straightforward.

 

As for the world building. I’ve always had trouble understanding it. Reading in order would be best, but even then I’m still confused. At the start of the series the world doesn’t know about shifters. They also live very very long lives, but then things kinda change on how long they live, but they are still in hiding from humans. I have always felt like the author wasn’t sure on what direction she wanted to go. Things kinda change suddenly on the life span for the shifters and we still don’t know why this is.

 

After reading Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas I’m kinda questioning what I saw in Ms. Spear’s wolf series. From what I remember in the earlier books they use to have more depth to the characters and more action, suspense, a dilemma they had to over come, a bad person after them, or some kind of mystery to solve, so that things actually felt like something was going on, but now it feels blasé. From now on if I do pick up Ms. Spear’s I’ll be grabbing the books from my library instead of purchasing. This series and author have lost their appeal to me and I no longer have a big interest in the writing.

 

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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It’s Release Day! 1001 Dark Nights Bundle Sixteen

 

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the newest 1001 Dark Nights bundle! Introducing Discovery Author Erika Wilde, the Bundle contains 5 novellas, including novellas from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Jennifer Probst, Tessa Bailey, Elisabeth Naughton, and Laura Kaye! Grab your copy of this incredible bundle today!

 

 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Jennifer Probst, Tessa Bailey, Elisabeth Naughton, Laura Kaye, and introducing Erika Wilde.

 

Five Dark Tales. Five Sensual Stories. Five Page Turners.

 

SOMEHOW, SOME WAY: A Billionaire Builders Novella by Jennifer Probst

 

 

When an opportunity to transform a dilapidated house in a dangerous neighborhood pops up, Charlotte Grayson goes in full throttle. Unfortunately, she’s forced to work with the firm’s sexy architect Bolivar Randy Heart (aka Brady), who’s driving her crazy with his archaic views on women. Somehow, some way, they need to work together to renovate a house without killing each other… or surrendering to the white-hot chemistry knocking at the front door.

 

TOO CLOSE TO CALL: A Romancing the Clarksons Novella by Tessa Bailey

 

 

A fairytale college career skyrocketed Kyler Tate to the NFL draft. Adoration and opportunity are thrown in his direction wherever he goes, thanks to being chosen in the first round by the Los Angeles Rage. None of the accolades mean anything, though, without his high school sweetheart, Bree Justice, by his side. Four years ago, she walked away from Kyler, choosing a quiet life over the flash and notoriety his career would someday bring. Now he’s back in their Indiana hometown, refusing to leave for Los Angeles without her.

 

HUNTED: An Eternal Guardians Novella by Elisabeth Naughton

 

 

Erebus was Hades’ secret weapon in the war between the immortal realms until Hades lost him in a bet to Zeus. For the last hundred years, Erebus has trained Zeus’s Siren warriors in warfare and the sexual arts. But he’s never stopped longing for freedom. Lately, he also longs for one Siren who entranced him during their steamy seduction sessions. A nymph he quickly became obsessed with and who was ripped from his grasp when her seduction training was complete. One he’s just learned Zeus has marked for death.

 

EYES ON YOU: A Blasphemy Novella by Laura Kaye

 

 

When a sexy stranger asks Wolf Henrikson to rescue her from a bad date, he never expected to want the woman for himself. But their playful conversation turns into a scorching one-night stand that reveals the shy beauty gets off on the idea of being seen, even if she’s a little scared of it, too. As Wolf introduces her to his world at Blasphemy, Liv finds herself tempted to explore submission and exhibitionism with the hard-bodied Dom.

 

THE MARRIAGE DIARIES by Erika Wilde

 

Even after nearly twenty years of marriage, Jillian Noble is still madly in love with her sexy-as-sin husband, Dean. But now that their two sons are grown and it’s just the two of them alone again, there’s something that Jillian wants from her husband – the dominant man he rarely lets show. When Dean agrees to unleash his more assertive side, all bets are off as he introduces her to dark, forbidden desires that will change the course of their marriage.

 

Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.

 

 

Experience the 1001 Dark Nights Bundle Here…

 

 

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About the 1001 Dark Nights Bundle Authors:

 

About Jennifer Probst:

 

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

 

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

 

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012, and spent 26 weeks on the New York Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a “romance phenom” by Kirkus Reviews.

 

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About Tessa Bailey:

 

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention. She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

 

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About Elisabeth Naughton:

 

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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About Laura Kaye:

 

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series.

 

Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

 

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About Erika Wilde:

 

Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.

So, why the new pen name?

 

As Janelle Denison I’ve always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material

 

on the spicier, kinkier side of romance. However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you’ll care about and fall in love with. That is always my goal, whether I’m writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories.

 

Currently, I’m working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage. The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian’s sizzling new relationship.

 

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Source: http://angelsguiltypleasures.com/2018/06/its-release-day-1001-dark-nights-bundle-sixteen

Avenged by a Highland Laird by Sky Purington (Tour) ~ Excerpt/Giveaway

 

Avenged by a Highland Laird

 

The MacLomain Series 
A New Beginning Book 4
Sky Purington

Genre:  Time Travel Fantasy Romance
Date of Publication:  May 21st, 2018
ASIN: B079Y36LYH
Number of pages:  265
Word Count:  86,000
Cover Artist:  Tara West

 

Book Description:

 

Laird Bryce MacLeod will do anything to see Scotland’s history saved. Even if it means chasing down Jessie, a twenty-first century lass who might very well be his enemy. What he discovers when he catches her, however, is someone with deep, dark secrets and unanticipated intentions. Hidden truths so remarkable a whirlwind adventure through time begins.

 

First, they find themselves in league with Angus Óg MacDomhnaill, Lord of the Isles, a noble Scottish captain rumored in some circles to be a pirate. Danger and intrigue abound as they help the Scots capture three English supply ships and deliver their cargo to the Scottish army. As they do and more mysteries are unveiled, attraction ignites and roars to life.

 

Caught in the throes of newfound passion, they finally join King Robert the Bruce and face off with the English once more at the Battle of Byland Moor. Yet there’s another enemy as well. An evil whose sole purpose is meant to test their hearts in a way neither saw coming. An enemy determined to rip Jessie away from Bryce forever. Will the power of love be strong enough in the end? Or will the curse that threatens Scotland be too much to overcome?

 

Find out in Avenged by a Highland Laird, the epic conclusion of The MacLomain Series: A New Beginning.

 

 

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She didn’t miss the flash of disappointment in his eyes before he managed a small nod and held out his hand. “Aye then, lass, step around me.”

Jessie clenched her teeth, disappointed that the small bridge they had built was so swiftly knocked down. That he was so quick to dislike her again. But that wasn’t to be worried about right now.

Well aware time was running out, she carefully turned, so she was facing the wall, took his hand, and began moving. Step by step, she made her way along the ledge to the point where they would have to share a space.

She met his pale golden eyes and tried to ignore the flustered way they made her feel. “Are you ready for me to pass?”

“I am,” he lied.

She could tell by his guarded expression he was nowhere near ready. Not because he was a coward but because he was aware of his effect on her. More so, how much he liked it. His wariness had nothing to do with plummeting to their death but allowing her close enough that she could pass. Feeling the heat of her skin.

So a bridge might have been knocked down, but something else was taking its place. She worked to steady her breathing at the quickly escalating attraction between them. Now was most certainly not the time.

Yet she had known this would likely happen, didn’t she? That it would be unavoidable. At least for her. How else could it be considering the secrets she still kept? Secrets she was foolish enough to have thought she could keep from him for his own safety. But then she had very little real-life practice when it came to attraction. Especially the sort she felt being so close to Bryce. He was the real thing and far more then she anticipated.

However, now definitely wasn’t the time for a chat about deep dark secrets that would only upset him further.

