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Authors: Sandra Hill

Viking Heat

 
Table of Contents
 
 
 
Praise for Viking Unchained
“Sandra Hill has truly outdone herself.”

Night Owl Romance
 
 
“Hill goes a-Viking again! . . . It’s a blast!”

Romantic Times
 
 
 
Praise for Down and Dirty
“Hill’s fans will be delighted . . . and readers new to Hill will be charmed by her entertaining style and unique voice. A welcome, poignant, and relevant addition to Hill’s sexy, hilarious, and clever time-traveling Vikings series.”

Booklist
(starred review)
 
 
 
Praise for the novels of Sandra Hill
 
 
“Exciting, unexpectedly erotic, and entertaining . . . Another winner.”

Booklist
(starred review)
 
 
“Wickedly funny, deliciously sexy . . . Loved it!”

New York Times
bestselling author Karen Marie Moning
 
“Smart, sexy, laugh-out-loud action, Sandra Hill always delivers.”
—#1
New York Times
bestselling author Christine Feehan
 
 
“Wildly inventive and laugh-out-loud fabulous . . . Once again, the talented Sandra Hill proves that a real hero isn’t stopped by any obstacle—not even time.”

New York Times
bestselling author Christina Skye
 
 
“Hill writes stories that tickle the funny bone and touch the heart. Her books are always fresh, romantic, inventive, and hilarious.”

New York Times
bestselling author Susan Wiggs
 
 
“Some like it hot and hilarious, and Hill delivers both.”

Publishers Weekly
 
 
“Another wonderful story that includes action, adventure, passion, romance, comedy, and even a little time travel.”

Romance Junkies
 
 
“A perfect ten! . . . A must-read for everyone who loves great romance with heartfelt emotion.”

Romance Reviews Today
 
 
“Only the mind of Sandra Hill could dream up this hilarious and wacky scenario. The Vikings are on the loose once again, and they’re wreaking sexy and sensual fun.”

Romantic Times
 
 
“Feeling down? Need a laugh? This one could be just what the ‘dock whore’ ordered.”

All About Romance
 
Berkley Sensation Titles by Sandra Hill
 
ROUGH AND READY
DOWN AND DIRTY
VIKING UNCHAINED
VIKING HEAT
 
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VIKING HEAT
 
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PRINTING HISTORY
Berkley Sensation mass-market edition / September 2009
 
Copyright © 2009 by Sandra Hill.
Excerpt from
Even Vikings Get the Blues
copyright © Sandra Hill.
 
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This novel is dedicated to book lovers everywhere.
In an age of computers, eReaders, iPods, high-tech video games, BlackBerrys, GPS devices, and telephones that can do everything except bake bread (and maybe that is coming soon), the gurus would have you believe that books are going out of style, that one day they will be relics of the past.
Bah! Humbug!
That’s nothing against eBooks or even reading books online, but is that anything like having an actual book in hand? Curled up in bed, in the tub, in front of a fireplace? The joy of opening to that first page? The excitement of staying up all night because you couldn’t put the book down?
So, while I applaud all the modern technology and am thankful that my books are in those formats, I must say, God bless books and the people who read them!
Chapter 1
 
Testosterone made her do it . . .
 
She had no one to blame but herself.
Joy Nelson, a seemingly intelligent woman with a master’s degree in psychology, about to start a doctorate program at Yale, had made some dumb choices in her life, mostly because she had spent way too much of her twenty-six years competing with her three older brothers or doing incredibly stupid things after being egged on by the Three Muska-dopes, as she’d called them.
But this one beat the cake.
And it broke her heart thinking about why she’d done it. Here she was in mud up to her eyeballs on San Clemente Island, one grueling year into her training program to become a female Navy SEAL.
And doesn’t that fall into the category of “What was I thinking?”
It all began when she was about twelve years old and well on her way to her eventual five foot ten, towering over all her classmates. What girl in the throes of puberty wants to have boys looking up at her, making tall jokes? Not to mention three older jock brothers, Matt, Jerry, and Tom, who were not shy about their observations, even after they had gone on to be an Air Force pilot, Wall Street hotshot broker, and NFL football player, respectively.

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