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. 

Bought

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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Jen B
Guest

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.

Samantha
Guest

Have you checked out the new Romance package from audible? Its like KU for audiobooks!

Renee (Addicted To Romance)
Guest

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.

herding cats & burning soup
Guest

Oh exciting! Hope you’re having a good time away!

Amy
Guest

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?

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
Guest

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

Kathy Valentine
Guest

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

Debbie Haupt-The Reading Frenzy
Guest

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

sherry fundin
Guest

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

Mary D.
Guest

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.