Ravished By Vikings: 20 Viking Romance Books

Get ready to embark on an exhilarating journey through the rugged landscapes of the Viking era, where passion ignites amidst the clash of swords and the roar of the sea. In this collection of tantalizing Viking romance books, you’ll be swept away by tales of love, lust, and adventure, all set against the backdrop of Norse mythology and Viking culture. From fierce shieldmaidens to dashing warriors, from treacherous battles to forbidden desires, these steamy reads are sure to captivate your imagination and leave you yearning for more. So grab your drinking horn, don your furs, and prepare to be ravished by the irresistible charm of the Vikings!

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Viking Romance Books

Welcome to a world of rugged warriors, fierce shieldmaidens, and epic love stories set against the backdrop of the Norse realm. In this curated list, we delve into the captivating world of Viking romance, where passion ignites amidst battles, honor, and adventure. From sweeping sagas to steamy encounters, these novels transport readers to a time of daring raids, ancient legends, and undying love. Join us on a journey through the pages of these enchanting tales, where Vikings find their hearts captured by love’s irresistible call.

Golden Surrender by Heather Graham

Two bold warriors, two proud lands, united by passion—and revenge . . .

Prince Olaf of Norway—Lord of the Wolves, the golden Viking warrior who came in his dragon ship to forge a great kingdom in the Emerald Isle.

Princess Erin—Daughter of the Irish High King, the ebony-haired beauty who swore bitter vengeance on the legendary Norseman who had brought death and destruction to her beloved homeland.

Yet, in the great Norse and Irish alliance against the invading Danes, it was her own father who gave her in marriage to her most hated enemy. Bewitched by Olaf’s massive strength, seduced by his power, still Erin vowed that neither the wrath of his sword nor the fire of his kiss would sway the allegiance of her proud and passionate heart.

Beautiful Wreck by Larissa Brown


In a desolate future built on virtual reality, Ginn is a romantic who yearns for something real. She designs environments for people who play at being Vikings. But when her project goes awry, she’s stranded in the actual 10th century, on a storybook farm in Viking Iceland.

Heirik is the young leader of his family, honoured by the men and women who live on his land. But he is feared and isolated because of a terrible curse. Ginn and Heirik are two people who never thought they would find a home in someone else’s heart. When forces rise against them to keep them apart, Ginn is called on to decide–will she trade the brutal but beautiful reality of the past for a painless future? Or will she have the courage to traverse time and become more of a Viking than she ever imagined?

Dream of Me/Believe in Me by Josie Litton


They were two Viking lords, the brothers Wolf and Dragon, bound both by blood and by a shared ambition to end the war with their lifelong enemies, the Saxons. They know that their only hope for peace is to persuade the Saxon Lord Hawk to unite his noble family with theirs — in a bond sealed forever by the sanctity of marriage.

Together these three men will strive to overcome centuries-old rivalries and hatred. Each will unite in marriage with an extraordinary woman who has her own special gift — and her own dreams of bringing about an end to war….

The Last Berserker by Angus Donald


771AD, Northern Europe. Bjarki Bloodhand and Tor Hildarsdottir are journeying south into Saxony. Their destination is the Irminsul, the One Tree that links the Nine Worlds of the Middle-Realm. In this most holy place, they hope to learn how to summon their animal spirits so they can enter the ranks of the legendary berserkir: the elite frenzied fighters of the North.

Karolus, newly crowned King of the Franks, has a thorn in his side: the warlike Saxon tribes on his northern borders who shun the teachings of the Church, blasphemously continuing to worship their pagan gods.

The West’s greatest warlord vows to stamp out his neighbours’ superstitions and bring the light of the True Faith to the Northmen – at the point of a sword. It will fall to Bjarki, Tor and the men and women of Saxony to resist him in a struggle for the fate of all Europe.

The Reluctant Viking by Sandra Hill


The hypnotic voice on the self-motivation tape was supposed to help Ruby Jordan solve her problems, not create new ones. Instead, she was lulled from a failing marriage to an era of hard-bodied warriors and fair maidens.

