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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. 5 stars Vampire Paranormal Urban Fantasy RomanceThoughts Before Reading I am practically panting and salivating for Vlad s book Thoughts After Reading I am practically panting and salivating for Vlad s next book Like I said in my status updateBones might be the reigning king of chapter 32, but Vlad is the Night Prince of chapter 23 Yowza Inferno hotness But in all seriousnessBones is one of my all time favorite Romancelandia husbands, and even though Vlad made a powerful showing, Bones still rules my loins supreme.Although I wouldn t be opposed to a Bones Shawna Vlad m nagejust sayin I m totally game for that, Ms Frost, should you ever need a new character to shake and kink things up a bit in the Night Huntress World Vlad is enigmatic, blazing hot, darkly possessive, and compellingly cruel, and I enjoyed his relationship with spunky Leila Other than my disappointment with the ending, I loved being Once Burned and can t wait to be Twice Tempted.My favorite quotesTwo Leilas seemed to be battling it out inside me The first was outraged that he still considered it a fait accompli that I d give in to him, and the secondthat slutty bitch was wondering what Vlad looked like naked If I didn t want you so much, he said in a deadly purr, I d let you keep fucking me with your gaze, but you make me impatient @Kindle ⚻ Once Burned ⚶ 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 OH MY GOD It is finally here The book we have all been waiting for in the great world that author Jeaniene Frost has created We finally get Vlad in all of his sexy glory I admit that when this book arrived for me to review, I almost fell over from excitement I screamed in joy, overheated at the sexy cover, and even told my family to get the heck out of the way while I ran for my favorite reading chair The family went without dinner They were not allowed to bother me All regular chores ceased as Vlad arrived in my mailbox We start off in the story reading about Leila and her life She is disfigured due to a freak accident long ago by touching a downed power line and has joined the carnival as an entertainer She is aware of vampires in the world because her partner for her act is a midget vamp Don t let Marty s small stature make you think he is a puny vamp though He is like a Father figure to Leila and he has a heart bigger than most regular sized people When Leila is kidnapped by other vampires, she is forced to use some of her other gifts that came about after the energy absorbed from the power line She can touch things with her right hand and send out electrical shocks She can also see glimpse s of the past, present and future with a small touch She pulls these glimpse s from leftover essence that a person leaves behind on things The vampires that have kidnapped her are working for a stronger vamp who is searching for Vlad He wants revenge on Vlad and will use any means necessary to get him When Leila is forced to use her gifts, she is surprised to learn that Vlad can hear her spying on his present She figures he is the less of the two evils and asks for his help Vlad comes to the rescue and sweeps Leila away to his castle in Romania so they can work together in finding the bad guy.As they try to work together, Leila finds herself attracted to the mysterious and ruthless Vlad He has the sex appeal and strength she craves Leila has never been in a relationship before due to her shocking gifts and is venturing down a new path with Vlad Her gifts have no real effect on Vlad and she can t believe how wonderful it feels to touch someone without hurting him Vlad is his typical confident and arrogant self knowing how he is having an effect on her since he can read her mind What ensue s is heated glances, confident flirting and a bunch of sexy time Oh yes, by this time in the book you are wondering the same thing Trust me in saying that the author does not disappoint in describing in glorious detail the image of Vlad s body Before you even ask, yes there is even another hot and steamy shower scene that involves a very excited Vlad swoon As things get even dangerous for Vlad and Leila, Vlad brings her family to his castle as well for protection We get to meet her father and Leila s sister, Gretchen To see Leila so close to a man is shocking to say the least for them Especially when they notice Vlad is able to hold her hand with no show of pain.The author does not disappoint with her flair of hilarity whenever Vlad is around He is even hilarious when Bones and Cat decide to make a brief appearance in the book Again, Bones loves to tease Vlad and he grabs the chance to tease at him when he teaches Leila how to block Vlad from reading her mind.If I had one complaint about this book, it would only be the ending I can t even really call it a complaint though The way it ends, you are left hanging with the knowledge that their story is far from over Since this is going to be at least a two book series, we have to wait until the next book to have some things resolved This was very frustrating only because we have waited so long as it is for Vlad to have his own book Now the reader has to wait again Overall the story sucked me in, chewed me up then spit me out It left me wanting to read the story all over again I wanted Vlad before, but now I need Vlad To say it is going to be a long and torturing wait is an understatement If you haven t read about Vlad before, you are missing out on one of the sexiest alpha vamp s in the paranormal genre I gave this four stars Rocks backwards and forwards What is happening to me What am I turning into I just really liked how plot heavy is was And it s not Cat or Bones whose relationship I m happy to put away for now I liked Vlad as a character but I thought it was Leila who really made this novel It s not the usual backwards and forwards.Her I really like him but I don t know if he likes me Him Wow I really like you Her He s just saying that because he wants someone I wish it were true Sexual tension Interruption Lots of sex Plot resolution Happily ever after It can get a bit tiring, but this wasn t and I really want to see where Frost takes it from here.Butbut I have to wait SO LONG Vlad, Vlad, Vlad, VLAD I had it on my bookshelf for ages, so I decided that I should finally read it I loved Vlad in CatBones books I love him in this book too And Leila seemed a bit less annoying than Cat So this was a pretty nice surprise I just hope that Vlad will keep his bloodthirsty and cruel personality That s why I like him so much Thought, he is starting listening to Leila way too much Come on she is a human he lived for centuries Who is going to be right and have a better plan Having met Vlad before in the Night Huntress Series, I was really excited that he would be getting his very own book.Once Burned the 1st book in the Night Prince Series begins when Vlad rescues Leila, whose gifts may be a way that vampires could take him down.He takes her to his castle in Romania, where he promises to protect her and also to give her the real story of Vlad aka Dracula The story is told by Leila s POV transformed instead of being killed when she touched a power line, she s left with a gift of her right hand sending bolts of electricity to anyone she touches And guess what Not only does she meet someone who is not zapped by her lighting right hand but he s damn gorgeous and hot Sparks fly when they are near each other Leila is totally besotted.she s so totally into Vlad Vlad is totally obsessed with Leila.for the first time in thousands of years, he has found someone that touched something in him that he thought he had lost.but still, he holds back He s faced with so many demons from his past and enemies who want nothing else but to destroy him He can t let himself be distracted by someone like Leila.I really liked this story and finding out Vlad s history and learning about the person he is.Leila was an interesting character A lot of issues in her life and liked seeing her facing them and coming through a stronger person I actually liked her a lot Loved the interaction between Vlad Leila and the secondary characters most of all Cat Bones swoonnnnnnnnnnn The story ended pretty suddenly and I suppose one could say that the epilogue leaves us with a somewhat cliffhanger but knowing that we are going to get of Vlad and Leila.that was enough for me.Can t wait for book 2.My favourite quote 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