Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – Oct. 2017


As you are reading this The Angel Clan will be on vacation in Florida, so for the first week and half of November the blog will be mostly quiet. I’ll share when I get back all the fun we had on our vacation.

As for October it has been a quiet month. I’ve been in a reading rut. Nothing new has intrigued me, so I’ve been listening to a lot of my favorite reads/series. I LOVE the Andrews team, Patricia Briggs, and Nalini Singh, so I deiced to give their books a try in audio. I’m really enjoying audiobooks. I wasn’t sure how I’d like them, but they have their advantages. As for reading it just hasn’t been my thing lately, but audios have grabbed me. I did a post on the blog here in October about Discovering Audiobooks. I asked for some audio advice on subscriptions. Thank you to everyone who commented. Since that post I’ve been picking up what I can at my library, but I also signed up to try out the 30 day free trial of Audible. I wanted to do Kobo, because they where cheeper, but they are like my library and don’t have all the audios in a series yet. Maybe I’ll switch to them once they get a bigger selection, who knows.

What else did we do in October. Oh ya, we went to see The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017) together as a family in the theater. I had a migraine that day and so it wasn’t fun for me, but my son had a wonderful time. He was so happy!! AYSO soccer is going strong. My boy is getting better and having fun. Also Kindergarten has been fabulous! He loves it and I’m so happy he loves school.


October ends with a bang, a school halloween parade, a pirate grabbing for candy gold, & a balloon Ninjago. I hope everyone had a happy & safe halloween. My son’s school did a halloween parade and a party. Then we went out in the evening for trick-or-treating. 



For The Blog

Don’t miss out on the November Book Of Choice Giveaway Hop. I’m participating, so make sure to hop on over and enter, then check out the other stops for more chances at winning a 2017 November Release.

If you are an email subscriber I have an exclusive giveaway going on for the whole month of November. You could win a $10 Amazon GC. Sign-Up Now & Enter Daily Here!

I sent out a help wanted post for the Library Love Challenge. I’m hosting the challenge for the second time and would love to have one or two blogs host with me in 2018. If you are interested; shoot me an email and I’ll give you more details. 


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 October’s Library Love. 

Movies – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Angry Birds Movie, Hidden Figures


Audiobooks – Third Grave Dead Ahead, Must Love Hellhounds, Angels’ Blood, Slave to Sensation, Death Masks, Angels’ Flight, Visions Of Heat, Archangel’s Kiss, Caressed By Ice, White Hot, Magic Bleeds


Kid Books – Flap Your Wings, Frog and Toad Are Friends, Hooper Humperdink? Not Him!, Moo Who?, A Pet Named Sneaker, Tell Me About your Day Today, Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep, Time for A Bath, And Then Comes Halloween, Ghosts in the House!, Trick-or-Treat!, Mittens, Where is Max?, Trick ARRR Treat, Waiting Is Not Easy!, Duck & Goose, Honk! Quack! Boo!, Goose on the Farm, The Very Fluffy Kitten, Papillon


Kid Movies – Lego Batman the Movie, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes, Lego Next Knights Season Two, Lego Scooby-Doo!: Blowout Beach Bash, Micky and the Roadster Racers Vol. 1, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast, Transformers Rescue Bots (Return of the Heroes), Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom, LEGO Ninja Rebooted, My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths


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


Amazon Free – Ghoul of My Dreams, Rescuing Rayne, The Highlander’s Iron Will, Deader Homes and Gardens, Bitten by Love: Shifters in Love Romance Collection, Venom & Vanilla (Prime Member Freebie), GRIT, Caiden: Intergalactic Dating Agency


Amazon Bought – I love a good sale. I always try to wait for my favorite books to go on sale; before I purchase them: Ride Hard ($.99c), The Red Lily ($.99c), Wild & Sweet ($.99c), Ride Wild

Nook – B&N gave me more money back from the settlement and so I grabbed these books with that money: Magic Triumphs (Pre-Order), Magic Bleeds ($5.99), White Tiger ($1.99)


Audiobook – I signed up for the Audio Subscription & got 2 credits right away with my 30 day free trial, so I picked up Night Broken. I haven’t deiced on my second pick yet for my remaining credit. Before I subscribed to Audible I went onto the app and they offered me a FREE pick of any audiobook I wanted, so I grabbed Carrots. I have been wanting to try the Shelby Nicholas series for a while now. Also as a Prime Member they gave me for FREE Venom & Vanilla. I like the free goodies I got this month. 


