Stolen Fruits: A Bride For The Viking (Part One) (Historical Erotic Romance Novelette)

Stolen Fruits: A Bride For The Viking (Part One) (Historical Erotic Romance Novelette)

Stolen Fruits: A Bride For The Viking (Part One) (Historical Erotic Romance Novelette)

Hilda lives a simple life; busy doing her duties around the medieval village she calls home, she can barely think of another way to live. When Viking raiders arrive to loot and pillage her settlement, however, everything changes. Hilda thinks quickly, and offers herself as a bride to the Viking leader; to follow his every whim and desire, if he’ll only end the destruction.

What she finds is a man more sensitive and war-wearied than she ever expected, and her soon-to-be Viking husband

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3 thoughts on “Stolen Fruits: A Bride For The Viking (Part One) (Historical Erotic Romance Novelette)

  1. Sea Laughing
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Boring–No Plot, No Conflict, No Historical Accuracy–Just Sex, August 27, 2013
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    Sea Laughing (Northern California) –

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    This review is from: Stolen Fruits: A Bride For The Viking (Part One) (Historical Erotic Romance Novelette) (Kindle Edition)
    I’d seen some of the other bad reviews but I love this historical period, so I downloaded it anyway. What a waste of time!

    It’s a shame to be so disappointed, because the writer (I don’t think she deserves to be called an ‘author’) clearly has a good grasp of grammar and basic writing skills. However, it’s plain she did zero research into the period, and some of her mistakes were so painfully stupid, it made me wince.

    WARNING: A SORT OF SPOILER ALERT, EVEN THOUGH THERE’S REALLY NOTHING TO SPOIL

    The Viking raiders ride HORSES when they attack the village. Right, because there’s so much room on a Viking longship that transporting a herd of horses is no problem. Hilda pretends to faint so the Viking catches her, enabling her to steal his sword. Yeah, because everyone knows Vikings are such gentlemen…and of course, when someone threatens one with his own sword, he really admires that and would never kill her for it. And Vikings are always willing to bargain for one woman instead of just taking them all, because it’s not like they sell them for slaves or anything.

    Give me a break.

    There’s really NO plot. A plot involves goal, motivation and conflict. This is just a collection of sex scenes, none of which are particularly erotic. In fact, I found myself skimming over the sex because it was so dull. I can’t remember the last time I actually skipped the sex because it bored me, but I realized after I finished that it’s not the sex that’s exciting–it’s the conflict that moves the story which grips the reader, and there was no real conflict here. The writer made a half-hearted attempt to inject some conflict by having the other Vikings get upset with the heroine’s new husband (and explain to me why they called her a whore because she DIDN’T have sex with anyone but her husband?) but it was too little, too late–and the writer promptly neutered the conflict by having the husband reassure the heroine that it’s just the way their society works. Happens all the time, don’t worry, he’ll take care of everything. End of almost-conflict.

    Even the small details were so wrong. In this time period, a nine-year-old child isn’t going to be running and playing like a modern child. No, they’re going to be working. And village chieftains don’t have large houses and hire servants. I can accept somewhat modern language, because this is written for modern audiences, but many of the words used in this book weren’t even in existence at the time this ‘story’ took place.

    The only good thing about reading this is that I’ll know to avoid this writer in the future. This is an example of the downside of the new ease in self-publishing: a writer who doesn’t know enough about her craft to create something worth reading. It’s not enough to just string words together. Please, Ashley Spector: learn what it means to write a story before you start typing up more pig slop.

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  2. Amazon Customer
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    ., August 10, 2013
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    Amazon Customer (Indiana, USA) –

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    This review is from: Stolen Fruits: A Bride For The Viking (Part One) (Historical Erotic Romance Novelette) (Kindle Edition)
    Very little research went into this book. A virgin would have no idea what an orgasm was in that era and would most likely have to be taught the words pussy and cock by her husband.

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  3. alaina shilling
    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Horrible Word Usage For The Time Period Book Is Supposedly Set In!!!, July 31, 2013
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    alaina shilling (Lake Stevens, WA, USA) –

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    First of all this book could have had potential if it weren’t for the horrid word usage for the supposed time setting the story takes place in. The underlying concept is a great one, I mean a Viking raiding party and 1 girl willing to sacrifice herself becoming the raiding party’s leaders wife to save the rest of her village. Great concept. However the writer’s overwhelming incorrect word usage and dialect for that setting and that time period not just the words the characters used but the words the writer used when describing the scene taking place and those the characters where thinking to themselves and in internal monologue was something I was unable to read past enough to get into the book.

    I would not suggest this for anyone who takes reading historical romance as a serious thing. I was disappointed and would have been livid had I paid for this instead of getting a free book. I only give it 1 star for the underlying concept unfortunately even the sexual scenes irritated me the wording and even her reactions to him for that time period were so glaringly incorrect I can’t give it another star for that part :(

    I do think the writer would have promise if she put a lot more research into the lifestyle and words and the aspects of sexual congregation in those times for those not of Viking culture. Do your homework, if you want to be a success you have to COMMIT to doing the work required to be on!

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