Jeaniene Frost does it again with her latest book. I was happy to hear she devoted a whole book to Vlad. He needed his story to be told. Leila is a very likable character for a human. Those two make one hot couple.
Old friends, Cat, Bones, Mencheres and Kate make a short appearance.
Tavia Gilbert is one of my favorite narrators. You can always tell who is talking. She did a great job with the accents. I've always loved her "Bones" voice.
I gave the story 4 stars only because it left me wanting more. If you love Jeaniene's night huntress series, you'll enjoy this new series as well!
Hope I don't have to wait a year for the next one!!
Once again, Jeaniene has delivered a well written story on a character I already know and love. She is getting a bit predictable in the love aspect, but thats ok. The character development makes it all worth it. If you love the other books, you love this one too!
I grew up with books....not television.
I couldn't buy this fast enough when I saw it released. I've listened to every single one of Frost's books and she did not disappoint with Once Burned.
Again, she creates a set of characters that you become completely invested in. Then she sets them on a chaotic action filled adventure packed with just enough heat to make it believable. I've read thousands and thousands of books - but NO ONE has ever written love scenes that affect me this physically until I read Frost's work.
The premise may not be an original one, but it's a storyline that I can't get enough of.....gifted human girl meets dark and mysterious vampire, lives are threatened and working through the issues, girl and vampire fall in lust. I love it. If you love this genre....it's a no-brainer!
You can't help but love the story of Vlad!! We loved him in the Cat and Bones books and the Night Huntress World duo and now he's having his own adventure with the perfect gal for him.
THE ONE DISAPPOINTMENT
This is not a man meets woman and romance ensues story, but the start of more..
You get to the end of the book and there is yet more to come but we have to wait. I personally think this one could have been a bit longer but it's length means it's basically all action with no boring recaps.
Can't wait for the next one!!!
I bought this book from the positive reviews despite the fact I am really tired of vampire stories and have begun to ignore a book just because it's about vampires. I enjoyed the story as well as the narration. If you're as tired pf the deluge of vampire stories, you'll enjoy this one. Even though the basic formula is there, hunky men, strong women, a dash of lust - this is a fun story presented well.
I loved Tavia's clear and consistent portrayal of one of my favorite characters and some new ones I fell in love with.
Vlad is so fun sexy and dark he's the perfect male lead for a urban fantasy/romance novel.
Perfect and up to the standards of all her readings. She is able to make you forget it is just one person reading.
I giggle and smiled even though It made me look silly as I listened. It has the perfect blend of suspense and victory while keeping the realistic feel of the characters. All supernatural elements aside each and every character is deep and individual.
My only complaint is it just wasn't long enough. I can't wait till the next book.
I need more ears!
I'm a little late to the party here. I didn't know this spin-off series was about Vlad. I know, right? I LOVED Vlad in the Huntress books, but I bought this series not knowing it was about him!. Now, imagine my snoopy dance when I started listening!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you Jeaniene Frost, for giving Vlad his due! And for giving him such a gloriously, wonderfully realized girlfriend!
And thanks for -- and to -- Tavia Gilbert, too!
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
I've always liked Vlad from the Night Huntress series and wished I could learn more about him so I was really happy when this book came out. I really like this book and was happy I bought it. The only complaint is that it kinda ends with the story in a bit of a cliffhanger that makes me really wish the next book was coming out sooner.... Other than that I loved it!
As much as I love Cat and Bones, I have to say that Vlad's story has me hooked! This is one of my favorites now!
There were so many, and I really don't want to give away any of the great moments in this book, but I will just say that I loved how Vlad showed Leila that she didn't react to other men the way she did to him.
Is it wrong to answer the whole book? To narrow it down to just one, I would have to say it was when Leila's first vision of Vlad's future came true.
I love this book! It covered all of the emotions. I love Vlad's confidence and sense of humor. Leila's honesty with herself is refreshing and uplifting. The two go great together.
I can not wait for the rest of the books in this series. The Night Huntress World is one of my favorite places to visit! I can't wait to see where the relationship between Vlad and Leila goes from here!
Love a good romance
Love Tavia Gilbert. I have listened to all of her books all narrated by Tavia she makes the book even more exciting with her ability to put inflection to meaning.Some of them I felt she should have won awards. I have laughed, cried with the different parts she has played.
You should read all of the books if you read them in order you know about the main vampires back round from previous books
As stated above I think she is just unbelievable, I have listened to a lot of books over the last year and the person reading the book can make or break a book. I have listened to other series just because Tavia read them.
Can't wait for the next just hope it is longer hate waiting for the next