Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – The Viking and the Courtesan by Shehanne Moore

New on the shelves

Today’s featured author is Shehanne Moore who has a smexy historical romantic theme in her books that is proving very popular. I suggest that you head over to her blog and enjoy her many interviews of fellow authors… conducted alongside some furry ‘dudes’ who have minds of their own and a very direct line of questioning.

On with Shehanne’s books beginning with The Viking and the Courtesan which was published in 2015…

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In 898 AD she wasn’t just from another land. Wrecking a marriage is generally no problem for the divorce-obtaining Lady Malice Mallender. But she faces a dilemma when she’s asked to ruin her own. Just how businesslike should she remain when the marriage was never consummated and kissing her husband leads to Sin—a handsome Viking who wants her for a bed slave in name only?

She came from another time.

Viking raider Sin Gudrunsson wants one thing. To marry his childhood sweetheart. Only she’s left him before, so he needs to keep her on her toes, and a bed slave, in name only, seems just the thing. Until he meets Malice.

One kiss is all it takes to flash between two times.

But when one kiss is no longer enough, which will it be? Regency London? Or Viking Norway? Will Malice learn what governs the flashes? Can Sin?

Where worlds collide, can love melt the iciest heart?

Two of the reviews for the book.

A real page turner! 4.5 stars By Nicole Laverdure on August 29, 2016

I usually don’t have a problem writing a review, but this story, The Viking and The Courtesan, written by Shehanne Moore, has so many twists and turns that I don’t know how to start! What happens when two headstrong women, Malice and Snotra, compete for the same man, a Viking named Sin?

The story starts in London 1819 and wanders into 898 AD, back and forth. Forced to marry Cyril, Malice becomes the victim of this arrangement because he really doesn’t love her . . . he only wants her money. But a single kiss will send her into the arms of a Viking named Sin, who is betrothed to another woman, Snotra. Sin will make her his bed slave. This story is filled with twists and turns to kept your attention! Follow their journey to discover the true nature of Malice and her discovery of how she can control her destiny. Which men will choose to love for eternity?

Which woman will win the Viking’s heart for eternity?

I loved the inconvenient time travelling and the gradual reveal of its meaning By Jolliffe on July 29, 2015

The Viking and The Courtesan is an historical tale—well-written, fast paced and intriguing, with a touch of time travel!

Lady Malice is not your typical Regency heroine but she is compelling and strangely likeable. A victim of an arranged marriage, she is still, woefully innocent and unfulfilled. Maybe this is why she enjoys her chosen career so much?

Destroying marriages is an unusual pursuit for a married lady but it keeps her in shoes and stops her thinking about her own disastrous nuptials. Faced with an unthinkable dilemma she seeks out her errant husband to carry out her latest commission, with life changing results.The time slip is seamless and the shift from Regency drawing room to Saxon village under Viking attack, swift and shocking. Malice’s surprise and fear is tangible but her cynical outlook and sharp tongue remain. Both traits help her withstand the unexpected ordeal, despite the carnage surrounding her.

Sin is less than impressed with the latest slaves but he needs a bed slave to keep his fickle fiancée interested. Malice is no one’s slave but she finds Sin hard to resist. The chemistry between the courtesan and the Viking is memorable, despite the incongruity of their situation.I loved the inconvenient time travelling and the gradual reveal of its meaning. Malice is prepared to risk all for her man and her strength and tenacity are legendary.

I purposely delayed writing this review for a few days, to see what I could remember. Malice, Sin and their compatriots’ formidable personalities, are easy to recall

Read all the reviews and buy the book:

Also by Shehanne Moore

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About Shehanne Moore

Shehanne Moore is a Scottish born author who writes gritty, witty, more risky than risqué, historical romance, set wherever takes her fancy–stories that detail the best and worst of human behaviour, as opposed to pouts and flounces.

For years she did various jobs while pursuing her dream of becoming a published writer, so she was thrilled to be offered a contract by Etopia Press for The Unraveling of Lady Fury, six days after subbing it.

Shehanne still lives in Scotland with her husband Mr Shey. She has two daughters. When not writing intriguing, and of course, sizzling, historical romance, where goals and desires of sassy, unconventional heroines and ruthless men, mean worlds do collide, she fantasizes about cleaning the house, plays the odd musical instrument and loves what in any other country, would not be defined, as hill-walking.

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I am sure that we shall be seeing Shehanne again soon in an update with her next book.. in the meantime it would be great if you could spread the news about her current books far and wide.

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Thanks for dropping by.. you are always welcome.  Sally








53 thoughts on “Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – The Viking and the Courtesan by Shehanne Moore

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  2. Shey, I love your style, your daring, your sense of humor … The Viking and the Courtesan is now on my TBR. I wish you every success with your books. I hope the dudes can handle your celebrity now that you’re gracing the shelves of Sally’s Cafe and bookstore 🙂 💜

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