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Miss Frost Ices The Imp: A Nocturne Falls Mystery

(Jayne Frost #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,682 ratings  ·  153 reviews
Welcome to Nocturne Falls – the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.
Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost’s daughter, Santa Claus’s niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now…private investigator. Sort of.
When she buys a sealed box at an estate sale and cat-related circumstances cause that box to be opened, life in Nocturne Falls starts to go ha
Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Sugar Skull Books
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Sep 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars
The best way to describe this would be as comfort reading. Just like with comfort food you know you will get something you like, it puts you at ease and the entire experience is simply relaxing and very enjoyable.

Painter has created a fun and interesting world with Nocturne Falls. The world building is brilliant. It's intricate yet lightweight. Which keeps this series firmly in the easy and pleasurable reads, but it's detailed enough to make each book set in Nocturne Falls unique. Pain
Lexxi Kitty
Jayne, now officially the manager of the Santa store in Nocturne Falls, goes wandering early one morning to find things to ‘personalize’ her apartment. Wandering that includes visiting estate sales. Where she buys a velvet Elvis painting (a cat dressed up like Elvis), another painting, salt shakers, a rug, and a decorative box that she can’t open. Which leads to . . . well, stuff, but I’ll skip that stuff to get to . . . leads to her cat, naturally, knocking the box off a table, which causes the ...more
Tiffany PSquared
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I don't particularly care for the narrator's inflection in this Jayne Frost series; however, her stories fit perfectly into the Nocturne Falls Universe.

Jayne Frost, daughter of Jack Frost, buys a beautiful decorative box at an estate sale. Who knew that one purchase could create such mayhem in the small town of Nocturne Falls? Especially since that town is quite eccentric enough, even without a chaos imp running around.

Jayne will have to rid Nocturne Falls of the imp, solve the m
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jayne goes to an estate sale and comes back with a box full of mischief.

I love the crazy antics that happen in this story, but have no idea who I’m rooting for between Greyson and Cooper. They both have good and bad qualities.

Footnote: 1) it’s amazing how many different candy/cookie/muffin/etc. combinations ‘Delany’ thinks up.

Fave scenes: the talking cat, meeting the Genie, Pepsi water and the fudge recipe.
This case lacked a lot from the first one – there was no intensity or sense of real danger. I also felt the author seemed a lot more interested in Jayne’s love life than I was. It took up a lot of book and I felt the mystery lacked the substance it needed to keep me engaged.

The book was also almost “syrupy” sweet in context. Everybody seemed okay with everything and no one got mad or upset which seemed out of character for some the of Nocturne Falls characters. I just wasn’t engaged in this one
I'm starting to see some similarities between Jane Frost and one of my other all-time favorite Stephanie Plum...
1. Constantly eating sweets and never gaining a pound☑
2. Constantly getting herself into crazy situations☑
3. Involved in a love triangle, where neither of the guys seem to care that there is another guy involved, That I'm assuming will never be resolved☑
4. OK, well maybe that's where the similarities and... Love this series, love Jane, and I could be bothered by this love triangle, but
Jules (Never enough time to read)
Another fun and very easy to read outing with Jayne Frost.

I'm looking forward to the next one!
Bridget Vollmer
3.5 Stars. This is definitely a unique and cute supernatural series. Different than your typical cozy mysteries.
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is better than the first book, and I'm so happy that we get to see the other Nocturne Falls characters, especially from the earlier books.
I'm only giving this 4 stars because I'm not comfortable with Jayne dating two guys at the same time and both guys are totally fine with it.
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Jayne Frost mysteries and whilst you probably could read this as a stand alone personally I think you would enjoy it a lot more with the back story from book 1. Although it is a sort of spin off from the amazing Nocturne Falls series this is really more a series adjacent and I think fans of one will love the other and vice versa, and the BEST bit for me is the crossover characters that pop up because it all being set in one town.

