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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Kathryn Trask

What a busy month and so many lovely looking books. So exciting for your son off to Kindergarten. obviously he was ready for it.

herding cats & burning soup

Woo! That’s quite the month! Lots of good looking reviews and aw on the kidlet!


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!

Lover Of Romance

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!!!

Debbie Haupt-The Reading Frenzy

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.

Kathy Valentineseties
Kathy Valentineseties

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

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

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

Mary D.

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.