She's a mortal with dark powers...My Thoughts: This is one books that I literally couldn't put down. Okay, maybe not literally. I *could* put it down but I was so enthralled by it that I completely didn't want to. Vlad's been a favorite of mine from the Night Huntress series since his first appearance and he was indisputably entrenched in the top couple of spots when he uttered the infamous "Premature inflamulation" line. Needless to say, I was beyond excited to finally see him get his own story.
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.
Where to begin? Let's see... Vlad. He's brutal and bloody. He's downright scary when those under his protection are threatened. He isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. Oh, and he can do that whole spontaneous flaming thing. Who doesn't like a guy who can set his enemies on fire with a thought?? He's found something with Leila. She intrigues him and pushes him and fires him up. Not in the spontaneously flaming way, either. He's willing to wreak havoc to keep her safe. And, yikes, does he have some moves. Some sexy, sexy moves.
Leila, of course, is an awesome counterpoint for Vlad. She's had to live with her odd ability for half her life. She's resigned herself to never having a relationship - and how could she when she zaps the hell out of people just by touching them - and it thrills her to have someone who can not only withstand her touch but also welcomes it.
Incredibly fun, action-packed and with cameos by some old faces, Vlad's series looks like it'll be downright fantastic. He and Leila are still working out the kinks in their relationship and I expect that they'll have plenty of ups and downs as the series progresses. Vlad can handle it, though. He can handle pretty much anything. Premature inflamulation aside.
Books in this series
1. Once Burned - Paperback | Kindle
2. Twice Tempted
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