Great Odin's Raven! Check These Sweet New Covers

Hey, gang! It's mid-April and tax day here in the US, so I'd imagine some of you could use a drink. *hands mead to all the A-Z-ers and the tax-poor*  :)

Today, I'm sharing TWO fantastic new covers for a dear writer friend of mine. The talented (and cool!) S.T. Bende is re-releasing Elsker, the first book in her Elsker Saga with a shiny new coat of paint, AND she's giving us a prequel story, Tur.

These upcoming releases will lead up to a brand new book in the series (coming soon, I'm told ;). If you're fans of adventure, romance, and Norse mythology you definitely can't miss with these stories! 

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a giveaway opportunity. 


Elsker - The Elsker Saga #1

You don’t win the heart of an immortal assassin without making a few enemies along the way.

Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr. Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting. He’s an honest to goodness Norse God - an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth. Kristia’s crazy visions are the only thing that can save their realms. Her orderly life just got very messy.

Tur - The Elsker Saga #0.5

Inga Andersson is the envy of every girl in Asgard. On the surface she has it all -- great friends, a job as Odin’s personal fight choreographer, and a happy ever after with her realm’s hottest assassin. But when evil invades Asgard, her perfect world comes crashing down. Someone is planning to kill off the gods, and Inga’s best friend Ull is first on their list. With the Norse apocalypse a nanosecond away, Inga has to decide how she’ll spend her final moments of freedom. Because from the moment this battle begins, Inga’s happily ever after will be nothing more than a memory. 

Some things are worth fighting for.

S.T. Bende 

Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, ST Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of the musical Cats. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the ELSKER series. She hopes her characters make you smile and that one day pastries will be considered a health food.

You can follow ST Bende on Twitter @stbende, or send an e-mail to

Connect with ST for all the latest news on the Elsker Saga!


AND be sure to enter the cover reveal giveaway for a chance at scoring some goodies! :)

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Bringing the Texas Heat - Come Back Cover Reveal

Hey, gang! I'm sharing the cover of Come Back today. It's the debut novel of one of my FAVORITE people, Melissa Maygrove. She's a real-life Texan, and a gifted writer. I was privileged to be able to beta read Come Back, and I can tell you the heat doesn't stop with the sexy cover. :)

I'll have Melissa back in a few weeks for an interview, but for now enjoy the eye candy! 

Hope all of you A to Z maniacs have started with a bang, and I look forward to checking out your themes over the course of the month. 


Come Back

Cover design by Carrie Butler, Forward Authority Design Services
Sometimes a single choice alters the course of a person's life forever.

Left behind by everyone she loves...

Rebecca Garvey had the promise of a California future dreams are made of, until the wagon train her family was traveling with left her behind. Now she’s slowly dying in the wilderness, abandoned and stripped of her self-worth. Once the shock of her desertion turns to embittered despair, she doesn’t want to be found. Then a handsome stranger challenges her convictions and changes her mind.

Headed for Texas, chased by the demons of his past...

Seth Emerson knows exactly what he wants. Working to save for a cattle ranch of his own keeps him busy and keeps his pain buried. Rescuing a stubborn woman from the hills of New Mexico Territory isn’t part of his plan—but she’s exactly what he needs.

Making greater sacrifices than either of them could foresee...

Seth and Rebecca set off on a risky journey and a quest for truth, each healing the other’s love-starved soul along the way. Will they give in to their growing attraction? Or will they honor their commitments when Seth returns Rebecca to civilization... and her betrothed?

Title: Come Back
Author: Melissa Maygrove

Genre: Western Historical Romance
Category: Adult / New Adult
Publisher: Truelove Press
Expected release: May 12, 2014


Native Texan Melissa Maygrove is a wife, mother, nurse, freelance editor, and romance writer. When she's not busy caring for her tiny nursery patients or shuttling teenagers back and forth to after-school activities, she's hunched over her laptop, complicating the lives of her imaginary friends and playing matchmaker. Melissa loves books with unpretentious characters and unforgettable romance, and she strives to create those same kinds of stories for her readers.