Updated: Apr 14, 2021
2020 has certainly been a different year. Covid-19 has had an impact on everyone, whether you want to admit it's real or not! We hope you have found a #BookBuddy to keep you company during this crazy time.
The next newsletter will be going out on 1st February, so until then, your Archaeolibrarians wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Yule - whichever holiday you observe!
We hope it is full of love, hope, and plenty of books beneath your tree.
Take care and stay healthy!
The Mistake by Mandy Swiftson
All your life you are taught to forgive. It doesn’t matter who or what your beliefs are, even as children we are taught we should forgive.
Is forgiveness ever the wrong thing to do?
What if forgiving someone alters your life in ways you could never imagine?
Is it still the right thing to do?
Surely there must be exceptions to the forgive and forget rule?
One life-altering decision.
Which is right? Which is wrong?
Forgiveness or survival?
Released 23rd November 2020
Reluctant Billionaire (The Billionaire’s Playground #2) by J.P. Sayle
Can a party, a rejection, and an interfering Nanna help a reluctant billionaire find love, and the one thing he craves most; acceptance for who he is?
Brett Louden attends his best friend’s engagement party and finds someone to spark his desire. Only, after a night of chemistry and a heated kiss, the much younger man doesn’t respond to his messages so he gives up any hope he’s interested.
That is until Brett is persuaded to go on holiday with his family.
Guy Finchley is left at loose ends for the holidays, until he’s invited to Switzerland at the expense of his friend’s billionaire boyfriend. His life turns upside down after he meets Brett again, and he is no longer able to deny the attraction between them.
Unfortunately, Brett’s father has other ideas about what should happen between them. Will Nanna and Guy be able to show Brett’s father the error of his ways while mayhem and disaster follow?
Reluctant Billionaire (book two in the Billionaire’s Playground series) is a standalone, MM gay romance, with a younger dominant man who has sass in bucket loads and loves kick-arse heels.
Released 9th December 2020
The Lonely Vampire by Ann Greyson
This folklore horror style novel is about Ileana Vladislava, a vampire who flees Transylvania in 1578 i in the midst of eradicating vampires from the region and reestablishes herself in Newcastle upon Tyne, a city in Tyne and Wear, England. Hundreds of years later, Ileana lives out a lonely existence in Wightwick Hall, a castle within the Jesmond Dene woodland valley. When Ileana sees the young and beautiful Myrna Ivester at a public library, there is something about her that sets her apart from anyone else. She decides to take a risk and transform Myrna into a vampire believing it is her destiny. With the impending threat against the vampires by Claymor, a vampire hunter in the form of a grudge bearing werewolf, the war between good and evil finds a new battlefield in Newcastle upon Tyne.
on #SALE - only $4.99
Never-DEAD by Ann Greyson
In 2012 the Maya's calendar ends with a world changing viral disease that brings the dead back to life. Hannah Winter is the head of Information technology at Biogenetics & Disease Control, a medical research company deep beneath the city of Dulce, New Mexico. Hannah is hopeful to reunite with her sister Jenna, who is struggling against all odds to travel from San Antonio, Texas to New Mexico to be with her. Julie Mehta, a staff virologist, works diligently to develop a vaccine to prevent the living from contracting the virus, in a race against time for human survival.
on #SALE - only $4.99
Bloodlines (Albion Moon Chronicles #2) by M L Mastran
BLOODLINES, the second book in the ALBION MOON CHRONICLES, continues the thrilling story of Evaline and her new family with same paranormal elements and dramatic overtones. Book two stays with the components of intrigue, suspense, romance, mystery, and family honor that made book one so appealing. Still set in present-day California, BLOODLINES sees Evaline dealing with a new change as well as the old threat still hiding in the nearby shadows. She continues to be strong and independent, but now is fully emerged as a member of the MacCowan family. Mason, now her husband, stands by her side even as the danger finally materializes.
It is the old threat that finally brings Evaline and the family to their knees as they must now travel to new shores. Evaline is thrown deeper into her family history, dealing with demanding new revelations. Old mysteries are revealed while new ones are brought to light as she questions everything. The Old World has finally caught up with the New World, and they collide brutally. Evaline soon finds out family is indeed everything, and the key to overcoming even the most dangerous obstacle lies within her own bloodline.
The MacCowan backstory comes to light, in parallel with Evaline's backstory in the primeval Scottish Highlands, but landing us in eighteenth century Lancaster Pennsylvania. Their plight weaves throughout the story. As Evaline tries to reconcile the anguish Mason had gone through in the beginning, she comes to understand some of their reasoning on why they see things a certain way. All their questions about those fateful days also come to light as their existence is threatened. The ancient decree issued in 1774, allowing the MacGregors to reestablish as one unified clan, finally comes to an end as all are brought before the elders to answer for their parents.
BLOODLINES continues to look at the concepts of family honor, desire, and soul in a way that draws you in and keeps you yearning for more. As a heroine, Evaline represents the mold of resilience and fearlessness. She continues do whatever it takes to keep those close to her safe, no matter the cost.
on #SALE - regular paperback price $15.95, now only $8.95!
Three Divisions (Crescentwood #1) by R.A. Smyth
My mum is dead
I've been sent to live with a father I didn't know existed
Dropped into a life of privilege
My life hasn't suddenly gotten easy though
My father is not who he appears to be
The kids at school are trying to drive me out
Oh, and two men keep showing up everywhere I go
All is not as it seems here in Crescentwood
Things are much darker than I ever could have predicted
But I'm stronger than anyone here knows
The story of one lost girl and four equally adrift men.
Nobody can be trusted. Everyone's corrupt.
***This book is a reverse harem, meaning the FMC will have three or more love interests.
The book also has trigger warnings for emotional/physical bullying and abuse, violent scenes, reference to suicide and mature content/swearing, so please do not read if you are easily offended or have the mentioned triggers
This book is intended for 18+
Release Date - 21st December 2020
Cosplay Killer (London Podcast Mystery #1) by Dahlia Donovan
What happens when an autistic firefighter and his paramedic boyfriend share a thirst for true crime?
Osian Garey and Dannel Ortea live together in a colourful flat in Covent Garden. They run a podcast and throw themselves wholeheartedly into Cosplay, video games, and musical theatre. This year, they’re all fired up to attend their annual convention with a group of first responders.
When Osian finds a paramedic friend murdered in the middle of the crowded venue, the police immediately turn their attention to him.
They have one question on their mind.
Is he the first witness on the scene or the killer?
As the mystery unfolds, Osian has to face the trauma of his last job as a paramedic. Somewhere in those memories, a killer waits to exact revenge. They’ll have to prove Osian’s innocence and fight for their own survival when the killer puts them both in their sights.
"Dahlia Donovan’s new novel, Cosplay Killer, is out and it is brilliant." 5 Stars, Sammy, Joyfully Jay
Release Date - 5th December 2020
To celebrate the release of Lachlann's Legacy, all four books in the Norman's Conquest series (which first introduced Lachlann) are on sale for only .99 cents!!
The Saxon Bride
Norman Conquest Book 1
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The Gentle Knight
Norman Conquest Book 2
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The Irish Warrior
Norman Conquest Book 3
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The Seventh Son
Norman Conquest Book 4
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