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Audiobook Review: Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews (Narrator: Emily Rankin)

Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) -  Ilona Andrews
Sapphire Flames
Hidden Legacy #4
Ilona Andrews (Narrator: Emily Rankin)
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
HarperAudio
August 27th 2019
Audiobook
12 hours and 32 minutes
Bought

 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrew comes an enthralling new trilogy set in the Hidden Legacy world, where magic means power, and family bloodlines are the new currency of society…

 

In a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, and the Head of her House. Catalina has always been afraid to use her unique powers, but when her friend’s mother and sister are murdered, Catalina risks her reputation and safety to unravel the mystery.

 

But behind the scenes powerful forces are at work, and one of them is Alessandro Sagredo, the Italian Prime who was once Catalina’s teenage crush. Dangerous and unpredictable, Alessandro’s true motives are unclear, but he’s drawn to Catalina like a moth to a flame.

 

To help her friend, Catalina must test the limits of her extraordinary powers, but doing so may cost her both her House–and her heart.

 

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I love diving into an Andrews novel. I can always expect to feel a verity of emotions. To be sucked into the story and swept away.

 

When we start, Sapphire Flames, 3 years have passed since the Baylor family came out as a house. Their safety buffer is coming to an end.

 

We meet up with Runa who we’ve seen briefly in a another novel. Her mother and sister are found dead and Runa has deiced to hire the Baylor family to find the killer. This case becomes much more complex then expected and Catalina has to face many dangers and choices.

 

Catalina is now 21, a Prime, and head of the Baylor House since her sister’s nuptials. I enjoyed Catalina and her tack charge attitude. She has to manage a lot in Sapphire Flames. She’s strong, independent, selfless, determined and brave. She handled herself well and proved to be a worthy adversary. We see a significant growth with Catalina from when we first meet her as the shy quiet type to the head of a House.

 

Alessandro Sagredo swoops in when Catalina finds herself in danger. He appears to be one thing, but he’s something else. He plays the pretty boy, but there are so many layers to him that I cannot wait to peel each one away.

 

These two have a wonderful back-and-forth banter full of snark and sparks. Although there was a hint of romance, it was not an integral part of the plot. The focus was on solving a crime and putting an end to a network of assassins.

 

The story moves along quickly. The double-murder mysteries are intriguing and our ending leaves you wondering what will come next. The wording-building is extraordinary and the surprises will shock you. Their is much much more going on then we know.

 

I was hooked from the first word and couldn’t stop until the end. I can’t wait for the next novel. Sapphire Flamescan be read as a standalone in that the Andrews Team provides sufficient background information, but I’d recommend reading the series in order.

 

Narration: Emily Rankin did a wonderful job. Her voices are comfortable and distinctive. I enjoyed her performance of Bug and Alessandro. I felt for Catalina; because Rankin vividly brings out her emotions and makes you feel for her. I’d recommend the audio.

 

Rated: 4.5 Stars

 

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

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Audiobook Review: Wolf Rain (Psy-Changeling Trinity #3) by Nalini Singh (Narrator: Angela Dawe)

Wolf Rain - Nalini Singh
Wolf Rain
Psy-Changeling Trinity #3
Nalini Singh (Narrator: Angela Dawe)
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
Tantor Audio
June 4, 2019
Audiobook
13 hours and 26 minutes
Bought

 

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us on a new adventure in this next novel of the Psy-Changeling Trinity series…

 

The end of Silence was supposed to create a better world for future generations. But trust is broken, and the alliance between Psy, Changeling, and human is thin. The problems that led to Silence are back in full force. Because Silence fixed nothing, just hid the problems.

 

This time, the Psy have to find a real answer to their problems—if one exists. Or their race will soon go extinct in a cascade of violence. The answer begins with an empath who is attuned to monsters—and who is going to charm a wolf into loving her despite his own demons.

 

Contains mature themes.

 

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Wolf Rain is book three in the Psy-Changeling Trinity series by Nalini Singh. 

Singh never disappoints! 

 

In Wolf Rain we go back to the SnowDancer pack. 

 

Alexei is a lieutenant in the SnowDancer pack. I recognized him, but it took some memory jogging to fully pick out who he is. He used to be fun loving and outgoing, but with a tragedy in his past he’s become more recluse and not as easy going. It was intestine learning more about Alexi and seeing his struggle. Even with the pretty boy looks he’s a fighter. He wouldn’t be a lieutenant otherwise. I liked how he tried to give Memory her space and time for her to figure out who she is. He’s also got a sweet side that only the cubs and Memory see. It was touching seeing him evolve and resolve the past trauma with Memory by his side.

