Thursday, May 13, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: The Viking's Warrior Bride (Brothers of Thunder #2) by Mairibeth MacMillan

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for The Viking's Warrior Bride by Mairibeth MacMillan. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blurb blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Viking's Warrior Bride
Series: Brothers of Thunder #2
Author: Mairibeth MacMillan
Publication Date: May 11th 2021
Print Length: 231 pages
Genre: Historical Romance
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Bjorn and Ylva. Two warriors who fight side by side. Two lovers who avoid commitments. But their convenient relationship just got complicated.

Determined to redeem her father’s name through her own brave deeds as a warrior, Ylva has no desire to give that up to be a mother. On the eve of returning home to the Norselands to find a foster family for her child, she is injured in an attack by a mysterious group of mercenaries. When Bjorn discovers her secret, everything changes. He has never wanted a family, his own father’s betrayal has seen to that, and yet he begins to wonder if there is anything else truly worth fighting for.

After a series of attacks by mercenaries on the fort they have been guarding, they’re asked to disguise themselves as traders and travel up the River Clyde to gather information. As they travel the situation grows stranger with every village they visit and Ylva begins to wonder what she is fighting for. All around them they find missing villagers, a mysterious bard and a population unhappy with their king and his choice of allies. When they visit the supposedly abandoned former royal residence at Alt Clut, a mysterious woman and her son stow away on the trade boat, putting all their lives in danger and prompting them to make a final stand but how much are they willing to sacrifice for their future?

**The eBook is on sale for only $0.99!**

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EXCERPT:
For the past few years, it had been only Ylva, a fact he had admitted to no one — barely even to himself. But somehow, today, he had been a little less sure. The fact that she had not come to find him straight away concerned him, so he’d waited for her to close that final distance between them. Ylva kissed him urgently, pressing her body tightly against his, and he gave thanks that nothing seemed to be amiss. Her kisses were desperate, as if she wanted him even more than he did her. He drew her close, then winced as something dug uncomfortably into his upper thigh.

“Sword,” he muttered between kisses.

“Knife,” she answered, fumbling to slide the offending article further round towards her back. Then her arms were around him again. It had always been like this between them. They could go without seeing each other for a time and then fall back into each other's arms weeks or months later, before leaving each other without a backwards glance. For a warrior, it was the perfect relationship to have.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mairibeth MacMillan lives on the shores of Loch Long on the edge of Argyll and Bute. While very picturesque, living there seems to involve endless driving and family life currently involves running a taxi service.

She was a drama teacher for many years until, during a career break, she studied for a Creative Writing degree through the Open University followed by a Masters degree in Playwriting and Dramaturgy. Over the years she has had some success with short stories and flash fictions in various competitions, magazines and anthologies. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the New Writer’s Award at the Festival of Romance.

Inspired by the discovery of a Viking fort marked on the Ordnance Survey map nearby, she started working on a series of Viking Romances set in the Kingdom of Strathclyde at the end of the Ninth century. The Viking’s Cursed Bride was the first in a series of books about four Norse cousins as they build new lives far from home. The second book The Viking’s Warrior Bride is available now.

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GIVEAWAY:
Mairibeth MacMillan will award a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blurb blitz each day. Good luck!
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50 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me on your excellent blog!

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  2. How long was the writing process?

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    1. This book took me over a year to complete -- made more difficult by the pandemic as I think everyone's lives were!

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  3. The cover of your book is highly detailed.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. I really enjoyed seeing what my cover designer came up with. I think she did a great job! Thanks for commenting!

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  4. What was one of your favorite scenes to write?

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    1. I really enjoyed the scene where they are trying to kiss and the handle of her knife digs into him in an unfortunate place!

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  5. this sounds like a wonderful book

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  6. This sounds like a very good book.

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  7. this looks like a great book!

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  8. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover and the excerpt.

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    1. Thank you! I think my designer great a great job with the cover!

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  9. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks. It is always fascinating to see how your cover designer interprets your characters!

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  10. Handsome book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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    1. Thanks, I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read more!

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  11. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read more!

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    1. Thank you! Trying to find a balance in historicals with themes that will appeal to modern readers can be a challenge!

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  14. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. I enjoyed reading the About the Author section of this review post.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. I liked the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  17. I adore reading Historical fiction! It's one of my favorite Genres.

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    1. I hope you enjoy this one if you decide to read it! :-)

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  18. Have a blessed day! Cant wait to read this!

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  19. It looks like a good read.

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  20. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  21. I can see how the same people win your giveaways all the time. They comment excessively with 1 or 2 words of nonsense. "Great Excerpt" "Looks Good". I guess I'll start doing that also, since the comments are where they are winning in numbers!

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    1. Sorry, Audrey. I am not in charge of the giveaways for these tours. They are tour wide meaning whomever organizes them (in this case, Goddess Fish Promotions) are the ones who put the giveaways together and pick winners. I just post what I am given. To be honest, I don't think they bother checking the comments. The only ones who see them ore myself and the author if the author checks out my post.

      I know it's no consolation, but I enter tons of giveaways...even the low entry ones, and I never win even though I enter every day. I don't get how the same people win.

      Please don't shoot the messenger though =( I have no control over it.

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    Thanks for the contest.

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