Title: Once Burned (A Night Prince #1)
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Avon (5 July 2012)
Buy Link: You can find this book at the lowest price at SocialBookCo
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, however, passion ignites, threatening to consume them. It will take everything they have to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.
I do love a good paranormal romance and having read one of Jeaniene Frost’s books before I put this on my wish list a while ago hoping that it would be as good as the other book. I went into the book with an open mind as it is the first of a series. I was hooked from Chapter one and I had only ‘met’ Leila at that point, because of an accident she had as a teenager she can’t touch people. One touch and they are practically fried, unless she has drained herself beforehand, which means Leila has been very lonely on the romance front. She has a great friend called Marty, he is like a father to her and he can tolerate her electric shocks as he is a vampire. Leila also has another ability, which is quite horrifying for her, if she touches someone she can find out their darkest sin like she is living it.
She is kidnapped because of this ability by a bunch of vampires, they want her to use her abilities to track down Vladimir Tepesh which she does eventually but she knows she will be killed once they have what they want and then the real story begins.
Wow just wow, Leila is such a strong woman which given what she has been through is no surprise but Vlad is just something else, he is hot! He is someone you know is totally bad for you but you cannot help but want more.
The book was written from Leila’s point of view and as it is an adult read there is sexual content as well as some gore?! But it was all in place and not just thrown in to the book as filler.
I think Jeaniene done a fabulous job of describing every scene, especially when Leila was looking to the past, present and future but the way Vlad’s home, how big, the decor everything. Even travelling towards Vlad’s home was very well described.
This book kept me hooked, I felt like I was inside it and there were many times I would gasp or fear for what might happen next. And yes there was even the famous neck biting!
Who doesn’t love a good vampire read?
I want to say that after reading this book I did a search about the real Vlad and found out that a lot of what was written in the book is factually correct with some little twists as well.
I cannot wait to read the second book in the series.
About the author:
Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.
For information on Jeaniene’s books, reading the first 20% of each book free, book trailers, deleted scenes, creature mythology, and more, please visit: www.jeanienefrost.com
Disclaimer: I received this book from SocialBookCo in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.