Once Burned (Night Prince, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – Jun 26 2012
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From the Back Cover
She's a mortal cursed with dark power...
After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: a terrifying ability to channel electricity and to see a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...
He's the Prince of Night...
Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites, threatening to consume them. It will take everything they have to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.
About the Author
Jeaniene Frost is theNew York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series and the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to nineteen different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling-by car. Airplanes, children, and cookbooks frighten her.
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Once Burned is narrated by Leila, a human girl with rather unusual abilities. After she touched a downed power line in her early teenage years, and miraculously surviving, she came out of the encounter changed. Electricity courses through her body, electrocuting anyone she touches. Like it wasn't enough, by touching someone with her right hand, she sees their biggest sin. She can also access memories of the past, present and even glimpse of the future when touching objects. That's how she ended up in a carnival troop, never staying long at one place and yet it wasn't enough to keep her off the radar. A group of vampires will kidnap and threaten her, she has to locate a vampire for them, a ruthless vampire who can manifest fire and isn't bothered by murder. He might be her only chance at survival though, is it better to deal with the evil you know, or the evil you don't?
Frost latest book was highly exciting, as per usual. We already had glimpses of Vlad's past from his time with Cat (main character of the Night Huntress series) but we got a more throughout display of his history in this novel. He was the inspiration behind the famous Dracula stories and we discover the truth behind the legends. We are also blessed with a glimpse behind the hard shell Vlad always keeps up because even though he won't admit it, he falls for Leila.Read more ›
We met Vlad in pervious books and this Vlad in Once Burned doesn't appear to be the same character. Of course he is the most feared vampire with the ability to control fire but his relationship with Leila was cold and at times detached. There was no fire and explosions with their romance. I really liked Leila's character and with her special abilities she is the perfect mate for Vlad.
The whole time reading this book i didn't realize this would be another Cat & bones type series. I sure hope that in the next book Vlad and Leila have a better romantic connection. There is plenty of action and suspense to keep you interested in the book and some colourful secondary characters I hope we get to know better.
I rate this book 3.5 stars.
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I admit to not having read any of the Night Huntress books. Odd, right? I am not a huge fan of main female character carrying several books in a series. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Romantic Fiction Guru