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June 27 2012 @ 03:16 pm
Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole (8) and Gena Showalter (4.5)  
Title: Deep Kiss of Winter
Series: Immortals After Dark, 8 & Alien Huntress, 4.5
Author: Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter
Pages (or KB): 444 (2099)
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Links: Hardback, Paperback, Kindle

Book Description:
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KRESLEY COLE delivers a breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time . . . and a Valkyrie aching for his touch.

Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela—the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart beat for the first time in three hundred years. Yet the exquisite Danii is part ice fey, and her freezing skin can’t be touched by anyone but her own kind without inflicting pain beyond measure. Can they conquer an agony of frustration and slake the overwhelming desire burning between them?

NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR GENA SHOWALTER puts a daring spin on a tale of huntress and hunted . . . and concocts a sensual chemistry that is positively explosive.

With only skin-to-skin contact, Aleaha Love can change her appearance, assume any identity. Now she’s an AIR (alien investigation and removal) agent on a mission to capture a group of otherworldly warriors. Only she is held captive when dangerously seductive Breean, a golden-skinned, iron-willed commander, threatens her new life—and for the first time, Aleaha wants only to be herself.

What did you think of the book? (Why this book?, New Author? Read more by author? Keeping? Thoughts on Hero? Heroine?)
Finished up Kresley Cole's Untouchable which is about Daniela the Valkyrie and Ice Fey. She thrives in bitterly cold temperatures so being touched by a normal person with a 98.6 temperature is very painful and can burn her. In comes Murdoch Wroth who is definitely of a hotter temperature. Upon meeting Murdoch is blooded by the Ice Queen and can't touch his Bride.

They peruse a relationship but things quickly become too much for them to handle when they can't be together or even kiss. Murdoch believe he can forget Danii and tries kissing other women who leave him wanting Danii. Danii meets Jadian who can kiss her but leaves her missing Murdoch.

The outcome and the journey of this story is great and now I know why Gena Showalter and Kresley Cole talk about icicles. WOW!

Okay so I've read Tempt Me Eternally by Gena Showalter and I have to say I had no idea how promising her Alien Huntress series was. I'll have to add those books to my To Read pile.

I liked the idea of Aleaha's power which I've previously given to a character I created and love, and I love that she has a lack of control which she is able to harness with the help of her love.

I also am rather facinated by the Rakans and want to know more. I'd say this book is a must read for fans of either author. And I did love the Nix comments in Showlater's story which was a clear reference to Cole's Immortals After Dark series.

Other Book in the Series:
Immortals After Dark
The Warlord Want Forever, 1
A Hunger Like No Other, 2
No Rest For the Wicked, 3
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night, 4
Dark Needs at Night's Edge, 5
Dark Desires After Dusk, 6
Kiss of a Demon King, 7
Deep Kiss of Winter (Anthology), 8
Pleasures of a Dark Prince, 9
Demon from the Dark, 10
Dreams of a Dark Warrior, 11
Lotharie, 12

Alien Huntress
Awaken Me Darkley, 1
Enslave Me Sweetly, 2
Savor Me Slowly, 3
Seduce the Darkness, 4
Tempt Me Eternally (Deep Kiss of Winter), 4.5
Ecstasy in Darkness, 5
Dark Taste of Rapture, 6