Join Ull, Kristia, Inga and Gunnar in The Elsker Saga, a New Adult Paranormal Romance series, and see what happens when the girl next door falls for an immortal assassin. 

TUR, An Elsker Saga Novella (prequel)
Inga Andersson is the envy of every girl in Asgard. On the surface she has it all -- great friends, a job as Odin’s personal fight choreographer, and a happy ever after with her realm’s hottest assassin. But when dark elves invade Asgard, her perfect world comes crashing down. Someone is planning to kill off the gods, and Inga’s best friend Ull is first on their list. With the Norse apocalypse a nanosecond away, Inga has to decide how she’ll spend her final moments of freedom. Because from the moment this battle begins, Inga’s happily ever after will be nothing more than a memory.

Some things are worth fighting for.

TUR is an Elsker Saga novella. It is approximately 10,000 words long.

ELSKER, Book One of The Elsker Saga.

You don’t win the heart of an immortal assassin without making a few enemies along the way.

Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr.  Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting.  He’s an honest to goodness Norse God - an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth.  Kristia’s crazy visions are the only thing that can save their realms.  

Her orderly life just got very messy.

ENDRE, Book Two of The Elsker Saga

Sometimes, finding your destiny means doing the exact opposite of what The Fates have planned.

Winning the heart of an immortal assassin was a dream come true for Kristia Tostenson. Now she’s caught in a whirlwind of wedding plans, goddess lessons, and stolen kisses with her fiancé. But her decision to become immortal could end in heartbreak—not only for Kristia, but also for the god who loves her. While Ull would do anything to protect his bride, even the God of Winter is powerless against the Norse apocalypse.

Ragnarok is coming. And the gods aren’t even close to ready.

TRO, Book Three of The Elsker Saga

Sometimes you just have to believe.

Finding her destiny nearly cost her everything. Kristia knows she can handle whatever The Fates throw at her next - including her long awaited honeymoon with the God of Winter. But as things heat up between Kristia and Ull, a frost settles over Asgard. An unexpected death marks the beginning of the end, much earlier than anyone expected. Kristia's barely begun to understand what she's capable of, and controlling her powers seems completely out of her grasp. With her new family fighting for their lives, and Ull fighting for their future, Kristia has to make a devastating choice: preserve the life she loves, or protect the god she can't live without?

Praise for ELSKER:

"ST Bende takes classic bits of Norse mythology and throws in original elements to create her own tasty Nordic blend... I'll definitely be checking out the sequel!"  -Bookalicious Reviews 

"The writing flows with ease, the story keeps you either swooning or on your toes and sometimes both at the same time. The characters will leave an imprint in your heart and mind for a long time to come." - A Life Bound By Books

"One of my favorite books of the year... Bende has developed intriguing, witty, and strong characters that you can't help but love." -White Zin Bookends   

"Hot amazing gods, romance, and a creative plot with much promise/action to come!" -Escape Inside The Pages

"ST blended these age old tales beautifully into a modern story. I was thoroughly engaged from the beginning and I could not put the book down... This book has it all, love, humour, action, and it keeps you guessing right till the end." -Martini Times

"... the world building. Wow. ST Bende does a phenomenal job." -The Bookish Daydreamer

"A great beginning to this series and I am looking forward to the next book already!" -Lola's Reviews

"Every scene was set up with perfection, allowing me to dive into Kristia's world with ease." -Jacqueline Gardner, YA Author (Thoughtless, Besotted, Mutiny)

"Action packed with a heart pounding romance!" -Curse of the Bibliophile

"Kristia was real and relatable and extremely brave, the kind of girl I could see myself being friends with... There are laugh-out-loud moments and I was pulled right in from the very first page. This book was nearly impossible to put down and I'm dying for the sequel." - Brittany and Bianca Blab Books

"I was pulled into the story from the very first page." - Rotten Apple Reads  

"A deliciously unexpected find... there are so many reasons to love this story." - A Tale of Many Reviews

"Now I just need the sequel." - Book Nerds Anonymous

Praise for ENDRE:

"ST has more than outdone herself. The action and twists were bigger, the romance just... sweet wow and hot on more than one occasion... Without a doubt, I loved this book. I love these characters, the mythology, and the story that ST has created." -A Life Bound By Books

"If you're looking for a different take on New Adult that has plenty of swoon-worthy moments, some nail-biting action, and a mythological world you can lose yourself in, this book is for you." -Brittany of Brittany & Bianca Blab Books

"WOW... just wow! There had better be more coming?!?! Also, Gunnar... that is all." - Lisa of A Life Bound By Books


  1. Ok sad but true I've never seen Thor. And I'm not sure who I would cast as the Norse god of Winter. :/ But thanks for your post on Tracie's Blog! This book is right up my alley!
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    1. Tobi! You must see Thor! He's just lovely - nothing even a little unattractive about him. Plus the AMAZING Kenneth Branagh directed it, and the epic Anthony Hopkins plays Odin. *sigh* So much awesomeness. I hope you get a kick out of Ull, too.

  2. I love the sound of Elska. It's next in my TBR pile and I can't wait to read it! I'll see you at my blog on the 14th. :)

    1. Ull's looking forward to hanging with you in a few weeks Stacey! #UllTellsMeThings

  3. Hmm tough one...maybe Chace Crawford? He might look too innocent. :)

  4. I actually like Alexander Skarsgard for that role. He's just so big and tough looking. Not to mention he's gorgeous! I think he'd be perfect!

  5. As the Norse God of Winter I would cast Sean Bean as the Norse God of Winter! I think he would be great :D

  6. I think Charlie Hunnam would make a nice Norse God of Winter!

    -Jen Haile

  7. I have no idea, can I also pick Alexander Skarsgård?

  8. Oh my goodness, I love all of these Norse God of Winter picks. I'm looking everybody up on IMDB and drooling as I type. Keep 'em coming!

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