They needed to keep moving.

Though tempted to close her eyes so she didn’t drown in those piercing golden orbs of his again, she kept them open and made her move. With her hand braced on the left side of his waist, she began moving along the front of him. She was halfway across and directly in front of him when he touched the side of her waist, lowered his lips close to her ear and whispered, “Dinnae move, lass.”

His words floated through her mind. “There is a stranger standing across the way.”

“I feel him,” she responded as her eyes rose to his. “He doesn’t see us yet.”

Though she thought it was her breath that caught when they’re eyes met, it might have been his. Alarmed by the impact of being this close, she nearly teetered back, but his arm slipped around and pulled her even closer.

Unable to breathe at all now, she didn’t look away. She couldn’t if she wanted to. “Let me go, and I’ll hide us without him knowing.”

Unmistakable heat gathered in his eyes. Heat and desire he warred to contain, but she saw it…then she felt it as his arm tightened. The pale gold flecks in his thickly lashed eyes only grew brighter with curiosity. While she could tell herself that he simply wondered how she would get them out of this, she knew better. His curiosity was entirely focused on the strong chemistry between them.

Despite the waterfall’s intense spray and the fact an enemy could very well be staring at them right now, she was human enough to get caught up in what was happening between them. How it felt to finally be pressed against his long, hard body.

To finally lay her hands on the physical form of someone she had known for so long.

“No,” she whispered, suddenly frightened as heat swept through her. “Not now. Not yet.” She swallowed hard and shook her head, suddenly lost in memories. No matter how real this might be, she had long trained herself that she couldn’t trust lustful feelings when it came to him. That she should not indulge in them. “Let me go. Please.”

Though her response could simply be that of a woman choosing to reject what flared between them, he seemed to sense there was more to it. His arousal turned to protectiveness as his brow furrowed in determination and his grip tightened ever so slightly. She couldn’t help but wonder if he was inherently responding to her past. To those moments he was so much a part of without ever knowing.

 

Sky Purington is the bestselling author of nearly forty novels and novellas. A New Englander born and bred who recently moved to Virginia, Sky was raised hearing stories of folklore, myth, and legend. When combined with a love for history, romance, and time-travel, elements from the stories of her youth found release in her books.

 

Purington loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at Sky@SkyPurington. Interested in keeping up with Sky’s latest news and releases? Either visit Sky’s website, www.SkyPurington.com, subscribe to her quarterly newsletter or sign up for personalized text message alerts. Simply text ‘skypurington’ (no quotes, one word, all lowercase) to 74121 or visit Sky’s Sign-up Page. Texts will ONLY be sent when there is a new book release. Readers can easily opt out at any time.

 

 

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Gumshoe Girl by Andi Ramos (Tour) ~ Giveaway/Excerpt

 

Gumshoe Girl

by And Ramos

Published May 30th 2018

 

 

Sheagan O’Hare got more than she bargained for when her newly inherited detective agency lands its first case; a missing person, embezzlement, and murder. Sheagan’s out to prove she can hang with the pro’s, despite the constant reminder of her amateur status from an annoyingly attractive FBI agent, Colin ‘Mac’ MacEvine, who’s forced himself into her life.

 

How does she feel when an old high school friend hopes to ignite a new romance?

Will she be able to discover if detective work and love can mingle before someone gets hurt?

 

 

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“Does this have to do with this detective stuff you decided to play around with?”

She shot a dirty look at the wall. “Listen, don’t worry about it. I’ve got it under control.”

“Obviously you don’t. I’m going to the police.”

“Um, no. You can’t call, uh, not yet.”

“Why can’t I?” He came back into the room.

“I can’t explain that.”

“You’d better explain something, because I am calling 9-1-1 right now.” He picked up the phone.

“Stop!” she yelled.

He looked at her like she was crazy. “Why?”

“Listen, just let me call my friend first.”

“Your friend?” It was his turn for sarcasm.

