Book Title: Immortals
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: August 5th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Length: 342 Pages
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
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.
“It’s nice to have you back, Raine,” Catie said, sitting across from me. The others flanked her.
I ignored them, forked a piece of lettuce, and placed it in my mouth. I waved to Eirik. He was now at the front of the pizza line. He stared pointedly at the three Norns. Then he did what he always did. He lifted his camera, aimed it at us, and clicked.
Okay, I wasn’t the only one seeing them.
“You care about him, don’t you?” Catie asked, glancing at Eirik.
I glared at her. “Leave him alone.”
“I’m happy you care about him because he needs you,” Catie added, her voice gentle as though she hated to be the bearer of bad news.
She reached out to touch my hand, but I cringed, forcing her to retreat. She was always the nicer and quieter one, but today she appeared to be the trio’s chosen spokesperson.
“Eirik needs you more than the Valkyrie does,” she said.
“His name is Torin, not the Valkyrie,” I snapped.
Catie sighed. “I’ll remember that. Eirik really needs your help, Raine. You can protect him better as a Norn than as a Mortal.”
“Protect him from what?”
The three girls looked at each other.
“I told you she didn’t know,” Catie said.
“This is no place to discuss these matters,” Jeanette said impatiently.
Marj nodded. “I agree, but we don’t have time to hang around here and educate her. We have other charges and can’t keep playing favorites.” She glared at Catie and stood.
“What don’t I know?” I asked, getting irritated.
“Who Eirik is,” Catie said in a gentle voice. “Ask your mother. Once you know his story, you’ll understand why he needs you and why you should be there for him.”
“Must be there for him,” Jeanette corrected.
“Why me?” My eyes swung from face to face.
“Because you owe him,” Marj said impatiently.
I cocked my brow. “What?”
“He’s the reason we saved your life,” Jeanette added.
Catie sighed and glared at her friends. “Girls, couldn’t you at least try to be subtle?”
“No, she needs to understand how dire the situation is. We’ll need an answer soon, Lorraine.” Marj glanced at the others and added, “Let’s go.”
I stared after them, shock and anger zipping through me. All I wanted was Torin, not another round with these crones. But how could I ignore them when they’d said Eirik needed me? I was still staring at the exit when he sat across from me.
I don’t read a ton of YA stories but when I do it’s so refreshing and I utterly adored this book. The connections the characters have with one another is unmistakable and unbreakable. I’m talking about the love between Torin and Raine and the deeply rooted love Raine also has for Eirik. Raine is someone you would always want on yourside, she’d move heaven and earth for you if she could. Raine’s abilities progression in this story is immense. And considering all she’s been through in such a short amount of time you’re really rooting for her the entire time. What makes this book so unique to me is the use Norse mythology and runes. You really have to know what your writing about and Ednah Walters does this with profound intelligence.
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.