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JOINT REVIEW: Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh (and Giveaway)

Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

UPDATE: We’ve decouple the review from the giveaway because this is a book so many want to talk about. The review will be reposted on Monday in a new and separate post.

The winners have all been emailed.

1) Andy Swanson
2) Cath
3) Adrianne Robinson
4) Jenny
5) Sera
6) Nicola
7) sequoia
8) Erika

NOTE FROM JANE: We have 8 copies of the hardcover debut from a Dear Author favorite, Nalini Singh. These 8 copies we will give away on Sunday to a random commenter to this post. This book engendered such a strong response that Janine and Shuzluva decided to do a joint review. There may be some spoilers in this review and if you don’t want to be spoiled, just skip to the comments section and leave a comment as to why you want to read Kiss of Snow. I’ll tell you my reason. Because Singh delivered everything she promised when Hawke and Sienna were first introduced in the first book in this series, Slave to Sensation. I’ve told anyone who asked that yes, this book is worth the hardcover price.

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Janine Ballard loves well-paced, character driven novels in historical romance, fantasy, YA, and the occasional outlier genre. Recent examples include novels by Katherine Addison, Meljean Brook, Kristin Cashore, Cecilia Grant, Rachel Hartman, Ann Leckie, Jeannie Lin, Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan, Miranda Neville, and Nalini Singh. Janine also writes fiction. Her critique partners are Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran and Bettie Sharpe. Her erotic short story, “Kiss of Life,” appears in the Berkley anthology AGONY/ECSTASY under the pen name Lily Daniels. You can email Janine at janineballard at gmail dot com or find her on Twitter @janine_ballard.


  1. Arne
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 03:40:58

    The Review is awesome. It seems to me i am waiting a long time for this book. I think i`ll enjoy reading it.

  2. Sophie F
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 03:52:55

    I love this series. I have devoured each book at least three times so far. I am a great fan of Nalini Singh. I can’t wait to read this book. With every hint she gave in the previous book I became increasingly curious how the relationship between Hawke and Sienna will end. I want to read this book because my curiousity is killing me :) consider me entered for your drawing.

  3. Anne
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 03:54:11

    I would love to win a copy of this book – here’s hoping!

  4. Beth
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 03:54:21

    I loved hearing about this book, thank you for the fabulous review! I am counting down the days…..

  5. Sally L
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 03:55:53

    Great review! Have been dying to read about Hawke and Sienna since StS.
    Consider me entered if you're accepting international entries. Thanks!

  6. littlechoo
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 03:55:58

    Really great review. I can’t wait to read the book. It feels like I’ve been waiting for it forever

  7. Liliana
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 03:59:47

    I want to read this book now! It’s so hard not to get spoiled, when I’m in desperate want of the book. Big thanks for the review. I’m weak, I had to read it. Can’t wait…

  8. Ally
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:12:11

    Great review you two! I’m so excited to read this book, I think this is the book everyone’s been waiting for and I think it’s cute that there’s a secondary romance to go along with Hawke and Sienna.

  9. Mervi
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:16:50

    Thanks for the very interesting review. I am so impatient to get to read Kiss of Snow. Please, count me in.

  10. kalafudra
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:19:36

    I skipped the review so as to remain spoiler free, but I would love to get a chance to win the book.

    I love the Psy/Changeling series and I’m looking forward so much to this book. It’s been a long time coming. :)

  11. Nina van de schans
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:31:50

    Please count me in, i can´t wait until June.

  12. cjay007
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:40:12

    I skipped the review as well don’t want to be spoiled. I found Hawke fascinating from the very first book and have been waiting impatiently for this book. Can’t wait!

  13. Emoore0916
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:40:13

    Hardback……Paperback……Digital……I can’t wait for this book!!!!!!

  14. Diem Le
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:40:54

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Kiss of Snow is my most anticipated book of 2011. I can’t wait. Nalini Singh rocks!!!

  15. Navi
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:41:25

    I’ve been waiting to read this book since slave to sensation!! Consider me for the draw XD

  16. sabrina rautio
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:43:43

    I want to read Kiss Of Snow because I am totally enchanted with the world Nalini has created. I have long awaited Hawk and Sienna’s story and I am sure I will not be disappointed. I would love to win a copy and gorge on the very hot Hawk.

  17. Maria S
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:48:07

    It feels like forever – all this time that I’ve been waiting for Sienna and Hawke’s story to finally be released. I’m really excited about reading such an awesome review, which promises that the book really is a great as we’ve all hoped for.

  18. Christina
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:49:49

    Been anticipating this book for months, would be honoured to be entered into this giveaway.
    An intriguing review, thank you !

  19. Sadie
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:52:00

    A thorough and thoughtful review. I am looking forward to reading this.

  20. Manuela Nunes
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:56:32

    I just cannot wait to read this book, and who cares about their ages, the build up to this relationship has been unbelievable.

  21. StephB
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 04:59:16

    I want to read it because I’ve adored and devoured this whole series and have been waiting for Hawke’s story ever since the first book!

    I live in the UK – hope this giveaway is international! (But if not, I’ll totally understand.)

