Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mandy M. Roth

Valhalla by Mandy M. Roth


It's hard to be good when the other side is oh, so bad.
The Valkyrie, Book 2

Linnea isn't exactly happy with her life as one of Odin's handmaidens, but she has always done what is expected of her. Yet all the while she knows the truth--the Valkyries are stretched thinner every day. And now Evil has stopped playing by the rules and started recruiting minions from the supernatural gene pool.
Her newest assignment: counter the vampires' plan by seeking out brave male souls with supernatural powers to join Valhalla's cause. Leaping through waterfalls of time and into legendary battles has never bothered her before, but even with her magic, it's tough to beat the bloodsuckers to the best warriors before they can be turned.

She never expected her quest to bring her face to face with love, in the form of Kerr Laochailan. Their innocent temptation flares into desire, so hot and fast it attracts the wrong kind of attention. In a cruel joke of fate, Kerr is torn from her. Yet her mission goes on. And Fate isn't through playing tricks on the lovers yet, nor is it done introducing lovers to her bed...

Warning: This book contains a butt-kicking female, torn between her love of a stubborn Scottish vampire and a super-sexy Italian blood sucker. Oh, and a lot of fight scenes. 

This novel contains adult content and is intended for mature audiences only. Must be 18 years or older to read.

Thoughts by Cherri-Anne 

Amore eternal  5 stars


I am at a loss for words here!  This story is so filled with love but yet at the same time it is so heart wrenchingly beautiful!  There is so much heart break but happiness too!  I actually went back to book 1 Valkyrie to refresh my memory of what happened in that one.  Once I started to remember - it has been a while since I read it - then I was so eager to read this one!  I had to know what brought Linnea/Valkyrie/Valerie to the point where we first met her and WOW!  I cannot believe everything that she has gone through!  This is such an amazing story and I think it is pure genius of Mandy to have Val’s PAST be the second book!  I found myself so curious as to how she met everyone and how they came to mean so much to her as well as just knowing everything that life or fate had/has dealt her.  It is hard to comprehend everything that Valerie has gone through!  Whether she remembers it or not, I sure do!  I would love to see where it goes from here...or there...whichever way you look at it!  What happened on Valhalla since she last was there?  How much time has passed there?  Where does this now leave Valerie with regards to her husbands - ALL of them - now that she is starting to remember herself and her 'past lives' so to speak?  Once again Mandy has blown me away with her phenomenal storytelling gift!  This is a darker story that reminds me of her Daughter of Darkness series in a way, which is absolutely my all-time favorite series of Mandy's.  The depth that this story has is what helps to make this series so mind-blowingly compelling!  Of course, the fact that it lacks a fairy-tale "happily-ever-after" ending...of any kind..SO FAR also has me very intrigued!  I say 'so far' because I know that there is at least one more book in this series to come and I HOPE that it is also about Valerie and her life AFTER she starts remembering just who she is.  Only Mandy could successfully write a storyline of this magnitude and have so many different factors weighing in on it and have it be so completely addicting & engrossing to the point that I couldn't put this book down until I finished it AND then go back to book 1 and re-read that one again without putting it down too!  AGAIN!  Not only has Mandy written this so successfully, but it is also done so beautifully and majestically!  This all just puts even more emphasis on Mandy's extraordinary gift and further proves just why she is a NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author and is ALWAYS at the top of my TBR list – time & time again.


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