TOUR, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - Jagger (Steele Shadows Investigations #1) by Amanda McKinney

Jagger (Steele Shadows Investigations #1) - Amanda McKinney

Secrets, lies, deceit… A former Navy SEAL turned homicide detective has met his match in this new *standalone* addition to the number #1 Bestselling Steele Shadows Series…

@XpressoTours, @Archaeolibrary, #Adult, #Contemporary, #Romance

He found her covered in blood. She promises she’s innocent. The question is… Can he trust her?


Feared just as much on the streets as at a crime scene, Homicide Detective Max Jagger has dedicated his life to one thing—speaking for the dead. Everyone and everything else be damned, including his own demons. During one of the most oppressive heat waves to hit the small, southern town of Berry Springs, the former Navy SEAL is called to a scene where a real estate heiress is found standing over a dead body, holding the murder weapon. The local cops immediately dub it a slam-dunk case, but if Jagg has learned anything from his days running special ops, it’s that nothing is as it seems… including this suspect.


Despite her name, Sunny Harper is as beguiling as a fallen angel. Clever, cunning, completely unwilling to cooperate, and, perhaps his least favorite quality—mind-numbingly intoxicating. When evidence from the scene suggests an accomplice, Jagg begins to believe that Sunny is both innocent and in danger, despite the towns’ uproar to lock her up. Torn between his growing feelings for his suspect, he takes Sunny to a secluded lake house where he discovers there’s much more behind those enchanting green eyes… including secrets that could take them both under.


With his career on the line and the clock ticking, Jagg must decide if he can trust Sunny… before they both get burned.


Ashes and Blood (Dalya #1) by Katie Zaber

Ashes and Blood (Dalya #1) - Katie Zaber

@Archaeolibrary, @Zaberbooks, #NewAdult, #Fantasy, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)


Ashes and Blood is the first book in the Dalya series and it starts off with a very weird tree! Even though this book is listed as New Adult I still, somehow, managed to convince myself it was Young Adult. So it was a bit of a shock when I read about them drinking and swearing. Still, it was my error and one I quickly got over as I immersed myself in their adventure.

The details in this story are simply amazing. The descriptions given help the reader to see every tree, person, and situation so clearly. The action is non-stop and with enough twists and turns to keep anyone happy. There is romance but not with the main character (or at least, not yet. I'm hopeful for the future!) which made a nice change.

And speaking of characters, the ones in here will jump out at you. They are so well described and three-dimensional, you will have no issue with remembering who is whom. I loved the girls' different attitudes and capabilities PLUS how Tristan was the one to watch, even though he came across as the most easy-going!

This was a fantastic start to the series and I really can't wait to read more and return to Dalya. Absolutely 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. *

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Chosen (Werewolf Academy #7) by Cheree Alsop

Chosen (Werewolf Academy #7) - Cheree Alsop

@Archaeolibrary, @ChereeAlsop, #Paranormal, #YoungAdult, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)


Are you ready for this? Chosen is the last book in the Werewolf Academy series and I can guarantee you will have your heart ripped to shreds.

One thing Ms. Alsop is not afraid of is killing off favourite characters. This has happened before and it hurts every time, you know?! Things are coming to a head and Drogan now has his Demons who seem to be more than a match for Alex.

Do people get hurt in this finale? Yes, they do. Do people die? Oh my god, yes. Will it rip your heart out? Absolutely. Will you enjoy every moment? But, of course!!! I'm going to try to be as vague as possible here but when *** happened, I wondered when *** would, and when it did, I wasn't that surprised. Heartbroken but not surprised.

This book has everything you could ask for. Emotions of every type, heartbreak, sorrow, death, hope, joy, birth, and most of all, a HEA. This is an amazing series that will take you from the first word of book one to the last word of book seven without any problem; each book leaving you wanting more.