  22. wuermchen
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:00:10

    Thx a lot for this great rewiev.
    it shows a great balance between giving away information and revealing just enough to make readers even more eager to hold ‘Kiss of Snow’ finally in their own hands…
    Now I really am contemplating whether to buy the book in english or to await its release in my country(over here, a date is not even announced yet XD).

  23. Bella12
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:00:35

    Luv luv luv this world that Nalini Singh has created. I stumbled onto the series by accident and have been a big fan of Ms Singh’s ever since. 31 May is waaay too long to wait. Me want it now! *grin*

  24. Sarah
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:01:25

    Okay, really should NOT have read the review..Honestly this is torture, I NEED to read Kiss of Snow now! ^^

  25. sarah h
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:07:32

    Great review, man I can’t wait for this book! I wish reviews for other books by other authors were this thorough. I am a person who loves spoilers. So thanks for the review and please enter me for the contest

  26. Sara
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:16:46

    I can’t wait for this book to come out! Please include me in the giveaway!

  27. Erin E.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:24:54

    Awesome reviews! I have been counting down the days for this book ever since the publishing date came out!! Hawke is very yum…..and I have been waiting for his and Sienna’s story since STS! SO excited!

  28. Barbora
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:30:47

    Really looking forward to this one!!! Fingers crossed for the ARC.

  29. Starchild
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:37:49

    I have had a bad week. Our chicken died, my daughter fell off her pony and I’ve got bad skin. My smallest threw up on me two nights running. I need this book sooner than end of next month. Fingers crossed for the arc so I can stop looking at eBay.

  30. Elaine
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:41:11

    Ooh, thank you for the great review, it’s sounds fabulous! I can’t wait for this book! Please enter me into the give-away, thanks.

  31. Asma
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:41:59

    Thank you soo much for posting the review, I needed something to keep me going till the book is released! If your including international entries (I live in the UK), please include me in the giveaway. I cannot wait till I get my hands on this book! I’ve been devouring these books over and over again, especially the Hawke and Sienna scenes until this book finally arrived!

  32. Leslee
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:45:27

    When I first read Slave to Sensation all those years ago, I have wanted to read Hawke and Sienna’s story. Singh’s Psy characters have always resonated with me, their loneliness and isolation, the lack of affection. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and would be so ecstatic to win!

  33. Bronte
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:47:08

    I can’t wait for this book. I’m wary cause the last book I was this psyched for was JR Wards book about Vishous and that was a bust. This review gives me hope!

  34. msaggie
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 05:47:27

    Thanks to Janine and Shuzluva for the great combined review. I would love to win a copy of this book, as I have been following this series from the beginning, and have been waiting impatiently for Hawke and Sienna’s story. Please enter me in the giveaway!

  35. Lara
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:00:23

    I’ve read all the previous books, at first in german and then I switched to english because I just couldn’t wait for the german books to be released and now I’m desperately waiting for Kiss of Snow. (Patience was never my strong suit.) So please let me win. I can’t wait til finally reading this book.

  36. Moninanu
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:04:02

    WOW … 637 … must be my lucky number!!! I’ll do about anything to get my hands on that story a minute earlier *g* three thumbs up Nalini!!!

  37. rani
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:08:14

    I have been waiting for Hawke and Sienna’s story since STS. Can’t wait till august. Please enter me in the draw.

  38. Rohlos
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:08:29

    Looking Forward for this one!

  39. Nancy McGregor
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:10:23

    I would love to win this book. I’ve been waiting for this book from the very first moment Hawke appeared. It’s not out in UK till Aug :(

    Nancy :)

  40. Melissa P
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:14:22

    Thank you for the opportunity! I love Nalini Singh–her Guild Hunter series is one of my absolute favorites. I can’t wait to read this one, too!

  41. Faya
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:16:11

    Thanks for the review it was awesome! I've been reading all the reviews on KOS and can’t wait till it's finally out, I’ve been waiting for years for this book to finally release. I really hope I win this (cross my fingers close my eyes & wish for luck) ><.
    The amount of comments are just…WOW
    Good Luck To Everyone.

  42. Rosie
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:24:40

    I’m very anxious to read this book!

  43. Creeker
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:25:36

    Ms. Singh has done a fantastic job on keeping me eagerly waiting for Hawke and Sienna’s story from the beginning. The buildup with these two are amazing. Hat’s off to Ms. Singh! Can’t wait to read this book. :)

  44. Carlyn M
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:27:15

    I have read all of this series and her archangel series, she is a fabulous writer! I would love to win! :)

  45. cynthia
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:37:16

    These reviews are just making me more and more desperate to get my hands on this book!! The suspense was bad enough as it was… Now it’s on red alert!!! Can’t wait for it!! Thanks for such a fantastic series, Nalini!

  46. Elenariel
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:37:39

    Sienna and Hawke are my favorite characters in this series since their first appearance: I was a bit concerned about the two of them together, but I’m glad to read in yor comment that their story works well, so can’t wait to know what happen! ♥
    Hope to be lucky! ^.^

  47. Stephanie Limage
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:45:25

    OMG! you guys just made me drool, I’ve been anticipating this book for so long. I would love to win this!!! Seriously! Nalini is a queen and I love both her series. Hope I win.

  48. shannon cook
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:56:44

    Great review! I love this series and cannot wait to read this book.

