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Immortals, Vikings, Celestials, and Fantasy Romance

While surfing the Web one day I had a happy accident. During research for an article I was working on, I stumbled across unrelated information about the gods, demi-gods, and Light Elves of Norse mythology. The lore drew me in, and I wanted to learn more.

I’d never heard of Light Elves—the angel-like beings whose sole purpose was to serve the gods and humanity. These celestial creatures lived in Alfheim (Elf Land) “the place between heaven and earth” in “the west beyond the seas” and could communicate with both deities and mortals.

The Light Elves were described as tall, blond celibate males so handsome they were “fairer to look upon than the sun.” In the middle of the night they would come to earth surreptitiously to complete the chores of deserving individuals. My creative mind went into overdrive when I pictured a handsome immortal cleaning house!

What would happen, I wondered, if a Light Elf got caught? And what if the woman who found him was beautiful? Would he risk the wrath of his god and put his tasks aside after centuries of celibacy to make love to her? If they fell in love, how would he commit to her and reconcile the distance between heaven and earth? My questions formed a story idea that became a manuscript.

In my new release, HER IMMORTAL VIKING, Gunnar of Alfheim is a warrior unjustly cast into eternal servitude and made a Light Elf by an angry god. When he falls in love with Penelope, a modern day mortal, he must find a way to link heaven and earth and cross the divide of a thousand years to clear his name and claim her.

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs

Summary:

Divine intervention. That’s all Penny asks. Freedom from overwork and mountainous debt. She sings songs of praise, chants like a yogi, and rubs her belly like Buddha until the crystal charm on her navel shimmers, all hoping to draw the attention of someone—anyone—“up there.”

In the west, beyond the seas, from the place between Heaven and Earth, an immortal hears Penny’s cries. Once a renowned Viking warrior, Gunnar has been cast into eternal servitude by an angry god. Now, while Penny sleeps, he comes to Earth to grant her wishes. But Penny is about to wake up, and so is every desire she’s ever known. To claim their fairy-tale ending, Gunnar must find a way to clear his name. Not only must his sword arm and courage stay strong, but their powerful love must cross the divide of a thousand years.

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What reviewers are saying about HER IMMORTAL VIKING:

“Once again, Adele Downs creates the perfect love story.” 5★ ~Girl With Pen

“Downs’ clever mash-up of Viking elements and contemporary romance (and oh, the hot, hot Viking!) make this novella an absolute winner.” 5★~Words, Words, Words

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Fantasy Photos of Alfheim, Original Photographs

Alfheim, the place between Heaven and Earth, in the west beyond the seas, and the celestial home of Gunnar, the hero of HER IMMORTAL VIKING, has its roots in Norse mythology.

What does Alfheim (Elf Land) look like? My imagination sees it this way.

Here are some original photographs taken with my Fuji digital camera. Enjoy!

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“Once again, Adele Downs creates the perfect love story.” 5 Stars! ~Girl With Pen

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Also available on Smashwords and All Romance eBooks

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING Blog Tour, March 9-17, #giveaways!

“Once again, Adele Downs creates the perfect love story.” 5★! ~Girl With Pen

Celebrating new release HER IMMORTAL VIKING with giveaways that include a Starbucks gift card and several free books by Adele Downs. Follow along, join the fun, and enter to win!

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The following book bloggers are my gracious hosts for the tour:

March 8: (Pre-Tour Kick-Off)

Romance Books 4 Us  Guest Post

March 9:

Here is What I Read

Inspire To Read

March 10:

Smile Somebody Loves You

First Page to Last

March 11:

Mythical Books

A Dirty Book Affair

Author Sandra Love

March 12:

Here Is What I Read

In The Pages of a Good Book

March 13:

Padme’s Library

*Lanie’s Book Thoughts  Review

Romantic Reads and Such

*The Hoarding Readers Corner  Review

March 14:

My Family’s Heart

March 15:

My Family’s Heart Blog

March 16:

Muffy Wilson Literotica

*Life With Two Boys  Review

*girlygirlbookreviews  Review

*Kimi’s Medieval Author Interview Blog  Review

Harlie’s Book Blog  Review

Ravyn Rayne

Inner Goddess Forum

March 17:

*Words, Words, Words Review

*Wanda Loves Books  Review

*Girl With Pen  Review (reposted)

*Cat’s Reviews  Review

The Book Nuts

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Buy HER IMMORTAL VIKING on Amazon!

Buy the book on Apple iTunes!

Also available on Smashwords and All Romance eBooks

For More Information: Boroughs Publishing

Winners! HER IMMORTAL VIKING Book Blast

WINNERS of HER IMMORTAL VIKING Book Blast:

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Starbucks Gift Card

Winner: Sharon E.

Kindle gift copies of NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs

Winners: Brandi D, Sarit, Beverly O.

Kindle gift copies of KISSING HER COWBOY by Adele Downs

Winners: Raeline P., Janet L., Shelley S.

I will contact each winner individually regarding your prize.