“Yes, my friend.” She snatched the phone from him, grabbed her bag, and went into the bathroom. She fished around until she found the card from Mac and punched in his number on her cell.

“Yup,” Mac answered.

“I have a sticky situation.”

“What is it?”

“Well, I’m at my old place.”

“I’m not here to settle disputes for you and your boyfriend.”

“Boyfriend? What are you talking about, we broke up?” Then it dawned on her. Her address showed she was still living with Rat Bastard.

“Sheagan,” she heard him shout, breaking into her thoughts.

“What!” she shouted back.

He grunted. “What is the situation?”

“The O’Dwyer boys came to visit my ex-boyfriend last night.”

“I’ll be right there. Don’t call the police.”

“I know. I called you.”

“Well, you got something right.” He hung up.

She screamed into the receiver, “You son-of-a-, I’ll give you, ‘you got something right’. You can kiss my butt.”

When she emerged from the bathroom, Rat Bastard cocked his head. “Friend, huh?”

“It’s complicated!” she snapped. 

 

 

 

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Andi Ramos grew up in central Massachusetts where she still lives today with her family, goat, and Boston Terriers. Her love for reading grew into a passion for writing. She dabbled with pen and paper for a long time and eventually stopped pushing her amusements aside and started developing those stories into novels. One of her favorite things to do is to hop into her motorhome with her family and write while traveling down the road as they journey to various destinations.

 

This is the author’s debut book.

 

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Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 6/4 – 6/8

 

June 4th, 2018

 

 

Fae Worlds by Multiple Authors
 
June 5th, 2018

 

 

Redson (VLG Book 10) by Laurann Dohner
Curse Reversed (Wards and Wands #2) by Rebecca Royce
Dragon Undercover (Dark Scales Division Book 1) by Lia Davis & Kerry Adrienne
Brief Cases (The Dresden Files #15.1) by Jim Butcher
Threat of Danger (Mission Recovery #2) by Dana Marton
Order of Protection (Courting Justice #1) by Lexi Blake
Cowboy SEAL Redemption (Navy SEAL Cowboys #2) by Nicole Helm
Dirty-Talking Cowboy (Kinky Spurs #1) by Stacey Kennedy
The One You Can’t Forget (The Ones Who Got Away #2) by Roni Loren
Summer at 23 The Strand by Linda Mitchelmore
Misadventures with a Rock Star (Misadventures #13) by Helen Hardt
The Start of Something Good (Stay #1) by Jennifer Probst
In Bed with the Beast (Naughty Princess Club #2) by Tara Sivec
1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Sixteen
 
June 7th, 2018

 

Sweet Disaster (Stupid Awesome Love, #1) by Ceri Grenelle
Get You Some (Simple Man #3) by Lani Lynn Vale


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Grand Cayman Family Vacation

 

In May we went on vacation to Grand Cayman. This was the first time for my son and hubby to visit the Island and for me it’s been over 20+ years since I last visited. I have to say the Island sure has changed, but Seven Mile Beach is still a wonderful location to sun bath, relax, and enjoy the quite life. 

 

We went to Cayman as a family get together. My mom’s side of the family all came and my son finally got to meet his cousins Kai and Max for the first time as well as his aunts, uncles, and great-aunts/uncles. It was a nice time for me as well since I haven’t seen my cousins in little over 7 years. 

 

Some Tips: If you do plan on visiting Grand Cayman make sure to stay on the west side aka 7 mile beach which has the best view for sunsets, animates for food, and more. If you do plan to rent a car, they drive on the left side. It is a British owned Island. And, last when you eat or drink out the restaurants will add a 15% guarantee to the ticket. If you want to tip more you can. 

 

First lets do a little summer drink that all those over 21 can enjoy!

