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Viking Warrior Rebel
     

Viking Warrior Rebel

4.7 3
by Asa Maria Bradley
 

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A 2016 RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Nominee for Paranormal Romance!

"Action-packed, sexy, and fun! Reminiscent of J.R. Ward-but with Vikings!" -ILONA ANDREWS, New York Times bestselling author

She can't let him discover...
Immortal Vikings are among us

Astrid Irisdotter is a

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A 2016 RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Nominee for Paranormal Romance!

"Action-packed, sexy, and fun! Reminiscent of J.R. Ward-but with Vikings!" -ILONA ANDREWS, New York Times bestselling author

She can't let him discover...
Immortal Vikings are among us

Astrid Irisdotter is a Valkyrie-a fierce warrior fighting to protect humanity from the evil god Loki and his brutal minions. She's on an urgent mission for her queen when everything goes hideously sideways. Undercover agent Luke Holden arrives on the scene just in time to save her life-and put his own on the line.

Luke may have saved her, but that doesn't mean Astrid can trust him. Tempers flare as they hide secret upon secret from each other, but Astrid's inner warrior knows what it wants...and it will not take "no" for an answer.

Viking Warriors Series
Viking Warrior Rising (Book 1)
Viking Warrior Rebel (Book 2)

Praise for Viking Warrior Rising:
"Breathes fresh air into paranormal romance...Vikings are the new Vampires!"-Night Owl Reviews, TOP PICK
"Bradley is a new force to be reckoned with in the paranormal genre!"-Rebecca Zanetti, New York Times bestselling author

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
08/15/2016
Frustratingly clueless Astrid is an immortal valkyrie sent to modern-day eastern Washington State to thwart Loki’s plots against humankind. Fresh from a mission she fumbled, she decides that the only way to regain the respect of her fellow warriors is to singlehandedly retrieve her queen’s brother from the outskirts of Denver and bring him home. Fortunately, bland Luke, an undercover FBI agent pretending to be a corrupt club owner, is there to rescue her when she proves herself too inept to survive. Astrid and Luke fail to communicate, have chemistry, or make readers care about either of them as they move from boring sex scenes to a disappointingly straightforward battle with the human-wolverine hybrids bred as part of Loki’s plot. The thin plot gets plastered over with absurd and vexingly unengaging scenes of pseudo-romantic jealousy and an awkward sexual assault. The second half of the book improves, only to resolve everything through the power of shallow male possessiveness. Agent: Sarah Younger, Nancy Yost Literary Agency. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
"Action-packed, sexy, and fun! Asa's debut series is reminiscent of J.R. Ward-but with Vikings." - Ilona Andrews #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Bradley pens another incredible tale of Vikings and Valkyries. This amazing story is filled with action and passion from the first page until the last. The characters are strong, likable and kick some bad guy butt. With a plot that has history mixed in with the present, readers will devour this book. Another great entry from Bradley! 4.5 Stars, Top Pick!" - RT Book Reviews

"[A] highly entertaining paranormal Viking Warriors series... The romance is sizzling, the battle scenes top-notch, and the characters intriguing. Bradley provides sufficient background for those new to the series, although the story is compelling enough to send them to the first book while waiting for the next in the series." - Booklist

"An uncommon paranormal world, a fearless heroine and a hero who embraces his partner's fighting spirit make this story a page-turner." - BookPage

"Romance readers who could use more sword-wielding warrior heroines (i.e. all of us) will love the second book in Bradley's Viking Warriors series." - B&N Reads

"The author...understands Viking lore and these elements...bring something fresh to the paranormal genre. What I love most about this series is that the heroines have their own lives and...are not just arm candy for heroes on their own adventure/quest." - Night Owl Reviews, TOP PICK!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492618874
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
10/04/2016
Series:
Viking Warriors , #2
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
303,985
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

2016 double RITA finalist Asa Maria Bradley grew up in Sweden surrounded by archaeology and history steeped in Norse mythology, which inspired the immortal Vikings and Valkyries in her paranormal romances. She arrived in the U.S. as a high school exchange student and quickly became addicted to ranch dressing and cop shows. Asa currently resides on a lake deep in the pine forests of the Pacific Northwest with a British husband and a rescue dog of indeterminate breed. She graduated from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers program at Eastern Washington University with an MFA in creative writing and also holds an MS in Medical Physics from University of Colorado. Visit her at www.AsaMariaBradley.com, or follow her on Twitter @AsaMariaBradley.

