Narrator: Melissa Moran, Robert Petkoff
Length: 12 hrs 35 mins
Series: Gods of War #2
Published by HQN on September 17, 2019
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Bane of Adwaeweth is the most feared immortal warrior in All War history. Possessed by a bloodthirsty beast, he will stop at nothing to win. Then he meets irresistible Nola Lee. He hates the power she wields over him, but she alone can rain vengeance upon his wife’s killer.
Unaware of her destiny to rule as queen of beasts, Nola battles illness, addiction and vulnerability. With Bane, however, she experiences pleasure for the first time, and only wants more. But being with him comes with a terrible price.
With enemies lurking around every corner, Bane and Nola must fight to survive. But time is running out, and neither can resist the sizzling attraction blazing between them. Will their romance save the beast and his beauty, or destroy everything they’ve come to love?
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Today we have the blog tour for Gena Showalter’s Frost and Flame! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy of this fantastic new paranormal romance today.
Frost and Flame takes us back into the All War and to the moment the warriors all wake from their ice prisons. We got Vale’s story in Shadow and Ice. Now it is time to get Nola’s adventure.
Nola is not in the best of the health, but has been looking forward to this trip to Russia for a long time and is not going to let her problems get int the way. However, getting lost and a runaway guide have left her in a position where her illnesses could really leave her in a mess. I thought Nola’s conditions were very deep to look at and see through the sufferer’s eyes. I think Gena did a great job of creating Nola’s character with all that her health issues entailed.
Frost and Flame gradually showed us new things that related Nola to the All War. She is not just some human who stumbled across an ice cave full of warriors. Bane knows this and has been secretly planning his vengeance using Nola for many years. During their story, Bane slowly comes to realize that vengeance is not what he wants from Nola. I felt like there was a lot of jumping from place to place to avoid the war and concentrate on the pair. We read of fierce training Nola goes through, but I didn’t really imagine how intense it was until the final battle with Queen Aveline.
I did feel like Frost and Flame was a bit choppy, but I loved seeing the relationship between Nola and Bane bloom. I may have missed the explanation, but I was not really clear on why Bane had the effect on Nola that he did when it came to her illnesses. Especially if there was another with Adwaethean blood in their circle, you would think that person would have had the same effect. If you picked up that piece, please let me know in the comments what the explanation was.
Frost and Flame brought us characters with the same sarcastic and humorous traits we are used to with Gena Showalter and that is always a treat for me. It makes me laugh even in the most severe of circumstances. I am excited to see who gets focused on next in this series and how everyone works together to stop the war without joining Erik’s group!
It was also a lot of fun to get a glimpse of William’s story at the end. You have to love William. He is definitely entertaining!
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