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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by catikins on Sun May 15, 2011 4:30 am

Go onto Nalini's facebook page and sign in for her newsletter that she has advertised this morning!!! She is going to put a little special something in it as it is her first newsletter (I think it's gonna be another KOS excerpt)!!! Do it, do it, do it, do it NOW!!!! .
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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by KTL on Sun May 15, 2011 4:57 pm

welcome scotch!

yes, i signed up for the ns's newsletter. let's hope for some more kisses! this waiting is killing me! Very Happy

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Post by BlueQueen on Mon May 16, 2011 2:32 am

I want another spoiler... badly :-(
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Post by Jane on Mon May 16, 2011 4:31 am

BlueQueen wrote:I want another spoiler... badly :-(

Yes, please. We need more spoilers...
More 15 days to go... bounce
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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by BlackQueen on Mon May 16, 2011 7:08 am

Jane wrote:
BlueQueen wrote:I want another spoiler... badly :-(

Yes, please. We need more spoilers...
More 15 days to go... bounce



Yes I agree with you guys come on with more spoilers! I keep going back and reading all the ones that I love. Just two more weeks I can do it.

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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by Elaine on Mon May 16, 2011 9:48 am

Another review: From SupernaturalSnark http://supernaturalsnark.blogspot.com/2011/05/review-kiss-of-snow.html

The review is spoiler free, and is obviously made by someone who is totally in love with Hawke, with Sienna too, and the story of their journey to an HEA. Smile

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Review: Kiss of Snow
KISS OF SNOW (Psy-Changeling #10)
Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance
415 pages
Berkley Sensation/Penguin
Available May 31st
Received from publisher for review

This review contains NO spoilers.

THE STORY
Sienna Lauren and her family defected from the PsyNet and came seeking sanctuary with the SnowDancer wolves fully expecting they would be killed. They all hoped the wolves' love of children might save Sienna's younger brother and cousin and would only end up destroying the three eldest Laurens. Thoroughly shocking them all, alpha Hawke spared all five of them and brought them into the changeling way of life, and her impossible attraction began.

Sienna's relationship with Hawke has always been difficult, both stubborn personalities clashing on a regular basis, but now that she's reached an age where a relationship with him is plausible, she finds her dreams of being with him as impossible as ever. While her feelings for him are no secret, he refuses to see the woman she has become, seeking instead to keep distance between them even though it hurts them both to do so.

While Hawke struggles with his decision to romantically pursue Sienna, an enemy of the changelings is getting closer and closer, threatening to repeat a bloody history Hawke has no desire to live through again. To his dismay however, his greatest weapon against them might just be the woman who is becoming vital to his existence.

MY THOUGHTS
Kiss of Snow is a story that both sates and feeds our hunger for two characters who hold pieces of our hearts already despite being only secondary characters up until this tale. Every interaction between them mollifies a desire to see them together so powerful it has become a ravaging need reached its breaking point after nine long books, but those same moments of quiet communication also throw kindling on the blazing fire of attraction we want to see fulfilled with a shocking intensity. Hawke and Sienna's story has been one of haunting incompleteness and unresolved tension, and while we have watched those around them find peace and happiness, we've been tormented by the emotional vacuum into which they've swept their feelings–wondering when, if ever, the truth of what they have tried desperately to squelch will see the light of day. Finally though, finally, our voracious appetite is whetted and the electric storm that has been brewing between them is unleashed in all its stunning fury, emotions and bodies stripped bare as two people with infinite physical and psychic power engage in a complex dance of courtship; one comprised of innocence and flirtation but also of unrelenting need and searing passion.

Sienna is a young woman whose strength of feeling for Hawke holds us captivated given her unfathomable history with the Psy council and her strict adherence to the Silence protocol prior to her arrival in the SnowDancer den, her defiant nature creating an instant camaraderie with us as she continually challenges a man few dare to push. While she behaves very much as a teenage girl whose love goes unrequited might behave in the beginning, she quickly matures, refusing to allow Hawke to afford her less substance as a result of her young age. Where their relationship has previously been adversarial, lust and affection masked by wickedly sharp tongues and deliberate antagonistic provocations, Sienna now chooses not to don her emotional armor, approaching Hawke with an admirable openness and denying him the option to fall back on his position as alpha to push her away. When he tries to retreat in a misguided attempt to protect her feelings, she follows unerringly, and when he spouts convenient excuses that reduce their relationship to less that what it could be, she beautifully argues her counterpoints and forces him to admit to the lies he's told himself so convincingly.

