Ingrid Paulson's debut novel, Valkyrie Rising, is out today.
When I first read this manuscript, Ingrid had an agent who was leaving agenting. He sent the manuscript to me, hoping I'd like it and would take it on. I loved it.
The top three things I loved about it:
1. The concept: it's an urban fantasy based in Norse mythology, something I hadn't seen before, and it was executed so well.
2. Ellie: She's a fabulous main character. She's sweet but also strong, and she steps up and comes into her own during the course of the manuscript.
3. The romance: It's one of the most swoonworthy romances, I've ever read. So realistic, so sweet, and so amazing.