Kaupang in Skiringssal edited by Dagfinn Skre, a Professor associated with the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo in Norway, is Volume I in the Kaupang Excavation Project Publication Series describing and analyzing the findings of archaeological excavation projects at the eponymous Viking era site, free for a limited time courtesy of Aarhus University Press in Denmark.
This is a very extensive-looking work, with this initial volume consisting of a very thorough overview of past scholarship and archaeological explorations throughout the preceding centuries, before delving into the papers describing the modern findings and analysis in detail. Offered DRM-free worldwide, available through the month of May.
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Dansk middelalderborge (Danish Medieval Castles) by Rikke Agnete Olsen with photographs by Janne Klerk is their lavishly-illustrated Danish-language survey of Danish medieval architecture and archaeology, free for a limited time courtesy of Aarhus University Press in Denmark.
This is an accessibly-written coffee table sort of book with a solid academic background, which was chosen as a Year’s Best selection for a Danish bookseller’s association.
It contains many photographs of the castles and their surrounding landscapes and interiors as they are now, as well as line illustrations showing their construction and a pictorial glossary of architectural terms. There are also accompanying texts which cover more about the castles and the daily lives of their residents in detail, including a transcription of a medieval pancake recipe. Offered DRM-free worldwide, available through the month of May.
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Godspeed by the late Charles Sheffield is his standalone science fiction space opera novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.
This was originally published in 1993 by Tor. The story is a coming-of-age adventure set in the far future where humanity has colonized the stars and there are space pirates. Offered DRM-free, available worldwide through the month of May.
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The Wicked City by Megan Morgan is the 1st novel in her Siren Song series of urban fantasy with f/m paranormal romance elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Lyrical Press.
This series is set in a version of Chicago in a world where persons with paranormal abilities are targeted for unwilling scientific research, and this story involves the heroine of the series, who has supernatural vocal powers, going up against the Institute which kidnapped her similarly-gifted twin brother, which will become something of a nemesis in future installments. Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.
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Twelve Nights by Sharon Struth is a novella coming at the #3 mark in her Blue Moon Lake series of f/m contemporary romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’s Lyrical Shine.
This is a second chance reunion romance set in the workplace, as two estranged old flames have risen to high positions in their company and come into conflict as the business restructures. Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.
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Sten and the Star Wanderers by Allan Cole is a short story in his co-authored Sten series of space opera science fiction, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Wildside Press.
This is a newly-written short story in the popular Sten series of space opera novels about the eponymous galactic empire, co-written during the 80s and 90s with the late Chris Bunch, included as part of the Wildside Presents Discover a New Author!: Allan Cole & Chris Bunch sampler which spotlights new-to-you backlist authors. Offered DRM-free, available worldwide.
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Blood of the Demon by Rosalie Lario is the 1st novel in her Demons of Infernum series of f/m contemporary paranormal romance set in a demon-haunted world, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled Otherworld Select imprint.
This series is set in a world apparently secretly infiltrated by demons, and this story stars a half-demon bounty hunter tracking down his estranged father for revenge, who’s targeting another half-demon ignorant of her secret heritage, who’s the key to raising an ancient zombie army. Offered worldwide, available at multiple retailers.
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In Bed with the Competition by J. K. Coi is the 1st novel in their Bad Boy Bosses series of f/m contemporary business workplace rivalry romances, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Indulgence imprint.
Each novel in this series can be read standalone, and this story stars still-attracted ex-coworkers turned fierce business rivals who wind up escalating their regular competitiveness by adding some extra spice to the negotiation stakes. Offered worldwide at multiple retailers.
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The Faithful Traitor by Robert Don Hughes is the 2nd novel in his Wizard and Dragon duology of traditional high fantasy, free courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’s Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1992 by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint. The series is set in a traditional fantasy world, and this story apparently follows up from developments in the first novel, with the protagonist being blamed for the release of the two-headed dragon now ravaging the land and devouring the people, a problem which it now falls upon him to fix even as he loses the support of the populace. Offered worldwide, available @ Amazon.
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The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedman is her young adult contemporary personal drama novel, free courtesy of publisher Scholastic’s Point imprint.
This focuses on the relationship between two teenaged sisters who are also best friends, as they move from the city to the countryside, where they find themselves growing apart as one of them adapts far better to their new surroundings than the other. Offered at selected retailers in the US only.
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