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The Viking and The Courtesan

(Time Mutants #1)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  7 reviews
In 898 AD she wasn’t just from another land.

Wrecking a marriage is generally no problem for the divorce obtaining, Lady Malice Mallender. But she faces a dilemma when she’s asked to ruin her own. Just how businesslike should she remain when the marriage was never consummated and kissing her husband leads to Sin--a handsome Viking who wants her for a bed slave in name only
ebook, 302 pages
Published July 29th 2015 by Soul Mate Publishing
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Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I don't typically read historical romance so this book was a departure for me. Was it worth the risk? Yes! The character Malice (great name, right?) is multi faceted and cleverly written. As she goes back and forth through time I felt her struggles.

And Malice's on again / off again lover Sin is quite the Viking. I had to get used to the phrase "bed slave" though as half of the book is set in 898 AD. I understand though that author Shehanne Moore wanted to use accurate phrasing for back then. As
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.

Oh Malice. Where to start, there may be spoilers ahead...

Well, I think Shehanne Moore doesn't do 'typical heroines' or heroes for that matter. I consider that a huge compliment to her. This is a historical, and yes there is research - but don't expect simpering. Well, only perhaps with the rather annoying social climber Snotra...but more of her later.

The most excellently named Malice comes from the Regency period and due to her abando
Antonia van Zandt
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love Shehanne Moore's historical novels and The Viking and the Courtesan is a real treat. It was quite a daring feat to send a feisty Regency woman back to 898 AD and have her successfully interact with everyone she met there. The author pulls it off in quite spectacular fashion.

Moore's historical heroines do not have attacks of the vapours. Their bosoms do not heave. They do not go weak at the knees at the sight of a well muscled (male) torso. They fight - whether it's for shoes or their man.
Jane Hunt
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Lady Malice is not your typical Regency heroine but she is compelling and strangely likeable. A victim of an arranged marriage, she is still, woefully innocent and unfulfilled. Maybe this is why she enjoys her chosen career so much?

Destroying marriages is an unusual pursuit for a married lady but it keeps her in shoes and stops her thinking about her own disastrous nuptials. Faced with an unt
Ann Fields
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
There is great suspense built in this time travel romance novel about a young, abandoned wife, Malice and her hero, Sin, a Viking.

The story starts with a kiss of vengeance between Malice and her husband Cyril (who left her untouched on their wedding night to cavort with loose women and who later ruins her financially). Unknown to Malice, a passionate kiss has the ability to transport her from her native Regency London to a foreign world where Vikings rule. There, she meets Sin, a successful Vik
Carolee Croft
This is possibly my favorite novel by Shehanne Moore!

Malice Mallender, the heroine of The Viking and the Courtesan, is not nearly as malicious as her name suggests. She is just trying to survive in the harsh world of 19th century London by running a business that breaks up people’s marriages. She’s also trying to distract herself from her unhappy personal life by obsessing about shoes. But one day, a lady enters her establishment who asks Malice to break up her own marriage.

Now, this is what I l
Nicole Laverdure
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
A real page turner! 4.5 stars

I usually don't have a problem writing a review, but this story, The Viking and The Courtesan, written by Shehanne Moore, has so many twists and turns that I don't know how to start! What happens when two headstrong women, Malice and Snotra, compete for the same man, a Viking named Sin?

The story starts in London 1819 and wanders into 898 AD, back and forth. Forced to marry Cyril, Malice becomes the victim of this arrangement because he really doesn't love her . . . h
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Shehanne Moore is a Scottish author, who writes gritty, witty, as much risky as risqué, historical romance, set wherever takes her fancy. Stories that detail the best and worst of human behaviour, as opposed to pouts and flounces. For years she worked at various things, while pursuing her dream of becoming a published writer, so she was gobsmacked to sell her book, The Unraveling of Lady Fury, wri ...more

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