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Alien Salvation (World of Kalquor #4) by Tracy St. John

Alien Salvation - Tracy St. John
Alien Salvation is the fourth book in the World of Kalquor series, and in my opinion, is the best book so far. The Kalquorians are searching Earth, or what's left of it, trying to contain the devastation left by the nuclear bombs, and also trying to find the Empress' family. The same family are hiding out in Florida, unknown to the looters who are nearby, or the Kalquorians. When a small scout ship lands, Lindsey decides that she will do whatever it takes to get food for her parents. When she realises that the 'trade' isn't as bad as she thought it would be, she is more than happy to carry. With adventures and mishaps along the way, Lindsey and her clan need to figure out what is the right thing to do, and what is the right thing for them.
 
This book is very well written, giving the reader no doubt about how much Lindsey loves her family. Tara is a wonderful character, so serene and yet full of wit and humour at times. Aaron is everything a father should be towards his daughter - loving and protective. The clan themselves seemed a bit disjointed when we first meet them, but with Lindsey there, they all grow and mould into one cohesive unit. This book will tug on the emotions, it has more sorrow in it than the previous books. This series is turning out to be a secret surprise, and definitely recommended by me.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
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Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/merissa-reviews/aliensalvationworldofkalquor4bytracystjohn

REVIEW BY DEBBIE - A Perfect Plan (Wiltshire Chronicles, #1) by Alyssa Drake

A Perfect Plan - Alyssa Drake
Samantha Hastings lived a quiet, peaceful life on her family’s country estate. With no man to order her around and no stifling society rules to follow, she considered herself blessed. However, when her brother’s ship sinks during a short trip to France, Samantha receives a request from her sister-in-law to return to town and manage the late Earl’s finances. Suddenly thrust into society, Samantha faces an unfamiliar world and a pair of very familiar green eyes. 

Lord Benjamin Westwood never intended on following through with his rash promise to his best friend. Now, with Edward’s death, Benjamin becomes the unwilling guardian to Edward’s bratty little sister, who has grown up considerably since the last time they met. His intention to marry her off to the first available suitor is thwarted when he finds himself falling for Samantha’s unique demeanor. He lights upon the perfect plan; a marriage of convenience, giving him the opportunity to romance Samantha without distraction. 

However, when they discover Edward’s disappearance was due to foul play, Benjamin’s prefect plan begins to quickly unravel. Now, Samantha is in more danger than either of them realized and Benjamin is running out of time.

 

 

@AlyssaDrakeMuse, @debbiereadsbook, #Historical, #Romance, #Mystery, 4 out of 5 (very good)

 

Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/debbie/aperfectplanwiltshirechronicles1byalyssadrake

REVIEW TOUR, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - Deadly Delusions (Dr. Annabel Tilson #2) by Barbara Ebel

Deadly Delusions - Barbara Ebel
Under the auspices of a stellar attending doctor, medical student Annabel Tilson flourishes on her psychiatry rotation where Victor Blake is the first patient safely ensconced in her care. While other complex and unexpected patients come under the psychiatry team's care and Annabel dabbles in her own risky behavior, Victor is ready for discharge and is sent home. In the coming week after her star patient is given his freedom, however, Annabel and her mentor have no idea about the harrowing cascade of events taking place.
 
Readers beware: this chilling psychiatric patient will impact them all.
 
*****
Please enjoy DEADLY DELUSIONS which is Book Two in the medical and personal adventures of medical student Annabel Tilson. Book One is DEAD STILL. Each book is also a standalone novel.

 

 

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Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/02/review-tour-excerpt-giveaway-deadly.html
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VBT, EXCERPT, GUEST POST, REVIEW, & #GIVEAWAY - Glimmer by Rayna Noire

Glimmer: A Magical Historical Fantasy - Rayna Noire

For seventeen years, the convent walls kept Meara Cleary from the secret of her own parentage. A bearded stranger claims she’s his niece and promises to take her home. Before he can, a cataclysmic event thrusts her into a war-torn world. 


Meara vows to journey to Ireland to find her uncle, unaware of how perilous a journey it will be. Her Druidic father guides her through dreams, explaining her magical heritage. Her dead parent can’t help her with the intricacies of village life, especially when she catches the eye of the very engaged Braeden. 

A whirlwind composed of equal parts menace, romance, and revelation sweep Meara across the continent while gathering allies and enemies with equal speed. Her intent to return to her family turns into a fight to survive her own destiny. 

Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/02/vbt-excerpt-guest-post-review-giveaway.html

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - As You Lay Sleeping by Katlyn Duncan

As You Lay Sleeping - Katlyn Duncan
I did it all for you…

Cara’s boyfriend is dead.

When fingers start pointing at her, she knows she’s in more trouble than she originally thought. Because Cara can see that something isn’t right.

As her carefully constructed life begins to crumble, Cara isn’t sure who she is anymore.

But maybe that’s exactly what someone wants her to think…

 

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Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/02/blog-tour-review-giveaway-as-you-lay.html

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW, & #GIVEAWAY - Jared's Family by VS Morgan

Jared's Family - V.S. Morgan
Jared's Family is a sweet M/M romance, set in Montana. Virge goes there to try and help his nephew, and gets more than he bargains for when he sees Jared filling in for his brother as the Reading Wrangler. The attraction is instantaneous for both of them, although they both have baggage from the past, so neither act on it immediately.
 
This is a well-paced and smooth story, that will keep you turning the pages as D wins over more than a little piece of your heart. Of course, it helps that Jared and Virge are steamin' hot too! Well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, this is a wonderful book, and I would love to read more about the Malone family. Definitely recommended by me.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
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Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/02/blog-tour-review-giveaway-jareds-family.html

REVIEW TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - Asmodeus: The Legend of Margrét and the Dragon by Brooks Hansen

Asmodeus: The Legend of Margret and the Dragon - Brooks Hansen
…Here again, his natural figure crouched beside her in the dank darkness of the cave, watching her in silence as she slept, struggling with cravings which were new to him, both tender and violent, and which he could only really compare to hunger… (from ASMODEUS)
 
On the cusp of the Great War, an even more pitched battle is waged in the furthest corner of the Nordic highlands, the final chapter of a centuries-old rivalry, pitting a troubled bloodline of thieves, journeyman, and politicians against the last and greatest dragon of the hemisphere, Asmodeus.
 
Until now, the source of this antagonism has been a single gemstone, the fabled shamir, whose history traces to the coffers of King Solomon. The present clash, however, has been sparked by the emergence of an even more desirable, more defiant, and more powerful force than that.
 

Inspired by the golden legend of St. Margaret, Brooks Hansen’s Asmodeus is a masterfully woven tapestry of history, myth, and fantasy, in the tradition of J.R.R.Tolkien, Bram Stoker, and C.S. Lewis. By turns a romance, an adventure, and the darkest imaginable Gothic, his tale is also, as seen through the eyes of the maiden Margrét, an unflinching exploration of our divided nature — what makes us beasts, what makes us human, and what makes us divine.

Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/02/review-tour-giveaway-asmodeus-legend-of.html

Deciding Her Faete (Beyond The Veil #2) by Elena Kincaid, Maia Dylan, & Sarah Marsh

Deciding Her Faete - Elena Kincaid, Sarah Glenn Marsh, Maia Dylan
Deciding Her Faete is the story of Donovan, the Beta of Gabe's Pack who we met in book 1, his brother Jason, and their mate April. It starts off straight-forward - April is their mate, kidnapped by the evil Kheelan, together with Jason. Donovan has to rescue them both. Sounds simple, doesn't it? Trust me, it's not. There is one helluva plot to this book, and it is full on action - whether that is inside the bedroom or out! We re-meet characters from book, noticeably Corrinne, Gabe, Erica and her mates. We also learn the cost that Erica has had to pay for using her healing gifts to get rid of Alefric. 
 
This is once again smoothly written, with no transitions visible as it changes from one author to the next. The storyline itself is intriguing and complex, offering so much more still to come. This is a story in and of itself, although it does lead nicely onto the next book. This is turning out to be a wonderful series, and definitely recommended by me.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
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#Adult, #Paranormal, #Romance, #Ménage, 4 out of 5 (very good)

 

Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/merissa-reviews/beyondtheveil12byelenakincaidmaiadylansarahmarsh

Chasing Faete (Beyond The Veil #1) by Elena Kincaid, Maia Dylan, & Sarah Marsh

Chasing Faete - Elena Kincaid, Sarah Glenn Marsh, Maia Dylan
Chasing Faete is the first book in the Beyond the Veil series, written seamlessly by three authors. We meet Erica after she has escaped her home realm, after being imprisoned by the False King for years. She has also been tortured by his Captain, and so looks forward to her revenge. She is saved from an outnumbered fight by two wolves, and they all find out that they are mated. However, they don't get their HEA straight away as Erica has obligations to her kingdom. 
 
