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Lay out the Beach Towel – It’s Summer Book Tag!


 I found this tag on Lili Lost in a Book and she saw it on Emily the Book Nerd.

 

What book cover makes you think of summer?

 

I read Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy.  Most of those covers aren’t to summer like.  I have dived into a few Contemporary Romance/Western Romance’s and one is The Original Heartbreakers series by Gena Showalter.  This cover is sweet and has those nice bright relaxing tones that remind me of summer. 

 

 

 

What book has brightened your day?

 

Well I like the Pride series by Shelly Laurenston.  It always makes me smile with it’s great hummer, but the one I pick to re-listen/read the most is, Wolf With Benefits.  It’s just so much fun with several laugh out loud moments. 

 

 

 

Find a book cover with Yellow on it.

 

I LOVE the Psy-Changeling series and the spin-off Psy-Changling Trilogy.  Open Light just popped into my head.  You can see why!

 

 

 

What is your favorite summer beach read?

 

I like to go with light, fun, and humorous.   My picks are re-reads/listens to old favorites.  Shelly Laurenston aka G.A. Akin books give me a good time and make me laugh/smile. 

 

 

 

What action book had you running for the ice cream man?

 

I’d have to pick any of Ilona Andrews books.  The Kate Daniels series is a favorite and in that one I’d pick Magic Strikes; because the relationship between Kate and Curran changes. 

 

 

 

(Sunburn) What book has left you with a bad and/or painful ending?

 

Butcher gives us some surprises along the way in The Dresden Files series, but this one shocked me at the end.  I cried!

 

 

 

(Sunset) What book gave you the happiest feelings when it ended?

 

This was a lot of fun and I loved it.  Roth had me laughing and falling in love with Grimm Cove and all its fun and wacky characters we get to meet.

 

 

 

 

What book cover reminds you of a sunset?

 

Such a beautiful cover!

 

 

 

What is one book or series you hope to read this summer?

 

I’ve got a lot of books and series I’d like to read, just check out my Goodreads To Read Shelf, but these three are at the top of the list to read.  Briggs – I love her work and Mercy kicks-butt, Roth – this over 40’s books grabbed me and well they are fun, and last is Summers – I’d like to finish the last book in this series that I’ve been putting off. 

 

 

 

I’d love to hear from you.
What are your answers to the Summer Book Tag!

 

 

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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The Burning Bookish Questions: The Quarantine Edition

 

I found these questions over at Drizzle & Hurricane Books.  They’ve started a new type of fun posts called The Burning Bookish Questions. “How it works? Is that the sisters through each other a couple of random questions, keywords or themes and they answer them with a book. It looks a little bit like any book tag you’d see out there, except that there are no rules, they’re just trying to bother each other with hard themes and such.”

 

The Quarantine Edition looked like fun and so here are my answers to their questions:

 

Since you’re stuck at home, you may as well be stuck with a book character. Which one and why?

 

Gin Blanco from The Elemental Assassins series. Why? Because that woman can cook and if the apocalypse comes she can kick-ass too. ^_^  But really I want her for her cooking. I always get so hungry reading a book in the series. It features so many delicious foods to drool over.

 

 

Which character would you hate to be stuck with? If you were stuck with said character, how would you handle it?

 

Bea from Gold Valley series. Her sweet, innocent, and kind-heart are all well and good, but it would and did in the series get on my nerves. To me she never grew up and felt like a child and I’ve already got two children, well one kid and one man who feels like a child at times, to deal with. As for handling it I’d be like here keep my kid occupied while I go do something else. She could be the baby-sitter.

 

 

During quarantine, you can chat online with any author you want, which one do you choose?

 

I’d pick Patricia Briggs. She’s got horses and writes two of my favorite series Alpha & Omega and the Mercy Thompson series.

 

 

You can read one series entirely during quarantine, but just one! Which one is it and why? (Whether it’s a new series or a re-read).

 

Ahhh this one is hard. I’ve got a lot of favorite series I like to re-read and a few sereis I’m currently working on. To pick one I’d go with Mercy Thompson, which I’m currently re-listening too.

 

 

You’ve got a lot of free time on your hands and you decide to cook. What recipe inspired by a book would you like to try?

 

This comes from the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep – Gin cooks Spicy Southwestern Chicken. Find the recipe on the Series Elemental Assassin website here or take a look below:

 

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or however much you like)
Chili powder
Cumin
Black pepper
Red pepper
Lime juice (about 1 cup)
Honey (optional)

 

Arrange the chicken breasts in a baking dish. Season both sides with the chili powder, cumin, black pepper, and red pepper, forming a spicy rub. (The more seasoning you use, the spicier the chicken will be.) Pour the lime juice over the chicken, putting enough in the baking dish so that the chicken won’t dry out while it cooks. Bake at 350 degrees until the chicken is done. Before serving, drizzle the chicken with the honey for a touch of sweetness.

 

You forgot ALL of your unread physical books elsewhere (let’s pretend that’s possible)…. and you have no new digital books. Do you re-read, do you buy new ebooks, do you do both?

