by: Sheryl Nantus
Series: Odin’s Bastards
Genre: Military Romance/Fantasy Romance
Release Date: January 28, 2019
Publisher: Entangled Amara
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Liam Wolfson, the professional assassin, is dead. His new persona, Jack Hammerson, lives in a small town in Colorado, happy helping out as many of the townsfolk as he can. It’s his way of working toward some kind of redemption for his sins. Until one night when an amnesiac woman falls into his arms, calling out his old name...
Kara remembers nothing about her previous life, only brief glimpses of an old lover and their time together... but she knows her fate is entwined with Liam's. Then there’s the familiarity with all things Valkyrie and Valhalla. She worries she might be going crazy.
Liam has worked hard to hide all traces of his old life but Kara rips old wounds open as their old feelings for each other come rushing back. But it's not just Kara who's come to town looking for answers. When mercenaries arrive looking for Liam, he’ll need Kara to remember what she’s capable of if either of them is going to survive…
But we had to wait until Thor: Ragnarok to see a Valkyrie in all of her glory—and see what happened to the others in her group. I'd always loved Valkyries, loved the concept of strong warrior women—like Wonder Woman and the Amazons, another ancient idea of fighting women who took care of themselves. But what happens to these women when they're not collecting souls for Valhalla or delivering evil, condemned people to Helheim? Sure, they train and prepare for Ragnarok, but the job of going out every day and performing their duties must eventually wear them down—an other-worldly type of PTSD at seeing bloodshed and war over hundreds of years, man's cruelty to man.
My initial idea for the series blossomed from the thought of a Valkyrie coming down to a battlefield and finding a lone survivor of an ambush, drawn to him because of his inner strength and courage. What would he think of this flying woman, especially if she kissed him? Would he think he was insane or hallucinating?
What would she suffer for not reaping his soul for Valhalla? That grew into the first book, Her Alpha Viking, where we first meet Kara—the heroine for Warrior Nights.
Kara got a chance to indulge herself in some very human desires during that book and she ends up paying for it in the second—not in the sense of being punished for what she did, but for her attitude as a Valkyrie. You also meet Liam, a man trying to hide from his past and atone for his own sins, of which there are many. Both end up looking for redemption together, love helping smooth the way. Well, that and a fighting attitude.
The third book, WARRIOR IN LOVE, is due out in June and deals with a harsh fact of Valkyrie life—what happens when you burn out? When you've reaped hundreds, thousands of souls off battlefields throughout the years, it takes a heavy toll on your soul, Valkyrie or not. Laila wants to retire, but she has one last mission to do… and it involves an Indiana-Jones type of man, Trace. He works for Interpol, retrieving artifacts for their rightful owners, no matter how dangerous it is. But when the artifact could trigger Ragnarok if it falls into the wrong hands… The two of them have to save the universe! I can't wait to show it off to you—I think you'll agree Valkyries have never been so cool and so much in love as with Odin's Bastards!
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SHERYL NANTUS is an award-winning romance writer published by Entangled, St. Martin's Press/Swerve, and Harlequin's Carina Press.
When she's not writing about hunky heroes, she is sipping tea, playing board games and writing haiku.
A total fangirl at heart, she met her husband through an online fanfiction community and currently lives in Pennsylvania.
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