ST Bende, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to
interview your character, Inga Jensson Andersson, from your book, Elsker, The Elsker
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entranced Publishing, Blush imprint
Length: 61,000 words
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.
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What are your main characters’ names, ages,
and occupations?
Kristia Tostenson, 20 years old, college student.
Ull Myhr, ancient (but looks 23), Norse God of Winter.
Former Asgardian Assassin, moonlighting as a grad student.
Gunnar Andersson and Inga Jensson Andersson, also Norse gods
moonlighting as grad students. Despite her actual age, Inga swears she’s not a
day over 21.

Interview with Norse goddess Inga Jensson Andersson

Tell us about yourself.
First of all, Kayelle, I have to tell you that scarf looks
fab on you. Totally compliments your eyes. Now, what was the question?
Tell us about yourself.
Oh, right. I’m a pretty normal goddess. I love baking,
decorating, and fencing. Now that I’m on extended vacation in your realm, I’ve
gotten hooked on IndyCar racing, too. My girl Katherine Legge isn’t competing
this year, so I’ve shifted all my loyalties onto that cutie pie, Ryan
Hunter-Reay. *waggles fingers* Hi Ryan.
What else? I’ve been married to my childhood sweetheart,
Gunnar, for practically forever, and I’m totally head over heels for him. We
spend most of our time with our best friend, Ull, and when I’m not taking care
of those two I’m experimenting in the kitchen.
Tell us about Ull.
Ull is… well, he’s Ull. The tall, blonde and handsome god
all the girls swoon over, both back home and here in Midgard. Commanding voice,
piercing blue eyes, crazy arm muscles, the whole deal. But he’s impossibly
stubborn, ridiculously sensitive, insanely bossy, and all together frustrating.
Though I will say he’s great about wearing the clothes I pick out for him. I
just picked up this cream cashmere sweater that’s going to look soooo good with
his tan.
What do you think is your strongest point?
My baking, naturally. Though it should be noted my eyebrow
maintenance is unparalleled.
What was it like where you grew up?
Asgard’s gorgeous. Big rolling
meadows, lots of wildflowers, a willow tree with
actual silver leaves. Crystal blue ponds, the palace… you should visit
sometime. Spring’s best, the daffodils are blooming and they bring so much
What do you wish was different about your
Well, the whole Ragnarok prophecy kind of stinks. We’re all
fated to die at this epic battle in the not-too-distant future. So if I could
change one thing, I’d un-mark myself for death. But other than that, I’ve got a
pretty sweet deal. I’m married to a total dreamboat, we’re on an extended
vacation with our best friend in one of the prettiest realms, and now that we’re
here I can buy stuff without leaving my couch. Your whole Internet shopping
thing is fantastic!
If you were given your fondest wish, what would
it be?
That’s easy. I wish Ull would meet the perfect girl and
settle down. He’s been alone forever, and I know it’s hard for him. I really
want him to be happy.
Also, I wish Ull’s grandma would give me her Norwegian
Waffle recipe. She is ridiculously stingy with that thing, and it’s so not
fair. A recipe that good is meant to be shared.**
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
My kitchen. Without any boys in it. Ull is notorious for
mutilating my high-end kitchenware. No, buddy, my new Shun Santoku is NOT what
you should be using to open that parcel…
As a child, who was your best friend? Tell
us about him/her.
Gunnar and I have been best friends since our first day of
primary. I schooled him in fencing, and he’s spent the rest of his life trying
to get back at me. I’m proud to say he has never, ever, outmaneuvered me in any
sword fight of any kind. Broad sword, rapier and dagger, you name it, I own him
in it. But he’s good with it. Gunnar’s got a seriously naughty sense of humor,
and a heart of gold. He’s one of Asgard’s top assassins, and he’s ranked #3 in
total kills, behind Ull and Thor. My husband is awesome.
**Don’t tell Inga, but ST Bende does share the famous
Norwegian Waffle recipe at the end of ELSKER!

About the Author

Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, ST Bende lived in
Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee)
and Europe… where she became overly fond of the
musical Cats. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher
inspired The Elsker Saga. She hopes her characters make you smile and that one day
pastries will be considered a health food.

Previous Books

Tur, The Elsker Saga prequel, is available to download free
at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Elsker, Book 1 in The Elsker Saga, is available now at Amazon,
Barnes and Noble, and select e-book retailers.

Books Coming Soon

Endre, Book 2 in The Elsker Saga, will be available in
September 2013, from Entranced Publishing.


Be sure to stop by http://stbende.blogspot.com
during April and May. We’re having a month of Elsker-themed giveaways,
stretching from Release Day (April 22, 2013) to the Syttende Mai Waffle Fest
(May 17, 2013). Can’t wait to see you there!

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