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When writing Viking Fire, I came across some interesting information that many people still aren’t aware of about the Vikings. The image of the horned helmet is wrong. As far as archeologist have discovered, no Vikings wore helmets (especially in battle or burials) that had horns on their helmets.

Viking women had more rights than other females of the time period. Women were able to manage the family’s finances, run the farm in their husband’s absence or as widows be landowners. Further, a Viking wife could divorce her husband. Her divorce also meant her husband had to pay her monetary compensation to ensure she had all the means to live as a single woman.

Many know that Vikings raided monasteries and such, but they also created settlements like Dyflin now Dublin, Ireland. Which my novel Viking Fire takes place in Ireland.

There are way too many interesting Viking facts to list them all here but there are lots of articles and books on the subject of Viking life.

About the Book

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856 CE, Ireland is a land of myth, magic, and blood.

Viking raiders have fought the Irish for over half a century. Rival Irish clans promise only betrayal and carnage. 
Kaireen, daughter of Laird Liannon, is suddenly forced into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, a Viking. She refuses to submit. With no mention of love, only land and the protection of her clan, she endeavors to get her betrothed banished from her country. Will love find its way around her stubborn heart? 

Bram, the Viking, finds himself without future or inheritance as a younger son in his family. A marriage to the Laird’s daughter would grant him land if he swears fidelity and if his men will fight along with the Liannons against any foe – Irish or Viking. However, the Laird’s feisty daughter only holds animosity for him and his kind. Is marriage worth the battle scars of such a relentless opponent? 

With the blame for a rival laird’s death treacherously set against the Liannons, Kaireen and Bram must find a way to lay aside their differences as an unforeseen darkness sends death snapping at their heels.


About the Author

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Andrea R. Cooper is an author of fantasy, paranormal romance, and historical romance with a touch of magic. Her Legends of Oblivion series has won the Up Author Approved Award and Moonrise’s Best Fantasy Romance.

Andrea lives with her husband and three kids in Texas where she casts fictional characters into mystical worlds. She practices fighting with plastic swords with her son and daughter or conjuring up dinner with her wizard and amazing husband who is the love of her life. 

She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most importantly, she believes in love.

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