Since I like strong, sometimes wicked women, the valkyrie have always fascinated me. Wikipedia defines them as "one of a host of female figures who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja's afterlife field Fólkvangr), the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin." What a job to have!
Valkyrie Slumbering, an erotic fantasy, by L. VanHorn has just released and Lilly is here to share a tasty treat that one of her characters enjoys. Thanks for joining me, today Lilly.
Steamy nights in ancient Iceland, a search for vengeance, and creatures from Midgard complicating the whole matter. Rich in Viking lore, this fantasy novella will appeal to those who enjoy romance, fantasy, and erotica.
Though you won’t see it in the first novel, Kyra enjoys a sweet red wine made in Midgard that is best served with desert. It makes an appearance in the second novel, which comes out this winter.
Valkyries serve wine to the warriors they bring to Valhalla, as a way to honor them and to help ease their transition into another world. Before coming to the world of Midgard, Kyra had never even tried wine. Though not a lush by any means, she enjoys the drink on occasion. Her vintage in particular, is made from blueberries which remind her of her homeland, Iceland, in the summer time.
With all the alluring creatures available in the fantasy genre, there is no end to the inspiration that keeps Lilly’s muse up at night. Her recipe: Start with choice characters, marinate in fantasy (any of the delicious sub-genres will do) add a heavy dash of romance, and mix in a generous portion of hot and heavy throughout the cooking cycle. Lilly has been writing for many years and has multiple books published with a different small press under a pseudonym. Look for her second novella, Valkyrie Awakening, winter of 2013!
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