The Final Countdown

… apologies to those of you who now have the Europe song stuck in your head. That’s called an earworm, by the way, a tune that you just can’t shake. See? You do learn something new every day. You’re welcome.

Anyway, now that we’ve moved past earworms…VIKINGS!

Yes, the “final countdown” is to the 14 July release of Conquests: An Anthology of Smoldering Viking Romance! It’s currently available for pre-order, for a special introductory price of $0.99 – a steal, I tell you!

Isn’t the cover gorgeous?

conquests_cover

It was designed by Bibi Rizer, one of the Conquests contributors and a talented cover designer in her own right. Bibi even made a video on the cover development process, for all you design geeks out there.

While you’re waiting for the Vikings to make landfall, you can check out our Pinterest board full of Viking-related hotness and our blog, too. From now until the release date, we’re posting excerpts from each of the 13 sexy, sexy stories. You can win prizes just by commenting! Hope to see you there 🙂

More about Conquests: An Anthology of Smoldering Viking Romance:

Vikings. Fierce warriors who terrified all in their path as they raided and marauded during Europe’s Dark Ages.

But these rough men from a rugged land were also sailors, explorers, craftsmen, and highly sought after mercenaries.

Conquests will transport you to the realm of fantasy where such fearsome and loyal men are relentless, potent lovers. Whether the lady of the keep demands a few stolen hours of pleasure with a captured Viking warrior or the handsome Northman is the one seducing his captive, you will find plenty of lusty adventures in settings as far-flung as Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Byzantium, Moorish Spain and the New World. Let your fantasies run wild to a time when men wearing bearskin shirts and shining iron helms could capture a fierce maiden’s heart!

Table of Contents

The Captive by Lizzie Ashworth
A captive turns captor when the lady of an English keep commands a few stolen hours of pleasure with a captured Viking warrior

Ásgeirr and the Tree of Life by Mina Murray (that’s me!)
Danger and desire collide when a wounded Viking warrior washes ashore on a remote Irish island

A Varangian Guest by Melissa Fuchs
When her brother returns to Constantinople in the company of a warrior from the far north, a widow finds herself drawn to him with irresistible desire

How to Train Your Skjaldmaer by Delilah Devlin
A Viking jarl tricked into marrying a shieldmaiden sets out to tame his fiery bride

The Viking’s Prize by Emma Jay
Treachery and desire greet a Viking warrior who travels to the coast of Newfoundland to broker peace with the indigenous tribes

There for the Taking by Nym Nix
A captive is seduced by her Viking captor as he couples with an amorous shieldmaiden whilst she is left to watch

Sweet Silk by Megan Mitcham
A Viking returns to Persia years after saving a merchant from certain death to retrieve the child-bride awarded him—yet never claimed

Little Warrior by Evey Brett
A woman braves a pair of daunting shieldmaidens and her father’s wrath in order to take her sister’s place as bride to a Viking warrior

Protecting Her by Regina Kammer
A Byzantine noblewoman seeking refuge in a monastery loses her heart to an invader when Constantinople is sacked by the Rus

Enslaved by Elle James
A conquering Viking vows to tame his sassy Celtic slave—if she doesn’t kill him first

The Oak and the Ale by Beatrix Ellroy
A businesswoman trying to secure trade routes for her family instead finds love with a crippled warrior

New Words by Teresa Noelle Roberts
An Andalusian Arab poet learns that her new Northman husband is more than just a handsome barbarian

The Needle and the Strap by Bibi Rizer
A young man hasn’t lived up to the Viking standards of his brave and ruthless kinsmen—until he rescues a wild and wicked shieldmaiden from a burning ship

 

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About mina murray

Mina Murray is an Antipodean, whisky aficionado and (part-time) smut-peddler. Her work is published in anthologies by Cleis Press, Tempted Romance and Mischief Books, including Seductress: Erotic Tales of Immortal Desire; Best Bondage Erotica 2013; Brief Encounters: Tales of Fast Love; Sudden Sex: 69 Sultry Short Stories; The Mammoth Book of Quick & Dirty Erotica; Baby Got Back; The Big Book of Orgasms; Dressed to Impress; and Lords, Ladies, Butlers and Maids. Look out for more sexy reads in 2015 in Three of Hearts, Conquests: An Anthology of Smoldering Viking Romance and Dirty Dates. Visit Mina at her blog | twitter | pinterest
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