 

 
Pineapple Rum Drink/Punch

 

To make one glass:
4 ounces pineapple juice or 8 tablespoons
4 ounces Canada Dry Ginger Ale or 8 tablespoons
1 1/2 ounces Malibu Coconut Rum or 3 tablespoons 

 

To make a punch/pitcher
3 cups Canada Dry Ginger Ale
3 cups pineapple juice
1 cup Malibu Coconut Rum

 

What we did was just hang out at the beach (7 Mile Beach), the pool, drink, sunbath, and eat out for lunch. We had rain off and on, but the last 4 days it came down non-stop, so for an Island where every activity is outdoors it makes it hard to do much, but stay inside and just watch the rain. 

 

 

Their where lots of beautiful flowers around Harbor Heights, the place we stayed at.
Mr. Crab visited us daily too.

 

 

 

 

Oh look it’s the beach!! Sand castle time.

 

 

I did get in just a little reading, while I was on vacation.

 

 

My son went snorkeling for the first time with me and his dad. With his dad it was in the rain. We also celebrated Kai’s Birthday! Last, we had our last and final meal out before everyone leaves the next day! 

 

 

Our vacation was wonderful and relaxing for everyone. We had a great time with family and getting our son into the ocean for some snorkeling.

 

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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Picked up some books for the #LibraryLoveChallenge.

June is Audiobook Month + #Giveaway

 

Audiobooks are heating up headphones across the country. Celebrate the art of storytelling this June.

 

How you can celebrate Audiobook Month at your Library and just Audiobook’s in general!

 

Share what you’re listening to with the hashtag #loveaudiobooks.

 

What would a summer vacation be without some fun in the sun? Get some audiobook suggestions from Listening Library and check out Audible’s Everything Under The Sun for exciting debuts to new releases from household names & preview this summer’s most anticipated listens.

 

Speed up any road trip with family listening. Perfect for family trips, audiobooks provide engaging entertainment and facilitate discussions making those car rides fly by.

 

Audio CD’s. Don’t forget your library also carries audiobooks in CD formate, which is another way to enjoy an audiobook in the car or at home.

 

Download FREE listening apps. Add Libby and/or OverDrive and Hoopla to your devices. These FREE apps will let you listen to any audiobook available at your local library’s. 

 

  

 

Join in a few challenge’s like the #LibraryLoveChallenge hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures & Brooke Blogs and/or the Audiobook Challenge Hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer.

 

 

 

Check out my Discussion Post on Discovering Audiobooks

 

 

Go forth and listen!

 

 

 
Angel’s Guilty Pleasures Giveaway – One Winner Will Receive a 3 Month Audible Gift Memberships (You may enter as long as you can accept Audible)
 

 

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 – May 2018

Important Notice

 

Their have been so many posts and discussions about privacy policy and data protection and also email updating settings, etc… As you all know by now the EU GDPR has gone into effect. To be compliant with it I have added a Privacy Policy to the blog, you may have notice I have also add a box that you have to check to leave a comment now (Your information is never shared or sold), also a notice that visiting this site we use cookies, and last if you have update your email THANK YOU; if you haven’t please up date your settings (you can do that by going here or subscribe to the blog email). I think that does it! 

 

 

May was a slow month for the blog. We went on vacation to Grand Cayman. I’ll be putting a post together to showcase all the fun pictures and things we did, but here is a little Cayman Sunset for you ^_^.

 

 

Beside our vacation my son has 1 week – 5 days of school left, before Summer Vacation. OMG where did the time go? My little kindergartner is growing up. Here is some of what he did throughout the year.

 

 

Empowering my kid to read!!

 

We received our 1st Prime Book Box for Kids this month. You can check it out on the post HERE. My son loved getting a surprise package in the mail. 

 

During the school year they send home those Scholastic Book Club papers, where you can order books for your kids and help support the school. I remember as a kid getting my books from the Scholastic. At the time it was the only way to get books unless you had a store near you, which we didn’t. For my son I hadn’t order anything all year, but deiced that this is the last one coming, so I ordered the Dog Man Books and some Ninjago combo pack of books. My son likes both! He is a 6-year-old boy ^_^. 