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Viking Warrior Rebel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Asa's second book! Astrid and Luke are great together. Cannot wait for the next one! Please hurry. I love this world.
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
She can’t let him discover…Immortal Vikings are among us Astrid Irisdotter is a Valkyrie-a fierce warrior fighting to protect humanity from the evil god Loki and his brutal minions. She’s on an urgent mission for her queen when everything goes hideously sideways. Undercover agent Luke Holden arrives on the scene just in time to save her life-and put his own on the line. Luke may have saved her, but that doesn’t mean Astrid can trust him. Tempers flare as they hide secret upon secret from each other, but Astrid’s inner warrior knows what it wants…and it will not take “no” for an answer. Review: I kept my eye out for this book after reading the first one and as soon as I saw it was up to be requested, I hit that "Send Request" button. First thing I was attracted to was that this one going to be Luke and Astrid's story. Then of course after reading the first book in the series I was hooked on the premise and the mythology behind it. The story and the series blends Norse mythology and contemporary times. There is still the whole genetics mystery in the story and the wolverines are getting stronger and then they are up to something new with kidnapping young women. Astrid and Luke's romance that started as a one night stand turns even hotter and soon becomes more than either expected. I am still enjoying this Author's writing style and world building and great characters. I am not sure where the series is going next, but I cannot wait to find out. This is fast-paced, action packed and super sexy story. 4Stars *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
In a forest in Washington State lies a fortress where immortal Vikings hide. They must stop half-god Loki from annihilating the human realm. As Loki is not permitted to roam the earth – Midgard – he has henchmen do his dirty deed, wolverines. The immortals’ new queen, Naya, asked her friend Astrid Idrisdotter to find her brother Scott for her impending wedding. Astrid is determined to go at it alone to redeem herself for her previous mission, which went quite badly. Alas, luck is not on Astrid’s side when she runs into a few problems: new, improved wolverines, Scott who has vanished, and Luke Holden, with whom she had had a one-night-stand… If only to give you an idea how good VIKING WARRIOR REBEL is, I am not a fan of mythology per se, and I loved this book! Ms. Bradley knows her subject, but better still she is able to smoothly weave mythology, paranormal, suspense and romance seamlessly, thus creating a fresh new world. I ran into some difficulties at the beginning of the story for a somewhat peculiar reason: while they are masterfully written, there were too many action scenes, mostly fighting and sparring scenes, to my taste. However, around halfway through the book, things really take off. I hope Ms. Bradley won’t mind, but almost from the onset I pictured Jason Statham as Luke: Luke is a tough, no-nonsense alpha male, an undercover special agent, but he has a tender side and he is very sweet. He has a terrific backstory, and I would have wished to know even more. Astrid is just a fabulous heroine, and she will forever remain my perception of a Valkyrie. The romance in VIKING WARRIOR REBEL is simply glorious! The lust that Luke and Astrid experience is palpable, but they work well together, they respect each other’s talents, they are equally strong and wilful, and in spite of major bumps on the road, they trust each other, they have each other’s back. The banter is terrific all around, the characters are all well defined, but what I liked the most is the distinctive spins Ms. Bradley put on a few commonplace paranormal elements. Life mates – själsfrände – are not exactly what we’re used to see, and both Luke and Astrid are somewhat baffled by what it entails. Berserkers, a sort of collective conscience shared by the immortal Viking warriors goes deeper than what we usually see in shifters: it’s more existential than a mere communication device, if you will; it’s the essence of the Viking warriors’ soul and I loved how that it’s much more fluid and that it is not static. And it helps a lot to see real Swedish, and not some made-up Scandinavian drivel. I wonder if there will be some Finnish mythology in the future as well… I have no idea what Ms. Bradley has in store for us in the third instalment (there will be a third book, won’t it?), but I will be waiting because the possibilities are endless! VIKING WARRIOR REBEL is an innovative, exciting paranormal romance that goes beyond the usual fare; a terrific book! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I give 4 ½ stars