  49. Miriam Wegert
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:04:01

    Thanks for the great review! Can’t wait to read it myself :D

  50. Lisa Z
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:05:31

    I simply adore Ms. Singh! Everything she writes is an automatic buy for me, regardless of the series or price. I’ll admit that I read the review and now want the book more than ever. Please, please, please let me a lucky girl and win an arc of Kiss of Snow!

  51. Faith
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:06:58

    I have been dying for this book to come out. Def think it will be highlight of the series. Am desperatly trying not to read the review cos of spoilers, but it so hard.

  52. Amanda Trower
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:07:05

    So excited about this book! It is the one I’ve been waiting for in the series and everything she has given us in snippets make me even more anxious for June! Go Nalini!

  53. Kerri
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:12:56

    Love, love, love Nalini’s books and can’t wait to read this one.

    It’s going to be the book of the year for me (I hope so anyway!)

    I managed to not read your review as I don’t want to be spoiled but I wish the release date would hurry up and come.

  54. Carla
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:14:41

    Can’t wait for this book – been trawling the Internet looking for reviews/spoilers when I’m supposed to be working ….oops :)

  55. elizabeth84
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:15:27

    It is so great to read about series that keeps getting better, rather than stale. I am so looking foreward to Hawkes book!

  56. Lauren
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:17:53

    I can’t wait to read this book!!! I’ve been on a daily count down for the release, and the suspense is killing me to read Hawke and Sienna’s story. But I still couldn’t read the review… didn’t want to cheat by reading the spoilers *sigh* I can only hope that my will power will be rewarded :)

  57. Athena Y.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:20:57

    Yay, we’re finally getting close to the release date! I’m so excited – I’ve been waiting for KoS since Caressed by Ice. Would love to win a copy!

  58. Matt
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:29:55

    I have been reading each of the books in order over again and I can’t wait for Kiss of Snow to come out. Ww finnaly get to learn what Sienna power are and emotions between her and Hawke finnaly comes out.

  59. Danielle
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:30:35

    I just really want this book!

  60. Kenya Lolis
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:43:16

    OMG!!! The review was just awesome. Now I’m drooling even more while waiting for the book. I have read almost everthing that nalini has written and I love the psy/changeling series. I have been waiting for this book since Hawke & Sienna were introduced. I can’t wait to read it!!!!! Please enter me into the drawing.

  61. Jenna
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:45:25

    I am counting down the days!! May could not come fast enough and I am ready to be done with April. And also I just really want to read this book, the waiting not fun, especially with all these reviews that make the anticipation painful.

  62. kayla rais
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:46:04

    I cant wait for this book and would love an ARC. I have been waiting for this book since Slave to Sensation when we meet Sienna and i knew her and Hawke would end up together :)

  63. Tiffany
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:46:29

    I read the review, and there we not too many spoilers in it for me. I am excited about this book- seriously excited. Whether I win this or not, I will have the book the day it comes out. Thanks, Kindle!!! I’ve already requested the day off. Hmm.. maybe I’ll just take the week.

  64. Bridget Clark
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:48:48

    I just NEED to read this book. I think I’m going to die from anticipation. Can it be June already, PLEASE!!!!

  65. ethan
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:52:14

    got to have this for my mom


  66. Sonia Dayan
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:52:22

    I would love win this but I am not holding out much hope for it. Thank you for the opportunity. These books of Nalini have really become one of my favourite series. Your joint review was incredible.

  67. Gabriëlle Linger
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:56:26

    I wantz it!!!! Very desperately. Gives it to me pleazzeee. I want it because I have been waiting to read about Hawke and Sienna a long time. I also want to know what the deal is with the X-psy

  68. valor
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 07:59:41

    I would really like this book because I am a huge Singh fan, but don’t have a hardcover budget. (Can I for a moment express my annoyance when they switch print styles mid-series? now my book shelf won’t look right at all… I know it’s good for her to get upgraded to HC, but I wish they had launched the angel series in HC rather than switching the psy series. )
    I am looking forward to finding out how they resolve the fact that Hawke already had a mate. That has always been the most interesting part of their conflict to me. That’s my number one thing. I also think that Sienna deserves to be happy; she does a lot of martyr, “I do it for my family” stuff early on.

    Also, my personal next hope is for kaleb’s book or the Ghost (But I think they may actually be the same person. Am I the only one who thinks that?)

  69. KTweedy
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:01:44

    I’ve really enjoyed this series and would love to win a copy!

  70. Georgia W
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:04:52

    I absolutely ADORE this series! Little glimpses of the Sienna/Hawke saga have kept me going for so long – and now it’s almost here!! Great competition and fingers crossed :)

  71. Paula
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:05:21

    I have so much LOVE for this series. Enter me please – I’m dying to read Kiss of Snow!

  72. Nolene
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:06:14

    The Psy-Changeling world created by the wonderful Nalini Singh never fails to deliver exciting, passionate and heart-breaking storylines. We were teased with the potential of a Hawke-Sienna match-up since Book 1, and here in Book 10, I can't wait to see how their personal story unravels.

  73. oreoparris
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:06:54

    This is one of my fav series and I have been waiting for Hawke’s book for a while. I cannot wait to read this!!

  74. scrapper
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:06:57

    I’ve already pre-ordered, but wouldn’t mind taking a chance at winning another book – I’ll share with my friends!

