Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – Aug. 2017


  • Release Day ARC Review: Destined to Crave (Descended of Guardians #1) by Setta Jay – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Early ARC Review: So I Married a Sorcerer (The Embraced #2) by Kerrelyn Sparks – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Review: Dragon Unbound (Dragon Falls #4) by Katie MacAlister – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Review: Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) by Jim Butcher – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • ARC Review: To Tame a Wild Heart (Zyne Legacy #1) by Gwen Mitchell ~ Giveaway – ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  • Review: Bear to Love (Kodiak Den #3) by Amy Lamont – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Movie Review: Logan (2017) – ⭐️⭐️
  • Release Day ARC Review: The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Need (Nava Katz #3) by Deborah Wilde -⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  • Release Day ARC Review: Unleash The Darkness: (Eternally Mated) by Valerie Twombly – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Review: Extreme Honor (True Heroes, #1) by Piper J. Drake – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Review: Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • ARC Review: Tamed by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #13) by Felicity Heaton – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Movie Review: Cars 3 (2017) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Review: Rival Forces (K-9 Rescue #4) by D.D. Ayres – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Review: The Hellion and the Highlander (Devil of the Highlands #3) by Lynsay Sands – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Review: How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days (The Embraced #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


  • Tour: The Vessel Trilogy by Juliette Cross ~ Giveaway/Excerpt(s)
  • Cover Reveal: Holly Danger series by Amanda Carlson
  • PreOrder Tour: Myths & Magic Collection ~ Excerpt/Giveaway(s)
  • Excerpt Reveal: Beneath The Truth (Beneath #7) by Meghan March
  • Tour: Tamed by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #13) by Felicity Heaton ~ Giveaway/Excerpt
  • Release Day Launch: Blade (Bayou Heat #23)(1001 Dark Nights) by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright
  • First Look: Inked Memories (Montgomery Ink #8) by Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Blitz: The Wolf of Kisimul Castle by Heather McCollum ~ Giveaway
  • WoW: Can’t Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter
  • Cover Reveal: Treasured by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #14) by Felicity Heaton ~ Excerpt
  • Release Blitz: Alpha Squad: Showdown by Lorelei Moone ~ Giveaway
  • Excerpt Reveal: Blade (Bayou Heat #23)(1001 Dark Nights) by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright
  • Cover Reveal: The Night Realm (Spell Weaver #1) by Annette Marie
  • Release Blitz: Love Another Day by Lexi Blake
  • Release Day Launch: Dragon Burn (Dark Kings) by Donna Grant ~ Excerpt
  • Excerpt Reveal: Dragon Burn (Dark Kings) by Donna Grant
  • Cover Reveal: Destined to Crave (Descended of Guardians #1) by Setta Jay ~ Giveaway
  • Release Day Launch: 1001 Dark Nights Discovery Bundle 11
  • Release Blast: Laird of Darkness (MacDougall Legacy) by Eliza Knight ~ Giveaway/Excerpt
  • Release Blitz: Third Wheel by Sarah Fischer
  • Tour: Must Love More Kilts (Must Love #4) by Angela Quarles ~ Giveaway/Excerpt

Don’t forget to check out the current giveaways happening on the blog!


Make sure to double check $ pricing. Some books are still free while others are back to their original or sale price.

Amazon Free –  Striker: No Prisoners MC, Unleashed, Dating the Undead, Digging the Wolf, Blue Moon Saloon: Volume Two, Healed by Love, Rules of Engagement, Steal My Breath, Bond: Stargazer Alien Mail, To Tame A Wild Heart, Charmed Again, A Shot of Sin, Sassy Mates Volume 1, These Haunts Are Made For Walking, Haunt the Haunt, Walk the Walk, Seduced by the Sea Lord, Ecstasy Claimed, Struck


Amazon Bought – Designing Samantha’s Love, Sons of Sangue Volume 1 Box Set, Rendan (Dragons of Preor)


Nook – Primal Bonds, Heart of Obsidian


Library Book Sale

This month I stopped by my library on their book sale day. As you can see I picked up several books. Usually they are $.50c a piece, but on that day it was 3 for a $1.00. I may have went over board, but such a great deal plus the money goes to the library.


