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url 2017-08-18 04:40
The dangerous difference between unlikeable and intolerable

 

There is a fine line between annoying and intolerable. Personally, I have danced across this line so often that I am very familiar with the difference. Unfortunately, there are some characters who are completely unaware that there even is a line. 

All readers have met unlikeable characters sometime in their book adventures. These are the characters who make your blood boil and your veins bulge in frustration. For some reason or another, they get on your nerves. In fact, they are a common literary tool used to stir up emotion within the reader. Think about all of the romances that are hate-to-love. In the beginning, we all hated Rhys from A Court of Thorns and Roses (and even though some of us still hate him, you get the point), Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices, the Darkling from The Grisha series, even Haymitch from The Hunger Games. When I think about it, there are a lot of characters who started pretty high on my "I'd-love-to-watch-you-burn" list, but ended up on my list of favorite characters. I classify these characters as "unlikeable" since they rub me the wrong way sometimes, but have not completely lost their chance for my respect. 


But, there is another kind of annoying character. The kind that crosses the line between decent indecency and hateful scumbag. These characters are definitely unbearable, but sometimes it can be hard to discern when they changed from merely unlikeable to full-blown intolerable.

 

Find out what will make a character annoying (and even intolerable) to me, as well as how characters can have a chance for redemption.

Source: 4evercrazyforya.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-dangerous-difference-between.html
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text 2017-08-15 17:10
Do you know about my lending library?

 

Hello!

 

Did you know that you can loan out your ebooks from Amazon and Barnes & Nobles?
Did you know that I offer my eBook library for lending?

 

 

That’s right I have a page “Lending Library” on my blog dedicated to all the eBooks I own. 

 

– Nook and Kindle offer the option of loaning out eBooks. Not all the books are available to loan, but I’m happy to check and see if a title is available to loan. If you don’t want to browse through the list, just send me an email with the title and author you are looking for and I’ll search my collection and see if I own it. If I have it and it’s available to loan I’ll send it out. (For more information on how to get a hold of me and request – Click Here)

 

Why do I offer this? Well, I know that not everyone has a library and/or that the library doesn’t always carry an author, especially Indie ones, so I want to give book lovers a way to find, love, and enjoy a verity of books and authors. 

 

Try Something New! We all have different tastes in the type of books we love and enjoy. Open yourself up to trying a new author, genre, or series.

 

Worry free before you buy? I’ve had a book or author on my TBR that I’ve wanted to try, so I buy the book, but it didn’t turn out as I had hopped. What then? Well, I’m stuck with an ebook I don’t want anymore. If it was paperback I could give it away or donate it my library, but you can’t do that with ebooks. I think that many book lovers have had this same issue.

 

Loaning out my eBooks gives you a worry free way to try the book out and if it doesn’t work, well then you don’t have to be upset that you spent that money and are stuck with a book you don’t want. 

 

Note: You do need to have an account with Amazon and/or Barnes & Nobles. You don’t have to have the reading devices, the app will work too. The lending period is 14 days from the day you accept the loaned book. Once you finish you can send the loan back or at the end of the 14 days the device will send it back for you.

 

 

 

I’m a 35 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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text 2017-07-11 16:30
10 Quick Things About Me + Giveaway

 

This year I’m trying some new things with discussion topics and getting a little more personal. When I interview authors I sometimes ask them 10 Quick Things About themselves. I thought I’d share with you the 10 Quick Things questions and ask them of myself. 

 

10 Quick Things About Me

 

— Favorite Food?

 

New York Strip Steak

 

— Favorite Drink?

 

Diet Coke, but if we go alcoholic Bahama Mama

 

— Favorite Color?

 

Green. Almost all the colors in green, except puke green. I can’t stand cars that have puke green coloring..

 

— Favorite Book?

 

This one is tough. Hmmm…. I don’t have one favorite book. I have many. I’ll share my Top 3 and you can stop by my Must Read list on the blog to see more great books.

 

 

 

 

— Favorite Season?

 

Spring or Summer

 

 

— Favorite Online Hangout?

 

Goodreads

 

— Favorite Animal?

 

Horses. My favorite is the Appaloosa, because it comes in many different colors and patterns. Each is unique. Just like the Australia Shepherd breed for dogs. Another favorite animal.  

(Photo taken by me (Angela) – This is one of our 2003 colts. My family use to breed and raise Quarter Horses, Appaloosas, and Lipizzaner. 

 

— Favorite Band or Musician? 

 

Now I manly listen to The Piano GuysLindsey Stirling, Pentatonix.