 

 

Next up I had a flower growing in my garden that I didn’t know what it was. I asked and everyone said an Iris, well when it bloomed it was an Iris. It’s a leftover from the previous home owner and I’m glad I kept watering it, so I could enjoy. 

 

 

Mother’s Day was in May and my hubby and son got me KLASK: The Magnetic Game of Skill. It’s fun!!

 

 

Last a few other things on the blog: I set up a page that showcases what My Stars Mean. You will no longer see this on the side bar now that it has it’s own page. Under Reviews in the top bar you can now see the Audiobook Review List, Audiobook Reviews by Narrator List, Book Reviews Alphabetized by Author List, and last Movie Review List. That’s all the new changes to the blog besides the Privacy Policy added to the Policies Page under the About at the top bar menu. 

 

 

May I Suggest Hop – Erin M was the winner and she picked an eCopy of How to Save an Undead Life

 

 

 

With May being the month we celebrate Mother’s Day I got a kick out of this post featured over at Vampire Book Club – 5 Worst Moms in Urban Fantasy.

 

Under the Covers Book Blog did a post that is informative for bloggers on the GDPR and what it means for you – Blog it Out: GDPR for Bloggers.

 

 

 

We all love giveaways, so check out the current giveaways happening:

 

 

 
Make sure to double check $ pricing. Some books are still free while others are back to their original or sale price. All links lead to Amazon. When you do purchases a book or product through our posts it helps the blog with no added cost to you. All proceeds from the affiliate links support this blog and are used to fund the giveaway’s. It’s all completely anonymous. All support is approached. Thank you!
 

 

This month I won a few giveaways that I entered. I do love #BookMail! We have Midnight Wolf by Jennifer Ashley from Berkley via Delighted Reader, Her Dark Half by Paige Tyler from Sourcebooks via Book Tour, I won the April Discussion Challenge Giveaway via Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight and I picked Wild Wolf by Jennifer Ashley. I also won two gift cards to Amazon: one for $30 by entering the giveaway for the Tour of Heart of a SEAL by Dixie Lee Brown & another for $20 for sharing Sight Lines by Cara Carnes on my social media sites. I also received some FREE bookmarks from Debora Cooke in the mail which I plan on giving away this summer with the Win It Wednesday posts.

 

  

 

 

 

Bought

 

 

Amazon – I picked up the paperback copy of Tiger Striped. To complete my novella collection on the paperbacks and as you can see (look up) I’m working on getting the novels too for the Shifter Unbound series. Pre-Ordered Iron and Magic in eCopy.

 

 

 

Amazon Free eCopy – Bound by Faerie, Alien Healers Baby, Against the Ropes, Rescuing Emily, Sadie’s Shadow, Spark (Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides), Jade Calhoun Series Boxed Set (Books 1-3),  A Vampire’s Thirst: Alaric, & Banning.

 

 

 

Nook eCopy – I started with a nook and so have kept up keeping the Elder Races and Shifters Unbound series on the device. I bought Planet Dragos & Tiger Striped.

 

 

 

AudiobookMagic Slays (1 Audible Credit) completes my Kate Daniels collection in audio.

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May was a slow month, because I went on vacation and I haven’t been feeling in the mood to read anything new, so I’ve been doing a lot of re-reading well listen for the first time of books I’ve already read: Dragon Actually – Audio, Rebel Dragon, The Beast in Him – Audio, The Mane Event – Audio, Ocean Light (ARC), Planet Dragos (ARC), Blood Rites, Penumbra, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 1, & Tiger Striped.

 

 

 

 

Discussion ChallengeGOAL: My level will be 11-20 – Creative Conversationalist

 

Completed: 23 out of 20

 

Try Something New: My Goal: Level 3: 21-40 books

 

Completed: 19 out of 21

 

Audiobook Challenge: My Goal: Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30

 

Completed: 32 out of 30

 

Library Love Challenge: My Goal: Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books

 

Completed: 24 out of 60+

 

The Series That Never… Ends Challenge: My Goal: Level One – 5-9 books – Surviving the Book Tsunami

 

I picked the Charley Davidson Series (13 books/9 to read) for this challenge. I haven’t read or listen to any of the books I have left in the series, yet!

