Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling Series #10)

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Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness: Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules?and suddenly, there ...

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Overview

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness: Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules—and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other's secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight.

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna's darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home—and the alpha who is its heartbeat.

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Editorial Reviews

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In a recent interview, Nailini Singh describes herself as a very character-based writer: "I start with the characters, for me, they are unique individuals?No heroine (or hero) can be interchangeable with another." Readers of her hardcover debut will recognize the truth of those assertions in her dynamic portraits of PsyNet defector Sienna Lauren and her loner heartthrob Hawk. Kiss of Snow is certain to attract new readers to this popular young paranormal romance writer.

Publishers Weekly
A love triangle long awaited by fans resolves in Singh's 10th Psy-Changeling installment, the first in hardcover. Sienna Lauren is a rare Psy X who can wreak devastation with cold fire. Sienna has fought hard to control her abilities, knowing she'll most likely burn out and die by age 25, but she can't control her longing for alpha wolf Hawke. Hawke is drawn to her too, but there are barriers between them: age, station, and the death of his destined mate. Hawke and Sienna's fight against their fierce attraction parallels the beginnings of real war against antichangeling Psy factions—a war in which Sienna may have to use the powers that could destroy her. Singh deftly eliminates Sienna's potential love interest and adds a sweet secondary romance that contrasts with the violent intensity of Sienna and Hawke's relationship. First-time readers may be a little overwhelmed, but fans who have been longing for this story will not be disappointed. (June)
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"Fans who have been longing for this story will not be disappointed." ---Publishers Weekly
Library Journal
From the time her family was taken in by the SnowDancer wolf pack after they escaped from the PsyNet, the network that links all members of the mentally gifted Psy race, X-Psy Sienna Lauren and pack leader Hawke have clashed. Now, as Sienna matures, they are suddenly fighting a growing attraction, and although Hawke struggles to resist, it's only a matter of time before Sienna takes matters into her own hands. When a vicious Psy enemy sets out to destroy the defiant Changeling (shapechanger) strongholds, SnowDancer is at the top of the list. As the danger closes in, keeping mentally lethal Sienna's identity a secret becomes more important than ever. VERDICT Intense, sensual, and dynamic, Sienna and Hawke's gripping story is one that series fans have been waiting for. While this title can stand on its own, readers new to the series may want to delve into the earlier books first. An exceptionally compelling hardcover debut for Singh (Archangel's Consort), who lives in New Zealand.
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As any woman will tell you, behind every successful marriage there is likely to be a secret or two--for example, that not every single pair of shoes she's bought in the last fourteen years was reduced to half price. Still, any divorce lawyer who overhears your conversation will attest that secrets, especially significant ones, are not conducive to long-term marital happiness. They can pull a couple apart even if the motive behind them was well-meaning. These five novels defy that axiom: their plots are shaped by secrets that come close to destroying relationships--and in some cases, lives--and yet honesty wins out. The particular reading pleasure is not discovering those secrets, as it might be in a mystery novel, but the emotional fallout of their revelation. Whether belated candor leads to humiliation, rage, or grief, the suspense that builds before the moment a character discovers that a lover has lied to them is of a special, and especially compelling, kind.

Julia Quinn creates utterly charming characters who, generally speaking, lead enviable lives. The hero and heroine of her new novel, Just Like Heaven, are no exception. Marcus Holroyd, the Earl of Chatteris, is handsome and rich, if a bit shy and lonely. Miss Honoria Smythe-Smith is a lovely young woman, albeit humiliated by her lack of success on the marriage market. Quinn's plot stems from the way even the kindest secrets, secrets kept for someone's own good, can destroy lives. Some years before the novel begins, Marcus made an ill-advised promise to his closest friend, Honoria's brother. The promise is one thing--but when he neglects to tell Honoria, the consequences come near to killing him. That one secret ricochets through the novel, leading to a dramatic revelation...and a broken heart.

Stefanie Sloane's The Devil in Disguise is a debut historical that pits an intelligent but innocent young lady against a rake with secrets of many different kinds. Lord William Randall is a member of a young group of aristocrats, used by the crown in various spying capacities. When Lady Lucinda Grey is threatened, Will is assigned to "court" her, while keeping her safe. Lucinda is no fool, and she mistrusts the motives of the libertine who suddenly appears at her side. But Will soothes her fears by promising that he has "no intent to court her for sport." That's true enough--he's courting her because he was ordered to do so. As in Just Like Heaven, Lucinda's humiliation on finding out the truth--when she demands whether William plans to steal her dignity, having already stolen her heart--makes for an enthralling reading experience.

