Sergeant Wulf Wardsen seems like other US Army Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan, but in fact he’s a Viking. A real one. Fifteen centuries ago Grendel’s blood infected him and the other members of Beowulf’s crew with an immortality virus. Today his Delta Force team protects his secret, but they all have one thing he doesn’t: the chance to grow old with a wife and children.
Captain Theresa Chiesa, a by-the-book Army doctor, can’t ignore Wulf’s request to help an Afghan warlord’s pregnant wife. Every minute she spends with Wulf reinforces that the sexy sergeant is interested in more than a medical consultation, but he doesn’t offer the predictable life she wants to balance her childhood as a mob princess.
Once she discovers Wulf’s supernatural healing ability and corrupt military contractors suck them into the world of Afghan heroin smuggling, Theresa stops chasing her carefully planned future. Instead she’s running for her life.
THE SOLDIER is a finalist for the 2011 Golden Heart® Award for Paranormal Romance sponsored by Romance Writers of America®. The winner will be announced July 1, 2011, at RWA’s annual awards ceremony. Link to Golden Heart Finalists
Brenda Novak, best-selling author of more than forty books, selected THE SOLDIER as the winner of her 2010 mentorship contest in support of diabetes research.
THE SOLDIER won first place in the paranormal category of the 2010 Golden Pen Contest sponsored by The Golden Network chapter of Romance Writers of America. Link to 2010 Golden Pen Winners