 

Goodreads Challenge

 

GOAL: 150 – Read 78 Books

 

March Take Control of Your TBR Pile

 

GOAL: 10 books – Read 12 

 

 

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Beach Reads Giveaway Hop June 1st – 15th


Hosted by Stuck IN Books

 

Summer is here and what better way to enjoy, then to share some Beach Reads to pass the time with.

 

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

The Original Heartbreakers Series by Gena Showalter – Sweet small hometown feel with adorable, addictive, and relatable characters.

 

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

The K-9 Rescue series by D.D. Ayers – Action, Suspense, Danger, Romance and Dogs.

 

 

HISTORICAL FANTASY ROMANCE

The Embraced Series by Kerrelyn Sparks – A mixture of humor, seriousness, understanding, repression, and love.

 

 

PARNAORMAL ROMANCE

Pride Series by Shelly Laurenston – A verity of shifters, fabulously fun characters, and humor that is a little over the top.

 

 

SCI-FI URBAN FANTASY

Innkeeper Chronicles Series by Ilona Andrews – Quirky sense of humor, hunky alpha males, monsters, adventure, action and interesting characters. (Anything by the Andrews is a must read!)

 

 

PARNORMAL COZY MYSTERY

Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery Series by Danielle Garrett – A light magical mystery full of twists and turns and thoroughly entertaining.

 

 

 

A $10 Amazon GC (Open INT)

 

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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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June Book of Choice Giveaway Hop ~ 1st – 15th

Hosted by FLYLeF

 

Welcome to June’s Book of Choice Giveaway Hop!

 

I will be giving away any book of your choice, up to $12(US Dollars). The giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships there free of charge (find that out here!) And, if you are a US winner, I will most likely ship from Amazon – because it will be there for you sooner! If you prefer, an eCopy I will send a Kindle or Nook edition. (Please note: You may only chose ONE of these options!)
 

And now, hear are some June Releases to wet your appetite!

 

 

Enter the rafflecopter below to win any book of your choice!
Please be sure to check the giveaway policy.

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY

 

 

Submission ends on May 31st 2018.

1.  FLYLēF, Host (INT)   5.  Win! Win! Win!    
2.  With Love for Books (INT)   6.  Savings in Seconds    
3.  FeeRtheDragon (INT)   7.  Alina Snow (INT)    
4.  Angel's Guilty Pleasures   8.  Book and a Blanket (INT)    

 

 


(Submissions close in 3h 38m)


 

 

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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Monthly Library Love – May 2018

The library love challenge is in full swing.
We’d love to have you join use in supporting libraries.

 

Here is my May Library Love.
I LOVE my library and the freedom to borrow. It’s a great place to pick up books, movies, manga, audiobooks, magazines, and more. Every time I visit I feel like a kid in a candy story except it’s books and I don’t have to buy them I get to borrow.
Check out all the wonderful items I picked up this month. 

 

May was a light month for the Library. I went on vacation.

 

Books – Penumbra, Pressed to Death

 

 

 

Manga – The Ancient Magus’ Bride

 

 

 

 

eBooks – Guardian’s Bond

 

 

 

Audiobook – Re-borrowd again Shards of Hope. I didn’t get to it last month.

 

 

 

Movies – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

 

 

 

Kid Books – Splat the Cat: the rain is a pain, Digger the Dinosaur, Splat the Cat: up in the air, Mittens at School, Beyond the Dinosaurs: Monsters, Biscuit’s Day at the Farm, Splat the Cat: Blow snow blow, Pizza Pig, The Most Magnificent Thing, I’ve Loved You Since Forever, Curious about phonics, Little Critter phonics fun, Louise loves bake sales, Monty’s magnificent mane, Power up!, Splat the cat : a whale of a tale,

 

 

 

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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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Thank you to Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!
I won Aprils #LetsDiscuss2018 Challenge and I picked Wild Wolf to add to my Shifters Unbound series collection.

