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Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 9/30 – 10/5



Sept. 30th, 2019



Secret Obsession (The Cordova Empire #3) by Ann Mayburn
Rozar: Vaxxlian Alien Mail Order Brides #1 (Intergalactic Dating Agency) by Sue Mercury & Sue Lyndon
Each Other’s Only (Hometown Heroes #2) by Colleen S. Myers
The Shadow Court (Wilde Justice Book 4) by Jenn Stark



Oct. 1st, 2019



The Vine Witch (Vine Witch #1) by Luanne G. Smith
The World of Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas
Most Ardently: An Austen-Inspired Christmas Collection
Hunter (Immortals of New Orleans #10) by Kym Grosso
Caged (Blood Trails #6) by Jennifer Blackstream
Aurora Blazing (Consortium Rebellion #2) by Jessie Mihalik
Mumbo Gumbo Murder (A Scrapbooking Mystery #16) by Laura Childs & Terrie Farley Moran
The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen
A Merry Murder (Pennyfoot Hotel #22) by Kate Kingsbury



Oct. 2nd, 2019



Demon Unleashed (Stealth Guardians Book 7) by Tina Folsom



Oct. 3rd, 2019



Maelstrom: Intergalactic Dating Agency (Mermaids of Montana Book 1) by Elsa Jade



Oct. 4th, 2019



Never Have I Ever by Lauren Blakely
A Cowboy’s Secret (The McGavin Brothers Book 16) by Vicki Lewis Thompson



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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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ARC Review: Unearthed (Death Seeker #1) by Cecy Robson ~ #Giveaway #Excerpt #BookTour

Unearthed (Death Seeker #1) - Cecy Robson
Death Seeker #1
Cecy Robson
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
September 24th 2019


Fae was once a flourishing paradise. Until Death turned greedy and destroyed it, targeting the creatures who inhabited it. Those who survived escaped to Earth’s realm, but Death wasn’t far behind . . .


Olivia Finn is just another pixie trying to blend in among humans and hide from the death hounds who devoured her family. Clinging to the talisman that keeps her veiled from those who hunt her, she believes she is safe. . .. Until Death finds her and discovers she’s immune to its grip.


Now that Olivia’s power is unearthed, she is sought by Fae who see her as their savior and stalked by dark entities compelled to destroy her. Can she trust the King of the Dead who has sworn to train and protect her? Or should she obey her instincts that warn he desires more?


Olivia can no longer hide from Death. To survive, she must seek it.



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Unearthed is book one in the Death Seeker series by Cecy Robson.


I feel in love with Cecy Robson’s Weird Girls series and deiced to give her new Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance a try. I enjoyed the book, but I had trouble staying interested. Not sure if it’s just first book syndrome, but I’d read a few chapters, then put the book down for a few days, then pick it back up. Their where some areas that captured me and others no so much. I wasn’t as engrossed in this novel as I have been with her previous work.


In Unearthed we are introduced to a verity of characters. Their are several different kinds of Fae and concepts of Death. I like the verity, but at times it got to be a bit overwhelming; especially with Death. It sounded like some aspects of Death are good and some are bad, yet by the end the author made it sound like all the different kinds of Death where/are out to kill Olivia; expect Ryker who will protect her.


We meet our heroine, Olivia, right off the bat. She’s a Pixie with no wings and no magic, or so she thinks. She’s lovable, slightly clumsy, and has this spark, but she has this habit of fainting/blacking out when things got rough. This happened a few times in the story during the height of a battle scene and then we are moving onto the next day or a few hours later. I didn’t care for the fade to black moments.


Ryker our hero, is The Grime Reaper, Ankou, aka King of the Dead. He’s sexy and has this bad boy vibe going. He helps Olivia train and becomes her protecter. In return he want’s her to end his life. He’s been the Ankou far longer then was meant to be and the long life has taken it’s toll on him.


The background was interesting and I liked the premise, but I really needed some elaboration on what actually happened in Fae to make all the Fairy’s leave and come to earth to hid among the humans.


