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Post by Patricia on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:17 am

So, I think it's a little.. chaotic here.

Which is why I'm going to post all the informations, links to reviews, quotes etc. here. Smile
If you find something I've forgotten, post it, puulease! :*


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Post by Patricia on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:17 am

-- REVIEWS --

Forum members:

Mandi's Review
Serena's Review
Patricia's Review
Sarah's Review:

Spoiler:
My first review ever!! Please be nice

First of all: Another huge THANK YOU!!! to Patricia, who send me her ARC

So the ARC follows me everywhere I´m going since almost a week and so does this weird feeling of satisfaction Wink
When I watched my brother open the package (wasn´t able to do it – due to shaky hands) it was like the world stops turning. Holding the ARC in my hands for the first time – earth shattering. Then starting my mantra: „Don´t read the last sentence, don´t read the last sentence!“
I wanted to know Hawke´s full name so bad – it was hard, but I stayed strong. To annoy me, my brother read it and was teasing me all the time.
Okay, enough of that talking and back to the important stuff.

Kiss of Snow is worth every waiting. It´s intense, passionate, heart-warming and so much more...
And it´s definitely darker and more serious than the past books of the series.
We get to know Sienna´s tragic past and her nonexistent childhood, learn how she´s dealing with the issues, which haunts her in dreams and everyday life. The whole Lauren family-past is influenced by Siennas X- designation. But no one blames her, especially Judd and Walker are suffering, because they weren´t able to help their niece. The love, trust and understanding this family shares with eachother makes my heart ache.
Hawke... ALPHA, that´s the word, which describes and defines him. He is passion from head to toe.
Passionately loving, caring and protecting his pack and the woman who owns his heart. Of course he´s passionately stubborn and posessive as well.
To see his innermost fears and how bad his heart was torn to pieces, makes me fall for him – hard.
Sienna and Hawke – wow, the term soulmate seems to be not enough for these two. The tension between them has been obvious ever since. But to see how deep their need and love for eachother actually is- oh my.

It has been mentioned before and I agree with it: This book needs more pages!!!
It´s definitely too much plot for 415 pages. Too many important things and events, which made people grew into those characters we love or influenced their behaviour, were just mentioned in a too superficial way. Some problems were solved within sentences (!) and I was like – Wait, that´s it? That´s all? That was too easy!
Walker and Lara´s story didn´t satisfie me... It fits in the plot, especially in the end of the book, but it was way too short.
I was so looking forward to some jealousy-scenes and ended up with two, each including Kit, which is not bad – but it means: Only two scenes with Kit!! At all!! Love this man to death and he just got two scenes...

Okay, I would like to end my review with something positive.
Baby is here!!! Sascha giving birth to little, lovely Baby was aucumn. And of course is absolutely crazy about Daddy.
Hope that Baby´s not ending up as some kind of exaggerated miracle like Renesmee in Breaking Dawn. Would hate that.

Kiss of Snow is great, just too short. But in the end it doesn´t matter, ´cause you will love it anyway.

Goodreads:

Edna Lyn: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/159790158
Pilar: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/149132488
Laura: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/156592616
Gooblebunny: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/130276028
Jacqueline: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/134146797
Priya: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/158475671
Ellen Cruz: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/157412022
Sana: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/158098273
Queen B: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/152719609
"e": http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/156556112
Sarah: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/156014229
Farscapegirl: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/154477093
Mistyraine: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/154932771
Monica Kayes: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/158892819
Angela James: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/154841544
Sassafrass: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/150365798
Sana: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/146218926
smexys sidekick: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/119426741
Amanda: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/154506254
Sophie: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/160834990


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Post by Patricia on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:17 am

-- QUOTES --

Spoiler:


"Careful." A quit warning. "You only get to push so far."
She was too mad and sad and hurting to care. "Wow," she said with a wide-eyed look of mock-amazement, "you lasted an entire two minutes before pulling rank."

(..) she frowned and said, "What's your full name?" Hawke's wolf flashed in his eyes, the silver-blue glittering with (..) amusement (..). "What brought that on?" (....) "I want to know."
"If you're sure." he whispered it in her ear.
She blinked. "No."
"Don't you like it?"
"It's beautiful, you know it is." Perfect for him. (..)

