Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Temperate Warrior By Renee Vincent

The Temperate Warrior
Book 1 of the Warrior Sagas
By Renee Vincent

 He was her champion. She was his weakness.
Gustaf Ræliksen lives by the blade of his sword. After avenging his father’s murder and reuniting with his family, he wants nothing more than to settle down and have sons of his own. Only one woman will do—a fiery redhead he saved from the spoils of war.

No longer forced to warm the beds of the men who've taken everything from her, Æsa has nothing to offer the noble warrior but her heart.

When someone with a deep score to settle seeks revenge upon her, Gustaf's world is torn asunder. He has but one vow—saving the woman he loves from the ignorant fool who dared to best the temperate warrior.

“Thinking of last night, are you?”

The familiar voice of her soon-to-be husband startled her from her reverie. She spun around to find him standing at the doorway, the light of morn lagging behind the call of dawn. Was even the sun too tired to rise into the heavens?

She smiled upon Gustaf as he barely fit beneath the door, ducking briefly to enter. “How did you know what thoughts ran through my head?”

Gustaf neared her, his footfalls drumming out the steps it would take to reach her. She counted five before he swept her in his embrace, his heady male scent pervading her senses. He bent to kiss her, his lips warm and soft.

“Like-minded,” he reminded her with a wiggle of his brow.

Æsa couldn’t help but enjoy how he’d drawn his conclusion, the memory of him belaboring the point last night behind the longhouse flooding her brain. Her mind was like a sea sponge, absorbed with so many splendid thoughts. The feel of his strong hands taking hold of her body, pleasuring her. The sound of his sultry voice, whispering behind her ear as he demanded obedience, and the sweet torment of his velvety hard shaft penetrating her, over and over again. How could she ever tire of this man? He was the best thing that had ever come into her life and she thanked the gods for bringing him to her.

It was hard to believe she would soon be his wife.

Gustaf gazed into her eyes, his smile matching hers. “When will you learn that we are both connected here,” he said, laying his hand across her heart, “and here,” tapping his long thick finger at her temple.

She wrapped her arms around his neck and pulled herself against his strong body. “Perhaps, if you covered my mouth and whispered the command in my ear, I might listen.”

His hearty laughter vibrated through her entire being. “Even then you failed,” he proclaimed, swatting her backside. He reached up behind his head and gripped her wrists, pulling them down to his lips. He kissed the top of each hand and laid his forehead against hers. “I must admit, I enjoy when you fall short of obeying me.”

“Is that so?”

“More than you know, woman.” He took a deep breath as if to will his wanton thoughts away and stepped backward. “Have you tended to your morning ablutions?”


“Come, I shall guard you as you do.” He took her hand and began to lead her out the back door.

“Why the need to accompany me?”

She heard him sigh as he tugged her outside. “Because it makes me feel better to know you are safe. Now, be quick about it.”

“Or else?” she baited, adding an extra shimmy to her hips as she sauntered to the stream.

He glared at her mildly. “Test not my patience lest you desire to feel the burn of my limited temperance on your backside.” 

Author Bio:
I am an author with a passionate interest in Irish and Norse history. I live in the rolling hills of Kentucky with my husband and two children on a beautiful secluded farm of horses and hay fields.

I am a sucker for a good cup of coffee (lots of cream and sugar...and whipped cream if I can get my hands on it), great conversation, and a lilting Irish accent. I love to read and I can't resist watching great epic historical movies.

From an early age, I've always had scenes playing out in my head. Whether it was a story with a moral or a tale with a twist, those ideas have never let me sleep until I wrote them out. And considering I have an eclectic ensemble of stories swarming in my brain at any given time, I write under a couple pen names to accommodate the various genre categories.

Renee Vincent
(Historical & Contemporary Adult Romance)
From the daunting, charismatic Vikings, to the charming, brazen Alpha male heroes of modern day, you'll be whisked away to a world filled with fast-paced adventure, unforgettable romance, and undying love.
Visit my website at http://www.reneevincent.com/

Gracie Lee Rose                               
(Lighthearted, Fancy-free Women's Fiction)
For those who love to read fun, wholesome, and endearing romantic stories that your mother, sister, friends, and daughters can enjoy.
Visit my website at http://www.gracieleerose.com/

Author Links:

 Turquoise Morning Press
December 2012
ISBN: 9781622370924
Genre: Historical, paranormal romance, Viking


  1. Thank you Mamawolf! And I had to laugh when I read this scene again. I love how playful Gustaf can be, even when he's serious.

    BTW, love the blog! I'm following you now.

  2. Thanks Renee. I am happy to do this for you.

  3. Love your blog, its helps me discover authors to add to me read listing. Renee's book has a key word that attracts me "warrior". Thanks Mamawolf for sharing.

    1. Oh, don't even get me started on "warriors" - I'm a big fan myself! Highlanders, Vikings, Normans...you name it. The bigger the better!

      Thanks for visiting the blog and for taking an interest in my Viking romance. I'm flattered that you would consider my book for reading.

      All the best to you, Nicole!

  4. YAY!!!! I see Renee!!!! HUGS ladies!!!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Kim!! :-)

    2. I see you too, darlin! Thanks for making my spotlight so special this week. You and Mamawolf are the best!