The ARCHIVIST Excerpt & Giveaway
“You know he’s using you, right?”
God. I just wanted to shelve books and then … well I had things to do after everyone left. Jessa Walsh insisted on being that little annoying angel on my shoulder. If Trevor Arnold was the most popular guy on our campus, then that made Jessa the belle of all of North Carolina. She was the epitome of southern charm. Her adorable face and rocking body made all the guys fall at her heels. And she was my friend. I liked to look at her as my friend that I never asked for. She just came with the job. Jessa was the only one who worked with me that didn’t hate me for my position. You could say we were thrown together; literally.
“Shut your hole, Jessa,” I said, passing by her with my cart. “You’re just jealous that Trevor doesn’t want to be around you anymore.”
She laughed, and it sounded like little ringing bells. “His loss, Savannah. You know that he could have had me, but instead he went for Lacey Halston, and then Ariana Black, and then—”
“Okay! I get it. He likes girls. All girls but me. Let’s not throw it in my face, okay?”
She followed me to the elevator and squeezed in between me and the huge cart. She was wearing a dainty little dress with Keds and she pulled it off so well. Me, I was not a dress girl. I tried very hard not to wear them. Not even to weddings or fancy outings. Jessa once asked me to a ball that her family hosted and I wore pants. I don’t care. I am who I am. My body wasn’t small or petite by any means. I am curvy and fluffy, as I like to refer to it. Other people call me husky or chunky. That’s okay. I used to be heavier than I currently am and they didn’t know that I lost fifty pounds my senior year of high school by going vegetarian, and that’s fine. I looked at myself as real. Jessa dieted constantly and her body didn’t change. When I dieted I lost a whole toddler. So now I maintain and try to help Jessa feel better about what she looks like; which is so royally fucked up. You know that there is something wrong with our world when the skinny girl has an eating disorder and the curvy girl goes to town on a veggie burger and fries.
“Savannah, girl, you are beautiful. You’re too good for him. He’s using you for your brain and you let him. I don’t understand it, but it’s your life.” She threw her hands up in her cute little way. I loved when Jessa got frustrated.
“Yes, Jessa. This I know. It’s my life. What are you doing here anyway? You’re not due in for two more hours?” I asked as I looked at my phone.
Only Jessa would come to work early. “We’re still doing it tonight?”
I nodded and the doors opened exposing the second floor. “Yes, just go home. You don’t need to be here.”
She hugged me and I left the elevator. “I don’t know how you stay so calm about it all. I feel antsy. Maybe I’ll go to the gym to calm myself.”
I snickered. “Yeah I’m the one who does all the work and you’re antsy. Weirdo. Yes, go be calm at the gym. Goodbye, Jessa.”
I pressed the button and the doors closed. Jessa was like a hamster, always moving. I sighed and rolled my cart to my favorite stack; fantasy.
About the Book
THE ARCHIVIST by Christy SloatSeries: The Librarian Chronicles #2
Published by CHBB Publishing on May 28, 2018
"With the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland and the romance of Outlander dive back into the next installment in the Librarian Chronicles."
Savannah Preston has a rare and precious gift: The ability to time travel through books. She, and others who share this unique ability, are faced with the insurmountable task of preserving history. They are known collectively as The Librarians.
While researching infamous Scottish outlaw Sir Malcolm Wash during the raging conflicts of the 14th Century, Savannah loses the only thing that tethers her to her own time. She must rely on her knowledge of both the present and the past to survive long enough to find a way home. Along the way, she enlists the help of a misfit named Eoin. With his guidance, she might just get home. It’s a risky and dangerous adventure, but then, so is Eoin…
The Librarian by Christy SloatSeries: The Librarian Chronicles #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on June 2, 2017
He's from 1892 England, she's in a small library in 2017. And that's just the start of their troubles. Emme never meant to stay in Maine. She'd come only to find a librarian for her Gram's library, a custodian for the collection of mysterious books she'd promised to protect. On a dark, wintery night, alone in the library, she takes her first glance into one of the antique novels and finds herself transported to 1892 England staring into the eyes of handsome and dashing hero Jack Ridgewell. As each chapter passes she learns you can truly fall in love with a character in a book, that book boyfriends are real and Emme must choose between the real world, and his. When the last page is read he's gone and Emme feels the cold loneliness of lost love. Will she find Jack again, or will their love be forever lost? The answer lies within the pages...
I am Southern California native, now living in New Jersey! How did that happen? I am married and have two beautiful little girls who love to read just like Mommy. I have had a passion for books since I was a little girl and an imagination for just as long. I hope my books can inspire others to read and to write too.
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