July 22, 2015

#Review of Avelynn by @marissa_author

One extraordinary Saxon noblewoman and one fearless Viking warrior find passion and danger in this dazzling and sensuous debut

Marissa Campbell's debut novel is a winning combination of romance, history, and adventure sure to appeal to fans of Diana Gabaldon.

It is 869. For eighteen years, Avelynn, the beautiful and secretly pagan daughter of the Eadlorman of Somerset has lived in an environment of love and acceptance. She hasn't yet found a man to make her heart race, but her father has not pressured her to get married. Until now. With whispers of war threatening their land, her father forces Avelynn into a betrothal with Demas, a man who only covets her wealth and status. The dreaded marriage looming, she turns to her faith, searching for answers in an ancient ritual along the coast, only to find Alrik the Blood-Axe and sixty Viking berserkers have landed.

Alrik is unlike any man she has ever known, strong and intriguing. Likewise, he instantly falls for her beauty and courage. The two stumble into a passionate love affair, but it's more than just a greedy suitor who will try to keep them apart.

As the Saxons and Vikings go to war, Avelynn and Alrik find themselves caught in the throes of fate. Can they be true to their people as well as to each other?
 About the Author

MARISSA CAMPBELL is the co-author of the award-winning self-help book Life: Living in Fulfillment Every Day. She is a proud member of the Historical Novel Society and an ERYT Hatha Yoga instructor and studio owner of Pure Intention Yoga. Campbell lives in Ontario, Canada.

This one OMG I just died over.  Ive been pagan for over 20 years and this was just soaked with the correct terms etc.  I loved it!  The story could be very closely related to others like Romeo and Juliet etc.  Where two people from waring people fall in love.  It was a breathtaking read.  I loved how the author did the intimate scenes without them being cheap or disgusting.  You could tell that they had a love and draw to each other.  

Each character was amazing. I would really love another story about Avelynn's parents.  It would be wonderful to know about them more.  

This is a really hard book to review because of spoilers.  But the descriptions and story and of course the characters were just so perfect in this book. 

So one I want in finished signed copy. 

 Go Into This One Knowing 

Its a def. must read! 

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