 

Memory is an E-Psy who’s been kept prisoner since childhood by another Psy. This other Psy has used Memory’s unique abilities to make himself a better murder. She’s a fighter. The emotional, mentally, and physically abuse she goes through is tough, but through it all she never gave up hope. I adored that she took the time to become her own person. I also found her unique ability interesting. Who knows, maybe it’s the key to preventing the PsyNet from collapsing. 

 

As usual Singh combines a verity of elements regarding the Psy and shattering of Silence as well as a sensual and emotionally rich romance. I just adore this world and can’t wait to see where things go from here.

 

Narration: Angela Dawe has a great range of voices and accents. I could distinguish each character. The other thing I love about the audio is that the emotional struggles our characters face come across in such a real way that I became engrossed and couldn’t stop listening. I absolutely loved the audio. 

 

Rated: 5 Stars

 

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Review: Dragon Fire (Vale of Stars #3) by Juliette Cross

Dragon Fire (Vale of Stars, #3) - Juliette Cross
Dragon Fire
Vale of Stars #3
Juliette Cross
Paranormal Romance - Adult
April 30th 2019
eBook
289
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Wounded, with a target still on his back, Kieren Moonring has been hiding in the last place his Morgon enemies might find him. In the human convent on the southern shores of Primus, his body heals quickly, but his soul is broken.

 

While Sister Liana tends to the recovering Morgon man hiding in their convent, she can't stop or disguise her growing attraction. What disturbs her more is that he begins to uncover her past that is best kept buried.

 

Kieren fears his old enemies will find him, and then Liana. When his greatest fear comes true and she becomes their next mark...bloody hell, if he won’t murder the whole world to keep her safe.

 

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Dragon Fire is book three of the Vale of Stars series by Juliette Cross. This novel is hauntingly beautiful. The romance is sweet and builds over time.

 

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a new book in the Vale of Stars series, but Juliette Cross managed to take us right back to the world of these amazing half human, half dragon beings called Morgons. I love Cross’s Morgans and I get so excited for each new installment that comes out. 

 

Kieran was wounded in Waking the Dragon while protecting and saving Kol’s mate from one of the Larkos dragons. He’s sent off to the a human convent to heal, recuperate, and hide from the Larkos hunting him. 

 

Liana is a Sister at the convent and has been living as a Sister of Saint Portia for six years. She’s adjusted and accepted this life until Kieran comes to the convent. Then all she can think about his him and life outside.

 

The romance is a nice slow burn. Kieran knows what Liana is to him, but he’s decided that he won’t be the reason she forsakes her vows as a Sister. Their’s more to Liana, her history, and why she’s a Sister. We soon learn her past as events unfold and both, Kieran and Liana’s, futures change. 

 

As the story progress things are drawing closer to war. We’re treated to brutal fight scenes between good and evil, love and hate. The author keeps us on the edge of our seats and entranced up to the last page. 

 

Dragon Fire is full of action and passion. I can’t wait for the next installment. 

 

** Trigger Warning: I wanted to put out their that this novel might have some triggers. We have one chapter near the begging that showcase a scene of rape and abuse. (I cringed while reading.) In this scene it’s The Larkos Army, our bad Morgans, doing what they do; enslaving the week, capturing human women, and working towards the goal of ruling the world. 

 

Rated: 5 Stars

 

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Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 11/11 – 11/16

 
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Nov. 11th, 2019

 

 

One Christmas Eve (Cedar Street #2) by Shannon Stacey
Open House (Uptown #2) by Ruby Lang
Pursued (The Swamp #2) by Rebecca Royce

 


Nov. 12th, 2019

 

 

