Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – Jan. 2018

It’s a new year! My year didn’t start off great. My hubby and son rang in the year sick and then to top it off on the second day of January I cut my thumb and had to go to the Urgent Care and got seven stitches. No fun!!! Jan. just hasn’t been a great month. It’s been cold and rainy in California.

I did get some gardening done and saw that some of my bulbs I planted in the fall are coming up. Also my Hibiscus is blooming. Having my plants come to life so early in the year is about the only thing I like about living in California.

It was a slow month for me and the library. I didn’t visit her as much as I usually do. I manly checked out a lot of movies and kid books to read at bedtime with my boy. Take a look at what I did pick up from my library: January 2018 Monthly Library Love

I did a post on Randomness – Echo. My son loves our Echo device. Every morning he asks Alex to play I’m Still Standing by Elton John. He heard the song in the movie “Sing” and feel in love with it, so mom bought the song and now I get to listen too it a lot in the morning.

 

And, my husband likes to play the Shiny song from Moana. Every morning too. It’s a running joke in our home. LOL

 


We had several winners on the blog this month. Check out what everyone won!

Newsletter – Jerry M. $5 Amazon GC
Top 10 Best Read Books 2017 – Sandrine picked a paperback of Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
Top 10 Best Cover 2017 – Noma A. picked picked a paperback of Silver Silence by Nalina Singh
2017 Library Love Challenge Giveaway – Anne F picked Kindle copies of Shifting Shadows and Frost Burned by Patrica Briggs.
Top 10 Best New To Me 2017 – Edye picked a paperback of The Unlikeable Demon Hunter
Top 10 Best Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends 2017 – Trudy D. picked a Kindle copy of So I Married a Sorcerer by Kerrelyn Sparks
Top 10 2018 Releases Looking Forward Too – Maria M. – picked paperback copy of More Than Words by Mia Sheridan
Comfy Cozy Hop – Stephanie S. won pick of $10 Amazon GC or Book and she picked the Gift Card. 

 

        

 

 

              

 

 

February Book of Choice Giveaway Hop ~ 1st – 15th – One lucky winner any book of your choice, up to $12. International winner will receive an eCopy of their choice from Kindle, Kobo or Nook. And, US winner gets their choice of book which will ship from Amazon or an eCopy if you prefer from Kindle, Kobo, or Nook edition. (Please note: You may only chose ONE of these options!)

Final Siege Tour – UNDER FIRE & FINAL SIEGE on Paperback + $20 Amazon Gift Card

Drakon’s Past Tour – $20 Amazon Gift Card

About That Kiss Tour – Win a paperback copy of SWEET LITTLE LIES and a tote bag

Storm Crossed Tour – Lots of different prizes

 

Here is January’s Update on my Reading Challenges for 2018! You can check out each individual Challenge, get more information, and sign-up for any of them by going HERE!

Goodreads – 13 books read out of 150

Library Love – 4 out of 60+

  1. Midnight Marked
  2. Pure Heat
  3. Hostage to Pleasure – Audio
  4. Banded by Fire – Audio

 

The Series That Never… Ends – 0 out of 9

Audiobook – 7 out of 30 

  1. The Hotter You Burn
  2. Branded by Fire
  3. Hostage to Pleasure
  4. Carrots
  5. The Closer You Come
  6. The One You Want
  7. Magic Breaks

 

Try Something New – 4 out of 21

  1. Pure Heat ~ Author/Series
  2. The One You Want ~ Series
  3. Carrots ~ Author/Series
  4. Cowboy SEAL Homecoming ~ Author/Series

 

Discussion Challenge – 6 out of 20

Sign-Ups for the March 2018 Take Control of Your TBR has opened. Come join!

 

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

I won the Midwinters Eve Giveaway Hop on The Books You Read. My pick was the paperback copy of Spellbinder by Thea Harrison.

 

Bought

Amazon Free – If the Earl Only Knew, Ice: Dragon Clan, Defender: Reckless Desires Book 3, Dekkir, Wolf Born, Roman’s Gold, Desert Fate, How to Marry a Cowboy / Reckless in Texas, Justice Calling, A Charming Crime, Skin Deep

 

Amazon Bought – Heart on Fire (paperback), In Rides Trouble ($0.99), Wild Embrace (paperback), Wild Invitation (paperback), Ride Dirty (Pre-Order/Paperback), Rome’s Chance (Pre-Order/Paperback), Shade’s Lady (Paperback), Rough & Tumble (eBook), Dragon Heartstring (eBook), Stand & Deliver (Pre-Order Paperback), Cowboy SEAL Homecoming (Paperback)

   

 

Nook – Tiger Striped (Pre-Order)

Audiobook – White Hot ($12.99), Burn for Me ($12.99), Magic Breaks (Audio Credit), Fire Touched ($12.99), Magic Binds (Audio Credit), Once Burned ($3.95)

 

Movies – The Fate of the Furious (Amazon Video), Cars 3 (BluRay/Digital), Despicable Me 3 (BluRay/Digital), X-Men: Apocalypse (Amazon Video), Marvel’s The Avengers (Amazon Video)

  
 

Review

Thank you to the publishers and authors!

NetGalley/Edelweiss/Tour Host – The Emerald Lily by Juliette Cross

Author – The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave by Deborah Wilde

 

Cowboy SEAL Homecoming, How to Claim an Undead Soul, The Emerald Lily, Unchained by a Forbidden Love, Drakon’s Past, Pure Heat, The Hotter You Burn, Branded by Fire, Hostage to Pleasure, Carrots, The Closer You Come, The One You Want, Magic Breaks

 

 

 

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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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14 Comments on "Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – Jan. 2018"

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Cee
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Looks like you’re making an awesome start to your reading challenges (I am in no way behind on my GR challenge already *shifty glances* Lol!)

#WrapUpRoundUp

Aj @ Read All The Things!
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It’s cool that you have flowers in winter. Everything here is still under snow. I hope you’re having a good February!

Danielle Hammelef
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You posted lots in this month. I enjoy your library posts very much.

The book Disciple
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You had a pretty awesome month!!

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
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You got some amazing reads this month. Sorry to hear about the family and the finger accident. I’m interested to hear what you thought of Gena Showalter’s Original Heartbreakers. Did you like her writing contemporary?

Kathy Valentine
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So sorry to hear about your family being sick and your accident too!!! Hope February ‘s a better month!! Great wrap up angela!! Shared on all my socials!!