In both of these novels, secrets grow from an effort to keep the heroine safe. Nalini Singh's inventive fantasy Kiss of Snow, reverses the paradigm: the heroine's secret stems from her wish to protect the hero. Singh's complex world of Psy and Changelings explodes when alpha male of the SnowDancer wolf pack, Hawke, finds himself wildly attracted to a young Psy woman, Sienna. But Hawke lost his mate at an early age, and hesitates to break Sienna's heart by failing to bond with her. Sienna, for her part, has a secret that she's afraid to tell Hawke--because it might impact the entire future of the pack. Sienna is deeply frightened--and until she shares that emotion with Hawke, they cannot form the wild devotion that will allow them to survive the ferocity of Sienna's unleashed power. This is Nalini Singh's breakout into hardcover, and it is worth every penny of its new format.

The Soldier by Grace Burrowes deals with an entirely different sort of secret. Devlin St. Just, the Earl of Rosecraft, arrives at his estate to find a thin, dirty nine-year-old girl standing in a dry fountain, only to be told that "in a manner of speaking, the child is, well...Yours." Devlin has been given the title and estate by the Crown, and the illegitimate daughter of the former earl comes right along with the neglected estate. Devlin is an enchanting, complicated and wonderful character who falls in love with both the girl and with his new neighbor, Emmaline Farnum. The Soldier brings together PTSD, abandonment, illegitimacy and love in an enormously satisfying story. Emmie has the power to mend what war has broken in Devlin: "His grip was that of a drowning man--a dying man--and she would not let him go." But their love affair is undermined by a secret she feels compelled to keep from him. Here again it is the deceived person who sacrifices his self-respect, by demanding not just honesty, but love. As Devlin puts it, "his dignity wasn't too high a price to pay if it meant Emmie understood what his feelings were."

If the other novels in this column have circled around a secret, Mary Kay Andrews' Summer Rental offers a whole circus of them. Friends Ellis, Julia, and Dorie rent a run-down house in North Carolina's Outer Banks. But even though they're best friends, it turns out that they're keeping secrets...from each other and from their spouses. Mr. and Mrs. Perfect are getting a divorce; there are secrets to do with babies and jobs...In fact, everyone they meet--from the gorgeous Ty Bazemore next door, to the runaway Maryn who joins them in the house--is hiding something: "I have a confession to make" is the most often-repeated sentence in the novel. Just like the other novels in this column, unraveling secrets makes for fascinating reading. This is a perfect beach book: the tale of a sandy, flea-bitten summer house and one month in August in which honesty triumphs over silence, and love over lies. Ellis falls in love, and Dorie meets a new guy, and Julie makes a big decision, and Maryn breaks free...and the readers of Summer Rental will stay glued to their sandy beach chairs waiting to see what happens next.

--Eloisa James




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425244890
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Series: Psy-Changeling Series , #10
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 210,496
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh is the New York Times bestselling author of dozens of novels, including the Psy/Changeling series and the Guild Hunter series.

Angela Dawe's work includes film, television, theater, and improvisational comedy, as well as audiobook narration. Among Angela's recordings are The Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry and Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts.

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

    ARC review of Kiss of Snow!!

