Book Title: Immortals
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: August 5th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Length: 342 Pages
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
So, we have something special for you! Yep, we have a secret. But not just any secret... nope, we have TORIN'S SECRET! Oh yea, he's got a whopper of a secret, and he's decided to trust Living Fictitiously, and all our fabulous followers with it. So, check it out... but shhhhhh, remember it's a secret!
Okay, I know a secret stops being a secret once you tell someone, but this one will eventually come out, so I say why not it tell now. It’s not like the people involved have time to read blogs.
Before I start, let me explain. Valkyries work in pairs or groups of two. ”Why?”, you may ask. We split the souls. Half go to Valhalla and the other half goes to Falkvang. Grimnirs, or grim reapers, travel in packs and all their souls head straight to Hel’s Hall. They are competitive. They are mean. They are douchebags. They get off on steals. When I say steals, I mean swooping in and nabbing our souls.
One in particular is a general pain in my ass. Echo, Hel’s number one reaper. Echo and his group of miscreants hold the best record on steals. They have never stolen one of mine, but they came close once. I vowed I’d snap his neck if he ever tries it again.
To cut the story short, he pulled a fast one on me. I was to reap a soul a few months ago, a soul so important to the gods I couldn’t even tell Andris about it. The soul was Echo’s to reap. When I arrived at the hospital, he was already there, waiting, playing one of his damn instruments. He does pretentious things like that. He knew why I was there. I could see it in his eyes.
I offered Echo everything, to help him reap a few hundred souls for him and personally escort them to Hel’s Hall. Anyone who knows me is aware I hate going to Hel. But Echo said no. I offered to round up runaway souls, ghosts as you humans call them. He laughed. I knew then he wanted something. When he said I owed him a soul, I thought he was bullshitting. No Valkyrie has ever willingly looked the other way while a Grim takes off with a soul slated for Valhalla or Falkvang.
I had no choice but to agree.
So there you have it. My secret. I owe a Grimnir a soul. No Valkyrie has ever done that. Worse, once a soul ends up in Hel, you can’t get it back. If anyone finds out, I’d get a one way ticket to Hel. I’m talking about being permanently stationed there as a guard. No more reaping. No more coming to earth. No more seeing the girl I love. I have a feeling Echo is going to make me sweat before he collects. But you know what? The soul I wanted was worth it.
Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…
Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.
She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again.
But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.
Oh Ednah, you never let me down woman! I love it! I completely fell for Torin St. James in Runes, book 1, and I only fell harder for him in IMMORTALS. This book digs even deeper into the mythology aspect of this story, and we get more of Eriik! Which I loved, because well, Eriik is a great character.
I really enjoyed this follow up because Raine really gets to spread her wings. She goes after what she wants. She stands up and takes it like a man so to speak. Torin doesn’t remember her, and her efforts to jog his memory aren’t so successful, but Raine is one determined little thing. I love her spunk and drive. Even when you think she’s giving up, she gets a little jolt and goes right back to attacking the issue. And this time, the issue isn’t really Torin related. She’s so dedicated to her friends and family that it’s pretty inspiring, and when it comes to protecting those she holds dear, she won’t stop fighting. I can’t wait to find out what is in store next for this group of mythological entities.
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.
Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com
Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS (Release date TBA). Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com
Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.