Valhalla

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It’s hard to be good when the other side is oh, so bad.

 

The Valkyrie, Book 2

 

Linnea isn’t exactly happy with her life as one of Odin’s handmaidens, but she has always done what is expected of her. Yet all the while she knows the truth—the Valkyries are stretched thinner every day. And now Evil has stopped playing by the rules and started recruiting minions from the supernatural gene pool.

 

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Overview

It’s hard to be good when the other side is oh, so bad.

 

The Valkyrie, Book 2

 

Linnea isn’t exactly happy with her life as one of Odin’s handmaidens, but she has always done what is expected of her. Yet all the while she knows the truth—the Valkyries are stretched thinner every day. And now Evil has stopped playing by the rules and started recruiting minions from the supernatural gene pool.

 

Her newest assignment: counter the vampires’ plan by seeking out brave male souls with supernatural powers to join Valhalla’s cause. Leaping through waterfalls of time and into legendary battles has never bothered her before, but even with her magic, it’s tough to beat the bloodsuckers to the best warriors before they can be turned.

 

She never expected her quest to bring her face to face with love, in the form of Kerr Laochailan. Their innocent temptation flares into desire, so hot and fast it attracts the wrong kind of attention. In a cruel joke of fate, Kerr is torn from her. Yet her mission goes on. And Fate isn’t through playing tricks on the lovers yet, nor is it done introducing lovers to her bed…

 

Warning: This book contains a butt-kicking female, torn between her love of a stubborn Scottish vampire and a super-sexy Italian blood sucker. Oh, and a lot of fight scenes.

 

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Editorial Reviews

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"Valhalla is a myth that is old as time. It has been told and retold for centuries. Mandy M. Roth has given us another rendition of this mystical tale. It’s very passionate with a sad side that will make your heart cry. Linnea goes through hell; the question is will she make it back? Karr, Gregorios, or Lucha, which is destined to be by Linnea’s side? I love Ms. Roth’s use for a waterfall in the story. Never again will I look at a waterfall the same. From now on every time I see one I’ll wonder, could it be possible. When an author can leave a reader with that kind of feeling she can say she’s done her job. Ms. Roth’s interpretation of a Valkyrie’s life is a hot, sizzling love story that will have you coming back for more. Be sure to get Valhalla The Valkyrie Beginnings by Mandy M. Roth. And be careful you don’t go over the waterfalls. You never know where you may land. Enjoy!" —Reviewed by: Diane Fallen Angel Reviews

"VALHALLA: The Valkyrie Beginnings is a dark paranormal story with a little romance and a lot of suspense. It chronicles Linnea's journey from Valkyrie to vampire, and the men she loves along the way. Gregory, Lucha, and Kerr all have great strengths and gifts beyond anything imaginable, but they also have one weakness — their love for Linnea. The story flows smoothly, following Linnea's many sexual encounters, her battles, and her struggles to remember who and what she once was. Linnea is the best at her job of capturing souls, and those in Valhalla know it. Once she's turned and her memories are gone, Linnea teaches the newly turned vampires how to live and survive, and she feeds off the blood of evil doers. She might not have her memories, but instilled deep inside her is the need to protect the innocent.

Ms. Roth writes a thriller that readers of dark romance will find enjoyable. But if you're looking for a romance and a happily-ever-after, then VALHALLA: The Valkyrie Beginnings may not be to your liking."—Romance Reviews Today

