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ONLY TWO WEEKS TILL THE #GIVEAWAYS BEGIN!!!

 

ONLY TWO WEEKS TILL THE #GIVEAWAYS BEGIN!!! @LouisaMastersAuthor is bringing you a month full of GIVEAWAYS! Over FIFTY books are up for grabs, including signed paperbacks, plus gift cards and swag! There are also exclusive bonus giveaways available from guest authors for all Louisa's newsletter subscribers. To make sure you see every giveaway, including the bonus ones, subscribe now: http://bit.ly/subscribeLouisaM#FiveFestiveFridays

REVIEW BY DEBBIE - Bishop Ridge (Sawyer's Ferry #2) by Cate Ashwood

Bishop Ridge (Sawyer's Ferry #2) - Cate Ashwood

They found exactly what they weren’t looking for.

Logan:
I had almost everything I’d ever wanted—career, friends, my own easy life in Sawyer’s Ferry, Alaska. I’d given up on filling in the missing pieces long ago. Now, I was more than satisfied with the perfectly practiced, perfectly predictable routine I’d created for myself. At least until Jackson Daly walked into my clinic. 

Jackson: 
Working the rigs is temporary. Everything in my life is. Jobs, cities, and the guys I take home—nothing sticks, and that’s exactly the way I like it. After four years in Alaska, I’m itching to pick up and leave. I’m ready to move on and start over someplace new, until a one-night stand I can’t seem to shake has me breaking all my own rules. 
Now as I get closer to walking away, my reasons for leaving seem blurrier than ever, and for the first time in my life, there could be something worth staying for.

 

@debbiereadsbook, @cateashwood, #Contemporary, #M_M, #Romance, 5 out of 5 (exceptional)

Source: http://archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/11/19/Bishop-Ridge-Sawyers-Ferry-2-by-Cate-Ashwood

Dahlia Donovan's 'Not Even a Mouse' is available now for #FREE!

 

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Dahlia Donovan's 'Not Even a Mouse' is available now for #FREE!

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Katherine "Kat" Strudwick convinces herself this Christmas will be like all the other ones before it where she is stuck in the middle of the hell of purgatory that is unrequited love.  At twenty-four, she avoids the object of her affection by remaining in her shifter form—a feather-tailed glider. She has no idea this Christmas is going to be different from all the others.

Declan Garrett is a man who knows who he is and what he wants. He’s known for several years Kat is his mate, but rather than pursuing her, he honoured his best friend’s request to wait. As a scientific researcher, he knows all about the value of patience. 

This Christmas, Declan is ready to show Kat that they belong together by courting her polar bear shifter style. 

The gifts are purchased. His plans are set. Now he can only hope the little mouse doesn’t lead him on too long of a chase.

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BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Superluminary (Powered Destinies #1) by Olivia Rising

Superluminary (Powered Destinies #1) - Olivia Rising
Superluminary is the first book in the Powered Destinies series, and it is a LONG book.
 
We start off with Christina as she goes through her transition to become Mascot, with the devastating aftereffects. Then we meet up with Sarina, who transitions to become Dancer. Finally, we meet Andrey, who is Radiant. From the blurb, I somehow expected Christina, Sarina, and Radiant to be in contact with each other. I was very much mistaken. Although we hear from all three, none of them meet until Christina and Andrey meet towards the end of the book. Sarina and Christina don't meet at all.
 
There are headers before each chapter that you simply MUST take notice of. They tell you who is speaking, where, and when. It isn't always necessarily in date order, and it isn't always one of the three main characters speaking. I'm not quite sure why we get into the heads of so many of the other characters, as it detracted from the main storyline. As it is at the moment, there was no need to hear from Samael, or Kid, or any other.
 
This is a very character driven story, with plenty of action and intrigue. This is the first book in the series, so it does end of a cliffhanger. I am intrigued to know where it will go, as there are so many twists and turns, and you are not quite sure who are the 'good guys' and who are the bad.
 
For a very different book on superheroes, villains, and mere mortals, then I have no hesitation in recommending it.
 
* I received a copy of this book 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.com/2018/11/blog-tour-review-giveaway-superluminary.html

HOT NEW RELEASE! From the amazing minds of 2 bestselling authors Teresa Gabelman & Victoria Danann.

 

HOT NEW RELEASE!
From the amazing minds of 2 bestselling authors Teresa Gabelman & Victoria Danann.

"...an explosive and dangerous triangle. You will be swept up in this fantastically written story of anger, loss, love and triumph."

LOBOS (Big Bend Wolves) Book One

Sometimes running away takes you straight to the thing you’re running from.

The Three Rivers Pack has been deeply embedded in Kerrville commerce and society for generations. They own businesses and hold government offices, including that of sheriff. But the influx of retirees and well-to-do building second homes in the Hill Country has squeezed the shifters for room to run.

