Emmy Laybourne is a novelist and former character actress. She is the author of the upcoming release Berserker, as well as the critically acclaimed Monument 14 trilogy and the novel Sweet. Before her life as an author, 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 10 nifty chickens.
A Norse teen and her family are forced to flee to the American West to escape the effects of an ancestral Viking curse in this jaw-dropping, historical, paranormal romance. Hanne’s brother Stieg swears their powers are a gift from the old gods, but Hanne knows she is truly cursed. Their father is dead, their mother has left, and their brother Knut has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit. But it’s Hanne who can’t control her murderous “gift”—she is a Berserker. When someone she loves is threatened, she flies into a killing state. The siblings must flee Norway for the American frontier and use their powers to survive the perilous trail, where blizzards, wild animals, and vicious bounty hunters await.