Review Books
Thank you to the publishers, tour host, and authors for these lovely additions!

NetGalley/Edelweiss/Tour Host – Of Flame and Fate, The White Lily, A Spoonful of Magic, Dragon Burn


Author – Destined to Crave by Setta Jay, How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards


The library is a great place to pick up books, movies, manga, audiobooks, magazines and more. I love my library and the freedom to borrow. This is August’s Library Love.

Movies – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, John Wick 2, Ghose in the Shell (2017)


Books – Red Wolf, Blood Trade, Death Masks, Black Arts, Midnight Marked


Audiobooks –  Second Grave on the Left, First Grave on the Right, Third Grave Dead Ahead, The Iron Hunt, Fair Game, Blood Bound, Moon Called, Burn for Me, Magic Bites, Cry Wolf, Hunting Ground


Kid Movie – Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows, Dinosaur Train: I heart Dinosaurs, Go Diego Go!: Great Goriall, Legends of Chima: Season Two, Octonauts: The Great Penguin Race, Lego Jurassic World, Lego the Adventures of Clutch Powers, Lego Ninjago, Masters of Spinjitzu Season 5, Classic Caballeros Collection, 9 Mini-Movie Collection


Kid Books – Ruby Paints A Picture, Biscuit Finds A Friend, New Tricks I Can Do!, Shampoodle, Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar, A Book of Sleep, Bunny-Roo, I Love You, Clara and Clem Under the Sea, Muddy, Mud, Bud, The Phantom Ninja, Splat and Seymor, Best Friends Forevermore, What Does Otis See?, Where’s the Pumpkin?, The Power of the Fortrex, The Bear and the Piano, Bunny Dreams, Mister Seahorse, A Big Guy Took My Ball!, Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird!, How do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?, How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?, Kiss Good Night, Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now!


From Herding Cats & Burning Soup any Kindle eBook upto $3.99. I picked Ravenheart by Dannika Dark & Won from Sharon Kay paperback copy of Record of Wrongs.

Jenag Classic Game, Disney Mug Grumpy, Lenox Butterfly Meadow Spoon Rest, Label Maker, Solatin Women’s Cross Front V Neck Tank Top (Wine Red & Army Green)


Liz D. – Win It Wednesday for Feel the Heat by G.A. Aiken

Janet L. – Book of Choice for Aug Giveaway Hop she picked The Forbidden

Jana L – Win It Wednesday for Absolute Trust

Teresa T. – Newsletter winner for The Draig’s Wife eBook

Andrea McP. – Win It Wednesday Rough & Tumble


How to Save an Undead Life, A Spoonful of Magic, Second Grave on the Left, Black Arts, Fair Game, Danger’s Halo, First Grave on the Right, Destined to Crave, Rendan, Kozav, Cry Wolf, Red Wolf, Bodyguard, Blood Bound, Burn for Me, Blood Trade, Moon Called, Dragon Burn, Hard Mated, Claim & Protect, Bring the Heat


The only thing to report is that school has started. My son just started Kindergarten and he loves it. Everyday he’s so happy to go and come home telling us all about it. I’m trying to adjust to the new routine. We also started AYSO Soccer for the fall. The only other thing going on is that I’ve been reading and/or listening to a lot of books, but haven’t felt in the mood to site down and write my reviews. I’ve got several to do, but no drive. Hmmm!! 


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Thank’s for stopping in and checking out August’s Monthly Wrap!


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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16 comments on “Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – Aug. 2017

  1. What a busy month and so many lovely looking books. So exciting for your son off to Kindergarten. obviously he was ready for it.
    Kathryn Trask recently posted…Reading Month in ReviewMy Profile

    • Kathryn it’s a pleasure to have you visit. August was a busy month and fun. We had a great summer, but we where all ready for school to start. I’m happy he loves going and comes home happy from kindergarten. Have a great September.

  2. Woo! That’s quite the month! Lots of good looking reviews and aw on the kidlet!
    herding cats & burning soup recently posted…4 stars– Hard Justice (Alpha Security #3) by April HuntMy Profile

    • It was a bit busy on the blog and in RL. I’m surprised I got so many books in, reviews, and blog stuff. It’s exciting and sad that my little boy is know in school. I’m happy he loves it. Makes the days brighter. Have a great September.