"Sienna!"
Startled, she turned to see Maria running her way. "Are you off to do your shift?"
All bounce of loose, silke curls as the other novice nodded. "So, you going to tell me what happened with you and Hawke last night?"
"Nothing." Nothing but a slow, heartbreaking (..lets call it conversation..) that had destroyed her illusions about her ability to get over a man who refused to even consider the idea that maybe, just maybe there weren't as many years between them as he believed.

Why the difference she didn't know . . . until they got beside the SUV, and he leaned down to growl, "You smell of another man."

"Where's Lucas?" It was a given that he wouldn't be far (..).
Sascha lifted a finger to her lips, then pointed up. Following the cardinal's gaze, [Sienna] found a black panther draped in graceful sleep over one of the thick branches that supported the aerie (..).
"Wow," Sienna whispered, having never before seen Lucas in animal form. "He's beautiful."
The cat's tail waved lazily.
Sascha laughed. "He heard you--he's just dozing. Stayed up rubbing my back most of the night."
(...)
"Luc will be a Sphinx, won't you, pussycat?" Her mate's responding rumble made Sascha smile. "He's feeling very grumpy this afternoon."

"He's your babybrother (..)"
Pale green eyes widened the tiniest fraction. "Judd would be startled to hear himself described in such a way."
Laughing at the unusual show of emotion, she stole a sip of his coffee before passing it over. "I won't tell if you won't."
"Agreed."

"He doesn't see me as an adult female, not in that way."
"Hence my helping hands.. (huge spoiler, harhar, therefore cut out)" Walking over, he tugged on her braid because not touching someone he cared about was incomprehensible to his leopard. "Trust me, kitten. I know when a man wants to rip my head off." Followed by various other parts of his anatomy.

"Did you hear", he asked, because Lara was the one person with whom he always found words,"that Marlee joined the children's choir?"
[...]
A genuine smile broke through the shadows on Lara's face. "I heard Ben and her practicing. She's got a beautiful voice."
So, Walker thought, did Lara.

"So decisive," he murmured in that calm tone that had adrenaline flooding her body, the primitive part of her brain concious she was in the presence of a predator. "Got your eye on someone?"
She didn't know what made her say it. "No. But I have no plans to die a virgin."

Judd: "And Hawke? We need to talk after they return."

“When, it’s just us, there’s no rank, no alpha, no soldier. Only Hawke and Sienna.”

"Baby, if -"
"Don´t. Call. Me. Baby." Turning on her heel, she stared at him, her gaze potent with such destructive power, lesser men might´ve trembled.
BUt he was an alpha wolf, and if Sienna thought she was going to make him back off, she had another think coming.
"I´ll call you anything I damn well please." [...]
"The only man," [...], "I´ll allow to use that particular endearment will be my lover. You are no longer in the running for the position."

She´d pulled her waist-length hair into a nead braid, and the dark rope gleamed with ruby red highlights. It made him feel a cradle-robbing bastard but he couldn´t help but imagine those silken strands spread out all over his hands... over his pillow. Fuck. He sholud turn around right this second and walk out. There was a reason he made sure never to be aloone with her in this kind of mood.
But it was too late.

"How´re Indigo and the young pup?"
"I caught them in a storage closet not long ago. They weren´t exactly looking for supplies." His wolf bared its teeth in amusement. Matthias howled with laughter. "Don´t you fucking try to convince me you didn´t scent what was going on?"
"I was very discreet." Hawke grinned. "I just opened the door a crack and asked them to keep it down."
"And got a mop thrown at your head, I bet."
"Actually, it was a giant roll of thread - mending supplies closet."

Hawke’s lashes came down once. When they lifted back up, his gaze was nightglow, a brilliant ice-blue shot with light. She sucked in a breath, realizing she was talking to the wolf now.

That was when she felt teeth. On her lower lip. A slow, sexy bite that dared her to retaliate.

His wolf growled, bad-tempered because she'd outwitted him.

He lifted his hand to run a strand of her hair through his fingers.
Fighting every cell in her body, she stepped back. "Stop it. No touching. No acting possessive."
Hawke's wolf prowled to the surface, a primal presence behind the human skin. "Oh?"
"All or nothing." She held her ground though she was shaking inside, her blood going alternately hot and cold. "If you want me, take me. Or let me go."

