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{Read Book} â Once Burned Ü She S A Mortal With Dark PowersAfter 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 Solitudeuntil Creatures Of The Night Kidnap Her, Forcing Her To Reach Out With A Telepathic Distress Call To The World S Most Infamous VampireHe S The Prince Of NightVlad 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 At least that s what Jeaniene Frost wants us to believeIf I felt nothing for you than lust, Maximus would be on that pole for a week, and you, my lovely interloper, would not be here with me now Hardly the words you d find on a Hallmark card, but they caused a glow of happiness nonetheless.3.5 stars Okay, so I might be exaggerating just a little Vlad Tepesh a.k.a the Dracula was still up to his pole impaling ways, although he didn t come off nearly as menacing as the legend portrays Sure, he gets pissy and makes an example of people, but he also has a protective side when it comes to what he deems his people Strange Yeahkinda.It s Vlad though We already know him from Night Huntress He s temperamental he s arrogant he s the only vampire you even want to read about any So what if he s not quite as threatening as how we or maybe just I envisioned THE VladI d still be afraid of him though Authentic or not, he s still a scary badass.Even though this book didn t give me the same feel good reaction that I had the first time I ever picked up a NH book, I still found Once Burned to meet and exceed my expectations After finding myself starting to lose steam with the NH series I still haven t read book 6 after being extremely disappointed with book 5 , at least this book felt like we were heading into some new territory.The first half of the book was a lot of fun Talk about starting off with a bang The carnie vibe and new cool powers introduced in this book made me glad that I wasn t reading a rehash of Cat and Bones who went from exciting to snoozeville One of my favorite things about UF PNR is getting to suspend belief So what if an electric shock isn t going to turn someone superhuman In paranormal books anything is possible. Woo hoo The second half of the book made me nervous Frost has a way of creating great characters and drawing you into a world extremely fast Then the story starts to flounder somewhere It wasn t that the second half of the book was boring okay, maybe a couple of chapters wereeh, that s minor though but I was already starting to feel like I was ready to be done with the story once Vlad and Leila hooked up I m not sure how I m going to handle an entire series The first time I read a Frost book, I appreciated this author s mashup of UF and PNR.until after 3 books of NH, I realized that the format doesn t work for sustaining interest I prefer either a single book single couple PNR or a slow build UF romance with ongoing story There is something about putting a couple together and having them continue their story over several books that smacks of domesticity, even if conflicts pull them apart and they have to find their way back together You never get that initial spark back The fantasy dies.Maybe I ll get lucky and this won t happen But I m seriously doubting it.Extra random thoughts Leila s sister reminded me of a rehash of Cat s mom I was ready to kick her out the second she showed up Loins was used 10 times in this book Who uses that term outside of historicals Why don t I remember seeing this in NH Was it there too Don t misunderstand this review I m definitely looking forward to book 2. Disclaimer Jeaniene and I are BFF There are many Draculas but there is only one Vlad Hehehehe.Loved it It reminded me of Halfway to the Grave in the best possible way it has the same blend of action and intimacy There is a lot of violence, but the focus is on Vlad and Leila This book is like watching the leading couple lost in a kiss while things are blowing up all around them. I love Jeaniene Frost I ve read every book she s published, and they are all on my keeper shelf From the beginning her version of Vlad has captivated me I m so glad he got his own series He is one of my favorite heroes Bad to the bone, delicious, sarcastic, keeps himself set apart for good reason but wow, when he falls for a girl, he FALLs for a girl It s magic to read. 5 Electrifying Stars Spoilers First read 3 2 2014 Reread 12 2 2015 I ll ask a second time, his deep, slightly accented voice said Who are you, and how the hell are you inside my head Vlad What made you choose the name Vlad I asked, unable to resist adding, It s not the most original vampire name you could have picked, after all Instead of being offended, that little smirk was back I m the only authentic Vlad Everyone else is merely an envious imitation Leila and VladOnce Burned, the first book in the Night Prince series, was WOW Dayum Vlad is so yummy I have loved Vlad since the first time I read about him in the night huntress series I can t tell you how happy I was when I found out that my favorite fire starter was getting his own series I will say there was a ton of embarrassing dancing I might be scarred, but I m still tasty looking, aren t I Too bad you re not getting any of this no matter what that vision showed His lips twitched, but he held out my chair without comment It wasn t until after I sat down that he responded to my mental gauntlet If your goal is to dissuade me from seducing you, taunting me with promises of failure won t work He settled himself into his chair with an easy, arrogant elegance I enjoy challenges, but I don t think it will be long until you re in my bed Leila and Vlad No, I do my torturing in the dungeon like any other respectable castle owner, he said, amusement clear in his voice And the fourth floor isn t merely mine My most trusted staff members have their rooms there, too Vlad What this book is about When Leila was young she touched a downed power line, it didn t kill her but it left her with some life changing side effects She electrocutes anyone she touches and if she touches anyone or thing with her right hand she can see their past sins and sometimes the future She is kidnapped by four crazy vampires that plan to use her powers to find another vampire Vlad that they want dead and then they plan on killing her Not wanting to die and having no one to turn to she contacts through a mental link, the vampire they want her to find But she tells him that some vampires are looking to kill him and have kidnapped her, and she ask for his help But will this vampire really help her or is she trading one prison for another This is our true tie, he whispered, his breath falling hotly onto my lips You re meant for me, and I will have you Vlad I never set a standard that I won t keep myself, and if you ever want out, you need only say the word But mean it, Leila, because once I leave, I m gone forever Vlad s eyes bled back to deep copper as he spoke, and though they were no longer glowing in that inhuman way, somehow, they were compelling Right back at you, I said, matching his unyielding stare Is that all His lips twisted No I can give you honesty, monogamy, and passion than you can stand, but not love That emotion died in me long ago, as I suspect you already know Good, I replied in a steady voice I was worried that you d turn into one of those obsessed, emo movie vampires, and that would be embarrassing for both of us Vlad and LeilaVlad was a damaged,dangerous, complex, and sexy character There are so many sides to Vlad one book would never be able to do him justice Vlad is dark, has lived through things that would have broke most people, but he is a fighter He is loyal to his people and protects whats his with the utmost ruthlessness This book only made me fall in love with Vlad Leila is perfect for Vlad She is brave, strong, but after living everyone elses worse sins and pain she has a darkness in her too She stands up to Vlad, which no one else would dare, and she doesn t play games she just tells it like it is I loved Leila almost as much as I did Vlad What, after you finish shish kebobbing Maximus for no good reason I snapped He actually had the nerve to look at me as if I were the one overreacting No good reason I ordered him to protect you Instead, his actions resulted in you nearly burning to death Did you think I d let him off with a tongue lashing I didn t think you d go pole happy on him, Leila and VladVlad and Leila are smokin hot together OMG I loved that Vlad was Leila s first and that he treated her like it was a gift and not a burden I hate when H act like a virgin H is a burden Not Vlad he told her how special it was Then the shower sex fans self yummy Jeaniene Frost is a talented writer who has made me fall madly in love with so many of her characters This book was an amazing read, the plot, the MC, everything I loved it and can t wait to read the next one Such a reckless, foolish risk, he muttered, but when he brushed my hair, his touch was gentle despite his hardened tone I smiled, holding up my hand Reckless, maybe Foolish, no You were right This is a formidable weapon He clasped it, absorbing the current it contained without a flicker in his expression Yes, but you are still only human I laughed, the sound of it drowned out by the crunch of rocks as the mountain continued to shudder as though in the throes of birth pangs So was Van Helsing, yet in every movie, he beat the vampire in the end Never underestimate the power of humanity Vlad and Leila