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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
February 23rd 2016


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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Crown of Ruin (Crown of Death) by Keary Taylor (Tour) ~ Excerpt/Giveaway


I want to break.  To shatter.  I could crumble, a million pieces scattered across the stone floor.

But there are eyes—so many eyes.  Dozens of them, hundreds perhaps.  They watch me.  They watch their queen.

I’ve been under their eyes before.  I’ve been studied, scrutinized.  I know what they are looking for in this moment.

I can’t crumble.

Because right now I have to be queen of them all.

“Get out,” I say evenly as I stare at my husband’s blank face.  My stomach turns.  My jaw tightens.

I stand straight.  I take one deep breath.  I turn to face the masses.

“I want everyone, and I mean everyone save Alivia, Ian, and Eshan out of this castle.  But if anyone tries to leave Roter Himmel, the punishment will be one hundred years tied up in the middle of the desert where the sun never sets.”

Eyes widen, breaths suck into lungs.

I see it, they doubt me.  If I really am the Queen.  If I mean what I say.

If I were Cyrus, I’d probably kill someone.  Drag them out into the sunlight outside, watch them scream, watch them cry in agony.  I would probably tear someone’s skin off, inch by inch, while everyone watched, to show them how deadly serious I am.

But I am not Cyrus.

I am Sevan.

“Do you all understand me?” I ask quietly.

No one speaks.  They only watch me with wary eyes.

“Do you understand your Queen?” I bellow.

Some take a step back.  Eyes widen.  Others narrow at me.

“Do you understand if you leave our city you will regret it for the next 36,500 days?” I threaten with an angry tremor in my voice.  “Do you understand if anyone tries to travel on silent and dark feet, I willknow?”

While the majority nod their heads solemnly—most know better than to defy me, others doubt. 

I make a mental note of each of them.

Of their own accord, my eyes drift, studying each of those that surround me.  The shock of Eshan.  The horror of Alivia.  And the bitter anger of Ian.

My eyes shift from him to those who look at me with doubt.  And I look back to Ian.

He looks over at them as well, and I know he gets my silent communication: take note of the doubters.  

We may not like one another, maybe we never will, but I know in this, we speak the same language when it comes to being distrustful and suspicious of others and their motives.

Looking back at those who weren’t smart enough to take me seriously, I know that some will die.

And I don’t care.

Emotion wells in my eyes.  Tears threaten to slip down my face.

But I hold them in.

I’ll burn every one of them to the ground if it means avenging Cyrus.

“Leave,” I let the word quietly slip over my lips.


Crown of Ruin

by Keary Taylor
(Crown of Death #3)
Publication date: June 5th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance




Logan has returned to Roter Himmel. Once a peaceful haven for the Royals, it is now a kingdom of chaos and distrust. The people may love their queen, but she has never ruled them on her own.


Sevan has seen Cyrus work miracles long ago, and learned his methods herself. His curse has sustained stronger than death before but the visage of Cyrus’ demise is undeniable. Still, Logan refuses to believe this is the end. Cyrus keeps appearing to her in strange dreams, rambling that she must prepare—that the day is coming when night will rule the day.


While the entire world of vampires watches, Logan will take on the weight of the crown, the certainty of impending change, and the threat of war.


They all should have known better than to test her. She’s had multiple lifetimes to prepare for this…


All hail the Queen.



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Keary Taylor is the USA TODAY bestselling author of over twenty novels. She grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now splits her time between a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest and Utah, with her husband and their two children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that frequently keeps her up at night.


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Win It Wednesday: Awakened by Virna DePaul


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 Awakened 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.)


(The Belladonna Agency #2)
by Virna DePaul
Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s thrilling series of paranormal romances invites readers into a seductive and dangerous world where vampires secretly exist among the general population, while the FBI tries to keep the Rogues among them from preying on humans—for killing, for turning, for pleasure.


Ex-soldier Barrett Miles had no idea that vampires were real—until Belladonna recruits her to serve as a covert agent and infiltrate a murderous sex ring run by the most depraved of immortals, those who feed on the purity and blood of innocents. Their latest victim: a young girl whom Barrett promised to protect. She will be sold—unless Barrett can find her first. Forced to team up with her former lover, Nick Maltese, an undercover sniper, Barrett is caught between fulfilling her personal mission and shielding her heart from the man who betrayed her.


Nick’s hunting a new breed of vampires and harboring a terrible secret when Barrett finds him. Soon a seething underworld of strange desires threatens to engulf them all. Can he save the girl and reclaim Barrett’s heart? Nick knows he has only one chance to prove himself to her as the hunt begins—and their love forces them to embrace the darkest places in their souls.



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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! Angels & Magic: A Limited Edition Collection of Angel Fantasy Novels ~ Giveaway



Angels & Magic: A Limited Edition Collection of Angel Fantasy Novels

Publication Date: June 6, 2018

Genres: Fantasy, Anthology





These Aren’t Your Typical Angels


Angels aren’t defined by good works. Demons aren’t defined by darkness. In the world of Angels & Magic, all bets are off. This is a world of fantasy and magic, a place where angels are struggling lost souls just like you or I. They’re in need of help and guidance and it’ll take the unlikely soul to set things right.


Eleven bestselling and award-winning authors give you a look at what it means to be a hero, wings or not. Enjoy this starter boxed set of urban and epic fantasy full novels, available for a limited time!


With stories from…


Melinda Kucsera

L.C. Ireland

C. L. Coffey

Aldrea Alien

Zara Hoffman

R.M. Gauthier

Carissa Andrews

Amanda J Evans Author

Lexi C. Foss

Emily Martha Sorensen: Author of Clean Fantasy

A.J. Flowers Fantasy Author



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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Fairies And Frosting (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum) by Christina Bauer


Fairies And Frosting

by Christina Bauer
(Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #2.5)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: May 28th 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult



Elle (never call her Cinderella) is trying to throw a surprise birthday party for her bestie, Bryar Rose. Trouble is, some unfriendly fae are working hard to ruin everything. Good thing she has a certain handsome Le Charme wizard on speed dial…


***An interim novella between SHIFTERS AND GLYPHS and SLIPPERS AND THIEVES***



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The Fairy Tales of the Magicorum series includes WOLVES AND ROSES (Book 1), MOONLIGHT AND MIDTOWN (Novella 1.5) and SHIFTERS AND GLYPHS (Book 2, Fall 2018). Eight full novels are planned in total.


Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. The first three books in the series are now available as audiobooks on Audible and iTunes.


Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.


Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.


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╰☆ Happy Release Day ☆╮


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
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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


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.




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.



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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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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
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.






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.


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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?





“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. 




Andi will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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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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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



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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 – 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.









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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