"You have to get to the lake before I catch you. "A slow, provoking smile that kicked her straight in the gut. "Let's see if you're smart enough to fool the wolf."
"Why would I want to do that?" Sienna had paid her dues, earned her status. "Is this a test?"
"Nope."
Folding her arms, she spread her feet in a defensive stance. "Then I don't have to do it."
"I'm asking you to." He angled his head to the side, the motion nothing human. "Afraid you'll lose?"

"Touch me and I'll singe your eyebrows off."
A shrug. "They'll grow back." Tugging off the scarf she'd used to tie up her hair, he dampened it in the water.
"Hey!" She pushed back at him as he crowded her into the corner.
"You wanted to play, baby." Soft words that had her freezing in place. "So we'll play."

“We have to have stakes.”
Lines on her forehead. “For credits, you mean?”
Poor innocent baby, about to get fleeced. “Tut-tut, gorgeous. You know when you play poker with a man behind closed doors, there is only one acceptable currency.”
Her mouth fell open. “You’d play for that?”
Enjoying shocking cool and collected Sienna, he took his time eating the other half of the sandwich. “Clothes, Ms. Lauren. What did you think I was talking about?”
She blew out a breath between gritted teeth. “Sometimes I really want to”-a frustrated sound-“bite you!”
He froze. “I might let you.”
“I won’t do it if you’d enjoy it.”
Bad tempered thing. His wolf liked that about her. “Let’s play.”
“I might not be Silent any longer, but I still have the perfect poker face.”
A smug smile.
It stayed on her face she divested him of his socks- he’d kicked his shoes off earlier-his shirt, and his belt. That was when her concentration began to falter, her eyes flicking over his chest and back. Again. And again.
The wolf arched its back, preening for her.
And Hawke stopped playing nice.

"Sweetheart, you know I love you, but you need to get Luc away from here before he loses his mind" (Hawke said)
Sascha froze, stared. Her eyes turned to midnight within one blink and the next. "Oh dear" she whispered. "How did I miss that?"
"Probably because your nine and a half months pregnant".
Rolling her eyes at him, she leaned over and pecked him on the cheek. Lucas's growl was audible.

"Yes" Nikita and Anthony answered simulataneously.
Again, interesting. It made Hawke wonder what other machinations the two were getting up to behind everyone else's backs.

Sienna: "Walker doesn't glare, he just looks at you until you obey."

Hawke growled at Matthias as sensed sensed Sienna disappearing down the corridor. "Get the hell out of my way" he said to the big lieutenant. Matthias folded those arms, which were the size of small tree trunks, and sighed. "I'm only looking out for your dignity. Chasing women down corridors is not done".

Aden: "Vasic believes it doesn't matter the Councillor at the helm, or whether the machineryis called Council or Purity - in the end, we're nothing but warm bodies to bleed for them".

The fact was, the attraction she felt toward Walker Lauren was no simple thing–it had been growing slowly ever since he entered the den, layer by layer, word by word. The more she learned about the man behind the reserved mask, the harder she fell. His rebuff had bruised those emotions, bruised them badly, but she’d been stupid to think they’d disappear just because she wanted them gone.



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Q&A

Post by Patricia on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:17 am

-- Q&A --

Sienna & Hawke

Spoiler:
I just have one silly question. I don't know if you can answer this, but, do Hawke and Sienna break furniture, too? Like Judd and Brenna? I mean, we all know that Sienna is extremely powerful, so..yeah, just guessing.

Aaaahahahahahaha, awesome question xD Can't answer, though. What I can give you: She's strong. As we know more powerful than Judd and I think some of the results of their powers are similiar, but they work different..

Does Toby feel "good" with Hawke, and does he agree or like Hawke's relationship with Sienna? (It seems that Toby is really protective of Sienna.)

Toby is an Empath and will know whether Hawke is a person to be liked and trusted or not.

Does Hawke help Sienna controling her powers? In the end?

Um, spoiler question xD But think about it. From what you know Hawke is the reasons he CAN'T control her powers. Knowing that the only way he could help her is by getting away from her.. Or maybe not?

I was wondering if it would be too spoilery to ask who said "I love you" first, Sienna or Hawke?

Yes, too spoilery - Sorry.

In the description it says that Sienna changes the rules (between Hawke and her). Can you tell something about it?

