Viking Romance

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Edge of Control

When I discovered Megan Crane’s Edge series a few months ago, I fell instantly in love. Dystopian stories can be hit-or-miss for me; I like them but I get tired of reading about characters who feel like the entire world is against them. This series stands out because it is different; it puts a s ...

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Edge of Obsession

I began the book the evening I downloaded it and stayed up until after one, unable to put it down until I got to its end. Yes. I read Edge of Obsession obsessively and I enjoyed the hell out of it. The book begins with a précis of the world as is now is. A hundred years ago, or so the stories w ...

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Beautiful Wreck

First things first - don’t judge this book by its cover. From the official cover, I was expecting something a bit childish - definitely with Vikings, but still childish. This is the author’s first work, after all, and it’s unusual to read a first romance that fully moves the reader. Well, cons ...

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The Pirate Bride

I had the hardest time rating this book. Mainly because I could not decide whether it was supposed to read as a parody of the old bodice rippers, or whether it actually was meant to be taken seriously. If this was meant to be a bit goofy, then that’s one thing. However, if this was supposed to be ...

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To Sin With a Viking

Willingham revisits familiar territory with the sexy new release, To Sin With a Viking. She has written a number of other Viking romances, some full length and some novellas, so readers may already familiar with her treatment of these pillaging, alpha males. Readers will not be disappointed by Carag ...

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By Royal Command

If you love Medievals, definitely check out By Royal Command. Set in Anglo-Saxon England, a very colorful and under-utilized time period, this novel caught my interest from the dark and moody beginning and held it to the very end. It wasn't perfect, but it was quite good. As the novel opens, we i ...

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The Norse King's Daughter

While reading this book, I alternated between liking it and…not. The book is light-hearted, more of a romantic comedy, in a style similar to G.A. Aiken. If you aren’t prepared to laugh at the hero seeking out the heroine's “woman-channel” as his “sap runs thick and hot” on the seventh pa ...

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Dream of Me

Narrated by Josephine Bailey Dream of Me was the first true romance I read and therefore holds a special place in my list of romance favorites. I was enthused to discover it in audio format but after listening to Josephine Bailey’s excellent performance, I was absolutely enthralled. Now a comfo ...

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Viking in Love

Sandra Hill may have changed publishers, but one thing certainly hasn’t altered: When you open a book by the author, you know exactly what you’re going to get.  Her books are broad, ribald jokes. And completely and totally over the top in every way possible. This one sticks entirely to the a ...

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Captured

Though she has started to get more attention, I still consider Helen Kirkman to be something of a buried treasure. Her distinctive style fits her chosen time period well, and every time I pick up one of her books, I feel transported back to the Dark Ages and the clashes between various English peopl ...