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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 ev…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 ears…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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Left for dead by a mysterious attacker, Viking warlord Kal Randrson comes around with a deep head wound and a hazy memory, yet he instantly recognizes his rescuer—captivating Lady Cynehild, whose life he turned upside down years before. Although she’s his enemy, they agree to a fake be Read more of this blog post »
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Conveniently Wed to the Viking by Michelle Styles
"Talk about a fascinating book. Its set in 877AD. This is a fascanating book to read. It is a continuation of the series of the series of the "Sons of Sigurd". It gives you a view of the youngest son. In this one Lady Ceanna isn't giving much in the w" Read more of this review »
Conveniently Wed to the Viking by Michelle Styles
"Another fantastic entry in the Sons of Sigurd series. This one features the youngest son, Sandulf. As in the previous books, the story opens on Alarr's wedding day and the attack that decimated their family. The oldest brother, Brandt, tasked Sandulf" Read more of this review »
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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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