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Friday, 6 July 2012

Once Burned By Jeaniene Frost

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.

Sam's Review:

I love Vlad. I thought I better start with that statement, because I think I have liked him better than Bones *ducks head* for a very long time. I was ecstatic when I found out not only would he have his own book but his own series, well I nearly blew my lid! 

 Getting my hands on this book, was like forgetting about carbs for a day and eating anything I wanted - pure ecstasy!

 So did this book live up to the imaginary hype I had built it up to be in my head? Yes, in some aspects it so very much did. In other aspects, no. Sadly it wasn't until around the 30% mark that I fell into that realm of nothing else existing except reading the book.

 Vlads character from Night Huntress was in my opinion, dark but sarcastic with a wicked humor. But what we see in his own book is what the man is like behind the scenes. He has a lot of a deeper past that what has been initially let on, and I loved being able to delve into that area of him. Thankfully he was still able to make his wickedly, suggestive, sarcastic remarks that I so loved about him in the first place. And thank fully, no premature inflammation in this story :)

Our heroine, Leila was electrocuted as a child that left a scar from her right eye brow to her right wrist, leaving her with the unusual ability to produce an electric current from her right arm into anything she touches. And also has the ability to see people's past, present and future with the touch of her left hand. I loved that this power seemed like a new concept to me. Leila was certainly a tough cookie. She wouldn't stand down to nothing, and was never afraid to stand up to Vlad when he was in one of his moods.

 As above said,I loved Leila powers and could understand the whole current running through her from being struck by a power line - totally passable. But what I couldn't work out is how being struck by a power line also gave her the telepathic abilities. It was an awesome added touch, but wasn't explained how she came by this talent. 

The chemistry being the two was ....um...well I wouldn't say off the charts,but it was hot. They both new they wanted each other, and Vlad had a lot of cockiness about his confidence of her falling for him. There is one chapter that defiantly made me hot under the collar, but sadly that was the basic only scene where our two hero and heroine get down and funky. 

The ending was ... My gawd....I was left with my mouth hanging wide open!, What a cliff hanger and a way to set up the next book in the series that we now have to wait a year for! But I will say that I think Cat and Bones have a new rival in the awesome couple of the year award!

1 comment:

Loupe Duffy said...

Well put my friend!
See, and I loved this book for everything else but Vlad, I think I needed to finished the Night Huntress series before I picked this one up. I still enjoyed the book very much, I just not in love with Vlad...maybe one one more book....LOL
I loved Leila.

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