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Michelle Styles

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Born and raised near San Francisco Califorinia, Michelle Styles currently lives a few miles south of Hadrian's Wall with her husband, three children and menagerie of pets. An avid reader, she became hooked on historical romance when she discovered Georgette Heyer, Anya Seton and Victoria Holt in her school's library. Michelle enjoys writing stories in a wide range of time periods including Roman, Viking, Regency and early Victorian. Her website can be found at www.michellestyles.co.uk

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Michelle Styles The idea for writing a Viking romance came from my editors over a lunch. I had done several Romans by that point and they wanted to know if I would…moreThe idea for writing a Viking romance came from my editors over a lunch. I had done several Romans by that point and they wanted to know if I would ever consider doing Vikings. I was surprised as I had just read an article that the Viking historical romance was v dead and no one was ever going to buy that period. HOWEVER my editors had crunched numbers and had found the few Vikings they had published had done well.
I am part Swedish and Norwegian and one of the first books I can clearly recall was a lavishly illustrated book of Scandinavian fairy tales. Some of the stories absolutely frightened me but one about a woman who was carried off on a horse to found Sweden intrigued me. I figured that I could write Vikings as long as I was free to write them my way.
My sister majored in history at the University of Oslo so she was an early resource in pointing the direction towards what I should write. She was always disappointed in the pillage and rape books as she felt there was much more to the Vikings and their culture.
Added into the mix was the fact that I had a planned trip to Iceland that summer and so was able to some substantive research (including falling off an Icelandic horse when it began to shift).(less)
Michelle Styles I have found exercising 6 times a week helps. Also eating healthy. Recently I had to give up caffeine because I suffer from tinnitus (ringing the…moreI have found exercising 6 times a week helps. Also eating healthy. Recently I had to give up caffeine because I suffer from tinnitus (ringing the ears) The ringing has decreased and the productivity increased. I was not expecting the increase in the idea flow.(less)
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The Viking's Captive Princess

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Viking Warrior, Unwilling Wife

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Paying the Viking's Price

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A Christmas Wedding Wager

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Return of the Viking Warrior

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My next Harlequin Historical/ Mills &Boon Historical will be published in February 2017.
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In her captor's bed!Women are not part of Sigurd Sigmundson's existence, and Eilidith should purely be a means to an end to gain access to a well-guarded Viking stronghold. He would have to be made of iron, though, not to be stirred by the warmly sensual woman beneath her ice-co... Read more of this blog post »
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Historical Romance Books Hi Michelle, thank you for the friend add =-)


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Holly Jacobs Hi, Michelle!


Harlequin Historical Well hello there Michelle, it is nice to see you here at Goodreads. Have fun looking around Historical Romance (the group). I've met a lot of interesting people there.


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