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Winter Princess

Paranormal Reverse Harem (Daughter of Winter, Book 1)
Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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One sassy demi-goddess. Four hot Guardians. And a few evil people.

As a demi-goddess, Wyn has always stood out from the human crowd. And now, on her 22nd birthday, her magic finally surfaces with a bang. A big bang. She'll need the help of not one, but four (sexy) Guardians to control her destructive powers. If only they weren't so distracting....

Her mother, the Winter Queen, waits for Wyn in the Realms of Gods, but there are enemies who will try and prevent her from ever reaching the Realms, even if that means going to war.

Will Wyn be able to survive the journey? And if she does, can she resist falling for her Guardians?

A full-length reverse harem novel. 18+

©2017 Skye MacKinnon (P)2018 Skye MacKinnon

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  • Dim
  • 17-09-2018

Snore fest

I could not get into this book. I don't know if it's the way it's narrated or if it's the story line. It's meant to be a modern day text but the narrator makes it sound like it's written in the middle ages. The narrator has a nice enough voice and can do an enjoyable Scottish accent, but all other sentences are rushed and lack emotion. There is one very under whelming romance scene. I'm listening to the next in the series but I'm already not enjoying it.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 30-03-2018

Different for me

Every once in a while, I like to venture out of my comfort zone and listen to a book that is not my usual genres of choice. This one popped up at just the right time, I needed a break and Skye MacKinnon gave it to me! Wynter is a demigod that has reached the age where her magic would come into full force. Her mother has sent for her to come to the realm and to escort her are 4 guardians. I could not help but see these men as male muses and with that I kept it in my head as a Greek God type of story, almost cartoonish at times. With the adventure that Wyn has set out on, the protection of these four men and the danger she was up against, the book was full of mystery, intrigue and passion. MacKinnon is very creative with her imagery, and I loved how completely awkward Wynter is, which for me made her a more relatable character. The book is a nice change of pace.

This story has so much going on that it needs an incredibly talented narrator. Laurel Schroeder is the perfect fit, with her many distinguishable voices, the convincing accents and her wonderful story telling ability. I loved her performance!

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  • sherry Christenson
  • 14-04-2018

Great story

I didn’t know what I was getting when I purchased this book. I purchased because of Laurel Schroeder narration so I missed the part of it being a revered harem. I am usually not a fan of sex scenes or multiple partners. That being said it was so tastefully done and well written as well as being such an intricate part of the story that I didn’t mind. Winter Princess has a great story like with well developed characters the only thing I didn’t like was that it ended. I will picking up the next book in the series right away.

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  • Kimberly Smith
  • 08-04-2018

Different and entertaining read

I really enjoyed this story. It was completely different from what I was expecting, different from anything I’ve read before, and I loved it! It’s full of magic and wonder that kept me entertained from beginning to end. I can’t wait for book 2.
Laurel Schroeder is one of my favorite narrators, and the reason I listened to this book. That said, I was completely amazed by her performance. Her narration is ALWAYS fabulous, but this time she has outdone herself. Her character voices and accents were outstanding and absolutely brought this story to life!

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  • Brandie @AudiobookObsession
  • 31-03-2018

Interesting story

I was very intrigued with the story line. I love stories where a characters powers are still developing as something new can always pop up. Nothing is impossible. I thought the characters were well developed. There are a lot of main characters so I am still looking forward to learning more about them but that is to be expected. Book 2 should hopefully clear up some of the unknowns.

Narration was good- Laurel has a beautiful voice and a great accent for this book.

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  • Christy D
  • 11-08-2018

Winter Princess

Wyn is a demi-goddess and her mother has sent her to the earth to live with the humans in hopes of protecting her. She has sheltered her, her entire life. Not giving her much information on her magic or what life is really like in her mothers world. On her 22nd birthday her magical powers will choose a path but her human family have not been prepared for what is about to happen. Her mother makes a mistake in not sending for her sooner. Her new guards must protect and teach her how to handle her changes while trying to get her to her mothers palace. Laurel Schroeder does an amazing job on the narration.