But the world ten centuries in the past didn’t prove to be all mead and mirth. Ruby had to deal with a Norseman who had her husband’s face, habits, and desire to avoid Ruby. Determined not to lose the same man twice, Ruby planned a bold seduction that would conquer the reluctant Viking—and make him an eager captive of her love.

Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey


Lovely and dauntless, abducted by invaders from across an icy sea, Lady Breena vowed vengeance swearing no Viking brute would be her master no barbarian would enslave her noble Celtic heart, but then came Garrick Haardrad, the proud and powerful son of a ruthless Viking chieftain.

Nena by Ann Boelter


JARL, a powerful Viking leader, returns to the rich lands near the Caspian Sea at the helm of his magnificent new longship, The Treasure Huntress. His forces cut a wide swath through the land, taking everything of value—capturing or killing any who stand in their way.

NENA, daughter of a regional war-chief, is an accomplished warrior in her own right. Proud, strong and fiercely disciplined, her tribe has dominated the territory for centuries, and they fear no opponent—certainly not the beast-like, invading Northmen.

In the smoldering aftermath of a grueling battle, they find themselves in unfamiliar positions—Nena as a captive—Jarl wanting something he cannot have. A fierce clash of wills ensues. Torn between passion and prejudice, conviction and taboo, love and obligation, each is forced to question everything they knew and everything they were sure they wanted. But realizing their heart’s true desire is not enough. Their people are still mortal enemies. To be together they must be willing to sacrifice everything—even their lives.

Immortal Warrior by Lisa Hendrix


Ivar Graycloak is a brave warrior, a man known for his strength and integrity. He is also a man with a terrible secret. Long ago he was part of a Viking crew cursed by an evil sorceress to live for eternity as were-creatures. An eagle by day and a man by night, Ivar has lived a solitary existence for over two centuries. Then the king orders him to marry.

Lady Alaida is everything a man could want in a bride intelligent, spirited, and beautiful–and their wedding night is a balm to Ivar’s lonely spirit. Then a seer brings him word of a dark vision, one that makes Ivar vow to stay away from his lovely wife forever. But now that Ivar has sampled Alaida’s passion, her humour and warmth, he is enthralled. His traitorous body his very heart longs for that which he can never possess.

Echoes of the Runes by Christina Courtenay


When Mia inherits her beloved grandmother’s summer cottage, Birch Thorpe, in Sweden, she faces a dilemma. Her fiance Charles urges her to sell and buy a swanky London home, but Mia cannot let it go easily. The request to carry out an archaeological dig for more Viking artefacts like the gold ring Mia’s grandmother also left her, offers her a reprieve from a decision – and from Charles.

Whilst Mia becomes absorbed in the dig’s discoveries, she finds herself drawn to archaeologist Haakon Berger. Like her, he can sense the past inhabitants whose lives are becoming more vivid every day. Trying to resist the growing attraction between them, Mia and Haakon begin to piece together the story of a Welsh noblewoman, Ceri, and the mysterious Viking, known as the ‘White Hawk’, who stole her away from her people in 869 AD.

As the present begins to echo the past, and enemies threaten Birch Thorpe’s inhabitants, they will all have to fight to protect what has become most precious to each of them…

Danegeld by Susan Squires


It was the silver the Saxons would pay to keep Norse marauders from their shores.

It was the price for a half-Irish beauty to keep the murderer of her father and mother at bay, to keep the powerful magic of her forebears from overwhelming her, to keep her stirrings of womanhood in check.

All that one mighty Viking would give to remain a man, to be whole, to retain the respect of the jarls and the might of his sword arm.

It was… Danegeld.

And in England’s Dark Ages, it was sometimes all that stood between what a person was and what he should be. And it was the only thing in the way of true love.

Odin’s Shadow by Erin S. Riley


In ninth-century Ireland, Selia is a girl on the verge of womanhood, frustrated by the confines of her gender and resentful of the freedom her brother boasts of. Intelligent and resourceful in a time when neither is valued in a female, she longs for an escape from her sheltered existence. Fascinated by the tales of Viking raids told by her maidservant, Selia’s hunger for independence is fed through the stories of heathen ferocity she hears at the woman’s knee.

