Book Spotlight/Giveaway – Concordia – Mary Ann Bernal


Travel back in time to late Ninth Century Anglo-Saxon Britain where Alfred the Great rules with a benevolent hand while the Danish King rules peacefully within the boundaries of the Danelaw. Trade flourishes, and scholars from throughout the civilized world flock to Britannia’s shores to study at the King’s Court School at Winchester.

Enter Concordia, a beautiful noble woman whose family is favored by the king. Vain, willful, and admired, but ambitious and cunning, Concordia is not willing to accept her fate. She is betrothed to the valiant warrior, Brantson, but sees herself as far too young to lay in the bedchamber of an older suitor. She wants to see the wonders of the world, embracing everything in it; preferably, but dangerously, at the side of Thayer, the exotic Saracen who charms King Alfred’s court and ignites her yearning passions.

Concordia manipulates her besotted husband into taking her to Rome, but her ship is captured by bloodthirsty pirates, and the seafarers protecting her are ruthlessly slain to a man. As she awaits her fate in the Moorish captain’s bed, by sheer chance, she discovers that salvation is at hand in the gilded court of a Saracen nobleman.

While awaiting rescue, Concordia finds herself at the center of intrigue, plots, blackmail, betrayal and the vain desires of two egotistical brothers, each willing to die for her favor. Using only feminine cunning, Concordia must defend her honor while plotting her escape as she awaits deliverance, somewhere inside steamy, unconquered Muslim Hispania.

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About the Author
Mary Ann Bernal, author of The Briton and the Dane novels, is an avid history buff whose area of interest focuses on Ninth Century Anglo-Saxon Britain during the Viking Age. While pursuing a degree in business administration, she managed to fit creative writing classes and workshops into her busy schedule to learn the craft, but it would take decades before her “Erik the Viking” novel was ultimately published.
Mary Ann is also a passionate supporter of the United States military, having been involved with letter writing campaigns and other support programs since Operation Desert Storm. She has appeared on The Morning Blend television show hosted by KMTV, the CBS television affiliate in Omaha, and was interviewed by the Omaha World-Herald for her volunteer work. She has also been a featured author on Triangle Variety Radio, The Phil Naessens Show, and The Writers Showcase, and has been interviewed extensively by American and European bloggers.
Mary Ann is a New York “expat,” and currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska.

Connect with Marry Ann At:!/BritonandDane

Mary Ann is giving away a signed copy of Concordia to one lucky commenter. Fill out the Rafflecopter below and leave a comment to be entered to win!

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8 thoughts on “Book Spotlight/Giveaway – Concordia – Mary Ann Bernal

  1. The thing I love best about time-travel romance is seeing how the time-traveler is going to adjust to their new surroundings and learn to live without certain creature comforts. It’s kind of like the SCA without the leeway, lol.

  2. Sounds really interesting would like to read. Must admit would not have normally been sort of thing I would read but since connecting with so many writers I am reading a lot of different genres and enjoying the experiences. Good luck with the book. 🙂

  3. Concordia sounds like a very intriguing read, its always fun to see a woman caught between two men that are vying for her. I will definitely have to look into her series and read the rest of MaryAnn’s books. Good luck with your contest!

  4. You are a new author for me, I’ve heard some good things about your books & would love to read one. My family got into time travel with the Michael Fox movies ‘Back to the Future’ & we’ve had had some good times. Thank You for this chance & have an awesome week. leann

  5. I love time travel, it is magic – you can end up anywhere or any time, having your eyes opened to so much that can never be understood until experienced. Have to love all the possibilities. Thank you for sharing this wonderful sounding read with us 🙂

  6. I just started reading time travels this past year and am always looking for new ones to try. Like some of the others I really love seeing how they adjust to being in a new time. It’s so interesting to watch them figure things out and can be so funny.


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