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Friday, 18 February 2022

This or that with Brenna and Reed from Viviana MacKade's wonderful fantasy - Valkyrie Love #romance #valkyrie #fantasy


This or that with Brenna (B) and Reed (R)

Dog or Cat?

R: Dogs

B: I would have said neither, but now it looks like we have a dog so…

R: We do, name’s Dog. We found him half frozen on a snowy morning and he just… never left.

Netflix or YouTube?

B: Well, now, I feel like Netflix used to offer more in the TV show department, while Hulu was more for movies. Now, though, with all these exclusive series, is more which specific thing you want to watch.

R: you’re a TV junkie. It still blows my mind.

B: TV was the best thing human race invented, period. Time was endless before.

High-tech or Low-tech?

R: Low tech.

B: yeah.

Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?

Both: Oh, please, loyal.

Work Hard or Play Hard?

R: you can only play hard if you work hard.

B: Agreed.

Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?

What’s worse: Laundry or Dishes?

B: I do laundry, he dishes. We split what needs to be done.

Train or Plane?

R: either, I have no problem.

B: airplanes freak me out. I’ll take one if I have to, but I’d much rather stay on ground

R: Said the woman who jumps through dimensions like it’s nothing.

B: that’s different. It’s meant to be that way. An airplane is man-made, and the Gods know men can be messy.

Working Alone or Working in a Team?

B: I think I learned how to work in a team.

*Reeds burst into laughing* No, darlin’, you did not.

B: Don’t be an ass.

R: Just honest.

B: Shut up.

Motorcycle or Bicycle?

R: Motorcycle.

B: uh, yeah, sexy!


Blurb -

A Valkyrie drifting through millennia, alone but free. 

A lost soldier craving redemption.

A new race seeking vengeance and an old one fighting for survival, and the balance hang on a child’s life.

Our heroes’ journey through the Roots of Yggdrasil is long, hard, and dangerous.

Fire Giants, demons, an army of half-breeds, they all can end the mission at any moment, but the child must live. 

Feelings don’t belong on such an endeavor. Or to Valkyries.

But, like a stubborn flower, love grows in dirt.

Only one problem: now love is deadly.



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Author bio and links:
Beach bum and country music addicted, Viviana lives in a small Floridian town with her die-hard fans and personal cheer squad: her husband, her son, and her daughter. She spends her days between typing on her beloved keyboard, playing in the pool with her babies, and eating whatever her husband puts on her plate (the guy is that good, and she really loves eating). Besides beaching, she enjoys long walks, horse-riding, hiking, and pretty much whatever she can do outside with her family.

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 Reed rested his elbows on his knees, observed his scarred hands before zeroing his quiet, blue-green eyes to her. “What am I doing here, Brenna?”

“She saw you in a vision.”


“Yes. Elves have that ability. She saw you and me in Vanaheim, cheering for victory.”

“So, I’m destined for something? Because visions and destiny can kiss my – you know what. I’m done having people making choices for me.” Soft, slow, his words held iron and steel, an unbreakable will. “I choose for me.”

Brenna chuckled. “You can relax, Alexander Reed. Visions are not what’s necessarily going to happen. It’s not a prophecy. They are one of the millions of possibilities. If you decide to come, if you survive the journey to the Vanaheim, if we do everything that specific vision requires, then there’s a chance for us to end up becoming the vision.”

“Better.” Then he frowned. “What do you mean, if I survive? What about you?” He stopped. “Wait a second, what are you?”

Brenna could be selling him some crap, or at least try to. What would the point in doing as much be? This man, a stranger, was way in already, she might as well come clean. “I’m of the Aesir people.”

“Why is the name familiar?”

“Because the realm I come from is Asgard.”

She saw the moment where realization dawned on him. Very few knew about Vanaheim, or Muspelheim, the land of the fire giants. Many, many people thought they knew about Asgard–thank you, Hollywood. His eyes grew huge, and he ran a hand over his messy short hair. “Shit.”

Because there was something deeply comic in the way he took that news after all he’d learned, she tilted her head and dealt the final blow. “I’m a Valkyrie.”

“Shut the fuck up.”

Brenna burst into laughter. “I will not,” she said when she could speak again.

He kept looking at her, up and down, like she came from another planet. Well, okay. She did. But so did Maeraggyth, and he didn’t get a seizure for it.

“You are a goddess,” he finally said.

“No, I’m not. We served Odin and Freyja, who are Gods, but we were not goddesses ourselves. Strictly talking.” Brenna shook off the uncomfortable feeling her past always gave her and readdressed the topic. “Reed, is it? No Alexander, no Alex. Sandy?”


“Well, Reed, nice to meet you and welcome into the mess that’s Yggdrasil. Are you hungry?”

“I am.”

Without a second thought or hesitation, Brenna headed to the door. “Then come,” she told him. “We’ll eat and talk more later.”


I got to read this as Viv was writing it and if you are thinking about purchasing it - BUY IT! It's great!!!!!!!!! 

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  1. Congrats on your new release, Viviana!

  2. Thus sounds really interesting. And I loved the this or that LOL

  3. I'm happy you enjoyed it!

  4. Thank you so much for having them, Daryl!