Michele Hauf and Vivi Anna both show just how warm the icy winter can be in WINTER KISSED!
Michele Hauf starts things off with A Kiss of Frost. Kate Wilson, a "snowflakologist", has been targeted for death and Vilhjalmur "Jal" Frosti is to be her assassin. Jal isn't used to questioning the directives of Old Man Winter but something about Kate stays his hand. Surely a woman who photographs snowflakes isn't a threat to the environment! But will Kate be the death of Jal? For everyone knows that loving a human is forbidden....
Wow, what an original story! Michele Hauf takes on the myths of Jack Frost and creates a powerful and memorable story. The vivid images of Frost, Snow, and Ice are personified by the gods of the same name but it is the juxtaposition of warmth and cold that resonates throughout this brilliant tale. The stark beauty of the ice and snow is easy to envision but Michele Hauf also portrays the harshness of the ice fairies in particular. Kudos to Michele Hauf for showing how romance can encompass both beauty and danger in the same package.
The second half of WINTER KISSED is Vivi Anna's Ice Bound. Dr. Darien Calder has been warned about Koori-Onna, the Ice Maiden, but he's unable to resist her allure. This legend has her own dark secret, however. Has Koori-Onna met her destiny with Darien?
Vivi Anna is one of my favorite authors and Ice Bound demonstrates why perfectly! The storyline is fast paced and filled with tension while the romance is sizzling hot despite the coolness of the winter scene. Ice Bound is the sort of story you simply can't put down, as readers will find themselves anxiously turning the pages to see what challenges Koori and Darien will face next! The smooth blend of action, romance, and mythology makes Ice Bound yet another phenomenal story by Vivi Anna that is a must read.
WINTER KISSED offers an intriguing duet of stories that is ideal for the winter months. If you're looking for something a little different but love paranormal romances, then WINTER KISSED is just what you've been looking for. Vivi Anna and Michele Hauf are at the top of their games and WINTER KISSED is highly recommended!
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