|Posted by Paranormal Kiss on January 1, 2011 at 7:08 PM|
Winter’s Kiss (Vampires Realm) by F. E. Heaton
Alinar Publishing -- June 15, 2009
The tales of the mansion near Nika's remote Russian village say that its lord drinks blood to live and that the guards are dead men walking, but that doesn't stop Nika from falling for one of them–a man who seemingly hasn'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 forbidden–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 Winter'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 can'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 isn't long before he finds himself treading the knife'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 Winter's kiss? (Amazon.com)
Winter’s Kiss by F. E. Heaton is about forbidden love between a Vampire and a Werewolf. Winter is a Vampire who has loved Nika from afar for years. When she is attacked and bitten by a werewolf he knows that his dreams of being with her are over. It is against Vampire law for him to be with a Werewolf, the penalty is death. Winter is determined to protect Nika; he just doesn’t know how he’ll be able to walk away from her when he’s done. Nika plans to do everything in her power to stop Winter from walking away from her. Will she succeed? Will these two find a way to be together?
This is an emotional story filled with love and turmoil. It is sad at times and joyful at others. You want them to stay together but you don’t know how that is possible. You ache for them. It keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happens next. When a book has the power to move you then you know it’s a good one. This is a great book by a talented author. I would recommend it to any one who enjoys Paranormal Romance.
Amazon.com Winter's Kiss (Vampires Realm)