Friday, March 14, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Blind Mercy by Violetta Rand

Welcome to my stop on Violetta Rand’s Virtual Book Tour for Blind Mercy, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions.  Please leave a comment or question for Violetta to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway (One randomly drawn commenter will win a $50 Amazon GC) by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow the rest of Violetta’s tour here, the more stops you visit the better your odds of winning.

Blind Mercy
By Violetta Rand
The Blind Series, Book 2

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Genre:  Historical Romance/Viking
Length: 163 Pages

Buy Link:  Amazon

About the book:  

The Sigurdsson family legacy continues…

A woman who prayed for a hero…

Orphaned at a young age, Rachelle Fiennes prayed for a hero to rescue her from her tragic life in England. When her only kinsman goes missing after the Battle of Stamford Bridge, Rachelle braves the aftermath of the battlefield to find him.

A man who lost everything…

Damned by the gods for surviving the bloodiest defeat in Norse history, Jarl Tyr Sigurdsson is still determined to get home. Hiding until nightfall so he can escape to his ship, his dangerous endeavor is disrupted when he’s accidently discovered by a beautiful Saxon.

Brought together by war, Rachelle and Tyr face many obstacles. Can sworn enemies find peace through love, or will fate be cruel?


Cursed witch. Things were much easier in Norway. Without giving it another thought, Tyr lowered his weapon, then grabbed a fistful of his captive’s hair. He’d give in to her dimwitted request to pacify her, but not without satisfying his own need for revenge. “Horse. Food,” he demanded.

“I’d rather die than betray my country—” the criminal started.

In response, Tyr thumped his head. He sank down, shaking and whining.

Sick with rage, Tyr stared at Rachelle. “This situation is ripe for trouble.” His only concern should be for his own survival.

 She addressed her countryman. “If you refuse him, he’ll cut your heart out.”

For a noblewoman, she had a way with words. Tyr nearly laughed out loud at the absurdity of what came out of her mouth. He’d learned something important about her though. Either she’d experienced more violence than any woman should or she was as frigid as an ice shelf. Regardless, her warning changed the Saxon’s mind.

The man pointed at his camp. “There are horses and food over there.”

With a twist of an earlobe, Tyr forced him to his feet. Tyr harbored a special hatred for rapists. If he couldn’t disembowel the bastard, he’d find another way to make him suffer. It didn’t take long. A grin spread across Tyr’s face as he framed the man’s punishment in his mind. Tyr would tie a noose around his neck, loop the rope over a high branch, and make him sit astride a horse with his hands tied behind his back. If the drukkin moved, he’d hang himself.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Violetta Rand holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Policy and a master's degree in Environmental Management. Serving as an environmental scientist in the state of Alaska for over seven years, she enjoys the privilege of traveling to remote places few people have the opportunity to see.

Violetta has been "in love" with writing since childhood. Struck with an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, at five, she wrote short stories illustrated by her best friend and sold them in her neighborhood. The only thing she loves more than writing is her wonderful relationship with her husband, Jeff. She enjoys outdoor activities, reading whatever she can get her hands on, music, and losing herself in the ancient worlds she enjoys bringing to life in the pages of her stories.


  1. It's been a good tour. I have enjoyed learning about your new book.

  2. Good luck with the release!


  3. Thanks Rita and Vita, good luck on the giveaway!

  4. I very much enjoyed your blog tour and genuinely hate to see it end. I hope this promotion has proven to be a rousing success. Thanks for sharing this very special series with us; I very much look forward to reading it. BVest wishes,


  5. "If you refuse him, he'll cut your heart out." I love it. Great dialogue.

  6. Last day of the tour and it has been great fun! I would like Amazon favorite place to shop.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  7. This sounds great! I'll add it to my wishlist. :)