Raider

Author: Jerry Cole
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532920783
Format: PDF
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The dull misery of Aiden's peasant life in 8th century Northumbria is shattered forever when Norse Vikings land on his shore. The bastard child of a pagan woman who died when he was a child, Aiden's life in the devoutly Christian village has never been easy, but it is unremarkable. Isolated and lonely, he tends his sheep and resigns himself to being alone; at night, however, he dreams of someone- anyone- taking him away from his misery. His prayers are answered in the last way he would have wished for when a band of Vikings raids his coastal village, burning and killing everything in sight. Just when he is certain they will kill him too, a handsome blond man intercedes, insisting that he wants to take Aiden for a thrall, a slave. The warrior Einarr claims Aiden as his bounty from the raid and forces Aiden into servitude in his house. Despite the collar around Aiden's neck, he can tell Einarr does not treat him as a normal thrall, and the desire in the warrior's eyes is unmistakable. Taken by brutal barbarians, Aiden struggles with his new place in the world and with the religious upbringing- which tells him that giving into Einarr's advances would be an abomination. Meanwhile, a terrible threat looms on the horizon, threatening to wipe out Aiden's new owners and Aiden with them. Can Aiden resist the affections of the man who owns him? And what will become of him when he's forced to take up arms and fight alongside that man to save his own life? Can Aiden learn the Viking way, forge his own destiny, and choose the life he wants, or will he forever surrender and let himself be tossed by the tides of cruel fate? Aiden can feel himself falling, unsure if Einarr will be there to catch him, or if he wants him to... Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 35,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a "cliffhanger."

Fake Boyfriend

Author: Jerry Cole
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530471324
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Vincent Diaz's life was extraordinarily boring. He worked a boring job and went home to his boring life knowing he'd given up all of his dreams of being an artist and creating for a living. That was when Bryan Andersen barged into his life, smiling, laughing, and pulling him close, declaring him to be his new boyfriend- whether Vincent liked it or not. Bryan had recently broken up with his girlfriend, Dana, who handled the breakup less than well, leading Bryan to come up with the ultimate excuse- that he had "realized he was gay" and that's why he couldn't see her anymore. She didn't buy it. He needed to find an alibi and quick! Together, Vincent and Bryan fake dating to throw Bryan's ex-girlfriend off his trail, but Dana doesn't give up easily, and Vincent and Bryan find their quick-forming friendship may be leading to a relationship that's not as fake as they had intended it to be.... Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 30,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a "cliffhanger."

A Companion to Wolves

Author: Sarah Monette
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765318164
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teen-aged Njall, son and heir of the local lord, does not hide from the tithe of boys that the Wolfcarls demand. These men and their large bonded wolves are all that stand between the villages and the brutal trolls and wyverns that ravage the countrysidea

Torn Avenger

Author: Lea Bronsen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974599356
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A DARK VIKING ROMANCE Murder. Passion. Two ancient worlds colliding. As the second son of a Viking earl, Alv Gunnulfsen wasn't meant to inherit a throne or avenge a murder. But when his brother is slain during a raid and their father dies of grief, Alv is expected to take command and claim the killer's death. In a world of ruthless retaliation and strict social codes, he must also maneuver cleverly to protect a troublesome secret: his attraction for men. Roeland van Dijk, a wealthy Dutch merchant settled in Norway, has done the unthinkable to protect his family - hacked off the head of a Viking rapist. The wrath of the blond savages will cost him his freedom, and possibly his own head... Unless he's willing to accept the love of another man.

Raiders from the Sea

Author: Lois Walfrid Johnson
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575677323
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In one harrowing day, Viking raiders capture Bree and her brother Devin and take them from their home in Ireland. After the young Viking prince Mikkel sets Devin free on the Irish coast far from home, Bree and Devin embark on separate journeys to courage. Readers will be captivated by the unfolding drama as Bree sails to Norway on the Viking ship and Devin travels the dangerous road home. They both must trust their all-powerful God in the midst of difficult situations.

Hard Rock Mountain

Author: Jerry Cole
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781536972566
Format: PDF
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The Colorado Rockies are a beautiful place to start a relationship, but that's not what office worker Daniel Carter has in mind when he's forced to attend a company retreat to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Especially not once he meets the handsome, roguish trail guide Asher Price. Asher is convinced Daniel is gay despite Daniel's adamant denials, and seems to delight in seeing Daniel flustered. Daniel is certain he can just ignore it until the end of the retreat, when a rafting trip goes dangerously wrong and he finds himself stranded in the wilderness with only Asher to rely on. As they struggle to survive bears, blizzards, and worse, Daniel feels the spark between them growing into the flame of a love that could change his life. Even if Daniel can come to terms with his feelings, rough and tumble Asher isn't the type to settle down, and even if they find their way out of the wilderness, they may not be out of the woods yet. In a battle between love and survival, Daniel must make a choice that will redefine him, one way or another... Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 50,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a "cliffhanger."

