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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, 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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    Ireland
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7 Published Works

Featured work.

The Duke's Pawn

Social data: 64.8K reads. 1.1K votes. 180 comments.

Description: The year is 1474, and Alienor, seventeen, is facing a dull future: unable to find a husband, she is to be sent to a convent. Her unusual education is everything potential suitors do not want in a wife. But she could just be what Charles the Bold, Du...

#253 in Historical Fiction

Other Works by JVernis.
The Viking's Hold (First 11 chapters)

The Viking's Hold (First 11 chapters)

9.3M 102K 7.1K

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

#170 in Historical Fiction
Completed
The Viking's Hold II: Emma

The Viking's Hold II: Emma

13.2K 394 47

At seventeen Emma is still a widow, dedicated to raising lady Aelswyn's children. Freed by the death of...

Viking's Tribute

Viking's Tribute

1M 46.5K 3.5K

At sixteen, Sunngifu is more of a spoiled child than a dignified thane's daughter. She is destined to a...

The Viking's Hold (La Poigne du Viking) Français

The Viking's Hold (La Poigne du Viking) Français

374 18 8

Les vikings! Aelswyn avait entendu les rumeurs de leur cruels exploits, des viols , des pillages, des vi...

#67 in Historical Fiction


JVernis
Slaves were whipped with this type of instrument mostly in England and lower, in Scandinavian countries they used a knutr which became the Russian knut and can peel the back to the bone. The scourge doesn't cause as much damage and was used by monks and nuns (still is) to flay themselves for penance. In BDSM I heard they use a flogger, which is much softer. But you'd have to ask them, I don't know more than wikipedia will tell me there.


JVernis
I wouldn't know, I don't have a TV. The 'real' Robin Hood would have used an English longbow, but it is impossible to shoot on  horseback. Some double curved bows have been found in graves in England and around Scandinavia, likely traded from the Middle East and central Asia.


JVernis
@elmozcookie For the times, he is a real sweetheart...
      I gave him a true Norse personality, from the sagas. They were crazy brave, as they thought the time of their death was fated and that it would happen no matter what. They were passionate, cocky, proud, practiced self praise, and killed without remorse. Honor and family were everything to them. I tried to reflect it in my male lead. They also expressed love through actions, seldom through words. There is a cultural conflict there, and Sunngifu misinterpret his actions, which annoys him. A Norse woman would have known he was smitten with her. Sunngifu was told before, but wouldn't listen. As usual...


JVernis
@sophiesing Free women had a stronger say, I agree. And they were safe as long as they were calm and polite. Insulting someone could have them killed or fined just as a man. A slave was just an object, and her owner was responsible for her. He told her before, she needs to have more safe control. As a slave, he can take the blame for her and choose her punishment, as his wife he couldn't. He is giving her a chance to improve before he marries her. Plus if she loses the child before that, she can still decide to return to her father, so he is giving her the option. Does it make sense?