We are also treated to a few surprises along the way and the action scenes are fast paced. We also get some tender moments, but I wouldn’t call this novel a romance. At least not yet, but their is the possibility.


Unearthed is well written, with moments of very realistic humor, but overall, it was just ok. If you enjoy stories about Fae and magic then this series might be up your alley.


Rated: 3 Stars


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




…in the Glen a nightclub where the Fae like to gather 


Lights flash and magical mist pours across the dance floor, allowing privacy to those desperate for touch. Fae aren’t plentiful, and neither are establishments for us to gather. That’s what makes the Glen fun. It doesn’t just bring my kind together, it frees us. No glamour, no pretending. We discuss magic and the old realm, curse Death for destroying it and celebrate our survival.


With a shimmy and a shake, lavender and silver wings sprout from Dahlia’s back. She stretches, relishing the feel of simply being herself. She winks at me, her glimmering lavender eyes and lips radiant.


A drunk mountain troll stumbles between us. She releases my hand, allowing him through before clasping my hand and guiding us through the gyrating swarm of bodies. “Let’s have a drink, darling.”


I squeeze her hand. Fae are affectionate beings. In the human world, we cage our need to caress, embrace, and make love. It’s a way to keep our identities secret and another way to prevent Death from finding us.


Bill’s broken glamour was a result of a stolen kiss. It revealed his form to a human and worst of all damaged his talisman. Our talismans remain the only way to hide from those who hunt us. Without them, it’s a death warrant with our executioners often seconds from being collected.


A banshee sprints away from the bar and through the swarm of Fae. With all the grace of a swan, she leaps into the air and straddles the male who entered behind us. “David!” she screeches. “Sorry,” she adds when we groan and cover our ears.


“David” loses his tiny accountant persona, morphing into a giant cyclops with a long blond Mohawk. He laughs, catching the banshee when her legs break free of his widening waist.


She screeches. Again. The thought of that voice in the throes of passion makes me cringe. “David is going to need serious earplugs to get through the night,” I mutter.


Dahlia giggles, her laughter like wind chimes in the soft breeze. “Perhaps. But it will be worth it, darling,” she sings.


©Unearthed, Cecy Robson, LLC September 2019




Cecy Robson is an international and multi-award-winning author of over twenty-five character driven novels.A registered nurse of eighteen years, Cecy spends her free time creating magical worlds, heart-stopping romance, and young adult adventure. After receiving two RITA® nominations, the Maggie Award, the Award of Excellence, and a National Reader’s Choice Award nomination, you can still find Cecy laughing, crying, and cheering on her characters as she pens her next story.


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

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Review: Dark Heir (Jane Yellowrock #9) by Faith Hunter

Dark Heir - Faith Hunter
Dark Heir
Jane Yellowrock #9
Faith Hunter
Urban Fantasy
April 7, 2015


Shapeshifting skinwalker Jane Yellowrock is the best in the business when it comes to slaying vampires. But her latest fanged foe may be above her pay grade…


For centuries, the extremely powerful and ruthless vampire witches of the European Council have wandered the Earth, controlling governments, fostering war, creating political conflict, and often leaving absolute destruction in their wake. One of the strongest of them is set to create some havoc in the city of New Orleans, and it’s definitely personal.


Jane is tasked with tracking him down. With the help of a tech wiz and an ex-Army ranger, her partners in Yellowrock Securities, she’ll have to put everything on the line, and hope it’s enough. Things are about to get real hard in the Big Easy.




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Dark Heir is book nine in the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter. 


Jane and the Younger brothers find themselves in trouble again all due to the Master of New Orleans, Leo. In this novel they are trying to stop a crazy old vampire that Leo had chained up in his basement. Vampire politics are involved and Jane can’t just stake the vampire and be done, nope he has to be alive in someway. 


