Viking Warrior Rising by Asa Maria Bradley is a debut novel that breathes fresh air into the over-crowded paranormal romance genre with an exciting tale of modern adventure mixed in with Norse mythology. Vikings are the new Vampires!
Leif is a King entrusted to protect humanity from Loki’s minions who can’t seem to win a fair fight so they start to play dirty with scientific experiments and chemical warfare. Naya is caught in their crosshairs and needs Leif’s help to save a family member but her own secrets keep her at a distance, even while living under the same roof.
Let me give you two reasons why you are going to love this story. First, the paranormal elements are well-developed and fresh. The language, the mythology, and the camaraderie amongst the warriors bring excitement to the pages. Second, I have read a zillion paranormal stories where the non-paranormal character is introduced to the paranormal world and then it becomes a “fish out of the water” themed story. We would see the paranormal world through their eyes and it’s all consuming. In Viking Warrior Rising, the non-Viking Warrior has her own life and purpose not connected to her soul mate. She has a professional day job and a mission that she will complete with or without help from the Vikings. It’s very refreshing.
I’m very excited about the possibility of more books in the Viking Warrior series. There are two things that I am hoping to read in the next book. First, the long awaited brother and sister reunion where readers might learn more of the heroine’s backstory and what lies in store for her brother. Second, I can’t wait for the appearance of the much-talked-about villain, Loki. Loki is a favorite villain of mine and I’m looking forward to reading Asa’s spin on this tricky trickster character.
"Move over Highlanders...the Vikings are coming!"-Rebecca Zanetti, New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Protector series
Immortal Vikings are among us
Leif Skarsganger and his elite band of immortal warriors have been charged to protect humanity from the evil Norse god Loki.
Under attack from Loki's minions, Leif is shocked to encounter a dark-haired beauty who fights like a warrior herself. Wounded and feverish, the Viking kisses her, inadvertently triggering an ancient Norse bond. But when Naya Brisbane breaks away and disappears before the bond is completed, Leif's warrior spirit goes berserk. If Leif doesn't find her fast, he's going to lose himself to permanent battle fury.
But Naya doesn't want to be found...and he'll do anything to find her. Because they're both running out of time.