Hawke, for all the immensity of his alpha personality, treats Sienna with exquisite care, almost reverent in his respect of her innocence as a young woman denied the gift of emotion and physical contact under Silence. He gently introduces her to the joys found in simple touch with a slowness that is both deliciously frustrating and sinfully tortuous–each heated moment leaving our skin pulled tight over bodies suddenly too big, muscles held rigid in anticipation as we bite our lips in decadent agony with each newly discovered sensation. His use of the endearment "baby" is one that incites a powerful reaction in us, the word at times rumbling from his mouth infused with such a blatant dominance and possessiveness our own eyes skitter away from the pages as though that ice blue gaze can see us clearly, holding us in the thrall of his power as if we belonged in the Pack hierarchy ourselves. At other times those same four letters are spoken with a warmth and tenderness of which we wouldn't have thought such an imposing man capable, and we luxuriate in the drugging heat of it as Sienna does, sighing in contentment as an alpha wolf both claims what is his but also allows himself to be claimed in return.

Kiss of Snow is a gift to fans of the Psy-Changeling series, the development of Hawke and Sienna's relationship written in magnificent detail and their progression from adversaries to lovers so euphorically satisfying we can't imagine how we've made it this long without their story in all its glorious completeness. Ms. Singh has written the ultimate romantic pairing–characters both immeasurably powerful yet extraordinarily vulnerable who challenge, test, and ultimately accept the other, coming together with such combustible force they will forever be burned into our hearts and memories. We read each page with with a grin that simply cannot be contained as a dominant wolf teaches a Psy stripped of any semblance of a childhood how to play, and a woman teaches a man to embrace both the fears and joys that accompany a true and unbreakable bond.

Rating: 5/5
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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by kitarad on Mon May 16, 2011 10:31 am

Holy Moly what a review !

I am sorry I have sent the book back to Patricia so I cannot pick a spoiler. I also had difficulty finding one not already posted. Some were too much and revealed too much the ones I considered I mean.

I have things to write and opinions to share but not now I will wait for the book to be released. I am so sorry I did not post the spoiler but when Pat gets it back she might.
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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by catikins on Mon May 16, 2011 11:45 am

kitarad wrote:Holy Moly what a review !

I am sorry I have sent the book back to Patricia so I cannot pick a spoiler. I also had difficulty finding one not already posted. Some were too much and revealed too much the ones I considered I mean.

I have things to write and opinions to share but not now I will wait for the book to be released. I am so sorry I did not post the spoiler but when Pat gets it back she might.

Kitarad, don't worry and I know it's because you don't want to spoil our (eventual), enjoyment that you didn't. Can't wait to read it and share your thoughts! xx Smile
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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by BlueQueen on Mon May 16, 2011 1:41 pm

When I'm away from the forum I find things to do and can wait. But when I'm back here I just want the book now in my hands. Sad
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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by KTL on Mon May 16, 2011 2:11 pm

That review had me melting and springing up goose bumps all at once. Two weeks, ladies. We can do it! We can do it! bom

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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by BlackQueen on Mon May 16, 2011 2:51 pm

KTL wrote:That review had me melting and springing up goose bumps all at once. Two weeks, ladies. We can do it! We can do it! bom

KTL you couldn't have said it better. I was grinning from ear to ear when I read the review.

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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by MissRia on Mon May 16, 2011 3:28 pm

A little late to the party as they say but never the less just had to say that review gave me goosebumps plus I wanted to thank Patricia for confirming way back when that nalini does reply to emails it gave me the courage to send her a message and lo and behold I got not 1 but 2 replies so thanks for the push xoxo Very Happy

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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by Bella171901 on Mon May 16, 2011 4:52 pm

Spoiler? Rolling Eyes
I mean: today is the Norwegian National day. We have to celebrate that with a huuuuuuuuuuuge spoiler, don't we?
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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by KTL on Mon May 16, 2011 6:30 pm

cheers two arms up!

