The Gripping Beast by Charlene Teglia was my first foray into Viking romance. It had everything I was expecting, a feisty heroine, a pushy alpha male, a conflict between his responsibilities as jarl and her femenist demand for independence, hunting lodges, and longboats, plus a great sense of humor.
Please enjoy these excerpts and give Charlene’s fun, adventurous novel a try!
She patted his muscled chest gratefully. “Good hallucination.”–Kindle Locations 560-561
He had gained more than he had ever expected this day. A private playmate, a respite from endless duty, a source of brightness in his days to look forward to . . . Erik was suddenly eager to be on his way home.–Kindle Locations 589-595
He should sell her and be rid of her. Then he would be rid of the evidence of his foolish actions and free also of the twisted desire he felt for one so blighted.–Kindle Locations 1103-1104
With a low sound of encouragement, he cupped the back of her head with one hand and held her for his ravishment.–Kindle Locations 2094-2095