Having LOVED book 1 I really didn't
Judy Lewis
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Miss Frost Ices The Imp: A Nocturne Falls Mystery
Series: Jayne Frost
Author: Kristen Painter
Designation: Book Two of Series, Standalone Novel, NO Cliffhanger
I love, love, love Kristen Painter and totally smitten with her Nocturne Falls spinoff series, Jayne Frost! I fell head over heels for Painter's work last year after reading The Vampire's Mail Order Bride, the first book of her Nocturne Falls Series and have been a diehard
Margaret Hasemann
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh Fudgesticks !

Jayne Frost, Winter Princess and new Manager of Nocturne Falls Santa's Workshop Store, has a problem. Or rather, she has several of them, but one major one that takes precedence over everything else in her lie at the moment. No, it's not having to choose between the two handsome hunks in her life. Although that will be inevitable at some point, just not now. And no, not trying to talk Aunt Martha into sharing her recipe with Delaney. Heck, even her Mom can't swing that one! But w
Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon
This was a cute book and a fun mystery. I really like the main character Jayne and enjoy reading about her and her friends and Nocturne Falls. The mystery was a fun and not too complicated and yet it was still easy to get lost in the story and the characters and the town. This is another series I am definitely enjoying.
The Wallflowers Library
A fun lighthearted read. This book had some unexpected twists turns far different from anything you would have expected coming in from reading book one and the nocturne falls series.It was very interesting to see how this story unraveled and it left me anxiously wanting to get my hands on the next book.
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Talking cat

So this book is good, it’s like the rest of the series so if you like those youll like this one but one thing stood out...SPIDER the cat can talk!!! It is the single cutest thing in any of the books I’ve read in a long time. Every time he says something it made me smile it was just adorable... I mean he doesn’t say much but when he says mama I’m hungry I just wanted to cry from the cuteness!! I want to call the author up on the phone and tell her how happy this cat made me!!!! “Spider
Nancy D   Miz-Firefly aka Sparky
It's a sweet little story with a great cat. But I don't get the 'Romance' angle. A cozy love triangle? That's about as interesting as watching grass grow. Jayne spends about half the book using both of the hot guys to solve her mystery while having zero intent to chose between them. I think the story would be more entertaining if we got to know Jane's family better. On second thought I think I'd like the books better without Jayne.

Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid cozy mystery series but you must be able to buy into fantasy. The story line is good and the mystery is not too obvious. All the makings of a great read.
Tonya Hodgson
I feel like I need to explain why I gave this book three stars. I was introduced to Nocturne Falls with the first Miss Frost book. I felt like I needed to know more about the town so I I read the 8 Nocturne Falls Books, and some of the short stories. I wanted to read about Birdie and Spider. I purchased this book so I could have more of Spider's background. The problem I hate love triangles!! Hate, hate hate them. So this book was not for me. If you don't mind love triangles you will probably en ...more
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-won
Based on a copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I love Painter's Nocturne Falls PNR series, but I had some mixed feelings about the first Jayne Frost mystery. I'm happy to report that I really loved this one!

That's partly because it features what I call the Nocturne Falls All Stars, lots of my favorite characters from earlier books, most prominently Aunt Birdie and Delaney. It also introduced a few new characters and new types of supernaturals that I hope to see in futur
Feb 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book
While I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the mystery, and the characters I DO NOT like the trend these days to have the main character being wooed by two men. Jayne Frost gets particularly obnoxious about when she defends the right to make both agree to be true to ONLY her, while she makes no such gesture in return. Sorry but I haven't dated in a LONG time, is not an excuse to be cavalier with the feelings of others.
Christine Lee
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miss Frost Ices the Imp by Kristen Painter is the second Jayne Frost story. I love Nocturne Falls, and the Jayne Frost spin-off is wonderfully fun.

Shopping for her apartment at an estate sale, Jayne buys a beautiful decorative box, not knowing it housed a not-entirely-nice magical creature.

The misadventures start from there, from a talking cat to Dr. Pepper falls.