More Than Pleasure You (1001 Dark Nights)(More Than Words #5.5) by Shayla Black
Restless Rancher (Wild Rose Ranch #2) by Jennifer Ryan
Savage Storm (Savage Storm #1) by Donya Lynne
No Whisk No Reward (Donner Bakery #3) by Ellie Kay
My Bare Lady (Scorned Women’s Society #1) by Piper Sheldon
Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher
Trying to Score (Hot Jocks #3) by Kendall Ryan
The Fall of Legend (Legend Trilogy #1) by Meghan March
Tracking Tahlula (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) by Freya Barker
Violent Triumphs (White Monarch #3) by Jessica Hawkins
Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender
Bound By Flames: A Hot Paranormal Dragon Shifter Romance (Hidden Realms of Silver Lake Book 8) by Vella Day
Dominance and Dissent (Cyborg Space Exploration #3) by Cynthia Sax
Heart of the Machine: In the Stars (Jit’Suku Chronicles – In the Stars Book 2) by Bianca D’Arc
The Alien Reindeer’s Wild Ride (A Winter Starr Book 5) by Kate Rudolph & Starr Huntress
Paradox (Anna Strong Chronicles #10) by Jeanne C. Stein

 


Nov. 13th, 2019

 

 

Hockey Mom (Killer Moms #2) by Eve Langlais
The Alien Reindeer’s Bounty (A Winter Starr Book 6) by Nancey Cummings & Starr Huntress

 


Nov. 14th, 2019

 

 

The Alien Reindeer’s Joy (A Winter Starr Book 7) by Sonia Nova

 


Nov. 15th, 2019

 

 

Fate: A Doyle Witch Cozy Mystery (The Witches of Doyle Book 6) by Kirsten Weiss

 


Nov. 16th, 2019

 

 

The Alien Reindeer’s Escape (A Winter Starr Book 10) by Eden Ember & Starr Huntress
Curses and Candy Canes: A Paranormal Mystery Christmas Anthology

 

 

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Review: Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11) by Patricia Briggs

Storm Cursed - Patricia Briggs
Storm Cursed
Mercy Thompson #11
Patricia Briggs
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
Ace
May 7, 2019
eBook
368
Bought

 

In this powerful entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves...

 

My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.

 

And a coyote shapeshifter.

 

And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.

 

Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn't stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.

 

The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.

 

But we are pack, and we have given our word.

 

We will die to keep it.

 

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I love the Mercy Thompson series, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the latest release. 

 

Briggs delivers yet again another amazing story in the Mercy Thompson series. She brought an action-packed tale with hate groups, black witches, friends to enemies, lose, and more.

 

Mercy is facing the consequences of making the Tri-Cities a safe haven. She’s also stuck having to act as liaison between the humans and fae while Adam and The Pack play bodyguards to the humans. She will have to mange many things and make some difficult choices. 

 

We are treated to some new and old characters with The Pack and all our favorite characters come to life in Storm Cursed. We learn more about Sherwood Post. Zee is present as is Uncle Mike and the Goblin King. Even Wulfe pops in. 

 

As always Briggs captured me. The plot is well written and action-packed. I love that we are so far into the series and it’s still going strong with each book feeling fresh. It’s a well crafted story and the author made me cringe, laugh out loud, cry, and gasp. 

 

The Mercy Thompson series continues to grow and get better with each book. Mercy is becoming stronger, The Pack is evolving, and the world continues to build. I can’t wait for the next installment. 

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

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Review: The Spider (Elemental Assassin #10) by Jennifer Estep

The Spider - Jennifer Estep
The Spider
Elemental Assassin #10
Jennifer Estep
Urban Fantasy
Pocket Books
December 24th 2013
Paperback
381
Library

 

For the first time, the full origin story of Gin Blanco's transformation into the fearsome assassin known as the Spider—book ten in the red-hot Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series.

 

 

How did I end up in a career where I always have blood on my hands? Well, let me tell you a story about an assassin who thought she could do no wrong. . . .

 

 

Ten years ago. A blistering hot August night. I remember like it was yesterday. The night I, Gin Blanco, truly became the Spider. Killing people is what I do best, especially now that I’ve honed my Ice and Stone magic. But back then, I had yet to learn one very important rule: arrogance will get you, every single time.

 

This particular job seemed simple: murder a crooked building contractor with ties to ruthless Fire elemental Mab Monroe. My mentor, Fletcher Lane, had some misgivings, but I was certain that I had the situation under control . . . right up until I exposed my weaknesses to a merciless opponent who exploited every single one of them. There’s a reason assassins aren’t supposed to feel anything. Luckily, a knife to the heart can fix that problem, especially when I’m the one wielding it. . . .

 

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The Spider is book ten in the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep.

