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With the Jarl's Blessing: A Yuletide Tale

Narrated by: Clive Johnson
Length: 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Odin, the jarl’s son, wants to be with Loki and has for as long as he can remember. Odin intends to use the magic of Yuletide - the time between the old year and the new one - to win over Loki. 

Loki doesn’t need much convincing to see how wonderful Odin is, but he can’t see a future for himself with the son of a jarl. How would it be possible?

With the jarl’s blessing, Odin hopes to prove, once and for all time, he’s the man for Loki.

This is a 10,000-word Yule tale meant to help warm a listener through the gloom of the winter solstice, the year’s longest night. Happy holidays and happy listening!

©2018 Kiyle S Brosius (P)2018 Kiyle S Brosius

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Sweet heat

This was a surprising mix of sweetness and spice. Something about the winter setting gave it a magical intimate feel. For such a short story, I was also surprised at how much I felt we got to know the characters.

The narration was really well done. The voices has their own distinct personality and the tone was consistently on point.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Great!

I loved this short story! Really well written and the story was interesting and so romantic! Narration was really good! Highly recommend!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Incredibly Romantic, Clive Johnson is Wonderful

Ki Brightly’s stunning prose is always a pleasure and nothing wraps me up quite like this author’s stories. With a minimum of words Brightly captures the ambiance of a cold, Scandinavian woodland, the smoky tavern filled with colorful townsfolk, and the romantic hideaway cabin Odin builds for Loki.

The mythological story upon which With a Jarl’s Blessing is based on is very romantic, and I love the way Brightly weaves it into the plot.

The narrator, Clive Johnson, is wonderful. His warm, melodic voice is the perfect compliment to the mystical feeling this tale evoks. I enjoyed the different voices he uses for Loki and Odin. Loki’s youth and innocence is charming and I could definitely imagine him as a fairy changeling. Odin’s dominant masculinity is incredibly sexy and the connection between these two is compelling.

I’d love to have more of this story, it was wonderful.

a copy of With the Jarl's Blessing was provided to me for my honest review

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a great short tale

a great short story that was quite interesting I would have expected some more details but I do understand it's a very short story and maybe it what what the author meant it was enjoyable overall it was very cute quite nice for this length of time
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Yule like this one..

Here we have Loki and Odin, both named after gods. Story unfolds on Lokis birthday and Odin has a surprise for him.. They go to a bar and after some liquid courage and revelations they go to a Hall that Odin has created for them...

This story is less than an hour so too much review will ruin it. Storyline was cute and sweet.

Now Im down for storytelling voices but when its from a first person point of view, a personal voice is better...Also the old words for things mixing with new words were a tad confusing at points but not many.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher, and it's my honest opinion because I read reviews as well and wanna know if a book is worth my time...

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Sweet and Sexy

I loved this short story of Odin Jarlson and his foster brother Loki, especially the way Odin courted Loki, giving him a warm cloak, mead and sweet meats, and then a home for them both to share. I loved the initial play and banter between them, then the flirtation and teasing, before Odin made the decision to risk his heart. I absolutely LOVED how generous and loving he was toward Loki. All around sweet and sensual Yuletide story. I agree with another reviewer who said that the winter backdrop and quiet made the whole story feel more private and intimate.

I loved the narration. Mr. Johnson has a wonderful voice, his delivery was smooth and well-paced, and he perfectly captured the feelings and emotion in the story. Kudos!

I will definitely be listening to this sweet, sexy short story again.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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perfect solstice listen

This was the perfect story for a short listen, loved the mythology in the story.

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A yuletide tale

The story is very short and sweet. It is for the young and also for the young at hearts. I really enjoyed this short audiobook.

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Great quickie!

Listening to this story was a great way to spend an hour in traffic. I really liked Odin and Loki, and I loved seeing their long-time friendship turn suddenly into a sexy and devoted relationship. I felt like I knew both men well, considering the length of the story, and that says great things about the author. The narrator offered a wonderful performance, which combined with the strong writing, left me with a smile. I really enjoyed this!

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Loki is one sweet, precious, little housewife! <3

This definitely is everything I thought I would get from a mere one hour listen of a sweet, heartwarming Yuletide story. 😊 Odin and Loki are childhood best friends and both harbors secret feelings for each other. Since Odin is the next Jarl-in-line, Loki thought it’s quite unlikely that his feelings for Odin would be reciprocated and the dream of being always beside him seems impossible. 😢 Unbeknownst to sweet, innocent Loki, Odin has loved him for a very long time and has arranged everything so that sweet Loki can become Odin’s precious little housewife with the blessing of the Jarl, Odin’s father. 😍 After all, ‘tis the season for joy, love, hope and family and our two sweet boys is about to start a family of their own. 😌


Ki Brightly managed to warm my heart with sweet, fuzzy feelings with this very short holiday story and I’m quite impressed with the narrator, Clive Johnson’s performance. It simply was a very pleasant and entertaining listen. The only fault I could find for sweet short story is that I now find vying to get the full story of these two boys. 😁 Really enjoyed it and would recommend anyone who likes their audios short and sweet and entertaining. 😉



4.5 you’ll always be my heart and my soul Loki stars
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  • 12-28-18

Nice Christmas take

Nice little story for the Christmas period. A short but sweet listen to get you in the festive mood.