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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  902 ratings  ·  131 reviews
For a year and a half, Olivia Martin has tried to forget Erik Gulbrandr, the glacial man who’d scorched her mouth with a single kiss. But when Olivia finds herself snowbound with Erik on the winter solstice, she discovers that the man who set her body aflame is cursed by abominable needs — and a desire that might destroy them both…
ebook, 192 pages
Published August 28th 2014
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I haven’t read any books from Meljean Brook. Frozen is a pnr-novella with a hint of Norse mythology. I guess I am testing the waters to see if I like her writing style. And it is safe to say I will pick up her full-length novels in Iron Seas series soon;)

What are you, Erik?
A man. Mostly.

Oh well. Eric is a frost giant.

The story centered on the curse by the witch of Ironwood. The novella had likable MCs and creative premise. However, the plot fell flat on the curse which turned out to be meaningl
3.5 not letting you go stars

FROZEN isn't a book I can go into details about, but it isn't anything like the Disney version. A tormented jackass and a strong-willed independent woman go head to head in this tale, until all the secrets have been revealed. This is a different kind of paranormal read for me, so I had nothing to base it off of, I just went with the flow and not only did I like it but I enjoyed it as well.

Thank God, the jackassness was just a front because Erik just being Erik, it wa
Sh3lly ~Not all those who wander are lost, sweetie darling~
Free PNR novella 12-25-14 on Amazon. And it's Meljean Brook!
I would have never guessed that this was written by Meljean Brook. I didn't like all the miscommunication (or lack thereof) and the endless circular wangsty talking. Plus, (view spoiler) I'd rather read Loki fanfic.

3 1/2

Really cute, nice world, great heroine (and plot with its twists). A woe-is-me hero that caused really unnecessary pain for lack of any idea of what clear communication is. And this is my only nit. It was crystal clear to me than a minimum amount of talking would have avoided all the drama :). And that was a nasty bee in my bonnet. :)
About a 3 -3.5 star read for me.

While the story is something new in the paranormal romance world, something about the story just didn't click for me right away. We have Eric the brooding hero, contending with a horrible family curse which turns him into an ice man and makes him want to hunt down and attack a woman on every winter solstice. Our heroine Olivia is tasked with bringing some documents for Eric to sign. Little does she know that Eric's father had ulterior motives. Then there's the wo
Nice story, even nicer being a freebie; a fantasy tale about a woman discovering a curse, and a really 'cool' guy with major secrets. I got into the story late, and held off reading it till the end of the installments. I had planned to either print it out or buy the finished story for 99 cents when it was put up for sale.

As it turned out, I did neither. I glanced over the story, got interested, and started reading. It really wasn't that long; took a little over an hour to read. The only real com
1.5 out of 5 stars
I'm a huge Meljean fangurl, but this...this did not work for me. It manages both to take the subject matter too seriously and not seriously enough. Besides having a really predictable and silly story that I've seen a million times in other PNR (interesting mythology aside),the whole story hinges on the crux that these characters will. not. talk. to. each. other. It was obvious to me by chapter 4, but this dragged on for another 5 chapters of angst and self-pity. If Eric would j
4.5 stars - I really like it.

Erik has frozen Olivia out since their one passionate kiss. Despite the cracks in her heart from his icy civility, Erik still stars in her hottest fantasies. When Olivia is sent on an errand to Erik's doorstep, she expects his usual cool response but instead receives a much worse greeting. And when she is unable to make the hasty retreat that his reaction inspires, and is instead forced by circumstances to remain with Erik, Olivia will discover the reason for the wa
Rachel Brown
This short paranormal romance sounded right up my alley: two characters snowed into a cabin while battling hell-hounds and a curse! But it didn’t make much use of these delicious elements, other than the curse. Instead, it focused on the consent issues inherent in the old sex pollen trope. (Outside forces compel the characters to have sex.) Unfortunately, that didn’t work either, due to a combination of bringing up the issues without actually delving into them, plus a truly astounding amount of ...more
4 stars

Meljean Brook is once a hit and miss author for me. I struggled when reading her Guardian series and The Iron Duke is the first steampunk novel I read that sadly failed to make me interested. I then think that maybe Brook's books is not for me. But, I still follow her blog and FB page, because I love her humor. When there was review request for her short story, Frozen, I decide to sign up. I never hear anything back, until late August ago she emailed me the e-ARC version.

Been busy, I jus
Heather *live on coffee and flowers*
12/25/14 FREE ON AMAZON!


This was okay. Certainly not bad for a freebie. I do like Norse mythology, although it didn't do much for me in this book. The characters were likable enough, and the ending was surprisingly heartwarming.
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There was so much that could have been done with this book to make it a 5 star read. But too much miscommunication and thinking about the miscommunication kept it at 3 for me. I loved the premise, though, and the great mythology and action scenes!
Eva Millien
Snowbound with Erik on the winter solstice, Olivia discovers he’s cursed by abominable needs and a desire that might destroy them both is this fascinating paranormal romance.