I can't believe I've reached the end of both this series and Silver. I love Cheree Alsop's werewolves and I hope to read more about them in the future. Absolutely 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. *

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TOUR, GUEST POST & #GIVEAWAY - My Irish Dog by Douglas Solvie

My Irish Dog - Douglas Solvie

@GoddessFish, @Archaeolibrary, @DSolvieAuthor, #Suspense, #Psychological


Spencer held on to the faintest of hope, but still he knew the trip to Ireland had almost no prospect of remedying his internal dilemma. Then again, he never imagined that a chance meeting with a lost and dying dog named Shandy would change his life forever.


Step into the small Irish village of Galbally, where the unwitting Spencer stumbles headfirst into a parallel world that will test his will, sanity, and even physical well-being.


Time and promise are running out. Will unnatural forces and events scare Spencer away before he can connect again with the mysterious dog? Will he find his way forward before Shandy meets her inevitable fate? Or will suspicious locals and a nefarious Dublin innkeeper force Spencer from the village before he completes his life-altering mission?


Follow Spencer as he races to save a little Irish dog named Shandy. If he only realized that it is Shandy who is trying to save him...


Passion Awakened (The Hush #1) by Katherine Diane

Passion Awakened (The Hush #1) - Katherine Diane

@debbiereadsbook, @Archaeolibrary, #Paranormal, #Romance, 4 out of 5 (very good)


A vampire warrior. A shrink. This could get uncomfortable.


Kyr, leader of the Vampire Defense Agency’s elite ground team, doesn’t have a choice in the matter. Either he participates in this bullshit psych eval, or his team gets suspended.


But this isn’t about Kyr’s mental health. This is an investigation. Because the director wants to know why the Hush hasn’t been joining the company singalong lately. The reason? A traitor at the VDA is betraying vampire females into the hands of a demon lord.


Yeah. Kyr doesn’t trust anyone, not even—especially not—the gorgeous agent assigned to evaluate him. The only thing more difficult than dodging her questions?


Denying the intense (and inconvenient) attraction sizzling between them…


Hers, Unleashed (Hers #3) by Anna Adler

Hers, Unleashed (Hers #3) - Anna Adler

@debbiereadsbook, @Archaeolibrary, @AnnaAdlerWrites, #Erotic, #Dystopian, #ScienceFiction, #Romance, 4 out of 5 (very good)


Hot. Obedient. And he wants to be hers. What could possibly go wrong?


Silenian security guard Kaitlyn Bennett has won the proverbial lottery. A male hybrid matching all her fantasies has chosen her from thousands of other women. For three months, he will be her personal sex toy—a dream come true made possible by the planet’s new legislation.


Roth is in desperate need of a hideout, and becoming a sex pet on Silenia is the perfect way to disappear. All he has to do is entertain his beautiful human Mistress until his enemies give up the search—and be paid for the pleasure. What could go wrong?


As it turns out, a lot. The Traditionalists on Silenia have had enough of the new order, and Kaitlyn and Roth end up fighting side-by-side against the rising crime. Roth discovers he enjoys his new role, almost as much as he enjoys being the object of Kaitlyn’s desires…


But as Roth’s time on Silenia comes to an end he has to decide which he wants more: his money or the woman of his dreams. And when disaster strikes, is the bond between Kaitlyn and Roth strong enough to save Silenia, or will his secret be the end of them all…?


Note to reader: This is a dystopian science fiction romance featuring action, suspense and steamy love scenes between the main characters. It’s part of a series but can be read as a standalone. If you enjoy hot scifi romance where human women desire beefy alien males, this might be the book for you!


TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Plague Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #4) by Shami Stovall

Plague Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #4) - Shami Stovall

@GoddessFish, @Archaeolibrary, @GameOverStation/, #YoungAdult, #Fantasy, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)


Plague Arcanist is the fourth book in the Frith Chronicles and you really do need to read them in order. The question should be "Why wouldn't you?" This is an amazing fantasy series with amazing characters and abilities, set in a world that will take your breath away!

I'm not giving out any spoilers when I say Volke is infected with the plague. Not only does this happen at the end of book three but the very title sort of gives it away!


TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Marek (Guardians of Hades #4) by Felicity Heaton

Marek (Guardians of Hades #4) - Felicity Heaton

@felicityheaton, #Paranormal, #Romance, 4 out of 5 (very good)


Marek is the fourth book in the Guardians of Hades series and I really couldn't wait for the researcher's story! He has been hinted at in the previous books but, of course, you don't find out much until he gets his own story.

Marek has his past that he is "dealing" with. Well, he's not, not really, but it makes him feel better. Caterina goes out hunting vampires every night because she thinks if she kills his sire, her brother will return to 'normal'. When these two meet, sparks fly... literally!

Poor Marek! And poor Caterina!! Both of them were hurting before they found each other but even then it didn't go smoothly. Now, of course, I know it never does but these two really had it bad. How about turning into something the man you're falling for hates and literally fights every day? Yeah, not easy. However, in true Felicity Heaton style, they not only managed to overcome these obstacles but also found their HEA along the way. Of course, they also found murder, more mystery, betrayal, and heartbreak but it's all for a good cause!


Curvy and the Canid: A Wolf Shifter Fairy Tale Retelling by Ruby Sirois

Curvy and the Canid: A Wolf Shifter Fairy Tale Retelling - Ruby Sirois

@Archaeolibrary, #Adult#Paranormal#Romance#Mythology#Norse#FairyTaleRetelling 4 out of 5 (very good)


Curvy and the Canid is a wolf shifter story set in Sweden involving the Norse gods. From that alone, I wanted to read this story!

Told from multiple points of view and in the present tense, this story explains about Saskia and Einar. She is a BBW in a country where most are 'skinny-minnies' (big generalisation there from me). She is successful in her chosen career but lacks the confidence to go it alone as an artist. Einar is the Missing Duke and we find out his story too. Together, these two have to overcome a curse and prove that true love can heal all wounds.

This is only a novella and yet it packs a punch. I'm not too keen on novellas as I prefer my stories to have a bit more to them. However, I have to say, with this one, the story is all there! There is nothing missing from this tale and each character is fully developed. You get the side characters who obviously aren't as big as the main ones but they are still three-dimensional.

I loved the setting for this story and can only hope we see more of this setting in future books. Einar and Saskia make a great couple, good for each other in so many ways. With sexy times and lots of love, this was a brilliant story and I can't wait to read more.

* 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. *

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Vengeance (Werewolf Academy #6) by Cheree Alsop

Vengeance (Werewolf Academy #6) - Cheree Alsop

@Archaeolibrary, @ChereeAlsop, #Paranormal, #YoungAdult, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)


Vengeance is the penultimate book in the Werewolf Academy series and it shows no signs of slowing down. After being betrayed, Alex is held by Extremists who want to drain him of his blood. Surprisingly, Drogan is there too and not in the way he wants to be. He is being held against his will as a backup in case Alex doesn't turn. That's right, Drogan is a werewolf too and the reasons given for why he hates them so much are heartbreaking. Doesn't stop me from completely loathing the man but at least I understand more about him now.

On the plus side, Alex has a summer by the sea learning to surf. Okay, so actually he's there to escape Drogan but, you know, silver linings and all that. He learns more about himself and Siale, and what makes him tick and undertake the things he does.

There is nothing too obvious in this book but I can tell it is building up. I know the big climax will come in the next book and I am dreading it as much as I can't wait for it. I've been burnt by Ms. Alsop before! This really is a fantastic series that I am thoroughly enjoying. The characters are likeable, sometimes foolhardy, but always trying their best. Absolutely brilliant.

* 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. *

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TOUR, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - Tooth for Tooth (Talion #2) by J.K. Franko

Tooth for Tooth (Talion #2) - J.K. Franko

@partnersincr1me​ (@PICVirtualTours - FB)​, @Archaeolibrary, @jk_franko, #Thriller, #Suspense, #Crime, #Legal


What would YOU do?


What would you do if you got away with murder? Would you stop there? Could you?


Susie and Roy thought that they committed the perfect crime.


