Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Book Shelf: Deep Kiss Of Winter (Immortals After Dark #8) by Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter

Kresley Cole - Untouchable (Immortals After Dark #8)

#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?

Gena Showalter - Tempt Me Eternally (Alien Huntress #4.5)

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.

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Deep Kiss of Winter is the 8th installment in the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole, however it is also a complication that houses Tempt Me Eternally, a novella in Gena Showalter's superb Alien Huntress series that features Macy and Brennan's story alongside Untouchable, Cole's story of Murdoch Wroth and the Valkyrie Daniela.

It's actually quite funny. I purchased Deep Kiss of Winter years ago when I was reading Showalter's Alien Huntress series; a series I might add I'm yet to post reviews of. I didn't bother reading the main story Untouchable at the time as I hadn't read any of the Immortals After Dark books and hadn't even considered them.

So in saying this, I was really excited when I got to up to Murdoch and Daniela's story and realized I already had their book sitting on my shelf. Cole's focal story of Untouchable takes place over a number of months and over the course of all the previous books in the series. Cole has often hinted that there was something going on between Daniela and Murdoch that we weren't seeing and it's in Deep Kiss of Winter that we finally get to discover exactly what that is and what they've been through.

I quite liked both Murdoch and Daniela and found them both to be strong characters in their own rights. What can I say? When it comes to the Wroth brothers in this series I'm a fan, and Murdoch is no exception. Daniela was a really sweet female lead too. I have to admit though; I wasn't expecting her to be so lonely and craving touch and affection so much. She really was starved for it.

I think Cole did an awesome job with the romantic relationship in this book. Daniela and Murdoch faced some real trials in their journey to be together, the biggest issue being that they could never touch due to Daniela's race and heritage. They struggled to hold onto a relationship when they could never actually touch but in the end I think this really enhanced the strength of their love--even though they found being unable to touch hard, simply being apart wasn't an option. And I found this really beautiful and sweet.

It was wonderful seeing all the Wroth's together at the end of this book. They're all paired up now and have found their own happily ever after's but there are still so many characters yet to. I liked the introduction of Jadian in this book and hope we see more of him in the future; potentially with his own story!

All in all, another great read and one that left me yet again looking forward to the rest of the series!

Source: I bought
Format: Paperback
Buy it: Bookworld | The Nile | The Book Depository | Amazon
My Recommendation: Don't miss this series!
Cover: Sexy and very fitting....
Will I read sequel/continue with series: Yes

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