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Rise of the Northmen

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  11 reviews
What happens when five slightly (or more than slightly) twisted erotic romance authors get together and brainstorm?

Berserkers. Violence. Wolves. Sex. Krakens. Death. Others. Magic. Valkyries. Love. VIKINGS!


Look for this heart-stopping erotic anthology on November 10 featuring Saranna DeWylde, Paul Goat Allen, Alyssa Breck, Mark Henry and Annice
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Published November 10th 2015 by Corvus Corax LLC
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Synde Korman
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So many awesome writers. Mark Henry's Fathoms starts the collection off with a twist that is going to have your mouth hanging open. Truly awesome.
Annice Sands, a newcomer on the erotica scene, gives us a story of desire and paranormal love. Steamy and sweet.
Paul Goat Allen's story is a mix of erotica and horror and not for the faint of heart. Saranna DeWylde's and Alyssa Breck's stories finish up the trilogy with a bang in true erotica fashion. Neither of these authors disappoints. Hot Vikings a
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
This is a great collection of stories by an stellar group of authors. Each story has some connection to the Northmen and they do not disappoint.

Mark Henry's Fathoms story was wickedly dark and delicious. I enjoyed the strong female lead in erotic tale by Paul Goal Allen. Savage Want by Annice Sands was a paranormal tale rich with romance. Alyssa Breck's Mark of the Raven was a fantastic tale with Valkyrie and the Norse gods. Kara and Gram's story was one of my favorites in this collection. I lo
Anti-social Butterfly
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Conflict of Interest Statement: I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Off the bat, you should know Rise of the Northmen is an omnibus of supernatural Viking erotica. If you made it past that sentence, great! Let me break things down for you.

The book is a collection of five novelettes (longer than a short story but shorter than a novella). Like most collections, each author has their own writing style and take on the theme. As such, if you are good with the theme, you will probably
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer- I have not read the entire anthology.
Who ever said men can’t write romance never read a story by PGA. His short story in the Rise of the Northmen anthology, Wildflower in the Snow, is romantic, evocative and sometimes playful and an entertaining story in an economy of words. His hostile environment is the perfect backdrop for his tale of forbidden love and his stars are outlandishly believable. If you want more from this Renaissance man pick up the anthology Christmas Nookies where y
I picked this anthology up because it had so many authors to try and one I had read before. Each book worked for me. And I can't wait to read more of all of them.
Debbie Dickerson
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A very captivating and enjoyable anthology...not to mention, super sexy!

I truly enjoyed this entire anthology! Each Author brings a unique flare to their stories, but the story that pushed me to give a 5 star is Wildflower in Snow, by Paul Goat Allen. Instead of giving a detailed review on all the stories, I decided to simply give one of this particular story. He writes in such a descriptive way that you can't help but feel as if you are in the story. This is a true love story, with a few graphi
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I love Saranna DeWylde's Ride of the Sarkyrie series and got this compilation just to read another of her Norse inspired stories. I loved her story "The Wolf Who Swallowed the Sun". She has her mythology down and her writing is tight. When I finished it, I was left wanting more. Paul Goat Allen's "Wildflower in the Snow" was also a great read that again, left me wanting more. His story was interesting and the character's were very compelling. I definitely appreciated the strength of character of ...more
Melissa Hayden
*I requested this book for review from one of the authors.

Fighting and sex. What a combination! Both are moments of heightened emotions. Vikings are the perfect essence to use for this. They are strong in the emotion they portray. And there are so many legends and myths that could be used in their magical world.

Fathom by Mark Henry:
It's Jerrik's funeral. Solveig is heartbroken that her husband died in battle. But Solveig doesn't believe her brothers story of Jerrik's death. Somethings off,
Leila Mota
Jan 02, 2016 rated it liked it
The book is advertised as a "erotic anthology", but I found that it focus more the Viking's lore than the erotic. Although there are hot scenes, they are not as important or intriguing as the myth. There are five stories by five different authors, all of them showing some relation to the Norse mythology, and some are better than others. It took me some time to get to the book, maybe because this universe is inherently violent. The interesting stories took me to the end, even though the last one ...more
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-challenge
I hear a lot of talk about how men can't write erotica, and I have just one response to that. Shut your mouth and pick up any of Mark Henry's many offerings. Like his other works, this novella delivers superb imagery and character development with a twist of the bizarre.
This was the first PGA story I've read, and I enjoyed it as well. It wasn't what I was expecting, which is something I find very refreshing.
Overall this was a solid anthology all the way around, but I definitely felt the men ca
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-kindle, scifi-para
Loved it. I spent the time to enjoy each story. Each story had a different view of the Northmen. I do need to read again.

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Saranna De Wylde has always been fascinated by things better left in the dark. She wrote her first story after watching The Exorcist at a slumber party. Since then, she’s published horror, romance and narrative nonfiction. Like all writers, Saranna has held a variety of jobs, from operations supervisor for an airline, to an assistant for a call girl, to a corrections officer. But like Hemingway sa

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