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Deep Kiss of Winter (Alien Huntress #3.5)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  25,819 Ratings  ·  922 Reviews
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KRESLEY COLE delivers a breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time . . . and a Valkyrie aching for his touch.

Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela—the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart beat for the first time in three hundred years. Yet the exquisite Danii is part ice fey, an

Mass Market Paperback, 520 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by Pocket Star (first published October 13th 2009)
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This book brings all the Wroth brothers stories together. This is Murdoch Wroth's story. I don't want to give to much away,…more
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This book brings all the Wroth brothers stories together. This is Murdoch Wroth's story. I don't want to give to much away, but to skip this book is to have a big black hole in the overall story line.
It also contains a story by Gena Showalter! If you have never read Gena's books you are in for a very delightful treat.(less)
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Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“I was alive back then. And all the Lore heard about the ruthless warlord brothers from Estonia. The general, the scholar, the enigma, and . . . the manwhore.”

Okay, I only read Untouchable by Kresley Cole, so I won't review another story which is a part of the Alien Huntress series written by Gena Showalter. Untouchable is a novella revolving around a Wroth brother. Murdoch Wroth is a manwhore but when he sets his eyes on Daniela, she makes his heart beat for the first time and he wants to cl
"They say I’m as fickle as winter, as shy as frost, and as indifferent as a blizzard. It’s rumored my body is pure as driven snow. Nobody imagines that I might be full of fire."

My review is only for Untouchable by Kresley Cole.

The main part of the story covers the events of the Immortals After Dark series from the first novella, The Warlord Wants Forever to the end of book 5, Dark Needs at Night’s Edge.

Murdoch and Nikolai (The Warlord Wants Forever) arrive in New Orleans together, and while
Sophia Triad
Murdoch Wroth, vampire & Daniela aka "Danii", Valkyrie and rightful queen of the Icere, the fey of the Frozen North

The practiced seducer is blooded by the virgin Ice Queen

If you loved children’s movie “Frozen”, you will absolutely love this book:
Cut through the heart cold and clear
Strike for love and strike for fear
See the beauty, sharp and sheer
Split the ice apart!
And break the frozen heart

Danii is not like the rest of the Valkyrie. She wants to be touched, to love, to be loved, to make
Sammy Loves Books
This review is for "Untouchable"

3.5 "This Vampire Sucked Ass" Stars

Murdoch Wroth


Murdoch is one of the famous Wroth brothers. They are all Forebearer Vampires, which means they do not drink from human flesh. Murdoch used to be a man whore, never sleeping with the same woman twice. He always made sure his lovers were pleased because positive word of mouth was the best advertisement.

When Murdoch was turned into a vampire 300 years ago, he lost all desire for sex. Not only did his heart stop beatin
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I'm rounding my rating up on this one, because I loved the Kresley Cole story enough on its own for five stars. The Gena Showalter story was a fairly solid four stars.

First of all, lets talk about how awesome "Untouchable" was. I liked Murdoch before I read this story, because the Wroth brother are four times hot! But, I didn't love him as much as Nikolai (swoon), Conrad (thud), and Sebastian (sigh). I'm not fond of womanizers. But somehow, I fell in love with Murdoch. I could see that his fear
Mar 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; fans of vampire romance
This review is for the Kresley Cole story, "Untouchable", only.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record regarding this series...I loved this book! Yes, when it comes to paranormal romances, I have a soft spot in my heart for vampires, so it stands to reason that I would enjoy this story about renowned sexy rake Murdoch Wroth (last of the unattached Wroth vampires) and his 'Bride', the beautiful Daniela the Ice Maiden. I won't get into the plot, since there's a nice synopsis that goes with th
3 1/2 to 4 stars

I liked Deep Kiss of Winter, the 8th book in the Immortal After Dark series, but I didn't love it. (FYI: Deep Kiss of Winter is actually a novella that has been included in an anthology.) There was just too much contention and vacillating emotions between the two main characters, Murdock and Daniela, for me to fully enjoy or connect with their love story. I understand why it was such a difficult road to their happily-ever-after, since they could not physically touch each other th
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review is for UNTOUCHABLE by Kresley Cole (book 1 of this anthology).

