Angel’s Guilty Pleasures Turns 2! ~ #Giveaway


Come Celebrate with me.


Today the Blog turns 2!!


WOW I can’t believe it’s been two years. Time has flown bye. I remember when my husband said “Hey honey, why don’t you start a blog, since you love to read and review so much.” I remember looking around and read those special Features and Memes that book reviews post on their blogs sometimes about the best way to run your blog, what to do and not do, etc. I wanted to make Angel’s Guilty Pleasures work and I wanted my followers to enjoy the content. I’ve made changes along the way. Found things that work and don’t for me. I’ve also tried to make it more personal with fun banners & teasers (love Canva).

I also remember the awesome authors who gave me a shout out and the chance for a no name blogger to work with them. I love you all!! Many have stuck with me and thank you for that. Special shout out to Anne Lowe, Setta Jay, Sharon Kay, & Valerie Twombly you have all become great friends and have been some of my favorite authors to read, review, and work with.

I am so very grateful to all of you (followers, authors, & bloggers) who have supported me and helped me get started. 



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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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72 comments on “Angel’s Guilty Pleasures Turns 2! ~ #Giveaway

  1. Congrats on the 2 year anniversary! I’m a fan of fantasy books and the occasional paranormal. 🙂

  2. I love the new books/authors I find here. Congrats on 2 years

  3. Happy Blogoversary! There are so many new releases I’m looking forward to, Starflight, Smash and Grab, A Torch in the Night…

    • Wonderful chooses. I love looking forward to new releases and have several I can’t wait for this year 2016. Thank you for stoping in and good luck in the giveaways!

  4. It’s so nice that you offer the option to borrow from your library, I haven’t seen that on other blogs. Thank you!

    • It’s a new feature I started this year. Nook and Kindle off the option to loan and well I don’t have anyone in my family who likes what I read, so I thought I would share. I’ve found several great authors just borrowing from my local Library and I’ve also noticed that the library’s don’t always have an author you want to try, so I felt it’s a great way to share and get new readers. If someone truly enjoys the book they will go out and buy it. I’ve used the library and then enjoyed a book so much I went out and bought it.
      Good luck in the giveaways.

  5. Congratulations on your anniversary, I love anything Scary or Mysterious.

  6. Happy anniversary! I enjoy your blog. My favorite genre is romance (historical, contemporary, and suspense).

    • Wonderful genre’s to read. Thank you for stoping in and sharing. I’m glad to hear you are enjoying the blog. Good luck in the giveaways!

  7. I’m glad I found your blog. I’m also considering starting my own blog; hope it is as great as yours : )

    • I’m glad you found me too and I hope to hear more from you. Good luck in starting a blog. It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun especially when you get to interact with your followers. But remember to stay true to yourself and post and read what you want. Good luck in the giveaways!

  8. Happy Blogiversary! I like everything about your blog – the color scheme, and the ease of finding what I am looking for. I can’t wait to read Built by Jay Crownover, and Fire Bound by Christine Feehan.

    • Thank you, Juana. Before I started my blog the biggest pet peeve of mine and still is on blogs is not being able to locate things essay. I wanted to make sure that people could find what they where looking for quickly and efficiently. Those are two wonderful books to look forward too. Good luck in the giveaway!

  9. I have enjoyed reading your honest reviews, the marvelous blog theme background, and the wonderful giveaways.

    • It’s nice to know that my reviews are helpful and that you are enjoying the blog. Good luck in the giveaway Mai!

  10. Aw happy two years, Angela!! I hope your third is amazing 😀
    anna (herding cats & burning soup) recently posted…Quote-tastic/Review–Off the Clock by Roni LorenMy Profile

    • Thank you, Anna. It’s been a pleasure having you visit, talking to you online, and learning some great blogger tricks from you. Thank’s for you support.

  11. Happy 2nd! The first two books I’m looking forward to this year is The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones and Coconut Cowboy by Tom Dorsey.

    • What wonderful books to look forward too. I do need to try Darynda Jones maybe one day. Thank you for sharing and good luck in the giveaway!

  12. Happy Blogoversary! I love urban fantasy

  13. Happy anniversary! I love how you bring attention to new authors for me.

    • Thank you V. It’s nice to know I am helping book lovers find someone new to try out. Good luck in the giveaway!

  14. I like romance novels, and entering contests.

  15. Congratulations on turning two! We aren’t quite there yet ourselves, but it’s been fun so far. I love your blog. I’m going to check out Canva myself 🙂

    • Canva is wonderful for making any type of design you need. I’ve liked making the blog and social media sites more personalized. It’s been a fun two years. I’ve enjoyed trying to find out what works for me and not. Glad to here you are enjoying blogging as well. Thank you for check out the blog and following. Good luck in the giveaway and I hope you like Canva. It really is a great product and free.

  16. Happy Blogoversary! I love paranormal romance and urban fantasy and am looking forward to new books by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, J.R. Ward, and Suzanne Johnson.

    • Those are all wonderful authors. I’ve only read J.R. Ward and Christine Feehan, but I have Sherrilyn Kenyon on my list. I’ll have to check into Suzanne Johnson. Not heard of her yet. Thanks for sharing what you love and good luck in the giveaway!

