Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

72%

53 Critic Reviews

I loved this book, I have looked forward to Vlad’s book for so long and I was delighted to discover it reached my lofty expectations...she is one of may favourite authors and her writing it always witty and thrilling!
-Book Chick City

Synopsis

“An author who delivers only the best.”
Romantic Times

“Put Jeaniene Frost on your must-read list!”
—Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author

Spinning off from her wildly successful, New York Times bestselling Night Huntress novels featuring vampire soulmates Cat and Bones, Jeaniene Frost kicks off the thrilling new Night Prince series with Once Burned. Vlad Tepesh, the ruthless master vampire and inspiration for Bram Stoker’s dark legend (but don’t dare call him Dracula) encounters a mortal woman with unimaginable power… including the ability to enflame his cold heart. Paranormal romance and urban fantasy fans who hunger for the novels of Kim Harrison, Christine Feehan, and Charlaine Harris are going to love The Night Prince and this dark and steamy tale of supernatural attraction.

 

About Jeaniene Frost

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Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Night Huntress series and Night Huntress World novels. She lives with her husband and their very spoiled dog in Florida.
 
Published June 26, 2012 by Avon. 389 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All: 53 | Positive: 42 | Negative: 11

Dear Author

Below average
Reviewed by Jane on Jul 19 2012

I think the first person narration really affected my enjoyment of the story. I wished I had known more about Vlad but not simply through Leila’s eyes.

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Elizabeth Provenzano on Jun 25 2012

This is a great book for the summer that will leave you breathless.

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Fiction Vixen

Excellent
Reviewed by Sophia on Jun 25 2012

Leila and Vlad are amazing together and I can’t wait to see what happens for them next.

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CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

Excellent
Reviewed by Crystal on Oct 26 2012

I can’t wait for the next installment of the series and recommend that you don’t miss Once Burned.

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Book Lovers

Excellent
Reviewed by Anna on Jul 23 2012

The thing I really loved...Vlad’s history and background, presenting something fresh with a villain that has nothing to do with the previous books set in the same universe

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Smexy Books

Good
Reviewed by Mandi on Jun 22 2012

It is a dangerous world, and Jeaniene Frost allows that violence to come through. It is paired well with the sexy romance and humorous lines.

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The Bookpushers

Good
Reviewed by E & MinnChica on Jun 25 2012

I can’t wait for the next chapter in Vlad’s story!

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Heroes and Heartbreakers

Good
Reviewed by Chelsea Mueller on Jun 26 2012

The romance in Once Burned is captivating. The sex, toe-curling. But it’s the genuine, innate match of Vlad and Leila that will make you tumble head over heels for this book.

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Vampire Book Club

Good
Reviewed by Chelsea on Jun 18 2012

If you want a can’t-put-it-down-even-to-eat paranormal romance, pick up Once Burned

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Dark Faerie Tales

Good
Reviewed by Kristi on Jun 27 2012

The plot is action packed and gripping from start to finish. Overall, Once Burned is a thrilling read.

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Badass Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by AH on Jul 24 2012

There’s quite a lot of tongue in cheek vampire humor in this book.

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Maryse's Book Blog

Below average
Reviewed by Maryse on Jun 29 2012

So I’m still in, even if this one was “good but not great” to me.

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Smart B***s Trashy Books

Good
Reviewed by SB Sarah on Jul 15 2012

The strength of Laila's character and the mirroring of abilities and the way that the power of touch appeared in multiple meanings kept me reading despite my mental exhaustion of all things vampire. This might be one of the last vampire books I'll read, but it was certainly one I enjoyed very much.

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Fangs For The Fantasy

Below average
Reviewed by Sparky on Jul 05 2012

All in all, it’s a good book – I won’t say excellent and some of the appreciation is based on the Night Huntress series and seeing the potential of this series through that lens and experience

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All Things Urban Fantasy

Good
Reviewed by Abigail on Jun 19 2012

Scintillating romance, provocative characters, and a supernatural world that just gets better as it gets bigger.

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Yummy Men Kick Ass Chicks

Excellent
Reviewed by Julie on Jun 22 2012

Jeaniene did not disappoint with this book. People, like me, who are crazy about Vlad and who had probably too high expectations for this book won’t be disappointed. He is still the arrogant jerk we love...

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Book Chick City

Good
Reviewed by Laura on Jul 04 2012

I loved this book, I have looked forward to Vlad’s book for so long and I was delighted to discover it reached my lofty expectations...she is one of may favourite authors and her writing it always witty and thrilling!

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Paranormal Haven

Good
Reviewed by Stephanie Gradel on Jun 26 2012

Jeaniene Frost puts a lot of work into Vlad's history and how it ties into the current story and I loved every bit of it.

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Romance Books Forum

Good
Reviewed by Nicole on Jun 28 2012

This was fantastic. I loved it.

