Review and #Win: NORTH OF NEED, by Laura Kaye

Ready for some romance? So…when I first started reading Laura Kaye’s North of Need, I’d never thought about a snowman being sexy. I mean, big round balls of cold wet stuff? Eww. It didn’t take many pages to change my mind, and now I’m anxious waiting for winter to see if we have any snow this year (not a guarantee here in the sultry South). Want to win a copy? Read on…
THE OFFICIAL BLURB: While attempting to escape the agonizing memories she associates with Christmas, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband and collapses in tears against the snowman at the sight of what she’ll never have. Called to life by the power of Megan’s tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity. Megan is drawn to Owen’s mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things, and her heart opens enough to believe he’s a Christmas miracle. But this miracle comes with an expiration before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow’s grief and learn to trust love again, or she’ll lose Owen forever.

MY THOUGHTS: I don’t want to give too much away here, but this is a tender yet hot (in a chilly sort of way) paranormal romance, with a heroine you can’t help but root for. Megan isn’t your normal kickass girl, or even a normal flirty girl. She’s a widow whose beloved husband died on Christmas, and she is so heartbroken she hasn’t been able to move on. She still goes to their cabin getaway during the holidays so she can feel closer to her late husband, but it doesn’t work. Enter Owen, who has his own damage and his own past to bounce back from.  This is a new spin on the paranormal romance, without a vampire or shapeshifter to be seen. But you’ll like what you do find…and that’s all I’m gonna say!

THE GIVEAWAY: Want to win a copy of North of Need? Tell me your favorite book or movie that involves snow. It’s not the least bit romantic, but remember Stanley Kubrick’s version of Stephen King’s “The Shining”? *mutters “redrum”* There were amazing snow vistas in that movie. Um…you guys are going to have to tell me some wintertime paranormals that aren’t horror stories! You know the routine: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet. Chill out!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

28 thoughts on “Review and #Win: NORTH OF NEED, by Laura Kaye

  1. Now that you mentioned The Shining, it makes me think of even more horror movies with snow. LOL Like ‘Let the Right One In’, with beautiful (and bloody) snow scenerios. Oh, and ‘Contagion’ has a very cute and romantic snow angel scene. 🙂 I loved all the ‘Thor’ scenes in snow, too. I mean, who wouldn’t? 😛 yummy Chris!!

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    thanks for the chance!

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  2. Ooh ooh ooh! Can I play? How about Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dance with the Devil (Zarek’s book, mostly set in Alaska).

    Thanks for the kind words and the giveaway, Suzanne! Good luck everyone!

  3. Vivian Arend’s Granite lake wolf series takes place in Alaska and has some amazing snow scenes! But, the Hottest winter scene I can think of is in Kresley Cole’s Deep Kiss of Winter, you will never think of icicles again with out blushing!

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  4. I love watching Home Alone! Such a fun and snowy movie.

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  5. I have to agree with Joni. One my fav movies of all time is White Christmas. You can’t get more snow involved than that. I really want this book, it sounds fantastic! Thanks for the wonderful contest. +1 Comment, +1 Follower

  6. Narnia yes, i loved the magical aspect of the snow

    but the golden compas too has good scene in the snow

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  7. Favorite snow scenes – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis – plenty of snow there! Brr! Another is The Fellowship of the Ring (Lord of the Rings) by Tolkien when they climbed the slopes of Caradhras. Both were awesome books and movies!


  8. Argh–I can’t believe I forgot about the LOTR scenes when they’re climbing Caradhras and the beefy alphas have to carry the hobbits. Sean Bean and Viggo Mortenson….now THERE was some fine casting 🙂

  9. One movie that comes to mind that involves snow is XXX with Vin Diesel. Nice action sequence that involved snow. good movie.

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  10. Probably my favorite series right now is Patricia Briggs’ Alpha/Omega. The first novel, Cry Wolf, is set in Montana in the winter. The lead characters spend most of the book hiking through the snowy mountains tracking an evil witch. It’s a fantastic novel and a fantastic series but just thinking about it is making me cold.

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  11. My favorite movie is White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye! I watch it every Christmas 🙂

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  12. I have to go with Babes in Toyland, the one that stars a young Keanu Reeves, love that movie 🙂

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  13. oh, that’s so easy, The Shining of course but another is Big White with Robin Williams and Holly Hunter.

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  14. well, I’m a sucker for Christmas-related movies, so snow just makes me think about them!

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  15. Last year’s Dr Who’s Christmas Special entitled Christmas Carol.

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