Vlad is mine. Everyone knows it. So, when I see his name I must satisfy my curiosity and Jeaniene Frost is one to take seriously. Her Vlad is a pure delight.
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, however, passion ignites, threatening to consume them. It will take everything they have to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.
Overall Author Review
“An author who delivers only the best.”
“Put Jeaniene Frost on your must-read list!”
—Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author
Spinning off from her wildly successful, New York Times bestselling Night Huntress novels featuring vampire soulmates Cat and Bones, Jeaniene Frost kicks off the thrilling new Night Prince series with Once Burned.
Vlad Tepesh, the ruthless master vampire and inspiration for Bram Stoker’s dark legend (but don’t dare call him Dracula) encounters a mortal woman with unimaginable power…including the ability to enflame his cold heart.
Paranormal romance and urban fantasy fans who hunger for the novels of Kim Harrison, Christine Feehan, and Charlaine Harris are going to love The Night Prince and this dark and steamy tale of supernatural attraction.
Who Is Jeaniene Frost?
Jeaniene’s novels have also appeared on the Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, ABA Indiebound, and international bestseller lists. Foreign rights for Jeaniene’s novels have sold to twenty different countries.
Jeaniene lives in Florida with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. In addition to being a writer, Jeaniene is also a Jesus follower, a feminist and a dog mama.
She enjoys reading, writing, poetry, watching movies, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her. — From the Official Jeaniene Frost Website
Just An FYI
I’m very picky about what I enjoy to read. I’ve always been a Stephen King fan and so always enjoyed staying around the same genre.
My Love for Vlad the Impaler
When I first saw the back cover of the novel, I was on the fence. I then looked at the front cover and almost refused to read the book. However, I reminded myself, ‘Do not judge a book by its cover.’ I bought it and never regretted it.
“No, I do my torturing in the dungeon like any other respectable castle owner.”Vlad, Night Prince Novel, Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
Everyone has to understand; I know Vlad the Impaler’s life by heart. I have an obsession with that historical man. He was a pure genius who lived in harsh times. He had gone through all levels of nightmarish hell and back.
How To Tame A Vlad Fan
I have read so much about Vlad that even with the book in my hands I wasn’t sure if I genuinely wanted to read it. Then, my curiosity about vampires took over.
I wanted and still want to this day, to become a better author and read what other more successful authors have to say and the words they used.
I know Vlad, I know vampires, I know the psychology behind the man that he was. Everything in me was hesitant about reading the book. Especially that cover that had the graphic designer in me say, “Oh dear, what have they done to you!”
One summer afternoon, after months I had bought the book, I go to lie down in my summer chair beside the pool and opened Once Burned.
Oh, my Vlad!
“That one tickled. If electrocution is your way of flirting, I commend you on your originality.”Vlad, Night Prince Novel, Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
I started reading the novel and got hooked on the story from the start despite saying to myself, “Okay, when is Vladislav coming in, now?” Don’t worry; it was well calculated; it was just the ‘fangirling’ on my part.
The personality given to Vladislav is very authentic to the man he was. His possessiveness over his heroine is entirely in line with what the Impaler would’ve been and done.
However, there is more to Vladislav than the torturous man, and Jeaniene Frost was able to see past that, and I was impressed.
The way she was able to harmonize what skills her central woman has with those of Vladislav was quite impressive in itself. They belong together, and there is no doubt about it.
The mystery, the tension, the “what’s going to happen!” everything is well synchronized and had me turn the page without looking at the time.
Vladislav is the sexiest man I thought he would’ve been and that made me quite happy to read. He is a tease, and I loved it!
The Overall Bite
She hooked me, Jeaniene Frost is now one of my favorite authors! Her writing is one that I admire and enjoy reading the most.
The presentation of the characters, the setting, the environment, and world-building are all things that I pay attention to with focus. The book does not disappoint! Very original and the writing is accessible to everyone yet, very hypnotizing. It was pure joy to read it.
The research made on Vladislav, quite well done I must admit, however, I have yet to read the other novels to state how accurate she was to the historical man. So far, so good! The personality and choice of torture are right, as impaling was not his only “go-to” way of torturing people.
The book has a very nice pace and is very easy to fall for and is a page-turner. Be careful, don’t read it if you have a ton of things to do or if you need to get up early and the morning and decide to read it before going to bed! It’s that good!
The Fangirl In Me
My rating is a good 9 out of 10, only because I’m never a fan of “family members” in stories. However, I’ll see where that goes, and it’s a very personal taste.
Next, Twice Tempted!