- File Size: 314 KB
- Print Length: 172 pages
- Publisher: Crimson Romance (July 29, 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DV0XJ9U
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
856 CE, Ireland is a land of myth, magic, and blood. Viking raiders have fought the Irish for over half a century. Rival Irish clans promise only betrayal and carnage.
Kaireen, daughter of Laird Liannon, is suddenly forced into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, a Viking. She refuses to submit. With no mention of love, only land and the protection of her clan, she endeavors to get her betrothed banished from her country. Will love find its way around her stubborn heart?
Bram, the Viking, finds himself without future or inheritance as a younger son in his family. A marriage to the Laird’s daughter would grant him land if he swears fidelity and if his men will fight along with the Liannons against any foe—Irish or Viking. However, the Laird’s feisty daughter only holds animosity for him and his kind. Is marriage worth the battle scars of such a relentless opponent?
With the blame for a rival laird’s death treacherously set against the Liannons, Kaireen and Bram must find a way to lay aside their differences as an unforeseen darkness sends death snapping at their heels
The setting is done in a way that really works. She's taken the time and effort to craft a world that is believable in both details, setting, and facts, but also the people that she's placed in it.
Bram (perhaps, an little tribute to Stoker?) is a raider with no real prospects... it sucks to be the younger son, doesn't it? And Kaireen is a true Irish lass, she doesn't want anything to do with him (makes me think of Meirda in Brave). This would seem to be like a match made in Hades, but the chemistry between these two is likely to burn all those around them.
Andrea weaves a spell with her words that draws her readers in and makes them want to know more. They need to know what will happen between these two. They become invested- a sign that the book is great.
If you're a fan of period pieces, specifically with Vikings, you'll love this one. It's romance, but it's too good to sum up with just romance. Check it out.
Growing up in Houston, Texas, Andrea has always enjoyed creating characters and stories. But it wasn't until she was in her late twenties that she started writing novels.
What happened that ignited the writing flame in her fingers? Divorced, and disillusioned by love songs and stories. They exaggerate. She thought. Love and Romance are not like that in the real world. Then she met her husband and realized, yes love and romance are exactly like the songs and stories say. She is now a happy wife, and a mom to three kids (two boys and a girl).
Once she heard about a writer who never let her characters deviate from the script. If they did, she just killed them. How sad, she thought. For her one of the best parts of being a writer is letting the characters have a mind of their own and seeing where the story takes them.
She loves this quote from Robert Frost, which sums up her opinion on allowing the characters their freedom: "No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader."
― Robert Frost
Andrea writes fantasy, paranormal and historical romance. When not writing or reading, one may find Andrea dancing in Zumba.
She is excited to work with Crimson Romance on her forthcoming debut paranormal romance, The Garnet Dagger. She hopes you will enjoy the story as much as she did writing it. Viking Fire, her historical romance, is forthcoming late July 2013.
She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most importantly, she believes in love.