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856 CE, Ireland is a land of myth, magic, and blood. Viking raiders have fought the Irish for over half a century. Rival Irish clans promise only betrayal and carnage.

Kaireen, daughter of Laird Liannon, is suddenly forced into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, a Viking. She refuses to submit. With no mention of love, only land and the protection of her clan, she e
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Published July 29th 2013 by Crimson Romance
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Dianne
What could be better than a romance set among castles and lairds in the magical isle of Ireland where arranged marriages could make or break the tenuous peace of the land? Apparently, author Andrea R. Cooper knew the answer to that when she added some Viking Fire to the mix ! Kaireen Liannon, is a beautiful, independent-thinking, strong-willed, and slightly spoiled daughter of a powerful laird who has just discovered she is to marry a stranger, for the good of the clan. As far as Kaireen is conc ...more
Lori
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Viking Fire, by Andrea R. Cooper, captivates with its wonderful blend of historical romance and mystery. Using colorful historical details, Cooper beautifully captures the setting, Ireland 865 CE, and the attitudes of the era, successfully drawing the reader into this story.

When the daughter of Laird Liannon, Kaireen, learns that she must marry with Viking Bram, son of Ragnar, she is outraged that her father would demand such a thing. The Viking
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Lillie Roberts
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kaireen Liannon, third daughter to Laird Liannon and the feistiest one at that, is being forced into marriage with a stranger, and may the Gods help her, a Viking! She'll have nothing to do with those kind, pillagers, and not so long away, their enemies. But, time changes, things aren't the way they used to be, and the striking Viking grows on her, from his audacity to the way he works under her skin.

Bram, a Viking by birth and soon to be an Irishman by marriage, has seen the young Kaireen, and
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Rashika (is tired)
** This review has also been posted on Tangled in Pages

I like my historical romances but the ones I usually read are set in the 19th century. My one attempt at reading something set farther back was a complete fail *cough Born in Sin cough*. This book is set even farther back, in ‘856 CE’ but the idea of Vikings being involved was intriguing enough for me to overlook the last time I got burned.

This was certainly a whole lot more tolerable than Born in Sin but the story itself was lacking. The s
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Ellen
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on The Canon!

The last thing Kaireen wants to do is get married, especially to the blond Viking who happens to be sitting at her favored spot beside her father's left hand. Immediately, we dive into Kaireen's struggle, against her father's ruling on her marriage as well as her growing attraction to the Viking Bram, who slowly makes room for himself in her heart.

Cooper did an excellent job creating her world without overloading on the sensory details. I could see where Kaireen a
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Joanna Lloyd
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This captivating, edge-of-the-seat tale in the days of Vikings, Druids and brutal clan warfare is set in the enchanted Emerald Isles. It tells of the impassioned love the Viking, Bram, carries for the reluctant, beautiful and fiery Kaireen. These were the days of marriages arranged for the sole purpose of land acquisition and protection and Kaireen wants none of it. Bram, who has no prospects of wealth or land is willing to marry the daughter of a traditional enemy in exchange for his loyalty an ...more
Casea Major
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a fast-paced read with lots of action and intrigue. The story hit the ground running and never let up.

I loved the descriptions of period food, clothing and customs which added to the richness of the world. Bram and Kaireen had loads of chemistry and fun romance.

Kaireen is a worthy heroine who began as a bit entitled but came into her own through the tale.

I loved the touch of mysticism and would recommend the read to not only historical buffs but fantasy and parnormal fans as well.
Gaele
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
So – I was expecting something unique and different, and I certainly got it with this book! Ireland of long ago: green, dotted with castles and battles for territory is beautifully detailed and recreated for the reader by Andrea R. Cooper, and the added bonus of this sweetly plotted romance certainly kept it interesting.

Kaireen is the daughter of the Laird, and soon to be married against her desires to a Viking which will ensure the clan’s stability. While Kaireen is not a happy camper with the
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Jenna Jaxon
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
856 Ireland is a wild and barbarous time for Kaireen, daughter of a Laird, to be married to a Viking invader she's never met. The fiery red-head is determined to avoid her fate and tries at every turn to persuade her barbarian she will not marry him. But when his rugged good looks and superior fighting skills begin to sway her heart, Kaireen must work hard to guard herself from falling for the Viking.

