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A Hint of Frost [NOOK Book]

Overview

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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609287566
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Series: Araneae Nation , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 5,298
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Hailey is a small-town girl at heart. She’s lived most of her life surrounded by sprawling cotton fields and rolling pastures. Her desire to explore the world without leaving the comfort of home fueled her love of reading. Whenever life in the Deep South strikes her as too ordinary, she can be found with her nose stuck in a book—or glued to her Kindle’s screen—as she explores other worlds and cavorts with mythical creatures. She never imagined she would one day write her own adventures. Now she can’t imagine doing anything else.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    Reading a blurb that leads you to believe the fantasy world hold

    Reading a blurb that leads you to believe the fantasy world holds arachnid-like humanoids sounds interesting and unique, right? I thought so too…and I was not disappointed. I couldn’t put it down! The book opens up to Lourdes fleeing her would-be captors following the sudden demise of her ruling parents and seeking the help of her mother’s best friend, who happens to rule the most feared clan in the region, reputed to be cannibals. Despite the age-old friendship, her rescuer insists Lourdes unite the clans formally before even securing Lourdes’s home.

    Finding herself in a situation with no better way out, she agrees. A man from a clan that is known to be poor and brutal marrying a woman from a clan that is known for its wealth and exquisitely spun silk, and this is expected to go smoothly? The rest of the story follows the aftermath of the siege and the journey of Lourdes and Rhys as they strive to grow comfortable with their arrangement. This creates a lot of delicious sexual tension. The book in its entirety is well written, with realistic intimacy that is detailed but fairly chaste, and enough violence to keep the conflict fresh without being graphic.

    My only complaint is the names of some people and most of the places. Some are easy enough, but I was pretty tongue tied trying to pronounce some of the names people sported and of places traveled. Despite that, I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Interesting world

    Quite different than others out there. Reading a second time and enjoying it again

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2012

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    Original Romantic Fantasy with Just A Taste of Steam

    While I admit that I probably would've fared better had I had a map of the clans or perhaps a glossary with my copy, I absolutely adored this story. Had it not been for the multiple instances where poor Lourdes' bosom was exposed to all and sundry, this would have been rated higher, but even with the abundance of that major pet peeve of mine, this was a very solid read.

    The originality of the universe Ms. Edwards has created along with the multi-faceted characters grabbed my attention and wouldn't let me go. I know it sounds cliche, but I quite literally couldn't put it down. Rhys is easily a favorite hero of mine, and the well-paced developing romance between him and Lourdes had just the right hint of steam.

    Recommended for fans of dangerous (yet awesome) heroes, headstrong heroines, and fantasy adventure with just a dash of heat. 4/5 Stars

    {This book was received, free of charge, from the author in exchange for an honest review. The full review appears on The Romanceaolic}

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Please stop leaving these childish messages

    Come on have a little respect for the people who look at these rate n reviews these little games you and your friends can be played on facebook or my space i read the reviews becouse i want to find out if the books im wanting to read are worth the money i would spend to have the books i like to read so please grow up n have some respect for the author and the people who want to read these damn books thank you

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Not bad

    Stick with it, you'll be happy you did

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Humm ok....

    I thought it was a little too weird for my taste... too insecty for me. If you like spider like people you'll love it!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    I don't know what to think

    On the one hand, I like it because its a good story line but on the other hand I Dislike it Tremendously because of how much of a selfish coniving b**** Lori is. She doesn't Think about how what she does will effect others. I just want to wring her neck lol

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Very enjoyable!

    Great plot and a fantastic falling-in-love story. Great read for a free book, and little-to-no grammatical errors, which is always a relief!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2013

    This was the first book I have read by this author and I was in

    This was the first book I have read by this author and I was in love with it right away! I had read some of the other reviews and thought that I'd give it a chance...well now I've read this one and the book after this one and I am headed to the bed to read the third one. I am an avid reader and read a LOT so I have come to admire good writing...but this is GREAT writing. I hope you will give this book a chance. I don't think you will be disappointed in the least. The author does a wonderful job of creating a whole new world that you can visualize in your head. My only drawback was reading the names of places and people but I quickly just started calling them whatever version seemed the easiest in my head. This in no way detracts from the story. So happy reading! I am a new devoted fan of Hailey Edwards!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Enjoyable

    Great story for Lourdes and Rhys, but some parts/aspects of their world is not fully explained.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Could not put it down.

    I can't remember the last book I read that gripped me from the start and refused to let me go. I laughed, I jumped, I wanted so desperately for..... heavens, just read it, you'll not soon regret it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Great book!

    I really enjoyed reading this book! At first I thought it would be too sci fi weird or something, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the story! It was different.
    The book sucked me in from the very first chapter!!

    On another note, the book has two explicit sex scenes that may not be appropriate for teens. I thought my daughter would enjoy reading the book too, but then I read the first sex scene and I thought no way would I let her read this. But that's just me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    A good fantasy/adventure/romance novel

    This plot starts slowly but hang in there and you will be rewarded with a nice little fantasy adventure. I'm not a fan of romance novels but the adventure makes up for it. It's not an epic read but is very well written and edited and is worthy as a nice little escape.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Yay! Something new!

    I love this new world! The anatomy and talents of the people in this book are totally new and so refreshing after decades of vamp/were romances. This book has some problems with pace and I would have liked to see Lourdes put up more of a fight. That said, I still really enjoyed the book. I read the second book, and I have the 3rd on preorder.

    This series is not as in depth as the epic fantasy, Game of Thrones. However, the setting feels similar with the swords and warriors and class struggles. I recommend you give it a try!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Loved it!

    I loved it so much that I couldn't put it down! What a great take on fantasy! I can't wait to immerse myself in the rest of the series!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    amazing

    i love it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

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    This is a spicy new adventure that Fantasy fans will not want to

    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”.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2012

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    Highly Recommended!

    Wow. Despite the fact that I obviously thought this looked good from the descriptions, it really surprised me too. I thought both the MC's were very well developed. And Rhys was super hot in his small little gestures and kindnesses. Lourdes was strong, and while it's hard for us a lot of times to accept arranged marriages, she accepted her duty without doubt because it needed to be done. Really interesting world. Really quick read, although at 60 pages in I already felt like I had read a full-length book with how in-depth it was. Definitely recommended!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    A hint of frost

    The writer gave this book passion and excitement I kept reading this book until the end. If you like fanasy, dragons and ladies with weapons this is the book for you.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2012

    Really quite good

    I enjoyed this book. Thrre was an elegance to the story that really made it stick with me. I look forward to the next in the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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