This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers shivering in anticipation with suspense and romance. The author brings the story to life with well written scenes and details that capture the imagination and the fascinating world ensures that the reader wants to know everything. The characters are strong, compelling and

2.5 stars
I really liked Frozen and the concept behind it. I read the story very quickly and it was really entertaining to watch Eric and Olivia fight their attraction to each other while trying to stay alive. While I enjoyed seeing the romantic tension spike between them, it was also my one point of contention. How is it two very intelligent people can't figure out the easiest way to solve the dilemma they're facing is so simple? I can understand that it's one of the biggest problems most couples face, b ...more
I have been a big fan of Brook’s Irons Seas series for years and ran into this fun little paranormal romance while I was browsing on Amazon. This a quick and fun paranormal romance novel that deals with a type of paranormal creature I haven’t really read much about, ice giants.

Olivia Martin is a civil engineer who is on her way home for Christmas but she has a little errand to do first. Her boss at work wants her to stop by his son’s (Erik Gulbrandr’s) house and have some papers signed and drop
Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
Last chapter is up (but only until Tuesday). Then it'll be for sale in about a week.

I really liked it. A very interesting perspective on the bonding trope.
This book is a quick and easy PNR read and is a stand alone novella. The story sets the stage for lots of tension and angst between the main characters and although I really liked the charged, almost moments and the action scenes. However. the back and forth, filled with misconceptions between the characters and their feelings got old really fast. This really could have been a 5 star read, but the overused tactic of creating drama and anticipation by means of the characters not knowing how each ...more
Read it as a daily serial. Nearly bit my nails off, when it wasn't so daily in the end, lol.

I was nervous if I would like 1st person POV and no POV from the H, but hearing only heroine's thoughts have really worked in this story. Having H's thoughts on a platter would just spoil the plot.
There was a lot of unnecessary hand-wringing on the part of the hero, which was a major detraction. After several scenes of failure to communicate, it got old. But I'm also a bit of a sucker for a hero pining over what he thinks is unrequited love. So this was a medium read.
Julie Powell
A well written paranormal tale of love with a difference, where myth mixes with the modern world and developed characters move within a believable plot.

I don't give spoilers, so I cannot say too much, but for those who enjoy this genre, this is for you.
Molly Smith
Short but full novella, I enjoyed the story of Olivia and Erik. For such a short story it was rich with mythology, character development and drama. I did read the serialized version and look forward to reading the published one as well.
3.5 stars. Another enjoyable book (novella) by Meljean Brook.
It wasn't terrible, it just didn't do much for me.
Rating: 7 out of 10 eyerolls
(Rating system: 1 eyeroll = yes, please; 10 eyerolls = seriously?)

In Frozen, Olivia meets Eric on the job and they find themselves spending a charming day that ends with a smokin' kiss. But right after the kiss, Eric drops her like a hot potato. She's stunned by Eric's seeming anger and iciness as they continue to have to work together. She makes it through 18 months of dealing with His Frostiness' Tude, but then Oli
I was looking forward to reading this, but unlike most novellas where I'm left wanting more at the end, this one was too long and I kept slogging through it, hoping that there was a long excerpt at the end that would cut the page count down. Honestly, nothing happened, over and over again. The set-up was great - a tortured hero type who turns into an ice giant out of Norse myth paired with a competent strong construction project manager? Absolutely - sign me up! Unfortunately, by the second half ...more
K. Bird
I like Meljean Brooks' Iron Seas series, so I figured even a novella would be fairly good. (especially if you enjoy a nice dominant, caveman-like Alpha Hero tragically wounded in some way as most of her heroes tend to be.)

I almost threw my Kindle across the room after finishing this one, it was THAT hard to leave the world of Erik Gulbrandr and Olivia Martin.

Because Meljean Brooks doesn't just do alpha males well, she does spunky heroines who aren't too stupid to be true or take unnecessary ris
Book Gannet
4.5 stars! First off let me admit something: I am a huge Meljean Brook fan. I love everything she writes, from her excellent Paranormal Romance Guardian series – which deserved so much more attention than it ever got – to her wonderful Steampunk Iron Seas world. I love her worlds, her characters, the romances and the way that things are seldom what they seem. I’ve also been waiting for this novella to come out for around a year – I think… it feels longer. In all, I may not be totally unbiased ab ...more
1,5 stars

There are authors whose writing I love.
There are authors whom I love from what I can see following their online presence.
And then there are those whom I love because they are all around awesome people and write amazing books.<--- That's Meljean to me. I freaking love this lady and her books.

This book was not what I am used to reading when I pick MB book. It's not near the same quality in term of plot nor characterization.
Olivia is sent by her boos to lonely, remote cabin to take som
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