Author: Kitty Thomas
Publication date: October 24th 2022
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
On the day I met the witch, she prophesied my death.
She said it was fate and couldn’t be changed.
I’ve gathered my warriors. I’ve laid my traps. I’ve moved my pieces across the board.
She is the piece that unlocks everything, I know she is.
And she’s wrong. Everything can be changed.
A powerful god seeks to destroy my people unless I go live with him.
“You don’t have to marry him. You don’t even have to sleep with him. He just needs a witch.”
I’ve been told this multiple times, but I don’t trust this man.
He’s keeping something very important from me… and he’s such a charmer.
I may allow him into my bed, but I can never let him into my heart.
Note: This is a standalone.
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“What are you building the berserker army for?” I ask partly to distract him from his single-minded mission, but also because I want to know. And do his plans for me entwine with his plans for his army?
“Come to bed with me,” he whispers as his mouth covers mine.
I let him steal that one kiss, then pull away. “What are you building the army for? Tell me, and maybe I’ll come to bed with you.”
“It doesn’t matter. Come to my bed, and I’ll give you half of the fallen slain.”
I raise a brow, intrigued. I’ve never had a man promise me half his warriors before just in exchange for a good fuck. My reputation really must be getting around the realms.
“Whatever would I do with half the fallen slain?” I ask, pretending boredom.
“I don’t care what you do with them. You can have them. You can have first pick, even.” He trails soft kisses down the side of my throat, and over my decolletage. I have to fight the moan because no way in hell am I letting him know he’s having this kind of effect on me, though I’m sure the animal in him can smell my desire.
I’m obviously flattered by this offer, and I know it must be the trap he’s laying for me: play upon my vanity to get me into bed. But the truth still remains that he’s building a special army, and nobody knows why. Whatever the secret, it must be pretty big, and he’d really just give me half of his fighting force when he seems to be working around the clock scouring all the worlds for them?
“I don’t know Odin… we just met… I’m not that kind of girl.”
“We both know you’re that kind of girl,” he growls against my mouth.
I mean, he’s not wrong, but still. He thinks he can buy me with rugged hot, battle-tested warriors… I mean what would I do with them? Watch them train all day? Play with them? I can’t think. I can’t decide. So many delicious possibilities stretch out before me.
“What if I decided to build a harem with them? For my own… exceedingly large lusts?” I taunt.
Odin chuckles. “You’d be bored and come crawling back to me soon enough.”
“Oh, that’s the confidence I like.”
“You need brains, not just beauty,” he says.
“Kind of like you?” “Indeed, now get your ass into my bed.”
**Valkyrie (c) Copyright 2022 by Kitty Thomas. All rights reserved. Excerpts used with permission of the author.
about the author
KITTY THOMAS writes dark stories that play with power and have unconventional HEAs. She began publishing in early 2010 with her bestselling COMFORT FOOD and is considered one of the original authors of the dark romance subgenre.
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