Leo. He’s one of those characters that’s not quit good and not quit evil. All the vampires in this series are pretty much in the same area as Leo, with a few of them more evil then others. Leo’s a frustrating man and Jane’s problems are all because of him and his secrets, but that’s the vampire game he plays. I don’t know why Jane doesn’t just stake him for good and be done! She has staked him a few times, but he’s not anymore dead then before. 


There’s a lot of emotional and relationship stuff going on for Jane in this novel. The Younger Brothers are becoming more of a family to Jane then partners. Molly, her BFF, visits and she is walking the line between a good and bad witch plus their friendship is still on rocky ground. Then we have George aka Bruiser. He and Jane seem to be heading in the right direction for their relationship. I like seeing them together. I also really love the Younger Brothers. They are fun and I love seeing them with Jane. Last, I really enjoy Jane and Beast; especially seeing them grow and the challenges they face. 


The one thing I could have done without is Ricky. He still pops up, but this time it’s just a phone call and Jane has the right reaction to it, but still I just want him gone and not popping up in anyway. 


Dark Heir was another exciting action-packed adventure in the Jane Yellowrock series. 


Rated: 4 Stars


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The Autumn Time Book Tag


Welcome to the first day of Autumn and what better way to welcome in the fall then to do The Autumn Time Book Tag. I found this tag on Life of a Female Bibliophile and she found it on Its You And Everything (link no long available).


Crunching Leaves: Choose a book with an Orange, Red, or Yellow on it.


I picked one of each color in books I’ve read. 



Cozy Sweater: It’s cooled down enough to wear warmer clothing – What book have you read that gives you a warm feeling?


Any of the books I read; give me that warm feeling, but if your looking for that warm sweet feeling I’d have to go with Maisey Yates’s; Golden Valley series or Gena Showalter’s; The Original Heartbreakers series.



Fall Storm: The wind is howling and the thunder is roaring – What book do you read during this Autumn Storm?


Any Andrews book will do.



Cool Crisp Air: What book character would you like to trade places with?


Hmmm, who would I like to trade places with? That’s a tough one. I read Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, & Romantic Suspense, so my characters are always in some type of dire situation that I wouldn’t like to be. I can’t pick!


Hot Apple Cider: What under-hyped book would you want to become the next big thing?


Patricia Briggs first time publishing books specifically the Sianim Series. I fell in love with Briggs through Mercy Thompson series and have been trying out her older titles. The audiobooks for Sianim are outstanding! From the author’s website: “Wolfsbane is a tightly-coupled sequel to Masques, and won’t make much sense by itself. Other than Wolfsbane, this is a loosely-woven series, and the books can be read in any order. They share the same world, but each book is a stand-alone story with its own cast of characters.”



Coat, Scarves, and Mittens: What is the most embarrassing book cover you own, that you’d like to keep hidden?


I don’t have any.


Pumpkin Spice: What’s your favorite Autumn Foods/Drinks?


I love Dutch Apple Pie; specifically made by the Amish. They know how to make pies.


I’d love to hear from you!
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Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 9/23 – 9/27



Sept. 23rd, 2019



Demon by Tory Richards
Trace: Cosmos Alien Mail Order Bride #1: Intergalactic Dating Agency by Annie Nicholas


