January 2023 Book of the Month Giveaway

February 19, 2023 04:21 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

During the month of January, I read four full-length books, and two children’s book. A couple of them didn’t pass muster, but the majority I very much enjoyed. However, there was only one romance that came out with five stars. It’s a book by a favorite author in a favorite series of mine that I’ve featured before and the author has done it again, giving me a book I loved. It pairs SnowDancer alpha Hawke with powerful X-Psy Sienna. Hawke gave refuge to Sienna and her family a few years earlier when they defected from the PsyNet, and in the time since, they’ve all become valued members of the wolf pack. There’s been an attraction between Hawke and Sienna almost from the beginning, but because of her youth, Hawke has put a strict lid on any feelings he might be having for her. He also lost his mate years ago, and doesn’t believe he has anything to offer her beyond a physical relationship. Lucky for him, Sienna is mature beyond her years and just as stubborn as he is, challenging him in ways no one else would dare stand up to the alpha of their pack, which intrigues both man and wolf. But despite her managing to get under his skin, Sienna’s time on Earth may be limited. No X-Psy has ever been known to live to full adulthood, and she’s already nineteen. Her power is building at an exponential rate, and she’s having an increasingly difficult time controlling it. If she reaches the critical point, she could set off the equivalent of a nuclear blast that would obliterate everyone and everything she loves for miles around. Hawke is determined not to let that happen, but he may not have a say if they can’t find the information they need to stop it. Elsewhere, the Pure Psy faction is prepping for all-out war and have, not only the SnowDancer den, but also DarkRiver and San Francisco in their sights, leaving the lives of all their citizens hanging in the balance.

Hawke is a yummy alpha and an awesome hero who I absolutely adored. He’s also a powerful warrior and strong leader who needed someone equally powerful by his side, guiding the pack, and he found that in Sienna who is able to go toe-to-toe with him and challenge him in ways no one else has. She’s also very protective of him and everyone else, trying her best to mitigate the danger she poses to them all, even if it means taking herself out of the equation. Hawke and Sienna are amazing characters who complement each other perfectly and their characterizations are extremely well done. Their relationship is a delicious slow burn as Hawke gradually lets Sienna in and their connection grows in unexpected ways. Because of frequent interruptions and Hawke’s desire to make Sienna’s first time magical, they don’t fully consummate their union until very late in the story, but it was more than worth the wait. There are lots of romantic and sensual moments leading up to the main event and when it happens, the author doesn’t skimp on details, making it a delectable treat. I adored the secondary romance between Walker and Lara that was oh, so sweet. Then there’s the overarching storylines of Sienna’s power reaching synergy soon and Pure Psy declaring war on everyone else that was masterfully plotted. How the author resolved Sienna’s problem was pure genius and the way things heated up with the Pure Psy faction kept me on the edge of my seat. This book has everything I look for in a great romance and then some. That’s why I’m naming Nalini Singh’s Kiss of Snow as my January Book of the Month. If you enjoy a strong, passionate, alpha hero with a heart of gold paired with a powerful but selfless heroine, in an emotional, steamy, action-packed story with amazing supporting characters and phenomenal world-building, then you should definitely give this book a try. Keep reading to learn how you can win a copy for your own library.

Kiss of Snow Book Cover

Cover Blurb-

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would've been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules-and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other's secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight...

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna's darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home-and the alpha who is its heartbeat.

Read my complete review of Kiss of Snow.

If you would like to win a copy of Kiss of Snow to see how wonderful it is for yourself, just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. One lucky winner will receive their choice of an eBook or print copy of the book. If the winner chooses an eBook, I will gift it to them via the eBook retailer of their choice (Amazon or B & N). If the winner chooses a print copy, I will have it mailed directly to them via Amazon. Good luck!

International Entrants: You are welcome to enter my contest, but please note that not all eBooks are available in all countries due to copyright restrictions. If this is the case, Amazon offers an option to trade for a gift card (I'm not sure about B & N). If you choose print, I can mail it to you via the Amazon website that services your country, pending availability and cost. Otherwise I will mail it to you via U. S. Amazon's standard international shipping, but it may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive, and I may not have the capability of tracking the package.

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