Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges....
Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold-shoulder treatment forever - especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her....
Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity....
Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust - the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity....
©2013 Jeaniene Frost (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
This book is worth the wait, you wouldn't expect all the events that will happen here, you would think they will be continuing the search as all will think so. But no, this one is full of heart breaks, hearts unbreaks, death and surprises....
when i recall what happened here, i'm actually surprised of all the events... I would say its better than the first one..
Narration is great as always, Tavia is a really good narrator.
What is negative in this series is its length, the Cat & Bones books are longer than these ones, and I would really like if the 3rd book of this series would be longer .
So, another great addition to Frost's books, and can't wait to read the next book (which ever series its going to be from)
Well it's all been said before so all I can do is join my fellow reviewers in saying this is a fantastic unmissable vampire series written by a very talented author who, as usual, fills each of her characters with such great personalities that range from quirky, funny, sexy, evil, likeable and downright loveable. Then she creates and adds them to thrilling plots that have sub plots, passion, humour, sex, intrigue, romance and some "Wow, I didn't see that coming" moments.
Couple all that with the gifted narration of Tavia Gilbert who breathes life into every character then she gives each situation just the right amount of feeling whether it's excitement, anxiety, passion or grief. She shows what a big difference a good narrator makes to a book and highlights the perfect synergy that can be obtained between the two to make it a truly enjoyable and pleasurable listen.
Worth a credit? Anything in this genre written by JF is an automatic download for me, - so that wouldn't just be a YES (and.... shhh don't tell Audible) but I would have happily used 2 credits.
Wow! I just finished listening to Twice Tempted and I am blown away. I have been counting the months, days and then minutes after listening to "Once Burned", the first story about Vlad and Leila. I preordered the audiobook and downloaded it seconds after it appeared in my library.
The first story was really interesting, as unlike the previous novels in the Night Huntress World where the vampires, ghouls and demons have special powers, this time it is Leila, the human, who has extraordinary gifts.However, unlike the Night Huntress novels which achieved closure for the main story arc in each novel, Once Burned left us hanging.
This story has even more plot twists, with unpredictable events continually surprising the reader, yet they are integrated seamlessly into the plot line. Lots of trouble, broken hearts and romance, action and adventure, loyalty and betrayal. What a wild ride!
However, at the end, just when I thought the whole plot was going to wrap up nicely, Jeanine Frost left us with another cliff hanger! I am really glad that there will be more Vlad and Leila, but now I need to go scour the author's website to see how long I will have to spend in agonized waiting to find out how this story finally ends! I sure hope it won't be any longer than the wait for this book.
If you read Once Burned, if you are a Night Huntress Cat and Bones fan, this is a must buy audiobook. However if you are as impatient as I am, you may want to wait until this mini series within the larger Night Huntress World has concluded, as the wait is really going to kill me!
Once again, Tavia Gilbert has done a fantastic job with the narration and her skill really enhanced an already exciting story, and bravo to her and Frost for another great story. Hmmm. I think I'll have to listen to them back to back next. . . or maybe listen to the entire series again, as I do not want to leave the Night Huntress World!
The chemistry between Vlad and Leila is sizzling hot and you just become captured by it!
Tavia is one of my favorite readers...She gives it her all in every Jeaniene Frost Book and her performance in this book was no less spectacular. Cant wait for her performance in the last Leila and Vlad book.
When Vlad confessed his love for Leila (FINALLY!) I had tears streaming down my cheeks....such a stubborn man!
When Leila finally embraced her inner dark Goddess and let loose with her power....talk about Girl Power!
Vlad always had my attention in the Bones and Cat series. He was the helpful and comical sidekick so to speak, but he was just sooo intriguing a character I couldnt wait for him to have his own book. 'Once burned' I liked SO much.... Twice Tempted I LOVE!
I've been waiting for this book for a looong time and I now I have to wait for the last part for the trilogy in order for me to have closure. Im so invested in this story and with Tavia's voice, I've been known to snap at anyone who actually dares to disturb me during Vlad and Leila's adventures....
