Home Blog Tours Review Tour & #Giveaway: To Find a Viking Treasure by Gina Conkle

Review Tour & #Giveaway: To Find a Viking Treasure by Gina Conkle

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Review Tour & #Giveaway: To Find a Viking Treasure by Gina Conkle

Welcome to the review tour for To Find a Viking Treasure by Gina Conkle! Gina will be awarding a Samsung Galaxy Tablet (a 7″ Nook) US Only to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Follow the tour by clicking on the banner image above and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. 

To Find a Viking Treasure

Review Tour & #Giveaway: To Find a Viking Treasure by Gina Conkle
by Gina Conkle
Series: Norse #2
Published by NYLA
on September 13th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Historical Romance, Medieval, Romance
Pages: 201
Format: e-book
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon |B&N |Kobo |iTunes |Google Play
Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads

Blurb:

Survival’s in his blood…

Rough-souled Brandr’s ready for a new life far from Uppsala, but the Viking has a final task —protect the slave, Sestra. Her life's full of hardship…until she learns the location of a treasure. With war coming, stealing the enemy's riches will save lives, but only one man can defend her —the fierce Viking scout, Brandr.

The two have always traded taunts, now they must share trust. Passions flare as secrets unfold, leading one to make a daring sacrifice on their quest To Find a Viking Treasure

Historical Hot Romance

To Find a Viking Treasure by Gina Conkle is all the steamy and sexy that you could ever want from a viking story.

 

 

“Growing up a slave of Frankia formed her differently. Sex was her currency. Survival was all she knew.”

 

Sestra was one of those characters that brought the spunk and sass to this otherwise Medieval setting. Viking settings always seem dark to me. All that pillaging and burning down of villages are always prominent during those times. Well, expect to get that with this story. I also enjoyed reading the teasing dialogue between her and Brandr. There was a fierce sexual undercurrent between them; trust me when I say that their love scenes are smokin’ hot.

 

“This is what happens when courage demanded action.”

 

The one thing that stood out to me was the theme of courage. Both characters’ resolve and mettle are tested throughout the story. They run into adversaries, and are also given the choice to choose life over the greed of coin and jewels. That was especially hard for Sestra because she was a slave. It was either buy your freedom or get bought. But in the end she chose courage, both when it came to fighting and her will.

A little note…

-This can be read as a standalone. It was mostly about Sestra and Brandr. Even though characters from the previous book made appearances.
-Not a lot of action. The majority of that takes place towards the end of the book.
-This was my first Gina Conkle read. I found that there was an easy flow to her words and storytelling.

Icy water drenched her, the cold droplets prickling tender skin. Blood flowed like hot honey through her sluggish limbs. She slipped one hand under Brandr’s muddy tunic, and hard male flesh pebbled against her fingertips.

Brandr broke the kiss, his breath hitching sharply. His mouth hovered over hers as if the enthralling inch between their lips fed a deep need.

He didn’t move, save his shaky grip on her arm. “Your hand…”

His firm flesh twitched under her palm.

Was the hard-souled warrior starved for touch?

Foreheads and noses brushed as she pushed his tunic up determined to have her way. They still stood in the waterfall’s mist not caring that they mere steps from the cliff. Dirt smeared Brandr’s furrowed midline. Taking her time, she wiped it off and a weave of muscles and smooth skin clenched against her hand. Enveloped in darkness, her senses came alive, touching a ridged scar on his chest, smelling pine on his skin, the uneven cadence of his voice as he whispered her name against her lips.

A fresh grew, the want to be closer. She sought the curve of his ribs, sliding her hands to his back—

“Sestra. No.” Brandr jerked away, his voice ragged. He held her at arm’s length.

“Why…why’d you stop?”

It was all she could do to form the question. She still tasted him on her tongue when he let her go. The waterfall crashed behind her its blast matching the uproar inside her.

Brandr tugged down his tunic. “This isn’t safe.”

“Dead men don’t care that we’re kissing.”

He chuckled dryly and picked up his sword from the mud. “No,” he said, wiping the weapon clean before sheathing it across his back. “You’re soaked. Those clothes of yours need to come off.”

“Most men say that come nightfall,” she teased. “The clothes coming off part.”

He went still. “I’m not most men.”

Wet black hair fell around his face, the jaggedly cut ends grazing his jaw. Though it was nightfall, she saw Brandr clearly. The rough-hewn Viking stood like a wild beast in a rare tame moment. His tarnished silver eyes pierced her, left her tongue-tied because she put him with other men who used thralls for their pleasure.

What stopped him?

About Gina Conkle

Hi, I’m Gina Conkle and I write Viking and Georgian romance, which makes for interesting characters in my head. I grew up in southern California and despite all that sunshine, I love books over beaches and stone castles over sand castles. Now I live in Michigan with my favorite alpha male, Brian, and our two sons where I occasionally garden and cook. Living in snow gives me the perfect excuse to get lost in reading and writing. I enjoy connecting with readers at conferences and on social media.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Turn on the light!

Light up your inbox and never miss a post!

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Book Outlet ad
22 comments

22
Leave a Reply

What me to visit you? Just leave a link in the comments and I will stop by. :)

avatar
20 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
18 Comment authors
Lampshade ReaderLolaamy bowensdanielle hammelefEmily Endrizzi Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Lola
Guest

I don’t think I’ve read a book with vikings before or not many. It sounds like a good one!

amy bowens
Guest

I enjoyed the excerpt. I loved how descriptive it is. Thanks for sharing

danielle hammelef
Guest
danielle hammelef

Thanks for the chance to win!

Emily Endrizzi
Guest
Emily Endrizzi

Thank you for hosting this tour and giveaway.

Victoria
Guest
Victoria

This sounds like a great book – thanks for sharing 🙂

Kim Holliday
Guest
Kim Holliday

Gina is a new author to me and I’m looking forward to reading To Find a Viking Treasure.

Ally Swanson
Guest

Excellent review! This book sounds like a great read!

anna @ herding cats & burning soup
Guest

Oh her name sounds familiar but I don’t think I have any. Love a good Viking and some serious sexual tension? Sign. Me. Up. lol

anna @ herding cats & burning soup recently posted: Memes! TTT & WoW-- Most Underrated Books!
danielle hammelef
Guest
danielle hammelef

Thanks for the chance to win. I also live in MI–are you touring anywhere there?

Dianne Casey
Guest
Dianne Casey

Gina is a new author to me and I would really enjoy reading “To Find a Viking Treasure”. Book sounds like an intriguing read.

kim hansen
Guest
kim hansen

Sounds good.

Edye
Guest

Thanks for the chance to win!

Rita Wray
Guest
Rita Wray

I have enjoyed the tour. The book sounds great.

Gina Conkle
Guest

Thanks for reviewing To Find a Viking Treasure and for hosting me on your website.

Courtney H
Guest
Courtney H

Thank you for this awesome giveaway

Emily Endrizzi
Guest
Emily Endrizzi

Wow! This book sounds awesome! Love the cover, it’s very hot!

Goddess Fish Promotions
Guest

Thanks for hosting!

Goddess Fish Promotions recently posted: New Year Tour Host Update!
Lisa Brown
Guest
Lisa Brown

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

Ally Swanson
Guest

I really enjoyed reading the excerpt and look forward to checking out this book!

Diane Elizabeth
Guest
Diane Elizabeth

I really enjoyed the excerpt. I like that it can be read as a standalone, even though I’d probably start with the first book. Added to my tbr list, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy
%d bloggers like this: