Review: Frostbound by Sharon Ashwood
Posted by StephB
Every dog might have his day, but the hellhound guards the night . . .
As a snowstorm locks down the city, more than the roads are getting iced. Someone’s beheaded the wrong girl, and vampire-on-the-lam Talia Rostova thinks it was meant to be her. Now she’s the prime suspect in her own botched murder—and the prisoner of her smoking-hot neighbor.
Lore is a hellhound, bred to serve and protect, so he’s not freeing Talia until he’s sure that she’s the prey and not the hunter. You’d think a beautiful woman in his bedroom would be a good thing, but trouble-prone Talia has run afoul of someone more sinister than your average lunatic killer. An ancient Undead is wreaking vengeance on the city—and on her—and Lore will have to go far beyond a stake to put him back in his grave . . .
Frostbound (The Dark Forgotten #4) by Sharon Ashwood
Release Date: 7 Jun 2011
Read Date: 20 Jun 2011
I have always enjoyed Sharon Ashwood’s Dark Forgotten series. Frostbound was no exception. I think she does a great job of blending UF and PNR. Like a PNURF, paranormal urban romantic fantasy.
This book focuses on one of my favorite characters so far in the series, Lore, a hellhound who managed to escape from the the Castle. He’s acting sheriff during a time when supes are on edge. Why? Because the first supe election is only a month or so away. Supernaturals have only been out of the closet for a short time and the humans are still adjusting.
Talia, a newly turned vampire/former hunter, has been running from her abusive sire and is staying with her look-a-like cousin. When her cousin is murdered Lore investigates, Talia freaks and the who-done-it begins.
While I thought I’d be more drawn to Talia, seeing as she was turned against her will, grew up killing “monsters” and now is having to adjust to being that which she’s always hated … I was only partially interested. I was more interested in Lore, Hellhound Alpha. I did feel like they were a good fit though.
Definitely continuing on with the series.
EXTRAS offered on the author’s website include a book video & excerpt for Frostbound, including excerpts for the previous books as well. Frostbound was Nominated for Romance Reviews Today Best Book of the Year 2011.
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Posted on October 20, 2011, in 4✰, by Steph, Paranormal Romance, Rating, Review, Sharon Ashwood, The Dark Forgotten, Urban Fantasy (+ bit'o romance) and tagged Favorite Author, Favorite Series, New in 2011, Next-in-Series, Read in 2011, Steph's Favorites. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.