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Ravished–The Setting
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Ravished is popping up here and there!

This photo is from Shayla Kersten, who spotted the book in B&N in Little Rock yesterday. My inner geek squealed, “It’s real! It’s real!”

And Shawna B facebooked this photo she took at the B&N at Union Square, NYC!

I’d love to see more photos, especially from those of you who ordered the book from Amazon. You know, open the box, cuddle that book close, and click! I need to start a new contest, don’t I? For siting pics I can post. I have two entries already! :)

So back to the book…

What about my story will capture you? My hero? The romance? Or will it be the world I’m building? Here’s a very short snippet to introduce you to New Iceland. This scene is told from a secondary character’s POV, Birget, who will also have a big role in the second book, Enslaved by a Viking.

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The journey to Skuldelev passed in silence. Strapped into the back seat of a small, two-man snow-eater, she watched the endless drifts of white, stirred only by the shifting winds and blowing toward the frozen sea that bordered the lowlands they crossed. In the distance, the jagged peaks of the Keel Mountains sawed into the face of Sunni, the sun goddess, stretching the shadows of night to cloak the mountains and the city fortress of Skuldelev at its base.

Birget straightened to peer over Dagr’s shoulder at the city few Bearshirts had ever willingly entered. Where her own fortress stood as evidence of strength and precision, the keep rising several stories high, Skuldelev stretched like a lazy dragon resting across the top of the foothills. The fortress wall hugged the contours, turrets spiking like ridges on the beast’s back. Even the great, gated entrance gave the appearance of a dragon’s large, crenellated head with its mouth gaping.

A shiver rippled down her spine. The day’s happenings had passed in a whirlwind, and only now did it strike her that this might be her home for the rest of her life—this foreign, craggy, monstrous castle where men as rugged and unforgiving of weakness as their clan-lord lived.

9 comments to “Ravished–The Setting”

  1. Brandy W
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      · January 2nd, 2011 at 11:07 am · Link

    I’ll have to check around while I’m out today. Its girls day out. Taking the 12yo (her birthday was yesterday) out to shop and learn how to put make-up on. Nice conservative, barely there make-up. She’s been asking about it so I thought this would be a good way to go.



  2. Cynthia D'Alba
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      · January 2nd, 2011 at 11:16 am · Link

    I love seeing the pictures! I’ve got to get to BAM this week. I’ll look for it too!



  3. Viking Princess
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      · January 2nd, 2011 at 3:09 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for sharing the pictures. If I see Ravished by the Viking at my local book store I’ll send it to you. :-D



  4. Fedora
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      · January 2nd, 2011 at 5:41 pm · Link

    Awesome, Delilah! Can’t wait to go scope out the local bookstores :)



  5. Delilah
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      · January 2nd, 2011 at 7:20 pm · Link

    Cyndi! Thanks!! Let me know if you see it there!

    Viking! I can’t wait for you to read it too! Thanks for looking for it for me!

    Fedora! I will be waiting for the next few weeks to see what everyone thought.



  6. Diane Sadler
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      · January 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm · Link

    I’m still waiting for my copy, it should come this week I hope! Keep giving excerpts.



  7. Delilah
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      · January 3rd, 2011 at 1:32 am · Link

    Diane! I hope you get it soon. Then you’ll have to read it and tell me what you thought. I loved writing this story. But strangely, after all the bitching I did writing the second story, I like it even better.



  8. sue brandes
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      · January 4th, 2011 at 3:32 pm · Link

    Congrats on your new release. :mrgreen:



  9. Carol L.
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      · January 4th, 2011 at 6:05 pm · Link

    Congrats Delilah on your releases. I wish you many sales and can’t wait to use my GC from Christmas to order my copy from Amazon. I’m going to love the world your building and of course the Heroes. I love Vikings, warriors and Highlanders. My favorite kind of men. :-D
    Carol L
    Lucky4750@aol.com