• Winter Heiress

  • Daughter of Winter, Book 2
  • By: Skye MacKinnon
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Please stand for the Daughter of Winter, the Slayer of Demons, the Heir to the Throne, her Royal Highness, the Lady Wynter."

Wyn thought everything would be unicorns and rainbows once she reached her mother's palace.

The last things she expected were assassination attempts, the Summer King readying for war, and, worst of all, frilly dresses.

But all of that is pushed to the side when one of her Guardians needs her help. They're hers. And she'll protect them while keeping her vow to protect the Realm. No matter the cost.

This is the second novel in the Daughter of Winter series, a paranormal reverse harem romance for listeners 18 years old and older.

©2018 Skye MacKinnon (P)2018 Skye MacKinnon

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New developments

I love the world that we are exploring. Great characters, intriguing plot, suspense unfolding. I would have loved a little more heat for a RH but all in all, a great story.

Great Narration- Well read, great accent~ Laurel always keeps it interesting and holds your attention.

Looking forward to book 3!

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Great Continuation

As always the narrator was amazing. The storyline kept me engaged and intrested throughout the entire book. I did shed a couple tears at the ending, but can't wait to see where S.M. will take me next.

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Winter Heiress

I love that the story picks up as you left book 1. But it ends making you need more. Wyn is getting more adjusted to her life in the palace and learning her part. Of course things are never quite what you think in a palace. Never knowing who to trust other than her guardians. An attempt to kill Wyn makes her realize how fragile life can be, but the attacks against them don't end with her this time. Laurel Schroeder does an amazing job on the narration and delivers a flawless performance.

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I’m so in love

I am seriously loving this series. Follow Winter as she tries to figure out life at court and who is behind the threats on her life. The narrator does such a good job on this series. I can not wait for the next one especially after that ending.

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Great Sense of Humor and Narrator

I loved this story! This is an amazing continuation. It made me love all the characters more. I loved the sense of humor in this book. The narrator was great for this book. She was also very easy to understand.

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Great story

** spoiler alert ** While I thought book one of this series was a little slow-going and felt there wasn’t that much happening, I really liked book two. But obviously, book one had something to pique my interest enough to go ahead and purchase book two. As I stated in my book one review, who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by a group of attractive men whose job it is to protect you. 😉

The biggest…question I had with book two was regarding Chrispin’s attitude. While in book one he was the least forthcoming of the guardians, he was more likely to keep his distance from Wyn, rarely talked or showed he cared about anything, in book two, he was joking around (right at the beginning and throughout) and seemed to have done a 180. What was going on with him? Did the author forget he wasn’t as outgoing as the other three guardians?

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I feel like I missed a big part between the two books also. When/how did Wyn get her magic back? I guess I somehow missed that part. Last I listened to (audiobook version), Wyn’s magical cave had rocks blocking the entrance and her magic was trapped inside, and no one seemed to be able to help her.

The immortality test Wyn took…well, I wasn’t a fan of that part. I guess it’s just that Wyn comes across as dumb or some other negative adjective. It’s like with the mental test, she knows her parents aren’t actually around, and knows that the test will involve someone/something trying to break into her mind barrier. Yet, she freaks out when she sees her parents on the other side and feels she has to get them inside with her. What would she have done had they been bad? Then during the magical test, a version of Bayra appears. Again, this is a test. These aren’t the real people, yet Wyn seems clueless like she’s forgotten what’s going on. It left me feeling annoyed.

Moving on, one of the things that stuck with Wyn when she fought the fake Bayra was when she was told that Bayra had been waiting for her birth, so she could kill her. Um…had Bayra not really wanted Wyn, why would she have waited for Wyn’s birth and not done something about the pregnancy sooner? That part didn’t make sense and left me wondering how Wyn didn’t pick up on that. Although, I’m under the suspicion that the author didn’t fully grasp what she was saying there. No offense to the author!

Bayra ends up telling Wyn that her guardian father hadn’t been magically-inclined. How so? It seems like everyone in Bayra’s world has magical capabilities. Speaking of magic, given Bayra is the Mother of the Gods, how is she not the most powerful? I didn’t understand that. I mean, Wyn seems to have more control over a larger array of elements than her mother does. Or when we’re told that the Moragan has three-times the magic than Bayra. How in the world did Bayra give her that much magic?

One of my pet peeves when it comes to reading/listening to/watching a sex scene is when the main characters don’t clean themselves off afterward, especially the female. Is it just me? It’s like, how do you do that…then just roll over and go to sleep. Sorry, but no! And with Wyn, she has sex with two guardians, one after the other, two times the cum, and afterward just gets her clothes back and goes about her day. HOW? Or what about pregnancy?

When Auk and Wyn send the converted demon to her parents’ house, how did Auk think that was the best of ideas given the situation. The demon might have been recommended, but the demons were after Wyn. It would have made more sense to send another guardian or used some other magical capability.

In the end, I'm very interested in acquiring book three of this series.

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Wow lots happening here

Yes indeed, action packed and relationships forged left, right and center. Look forward to magical mayhem while this human discovers her reality.

