A trio of sexy Vikings has arrived! Book spotlights & Giveaway

Move over Highlanders – the Vikings are coming! Romance novelists, and Viking enthusiasts, Asa Maria Bradley, Gina Conkle, and Megan Crane are here to tell us what makes a Viking the perfect hero/heroine!


Asa Maria Bradley (Viking Warrior Rising):

I think we love Viking heroes and Valkyrie/Shieldmaiden heroines because they make the perfect action/adventure protagonist. They’re physically strong, have amazing endurance, and are courageous trained warriors. Throw in some stubbornness, maybe a troubled past, and you have a perfect main character. They are a little flawed and carry some darkness inside them, but love will of course heal them.


Gina Conkle (Norse Jewel):

Viking’s make the perfect hero or heroine because they have resourcefulness and honor. When weapons won’t work, they use other ways to solve a problem. Despite their adventurous spirit, Vikings are farmers at heart. They live by the land first, as raiders second.

In Norse Jewel, my hero Harkan had recently purchased Helena, a Frankish woman not born to slavery. He asks about her past, discovering she was betrothed, but her man didn’t try to save her. Disgusted, Hakan says, “’Tis a hardship the way you’ve come to my keeping, but your man was a coward. I defend my own.”


Megan Crane (Edge of Obsession):

Vikings could teach post-grad level alpha hero lessons. What’s better than that?

In Edge of Obsession, Tyr pretty much commands the page. He commands the page, he commands his raider brothers, he certainly commands the heroine he takes hostage and claims as his. He’s a pretty commanding guy, and that’s all outside the bed. In bed? Well. **fans self** And when he falls in love? He treats it like every other battle he expects to win. All in until he’s done.


Find out more about Bradley, Conkle, and Crane’s fierce Vikings in their forthcoming titles!


Viking Warrior Rising by Asa Maria Bradley

Norse Jewel by Gina Conkle

Edge of Obsession by Megan Crane



9781492618843Title: Viking Warrior Rising

Author: Asa Maria Bradley

Viking Warriors, #1



Immortal Vikings are among us


Leif Skarsganger and his elite band of immortal warriors have been charged to protect humanity from the evil Norse god Loki.

Under attack from Loki’s minions, Leif is shocked to encounter a dark-haired beauty who fights like a warrior herself. Wounded and feverish, the Viking kisses her, inadvertently triggering an ancient Norse bond. But when Naya Brisbane breaks away and disappears before the bond is completed, Leif’s warrior spirit goes berserk. If Leif doesn’t find her fast, he’s going to lose himself to permanent battle fury.

But Naya doesn’t want to be found…and he’ll do anything to find her. Because they’re both running out of time.


Asa Maria Bradley grew up in Sweden surrounded by archaeology and history steeped in Norse mythology, which inspired the immortal Viking and Valkyries in the Viking Warriors series. She came to the U.S. as a high school exchange student and liked it so much she never returned home. Asa holds an MFA in creative writing and an MS in Medical Physics. She lives on a lake deep in the pine forests of the Pacific Northwest with her British husband and a rescue dog of indeterminate breed. Visit her at www.AsaMariaBradley.com.



Norse_Jewel-800pxTitle: Norse Jewel

Author: Gina Conkle

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A stolen woman of rare qualities…

Seized by marauders and taken to the icy northlands by the wolf-eyed Viking warrior, Helena will do whatever it takes to earn her freedom and return to France.


A mighty Viking Chieftain…

Betrayal has turned Hakan’s heart to ice, but the spirited Frankish maid warms him in a way he’s never known. The spell she weaves leaves them both breathless, but can he keep his promise to return her home even if it means he’ll lose his precious jewel forever?


Gina Conkle is a lover of history, books and romance, which makes the perfect recipe for historical romance writer. Her passion for castles and old places (the older and moldier the better!) means interesting family vacations. Good thing her husband and two sons share similar passions, except for romance…that’s where she gets the eye roll. When not visiting fascinating places, she can be found in southern California delving into the latest adventures of organic gardening and serving as chief taxi driver. Find her at www.ginaconkle.com.



Edge of ObsessionTitle: Edge of Obsession

Author: Megan Crane


Tyr, a powerful man in a destroyed world, needs only three things to survive: his weapons, basic resources and a rotation of women to serve his voracious sexual needs. But when a beautiful prisoner grabs his attention during a mission to restock his clan’s supplies, Tyr’s alpha instincts give way to something much darker – strong, unquenchable lust that cannot be ignored… or denied…


After two years on the run, Helena is snared by this dominant group of men who roam the land unchallenged. Strong to her core and with a mission of her own, Helena knows she doesn’t have to be their captive for long. But despite all the terrible things she’s heard about these brutal beasts, Helena is overcome by intense desire for the ruthless man who has taken her. As their scorching passion escalates, Helena will have to trust in Tyr in order to save both what’s left of this desolate, torn-up world… and herself.


USA Today bestselling, RITA-nominated, and critically-acclaimed author Megan Crane has written more than fifty books since her debut in 2004. She has been published by a variety of publishers, including each of New York’s Big Five. She’s won fans with her women’s fiction, chick lit, and work-for-hire young adult novels as well as with the Harlequin Presents she writes as Caitlin Crews. These days her focus is on contemporary romance from small town to international glamor, cowboys to bikers, and beyond. She sometimes teaches creative writing classes both online at mediabistro.com and at UCLA Extension’s prestigious Writers’ Program, where she finally utilizes the MA and PhD in English Literature she received from the University of York in York, England. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with a husband who draws comics and animation storyboards and their menagerie of ridiculous animals. Find out more about her and her books at http://www.megancrane.com.



I have a paperback copy of Viking Warrior Rising by Asa Maria Bradley to one lucky winner!  To enter, comment on this blog post!  I will be choosing a winner on Monday, November 9th.  (US Mailing addresses only, please)


  1. Awesome giveaway

  2. I am looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Thanks for hosting the Vikings.

  4. jennifer beck says:

    love the cover and thanks for the chance

  5. Kelly Scroggins says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  6. Emily B. Howell says:

    Pumped to read this book! Amazing giveaway!

  7. Emily B. Howell says:

    Pumped about reading this one! Amazing giveaway!

  8. Emily Howell says:

    Pumped to read this one! Amazing giveaway!

  9. Thanks for chance!!

  10. Gabrielle Kelly says:

    Really Great Giveaway!

  11. April Scott says:

    Awesome giveaway!!!

  12. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Thanks for the chance on this great giveaway!

  14. Laura Lovejoy Brunk says:

    This looks and sounds like an azazing book ! Fingers crossed xxx

  15. castings@mindspring.com says:

    Yay for Vikings, the ultimate alpha males! Thanks for a chance to win this book.

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