    ** Warning - spoilers ahead **
    I was fortunate to have won an ARC of Kiss of Snow and read one of the most anticipated romance books of this year. It definitely did not disappoint! It has everything you could want in a paranormal romance - action, suspense, passion, adventure and paranormal elements. Hawke and Sienna are sizzling together. Hawke is one of those heroes you won't forget - he's thrilling, intense, deep, demanding, protective, he's the Alpha wolf of SnowDancer but he's also tender, sweet, witty and funny. There were times when he would say a simple sentence to Sienna and it made me laugh out loud. Sienna is a Cardinal X Psy and the readers finally see what that entails. All I can say is that she's a bad*ss psy and I'm glad she's on the good side. She's is a wonderful heroine who has many facets to her. She's smart, beautiful, caring, vulnerable (the scenes with her brother Toby are heartfelt) but also passionate, fierce, strong and tough, which she needs to be in order deal with Hawke and her incredible powers.
    Hawke is reluctant at first to start any type of romantic relationship with Sienna. Having lost his "mate" when he was younger, he doesn't believe he can give Sienna everything she deserves - the encompassing love and connection that a mated pair share. Sexually frustrated he goes so far as to almost turn to another woman to alleviate his needs but realizes that only Sienna can do that. And Sienna doesn't just sit idly by, she wants Hawke and with the help of Kit, the future alpha of the DarkRiver cats, Hawke is forced to choose if he wants to make Sienna his or risk losing her. I loved the scenes at Wild nightclub. On a side note, I would love it if Kit had his own book! When Hawke decides to court Sienna, he does it with a slow and passionate intensity but taking into account her inexperience and her powers. The sexual tension builds until it explodes in a fiery cascade and it's a "beautiful thing" J
    I don't want to give too much of the plot away but Sascha has her baby! Reading the parts with Sascha and Lucas made me want to go back and read Slave to Sensation all over again! There's also a secondary romance between Lara, the SnowDancer healer and Walker, Sienna's uncle. I never thought of this pairing before but Nalini is full of wonderful surprises. Their romance just added another level of excitement to the book. However, the Pure Psy, led by Henry and Shoshanna Scott threaten all the SnowDancer wolves and DarkRiver cats hold dear - family, pack. The changelings must band together to stand against this threat.
    I loved this book. I found myself alternately wanting to speed read to see what happens next and then to slow down to savor it. It is a must read for all paranormal romance lovers!

    -Ellen C.

    29 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    Breathtaking addition to Psy-Changeling series!

    Wow - Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling world is mind blowing! I have been waiting for Hawke's story and love that he was paired with Sienna. Their chemistry is off-the-charts fabulous. I love how every story written by Nalini Singh utilizes all the previously introduced characters and yet each book is so distinctly different. I had a fear in the back of my mind that Hawke wouldn't live up to my expectations. Over the course of reading this series I had imagined all these versions in my mind of how his story would play out but Singh delivered and exceeded anything I could have dreamed for Hawke and the Psy-Changeling community.
    The Psy-Changeling war has reached a point of no return and this book proceeds a new order of what is to come in Singh's world. We get to see new designations of Psy and new Changeling groups are introduced. I love how Hawke's dominant, sexy, alpha wolf played against Sienna's Stubborn, powerful psy personality. Sienna really came into her own in this book and her Uncle Walker also discovered his HEA within the Wolf pack's Healer, Lara. The cat pack Alpha's, Lucas and Sasha were also given a major role in this book. I don't want to give spoilers but the events in this book are so wonderful and world changing for this series!
    I read the book in one sitting. I tried to make it last, but know I will be re-reading again and again since it is sitting on my keeper shelf. I am so hooked on this series and look forward to seeing where Singh takes us next within the Psy-Changeling population. I read this series, not just for the couples story, but because the world of characters and the events played out amongst them is just so increasingly beautiful and emotionally captivating. Kiss of Snow is a must have read! 5 Stars! It's a Breathtaking addition to the Psy-Changleing series!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

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    Sienna & Hawke...at last!

