Miss Frost says I Do by Kristen Painter


Miss Frost Says I Do: A Nocturne Falls Mystery

By: Kristen Painter
Genres: mystery, Paranormal
Pages: 312
Series: Jayne Frost #7
Publisher: Sugar Skull Books
Published on: November 21, 2019
Miss Frost says I Do by Kristen Painter

Welcome to the North Pole, the town where Christmas is everyone’s job.
Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost's daughter, Santa Claus's niece, heir to the Winter Throne and soon to be newlywed.
Now that she and fiancé Sinclair (and their cats, Spider and Sugar) have moved back to the North Pole, they’re firmly entrenched in planning their wedding. With Jayne’s royal heritage, it’s a major undertaking. And while Jayne is trying to organize the myriad details, Sinclair is taking the necessary classes to learn how to be a royal and adjust to his impending new life as Prince Consort. But with too much assistance from her well-meaning mother and aunt, Jayne quickly gets overwhelmed. Sinclair suggests calling a friend to help, the ever-resourceful Birdie Caruthers. Jayne does, and Birdie is thrilled to pitch in. Not long after she arrives, however, the trio discovers the most terrible thing in the wedding carriage. Will this dreadful discovery derail the wedding? Or can they solve the problem in time to make it to the altar unscathed? Make no bones about it, this is some serious trouble.

Also by this author: Dead Man's Hand, Queen of Hearts, House of the Rising Sun

 

It is the moment we have been waiting for. Jayne Frost has seen and done it all in the first six books of the series. It is time for her to marry Sinclair, her fiance who is also a Necromancer.  Also don’t forget their two cats Spider and Sugar. I mean no one wants that.

 

If you haven’t read the first six books of this series, or any of Kristen Painter’s Nocturne Falls series, you should. They are fun paranormal romances that are relatively easy reads. This series while taking place in Nocturne Falls is most of a mystery. In that Jayne can’t help but to embroil herself in something. From missing winter elfs, to the outrageous theft of elf technology, she always seems to find herself in something.

 

This book is no different. So Jayne is the daughter of Jack Frost, and as a princess, she has to maintain a certain status quo. That means having her fiance trek to the North Pole and learn what it really means to be a consort. Then you have her mother, and her aunt, who is Santa Claus’ wife wanting to help. Sure I mean what is a princess to do but eat a bunch of sugar, spend time with her talking cat, and oh yeah find a dead body in the carriage that is supposed to take the newly wed Princess and her Consort around the town to show them off.

 

Yup, she finds a body, but she isn’t alone, at least Birdie Caruthers, you know the dispatcher from Nocturne Falls is there to help her. Or maybe just to eat more sugar. Then the one time that Sinclair and Jayne can spend some real time together, said body turns into a mystery that threatens to ruin her wedding.

 

Oh and I can’t forget to mention that Sinclair is a born necromancer, and his parents are from Las Vegas. I won’t say more about his parents because that would ruin the surprise, and oh boy is it one.

 

All in all this is another fun story that has bits of mystery. Also bits of Nocturne Falls, and a bunch of Winter hijinks. I really like Kristen Painter’s stories. When I need something to take me away from what is going on, I turn to these books, and I can read them in a day, but I come out happier then when I started.

 

 

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About Kristen Painter

When the characters in Kristen Painter’s head started to take over, she decided to put them on paper and share them with the world. She writes paranormal romance and the gothic fantasy vampire series, House of Comarre, for Orbit Books. She has also been published in non-fiction, poetry and short stories. The former college English teacher can often be found online at Romance Divas, the award-winning writers’ forum she co-founded. She’s represented by Elaine Spencer of The Knight Agency.

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Frost Bites: A Winter’s Series Novella by Breezy Jones


Frost Bites: A Winter's Series Novella

By: Breezy Jones
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 120
Publisher: Amazon
Published on: February 1, 2020
Frost Bites: A Winter’s Series Novella by Breezy Jones

Jack Frost has been sent to Savannah, Georgia to rein in a wayward Winter Fae spreading cold and chaos across the southern states. A tough task made tougher with Christmas magic in disarray.It soon becomes obvious that this Fae doesn't want to be found, let alone give up her newfound powers. And she might just have gathered her own personal army of witches...Having no other choice, Jack is forced to ask werewolf Liam Knight, the 'Playboy Alpha of the South,' for help. But Liam's price may be more than Jack is willing to pay.Can Jack and Liam come to terms in their alliance, and with their growing feelings for each other? Or will this Winter Fae freeze the South, and their hearts

Also by this author: Winter's Rise (Winter #1)

 

It has been a year hasn’t it? Well now it is a new year, so the last year that was actually 15 years is behind us. I know that we haven’t been super active, and that will change, at least I hope it will.  There are some big things for Melanie and I coming this year.  I will be coming down to Florida for an event in March if it happens. In August, I will be coming down to Florida again for an event. This time however I will be there as an author.

So let’s get back on this horse, because boy have I done a lot of reading, and not much blogging.

Breezy Jones is an author that I met at one of the many Florida events that I have attended.  She would come as an event attendee. She has since become an author, and boy am I happy about that.  Her first book Winter’s Rise which I reviewed back in September really set the stage on what type of author she is going to be. Super exciting stuff because that book really transported me to her world.  Now this novella, Frost Bites is part of this world. You do not need to read one before the other really. I mean I guess you Winter’s rise would be better so you get a little insight into Jack Frost. It isn’t necessary though.

