Book Review: Nalini Singh’s “New Year’s Kisses”

Posted January 5, 2015 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the author as a free story in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Nalini Singh’s “New Year’s Kisses”

"New Year's Kisses"


Nalini Singh

paranormal romance that was published by the author on December 30, 2014 and has 1 pages.

Explore it on Goodreads five-stars

Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Must Love Hellhounds, Kiss of Snow, 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, 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", Archangel’s Heart, Archangel’s Viper

This free short story fits in just before Shield of Winter, 13, at 12.9 in the Psy-Changeling paranormal romance series. The couple focus is actually on a threesome: Riordan and Noelle and they don’t exclude Noelle’s twin, Lissa.

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My Take

This was sweet with Riordan, Noelle, and Lissa determined to help bring the two packs together in emotional friendship and not just tolerant of the other. It’s so great to see young people take responsibility and look to the future.

“because she was it for him. His port in any storm, his playmate, his laughter.”

The Story

It’s New Year’s Eve and Riordan, Noelle, and Lissa want this new year to start off right, and what could be better than a party!

The Characters

Riley is SnowDancer and his mate, Mercy, is DarkRiver.

The rest are the younger adults (novice soldiers, university students, apprentices etc) in both the DarkRiver leopard pack and the SnowDancer wolf pack.

DarkRiver leopards
Noelle and Lissa are twins, and Noelle is in love with Riordan.

Grey is Mercy’s youngest brother. Corey is the first to show offense, and the first to cross that line. Lucas is the alpha.

SnowDancer wolves
Riordan is in love with Noelle and has always been able to tell the twins apart. He cares enough about Noelle to always include Lissa.

Sienna (yep, she’s the one mated to the SnowDancer alpha, Hawke) understands the importance of this party. Cadence.

Other partiers include:
Kit, Nico, Tai, Amos, and Jason ends up snuggled with Nicki.

The Title

The title is a metaphor for what Mercy and Riley and Riordan and Noelle are hoping for, peace and friendship between DarkRiver and SnowDancer clans with “New Year’s Kisses”.