 

When I was younger in my teen’s and 20’s I use to listen to a lot of music, but now not so much. I prefer to read and I can’t do both. To distracting.

 

I grew up on Aerosmith and Yanni, got into Metallica and U2. I never had a favorite Band or Musician. I have always liked a verity of musical from country, classical, oldies, rock, techno, alternative… 

 

 

 

— Favorite Vacation Destination?

 

Disney World or a Beach

 

— Favorite Movie or TV Show of all Time?

 

Favorite movie Gone in 60 Seconds. It’s because of the car – Shelby GTO 500, sexy… Favorite TV Show is The Big Bang Theory

 

 

 

 

I’d love to know what your favorites are to the 10 Quick Things? Drop me a note!

 

 

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Announcing the 2017 Discussion Challenge #LetsDiscuss2017

 

The 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!

 

I ran across this challenge and decided to share as well as participate. I’ve been trying to post more discussion posts on the blog i.e. Book Tags, Topics, and get more personal. It’s a great way to encourage book bloggers to not only read more (since there are already lots of challenges for that), but talk more too! This challenge also has a great motivation with the hosts offering up a giveaway each month to those that link in their posts. I love a good motivation incentive! ^_^

 

My level will be 1-10 – Discussion Dabbler, since I’m joining this mid-year!

 

You can see my progress HERE

 

 

For more information, sign-up, and monthly email reminder: Click Here

 

Here’s All You Have to Do:

 

  • The 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2017.
  • Sign-ups will remain open until December 31st, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Central. (So, you can sign up all year long! Come join us!)
  • Create a sign-up post announcing your intention to participate and link up below. There is no need to say what your discussion posts will be about – just tell us that you’re joining and let us know what your goal is. (Please note, you may do this in an update post, or a post of other challenges—you’re not required to make a completely separate post—but you can if you’d like!)
  • Please link back to both challenge hosts and include the challenge button in your sign-up posts.
  • There will be a kick-off post on January 1, 2017 on both Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight where you’ll be able to leave your links for any January discussions. At the beginning of every month, a new post will go up on both blogs for that month’s links. Every month, we’ll update this 2017 Book Blog Challenge Page with the links to that month’s Challenge linky—so you’ll always know where to find the latest link-up!
  • Share it! The more people we get to participate in this, the more awesome discussions we can all be a part of and the more fun it will be! So, invite your friends to join us!
  • This challenge is to help get us discussing books and book blogging, so talk about whatever you want as long as it’s relevant to book blogging. Discussions can be book related or book blogging related (or generally blogging related—no discussions about things that are completely off-topic like travel or fashion, etc). Discussions can also be about you personally if it’s a get-to-know-you type post.
  • If you forgot to leave your discussion link in the challenge month in which you posted the discussion or the linky list closed before you had a chance to leave it, you can leave it in a future month. (No duplicates, though.)
  • There will also be monthly giveaways, so make sure you check in each month!
  • Use the hashtag #LetsDiscuss2017 to share your progress and connect with other participants on Twitter.
  • NEW THIS YEAR – Every month, we’ll feature our favorite posts from one randomly chosen participant.

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Book Tag ~ Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag (2017)

 

I found this tag on Under The Covers Book Bog 

 

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag (2017)

 

Best book you’ve read in 2017?

 

I can’t just pick one, so I’m going with three reads that have been outstanding: The Red Lily by Juliette Cross, Silver Silence by Nalini Singh, & White Hot by Ilona Andrews. I love each of these authors. They are on my must read authors list.

 

The Red Lily – I’ve fallen in love with the unique writing and how the author has built the stories around old fairytale classics, but don’t let the fairytale classic fool you into thinking you will know how things end. I’ve fallen for the world and characters already introduced to us.

 

Silver Silence – I have no words except for Remarkable. Unforgettable. Emotional. 

White Hot – Really I can’t get enough of the Andrews writing team. The characters, world, and in-depth attention to everything makes the books Outstanding and ones you can’t forget.

 

  

 

 

Best sequel you’ve read in 2017 (It’s the second book in a series)?

 

My pick is Ride Rough by Laura Kaye.

 

Why I pick this one is; because I gravitate towards PNR and UF reads, but this Contemporary Romance series has captured me. The author did a wonderful job portraying the hard facts about abuse both mental and physical that many men and women go through. I connected to the characters and felt and saw both sides. Ride Rough has so much tenderness, passion, and warmth. The more I dive into the Rave Riders series the more I fall in love with the world, the club, and their ladies.

