The lovely Melissa at Spellboundbybooks.com won a copy of Winter’s Kiss a few months ago and kindly posted a review on her website!
“There is so much inner turmoil with each character all throughout the book.Â Winter has a duty to his Lord and falling for a girl who is a werewolf is a big no-no in the vampire community, punishable by death.Â Nika has just been turned into a werewolf against her will, and watched her village and father die.Â She falls in love with Winter and can’t understand what is stopping them being together.Â
A fabulous book told in third person present tense, in both Nika and Winter’s POV.Â Winter’s Kiss is a tale of forbidden love destined to fail and well worth the read.Â (Theres a bit of violence and a raunchy sex scene too)”
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The tales of the mansion near Nikaâ€™s remote Russian village say that its lord drinks blood to live and that the guards are dead men walking, but that doesnâ€™t stop Nika from falling for one of themâ€”a man who seemingly hasnâ€™t changed in twenty years, a man she wishes would be hers. One snowy spring night, her world and his collide when she is attacked by wolves and he rides in on a black horse to rescue her. But her knight in shining armour is far from saintly. He is a vampire, and she is becoming a werewolf, and love between such species is forbiddenâ€”the penalty death.
Winter is a commander of the Validus, the most powerful vampire bloodline in Europe. Faithful to his family and his lord since his turning one thousand years ago, he follows the law to the letter and places duty above all else, but his resolve is about to be tested in the most painful way and his world shaken beyond salvation. The girl he watched grow into a woman, a woman who has stolen his heart, is now a werewolf and his dream of making her his has been shattered. Only vengeance can be his now or the Law Keepers will hunt him down and kill both him and Nika.
But Winterâ€™s plan to take Nika home to her family only leads to her witnessing the destruction of her village and the death of her father at the hands of the werewolf trying to claim her, and Winter finds that he canâ€™t leave her. His heart demands that he protects Nika from the werewolf, Willem, by killing him and that he finds her a new home, somewhere she will be safe without him, for he must even protect her from himself. But Nika tempts him more than he can bear and it isnâ€™t long before he finds himself treading the knifeâ€™s edge between upholding the law and succumbing to desire.
Nika does everything in her power to convince Winter to stay with her, to go against the laws and risk death, but in the end will she have done enough? When they reach the last bastion of the werewolves, will Winter leave her with her kin? Will the nights they spend together change his heart and his mind, or will she spend eternity dreaming of Winterâ€™s kiss?
THE VAMPIRES REALM STORIES ALL STAND ALONE AND DO NOT NEED TO BE READ IN ORDER. THEY ARE LINKED ONLY BY THE WORLD IN WHICH THEY ARE SET. IF YOU ENJOY THIS STORY, BE SURE TO READ THE OTHERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS DARK AND PASSIONATE WORLD.