Sunday, 29 December 2013

Review ~ Viking Fire ~ Andrea R. Cooper

Title: Viking Fire
Author: Andrea R. Cooper 
Genre: Historical Romance

~ Blurb ~

856 CE, Ireland is a land of myth, magic, and blood. Viking raiders have fought the Irish for over half a century. Rival Irish clans promise only betrayal and carnage.

Kaireen, daughter of Laird Liannon, is suddenly forced into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, a Viking. She refuses to submit. With no mention of love, only land and the protection of her clan, she endeavors to get her betrothed banished from her country. Will love find its way around her stubborn heart?

Bram, the Viking, finds himself without future or inheritance as a younger son in his family. A marriage to the Laird’s daughter would grant him land if he swears fidelity and if his men will fight along with the Liannons against any foe—Irish or Viking. However, the Laird’s feisty daughter only holds animosity for him and his kind. Is marriage worth the battle scars of such a relentless opponent?

With the blame for a rival laird’s death treacherously set against the Liannons, Kaireen and Bram must find a way to lay aside their differences as an unforeseen darkness sends death snapping at their heels.

~ Review ~ 

Historical romances always makes me think about how great it would have been to be born in another time, and long for true romance before all the modern day distractions came into play.  This story was no different and I loved reading Kaireen and Bram’s story as Bram has to prove himself to Kaireen. 

Kaireen was never going to submit quietly to an arranged marriage, to a Viking of all people, and her feistiness added an extra layer of interest to the story whilst Bram’s looks and humour was enough to win me over immediately.  I loved how he didn’t turn at the first obstacle and was willing to be patient.        

With the threat of war, there was never a dull moment as Kaireen and Bram were thrown together in life or death situations.  This story is fast paced with plenty of action leaving me no choice but to keep turning the pages late into the night. 

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~ Author Bio ~ 

Growing up in Houston, Texas, Andrea has always enjoyed creating characters and stories. But it wasn't until she was in her late twenties that she started writing novels.

What happened that ignited the writing flame in her fingers? Divorced, and disillusioned by love songs and stories. They exaggerate. She thought. Love and Romance are not like that in the real world. Then she met her husband and realized, yes love and romance are exactly like the songs and stories say. She is now a happy wife, and a mom to three kids (two boys and a girl).

Once she heard about a writer who never let her characters deviate from the script. If they did, she just killed them. How sad, she thought. For her one of the best parts of being a writer is letting the characters have a mind of their own and seeing where the story takes them.

She loves this quote from Robert Frost, which sums up her opinion on allowing the characters their freedom: "No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader."
― Robert Frost

Andrea writes fantasy, paranormal and historical romance. When not writing or reading, one may find Andrea dancing in Zumba.

She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most importantly, she believes in love.

Author's Links 
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for having me and for your review. I hope you have a wonderful New Years.