MerissaArchaeolibrarian

Of Land and Sky releases 21st December. Preorder now.

Of Land and Sky - Morgan Sheppard

 Cover Reveal & #Preorder 

 

 

The balance of the Elements is once more in doubt, and new Chosen are called. They need to find the will to succeed, or the unseen enemy from years gone by may have the advantage.

 

The Wheel of the Year has had many cycles - and the folk of Wraidd Elfennol have lived in peace since the age of Marella, Kai, Daren, and Lani. All the Elements have been in perfect harmony with each other.

 

All that is about to change, with new Chosen called to represent their Element and to find nine sacred branches.

 

Bran and Rhosyn need to work together to restore the balance between Earth and Air… and maybe find out just who they are meant to be.

 

Full of myth and magic, with a strong Welsh theme, Of Land and Sky continues the Fantasy series set in the imaginary world of Wraidd Elfennol.

 

#Wraidd_Elfennol #Cover_Reveal #Epic #Fantasy #Myth_and_Magic#MorganSheppard

 

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077WJGR78 
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077WJGR78

Add to TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30317495-of-land-and-sky

 

 

RELEASE DAY BLITZ & REVIEW - Last Call by Christina Lee & Felice Stevens

Last Call - Felice Stevens, Christina Lee
Last Call is the seamless partnership of Felice Stevens and Christina Lee. Now, as you may be aware, I'm a long-term fan of Felice Stevens, but Christina Lee is a new one to me. After reading this, you can guarantee that I will definitely be reading more of her work.
 
We start off the story with Gray and Quinn, two best friends that have very different outlooks on life, due to their own personal demons and history. However, they have been friends for years, and their relationship is strong. Both of them want for more, but neither of them are prepared to make the first move in case they lose what they have. And then enters Emery. He is a hard-worker, jack of all trades, cast adrift when the circus where he had lived for a big part of his life, closed down.
 
The going is tough with these three to begin with. They are all prickly, with only Quinn wanting everyone to get along, but even he has his moments of doubt. Through circumstances, they give each other a chance, and things heat up exponentially!!!
 
This story is sheer perfection. It is smoothly written with me having no idea who had written what bit! The characters are outstanding and fully believable. These three guys complete each other, making for a single unit, rather than three separate people. If you like M/M, or Ménage, then I can highly and definitely recommend this. Simply superb.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/12/release-day-blitz-review-last-call-by.html

Dark & Stormy by J. Mercer

Dark & Stormy - J. Mercer

Dark & Stormy is the debut novel by J. Mercer, and we travel with Faryn as she leaves her old life behind, and goes to the middle of nowhere, USA, for some peace and quiet. The reasons for this aren't clear, although you do find out as the book progresses. She gets herself a job, a place to live, and everything seems to be going A-Okay. Then she meets local bad boy, Kai, who does a complete 180 and becomes 'respectable', much to the disgust of his long term best friend, Andy, and ex-girlfriend, Savannah.

 

I am having very mixed thoughts on this book - so please bear with me whilst I try to clarify! On the one hand, this is an intricate and intriguing tale, with drama, angst, and anguish all playing a part. On the other hand, parts of it read like it should be on the Jerry Springer show! Most of the time spent on Andy and Savannah seemed wasted to me. They took over the main part of the story, whereas I thought the mystery surrounding Faryn was supposed to be the focal-point.

 

Also, in regards to the mystery surrounding Faryn - it was TOO mysterious! And I know that sounds like a paradox, believe me, I do. You found out next to nothing about the main female character through 99% of the book. There was a small talk with Kai at one point, but she quickly says she doesn't want to talk about it again. It is only at the end, once the climax is over, that you learn about her. It felt rushed and imbalanced to me. This main character, where you are supposed to have an epiphany about things once you know, felt like she was just written off in one page.

 

All in all, I enjoyed this book, but it didn't wow me like I was hoping. If you would like to try something a bit different, then I would recommend this though. Stick with it, and it may become your next favourite. It just wasn't mine.

 

* 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!

Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/11/blog-tour-excerpt-giveaway-dark-stormy.html

COVER REVEAL - The Snow Owl (The Alder Tales #4) by R.S. McCoy

The Snow Owl - RS McCoy

*A Paranormal Romance Retelling of The Snow Queen*


Audra Mercer is planning to destroy the world. Well, maybe just the realm. It’s taken almost fifteen years for her to rise from the ashes of trauma and place herself at the top of the Aero branch, the prime position to enact her plan to bring the branch hierarchy crashing down. She’ll spare no one and stop at nothing to secure her vengeance. 

As Mercer’s third in command, Blossom is drowning in secrets. She’s lying to her boss, her friends, her allies, her lovers. She’s playing both sides and hoping to have both her life and her happiness by the end. But one misstep will mean showing her colors before she loses everything. 