  75. Letitia H
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:07:02

    Must. Have. This. Book. Now! ;) Aaah, I’ve wanted Hawke’s book since book one. The moment he made an appareance in Sascha and Lucas’ story. Soo excited to read this. Thanks for the contest!

  76. JamieRebecca
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:07:18

    I am so excited for this book that I literally have a countdown. LOVED the review. I even have my cell phone alarm set to remind me when only a week is left, pathetic? probably but i’m soooooooo excited!

  77. Kate
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:22:31

    Nalini Singh is the author that got me hooked on romance, and slave to sensation is still my favourite book of all time. I have been waiting for kiss of snow since then, and cannot wait until it’s released.

  78. Xandra
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:28:19

    Ugh, I gave in and read the review b/c I need all the details I can find!!! I keep torturing myself by checking ms.singh’s website everyday (sometimes twice a day haha) and looking at the countdown!
    The review was wonderful; I completely agree with most of what was said. I definitely feel that Kiss of Snow will be in my top favorites along with Branded by Fire, Play of Passion, and Caressed by Ice (the whole Kincaid family i know!) I CANNOT wait for this book and the ones to follow.
    Nalini Singh is truly an amazing story teller with a gigantic cast that keeps grows without losing a single thread from past books. I could only hope to reach her level of writing and plot/character development.
    I would love to win a copy of Hawke and Sienna’s story!!!

  79. Jelena
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:30:47

    Nice review. Good to hear about the `bad` things too.
    Why do everyone think about the Ghost as a man? Maybe it`s a woman. Just messing with your minds.

  80. Amy
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:32:14

    Thank-you for the review- it made me even more anxious to read the book! I love this series and look forward to each new release!

  81. vidhya
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:32:40

    As 677 people mentioned before me, its HAWKE and SIENNA. Enough said. I would so love a chance to win.

    P.S: I do think the comments will cross 1000 by the time Sunday arrives. That does tell a lot about this series and Nalini Singh.

  82. Bridget
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:33:43

    I’ve would love to have an advanced copy of Hawke’s book. Ever since Slave to Sensation came out I have adored Hawke and been waiting patiently – okay, maybe not so patiently – for his chance to shine. Please sign me up!!! Thanks!

  83. Lisa Swenson
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:33:52

    I absolutely love Nalini Singh! I have read all of her books at least 100 times. I am so excited for Kiss of Snow and would love an advanced copy although with almost 700 other people in the drawing that probably won’t happen :(
    Anyway I am dying to read about Hawke and Sienna and I am sure Sascha having her baby with be an unbelievably sweet scene. The Psy.Changling world of Nalini Singh is such an awesome place!

  84. Kerry
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:34:31

    I love her books! Slave to Sensation kept me up all night.

  85. Kathy L.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:35:28

    I have loved all the books in this series and have been anxiously awaiting Hawke and Sienna’s book. Very pleased to hear it lives up to expectations. Thanks for the great review

  86. Samantha R.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:38:58

    I am salivating for this book. Please please please enter me to win!

  87. Liz L
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:40:03

    I would hate to have to wait until May 31. Please count me in!

  88. Asana
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:40:08

    I would love to win a copy! I admit that I was put off by the age difference as well, but I’ll try my best to blank it out!

  89. Jessica
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:41:14

    Singh is one of the best. I can’t wait to read this one!

  90. Lisa Scar
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:42:06

    I’ve been waiting for Hawk’s book since Slave to Sensation!!

  91. Diane V
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:47:28

    Can’t wait to get this book — almost as much as I want Singh’s book about Dmitri.

  92. Victoria Zumbrum
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:47:47

  93. Cristina C
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:47:47

    Your review just makes me want the book more, if thats possible. Nalini is absolutely fantabulous! and waiting for this book is worse than waiting for Christmas as a child. June just can’t get here fast enough!

  94. Afiqah
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:49:42

    I read the review and now MORE THAN CRAZY TO GET MY HANDS ON THE BOOK!! There is still 42 MORE DAYS and it is driving me CRAZY!!

  95. hm
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:50:11

    I have read the entire series and am very much looking forward to this newest installment!

  96. Karolin W.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:53:23

    Oh my God! I want to read this book now!! :))

  97. Mirjana Dimitrievska
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:54:01

    Because I want my own Hawk (sigh) :)

  98. Lira
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:55:09

    Nalini Singh’s books are the perfect escape…. Even her Guild Hunter series is just awesome… I would love to read this book as soon as possible! I am definately a hugeeeee fan. and Thank for an awesome review!

  99. Bepfy
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:59:14

    I’ve been waiting for this couple since they made their first appearance in StS and every book just made me wanting their story more.
    Thanks for the summary. That will calm my want for this book – for about half an hour. Then I’ll probably check out Nalini’s website for news – like I’ve been doing since she put up the first excerpt.

  100. Soma
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:59:33

    This book is the culmination of the story of Hawke and Sienna which began in Slave to Sensation and signals the end of teh first arc in this storyline. The age difference, unresolved mating bond issues are the ones that will speak to Ms. Singh’s skills as a writer -at least she is not following the typcial romance novel story lines but rather tantalizing readers with the unexpected twists and turns. If a writer can bring a reader out of their comfort zone (i.e. age difference) and yet make the book a compelling read, she is truly gifted as a writer. These are all the reasons I would like to win an ARC and post a review of my thoughts.