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  • Courtney Dunham
  • 03-07-2018

Love the story, but not so much the narrator 😢

I loved the Daughter of Winter series by Skye MacKinnon! Can't wait to read more in the series and catch up on her others series, especially on audiobook. I love the dynamics with the guys and Wyn as a main character. She has to grow up pretty fast, overcome her issues with her powers, and help keep her and her guys safe until they can reach her mother. Definitely my favorites are Crispin and Arc!! I can't wait to read more of the series (I had started the serials but got sidetracked so now I am catching up haha).

I think the problem I had with the narrator is that she was fine when doing the guys, but I couldn't stand about 50% of the time when she was playing Wyn. The breathing/lisp that sounded forced at times bugged me. It wasn't enough to stop me from listening but I didn't get the feeling like I do with some audiobooks with dying to keep listening/sneaking some time in during work breaks.

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  • Heather North @AudiobookObsession
  • 22-05-2018

Fantastic listen!

Loved the characters and the story, I was hooked from start to finish following Wyn and her guys as she learns about herself. Amazing narrator, she really brought the story to life by giving the characters distinct personalities through use of tone and accents for each character. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 14-04-2018

It’s a fantastic 5 star book and love

Loved loved this listen. The author took an everyday lady and gave her powers . The authors imagination was surreal . The story is hot . With lots of petting and flirting.
Wyn thought she was an ordinary lady living with human parents. Little did she know she was Demi god . On her birthday after she reached a certain age her gifts were developed. One day her gifts were triggered off my her thoughts destroyed her home.
All of a sudden she had 4 guardians. Yes all were male . Frost , Storm , Crispen and Arc
Lots of events happened to her, first there were others out to get her. And Wyn had to learn to control her gifts .
After one incident 3 of her 4 guardians surrendered her and started to touch her . She looked around for the missing guardian. It was Crispen. Wyn wanted him to touch her .
The narrator was fantastic. She knew how to do the story . Knew where the part of the story needed a certain pitch .
Grab it and learn who is after her. Does Wyn meet her mother. And who of the 4/ends up with her or is it all 4

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  • laura
  • 14-04-2018

Loved it!

This was the first book I've read/listened to by Skye MacKinnon and I absolutely loved it! Winter is so realistic. She is not perfect, but tries to do the right things. Ms. MacKinnon's writing makes you think that you're right there with Winter, seeing and feeling everything that she does. Laurel Schroeder did a wonderful job with the narration. She has a beautiful voice and you could tell the characters apart. Can't wait for the next book!

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  • Annette Schwartz
  • 14-04-2018

Awesome book!!

This author has a wonderful imagination. Wyn has been sent to live in human world until her mother summons her. Four guardians are sent to bring her home to her world of magic and intrigue. Alone the way she learns to use her powers. I don’t want to give away the end so I will just say it’s a must read!!
The narrator does an awesome job with the characters.

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  • Marie Palmer
  • 01-12-2018

Bring on Book 2!

Talk about leaving you wanting more! This book was fantastic I can’t wait to get book 2 started...I need more!
Magic, Demons, Steaming sexual chemistry, intrigue, Battles, humour and unicorn farts.
Sky MacKinnon had me gripped from the beginning and didn’t loosen that grip in the least throughout or at the end.
Laurel Schroeders characterisation is wonderful and she handles the accents well. I especially like the way she purrs Wins hormonal adolescence to life.

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  • Mandy Sawyer
  • 09-11-2018

A whole new world!

What a start to this world. Great characters with a very strong storyline. Wonderful narration from Laurel. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Willow Star Serenity
  • 23-10-2018

I NEED MORE!!!!

With the exception of a minor thing that I didn't fully agree with, I really adored this book. And the thing that I didn't really agree with is something that I'm beginning to come around to. At the beginning I was flabbergasted. At the end, it made a lot of sense to me. I guess I wish the approach had been different. I'd love to see some back story to this series. Maybe some memories of Win's childhood would be beneficial to the story line. Obviously not the childhood in general, but some memories involving her mother. Maybe some memories of her mother as well. All in all, I really really enjoyed this book and I'm so happy that I had the chance to read it. I want more! I wholeheartedly fully recommend this book!

