I'm offering snippets of THE VALKYRIE'S SWORD, which is available now and I'm still celebrating. My review crew say it's a good one and I'm so glad it's out. Balder is a recovering assassin from the Sword of God, a fanatical religious group. He collapsed in front of the Morukai shaman and then she sent him back home with a bear shifter and an angry Valkyrie. He's not sure he'll survive the trip. Svanhild speaks first.
“Get in the truck.” Her voice could’ve frozen liquid mercury.
Remarkably, the programing voices that usually screamed at him when in the presence of Elder Races remained silent. Or severely muffled. Whichever, he climbed into the backseat of the extended cab and scrounged around among the old rags to find a seatbelt. Safety first. Yeah, right. There wasn’t likely to be much safety in the presence of the huge man and a Valkyrie.
“Where can we drop you?” Bart started the truck and glanced at Balder in the rearview mirror.
“I work at the Little Hands Shelter.”
“Really? What do you do there?”
The tone of his question suggested Bart thought Balder might be frying the residents up and eating them.
“Angelina hired me as a handyman for maintenance in the shelter in exchange for room and board.”
Bart grunted. “Yeah, she’s always willin’ to give folks a second chance.”
Thank everything that’s holy for that.
We all need a second chance. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Gem Sivad, Jessica Subject, and Iris Blobel. Here's the blurb to THE VALKYRIE'S SWORD:
Svanhild isn’t looking for a new sword, even when one’s handed to her...
Svanhild Bjørnsdottir doesn’t need much—just a place to work in order to fix her Valkyrie motorcycle before moving on. As a fallen Valkyrie, she has no hope of settling down or returning to the Shield Maidens. Odin exiled her for defying him, and she’s not interested in going back, especially after arriving at the Fix-It Cave in Three Lakes, Michigan. But the last thing she’s looking for is love.
As a Blade in the fanatical Sword of God, a religious group bent on protecting humans from the Elder Races, Balder Templar is haunted by the ghost of his last target and his part in the deaths of her werewolf family. Hunting redemption and respite, his path leads him to Kate Blackamber, the Morukai shaman of Three Lakes. Kate knows who he is, what he’s done, and what he needs.
The Morukai lays a geas on both Svanhild and Balder—to help the other become part of the community. But when Balder rescues a little girl from an apartment fire and is recognized for his past, packmembers of the ghost arrive to demand retribution. In a town that abhors the Sword of God, Balder doesn’t have many defenders, but the Valkyrie may just be his saving grace.
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