Book Tour


Series: Berserker, #1

Author: Emmy Laybourne

Publication Date: October 10th, 2017

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Synopsis: Are Hanne’s powers a gift from the old Norse gods, or a curse?

Her brother Stieg swears their powers are a gift from the old gods, but Hanne Hemstad knows she is truly cursed. It’s not Stieg’s fault that their father is dead, their mother has left, and their brother Knut has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

No, the fault lies with Hanne and her inability to control her murderous “gift”–she is a Berserker. When someone she loves is threatened, she flies into a killing state. The siblings must leave Norway for the American frontier or risk being brought to justice.

Aided by a young cowboy who agrees to be their guide, Hanne and her siblings use their powers to survive the perilous trail, where blizzards, wild animals, and vicious bounty hunters await.

Will they be able to reach their uncle, the one man Hanne believes may be able to teach her how to control her drive to kill? With Berserker, Emmy Laybourne, the author of Monument 14, presents her vision of an American west studded with Viking glory.

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Praise for BERSERKER

“Emmy Labourne deftly melds Viking lore with the American West and creates something wholly new, a journey filled with heart-pounding suspense and surprising tenderness. Loved!”―Danielle Paige New York Times-bestselling author the Dorothy Must Die series

Berserker combines the magic of Norse mythology with the thrill of the American West with staggering results. Startlingly original, unputdownable, and electrifying.” ―Kass Morgan, author of New York Times bestseller The 100

“A completely winning, romantic, and heart-wrenching historical fantasy. Your pulse will race from page one of this rich, rugged adventure of a book.”―Alyson Noel, New York Times-bestselling author of The Immortals series

Berserker embraces the beautiful brutality of both Viking lore and Frontier tales, and it does so without resorting to tired tropes or toxic masculinity. This is a brilliantly unexpected fusion of cowboys and old gods―intense and gritty and yet surprisingly tender―but the real strength of Emmy Laybourne’s writing is that, for all their superhuman abilities, her characters are so very human.”―William Ritter, author of the New York Times-bestselling Jackaby series


“Simultaneously terrifying, hilarious, and action-packed, Sweet is a wild ride that holds up a warped mirror to our society. I loved it from the first line to the last.” ―Marie Lu, author of Legend and The Young Elites on Sweet

“Frighteningly real . . . Riveting.” ―The New York Times Book Review on Monument 14

“A tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review of Monument 14

“Pretty darn breathless.” ―Booklist on Sky on Fire


Emmy Laybourne is a novelist, screenwriter and former character actress. She is the author of the upcoming release BERSERKER (“You will love Emmy Laybourne’s vision of an American west studded with Viking glory.” –, as well as the MONUMENT 14 trilogy (“Frighteningly real… riveting” – NYT Book Review, Editor’s Choice) and the novel SWEET (“A gripping action-adventure survival story” – VOYA, rated Perfect Ten).

Before her life as a novelist, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV and VH1; and acted in the movies “Superstar,” “The In-Laws” and “Nancy Drew,” among others. Emmy lives outside New York City with her husband, two kids and a flock of 9 nifty chickens.

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11 Responses to Blog Tour: Berserker by Emmy Laybourne – Spotlight and Giveaway!

  1. John Smith says:

    “What do you usually think about right before falling asleep?”
    Old saws. Old, old saws.

  2. What do I think about before going to sleep?? Usually the book I just read before turning my light out…maybe soon it will be a copy of Berserker?!
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  3. danielle hammelef says:

    Before I go to sleep I always thank God for my day.

  4. Jen says:

    I’m constantly thinking of things most of the day, especially at night… thinking about the book I read, my family, wondering about what my dream world will come up with, will the movie/show I watched impact my dream… Yeah, same when waking… my mind’s on constant overdrive

  5. Really excited to read this one!!

  6. Hannah Ens says:

    Right before I sleep is when I mull over story ideas in my head, I like to visualize scenes and hear dialogue in my head before I write it down.

  7. I never really paid attention to what this one was about before but I do love mythology and this one seems to have a unique twist to it. Thanks for sharing!
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  8. melanie huttner says:

    I think about what I want to do the next day

  9. Caitlin says:

    I usually think about what I’ll be doing the next day.

  10. Penny Olson says:

    Mostly I think about “to do ” lists. Sad. Thanks for the giveaway!

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