Feature: Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole & Gena Showalter

Monday, December 21

 ***This giveaway has ended.  Thanks for joining the fun!***

I am a big fan of Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series....matter of fact I am a fan of all of her novels including her historical romances.  I love authors who write great romances in several different genres.  That way no matter what I am in the mood for I know I am in for a good read.  Her novella in Deep Kiss of Winter, "Untouchable", does not disappoint.  It has the same humor, sexiness, and engaging emotions set within her paranormal world of The Lore including all of it's many cast of intriguing characters that many readers have come to expect from this series.  I'm a newbie to Gena Showalter so I am anxious to read more.


delivers a breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time...and a Valkyrie aching to be touched.

Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela the Ice Maiden -- the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart beat for the first time in three hundred years. Yet the exquisite Danii is part ice fey, and her freezing skin can't be touched by anyone but her own kind without inflicting pain beyond measure. Soon desperate for closeness, in an agony of frustration, Murdoch and Danii will do anything to have each other. Together, can they find the key that will finally allow them to slake the overwhelming desire burning between them?


puts a daring spin on a tale of huntress and hunted...and concocts a sensual chemistry that is positively explosive.

Aleaha Love can be anyone -- literally. With only skin-to-skin contact, she can change her appearance, assume any identity. Her newest identity switch has made her an AIR (alien investigation and removal) agent and sends her on a mission to capture a group of otherworldly warriors. Only she becomes the captured. Breean, a golden-skinned commander known for his iron will who is at once dangerous and soul-shatteringly seductive, threatens her new life. Because for the first time, Aleaha only wants to be herself....

I don't know yet if I will have any copies of this book to giveaway or not.  I can't promise that I will, but if you are interested in the possibility of winning this book leave a comment or check back to see if this post has been revised.(See Update below)

In the meantime, I do have a couple of freebies for you to celebrate A Deep Kiss of Winter.  From Kresley Cole there is a free novella called "Warlord Wants Forever".  It is the first book in the Immortals After Dark series, and was originally published in the Playing Easy to Get anthology.  I missed this one somehow and so was very excited about the free e-novella, not to mention all of the bonus excerpts from all of the books in this series.  From Gena Showalter I have a couple of desktop Winter Kiss cover downloads  for your viewing pleasure, so that you can warm up by viewing this cover every day :)  So download and enjoy!!!

Update:  Great News!  Courtesy of Pocket books I have two copies of this paranormal anthology by New York Times bestselling authors Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter to give away.  Here's how you can enter to win:

Ways to earn entries:

  • Mandatory: Answer this question:  If you could "revamp" one holiday tradition what would it be and how would you make it different. (good for 1 entry) 
  • Become a follower of Seductive Musings, and/or mention that you are already a follower in your comment (good for 5 entries)
  • Blog about this contest on your blog and leave a link with your comment (good for 15 entries)
  • If you don't have a blog, don't worry you can earn extra entries by telling your friends. If they leave a comment on this post and mention that you sent them you can each earn extra entries (good for 5 entries for the referrer and the commenter for each friend) 
  • Purchase any item from the Seductive Musings Amazon store by using this link, or the Amazon widget contained within this post and email a copy of your purchase receipt to me no later than the deadline to enter (email available in sidebar). Sorry purchases made prior to this date do not apply, and link contained in this post must be used. No faxes or snail mail copies are allowed. No purchases are necessary to win. (good for 25 entries, or 50 entries if a purchase is made from the featured author's available titles)
How to enter:
  • You can choose to enter as many different ways that you want, but please place all of your entries in ONE comment
Rules and disclaimers: 
  • This contest is open to US addresses only
  • The contest will end on December 26th at 11:59 pm EST and winner will be posted after they have been selected
  • Winner will be selected using Random.org
  • The winner will have THREE days from the date they are posted to provide a mailing address. If you do not contact me within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit 
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice 
Good Luck!!!

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Mitzi H. December 21, 2009 at 2:16 AM  

I've always wanted to read The Immortal After Dark series, but haven't gotten around to it.

But what's really crazy is that I have Playing Easy To Get on my keeper shelf and never realized that it contained the beginning of this series.

I'll have to dig it out and reread it....It's been quite a while but I remember it was a great anthology.

Gena is a new author for me...I'll look at her web site for more info.

Thanks for the blog and Have A Merry Christmas!!!

mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

Artemis December 21, 2009 at 8:52 AM  

The Immortal After Dark Series is so intense. The vampire Wroth Brothers with their brides; I am at a loss for words.

Thank you for this novella. I always wondered about Nikolai. Now I sit and impatiently await "Pleasure Of A Dark Prince". *sigh*

Tamsyn December 21, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

I love Kresley Cole and have most of her books. I already have Deep Kiss of Winter and looking forward to reading it over the holidays. I have not read Gena Showalter's book before and hoping to check her out.

tetewa December 21, 2009 at 1:11 PM  

I'm a follower, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Linda Henderson December 21, 2009 at 1:53 PM  

I think if I could change anything I would like to celebrate Christmas in a warm climate one year. I think it would be a nice change from our cold and sometimes icy holiday. Have a wonderful and safe holiday season.