Their planning was meticulous. Their execution flawless.


But, there is always a loose end, isn’t there? Always a singing bone.


Now, while enemies multiply and suspicions abound, their perfect world begins to crumble.


The hunters have become the hunted.





Not yet but it's getting closer! From 29th June to (hopefully) 12th July, Archaeolibrarian will be on a short break as I move to my new home.

This is only temporary until I can get my internet up and running again! If anything changes, I will Debbie know who will, in turn, let you know!

Obviously, the posts are slowing down as I'm spending more time packing boxes and moving furniture. I'm hoping by the end of July, things will be back to normal.

Have fun without me!

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Lost (Werewolf Academy #5) by Cheree Alsop

Lost (Werewolf Academy #5) - Cheree Alsop

@Archaeolibrary, @ChereeAlsop, #Paranormal, #YoungAdult, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)


Lost is the fifth book in the Werewolf Academy series and, as the title says, Alex is lost. Kalia is dead. He feels responsible. Boris wants to kill him. Torin wants to kill him. With all that, Alex can't face the Academy so when a friend comes to him for help, he is more than happy to disappear to Greyton for a while. He couldn't help Kalia but he is able to help some of the kidnapped women and girls.


Oh, the guilt in this book. It is quite simply dripping in it. Alex becomes the Demon of Greyton but can't defeat his guilt over Kalia or over leaving Siale behind. He is quite self-involved in this book but I don't think it would be right any other way. He is still a young adult after all, in situations no one should be in, and trying to deal with it any way he can. Just when things look like they're back on track, Alex is betrayed.


Another gripping, exciting, fantastic instalment in this series. It really does just get better and better. I love how different characters are growing and changing as the books progress. It doesn't just remain about Alex although he is the main character. Every book is emotional in different ways and I love that I never know what's coming next.


Do I recommend it? Erm, YES!


* 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. *



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TOUR, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - Hard Luck Girl by Topshee Johnston

Hard Luck Girl - Topshee Johnston

@GoddessFish, @Archaeolibrary, @TopsheeJ, #Mystery, #Thriller


Hard Luck Girl is a mystery about prostitution in a location better known for gardens than gangsters — Victoria, British Columbia.


Rose's life has never been easy. When she finds her pimp murdered it gets a whole lot harder. At first, she sees it as an opportunity but discovers the status quo has been disrupted and she's not at the top of the food chain, not even close.


Avoiding psychopaths, police, and friends like thieves, there is no one she can turn to for help not once she discovers a pimps life is cheap, a prostitute's even cheaper.


Stuck between the desire for a better life and holding on to hers, is a needle she's not sure she can thread. But maybe Hard Luck is better than no luck at all?




"A gritty novel with a surprising and strong female lead. Johnston offers all the expected hard-boiled elements in this mystery—including shady characters, near misses with the police, rampant sex, drug use, and violence.”


- Kirkus Review


Forgotten Storm (Storm #1) by A.R. Vagnetti

Forgotten Storm (Storm #1) - A.R. Vagnetti

Forgotten Storm is the first book in the Storm series and, let me tell you, it certainly kicks up a storm! From beginning to end, this book grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go!

Nikki is a strong female character who has dealt with more than she should have done, which has left her with coping mechanisms she doesn't think anyone will understand. Logan is her mate and a strong character in his own right. He has done what he thought was right for Nikki, even to his own detriment, to ensure her safety. Of course, nothing goes according to plan so both of them have to deal with unforeseen issues.

This is, quite simply, an amazing book. There are some hard-hitting subjects raised here including sexual abuse, assault, BDSM, plus more that I won't go into. There are no slow points in the story and the pacing is perfect for the story. I loved how Nikki was into martial arts 'before' she knew anything so that helped her progression. Logan is a darling and I loved him! He's also an Alpha Male so obviously he needed a whomp upside the head at times and Nikki was the perfect one to do so.

A brilliant start to a series that I can't wait to read more about. Highly recommended.

* 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. *