Brothers of the Wild North Sea

Author: Harper Fox
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 9781619219076
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His deadliest enemy will become his heart's desire. Caius doesn't feel like much of a Christian. He loves his life of learning as a monk in the far-flung stronghold of Fara, but the hot warrior blood of his chieftain father flows in his veins. Heat soothed only in the arms of his sweet-natured friend and lover, Leof. When Leof is killed during a Viking raid, Cai's grieving heart thirsts for vengeance-and he has his chance with Fenrir, a wounded young Viking warrior left for dead. But instead of reaching for a weapon, Cai finds himself defying his abbot's orders and using his healing skills to save Fen's life. At first, Fen repays Cai's kindness by attacking every Christian within reach. But as time passes, Cai's persistent goodness touches his heart. And Cai, who had thought he would never love again, feels the stirring of a profound new attraction. Yet old loyalties call Fen back to his tribe and a relentless quest to find the ancient secret of Fara-a powerful talisman that could render the Vikings indestructible, and tear the two lovers' bonds beyond healing. Warning: Contains battles, bloodshed, explicit M/M sex, and the proper Latin term for what lies beneath those cassocks.

Northmen

Author: John Haywood
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 125010615X
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From Finland to Newfoundland and Jelling to Jerusalem, follow in the wake of the Vikings—a transformative story of a people that begins with paganism and ends in Christendom. In AD 800, the Scandinavians were just barbarians in longships. Though they held sway in the north, their power meant little more than the ability to pillage and plunder, which they did to bolster their status at home. But as these Norse warriors left their strongholds to trade, raid, and settle across wide areas of Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic, their violent and predatory culture left a unique imprint on medieval history. The twist that no one predicted, however, was a much slower, insidious takeover than any the Vikings would execute, and by a turn of the tide, they themselves became its target. For as they made their mark on Europe, Europe made its mark on them. By the year 1200, what remained of the Vikings’ pagan origins floated beneath the surface and the strong, strange territories of the north had become a part of Latin Christendom. Northmen is there to tell the tale, to pay homage to what was lost and celebrate what was won. Focusing on key events, including the sack of Lindisfarne in 793 and the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066, medieval history expert John Haywood recounts the saga of the Viking Age, from the creation of the world through to the dwindling years of halfhearted raids and elegiac storytelling in the thirteenth century. He does so with meticulous research, engaging narrative, and sensitivity for his subject, shedding light and blood along the way.

Prisoner of the Raven

Author: Kirby Crow
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539132165
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The sweetest surrender is love... Fleeing from troubles at home, young Aleyn signs on to the crew of a merchant trade cog off the coast of Eire, but he has no idea what dangers await him on the open water. Viking raiders patrol the shores like hungry wolves, taking whatever they wish, and when Aleyn's ship is attacked and the crew killed, he finds himself the helpless prisoner of Ranulf Eriksen, a ruthless, powerful Viking jarl who commands the longship Lymskyr. Aleyn expects to be killed or sold to the Saxons as a slave, but Ranulf offers him a bargain: his body in exchange for his freedom. Faced with the choice of temporary whoredom or lifelong slavery, Aleyn chooses to give himself to the handsome and oddly-compelling Northman. What Aleyn could not have foreseen was how much two lonely people in extraordinary circumstances could learn about each other in so short a time. Ranulf is also unprepared for the strength of his feelings for Aleyn. As Ranulf's Viking crew begins to suspect Aleyn of using witchcraft to meddle with their leader's wits, the jarl must defend his lover from the murderous intent of his men without further risking his own tenuous hold on power.

The Viking Wars War and Peace in King Alfred s Britain 789 955

Author: Max Adams
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681778440
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A history of Britain in the violent and unruly era between the first Scandinavian raids in 789 and the final expulsion of the Vikings from York in 954. In 865, a great Viking army landed in East Anglia, precipitating a series of wars that would last until the middle of the following century. It was in this time of crisis that the modern kingdoms of Britain were born. In their responses to the Viking threat, these kingdoms forged their identities as hybrid cultures: vibrant and entrepreneurial peoples adapting to instability and opportunity. Traditionally, Alfred the Great is cast as the central player in the story of Viking Age Britain. But Max Adams, while stressing the genius of Alfred as war leader, law-giver, and forger of the English nation, has a more nuanced narrative approach to this conventional version of history. The Britain encountered by the Scandinavians of the ninth and tenth centuries was one of regional diversity and self-conscious cultural identities, depicted in glorious narrative fashion in The Viking Wars.