Asa Maria Bradley was born and grew up in Sweden, although she now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She studied both creative writing and Medical Physics and now writes paranormal romances. Viking Warrior Rising is the first book in her Viking Warriors series, and it releases November 3rd.
Leif Skarsganger and his band of warriors were sent to earth to stop Loki from destroying humanity. Leif is a warrior above all, and that’s all he has time for. Until he’s under attack by Loki’s minions and finds himself rescued by mysterious Naya Brisbane. His half-conscious kiss triggers an ancient Norse bond before Naya disappears into the night.
The unfinished bond awakens Leif’s warrior spirit, and he knows if he doesn’t find her soon, he will be overcome with the berserker rage. But Naya has secrets of her own, and doesn’t want to be found, no matter how attractive she finds the mysterious Norse stranger.
Viking Warrior Rising is a fantastic beginning to an intriguing new series. Though the Norse gods are familiar from the popular Avengers movies, their presence is where the similarity ends. Naya is a strong character with a dark past, but the relationship between her and Leif grows, making both of them stronger.
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