Bram, the ultimate hot, hunky hero, is easily attracted to his reluctant bride. He puts up with
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Emily
Kaireen, has watched her sisters be married off and wants to avoid an arranged marriage if she can. As the daughter of Laird Liannon, she knows it is her duty but when she is told that she is to be married to a Viking she adamantly refuses.

Viking, Bram knew that Kaireen is meant to be his. With her fiery hair, her temper to match Bram makes his intent clear, they will be married. Kaireen plans to fight him all the way, she doesn't plan to fall in love. Even if with each day it is getting harder
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Lucy Oliver
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Viking Fire is an exciting and unusual read. Set in 856, a time I know little about, it is about the romance between Kaireen, a Laird’s daughter, and Bram, a Viking. Their marriage is arranged by her family, but feisty Kaireen is determined not to wed Bram. These are dangerous times however, and soon she starts to realise that Bram has qualities she admires.

I loved the historical descriptions in this book, the author has brought to life brilliantly a time period that little is known about. The
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Kathleen Shaputis
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There is nothing more delicious than being swept into ancient times on the whims of an independent female and an over-sized Viking. Not only did I enjoy the tug and pull of Irish Kaireen and the Lochlann Bram, but I found incredible nuggets of fun detail braided like ribbons through the tale.
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
Nov 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Set against a backdrop of early 9th century Ireland, Andrea R Cooper infuses her debut Historical novel, VIKING FIRE, with liberal amounts of adventure, romance and intrigue.


Ireland…land of myth, magic and blood

Ms Cooper brought the medieval era to life for me with the rich detail that is interwoven throughout the novel. I could picture Kaireen climbing into the giant kettle to scour the encrusted blackened stew. I could smell the sour milk, rotten swine slop, and urine in the dyeing room. I cou
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Roz ~ My Written Romance
This review, and many others, can be found on my website, My Written Romance .

I must confess that in the past, I would have probably walked right on by Viking Fire. It wouldn't have been for any reason other than this particular period of history hasn't always captured my interest. However when I was approached to review this, I decided to leap into the unknown and I was very pleasantly surprised. There was plenty of action, mystery and intrigue, as well as wonderful chemistry between the hero
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Sweets Books
5 cupcakes

Kaireen is a young Irish woman who lives in 856 CE where dragons, fairies and Vikings still bless the lands and pillage all the same. She is the last of her sisters to marry and is stated to be lucky to marry at all with her being in her twenties and too old for some men. Her father has arranged for her to be married to Bram a foreigner and also a Viking. Kaireen despises the man and tries anything she can to get out of the marriage, but when the perfect opportunity arises and he becom
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Micah Persell
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Bram the Viking is, without doubt, one of my favorite heroes from this year. Every time he graced the page, I swooned (as did the heroine, though she fought it tooth and nail, poor girl). Viking Fire had some very rich world-building. The keep, daily life in the BC era, the cast of characters--all contributed to create a setting that surrounds the reader and brings the story to vivid life. If you're a Viking romance fan, this is a don't-miss for sure!
Jadie
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love books like this where the main character starts off one way and grows into a wonderful person. I dislike books where the main character is perfect and never develops.

Andrea writes characters so three-denominationally that you'll either love them or not. I for one love her characters and her stories.

I'm looking forward to many more books by this debut author.
Melissa Cushing
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
So, I received this book in exchange for an honest review and I have to say that I was so excited to read it because I have a new found love for historical pieces/romances.. and honestly I believe I learned to love them with the Clockwork Angel Series by Cassandra Claire and the fact that I loved history in school. :) Well..... I actually give this book 4 and a half stars..... was not sure if I should stay on 4 stars or round it up to 5..... but decided to post 4 stars. Again... I give this book ...more
Stacey Brutger
Oct 09, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
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856 CE, Ireland is a land of myth, magic, and blood. Viking raiders have fought the Irish for over half a century. Rival Irish clans promise only betrayal and carnage.


