It’s a new year! My year didn’t start off great. My hubby and son rang in the year sick and then to top it off on the second day of January I cut my thumb and had to go to the Urgent Care and got seven stitches. No fun!!!Jan. just hasn’t been a great month. It’s been cold and rainy in California.
I did get some gardening done and saw that some of my bulbs I planted in the fall are coming up. Also my Hibiscus is blooming. Having my plants come to life so early in the year is about the only thing I like about living in California.
It was a slow month for me and the library. I didn’t visit her as much as I usually do. I manly checked out a lot of movies and kid books to read at bedtime with my boy. Take a look at what I did pick up from my library: January 2018 Monthly Library Love
I did a post on Randomness – Echo. My son loves our Echo device. Every morning he asks Alex to play I’m Still Standing by Elton John. He heard the song in the movie “Sing” and feel in love with it, so mom bought the song and now I get to listen too it a lot in the morning.
And, my husband likes to play the Shiny song from Moana. Every morning too. It’s a running joke in our home. LOL
We had several winners on the blog this month. Check out what everyone won!
Newsletter – Jerry M. $5 Amazon GC
Top 10 Best Read Books 2017 – Sandrine picked a paperback of Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
Top 10 Best Cover 2017 – Noma A. picked picked a paperback of Silver Silence by Nalina Singh
Top 10 Best New To Me 2017 – Edye picked a paperback of The Unlikeable Demon Hunter
Top 10 Best Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends 2017 – Trudy D. picked a Kindle copy of So I Married a Sorcererby Kerrelyn Sparks
Top 10 2018 Releases Looking Forward Too – Maria M. – picked paperback copy of More Than Words by Mia Sheridan
Comfy Cozy Hop – Stephanie S. won pick of $10 Amazon GC or Book and she picked the Gift Card.
- TTT: Books I Really Liked, but Can’t Remember
- Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 1/22 – 1/26
- How I Blog: Blogging & Review Tips
- TMST: Books or Series I’m Finally Going To Try
- Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 1/15 – 1/19
- TMST: Goals for 2018
- Angel’s Cover Showcase
- Delectable Delights — Braised Chicken Thighs
- Angel’s Weekly Book Releases: 1/8 – 1/12
- Randomness – Adult Coloring
- Celebrating 4 Year Blogaversary
- TMST: Goal Check for 2017
- Happy New Year & Library Love Challenge Start’s Today
- Comfy Cozy Reading Weather Giveaway Hop ~ Jan 1st – 15th
February Book of Choice Giveaway Hop ~ 1st – 15th – One lucky winner any book of your choice, up to $12. International winner will receive an eCopy of their choice from Kindle, Kobo or Nook. And, US winner gets their choice of book which will ship from Amazon or an eCopy if you prefer from Kindle, Kobo, or Nook edition. (Please note: You may only chose ONE of these options!)
Final Siege Tour – UNDER FIRE & FINAL SIEGE on Paperback + $20 Amazon Gift Card
Drakon’s Past Tour – $20 Amazon Gift Card
About That Kiss Tour – Win a paperback copy of SWEET LITTLE LIES and a tote bag
Storm Crossed Tour – Lots of different prizes
Here is January’s Update on my Reading Challenges for 2018! You can check out each individual Challenge, get more information, and sign-up for any of them by going HERE!
Goodreads – 13 books read out of 150
Library Love – 4 out of 60+
- Midnight Marked
- Pure Heat
- Hostage to Pleasure – Audio
- Banded by Fire – Audio
The Series That Never… Ends – 0 out of 9
Audiobook – 7 out of 30
- The Hotter You Burn
- Branded by Fire
- Hostage to Pleasure
- The Closer You Come
- The One You Want
- Magic Breaks
Try Something New – 4 out of 21
- Pure Heat ~ Author/Series
- The One You Want ~ Series
- Carrots ~ Author/Series
- Cowboy SEAL Homecoming ~ Author/Series
Discussion Challenge – 6 out of 20
Sign-Ups for the March 2018 Take Control of Your TBR has opened. Come join!
Make sure to double check $ pricing. Some books are still free while others are back to their original or sale price.
Amazon Free – If the Earl Only Knew, Ice: Dragon Clan, Defender: Reckless Desires Book 3, Dekkir, Wolf Born, Roman’s Gold, Desert Fate, How to Marry a Cowboy / Reckless in Texas, Justice Calling, A Charming Crime, Skin Deep
Amazon Bought – Heart on Fire (paperback), In Rides Trouble ($0.99), Wild Embrace (paperback), Wild Invitation (paperback), Ride Dirty (Pre-Order/Paperback), Rome’s Chance (Pre-Order/Paperback), Shade’s Lady (Paperback), Rough & Tumble (eBook), Dragon Heartstring (eBook), Stand & Deliver (Pre-Order Paperback), Cowboy SEAL Homecoming (Paperback)
Nook – Tiger Striped (Pre-Order)
Audiobook – White Hot ($12.99), Burn for Me ($12.99), Magic Breaks (Audio Credit), Fire Touched ($12.99), Magic Binds (Audio Credit), Once Burned ($3.95)
Movies – The Fate of the Furious (Amazon Video), Cars 3 (BluRay/Digital), Despicable Me 3 (BluRay/Digital), X-Men: Apocalypse (Amazon Video), Marvel’s The Avengers (Amazon Video)
Thank you to the publishers and authors!
NetGalley/Edelweiss/Tour Host – The Emerald Lily by Juliette Cross
Author – The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave by Deborah Wilde
Cowboy SEAL Homecoming, How to Claim an Undead Soul, The Emerald Lily, Unchained by a Forbidden Love, Drakon’s Past, Pure Heat, The Hotter You Burn, Branded by Fire, Hostage to Pleasure, Carrots, The Closer You Come, The One You Want, Magic Breaks
Thank’s for stopping in and checking out January’s Monthly Wrap!
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