  101. Jessica Markert
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:01:54

    I love Nalini and everything she’s written. I’ve been waiting for this book since we met Hawke in StS and can’t wait to read it. And you guys made some really good points about the book. Maybe if we’re really good Nalini will tell us how old Hawke is?

  102. Eshani
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:02:14

    That was one of the best reviews I’ve read! I have been waiting for this book for years, and I’m so excited it’s finally almost here :)

  103. Wrayth
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:02:26

    Loved your review. Sooooo can’t wait for the book now! Yes, please add me to the hat. :)

  104. JoAnn
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:02:30

    Great review and write up. Would love an advance copy of the book, so as not to wait!

  105. StaceyB
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:08:55

    Great review! I will definitely drop everything when this book comes out.

  106. Randi B
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:10:05

    I feel like a young kid again waiting for Christmas morning and the chance to play with my new toy! I have had the pleasure of reading the psy/changling series for the last few years and have absolutley loved the series.

  107. MaL
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:12:05

    For the ones who have an issue with Hawke and Sienna’s ages, Why? In Historical romances, the age difference between the hero/heroin is always 10-15 years and those things sell like hot cakes.

  108. Connie B
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:13:49

    I am extremely excited to read Hawke & Sienna’s book. I’ve read the entire series at least twice and some of the books innumerable times. Every time it’s like revisiting with old and fabulous friends. I’m so excited that I check Nalini’s blog page practically every day and look at the countdown. It makes me a bit teary-eyed every time I read something about the book. I would LOVE to win an advanced copy (never been very good with patience. haha).

  109. Rachelle Harms
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:15:22

    I have collected all Singhs books and read and re-read them to the point I almost need to replace the early ones cos they are falling apart.

  110. Noel
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:18:09

    I have been waiting for Hawke and Sienna’s story for a few years now. I would love to win the ARC.

  111. Jodi
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:18:50

    I am so in love with Nalini Singh’s books. They take me to another world — way far away from the stress and pressure of my world.

    So please pick me! Pick me! I need a vacation and I know who I want to spend it with!


  112. Jan
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:25:48

    Great review. I’ve been looking forward to this book for ages, and am currently rereading the series in anticipation. I just really want Hawke to have his happy ending, and I’m frantically excited about the bigger plot line – the war is coming, and I cannot wait to see if san Fran gets saved.

    If international participants are allowed, please count me in.

    @Shuzluva: Branded by Fire and Play of Passion are my two favorites of the series, precisely because of their turning about of the traditional gender roles in shifter lore. I’d be very, very interested to discuss this more with you, but I fear this comment might get lost in the sea of drooling readers who want to enter in the giveaway. (I fully admit to drooling a bit myself as well.)

    Anyway, feel free to contact me to discuss the whole matter of dominance and gender roles in Nalini’s books, because it’s a topic close to my heart.

  113. Jennifer
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:43:53

    I am a HUGe fan of Nalini Singh’s books since I discovered them last year. I am really excited about this book since I have been hoping to finally have some questions answered that have been hinted about about for the last six books. YEAH!!!! for a Hawke and Sienna book. Would love the chance to win one of the advanced copies.

  114. PJ
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:48:11

    I’ve been a huge fan since the first Psy-Changeling story came out with Lucas as the main hero. I think its only fitting Hawk, gets to cap this arc story line. I can’t wait to read it and future books to come in this series! :) Going to be a great start to summer!

  115. Chris
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:51:13

  116. Cherry
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:53:03

    In Caressed by Ice, Hawke said to Brenna that he was only 32…or maybe it was 33. So now you just need to know how many years have passed since then. He’s probably 34 or 35.

  117. aman
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:53:26

    Because I have been waiting for this book since I was first introduced to Hawke and Sienna!!!

  118. cin
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 09:59:52

    I have been simultaneously dying for and a little bit dreading this book. I have been wanting to read Hawke’s story since he first showed up in StS. After all this time, I had gotten a little worried that it might not live up to my hopes, but your review has eased my mind. Thanks! I would love to get a copy.

  119. Ashley
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:04:04

    I want this because I love this series beyond words.

  120. Lori S.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:05:28

    Wow, the rare AA rating. Sign me up!

  121. Maddy Barone
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:09:04

    I can’t wait to read this!!!

  122. Karen
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:09:05

    I’ve been avoiding reading this series as I had a feeling it would be like crack… and now I don’t think I can avoid it any more! Please enter me in the giveaway!

  123. marydee
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:11:27

    I have been realing this series since the beginning. Just love it. Looking forward to reading this book.

  124. Norma
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:12:22

    I love this series. Nalini Singh is awesome. Can’t wait for Hawke’s book

  125. parsa
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:16:23

    I have been waiting for Hawke’s book since Slave to Sensation came out….I just knew that this will be an EPIC read ….cannot wait to get my hands on this!

  126. Lynette
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:23:29

    I’m on count down. I have been hunting for any spoilers and excerpts and rereading the series to get ready for KOS.

  127. Nicole
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:27:00

    The review made me want to read Kiss of Snow even more!

