Icebound

The first book in an intense, thrilling and erotic, m m urban fantasy series from an exciting new author in the genre It s been ten years since Shane Conell sold his soul to the Ice King in order to save the life of the man he loves Correction, loved.After ten years, it s growing difficult to remember love, and hate, and laughter until a chance appears to get back the oThe first book in an intense, thrilling and erotic, m m urban fantasy series from an exciting new author in the genre It s been ten years since Shane Conell sold his soul to the Ice King in order to save the life of the man he loves Correction, loved.After ten years, it s growing difficult to remember love, and hate, and laughter until a chance appears to get back the only thing his frozen heart still wants Drake Young is doing fine Really He s got a good job, nice benefits, and the soulless husk of his old lover only comes by to torment him every so often However, it only takes the appearance of a creature from the Etherworld wreaking havoc on the decidedly nonmagical city streets to drag him out of retirement, forcing him to team up with the one person he can t bear even to look at Now, Drake and Shane must race against the clock to keep their city from being destroyed, even if it means working together And no matter how difficult it is to catch the creature, it s a hell of a lot difficult to resist the urges that ten years haven t managed to kill.
Icebound The first book in an intense thrilling and erotic m m urban fantasy series from an exciting new author in the genre It s been ten years since Shane Conell sold his soul to the Ice King in order to s

  • Title: Icebound
  • Author: Corinna Rogers
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. This was weird. I didn't hate it, but it was so jumbled that the parts that I did like got lost in the mix. For perspective readers, there are a few things you should know about this book. The story is written in the dreaded present tense, alternating third person. I tend to hate present tense, so that was an issue that I had right off the bat. Secondly, there is a lot of sex, and a lot of sex with multiple partners. There is more than one orgy-esk scene here. Also, though I wouldn't categorize [...]

    2. The new Mortals & Myths series by Corinna Rogers should have been right up my alley. It is part of HarperImpulse’s Paranormal Romance line, though the blurb’s first line hints that the romance may be more of the erotic variety than hearts-and-flowers. I am a huge fan of Urban Fantasy so I was ready to love Icebound.As far as the couple is concerned, I enjoyed how raw Shane and Drake were with each other. The emphasis is on the “urban” and the “erotic” where they are concerned. Th [...]

    3. This reads like bad Supernatural Wincest fan-fic (and if you don’t know what that is, don’t go looking). The plot is thin, and the sex is constant, sometimes out-of-place and sometimes gratuitous. *****WARNING--SPOILERS BELOW--WARNING*****From here on out, I will be using “frak” (ala Battlestar Galactica) instead of the word that it is an obvious replacement for. Here is the sum total of this book:As it opens, Hero #1 (hereafter H1) is getting a blow job from someone who has spelled hims [...]

    4. There is a romance arc in here, layered in the rough language, the rough interactions, and desperate situations. The level of violence makes the book unsuitable for most mm publishers, though the story flows.We come in after boy has lost boy—Shane’s been soulless and hunting alone for a decade. He can’t stay away from Drake, though, and Drake dies a little inside every time they interact. Shane finds any number of ways to get under Drake’s skin, from the aggravating to the devastating, p [...]

    5. More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress/I wish I could get into Icebound - it sounded intriguing and I'm always happy to get my hands on an urban fantasy or an M/M book. But this novella missed on nearly all points for me: wooden characters, wince worthy dialogue, swiss cheese worldbuilding, and a romance that left me completely unmoved. Story: in a world where the fae have suddenly returned, Shane is a mage and his partner, Drake, a warrior for the church. When Shane barg [...]

    6. My Review:I'll admit, I had no idea what to expect from this book going into it. I will say though that it was so much more than that idea, whatever it was. LOL.This is an extremely dark, difficult book to read. It's set in an urban fantasy world where magic and fae and dark beings threaten humanity. Shane is a mage who has sold his soul to the Ice King. There's very little humanity left in him, but what there is, is there because of his incredible love for Drake. Drake and Shane have been lover [...]

    7. Icebound, Corinna RogersReview from jeannie zelos book reviews A slightly curious book to begin with – I wasn’t really sure where Shane was, and then when I’d worked that out, I was confused at why Drake was so angry at him. Its what many others would have done, not least Drake I suspect, so why bear that grudge? Then the action heats up a bit – frozen heat! There were parts I enjoyed, the flashbacks to their pasts for example, but sadly far more that I either didn't fully understan [...]

    8. This brand new male male romance series from Corinna Rogers is set in a very dark world where magic and the creatures that go bump in the night has invaded the human world. I believe that the humans are aware of the other that exists around them. There was much that was unclear within this world. The humans living amongst the others are often one of my favorite types of paranormal worlds. I even prefer the dark. Icebound missed so many potentials for me. There were also a couple of things that l [...]