 

I’d end up doing both. Right now there are a lot of free eBooks or on sale/discounted eBooks for people to pick up. I’ve been grabbing a lot of freebies and some on sale books. But, yep if for some reason I forgot my books I’d just re-read or buy some new ones, but not the ones I already own.

 

It’s time to work out to stay in shape! Which character do you pick as your coach?

 

Any dragon from the Caldwecr Clan in the Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken. Their ethic is to start them young and to work with them in any form (human and dragon) to hone their warrior skills. With their help I’d be in shape and a mighty warrior woman.

 

 

What’s the kind of book, stories, tropes you reach for to distract yourself the most?

 

Platonic relationships and fantasy worlds. I love Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, so any book that has that element or elements in them I’ll enjoy. And, maybe a little mystery and science fiction, but it needs a fantasy or paranormal element to keep me interested. I also like a lot of action and world building. I’m not a fan of the triangle romance or billionaire romance, so those I try to stay away from in any genre.

 

Quarantine is finally over and hugs are permitted again. To which bookish character do you grant your first kiss?

 

I’m going with one of the un-attached wolves from the Mercy Thompson series, because if i planted one on Adam, Mercy would kill me, so Ben is my pick. 

 

 

You can finally get back into the world and into a bookshop: what’s the first book you buy?

 

Well I buy all my books online, so I don’t have an answer for this one except to say that I’ve got Emerald Blaze (Paperback) due out Aug. 2020 and Alpha Night (Hardcover) due out June 2020 on Pre-Order.

 

 

 

Let’s Chat!
What do you think of my answers? What do you think of the books I picked?
I’d love to hear your answers to the questions!

 

 

 

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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Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2020/05/the-burning-bookish-questions-the-quarantine-edition
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Romance Reader Book Tag

I found this tag over on Delighted Reader and she found it on Under the Covers blog. The tag was created by Romance Queen of Booktube and Not Just Romance Novels. This is a fun tag to showcases my love for the romance genre.

 

1. How old was I when I started reading romance?

 

I started in my mid-20’s after I graduated from college. On my about page I talk about my husband’s Aunt who is an avid reader and how she got me into romance. My first experience was with Jeaniene Frost and her Night Huntress series. After that I was hooked.

 

 

2. If I could pick one hero from a favorite romance to meet, who would it be and why?

 

Oh my god! That’s a very tough question to answer. I’ve got my favorites like Adam from the Mercy Thompson series, Curran from the Kate Daniels series, and Bones from the Night Huntress series. If I have to pick it would be a tossup between my two favorite shifters Adam and Curran. 

 

 

 

3. Who are my favorite romance authors and why?

 

Ilona Andrews – The Andrews team bring out the best and worst in their characters. Since it’s a husband and wife team they give us both the male and female perspectives done accurately which make their characters that much more relatable. I also love their world building. They just have a way with words and bring everything out. Making it feel so real and vivid. Favorite series: Kate Daniels thou I love everything they have written.

 

 

Nalini Singh – What can I say. Her Sci-Fi world and characters in her Psy-Changeling series hooked me. I love how she built this world and the unique characters we get. Shifters of all kinds, people with unique powerful gifts, and more. Besides the PNR she also writes Contemporary Romance thou I haven’t read them yet. I like when authors can diversify. Favorite series: Psy-Changeling & a spin-off Psy-Changeling Trinity thou I also enjoy her Guild Hunter which features Angels and Vampires. 

 

 

Gena Showalter – I like when authors diversify and Showalter is one. She writes PNR, Young Adult, and Contemporary Romance. I very much like her Lords of the Underworld series thou I haven’t re-read them nor am I up too date, but I have re-read/listened to The Original Heartbreakers series. I adore the sweet home town feel she has created and the characters that are like us, every day people, dealing with issues like we do. 

 

  

 

 

4. What is my favorite romance to re-read?

 

I like my romance to be platonic. No love triangles.  Troupes I enjoy are Second Chance Romances, Soul Mates (find a lot of this in PNR). & Friends to Lovers or Enemy’s to Lovers. No a Billionaire fan. I think that everything is too easy when you have a lot of money.  I also love having loads of action, suspense or maybe a mystery, and world building in any of my reads. 

 

I’ve got a lot of series that I re-read/re-listen to that have a lot of what I like in my romance:

 

Dragon Kin series by G. A. Aiken, the Pride series by Shelly Laurenston, the Kate Daniels, Hidden Legacy, & Innkeeper Chronicles series by Ilona Andrews, The Original Heartbreakers series by Gena Showalter, and Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs.

 

Do I have a favorite book in each series? Yes and No. Here are a few of my favorites, but I do love all the books in the series listed. Some I can’t pick a favorite. 