    For those who didn't want to pay for a hardback, the NOOK price means readers don't have to wait for this much anticipated 10th book in the Nalini Singh Psy-Changeling series. And that's a good thing, because we've waited long enough! Hawke has stayed away from Sienna because of her youth; the fact that his wolf's mate died as a child has also meant that he'd always be alone. But in viewing Sienna as an inexperienced child, Hawke has made a serious miscalculation. One of the rarest talents in the Psy world, the mysterious and lethally dangerous X-Psy were once studied by a young thesis student named Alice Etheridge whose knowledge may be the only thing to save Sienna from certain death. One problem; Etheridge and her work have not been seen since before Silence was imposed on the Psy race. Sienna's talent is so lethal that the longest any X has survived is until their 25th year...and that was caged in the complete control of Silence. The defection of the Lauren family from the Psy Net meant that they escaped rehabilitation and could carve out whole new lives as a family and freed both Judd and Sienna from being used as weapons by the Council. But it also meant that both Judd and Sienna had to learn new ways to control their powers as one loss of control could mean the deaths of everyone they've come to love. In Kiss of Snow, Hawke allows himself to get closer to Sienna and finally learns that she was never the youngster he thought her. Raised under the martial tutelage of Ming LeBon, she never had a childhood and was being trained as a weapon from the age of 5. Only the Lauren's defection as a family from the Psy Net when Sienna was a teen saved her from becoming an assassin for her race. Slowly Hawke comes to see her as the perfect mate for an Alpha as she possesses both the strategic knowledge and the physical training of a soldier, cool Psy intellect, and such loyalty to the Pack that accepted her family that she is willing to die to save it from the Psy...and from herself. Readers of Singh have come to expect her perfect characterization (we get to see lots of characters from the old books), complex world-building (she's done it twice now with the multi-layered Psy-Changeling world and her equally splendid Guild Hunters books), and explosive sensuality, and she doesn't disappoint us with Hawke and Sienna's story. We get both a beautifully tender and sensual love story and the increasingly dangerous escalation of the war between the Psy and anyone who would challenge their complete domination. This is a paranormal series that should be read in order : Bk. 1 Slave to Sensation; bk. 2 Visions of Heat; bk.3 Caressed by Ice; bk. 4 Mine to Possess; bk. 5 Hostage to Pleasure; bk. 6 Branded by Fire; bk. 7 Blaze of Memory; bk. 8 Bonds of Justice; bk. 9 Play of Passion.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

    ARC review of Kiss of Snow!!

    ** Warning - spoilers ahead **
    I was fortunate to have won an ARC of Kiss of Snow and read one of the most anticipated romance books of this year. It definitely did not disappoint! It has everything you could want in a paranormal romance - action, suspense, passion, adventure and paranormal elements. Hawke and Sienna are sizzling together. Hawke is one of those heroes you won't forget - he's thrilling, intense, deep, demanding, protective, he's the Alpha wolf of SnowDancer but he's also tender, sweet, witty and funny. There were times when he would say a simple sentence to Sienna and it made me laugh out loud. Sienna is a Cardinal X Psy and the readers finally see what that entails. All I can say is that she's a bad*ss psy and I'm glad she's on the good side. She's is a wonderful heroine who has many facets to her. She's smart, beautiful, caring, vulnerable (the scenes with her brother Toby are heartfelt) but also passionate, fierce, strong and tough, which she needs to be in order deal with Hawke and her incredible powers.
    Hawke is reluctant at first to start any type of romantic relationship with Sienna. Having lost his "mate" when he was younger, he doesn't believe he can give Sienna everything she deserves - the encompassing love and connection that a mated pair share. Sexually frustrated he goes so far as to almost turn to another woman to alleviate his needs but realizes that only Sienna can do that. And Sienna doesn't just sit idly by, she wants Hawke and with the help of Kit, the future alpha of the DarkRiver cats, Hawke is forced to choose if he wants to make Sienna his or risk losing her. I loved the scenes at Wild nightclub. On a side note, I would love it if Kit had his own book! When Hawke decides to court Sienna, he does it with a slow and passionate intensity but taking into account her inexperience and her powers. The sexual tension builds until it explodes in a fiery cascade and it's a "beautiful thing" J
    I don't want to give too much of the plot away but Sascha has her baby! Reading the parts with Sascha and Lucas made me want to go back and read Slave to Sensation all over again! There's also a secondary romance between Lara, the SnowDancer healer and Walker, Sienna's uncle. I never thought of this pairing before but Nalini is full of wonderful surprises. Their romance just added another level of excitement to the book. However, the Pure Psy, led by Henry and Shoshanna Scott threaten all the SnowDancer wolves and DarkRiver cats hold dear - family, pack. The changelings must band together to stand against this threat.
    I loved this book. I found myself alternately wanting to speed read to see what happens next and then to slow down to savor it. It is a must read for all paranormal romance lovers!

    -Ellen C.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2011

    spoiler alert!!!!!

    i won a copy of the book (shocking) and i have to say that it was great!!! i wish there was more sienna and hawke loving in the book but their story was great!!!! i loved seeing the war break out and how deadly the threat was and how sienna was struggling to deal with her ability. getting more glimpses into the psy minds was great and walker's story/history was good as well. i really wish there was more book to read but what is great about this series is that despite going into a new arc we will continue to see our fave characters and glimpses into their lives as times goes on

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2011

    Kiss of Snow-a really good book

    This is the book those who read the other Psy-Changling series have been looking for. I really liked the story within the story. Not only do you have the story about Sienna and Hawke, but also what is happening with the split in the Psy Council. It will be interesting to read the next book to find out more about the upcoming war with the Psy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2011

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    She did it - AGAIN!

