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Discover what it means to be loved by a Viking!

Viking Thunder: At the mercy of a savage band of Vikings led by a formidable warrior. Held captive against her wishes. For the first time, a man's strength of will matches Elswyth's own, and she discovers that a Viking's love is not to be denied. As her ruthless captor places her at his mercy, can she protect her heart, or must she surrender all? 

Viking Wolf: Caught between two Viking warrior brothers is Elswyth, anything but a pawn in their game of vengeance. As the ancient blood rituals of Ostara night begin, dark forces are stirring. Nowhere is safe. And there's nowhere left to run.

Viking Beast: A reputation built upon years of ruthless savagery. A leader reveling in bloodshed and conquest. A man bent on revenge. Falling into the hands of the Beast, there is no escape. Elswyth must summon all her strength. Without it, she won’t survive. 

The first three books of the Viking Warriors dark historical romance series features stories of burning desire and brutal passion, jealousy, revenge, betrayal, secrets, and redemption.

©2017 Emmanuelle de Maupassant (P)2020 Emmanuelle de Maupassant

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5 Viking Stars

Viking Warriors is from three separate books and follows the life of Elswyth, an English woman captured by a Viking.

I thought the overall audio series was thoroughly absorbing. I was most definitely transported to the Viking world de Maupassant has created, and the narration by Emma Parry, really added an extra layer to the experience of the story for me.

*Viking Thunder*

This was a really good historical / viking story. The audiobook is set in England, and is the thoughts, feelings and reactions of Elswyth, the wife of the village chief, to the sacking and pillaging of her village. As a viking story, this book does contain scenes that some listeners may find upsetting.

This is definitely not a romantic tale, but there are the beginnings of a love story within it.

*Viking Wolf*

I felt that the author drew a vivid picture of how life was in viking times, and evoked the feelings and atmosphere I would imagine of how people in that society would live, and love and function. The story itself is more than a love story, it really is a story of a young woman and her struggles within a male dominated village. I haven't really read or listened to many other stories about the vikings, but I definitely enjoyed this audiobook.

*Viking Beast*

This is the third installment in the story of Elswyth and her life with the Vikings.

To say that Elswyth has been on a journey thus far (from the previous two books) would be an understatement, and in this story so much more happens to her.

De Maupassant really knows how to use language and craft a really engaging and intelligent story. Her book's build up the tension and give us unexpected endings. Nothing seems to be a given in her world. It is brutal, it is not for the faint-hearted, and it is a story of a strong female and her survival in a tough world. This is a really remarkable series. A definite recommend from me for Viking story enthusiasts.

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Dark & Intense

Viking Warriors is a unique and brilliantly-written dark historical romance trilogy. It's a compelling and sensual, packed with passion, intensity, and drama. There are elements in the story that are quite violent and hard but expected from the period. Emma Parry did an exceptional job with the narration, particularly the harsher scenes. I'm wholly impressed by her performance and ability to modify her tone.

If you like your romance dark, Viking Warriors is a perfect choice, one I highly recommend. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Dark romance, Viking times

This is the story of Elswyth. A woman born from rape. Her life surrounded by violence. Captured by string Vikings and made their slave and also their wife. There were not easy times them, so much violence and women degradation. Elswyth was a very strong woman, capable of defending herself and what and who she loves. That’s what got me from these stories. She adapted to anything in order to survive and kept herself afloat, which caused so much jealousy. She is the ultimate viking warrior.
The narrator helped live the stories with the emotion needed.

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This Story draws you in!

A real feel of how things were in Viking/Berserker times. It is good to read that Strong women endure. There is no way that you wont want to know how Elswyth's story ends.

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wonderful books

thank you all for the free book throughly enjoyed listening to this book. I would recommend this book from start to finish had me in captured to see what the outcome would be xx

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How little a girls life is worth

Danger from your own tribe father relatives Then raids from well planned invaders love thrives but is high risk

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  • Summer
  • 10-04-20

A strong woman navigating Viking territory

I enjoyed these three books. Very entertaining but be warned the sex scenes are quite descriptive.

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  • Kathy Antwine
  • 12-11-20

Smut, it was a poor attempt at a book. just trash

No decent story line, just trashy lines thrown together. The worst book I've ever tried to read. It is no good.

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  • bhughesrn
  • 02-03-20

Wonderful set of Viking Romance

I adored these three tales of Elswyth and the three men who touched her life m. There is much tragedy and heartache in this. An awesome story of love and faith overcoming the past to survive. It sucked me in from page one till the last. My emotions were all over the place. It was well written with an excellent narration. The characters burst to life in my mind. Sights and smells described so well I could feel the heat and smell the scents as she described them. I felt the iron taste of blood as I listened. This is my first book by Emmanuelle de Maupassant but it certainly won’t be my last. Due to strong sexual content I would recommend adults only. Still, it was a magnificent piece of work. Five stars across the board.

