Vail Fillion has left her home in Huntington Beach, California, to study Scandinavian Culture in Oslo, Norway. But she gets her first real taste of culture shock when she goes along with her friend Lisetta to a wild party at her cousin’s biker bar. Vail is surprised to find such a large group of motorcycle enthusiasts in this often snow-bound country. She is even more stunned to discover that the bikers are normal guys, if perhaps even more physically imposing than your average Viking. Alreck Falstad–a 6’6″ blond, tattooed stand-in for a Norse god–catches her eye but also scares her to death.
Just as Vail is starting to enjoy herself at the party, something truly frightening occurs. The evening is abruptly cut short by a brutal crime, and she is the lone witness. Before she can make it to the cops, Vail is drugged, loaded into Alreck’s truck, and transported to his remote cabin in the Lofoten Islands.
Why has Alreck kidnapped her, and what are his plans for her in his snowy haven? Is he her savior, her nemesis, or both? Even if she could escape, would she truly want to?
~ Bewitching BT
If you were to describe your e-book/book in only one word, what would it be?
What would you say inspired you to write it?
The History Channel debuted it’s new series “VIKING’S” in 2013. I was immediately transfixed by the raw passion of the Norwegian based series. The central character is a intense and highly intelligent man named Ragnar Lodbrok. His stoic nature and warrior heart aided in inspiring me to create the lead hero Alreck from my novel titled NAUGHTY IN NORWAY.
Writing the novel gave me a wonderful opportunity to explore Norwegian culture and language. I was very conscious to make certain aspects of the novel as historically accurate as possible. The locations, food and phrases are all well known by Norwegians.
My biggest challenges were to bring forth the beauty of the geography as well as the intense, underlying passion of Alreck’s personality.
After researching bikers in Scandinavia I was enlightened to the fact that there are several distinct motorcycle clubs within Oslo alone. Being the modern day warrior that he is it was only fitting that I write Alreck as a Harley Davidson riding sexy biker.
Have you ever been hit by the infamous “writer’s block”? What did you do to escape
Thankfully, not yet! I am so limited on my writing time that I am nearly salivating when I have the chance to get back to my keyboard!
Your all time favorite book?
Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin
What made you pick that one above all others?
The realism coupled with the stark emotional connection between the two lead characters is nearly tangible.
What’s the longest time you’ve spent working on a project?
Five months. Writing CAPTURED IN CROATIA.
Would you say becoming an author has changed you? In what way?
Yes, I have become more thoughtful and introspective.
Was there ever a time, during your work for the e-book/book, when you felt like giving up? What made you change your mind?
Never. The drive is constant. I am incredibly fortunate to do what I do and I am well aware of this.
What does your day-to-day life consist of? What else do you do, aside writing?
I’d like to think that I’m a fun mom! I ski whenever I can find snow. I adore travel and reading.
How do you deal with bad reviews or acid criticism? What would you advise other authors to that effect?
Use it as a tool to hone your skill, to better yourself.
Is this title part of a series? Without giving us spoilers, of course, what can we expect from the next e-books/books in the series?
Yes. NAUGHTY IN NORWAY is book one in the NORDIC LIGHTS series. I am currently halfway through book two titled SCANDALOUS IN SCANDINAVIA.
What do you have stored for us in the future? What are you working on/planning on next, aside this title/series?
I’m thrilled to report that NABBED IN NEW ZEALAND is set to release this Valentine’s Day! Following that, CAPTURED IN CROATIA will launch on May 15th 2014.
If you could wish for any one thing, and it would immediately come true, what would you wish for?
Excellent health for all.
If you were stranded on an isolated island, what’s the one book you’d absolutely wish to have with you?
Anything by JR WARD
Name your favorite fruit.
Coffee or tea?
How about fav time of 24 hours?
Were you a boyscout/girlscout?
No, too feisty!
Favorite food for breakfast?
Egg and cheese croissant!
Latest book you’ve bought and read?
Irene Maillol’s Across the Sea.
Do you collect things, like stamps, or key chains, or shoes?
Shoes…ahhh, yes the shoes!
Favorite color, you know you want to tell us!
ANY shade of blue!
Drama or comedy?
Have a fav quote or personal motto?
‘If you but knew the flames that burn in me that I attempt to beat down with my reason’ -Pushkin
Cats or dogs?
Dinner by candlelight or a night out clubbing?
How about a quiet dinner then the club?
About the Author & Links:
Christine Edwards grew up in the Deep South on Hilton Head Island, SC. At an early age she developed a passion for the arts that led her to earn a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
Christine has a special place in her heart for reading and writing erotic tales. To date she has published two novellas along with two full-length novels, including Claimed in Canada and Naughty in Norway. Her main focus is on loving, multi-faceted relationships involving intense alpha males and feisty heroines. She adores snow skiing, traveling the world, and spending time with her amazing family. Christine currently resides in the sleepy coastal town of Beaufort, SC.