Sooo, I think the description is misleading.. Or I have seriously missed some parts in the book. The "real" anwer to the question o(..) is too spoilery, so I can't explain it further. All I can say is that it's not like her being an X-Psy makes it possible to mate with Hawke (which I assumed before I read the book xD).

Sienna

Spoiler:
Is it spoilerish to ask if Sienna goes back to her natural haircolor (that Hawke likes Smile) during the course of the book? Just continue to feed us tidbits of KoS goodness!

No, it's not to spoilerish. And yes, there will be a change of haircolour, but unless they put it 'back' into the book, there was no scene where Hawke acknowledges the change.

I'm dying to know: Sienna said in Branded by fire "one slip and boom, I take out the entire den". Please tell me that she didn't destroyed the den, could you, pretty please?

Sorry, but no, I can't tell you anything about that. We do know she's a thread and she knows it, too. Since she doesn't want to hurt anyone there, it makes her life quite miserable. The thing is, NS told us that she makes the things happen that her heroes don't want to happen...

You said things about how Sienna's past is really sad and tragic, and that Ming wanted her even before he knew she was stronger than him, and he did something that make Sienna react and Ming learning that she was stronger (ok, confusing, sorry!), it got me thinking... I know that psy are cold and Ming really must be but... did he sexually hurt her?

Can't really answer that! Wink Thought about it as well while reading KoS and considered Brenna, Enrique and the whole Psy-race. Don't say that the assumptions I made were right, though.

You mentioned before that Sienna's power is tragic. Care to elaborate a bit more on that? I know her power now from [source] but I don't see how it is tragic..

I can't answer this here. Well, her powers aren't the most tragic thing in the world. But they still are.. Of course they are - considering her personality, but the most tragic thing? Her past. The way she was treated because of her powers, the way she had to live because of them.

To read the rest, mark the text:
If you know (everything) about her powers you know what can (will) happen at one point in her life. Something that had to happen already, but didn't. I think that is tragic. It's like being born with a decease, which can't be cured.
Eventually she's going to break and the tragic thing is, that she, as has already been said, IS dangerous. She can, how did she put it? "Take out the whole den". But she loves them and she doesn't want to be a murderer. -> She needs the control.
And here it goes: If you love (talking about romance here) you aren't in control. So as long as she loves Hawke and wants to be with him, this control is simply not there. What are her possibilites:

She can either not be with him = Be unhappy = But not kill anyone.
OR: She can be with him. = Kill everyone = Be unhappy.

Tragedy. Wink I wonder what Nalini did to get them happy.. hmm.. -evil grin-

Btw, I think this thoughts were never said (or thought) out loud in the book this way.
- end of answer-

Hawke

Spoiler:
What is Hawke's last name? It's been driving me CRAZY forever! And if you can't answer that question, can you give me some hints about it. For instance,

A.) Has it been mentioned in past books and I never noticed it?
B.) It's not SnowDancer, correct? (I think that would be pretty lame if it was)
C.) What letter does it start with?
D.) Is it embarrassing?

Yup, we will learn his last name but it's on the LAST fucking page, even the last sentence, which made me crazy xD

A. No, it has never been.
B. No xD Hawke Snowdancer is .. well, like D. xD
C. Naah, can't do that.. but it's short and it's quite.. um.. well.. obvious. But only in hinsight.
D. Nope, I like it. Sienna does, too (btw this conversation happens BEFORE his name is finally revealed).

Does Toby feel "good" with Hawke, and does he agree or like Hawke's relationship with Sienna? (It seems that Toby is really protective of Sienna.)

Toby is an Empath and will know whether Hawke is a person to be liked and trusted or not.

Other Questions:

Spoiler:
KIT

Do we get to know Kit a little better?

We get a scene from Kit's POV which I really adore. And he's there quite often. Not enough, though.. Wink

Do we get any hint of his future mate in this book?

Um, no I didn't notice anything like that. (..) We don't see him with females in a romantic way but mostly, no, only as Siennas friend.

THE LAURENS

I have a doubt, do we know what power Walker has?

There WAS something mentioned earlier about the Lauren-Net that is really important. If there was nothing about his powers earlier, the book reveals alot.

