Wordfest Presents Danielle L. Jensen
Hosted by Shannon MacNaughton
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW
Wordfest is thrilled to present bestselling author Danielle L. Jensen to celebrate the launch of A Fate Inked in Blood. The exclusive conversation starts at 1PM MT and will be hosted by Slow Burn Books' co-owner Shannon MacNaughton. This event includes an audience Q & A and book signing, along with a salty and sweet treat to match Danielle's salty but sweet read, courtesy of our official "cool treat sponsor", Village Ice Cream.
Ticket holders can also pre-order copies of Danielle L. Jensen’s books here for pick-up at the event or bring their own books. While quantities last, the first-edition copies of Fate Inked in Blood will feature foil page edges, a custom-stamped case, and a premium dust jacket (there will be additional stock at the event for those looking to purchase her book the day of the show if any copies remain). Please note there is a signing limit of 4 books per event ticket holder, with only 1 personalization.
We are grateful to Penguin Random House Canada for making it possible to connect you with Danielle L. Jensen.
About A Fate Inked in Blood
THE must-read fantasy of 2024!” –Jennifer L. Armentrout, author of From Blood and Ash
A shield maiden blessed by the gods battles to unite a nation under a power-hungry king – while also fighting her growing desire for his fiery son – in the first book of a Norse-inspired fantasy romance series from the bestselling author of The Bridge Kingdom series.
Bound in an unwanted marriage, Freya spends her days gutting fish, but dreams of becoming a warrior. And of putting an axe in her boorish husband’s back.
Freya's dreams abruptly become reality when her husband betrays her to the region's jarl, landing her in a fight to the death against his son, Bjorn. To survive, Freya is forced to reveal her deepest secret: She possesses a drop of a goddess's blood, which makes her a shield maiden with magic capable of repelling any attack. It was foretold such a magic would unite the fractured nation of Skaland beneath the one who controls the shield maiden’s fate.
Believing he's destined to rule Skaland as king, the fanatical jarl binds Freya with a blood oath and orders Bjorn to protect her from their enemies. Desperate to prove her strength, Freya must train to fight and learn to control her magic, all while facing perilous tests set by the gods. The greatest test of all, however, may be resisting her forbidden attraction to Bjorn. If Freya succumbs to her lust for the charming and fierce warrior, she risks not only her own destiny but the fate of all the people she swore to protect.
About Danielle L. Jensen
Danielle L. Jensen is the USA Today bestselling author of the Bridge Kingdom, Dark Shores, and Malediction series, as well as the Saga of the Unfated. Her novels are published internationally. Follow her on Instagram @danielleljensen.
About Host Shannon MacNaughton
Shannon MacNaughton is the co-owner of Slow Burn Books, the first brick-and-mortar romance bookstore in Canada, started with her sister Nicola in early 2023, and a long-time lover of romantasy. Slow Burn Books exemplifies the sisters’ joint commitment to creating a community-focused safe space supporting those who love reading romance. Since leaving her corporate job in the energy industry, MacNaughton has jumped headfirst into this new venture and is beyond excited to put all her creative energy into the business. Follow Slow Burn Books on Instagram @slowburn.booksyyc.