    I’ve loved the series since I was lucky enough to randomly pick up Slave to Sensation in a book store and start reading. Hawke has been my favorite male character, and I can’t wait to read his story.

  128. Brooke
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:32:44

    Thank you so much for the review(s) it’s made it even more difficult to wait for the book but I know it’ll be worth it! I know there are concerns with the age difference however keep in mind that Sienna is the oldest female in the Lauren family structure which gives her an almost motherly role. In my opinion this really can account for her maturity level and explain why at times she seems much older. Responsibility wise she is older but chronologically she’s still a young woman. Just my opinion :-D.

  129. Caty
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:41:44

    I don’t know how, but i resisted the urgency to read the review.
    I’m so hoping for an ARC, I’ve been in love with Hawke since Slave to sensation, I can’t wait!

  130. Debra
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:43:57

    I LOVED this book!! Your review hit the mark 100% and I couldn’t agree with you more. This book is so worth the hard back price. I spent all day Sunday just reading this book. Could not put it down!!

    I was lucky and got to read the ARC from a friend who got the book, so I would love to win it.

  131. Kristi
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:48:36

    I can’t wait for this book. The Psy/Changeling world is amazing and I LOVE Hawke!

  132. Rachel
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:50:41

    I love love LOVE Nalini Singh and the psy/changling series. I have all the books and have read them multiple times. I cant wait for Hawke’s and Sienna book its killing me the wait. I hope i win the book cause i it would make my year. Ive been waiting for this book since ive finished Play of Passion.

  133. Helga G.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 10:53:46

    That’s why I like Nalini Singh, she always keeps us, her fans, fascinated with her stories, always giving us something different with each book, one never gets bored with them unlike other authors with very looong series where the story is always the same, nothing different to offer, the same characters with different names and different bk title, if you read the book 1 or 2 of the series you have read bk 19 and so on.
    This was an awesome review! can’t wait for this bk to come out, I’m currently doing a re reading of the complete Psy/Changeling series as a preparation for Kiss of Snow..can’t help to really luv those cats and wolves ^.~
    And of course..I WANT ONE OF THOSE ARCS!!! =) pretty pleeeease..

  134. Samira
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:02:05

    I love Nalini Singh books.
    I can’t wait to read the story of Hawke and Sienna. :D

  135. Wanyana
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:16:48

    Your review makes me WANT to read this book even more. I am a huge fan of Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series and have read each of those books more than once and some of them at least four times! I can’t wait, and am now really looking forward to reading Hawke and Sienna’s story.

  136. Maria F
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:19:32

    Thanks for the great review, which now has made me even more eager for this book. I’ve been with this series since Slave to Sensation came out, and it hasn’t disappointed me yet. Please put my name in for a copy of Kiss of Snow!

  137. Delia C.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:22:12

    I can’t wait for Sienna and Hawke’s story and can’t wait to find out who the Ghost is although that sounds like that might be in future books.

  138. Muneera N.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:23:29

    I picked up Archangel’s Blood at a library and then read every book I could find by Singh the same week.

    I love her characters, her world, and best of all, her writing. I have been waiting for this book for a looooooooooooong time and I would love to get a copy of this.

  139. Conny
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:26:37

    omg, I can´t wait to read the book. I absolutly love every books by Nalini and I want to know Hawkes & Sienna´s story since the beginning. I’m so excited. Thanks for this great give away. ♥

  140. Bourka
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:30:17

    I can't wait. I have been waiting for this book since Slave to Sensation. Sienna is my favorite character.

  141. Eva
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:40:01

    Since StS I wan`t to read this book! I like Sienna a lot.
    With Hawke…I`m not sure so far. Maybe after KoS I can
    tell more:-).

    Thank`s for the wonderful review!

  142. Cynde
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:53:57

    Great Review, now I want to read this book even more !

  143. Lauren Curry
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:56:13

    So excited for this book! the words i cant wait dont even cut it!! lol

  144. Marcie S
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 11:59:49

    I can’t wait to read this book!!!! I’ve been waiting for Hawke’s book since his charater was introduced. Thanks for the great review.

  145. Laila
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:00:13

    Soooo can’t wait til I get my hands on this book. Great review!

  146. Jyotsna
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:06:22

    OOohhh!! Count me in. I have been waiting for this book forever…fingers (and toes!) crossed!

  147. Millie
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:09:17

    Oh WOW!!!!!! I couldn’t help it. I read the review. I have been on pins and needles waiting to read about these two. At first, I was unsure if the pairing was wise but after seeing their relationship change throughout the series I KNOW they are meant to be!!!
    Enter me in the drawing please!!!!!

  148. Melissa McWilliams
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:12:16

    I feel like I have been waiting for this story to come out FOREVER!! Only 6 1/2 weeks to go!! I cannot wait!

  149. Sara
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:15:01

    Can’t wait to read about Hawke and Sienna.
    Also want to find out about Luke and Sasha darling’s baby!!!!!
    :) I have a feeling it might be a girl.

  150. Jenny Schwartzberg
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:19:43

    Oh what a great review! I love all of Nalini Singh’s books and I’ve been waiting impatiently for this one. I’ve been dubious about the Hawke/Sienna matchup but as she has matured over the series, I came to accept it. It sounds like the book does a great job of laying out just how they fit each other. Plus all the other plot threads that we’ve been seeing the lead up to in other books. Nalini is a master at multiple plot threads and at characterization! Please enter me for an ARC!!! I’m having such a hard time waiting until May 31st!!!!