The only answer is relocation to a less populated locale and that will require making a deal with the pack that holds that territory. The alliance struck by the two alphas is blood seal, a political mating between the Lobos alpha’s daughter and the Three Rivers alpha’s son. It’s the perfect solution that benefits both tribes. Except nobody asked Fleet Ryder and Dani Alvarez if they’re willing. And they aren’t.

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Victoria Danann and Teresa Gabelman are both award winning New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon #1 bestselling authors.

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REVIEW BY DEBBIE - Fearless (Somerton Security #3) by Elizabeth Dyer

Fearless (Somerton Security #3) - Elizabeth Dyer

A broken man. A desperate woman. And a love that could save them both. 

William Bennett lost everything to a Special Forces operation gone wrong. A year of captivity and torture has stripped him of his strength and decency. At the edge of losing all hope, the one woman he's never forgotten storms back into his life, giving him more than just his freedom. All Will wants now is to put the agony and violence behind him . . . but he won't go home until she can, too.

Cooper Reed has been a lot of things--soldier, sniper, spy--but she never thought traitor would be one of them. Now she can't stop running. Not from the partner sent to kill her, or from the CIA who used her to cover up a dangerous experiment. Cooper needs help, she just never expected to find it in the one man with every reason to hate her--even if he doesn't know it yet.

As Will and Cooper race to stay one step ahead of those who want them dead, they'll each have to decide what lines they're willing to cross and what price they're willing to pay . . . and if love really is worth dying for.

Author Note: Fearless is a stand-alone novel in the Somerton Security series, complete with a damaged hero, a take-no-prisoners heroine and an HEA.

Source: http://archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/11/16/Fearless-Somerton-Security-3-by-Elizabeth-Dyer

BOOK BLAST, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - House of Ashes by Loretta Marion

House of Ashes - Loretta Marion

~ EXCERPT ~

 

Present day ~ Whale Rock, Massachusetts ~ Cape Cod

 
September ~ three days since the disappearance
 
Back at home, I took a good look at my beloved Battersea Bluffs, with its towering widow’s walk, double chimneys, and impressive wrap-around porch. It had become part of Whale Rock’s lore that the majestic Victorian sitting high above the cliffs on the craggy northern end of town was possessed by the spirits of my great- grandparents, Percy and Celeste Mitchell, its original owners. The legend evolved from a rumor initiated by my father when he was trying to take back his rightful home. It had been a successful strategy, but he could never have guessed how prophetic his fable would become—or maybe he’d already sensed the mysterious aspects of the old house. To be fair, Papa and I had never discussed the lurking scents and sounds presented by the spirits sharing our home.
 
I unlatched the gate, to a warm greeting of soft whimpers and an exuberant tail.
 
“You’re missing them too, aren’t ya, buddy?” I reached down to stroke the German shepherd’s glossy black fur, those usually erect ears momentarily relaxed. I widened the gate.
 
I followed the dog to the ledge of Percy’s Bluffs, so named after my great-grandfather’s dramatic leap from the cliffs overlooking Cape Cod Bay. I stared down to where the waves were crashing against the rocks below. Through the years, this spot had become my refuge, where I’d come to contemplate decisions or brood over troubles. Exhausted and numb, I sank to the ground and idly fingered an abandoned champagne cork, probably left here the night Vince and Ashley moved in with me. We’d brought a bottle down to the cliffs to toast our new alliance and the home they were going to help me save. I closed my eyes to bring to memory the feel of the fizzy liquid against my tongue, the first I’d tasted in years. There’d not been much to celebrate in recent times. But that night, a sense of hope had returned to me.
Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.com/2018/11/book-blast-excerpt-giveaway-house-of.html

RELEASE BLITZ & #GIVEAWAY - The Wayward Prince (Mind + Machine #2) by Hanna Dare

The Wayward Prince (Mind + Machine #2) - Hanna Dare

Spaceships, daring heists, and interstellar intrigue!

Since murderous AIs drove humanity from Earth more than a century before, people have been rebuilding civilization. That doesn't mean the galaxy is anywhere close to being civilized.

A liar and a scoundrel - and he's the good guy.

The thing that Captain Sebastian Garcia values most of all
is his ship, The Wayward Prince, and like most of his possessions, it's something that he stole. Now the ship's original owner has found Sebastian and he's looking to collect what he's owed.

When you want something stolen, call a professional.

Ren is someone Sebastian never expected to see again, and the one he never could forget. But Ren's not offering forgiveness. Unless Sebastian can pull off an
impossible heist on a distant planet he'll lose everything - including a second chance with the man he once betrayed and still cares for.

Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.com/2018/11/release-blitz-giveaway-wayward-prince.html

REVIEW BY MERISSA - End of Ever After A Cinderella Retelling by E.L. Tenenbaum

End of Ever After: A Cinderella Retelling - E. L. Tenenbaum

End of Ever After is the first in a series of fairy tale re-tellings by E.L. Tenenbaum. After reading this one about CinderElla, I can only say that I WILL be reading the others. This was a fantastic re-telling of the original story, rather than the Disney version. I loved how it was played out, told as past and present tense intermingle, giving you hints of what is to come without knowing the full details.

I thought the names given to the characters were excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed putting the descriptions of the characters and their new names to the ones I already know. Some of the characters hide their truths, others wear them as a shield. Either way, this book is full of characters to love or loathe. I will say from the start that Matteus was a favourite of mine, and I only hope for a HEA in his future! As for the ending here? Sheer perfection for the story. I couldn't envisage it any other way, and don't want to either.

With no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading, I found this book to be wonderfully paced, giving a rich story without too many or not enough embellishments. I loved this world, and can't wait to return to it. 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. *

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Source: http://archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/11/14/End-of-Ever-After-A-Cinderella-Retelling-by-EL-Tenenbaum

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REVIEW TOUR, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - Soul Song (Soul Mate Tree #10) by Mikea Howard

Soul Song - Mikea Howard

EXCERPT:

 

Dottie wiped the tears from her face. Damn him, and damn his floosy too. She’d do what her mother constantly threatened her stepdad with, and remove his cock to wear it proudly on a chain around her neck.

 

I jus’ gotta find a way out of this kooky forest first.

 

Making her way back onto her feet, she dusted off her dress in a mindless motion. The fabric passed beneath her strokes smooth and dirt free. She studied the once vibrant red dress she’d worn on stage. The satin now appeared drab and colorless. Her bare feet peeked from beneath its hem, as clean as the moment she’d dabbed them dry from her bath. The blind sprint from her dressing room, across town, and up the hill, should have left them covered in filth.

 

In exasperation, she threw her arms in the air. “Swell. I mus’ be dead and I’m . . .”

 

She moved away from the tree to scrutinize her surroundings. As much as Dottie hoped she’d end up in heaven, her mother always insisted that, as a willful child trying to pass as something she wasn’t, her final destination would be a bit further down.

The sensation of electricity passing through the air made every hair stand on end as a matter-of-fact reply came from behind. “No, you aren’t dead, but you’re not exactly alive either. You’re in a realm known as the in-between.”

 

Spinning around, Dottie came face to face with a stranger. Like the tree, he appeared in color, only he wasn’t pink and purple. Instead, a tall man with reddish tan skin, swirling silver eyes, and waist length striking black hair, stared at her as though regarding a ghost. Thick muscular arms crossed over his chest as his shocked expression ease into a slow smirk, highlighting the defined beak-like nose, high cheekbones, and strong chin framing his mouth.

 

Nervously licking her lips, she couldn’t help but muse, Di Mi. Well hello, sailor.

Source: http://archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.com/2018/11/review-tour-excerpt-giveaway-soul-song.html

REVIEW BY MERISSA - Joy (The Dreughan #3) by Lena North

Joy (The Dreughan #3) - Lena North

Joy is the third and final book in the Dreughan series, and this time it is Troy's turn. I have been waiting for his story, because he has shown hints of not being the 'clown' all the time, and I couldn't wait to see deeper into his character. Let me just say, I was NOT disappointed.

Not only do we see more of Troy, and how he feels about Vilda and Sannah, but we also see more about who he is, how he works, and just what he will do for those he calls family. I am happy to say Valerian is his brother, so we get more of him. We see Troy really coming into his own, with the full and complete support of Rinna backing him up.

This amazing story would get more than 5 out of 5 if I could, but I don't think you can do 6 or more stars out of 5. I was sobbing throughout parts of this story, the emotions were there and would not be denied. The epilogue just about killed me, it was sheer perfection.

I have said throughout this series, that there have been errors. Just simple ones like words being misspelt, or the wrong group being blamed for a murder, but I have to emphasise to you - THIS DID NOT MATTER. Yes, I noticed them, and then I dismissed them as I was too wrapped up in the characters and the story.

This is a spectacular ending to this series, and lucky me, I have the Birds of a Feather series to read next. I bought this series on the back of ONE book by this author, and I am so glad I did. It is money well-spent in my opinion. I have loved the world she has built, the characters who have grown so much, and of course - Dragons!

