This week, we're welcoming historical romance author Miriam Minger, whose medieval novel, PAGAN'S PRIZE, is now available in digital format at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. This exciting novel is set in tenth century Russia. Miriam is here to talk about the book and give away a digital copy. Here's the blurb:
What challenges did you face in researching The Pagan’s Prize?
The Vikings traveled far and wide in search of plunder and wealth and to establish trading settlements, and I became intrigued by their forays into Russia and beyond. I had never seen such a setting done before in a Viking historical romance so I dove into researching the book at the New York Public Library. The only problem: Most of the historical texts were in Russian! Keep in mind this was some time before the Internet as The Pagan’s Prize was originally published in 1993. I continued researching and digging and discovered such a rich and unusual history of the Vikings in Russia that I found myself amazed by it all. It was truly a thrill to write that novel and bring such a fascinating era in history alive for my readers.
"Brilliantly imaginative! The Pagan's Prize will totally engross the reader." - I'll Take Romance
"Five stars...It is filled with rich detail that takes the reader on a rare trip to Russia in the eleventh century and is told so skillfully that the reader feels as if they have been there. The Pagan's Prize should be at the top of your shopping list!" - Affaire de Coeur
"Outstanding! This is a well-written, moving story that shows the tremendous skill of the author. Marvelous barely describes my feelings." - Rendezvous