A curse that forbids her to love . . . A child that he must keep secret...An attack on the culture she holds dear...And a battle that could get them killed . . .
Single dad and professional poker player, Chance Landon, hates the world after his ex-wife is found dead in a cheap apartment in rural Idaho. On a lone-wolf crusade to find the killer, he instead learns that he is the father of a strange little girl who carries secrets that only a woman like his ex-wife can answer.
When his ex-wife’s killer learns about his daughter’s abilities and decides to come after the young girl, Chance enlists the help of the beautiful and deadly swan-shifting nymph, Harper Cygnini, who helps to teach him the truth of his daughter’s condition. Chance soon realizes that he alone can’t save his daughter from the sadistic killer and he finds himself in a battle between his head and his heart. Will Chance gamble on a future that involves falling in love - which may well cost him his life - or is that one bet his is unwilling to take?
Sensuality Level: Sensual
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Third in Danica Winters’ Nymph Series, Winter Swans is perhaps the strongest entry so far. Readers are drawn immediately into the mixed emotions of a grieving immortal who has lost her sister, and a high-stakes gambler whose wife walked out long ago. Threats and promise are immediate, with intriguing mystery and convincing drama as commitment-phobic gambler meets wary nymph. New obligations bring old emotions to the surface, and the dramas of fatal love take on even greater significance when the loved one is a grieving child. But even the child hides secrets in this tale. Pleasingly intriguing, sensual without being over the top, and built on a fascinating blend of mythology and present day issues, this story launches the series onto a longer, more complex journey, and showcases the author’s skill at creating complete novellas within the framework of a growing series. Readers could start here as easily as anywhere else, but will almost certainly want to find out more. Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy as part of a blog tour, and I offer my honest review.
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!!! ** Received the ebook as part of the book tour for an honest review The cover is definitely a beautiful scene. The mystery and intrigue continues in the series. Danica does a great job with adding mystery to her paranormal romance series. I loved this one just as much as book 2 though in this one she did make me cry a couple of times, but I love emotional rollercoasters :) Again I read it in one sitting :) This story is about Harper and Chance. While I’d rather have a mustang than a swan, the thought of flying is pretty cool for a shifter. I love how she makes the mythology unique because it makes for a great story where you have no idea what is going to happen next, and now we have more than just nymphs. You will have to read the story though to see what happens. I can’t wait to read book 4, so Danica please hurry and write it :) I recommend this book to anyone who already loves the series as well as those who love paranormal romance with mystery.
This is my favourite Nymphs story yet. There are so many different elements to it that you cannot help but become enmeshed in the in depth story that Winters presents to us. She takes her writing to an entirely new level yet maintains the same consistently well written style that we’ve come to know and love. Winters’ descriptions paint a very vivid picture of a world that you both want to live in and want to avoid. This amazing world is so riddled with tragedy that you can’t help but want to be there, especially when you can picture yourself walking alongside the characters. Winters also plays with emotions to draw the reader in and to highlight specific elements and events. I love the way that Winters develops her characters in this novel. Each one of them is individually developed to provide insights into their lives and their personality. They contrast and complement each other in very unique ways. Winters doesn’t just give us a pair of main characters, but rather a family, however atypical, to carry the story forward. I also appreciate the fact that when the author brings up characters from previous novels she jogs your memory as to who they were. There isn’t a full development, both because we’ve met them before and they play minor roles in this particular tale, but she does make sure that you can easily remember who they are. Overall I would fully recommend this novel (and the series as a whole) to anyone who enjoys the paranormal and some romance. Winters’ unique take on a little written on sect of the paranormal is quite easy to find yourself lost in and is a brilliant way to spend a few hours. Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.