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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by TracyTheOncer on Mon May 16, 2011 9:25 pm

Nalini has a "quote" countdown thing on facebook right now, just a heads up for those wanting spoilers!
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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by FashionSparkles on Mon May 16, 2011 9:42 pm

Here is the countdown quote Smile Smile me likey-likey!

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"Kiss of Snow" Countdown Quote #1:

Indigo gave him an easy, dangerous smile. “I know all you have to do is snap your fingers and women throw themselves into your bed—” She held up a hand when he growled. “I’m not saying you use your position, but the fact that you’re alpha, the reason why you’re alpha—your strength, your speed, your sheer dominance, that’s potent stuff. Not to mention your pretty face.” by Nalini Singh from her Facebook page
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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by Lulu2011 on Tue May 17, 2011 7:57 am

Hi everyone, another long time lurker here. Thanks for all 49 pages of quotes and spoilers and fun!

Question for those in the know: I've been wondering how long Hawke has been celibate? Since he met Sienna? Is this revealed, or discussed, in KoS? Or, is that too big a spoiler? (I remember that Nate had been ever since he realized Tammy was his, on her 15th birthday. Loved their short story.)

Many thanks!!
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Post by KTL on Tue May 17, 2011 10:43 am

Welcome Lulu - I posed the same question you did a couple of weeks ago. Patricia answered something to the effect that it's been a long time since Hawke has been with someone, with no specific time range. I'm guessing that it's been at least a year - judging by Nalini's answer on the SnarkyGals blog stating that his attitude towards Sienna turned into attraction after she turned eighteen.

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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by MissRia on Tue May 17, 2011 11:37 am

Welcome Lulu just thought I would let you guys know KOS is also available on the ibook store as well for June 2nd so it seems the ebook version won't be out till then is anyone able to get the ebook before 2nd June, just wondering a 2 day extra wait is nothing compared to the torture of the last few months Exclamation

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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by Lulu2011 on Tue May 17, 2011 11:48 am

Thanks, KTL and MissRia! Can't hardly stand waiting another 2 weeks for ALL the answers to my many questions.
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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by Nina on Tue May 17, 2011 12:05 pm

MissRia - are you outside the US? I'm a bit confused...

I was just thinking that it has to be weird for Nalini Singh. She writes a book but it doesn't come out in her own country first. That has to be weird...

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Post by MissRia on Tue May 17, 2011 1:18 pm

Nina yes I am in the UK the physical book doesn't come out until August this year but thankfully I can get the ebook from the kindle store or iBooks on 2nd June. It used to drive me mad that I had to order all my books from the states because they took forever to come out over here but thank god for kindle and iBooks I can now get most of my books as soon as they come out. So what about you are you a fan of ebooks or do you prefer the tactile sensation of reading a proper book?

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Post by Nina on Tue May 17, 2011 1:43 pm

Ahhh, okay. People keep on mentioning different release dates and I'm paranoid enough to go and make sure the book is still coming out at the same time I thought it was... I'm sure in some dimension I am normal. Not this one though...

I read romance mainly in ebook form. I started because I hate most romance novel covers. Even the Psy covers over here are utter crap. I'm picky that way, lol. All of you over in the UK are lucky - your publishers make sure books are nice sizes and have attractive covers. I swear I'm putting their kids through college with all of the books I import! Laughing

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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by Dari on Tue May 17, 2011 1:54 pm

Hi everyone! Nice to meet you all. I admit I'm addicted to the Psy-Changeling novels. Very Happy

I agree with Lulu! I thank you all for these great spoilers here! I would not survive the waiting time otherwise.

Only two weeks.......


It´s true, the british covers are much more beautiful. Laughing
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Re: Just got my ARC

Post by Patricia on Tue May 17, 2011 2:00 pm

Ouh, GERMANY! Smile

Hello ladies, I'm back from the dead! Had some awfull days and wow.. Cheer me up! Very Happy I hope Nalini has some deleted scenes. They might do the job.. Very Happy

I wasn't able to read all the things you wrote, I guess there weren't any questions? But if so, please tell me. I'm just so.. Idk. Wasted, haha. No, but I feel like shit and I'm too lazy to read everything.

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