2nd answer: Just thought I'd chime in - I've been rereading Caressed by Ice & it says Walker is a telepath with an affinity towards young minds (or something like that; sounded like he can train them or something). I'm assuming we'll find out more in Kiss of Snow. =)

Do we get to know why Sienna's mom killed herself? And how does that affected Sienna and Toby?

There's quite a bit about her mom and her reasons.

Does it have scenes with Ben? Do we see Toby, Marlee and Ben with Sienna? How do Walker and Judd feel about Hawke and Sienna?

Yes, we have Ben, Toby, Marlee and Sienna, but I'm not sure if all of them together. Judd and Walker, well, too spoilery, too.

RILEY & DREW

Nalini once said that she wrote a scene about Faith seeing Riley/Mercy's future. Is that in there?

Uuh, (..) I didn't even know Nalini wanted to post or include Faiths vision (nor did I know there was this scene written down already). There was little Faith-action in the book; come to think about it, there was little Faith action in all the books lately, or am I wrong? I don't really like her, could be that I'm simply ignoring her all the time xD. Well, what I wanted to say: Nope, it wasn't in Kiss of Snow. Or I ignored it.. Wink

If there was any scenes between Hawke and Riley?

Huuuuuh, Hawke and Riley-scenes.. There is some Alpha/den/pack/sentinel/lieutnant-interaction, of course, and there are a few conversations.

I love Drew. So I wanted to know if we see him interacting with Sienna and supporting her?

We see some Drew, yay. Love Drew, too. Hope he doesn't get shot anytime soon..

COUNCIL MEMBERS

Does Nalini clarify what kind of power Ming has? I know it's mental combat, but do we get anything new regarding his power? If it's close to Sienna's or not?

Ming, um, no, he is mentioned a lot, since the book is about Sienna and her past, but NS keeps us in the dark. Mostly at least.

Do we see kaleb in the book? is there more information on who he is searching for and if it has any connection with the changelings?

We have some Kaleb, yep. But I cannot tell you if we get to know whom he is searching for.

OTHER QUESTIONS

I have a question for you... did the plot of the story took too much of the romance aspect of the book? Since I have been reading some reviews and some people think so? What is your opinion?


Huh, yes. Hawke and Sienna GET their romance, but their is a strong plot this time AND we also have Lara and Walker (who are adorable!). I think this book should either have been longer (like 600 instead of 415 pages) OR it shoulda been two books. Nonetheless they had their moments, their romance and so on. I guess what the other reviewers are talking about is, that this romance is completely different than those we already read.

1st book: Sascha was Silent.
2nd book: Faith was Silent. Big time.
3rd book: Judd was Silent and dangerous and damn hot. Okay, the hot-part wasn't really a problem, but still.
4th book: Tally has biig issues about trusting and sexuality, she and Clay are broken
5th book: Shaya won't let go of Silence cause of her evil twin sister
and so on

But with Hawke and Sienna it's different. She isn't really Silent, she is dangerous. She needs control, but she doesn't want to be Silent anymore. It's tragic. Wink They both want each other and they know it from the beginning. There is no Council in the way and unlike Tally or Clay they don't hold a grudge or something like that. It's more.. hm, human. Almost normal, although it's more special than the other stories. The problems are easier to identify with. Hawke already having a mate (even if a dead one, even if he never really mated with her) and Sienna being too young. And then, later, there are other things standing in the way.

Because of that it doesn't feel like the other stories, 'cause no one has to make the other one fall in love, no one has to seduce the other one. They ALREADY want each other. Bad. Okay, there is seducing, of course, since Hawke's stupid all the times and later Sienna get's why he's stupid and is stupid, too.

Hard to explain without giving away too much, but I can see why other reviewers are not as satisfied with the romance-part in this book. It's simply different (yet there IS lots of romance. Hot romance. Tender romance, soo cute romance..).

I want to know your own opinion... Why do you think the book it's called Kiss of Snow? Do you think it's because of Sienna being a psy (cold and everything), because of the place (Sierra Nevada)... What do you think?

No, can't tell you. I'm sorry.



