I promised yesterday that I would show you the cover for Godsend today, and here it is:
What do you think? I’m really pleased with it, and it suits the book so well.
Preorder starts June 29, and the book is released August 10.
I’ll reveal the cover for my upcoming book Godsend tomorrow, but here’s a teaser. Preorder for this Viking menage novella starts on June 29.
How are you this weekend? I hope your May weather is better than it is here — we’ve had rain all week. But I’m happy anyway, because I’ve got some exciting news to share. I have a new book out on August 10, and it will be up for preorder June 29. It’s called Godsend, and it’s a Viking menage novella published by Pride Publishing.
Ari and Vidar are Viking warriors and blood brothers. Will handsome thrall Elric break their bond…or make it even stronger?
When young Saxon Elric is sold to Norse slave traders, he thinks that his life is over. He is brought across the sea to the settlement of the Norsemen and becomes the chief’s thrall, and neither the chief nor the warriors are lenient with him. Two of the warriors are different, though—Ari and Vidar. Elric sense that their bond goes beyond mere friendship, and wishes that he himself had someone who would care for him.
Ari and Vidar have been lovers for years, but they have to sneak away whenever they want to be together. Vidar is next in line to be leader, as the chief’s nephew, but he’s shy and insecure and only feels at home on the battlefield. Ari looks different than the other warriors, since his mother was of foreign descent, and he’s had to learn how to stand up for himself.
The two of them are blood brothers, linked together forever, but even though they are lovers they can’t go against the taboo that prohibits free men from being passive during sex. Ari feels that something is lacking, and Elric’s arrival gives him an idea—what if they invited Elric to join them in bed? The thought excites him, and Elric himself seems eager to please.
The only question is how Ari is supposed to get Vidar to agree to letting another man into their relationship…
I loved writing this story and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Take care, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Do you have an interest in fashion? I know I do, and for me fashion is one of the best things about writing historical fiction. There have been so many amazing clothing styles throughout history, and clothes have always been important to show one’s status, wealth and so on. I love doing research on this topic, and I’ve got tons of Pinterest boards filled with old portraits, patterns, and images from museum collections.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been obsessed with the 18th century, and the fashion plays a very large part in it. I adore the men’s fashion in particular, since it’s so fun and colorful compared to what men wear nowadays.
My pirate trilogy Wavesongs takes place during the beginning of the 18th century, which means I had the opportunity to go all in with the fashion of that era when I wrote the series. I’ve got lists describing in detail what each character wears—at the time, clothes were a luxury, so the average person didn’t have many items to choose from. The fabrics and colors used signalled the wearer’s position in society—or, for that matter, in a pirate crew.
Here are my ridiculously detailed lists of garments worn by the two main characters, Nick and Christopher:
Ashore (in Corona):
Which historical period do you think has the best fashion?
Hi! Easter is here and we’re having a few extra days off work, at least in my part of the world. Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, I hope you’re having a great weekend. I’m going to read lots of books and watch movies, and of course eat chocolate. That’s one of the best things about Easter, after all.
Today, I wanted to talk about the romance tropes and settings that I can’t get enough of. Some of them I’ve used in my own writing, but not all (so far). Here are some tropes that always catch my interest when I’m book-hunting:
If a book ticks one or more of these boxes, there’s a good chance that I’ll buy it. That chance is even bigger if the story is a historical romance. Of course I read contemporary romance, too, but I’ve always loved historical stories. My favorite settings/time periods are:
If you’ve got any book recs for me based on the things I’ve listed here, please let me know. I love discovering new books and authors!
What are your favorite tropes and settings?