Kaireen, daughter of Laird Liannon, is suddenly forced into an arranged marriage with her sworn enemy, a Viking. She refuses to submit. With no mention of love, only land and the protection of her clan, she endeavors to get her betrothed banished from her country. Will love find its way around her stubborn hear
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Kayla West
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Kaireen, an auburn-haired beauty with a fiery temper to match, is furious with the marriage that looms ever closer in her future. It is not the marriage itself that angers her so, but her match. He is a Viking, a Lochlann, and in Kaireen’s eyes this does not bode well. She sees the Lochlanns as no good and untrustworthy. She even sees him as a possible spy, infiltrating her family’s lands. However, what her mind thinks and what her body thinks could mean a
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Beth Santucci
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 cupcakes
Kaireen is a young Irish woman who lives in 856 CE where dragons, fairies and Vikings still bless the lands and pillage all the same. She is the last of her sisters to marry and is stated to be lucky to marry at all with her being in her twenties and too old for some men. Her father has arranged for her to be married to Bram a foreigner and also a Viking. Kaireen despises the man and tries anything she can to get out of the marriage, but when the perfect opportunity arises and he becom
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Jonel
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cooper’s novel is historically accurate while remaining approachable to modern day readers. The mixing of Celt & Norse mythology gives a very unique feel to this tale as well. The storyline is solidly put together and presented to the audience in an enchanting way that will leave you wanting to become part of the tale rather than simply read it. Cooper melds vivid battle scenes with heartfelt interactions to complete this.

Cooper’s characters are well developed, but in a very natural way. Yo
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Jesse Kimmel-Freeman
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Andrea has done it again. She creates a world that we want to fall into with characters we really want to know.

The setting is done in a way that really works. She's taken the time and effort to craft a world that is believable in both details, setting, and facts, but also the people that she's placed in it.

Bram (perhaps, an little tribute to Stoker?) is a raider with no real prospects... it sucks to be the younger son, doesn't it? And Kaireen is a true Irish lass, she doesn't want anything to do
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T.F.
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, romance
You had me at Viking.

Kaireen is feisty, independent, and won’t let anyone tell her what to do. I pretty much loved her right away. When Bram comes for her hand in marriage, Kaireen digs her heels in and tells him she’ll never marry a Viking, convinced he’s a spy and will betray her family. Except, her attraction for him refuses to dissipate. It escalates with each passing day, especially since they keep bumping into each other. The scenes in the baths were on fire, and Bram had me smiling with t
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Kristina
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Viking Fire, the fist book I have read by this author, was a very delightful and thoroughly entertaining read. I was drawn into the story since reading the synopsis and the book did not disappoint!

The novel is very similar to some of Monica McCarty's works- falling more under the young adult category rather than adult- and I absolutely love those novels, so this story was a great fit for me. The mixture of romance, history, action, suspense and a fiery heroine makes for a classic story. While a
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Matoko Kobayashi
I stopped reading at 70% and that's says a lot for me. It wasn't really interesting...
Deelylah Mullin
C- rating.

I’m not sure exactly why I’m so disappointed with this book. I adore historical fiction when the Irish or Scottish are involved. I am completely fascinated by Norse/Viking history. Imagine my giddy glee when I was offered the opportunity to read a title that combined both!

There were a lot of things that detracted from my enjoyment of this title. I didn’t get enough description of the landscape, nor the things that attract me to the time period. During this period in history, religion
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Darkest Cravings
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kaireen have just been informed that she is to be wedded to another. This would not have been a problem except for one minor little problem. Her husband to be is a Viking, known for their raiding they aren’t considered to be the best choice of a husband, not even an ally. She doesn’t take the news very well and refuse to marry him.

Kaireen’s ears heated, “I am not marrying,” She shook her head for emphasis. “So there will be no morning, nor night, nor wedding.”

When she finally meets her husband t
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Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Julie
Book provided the publisher
Originally posted at Romancing the Book

Kaireen has two sisters that married before her and she has decided she would rather avoid the same fate. When her father arranges a marriage to a Viking of all people, Kaireen is livid. Bram doesn’t understand her stubborn refusal to marry and thinks that in time she will come around. Unfortunately, there are more pressing matters to think about when a battle breaks out .

Kaireen doesn’t want to marry Bram because
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Carrie
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Once Upon A Dream Books

*Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*

Viking Fire is the tale of Kaireen, a young Laird's daughter who suddenly finds herself in an arranged marriage with a stranger. And a viking no less. Angry at being bartered off for extra manpower, and furious that no one seems to remember these same people were recently their enemies, she refuses him. But Bram doesn't seem to mind the chase, after all it is her fiery emotions that captivated him in t
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Andrea has always enjoyed creating characters and stories. But it wasn't until she was in her late twenties that she started writing novels.

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