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The Black Pool (Valhalla: Book 3) by Jennifer Willis
The Black Pool
Jennifer Willis
December 2013

The Black Pool is the third book in the Valhalla series of urban fantasy/YA fiction:

THE MORRIGAN IS AWAKE

Sally is taking a break from magick—or trying to. Leaving her runes behind, she’s studying in Ireland and doing her best to ignore her roommate’s reckless, witchy-wanna-be experiments.

But the presence of the Norse Moon Witch on Irish soil rouses the dark and dangerous Badbh—the slumbering Keeper of the Black Pool Cauldron and a sister goddess of The Morrigan—and Sally once again finds herself at the epicenter of supernatural doom.

LOYALTIES WILL BE TESTED

With the treaty between the Vanir and the Æsir hanging in the balance, Thor, Heimdall, and the Vanir twins Freyr and Freya travel to Dublin to face The Morrigan—and to contend with rampaging faeries, a shape-shifting pooka, shutterbug tourists, and marshmallow pixie trinkets exploding from leprechaun hammers.

The time has come for Freyr and Freya to choose between Odin’s Lodge and their own kin. And Thor is missing another fondue party.

THERE CAN BE NO PEACE WITHOUT BLOOD

As Æsir, Vanir, and mortal come to grips with the dark chaos around Dublin’s Black Pool, one of their own must make the ultimate sacrifice to prevent Paranormal World War.

Also check out the online glossary of Valhalla characters, terms, places, and more!


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Iduna's Apples (Valhalla: Book 2) by Jennifer Willis
Iduna’s Apples
Jennifer Willis
December 2012

Iduna’s Apples is the second book in the Valhalla series of urban fantasy/YA fiction:

Thor and his kin are depleted by the battle for the White Oak Yggdrasil and are in desperate need of Iduna’s apples—the sacred fruit that grants immortal strength and long life to the Norse gods.

But Iduna’s Grove in modern-day Norway comes into harvest only once every four hundred years—just in time for retreating glaciers to free the dreaded Frost Giants from their icy prison. The gigantic and eerily courteous Frost Giants hold the harvest ransom and demand wives: Freya, Saga, Heimdall’s girlfriend Maggie, and even teenaged Norse Witch Sally Dahl.

Will Heimdall and Thor track down the Frost Giants and the apples before succumbing to sudden mortality? Can Sally atone for accidentally calling up an army of old lady Berserkers to stand against Odin? Is that Thor in a wedding dress? And is there a darker, more sinister enemy on the loose, targeting both the Norse gods and their Frost Giant foes?

Also check out the online glossary of Valhalla characters, terms, places, and more!


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Valhalla by Jennifer Willis
Valhalla
Jennifer Willis
April 2011

Valhalla is my first published work of urban fantasy/YA fiction:

Sixteen-year-old Sally Dahl is a rare, modern-day Norse Witch with more power than she realizes. Playing sick from school in Portland, she’s casting rune spells during a rare astronomical convergence to bring about a better, happier planet — and hoping her parents don’t find out.

What Sally doesn’t know is that the Norse gods are still around, albeit without their divine powers — Odin is a high school principal, and blustering Thor is about to lose yet another job as a photocopier repairman. But Heimdall has the perfect cover as a forest ranger while he and his kin hunt for the newly reincarnated World Tree and try to prevent Ragnarok, the literal end of the world that could be timed to the same alignment of stars.

Instead, Sally stumbles across Managarm the Moon Dog, a lost god who seems desperate for her magickal help. But does he really share Sally’s vision of a more peaceful world, or are his intentions much, much darker? And what can she do about the ancient Berserker warriors she accidentally calls up, who pledge their allegiance and then demand junk food runs to Voodoo Doughnut and Burgerville?

Also check out the online glossary of Valhalla characters, terms, places, and more!


Praise for Jennifer Willis and Valhalla:
Perhaps the Next Marion Zimmer Bradley?

“Those more versed in Norse knowledge that I am will likely do better keeping the family tree straight. However, the character development and delivery of the tension and action keep the pages turning. Definitely in the cannot-put-down category. I suspect, as the series develops with future books, that we might be seeing the next Marion Zimmer Bradley (for our generation). Except Willis is much funnier. Very excited to read the next book!”

— Roxanne Hawn, The Mountain Book Worm

A Magical Brew

“In this hugely entertaining fantasy tale, Jen Willis presents a magical and bewitching brew … Perfect for the young adult market, for those who grew up on the tales of Harry Potter and who are now hungry for something a little different, but equally compelling and magical. Ms Willis’s writing is exceptional, fluent and engaging, managing to weave a fantasy world that really fires the reader’s imagination and makes the impossible seem believable. A healthy dose of humour runs throughout … The author clearly knows her mythological stuff, and has created the story and its characters through meticulous research. Most impressive.

“If there are young adults you want to treat to something special, give them a copy. Better still, whatever your age, treat yourself to one too. I haven’t had such fun reading for ages, and am still finding it hard to drag myself out of this magical world and back to the mundane one in which I live.”

— Joanna W. Simm, The Bookworm Blog

A Must-Read If You Enjoy Mythology, Strong Characters, Humor and Action

“I commend Ms. Willis on her ability to combine battle scenes and softer sides with humor and reality. … The characters are memorable, a key to a great read. I fell in love … and my heart broke. … Well-written and expertly crafted, Valhalla is a must-read if you enjoy mythology, strong characters, humor, and action.”

— Tia Silverthorne Bach, co-author of “Depression Cookies” and “Mom in Love with Fiction” blogger


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Valhalla




Rhythm by Jennifer Willis
Rhythm
Jennifer Willis
September 2001

One soul, two people. Two lives, one rhythm.

Robin Michaels, a middle-aged British rock-star searching for meaning. Angela Harris, a young American encountering remarkable choices.

Separate personalities, individual lives — soul twins, forever tethered by a common bond of spirit.

While self-conscious Robin battles his personal demons in the global spotlight, he privately reaches out for his own soul, pondering the mysterious girl in his dreams. And struggling with an enigmatic spirit guide and strange supernatural influences, Angela questions her own path — and her sanity — under the growing shadow of Robin’s celebrity.

Separated by geography, gender, and a generation of years, Robin and Angela approach the same challenges from different perspectives, rooted in unconscious partnership. As each becomes more aware of this elusive other half, their independent stumblings intertwine more closely, sharing dreams, visions, and real life near misses along a collision course toward a fated meeting.


Praise for Jennifer Willis and Rhythm:
“This book is exceptionally well written with a story line that actually makes sense. Sadly, many visionary novels are little more than the author’s worldview presented through a series of talking-head characters. Not so, this one. Her character development of the twin souls is remarkable; they are full-bodied, real, and likable.”

— Pat Walker, the Aquarian Bookstore, Richmond, Virginia

“I’m really enjoying your book! I can’t wait to finish it. However, it’s kind of like when I was reading the last Harry Potter book… I want to know what happens, but I don’t really want it to end.”

— Marty G., Mountain View, California

“I read your book in just four days. I really loved it. All the spiritual subjects reminded me of the best parts of myself, that I often neglect out of busyness or general laziness. I enjoyed Robin and Angela, and the entire use of twin souls as a major plot point was very appealing to me. Very cool! Are there more books in the works?”

— Christy E., Wilmington, North Carolina


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