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  • Ninjacat
  • 05-05-2018

A fabulous story beautifully brought to life

I read this story when it was first published and when I saw it was on audio I just had to get it as I enjoyed the story so much. I have listened to other stories narrated by Laurel Schroeder so I was intrigued as to what she would sound like narrating this story and let me tell you I was NOT disappointed!!!

The narrator really captures the essence of Wyn, she really bought all the characters to life and did justice to the exciting story being read, I love audio books but a few of my favourite books I bought on audio and was disappointed with the narrator but I am so glad this was not the case

I really enjoyed listening to this amazing story and am so excited for the next book to be bought to life in audio, I highly recommend this audio and the fantastic story

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  • Shy G.
  • 10-02-2019

My Thoughts on Winter Princess

This series starter blew me away. Within the first few chapters I was absolutely hooked. I love the characters, the suspense, the intrigue. I love the steadily developing relationship between Wyn and her guardians. I just loved it all. I was even ok with the cliff hanger ending, but only because I get to jump right into the next story asap.

I loved the narration. Laurel Schroder is one of my favorites and I hope she continues to narrate all of these because she just has one of those voices that is entertaining and has a broad range for the different characters.

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  • Jacquie Stolz
  • 07-02-2019

unique slow burn RH

This is a unique spin on a tale of the old gods. A daughter of the mother of gods just as she comes into her powers and the Guardians sent to protect and bring her to her biological mother. Love the narrator and story, will definitely listen to the remainder of the series.

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  • Sophy Sorn
  • 23-01-2019

Can’t connect

This book has a very great storyline, however I don’t feel connected to the heroine. She seems selfish and immature. She destroy things just because she doesn’t liked an answer and she’s saying one thing and act another. It’s a little frustrating on her ups and down. Laurel Schroeder did a very great job in narrating the book.

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 22-01-2019

Enjoyable PNR

I love a good paranormal romance, and Winter Princess was just that. Good. Nothing more and nothing less. The story had plenty of potential, the synopsis lays it out for you so I won’t repeat it. I loved the characters, at times however I wanted more..... more what you say? I’m not sure, more feelings maybe. I felt like it was missing a little something that I just could’t put my finger on. Basically, I had no problem taking a break from the story, when I was listening to it I was engaged and enjoying it, when I wasn’t listening, I wasn’t thinking about it, and I love a book that I never want to put down. I love wondering what will happen next, I love anticipating the characters every thought, and that wasn’t happening with Winter Princess. All that said, it was an enjoyable PNR, although I’m not sure yet if I will continue on to book 2. Watch this space. The narration from Laurel Schroeder was faultless, no complaints there.

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  • Julie D
  • 17-01-2019

I love the story!!

I loved this story. Winter and her guys are quite good together and the storyline makes me want more!!!! I can’t wait for the best one.

It took me awhile to get used to Laurel Schroeder’s voice, but I got used to her and liked her by the end.

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  • Luv2Read
  • 12-01-2019

A unique RH storyline

I enjoyed this book; it's a good beginning to a unique storyline. The narrator did a good job performing the story. At times, I was a little bothered by her voice when she was reading, but she did a great job with the Scottish accent of Arc (one of Wyn's guardians). I occasionally got annoyed with Wyn's character and how immature some of her inner dialogue was, but I hope she will grow as the series continues. I was really intrigued with the storyline and the inclusion of various mythological characters. The majority of the book revolves around Wyn and her four guardians traveling to Beira's realm after Wyn's 22nd birthday. We also see Wyn and her guardians trying to learn how to cope with Wyn's powers and the developing relationship between them. The story is solely in Wyn's POV, with the exception of the epilogue. The book doesn't end in a cliffhanger, but the author does a good job of ending the book in a way that makes the reader eager to see how the story is going to progress and how the characters will deal with the next set of conflicts/obstacles. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.