Teaser Tuesday

 From Norse Fire (click to tweet)               She cleared her throat and changed the subject. “You must have an opinion on who should be Svea’s king.”             Silver-grey eyes pierced her. “Don’t have one. Don’t care.”             She gasped, clutching the heavy pitcher with both hands.  “You don’t care? Have you no sense of loyalty? No sense to do what’s...

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Hakan Gets A Makeover!

As if a Viking man needs a makeover! (click to tweet) Yep, you’re probably scratching your head, wondering, “What’s up with Hakan?” Here’s the scoop…   Entangled Publishing’s “Scandalous” imprint underwent a few changes.  Included in those changes are new cover templates for the historical line.  Hakan’s first “release day” back on June 17th hit right in the middle of...

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Teaser Tuesday

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday! Here’s a teaser of Norse Fire, a Viking romance (click to tweet)   Most of the men, short on coin, hungered for a fight now that peace became a fragile thing. They clutched drinking horns, arguing answers to their own question: Who’d sit on Svea’s throne? She cared who would be king. She truly did, but the disquieting fact weighed heavy on her that any one of these men could claim her. Glancing down at...

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2nd Half of Top Ten Countdown: Why Vikings are Cool

5 Reasons Vikings are Cool (click to tweet)   And all of these reasons are non-violent. I bet you didn’t think you’d find that on this Viking list?   5. Great Engineering Simply put: Ships.  Vikings lacked complex tools for shipbuilding.  Their primary tool? The ax…a simple broad blade ax. Yet, they mastered bending wooden planks to sleek “Drakkar” ship designs (Drakkar meaning dragon).  Key to Viking...

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Why Do We Love Viking? Part 3

What were Those 300 Women Doing?     History’s full of famous 300s:  Sparta’s 300 vs. thousands of Persians at Thermopylae Gideon’s 300 vs thousands of Midianites near the Hill of Moreh But ever heard of 300 women warriors at the Battle of Bravalla?         Travel past ancient times to the 8th century and you find 300 shield maidens who fought for Danish King Harold Wartooth against Swedish King Sigurd. ...

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Are Vikings Staging a Comeback?

Not the Minnesota football team with iconic horned helmets. I mean the menacing men of the Dark Ages who never wore a horn on their heads. If you want your alpha males wielding Norse hammers and riding in Drakkar ships, you’re in luck. History Channel network tapped writer Michael Hirst, famed for HBO’s Tudors and the film Elizabeth, to bring the mighty Norsemen to the small screen summer of 2013. Actor Gabriel Byrne signed on to the...

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