A TASTE OF ICE
The Elementals Book 2
There is an untapped world of magic
that any man would covet...
Five years ago, Xavier escaped from the Ofarian Plant. Today he calls a Colorado mountain town home. It's there he buries himself in his work, swearing off magic and relationships—until a woman threatens every promise he's made to himself.
Cat has always known she is different. Water speaks to her on an uncanny level, and she channels this gift into beautiful painted waterscapes. Now, a gallery is debuting her work in Colorado—and it'll reveal far more about her than she imagined.
The spark between Cat and Xavier is enough to throw both of them off balance. Every tantalizing moment sends them dangerously close to a rising flood of desire. Dangerous because Xavier comes to suspect that Cat is an Ofarian—his people's enemy. But they're both about to discover a far greater, more malicious power at play...
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Praise for A Taste of Ice
Awarded the April '13 Coffee Time Reviewer's Recommend (CTRR) Award from Coffee Time Romance & More.
"It takes skill to transform a former villain into a hero, and in this case Martine definitely succeeds. Xavier is an extremely damaged individual who is waging a fight for his sanity. New talent Martine's world of the Elementals is a gripping creation that pushes the envelope, populated with races which regard each other with distrust and anger. Emotionally intense and riveting, A Taste of Ice also sets up some intriguing future story possibilities!" 4 stars
—RT Book Reviews
"Makes you skim ahead because you are dying to find out what happens, only to turn back and savor the journey again and again. The characters are deep, with multifaceted loyalties, pasts, and personalities that drag a reader into the story. I cannot wait for the next one!" 5 cups!
—Coffee Time Romance & More
"A complex paranormal tale that introduces an imaginative world..." 4 stars
—Night Owl Reviews
"Ms. Martine can write a love scene. Amen." 4 1/2 stars/A-
—Kindles & Wine book blog
"A Taste of Ice is a roller coaster ride of emotions, action and surprisingly, politics. If you haven't picked up The Elementals series yet, please do. This is a fascinating new world that Ms. Martine has shared with us." B+
—That's What I'm Talking About book blog
Berkley Sensation, December 2012, ISBN-13: 9780425257258