* Verified Purchase ~ July 2018. *

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Source: http://archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/11/13/Joy-The-Dreughan-3-by-Lena-North

REVIEW BY MERISSA - Truth in Lies (The Generators #2) by Jennifer DiGiovanni

Truth in Lies (The Generators #2) - Jennifer DiGiovanni

Truth in Lies is the second book in The Generators series, and we reunite with Cara and Alex. Cara is still keeping her powers a secret from her family. Alex is keeping secrets from Cara and Nate. Nate is keeping secrets from Alex. It's a whole big secret-fest! The pressure is ramping up for them though, and the chances of them being 'normal' young adults seems to get further away.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story, although I did get frustrated with Cara at times. However, I had to remind myself she is only eighteen, and would I have done any different at that age? This is a high action book, with plenty of angst throughout. The story is fast-paced so make sure you keep up. I will admit to loving where this is going, and I can't wait to see where Jennifer DiGiovanni takes it next. 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
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Source: http://archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/11/13/Truth-in-Lies-The-Generators-2-by-Jennifer-DiGiovanni

REVIEW BY MERISSA - The Christmas Gift? (A Barlow Sisters Novella) by Jordan Ford

The Christmas Gift? (A Barlow Sisters Novella) - Jordan Ford

The Christmas Gift? is a sweet addition to the Barlow Sisters books. In this one, we get to know Rahn and Roman. Rahn is Chloe's best friend, and Roman is the drummer in Cairo's band. We've met both of them in previous books, and both were characters I wanted to see more of.

Rahn and Roman both have their own histories to deal with, as do every single couple EVER! These two also have different cultures though, which can add a bit more difficulty to the mix. One thing that is clear from the start is just how much these two mean to each other. The problem is pretty much self-explanatory, but it is written exceedingly well. Nothing about it is glossed over, or diminished. I would love to see just how these two get on, and with the next set of books due to come soon, I am hoping for a crossover - even if it's only a little one!

Well written, with no editing or grammatical errors, this was one sweet read. You may need to visit the dentist afterwards! 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://archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/11/12/The-Christmas-Gift-A-Barlow-Sisters-Novella-by-Jordan-Ford

REVIEW BY MERISSA - Going Nowhere by Lena North

Going Nowhere - Lena North

Going Nowhere is a fun-filled frolic with angels, shifters, witches, and glitter-farting unicorns. If you are after a heavy, angst-laden book, then I'm sorry, but you've found the wrong one!

This is an action-packed book that has romantic elements to it, but it doesn't overrule the whole story. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments, in fact, far too many to count. I loved this book from start to finish. With its crazy family, and heart-warming characters, plus there is always which one Hibiscus will go for?!

A brilliant story that I hope will be the start of a new series. Excellently written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt my reading flow. I thoroughly enjoyed every word, and really can't recommend this lighthearted novel highly enough.

* Verified Purchase ~ October 2018. *

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Source: http://archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/single-post/2018/11/12/Going-Nowhere-by-Lena-North

Bestselling author Sloane Murphy presents the final book in a new paranormal Fae series, A King's Oath.

 

Cover Reveal & Pre-order

A King's Oath

(Of Frost & Fire #2)

Bestselling author Sloane Murphy presents the final book in a new paranormal Fae series, A King's Oath.

Cade Vasara finally had it all. He was on the cusp of happiness when his wife-to-be was torn away from him. Emilia Daarke was the love of his life, and now she's gone.

Cade must seek out the truth and discover who has taken her against a ticking clock, all while keeping his Court safe, and a war with the Hunters and rebels at bay.

Not knowing who to trust, Cade must take a perilous path to get back what is his.

Bloody. Beaten. Tortured. Emilia discovers the real reason they took her, and her world is shattered. She's been lied to her entire life, and now the ground she's stood on feels uneven. 

As Cade tries to find his way to Emilia, with chaos ensnaring his Court, Emilia is on a road of self-discovery, while protecting the truths inside her mind.

With a battle waging on all sides, will these star-crossed lovers find their way back to each other?

A King's Oath is the second book in the Of Fire and Frost duology. The story begins in A Princess's Duty, available now.

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A Princess's Duty

(Of Frost & Fire #1)

Bestselling author Sloane Murphy presents the first book in a new paranormal Fae series, A Princess's Duty.

Emilia Daarke has wanted to escape the Summer Court her entire life. She's not brutal like the other Fae. She's not savage. But they are.

When the boy she loves, Cade Vasara, Crowned Prince of the Winter Court, kills Emilia's twin, they are torn apart and Emilia's love for Cade dies just like her sibling did.

Years later, she has fallen in love with a hunter - a forbidden love that goes against all that she has been taught. A man her father will never approve of. When her secret is outed, her father captures her Hunter and gives Emilia an ultimatum.

If she succeeds, she'll lose the one she loves. But if she fails, he will die, and she will never be able to forgive herself...

A Princess's Duty is the first book in the Of Fire and Frost duology. The story concludes in A King's Oath, releasing December 2018.

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