I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.
I love Vlad. I always have. He pissed me off on many occasions. The book is slow in a few spots, but overall it's a fast read. It is a typical Frost story. No Bones which made me sad. We do have some Cat.
That both leading characters got to remain true to who they are. In all relationships there is give and take but one didn't give in just to make the other happy.
They call him Vlad the Impaler, not Vlad the Emasculated.
** Spoiler **The morning after the wedding and Leila woke and in her thoughts she called herself "Mrs. Dracula" and Vlad's reaction.
As with all the Night Huntress books and spin off's there are always several things that make me chuckle. This book was no different.
Happily ... not easily... but Happily Ever After
I believe a story should be interesting enough to absorb me, not bore me. I live reality daily. And many times reality is brutal. So I look for a book that makes me forget. It has to absorb me into the pages. Kind of like going on a mini vacation. I like stories that make me laugh. I like stories that make me look for the next episode.
Spoiler Alert !!!!
Okay, we took a lot of realy, really good characters who I've been following for a while and developed individual stories around them. I love Jeaniene Frost's characters. But its getting a little old that every one of them always finds their mate and settles down. Really. I mean really? Does this have to be the formula for everything? Can't people just date around, or break up (without getting killed). Its getting too clique by now. And, all the settling down is getting old - not sure I'll get another one. I know how it will end already.
Didn't read print version, but narrator was great.
It was a good story that carries nicely from the first installment. I felt like it ended with more story to go. I read many series and there is a difference in a full story, an unfinished story and a cliffhanger(which I despise). This was an unfinished story leading to the next book which I find irritating because I feel kind of ripped off, like they just want more money for another book instead of finishing the current one.
I leave it up to you to find yours.
Yes but hate spoilers so not telling.
If you like this author you will enjoy the book which is the 2nd installment of the Night Prince series. I have liked this series which is connected to the Night Huntress series but does not have the humor found in the later, which I miss.
Jeanine Front books are my guilty pleasure. I love the fantasy, strong males and complete escapism. I might be in the minority but I prefer the Night Prince series over the Night Huntress series and mainly because Leila is more likeable than Cat.
As with all Jeanine Frost novels, it is not a nice and sweet world but one of betrayal and violence. She does ground the story by keeping the relationship or love between the characters as an absolute.
Overall, I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys modern fantasy, Vamps, magic and wants to escape reality for a few hours.
The deal of the day is awesome! Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites.
I am an avid follower of The Night Huntress series & spin offs but I think the spin off with Vlad Tepesh is growing to be my favorite. Jeaniene Frost's books are a joy to read/listen to and Tavia Gilbert's narration is superb.
In the Night Huntress series I really enjoyed the total sarcasm & straightforwardness of Vlad but they take it to a whole new level with the Night Prince series. You get a real look inside what made him who he is and that he has a small vulnerable side.
Leila Dalton is a strong leading lady who is discovering she can have it all even after what fate left her. Her former protector Marty adds warmth & a genuine fatherly love to the story. And of course I do hope Maximus finds the gal of his dreams - le purrr.
I do hope there is a little more of Cat, Bones, Spade, Denise, Mencheres, Kira & of course the totally obnoxious Ian in the next book. The interactions of this group are always memorable.
Well let’s just turn up the fire and heat. And that is what happens with the second book of this series. Book 2 has more action and the heat is definitely turned with Vlad and Leila relationship. More interesting characters are introduced which has you thinking what ‘s next. You finally start to feel the fire between Vlad and Leila. A sexy strong alpha male who finally has to work a little for the woman he loves.
Yes get it if you liked book 1. I for one am looking forward to book 3.
I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!
Do read the "Night Huntress" series first, then read "Night Huntress World" series before you read this series. :)
Seriously, I thought this book was more about the struggle of Vlad and his New GF working out their issues towards each other then any real adventure. It is not until the last couple chapters that the book really gets started and then it ends on a cliff-hanger. Not happy.
The Narrator is freaken AWESOME! She really OMG get into her the part. I think the guys in the studio may have had issues recording some of the scenes she acted out. I have no doubt everyone one needed a cigarette afterwords. lol
Wow'ness on that. The book was interesting, but just not what I wanted. I wanted what Jeaniene has done with every other book. Awe well,
All the series were very well done, I can't wait for the next. :)
My wife turned me on to the books written in this world the author has created starting with The Night Huntress books. Those had romance and sex, but the story was dynamic. It had depth. It had action that didn't feel forced. Lately these books have made romance and sex the center piece and the depth of the plot has disappeared. Don't think I'll be reading any more of these, but the earlier ones were fun.
You're so vain.
The end! I actually had to go to the book store and look up the book and verify that it actually ended that way and the audio version didn't end in the middle of the book somewhere. Worst (although on author's end - best) ending ever! The next one better come out sooner, rather than later.
Only if there was no 'Vlad' in them I think.
"Even the heartless can be turned."
I got the free eBook of the first book in the series on Kindle. Read it and thought it was a bit interesting so I figured I'd use a credit and get book two here on Audible. Well it almost ruined the series for me. When reading the first book I imagined Leila as being stong and not your usual flakey female. I pictured Vlad as a true vampire in the modern age.
But when Tavia Gilbert read the second book to me all that shattered like glass on a stone castle floor. She read Leila as being a breathless, bimbo type female and her "Vlad" accent nearly made me laugh every time she used it. I understand he would have a 'Romanian accent' but she just put the typical Dracula play voice on him and it made him very comical. Her versions of them made me think more of a Broadway vampire comedy rather than a serious love story with one of the most heartless men in history.
I will of course, get the third book. Not sure if it will be audio yet. And that is because this one felt like it ended in the middle of the story and I guess like Sheldon, I have completion issues.
I will say that Frost did a great job with the modern versus ancient attitudes and expectations and conflicts between the two main characters.