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!
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.
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!