Nov 29, 2012

A Hint of Frost by Hailey Edwards


Title: A Hint of Frost 
Author: Hailey Edwards
Publisher: Valley Publishing
Source: Review Copy
Rating:  4 Stars 



Synopsis:

Hope dangles by a silken thread.

Araneae Nation, Book 1

When the head of the Araneidae clan is found poisoned in her nest, her eldest daughter, Lourdes, becomes their clan’s new maven. If her clan is to survive, she has but one choice: she must marry before her nest is seized. All she needs is a warrior fierce enough to protect her city and safeguard her clansmen. Such a male is Rhys the Cold.

Born the youngest son of an impoverished maven, the only things Rhys has to his name are his sword and his mercenary reputation. His clan is starving, but their fondness for the flesh of fellow Araneaeans makes them unwelcome dinner guests. Torn between loyalty to his clan and fascination with his future bride, Rhys’s first taste of Lourdes threatens to melt the cold encasing his heart.

Amid the chaos of battle, Lourdes’s sister disappears and is feared captured. Lourdes and Rhys pursue their enemies into the southlands, where they discover an odd plague ravaging southern clans as it travels north, to Erania. Determined to survive, Lourdes will discover whether she’s worth her silk or if she’s spun the thread by which her clan will hang.

Warning: This book contains one mercenary hero with a biting fetish, one determined heroine who gets nibbled, and an answer to the age-old question, “What does dragon taste like?” Matricide and sibling rivalry are available upon request. The house special is revenge, best served cold.




My Thoughts
This is a spicy new adventure that Fantasy fans will not want to miss!
There are few creatures that capture the imagination quite like Dragons and Hailey Edwards uses it remarkably. The Dragons in this book are unique and full of life. I really enjoyed getting to know more about them.

Aside from the awesome mythical creatures there is a ton of action in this book that had me on the edge of my seat. Swordplay is one the coolest battles to see or read about in my opinion and this book had some great scenes with Swordplay. I could practically hear the whistle of steal slicing through the air.
Of course my favorite part is always the romance and the chemistry between Lourdes and Rhys is sizzling.

These two really know how to heat things up! They also had a great connection that went beyond the physical and I could really believe that they were a perfect match. They complimented each other and seeing them fall in love was one of the best parts of this book!

For an action adventure and a hero with a bit of a biting fetish look no further than “A Hint of Frost”.

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