    Wow! I hate to sound like a broken record, but each book is better than the previous. I was so glad to finally find out how Hawke and Sienna get together. The entire storyline about the X-psy kept me turning the pages. Hawke is so deliciously written. He shines, once again, as the alpha of the SnowDancer pack. Sienna is certainly a good match for him. We also find out about Walker, Sienna's psy uncle. And the Council is still up to no good, providing just enough anxiety to keep reader's heart rate up. Nalini Singh did it again - OUTSTANDING!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

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    The anticipation for Hawke & Sienna.....so totally pays off!

    One of the best things about being a bookseller is receiving advanced reading copies. The very BEST thing is receiving one from my favorite paranormal romance author, so when I got my hands on Kiss of Snow, I dove in with abandon. Some people will be peeved that they have to shell out the dough for a hardcover, but this book is so worth it! At over 400 pages, it's the longest (if I remember correctly) of the Psy/Changeling novels, so you get your moneys' worth. Also, remember that when a publisher decides to put an author into hardcover, it signals that they've made it big time. Of course, all Nalini Singh fans know that she made it to the big time with the first book in this series...and when she created an equally excellent series with the Guild Hunter books, well, you know she's got talent to burn. In Kiss of Snow, I initially wanted to pound on Hawke for awhile. His hesitance to romance Sienna has been indicated in all the books with the age difference being a large obstacle and the death of Hawke's one true mate as a child an even more insurmountable one. But knowing the rareness and the dangerous quality of Sienna's talent and the utter control she's had to maintain all her life means that she has never been an ordinary young woman. Taken under the tutelage of the coldly silent and powerful Councilor of all things martial, Ming LeBon when she was only 5 meant that Sienna never had a childhood. Trained as a soldier by the age of 9, tormented into using her talent to kill others...well, let's say the only games she got to play were the lethal kind. So discovering all this makes Hawke's hesitance a little wearing. Still, he comes around and their courtship is a thing of beauty with equal parts wolf-play, tenderness, and Sienna's flat-out refusal to accept Hawke's position of dominance as pack Alpha while they're together as just man and woman. Which, of course, is just the way to handle Hawke, smart girl. And as one of the best parts of the Psy/Changeling books, we get to see the rest of the Pack and Dark River, too. So we get to see how Riley and Mercy, Indigo and Drew, Judd and Brenna, and others are doing. As a bonus, we get to share in the birth of Sascha & Lucas' baby and witness the romance of Lara, the Snow Dancer pack's healer, and Walker, the eldest and most reclusive of the Lauren defectors from the Net. The acceleration of the aggression of certain members of the Council heats up to a huge confrontation in this book and leaves the reader wondering what will happen in the next book. And wondering whose story will come next?! Loved it!!!! For first time readers, this is not a series you can dive into the middle of...start at the beginning with Slave to Sensation, bk. 1; bk.2 Visions of Heat; bk.3 Caressed by Ice; bk. 4 Mine to Possess; bk.5 Hostage to Pleasure; bk. 6 Branded by Fire; bk. 7 Blaze of Memory; bk. 8 Bonds of Justice; bk. 9 Play of Passion. And for a prequel which tells Nate & Tammy's story, read the anthology An Enchanted Season.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2011

    Must Read

    Kiss of Snow is the 10th novel in the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh, and the book many fans myself included have been anxiously awaiting for months. This book has a lot to wrap up plot wise in the SnowDancer and DarkRiver changeling packs storyline. Will all of our burning questions be answered, who is Hawke's mate or Sascha's baby (boy or girl) the identity of the Ghost, is war coming and who are the major players behind the military coup. Sienna Lauren is the strongest and deadliest Psy alive. Hawke is the wolf alpha known for his cunning and ruthless protection of his pack. They have been drawn to each other since her defection from the Psy Net into the Snow Dancer Pack but her age and Hawkes past loss stand in their way. Sienna is tired of waiting for Hawke to notice her as an adult, not a child so she takes matters into her own hands to force him to really see her. Nalini Singh does a great job of answering the questions above and others such as what caused Hawkes hatred of the Psy and how his childhood mate died; also what caused the Lauren family to defect and their lives in the Net. Kiss of Snow has all of the main characters that we have enjoyed in the past and some newcomers. I enjoyed the surprise romance of two of the secondary leads and the courtship dance between Hawke and Sienna even though it seemed to drag at times. The conflict with the major Psy players coming to a head with SnowDancer and DarkRiver at the forefront will not disappoint nor will the final outcome to see if everyone gets their "Happily Ever After".