Sept. 24th, 2019



Angelbound and Beholder Special Edition Collection by Christina Bauer
Seduced by a Demon King (Eternal Mates #17) by Felicity Heaton
Dragon’s Blood (Dragon Heir Book 2) by Ann Gimpel
Vampire’s Desire (Guardians Book 6) by Valerie Twombly
His Woodland Maiden (Space Lords #5) by Michelle M. Pillow
Unearthed (Death Seeker #1) by Cecy Robson
Archangel’s War (Guild Hunter #12) by Nalini Singh
Immortal Born (Argeneau #30) by Lynsay Sands
Home for the Holidays (Silver Town Wolf #9) by Terry Spear
Sorceress Eternal (A Gargoyle and Sorceress Tale Book 9) by Lisa Blackwood
The Orchid Throne (Forgotten Empires #1) by Jeffe Kennedy
Dragon Unleashed (Fallen Empire #2) by Grace Draven
Mischief in New Orleans (Accidentally Undercover #2) by Lucy Quinn
A Killer Carol (An Amish Mystery #7) by Laura Bradford
Under the Mistletoe: A Holiday Romance (Secret Heart Ink Book 4) by Deborah Cooke
Closer (1001 Dark Nights)(Stage Dive #4.6) by Kylie Scott
Wrapped Up in You (Heartbreaker Bay #8) by Jill Shalvis
Cowboy Christmas Redemption (Gold Valley #8) by Maisey Yates
The Trouble with Christmas (Credence, Colorado #2) by Amy Andrews
A Coldwater Christmas (Coldwater Texas #4) by Delores Fossen
Cowboy Christmas Homecoming (Dark Horse Cowboys #4) by June Faver
Christmas in Winter Valley (Ransom Canyon #8) by Jodi Thomas
An Alaskan Christmas (Wild River #1) by Jennifer Snow
Puppy Christmas (Forever Home #2) by Lucy Gilmore
Fallen (Deep Ops #2) by Rebecca Zanetti
Lethal Nights (Brute Force #3) by Lora Leigh
When the Marquess Was Mine (The Wagers of Sin #3) by Caroline Linden
Heiress Gone Wild (Dear Lady Truelove #4) by Laura Lee Guhrke
Highland Jewel (Royal Highlander #2) by May McGoldrick


Sept. 26th, 2019



Kiss of Light (The Forsaken Chronicles #3) by Eve Langlais
Sixx (Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides #4) by Cara Bristol


Sept. 27th, 2019



Valleys, Vehicles & Victims (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #9) by Tonya Kappes
Eye of the Storm: Tiger’s Eye Mysteries by Alyssa Day



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Review: Mikolaus (Seduced by the Galdiators #1) by Margo Bond Collins

Mikolaus - Margo Bond Collins
Seduced by the Galdiators #1
Margo Bond Collins
Science Fiction Romance
Bathory Gate Press
June 22, 2017


They’ll change her life. She’ll change their world.


The days of pitched battles to win the hand of one of Lurra’s very few women may be over, but as the top fighters in the ceremonial, gladiator-style games, Mikolaus always assumed that he and his triad—including his triad-brothers Domiku and Luken—would settle down with a traditional Lurran girl.


Until the day he meets Hannah.


She’s eager enough to learn about Lurra, but despite her attraction to the culture and Mikolaus, he’s not sure he can get her to reconcile her Earth-2 upbringing with Lurra’s strict ideas about marriage.


Not alone, anyway.


Maybe together, his triad can convince her that marriage should be between one woman … and three men.


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Mikolaus is book one in the Seduced by the Gladiators by Margo Bond Collins. This is more a serial then a series.


In a far off future earth sent out colonists to distant worlds. Over time they lost contact with some of these colonies. Now contact has been reestablished with Lurra. On Earth 1 everything is just plan and you have your roles. On Earth 2 we have a society that is gladiator style with women as the leaders. They where delta a devastating blow and to survive they set up a system of triads, three men to one woman. It’s interesting and intriguing this new society and structure.


Not everyone fits into this social structure and they are considered outcasts. There is enough of a suspense plot to keep your attention; besides the building romance.


In this story we get one of the three males our lead heroine, Hannah, is thinking of bonding with. Mikolaus and Hannah are appealing and the sexy bits are exciting. The whole plot revolves around Hannah being attracted to and getting it on with Mikolaus and his triad brothers. The story ends abruptly when Hannah is introduced to the other two brothers in the triad. It looks like each book represents one of the three males Hannah is to commit too.


We are left hanging on what is going to go on with the outcasts and no explanation as to why or how the earths lost communication between each other.


Mikolaus was enjoyable. Not sure if I’ll read on. I did liked it, but it lacked in areas.


