Viking King’s Vendetta by Sky Purington

King’s Vendetta


of the Dragon



Genre: Time Travel
Fantasy/Shifter Romance

Date of Publication:  August 13, 2018
Number of pages:  260
Word Count:  83,000
Cover Artist:  Tara West
Book Description:
Taking a few months to reflect on
what she truly wants from life, Emily returns to her family home in Winter
Harbor, Maine. Yet she should have known her ties with ancient Scandinavia and
those with dragon blood would catch up with her. Moreover, that her connection
with the man she loves would be impossible to ignore. Something soon proven
when he pulls her back in time to tenth century Norway.
Determined to help his people
defeat a dark prophecy, Viking Sven Sigdir returns to his homeland to find two
regions minus their beloved kings. Leaderless, both clans look to Sven to rule.
Though willing to rise up, he must first uncover the root of the prophecy. That
means reuniting with the woman who holds his heart and setting forth on a perilous
Sven and Emily navigate not only
their feelings for one another but the burgeoning prophecy that might take it
all away. Will they be able to conquer their new adversary before it’s too
late? Or is this just the beginning of something that will change life as they
know it? Find out in Viking King’s Vendetta, an action-packed adventure ripe
with sizzling passion, epic battles, unexpected twists and memorable
3 (Battle Scene)
She eyed someone
suspicious. The warrior was smaller than his counterparts, but there was no
missing his stealthy ways as he managed to keep just out of the fighting.
Though there was no sign of a tattoo, to her mind that made sense. Why put it
where it could be seen again?
If anything, the
enemy likely learned from his mistake yesterday. 
Though tempted
to communicate with Sven telepathically, she wasn’t about to take any chances.
So she kept on fighting, all the while moving closer and closer, assessing the
man for anything that might help them in the future. From what she could tell,
he was completely normal. No glassy mesmerized or even black eyes. He just
seemed sleazy.
She was nearly
on him, ready to lunge when the hair on the back of her neck stood on end. Her
inner dragon screamed up, and her vision went bright red. She wasn’t shifting,
but her dragon was terrified, and Emily listened. Caught in a strange limbo
made of repressed dragon magic, she spun, aimed and whipped her dagger without
giving it any thought.
The blade, thank
the gods, missed Sven’s cheek by a centimeter and slammed into the windpipe of
a man that had been seconds away from running his sword through her mate. Sven
spun, and his eyes locked on the warrior as he fell to his knees. A man, as it
turned out, with a fading dragon tattoo on his neck.
She had taken
down their assassin.
Half a breath
later, a blade slipped around her neck, and the sleazy man behind her roared,
“Drop your weapons, or she dies!”
The look in
Sven’s eyes when he turned back was thunderous. He was so close to embracing
his dragon that rain hissed and spit off his skin. Time seemed to slow as she
thought fast and weighed her options. Her kin still fought, not quite
comprehending what was happening yet.
So she needed to
act decisively.
She needed to
end this before they complied.
“No,” she
whispered as steam began rising off Sven’s skin. She spoke into his mind. “Stay
your dragon, Sven. Our people and kin are too important for you to lose
Then she did
something extremely risky. A move she had only ever practiced on Sven, and it
never went well. Not ever. It always risked her jugular vein. But she had to
give it a shot. She had to keep him from shifting.
So as fast as
she could, she slammed her elbow back into the man and deflected the hand
holding the dagger to her throat with her other arm. Thankfully, she got lucky,
and he stumbled back. Adrenaline rushing, she punched him hard then drove her
dagger up into his heart.
“Gotcha,” she
whispered, grinning before she pulled away then staggered back as she lost her
balance. Having long perfected her sea legs, she didn’t understand at first
until she looked down and saw blood pouring down her chest.
“Crap,” she
whispered as she pressed her hand against the wound on her neck. He had gotten
her after all. Nicked the jugular based on the amount of blood. She turned and
tried to stumble to a nearby mast for support, but Sven was already there, his
eyes wide with fear.
“Loki’s Hel,
woman, you know better than to have done that,” he growled in anguish as he
pressed his hand against her neck. Connected in a way only dragons could be,
the others knew as soon as it happened that she was fatally wounded.
Yet they had no
choice but to keep fighting. 
Vigdis helped
Sven lower her against the mast, replaced his hand with hers against Emily’s
neck and met his eyes. “I will stay with her. You need to keep fighting,
dragon.” When he shook his head, she cut him off with sharp words. “You need to
help your kin and end this fighting if you intend to keep your people safe,
King Sven.”
His eyes drifted
in shock to Emily. He was already lost thinking she was leaving him. She
blinked and tried to nod to him that it was all right, but she wasn’t sure
anything moved. Everything was going numb, and her tongue didn’t work.
“Go!” Vigdis
roared and shoved him with her free hand. “Now!”
He nodded, his
eyes tortured before he spun, roared and took up defense in front of them. But
not before his whispered words rolled through her mind. How much he loved her.
That he would keep her safe. He would be back. Not to fear.
Then she slipped
into utter darkness.

About the Author:

Sky Purington is the bestselling
author of forty novels and novellas. A New Englander born and bred who recently
moved to Virginia, Sky was raised hearing stories of folklore, myth, and
legend. When combined with a love for history, romance, and time-travel,
elements from the stories of her youth found release in her books.
Purington loves to hear from
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Flashback by Maria Hammarblad

Maria Hammarblad

Genre: Romance/Military

Publisher: Sadowski Media

Date of Publication: August 1, 2018
Originally Published by Desert Breeze Publishing June 21, 2013

ISBN: 1723130176

Number of pages: 155
Word Count: 47656

Cover Artist: Juan Villar Padron

Tagline: The thing about fighting evil? It keeps coming back.

