Authors write in solitude, and we have no idea whether or not our stories resonate until others read our work. Editors, readers, contest judges, and reviewers have the final say about the success or failure of a book, no matter how much time, effort, and heart we put into our manuscripts.
The HOLT Medallion Award arrived with my winner’s certificate for my fantasy romance novella HER IMMORTAL VIKING and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Though I’ve been a finalist in several professional writing contests, the HOLT is my first win.
The judges for this contest are readers—this is not a peer contest—and that means all the more to me. My handsome Viking hero, Gunnar of Alfheim, who comes from “the place between heaven and earth” and sacrifices everything for the love of a modern, mortal woman, has won the hearts of readers, and for that I’m grateful.
Thank you for your wonderful support.
HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs
Viking Warrior. Immortal Slave. Freed by Love.
A Viking cast into eternal servitude by an angry god is transported to the modern world, but to claim the love of the mortal who called him, Gunnar must find a way to clear his name across the divide of a thousand years.
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