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Kiss of Snow
by Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling #10
Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Must Love Hellhounds, An Enchanted Season, Archangel's Blade, Angels of Darkness, Lord of the Abyss, Desert Warrior, Angels' Flight, Tangle of Need, Play of Passion, Archangel's Storm, Wild Invitation, Heart of Obsidian, Archangel's Legion, "Hide and Seek", "Making Dinner", Shield of Winter, A Conversation, "Home", Angels' Pawn, "New Year's Kisses", Night Shift, "Weapons Training", "Zoë's Workshop", "Wild Night", Archangel's Shadows, Archangel’s Enigma, Shards of Hope, “Fairy Balloons”, “An Unexpected Guest”, Allegiance of Honor, "The Song of the Wolf".
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Tenth in the Psy-Changeling paranormal romance series set outside a somewhat futuristic San Francisco.
In 2012, Kiss of Snow won the DABWAHA Romance Tournament for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Science Fiction Romance; in 2011, it won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Paranormal.
Lots of fighting in Kiss of Snow. Hawke is fighting his attraction to Sienna. Walker is fighting his attraction to Lara. There is polite friction amongst the Arrows as the debate between Psy and Pure Psy heats up, as Silence begins to fall.
Hawke fights and struggles with his attraction to Sienna and she knocks down every one of his excuses. Sometimes with reason. Sometimes with attacks on his possessive side when she taunts him with the males she attracts to her. It’s a fascinating combination of dominant alpha and playful wolf. Too much fun to be missed!
When Scott’s attack does come, Sienna’s final actions are very confusing. Once she enters fugue, she cannot tell the difference between friend or enemy and her control has been failing for days now. It takes forever [or seems like it] before we learn what did happen.
What does save them all is amazing.
Henry Scott has plotted and planned, determined that his vision of Pure Psy will prevail. He is determined to destroy everyone in San Francisco: the Psy and the SnowDancer and DarkRiver clans.
There are three species in the world: the Psy, the changelings, and the humans. The Psy have been the power in the world for years, but now the changelings are defying them, and that just doesn’t fit in with the Psys’ vision of the world.
Sienna Lauren is Psy, X-Psy to be exact. She and her family defected from the PsyNet and sought refuge with SnowDancer.
…the wolf pack led by Hawke, their Alpha.
…the cat pack. Both packs formed an alliance early on in the series to protect themselves from the Psy. Since that initial alliance, they have formed more.
The Psys are…
…taught almost from birth to be emotionless. They call this the Silence. Henry Scott is one of the psy on the council.
The Cover and Title
The eye candy, er, I mean the hunky torso on the cover with its gleaming six-pack and the hands undoing the top button of those jeans…drool…along with the wolf howling are perfect. The title, Kiss of Snow, makes no sense until the last three words of the story…no peeking!