Book Description:

As the sole survivor of a Taliban POW camp, Steve Petersen is damaged goods. He is convinced that he left his sanity within the horror-filled walls that held him captive for the better part of a year. His mind is trapped in moments of graphic, soul-crushing flashbacks, and his only solace is the momentary reprieve he gains from alcohol and drugs.

When he mysteriously wakes in a bright and cheery bedroom that belongs to a woman he barely remembers meeting, he knows he should leave. He should save the widow Anna from his own special brand of crazy. Leaving is not as easy as one would think, and he finds himself drawn into a world of real life problems such as folding laundry, and what to make for dinner.

This new way of life eases his need for drowning his pain in substances and offers moments of quiet healing – until Anna disappears. To save her, Steve must face the demons that have tortured him for so long and return to the place where it all began. Afghanistan.

Life outside
could sure be exhausting. Anna went into the kitchen, and Steve rested his head
back and closed his eyes. Listening to her hum a song, just a little out of
tune as she loaded the coffee maker soothed his nerves.
A hard rattling
sound made him open his eyes again.
Gunshots, and
they were close.
Anna still sang,
and she would be an easy target.
He ran through
the apartment, making sure to stay away from the windows. Peeking around the
corner, his beautiful fiancée was oblivious to the danger.
How did they
He sprung out
from his hiding place behind the wall, shoved her down on the floor, and threw
himself over her. After all she did for him, protecting her with his own body
was the least he could do.
Anna wheezed,
clearly trying to draw a breath.
“Sssh, they’re
She lay on her
back, and the question in her eyes was clear. Have you lost your mind? Of
course he had, a long time ago. She should know.
When she opened
her mouth, he covered it with his hand, so she couldn’t draw attention to them.
“Don’t you hear
them? The shots?”
She shook her
head and closed her fingers around his wrist, attempting to pull his hand away.
“I think we’re
safe, but be very quiet.”

About the Author:

Maria Hammarblad is an author and bass player whose fascination with books started early. Before she could read or write, she made her mother staple papers together to resemble books. She drew suns in them and claimed they were “The Sun Book.” They were all about the sun.

The four-year-old also claimed her existence on Earth was a mistake, the result of a horrible mix-up, and that her real family would come to bring her home to her own planet at any time. This didn’t happen, but her fascination with books and other worlds stayed with her.

Besides novels, she also writes award-winning screenplays, enjoys photography, and works with animal rescue organizations.

An Angel’s Unintentional Entanglement by Tena Stetler

An Angel’s Unintentional Entanglement   

A Demon’s Witch’s Series

Book Four
Tena Stetler
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: August 6, 2018
ISBN:  978-1-5092-2142-4 Paperback
ISBN:  978-1-5092-2143-1 Digital
Number of pages: 408
Word Count: 98,000
Cover Artist: Kristian Norris
Tagline:  Warrior angels are forbidden to fall in love…sometimes fate has other ideas.
Book Description:
Fallen warrior angel, Caden Silverwind, lives alone in Colorado’s rugged Rockies, healing from physical wounds as well as the mental anguish suffered during battles with dark demons. Then he finds a woman barely clinging to life after a horrendous beating. He is not prepared for the entanglement she brings to his life, nor the feelings she awakens in him.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Agent, Mystic Rayne’s personal dilemma and assignment nearly gets her killed. Divine intervention is a complication she never expected and her growing attraction to Caden is undeniable. Can she trust him with her secret?
Their quest to uncover her attacker takes them from the pristine mountains in Colorado to the wilds of Wyoming. Along the way, they find answers which may place them in more danger. Determined to solve the mystery, they must also navigate their feelings and fears to find love and unite heaven and earth.
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Sunrise brought
an orange glow spreading over the top of Independence Pass, bathing the valley
in warm golden shards of sunlight. Caden stood on the ridge with wings spread,
brushing the breeze and absorbing the sun’s warmth. Feels better than
yesterday. Finally, I’m gaining some strength back. It was time to move on to
Maroon Bells and the lake to enjoy summer in the Rocky Mountains. Carefully, he
tucked his wings in and picked his way down the trail. Dislodged rocks and
sticks bounced down the path ahead of him as he stopped to admire the view and
noticed something in the brush.

She lay naked,
battered, and beaten several yards off the trail. Her long, straight black hair
fanned around her head, tangled with twigs and bits of grass.  Caden moved silently toward her, stopped, and
picked up a Bureau of Indian Affairs ID a few feet from where she lay. He
stuffed it in his pocket while watching the surrounding area for signs of her
attackers. Kneeling down at her side, he saw scratches and bruises on her
high-sculpted cheekbones and her full lips had a shading of blue around them.
He placed his hand lightly on her chest, felt a weak heartbeat and sensed a
brave soul unwilling to give up. God, this is the last thing I need.
About the Author:
Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance novels. She has an over-active imagination, which led to writing her first vampire romance as a tween to the chagrin of her mother and delight of her friends. After many years as a paralegal, then an IT Manager, she decided to live out her dream of pursuing a publishing career.
With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of witches, shapeshifters, demons, faeries, and gryphons, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them.
Well, okay there are a few companion animals to round out the tales. Travel, a bit of mystery, and adventure flourish in her books.
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