 

Yes, Jack Frost, that Jack Frost but in a slightly different body then you are use to. She is sent to Savannah Georgia, because seriously where else would winter fae trying to get past Frost go? Not only is Savannah on display in this book, but I have realized that it is in a lot of books that deal with the supernatural. So Jack has to not only find said winter fae, but since Jack is having some issues, she also has to deal with Liam Knight. Now Liam is a delicious sounding werewolf who called the “playboy alpha of the south” and so I mean obviously Jack being her hot self is going to gain the attention of Mr. Playboy.

 

Now will that attention be good and help Jack in her mission to stop a wayward Winter Fae from causing all sorts of ruckus? Or will Jack actually get into some ruckus of her own down in the deep south?

 

While it is a novella and not that long, I really enjoyed it, because it pulled in some characters from Winter’s rise as well as added new ones like Liam. It also gave a bit more background into Jack and her sister and so I think overall it was a well written and formed story. If you are looking for something that is a fun and relatively short read, this is the book for you.

 

 

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About Breezy Jones

Breezy lives in a small town in Florida with her husband, daughter and three furbabies, as a SAHM. If you ask what first got her into writing, she’ll tell you it was over the ending of Divergent. She remembers laughing at the first person to suggest that she could write a book, but chose to give it a shot.
When she’s not writing Breezy splits her time among her many hobbies; reading, repainting dolls, makeup and graphic design, just to name a few. These things don’t come without a cost; coffee and wine. While writing hasn’t always been her goal, she has fallen in love with building a world from nothing and watching it flourish.

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Academy Obscura: The Scorched Summer by Cassia Briar


Academy Obscura: The Scorched Summer

By: Cassia Briar
Genres: Paranormal Reverse Harem
Pages: 282
Series: Academy Obscura #4
Publisher: LLC
Published on: November 24, 2020
Academy Obscura: The Scorched Summer by Cassia Briar

The supernatural world is in chaos, and the war has barely begun.
The old Council has fallen, but that is only the beginning. Now, it's up to me and my mates to finish what we started. We have to take out the Tromara and free us all from their tyranny, at any cost.
Failure is not an option. The entire supernatural community is relying on us to lead them to freedom. But this question plagues me most: Am I the right person to lead them? To be their queen?
I better be. I've been placed in the seat of Council Queen, ruler of the five territories. To stay in charge, I have to prove my worth at every turn. We need allies. We need to destroy the Codex. And, I need my full dragon form.
How can we achieve all of this before our enemies break through Academy Obscura's defenses? 

Also by this author: Academy Obscura: The Culling Year, The Culling Year - Winter Term (Academy Obscura, #2), Academy Obscura: The Searing Trials

You all, I meant to get this out early this morning, but life is well life, and I didn’t do it. With that said, I give the you the final book in the Academy Obscura series. Book 4, The Scorched Summer.

 

So this won’t be the final final book, as I have it under good authority that the author is going to continue to write books in this world, but for this specific series, it will be the final full length book.  There may be some short stories, so we will all have to wait patiently.

 

So quick wrap-up. Caprice is a Dragon shifter who can’t get her final form because she only has three mates and needs four according to legend.  As there are no other dragon shifters around for Caprice to hang out with, it is all they have to go by.  Caprice’s grandmother went off the deep in who knows how long ago and shacked up with the Tromara King. Caprice was assaulted by three witches who didn’t get in trouble for their actions. Her best friend is normal, and her parents are dead. Two of her mates are on the supernatural council. The third will be the supreme ruler of the animal shifters.

 

Okay now that we have that done. This book takes off right after they abushed the Tromara during the culling. They were able to save many students and exposing the old council for who they really are. I guess old people shouldn’t screw with teens and young adults. Especially with their mastering of the internet and cell phones, but you know.

 

Caprice is grappling with the fact that she is now the Council Queen. To win the ultimate battle, she is going to have to gain favor among some that have hated her since the beginning.  Also to mend ties with ousted supernaturals who just wanted to a home away from the Tromara.  With surprise guests and reformed friendships, Caprice will need it all to win, oh and she needs her full dragon form, which means that she has to find a fourth mate, and quick.  Will it be the one her dragon lusts after, or will it be a new comer, throwing her existing three mates into turmoil. You are going to have to read the story.

 

I would suggest also reading the short story that comes with the series “Ignite”. This should be done before reading the fourth story. Otherwise there is a huge segment that you will be scratching your head. You can catch up quick enough, but it does help fill out the story.

 

This is a really good ending to a really good series. I am sad that it is ending. I was there from the beginning. From Caprice traveling from the East Coast to Oregon. Meeting her grandmother and falling in love with her professors. For it now to be over saddens me a bit. But I am excited to see what the future brings not only for this world, but for the author.  I thoroughly enjoy their writing, and hope that they succeed as an author.

 

 

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About Cassia Briar

I write paranormal romance. Right now I'm focusing on the Academy Obscura series. The last book is being written right now!

My next project is trilogy set in the Academy Obscura world, but not at school. It's inspired by themes from Beauty and the Beast. And it will be a reverse harem!

If you've read my books, feel free to add them to a list on here in the Listopia section. Doing so helps other readers find them. Thank you, you're awesome!

She has five cats, a hunky hubby, and lives in the woods near Portland, Oregon.

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