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Summary

Lacey Adams lives in the small town of Magic, New Mexico, where she devotes herself to the animals at her Touch of Magic Animal Shelter. The strange assortment of animals helps heal the pain and loneliness inside her since the death of her husband three years before.

Frost is a Star Ranger. He travels the star systems, bringing intergalactic fugitives to justice. When a maximum-security fugitive escapes from the mining prison, he is sent after him. Only this time, the fugitive has violated a major law… he has traveled to a distant forbidden planet inhabited by a race that has not mastered space travel yet. Now, he is in a race to find the fugitive before those on the planet known as Earth discover there are not one, but two aliens on their world. Things become complicated when Frost discovers his heart is not as frozen as he thought when a young human female is taken hostage by the fugitive. What he doesn’t anticipate is her unexpected resistance – both to the fugitive and to him.

Frost is forced to make a decision that is guaranteed to put him on the most wanted list when he follows his heart and kidnaps Lacey. He knows that some things are worth the risk. What he doesn’t know is that Lacey has a few secrets of her own.

©2014 S. E. Smith (P)2014 S. E. Smith

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Best ever

I loved many of S E Smith's previous stories but this is my favourite thus far. A really good story that really surprised me in the end. Just when I thought it was over ...BAM... yet another layer. Well read ...not annoying but I just like guys who sound like guys rather than girls trying to sound like them. Well worth the money

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great book

Good as all ways S E Smith is one of the best authors out ther

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Not as good as some of her other series

For me combining Aliens with witches, dragons, vampires and werewolves from Earth was a step too far

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Great Sci-Fi Author

Would you consider the audio edition of Touch of Frost to be better than the print version?

Yes and no. I'm so glad the audio edition came out as I can listen ad work at the same time. But I loved reading the book too. S.E. Smith is a fantastic author and really engages you in her books you want to read on to see who the story ends.

What other book might you compare Touch of Frost to, and why?

Very similar to Alanea Alders Arkadian series in that it's based in a town with magic, but ones sci-fi and ones paranormal but very similar with humour and the dedication of the main characters.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

It has to be when she shrunk the baddie down in size I couldn't stop laughing that this bad alien was best by a witch ... lol

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes riveting storytelling and the book just hit my emotions from crying to laughing.

Any additional comments?

S.E. Smith is another amazing Sci-Fi and Paranormal author. I love all her works and A Touch of Frost is a relatively new series by her. Can't wait to see if they release all her books in audio verion I will definately be getting them.

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Great Start to a New Series

What did you like most about Touch of Frost?

I liked the humour and the family connections

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's hard to pick a favourite character apart from Frost & Lacy, I really liked the twins Joseph & Jonah, they were so bright and mischievous oh and of course Dusty the pig!

What does David Brenin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

David Brenin has a pleasant reading voice, I enjoyed listening to him.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed out loud numerous time throughout the book.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed listening to this book and would recommend it, it has a bit of everything, humour, action and romance. I'm now waiting on the next one in the series.

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  • Helen Dickenson
  • 19-02-15

A cool new series by S E Smith

A Touch of Frost is a great start to a new and different new series that is both funny and touching with great and strong characters throughout. It had me completely engrossed from beginning to end and I didnt want to put it down.

The characters are so well done that they seem real that they could just walk in to your house and talk to you. It makes you want to believe in magic and wish there really was a town like Magic and that aliens really do exist especially if they are like Frost. His world is beautifully described and when you listen you feel you can see it clearly.

The narrator did a great job with the story and kept me enthralled over a ten hour drive so much that I didnt notice the length of the trip and didnt feel tired and want to pull over for a sleep.

I loved this new beginning and am looking forward to the next instalment and hope that the same narrator is part of the story as he did such a good job. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone looking for a different spin on the theme of love loss and triumph of spirit to reach a happy end.

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  • nahuel
  • 21-12-14

great performance

Would you listen to Touch of Frost again? Why?

yes, was a great performance and story

Which character – as performed by David Brenin – was your favorite?

Frost

Any additional comments?

Another great S.E. Smith story and it was a great new start to a new series, i wasn't disappointed, i laughed, i got emotional and was hooked from the first sound of his voice in touch of frost :)

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  • Kathleen
  • 04-12-14

Finally... MORE PLEASE!

What made the experience of listening to Touch of Frost the most enjoyable?

S.E. Smith can't write a bad story. I'm waiting very impatiently for more of hers to be audio.

What did you like best about this story?

I laughed (out loud), was sad and happy. I wanted to cry in a couple of spots. Everything in one book..perfect.

Have you listened to any of David Brenin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard him before, but I enjoyed his performance.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, but if I tell you, it'll spoil the story for you....just listen and see.

Any additional comments?

I have been checking and checking for this author to be on Audible. Finally... she's got wonderful stories to tell. I love all of her books and can't wait for more to come out in audio.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • julie
  • 19-05-15

freezing good

Would you consider the audio edition of Touch of Frost to be better than the print version?

With David Brenin's narration the characters were enhanced and brought to life

Who was your favorite character and why?

The twins were delightful, the aunt was amusing and the hero was special

What about David Brenin’s performance did you like?

Everything. I absolutely loved his narration his voices were easy to listen too and the performance flowed

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. You wanted to know what happened next

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book, because of the different characters and I thought that David Brenin's voice made S E Smith's marvellous novel come to life.

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  • Rita
  • 01-03-15

Loved it!

Such a good book! The only, and I mean only thing that bothers me is that I have to WAIT for book 2! I was laughing, I was sad, I was wondering how in blue blazes the author was going to get the characters, that I loved, out of the situations they found themselves in.....but I am happy to report S.Smith came through with flying colors....as did the characters. Wish I were a disciplined person, it would make the wait for #2 easier. Oh well, I will just listen and laugh with book 1 again, it was that good. Oh yeah, the narrator was wonderful too.

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  • Kathy
  • 12-08-15

A Fun Love Story

This is a fun love story that combines witches, aliens, a mad scientist, a very unusual puppy, a set of twin boys, and even a dragon. I know this sounds like a strange combination, but S. E. Smith makes it work. This is the story of what happens when a alien villian and a Star Ranger come to earth and meet a family of witches and a set of very curious twin boys. I had to laugh and smile all the way through this book and I look forward to the next book in this series.

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  • Anne
  • 27-04-18

Delightful

Another great by S.E.Smith. A complicated, entertaining and engrossing read. Looking forward to more in this series.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 27-03-18

Great Start to Series

S.E. Smith has a winner in this first book in the multi-author Magic, New Mexico series about a town made up of very special residents. Lacey is a widow who runs an animal shelter and lives a quiet life until Frost enters arrives chasing an intergalactic fugitive. He’s a Star Ranger; she’s a Witch; a charming, romantic, funny story ensues. Yes, there’s some bad guys and sad times, but that’s not what stands out.
Brenin does a very decent job with narration.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 18-03-18

Paranormal romance

While this book was certainly out of my normal listening milieu. I found the story to be entertaining. There are elements of sci-fi as well as paranormal characters. There are even moments of comedy, which made for a fast paced enjoyable listen. While I much prefer SE Smith’s regulat Sci-fi romance this was a good listen. Narration was well performed.

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  • N. Dixon
  • 14-03-18

Magical New Mexico 👍👍👍👍👍

S.E. Smith did it again!!! I love the twist that witches are so powerful that they can transport through space with out a spaceship... I would LOVE TO LIVED in this version of New Mexico!!! Great work ❤️😘😍👽🚀