"You think my blood is the only tie between us?" His voice was low, yet edged with palpable hunger. It seemed to rub me in places I'd only ever touche...more"You think my blood is the only tie between us?" His voice was low, yet edged with palpable hunger. It seemed to rub me in places I'd only ever touched before, making my anger fade under a flash of desire. Vlad was so close that his hair was a shadowy veil all around me, and when he began to caress my face with light, sure strokes, it was all I could do not to close my eyes in bliss. "This is our true tie," he whispered, his breath falling hotly onto my lips. "You're meant for me, and I will have you."
A tragic accident leaves Leila disfigured and with supernatural powers where she can connect to someones past, present and future with just a mere touch as well as the power to channel electricity. Finding herself disowned by the only family she has and working as a sideshow freak in a carnival, Leila along with her best friend Marty, a midget vampire, she's starting to build a life for herself and survive the best way she knows how. But an accident at the local bar, her anonymity is threatened and is no longer just Frankie the carnie, she attracts the attention of some evil vamps that kidnap her and she's forced to locate the infamous Vlad.
Vlad Tepesh, master vampire and fierce protector of his line, he runs his vamps with an iron fist. But a chance meeting with the lovely Leila, threatens his emotionless existence and awakens feelings believed to be long destroyed. Together with Leila its a race to uncover the vampire set out to destroy him. And now that he has Leila he's desperate to keep her by his side.
After finding out that Jeaniene Frost was adding another spin-off to her Night Huntress series and it featuring the sexy, cocksure, enigmatic Vlad I was ecstatic to say the least! But imagining it and reading it are two different things. In one word A-fucking-mazing! Vlad and Leila are more than I expected and I enjoyed every page of this book. As I read it in like a day.
Vlad was certainly a cocky bastard and Leila is a perfect counterpart for him. She's fierce, strong and totally kick ass! She was able to keep up with him physically and their banter was great. She's definitely a woman that knew how to get her way and fought for what she believed in. One of my favorite scenes is when she wanted to set a trap for the bigbad in the story, where she was trying to get Vlad on the same page....she tried her best to stroke his ego so-to-speak(not that she needed to..its already big enough as it is):
"Not Dracula," I said with a faint smile as I turned around. "Vlad Tepesh former viovode of Wallachia and the most arrogant, deadly, frightening man I've ever met."
His lips curled with disdainful amusement. "Compliments won't sway me more than the word please, Leila."
"You take those as complements?" Gretchen was incredulous.
"Of course." His smile bared fangs. "She named all my best qualities."
Not being able to touch anyone with out killing them and/or causing them serious harm, Leila has had to face some serious obstacles add that to knowing all the sins of those she's touched and everyday life for her is a struggle. But the through it all Leila still kept her spunk! All her challenges, she was still had serious lady balls and I loved that about her. She was able to keep up with Vlad and his cockiness.
"You're hot, big deal," I shot back, refusing to let his knowledge of my most intimate thoughts daunt me. "I'm attracted to a lot of hot guys. If Chris Hemsworth were here, I'd light him up like a firecracker with his fast I'd jump on him."
"And that would kill him," Vlad noted.
Speaking of...Vlad was just wonderful! He was definitely his fierce, alphalicious self and I fell in love all over again! Fans of the Night Huntress series will just gobble this one up...I know I did! His self assuredness knows know bounds which made for an enjoyable read.
"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're making me impatient."
All in all, awesome start to a series that has me begging for more. I found myslef laughing out loud and fanning myself on many occasions. Leila and Vlad are the best couple second to Cat and Bones and I'm dying to read more about these two....especially since we were left with a tantalizing line from dear Leila:
"Get ready, Vlad," I whispered into the empty room. "This is far from over."(less)
**spoiler alert** Boy was it good to be back with Cat and Bones!! I loved it! To me Cat has grown so much since the begining and the love that she and...more**spoiler alert** Boy was it good to be back with Cat and Bones!! I loved it! To me Cat has grown so much since the begining and the love that she and Bones share is so amazing! One of my favorite parts of the story(there are so many)was when they first checked in the Ritz in New Orleans and that snobby beeyatch pissed Cat off...then Bones tells her hubby that she's screwing the plumber: “She’s rogering the plumber every Thursday while you’re at the club. The woman let out a shocked gasp even as her husband’s face became mottled. “You told me he was laying pipe, Lucinda!” Bones grunted. “Right you are, mate.”. Priceless!! I loved the development of the characters as well. Especially Vlad, I'm glad he was in this story more. So glad Cat finally killed Apollyon's ass! Boy was he a pain in the butt. And to think all this time he was a pussy!! I couldn't believe it! Can't wait until the next one comes out and I hope there's some Ian in that one...I really missed him! Loved his line: “Am I the only one who has wood over that little vixen?”....I just loved it!! So many things I loved about this one! I loved the Chapter everyone was talking about...when cat bites back! wow is all I will say about that! I was so surprised about Joan of Arc being the other Half-breed, wasn't expecting that one! I missed Cat and Bones so much that it was sad to finish the book:( Maybe I should have stretched it out a bit...oh well!(less)
**spoiler alert** Cat pissed me off when she left him in the first book but she redeems herself...she really loves Bones!! The part when she see's him...more**spoiler alert** Cat pissed me off when she left him in the first book but she redeems herself...she really loves Bones!! The part when she see's him at the wedding was priceless! The dialog in this book is genious and the sex is hot hot hot!!
How many times can I read this...who the feck knows!!!
Chapter 32 was as sexy as ever in audible!!!!!(less)
The funny thing about this book is that I bought this and guilty plessures together and read guilty plessures first...unfortunately! I was scared at f...moreThe funny thing about this book is that I bought this and guilty plessures together and read guilty plessures first...unfortunately! I was scared at first because of my utter disappointment with the anita blake book...but surprise surprise!!! This story is awesome!! Cat is awesome ane Bones is smokin!!! The sex scenes are so steamy!! I was pleasantly surprised in this novel and have read it atleast 4 times already!!(less)
**spoiler alert** Well the only thing I would say I didnt like about this one was the fact that Cat and Bones were soooo mean and stubborn with each o...more**spoiler alert** Well the only thing I would say I didnt like about this one was the fact that Cat and Bones were soooo mean and stubborn with each other!!! And for Bones to stick her at that garbage dump was just plain cruel!! Im glad that she is a full vamp now but man!!!! I loved Gregor getting his head blown off at the end...bravo!!(less)
**spoiler alert** Loved this spin-off as well!!! Mencheres is soooo hot, I love his character!! Im glad now he has real love and her being a vamp now...more**spoiler alert** Loved this spin-off as well!!! Mencheres is soooo hot, I love his character!! Im glad now he has real love and her being a vamp now is awesome!! A human can't keep up with all that power!! (less)
**spoiler alert** Loved this spin-off to the Night Huntress series...love Cat and Bones in this as well!! I like Spade and Denise together...can't wai...more**spoiler alert** Loved this spin-off to the Night Huntress series...love Cat and Bones in this as well!! I like Spade and Denise together...can't wait til they are all in the series together!! One of my favorite parts has to be when Denise busts in on Ian thinking that Spade is screwing some other chic...then Ian gets her back by busting in on her and Spade!! I just adore Jeaniene Frost!!(less)