 

This is by far one of my favorite series. Each and every installment gives me something new to fall in love with. Estep just keeps delivering on each and every installment!

 

Now, you can read this novel without every reading any of the other books in the series. The Spider takes the reader back 10-years to the begging. It’s the start of Gin’s career as the assassin known as the Spider. 

 

I loved seeing Gin interact with Fletcher. Throughout this series we’ve seen flashbacks for Fletcher, but this time we get to have him front and center in her life. 

 

The author does throw in many little easter eggs; events and characters that we meet and see throughout the Elemental Assassin series that fans will just die with excitement and love. I loved that we get to see so many characters from the past. It was so fun to see their path’s cross; a meet here, a moment their, but at the time you don’t know what life has in store for them and how their paths will cross again later in life. 

 

The plot for was novel is suspenseful. The whole story is set 10-years in the past ending with the present day. Gin pretty much makes all the mistakes and does all the things Fletcher taught her not to ignore on her very first job. So, by the end of this novel she has the much-needed closure on all those events that took place back then.

 

The Spider was an outstanding novel. I don’t know where the author is going to go next, but I’m looking forward to seeing where things go from here.

 

Rated: 5 Stars

 

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Review: Holiday Abduction (Alien Abduction #6) by Eve Langlais

Holiday Abduction (Alien Abduction) (Volume 6) - Eve Langlais
Holiday Abduction
Alien Abduction #6
Eve Langlais
Science Fiction Romance
December 2, 2014
eBook
138
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When you wish upon a star...you might get a purple alien from afar.

 

Vhyl is determined to acquire a certain lost artifact, but when he lands on the forbidden barbarian planet known as Earth, he finds more than expected. An attractive human female is in possession of the priceless object, and she’s agreed to hand it over—for a price.

 

Apparently she doesn’t know of his reputation…or doesn’t care.

 

Intrigued by her fearless nature—and her luscious cocoa skin—this acquisition expert can’t resist stealing a kiss. But before he can take more, his enemy arrives to stake a claim.

 

It seems Vhyl isn’t the only one interested in Jilly’s treasure—and Jilly herself. On the run not only from Earth forces but his enemies too, they must fight to survive and evade capture.

 

However, he can’t escape the effect the human has on him.

 

In the end, Vhyl has to make a choice—Jilly or the priceless treasure he came for?

 

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Holiday Abduction is book six in the Alien Abduction series by Eve Langlais. This was another fun purple alien romance. 

 

Jill is not sure what to do. Her farm is going into foreclosure and she has no way of bailing herself out. She’s hoping for an alien invasion. 

 

Vhyl is in the filed of acquisitions; which means he collects and/or steels things. He is also a purple alien. 

 

I had a lot of fun with both Jill and Vhyl. Jill grew up with her grandma who believed in aliens, so when a purple guy shows up at her front door, instead of freaking out, she stays cool, and finds out what he wants. Things soon turn into a run to survive from another alien who wants Vhyl dead and the government showing up looking for aliens. Their romance is fast, but fun. The adventure they go on is exciting and keeps the story moving. 

 

Holiday Abduction is a short read and everything moves fast, but it was also a wonderful and strangely sweet adventure. 

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

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Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 11/4 – 11/8

 
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Nov. 4th, 2019

 

 

The Lonely Orphan (Lost Planet #5) by K. Webster
Having Hope (Ashland Pride Book 11) by R. E. Butler
Blood Borne (DarkWorld: SoulTracker #8) by T.G. Ayer
Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers #7) by Penny Reid

 


Nov. 5th, 2019

 

 

Girls of Storm and Shadow (Girls of Paper and Fire #2) by Natasha Ngan (YA)
The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1) by Kiersten White (YA)
Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw (YA)
Find Me Their Bones (Bring Me Their Hearts #2) by Sara Wolf (YA)
Spellbound (Crossbreed #8) by Dannika Dark
Leopard’s Wrath (Leopard People #11) by Christine Feehan
When a Lioness Hunts (A Lion’s Pride #8) by Eve Langlais
Dragon’s Heir (Dragon Heir Book 3) by Ann Gimpel
Fool’s Bargain (Fate’s Fools, #7) by Ophelia Bell
Blind Search: A Mercy and Elvis Mystery (Mercy & Elvis Mysteries #2) by Paula Munier
Ginger Snapped to Death by Catherine Bruns
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark
The Bromance Book Club (Bromance Book Club #1) by Lyssa Kay Adams
Spun Out (Blacktop Cowboys #10) by Lorelei James
Twist of Fate (1001 Dark Nights)(Heartbreaker Bay #8.5) by Jill Shalvis
Rancher’s Wild Secret (Gold Valley Vineyards, #1) by Maisey Yates
An Unconventional Affair (Forever Yours #9) by Stacy Reid
Leave Me Breathless by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Someone to Remember (Westcott #7) by Mary Balogh

