Countdown to Lord of Fire and Ice

Lord of Fire and Ice

Click to learn how you can get this book FREE!

Update: Congrats to Allison Motherway and Kanya! They’ve won a copy of Maidensong.

In another few days and some odd hours, Lord of Fire and Ice will hit the shelves of a bookstore near you.  For the next 5 days, it’s a Featured Selection on DISCOVER A NEW LOVE–Sourcebook’s terrific new online bookclub. Club members can choose a free title each month. It’s a great deal. Hope you’ll check it out.

I’m really excited about Brandr and Katla’s love story. As you can tell from the cover, it’s not your ordinary romance. Set in 11th century Scandinavia, the story’s hero is not only an uber-alpha viking warrior. He’s a fire mage. That means he can call flames from thin air and control the element with a thought.

Connie and I are hoping adventurous historical readers and paranormal fans alike will love this tale. The first chapter is up on both our websites. I’d love to hear what you think.

MaidenSong
Click to read an excerpt!

Lord of Fire and Ice is not the first viking story I’ve ever written. My debut title, Maidensong whisks readers to the 9th century when men had to be tough. My hero Bjorn believes what a man has, he must hold.

Viking romances have a bad rap. Readers complain that the men are brutish and harsh. My vikings are different. Yes, they are alphas. Very much so. But they know how to love deeply and are willing to lay it all on the line for their women.

I’ll give away 2 copies of Maidensong in either Kindle or Nook format. Leave a comment or question for a chance to win. Good luck!

20 thoughts on “Countdown to Lord of Fire and Ice

  1. Jennifer says:

    Loving the sounds of the new book, fire mage? Uber-alpha viking warrior? What’s not to love!?

    Maidensong sounds delightful, and I have to say that I’ve always been partial to the harsh, strong will of the viking men, and by what I’ve read, your men sound brilliant!

  2. Shannon says:

    The new book sounds amazing, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it, or any of your books! Whether I get them by winning, or have to spend a few bucks for a good read….
    Thanks for all you do! :)

  3. Marta says:

    Congrats on both releases! The title MaidenSong is lovely. Haven’t tried Viking romances yet, either, but both books sound.

    1. Marta says:

      Ooops, dropped a word: both books sound *great*. :-)

  4. Melody May says:

    Honestly, I like Viking romances. I have read one and it was awesome.

  5. Betty Hamilton says:

    I loved your other co-authored books. I’m sure I will love this one too. I have added it to my TBR list!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Maidensong it looks like a book that I would enjoy also!!

  6. Linda says:

    Congrats on the release of Lord Fire and Ice! Such a fascinating & unusual combination; historical, vikings & PNR. But why is your name so much smaller on the cover?!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win MaidenSong.

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      My name is so much smaller because Connie is so much more well known than me. It’s a marketing thing. If you check my Coming Next page you’ll see a little more parity on the name sizes in our next collaborative series starting with WAKING UP WITH A RAKE. I’m in favor of whatever gets the books into more stores and if having Connie’s name bigger than mine does it, I’m ok with it. BTW, Connie tried to get them to make my name bigger, bless her, but marketing makes final cover decisions.

  7. Debi Anne says:

    Oooh so love Vikings…thank you for being you:)

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      Thank you for being you, too, Debi!

  8. Sandy S. says:

    Congratulations Mia….Maidensong looks like a wonderful storyline…looking forward to reading.

    sandy@thereadingcafe.com

  9. Larisa says:

    What draws you to the vikings and first millennium as a period?

    Thank you!

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      My DH is of Norwegian descent so when I homeschooled our girls, we did an in depth study of Norse culture. I was shocked to find the vikings weren’t brutish. They had a written language, a complex mythology that rivals the Greco-Roman system and shipbuilding skills that made them masters of the sea. They were intrepid explorers and traders, not just raiders.

  10. Christine A. says:

    Congrats on the release Mia! Viking romance- Bjorn- yummy. I can’t wait to read Maidensong.
    When you are writing what do you enjoy eating/drinking? Thanks.

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      I am a Cherry Coke Zero junkie. Failing that, I love a tall glass of Plantation Mint Iced Tea.

  11. Kanya says:

    Hello Mia! Since you like to mix historical and paranormal elements in your books, how do you draw the line between what’s possible and what’s not in your stories?
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    I’ll go check the Discover a New Love website. Sounds like an awesome bookclub!
    Kanya ;)

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      In my historicals with paranormal elements, I try not to make my characters something other than human. They may have unique abilities, but they aren’t a new species. So, no shapeshifters or vampires.

      At least not yet. If I ever return to the genuine paranormal/time travel story I’ve been playing with, that could change.

  12. Allison Motherway says:

    I love the sound of this book. How did you come up with the names of the characters?

    1. Mia Marlowe says:

      I looked on some old Norse websites for Viking names. There are some real beauts! It would be hard to have a hero named Snorri, wouldn’t it? Yet that’s the name of one of their most important historians.

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