THANK YOU to the winners and to everyone who participated in my Book Blast!

Book Blog Tour begins Monday, March 9! Lots more prizes to give away March 9-17, so please join me on the cyber tour! A complete list of participants will be posted on this blog Monday morning. Follow along!

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Available on Amazon, Smashwords, All Romance eBooks.

HER IMMORTAL VIKING Book Blast–March 2,3,4–CONTEST!

HER IMMORTAL VIKING Book Blast, March 2-4!

“Once again, Adele Downs creates the perfect love story.” 5 Stars! ~Girl with Pen

Check out the tour stops for chances to win a Starbucks gift card and free books from author Adele Downs via Rafflecopter!

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING, Amazon Top 100 Fairy Tale

HER IMMORTAL VIKING hit the Amazon Top 100 Fairy Tales category on release day and has received outstanding 5 Star reviews! Thank you!

If you would enjoy reading a modern day take on Norse mythology, I hope you’ll give the book a try. Here’s a little about the story:

Divine intervention. That’s all Penny asks. Freedom from overwork and mountainous debt. She sings songs of praise, chants like a yogi, and rubs her belly like Buddha until the crystal charm on her navel shimmers, all hoping to draw the attention of someone—anyone—“up there.”

In the west, beyond the seas, from the place between Heaven and Earth, an immortal hears Penny’s cries. Once a renowned Viking warrior, Gunnar has been cast into eternal servitude by an angry god. Now, while Penny sleeps, he comes to Earth to grant her wishes. But Penny is about to wake up, and so is every desire she’s ever known. To claim their fairy-tale ending, Gunnar must find a way to clear his name. Not only must his sword arm and courage stay strong, but their powerful love must cross the divide of a thousand years.

Buy The Book on Amazon!

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NEW Release! HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs

It’s New Release Day!

For an author, release day is like Christmas and a birthday party rolled into one. Help me celebrate and spread the news!

HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs is a contemporary fantasy romance from Boroughs Publishing and available now!

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HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs

An original contemporary fairy tale inspired by Norse mythology

Divine intervention. That’s all Penny asks. Freedom from overwork and mountainous debt. She sings songs of praise, chants like a yogi, and rubs her belly like Buddha until the crystal charm on her navel shimmers, all hoping to draw the attention of someone—anyone—“up there.”

In the west, beyond the seas, from the place between Heaven and Earth, an immortal hears Penny’s cries. Once a renowned Viking warrior, Gunnar has been cast into eternal servitude by an angry god. Now, while Penny sleeps, he comes to Earth to grant her wishes. But Penny is about to wake up, and so is every desire she’s ever known. To claim their fairy-tale ending, Gunnar must find a way to clear his name. Not only must his sword arm and courage stay strong, but their powerful love must cross the divide of a thousand years.

Excerpt:

He smoothed her hair and rubbed a thick tendril between his thumb and forefinger. “I am Gunnar.” He pronounced the name Goo-nar.

An emblem of the sun, surrounded by a circle, had been branded on the back of his powerful hand. Penny touched the scar while he held a length of her hair, recognizing Freyr’s sacred insignia from her textbooks. “The pain must have been excruciating.” Without thinking, she lifted the old wound to her mouth and laid kisses along its perimeter before pressing a kiss to the icon inside.

Tremors vibrated across her lips when they touched the ancient symbol and her body tingled with the contact. The brand grew warm and then hot against her mouth, though it did not burn. She ran her tongue over the thick scars to erase the heat, and then licked the center, finishing with a tiny swirl.

Gunnar’s gasp of surprise was the last thing she expected when she lifted her head. He released her hair and drew away.

“I’m sorry. I don’t know what got into me. Have I offended you?” She’d always been popular with men, and comfortable around them, but her behavior with Gunnar was bold, even for her. She sat up. “Am I under some kind of spell?”

Gunnar shook his head. “I used my powers to heal you, but your free will remains intact.”

She searched his face for clues about what to do next, because desire shone behind the wary expression in his eyes. Something else shone there, too. Gratitude. Penny waited for Gunnar’s reply without letting go of his disfigured hand.

He said, “Kindness isn’t something I’m used to finding. Perhaps you’d be less inclined toward compassion if you knew what I’d done to deserve this brand of servitude.”

She reached out and draped an arm around his neck to bring him closer. Their gazes locked and held. Gunnar’s eyes were like pools of ice blue water that pulled her in and down.

Her breathing slowed while the sound of her heartbeat rushed blood through her ears. “I am Penelope. And if you’re from Alfheim, I know who and what you are. I just don’t understand why you’re here.” How could she deserve his rare, benevolent gifts? She was just an ordinary woman from an ordinary town, barely scraping by.

His warm breath grazed her cheek in shallow rushes, lifting goose bumps across her skin. His wide, firm mouth smelled of sweet ground parsley and fresh-picked mint. “Sometimes we get what we need, simply because we ask. That’s the beauty and power of the unexpected.”

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