"Ms. Roth has written an interesting beginning to a series. Linnea’s character is a woman bucking against the old guard of the elders. She doesn’t like the fact that she is dragging men away from their time and their battles back to Valhalla. Her character is strong and sensitive. At times I wanted to cry with her as she encountered problems in her travels. The many men she develops an interest in during her time in the human world are fascinating. Kerr and Beau are the most interesting, since their characters are in the book longer. Kerr is a man of great passion and you feel the joy he has when he finds himself in Valerie’s arms. Beau is tempted and wants the forbidden fruit that Linnea offers. The sex scenes in this story are powerful. I found that there was so much happening in this first installment that it was overwhelming. It will be interesting to see how Ms. Roth handles the next installment in this series." —Just Erotic Romance Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609281809
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Series: Vampyre Productions Series, #2
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mandy M. Roth grew up fascinated by creatures that go bump in the night. From the very beginning, she showed signs of creativity. Writing came into play early in her life as well. Over the years, the two mediums merged and led her to work in marketing. Combining her creativity with her passion for horror has left her banging on the keyboard into the wee hours of the night. Mandy lives with her husband and three children in Ohio. The Valkyrie is one of over twenty printed works and fifty ebooks.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted May 1, 2015

    The second book of this series goes back into time to tell how V

    The second book of this series goes back into time to tell how Valeria or Linnea-her given name, was one of Odin's handmaidens. This book tells more about Valeria and what she was like before she lost her memory as she did from the first book. Story was very well developed. 

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  • Posted May 1, 2015

    Amore eternal  5 stars I am at a loss for words here!  This

    Amore eternal  5 stars




    I am at a loss for words here!  This story is so filled with love but yet at the same time it is so heart wrenchingly beautiful!  There is so much heart break but happiness too!  I actually went back to book 1 Valkyrie to refresh my memory of what happened in that one.  Once I started to remember - it has been a while since I read it - then I was so eager to read this one!  I had to know what brought Linnea/Valkyrie/Valerie to the point where we first met her and WOW!  I cannot believe everything that she has gone through!  This is such an amazing story and I think it is pure genius of Mandy to have Val’s PAST be the second book!  I found myself so curious as to how she met everyone and how they came to mean so much to her as well as just knowing everything that life or fate had/has dealt her.  It is hard to comprehend everything that Valerie has gone through!  Whether she remembers it or not, I sure do!  I would love to see where it goes from here...or there...whichever way you look at it!  What happened on Valhalla since she last was there?  How much time has passed there?  Where does this now leave Valerie with regards to her husbands - ALL of them - now that she is starting to remember herself and her 'past lives' so to speak?  Once again Mandy has blown me away with her phenomenal storytelling gift!  This is a darker story that reminds me of her Daughter of Darkness series in a way, which is absolutely my all-time favorite series of Mandy's.  The depth that this story has is what helps to make this series so mind-blowingly compelling!  Of course, the fact that it lacks a fairy-tale "happily-ever-after" ending...of any kind..SO FAR also has me very intrigued!  I say 'so far' because I know that there is at least one more book in this series to come and I HOPE that it is also about Valerie and her life AFTER she starts remembering just who she is.  Only Mandy could successfully write a storyline of this magnitude and have so many different factors weighing in on it and have it be so completely addicting & engrossing to the point that I couldn't put this book down until I finished it AND then go back to book 1 and re-read that one again without putting it down too!  AGAIN!  Not only has Mandy written this so successfully, but it is also done so beautifully and majestically!  This all just puts even more emphasis on Mandy's extraordinary gift and further proves just why she is a NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author and is ALWAYS at the top of my TBR list – time & time again.

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  • Posted April 13, 2015

    Linnea is a princess among the Valkyries but she still has to fo

    Linnea is a princess among the Valkyries but she still has to follow the rules. She is forbidden to love where she wants, but she is the best at what she does and is devoted to her duty. But when she is ordered to bring those with supernatural powers to Valhalla to help their cause, she meets a love she cannot leave, only to lose him. Fate isn't done with her yet though.

    Linnea is a wonderful strong character, who overcomes most obstacles with grace and courage. I found myself getting angry at the choices taken from her and the betrayals she had to go through and was unable to put the book down. I read the first book in the series and was very interested to find out just how Linnea became Valerie Falkyr and was not disappointed in this prequel. It answered all of my questions. I hope there will be another Vampyre Production novel very soon!