  17. Congratulations on your 2nd birthday! Your blog is awesome, and I enjoy it as it is. Don’t change a thing. Thank you for the giveaway!

  18. Congrats on your anniversary!!
    One of my favorite authors is Kresley Cole.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    • I’ve not had the pleasure of reading Kresley Cole, but I do have her on my TBR. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the giveaway!

  19. Love the page. Thanks for all your hard work.

  20. i have so many favourite authors like suzanne johnson, nalini singh, anne bishop etc

    i really want to read vision in silver in 2016 and i can’t wait for belle chasse

    happy blogoversary!
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    • Wonderful authors. I’ve only had the pleasure of reading Nalini Singh, but I’ve heard great things about the others. Hope you enjoy the 2016 releases coming out. I love that anticipation for the next book in a series. Good luck in the giveaway!

  21. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  22. Congratulations on turning 2!!! I just started following your blog recently.
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    • Welcome Kim. I love getting new followers, meeting and interacting with them. I hope you enjoy the blog and good luck in the giveaways!

  23. Congrats on hitting the 2 year mark. I just came across your blog via your sunday post so I’m a new follower. 😉 We seem to like the same genre of books so I can’t wait to read your upcoming reviews.
    Kristin recently posted…Review: Misconduct by Penelope DouglasMy Profile

    • Hello and Welcome Kristin. I love getting new followers. I hope you enjoy what you find on the blog and the reviews you see. PNR and UF are my favorite go to genres, but since I started blogging I have been trying to branch out and try new things. Doesn’t always work, but every once in a while I find something I enjoy. Thanks for stoping bye and becoming a follower. Good luck in the giveaways!

  24. congrats on the anniversary, I love the historical romance novels but been to busy lately to read any

    • I can relate to that. I’ve had many changes in my life this last year and finding the time to the things I love (like read) was sometimes hard. I hope you can squeeze in a moment for yourself. Thanks for stoping in and good luck in the giveaway!

  25. Congrats! I enjoy reading mostly historical romance but I also like paranormal, and I do branch out to other genres if I think they look and sound good.

    • I’m manly PNR and UF but I do like to branch out every once and a while and try something different or not the norm for me. Thanks for stoping bye and good luck in the giveaway!

  26. I can’t wait to read The Raven King!

    • The Raven King has an interesting cover. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the giveaway!

  27. Congratulations on your blogversary!It’s a great achievement.

    My favorite romance authors include Susan Johnson, Stephanie Laurens, Marjorie M Liu, Jennifer Faye and Mary Jo Putney. I’m so behind on my TBR list, that honestly, I’ll be thrilled if i can make through it all before the end of this year!

    • LOL I know the feeling about that ever growing TBR pile. I’ve not had the pleasure of trying those authors, but I have heard good things about each. Thanks for sharing and good luck with TBR and in the giveaways!

  28. Congratulations on your anniversary!
    My favourite book is The Whisperer by Donato Carisi.

  29. I’m looking forward to reading Precious Gifts by Danielle Steel.

  30. Congrats! My blog just turned 5. It’s my baby and I so love it. I’ve only recently come to understand that my blog has to be about me and what I want to read. I found myself reading what PR people wanted me to read instead of what I wanted to read. That’s finally changed. And I’m hopeful that my blog will be around another 5 years. May your blog bring you reading joy!

    • Congratulations on the 5 years. That’s a long time and a great achievement. I hope to see you around another 5 too. I hope I make it that long if not longer.

      I know that feeling about reading. When I first got started I was flooded with requests from authors, many no name authors. I was very choosey, even then, on what I picked to read. Now I’ve stated on the blog that I will only read for authors I’ve already revewied for before. This year I’ve made a new years resolution to read my own dame books. I have so many I’ve bought, but not read, so I’m going to work on that plus request more from my library.

      Thanks for stoping bye and good luck in the giveaway!

  31. Congratulations on your anniversary, I just love your blog, keep doing all the good and fun things you are doing because they are great…I love reading and read everything and almost all genres except mystery and have lots and lots of favorite authors, so thanks for all you do…

    • Bethany thank you for your sweet comment. I love to hear that I have followers who enjoy the blog and content. It just makes my day! ^_^ Good luck in the giveaways!

  32. I love the Dresden Files series by Butcher. My favorite book this year was Lia Habel’s Dearly, Departed. I loved that it took a different approach to “undead”. It really surprised me.

    • It’s always great to get surprised by an author. I’ve had a few that I thought would go one way, but ended up having a total different approach or direction. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the giveaway!

  33. I like the giveaways on the blog

  34. I’m a huge fan of Eve Langlais, Ilona Andrews, Jenna Black and Molly Harper. Just to name a few. Congrats on your 2 years. I thought it has been longer. Here’s to 2+ more years!
    Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons recently posted…Happy New Year to AllMy Profile

    • It feels likes it’s been longer then 2-years. Thanks Melanie for always stoping in and sharing. I love interacting with my followers. Good luck in the giveaway!

  35. My favorite book genre is cozy murder mysteries.

    • Who doesn’t love a good cozy murder mystery? ^_^ I enjoy mine with a side of Paranormal. Thanks for sharing Lisa and good luck in the giveaway!

  36. Congratulations!on your anniversary! I am a big historical romance fan and my favorite author is Mary Balogh.