Fiction Writing and Other Oddities

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blind Mercy by Violetta Rand

We're lucky to have Violetta Rand with us today to share a bit about her latest book, "Blind Mercy". Enjoy!



Blind Mercy
by Violetta Rand
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BLURB
The Sigurdsson family legacy continues…

A woman who prayed for a hero…

Orphaned at a young age, Rachelle Fiennes prayed for a hero to rescue her from her tragic life in England. When her only kinsman goes missing after the Battle of Stamford Bridge, Rachelle braves the aftermath of the battlefield to find him.

A man who lost everything…

Damned by the gods for surviving the bloodiest defeat in Norse history, Jarl Tyr Sigurdsson is still determined to get home. Hiding until nightfall so he can escape to his ship, his dangerous endeavor is disrupted when he’s accidently discovered by a beautiful Saxon.

Brought together by war, Rachelle and Tyr face many obstacles. Can sworn enemies find peace through love, or will fate be cruel?


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Excerpt 
Cursed witch. Things were much easier in Norway. Without giving it another thought, Tyr lowered his weapon, then grabbed a fistful of his captive’s hair. He’d give in to her dimwitted request to pacify her, but not without satisfying his own need for revenge. “Horse. Food,” he demanded.

“I’d rather die than betray my country—” the criminal started.

In response, Tyr thumped his head. He sank down, shaking and whining.

Sick with rage, Tyr stared at Rachelle. “This situation is ripe for trouble.” His only concern should be for his own survival.

 She addressed her countryman. “If you refuse him, he’ll cut your heart out.”

For a noblewoman, she had a way with words. Tyr nearly laughed out loud at the absurdity of what came out of her mouth. He’d learned something important about her though. Either she’d experienced more violence than any woman should or she was as frigid as an ice shelf. Regardless, her warning changed the Saxon’s mind.

The man pointed at his camp. “There are horses and food over there.”

With a twist of an earlobe, Tyr forced him to his feet. Tyr harbored a special hatred for rapists. If he couldn’t disembowel the bastard, he’d find another way to make him suffer. It didn’t take long. A grin spread across Tyr’s face as he framed the man’s punishment in his mind. Tyr would tie a noose around his neck, loop the rope over a high branch, and make him sit astride a horse with his hands tied behind his back. If the drukkin moved, he’d hang himself.

AUTHOR Bio and Links

Violetta Rand holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Policy and a master's degree in Environmental Management. Serving as an environmental scientist in the state of Alaska for over seven years, she enjoys the privilege of traveling to remote places few people have the opportunity to see.

 Violetta has been "in love" with writing since childhood. Struck with an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, at five, she wrote short stories illustrated by her best friend and sold them in her neighborhood. The only thing she loves more than writing is her wonderful relationship with her husband, Jeff. She enjoys outdoor activities, reading whatever she can get her hands on, music, and losing herself in the ancient worlds she enjoys bringing to life in the pages of her stories.

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CONTEST
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Be sure to follow the tour and leave comments. The more you comment, the better your chance of winning the gift card. At the end of the tour, one randomly chosen commenter will win the gift card. You can find the rest of the tour dates at the Goddess Fish page: Goddess Fish Blind Mercy Tour .

12 comments:

Violetta Rand said...

Thanks for hosting Amy.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Amy said...

You are very welcome and I hope folks really enjoy reading about Blind Mercy. I love the premise!

Karen H in NC said...

Happy Wednesday! As I read more about this book and the series, it makes me wonder...how extensive was your plotting for the series. And for you, what is (or was) the most difficult part of the series: planning/plotting, research or writing it?

Rita said...

Great excerpt, thank you.

Violetta Rand said...

You're full of wonderful questions today, Karen. :) I'm anything but a plotter. I write whatever pops into my head which may or may not be good. I'm still learning. As for the most difficult part, I think editing is the hardest part. I write three of four chapters, then go back and edit. Repeat. By the time I write The End, my manuscript is pretty polished. Thanks for stopping by today.

Violetta Rand said...

Hello Rita, good luck on the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Very intense excerpt!

vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

MomJane said...

Fascinating and tense excerpt My kind of hero.

Violetta Rand said...

Hello Vita and Mom Jane, thanks for stopping by.

Amy said...

Glad to see so many of you stopping by to enjoy the post about Blind Mercy!

Elise-Maria Barton said...

Loving the excerpts along the tour!