Win It Wednesday: She’s No Faerie Princess by Christine Warren

 

The original creator of Win It Wednesday is Vampire Book Club.

 

Win It Wednesday is back. I’ve got several books on my shelves that I’ve received from authors, publishers, bought myself and ones I’ve been picking up from my local library’s bookstore. All of these books I’ve been saving to pass along to you, my wonderful followers.

 

You know the drill. If you want this copy of She’s No Faerie Princess to be yours, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Check out the giveaway policy for the rules. I’ll ship USA and CANADA. You also get 4 bonus entries for joining my newsletter (Note: Newsletter is sent once a day and only if their is a post featured on the blog.)

 

She’s No Faerie Princess
(The Others #10)
by Christine Warren

 

Queen Mab’s niece, Fiona, has long been bored to tears by the intrigues of Court life. She’d prefer to cut loose at a punk club, knock back a few Thai beers, and hook up with a likely lad of similar interests. But when Fiona goes AWOL, she only gets as far as Manhattan’s Inwood Park before a nasty demon nearly puts a permanent crimp in her plans–and a dark stranger sparks her desire…

 

All work and no play make Tobias Walker one cranky werewolf. After six months of doing his part to keep the peace during the delicate negotiations between the Others and humankind, he’d like nothing more than a good night’s sleep–preceded by an enthusiastic mating session. The alluring woman he rescues in the park might be the answer to his most lustful prayers, but only if they can both stay alive long enough to find out who wants her dead and why.

 

Now, Fiona and Tobias must unravel a tangled web of treachery that spans branches of the Fae, Other, and mortal worlds, all the while falling into a dangerous attraction that could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship–or the end for them both… 

 

 

 

Angel’s Guilty Pleasures is giving away one Used Paperback copy of She’s No Faerie Princess
(Open USA/CA Only)

 

 

 

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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1st Prime Book Box for Kids from Amazon

 

Amazon has started a new Prime feature called Prime Book Box for Kids. Want to learn more about this service, check out my previous discussion post on this topic HERE. The service is still by invitation only. You can ask for an invite if you are interested.

 

I don’t do Book Box’s, but since this is designed for kids I gave it a go; because I’m more apt to buy for my son then myself. 

 

Once I was accept into the Book Box for Kids I received an email to set up my service. I picked every 3 months to receive a Book Box. They do have the option of 1 or 2 months as well. Once I picked my time frame, they show me the books coming in the box. If I don’t care or want one of the books I can pick another option. They give you about 4 additional books to pick if you don’t care for one. I actually used this service and picked the two books that arrived in our first Box. 

 

Our 1st Prime Book Box for Kids

 

 

My son was EXCITEDto receive a package with his name on it. He’s always asking me “when will i get a package in the mail?” 

 

The books we got where Those Darn Squirrels! and Prince and Pirate.

 

 

The favorite out of the two is Those Darn Squirrels!. He also likes Prince and Pirate, but not as much as the Squirrels. That old man and those darn squirrels are just too funny. Especially for a 6-year-old boy. ^_^

 

Price wise the service is priced well. It costs $22.99 for the Box. No additional fees. The books individually would have cost total of $26.68, so for this first book box it’s been a good investment. Plus my son likes getting a surprise in the mail and then he is enjoying us reading the books together.

 

At this time I’m pleased with the service and would recommend it. I’ll share with you guys what we get in our next deliver.

 

Inspire Your Kids To Love Reading! 

 

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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I read Devil’s Gate & Hunter’s Season when they where first published and loved both. I’ve been on an audiobook kick and decided to try out Ms. Harrison’s Elder Races series in Audio. Destiny’s Tarot has the Elder Races Novellas Dev...

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