 


Nov. 7th, 2019

 

 

Braxx (Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides, #6) by Cara Bristol

 
Nov. 8th, 2019

 

 

Elf King (The Crystal Kingdom #2) by Milly Taiden
Hidden Court (The Gatekeeper’s Trials #2) by Emma L. Adams
Three Dog Night (The Dogmothers #2) by Roxanne St. Claire

 

 

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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 – Oct. 2019

 

WELCOME to October’s


Monthly Wrap Up

 

AYSO soccer is going strong. The boys are having fun. We have two more games and then the season is over. 

 

 

Cub Scouts we had our annual Popcorn sale. Cullen participated for the first time and was a go getter. He greeted everyone who went by saying Hello and Would you like a free sample; before going into the spell of how much it costs and how much the scouts get back. We also did an urban night hike. That was fun!

 

 

My garden is looking wonderful for this time of year. CA is great for having flowers year round. One day I was messing around with my iPhone camera and take a few unique shots of my flowers.

 

 

HALLOWEEN! I hope everyone had a safe and fun time….
What a fun time for everyone! Grandma arrived the day before. They decide to dress up and play around in their costumes, also did pumpkin carving or I should say drilling, and last we backed sugar cookies. On Halloween my sons school allows the kids to dress up in the morning and they do a parade for the parents. We also went out Trick or Treating with friends and Grandma. Lots and Lots of fun was had.

 

 

On The Blog This Month

 

Congratulations to all the winners this month!
Make sure to check out the giveaway page for all the latest giveaways!

 

  • Leonie T. won the September of Books Giveaway Hop and picked an eCopy of Wolf Rain.
  • Jeanna M. won the Subscriber Only Giveaway and picked the $5 Amazon GC.
  • Ashley P. won the SPOOKtacular Giveaway Hop and picked the $10 Amazon GC.
  • Tammy V. won the Seduced by a Demon King Eternal Mates eBook giveaway and picked Taken by a Dragon.

 

 

 

This month I won two giveaway: A $50 Amazon GC from Felicity Heaton during the Avenged by An Angel Tour and the $5 Weekly Subscriber Only giveaway offered up at The Book Discipline. I spent those gift cards on buying books.  Take a look at Stacking The Shelves – Oct. 2019 to see all the goodies I bought. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lone Star Cowboy **Bones story in Those Texas Nights (Audio), Hunted, Wolf with Benefits (Audio), Archangel’s War (Audio), Fall Into Magic, Claimed, Falling for Sky, Seducing Stag, Hunter, The Pirates of Moonlight Bay, Loving Deviant, Haunting Blackie, Taunting Krell, Imperator, Stealing Coal, Redeeming Zorus, Between Shifts (Audio), Crochet and Cauldrons, Three Mages and a Margarita (Audio), & Magic Kingdom.

 

 

 

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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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November Of Books Giveaway Hop ~ Nov. 1st – 30th

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Welcome to November Of Books Giveaway Hop

 

You could win ANY 2019 New Release of your choose up to $12 US Dollars. I’ll do physical or eCopy. USA winner can pick a book from Amazon & International winner can pick a book from the BookDepository as long as they ship their for free (find that out here!).  The Winner will be notified by e-mail, and will have 48 hours to respond or a new Winner will be chosen.  Winning entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law.

 

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1.  The Candid Cover (INT)   3.  Angel's Guilty Pleasures (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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Review: Marcus (Hell Squad #1) by Anna Hackett

Marcus: Volume 1 (Hell Squad) by Anna Hackett (2015-07-29) - Anna Hackett
Marcus
Hell Squad #1
Anna Hackett
Science Fiction Romance
April 19th 2015
eBook
217
Freebie

 

In the aftermath of a deadly alien invasion, a band of survivors fights on…

 

In a world gone to hell, Elle Milton—once the darling of the Sydney social scene—has carved a role for herself as the communications officer for the toughest commando team fighting for humanity’s survival—Hell Squad. It’s her chance to make a difference and make up for horrible past mistakes…despite the fact that its battle-hardened commander never wanted her on his team.

