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Imperial Warriors: Roman and Viking New Release 99¢ Sale! ?>

Imperial Warriors: Roman and Viking New Release 99¢ Sale!

Imperial Warriors: Two Scorching Tales of the Roman Empire is out! This mini-anthology includes my stories previously published in Delilah’s collections now available together for the first time. “The Promise of Memory” was published in Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors, and “Protecting Her” was published in Conquests: An Anthology of Smoldering Viking Romance. It’s my very first anthology of my own stories, which means it’s really a “collection of short stories” rather than an anthology (which implies several authors). But…

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1 Day: Sweet Silk by Megan Mitcham ?>

1 Day: Sweet Silk by Megan Mitcham

Kroan, a warrior turned merchant ship owner and captain, is the first Viking I’ve ever written. Whew! I have to say, I’ve been missing out! Thick, bare chests strapped with leather and a battle axe. I mean, what have I been waiting for? Here’s a snippet from my contribution to Conquests, Sweet Silk. The Persian Empire, the North African coast, 820 AD **** “PARDON, MY LADY. I am in need of silk, and I’m told you have the finest in…

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3 Days: Ásgeirr and the Tree of Life by Mina Murray ?>

3 Days: Ásgeirr and the Tree of Life by Mina Murray

Only 3 days until the Vikings land – how exciting! I hope you’ve been enjoying our countdown, and the teasing little excerpts we’ve given you. I certainly have. Even if I’ve had to retreat to a cool, dark corner and fan myself to put out the flames… But on to business. Or perhaps I should say pleasure? Writing my story, “Ásgeirr and the Tree of Life”, was a pleasure from beginning to end. Most of my published stories are contemporaries,…

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6 Days: Protecting Her by Regina Kammer ?>

6 Days: Protecting Her by Regina Kammer

Vikings in Byzantium Let’s just get this out of the way, but the History Channel’s production of Vikings has given a sexy cachet to the fiercest warriors of the Middle Ages. When Delilah put out a call for stories in a Viking erotic romance anthology, my heart just went pitter-pat with excitement. And then the excitement sort of dissipated. My knowledge of Vikings is limited given their era is out of my purview. My field of study is Late Roman…

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10 Days: Enslaved by Elle James ?>

10 Days: Enslaved by Elle James

Note: Here’s another chance to win the Amazon gift card! Just be sure to comment! UPDATE: The winner of the card is Eniko! *~*~*~*~* I visited Ireland in 2012 and loved the many centuries of history you could see evident in the structures and ruins all over the island. The Vikings found their way to this island and staked a claim for a time, interbred with the inhabitants and became an integral part of the culture. Here’s an excerpt from…

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A(r)morous men, aka You’ve got (chain)mail ?>

A(r)morous men, aka You’ve got (chain)mail

Why not both? (Source) Ok, first off – fair warning. This post is going to have some hot (mostly clothed) men in it. I’m not responsible for any damage – ie, spontaneous combustion – that occurs to your screen or your knickers while you’re reading this post! So, now that the disclaimers are out of the way, let’s get down to brass tacks. What is it about a man in armour that makes a maiden’s heart go pitter-pat? Is it…

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The Viking World ?>

The Viking World

The Viking world. No supermarkets, paved roads, or telephones. No cozy couch or soft bed. Food, clothing, and shelter exist only when someone hunts, farms, spins-weaves-sews, and hacks down enough trees to build it. The reality of living in those conditions may be too much for us to really grasp. Stories depend on a believable setting. But for readers, do details of vanished worlds sometimes get in the way of the story? How much description of the fire pit, the…

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Men of Scandanavia ?>

Men of Scandanavia

Modern Vikings! Here’s a great bit I found — men of Sweden. Check out Alexander Skarsgård (below), one of 18 sexy lookers on this webpage. Now I’m looking for men of Norway and Denmark. Anyone?