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"I am Meredith Gentry, princess and heir apparent to the throne in the realm of faerie, onetime private investigator in the mortal world. To be crowned queen, I must first continue the royal bloodline and give birth to an heir of my own. If I fail, my aunt, Queen Andais, will be free to do what she most desires: install her twisted son, Cel, as monarch...and kill me.

"My royal guards surround me, and my best loved - my Darkness and my Killing Frost - are always beside me, sworn to protect and make love to me. But still the threat grows greater. For despite all my carnal efforts I remain childless, while the machinations of my sinister, sadistic Queen and her confederates remain tireless. So my bodyguards and I have slipped back into Los Angeles, hoping to outrun the gathering shadows of court intrigue. But even exile isn't enough to escape the grasp of those with dark designs.

"Now King Taranis, powerful and vain-glorious ruler of faerie's Seelie Court, has leveled accusations against my noble guards of a heinous crime - and has gone so far as to ask the mortal authorities to prosecute. If he succeeds, my men face extradition to faerie and the hideous penalties that await them there. But I know that Taranis' charges are baseless, and I sense that his true target is me. He tried to kill me when I was a child. Now I fear his intentions are far more terrifying."

Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase.

Fairie tales: listen to another Meredith Gentry fantasy.
©2007 Laurell K. Hamilton (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

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  • Dara
  • Lubbock, TX
  • 08-03-08

Getting back to the meat and potatoes!

Way to go! For a while I thought that the books by Laurel K. Hamilton were slipping into a rut of nothing but sex and more sex. I thoroughly enjoyed that this book, while not light on the sex, was meatier plot. I felt it was much truer to the characters we fell in love with. I hope that the next books continue in this fashion!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Gwyneth
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 05-09-09

Love, love, love this series!

And while the narrator is good, I wish Claudia Black had narrated them ALL! I love the work she did in Swallowing Darkness sooooo much that I'd spend the money and buy the entire series again if she was narrating it. She is AWESOME!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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much better!

this book was great, best one in the series yet..I like being able to listen to the story and not have to hear just sexually explicit scenes.

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Too Short

good performance, good story but was too short for the cost of the book. I enjoyed it and would recommend it

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MY FAVORITE!!

Would you consider the audio edition of A Lick of Frost to be better than the print version?

I wouldn't know. I have not read the print version.

What other book might you compare A Lick of Frost to and why?

Hmmm. Frost reminds me of the Psy in Nalini Singh's PsyChangeling series. Frost is reminiscent of Judd to me. However, I wouldn't necessarily say A Lick of Frost is comparable to Caressed by Ice.

Have you listened to any of Laural Merlington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have. I have listened to all of this series so far and am about to move on to the next. For me this was the BEST yet. I loved the sound effects with the press and mirror conversation's.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Can your heartbreak and love surge within at the same time......

Any additional comments?

Tissues.....

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Great

loved it! great job on the production! so many characters I was wondering how it would work out, and it was great!

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Awesome🙌

Book is amazing n awesome i loved it all the books so far book 1-6 so far

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Great story progression

Would you listen to A Lick of Frost again? Why?

OOOOHHHHHH NOOOOOO poor Frost! Enjoyed the mad king though his downfall was a bit early. Wish that the story would stay a bit more consistent with itself. Sometimes it will say that a person had never done something that they had done int eh previos book. Most are small things but still. Also wish Meredith would claim titles like queen once she had earned them.

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love the reader and the book

If you could sum up A Lick of Frost in three words, what would they be?

... don't know. GREAT BOOK! GREAT READER.

Have you listened to any of Laural Merlington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I LOVE HER READING SHE IS SOOOOO VERSATILE AND CHANGES HER VOICE PER CHARACTER AND SITUATION. AMAZING! SO MAD SHE DIDN"T DO THE ENTIRE SERIES> :( ALMOST WANT TO SKP THROUGH THE OTHER READERS BOOKS.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

laugh

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love it.

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GREAT continuation to Merry's story!!!

Loved this book, might be the best one so far!!

I laughed, smiled, cried and did it all over again!!