Book Promo – "Blind Allegiance" by Violetta Rand

Soul Mate Publishing

Synopsis

It’s a risk of a lifetime loving a man you’re supposed to hate…

Betrayed by a brother she hardly trusted before the bloodthirsty Viking, Jarl Randvior Sigurdsson, attacks her home, Noelle Sinclair is conveniently bartered as a means to save her cowardly sibling’s skin. Forced to leave her homeland and accompany the petulant Viking to the untamed wilderness of central Norway, Noelle is ever-aware of the burgeoning dangers around her—including her weakening resolve to resist Randvior.

Should Noelle surrender to his resplendent charms and seduction, or fight with every ounce of strength she possesses to get home?

Excerpt

Dark clouds always gathered in Noelle Sinclair’s dreams. Hundreds of nightmares had played out in her mind since childhood. Why should tonight be any different?

The smell of burning wood invaded her sleep. Smoke snatched her breath and she tried to purge her lungs by taking deep breaths. She ran for the great hall and all she could see were scorched rafters and floorboards. Guards scrambled to the battlements, while women and children fled the castle. She searched for her sisters among the people migrating outside …

“Fire!”

Noelle’s eyes snapped open at the sound of dire warning. By God, this was no dream! She flung blankets aside and rolled over, shook her older sister awake, and jumped out of bed.

“What’s wrong?” Margaret asked sleepily.

“The castle’s on fire. Get up, now!”

Margaret scurried from bed and ran with Noelle to the windows overlooking the eastern edge of the castle. Through the swirling fog, Noelle could make out a tangle of men with torches and weapons in the courtyard below. She further scanned the shoreline where the North Sea pounded against the rocks and dunes. The castle was under siege and poorly defended. Most of the soldiers and her father were in Ireland, leaving only her brother and a skeleton army behind.

Her gaze still locked on the beach, Noelle caught sight of three, silvery-white longships anchored beyond the walls. Their blood-red sails snapped in the wind. She stared in horror as the pattern on the sails came into focus—the shape of a dragon.

 About the Author

Violetta Rand holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and a master’s degree in Environmental Management. Serving as an environmental scientist in the state of Alaska for over seven years, she enjoys the privilege of traveling to remote places few people have the opportunity to see.

Violetta has been “in love” with writing since childhood. Struck with an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, at five, she wrote short stories illustrated by her best friend and sold them in her neighborhood. The only thing she loves more than writing is her wonderful relationship with her husband, Jeff. She enjoys outdoor activities, reading whatever she can get her hands on, music, and losing herself in the ancient worlds she enjoys bringing to life in the pages of her stories.

Author’s Website

 

  8 comments for “Book Promo – "Blind Allegiance" by Violetta Rand

  1. July 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Thank you for hosting

  2. July 26, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Very exciting excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

  3. July 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Well, it’s Friday. Had fun following you around this week and looking forward to more good stuff next week. Have a great weekend!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  4. July 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Sounds like a very scary introductions, thanks for the excerpt

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  5. July 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Hi again Violetta! It's been so much fun following the tour all week! Thanks so much for having it! 🙂

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  6. BookLady
    July 26, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    This has been a very interesting book tour. Thanks for sharing all the information about Vikings.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. July 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks for following Ingeborg, Karen, Shannon, Andra, and the Book Lady. See ya next week.

  8. Kate
    July 27, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Such a great book! Can't wait o give it a try!

    hense1kk (at) cmich (dot) edu

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