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Product Details

  • Series: The Elementals
  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Reissue edition (December 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425257258
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425257258
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #593,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Hanna Martine has loved stories—particularly the romantic kind—since she was very young. She spent a decade working in an office, but has since dedicated herself to writing. She’s traveled to many wonderful places around the world, including the haunted Scottish castle in which she got married.

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Hanna Martine writes sexy, character-driven romance novels in several different sub-genres. Sometimes there's magic (paranormal); sometimes there isn't (contemporary). She left a decade of office work in order to show her daughter what it meant to go after your dream. She loves bar stools, the imaginary world, travel and her friends. Though she and her family live outside Chicago, her heart resides in Australia.

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She has created a world that is complex and full of feeling.
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I really enjoyed the unusual paranormal aspect and thought the story was a good blend of suspense and romance and resolved angst.
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The characters are deep, with multifaceted loyalties, pasts, and personalities that drag a reader into the story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elf2060 on March 24, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"A Taste of Ice" by Hanna Martine is an intriguing paranormal read that features the mysterious elementals called Ofarians but not the way that the tormented Tedran Xavier is used to seeing them. Cat Heddig is striving to channel her affinity for painting stunning pictures of water into a career that will support her. Her gallery showing at a trendy gallery in Colorado brings her far from her comfort zone but the upheavals in her life are intensified when she is attracted to the mysterious Xavier who seems drawn to her even as he fears her effect on the life he has built for himself. They are both swept into a potentially earthshattering conflict that will change their perceptions of each other and the world around them and may alter their lives irrevocably in ways that neither could have imagined.

A complex paranormal tale that introduces an imaginative world peopled by individuals of frightening capabilities who are caught in a struggle that may forever change all of the beings whose lives intersect with their own. This tale is sometimes harsh and gritty but displays an intriguing society which interacts with ordinary humans and intersperses phenomenal occurrences involving manipulation of basic elements such as water with commonplace events such as an arts festival in a trendy Colorado town. The chilling glimpses of Xavier's background and the surprising revelations about beings known as Primaries and Secondaries make this an enthralling read but the conflicts are a bit confusing to someone such as myself who has not read the first volume in the series. I definitely want to read more in the series and learn more about these enigmatic characters and look forward to watching the evolution of these mysterious beings who are integrated into society as we know it.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RuthO on April 9, 2014
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I enjoyed 'Liquid Lies', especially the character of Gwen, so when I bought 'A Taste of Ice', I was anticipating the same level of character development and a strong, intelligent Heroine. Xavier was very much what I happily anticipated. The tortured soul of 'Liquid Lies' has all the baggage one would expect from his experiences and more. He's struggling to find his place on earth while trying to control his inner demons. I think I fell in love with him from the start. His love interest, Cat, was another story. To me Cat always seemed too immature for Xavier. It was not only the way she acted - which at times was ridiculously naive - but the vocabulary and phrases the author used for her in speech and when writing from her point of view. She sounded far too much like a teenager than an adult. Cat's immaturity clashed with the way she was continuously described within the story as strong and intelligent. The plot then became a mess as Cat's behavior resulted in unbelievably positive results. As much as I liked 'Liquid Lies', I cannot recommend 'A Taste of Ice.' I will not be buying the next book in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Under The Covers Book Blog TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 6, 2013
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4.5 Stars
~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

"Hanna Martine did not disappoint as she continued to make the world of
The Elementals even more intriguing." ~Under the Covers

Xavier is finally free to live his life after years of abuse by the Ofarians. He is a Tedran, born and raised as a sex slave and any kind of freedom was non-existent for him. In Liquid Lies (Elementals #1), he was played to be a bad person but he's just NOT. He was a slave fighting for his freedom. Ms. Martine did a wonderful job with her tortured hero. I sympathized with his all his feelings of helplessness. I understood his avoidance of intimacy and I felt his happiness when he finally found his happy-ever-after.

Kat is an artist just making her way to the world. Her art are and have been all focused on water for the reasons she cannot explain, a twist I did not expect. Because of Xavier she will learn more things about herself she cannot imagine possible. I thought she accepted her new reality well and her overall her status within the Secondary world was fitting. She actually reminded me of Gwen. After learning of who she is, she accepted it and stepped up to the role.

Xavier and Kat were a cute couple. I love that they are from different worlds but able to love each other and overcome their differences, a Romeo and Juliet story if you will...with a good ending of course. I enjoyed seeing the characters from Liquid Lies. Gwen and Reed had truly stepped up to roles as leaders and making use of their statuses to help those who are in need. Gwen is even helping guide Griffin, her ex who has a big role in Tedran Politics be a better man. I cannot wait to read more about him. Ms.
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By deborah eden on April 26, 2014
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This is her second book. And she has quickly become one of the most talented writers to come along in a while. She has created a world that is complex and full of feeling. It's hard to believe that she has just begun what will be a very long career in writing.
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This is a book that 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 highly suggest picking up Liquid Lies to better understand the complex paranormal world Ms. Martine has created. However, no matter the order you read them, these books totally rock and I cannot wait for the next one!

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