Teaser Tuesday – “Why the tether?”

His massive size closed in, blocking all light. Wedged between a barrel and the ship’s side, sturdy wood imprisoned her. His skin grazed hers as he wrapped the leather around her wrists. She glanced down at the detestable strap, and a burst of rebellion flowered. “Why the tether? What harm can one woman do?” His eyes widened at her show of courage, or so she guessed from the way he tipped his head in acknowledgment. “Aye, one woman.”...

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Teaser Tuesday – “Convince Me”

An excerpt from Norse Jewel     …a woman’s voice called, “Hakan.” He stopped. She called him, the dark-haired thrall. He already knew her voice above the din.  “Hakan!” He set his hands at his hips. Noticing one woman was nothing more than inborn awareness, the kind that kept him alive. That same awareness told him ten paces ahead, a fat Flemish merchant and his round wife bickered. No threat there. Five paces to his...

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Once Upon a Dark Time… WriteEditPublish Blogfest

 A scary Viking story told in Grimm Fairy Tale mode Once upon a dark time, a kingdom prospered. Yet, common folk whispered of a creature watching from the woods. Fall came. The king’s daughters worked the harvest before winter painted land with snow and ice. While laboring, a huge creature burst from the forest, his skin cracked and gray. He grabbed them with hulking paws and disappeared. The giant took them to the Land Beyond...

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Once Upon A Dark Time… Entangled’s Trick or Treat Blog Hop

If Grimm’s Fairy Tales gives you the shivers, try this scary Viking story. (Like to share? Click to tweet)   Once Upon a Dark Time…   There lived a Rus king, wealthy and powerful, a man blessed with daughters of rare beauty, Brynnhild and Bekkhild. All was well, save this: the common folk whispered of a giant watching in the woods, his evil eyes shining from the dark forest. King Hertrygg of the Rus sent warriors to find this...

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Survey Says!

What do you want when you open a book? Here’s what romance readers said. Respondents ranked their choices with 1 being top choice in each question. (click to tweet) What’s your favorite romance genre? #1 – Contemporary Romance #2 – Regency/Georgian AND Paranormal Romance – TIED #3 – Vikings/Medievals #4 – YA (Young Adult) #5 – NA (New Adult) #6 – Pirates #7 – Westerns/Cowboys ...

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Where Do Readers Want To Go?

What’s one place (geographic, otherworld) that needs more stories?* (click to tweet) This final question on the “Romance Reader” survey was open-ended.  Where would you like to go? Here’s what many of you said…   Forest Any otherworld setting and Ireland next Europe Wales…Ireland…Scotland Tasmania Stories set outside of the USA Vikings South America California Australia (2x) South Asia (2x) India ...

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