The Valkyrie

The Valkyrie

by Mandy M. Roth


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Resurrection's a bitch.
Valkyrie, Book 1
For Valerie Falkyr, "Who am I?" isn't the only unanswered question. It's where she was before she woke up four years ago. All she knows is she has one best friend. And Payton, the doctor she trusts with the shreds of her life.
Just as her relationship with Payton starts to heat up and Valerie begins to reach out for something like a normal life, a series of bizarre and unexplainable events begins pummeling her from all sides. Leaving her with a new question to add to the list: "What am I?"
Magical abilities she didn't know she possessed are emerging. And dreams of a former life she doesn't want to remember leave her in a cold sweat.
As darkness descends and old enemies resurface, Valerie finds herself caught in a dark, bloodthirsty world with no way out. Her only defense-Lucha, Gregory and Kerr, three not-quite-human lovers from her inked-out past.
The only question left is whether she will survive long enough to remember which one loved her most...
Warning: Contains temperamental female who can and will toss magik at anyone who ticks her off, hot hunky immortal men who have a history of heating up the sheets with her and some kick ass fight scenes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605049304
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Series: Vampyre Productions Series , #1
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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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Valkyrie (Vampyre Productions Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
samanthajayne13 More than 1 year ago
The Valkyrie was a very interesting book. Very different from the other books that I have read by Mandy Roth. But overall a great book. Very fast paced book. 
Maura222 More than 1 year ago
Valerie Falkyr's past is a blank slate. She remembers nothing from before she was brought to the hospital mostly dead but her name. She was befriended by the nurse who cared for her and her doctor. She is a college student and has made her home in a small town, but most of the townspeople are leery of her and her past or lack thereof. A horror movie company is filming in her town, bringing strange and dangerous incidents and her memory back. Three men from her unremembered past, and one from her present try to be part of her life, which is once again in danger. I loved this story of the amnesiac Valkyrie. Valerie's love life is extremely complicated, and fascinating. The plot of this novel is full of exciting twists and turns, both erotica and thriller by turns. The characters are colorful and of many paranormal persuasions as well as human. I am looking forward to reading the prequel Valhalla.
Robin_Manor More than 1 year ago
I was so psyched to see the tittle of this book, The Valkyrie as I really enjoy Norse mythology especially stories in loving the Valkyrie. Combine that with the awesome paranormal/scify/romance adventure writng of Mandy Roth and it's pretty much a sure win. I was a bit disappointed with the story and pretty confused at times especially the last third of the book. The story starts out a bit slow but it does draw you in with the mystery of who and what Valerie really is, it's also intriquing to see her powers slowly evolving, and her bonds to her best friend Molly and budding romance with Peyton. They know Molly is a bit "more" which make them even more protective and supportive of her. At some point Valerie hears the screams of a women and rushes off to rescue her. She embarrassingly finds herself on the set of a vampire horror movie with a gorgeous lead male and the screaming woman turning out to be an actress. This is where Valerie gets involved with Guytsno, the lead male who is a vampire in real life. The plot takes off running in many directions at this point. Several lovers from the past join the story and we learn that Valerie is really a Valkyrie/Vampire who's dad might have been a Wizard and who's mom was a Valkyrie. Instead of Valerie being the strong Valkyrie heroine she starts to come off as flighty and a bit clueless as well. The fact that there are five lovers from her past and present life doesn't seem to phase her, and it seems she is sexually attracted to almost all the males who come close to her. Despite her lack of memory she has apparently had a very busy past. The last third of the book seems to rush quite a bit and the story comes to an unresolved ending, certainly not yet a happy one, some of this does get resolved in the other book in the series. This was my second reading of this book and it was a bit more clear as I had a chance to read the prequel book Valhalla, which ties all these characters stories together for the most part and gives the reader bit more of a timeline. Valerie's reactions were a bit underwhelming when her closest friends fall victim to tragedy, I was more upset than she was. Perhaps these events ,the reveal of what she truly is and hints of her past are so enormously overwhelming, that some of her "off" behavior and reactions is understandable. On the plus side there is a whole lot of action, suspense, mystery, varying species of paranormal characters and its worth an afternoons read. I highly recommend continuing on to read Valhalla it will clear up Valerie's story throughout hype hundreds of years of her existence and it is still a pretty good adventure.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Paranormal! This is a great paranormal book; this is the first book in the Vampyre Production Series by Mandy Roth. Valerie just woke up four years ago, she has no memory of who she is or the power she has. Now she needs to find out who or what she is and who these sexy men are who are in love with her, and they all seem to be strong alpha males. The characters in this book are great and I couldn’t wait to read this to find out what happens next. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. 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.
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
Karma is the Ultimate- VAL is awesome!! ***A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review** The story starts out 5 years ago with the heroine waking up with not knowing who she is , in a hospital bed. This is what happened to Valerie Falkyr after being found totally battered.  She ends up making friends with the nurse who took care of her and the doctor on her case ends up her boyfriend/lover. Fast Forward 5 years—Valerie has moved on, never finding out much about her background since the attack on her. She has accepted she may never find out what happened or remember who is or was. Valerie finds out there is something not quite human about herself but she doesn’t want to admit it to her friends, afraid she will run them off. But come to find out, they know. Valerie doesn’t want to look too deep as to why they aren’t too curious about her “magic” or her background. She is just happy they aren’t running from her. Life is finally going right for her. But things are going to drastically change. A film company comes to town to make a film, and Valerie is face to face with sexy Italian & hot Scottish –they are both fighting over her. Not verbally, but literally. Memories start to trickle in and then come seeping in, haunting her.  The author writes a great backdrop of a story, using a Norse storyline for a modern day romance story with an action/paranormal twist. Love how the story is written with the flashback from Valerie’s past with each man she was with. Do not want to give spoiler but just to say, WOW. Cant wait to read book two My rating: 4.8 stars ****. 
