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Morgaine Le Fay and the Viking
The Viking Series 
Book One
Kimbra Kasch

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Publisher: Crimson Frost

Date of Publication: August 26, 2016

Number of pages: 274
Word Count: 65,000

Cover Artist: Gin Kiser
Book Description: 

Travel across oceans, continents and countries to discover the story of legendary Viking hero, Holger Danske, and his magical romance with King Arthur’s half-sister in Morgaine Le Fay and the Viking.

This is the story of two warriors who never thought they’d find love, especially on the battlefield, yet standing poised against each other Morgaine and Holger face an attraction more powerful than any sword, stronger than any warrior and more magical than all the powers of Merlin.

THREE reasons to read a Viking Romance:

1) Ragnar;

2) Lagertha; and,

3) Rollo

But seriously, during the dark ages, the Vikings were more than merely heathen marauders. In truth, they were brave explorers. Men and women who took the original Captain’s Oath, vowing to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man (or woman) had gone before.

They were not the pillagers that the British portrayed them to be but people searching for new lands and new civilizations and along the way, they faced gripping family sagas that questioned more than their strength, agility and patience. These journeys brought into question alliances and loyal friendships, while testing their faith. And, there was nothing more important than family relationships. If a Viking couldn’t count on his family to help him survive, he perished.

But it wasn’t only the men, these warriors were women as well as men, who stood side by side on the battlefield. Perhaps that is the reason and the truth behind the tales of the Valkyrie and Valhalla, which still haunt the stories of the Vikings.

MORGAINE LE FAY AND THE VIKING is one such tale of the extraordinary lives and epic adventures of two people: Holger Danske and Morgaine LeFey.

And Holger Danske was not the first Danish Prince to appear on the printed page or to share a well-known castle as his home. Hamlet’s story is set in the same structure that stands on the sound between Denmark and Sweden. Holger’s home is in Kronborg Castle, known to most English speaking people as Hamlet’s Castle.

It was there, inside this Castle that I first was introduced to Holger Danske and the legends surrounding his iconic life. He was a warrior, a Prince destined to become King of all the Norse lands during the time of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round table. 

I found it odd that everyone had heard of King Arthur and his magical sword, Excalibur, which he received from the Lade of the Lake (a Norse Goddess) who had also given such a sword to Holger Danske. Holger’s sword was named “Cortana”, and was made from the same metal and magic as Excalibur. Yet no one I talked to outside of Denmark had ever heard of Holger or his sword. 

And, even more interesting was the fact that Holger and the Vikings invaded England, yet somehow, even as enemies, Holger and King Arthur’s half-sister, Morgaine LeFey, were able to share a forbidden love.

Theirs was a romance that threatened two kingdoms.

MORGAINE LE FAY AND THE VIKING is the secret Denmark never shares...until now. Morgaine and Holger faced an attraction more powerful than any sword, stronger than any warrior and more magical than all the powers of Merlin. 


I love creating new characters whether I do it with a new hairstyle, a mask or a pen 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR LOVE . . .this is the story for you. MORGAINE LE FAY AND THE VIKING tells the tale of the legendary love affair that spanned three countries, crossed an ocean, traveled over continents and conquered time. . . 

IF YOU LOVE CHARACTERS LIKE;

1) JON SNOW,

2) RHETT BUTLER

3) TARZAN 

You’ll fall in LOVE with the legendary Viking Prince and Warrior known as Holger Danske

IF YOU LOVE THESE TYPES OF MEN:

1) KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE;

2) PIRATES

3) VIKINGS

You’ll LOVE the heir to the throne of Denmark: Holger Danske

IF YOU LOVE:

1) CASTLES;

2) PIRATE SHIPS

3) LEGENDARY LOVE STORIES

You’ll LOVE the Legendary Love Affair between Holger Danske and King Arthur’s Half-Sister, Morgaine Le Fay

IF YOU HAVEN’T FOUND A REASON TO READ MORGAINE LE FAY AND THE VIKING yet, YOU’LL STILL LOVE HOLGER DANSKE AND THE WOMAN WHO STOLE HIS HEART AWAY

MORGAINE LE FAY AND THE VIKING is a tale of the extraordinary lives and epic adventures of two unforgettable people: Holger Danske and Morgaine Le Fay.

Theirs was a romance that threatened two kingdoms.

An attraction more powerful than any sword, stronger than any warrior and more magical than all the powers of Merlin: 

MORGAINE LE FAY AND THE VIKING.

Everyone has heard of King Arthur and his magical sword, Excalibur, but there’s another legendary hero who received a magical sword from the Norse Goddess known as The Lady of the Lake. Meet Holger Danske and his sword “Cortana”.