A decision to sneak to the city’s harbour to view the Viking longships leads to an encounter with Alrik Ragnarson, a charismatic Viking warlord whose outward beauty masks a dark and tortured mind. With the knowledge that her father is about to announce her betrothal to a man she doesn’t love, Selia marries Alrik and within a day is on the longship bound for Norway and a new life.

Truly, Madly Vikin by Sandra Hill


His boat off course, distracted by a randy she-whale whose infatuation had somehow thrust him into the twenty-first century, Jorund Ericsson thought he’d found heaven when he caught sight of the comely wench with the man-hair and the kiss-some lips. The lovely doctor, however, simply thought Jorund insane—even as she drove the befuddled Viking crazy with her enticing figure.

He leapt from the water and into Maggie’s life, all sinewy muscles in a flawlessly proportioned body, a swath of long blond hair swept back from his brow. His claim to be a Viking from the tenth century made her smile. But it wasn’t laughter that caused her stomach to flutter when the Hercules look-alike claimed her lips. And soon he had her believing his story and questioning her own sanity—though the psychologist realized there was another possibility. They were, neither of them, truly mad . . . simply truly, madly in love.

His Viking Bride by Olivia Norem


When Aestrid Karisson escapes for an afternoon of adventure, she never suspects to alter her destiny forever. Captured by Veleif Kollsvein and his fearsome warriors, Aestrid is mistaken as a slave. It isn’t until they reach Veleif’s stronghold that her true identity is discovered.

Determined to torment him until he returns her to her home, this vixen wages a personal war with the dark and dangerous Viking prince. When Veleif’s high council decides the two must marry, he embarks on a campaign of his own.

Can the wicked heat in Veleif’s game of temptation melt Aestrid’s combative heart? Or will the Viking prince find himself tamed by his rebellious bride?

North of the Stars by Monica James


My father wants to protect our kingdom against the ruthless Vikings who continue to raid England, so he has betrothed me to Aethelwulf, the son of King Egbert of Wessex—the most powerful realm in all of England. Without this union, Northumbria will fall, which is why I must submit. I must do this for my people.

However, it is not in my nature to surrender. So when my father captures the most savage Viking known in our land, I do what no good, God-fearing Christian would do—I help him.

People fear what they don’t understand, but I will not allow that to control me. Fear makes us blind to the truth, and I refuse to cower because Skarth soon becomes my teacher—in all things. And when his rival, Ulf the Bloody, shatters my world, it becomes clear the lessons have only just begun.

The Protector by Kathryn Le Veque


They call him The Protector.

But once upon a time, he was a knight who had failed in his greatest duty.

It has been said that the Plantagenet royal family is full of vipers. No one knows that so well as Sir Fox de Merest, a knight of the highest order once given the ultimate assignment – to protect a royal bastard from the rage of Eleanor of Aquitaine. It was a task he failed miserably at – he fell in love with the woman he was supposed to protect. That failure resulted in her being committed to a nunnery.

Rough and Ready by Sandra Hill


SHE’S ROUGH… After being terrorized by an evil tyrant, Hilda Berdottir, a no-nonsense Viking woman, established a Dark Age sanctuary for abused women.. And they are not only surviving but have been thriving for five years now. Everything is perfect, except that the women have begun to yearn for the one thing that is a danger to their lives. Men! Oh, not for their companionship, but for their seed…as in children. They want to bed them, then shed them, not wed them. Holy Thor! Good thing there are no men around. Until…

HE’S READY… Torolf Magnusson and his team of Navy SEALs are cruising along a Norwegian fjord like bleepin’ tourists when their reproduction Viking longship wrecks, and they somehow find themselves back in the tenth century outside a medieval version of a woman’s shelter. And the females’ women there are trying everything in their erotic repertoire to lure the men into their bed furs. Hoo-yah! Except for Hilda who wants nothing to do with Torolf.

