BLOG TOUR - Elsker by S.T. Bende **GIVEAWAY**

Hei hei!!! 
Welcome to the Blog Tour 
for Elsker by ST Bende!

Thank you to InkSlinger Pr for providing me with a copy of Elsker

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.

First of all I love the cover of this book, I mean look at Ull there, he just oozes bad ass Norse God does he not, I can feel my self turning in to a puddle with that piercing icy glare *fans herself* , ok sorry losing it there, Kristia is so gorgeous too, when I think of a Scandinavian woman, she is pretty much what I picture.

So following on from my review the other day of Tur the prequel novella to this series which I really loved does Elsker live up to its awesomeness?

Kristia is an American, living in the back end of boring town, USA, she has never been one for living life dangerously but she decides to up sticks and transfer to Cardiff University in Wales, helped in her decision by her hidden talent (is it a talent or a hindrance?) which is she suffers visions and she has one which seals her decision to move there.

She moves in with Emma and Victoria who could not be more different than Earl Grey tea total Kristia but she soon loses her demure attitude when she meets the walking Norse blonde stubby sexy beefcake that is Ull, sorry I should not objectify him my apologies to men's lib!

She does not know what his problem is, one minute he looks at her like he is furious with her and the next minute he is being all sweetness and light with her.  But of course as we found out in Tur, Kristia has been named in the prophecy that tells of her being Ull's soul mate, which Kristia at the moment knows nothing about.

The relationship between Kristia and Ull can be romantic at times, down right sexy at other times and occasionally frustrating, I did feel he was letting down the bad boys of this worlds by the deluge of flowers that he sent to Kristia but then I am just jealous the last time I got flowers from my Ull was 18 years ago!

Their relationship also moves quite fast and before we know it she has totally thrown her Earl Grey to the side and goes with Ull to his house for the weekend.  But will he tell her more about himself?, she is beginning to put two and two together, especially since he was absent during part of her Norse Mythology class, the part that talked about Ullr, well to find that out you will need to read it yourself - no spoilers!

This really is an enjoyable book, I love the fact it is scattered with Norwegian phrases, I have never used the translation setting on my Kindle so much, I also love learning more about the mythology of the Norse Gods.

My only downside was sometimes Ull could come across as being a little stilted as he talked but I am putting this down to the fact that English is not his first language.

If you enjoy your romance with a bit of mythology or indeed paranormal thrown in then you will love this!

Elsker is awarded 4 out of 5

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.

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  1. Thanks so much for reviewing the books Heather! It means the world to me. And I'm such a technodolt - I had no idea Kindle had a translation setting. Guess that's what happens when you still have a flip phone. #TrueStory Skal!

    1. My pleasure, I really enjoyed it, I am far too addicted to technology!!

    2. I need to up my technology game, for sure. You just inspired me.

    3. You can become too reliant on it! I do love it but I still enjoy reading an actual book or having a proper conversation!

  2. Whoa. I didn't know Kindle had a translation setting either. I'm going to have to play with that -- although mine might be too old to have it :) Thanks for teaching me something new!

    1. I've got a fire hdx, if you just press on the word it brings up a box with the definition then you scroll through it till you get to translation bit! Thanks for commenting!!

  3. Tur, and Elsker, two amazing books by a wonderful author. I am reading Elsker now and am loving it! Congrats on writing a wonderful series ST x

    1. Glad you are enjoying them too! Cannot wait for the next book! Thanks for commenting!

    2. Thank you so much! I'm so happy you're enjoying the boys!!


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