Once Burned and Twice Tempted (Night Prince #1 and #2) by Jeaniene Frost Review

703921813125234Synopsis For Once Burned 

She’s a mortal with dark powers…

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

Synopsis for Twice Tempted

Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges…

Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her.

Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity…

Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.

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The Night Prince series tells the story of Leila, our heroine who possesses special abilities that make her a target for very bad people, leading to her kidnapping. The events that follow have her meeting our very yummy Vlad Tepesh; If you have read the Night Huntress series, you would have met Vlad and maybe like me, fell in love with his character; For me he completely stood out from other characters and was  such a scene stealer.  Knowing he had a series out, well I couldn’t resist starting it and I’m glad I did.

I’m sure anyone familiar with her work knows that Jeaniene is an author with a really strong voice- I love Jeaniene’s heroes, a combination of sexy, brooding, funny and alpha, remaining consistent throughout. Vlad was that and much more.

Leila was a unique character, strong and funny. Her insecurities did grate on my nerves  at certain parts, however I ended book 2  loving her .

One of the things that kept me engrossed in these books, besides the action, is the humor which is top-notch. I love the banter and the witty one liners.

Some of my favorite quotes from both books and there are many :

“No, I do my torturing in the dungeon like any other respectable castle owner,”
― Jeaniene Frost, Once Burned

“That one tickled. If electrocution is your way of flirting, I commend you on your originality.”
― Jeaniene Frost, Once Burned

“I’m attracted to a lot of hot guys. If Chris Hemsworth were here, I’d light him up like a firecracker with how fast I’d jump on him.”
― Jeaniene Frost, Once Burned

“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.”
― Jeaniene Frost, Once Burned

“You should be afraid. Very afraid. Before, I told you if you wanted to end things between us, I would let you go, but, Leila”–his voice deepened–“I lied.”
― Jeaniene Frost, Twice Tempted<<<<   yup, I love Vlad.

“If you introduce yourself to anyone as Mrs. Dracula, I’ll bite you in a manner you won’t enjoy.”
― Jeaniene Frost, Twice Tempted

Also we get to see a bit of Bones, and what’s not to like about that.

“He was also handsome in a too-pretty way that made me think with less muscles, a wig, and some makeup, he’d look great in a dress.
Vlad’s scowl vanished into a smile as the brunet’s gaze swung in my direction as though he’d somehow heard that.
“Looks as though she’s put you in your place as well, Bones,” Vlad drawled.”
― Jeaniene Frost, Once Burned

Book 1, Once Burned,  doesn’t end with a cliffy but leaves you wanting more, needing to know what’s going to happen next. The chemistry between Vlad and Leila is scorching, loved seeing their connection grow and  where their relationship is at, towards the end of book 2; Now to endure the wait for book 3.

After I finished the second book Twice Tempted,  and saw the trailer for DRACULA UNTOLD (2014) , I had to watch it. It’s safe to say that it’s one movie Vlad wouldn’t mind being based on his life. Luke Evans is HOT and so delicious, the perfect Vlad.

If you haven’t read the Night Huntress Series and the Night Prince by Jeaniene Frost, then I highly recommend, both are exceptional reading.

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About the author

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.


For information on Jeaniene’s books, reading the first 20% of each book free, book trailers, deleted scenes, creature mythology, and more, please visit: www.jeanienefrost.com

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