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Post by Patricia on Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:20 am

-- MISC --

Cast:

Spoiler:
In alphabetical order by first name
Key: SD=SnowDancer wolves - DR = DarkRiver leopards

Aden Arrow, Telepath
Alexei SD Lieutnant
Andrew Kincaid SD Soldier, mated to Indigo, brother of Riley and Brenna
Anthony Kyriakus Psy Councilor, father of Faith
Ashaya Aleine Psy member of DR, former Council scientist, mated to Dorian, twin of Amara
Ava SD, mother of Ben, friend of Lara
Barker DR Soldier
Ben SD pup, son of Ava
Brenna Kincaid SD, tech, mated to Judd, sister of Andrew and Riley
Clay Bennett DR Sentinel, mated to Talin
Cooper SD Lieutenant
Elias SD Senior Soldier, mated to Yuki, father of Sakura
Evangeline Riviere SD, sister of Indigo
Faith NightStar Psy member of DR, cardinal F-Psy, mated to Vaughn, daughter of Anthony
Ghost Psy rebel
Hawke SD Alpha
Henry Scott Psy Councilor, husband of Shoshanna
Indigo Riviere SD Lieutenant, mated to Andrew, daughter of Abel and Tarah, sister of Evangeline
Jem (real name: Garnet) SD Lieutenant
Judd Lauren Psy member of SD, Lieutenant, mated to Brenna, uncle of Sienna, Toby and Marlee
Kaleb Krychek Psy Councilor
Kenji SD Lieutenant
Kieran Human member of SD, Soldier
Kit DR Novice Soldier, brother of Rina
Lara SD Healer
Lucas Hunter DR alpha, mated to Sascha
Lucy SD, nurse, assistant to Lara
Maria SD Novice Soldier
Marlee Lauren Psy menber of SD, daughter of Walker, cousin of Sienna and Toby
Matthias SD Lieutenant
Max Shannon Human, Nikita´s security chief, married to Sophia
Mercy Smith DR Sentinel, mated to Riley
Ming LeBon Psy Councilor
Nathan (Nate) Ryder DR Senior Sentinel, mated to Tamsyn, father of Roman and Julian
Nikita Duncan Psy Councilor, mother of Sascha
Rina DR Soldier, sister of Kit
Riaz SD Lieutenant
Riordan SD Novice Soldier
Riley Kincaid SD Lieutenant, mated to Mercy, brother of Andrew and Brenna
Sascha Duncan Psy member of DR, cardinal E-Psy, mated to Lucas, daughter of Nikita
Shoshanna Scott Psy Councilor, wife of Henry
Sienna Lauren Psy member of SD, Novice Soldier, sister of Toby, niece of Judd and Walker
Sophia Russo Former Justice Psy, works for Nikita, married to Max
Tai SD Novice Soldier
Tamsyn (Tammy) Ryder DR REaler, mated to Nathan, mother of Roman and Julian
Tarah Riviere SD, mother of Indigo and Evangeline
Tatiana Rika-Smythe Psy Councilor
Teijan Rat Alpha
Toby Lauren Psy member of SD, brother of Sienna, nephew of Judd and Walker
Tómas SD Lieutenant
Vasic Arrow, Teleporter (Tk-V)
Vaughn D'Angelo Dr Sentinel, mated to Faith, jaguar changeling
Walker Lauren Psy member of SD, father of Marlee, uncle of Sienna and Toby
Xavier Perez Human priest
Yuki SD, lawyer, mated to Elias, mother of Sakura