Look, at this point, Kresley Cole** can do no wrong in my eyes. This was my 15th book by this author and I've yet to read about 'the same character caught in a similar predicament trying to resolve the same conflict', if that makes sense. This author's imagination is impeccable! I can't even begin to comprehend her ability to come up with such unique scenarios/characters. And don't even get me started on her flawless writi
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Mild Spoilers

This review is for Kresley Cole - Untouchable (Immortals After Dark #8)

This book was good, but it was not as good as the other wroth brother's stories. What can I say I have a thing for the wroth brothers. I enjoyed the story. Enjoyed Murdoch and Daniela. The only reason I took a star away is they both kissed other people and the cheating thing drives me crazy even if it was just a kiss before they were in a committed relationship or they pulled away whatev still don't like it. Othe
A Deep Kiss of Winter combines two stories from paranormal romance writers Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter.

Untouchable - Kresley Cole: 4 stars

This story is like an Immortals After Dark-megamix! Except for the Woede, we see (or hear about) just about everyone in the series! And it was so much fun to catch up.
In Untouchable we witness Murdoch “man-whore” Wroth and Danielle the Ice Maiden (and Valkyrie) fall in love. People who’ve never read a book of the IAD-series might not like the story. The
Penny Watson
Untouchable by Kresley Cole

First of all, I have not read Gena Showalter's story yet. This review is only for Kresley Cole's novella, Untouchable. Second, I am an idiot. I did not realize as I was clicking that fun little button for primetime customers at Amazon that this was a freakin' hardcover. So, I am doubly irked that I did not like this story, and I paid out the wazoo for it.

Okay, I am seriously disappointed. Lots of folks loved this story, and I was all jazzed up. I did not love KC's las
People had issues with the hero in Untouchable, Kresley Cole's entry in this duology. I guess I wasn't as hard on Murdoch because I have SO dated him. (I.E.- at my age, all I ever run into is commitment phobes!) So I totally got Murdoch. Why then would I like him? Because he overcomes his fears, changes, and sticks with her. THAT is the heart of a good love story, imo. I LOVED both Dani and Murdoch and I loved them together. As another person observed- Cole knows how to write winning characters ...more
Jul 23, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: IAD fans who follow the series
Shelves: paranormal

**Sigh sigh** both books were a disappointment for me. Showalter’s was a disaster but I wasn’t expecting much from her story to begin with because she’s not an author that seems to work for me even if I had a teeny tiny hope based on the jacket blurb. Her story is more of a 2 star rating while the Cole one barely makes it to a 3 and I was really looking forward to it which is what makes it even worse.

Cole’s story, Untouchable, tells the story of Murdoch Wroth and Daniela the Ice Maiden. Murdoch
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Mandi Schreiner
Oct 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review/Rating for Untouchable by Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series has been a hit or miss with me. Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night, Bowen and Mariketa’s story being a big hit, and her last couple especially her latest full length novel, Kiss of a Demon King a big miss. I wasn’t even that excited to read this book, but I am so glad I did. Untouchable has brought my love for Kresley Cole back in a big way.

Murdoch Wroth is a vampire, turned three hundred years ago against his
Mar 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, anthologies
Really enjoyed Daniela and Murdoch's story. I didn't think it was as romantic as the other books, but the "loving and the smexing" was great! Loved the Epilogue too.
This is only book of IAD that I did not like.
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
This review is just for Untouchable (#8 Immortals After Dark series) by Kresley Cole in this anthology Deep Kiss of Winter.

(4 Stars)

I really enjoyed this. This is the 8th story in the Immortals After Dark series. It is about Murdoch Wroth, a.k.a "The Manwhore” (this really irks him LOL), one of the Wroth vampire brothers, and Daniela the Ice Maiden, the half Valkyrie, half ice fey. I really felt for Daniela whose Iceren blood means she cannot be touched as it burns her and causes her great pain.
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
5 Untouchable stars

The story of a woman who couldn't touch anyone without suffering and a man who had "touched" way too many women in his mortal life. Can Daniela, a girl made of Ice, and Murdoch, a man hot as fire, find a way to be together or should they give up?

“When do you give up on someone you love?”

This book is as fun as it is heart-wrenching. At some points I felt so sad for Dani I actually teared up. It must be so frustrating not to be able to touch anyone. Still Dani never gave up an
Yz the Whyz
Jul 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Danii and Murdoch's story. A novella that spans the time from Nikolai and Myst storyline up to Conrad and Neomi's book, so it is fun to read tidbits from a different perspective of events that have happened in the previous books. As usual Cole's story is funny and poignant at the same time, as she gives her h/h almost insurmountable obstacles to their path to true love. A great addition to the Immortals After Dark stories.

