Love Jeaniene Frost's books - they're an automatic download for me. No doubt this is the start of another fantastic series. I loved Vlad and can't wait for the storyline to develop more. I couldn't stop listening to this it was just so yummy - it had everything you'd expect from JF's books.
What a great combination - brilliant writing and awesome narration - the perfect union.
Well worth the credit.
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
Sexy, daring, hot.
Tavia does a great job with this book. She also narrates the "Night Huntress" series which goes along with this book and she does a fantastic job with the entire series.
Another hit from Jeaniene Frost. Listen to the "Night Huntress" series before listening to this book and it will make more sense to you.
I have been waiting for this book to come out. I have loved all the Cat and Bones books as well as the other characters stories so I knew Vlad's story would be good. Frost did not disappoint. I think this series could become as good as Cat and Bones series. I definitely will look forward to seeing how Vlad's romance will progress. He needs a good woman and I think these two will create a good series.
Tavia Gilbert is one of my favorite narrators and I was so glad to see her continue with this new series. It is nice to keep the same narrator since you are used to the voices she has created for the characters.
HOT, EXCITING and Left you wanting more, more, more. The only bad part is the wait for the next book. Totally credit worthy. I do recommend you start at the beginning of the Cat and Bones Series so you can get to know all the characters, including Vlad.
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Tracking Books Read Review (short)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75
Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Once Burned gave me a new favorite female character in this world: Layla!
Overall Thoughts: Take that TBR! I will get to you one way or another :) I loved Once Burned! Vlad has always been one of my favorite characters in the Night Huntress series so I was worried about what kind of gal he would end up with. However, Layla freaking kicks arse! She can totally stand up to him and bring it. I loved the story too. It was an interesting way to bring in new characters and it was great to learn more about Vlad. I am interested to see where book 2 goes. I know Vlad and Layla have much more story to tell.
Narrated By Tavia Gilbert / Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
Tavia is excellent at narrating this series. I can't imagine anyone but her doing the narration. I think she nails all the women's voices. I am still not a fan of Bones voice but she nails Vlad!
Final Thoughts: Working the 2nd one into my book budget!
I love books, they have been a part of my life since I was in middle school.
I have no idea what took me so long to read this book. I love Jeaniene Frost Night Huntress Series and the Night Huntress World books. So why did I wait a whole year to read this book will hunt me for awhile. Vlad, Vlad, Vlad, what can you say about Dracula (never call him that or think it around him if you value your life). Vlad is passionate, irrational, possessive and funny at times, although his mood changes with the wind. But it’s something about him that makes crazy and thinks she can crack his outer shell, only to realize there is an inner one too. Leila is strong, independent and loyal to a fault. She is just the type of woman to make a guy like Vlad fall to his knees, if only he would let her. To say that I enjoyed this book is an understatement. I would and have recommended this book to several friends.
Tavia Gilbert is dynamic as a narrator. She is my favorite narrator. Someone comment about the accent she using for Bones but I absolutely love it. Even when I read some of Jeaniene Frost books, I still imagine Tavia voice associated with the characters.
WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS, GO GET THIS BOOK AND ENJOY!!!!!!
Say something about yourself!
Another great story, although the ending surely leaves room for another book. Which I can't wait to read. I have yet to be disappointed with any of Frosts books.
Well worth the credit!!
This Audio book is an easy listen and the story draws you in. I cannot wait for the next book!!!!
So many books...so little time! :)
So glad Frost broke out Vlad's story from the Night Huntress series! Although Vlad irritates me at times with his arrogance...his friendship and loyalty with Cat in the past made him another favorite. And Once Burned only makes him better!
Vlad meets his match in Leila who, although human, has powers of her own as well. Between the two of them...well...lets just say there are sparks right from the beginning, figuratively and literally. :) Similar to Cat and Bones, Vlad and Leila are just a stubborn as they attempt a relationship, all the while tracking down someone from Vlad's past that was presumed dead centuries ago. This book is filled with many tense moments that are both good ;) and bad..once again sucking you in!
As for Tavia...she never disappoints and I am so glad that they kept her as the narrator for all of the Frost books! Without a doubt she is only getting better! She does such a good job with every character...it is hard to believe it is one person! And she does so much more than just reading...the way she acts out what she is reading really makes it come alive!
Once Burned is another "Hot Frost" listen :) worth the credit!! Bring on the next one!!
Vlad, I loved his interaction with Cat and Bones in their series and it was great finding out more about him. Love his self importance.
Yes, it kept getting better as you see the relationship develop between them and get to hear about Vlad's past.
This is the first frost book which you can listen too without it affecting the stories in other series. She does a great job creating another story to build a series from. If you liked any of her other stories then you have to listen to this one, especially if you likes Vlad in her other books.