Sunday, July 28, 2019


Welcome to Medieval Monday, the Villains and Bad Guys edition.  This week's snippet is from Bambi Lynn's exciting story, The Valiant Viking.

     Boddi studied him, considering the challenge. Finally, he shoved her to the ground at Rolf’s feet. Sharp pain seared her already bruised hands and knees.
     He made no move to help her up. Broken and dejected, she stood carefully and cowered behind him.
     Boddi scanned the line of captives, his gaze landing almost immediately on Rheda. She broke from the group, causing a moment of chaos. She ran for her life towards the woods surrounding the village but was quickly apprehended by some of Boddi’s men. They dragged her back, biting and clawing. They laughed at her struggle.
     The muscle in Rolf’s jaw twitched.

Can a foundering seaside village survive the onslaught of marauding Vikings bearing down on them?

Desperate to save her village from a band of Norsemen sweeping down the coastline, Kaylla catches her first ray of hope when she discovers one of the pillaging heathens washed ashore. Perhaps they can use this captive to bargain for the safety of their village. Rolf Bloodhands, sole survivor of a traitorous attack on his king’s fleet, assures her that his kinsmen will not spare the easy conquest of their waning village for the life of one man. Instead he teaches them the basics of defense and combat with the meager weapons they have available. If they fail to stave off the invaders, the few villagers left will either be killed or enslaved.

With only two days to prepare for an invasion sure to decimate her village, Kaylla is shocked by her attraction to the hunky Norseman she has enslaved. Who knew fear of imminent death could drive an innocent woman to explore the oldest sins known to man.


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  2. Bambi, not certain who to hate most in this excerpt. Love it.

    1. Don't you just love Viking books? They make both the best bad guys and good guys.

  3. Intense scene, Bambi! Eager to see what happens next. Happy Medieval Monday!