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Good book

Good book with a storyline the continues to be interesting. The characters show development as the story goes on and we get to meet a new character in this book as well.

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Winter Heiress

A steamy reverse harem, that picks right up where the first book ended. Wyn is trying to fit in, as the daughter of the Queen. She never expected it to be so difficult... the expectations, learning to control her magic, the ties to her Guardians, and then there’s the attempt on her life.

I love the world and storyline that Skye MacKinnon creates, and I’m looking forward to continuing with the series.

Laurel Schroeder kept me entertained and engaged throughout. Her performance was well done.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Wow

Oh wow. This series just gets better and better. I can’t wait to see where this storyline is going to go. It’s so so captivating. I’m hooked. Written well and yet another great performance from Laurel.
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  • Terra Dorn
  • 04-03-19

Who wants sparklies???

I'm really enjoying this series. Book two is definitely more intense than the first book. Things in the plot are starting to build and things are changing for our otherwise lighthearted MC. There is more intimacy between the MC and her guardians in this book which makes for some good sexy time scenes. I can't wait to get started on book three and see where this story goes!!

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  • Marie
  • 12-03-18

Great continuation

I love how this book follows straight on from the first, no wasting time going over old ground!
This time we bond with characters, delving into pasts, getting to know and understand them, learning about the realms and the gods. Throw in some more hot steamy sex, rainbows, assassins, Magic, Death, and Unicorn Sparkles and end with heartbreaking news, and you have yourselves a fantastic book 2
Author and Narrator symmetry still going strong.

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  • Mia Harper
  • 11-01-20

Hot guardians

Another enjoyable read, plenty of intrigue and steamy encounters, I love that Win's not the 'frilly dress' kind of girl! Definately need the next book now, Laurell Schroeder's narration is good. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 06-18-20

Love It.

I'm loving this series the characters are amazing I love Wyn and her guys. I love the world the author has built. I love the adventure and drama that unfolds. This book has so many things going on and it definitely kept my interest from start to finish. This was an amazing second book. Can't wait to see where it goes from here. 🎧AudiobookObsession

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  • Ginger
  • 09-17-19

Reviewed for Audiobook Obsession

Lady Wynter, Wyn for short is finding her new life exasperating, monotonous, sometimes wishes for her adopted parents, her blue jeans, her only constant is her guardians, learning about there pasts, and new adventures in her new realm, then we find things changing Wyn’s life as she new it is full of intrigue, suspense, twists turns and chaos.
Laurel Schroeder narrates and brings these many characters to life.

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  • JuttaS
  • 09-09-19

Answers but even more questions! Great narration

Laurel Schroeder carries on her great job with the narration in this story. It's so comforting being able to pick straight up with the characters.

Ohhhhhh you cannot leave it there! So many questions, so many..... can't finish that due to spoilers....It is great watching the relationships build between Wyn and her guys and all those around her. The story is moving forward with many tiny twists and more questions being posed for those that have been answered. Bring on the next book!!!

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  • Brandie @AudiobookObsession
  • 08-16-19

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I love the world that we are exploring. Great characters, intriguing plot, suspense unfolding. I would have loved a little more heat for a RH but all in all, a great story.

Great Narration- Well read, great accent~ Laurel always keeps it interesting and holds your attention.

Looking forward to book 3!

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  • Stacy
  • 04-06-19

Much the same as Book 1

The pace continues the same from book 1...slow. The characters and relationships are underdeveloped, especially for book 2. If you really enjoyed the first, I would assume you would really enjoy this book, though. Caution: at some point towards the end the story turns to the horror genre. I am not sure where the author is going. 🎧 AudiobookObsession

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 03-02-19

Oh my!!!

The continuation of this was as good as Winter Princess!! I’ve gotten used to the narrator. and I love this story! I can’t wait for the next one!!

I love fairy tales, have loved them all of my life. These stories bring back that love for me. I have enjoyed each of them so far!

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  • Shy G.
  • 02-19-19

My Thoughts on Winter Heiress

Talk about unexpected twists. This book was chalked full of them right to the very end. Some of them were heartbreaking, some just surprising, but all of it has me desperate for the next book. Skye MacKinnon wasn’t an author I was previously familiar with before having the opportunity to start this series, but she has certainly impressed with her complex characters, her story and world building, and her ability to keep the reader guessing of what’s going to come next. None of this book was predictable for me.



The narrator is one of my favorites and I never have any complaints where she’s concerned. She kept the expectation of awesome going for me with this one. I look forward to more stories by both this author and this narrator and I absolutely cannot wait to get Winter Queen.

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  • Dim
  • 12-09-18

Redeemed

For the first book in the series, I left a bad review and I'm not sure why. I have just listened to the first and second again and I enjoyed them a lot more second time round. The books are medium burn with good build up. Laurel Schroeder does a great job with different character voices, and in doing so, loses the annoying cadence that I struggled with in The Serreph Black series. There's a good amount of drama and love scenes and even scenes where loved ones die, which makes for an interesting change.