BOM: Winter Kiss, Deborah Cooke

September 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm (Book of the Month Club, Deborah Cooke, General, New Releases) (, , , , , , , )

Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-451-22843-7

The mysterious Dragon’s Blood Elixir gives immortality to Magnus, the Pyr’s greatest enemy, and his minions. The Pyr must destroy this source of power, and outcast Delaney vows to complete the quest himself. Delaney was exiled because of his dangerous impulses, and success in eliminating the Elixir will either redeem him or end his suffering.
But his plans don’t take into account his sudden firestorm—or fiery Ginger Sinclair. The firestorm revitalizes Delaney, restoring him to his old self. And when Ginger learns about Delaney’s mission, she realizes she cannot resist a strong man with a noble agenda.

Deborah Cooke continues on her epic journey of the life struggles of the Pyr, she takes a refreshing turn and delves into the possibility of the superior intelligence of infants. The Buddhists in Asia believe that their beloved Dali Lama is reincarnated over and over again throughout the eons, compiling his knowledge and wisdom. Deborah examines that theory with her own oracle in Winter Kiss. The theory that an infant can pass on knowledge given her from a higher source. Whether she understands what she is passing along isn’t quite as important as getting people to listen to her. As we humans struggle with our divine path, so does Delany, rebuking the signs bestowed upon him. Believing his way is the only resolution to the Pyr’s dilemma. In this, Delany struggles against the gift given to him, to carry out the destiny he believes to be true.

I certainly didn’t struggle against the gifts Deborah bestowed upon me in Winter Kiss. I blazed right through this novel, holding my breath most of the time. Panting a little, I admit, through some very hot romantic scenes. Exhaling as the characters started piecing together the signs to solve their latest enigma. Enjoying as I do, reading a novel that, even in the tiniest ways I can relate to my own life. (and no, I’m not referring back to the sexy parts, wink, wink.) Instead, I reflect on the main characters and their love of farming.  Thomas Jefferson once stated, “…cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens…” God’s little signs pointing the way down my own proper path, I suppose.
∞Penelope Fitzgerald


  1. Michele said,

    Wow, great review Penelope!!!! I love this series and cannot wait till November 3rd. I have loved the previous three stories but am drawn to hear Delaney’s story. Sounds like his story is worth the wait 🙂

  2. Cathy said,

    Interesting concept. Looking forward to this next book. Have really enjoyed the first 3.

  3. Anne C said,

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series. I am soo glad the new release is almost here!! This cover ROCKS!!

  4. Teresa D'Amario said,

    Wow, this is great. I Can’t wait to read this. I love this entire series.

  5. Colleen said,

    I have to admit that I have not read this series yet! It looks like I am missing out on something good!!! 😉

  6. Colleen said,

    I was just wondering… for the last 2 BOMs, I never saw a winner posted. Is it because others did not come back and post? I was just curious…

  7. Deborah Cooke said,

    Well, it says something about the chaotic state of my life that I didn’t even realize this review was posted already! Thanks so much, Penelope, for the kind words. Interesting connection between Zoe and the Dalai Lama, one that hadn’t occurred to me. I am glad that you enjoyed the book.

    Thanks Michele, Cathy, Anne and Teresa. Delaney’s story was a special one for me – I just LOVE a wounded hero who is healed by the power of love. I hope you all think WINTER KISS is worth the wait.


  8. WINTER KISS – Today’s the Day! « Shapeshifter Romance said,

    […] Romance Reviews Today calls WINTER KISS “a terrific novel” – read more HERE – and we have two, count ‘em TWO, five blue ribbon reviews from Romance Junkies! The first says WINTER KISS is what epic love stories are made from,” while the second says “[s]izzling hot love scenes and explosive emotions make WINTER KISS a must read!” And of course, there was a great review right here on SSR from Penelope Fitzgerald – if you missed it, it’s right HERE. […]

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