Review: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
Jul 5, 2012
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...
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.
Jeaniene Frost has caught all of us with her Paranormal Romance between the incorrigible Bones and the Deadly Cat. They have worked through some formidable situations with the help of powerful allies. One of whom becomes the "Hero" in her latest series, starting with The Night Prince: Once Burned. Lovely Leila Dalton hides a power that she inadvertently acquired as a child, which left her forever scarred physically and mentally. She can never touch anyone or the electrical charge in her body could kill them as it has once before. It also allows her to "see" their darkest secrets. After she is kidnapped by a deadly bunch of Vampire seeking to use her powers, she mentally reaches out and contacts the one person who can save her and her friend...but all is not what she hoped for. After her rescue she finds herself face to face with the one, the original vampire we all know and fear: Dracula! But don't call him that, he doesn't like it. Knowing she is still in danger from the Master behind her abduction, she agrees to go with Vlad and help him hunt down this Master and destroy it. Emotions, power struggles and a growing romance evolves in this witty, fast paced addition to the rest of Jeaniene Frost's outstanding works.
It's excerpt time: "Do you have something you want me to relay before I go?" "Yes." Vlad's voice was pleasant. "Tell him the next time I see him, I'll rip off his head and make a new toilet out of it." "He hates you a lot," I summarized to Szilagyi. You should read this ASAP...It's Jeaniene Frost...and, da, da, da, daaaaaa: Dracula! *swoon* ;D