Deep Kiss of Winter
Authors: Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Pocket Books/2009
Hardcover: 336 pages
Tempt Me Eternally Summary:
Aleaha Love can be anyone—literally. With only skin-to-skin contact, she can change her appearance, assume any identity. Her newest identity switch has made her an AIR (alien investigation and removal) agent and sends her on a mission to capture a group of otherworldly warriors. Only she becomes the captured. Breean, a golden-skinned commander, known for his iron-will, who is at once dangerous and soul-shatteringly seductive, threatens her new life.
Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela the Ice Maiden--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.
I've been a fan of Kresley Cole since last summer when I started reading her Immortals After Dark Series, so I was looking forward to reading her story in the Deep Kiss of Winter anthology featuring one of the Wroth brothers, who are full of vampire warrior goodness. Her story in the book, Untouchable, didn't disappoint with it's steamy romance, adventure and cameos from the other Immortal book characters popping up. Ms. Cole got pretty dang creative with the love scenes involving Murdock and Danii since they can't touch each other skin to skin. The word erotic comes to mind, as well as the phrase "hot damn".
I'm a newer reader to Gena Showalter, having read only the first book in her Lords of the Underworld series. Her story in Deep Kiss of Winter, Tempt Me Eternally takes place in her Alien Huntress world. It's erotic and fast paced with characters who are beautiful, alien and often harsh because it's all they've known. The story was fascinating right from the start, even though I was not familiar with the world Ms. Showalter had built.
I recommend Deep Kiss of Winter for not only fans of Gena Showalter and Kresley Cole, but also J.R. Ward, Lara Adrian and Jeaniene Frost. If you know a reader who loves these authors, Deep Kiss of Winter would make the perfect Christmas gift!