Review: Frost Burn by Erica Stevens

Posted February 2nd, 2016 in book review / 24 comments

Review: Frost Burn by Erica StevensFrost Burn by Erica Stevens
Series: Fire and Ice #1
Publisher: Self-Published on June 17, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Adult
Pages: 286
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: two-half-stars
Heat: one-flame

After years of running, Quinn has finally found a town to settle down in while she searches for the man who tore her life apart. Despite her every intention not to, she’s started to put down some roots and make friends. However, the small bit of solace she’s found is quickly shattered when a group of vampires walk into the bar where she works and turn her life upside down.

Looking only to stop for a few nights and have a good time, Julian never expected to stumble across someone like Quinn. Determined to keep her free from the vampires looking to use her as a weapon, Julian is stunned to discover himself starting to care for the mysterious woman with a dark past she’s unwilling to reveal. It doesn’t take him long to realize that the vampires after her are only a part of the problem. This quiet little town is hiding a violent secret of its own; a secret that not only threatens the town, but Quinn in particular.

***The Fire and Ice series is a spinoff based on characters from The Kindred Series. You do not have to read The Kindred Series in order to enjoy this book or its successors. The maturity level of this series will grow with each book and is recommended for readers 17+***

At A Glance

Another average vampire read.

The Good

I liked the plot and storyline. Quinn was made into a vampire in the worst possible way. Because of her background her unique powers could be used as a weapon and Julian will do anything to protect Quinn and his friends from the evil trying to be released onto the world. Yes, cliché, but still exciting in some ways. I love when vampires have special powers, and Quinn’s was extra creeptastic. Julian was all sorts of cocky and I loved that. I like how he slowly helped Quinn open up, no matter how much she tried to resist. I wish they had more time to create a connection.

The Bad

I feel like I’m doing this to myself. I keep picking up average reads and I don’t know why. In my gut I know they’re going to be average, but I keep picking them up. It’s like I’m sabotaging myself. Anyway, yeah, Frost Burn is no different. I enjoyed it while reading but there is nothing special here that will bring me back for more.

The fight scenes were lackluster, the romance was almost nonexistent, and there was too much downtime. They just kept waiting for the bad guys to come and kill them. I hate that! Take some action and go after them first!

The Snuggly

For the life of me I cannot remember a sex scene and it’s only been a few days since reading this book. There is a lot of flirting and hot kissing, but I’m 99% sure there is no sex which is weird for a paranormal romance. If there was sex, it’s not a good sign that I can’t remember it because my memory is freaking awesome.

Final Thoughts

I am so over average reads. I kind of enjoyed myself while reading but I felt nothing after the fact and that’s just depressing. I want to mention that most people loved this book on Goodreads. I’m not in a reading slump, but I am finding it hard to connect with a book lately. I need something amazing, STAT. Not really recommended.


“His eyes actually sparkled as he flashed her a smile that revealed his perfectly even, white teeth. She imagined his smile had disarmed many women around the world; she scowled back at him. His grin only widened. He dropped his arms to his side and came at her with a mesmerizing grace. She shifted defensively and gripped her stake tighter.”  

“Are you going to double dog dare me next?” she scoffed. “Triple dog dare.” “For someone who was alive when Columbus set sail you have the maturity level of a teenager,” she retorted.”  

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24 Responses to “Review: Frost Burn by Erica Stevens”

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Maybe, I always encourage trying out books that sound good to you even if others don’t like them.

  1. Jaclyn Canada

    Have you read Queen of Shadows yet? I wonder how much exactly our mood affects us to when it comes to how much we like a read. I was so engrossed this weekend, that I ended up reading 3 books and loved them all. It made me wonder if I wasn’t so in the mood to read if I would have liked them as much. Sorry this one turned out meh. I hope your next one is great!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Nope, haven’t read it yet. I think our moods affect us a lot when reading.

  2. Braine

    That’s surprising given how hot the cover art is.

    You should pay more attention to the average star ratings :/. Life’s too short for meh books

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I know, I don’t know why I even try average sounding books. The cover tricked me.

  3. Nathan

    To bad this book was just an average read. I hope you find something that wows you soon. Actually, L.J. Smith’s Night World is kind of a paranormal romance and it had no sex in it but was quite enjoyable. If you into stories involving vampires and witches.
    For the record if a vampire offered to make me one to cure my illnesses, I could be tempted like L.J. Smith’s character Poppy was in the first Night World story.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Hmm, don’t often see no sex in a PNR, but I wouldn’t mind it if the story was great.

  4. Red Iza

    Bummer 🙁 I’m reading a story about elemental demons these days, one fire, the other ice and I like it a lot, maybe you should try it ?…

  5. Bookworm Brandee

    Oof! I’m sorry this was such a ‘meh’ read, Jennifer…and that you’ve read a string of them lately. This did seem promising from the synopsis, even if it did say ‘average’ so it sucks that it didn’t deliver. I had to laugh over your comment on the book’s lack of sex…yeah, if you can’t remember it, that’s not saying anything good. *ha* I hope you find a book to dazzle you! (I’m reading Riding the Storm by Sydney Croft and liking it…also finished Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin earlier this week and loved it!)

  6. Nitzan Schwarz

    “Another average vampire read.” <– Well, that just summed up a lot lol
    Umm… Sometimes we just pick up average reads. I find this happens to me when I don't quite know what I want to read. Then I just pick up things that sound alright or similar to a style I've liked before, even when I know they're probably *not* going to blow me away just so I would read something.

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