 

 

New Release you haven’t read yet, but you want to? (Release that are out)

 

Well I’ve got a few on my list that are out, but I haven’t gotten to them and want to: Wild & Sweet (Haven Brotherhood #2) by Rhenna Morgan, Claim & Protect (Haven Brotherhood #3) by Rhenna Morgan, Red Wolf(Shifters Unbound #10) by Jennifer Ashley, Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10) by Patricia Briggs, & Keystone (Crossbreed #1) by Dannika Dark.

 

Wild & Sweet / Claim & Protect – I had the pleasure of reading Rough & Tumble Book 1 in the Haven Brotherhood series and I was shocked with how much I feel for the Haven Brothers and what was happening in their world. Not many Contemporary Romances win me over and make me want to come back for more.

 

Red Wolf – I really enjoy the Shifters Unbound series. We get such a verity of shifters and conflicts. Each book is different and gives us a new couple to fall in love with. It’s one of my favorite series to keep coming back too and I love rereading several of the books and novellas.

 

Silence Fallen – Mercy and Adam rock! I just love this series and can’t get enough. I own the entire series in ebook and yes, I have this one, but I haven’t gotten to it yet.

 

Keystone – I’ve heard such great things about this book. I’ve had Ms. Dark on my reading radar for a while, but have not had the chance to read her. I did actually picked up Keystone when it was on sale and now I just need to read it.

 

    

 

 

Most anticipate release for the second half of the year? (Not out yet?)

 

Their really isn’t much this year that I’ve had my eye on, but their are two coming out in the second half of the year that I’m anticipating: Bring the Heat by G.A. Aiken & Ride Wild by Laura Kaye.

 

  

 

 

Biggest disappointment of the year?

 

I’d go with the third book in the Blood Ravagers series, Blood Vowed by Traci Douglass. After reading book two, Blood Freed, I was hoping for more of the same; especially with all the trouble I had with book one, Blood Bound, which made me think I wasn’t going to continue the series, but I did. Book two won me over, but then three was just so so.

 

 

Most surprising book of this year?

 

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks

 

I’ve read and own most of the Love at Stake series books by Ms. Sparks, so I’ve enjoyed her writing before.

 

Why, I picked this one is because it surprised me. I wasn’t expecting what I got. I didn’t realize it was set in a Historical Fantasy setting, so when I started I wasn’t sure if I was going to like, but the more I read, the more I enjoyed and now I’m looking forward to the next installment.

 

 

Favorite new author? 

 

I’d have to say Rhenna Morgan. I’ve had her on my radar since I noticed her Paranormal Romance Eden series and I’ve wanted to try her out, so when received a copy of Rough & Tumble for her new contemporary romance series, I thought ok lets do this. Now I’m hook on the Haven Brotherhood series and can’t wait to read on. All I can say is that not many Contemporary Romance get on my reading list and not many stay, but Rhenna Morgan has hooked me.

 

Newest fictional crush?

 

The bears in Silver Silence. I really LOVE bear shifters. It was wonderful to hop over seas and enter into a new clan. They where adorable and lovable.

 

Newest favorite character?

 

I really enjoyed Talon and Sherry. Both where great. 

 

 

A book that made you cry?

 

I have two: Silver Silence Ride Rough

 

For Silver Silence I mention in my review to have a box of tissues with you because you will be moved for several heartbreak and heartwarming moments. 

 

For Ride Rough it’s the vivid aspect of abuse as well as the couple that gets to have a second chance at love plus the fun moments this couple have that reminded me of events in my life.

 

 

 

 

A book that made you happy?

 

Wildfire by Ilona Andrews 

 

I can always count on the Andrews team to send me on a magical adventure full of action, mind-blowing moments, and characters that will make me feel all kinds of emotions and when I’m done, I’m Ecstatic. 

 

 

 

Favorite book to movie adaptation?

 

Don’t have one.

 

Favorite book review you’ve posted this year?

 

Don’t have one. 

 

Most beautiful book you have bought this year?

 

I use my library regularly for my book love, so for paperbacks/hardcovers well I haven’t bought any 2017 releases in that formate yet. As for eBook it would be Silence Fallen by Patrica Briggs.

 

 

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

 

Well I have a few review books & two blogger shame titles I need to read.

 

I need to read before they come out: Spellbinder by Thea Harrison, Archangel’s Viper by Nalini Singh, & Drakon’s Plunder by N.J. Walters. I’m sure I’ll have more.

 

I also have two on my blogger shame that I need to get too before the end of the year: Dark Divine & Divine Awakening both by Lia Davis.

 

     

 

 

 

Did any of your favorite make my list?
I’d love to see all your answers to the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag questions. 

 

 

 

Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2017/07/book-tag-mid-year-book-freak-out-tag-2017
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