Double cover reveal: ‘Elsker’ and ‘Tur’ by S.T. BendePosted: April 15, 2014
Before I reveal these smexy new covers, I should tell you there’s a bit of a story that goes with this. You may remember how in July last year I took part in the NA Crush Tourney, in support of a piece of epic hotness named Ull, the hero of S.T. Bende’s The Elsker Saga. I even wrote poems. True story.
You may also remember how last month I wrote about a small press folding, and the authors who were left behind. S.T. Bende and Ull were among the many casualties of that collapse.
But, like all good heroes, that wasn’t enough to keep Ull down. He’s coming back, with a set of gorgeous new covers to mark his return! Fan yourself, ladies and gentlemen!
Elsker (The Elsker Saga #1)
by ST Bende
You don’t win the heart of an immortal assassin without making a few enemies along the way.
Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr. Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting. He’s an honest to goodness Norse God – an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth. Kristia’s crazy visions are the only thing that can save their realms. Her orderly life just got very messy.
TUR (The Elsker Saga #0.5)
by ST Bende
Inga Andersson is the envy of every girl in Asgard. On the surface she has it all — great friends, a job as Odin’s personal fight choreographer, and a happy ever after with her realm’s hottest assassin. But when evil invades Asgard, her perfect world comes crashing down. Someone is planning to kill off the gods, and Inga’s best friend Ull is first on their list. With the Norse apocalypse a nanosecond away, Inga has to decide how she’ll spend her final moments of freedom. Because from the moment this battle begins, Inga’s happily ever after will be nothing more than a memory.
Some things are worth fighting for.
Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, ST Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of the musical Cats. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the ELSKER series. She hopes her characters make you smile and that one day pastries will be considered a health food.
You can follow ST Bende on Twitter @stbende, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.