Miss Frost is another must-read.
Diane ~Firefly~
Jayne is back and buying some items from an estate sale leads to accidently freeing an imp who is causing havoc in the town. She is still seeing both Cooper and Greyson which I could do without as I hate love triangles.

I enjoyed the book as the characters and town are great. We got a bit more of her family back at the North Pole and more interaction with the residents. Elves eat a lot of food, especially sweets, so you can get a bit hungry while reading.
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love Nocturne Falls, if only it were a real place. The problem with these book.....they always make me hungry! Com'mon, Delaney's, Howlers, even the pizza joint. It isn't fair that they are all fictional! But I do like Jayne, but I am ready for her to make her choice, I think it is pretty clear that she is going to pick Cooper but maybe the vamp can find another nice girl.
Jillian Merritt
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As will all my reviews there are no spoilers and no story recap.

Miss Frost Ices The Imp is written in the first person with no explicit language or sexual scenes and is a cliffhanger. This is a mystery story where the mystery does get solved in this book. It can easily be read as a stand alone. This is book 2, book 1 is Miss Frost Solves A Cold Case and you can find my review for it HERE.

As with the first book, this story is set in the same universe as Kristen Painter’s Nocturne Falls series of
Kat Lebo
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miss Frost Ices The Imp: A Nocturne Falls Mystery (Jayne Frost #2)
by Kristen Painter

This series is light and fun, featuring lots of quirky characters, little danger, lots of action, a little romance. Nothing too deep or scary or threatening (unless you think a waterfall that turns to Dr. Pepper is one of those three things).

In this episode Jayne purchases an ornate box at an estate auction. Once home, her cat knocks it off the table and the lid pops off. Suddenly, Jane has an every repopulating
Tasha and Megan Mahoney
This is the third book in the Jayne Frost series. They take places in Nocturne Falls but are different from the books in the Nocturne Falls series. This series stars Jayne Frost, Winter Elf, Winter Princess and Santa Claus’ niece. She is sent to the family store in Nocturne Falls to investigate members of staff that have gone missing in unusual circumstances. After getting to the bottom of that mystery Jayne stayed on to manage the shop.
In this addition to the series Jayne attends a sale at a h
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jayne is now manager of a Christmas shop at Nocturne Falls and during an estate sale she buys a small box. When she gets home her cat knocks the box down and it releases some magic that results in weird happenings in the town, which must be stopped.

In this story Jayne does not have exactly a mystery waiting to be solved, but it is still entertaining to read while she tries to bring everything back to normal. I have to say the cat is probably the most interesting turn of events, even if spider is
Seeming a bit like Stephanie Plum series. Lots of funny side-kicks (in this book mainly Birdie), lots and lots of food (mainly junk food), and odd hijinks that the police should be dealing with instead of the heroine. The two hot guy dynamic - hot guy civil servant (fireman in this case, police in Plum) and hot guy mysterious/rule-bender (vampire in this case, black-ops/security in Plum). Besides the supernatural difference between the series, this series is not as laugh-out-loud funny as the fi ...more
Curly's  Ramblings
I hate being critical about another's work but this book seemed so if it was written by an entirely different person or intentionally "dumbed down". I'm very disappointed. The overall premise of an imp causing havoc in the Nocturne Falls series was promising. The ongoing dating of two other characters also was promising but nothing was resolved or moved forward other than they all agree it's ok for the princess to date both men. Ugh! Only positives, more of the Nocturne Falls chara ...more
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**Audiobook Review** I started this after finishing the Nocturne Falls Series. I'm enjoying this series as well. I love the character of Jayne Frost and the storyline is very unique. I'm not thrilled with the narrator on this series. The voices don't seem to match the characters descriptions and many of them overlap to where it's hard to tell who is talking. Also Jayne sometimes sounds like she's doing baby talk. The story though, is definitely READ it! I'm as torn between Grayson and ...more
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Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning paranormal romance and cozy mysteries. The former college English teacher can often be found on twitter @Kristen_Painter, Facebook at where she loves to intera ...more

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