  3. Oh the first day of kindergarten!! So cute! And wow-you had a great reading month. Those library sale books are great! My library sales never have books I want.
    Hope September is just as amazing!
    Samantha recently posted…So I Married a Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks: ReviewMy Profile

    • I can’t believe he’s in Kindergarten. They grow so fast. I’m glad he loves it and comes home chatting about his day. Ya, this month was big for reading and the blog. I don’t know how I did so much when I still had my boy out of school until the end of the month and family visited as well.

      It was my first library sale at my new library since we moved. I wasn’t going to pick up so many, but I couldn’t resist all the ones I found. Many are on my TBR and want to own lists, so I graved them. I always try to visit the book store in the library when I go to pick up books from them.

      Thank’s Samantha for stopping in and have a marvelous September.

  4. It does look like you have had a really good month here!! So many good books. I just love those library sales, they are the best!!!

    • OH MY GOD. It was my first library sale and my new library since we moved. I when I visit the library I always stop in the book sale section to see what they got, but this time I wasn’t planning on getting so many, but I say so many I was interesting in or had on my TBR to try, so ya. I went overboard ^_^, but do love the deals.

      It was a great month. Have a great September.

  5. Angela, wow what a chock full month for you. Congrats on your son starting Kindergarten. My daughter just started the final year of her doctorate degree in music and is already wondering what degree to chase after she’s a Dr. of Music.
    Thanks for sharing, I too just recently started the Darynda Jones series and am loving it.
    Debbie Haupt-The Reading Frenzy recently posted…#Giveaway, Showcase Can’t Hardly Breathe by Gena ShowalterMy Profile

    • WOW a doctorate degree. That’s wonderful! I’m excited and a little sad with my boy in school, but he needs to go and learn. I’m very happy that he’s happy every day and wants to go and comes home chatting about his amazing day.

      I don’t know how August became so full this month. My boy was still out of school and I had family visit, so it shouldn’t have been so busy, but it was and I pulled it off. ^_^ Thank’s for stopping in and have an amazing September.

      Oh how are you liking Darynda Jones? Are you reading or audio? I’m doing the audio’s so far and have to say it’s been fun. I like the mystery and humor.

  6. Great wrap up Angela!!! Very busy lady,thank you for your reviews!!! Love your site one of my very faces!!shared on my socials!!

    • Kathy, I’m glad to hear you like the site. I also appriciate all the sharing you are doing. Thank you. Ya, this month was busy on the blog even with my boy still out of school until the end of the month and family in town visiting. Have a great weekend and a wonderful September.

  7. Where the heck do you find the time? And with a kindergartener?! You have picked up and read some amazing books this month! You’ve also reminded me that I have yet to right my end of month post. LOL A testament to how slow I am going this month!

    I hope your little guy continues to love kindergarten. It’s so important for them to get a good start. I bet you’re a little sad though. Looks like you’ve been filling the time with books though! LOL
    Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict recently posted…Review ~ Tiger Magic by Jennifer Ashley @JennAllysonMy Profile

    • Tanya, I have no idea how August became so busy and how I got so many books in. Well several where rereads, but still looking at the month it was busier then I expected on the blog. Ya, the boy didn’t start until the end of the month for Kindergarten, but still I had family visiting and the boy out of school, so I sure did fit a lot in. I actually wrote this post last minute the night before. I usually have a post going and copy past stuff in, but I was running behind for my end of the month. I still got it up on the last day, but it was close. ^_^

      Oh my. My little guy loves school and I hope it stays that way. He comes home everyday happy and chatting about his day. It’s great. I am a little sad and trying to get a new routine going.

  8. Well, you have been busy once again. I see you have read some very good books and bought some good ones to. Also, it must be so exciting for the wee one to be in school. I hope he has fun. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a great weekend. I have to work another weekend so have a good one if your off.

    • I’m not sure how August became so busy. I had family visit and my boy was still out of school until the end of the month. I’m not sure how I got so many books in. It must be the audiobooks. Those went by faster then if I read them.

      It is exciting having my boy go to school. He is so happy and comes home happy and chatting about his day.

      Take Care, Mary and have a good weekend. I do work, but only on Sunday… ^_^