We meet three different shifter groups, plus the Elven characters. Each group is incredibly well written, with their characteristics well described. I have no idea which author wrote which bit, but this is all to the good. It really is seamless, going from one scene to the next, from one character to the next smoothly. As the first novella in a new series, this book has a lot of work to do to give the reader an idea of the world in which it belongs, but Chasing Faete does an amazing job of this. Not only that, but it leads nicely onto the next book, definitely leaving you wanting more. Recommended by me.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
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#Adult, #Paranormal, #Romance, #Ménage, 4 out of 5 (very good)

 

Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/merissa-reviews/beyondtheveil12byelenakincaidmaiadylansarahmarsh

Remembering Melaina [Grey River 8] (Grey River #8) by Maia Dylan

Remembering Melaina  - Maia Dylan
Remembering Melaina continues where The Trouble with Parris finished. Only now we see the situation from Melaina, Grant, and Kyle's point of view. We also go back in time for a short while to understand what has happened, and why. We start off with Melaina being held in a hospital, under the impression that she is actually Melissa and she has killed someone called Grant. This feels all wrong to her, but she doesn't know why as she can't remember anything at all. Grant and Kyle are being held away from Melaina, with collars on that inhibit their wolf and their bond. Occasionally though, they are able to hear or feel each other, which helps Melaina when she needs it most. This triad has issues to overcome, as well as bringing Melaina and Xanthe's madman father down too.
 
As you might have gathered, this book is full of action. My heart broke for Grant and Kyle at the beginning, but I loved how it turned out. This was a wonderful twist to the bond that I have read so much about. With a fantastic climax to the story about Aristos, you are still left wanting more. There are at least two more Grey River stories that I need, including Pepper! With a gripping pace and full of humour, this was a fantastic book and is definitely recommended by me. 
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
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@Maiadylanauthor, @TRRtweet, #Adult, #Paranormal, #Romance, #Ménage, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)

 

Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/merissa-reviews/greyriver78bymaiadylan

The Trouble with Parris [Grey River 7] (Grey River #7) by Maia Dylan

The Trouble with Parris - Maia Dylan
The Trouble with Parris is an exciting story, filled with action and adventure, innocence and heat, and comes complete with a side-swipe that I did not see coming! Parris is one of Melaina's 'sisters', a bond formed by circumstances rather than by blood, but no less strong for it. She has made her way to Grey River after the ones that she 'works' for think she has died. She takes this opportunity to see Melaina one last time, but a seizure comes on before she can contact her. She is found by Rhys and Jase, who realise that she is their mate. The Quickening kicks in, and there is no way in hell that they will allow anything to hurt Parris. The danger is not over though, so Melaina goes to try and rescue the last sister that is still being held, Pepper. 
 
This book is full of action, with Melaina's story continuing as a small sideline. Parris is very strong, although she doesn't see it. She is the perfect mix of innocence and strength, and although she has seen and done things that no one should have to, it hasn't changed her. Well written, with plenty of things going on to keep your interest, this book is a wonderful addition to the Grey River series. Definitely recommended by me.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
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@Maiadylanauthor, @TRRtweet, #Adult, #Paranormal, #Romance, #Ménage, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)

 

Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/merissa-reviews/greyriver78bymaiadylan

The Watcher (Crossing Realms Series #2) by Rebecca E. Neely

The Watcher - Rebecca E. Neely
The Watcher is the second book in the Crossing Realms series, and focuses on Dev Geary, who actually died in the first book! I would say that it is definitely important to read this as a serial, rather than a series of standalones. This does not standalone, and even though I have read book 1, it still took me a while to remember what had gone on and with whom in The Keeper.
 
It is action-packed, full of new characters that have a story to tell. Dev has a job to do, and only a limited amount of time to do it in. This certainly doesn't involve the person he is there to find! Well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, this book was smoothly paced. It finished off Dev's story whilst still leading on nicely to the next one. So long as you read in sequence, I would definitely recommend this book/series.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

@RebeccaNeely1, @Barclay_PR, #Paranormal, #Romance, #Suspense , 4 out of 5 (very good)

 

Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/merissa-reviews/thewatchercrossingrealmsseries2byrebeccaeneely

REVIEW BY AMY - Body In The Box by E.R. Fallon

Body In The Box - E.R. Fallon

Who dumped the boy’s body in this desolate part of the city and why? And why is he missing his spleen?