Following in the footsteps of Gemini’s kidnappers, Raene assumes a Terra identity and allows herself to be taken across the Alderwood. Parson secretly follows, but if he can’t keep up, they’ll lose both Raene and all hope of finding Gemini. 

 

#Fairy_Tales, #Paranormal, #Romance

Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/12/cover-reveal-snow-owl-alder-tales-4-by.html

REVIEW BY ANGI - Kyth the Taker by Jonathan L. Howard

Kyth the Taker - Jonathan L. Howard
Kyth the Taker’ features the stories: The Beautiful Corridor, The Shuttered Temple, and The Silent Castle.
 
Kyth the Taker is not a thief. She may have trained as a thief and -- as her name suggests -- be very good at taking things, but she never steals. What she uses her unusual skills for leads her into perils both mundane and weird as she takes on the best locks and traps created by the minds of men and gods, and -- so far at least -- emerges triumphant and reasonably unscathed. Tombs, temples, vaults, and crypts have all unsuccessfully attempted to kill her, but Kyth is the best of the best. Sometimes, she even gets paid.

 

@JonathanLHoward, @AngiPlant, #Short_Stories, 3 out of 5 (good)

 

Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/angi/kyththetakerbyjonathanlhoward

Cover Reveal & #Preorder Sale

 
 
He says he'll catch her, but will she let herself fall?
 
 Add to TBR
 
Author: MV Ellis
Title: Catching London
Genre: Rock Star Romance
Release Date: February 17, 2018
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
 


He’s not looking to change his bad boy ways.

Arlo Jones is a badass millionaire rock star with the world at his feet. He lives the “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” lifestyle to the max, and believes in working hard and playing harder. He’s a man who always gets what he wants, especially when it comes to women. Until he meets London.

She’s a damaged dancer not looking to fall.

All London Llwellyn wants is to rebuild her life following the tragic car accident that robbed her of her fiancé, and ended her career as a professional ballet dancer. She’s working two jobs to scrape together the cash to set up her own studio, and reinvent herself as a photographer. The last thing she wants is to get involved.

Arlo promises to always be there to catch her, but can London trust him enough to let herself fall?

 
 
 PREORDER NOW FOR HALF PRICE 
 
 Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2BxohWf 
 
 
 
 
MV ELLIS knows what it’s like to fall head over heels in love with a badass musician. She followed her heart halfway around the world to be with one. She moved from London to Sydney after a steamy holiday romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil.
 
Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and she’s still smitten. All this with a guy she sat next to on a bus for 36 hours! She has toured internationally as a “WAG,” and her experiences inspire her writing.
Ellis’s love of romance began when she was 11 years old, after a summer spent secretly reading her auntie’s books. She’s been a sucker for an alpha hero and strong heroine ever since.
 
An avid reader, Ellis always knew she’d write a book of her own one day. She was right about that. Following a career spanning advertising, marketing, and social media, she finally wrote Catching London in 2017.
 
 
 

REVIEW BY DEBBIE - The Witcher Chime by Amity Green

The Witcher Chime: A Haunting - Amity Green

In 1922 and in 1988 a deadly, possessive entity imprints on members of the same family, ancient as Genesis and determined to remain free. Savannah Caleman is the latest object of obsession in this chilling, historical tale of haunted legacy and terror. 

Savannah Caleman’s family has been coming apart since the early 1920’s. After a horrific suicide by their great aunt, the Calemans sell off the family ranch, hoping to leave the stigma of insanity behind and gain a fresh start at a property known by locals as “The Witcher Place.” Days after the move, Savannah’s father isn’t himself and her mother grows increasingly distant. Her little brother, Chaz, is forced out of a second story window by a being that makes Savannah question her sanity for the first time. Her mother takes Chaz and flees the state. Savannah and her younger sister, Molly, are chased home by a mountain lion but when Savannah turns to look back, the cat has transformed into a man. Their father’s behavior takes a more serious twist as horror abounds and Savannah turns to distant relatives for answers, fearing the insanity is real and has spread. Her father is no longer in control. Armed with a shotgun, Savannah is forced to protect herself and her sister. 

The evil plaguing her family dons a suit and tie and introduces himself, giving Savannah an ultimatum. She must decide between her sister’s safety and aiding a monster that can’t be identified as either an angel or a demon. Either way, Savannah is torn, and takes to single-handedly running the family affairs with precision as she takes care of her sister. The Witcher Place is transformed to her liking using family money. Distractions are only that. Releasing a monster to roam at will isn’t a stellar option, no matter the promises it makes. The stain of murder and torment cannot be erased. He has fallen, been shackled, and now has plans to rise once more using Savannah as the key to regain grace.