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Cast Part II

Post by Sarah18 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:21 pm

The other half of the character list, ´cause I have the ARC right now Wink


Spoiler:
Hawke SD Alpha
Henry Scott Psy Councilor, husband of Shoshanna
Indigo Riviere SD Lieutenant, mated to Andrew, daughter of Abel and Tarah, sister of Evangeline
Jem (real name: Garnet) SD Lieutenant
Judd Lauren Psy member of SD, Lieutenant, mated to Brenna, uncle of Sienna, Toby and Marlee
Kaleb Krychek Psy Councilor
Kenji SD Lieutenant
Kieran Human member of SD, Soldier
Kit DR Novice Soldier, brother of Rina
Lara SD Healer
Lucas Hunter DR alpha, mated to Sascha
Lucy SD, nurse, assistant to Lara
Maria SD Novice Soldier
Marlee Lauren Psy menber of SD, daughter of Walker, cousin of Sienna and Toby
Matthias SD Lieutenant
Max Shannon Human, Nikita´s security chief, married to Sophia
Mercy Smith DR Sentinel, mated to Riley
Ming LeBon Psy Councilor
[b]Natahan (Nate) Ryder DR Senior Sentinel, mated to Tamsyn, father of Roman and Julian
[b]Nikita Duncan
Psy Councilor, mother of Sascha
Rina DR Soldier, sister of Kit
Riaz SD Lieutenant
Riordan SD Novice Soldier
Riley Kincaid SD Lieutenant, mated to Mercy, brother of Andrew and Brenna
[b]Sascha Duncan
Psy member of DR, cardinal E-Psy, mated to Lucas, daughter of Nikita
Shoshanna Scott Psy Councilor, wife of Henry
Sienna Lauren Psy member of SD, Novice Soldier, sister of Toby, niece of Judd and Walker
Sophia Russo Former Justice Psy, works for Nikita, married to Max
Tai SD Novice Soldier
Tamsyn (Tammy) Ryder DR REaler, mated to Nathan, mother of Roman and Julian
Tarah Riviere SD, mother of Indigo and Evangeline
Tatiana Rika-Smythe Psy Councilor
Teijan Rat Alpha
Toby Lauren Psy member of SD, brother of Sienna, nephew of Judd and Walker
Tómas SD Lieutenant
Vasic Arrow, Teleporter (Tk-V)
Vaughn D´Angelo Dr Sentinel, mated to Faith, jaguar changeling
Walker Lauren Psy member of SD, father of Marlee, uncle of Sienna and Toby
Xavier Perez Human priest
Yuki SD, lawyer, mated to Elias, mother of Sakura


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Does Max`s brother, River, right, appears in KoS?

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Post by Sarah18 on Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:29 am

No, only the people who are mentioned in the cast list

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Post by MissRia on Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:38 am

Thank girls today I was scrolling through the main post to read all the quotes again and here they are in one place fantabulous. xoxo

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Post by Elaine on Tue May 17, 2011 9:35 pm

I may have made a mistake, since I've been posting some reviews in Patricia's other thread. Anyway, here's the RTBookReviews linK (including a contest) http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-daily-blog/magazine-extras-nalini-singh-psychangeling-series-giveaway

And the review from SupernaturalSnark, which I also posted in the other thread:
Elaine wrote: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

Quotes:

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from Dina of goodreads, she's posting spoiler quotes as she's reading her copy of KOS
Her pulse thudded hard and fast against the delicate skin of her neck, and it was all he could do not to drop his head and bite down on it. Not to hurt. Just a nip. Just enough to leave a mark.

second quote from Dina of goodreads:
"He brought out a small wrapped box from behind his back. "Here."

She took the box without a conscious decision to act, stared.

"Aren't you going to open it?"

It was hard to think with him so close, his voice a deep murmur that turned her doorway into a private alcove, the moment into a slow, potent seduction. "What's inside?"

third quote from Dina of goodreads
"Hawke's cell phone rang, the code making his wolf come to wild attention. "Hold on," he said to the others and walked a small distance away. "Talk to me, pretty baby." Yeah, he was having trouble with the boundaries when it came to Sienna, even when he was the one who'd put them into place.

Brenna's voice came over the line. "You sweet talker." The words were tart.

His wolf grinned. "Put her on."

fourth quote from Dina of goodreads
"She tried to reach his lips, fell short. "Kiss me."

Leaning down without a word, he ran his lips across hers. It was a tease, made her attempt to rise toward him once more.

"Nu-huh. Be good."

Trembling, she lay back down.

Her reward was a suckling kiss, teeth closing over her lower lip. "I hope you like teeth," he said in that rough, deep voice.

"I like yours."

from Nalini's blogspot: countdown quote #3
"Your pelt," a lazy voice drawled as he walked into the clearing around Lucas's home, "would make a nice coat for my mate."

(Who do you think is speaking? About who?)
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Post by Patricia on Fri May 20, 2011 6:05 am

Elaine, I copy&paste-d all your quotes into one post to avoid having too much answers here (cause then everyone'd have to scroll down again)

I'm currently to busy to copy the new quotes into my summaries above, because I try to do that in a chronological order & would have to look the other ones up in the "Just got my ARC"-topic. If there is someone who's got the time for that, I'd appreciate a priv message or post here with the quotes and spoiler questions, links etc. that I haven't included yet!

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