The second novella is my first introduction to Showalter's Alien Hunt
*** NOTE: This rating is for Kresley Cole's UNTOUCHABLE only! ***

If you're a fan of the Immortal After Dark series, you'll want to read this novella. It's about Murdoch, the remaining unattached Wroth brother, and Daniella, the Ice Queen, and even though it's a short story, its development spans several months and it's interwoven with all the previous books in the series. It was very interesting to revisit previous events from a different point of view while enjoying the complicated development
"Deep Kiss of Winter" is a set of books that include "Untouchable " by Kresley Cole and "Tempt Me Eternally" by Gena Showalter, this review focuses only on "Untouchable" which is the eighth book in the "Immortals After Dark" series... This addition to the series centers around Murdoch Wroth, a forbearer vampire, and Daniela, part Valkyrie part Icere Fey... the story runs parallel to Nikolai's, Sebastian's, and Conrad's (Murdoch's brothers) stories... once again Kresley Cole connects each of thes ...more
Deep Kiss of Winter was the first time I've read authors Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter (though Showalter's Intertwined is sitting in my TBR pile). Deep Kiss of Winter actually contains two books: Untouchable and Tempt Me Eternally.

I found the mythology in Untouchable to be interesting. The story combined lore from the worlds of the fae, vampires, Valkyrie, demons, and more. I learned things about mythical creatures that I hadn't known before, and I thought the story was extremely well-research
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reread Review August 11,2017

4+ "Untouchable" Stars!

No new thoughts except that I loved how this story started from the beginning of the series and brought us up to the current times (at the time this book was written- I think there are 16, or maybe more books by now). This one has a lot of spoilers for the previous books so be aware of that if you read the series out of order. It's a new story along with being kind of a review of all the previous stories in the series. Loved Danii and Murdock! T

Kresley Cole's Untouchable featured two of the whiniest, least self-aware characters I've ever come across. Love stories that rely on miscommunication--well, in this case, a refusal to communicate might be more apt--leave me cold. After two thousand years, Daniela hasn't thought to try toys? How precious. And being blooded sure doesn't turn Murdoch into a peach. Also, the concurrent timeline with other IAD books meant endless numbers of (boring) recaps of previous books. This novella is a
Trust Cole to use an impossible relationship set-up, in which the couple can't even touch each other without injury, as the gateway to some very creative sex. Murdoch and Danii have a lot going against them: he's a Vampire, she's half-Valkyrie and thus his sworn enemy; he's a notorious man-ho who's afraid to commit, she's a lonely virgin who desperately wants to be loved. But though a good therapist might solve those problems, nothing can fix the fact that Danii is also half Icere, and so cold t ...more
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anthology
I'm a fan of Kresley Cole, but Gena Showalter, not so much, so I was pleasantly surprised that I liked both short stories in this book. I had never read an Alien Huntress book or story before, but the one included here was very,very good. THe alpha male put me off a bit in the beginning, but he won me over completely by the end. It was quite some time ago that I read this, but I remember there being a scene in Cole's story involving an icicle that was ,um, really memorable. Funny the parts of th ...more
This review is only for Kresley Cole's story, Untouchable.

Closer to 2.5 stars but rounded up...

This is by far my least favourite story in the IAD series. Maybe because it was a novella or maybe because there was nothing that particularly stood out about Daniela apart from her ice cold skin. Even Holly from Dark Desires After Dusk had a more distinct personality - annoying as she was.

Off to the next!
Cold is not sexy. I only read Deep Kiss of Winter, by Kresley Cole. It was okay, but probably my least favorite of the bunch so far. However, it started off beautifully, and ended nicely with all four Wroth brothers and their brides spending Christmas at the newly refurbished castle.

As for writing style, Cole is good, but I just gotta say, the stinger about the phone number (view spoiler) is getting soooo old. Groan. How many books gonna have it?

And "intone" rubs me
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He went still. “What are you talking about?”

“I was alive back then. And all the Lore heard about the ruthless warlord brothers from Estonia. The general, the scholar, the enigma, and . . . the manwhore.”
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