"A spin off series that was well worth the wait!"
Reviewed by Jaime Zalinski
Posted July 9, 2012
Paranormal - Supernatural
As a fan of Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series, I have
fallen in love with the secondary characters who add that
extra touch of laughter and excitement. When I first heard
that Ms. Frost was going to publish an entire series for
Vlad, I nearly fell out of my chair. He has been one of my
favorite reoccurring characters and I could not wait to see
what would happen when he was given a series that would
focus on his adventures. It has been a long wait since the
initial announcement but I am so happy with the outcome the
wait was nothing.
Leila has dealt with being different since she was a child.
She has avoided human contact for what seems like forever.
When her special abilities bring unwanted attention from
wrong type of person, she must do the one thing that
matters... staying alive.
Vlad has made a few enemies over that past few hundred
years. No one could touch him without getting burned...
literally. When an unknown enemy tries to use a beautiful
mortal with unique abilities against him, he must sort out
who is behind the plan and hopefully save the female in the
I love Vlad and the wonderful humor that he brings to any
scene he is involved in. His interaction with Bones, the
lead male in the Night Huntress series, makes me laugh
my ribs are sore. The Vlad I saw in ONCE BURNED went deeper
into the emotional trauma of his previous lives and lets
readers understand where the character comes from. The
interaction between Vlad and Leila brought instant
and made me route for them from the beginning.
was a thrilling ride from beginning to end. The only sad
thing is the fact that fans will have to wait for the next
installment in this wonderful, exciting new series!
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
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
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