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Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Book #1 in Night Prince series
Well i be DAMN you can have the man but not his heart....
“I can give you honesty, monogamy, and more passion than you can stand, but not love. That emotion died in me long ago, as I suspect you already know.” -Vlad in Once Burned

As a child Leila suffered a tragic accident that not only left her scarred down one side of half of her body but with a powerful ability. Leila can produce electrical currents off her body from skin to skin contact. Now she is part of an act with a traveling circus showing off her rare talent. Unfortunately the electrical currents are not her only gift, she has another and it has many facets to it. When Leila finds herself kidnapped by four vampires wanting her to use her gift her survival instincts kick in and she does what she is told. And goes from being scared of the four vamps to being terrified as hell of one vamp. Now Leila is at the mercy of one very dangerous vampire one she has seen kill in a cruel and gruesome way. Vlad Tepesh aka Dracula. When Vlad senses but cannot see the invader in his mist he asks a simple question "Who are you?" Armed with information that someone is out to kill him Vlad agrees to spare Leila's life. On one condition... That she is not leading him into a trap.

Fave lines from the book
“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.” -Vlad

“It must be important or he wouldn’t dare disturb me now,” he muttered. Then he drew away to look at me. “If it’s not, I’ll kill him and return to you directly.” -Vlad

“Two 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 second...that slutty bitch was wondering what Vlad looked like naked.” -Leila

I love love loved it!!! Vlad is Awesome i had high expectations for this book and imho Frost delivered. She gave me all the elements that i need in my PNR reads fast pace and action packed storylines. She appealed to my emotions with Leila's familial circumstances. And added just the right amount of steam and romance to keep me satisfied. And of course i enjoyed the Bones and Cat cameo!
Leila- I loved her she was strong and never backed down when standing up for the ones she cared about.
Vlad- Kicked Ass just like i knew he would! We also got the chance to learn more about his history through Leila which was kinda cool. I also thought it was interesting how Vlad is selective with his lovers and that he has not had many over the centuries of his life.

My Ratings
Characters- Likeable
Writing Style- Good
Plot/Storyline- Very Enjoyable, Entertaining and Witty
Steam Factor- High. Very Steamy
Overall- I Loved It!! Read it!
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Quotes Alexis *Reality Bites* Liked

Jeaniene Frost
“I stretched out my hands as if to ward him off. “Not yet. I want to know what your end game is first.”
Another flash of teeth, this time showing his fangs.
“To have you screaming my name within the hour.”
Jeaniene Frost, Once Burned
tags: vlad

Reading Progress

06/26/2012 ""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." - Vlad Love this guy!!!" 3 comments
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message 1: by AJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

AJ Less than two weeks until release date!! I'm so excited!!!

message 3: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Espinoza Me three!

message 4: by AJ (new) - rated it 4 stars


Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner I am reading it too. :)

Alexis *Reality Bites* Zemira wrote: "I am reading it too. :)"

I just downloaded it gonna start after I eat:) Can't wait!

message 7: by AJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

AJ I started it tonight. Only just in, but loving it so far!!!

Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤  It sounds really good I cant wait to see what you thing about this!!!

Alexis *Reality Bites* OMG it's soooo good! I love Vlad!!!:)

Amanda P LOVED it! Man o Man I love Vlad. I've been team Vlad since we met him! =)

message 11: by AJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

AJ Nice review Alexis! Glad you loved it. Yay Team Vlad!!!

Alexis *Reality Bites* Thanks AJ! #TeamVlad

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