The Vikings, led by Holger Danske, invaded England. Yet somehow, even as enemies, Holger and King Arthur’s half-sister, Morgaine Le Fay, shared a forbidden love.

BLURB

Travel across oceans, continents and countries to discover the story of legendary Viking hero, Holger Danske, and his magical romance with King Arthur’s half-sister in Morgaine Le Fay and the Viking

This is the story of two warriors who never thought they’d find love, especially on the battlefield, yet standing poised against each other Morgaine and Holger face an attraction more powerful than any sword, stronger than any warrior and more magical than all the powers of Merlin.

EXCERPT OF MORGAINE LE FAY AND THE VIKING

Arthur looked up, turning away from the battle before him, as if he’d suddenly awoken from a bad dream. Frantically searching the field, he knew something horrible had happened before he saw it. Somehow, he could feel it. 

His eyes locked on one warrior. Even from this distance he could see the man was a giant among men. Broad-shouldered and thick-thighed, his legs squeezed the sides of his horse, as he galloped forward. 

Staring as the brutal beast made his way across the field, Arthur was an unwilling witness to the attack. The Nordic warrior was flexed and drawn. Taking aim, he flew like an arrow straight toward his target. 

“Nooo!” Arthur’s voice bellowed out of his chest, rising high into the air, as he could do nothing more than watch… 

Riding fast as the wind, the horned devil swept up beside Arthur’s sister. Whisking her off her saddle, he stole her away before anyone had an opportunity to raise a sword or throw a lance against him. 

Smoke billowed up from the ground. Burning arrows lit the dry grasses afire, transforming the meadow into a smoldering field of wooden shafts stabbed into the earth, as the cries of men rang up into the air. Maimed knights and injured warriors littered the field. 

But there was only one sight Arthur’s eyes locked upon… 

Her white steed was left standing bareback in the open field—a ghostly image amongst the fighting men. A haunting reminder of what had been taken. 

*** 

Arthur did not hesitate, not for a moment. Digging his heels into the side of his mount, he shouted at the top of his lungs, “Morgaine…!” 

But it was too late. The savage had his prize. He was riding away with his spoils of war. 

Arthur motioned Lancelot to his side, “Take command,” he told him, “you’ll have to take control, lead the knights and continue the battle.” Arthur raced away, followed the thieving devil with the curved horns standing out on the sides of his head. 

Riding his royal steed, Llamrei, he galloped faster than any horse in the entire kingdom, yet it was useless. He couldn’t keep up. With each stride, he fell further and further behind. His armor and weaponry weighed Llamrei down, while the beast who had his sister rode half naked. Completely bare-chested, only a small scrap of fabric covered his most private parts. 

After what seemed like hours but must have been mere minutes, the horse whinnied and neighed beneath him. Resisting the reins, Llamrie reared up beneath him. But Arthur did not care. He dug his heels into the steed’s side, insisting the horse continue. Arthur was unwilling to give in; ignoring the protests of his mount, he would not admit defeat. Gripping the leathers in his right hand, he slapped the strap back and forth from one side to the other, demanding the horse to offer more speed. But the pace and weight were too much. 

Finally, the stallion rose up onto his hind legs, bucking and shaking violently in a futile attempt to dispel the rider tormenting him. Foam began to froth from the stallion’s lips and Arthur had no choice. The horse could not continue; Arthur had pushed him to the brink and could demand no more. 

His head sank between his shoulders as he cried out in agony, blaming himself for his sister’s sure torture. 

He thought not of her nor her safety when he’d commanded her to come to court. She was offered as a beacon of light to his men, leading them into battle. Now it had cost her freedom and most likely her life. 

Arthur was not immune to the history of the Vikings. He had heard tales of their brutality and inhumanity. The Norse people were feared above all others, not only for the tales of their viciousness and cruelty, but for the legends in his lands. Tales of horned-devils riding off with women were not unusual and now his sister would surely be tormented by one such beast—her life would be forfeit, and all for what? 

He threw back his head, letting a cry spring out of him as he implored the heavens, “My God spare her.” When he opened his eyes again, it was to the blazing sun above him. The white-hot orb in the sky beating down on him, blinding him like a sparkling jewel in the sky… 

Perhaps, he told himself, I can bargain with the Danish prince. Morgaine was a valuable gem; surely he could offer a bribe, something worthy of the trade. There must be a price the callous devil could not refuse. 

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About the Author

Kimbra Kasch is a romance writer who grew up in a family with 9 kids and only 1 t.v. So instead of fighting with her brothers and sisters about which shows to watch, she’d spend her days reading and, later, writing, which explains why she love books so much.

Kimbra’s favorite romance novels are The Hunger Games, the Divergent Series and, yes, even the Twilight books. She loves something with a hint of danger and/or paranormal.

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