A-Viking by Kiernan Kelly

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kkA-Viking: by Kiernan Kelly
Release Date: October 19, 2016
Pages: 56 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner
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What’s a Viking to do when he ends up on a Florida beach, surrounded by a world he doesn’t understand, with a hyperactive stockbroker as his only guide? Go back to Chase’s hotel, naturally. Chase thinks Bjorn is eccentric at best, a lunatic at worst, or just maybe the real thing: a Viking from the days of yore. It isn’t easy for Bjorn to admit, but he needs Chase’s help to navigate the confusing modern age. While Chase is trying to clean Bjorn up and help him fit in, Bjorn’s sworn enemy also makes the trek through time. Jorund is eager to plunder this new land and finish the job of killing Bjorn’s family line, all in one blow. Bjorn and Chase will have to set aside their vast differences and work together if either of them wants to survive.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2007.

three-half-stars

I enjoyed this way more then I thought I would. It wasn’t what I was expecting, and I’m certain I don’t remember the time travel tag in the blurb. I don’t like the cover, I can tell you that. I hope that is not suppose to be Bjorn because that would be a slap in his face. I think this book had potential to be longer. With Chase we know a little bit about him, and then we get into the meat and potatoes of the story. I really liked that the author showed Bjorn background and made that authentic about him. I found myself laughing at his astonishment of the new world. Sure it wasn’t accurate by most notions, but the I still liked it nevertheless.

As I stated earlier, I do think this had potential to do better. I think if the author sat down and developed the characters and storyline more then it could have rated much high. Its a pretty short story. I just wanted more from it. I would have like to see Bjorn adjusting to the world. I don’t think I’m okay with Jorund just disappearing. I feel like we gave him this much time in the story, then I could at least see him at the end.

It was pretty quick with the romance. It was hot and dirty for sure. The bathroom scene was so hottttt. Everything after that happened fast, plot was nil. The epilogue was a bit far fetched for me. I guess that’s why I say I wanted it to be longer and had a chance to develop these two. After all of that, I still enjoyed it. I think I was in a really good mood, and this wasn’t the worst.

About Kiernan Kelly

I write m/m fiction because, while one hot guy is enough to curl my toes and melt my underwear, two together leaves me drowning in a puddle of my own drool which is probably the same reason you read it! Kiernan Kelly lives in Florida among the alligators and palmetto bugs with her husband and a Shar Pei-Labrador puppy who thinks she’s a person (the dog, not Kiernan. Kiernan knows she’s a person. At least, she is after she’s had her daily dose of caffeine). Kiernan spends most of her time writing gay erotic romance while chained to a computer in the dark recesses of her office, which her children have dubbed, “The Gay Cave.”

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