Rated: 3 Stars


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Review: The Vampire’s Fake Fiancée (Nocturne Falls #5) by Kristen Painter

The Vampire's Fake Fiancée - Kristen Painter
The Vampire's Fake Fiancée
Nocturne Falls #5
Kristen Painter
Paranormal Romance
Sugar Skull Books
January 6th 2016


Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.


Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.


Sebastian Ellingham isn’t known for being a happy vampire. And when his long estranged wife comes to town expecting to pick up where they left off, things take a sharp turn toward cranky. Sure he’s been protecting her for centuries, but her assumption that he’s still available (he is) rankles.


His answer is to hire a woman to play his fiancée. The lucky victim is Tessa Blythe, sister of one of the town’s deputies, librarian in need of a job and, oh yes, reluctant Valkyrie. Playing along with Sebastian is all about the end game for her, the position of Dean of Library Studies at the local private academy.


When unexpected sparks fly between them, they agree to mutually deny the attraction. Fate, however, has other plans…




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The Vampire’s Fake Fiancée is book five in the Nocturne Falls series by Kristen Painter.


Sebastian Ellingham, the vampire, is basically a Mr. Darcy. He’s cranky, keeps to himself, and takes responsibility seriously. He’s got a big heart yet no one in his family truly understands him and his estranged wife takes advantage of him. 


Tessa Blythe, the Valkyrie and librarian. She’s given up on her protective powers. She loves her books, all things intellectual, and the quiet life. Her sister is a deputy sheriff in Nocturne Falls and convinces Tessa in moving to town. 


What started out as a job interview ends up with her sister setting her up to act as the fake fiancée for Sebastian, so he can get his estranged vampire wife to sign divorce papers. 


I adored Sebastian and Tessa. Their relationship was funny and sweet. They ended up helping each other heal from past experiences. They also helped each other find what was missing in their lives. The romance is a sweet one. I also loved how Tessa ends up being his fake fiancée. Now for the estranged wife. She is a piece of work and boy does she cause problems and drama.


“They were a perfect fit, the recluse and the bookworm. The weapons collector and the sword wielder. The vampire and the valkyrie.”


The Vampire’s Fake Fiancée was a fun read. The plot is fun, the characters are unique, and the supernatural world is enjoyable. This story is perfect for a summer read or a rainy day. 


Rated: 4 Stars


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Review: Changes (The Dresden Files #12) by Jim Butcher

Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12) - Jim Butcher
The Dresden Files #12
Jim Butcher
Urban Fantasy
April 6th 2010


Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover-until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.


Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it-against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world...


He's fighting to save his child.




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Changes is book twelve in The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher 


To start; the title, CHANGES, tells you what this book is about. So many unexpected changes, surprises, shocks, and twists happen that the reader is wondering what is next. Butcher continues to deliver. It’s an action-paced emotionally charged read. 


Things in The Dresden world are about to change for everyone. All the races and factions will see change. No one is safe from all the consequences and actions that take place, not even Harry. 


Harry has never had it easy in his life and here is no exception. He gets a call out of the blue that will shock and change his life and priorities.   


Susan. I’ve never liked her; actually I hate her. She’s popped up throughout the series bouncing in and out of Harry’s life, but this time she calls with a big surprise. Her secret has put Harry into a very precocious situation and sealed her and others fates in the series. 


As always I love Harry’s friends. They are the best! They have stuck with him through think or thin. This time around the stakes are higher and his friends could lose their lives, but even with that possibility they never back away and help him out.  


Last, I was hoping for Murphy and Harry to finally hook up. It looked like it might happen until the author shocks use with his ending. Leaving the reader reeling and wondering whether Harry will be back. 


Buckle up; because once you start you won’t want to stop. I cried, laughed, yelled, and cheered. I love this Urban Fantasy series. It delivers each and every time. 


