Has a New Norse Site Been Discovered?

I love archaeology and the possibility of unraveling the secrets of the past! When I wrote His Norse Star, it was with a deep seated belief that new Norse sites would one day be found. And one may have been!

L’Anse aux Meadows – largest building, courtesy of Clinton Pierce

Though hesitant to declare it a Norse site, archaeologist Sarah Parcak does admit the site shows promise. Her work with satellite imagery led to the find and the preliminary work that followed. Read about her team’s exciting discovery here.

His Norse Star Is Now Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

HisNorseStar1I’m so excited! His Norse Star is available on more online retail outlets – Amazon and Barnes & Noble have joined Smashwords just in time for Christmas. EBooks make great last minute gifts for the romance lover in your life.

The Majesta Landing Series is about three brothers. Pictures for Maddie (Book 1) told Kody’s story. Book 2, His Norse Star, tells Tec’s story. The elusive middle brother’s story has yet to be written.

Tec Raines loves life. And flying. He owns his own charter business and enjoys life as a bachelor. He has everything he wants in life, and anything he doesn’t have, he can get. Including women.

Then, the beautiful Dr. Mairenn Vestergaard walks into his life. Driven by her career as an archaeologist, she’s searching for the find of a lifetime, the one artifact that will rival some of the world’s most important discoveries. She doesn’t have time for a love life. Until she meets Tec Raines.

Together, they explore the world of the Norse, the Mississippi Mound Builders, pioneer America–and cheesecake! It’s smokin’ hot romance! Join them on their journey. Here’s an . . .

EXCERPT:

“A beautiful woman should always have men falling at her feet.”

“I think men prefer having beautiful women falling at their feet.”

“So cynical. What can we do to change that?” He slowly lifted the edge of her glove to press his lips to her wrist. Watching her through narrowed eyes, he drew off the glove, kissing his way from wrist to fingertip, his teeth catching the small pads at the base of her fingers. “A woman should hear how lovely she is.”

Her throat closed as the heat of his breath teased the sensitive nerves in her skin. She shivered despite the sun’s warmth, his caress sending delicate arcs of pleasure through her body. He traced the center line of her index finger, gently biting the tip. The rush of her exhale was the gasp of wanting more, and he didn’t disappoint.

The second glove met the same fate as the first—slowly, with exquisite care as he made a torturous route, tugging the tip of each finger and exposing her skin by the millimeter. He nibbled the thin sheath of skin between her thumb and index finger before turning her hand to kiss each knuckle, following each finger to the tip.

No one had ever given her hands such attention, such adoration. It was more erotic than if he were undressing her. The thought shot through her, dancing over her skin and filling her with desire. “Does a man need to hear that, too?” she murmured, closing her fingers around his hand.

“Only if it’s true,” he said, leaning toward her.

“You are.”

“Lovely?”

He was one breath from kissing her. “Handsome.”

“I like the sound of that.”

Her heart jumped into her throat. “That you’re handsome?”

“No, that you think I am.”

As his lips touched hers softly, one rushed, barely audible word escaped her. “Oh.” How long had it been since she’d been kissed, since any man had called her lovely? Too long, her mind whispered. She inhaled the scents of aftershave and musk lingering on his skin, her hand creeping around his neck.

“You taste like coffee,” he whispered, sipping her lower lip.

“So do you.”

Cover Reveal ~ His Norse Star!

It’s finally here! The cover of His Norse Star, Book 2 of the Majesta Landing Series. This contemporary romance novel will be released to ebook retailers on December 15th.

The Story ~ The Raines brothers have a problem. Looted Native American artifacts buried on their land are recovered including one glass bead. A mystery begins. Are the artifacts real? Or are they a hoax? Enter Dr. Mairenn Vestergaard, archaeologist. She’s invited to investigate the mounds, and reluctant helicopter pilot Tec Raines becomes her trusted right arm. He wants to sell the land. She’s an obstacle – a beautiful one. The summer heats up, and so does their attraction. They must work together to solve the riddle before priceless artifacts are lost forever. Did the Norse who came to Newfoundland in 1000 AD explore deeper into the New World’s interior?

Those who have read Pictures for Maddie will enjoy getting reacquainted with familiar characters while they join Tec and his Norse star on their journey of love and discovery.

I’m on Instagram!

As I begin final preparations for the release of Book 2 of the Majesta Landing Series, I decided to add Instagram to my social media @gaylemullenpace. There are icons in the right margin at the top. It’s fun, and it’s a great way to highlight the things I enjoy when I’m writing and when I’m not. You never know what I’ll post next–a book quote, a photo of delicious food made right in my own kitchen (writers have to eat, too!), story inspiration, writer’s humor, or an occasional photo of a hobby creation (I love to knit and crochet). To get you started, here’s a quote I posted on Instagram from Pictures for Maddie, my book starring Kody Raines and Larke Scott.

Pictures for Maddie Quote
Pictures for Maddie Quote