“Once Burned (Night Prince #1)
by Jeaniene Frost
Reviewed by: Joelle
Source:purchased copy Genre:Paranormal Romance
Amazon | B & N | Book Depository | B-A-M | iBooks | Chapters | IndieBound | Powells | VRoman’s | Amazon Canada | Amazon United Kingdom | Sony | Harlequin
She's a mortal with dark powers...
After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn 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 between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.
We have heard so much about Vlad that I have been waiting anxiously for his story to be told . Who wouldn't want to read about the dangerous man that we have heard so much about throughout the other novels I have been waiting on pins and needles to read Vlad's story.
Wow ! Loved this story.The characters were fun ,sexy, dangerous, and very engaging to read about.Vlad found the one women who would not falter under his Deadly gaze.Lelia was the one person who would be worthy of being Vlad's one true mate.
Lelia has be blessed or cursed however you may view it with unusual powers . Due to an accident many years ago where she was struck by lightning she is now able to command a electrical charge and has the talent for touching things being able to invoke the past and the future visions .The one weapon Vlad's enemies could use against him.The master vampire who has lived centuries has the power to command fire among his other talents and he is the only one proven to withstand Leila's touch so far.
Lelia has not lead a normal life and has kept herself apart form others not wanting to hurt them.But, after meeting Vlad something has awakened in her.There attraction is griping and fierce. Lelia has the chance to finally be with someone who could withstand her touch but, is in emotional turmoil knowing that Vlad is really no match for her he has lived thousands of years and is undead and dangerous and knows if she gives in that he will break her heart.
The couple embark on a dangerous quest to rid Vlad of his dangerous enemies with Lelia's help.Lelia will have new opportunities to wield and learn to command her new talents,heal past hurts and make new friends if only if she lets go of the past and concentrates on the future she can have with or without Vlad.
This was an awesome read .So much danger lurking at every turn and they have to be one step ahead of there enemies to just stay alive.Vlad has always protected what belonged to him but, he will be tested and will need all that he has learned over the centuries to keep the one women he has come to care about to keep her safe from his enemies.This couple are truly matched .Even though Lelia is human she will be the one to bring about new changes in Vlad maybe he can learn to trust others if only a little.
This story enlightens you with a lot of Vlad past and history making this great story.I found it to be quite the page turner.I stayed up to the wee hours of the morning just to finish it .The character's part of this story are very like-able , some intriguing and most of all very loyal.We learn a little about them as well and I hope to see some of them get there own story or at least maybe part of future stories as you really felt one with some of them.
Looking forward to Vlad's and Lelia's next adventure as this one has not as yet ended.Recommended to all ! And Thanks Cat and Bones for making a pit spot in this latest adventure.We love you guys ! ”