Rated: 5 Stars


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Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 9/16 – 9/20


Sept. 16th, 2019



So You Think You Can Marry an Alien (Stargazer Alien Reality Show Brides #1) by Tasha Black
When She’s Ready by Ruby Dixon
Until Midnight (The Vault Collection #4) by Maya Banks


Sept. 17th, 2019



Frost and Flame (Gods of War #2) by Gena Showalter
Viking’s Crusade (Viking Ancestors: Rise of the Dragon #6) by Sky Purington
Save Your Breath (Morgan Dane #6) by Melinda Leigh
The Laird’s Vow (Sons of Scotland #1) by Heather Grothaus


Sept. 18th, 2019



Bayside Romance (Bayside Summers #5) by Melissa Foster



Sept. 19th, 2019



Fire Maidens: Paris (Billionaires & Bodyguards #1) by Anna Lowe
Karos (Star-Crossed Alien Mail Order Brides #7) by Susan Hayes
King Outta Water (Dragon Guard #40) by Julia Mills
Promise of Darkness (Dark Court Rising #1) by Bec McMaster



Sept. 20th, 2019



Aurora Champions : Paranormal Dating Agency by Ophelia Bell



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Currently Reading Book Tag!


I saw this tag over at Lili Lost in a Book and she found it at Emily the Book Nerd.


1. How many books do you usually read at once?


I usually have 1 or 2 books going and I can usually read them in a day or two.



2. How do you decide when to switch between multiple reads?


We’ll I usually try to finish one before moving on, but if one is not working out so well or not capturing my interest as I’d like it too, then I switch over to give myself a break.



3. Do you ever switch bookmarks partially through a book?


Nope. I have a favorite bookmark, but my reading is mostly electronic these days.



4. Where do you keep the books you are currently reading?


My books are on my Kindle or Nook apps. I do have physical books on my bookshelf, but now a days eBooks is my main pick.



5. What time of day do you read the most?


Any chance I get, but manly the afternoon.



6. How long do you typically read in one session?


As long as I can. Hours!



7. Do you read hardbacks with the dust jackets off?


I do read hardbacks, but I take the jacket off.



8. What position do you mainly use to read?


I like to be outdoors on my hammock.



9. Do you take your current read with you everywhere you go?


Yes! That’s what’s great about eCopy’s you can take them with you. Physical books I still do take them with me, but eCopy’s give me more room in my bag.



10. How often do you update your Goodreads reading progress?


I update when I start a book, percentages %, and when I finish a book, so I try to update regularly.



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





Review: Magic Games (Dragon Born Serafina #2) by Ella Summers

Magic Games - Ella Summers
Magic Games
Dragon Born Serafina #2
Ella Summers
Urban Fantasy
Night Spark Media
November 30, 2015


Dragon Born mage Sera Dering was sentenced to death before she was even born. Condemned as an abomination by the world’s supernatural council, she has escaped her fate for twenty-four years by pretending to be human.


Until now.


When the council finds out Sera has been hiding her magic, they’re determined to find out why. They send her to New York City to compete in the Magic Games, a series of trials designed to break a mage’s mind and crack her secrets.


And the fighting pit is only one of her worries. An old enemy is stalking Sera from the shadows, preparing to make his next move. To survive the week, Sera has to trust sexy mage Kai, the world’s most powerful mage—even knowing he has his own plans for her.


Magic Games is the second book in the Dragon Born Serafina urban fantasy series.


Suggested reading order:

Mercenary Magic (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 1)
Magic Edge (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 1)
Magic Games (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 2)
Magic Nights (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 3)
Blood Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 2)
Magic Kingdom (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 3)
Fairy Magic (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 1)






Magic Games is book two in the Dragon Born Serafina series by Ella Summers.


I like the concept of the powerful Dragon Born. I just wish more was explained on what they are and can do. Why are they put to death? etc…


We get a few twits and surprises in Magic Games, but I feel the story isn’t progressing enough. It could be; because I’m not reading the Dragon Born Alexandria alongside this one. The series co-inside.


Magic Games is a little more fast-paced then Mercenary Magic. Here we focus on the magic games which are a sequence of battles designed to crack a mage, but we don’t get an explanation of what it’s designed to crack. Her mind? Her magic? What?