 

When Hell Squad is tasked with destroying a strategic alien facility, Elle knows they need her skills in the field. But first she must go head to head with Marcus Steele and convince him she won’t be a liability.

 

Marcus Steele is a warrior through and through. He fights to protect the innocent and give the human race a chance to survive. And that includes the beautiful, gutsy Elle who twists him up inside with a single look. The last thing he wants is to take her into a warzone, but soon they are thrown together battling both the alien invaders and their overwhelming attraction. And Marcus will learn just how much he’ll sacrifice to keep her safe.

 

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Marcus is book one in the Hell Squad series by Anna Hackett.

 

This was a great start to the series. I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy this title, because I’m not a big fan of the post-apocalypse world, but I soon found myself engaged and entertained.

 

The world was invaded by dinosaur-like Aliens and not the friendly type. These aliens almost killed off humanity and now what is left are banding together and trying to find a way to end the invaders. It’s war. Humanity’s last chance.

 

Marcus is the leader of Hell Squad. He’s ruff, tough, and scared on the inside and out.

 

Ellie was a society girl. She was sheltered, sweet, and innocent until the invasion. Now she’s running communications for Hell Squad.

 

I liked the introduction to everyone on Hell Squad. Hell Squad is a crazy bunch of people. They take on the most extreme missions. All are hardened warriors/soldiers. I liked the believable dialogue and loved the teasing and banter amongst Hell Squad.

 

Ellie and Marcus dance around each other, but after a mission that she goes on with Hell Squad, Marcus took action. I liked that we got both Ellie and Marcus’s POV’s. It was fun reading the tough Marcus and seeing his feelings about Ellie. At times his thoughts and words were almost poetic. I also enjoyed the sex scenes. They were well written, placed well, and added to the story.

 

I also liked that we got some chapters in Gabe’s POV to help us see into him and get ready for his book.

 

Hackett is a wonderful writer and storyteller. Her characters and world are believable and make me just fall in the story from beginning to end. I can’t wait to read on.

 

Rated: 4 Stars

 

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

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Review: Reader Abduction (Alien Abduction #7) by Eve Langlais

Reader Abduction (Alien Abduction) (Volume 7) - Eve Langlais
Reader Abduction
Alien Abduction #7
Eve Langlais
Science Fiction Romance
May 9, 2016
eBook
132
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An alien fantasy brought to life...

 

It should have been a simple volunteer job. Keep the events for the Romancing the Capital convention running smooth. But from the moment Brigitte lays eyes on the male model dipped in purple, hired for the galactic party, she is thrown into a tizzy—mostly because of his stolen kiss.

 

Imagine her shock once she realizes he’s not an actor. This purple alien is for real!

 

And Phyr didn’t come to RTC alone.

 

He brought a bunch of his mercenary friends to help him abduct all the single ladies. These readers are about to go on a galactic adventure wilder than anything they’ve ever read in a book—and hotter than anything they could have imagined.

 

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Reader Abduction is book seven in the Alien Abduction series by Eve Langlais.

 

This is not a good place to start the series, nor is this a good book. I should have read some reviews; before buying, but I’ve been enjoying this series so much and was on a purple alien kick…until this one. I didn’t like the plot nor did I care for the characters. 

 

We start out at a romance convention and get to see several authors we know and love. It may sound cool at first, but the more I read the more it didn’t work for me. It was very hard to get over all the real authors mentioned. It felt like Eve was trying to sell us on all these other authors works. 

 

Then we go into the author conspiring to have fans/friends abducted by aliens, so she can continue to write her purple alien books. It felt to much like what the slavers where doing in the other books in this series, when they would captured and kidnapped human women to sell to the highest bidder. The purple alines have this same plan, but to sell them on their own planet. It’s unsavory and just killed the purple aliens as the fun loving aliens.

 

Then we have our 12 women who are abducted. Not one of them objected. They where all ok with this even our heroine, Brigitte. She did mildly object, but that doesn’t last. I didn’t care for Brigitte.

