Giveaway and Meet Captain Tristan Jordahl from Spirit of the Rebellion by Debbie Peterson

Character Profile – Captain Tristan Jordahl

Name: Tristan Jordahl

Date of Birth: August 14, 1833, in Norway. (Emigrated with his parents and siblings from the country of Norway, to Norway, Wisconsin, as a young boy, age 9).

Date of Death: October 26, 1863, from wounds received in a small country church in Tennessee.

Physical Description: According to his leading lady, the very handsome, powerfully built, Tristan Jordahl stands well over six feet tall (6 feet 3 inches by the measuring stick) and looks every inch the legendary Norse warrior. His blonde hair contains all the colors of a ripened wheat field, and falls in feathery waves, just below his collar. His deep blue eyes are the color of the sky, just before day fades into the darkness of night.

Additional Info: Prior to his death, Tristan served as a Captain in the Union army for the famed Wisconsin Fifteenth Regiment, also known as the Scandinavian Regiment because its soldiers were almost all immigrants from Norway, with some from Denmark and Sweden. It was the only all Scandinavian regiment in the Union army.

His prowess on the battlefield is legendary, as is his courage and valor.

About Spirit of the Rebellion

Souls touch and emotions flare when a historian and an embittered spirit form an unlikely alliance to investigate the centuries-old riddle surrounding his death…

Ready for a fresh chapter in her life, Shae Lynn Montgomery accepts a job translating a cache of Civil War documents from Wisconsin’s famous Norwegian regiment. The assignment takes her to Chickamauga’s haunted Starling Plantation and face-to-face with a handsome captain—its angry ghost in residence.

Tristan Jordahl, falsely accused of treason, has no use for the living—not even the lovely translator invading his home. Despite Tristan’s best efforts to frighten her, Shae Lynn refuses to leave, and reluctantly, Tristan enlists her help to clear his name. But as they grow closer to the truth—and to each other—an evil spirit makes it clear he will do anything to stop them.

Can a love that transcends time overcome all obstacles?

An Excerpt from Spirit of the Rebellion

“You’ve got to let me in, you have to let me explain, please,” she begged through the barrier that separated them.  “I swear on everything dear to me, I’m not moving from this spot until you do.  Do you hear me?  I’m not leaving!”

“I am not interested in anything you have to say,” he growled back.

“I don’t care.  I’m staying right here until you hear me out!” she shouted.

As the minutes ticked by, the Captain tried desperately to ignore her presence, but finally, his shoulders slumped in defeat.  The chiming of the clock told him over an hour had passed since Shaelynn obstinately decreed her intention to remain in the small hallway until she said what she wanted to say.  He hoped her wet clothes and the trauma of her earlier experience, would force the issue otherwise.  But true to her word, she still waited outside his door.

Stubborn little hellion.

With a sigh of resignation, he opened the door and met her defiant gaze.  She stood against the opposite wall, with one foot resting against the baseboard.  Her arms wrapped tightly around her waist as if seeking warmth against her wet, torn clothing.  On top of all that, she shivered with the cold.  She looked so pathetic standing there.

“Shaelynn, you need to get into some dry clothes,” he said.  The words surprised him.  They weren’t anywhere near what he planned to say.  The soft tone didn’t match either.

Shae clenched her teeth and shook her head.  “Not until we’ve talked.”

About the Author

Debbie Peterson, author of “Shadow of the Witte Wieven,” is introducing, “Spirit of the Rebellion,” through The Wild

Rose Press. This paranormal romance centers on a murdered civil war captain, falsely accused of treason, and a beautiful Norse historian determined to clear his name. She invites you to come along on this incredible adventure, filled with mystery and romance.

Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. She incorporates these aspects into all of the paranormal stories she writes. When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, she spends time with the beloved members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history and all things ancient and historic.

Find Debbie Peterson

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Win one of 3 ebook versions of Spirit of the Rebellion by entering through the Rafflecopter at this link. (Giveaway ends June 29th.)



  1. Nice trailer, I’m surprised I hadn’t seen it before. Thanks for hosting this event. I’d certainly like to win a copy of Spirit of the Rebellion.

  2. What an awesome premise. I cannot wait to read Spirit of the Rebellion. I am a real trailer gal and loved this one. The artwork was great. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us today and for the lovely giveaway opportunity.

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