Kai and Sera are not yet in a relationship, but it’s heading that way. By the end they are together. He’s helping her out and waiting for her to share her secret. I liked that Sera has a talk with her sister Alex. It gives you a little insight into what’s going on inside Sera’s mind. Then we have the ever impending secret and will it come out. It’s still safe; except from an ancient mage and his gang of bad guys.


I will say that this series reminds me of her Legion of Angels series, but instead of Angel’s we get magic and mages.


Magic Games was a fun read. I enjoyed and now onto the next.


Rated: 3.5 Stars


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Audiobook Review: Through the Fire (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #4) by Katie Ruggle (Narrator: Callie Beaulieu)

Through the Fire - Katie Ruggle
Through the Fire
Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #4
Katie Ruggle (Narrator: Callie Beaulieu)
Romantic Suspense - Contemporary Romance
Tantor Audio
August 28th 2018
10 hours and 41 minutes


He's tall. He's dark. He's brutally handsome.... And he may be her only hope.


Kit Jernigan despairs of ever fitting in with her new tight-knit K9 unit - they've been through too much to welcome a stranger. So when a killer strikes, it's a fight to convince her fellow officers to trust her long enough to catch the woman she knows is responsible. She can't do it on her own. What she needs most is a partner: local fire spotter Wesley March.


Wes knows in his heart that Kit is right, and he's willing to leave his lonely tower to help her prove it. But the more time they spend together, the hotter the fire smolders...and the more danger they're in. A member of the K9 unit's inner circle is determined to have her revenge - no matter who gets burned in the process.


This time, it's personal.




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Through the Fire is book four in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series by Katie Ruggle.


I’ve enjoyed the audiobooks for this series. Each novel brings us a new couple to fall in love with and keeps the previous characters in the story.


We are treated to the small town of Monroe and it’s tough men and women who live in and around it as they deal with the troubles from outside forces that come their way. The author has weaved an ongoing plot arc around the women who end up in this town and who are hiding from organizations that want them dead. In Through the Fire the author twists this idea around in that it’s not the heroine on the run, but a new female K9 police officer Kit Jernigan who is about to get involved in the happens in Monroe and her love interest, Wes March, a nerdy, somewhat awkward, but handsome fire watcher.


This tale picks up shortly after Survive the Night. We are treated to action, suspense, and geeky moments. Kit’s first meet with Wesley is a bit awkward and then she is soon meeting her fellow officers Theo, Hugh, and Otto. This meet kicks off her instincts and she knows something is off.


The suspenseful plot that started in Run to Ground with Jules and her siblings is wrapped up here. Sam stole my heart in book one as did all the kids, but here we get to spend more time with him as Kit helps him to train a dog.


The romance was a slow sweet burn. Wes is such a sweet man, if not a little awkward. When Kit and Wes interacted they made me grin. I will say Ruggle did surprise me with the ending. I never saw it coming. I also loved the HEA and that this group of men and women all becoming good friends.


Narration: Callie Beaulieu has been the narrator for this series. She’s done a stellar job with the voices, capturing the emotions, and building up the suspense. I’d recommend the audiobooks for the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit.


**Note: I did win a complementary paperback ARC copy, but deiced to listen to the audio from my library instead.


Rated: 4 Stars


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Review: Broken Soul (Jane Yellowrock #8) by Faith Hunter

Broken Soul  - Faith Hunter
Broken Soul
Jane Yellowrock #8
Faith Hunter
Urban Fantasy
October 7th 2014


Jane Yellowrock is a vampire killer for hire—but other creatures of the night still need to watch their backs....


When the Master of the city of New Orleans asks Jane to improve security for a future visit from a delegation of European vampires, she names an exorbitant price—and Leo is willing to pay. That’s because the European vamps want Leo’s territory, and he knows that he needs Jane to prevent a total bloodbath. Leo, however, doesn’t mention how this new job will change Jane’s life or the danger it will bring her and her team.