 

@AmityGreenBooks, @debbiereadsbook, #Adult, #Supernatural, #Horror, #Thriller, 3 out of 5 (good)

 

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

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Crowned (Beholder #4) by Christina Bauer

Crowned - Christina Bauer
Crowned is the fourth book in the Beholder series, and it does need to be read in order to get the full enjoyment from the storylines.
 
Elea and Rowan are true mates, and have shared their magick, creating hybrid magick. When the Casters throw the 'greatest celebration ever', Elea is chosen to speak with two trickster gods. They agree to help her end the tyranny of the Sire and the Lady, but at a cost. Elea doesn't realise the true cost of their help until it is too late.
 
This is a fast-paced book, with action on more fronts than Elea would like. Not only does she have to fight to find the Sword of Theodora, she learns more about her history, which is a shock in itself. Also, something has happened to Rowan, so she is fighting for their bond too. However, old friends that she thought gone for good show up, and help her along the way. And Jicho is also there, helping however he can.
 
Well written, this book has smooth pacing, and a storyline that will keep you turning the pages.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/11/blog-tour-review-giveaway-crowned.html

REVIEW BY DEBBIE - Temptation and Treachery (Dangerous Desires #3) by Sahara Roberts

Temptation and Treachery - Sahara Roberts

Andres “Rio” Rivera became his ICE profile years ago. Cold and calculating, he never promises anything beyond right now. But when he ends up with a cancelled flight and a shared hotel room with the secretive Celeste Patron, the fire behind Celeste’s buttoned-up exterior melts every barrier. He may only have her for one night, but that’s long enough to make her every fantasy come true.

 

When Celeste leaves, Rio returns to hunting a notorious cartel leader. His shock upon arresting the man is eclipsed when he discovers the woman he fell for is his daughter…and she’s pregnant with Rio’s baby.

 

@SaharaRobertsBK, @XpressoReads, @debbiereadsbook, #Adult, #Romance, #Suspense, 4 out of 5 (very good)

 

Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/debbie/temptationandtreacherydangerousdesires3bysahararoberts

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW - Merger (Takeover Duet Book 2) by Chelle Bliss

Merger - Chelle Bliss

Antonio Forte has always put business before pleasure, but ever since he met the gorgeous CEO of Interstellar Corp, he finds himself wanting both. And he's hoping she won't be able to refuse his latest offer.

Lauren Bradley knows how to survive as a woman in a man's world--trust no one. Especially handsome, smooth-talking men who make her panties melt with a single glance like Antonio. But his offer is almost as tempting as he is.

Sometimes to gain it all, you have to give up everything...

 

Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/11/release-blitz-review-merger-takeover.html

Surfacing by Daniel Stephens

Surfacing - Daniel Stephens
Surfacing is the engrossing story of a young man, hurt beyond belief and grieving, lost to his world but desperately trying to reconnect. Everywhere he turns, he drowns in memories of the life and loves that have been taken from him. So he returns to his roots, to the cabin where he spent the summers with his grandparents, hoping to find some solace. What he finds is a family - a group of people where many of them remember him from his youth. Where he can find out just who he is, and learn to deal with the grief, and maybe even move forwards and find love again.
 
The descriptions in this book are second to none - whether it is the characters, the wolf, or even the cabin. They will pull you in and keep you reading. It is a story of pain, of loss, of heartbreak. And yet there is also the glimmer of hope, of the future, if only you feed the right wolf! There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow, and the pacing was smooth throughout. Whilst this book is also about love, the only thing that is 'shown' is kissing - the rest is fade to black.
 
This is a poignant story that I thoroughly enjoyed, and would highly recommend to all.
 
* 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!

 

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

REVIEW BY AMY - Hated (Hearts of Stone #3) by Christine Manzari

Hated - Christine Manzari

***This book can be read as a standalone***

Frankie DiGorgio has returned home for the summer to fix up and sell the home she grew up in. But when Frankie discovers Austin Stone is also back home and right next door, her summer suddenly seems more exciting than the motocross tracks she races on.

Four years ago, Austin was her best friend. Her first love. The only boy who saw more than just her rough edges.

But Austin left Frankie behind to perform in Las Vegas with his brother Dallas after winning Rising Stars. And Frankie didn’t wait around for him. Instead, she disappeared with no explanation and she hasn’t spoken to Austin since then.

Austin hates Frankie now.

Unfortunately, they’re next door neighbors again and Frankie and Austin can’t avoid each other anymore. With little more than bitterness, heartbreak, and secrets between them, they soon find themselves reverting to their childhood habits—prank wars. As Frankie and Austin’s past is put back together and old feelings resurface, they discover it’s a fine line between love and hate.

And the secrets Frankie has kept could cross the line right into hate. 

