October 20, 2017

Berserker Blog Tour: Tens List + Giveaway

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Berserker (Berserker #1)
Author: Emmy Laybourne
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Description:

Are Hanne's powers a gift from the old Norse gods, or a curse?

Her brother Stieg swears their powers are a gift from the old gods, but Hanne Hemstad knows she is truly cursed. It's not Stieg's fault that their father is dead, their mother has left, and their brother Knut has been accused of a crime he didn't commit.

No, the fault lies with Hanne and her inability to control her murderous "gift"--she is a Berserker. When someone she loves is threatened, she flies into a killing state. The siblings must leave Norway for the American frontier or risk being brought to justice.

Aided by a young cowboy who agrees to be their guide, Hanne and her siblings use their powers to survive the perilous trail, where blizzards, wild animals, and vicious bounty hunters await.

Will they be able to reach their uncle, the one man Hanne believes may be able to teach her how to control her drive to kill? With Berserker, Emmy Laybourne, the author of Monument 14, presents her vision of an American west studded with Viking glory. 


Praise for BERSERKER:

"Emmy Labourne deftly melds Viking lore with the American West and creates something wholly new, a journey filled with heart-pounding suspense and surprising tenderness. Loved!"―Danielle Paige New York Times-bestselling author the Dorothy Must Die series

"Berserker combines the magic of Norse mythology with the thrill of the American West with staggering results. Startlingly original, unputdownable, and electrifying." ―Kass Morgan, author of New York Times bestseller The 100

"A completely winning, romantic, and heart-wrenching historical fantasy. Your pulse will race from page one of this rich, rugged adventure of a book."―Alyson Noel, New York Times-bestselling author of The Immortals series

"Berserker embraces the beautiful brutality of both Viking lore and Frontier tales, and it does so without resorting to tired tropes or toxic masculinity. This is a brilliantly unexpected fusion of cowboys and old gods―intense and gritty and yet surprisingly tender―but the real strength of Emmy Laybourne's writing is that, for all their superhuman abilities, her characters are so very human."―William Ritter, author of the New York Times-bestselling Jackaby series

Praise for EMMY LAYBOURNE:

“Simultaneously terrifying, hilarious, and action-packed, Sweet is a wild ride that holds up a warped mirror to our society. I loved it from the first line to the last.” ―Marie Lu, author of Legend and The Young Elites on Sweet

“Frighteningly real . . . Riveting.” ―The New York Times Book Review on Monument 14

“A tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review of Monument 14

“Pretty darn breathless.” ―Booklist on Sky on Fire


You can purchase Berserker at the following Retailers:
       
 
Top Ten Reasons to Read Berserker

1. It is the best young-adult novel about a teenager from Norway with supernatural Viking super powers set in 1883 you will ever read!

2. Has charming dog in it based off my own dog, Bodhi.

3. It is a survival tale, but has a lovely romance at its heart.

4. My manager and I are going to sell it as a TV series, so if you read it now, you can say you were the first to know about it!

5. It has an awesome bad guy named Kettle in it who is a killer with a blond moustache. Moustaches are cool.

6. The first run of the cover will feature a beautiful two‑tone texture -- glossy and matte. They will only do it for the first few thousand copies, so get one now to have the special, cool cover.

7. My brother says it's the best thing I've ever written.

8. My daughter says it’s the best thing she’s ever read, but you have to discount this a bit, because I dedicated it to her. Believe #7 though, my brother does not mess around.

9. There is a surprise accordion dance party in the middle of the book.

10. Of all my books, I love it the best.
 
Emmy Laybourne is a novelist, screenwriter and former character actress. She is the author of the upcoming release BERSERKER ("You will love Emmy Laybourne's vision of an American west studded with Viking glory." - Hypable.com), as well as the MONUMENT 14 trilogy ("Frighteningly real… riveting" - NYT Book Review, Editor’s Choice) and the novel SWEET (“A gripping action-adventure survival story” – VOYA, rated Perfect Ten).

Before her life as a novelist, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV and VH1; and acted in the movies "Superstar," "The In-Laws" and "Nancy Drew," among others. Emmy lives outside New York City with her husband, two kids and a flock of 9 nifty chickens.


    
 
(4) Winners will receive a Copy of BERSERKER by Emmy Laybourne.
Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter