|Ræliksen (Book 1)|
ISBN (Print): 9780996736367
ISBN (Ebook): 9780996736350
Mara, the daughter of an Irish clansman, was raised to believe the men of the North are heathens - murderous pagans without a moral bone in their bodies. Despite warnings of the Northmen's raids, and the growing threat of another incursion, Mara is continually drawn to her favorite place - the River Shannon.
Dægan Ræliksen, a wealthy chieftain from Norway's frozen fjords, secretly discovers Mara at the water's edge. He is charmed by her beauty and sensuous grace. As the days pass, his contentment with simply watching her grows thin. He can no longer deny his unabated desire for the young maiden. His search for a wife has ended.
However, Mara and Dægan come face-to-face in a time when Ireland is in turmoil - when every Irishman is being called up to fight against the Nordic foreigners. In these times of upheaval, how can Dægan make peace with Mara's father and acquire the woman he treasures? Furthermore, can Mara move past her fears and find the noble man within the savage?
- USA Today calls Ræliksen one of the TOP 3 Favorite Viking Romances, April 2013
- Winner of two categories by Love Romances Cafe: "Best Book Cover 2010" and "Best Historical 2010"
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"This is my first read by Renee Vincent and she has undoubtedly earned a place on my auto-buy author’s list. This story has all the makings to being a wonderful screenplay for what I can only imagine being an absolutely gorgeous movie. This book and author earn my highest recommendations and I feel privileged to have read one of the best. It is a must read for any lover of historical romance or even lovers of romance in general."
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"Ræliksen was unlike any other historical romance book I have read. I couldn't put it down. Renee Vincent has the gift to make a book come alive and for everything you read to seem like it is happening before your eyes."
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*Cover model and former Gladiator, Sam Bond,
holding the book that features him as the
Viking hero from Renee Vincent's
Emerald Isle Trilogy.
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"If you are a fellow romance junkie, then picking up this book is a no-brainer. Vincent's descriptive writing style brings the tenth century and it's characters to life. Be prepared for an emotional roller coaster ride, as within the pages you will live and breathe their way of life--their journeys, struggles, joys, heartaches and most of all the deep love and devotion of Mara and Daegan to one another, as well as those they hold dear. Rich in history and packed with action and timeless romance, this is a MUST read for any lover of romance, historical or otherwise."
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"The author has done an excellent job of bringing the past back to life with her vivid characters. I do not know much about this era, but the historical detail is very impressive. The story itself is very involving, with vivid characters and an exciting plot. Her written descriptions are particularly well done and the reader will have no problem picturing settings and characters."
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"What a beautifully written book. This book is full of so much love and sacrifice. I loved everything about this book. Not once did this book lack with excitement, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I was enthralled with this book and loved learning about Deagan’s life. I loved how Renee captured every detail of Ireland and what it would like live in Ireland back in those days. This is such a magical book that will capture your heart and your attention. A must read for everyone. Fantastic job Renee, I look forward to reading Book two in this wonderful series."
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"What a beautifully written book. This book is full of so much love and sacrifice. I loved everything about this book. Not once did this book lack with excitement, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I was enthralled with this book and loved learning about Deagan's life. I loved how Renee captured every detail of Ireland and what it would like live in Ireland back in those days. This is such a magical book that will capture your heart and your attention. A must read for everyone. Fantastic job Renee, I look forward to reading Book two in this wonderful series."
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"Let’s just make a note that this reader LOVED this book. Every single one of the twists, turns, and Oh. My. Goodness. Moments."
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"RÆLIKSEN is a love story that’s shaped not only by the land and the sky, but by the poignancy of a rich and brutal history. Renee Vincent doesn’t exploit this history, nor does she make light of it. It simply is what it is, and the facets are so intricately a part of the story that they exist as one. And therein lies the masterpiece. Every word of this story has meaning. Every moment leads to the next. Every word is simultaneously natural and brilliant, each one holding an unmistakable place in history with the telling of this tale."
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