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
I am a Wife, a Mum and a Grandma. I am also strong willed and wilfil at times. I have worked all my life and drempt for wining the lottery
I would as the performance is excellent and enhances the story and strengthens the characters.
As I have read the Huntress series and Vlad was a strong support character in those books - this book develops his story line. The book is free standing and is not affected if you have not read the Huntress series. LOVED this book will read it again without a doubt.
Loves fantasy and sci-fi books, particularly vampires, werewolves and magic. Totally in love with Jamie Fraser (Outlander) since my teens!
Vlad was one of my favourite minor characters from the Night Huntress series. After listening to the two previous spin-off books, I was slightly dubious about this one but I am so pleased that I went ahead and bought it. Vlad is strong, sexy, masterful and, admittedly, infuriating at times, thus making him a perfect lead character. Leila is independent, brave and strong willed and clashes brilliantly with Vlad on a variety of topics. She might think he is sex on legs but that doesn't mean she's going to let him have everything his way. A great story that leaves you hanging on for the next one...
I love to listen to books, especially fantasy, horror and supernatural novels with twists, jumps and romances.
This was a wonderful book and a brilliant addition to Jeaniene Frosts collection. I was thrilled all the way through.
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.
"EXCITING NEW SERIES"
This first book in Jeaniene Frost's new series is excellent! Tavia Gilbert does her normal fabulous job with Vlad's accent. Lots of action and killing and fire from Vlad. Leila is a very interesting character and has some very cool powers of her own even though she is just human. Of course nobody can write a love scene like Jeaneine and woooo does she do Vlad proud with this one. LOL I hope we don't have to wait a full year for the next book because that's just too long to wait for such a great story. You have to listen to this if you are a Jeaniene Frost Night Huntress fan!! I'll be listening to it again very soon.
"LOVED it from the beginning"
I am a BIG fan of Jeaniene Frost and her night huntress series.
I thought i would read something similar to her earlier books, but no, i got hocked from the beginning with.... well i can't say with what... you have to have a listen.
And to Jeaniene Frost, Thanks and waiting for the next book while I am still reading this one.
"Team Vlad all the way!"
I absolutely loved this book! Just when I think I'm completely finished with all vampire stories, I listen to a Jeaniene Frost book and I'm in love with this genre all over again. I wasn't really excited to hear Vlad's story but I'm so glad I did. Now I can't get enough! I'm so looking forward to the next book.
"This is a HOT One!"
Read from June 26 to 27, 2012
I feel like I waited for this book for years! I love Vlad and was thrilled he was getting his own story. Jeaniene Frost has done it again! I was worried that no woman would be good enough for Vlad but Leila is perfect for the old guy. She has just the right amount of angst so she won't be a pushover and a touch of innocence and vulnerability that will make her likeable.
This book has the same successful recipe that all of Ms. Frost's books have that makes it a lovely blend of romance and urban fantasy, seasoned with enough steamy scenes and gory battles to keep me mesmerized.
A lot of people are complaining about the end but I liked the conclusion. My only issue is that the book is way to short and that the wait will be excruciating.
Tavia Gilbert performs flawlessly and keeps the accents of so many characters consistent and believable. She has such emotion while she reads I bet the sound crew was blushing during some scenes.
"Not Your Adverage Dracula Story!!"
I love Vlad. I have been waiting for his story since we met him in the Night Huntress novels. He's a more sophisticated, polished version of Bones. Don't tell Bones I said this, but Vlad is more my type! :)
Frost keeps up her usual fast, fun ride with Once Burned. The sex is hot, the banter is witty, and the fights are nail biters. What more could you pack into an 8 hour show/book?
Tavia is completely awesome as the narrator (as usual) and brings so much "personality" to the narration. Loved it!
"Vlad is one "hot" vampire!"
I have always loved the story of Vlad the Impaler so when I started listening to Jeaniene Frost's book series I was very happy to see that she had incorporated this fascinating historical character. This book allows us to see inside the life of Vlad, how he has become one of the most powerful vampires in this series. He is an amazingly complex yet simple man that draws me in. The heroin is tough! She has been through a lot in her life but still has a very tender side. I think many people will be able to relate to her just as I did. She can see visions of the future and the vision of her and Vlad's first intimate scene had me excited to continue listening! I loved this story and can't wait for the next book in this new Night Prince series. Frost never disappoints!! Enjoy!
"GREAT BEGINNING TO SERIES:)"
YEP MOST DEFINITELY:)
THE WHOLE THING..LOVED VLAD...THAT GUY IS A TRIP. THE AUTHOR HAS ONE HECK OF A SENSE OF HUMOR:) THE CHARACTERS BLENDED WELL WITH ONE ANOTHER.
PARTS WHERE VLAD HAD HIS SARCASM..FUNNY STUFF!
THERE REALLY WASNT ONE PART IN PARTICULAR..LOVED THE WHOLE BOOK.
THE LADY WHO DID THE AUDIO DID A GREAT JOB...ESP WHEN IT CAME TO SOUNDING LIKE VLAD. LOVED IT...LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN THE BOOK 2 COMES OUT:)
"Great visit to this worldq"
This is a great expansion on the Cat and Bones world. One of the two main characters is one of my favorite minor characters from the Cat and Bones books. The book was packed with action and the female main character was extemely likeable. There were cameo appearances by Cat, Bones, Menchares, and Kira. A more in depth look at Vlad's house was a very welcome addtion to these books. Tavia Gilbert did a great job as a narrator.
"Kept me listening"
Interesting, quarky, adventure
one of my favorite tings about this story was that. honestly, there was not automatica falling in love, i'm SUPER excited for the 2nd book (Twice Tempted) to see how Lela and Vlad's relationship turns out. I was hooked I loved the fact that she use carnies in the story to cover up some of the "freaks" in the book and the fact that Vlad did NOT like being called Dracula and corrected them every chance he got.
She had voices down! I liked the way I could tell when ever I was listening who's part she was reading, everyone had a different voice!
I did want to listen in one sitting but..... I had work so i listened to it every break I had, every time I got in the car, and before I went to sleep. Finished in 2 days
I read this book because I saw it in the "Stories You Might Like" section.. (Big fan of Kresley Cole's IAD and Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld and Alien Huntress books)
was skeptical at first cause I like paranormal romance stories that aren't vampire stories BUT I most likely will read this again before the 2nd book is released
"Jeanine Frost Never Fails to Deliver the best"
Jeaniene Frost and Tavia Gilbert make a great team. Each Frost book that Gilbert narrates is great and this one is no exception!
There were equal parts of humor, drama and suspense. Jeaniene can really engage her readers into knowing the characters and where they come from which makes the storyline so much more intriguing to the reader. It makes the reader empathize more with the characters making the reader go deeper into the story eventually getting lost into it as opposed to just listening.
It was fast-paced from the beginning and the relationship between the main characters kept me enthralled. In the other books, I was introduced to Vlad but I learned to really like him as a character in this one.
It is a great book and a wonderful addition to Jeaniene's writings. I can't wait to see what else she has in store for us. She has not disappointed me yet!
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