  151. Lin
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:27:59

    Cannot wait for this book. I’ve been counting down the days…

  152. Cathy MacDonald
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:35:23

    Love this series, especially when the focus is on the wolf and leopard packs. Nalini has been teasing us with Hawk and Sienna’s story, and watching the sparks fly has been so entertaining. Now that they get their own story, I can’t wait for their sexual chemistry to melt our socks off. Would love a chance to win this book.

  153. Susanna
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:36:01

    Thanks so much for your review!!!! This is my most anticipated book of the year and I would love to win an ARC. Nalini Singh is fabulous and I love all her characters.

  154. ferdy
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:36:12

    I love Hawke, I love Sienna. I love all things psy/changeling. Kiss of Snow is my obsession.

  155. Arianna
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:38:11

    This review is wonderful! I’m dying to read this book!

  156. Jay
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:41:42

    Hawke is such a compelling character. He steals the scene anytime he is in a book. Can’t wait to finally read his story.

  157. Beck
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:43:22

    I’ve been waiting for this story since book one. Would love a chance to win!

  158. Lisa F.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 12:49:40

    I have been waiting for Hawke and Sienna’s book. Release day can’t come soon enough. I would love a chance to win this book!!!

  159. Arianna
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:00:35

    Thanks for the amazing review!
    Please count me in for the giveaway!

  160. mingki
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:00:48

    Oh oh oh, I really want to read the review, but also do not want to be spoiled! And this is a really tough decision to just leave a comment. And before I know, I have already read some and already got spoiled!

    While most readers are attracted to Hawk, I must say that my reason to read it is Sienna as I really enjoy learning about strong heroine characters. Since book one, we know that not only she is tough, but she is also willing and ready to butt-head Hawk. Although she is psy, she has very much in her the impulsive nature that makes her very much like Changeling. And in this book, she is determined to follow her heart. For me, knowing what she wants and does not hesitate to chase it makes her, in a way, stronger and braver than Hawk himself. ((But I'm not in the place to say until I FULLY read the book, so pleaseee count me in!!)

  161. Cat B
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:02:13

    How about begging? Will that work to get one of these copies? Because I’m certainly willing to do it!! PLEASE PICK ME!!!!!!!

  162. Rossy
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:03:03

    I fell in love with this series from the first book, have yet to be disappointed so i’m eagerly awaiting to know how Hawke and Sienna will finally end up together!

  163. Michelle S
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:07:09

    I am so excited I can’t wait! This is one of my favorite romance series.

  164. Rig
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:08:24

    I can’t wait for May 31st! Please count me in!

  165. Snowflake
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:12:17

    I am not sure that you will read till my comment,but wow… the review is thrilling,so I am sure that the book will be marvelous ! I would definitely love to get this book like a gift,but anyway,this book is a gift already :) Love Hawke,love Sienna,I guess I am going to love them together even more… now I will have to think something new to wait for,for example,Vasic and his Ms! :)

  166. blue
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:15:18

    Even my English isn’t the best, I read all books in English because it was impossible for me to wait how it will go on. I MUST have an advanced copy, so please count me!!!

  167. anna
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:16:12

    I’d love to get this book! Thanks, I loved the review!

  168. kaliopp05
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:27:56

    This is the second time I enter a contest to win a copy of this book. I’m hoping second times’s the charm because I’m literally dying to read this book, amd the very good reviews its getting are not helping me at all.;)

    Good luck too everyone and greetings from Spain.

  169. Jean
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:30:29

    I would love a copy of this book. I’ve been addicted to this series since the start.

  170. hope
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:42:05

    Oh, no! Book is not out yet! Can’t wait to read this book. Review makes it sound so tempting. Haven’t read this series. Do I have to start in the beginning?

  171. valentina
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:44:02

    I need to read Kiss of snow because I’m totally obsessed with the series and I really love it, but it’s more than that. I have been so obsessed with Hawke that once this book comes out I’m reading it!

  172. Jessica
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:49:27

    I have been waiting for this book since book 1, where I completely fell a for Hawke. Thank you for the early review, every little bit helps at this point. I’m literally jumping out of my skin waiting for this release date! I don’t know that I’ve ever been so excited/impatient for a book!

  173. Ashley
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:52:07

    I’m a shameless Nalini fangirl and I’ve been waiting on pins and needles for this book.

  174. Jen
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:53:45

    I have been a voracious reader for years and have never tried to enter anything. That is how much this story has drawn me. I love the whole series and would love not to have to wait any longer!

  175. Elena A.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:53:56

    OMG I am extremely excited about this review. Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful reviews. I am so happy! & thank you for doing this contest i think you are going to make a lot of girls lucky :* I hope I am one for a change since I NEVER win anything, but OMGGG if i do i will probably be in awe….anyways thank thank thank thannk you!

  176. Camille
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 13:58:20

    I have been waiting for this book for years (literaly)! Can’t wait to have it in my hands.

