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
The book was great - right up until the end. I know this is supposed to be book 1 of a new series, but really.... I have NEVER read a book that ended so awkwardly. My recommendation would be, wait until book 2 comes out, and then read them back to back. Otherwise, you are going to be mad at having to wait to discover how story lines wrap up.
Leila was a great character.
The only downside to the performance is that the main character - Vlad's - voice is less than sexy to say the least. All the other character voices are great.
I had started with the Night Huntress series, but jumped to this one out of curiosity and I'm glad I did. Very good pace and good clif hanger at the end. I can't wait for the next one!! Some good supporting people and I would love to see more on them as well. I wasn't real crazy about the narrator, I think Sophie Eastlake would have made the performace better. But over all, I enjoyed this book so much that I've listened to it twice now in a week and half. It's a rare book that will make me do that. While I'm waiting for the next one in this series, I will go back to Night Huntress to find out more about Cat and Bones.
Yes, Yes and Heck Yeah!!!! This book reminds me of Linda Howard's Blood Born, but
Linda's publishers wouldn't let her release the sequel Warrior Rising, Ok, so....??? I can only hope Ms. Frost does her sequel to this book. It is soooo darn good..Whew. This author is fantastic!!!!!
Leila and Vlad... Her abililties
She is a terrific Narrator. I usually like Xe Sands, she's my fav, but look out!! Tavia is on her trail to take over as my new favorite. Her dialogue is great. I kinda want her to work on her depiction on russian accents, but overall? Great job!!1
Yes I did, I did both ...
I highly recommend this book. If you are into Vampire fantasy and you like Jacquelyn Frank Vampire series of books? Try Ms. J Frost on for size. You won't regret it!!!
Solid story building on a captivating world and characters we know so well (but always still sooo much more to explore!)
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Yes! I can never stop listening once I get started on any of her books and the narrator is sooooo good!
I am glad I got to see closer into the character Vlad. I loved him in the Cat and Bones books. Though I didn???t think this book was as strong as some of Frost???s other work, it was a great read and I will diffidently be buying the next in the series.
First let me say that I LOVE Audible.com. I tell every one I know about it!!
I have never read any of this author's other stories and took a chance on this one. I am glad I did! I like it better so far than some of the Sookie Stackhouse books..I enjoyed the storyline and it moved at a good pace. I really enjoyed the narration by Tavia Gilbert. I will anxiously await the second installment in this series!
I absolutely love audible! I read constantly and there is nothing better than finding a new series to follow. I'm a syfy/fant kinda gal.
YES. I love Tavia Gilbert! She is one of my favorite narrators and I LOVE Vlad's accent during her performances.
I am a HUGE Cat & Bones fan! I will say this book wasn't AS great as I thought it would be, but I have extremely high hopes for the Vlad series. Vlad is one of my favorite characters and I can't wait to see what is in store for him next!
Her accents are my favorite part of her performances! Bone/Spade and Vlad have unique accents that sets Ms. Gilbert apart from other 'ordinary' narrators.
This book was both funny and touching in certain parts.
A great read without a true final ending, but good none the less!
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
Steamy fun, with a twist of snarky.
Once Burned introduces a new heroine for the pyro Vlad Dracul to engage with. This book is filled with lots of snark from Vlad witty insight and banter from Leila, Vlad and our inspired heros from the other Night Huntress novels. We listenend to this book with a big grin on our faces and it was great summer reading. The plot is fast-paced the characters are good, though there's not a whole lot for some of the characters to do ex. Marty and the Family), but it's a lot of fun espically if you're a fan of the Night Huntress series. Vlad is a great change of pace from Kat, Bones etc. Leila is a good heroine and her abilities make her one tough lady. I think this could prove to be a great series, but too much Vlad could get old after a while. Ms. Tavia Gilbert breathes life into the characters like no one else could.
This book is really really good, sexy and funny and she is the perfect girl for vlad, I love vlad, BUT why did it end like this?? AND WHY is it the next one so far away??? SUCH A TEASER BOOK!!! I wish she would put out a really huge book or atleast 2 or 3 books out at the same time... LOVE LOVE J. FROST books, especially the narrator.She is one of my favs.
BEST NARRATOR EVER!!!!
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