 

  • Kate Daniels – Book 3 Magic Strikes
  • Hidden Legacy – Book 1 Burn For Me
  • Dragon Kin – Book 1 Dragon Actually, Book 3 What A Dragon Should Know 
  • The Original Heartbreakers – Book 3 Can’t Hardly Breath

 

5. What would I recommend to non-romance readers?

 

Pick a genre you will enjoy! If you love Paranormal then I’d say read any of the series and authors I mentioned above; Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Nalini Singh, Felicity Heaton, and the list can go on. If you’re into Contemporary then I’d recommend the Original Heartbreakers or if you like Suspense then the K-9 Rescue series by D.D. Ayers. If your into Sci-Fi then I say Author Anna Hackett is perfect for this genre and she’s got many different series to try out. If you enjoy Erotic then Setta Jay and her Guardians of the Realms series. 

 

Feel free to check out my Must Read page with recommendations on books and series I’ve enjoyed or stop by my Amazon Shopping Page for more recommendations. 

 

6. Which is my favorite genre and why?

 

Favorite genre is Fantasy or Paranormal with romance added in. I love diving into another world, getting magic, and unique characters that don’t define any logic.

 

 

 

Share some of your favorite romances? What type of trope do you like most? What type of genre inside the romance do you enjoy? I’d love to hear your answers to the questions or just jump in and share your favorite romance to re-read!!

 

 

 

 

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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Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2020/05/romance-reader-book-tag
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text 2020-05-02 17:31
The #StayAtHome Diaries Tag!

 

I found this tag over at Sunny Buzzy Books.  The original creator is For What It’s Worth.  Feel free to answer in the comments or post on your blog & leave a link so we can stop by and check it out!

 

 

 

Last thing you googled?

What’s an adverb, adjective, and noun….
It’s back to school for me. I’ve got to help my second grader with his school work and well I’ve forgotten a lot of this stuff.

 

 

Last book you read?

 

 

I’m doing a lot or re-reading/listening to titles/series I LOVE. I’ve got too much craziness at home that I need old favorites to help me relax and feel good.

 

 

Last movie you watched?

 

 

The last movie I watched was Angry Birds 2 and Sing. My son loves both these movies and so they have been on repeat….. Over and Over and Over 

 

 

Last thing you did before socially isolating?

Let my son play with his friends at the playground before the oder came to stay-at-home and isolate. 

 

 

What is your quarantine personality?

Couch Potato or Over Achiever?

Couch Potato

 

 

Average number of hours you sleep at night?

8 hours on a good night

 

 

Last thing you ordered online?

A belated birthday present for my dad. Chocolate Caramel and Crunch Gift Basket

 

 

First thing you’ll do when this is over?

Go to the park. My kid and me need to get out and well my kid needs to run and play.

 

 

If you could choose – Who would be your ideal quarantine companion?

If I ever have to do this again. I’d want my own personal chief. I really need someone to cook all the meals for my family. I’m so tired of prepping what meals we’re having that week. 

 

 

What are you most grateful for?

I’m grateful for my family. That my hubby has a job that can be done at home. And, that my in-laws are great about FaceTiming and making sure we are all staying safe, happy, health and sane. 

 

 

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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Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2020/05/the-stayathome-diaries-tag
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Library Lovers Book Tag!

I found this tag on Lili Lost in a Book. This tag was created by PiandBooks!

 

April is Library Month.  National Library Week is celebrated April 19-25, 2020 this year.  “It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.”

 

Library Lovers Book Tag!

 

How often do you visit your local library?

 

I visit my library once a week or every other week. I’m constantly stopping in to pick up the hold items I’ve got. Even with the online selection. I still like to have physical books in hand and with my kid, it’s easier for him to have a physical book for reading.

Now with COVID-19 our library is closed, but I can still go online and check out audiobooks, eBooks, Movies, TV Shows, and Manga.  Make sure to check out OverDrive and Hoopla for amazing library items.

 

 

Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you know you can read or are you someone who only checks out the exact amount of books you intend on reading before they are due?

 

I check out more books than I can read. That’s ok! I can always renew them and if I can’t I can always return them and then request the book again. I’ve picked up many many books that I’ve had to do this with. I’m a mood reader and so, I’m always checking out more books than I can read. 

 

How old were you when you got your first library card?

 

I was 6-years-old. My son got his at 6 too. ^_^

 

Do you go to your library looking for a particular book or do you check out anything that peaks your interest?

 

I manly use the online website to request books and have them put on Hold. I love the Hold option, but I also sometimes just go to browse the shelves and see what I might peaks my interest to check out. 

 

Do you use your library to check out just books or do you also check out dvds, audiobooks etc.?

 

I check it all out. DVD’s, Physical Books, Digital Downloads of any kind: Audiobooks, eBooks, Movies, etc….

 

From what section of your library do you check out a majority of your books? ( YA, middle grade, adult, nonfiction.)

 

For me it’s Adult, but I also check out a lot of Children books. My son is working on his reading and those I Can Read Books are amazing at helping him improve and become more confident. 

 

What is your favorite part of using your local library?

 

It’s FREE!!!! I can check out anything and as many times as I like. I love that my library is also partnered with other libraries in the area as well as the Hoopla app. I can always find the book I want in one formate or another in the library or on the online selection. Libraries Rock!!!

 

My local library.

 

I’d love to hear from you and what you love about your library! Feel free to post your answers to the questions below or make your own post.

 

 

 

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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Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2020/04/library-lovers-book-tag
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