 

@Xenatine, @XpressoReads, @Mommy_Amers, #New_Adult, #Romance, #Comedy, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)

 

Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/amy/hatedheartsofstone3bychristinemanzari

Fire Born (The Guardian #1) by Rayanne Haines

Fire Born - Rayanne Haines
Fire Born is the first book in The Guardian series, and we start off with Alex. She is just a normal girl, living a normal life - so of course you know that everything is about to explode into the unknown for her! And it does, but it brings with it a dragon Guardian, who is incredibly sexy! Collum is very old, and has his own opinions on how things should be. Alex throws numerous spanners in the works simply because she has her own opinions, and won't change them 'just because'.
 
This is an intricate story, guaranteed to keep your interest as you learn, along with Alex, just exactly how her life is about to change. The characters are all three-dimensional and have their own quirks. Mar is a fantastic character and I can't wait to read more about her. Alex and Collum have a HFN ending, with a promise from Collum. (Why can't I read his name without thinking of Golum instead?!?!?)
 
For a first book, there is enough world-building to satisfy, elemental thrills all the way through, and sexiness by the dozen. A very good start to a series, and I look forward to continuing with the story.
 
* 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!
Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/merissa-reviews/fireborntheguardianseries1byrayannehaines

REVIEW BY DEBBIE - The Palisade (Lavender Shores #1) by Rosalind Abel

The Palisade - Rosalind Abel, Kirt Graves
Confident businessman Joel Rhodes sees the small California town of Lavender Shores as nothing more than a business transaction and a final stepping stone to the position he’s been working towards his entire life. It was supposed to be nothing more than one night in town to close the deal, and sleeping with one of the local men, no matter how gorgeous, meant nothing more than a few hours of fun. 

Andrew Kelly is perfectly content with the life he has in his hometown. So much so, that that only thing missing is someone to share it with. Going to bed with a tourist was never meant to be the answer to his dreams, just a beautiful distraction. He could get back to looking for Mr. Right the next day. 

Both Andrew and Joel’s worlds are turned upside down when a few hours of pleasure gets extended to a couple of days. Even that shouldn’t be a big deal. You can’t fall in love in that amount of time, that isn’t how works. However, if destinies collide, a few short days may be all it takes to find your soul mate. Even so, when secrets and motivations get tangled, destiny may do nothing more than leave two hearts in pieces. 

 

 

@rosalind_abel, @debbiereadsbook, #Audio, #M_M, #Contemporary, #Romance, 4 out of 5 (very good)

 

Source: http://sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/debbie/audio-thepalisadelavendershores1byrosalindabel

The Du Lac Princess (The Du Lac Chronicles #3) by Mary Anne Yarde

The Du Lac Princess - Mary Anne Yarde
The Du Lac Princess is the third book in The Du Lac Chronicles, and we start off how it The Du Lac Devil ended. Back in the 6th Century, the world was a harsh place, and Amandine learns this more than most people do. She goes through horrors that you would not believe, but still somehow holds onto life. Merton, now known as Galahad, has been told that she is dead. Together with his own horrific injuries, he doesn't want to live without her, but also clings to life. Garren has returned, Josephine is a poisoned viper, Budic is a bully. All the characters we have grown to love (or hate) are here, and the story will pull you in and not let go until the last page has been turned. Even then, you will want for more!
 
There is one new character that needs her own mention, and that is Tegan. She was a knight in Arthur's court, in love with Lancelot. She has her own tale to tell, and her own way of telling it, so I won't even try. All I will say is that Tegan wriggled into my heart, and I was sad when we heard no more about her. I am fervently hoping that she will make a reappearance in the next book.
 
Exceptionally written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt my reading flow, The Du Lac Princess is an astounding read of the highest quality. With impeccable research and honour to traditions of a time gone by, this book and series continue to fascinate. I am happy to learn there will be more in this series, and can't wait to continue. Absolutely and utterly recommended.
 
* 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!

RELEASE BLAST, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Yours For The Holiday by D.J. Jamison

Yours For The Holiday - DJ Jamison

Yours for the Holiday is a seasonal friends (sort of) to enemies story, that is sure to warm you up! JJ is friends with Derek, and Remy is Derek's younger brother. For years, JJ has liked what he has seen, but didn't know how to deal with it. Throw in the fact that he is worried about upsetting the only family he has ever really known, and you can understand his dilemma. Remy, however, thought JJ was only ever teasing him, and learnt to give as good as he got. That didn't stop him from having feelings for JJ, but he resigned himself to the fact that it would never be.

What you get with this book is a seasonal glow (and this from someone who is more the Christmas Grinch than the Christmas Fairy!), a fantastic story, likeable characters, and situations that are completely believable.

This story is excellently written, with no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. The pacing was smooth, and the scenes flowed from one to the next. With sexy times, and plenty of humour, this is a wonderful book to read during the holidays, 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 the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

,

Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/11/release-blast-review-giveaway-yours-for.html