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  • LaGina
  • 07-03-20

LaGina

book 0.5: Em has given us another steamy read that will leave you wanting more. I can't wait to read more.
book 1: I was so happy to see how Elswyth had no problem submitting to her man but when the time came she also showed how much of an alpha female she really was. It was nice to be able to read about a female character that was able to balance the two worlds to her satisfaction.
book 2: Wonderful story that brings things to full circle but then leaves it a little open to give this reader hope that there may be more. (less)

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  • Kat Ryker
  • 20-02-20

This set of three could cause heart failure...

Just joking, I think.

I am trying to get back into audio books. At one point, they were just about all I ever read, but I spend far less time in the car (which was my main space to listen), and more time in front of a computer screen (from which I now read). So I'm retraining myself to take a break and listen to a book for at least an hour a day. So what do I do? I start with this set of three, steamy, hot, incredibly masculine Vikings. So much for relaxing. The more I read, the hotter the room became. But what could I have expected? The combination of a truly good voice reading truly hot words was just more than I could sit still for...almost.

Ok, enough of that. Let's get to the books. These three stories are ones I've read on my Kindle, so I was familiar with the story lines and the characters in each. What I didn't realize was how much the stories would come alive once the narrator got involved. Wow. Dynamic is the word that comes closest to the combination. Loved the stories before, really love them now. Emmanuelle de Maupassant, you outdid yourself on this one. The story was great, the characters were as spicy as we love them to be, and the audio books were spot on. Thank you for three enjoyable reads and listens.

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  • Brittany Arthurs
  • 21-07-21

This had to grow on me . . .

I picked this book not knowing I was purchasing all three. The first book was nothing but introducing the characters, laying out the setting, and a whole lot of mindless smut. The plot wasn’t very clear and I almost gave up listening because I couldn’t figure out which direction the story was going. I kept listening which paid off because the plot developed and the story grew on me. This was the same for the third book and I was glad I kept reading. The smut got better and helped to move the story along as well. I did not love these books but like I said I am glad I kept listening to them.

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  • Tdavid
  • 22-06-21

This is an attention getter & keeper!!!

I love the writing of this author. This series is an attention getter and keeper. I can see some of the more realistic details which come out in this series for the time period. You will feel the brutality of the raids, betrayal, revenge, desire, love and a few surprises. The characters are brought to life and the storyline is strong and within your minds eye you will be able to envision the surroundings and the storyline as it unfolds. I went from one to another immediately wanting to see what happens next. I do recommend this series.
I was gifted an ARC copy of this book and this is my voluntarily and honest review.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • Jerry P.
  • 06-06-21

Viking Warriors

I received the audiobook for an honest review.

I have read many books about Vikings but these stories I would say was the most explicit stories I have read. I thought they were well written, interesting characters and it did keep your interest. You want to keep reading to see what would happen next. Everything seemed to be very descriptive so be warned about it.

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  • Lucky
  • 23-04-21

excellent viking stories

First 3 books in the Viking Warriors series in a set. Received free for an honest review.
The narrator did an excellent job with the different characters in these books. Could always tell when she went from one character to another. Great story of love during early history with the different viking clans and one women who brought them together.

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  • Anne R. Marshall
  • 18-04-21

Ready for raw and real?

Viking Warriors, Books 1-3 by Emmanuelle De Maupassant, Audible edition, is made up of three books" Viking Thunder, Viking Wolf, and Viking Beast, and is read by Emma Parry. A Viking party landed in Elswyth's village to make repairs. Mostly they treated the villagers as a raiding party would, death and rape of women. The leader, Erick, decrees that no women were to be taken from their homes by force; only those willing to go would be able to. The only two who wished to go were Elswyth and her adult stepdaughter? Upon the return to the Viking village, Elswyth went with Erick to be his woman. Her husband had been killed in the attack and she couldn't say she missed him. Thus begins the story of Elswyth's stay with the Vikings. It is a dark romance, plenty of explicit sex and raw emotion in the three books in this set. Emma Parry did a fabulous job with the narration. Since the story is told from Elswyth's point of view, mostly, she is the perfect choice. Her English accent lends an air of formality to the books and allows us to believe it all happens in a foreign land. There could not have been a better choice. I loved it!

I was invited to listen to a free recording of Viking Warriors by the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.