 

Then we have our hero, Phyr, his mind set is just wrong. He’s to demanding, arrogant, and forcing sex with trade offs. Not the type of purple alien we’ve come to enjoy and love. He wasn’t fun at all. I didn’t like Phyr.

 

Last, everything happens within a day or two and the other women are not even mentioned or they are just glossed over and then deposited/dumped on the purple aliens planet. This one was lacking the fun abduction and banter that made the couples come together. It felt way to forced, sex slave like, and like the author is uncaring and disregarding for human rights. 

 

All the other books in the Alien Abduction series have made me snort, giggle and laugh my ass off. Reader Abduction was not funny, didn’t hit it off with me, and the author has killed this series. I won’t be reading anymore purple aliens. I’m not quieting this author, but this one was just wrong in so many ways. 

 

Rated: 2 Stars

 

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

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Review: Dashing Through the Stars (The Ujal #5)(Dragons of Preor #0.5) by Celia Kyle as Erin Tate

Dashing Through the Stars - Celia Kyle
Dashing Through the Stars
The Ujal #5, Dragons of Preor #0.5
Celia Kyle as Erin Tate
Science Fiction Paranormal
December 1, 2015
eBook
77
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The holidays are a time of love, joy, and… meeting a new alien species?

 

Prince of the Ujal, Tave fa V’yl-Zeret, will do anything to make his mate happy. Even if that means celebrating a holiday he does not understand. (Tave does not care what human lore states, a single human could not circle the globe and deliver toys to every child.)

 

This year’s biggest concern isn’t whether he purchased enough toys for his youngling, but the alien battleship that enters Earth’s orbit.

 

Are they friend? Or foe? Will Tave’s family and friends live to see Christmas morning? Or will they all perish on Christmas Eve? For there is a humbug willing to go to any lengths to stop peace talks. Lengths that include kidnapping royalty and… assassination.

 

Part of the UJAL series:
Vados
Tave
Rhal
Erun
Dashing Through the Stars

 

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Dashing Through the Stars is a short story in The Ujal series. 

 

This short story showcase the fist couple Prince Tave, Principessa Rina, and their daughter Teresa during Christmas time. It also gives us a brief introduction to Melissa Walker, the nanny to Teresa, and a short introduction to a new alien race, the Preor dragons, and why they have come to earth. 

 

The whole Ujal series has been ok and fun to read. I read the Dragons of Preor series first; before I deiced to pick up The Ujal, since the Ujal came first in the world. I actually enjoyed the Dragons of Preor series more than The Ujal.

 

Dashing Through the Stars was just an ok read. Their wasn’t much to it. 

 

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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Review: Shadow of Doubt (The Potentate of Atlanta #1) by Hailey Edwards

Shadow of Doubt  - Hailey Edwards
Shadow of Doubt
The Potentate of Atlanta #1
Hailey Edwards
Urban Fantasy
August 7th 2019
eBook
259
Kindle Unlimited

 

Hadley Whitaker is a liar, a killer, and a chocoholic, but she’s getting better about the first two. Or maybe she’s just getting better at them.

 

Some days it’s hard for her to tell fact from fiction, but only one truth matters. Goddess willing, she’s going to be the next Potentate of Atlanta. Even if it means playing nice with Midas Kinase, a shifter whose mysterious past might just be grimmer than her own.

 

When a bloodthirsty rogue begins hunting the city’s paranormals, Hadley ropes Midas into letting her work the case. But that rope starts to feel more like a noose as they come closer to discovering not only the rogue’s identity, but each other’s darkest secrets.

 

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WOW! I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did; because I know Hadley’s story, but I have to say I like where the author is going in redeeming this character, giving use more on her background, & introducing use to the gwyllgi and a possible romance.

 

The action and mystery on who the killer is and what their goal is was great and well done. I didn’t see that someone was playing all the other characters.

 

Do you need to read The Beginners Guide to Necromancy series before reading this spin-off? No!
Would I recommend reading The Beginners Guide to Necromancy? Yes!

 

This series can stand on its own and Edwards does a great job giving newbies to the series a run down of important events and connections. For me thou I’m glad I read The Beginners Guide to Necromancy first. I had the pleasure of knowing Hadley’s flaws and seeing connections; then if I started with this series.

 

Shadow of Doubt was a wonderful debut to Hadley, Atlanta, and all it’s characters. I had a blast and can’t wait to see what’s next.

 

Rated: 4.5 Stars

 

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

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