• Tess – Valkyrie Awakening by Andres Mann

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    A fast paced and erotic action novel set during the second Gulf War in Iraqi, three remarkable people are caught in a web of obsession and deceit. Tess is a military helicopter pilot; beautiful, aggressive and relentless. She awakens as real woman due to the love of two men: Jake, a brilliant CIA agent and Amir, a wealthy, charming, sophisticated but dissolute Iraqi general who initially captures Tess and becomes obsessed with her. Tess escapes but must fulfill a commitment to take something from Amir. After meeting in Istanbul, Amir persuades her to spend time with him in France and England in exchange for what she is seeking. Here she meets Fadime, his alluring and decadent sister. In the end, Amir deceives Tess. She returns to Iraq, trying to overcome her heartbreak by flying dangerous missions and rescuing wounded soldiers. An unforeseen event changes everything. Tess and Amir continue to square off in an epic struggle, each wanting the same thing. Aided by Jake, Tess’s friend and co-pilot Carmen and their colleagues, Tess must overcome Amir’s vicious attacks motivated by his continuing obsession with her. They repeatedly clash in a succession of encounters in Baghdad, Amman, Istanbul, Sorrento and New York. Carmen finally meets her soul mate in Nicola, who helps her overcome the traumas of her youth and becomes a valuable member of their team. The two women respond to their challenges by drawing on their skills as skilled pilots and fierce warriors, battling Amir, who not only hurt Tess but plans to take over the Iraqi government. Their struggle leads to a series of violent and bloody battles in the air and on the ground. A heartbreaking loss at the end is redeemed by a final poignant resolution.