  177. Lolo
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:01:46

    Kiss of Snow – Finally! The long awaited story of the Alpha wolf and the Mysterious Psy. Singh’s world is fasciniating, I can’t wait to get the back story on Sienna and Hawk. It’s going to be great.

  178. Morcai B.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:03:39

    I need to know about Hawke and Sienna. The possibilities of their story has been driving me nuts. Thank you so much for the review and can you please enter me in the drawing. I would love to get a copy.

  179. Lisa S.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:06:45

    I am insanely excited for this book! Lately way too many of my fav authors have disappointed me but Nalini continues to draw me in with her books. The snippets of interaction between Hawke and Sienna we have gotten in previous books just made me hungry for more and more. Thanks for the great review!

  180. Rae
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:09:13

    The temptation was too much and I couldn’t resist reading your review…What a fantastic review, but then I did not anticipate anything less than an ‘A’ from Nalini. This is such a well-written series and I have enjoyed the journey of the Psy/Changeling/Human world immensely. I really, really can’t wait another 47 days and 3 hours til the KOS release.. Pretty, pretty please pick me!!

  181. Hannah
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:11:28

    I just checked out book #1 from the library and would like to read this one as well!

  182. Sara Z
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:14:05

    Thank you, Nalini, for writing such a wonderful series.

    I have been waiting for Hawke and Sienna’s book since Slave to Sensation, and I am so excited that its finally here!

    Please pick me as one of the winners!

  183. ChristiJ
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:15:45

    “Kiss of Snow” sounds amazing. I’m glad you both reviewed it in such depth, because it only makes me want to read it more. Thank you for the review!

  184. Jacqueline
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:16:34

    I would love to get a copy of the book and thank you for posting the review. I love every book of the Psy/Changelings, but I’m a big fan of Sienna and Hawke.

  185. SLion
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:19:36

    I love and own all of Nalini Singh’s novels and series. I have been a hugh fan of her talent for creating amazing worlds and characters that have great and passions. The Psy/changeling series shows such dichotomy between how the stoic Psy and the physical changeling worlds. I cannot wait for Hawke and Siennas book. I would be happy to be entered into the drawing.

  186. hope
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:20:55

    Book sounds great! So bum that it’s not out yet. Can’t wait to get it!! Have not read the series yet. Do I have to read in order?

  187. Steffi
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:22:49

    This review is so amazing, makes me want to read the book all the more. Is that even possible?;)
    I’m all the way out here in Germany and have to wait even longer because of delivery etc etc. Really hope to win this giveaway. Fingers crossed^^
    Thank you for posting this great review and for the giveaway!!

  188. Mariee
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:32:06

    I’d love to win a copy. Great review!

  189. Melissa
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:35:14

    Thanks for the great review. The anticipation keeps building lol. I have been waiting for this book since I read Slave to Sensation when it first came out. I would love to be entered for the contest. Hopefully I will be one of the lucky ones and the wait will be over lol.

  190. Anu
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:36:33

    I’ve been waiting for this book for such a long time. It’s pure torture to read these reviews and know I won’t get my hands on this book for a while. So please enter me into the drawing!

  191. Vanessa Mohan
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:40:30

    Nalini Singh is one of the best authors i have ever read.Waiting for Kiss of Snow is one of the longest i have ever experienced because i wanted Hawk’s story since book 1 please consider me in your draw for this contest i simply cannot wait.

  192. Redbutterfly
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 14:50:42

    I want to read KOS because I adore the pair, Ive been wanting and waiting to read their story since I read the first book (StS). And anyway Nalini’s a great author so I know this book promises a lot and is gonna be so damn good, cant wait to read it ^_^

    By the way GREAT giveaway (8 books!! Holy cow)

  193. Nilu H.
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 15:02:04

    I have looked for Hawke’s story since Slave to Sensation, and I cannot wait until Kiss of Snow is released!
    Please add me to the contest!!!

  194. Tiffany
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 15:07:38

    I love her books because they make me laugh, cry, and live in the world with all these amazing and beautiful characters. I’ve been waiting for forever to read Hawke’s book!

  195. Jules
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 15:11:29

    Thank you so much for the article….although it kinda makes it even harder (wouldn´t have thought that possible a day ago) to wait for the release, so of course I´d just loooooove to get it a bit earlier =)

  196. Carey E
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 15:11:39

    I can’t wait until KOS is published! I’m just going to wait for the book and am trying really hard not to read the review…

  197. maria_lagou
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 15:19:02

    I can’t wait for the release of this book!!!!! I’ve been waiting to read what happens between them for what seems like a lifetime!

  198. Bridget Clark
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 15:21:10

    This is the book that I have been waiting for since I picked my first Nalini Singh book. Congrats to those of you who got the advance copies, and know that we are all dying for any hints or crumbs you may be willing to provide.

    Can’t believe I still have a month and half before I can get my hands on this book.

    Here’s hoping to get one of the eight books. Good luck to everyone :)

  199. Barrani
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 15:21:32

    I really really want this book. CAN. NOT. WAIT. For it to come out. Seems so far away. I would love to win a copy. Thank you very much for the contest and review.

  200. mishakimou
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 15:23:09

    I can’t hardly wait for this book!!!!!!!!!! Haven’t read past the info for fear of being spoiled but will check out your review in full once I’ve had my fill!

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