Busy and temperamental, that would define me. I tend to  take on more than I can chew and I'm the queen of procrastination. I guess I need the pressure of the deadline to get started. But once I'm there I always finish, so don't expect me to stop writing, even if you are begging for it.
I am writing mostly for myself (I need to practice my written english), and for my teenagers to have extra reasons to complain about me . Not that they are needing any. But you are welcome to like it, review it, comment and complain too.
Allergies warning: my work is 100% free from highschool, dead guys, 6/8/10 packs, drooling girls, cheerleaders, same gender/family sex, good hearted players, arranged marriage, standard ending/plot.
Possible trace of hot guys/girls, soft hot scenes, nasty fight scenes, romantic stuff.
Ingredients: History, science, humor, sword fight, logic, past/future mix, war, plotting, warriors, twisted villains.
Proportions may vary.
Now you are warned!

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Viking's Tribute

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Description: At sixteen, Sunngifu is more of a spoiled child than a dignified thane's daughter. She is destined to a life of wealth and power. Until her father fails to pay the Viking's tribute...

#7 in Historical Fiction

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The Viking's Hold (First 11 chapters)

The Viking's Hold (First 11 chapters)

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This book is now available on Amazon and unfortunately they won't allow me to put it up elsewhere for fr...

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Sha'tan: The Moon Lady

Sha'tan: The Moon Lady

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500 years after the Black Death ended the old World, two races coexist on the planet: Humans and Sha'tan...

The Viking's Hold II: Emma

The Viking's Hold II: Emma

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At seventeen, Emma was still a widow, dedicated to raising her mistress' children. After the death of he...

The Duke's Pawn

The Duke's Pawn

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The year is 1474, and Alienor, seventeen, is facing a dull future: unable to find a husband, she is to b...

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So, I'm moving house tomorrow and I might not have internet for a few days so no installment of VT this WE. However I will have next chapter written so as soon as I can connect, it will be in the pipes.
      Have a great week-end. :D

This is HISTORICAL FICTION.  She should have left... to go where? Another stupid escape? Alone, in the snow, and pregnant, on an island. That would have gone well. And once captured, he would have had no choice but to execute her. In the 10th century  having an attitude would be the death of you, literally. The point is, she is not in a position to protest!

This is historical fiction. True to her time, a slave had NO rights. Technically, she was given to him by her father, he stripped her of nothing.  And she brought her suffering on herself by resisting every bit of the way. A real woman of the 10th century would have coped and made the best of things. Seduced him and wrapped him around her little fingers. By Norse and Anglo-Saxon laws, he is simply exercing his rights and she is a criminal, because she insulted him (death penalty), threw mead at him (death penalty), tried to escape (whipping, often to death). He is in  fact extremely kind with her, and in the eyes of medieval people, she would be a spoiled brat.

A Norseman of the 10th century making amends? Fat chance! A sixteen years old girl at the time would be married, in charge of a full household since she was 12, mother of 2-3 children and expected to behave like a 21rst century 30 years old at all times. No one would have given her any slack based on her age. And her only chance to improve her life and that of her unborn child IS to work on being a good wife to him. It's not like she has other choices.