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

Author – Danger’s Vice by Amanda Carlson & Love of the Dragon by Anna Lowe


The only gift I won this month is Hot Pursuit by Julie Ann Walker from Sourcebooks via Under The Covers Book Blog.






  • Tour: Sworn to a Highland Laird by Sky Purington ~ Excerpt/Giveaway
  • Release Day Blitz: Halloween is Murder by Carolyn Arnold
  • Blitz: Elements of Mischief (Hijinks Harem #1) by C.M. Stunich & Tate James ~ Giveaway
  • Blast: Wickedly Ever After: Halloween Hijinks (Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery) by Lotta Smith ~ Giveaway
  • Tour: Ruin of the Gods (The Elysium Legacies #3) by Erin Hayes ~ Giveaway/Excerpt
  • Tour: Light of the Spirit (The Muse Chronicles #4) by Lisa Kessler ~ Excerpt/Giveaway
  • Release Day Launch: Midnight Unleashed (Midnight Breed #14.7)(1001 Dark Nights) by Lara Adrian ~ Excerpt
  • Release Day/Giveaway: Once Upon a Ghost (Murder by Design #3) by Erin McCarthy
  • Release Day/Giveaway: Rescuing Bryn (Delta Force Heroes) by Susan Stoker
  • Cover Reveal: Cherish Hard (Hard Play #1) by Nalini Singh ~ Excerpt
  • Tour: Tarnished Journey (Soul Dance #4) by Ann Gimpel ~ Excerpt
  • Tour: Immortally Yours (Argeneau) by Lynsay Sands ~ Excerpt
  • Haunted Halloween Spooktacular: Evil’s Unlikely Assassin by Jenn Windrow ~ Giveaway
  • Release Day: Sleeper (Hunter #3) by Lexi Blake ~ Excerpt
  • Feature: Other Worlds Featuring Resisting Darkness by Amy L. Gale
  • Excerpt Tour: Ride Wild (Raven Riders #3) by Laura Kaye ~ Giveaway
  • Release Day Launch & Excerpt: Hallow Be the Haunt (Krewe of Hunters #22.5)(1001 Dark Nights) by Heather Graham
  • Tour: BRASH (Spartan Riders MC #4) by J.C. Valentine ~ Giveaway/Excerpt
  • Release Day: Call to Redemption (Team Poseidon #3) by Tawny Weber
  • Release Day Launch: 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Twelve
  • Release Day: Ride Wild by Laura Kaye ~ Excerpt/Giveaway



Congratulations to all the winners!

Jeanne C. won the Swag Pack & Signed Book from Chloe Neill during The Hunt tour.
Denise S. won choice of a book from the Banned Book Hop and she picked If You Only Knew by M. William Phelps.
BookLady won a digital copy of Dance With The Devil during the book tour.
Linda H. won a digital copy of Rescuing Bryn during the book tour.
Jodi H. won a digital copy of Once Upon a Ghost during the book tour.
Megan S. won an eBook up to $5 from the Stuck In A Good Book Hop.
Febie won any October New Release from the Book of Choice Hop and she picked It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne.




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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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20 comments on “Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – Oct. 2017

  1. I know I’m a bit late to this post, but I have to ask. In the audio of Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh Faith talks to the Netmind. A few of the Netmind’s lines are just “?????”, how does the narrator handle that? I’ve always been curious.

    • She makes a noise for that area. It makes scenes and fits in with the story and narration. It worked!! ^_^

  2. Have you checked out the new Romance package from audible? Its like KU for audiobooks!
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    • Thank’s Samantha for mentioning it. I just heard about he Romance Package the day I left on vacation, so no I haven’t had a chance to try it out or look into it. That was my understanding on what I got from The Book Nypho’s post on it. I’ll look into it once I get back from vacation.

  3. It does look like you have had a great month here. I have tried the Lego movies but haven’t enjoyed them as much as I thought that I would.

    So many great books you grabbed up and I love the MC series Laura Kaye has been writing.
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    • I’m not a fan of the LEGO movies, but my son loves them, so I’ve watched several over and over as well as the LEGO series episodes they have too.

