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, passion ignites, threatening to consume them. It will take everything they have to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.
©2012 Jeaniene Frost (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
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.
Well if you enjoy the night huntress series, you will probably enjoy this kick off to a new series by J Frost. And that's what I had to remember about Once Burned, it's not just a story about Vlad but a launch to a new series. Yes we are escorted into Vlads world which is just different enough from the world of Cat and Bones series and the huntress series that it keeps you interested.The female lead is a little quirky but she is interesting and has her own set powers. She is someone who does get under Vlads skin. The question remains will she break through all of his walls.. book #2 I guess. The erotism Vlad uses to seduce his woman is exiting and sexy. So yea this worth a credit. And I absolutely love Tavia as a narrator.
So, I have listening to all of Jeaniene Frosts other books. I have always liked Vlad and had really high hopes for this book. Maybe my expectations were to high, this book fell alittle flat for me. Still entertaining but not as well written as the other books.This book seemed to not have the same interest in character developement as her previous books. It just didn't hold my attention as well as the other series. Saying that, when the next book in this series comes out, I will be listening to it. One word about the Narrator, since she was the voice of Cat, it took me a while to think of her as someone other than her.
Love Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Romance books.
If you like the night huntress books, you will enjoy this one. I finished this one in one day. I cannot wait for the next book.
Hot, Smart, and Bothered
When Leila gives Vlad her greatest gift. It was sweet and hot all at the same time. I was listening to it at work and had to keep checking others couldn't hear my headphones.
I like her Vlad. I probably wouldn't read it with an accent in my head, but she is consistent in his accent and how he talks to Leila.
Yes. I kept getting annoyed anytime someone asked me a question at work.
I love her other books and Bones appearance made me laugh just as he had in his own books.
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Read/Listened for Fun (Audible/Kindle)
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 like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.
I love Jeaniene Frost and all of her stories. This one was no different. It was great to see a different side of Vlad and I love Leila. She is doing great job keeping Vlad in line as much as she's able. I would love to see more of Cat and Bones (who have about a page in this book). I hope that we will see more of them in the next book. I do wish we could have Vlad's point of view.
All around great story.
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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!!
"Another good listen by Ms Frost"
Having listened to may other books by Jeaniene Frost I thought I'd listen to this one to. I found it easy to follow and hard to stop listening to. You get to hear about some characters from her other series which is always nice see them again. Vlad is in many of the others books and i had always wanted to see him in his own book so was glad to find this, and not disappointed either.
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