by Kresley Cole
Published by Pocket Star on October 13, 2009
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KRESLEY COLE delivers a breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time... and a Valkyrie aching for his touch.
Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela - 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. Can they conquer an agony of frustration and slake the overwhelming desire burning between them?
I love this series and I can’t wait for Sweet Ruin. This is my first year as a XOXpert and I am so excited to spread the word on this series. For the next couple months I will be spotlighting a book from the series, leading up to the release.
The books of the series are being redesigned so check out the new covers for Deep Kiss of Winter and Pleasures of a Dark Prince. Don’t they look amazing?! To celebrate the new look the ebook formats are on sale for $1.99 for a limited time.
Deep Kiss of Winter is one of my favorite books in the Immortals After Dark. All the books center on two characters discovering that they are each other’s soul mates, so the stories does get repetitive (they start off loathing each other but end up falling in love). But what I loved about Deep Kiss of Winter is the introduction of the Ice Fey kingdom the Icere. Daniela (aka Danii) is half-Valkyrie, half-Icere and the rightful queen of her people. She suffers from burning pain if she is touched by anyone that is not Icere. So I enjoyed seeing a new world in the series but also how this caused an unusual problem with Danii finding her mate. And her mate is Murdoch Wroth, the powerful and gorgeous Vampire. He is the second oldest of the Wroth brothers and while a human he was a ladies man. But when he meets Danii he finds that she is not easy to seduce. Danii not only can’t be touched by anyone other than her own kind but she has also been searching for her way back to her kingdom. So falling in love is not her first priority. So Danii and Murdoch’s love story involves a lot of arguing and chasing which did make the pace of the story drag at some points. But Kresley Cole has a special way of wrapping it all together with steamy romance and action that I love.
Deep Kiss of Winter is the eighth book of the series which can be read as a standalone but I recommend you read the books in order. The books overlap each other so there might be some confusion and spoilers (for if you decide to go back to the first book). The Immortals After Dark series is a must read for all paranormal fans. This series has something for everyone to love!
Do you need more convincing to start this series? Read an excerpt at Kresley Cole’s website.
Name: Murdoch Wroth
Appearance: Dark brown hair and grey eyes
Second eldest of the Wroth brothers, Murdoch has been a merciless warrior since he was old enough to go to battle. As a human, he was also a renowned rake. His motto that he’d never met a woman he couldn’t seduce is about to be proved false.
Name: Daniela The Ice Maiden
Appearance: Pale blonde hair and blue eyes
Race: Half Valkyrie, Half Ice Fey
Born of an Ice Fey mother, beautiful, elven Danii has freezing skin that can only be touched by one of her kind. Yet because her mother attempted to assassinate their king, Danii is hunted by them. She has been untouched for centuries.
Here is how I imagined Danii’s palace would look like in Icere.