Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – Feb. 2018

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February has come and gone. The weather in California where I live has been mostly sun and in the mid 50’s, but we had one week of 70 degree weather for 5 days strait. It was so nice that I spent the time outside reading, working on the blog, and gardening. I bought some hanging planters and planted them. I also bought Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food and have been using it as instructed once a week. My plants haven’t looked this good in a while. My rosebush I didn’t think it would make it, it didn’t do well last year, but with the help of the plant food, it’s come back to life along with other plants in my garden.

Besides my garden I’ve got birds visiting daily. I’ve got a Mountain Blue Jay. Haven’t caught a picture of him, but he’s nice and have several other birds that stop by the bird feeder we put in last year.

What else have we been up too. We do soccer year round and my boy loves it. Kindergarten Celebrated their 100 days this month and they went on their first field trip. Unfortunately my son missed the field trip since he was sick. They sent home a notice on Friday of possible strep throat, that weekend my son got sick (no signs of strep throat), but he had a fever and coughing all weekend. Then Monday the field trip day and he’s still coughing, so I kept him home.

I participate in several hops throughout the year and also I offer up surprise giveaways. Here are the winners of this months giveaways.

For the LOVE of Books Giveaway Hop – Amanda picked Kindle edition of Crystal Blade (Burning Glass
4 Year Blog Anniversary eGift Card $25 – Candice.
Suprise Email $2 Amazon eGift Card – Jerry M.
February Book of Choice Giveaway Hop – Ann S. she pick a pre-order title, so she got the $12 Amazon GC to buy the book.


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I started a new feature on the blog called Kid Corner:


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This area features everything else showcased on the blog; Discussion Topics, New Releases, Hops, and more….


My monthly update on all my Reading Challenges. You can check out each individual Challenge, get more information, and sign-up for any of them by going HERE!

First, are you ready for the March Take Control of Your TBR pile. It starts today March 1st and runs until the end of the month. I’ve got my reading list picked out, so stop on by my page to see my picks. I hope to knock out several books on my TBR this month.

Goodreads – 30 out of 150

Library Love – 8 out of 60+

  1. Midnight Marked
  2. Pure Heat
  3. Hostage to Pleasure – Audio
  4. Banded by Fire – Audio
  5. Blade Bound
  6. Blaze of Memory – Audio
  7. Can’t Hardly Breath – Audio
  8. Can’t Let Go – Audio


The Series That Never… Ends – 0 out of 9

Audiobook – 16 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
  8. Magic Shifts
  9. Magic Stars
  10. Magic Binds
  11. The Harder You Fall
  12. Kiss of Pride
  13. Can’t Hardly Breath
  14. How to Date Your Dragon
  15. Can’t Let Go
  16. A Taste for a Mate


Try Something New – 9 out of 21

  1. Pure Heat ~ Author/Series
  2. The One You Want ~ Series
  3. Carrots ~ Author/Series
  4. Cowboy SEAL Homecoming ~ Author/Series
  5. Kiss of Pride ~ Author/Series
  6. A Charming Crime ~ Author/Series
  7. How To Date Your Dragon ~ Series
  8. A Taste for a Mate ~ Author/Series
  9. You’ve Got Tail ~ Author/Series


Discussion Challenge – 10 out of 20 


Several giveaways still open:

  • 2 Tru Blue ebook – Click Here To Enter
  • $10 Amazon GC – Click Here To Enter
  • 1 set of paperback copies of the first three books in the Camelot Reborn series. Open to entries worldwide. – Click Here To Enter
  • Enter to win these THRAX earrings to celebrate the launch of DUTY BOUND. Or win this personalized bookmark. Or this cute tote… Or an electronic copy of DUTY BOUND!!! 
  • Kindle Fire and signed copy of Resurrection, Savage Rising and Dangerous Witness – Click Here To Enter
  • THRAX earrings, personalized bookmark, cute tote bag, an electronic copy of DUTY BOUND – Click Here To Enter
  • Fall In Love With Urban Fantasy Print Book Giveaway – Click Here To Enter
  • March 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 (Paperback or Hardcover) 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!)


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

I entered a giveaway on one of the blogs I follow and I was lucky enough to win Baby, I’m Howling For You by Christine Warren from St. Martin’s Paperbacks. I also won from Author Zoe Forward my pick of one of her books and I choose His Witch To Keep.


Review Books – Soul Thing (Currently $.99c), Promised to a Highland Laird by Sky Purington
Thank you to the publishers, tour hosts, and authors.


BorrowingTanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict has graciously lent me her Audio copy of Dead Heat. Can’t wait to to listen.



Amazon Free – Blades of Magic, Wanted and Wired, Treasured Find, Spirits Stilettos and a Silver Bustier, Rise of the Alpha: Wolves of Willow Bend 1-3, Kiss of Her Dragon, You’ve Got Tail


Amazon Bought – I grabbed some items that have been on my buy list for a while and all where on sale. The White Lily ($.99c), Ares ($.99c), Wolf in her Soul ($.99c), Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas ($1.99)


Audiobook – Magic Strikes, Slave to Sensation (Sale $4.95)


Movies – The Angry Birds Movie (Prime Video), Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2 (Prime Video), Thor: Ragnarok (Prime Video)



Here are all the books or audio listens I had in February; Heart on Fire, You’ve Got Tail, A Taste for a Mate, Can’t Let Go, How to Date a Dragon, The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave, A Charming Crime, Can’t Hardly Breathe, Blaze of Memory, Blade Bound, Kiss of Pride, Lure of the Fox, The Harder You Fall, Magic Binds, Magic Stars, Magic Shifts, Fuel for Fire, Vampire’s Kiss



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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & 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 – Feb. 2018

  1. That sucks that your son missed his first field trip. Well, he has a lot more in his future. I hope you have a great month.
    Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons recently posted…Audiobook Review: This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong (@mlsimmons, @KelleyArmstrong, @tplummer76, @MacmillanAudio)My Profile

    • It was a bummer he missed his first field trip, but I don’t think he will remember that he did. He does have more in the future. ^_^ Thank’s for visiting Melanie. Always a pleasure to have you stop in. Have a wonderful March!

  2. Oh the plants are looking lovely. I need to do better about feeding mine. I tend to forget and it definitely shows. Thanks fro the reminder!
    herding cats recently posted…[QuoteTastic] 4 stars– One Night of Sin (After Hours #1) by Elle KennedyMy Profile

    • I can understand forgetting them… My boy has been a big help on reminding mommy that the plants need to be watered. They sure are turning out nice. I can’t wait tell spring/summer when they all bloom. ^_^

  3. So glad you got some great weather. The flowers look gorgeous! You had a busy month! You had some great listens. Did you listen to Jessie Kay’s story in the Original Heartbreakers series yet? I have to go back and grab that one. Was wondering if it was good for a few laughs.

    • I’ve lessened to all the Original Heartbreakers except the latest release, since my library doesn’t have it in audio yet. I need to request it. It had some great laughs in it. As always thank you for visiting Tanya.

  4. Your flowers look beautiful!! Can’t wait to start planting my vegetable and flower gardens!! Northeastern pa isn’t warm enough yet!! Awesome wrap up angela!! Shared on all my socials!!

    • Thank you, Kathy for visiting and sharing. I do love my flowers. Soon spring will be hear and you can start planting ^_^.

  5. It’s awesome that you have plants outside already. Mine are all dead and under snow. I’m doing the Take Control challenge, too. Good luck with it! I hope you have a great March!
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    • With living in California we keep our plants year round. Some do better then others, but it is nice to have things growing all the time or different plants blooming throughout the year. I really enjoy the Tack Control Challenge and planning out what to read in March to nock of my TBR. March is the only month I plan my reading. Good luck to you too!! Thank you for visiting Aj.

  6. It looks like you have been very busy. I love to watch the birds. I hear the wren’s talking loudly outside my door right now. 🙂
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    • February was a nice month. I didn’t have much luck in my reading. A lot of them turned out to be 2 stars or I DNF’d them. Not fun!! the re-reads are always wonderful. The birds area a lot of fun to watch. I can see them from our dinning room table or living room. Thank you Sherry for visiting. Always a pleasure!

  7. I love to see the birds you have. The one in the photo is beautiful! Miracle Grow is a wonderful product! I use it myself. Your so lucky to have nice warm weather. I hate the cold and the snow here. Soon spring will be here. It looks like you have read many good books. Thanks for this update. Love this!

    • I should have been using Miracle Grow all along… Great product. I enjoy the birds and I like teach/showing my son how to work in the garden and to take time to see the birds. As for our weather in Feb we only had one really nice week and after that it’s been in the 50’s cold and rainy. I’m ready for warm weather. Spring can’t come soon enough. Thank’s Mary for visiting. Always a pleaser to have stop in and comment.