Season of the Sun by Catherine Coulter


“Season of the Sun” is a historical romance novel by Catherine Coulter that transports readers to the Viking era. The story unfolds with Zarabeth, a young woman living in York under the oppressive rule of her stepfather. Her life takes a dramatic turn when Magnus Haraldsson, a Viking trader, chooses her to be his wife. The novel captures the essence of a tumultuous time, where love and desire battle against tradition and treachery. Coulter’s vivid storytelling brings to life the midnight sun of Norway, setting the stage for a tale of passion, growth, and resilience.

FIONA by Ann Boelter


After four years, GUNNAR is poised to finally return to the East but must wait for the rivers in Rusland to thaw. Frustrated by the delay and eager to be at sea, he sails the Treasure Huntress to Dublin. His intentions are to purchase the slaves necessary for the upcoming grueling journey, then return directly to the waiting fleet, but destiny has other plans.

When his newly acquired slaves are stolen in a daring night raid led by a mysterious Irishwoman, Gunnar sets out to retrieve them and exact his revenge–only to discover that the lovely FIONA is not what she seems.

Viking’s Prize by Tanya Anne Crosby


She saw her fate…
Beset by prophetic dreams since the time she was a child, Elienor knew the Norsemen would storm Brouillard castle—she saw it in a dream. She saw the death of many. And she saw him—the golden-haired Viking who would claim her for his prize…

He wanted revenge…
Jarl Alarik Tryggvason sought revenge against the French count for reneging on a bargain; what he got was a dark-haired beauty with violet eyes. Beguiled by her fiery spirit, she arouses him, body and soul… but in a land full of strife, Alarik risks everything to love the woman whose dreams hold their future in thrall.

Like Viking Romance Books? Why Not Try These Genres

If you enjoy Viking romance books and are looking for similar romance genres to explore, consider diving into the following:

1. Navy Seal Romance

If you like them a bit rough around the edges and brooding with masculine energy, then NAVY Seal romance books are a good modern twist on a historical romance books.

2. Historical Romance Books

This genre encompasses a wide range of historical periods and settings, offering plenty of opportunities to find stories similar to Viking romances set in other historical eras such as Regency, Victorian, medieval, or Scottish Highlands.

3. Fantasy Romance Books

Fantasy romance blends elements of romance with fantastical worlds, magic, and adventure. You may find stories featuring strong heroines, epic quests, and romantic entanglements in richly imagined fantasy settings reminiscent of Viking tales.

4. Spicy Romance

Both emphasize passionate relationships amidst high-stakes situations, featuring strong and dynamic characters facing emotional depth and conflicts. The blend of romance with other genres and the inclusion of steamy moments contribute to the appeal of both subgenres for readers seeking emotionally charged and adventurous love stories.

Exploring these romance genres can provide a diverse range of stories with themes and settings that appeal to fans of Viking romance books. Whether you’re drawn to historical settings, supernatural elements, or epic adventures, there’s sure to be a romance genre that captures your imagination.

Frequently Asked Questions about Viking Romance Books

What are the best Viking romance books?

Here are our personal favorites! Be sure to check them out!

  1. Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey
  2. Nena by Ann Boelter
  3. Dream of Me / Believe in Me by Josie Litton
  4. Golden Surrender by Heather Graham
  5. Season of the Sun by Heather Graham

What should I watch if I enjoy Viking romance books?

  1. Vikings (TV Series): This historical drama series follows the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok as he rises to power and explores the complexities of Viking society, including their customs, battles, and relationships.
  2. The Last Kingdom (TV Series): Based on Bernard Cornwell’s “The Saxon Stories” series, this show follows the adventures of Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a Saxon nobleman captured and raised by Vikings, as he navigates the conflicts between Saxons and Danes in 9th-century England.
  3. Northmen: A Viking Saga (Movie): This action-adventure film follows a group of Viking warriors stranded behind enemy lines in Scotland, where they must fight to survive and make their way back home.

Are Viking romance books historically accurate?

While many Viking romance books strive for historical accuracy in terms of setting and cultural details, they often take liberties with characters and plotlines to enhance the romantic elements of the story. Readers should approach these books as fictionalized interpretations of the Viking era rather than strict historical accounts.

We hope you have found some new great reads with this list of Viking romance books!

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