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Answers some questions....asks others

    I really like Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series & this book is no exception. I enjoyed finally finding the answers to some of the questions evident in previous books in the series, though this book does of course ask some all-new questions.
    While it works better as part of the series, Kiss of Snow may have enough background information for even a newbie to grasp the basic tenets of the Psy-Changeling universe. Enjoy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    great book!

    First of all, if you don't like the price, don't give a book 1 star. Complain elsewhere. Many people read the reviews and I have not boughten a book I wanted because of a low rating.

    On to the review. This is a great book. It starts off a little slow, however it picks up and end it a satisfactory and surprising way. I plan on picking up the paperback when it becomes available.

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

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    Psy/Changeling fans will love this great entry

    Sienna Lauren and her family escaped from PsyNet several years ago. They asked and received refuge amongst the SnowDancer wolf pack. Since joining the pack, X-Psy Sienna and alpha wolf Hawke have been at war with one another. Both respectively know in their gut, their gender battle has become a means to conceal their attraction to one another. Hawke's mate died when he was a child so he fears taking the next step in the relationship with Sienna. She refuses to step out and risk her heart too as she expects her cold fire skill that she struggles to control will kill her before she turns twenty-five.

    Meanwhile the Psy Council deploys plans to destroy the SnowDancer and DarkRiver packs. That is the opening gamut to destroy the opposition to the Council. Although this will speed up her death, Sienna vows to use her power to save her clan while Hawke pledges to keep his beloved safe though he is unsure how to stop her from deploying the rare cold fire.

    Psy/Changeling fans will love this great entry that contrasts the long anticipated heated relationship against the backdrop of a heated war. The story line is fast-paced and loaded with action on the battle front and romantic fronts (there are actually two loving relationships in Kiss of Snow). Nalini Singh provides what may be the romantic fantasy of the year.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Phenomenal Read!

    I am a huge fan of Nalini Singh. I have been waiting for this story for some time and it was worth the wait. Her writing style is absolutely outstanding.Try also reading her Guild Hunter series. I cannot say enough good things aboutthis author. All if her books are amazing. It makes me sad thatI haveto wait monthsfor new books to come out and i have to satisfy my book hunger with inferior novels. Wish she had super powers that allowed her to write one book each day! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Whiteclaw

    Enderstar.l..l....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Fluffkit

    Is carried back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Enderstar

    Sobs "u what?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    I have only read a couple of her books and I love them. The fact

    I have only read a couple of her books and I love them. The fact that it is a series but each book contains so much is a major plus. Sienna is a strong female character- I hate when the lead female is weak- and Hawke is the perfect Alpha who is not only hot but loves everyone in his Den. Together the two fight against and for each others attraction and find a love to defeat the battle they are currently in.

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  • Posted June 4, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Wonderful Older Man/Younger Woman Romance!  This couple was lon

    Wonderful Older Man/Younger Woman Romance! 

    This couple was long awaited and worth the wait. If love this series, you will be very pleased with the book. Hawke is a wonderful leader
     and alpha hero and Sienna holds her own and comes into her own in this book. There is a lot of tenderness and sense of looking in on
    the very private emotional interaction of a couple that make this book so special. Because, it is a book later in the series, the dedicated
    readers get the joy of seeing all our favorite characters. I wouldn't rate this book as high if it was a stand alone but even if you have not
    read the series is is very good and would make your want to become a fan of the series.  

     If you like these themes, you should like this  book. Beware spoilers!

     alpha-male, cat-shifter, children, close-family, elemental-powers, future, gifted-power, kick-ass-heroine, loved-forever,
    mating, older-male, pnr, psychic,  shifters, soldier, tortured-hero, tortured-heroine, warrior, resistant-hero 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    My Favorite of the Psy Changelings

    It was fun to watch Hawk and Siena come together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I love this series, and this may be the best book in it. If you haven't read them I'd recommend starting at the beginning with Slave to Sensation.

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