BODY IN THE BOX is the first book in a gripping new mystery series featuring three very different homicide detectives.

Detectives Dino Cooper and Terry Jackson have been partners and friends for years. Now a new detective is drafted in to join them: Rebecca Everhart. They must quickly learn to work together on the biggest case of their careers, the disturbing discovery of the ‘Body in the Box’, as it’s known by the captivated media and the city’s worried citizens.

The case takes the three detectives deep inside the lives of Newark’s insular Eastern European immigrant community and the world of unlawful medical practices. It also brings back an eerie childhood memory of Dino’s, where a boy from his neighborhood vanished and was never seen again.

What appears to be a straightforward, modern-day murder case has more to do with the past than the present, and the detectives come to a genuinely unnerving — and life-threatening — conclusion.

This gripping detective novel following the work and relationship struggles of the detectives will appeal to fans of Dennis Lehane, Lisa Unger, Elmore Leonard, and Sue Grafton.

THE DETECTIVES
Detective Rebecca Everhart is a tough and blunt top detective with a family background in law enforcement. She loves the surprised look on a criminal’s face when a woman arrests him.

Detective Terry Jackson is a hardworking by-the-book detective, and a family man, but lately his family life has been anything but normal. Just what is that big secret his wife is hiding from him? There’s also the conflict he has with his highbrow father, who never liked cops even though his son became one.

Detective Dino Cooper is a streetwise, old-school detective with a dark past and a brother who was murdered by the Irish mob. Dino’s good looks and charm allow him to sometimes bend the rules a little in the name of justice.

THE SETTING
Newark is the biggest city in the state of New Jersey, a gritty waterfront city with a large port. It’s a place that some call home but also somewhere many workers commute in to from the suburbs. It’s considered a dangerous city by some, but in recent years has been somewhat revitalized. One of the most diverse cities in the world, it’s a place full of life and great stories.

 

@efallonauthor, @Mommy_Amers, #Crime, #Mystery, #Thriller, 4 out of 5 (very good)

 

Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/amy/bodyintheboxbyerfallon

RELEASE BLITZ, REVIEW, & #GIVEAWAY - HIS Chance by Sheila Kell

His Chance - Sheila Kell, CT Cover Creations
One night in Vegas will change everything
 
Devon Hamilton, the HIS eyes and ears, hasn’t taken off his headset since joining his brothers. But, when Rylee Hawkins may be in trouble, the radio waves fall silent as he steps away from the command center and into the field. He soon discovers she is on a dangerous quest to find two girls who disappeared on her final FBI op.
 
Making a bargain, Devon agrees to help Rylee to get what he wants—her. He’ll do anything necessary to keep her safe while using all the tactics he knows to win her over. When danger comes knocking and the threat against Rylee becomes real, Devon gears up for a fight, and like their one hot night in Vegas, all bets are off.
 
HIS CHANCE is the fourth book in the HIS romantic suspense series. If you like thrilling, edge of your seat reading with sizzling sex scenes, then you’ll love each installment of Sheila Kell’s best-selling series.

 

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Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/02/release-blitz-review-giveaway-his.html

The Du Lac Chronicles (The Du Lac Chronicles #1) by Mary Anne Yarde

The Du Lac Chronicles - Mary Anne Yarde

This is a young adult, historical romance, set after Arthur and Lancelot. Alden is Lancelot's son and, at eighteen years of age, is King of Cerniw. However, he is King in name only as he has just had his fortress and country razed by Cedric. The story starts with him tied to a whipping post, facing death and generally not in the best of health! Annis is Cedric's daughter and makes the decision to save him, for reasons that you learn about as the story progresses.

Full of action, chases, betrayal and mystery, this is a wonderful story that will keep you on your toes as you try to figure out just who will do what next.

If I had anything negative to say, it would be that Alden and Annis both change their minds so often, it gets both hard to follow and also a tad monotonous. Basically, both of them love each other, neither thinks they are good enough, and both try to do 'the right thing' - even to the detriment of their own feelings. This is just a small part of the larger story though, so it doesn't distract too much.

All in all, this was an epic historical saga with well-rounded characters and situations. Well written, with no editing or grammatical errors that I found, I would have no hesitation in recommending this.

* I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. *

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!