Release day: Enthralled
Today is the official release of Enthralled by Isabella Hargreaves (ebook, self-published). Here’s the blurb:
He made her his thrall, but she enthralled him.
The newly-widowed Lady Eadlin of Mercia yearns for an independent life in control of her own destiny, but King Edward of Wessex has other plans. When he commands her to marry again to forge another political alliance, she flees to a convent in Kent. During a Viking raid, Eadlin is captured and taken to the English Danelaw where she is out of the king’s reach, but her life is again controlled by a powerful man.
After one last Viking raid, Jarl Thorolf plans to put down his sword and farm his lands, which he realizes is the only way to achieve long-term peace in England. However, the young defiant novice whom he enslaves is King Edward’s runaway goddaughter and worth a large ransom.
If Eadlin escapes her captor, she risks falling into King Edward’s hands. If she stays, she risks falling in love with the enemy. Captivated by Lady Eadlin, Thorolf must decide whether to protect her or return her to King Edward and prevent war with the Anglo-Saxons. Will he choose peace or love?
Isabella dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
What’s not to love about Viking romances? Alpha males, action-filled scenes and impending danger from brutal enemies always about to strike. Apart from the writings of a few Anglo-Saxon chroniclers, there is little known about the Viking era in England compared to other periods. So there are many opportunities to create exciting characters and stories within the known history. I hope you enjoy Thorolf’s and Eadlin’s struggle to overcome their enemies and their prejudices to find peace and love.