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  • Posted April 12, 2015

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    Great Book! This is a great book; this is the second book in the

    Great Book!
    This is a great book; this is the second book in the Vampyre Productions series by Mandy Roth. Linnea is sent by the eldest Valkyreis to find some brave warriors that can help fight the vampires. I enjoyed how this book takes us back and lets us see how Linnea meets the men in her life. There are basically three small books which then wrap it together to give us a great book. There is romance, action, and darkness and pain, but it kept me reading until I was finished. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series to find out what happens next. 
    A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

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  • Posted February 15, 2015

    Prequel chock-full of twists and turns worthy of Valhalla-Great

    Prequel chock-full of twists and turns worthy of Valhalla-Great Read

    ****A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review***




    This is Valhalla: The Valkyrie Beginnings-book 2. I would call it the prequel in the series. This is how Valerie (Linnea) lived her life as as one of Odin-s handmaidens.  She always does her job as has been asked to with 100 % full force of her being BUT she isn’t happy. Valeri (Linnea )
    knows some things- the Valkyries are stretched too thin and there are all the men she has loved, more like 3 men who came into her life . This book is 3 mini stories wrapped into one story and it works.




    This story shows how Valerie is fighting the evil by bringing over to her side strong warriors that will fight for mankind.  During the story it shows Valerie falling in love with while fighting the dreaded evil with Kerr. She had to leave him and return to Valhalla. Heartbroken while back in Valhalla, she continues fighting the evil and after some time, she ending up bringing on board another warrior into the fight for good named Gregory. As with Kerr, Valerie fell in love with Gregory too. There wasn’t much story on Gregory. Valerie moved on and went on to recruit Lucha but considering how important Kerr is to Valerie and to this story as a whole,  maybe Kerr isn’t out of the picture yet. Corbain was this character that I don’t know how to put my finger on. I think he somehow is going to play a bigger part in the story but somehow didn’t…I wonder if he will play a bigger part in story in the next book. That is something that is confusing about Corbain. I am hoping this will be cleared up in the next story. 




    Overall this is a good prequel. Just the mysteries that have me needing to be cleared up. I need to know who Valerie chose- which man.  Reading this story, be prepared –this book is not fairy light , roses and HEA.. There is darkness and pain. BUT it is like a creamy dark chocolate –makes you want more. I cant wait for book 3. I just wish I knew more about Gregory and Lucha. 




    My rating: 4.0 ****

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  • Posted February 4, 2015

    So much goes on in this book, Roth covers a lot of territory and

    So much goes on in this book, Roth covers a lot of territory and really delves into who the characters are in her Valkyrie series. We get to see who Valerie/Linnea was before book one. I found the whole book to be fascinating, they travel the world and through several different time periods, which was awesome. You also go to see who the men in Valerie's life were and how and why the came to be with her. This book was emotional, happy, sad, sexy,and heart wrenching. I enjoyed i thoroughly and look forward to more from this amazing series.

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  • Posted January 2, 2015

    Valhalla takes place before Book One the Valkyrie. Linnea the h

    Valhalla takes place before Book One the Valkyrie. Linnea the honorable, powerful emissary for good has been turned by a powerful Vampire. Now although she walks on the dark side, she hasn't forsaken everything. She has no memories of her life before death. She meets Kerr, but doesn't know their history. She is drawn to him, but he refuses her until she remembers. Other men become important to her. Her turning caused more than a need for blood.

    We see her life, loves, decisions and hardships as she walks for over a hundred years. Kerr gives her vague predictions of her future but none she can count on. Will the next chapter of her life be started by another lover from her past, or will it end by hands of her lover in the now? Betrayals seem to be a part of her life. How will she go on?

    All the answers of her past that we have foreseen are answered. You will have to determine if you are satisfied with this life. I for one was compelled by her strength softened by her vulnerability and her need for love.

    I was provided an ARC for an honest review.

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