    9. This book is the first story totally devoted to a m/m romance that I have read. I like urban fantasy and don't mind well written erotica so I was happy to read and review. I found the urban fantasy part of the story hard to imagine and understand. It was reminiscent of a fantasy computer game. Lots of action, creatures and horror but initially there wasn't enough description for me to visualise the world and become engaged in the story.The story is graphically sexual and whilst I understand the [...]

    10. I DNF'd this book. I tried very, very hard to enjoy it. While the concept of the story intrigued me, the language perturbed me. These two men are supposed to be lovers, even though one is an Angel guard and one is a Mage and the right had of the Ice King, they are portrayed as lovers, and yet Drake speaks to Shane like he is scum while he's screwing him. I can't abide that. I attempted to at least make it through the story, but at 33% there was some double penetration and neither of the penetrat [...]

    11. "Icebound" is the first book in the "Mortals & Myths" series by new author Corinna Rogers and, as far as I can remember (hey, I've read A LOT of books in my lifetime so I've lost count and can't really recall every single one that I've had the pleasure of reading), the first urban fantasy M/M novel I've come across. Reading the synopsis, I immediately found myself curious as to how the story was going to play out. And you know what they say about curiosity No, no. Not the one about the cat. [...]

    12. Shane is a powerful mage. Drake is his human lover. Ten years ago, Shane sold his soul to the Ice King to save Drake’s life and that was the end of their grand love affair. Without his soul and indebted into service of the Ice King, Shane has become an unconscionable killer and at complete odds with Drake, who is now the Champion of the Church and sworn protector of innocents. Shane’s love of Drake has turned to a burning obsession and Drake tries to stay away, knowing that Shane’s body is [...]

    13. 2.5 stars rounded up to 3Review copy from NetgalleyI'm not really sure what to make of this book. I wanted to like it more than I did. It's certainly not a romance in the traditional sense, as Drake and Shane have already been lovers in the past. There isn't that courtship dance you'd expect in a romance about them meeting and falling in love.The book has some things I liked and some things I hated. Having sold his soul to save his lover, I felt more drawn to Shane than to Drake as the story wen [...]

    14. A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 starsThe story jumps right into the action, and at first, I had a little trouble following along. But Rogers quickly gets us up to speed, both on the past relationship between Drake and Shane, as well as what is going on with them now. After trading his soul to the Ice King, Shane has become his number one Vassal. He works for the Ice King, basically hunting creatures for the bounty. Shane is mostly cold and closed off. He retains the tiniest bit of emotion, mostly pai [...]

    15. I received this book from NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review.Where to begin with this one? Well, I'll start by saying I haven't included romance in the genres as it is more on the dark side than sweet and fluffy. This is gritty stuff where rough (consensual) sex is involved pretty much all of the time. There are no romantic meals with bunches of flowers. If you're looking for that then you've got the wrong book.If you want a book that is hard hitting (quite literally at times) from [...]

    16. This book does have some scenes in it that had me scratching my head, mainly cause I was a bit confused as to what was going on and why they were there. But even though that was happening, I couldn’t seem to put the book down and I wanted to know what was going to happen next.I would consider this a paranormal with a twist because it was so left field in all the paranormal books that I have read recently, that it caught me off guard and I loved that about it. I wasn’t really sure how I felt [...]

    17. This review was originally posted on my blog, Darkest Sins.The nice looking cover and the intriguing blurb made me start reading this book with good expectations. Unfortunately, they didn't last long For the life of me, once I start a book I have to finish it, so I didn't drop this one completely. Nevertheless, I had to re-start it three times before actually going through with it.For a book mainly classified as urban fantasy, you would expect quite the world-building, but here it's all just ter [...]

    18. REVIEW: ICEBOUND by Corinna RogersA very earthy, highly sensual story involving two former lovers, ICEBOUND neatly blends urban fantasy with paranormal on a foundation derived from legends of the Fae. A decade ago, Shane sold his soul to the Ice King (whom I see as comparable to the Winter Queen of the Sidhe), for the sole purpose of preventing his love, Drake, from instead losing his soul. But now, magical trouble is stirring in the city, and soulless Shane must partner up with the former lover [...]

    19. Another DNF for me, though I gave up on this one a long time ago. The action was great. The plot was okay. I just couldn't get past the humiliating language. MM "romance"? Not exactly. There's too much hatred between main characters and it turned me off.

    20. Reviewed by Brandilyn for Prism Book Alliance. I have sat on this review for a few days trying to figure out what to say about it. I enjoyed it, but I think there is room for improvement.

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