Sunday Post/BB&B #111 ~ Banner Changes

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This is my take on the Sunday Post, BB&B, & Stacking The Shelves.

Another week has gone bye and I am participating in the Caffeinated Book Reviewer Sunday Post, where we recap the past week on the blog, things to come, showcase books & giveaways plus much more.

I also participate in BB&B/Stacking The Shelves. The BB&B is inspired by The Story Siren, Talk Supe, Pop Culture Junkie, and Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, wither they are bought, borrowed, bagged (Won or Gifted). It can be physical or virtual additions to your shelves.
 

 

Personal Notes & Updates

I didn’t post last week. I missed it. I didn’t feel like putting a post together. I was tired after grandparents left and just needed to get caught up in RL. It gave me a chance to read a lot and when I say a lot I mean it. Take a look at all the books I read in the last two weeks. It was nice to just relax. This last week I received some sad news. My dad’s barn burned down. The whole structure is gone. The good thing is no one was hurt. The only loses where a few chickens, farm equipment, and the barn. I use to play in the barn all the time and to think it’s gone now. =( 

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Paige’s Warriors, Descended from Dragons, Awakened by a Demoness, Fighting for her Mate, Jaz’s Warriors, Temptation: Reckless Desires, Head Above Water, Angels of Darkness, & Struck!

New Look On The Blog

You may have noticed all the new banners on the blog and social sites. Well I decide to change things up. I’ve been trying to find something that fits the blog name better. The fantasy library I had, well I couldn’t find the original owner to credit/buy it from, so I decided to take it down especially after reading this post: Search Images for your Website Don’t Steal Them on Caffeinated Book Reviewer. They did a phenomenal job on this post and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND everyone read it; because not many people know not to download the photos you find online or that you can get sued for using something you didn’t purchase the rights too. So, since I couldn’t find the original person who made the fantasy library I was using I took it down everywhere I used it. I went to this great site that Caffeinated mentioned: Vectorstock.com to look at stock photos and I found the angel and plant, so I bought them. I already use Canvas (LOVE canvas site) to make my other banners (Guest Post, Interviews, etc.), so I just made all the new ones with the new graphics along with a new Blog Banner. The Blog Decorator has a tutorial (Grab My Button Box) along with the code for making your blog banner. If you need to make a button go to their site. It’s SO easy!

Do you like the new banners? I love them and the angel is sexy. I think she fits the title Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. I think it works! Thoughts?

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Facebook – Email Sign-Up’s

So in my last Sunday Post I talked about the woes of Facebook. Well I’m going to start pushing email sign-up’s and to help I’m going to be offering (not all the time) exclusive email giveaway’s as a thank you to those that follow that way. 

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Make sure to sing-up for our newsletter. Subscriber’s get exclusive email giveaway’s. Currently you can enter to win a kindle eCopy of Tattered Loyalties – Click Here

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Here is what you missed the last two weeks on the blog!

 

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Monday: Tours: Passion of a Scottish Warrior by Sky Purington & The Winter Bear’s Bride by Mina Carter 

Tuesday: Release Day Blast: Tommaso by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Easy For Keeps by Kristen Proby, & Sea Dragon (Dragon Knights) by Bianca D’Arc

Wednesday: Interview/Review: Amanda Carlson 

Thursday: Review/Tour: Awakened by a Demoness 

Friday: Review: Bound by Flames & Pre-Release Blitz Sale: Inseverable by Cecy Robson

Saturday: Review: Shadow Fall 

 

 

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Picked up last two weeks!
(Double check prices before buying)

Bagged from publishers, authors, and/or tour organizers: For Review: ARC Paige’s Warriors, ARC Veiled In Darkness, ARC A Promise of Fire (NetGalley), Descended from Dragons (NetGalley)

Bought: Chaotic War, Favorite Obsession, Beautiful Mistake, Free: Highland Burn

For Mother’s Day I got a gift card, so I went out and bought On The Edge & Kiss of Snow. Two titles on my paperback wish-list.

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Current Giveaway’s Going On

Win an an eCopy from B&N or Amazon of Shelter for Elizabeth. (Open INT) – Click Here

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ENDS 5/29: $5 Amazon eGift Card – Click Here

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$25 Amazon or BN GC – Click Here

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#Paranormal #Romance #PNR and #UrbanFantasy #UF $2000 #GiftCard #Giveaway #AMREADING – Click Here

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Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card & Signed Copies from NY Times Bestselling Author Celia Kyle – Click Here

Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card from Bestselling Author Vella Day – Click Here

Win a Kindle Fire or $25 Amazon Gift Card from Bestselling Author Lia Davis – Click Here

Win a $10 or $50 Amazon Gift Card from NY Times Bestselling Author Chloe Cole – Click Here

Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card or Signed Copies from NY Times, USA Today Bestelling Author Evangeline Anderson – Click Here

 

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Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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14 comments on “Sunday Post/BB&B #111 ~ Banner Changes

  1. Wow that’s impressive how many books you read these past two week! That’s so sad your dad’s barn burned down, those poor chickens 🙁

    I like your new banner, I can’t remember what your previous one looks like, but this one sure fits your blog name. And your banners look great! That post was very informative, it’s difficult sometimes to be clear about the rules concerning things like this. I have to admit the rules surrounding that quite confuse me at times, I think everything I use on the blog is legal as well, but it’s still frightening to hear the stories of people getting sued. I hope you’ll have a great week!
    Lola recently posted…Lola’s Ramblings: Why I enjoy Reading ReviewsMy Profile

    • I couldn’t believe I read all those books either. I usually get to three books a week maybe. I limited my online time and I think that helped a lot in reading so much.
      Ya some chickens didn’t make it, but lots did get out. It is sad when any pet wither its a family pet or farm animal gets caught in a fire.

      I understand about it being confusing. I’ve felt the rules surrounding copyrights are confusing and it is sad to hear about a blog getting sued or having their pictures used without permission.
      My other picture was one I had before blogging and just kept into blogging. I used it as profile pic. It’s unique in that it has several books, plus characters from favorite books in it. This link, Click Here, will show you the picture I original used, but I know for a fact this is not the original owner; because the cut of the bottom with a website on it, of course that website is not up anymore.

      Happy Reading!
      Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures recently posted…Awakened by a Demoness (Eternal Mates #10) by Felicity Heaton {Tour} ~ Giveaway/ExcerptMy Profile

  2. I’m sorry about your father’s barn! That is sad, even if I’m sure everybody’s happy noone got hurt!
    Your new banners are awesome 🙂 Very neat and eye-catching.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews recently posted…Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie StiefvaterMy Profile

  3. So sorry to hear about your father’s barn, but glad to hear that no one was injured and no larger animals were lost.
    Got My Book recently posted…text: I Reached a Blogger Milestone | Sunday Summary #3My Profile

    • Thank’s for stoping by Got My Book! Ya it’s sad that the barn is gone, but thankful no one and the large animals where not hurt/lost. We got lucky on that front.
      Have a great week and happy reading!

  4. Love the redesign, I enjoy giving my blog makeovers too. It just takes a lot of time so I try to do it every couple of years. Hehehe
    Braine Talk Supe recently posted…Liked It: Struck by Amanda CarlsonMy Profile

  5. I did a post about stock images a while back as well! So many people don’t realize how easily you can be sued. I am shocked at the number of people who just grab stuff from a google image search! You can check out my post, Stock Images: What you need to know
    Hope you have a great week!
    Samantha recently posted…Sunday Post Week 20My Profile

    • Before I started blogging I did a lot of research, but nothing on stock photos. It wasn’t until this last year that I saw the post about the blogger being sued and then other blogs having images stollen or posting similar posts to inform others. I didn’t want to take any chances and I finally found a picture that I really liked of a sexy angel, so I just took down the old picture. No one wants to be sued. Thank’s for the link to your post. It was informative too. Have a great week and happy reading
      Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures recently posted…ARC Review: Paige’s Warriors (Bondmates #2) by Ann MayburnMy Profile

  6. I can understand your feeling tired after your grandparents left – my gran always used to say that guests and fish stink after 3 days… while I’m sure that wasn’t the case with your relatives, I do know what she means:). I hope you have a good reading week and that the weather is kind. I’m hoping we’ll get more sunshine!

    • Living in CA we get a lot of sun. It’s the wind in San Francisco that can be an issue at times. Ya, I think everyone gets tired after relative leave. You have to get back on schedule and clean up after them. It was fun having the. It just takes a lot out of me.
      Thanks for stoping by, have a great week and happy reading!
      Angela @ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures recently posted…Review: Wild Things (Shifters Unbound #7.75) by Jennifer AshleyMy Profile

  7. Sounds like you had a great week. I love the new look. I think it is a great idea that you decided to change. Always good to follow the rules. I hope you have a good week. I still need to read the new Eternal Mates book.
    Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons recently posted…Admiral Audiobook by Sean Danker (REVIEW)My Profile

    • Mel you are going to LOVE the new Eternal Mates… EEE I am so looking forward to the next one after this one. It’s nice to hear that someone likes the new look. I felt it was time to change it up and get more with the name as well as follow the rules. I did a lot of research before I started blogging, but I never did any on stock photos and such. It’s not something you think of. You see it on google search or some other place and you go oh I like that I’ll use it. Now, I’m legal ^_^!
      Have a fabulous week and happy reading!
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