angelblue-240 More than 1 year ago
Hmmmm..... Where to start. Well first off, let me say how much I adore Mandy Roth, I think she is a phenomenal author and while I usually love her books (some more than others) The Valkyrie fell short for me. I'm not sure what it was exactly, the story moves quickly and there is a lot of action, but at times it was confusing. Maybe it was because Valerie had amnesia and didn't know what was going on which in turn means the reader was confused as well. The first two thirds of the book did keep me engaged though, yes I was confused, but I was desperate to learn more about Valerie and her past. But then the last part of the book is where I was left scratching my head, there was too many characters added, too much happening in a short amount of time, way too many men in love with her, and then an ending with no resolution. I do realize that this is the beginning of a series and I'm sure that the later books will wrap up all the loose ends and unanswered questions that the reader may have. And despite the fact that this book wasn't for me I will still continue to read and recommend Mandy's books. *I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
Cherri-Anne More than 1 year ago
..I’m also a hundred years dead.         I always wondered how Vampires kept track of their “ages”.  LOL  This book is absolutely wonderful!!!  I did not think it possible, but Mandy has managed to astound and amaze me yet AGAIN with another fantastic story that is equal parts unique, romantic, hot & awesome!!  This is the first book that I have read that has a Valkyrie in it, let alone as the main character, so I was going in with little to no expectations beyond the fact that I would enjoy it just because it is written by Mandy.  As expected, Mandy did NOT disappoint!  In fact, I don’t know if Mandy COULD disappoint me!  She hasn’t so far and I have read a LOT of her books!  This book has a darker subject & overall tone to it and reminds me of Mandy’s Daughter of Darkness trilogy, which is the first series that I read of hers and kicked off my full blown stalker love for her!  I love the sarcasm and snarky sense of humor in here.  So many awesome lines, but a couple of my favorites are – “Kill a vamp, gain a nod – score one for me.”  And then the classic -  “No pain.  I made a mental note to keep a bottle-of-Gregorios next to my bed at all times for pain relief.  He was cuter than a bottle of aspirin, that much was for sure.”  Mmmm, what I wouldn’t give for a bottle of that myself!  Of course having this humor is one of the things that has helped Valerie cope with her life.  Or what she KNOWS of her life that is.  I actually loved the concept of the storyline regardless of what “species” Valerie truly is and can’t wait to read more!  True to form, Mandy has written another compelling story that had me hooked from the start!  Of course having great depth to the characters and a great mystery with the guessing game of just who & what Val was before she woke up doesn’t hurt either!  Some of the things I look for before declaring a book a great book is if I can relate to the characters, feel what they are feeling and talk about them like they are my friends, and also get pulled into the world that it takes place in as well as wanting to keep reading and reading.  Not only does this book do that, but it also shows that Mandy has that special gift that only a few authors can successfully lay claim to.  As long as you like your books to be addictive, completely engrossing and leave you reaching for the next one, then this is the book for you!!!!
BFuller65 More than 1 year ago
Five years following a horrific accident and Valerie still can't remember her prior life. She's reconciled herself to that and has moved on to building herself a new life with the help of her closest friends, Molly and Dr. Payton Sullivan; the nurse and doctor who were there for her during the long healing process after the accident. When a popular production company comes to town to film a movie, past meets present and everything she has known gets turned upside down. The play off the Valkyrie legend from Norse mythology was a fantastic storyline for me. I was pleasantly surprised by the way the author chose to spin it. It boggled my brain at first, because really, how does something like that happen to a Valkyrie of all deities? Ms. Roth did an excellent job of answering that question without requiring the reader to suspend all modicum of belief in spite of this being PNR. I enjoyed the way Valerie's Valkyrie attributes started to trickle back along with her memories and even her somewhat self-deprecating sense of humor. I did stumble a bit over Molly and Payton's parts in the story but, all in all, the end did justify the means. I'd like to think that it was part of the set-up, along with the introduction of a number of possible male leads, for a follow-on book. That would tickle me to no end! I would highly recommend that others read this book. It holds up well as a standalone but I'm sure that most readers would hope it's a long series. *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
cherigCG More than 1 year ago
Wow! Action. Mystery. Hot guys. An ordinary woman with no memory beyond five years--who slowly discovers she is far from ordinary. We all have a past. Valerie has a PAST! She survived mortal injuries waking with no memory other than her name. She has lived and built a life for herself that is shattered by the appearance of a horror film actor, Guytano. He plays dark vampire roles. He's so good because they are cameo rolls. Her relationship with the doctor who treated her and has loved her is interrupted by her attraction to Guytano. It is also the beginning of remembering and learning about her astonishing past. Two men aren't enough to distract her, three others show who insinuate a past relationship. As she learns what they meant to her, what she has done a battle begins. The enemy and friends seem indistinguishable. This is not light hearted as are many of Ms. Roth's books. Action packed, mysteries resolved only to add more mystery to Valerie’s life. This is book one and leaves us wanting more. Valery has loses and adds new friends, but her life is forever changed. Don't miss this one. I was provided an ARC for an honest review.
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