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Valkyrie's VengeanceA thirty-year alliance that aligned wolves and hunters has shattered.

Victoria Storm leads a few surviving members of her pack in a desperate flight. As the only surviving child of their leaders, the she-wolf inherited the role of Alpha. The violent deaths of her parents and the man she loved left her devastated, and the lives of her followers depend on her decisions. Simple survival often conflicts with the demands of preserving her Norse heritage, so she must struggle to balance her duties as Freya’s priestess and Odin’s Valkyrie. When innocent children are abducted, she must set aside her differences and work with her worst enemy to rescue them.

Valkyrie’s Vengeance was adapted from “The Child Thief”. This is an 33,000 word expanded version.


VALKRIE’S VENGEANCE, the first installment in Melissa Snark’s Loki’s Wolves series has been nominated for the novella category in the InD’tale Magazine 2016 RONE Awards!!

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Valkyrie’s Vengeance
by Melissa Snark

Series
Loki’s Wolves #0.5

Genre
Norse & Viking Fantasy

Publisher
Independent

Publication Date
January 23, 2016

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About Melissa Snark
Melissa Snark LogoAuthor Melissa Snark lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband, three children, and a glaring of litigious felines. She reads and writes fantasy and romance, and is published with The Wild Rose Press & Nordic Lights Press. She is a coffeeoholic, chocoholic, and a serious geek girl. Her Loki’s Wolves series stems from her fascination with wolves and mythology.

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Victoria Storm, the heroine of my urban fantasy Loki’s Wolves series, has the ability to speak with the spirits of the dead who often come to her for assistance.

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  • In Valkyrie’s Vengeance, the spirit of a murdered mother asks Victoria to rescue her kidnapped son from a Christmas monster.
  • In Hunger Moon, the ghost of a woman haunts the place where she died and cannot know peace until she is avenged. Victoria investigates and uncovers a complex conspiracy dating back decades
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A thirty-year alliance that aligned wolves and hunters has shattered. Victoria Storm leads a few surviving members of her pack in a desperate flight. As the only surviving child of their leaders, the she-wolf inherited the role of Alpha. The violent deaths of her parents and the man she loved left her devastated, and the lives of her followers depend on her decisions. Simple survival often conflicts with the demands of preserving her Norse heritage, so she must struggle to balance her duties as Freya’s priestess and Odin’s Valkyrie. When innocent children are abducted, she must set aside her differences and work with her worst enemy to rescue them.

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