How dare they?! Cant they see Im in the middle of emotional trauma from Frost's amazing fantasy?!
As much as I love Bones and Cat, I feel connected to Leila in a different way. Perhaps because she's semi-human and has been through tough times (which makes her even more human and relatable), I can actually see myself as Leila....and who wouldn't want a man as Flaming HOT as Vlad? With all of his alpha male genes, passion and humor, he makes a pretty ideal knight in shining armor....or should I say....A flaming dragon in the sky? ;D
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Frost's writing takes you thru intense and such seemingly realistic emotions that all the supernatural stuff is just fun icing and secondary. You'll experience the intense emotional wrench as the Heroine has to make one of the hardest decisions of her life but I so wished I was like her when confronted with a strong man whose emotions were so walled up his pride ran the show.
Even if you didn't read the first book of this spin off from the Night Huntress series, you will love Leila and get caught up quickly. Vlad? No writer in the history of this genre has made a Vlad so complex, delicious and dangerous.
Tavia Gilbert works hard to bring the personalities and accents of the narrative to life. And boy does she take you to the heights at pivotal points in the story. It'll bring you to your tip toes.
Thank you Ms Frost for the perfect sequel and the perfect cliffhanger--that satisfies yet tantalizes!
Out of 20 or so books this year, this is my vote for best of the year.
I love the author and the narrator so this second book in the series has cemented my determination to continue to follow this series.
All the cat and Bones book, in their series, are as good as this one. The author writes in-depth characters and in a style I adore.
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Re u kidding me? Of course I be listened more then once this book is great, Leila and vlad are my favorite characters ever. The book it's hot, funny, romantic, action and spicy. If Once burned was good this is great !!!!
Once burned because there great stories just like Bones and Kat
Other that the sexy scene, when vlad tell Leila that to check the new bathroom
My extreme reaction i could not wait any longer to get this book since i listen and read the last one. the book in general make me laugh aloud and feel happy but I also connot wait for next one.
To the author ; please don't make me wait so long for the next book (Vlad and Leila ) or for Bones and Kat
Love everything about this book. After reading book one, i couldn't wait for book two..
I have to say it did not disappoint .. I love Jeaniene Frost books,but these two books are my favorite ..
I really enjoyed the second book in the series. The first 20% of the book is available for free on the internet. I like the way J. Frost keeps Vlad and Leila true to their characters. Vlad is a mid evil alpha male who is use to people following his wishes without question. Leila is a modern women with a big heart. She has no real concern for her own safety and is not going to take orders from her lover. Vlad made it very clear when he first met Leila that he could never love her. Leila falls in love with Vlad anyway. Leila tries to renegotiate the relationship with Vlad. Vlad can not make any commitments to her beyond making her part of his line as a vampire. Leila decides one sided love is just too painful to live with for a life time as a human or a vampire. She walks out on Vlad. He lets Leila go without much of a fight. Perhaps he thought she was bluffing. Vlad just does not understand the independent, modern woman. Leila does leave and Maximus helps her stay safe. Ultimately Leila and Maximus are kidnapped. Vlad rescues them and brings them back to the castle. That is when the fun really begins!
Things become very hot between Vlad and Leila. Leila ultimately realizes that Vlad does love her. She confronts Vlad with it. He actually does say those three little words to her. Once Vlad realizes he loves Leila, he has to decide what he wants to do about it. Vlad has to be in the driver's seat so he makes decisions without discussing them with Leila. It is so Vlad. There is a lot more that happens. They have to figure out who is attacking Leila and why. They also have to figure out who they are as a couple.
This book is action packed with so many twists and turns that I could not put it down. The book ends with a cliff hanger. I can not wait for the final book in the series.
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Everything you would expect from once of the great Jeaniene Frost. Perfect in every way. Please Please write faster, I just can't wait the the next book in your amazing series :)
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