I am in LOVE with this story so far!
WARNING: This is a dark erotic romance that contains triggers for some people, inc scenes of violence, rape and abuse. It is NOT a standard HEA ending. It also isn't for historical buffs as liberties have been taken with the dialogue. It IS sexy (M/M/F menage) and emotional but if you need a rainbows and kittens HEA on your love story, this is NOT the book for you!
In 10th century France, 18-year old Cherine Cadet only knows one thing: that the life of a peasant isn’t a life at all. Tired of working in utter poverty for an unfeeling Lord, with only her indifferent family and love-struck best friend as company, Cherine dreams of the day she can run away from the future set-up for her, even if she knows there’s no real escape from her destiny.
Then, in one brutal instance, everything changes. A Viking fleet led by the powerful nobleman and warrior, Rolf the Walker and his right-hand man, Erik the Axe, arrive on the shores of the Lord’s estate. In minutes, the entire land is up in flames, Cherine’s family and fellow serfs are killed, and Cherine comes dangerously close to death herself. She is saved only by the fierce Erik – but a new lease on life comes with a cost.
Cherine becomes a slave to the Vikings, a fate she thinks is no better than the one she had before. But as she finds herself being shared between the two men, the savage and darkly handsome Rolf and the mysterious and sensual Erik, Cherine discovers that she too has a fiery warrior heart and that the flames that consumed her old life might burn them all to the ground.
Note: Emma MacKenzie is a pen name for USA Today bestselling author Karina Halle. Cat's out of the bag!