      Ya, lots of great books. Not much reading or listening on my vacation, since we are at Disney and it’s go go go from the time the sun is up until it goes down. I do really enjoy Laura Kaye’s MC series she has. I’m hoping I can get to Ride Wild very very soon. I want to have time to saver it from start to finish. ^_^

  4. Oh exciting! Hope you’re having a good time away!
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    • OMG, our Disney vacation is fabulous so far. Today Nov. 3rd is my boys Birthday and it was all about him. We did so many celebrations, presents, characters, and more. We’ve only done 2 parks so far, but we plan to visit them all. Thank’s Anna for stopping in. Always a pleasure to have you swing bye.

  5. I love Patricia Briggs, too; I picked up Moon Called when it was first out and I’ve been a fan ever since. I’m enjoying the changes in the world, as the fae act. I also have had the pleasure of meeting her a few times, and she is delightful and funny.
    I really have to check out Nalini Singh’s books. Is there a good starting book you’d recommend?

    • For Singh I started with her Psy-Changeling series. Any book of Singh’s the series ones need to be read in order, at least for Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter. After I read all of Psy-Changeling, (everyone said if I like that one then I’d like the Guild Hunter) so I then picked up Guild Hunter series and got hooked on it too. Both are favorites, but the Psy-Changeling is my top pick. I haven’t tried her Contemporary yet. I am working on both her PNR series now in Audio. Briggs is amazing and I just love the Audiobooks for both Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series. Both are great!! ^_^

  6. You got some GREAT audios! I love Andrews & Singh in audio. The best. I’m a little late getting my monthly wrap up done. Hopefully today. It’s been a crazy week and from the looks of things it is going to be getting crazier with a move in store. Pray for me! LOL

    • I hope your week is going well and isn’t too crazy. We are having fun, but Disney is crazy and when you have 2 sets of grandparents and 1 set of great-grandparents, well it makes that much more crazy…. We are having a blast though and celebrating my boys birthday. Take care and thank’s for stopping in, Tanya.

  7. Great wrap up Angela! I hope you and your family have a great time! Shared on all my socials!!

    • Kathy, thank you for always sharing. It’s much appreciated. We are having a BLAST so far at Disney. My boy just turned 6 today Nov. 3rd and it was a day of Birthday Celebrations and fun for him and use.

  8. Whew, busy month Angela. Great Halloween pics thanks. I love my library too, I volunteer at my local branch and I’m on the Board of Directors, very important Libraries are thanks for highlighting
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    • I LOVE to support my library. I’m a member of our Millbrae Family Library Family and I don’t books after I’m done with them and also pick up several on the sale days besides borrowing from them ^_^. I’m so happy that I get to host the Library Love Challenge and showcase all the lovely items I pick up from my local library throughout the year. It’s one of my favorite challenges to do.
      It sure was a busy month on the blog. In RL a little quite, but still eventful with soccer on the weekends and school activities, plus Halloween at the end. Have a fabulous November! Happy Reading.

  9. Some great looking books and you have been quite busy. Enjoy the vacationsherry @ fundinmental

    • My son was up at 4am this morning and our flight isn’t until 1pm…. It’s going to be a long day, but he’s so excited to visit Disney World and celebrate his Birthday their. We are all excited. We LOVE Disney as a family. Have a wonderful November and thank you for stopping in. Happy Reading!

  10. Sonds like you and your son had fun on Halloween. Glad you are taking some time out for a vacation. We are going to the Caribbean at the end of November early December to get away for a bit ourselves. Our pet nanny will be taking care of our daughter. She will not be happy that we are not here. hopefully some November releases will be of some interest for you. Have fun and stay safe.

    • Our dog is at the boarders and she was not happy that I left her. I usually take her with me to work and then we come home, but this time she had to stay. I got the sad face =( !!! Halloween was a blast. My son was so excited to dress up and go Trick or Treating. We have one street in our town that is the hub pub for Trick or Treating and boy did he get some great candy. I’m excited and ready for vacation. It will be so nice to get away. It won’t be very relaxing, but it will be fun. Disney is an active environment and with family from both sides coming too it’s going to be a party. ^_^ I hope you have a great Caribbean trip. I love the Caribbean. Ride Wild by Laura Kaye came out the last day in Oct and I’ve been waiting for this one since it was announced, so hopeful it will pull me out of my slump. I also have some review books I need to get too, but I’m not feeling in the mood. Hopeful this time away will also clear my reading rut. Have a great November and Happy Reading!