Jane has more to worry about than some greedy vampires. There’s a vicious creature stalking the streets of New Orleans, and its agenda seems to be ripping Leo and her to pieces. Now Jane just has to figure out how to kill something she can’t even see….



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"you have the heart of a warrior. The soul of a priestess. The heat of a long-burning fire." -Bruiser

Broken Soul is book eight in the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter.


A lot happens in this novel. Many changes, revelations, and secrets come to light.


Early in the series the blood diamond came into play. There’s always someone who knows about it and wants to get their hands on it. Jane has it hidden away for now. The plan was and is to destroy it, but that hasn’t happened yet.


If you are expecting The European Council of Mithrin Vampier’s to show, they don’t make an appearance yet, but our gang is getting ready for their arrival.


As I said a lot happens in Broken Soul to give Jane and her gang a run. Just because our Euro vamps aren’t here yet, doesn’t mean they aren’t planning and interfering.


We get a lot of developments in Broken Soul. Eli and the Kid, Alex, continue to be fun and an entertaining presence in Jane’s life. They are changing her and becoming family. Jane and Beast also go through some changes and character growth. Then we have Bruiser our love interest. I wasn’t sure on him, but I did/do like him so much more then Rick. Rick is and will always be a dush. I’m happy to say I like how Bruiser is winning Jane over and focuses on both her natures not just one or the other. He truly sees her.


Broken Soul was an entertaining and enjoyable read. I took a break from this series and after reading a little short story in the world I felt it was time to dive back into Jane Yellowrock and see how things turn out for our gang. I wasn’t disappointed.


Rated: 4 Stars


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Review: The Vampire wants a Wife (Supernatural Dating Agency #1) by Andie M. Long

The Vampire wants a Wife (Supernatural Dating Agency Book 1) - Andie M. Long
The Vampire wants a Wife
Supernatural Dating Agency #1
Andie M. Long
Paranormal Romance
October 31st 2017


Running a dating agency can be a killer...


Shelley Linley is sick of sickos. Yet another prankster has applied to her dating agency. This one says he's a vampire and he wants Shelley to help him find a wife.


Meeting him for a second interview against all her better judgement, Shelley discovers that he has no clue about women. A shame because he's super-hot, amusing, and has a lot of single friends he could recommend her struggling business to, even if he does say they're werewolves and demons. She has to help him, even if he's crazy.


If she can ignore his delusions, she's sure she can help him meet someone. But when death threats start arriving on her doorstep, Shelley's not sure she's cut out for the job...then her dating algorithm states she's his ideal partner. Now she's not sure if she should take the risk for love, or run like hell.


Welcome to Withernsea and the Supernatural Dating Agency, for readers of Michelle Rowen, Gerry Bartlett and Michele Bardsley who like their humour to have bite.





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The Vampire wants a Wife is book one in the Supernatural Dating Agency by Andie M. Long. It’s hilarious, cute, and full of laugh out loud moments.


This is my first taste of this author and I had a blast with this story and can’t wait to read more. The multiple points of view throughout the book where well done and made it easy to dive into both Theo and Shelley’s heads. This book had me laughing a lot from the modern day puns and references too the dating questioner and the answers our supernaturals give.


We get to meet lots of fun and interesting characters besides our leads. I loved Theo’s guy friends and Shelly’s partner in crime at her dating agency. Shelly herself is a fun character who can find a match for anyone, but herself. It’s that how it always goes? Her life could use some excitement and she’s about to get more then she barged for and have her eyes opened to a whole new world. Thea is ready for a wife and babies and once he meets Shelly he’s got his eye’s set on her.


There romance is fun, sweet, and mixed with lots of amusing and witty conversations. Besides the romance we get a little supernatural vengeance and revenge.


The only thing that I didn’t like was the author uses some terms that I found ridiculous like vajayjay for vagina. It just made me roll my eyes when that word popped up.


The Vampire wants a Wife is full of humor, supernatural characters, and an HEA. I giggled, snorted, and laughed aloud as I read this charming and amusing tale.


Rated: 4 Stars


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