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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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A blast from the past: A Noble Captive reviewed

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I prefer It is often very surreal for me that I have had books in print since 2005 or basically 14 years.
One of the great things about writing Historical Romance is that sometimes the books last a little longer and don't become as dated.
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A thoroughly enjoyable read. Hilderbrand evokes a time period brilliantly. I loved reading about Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and the summer the Foley/Levin family spent there. A really enjoyable summer read by a new to me author which I inhaled in a ...more
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History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people but the appalling silence and indifference of the good. Our generation will have to repent ...more
Sent as the Viking's Bride by Michelle Styles
"Gunnar Olafson's heart died when his family was killed. He liked the isolation of his remote farmstead and then Ragnhid and her sister arrived on his doorstep as his bride! Ragnhid had never met Gunnar but she was running from a brutal brother-in-..." Read more of this review »
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"I enjoyed this book , Ragnhild and Gunner story.
It also had Characters from other books I have read of Michelle Styles.
Maybe we will meet Svana. Ragnhild little sister, in her own story."
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"Her kidnapper becomes her protector.
To protect his people from the Northmen, Aedan makes a bargain. He will find the daughter of the chief who went missing ten years ago and return her to her father, in exchange for his people that are hostages. B..." Read more of this review »
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A lovely and gentle debut romance which masterfully evokes the Scottish highlands as the background to the burgeoning romance between disappointed in love artist Milla and Army officer suffering from guilt Cor. This debut novel showcases why the Harl ...more
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Cathiecaffey Michelle wrote: "Cathiecaffey wrote: "Michelle, with the various viking titles, i was wondering if there are connecting books? I do love to find out that there is another character in the book that has their HEA to..."

Beautiful! I'm going shopping on my Kindle for those I missed! Thank you! And thank you for the joy it is reading your books!


Michelle Styles Cathiecaffey wrote: "Michelle, with the various viking titles, i was wondering if there are connecting books? I do love to find out that there is another character in the book that has their HEA too! And try to read th..."
Yes there are connecting books -- Taken by the Viking, Viking Warrior Unwilling Wife and The Viking's Captive Princess are connected.
Return of the Viking Warrior and Summer of the Viking are connected.
Sold to the Viking Warrior and the one which comes out in March 2018 The Warrior's Viking Bride are connected. The one I am currently working on is also connected to this.
The others are stand alone. Does this help?


Cathiecaffey Michelle, with the various viking titles, i was wondering if there are connecting books? I do love to find out that there is another character in the book that has their HEA too! And try to read them back to back. Thanks!


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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