I am a follower

seriousreader at live dot com

Estella December 21, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

I would say I would have the christ put back in CHRISTmas.

I am a follower.

justpeachy36 December 21, 2009 at 11:52 PM  


Christmas has become so commercialized. I wish we could just change it back to how it used to be. That would be a real "revamping" of the traditions for sure.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I am a follower.

librarypat,  December 22, 2009 at 1:35 AM  

I am already a follower of Seductive Musings.

I'd change the tradition of office/club/group holiday parties with gift exchanges. You so often end up with things that you truly can't use or don't want. Instead of getting gifts for each other, designate a charity or good cause that needs help and support it. Spend what the usual gift price limit is on a direct donation or for items to be donated. We got it changed at my husband's work last year and they continued it this year. A women's club I belonged to changed this year with each member providing $10 worth of peanut butter for the food baskets the county was putting together. I know this is a trend that has started, but I'd like to see it spread.

alba December 22, 2009 at 4:52 AM  

You just the other day i went through my to be read pile I have 2 books each by these author UNREAD Shocking I know...
I have been in a reading funk lately I'm sure it's got to do with all the WhoopLa of the Holidays..
Maybe this will get be back to my reading normal...
Enjoy your Day....( great teasers:-}

Virginia C December 22, 2009 at 7:44 AM  

+1 I would make it mandatory that anyone who does not exhibit sufficiently effusive holiday spirit will become the official snow shoveler, dish washer, and gift assembler of the holiday season. Each time anyone utters "Bah Humbug", they will be required to contribute cash to any number of very worthy causes. Also, anyone with a hard, cold heart of stone who refuses to "Believe" will be visited by their three most annoying relatives.

+5 Already a follower : )

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

misskallie2000 December 22, 2009 at 4:09 PM  

1+ If I could "revamp" one holiday tradition it would be that Christmas Music must start playing on radio Nov 1st to put everyone into a great mood & in the Christmas Spirit, no grinches.

5+ already a follower
I have not read any of Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter books so would love to win one now.

misskallie at yahoo dot com

chelleyreads December 22, 2009 at 5:46 PM  

if i could "revamp" (as in vampires hehehe) one christmas tradition, all the christmas movies would feature hot vampire/werewolf/other supernatural men (a la twilight--i might not be into twilight craze but you can't deny the eye candy there). on a more serious note, i know more people christmas than kwanzaa and/or hanukkah but i'd love to see those holidays represented more.

+5 i'm an old follower

happy holidays everyone!!

michelle (aka chelleyreads)
bookmakeupreview AT gmail DOT com

Booklover1335 December 22, 2009 at 8:21 PM  

Virginia C, I like the way you think!!!

And Misskallie, I am with you 100%. Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit more than holiday music.

Angela_h,  December 22, 2009 at 9:58 PM  

I agree about the music, it can definately put people in the frame of mind for the holidays..lol. Thanks for the peek at the book.
+5 I am a follower. Merry Christmas!
angela underscore h at hotmail dot com

Stephanie G December 23, 2009 at 6:46 PM  

I would change the holiday music. I work at hotel so I get to listen to it for 8 hours straight, every shift from the day after Thanksgiving till the day after Christmas. It should be concidered a form of torture.

I'm a follower

Scorpio M. December 24, 2009 at 12:31 AM  

Don't hate me but one tradition I would revamp is the cutting of all these fresh trees just so that we have it in our living rooms for a couple of weeks. I love the smell of fresh pine but I honestly think it's a shame that all these trees have to be wasted.

+5 I am a follower.

Happy Holidays!

Scorpio M. December 24, 2009 at 12:34 AM  

sorry, forgot my e-mail...


Sue A. December 24, 2009 at 12:39 AM  

If I could "revamp" one holiday tradition it would be no Christmas displays in stores until mid-November. I just wish the holiday hadn't become so commercial.

I'm already a follower of Seductive Musings.

Marie December 24, 2009 at 5:15 PM  

I would like to revamp the "new" tradition of putting up the Christmas stuff in stores so early -- I love Christmas but not so early!

I am a follower.


ck.twilighter December 24, 2009 at 7:30 PM  

# Mandatory: Answer this question: If you could "revamp" one holiday tradition what would it be and how would you make it different. (good for 1 entry)

If I could revamp a Holiday tradition it would be to have a real white Christmas.... with snow and all that jazz. =) I have never been in snow and would love to have a tradition where I could experience it ever year.

# Become a follower of Seductive Musings, and/or mention that you are already a follower in your comment (good for 5 entries)

New follower here=) and loving the blog!!!

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