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A princess of defeated Mercia, Rosamund had lost all hope of a future, until she stumbled across a chained Mercian prisoner. Drawn by Boda's brutal strength and the defiance in his closed fist, she impulsively wagered her safety for his and won him from their Viking captors. But Rosamund's risk is great. For just as Boda's loyalties may not be all they seem, she too, is not what she pretends to be. And though she yearns to trust his honor and lean upon his strength, the scars of war run deep, and betrayal may be the price of love....
A fierce warrior race from a frozen land, the Vikings gloried in battle and lived for conquest. But for the Vikings in these three exciting tales, the greatest battle of all is the the one to conquer the desires of their own hearts. Forced to surrender to the power of love, they soon discover their capacity for tenderness. . . and sizzling passion to melt the coldest heart. Discover the breathtaking adventure and romance of Viking love in this thrilling bundle, which includes Ice Maiden by Debra Lee Brown, The Viking's Captive by Julia Byrne and A Moment's Madness by Helen Kirkman.
A courage to defy the Viking storm-and a love to challenge destinyBrutally kidnapped by the Danes, Lady Elene was robbed of hope and future. In her desperate bid to escape, she finds temporary safety with Berg, an exiled warrior whose barbarian splendor clashes with the dark mysteries of his lost past...a past inexorably linked to her own shattered dreams.His kingdom destroyed, Berg is unaware that the happiness stolen from him by war is once again within reach. Somehow the lovely, fearless Elene rekindles the ires of eternal hope. But as a treacherous enemy relentlessly pursues him, Berg must risk all to claim the destiny his heart demands.
Alina, Princess of the Picts, had betrayed Brand-and earned his undying hatredTheir reckless affair had once cost him all he had called his own. Now, restored to his former wealth and power, duty demanded that Athelbrand of Northumbria abduct the fugitive princess from a nunnery. With his country on the brink of war, Brand must deliver Alina to his king before he can have his revenge.Their love was burned by loss and treachery, yet as danger gathers around them, their passion once again bursts into flame. This time would the sacrifice be too great for Brand to bear...or would love finally be his ultimate redemption?
The face of a seductress and the heart of a warrior Forced to watch while Vikings laid waste her lands in East Anglia, Princess Judith seeks shelter in the only kingdom left unconquered-the court of King Alfred of Wessex. But while men may fight the invaders openly with sword and sheild, Judith must seek her own vengeance-even if that means seducing a dangerous stranger to achieve it... Einhard of Frisia owns a fleet of ships that could win the war, but his agenda calls for a more personal vendetta against an enemy who hold his only son. Yet fair Judith's pride and passion call to him, and he yearns to champion her cause, though doing so may mean he must sacrifice his own...
England, 716-a time of power and passion, corruption, courage, violence and vengeance...He was for sale-a slave forced to do the bidding of others. Dangerous...and fascinating, but no more than a thrall in chains.She was a lady, a woman bent on vengeance. A woman in need of help. Not the ordinary kind of help. What she wanted to do, what she had to do, did not require commonplace skills.It required courage that took no account of either the odds or the risks. Her idea was every bit as reckless as the slave's bravery...and in all probability just as doomed. No matter the cost, she would never be at the mercy of anyone's will again.They were worlds apart.And anything between them was.Forbidden...
Wessex, the last English kingdom to resist the raging Viking storm...Those defending the land had pledged their loyalty to the new king-and in their hands lay the fate of a nation. Though English by blood, Ash had been raised among Vikings, and was driven beyond reason to prove his allegiance to king and country, only to find himself left for dead by an English traitor.The Lady Gemma risked all to rescue the mysterious Ash. But though the wounded stranger consorted easily with the enemy, she could not fear him. And as the growing danger surrounded them, Ash would prove to be a man with the courage to risk not only life, but honor to save Gemma and earn her love!
Their Passion Could Not Be Denied--But Could Their Love Transcend All That Had Gone Before?Only a moment. . . And a decision born out of desperation had sealed Sigrid's fate. With the raiding English army at her heels, the Viking widow had thrown herself on the mercy of a fierce Saxon warrior. Perhaps it was madness that had driven her into the arms of her enemy, but his look had promised shelter from the carnage surrounding them. She had never wanted a man in her life. She remembered how much reason they had to hate each other. And now she had just done the most dangerous, stupid thing imaginable. . .
They had known each other only in dreams, but now a violent fate had made their waking worlds collide.The ethereal Lady Aurinia lived in danger from the powerful who would use her for their own ends. And yet she freely aided those in need, even knowing that love was forever denied her!Powerful in ways unspoken, the warrior Macsen had breached the mystical defenses surrounding Lady Aurinia's ancient hall, for desperation drove him to seek the help of her healing hands-and her open heart!But could the bond they'd formed-fine as gossamer, strong as steel-withstand the firestorm of a marauding Viking horde?
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