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The Reading Cafe

Good
Reviewed by Barb on Jun 27 2012

It was an explosive ending, with a conclusion, but a lot of the overall story is left open. We have to wait for the next book in this series to return to Vlad and Leila.

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Tynga's Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Tynga on Jun 18 2012

Once Burned is a scorching hot and electrifying read.

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I Smell Sheep

Above average
Reviewed by KD on Jul 11 2012

The book pace was fairly well laid out, but there were a few little lag spots here and there before action or major dialog picked up...I'm sticking with Frost and hoping for more heat, action and catchier dialog in the next edition...

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Bewitched Bookworms

Below average
Reviewed by Heather on Jul 25 2012

The pacing was a bit slow in points, and telling the story from Leila’s point of view left the reader out of so much of Vlad’s story.

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Delighted Reader

Good
Reviewed by Sophia Rose on Sep 05 2012

Now, I’m chafing with impatience as I await the next installment in this spin-off series. 

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Awesome Sauce Book Club

Good
Reviewed by Amber on Jun 25 2012

Any fans of the Night Huntress series is surely going to love this one!

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Reading Diva

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Reviewed by Reading Diva on Sep 20 2012

I am just hopeful that her next book brings the most needed satisfaction I crave for.

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Once Upon A Bookcase

Good
Reviewed by Jo on Aug 07 2012

Once Burned is just as actioned packed as we've come to expect, and in some instances, possibly even more so.

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Exina's Art

Below average
Reviewed by Exina on Jul 11 2012

I like his limitless self-confidence. His character is not overdrawn...The villain is one-dimensional, and flat for me. I hope Vlad and Leila will face more serious enemies in the following installments.

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Bitten by Paranormal Romance

Good
Reviewed by Carole Dee on Jun 28 2012

I can't recommend Once Burned or any of other titles enough!

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Under the Covers

Good
Reviewed by Francesca on Jun 25 2012

Did I mention how perfect it was? 

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Unwrapping Romance

Good
Reviewed by Amy Valentini on Jul 13 2012

ONCE BURNED by Jeaniene Frost is an action-packed, fast-paced, dark and dangerous paranormal romance with sufficient blood, gore and vampire destruction to keep you on the edge of your seat

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Romance Around the Corner

Good
Reviewed by Brie on Jul 10 2012

I had a great time when I read it, and that’s what truly matters. Go get it!

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A Great Read

Good
Reviewed by Jessica on Oct 14 2012

Once Burned was a thrilling and engaging read that I highly recommend to all Frost fans! It's about time we learn more about Vlad after seeing him popup several times in the Night Huntress series.

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My Not So Vacant Shelf

Good
Reviewed by Jessica on Jul 30 2012

Yup…Jeaniene knows how to write a sexy vampire, but she also knows how to write a good supernatural story too. THANK GOD!

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The Demon Librarian

Above average
Reviewed by Lynsey Taylor on Jul 05 2012

...all in all, I enjoyed it...but when I think back to how in love with Bones I was by the end of book one of Night Huntress, I'm afraid I don't have quite the same intensity of feelings towards Vlad yet...

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Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Mariya on Jul 01 2012

I was bored. I kept putting down the book.

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Rabid Reads

Good
Reviewed by Carmel on Jun 21 2012

Vlad is front and center and boy does he love the spotlight! He's arrogant, presumptuous and his abilities are downright terrifying.

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Book Whore

Above average
on Jul 11 2012

All and all I did enjoy the story. I easily would read a hundred pages at a time without realizing it. Other than the few hick ups...that distracted me, I loved the story.

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Bending The Spine

Good
Reviewed by Rebecca on Jun 25 2012

I have loved everything I have read by Jeaniene Frost and Once Burned was no exception.

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Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy

Excellent
Reviewed by MissVain on Jun 22 2012

Once Burned is a must read for fans of paranormal romance and especially Jeanine Frost fans!!! This book was amazing, and while this book has plenty of spark for romance lovers, the action scenes were flawless with plenty of flames erupting on the battle field as well as behind closed doors.

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Readaholics Anonymous

Good
Reviewed by Cindy on Jul 05 2012

Emotions, power struggles and a growing romance evolves in this witty, fast paced addition to the rest of Jeaniene Frost's outstanding works.

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Fall Into Books

Good
Reviewed by Fall Into Books on Jul 05 2012

Overall, I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance or darker paranormal novels. Once Burned is sure to appeal to Frost's already established fan base, and I'm sure that it will earn her many new readers as well.

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The Secret Sanctuary of Books

Good
Reviewed by Andie on Jul 01 2012

I LOVED it, could re read it over and over. In fact, I already did!

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Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews and Goodies

Below average
Reviewed by Silverlight on Sep 25 2012

...gone is the humor, and snarkiness, gone is his "heat". The writing felt obscured and distant. I didn't care for the main plot...for me it didn't really work.

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Books to Brighten Your Mood

Good
Reviewed by Anna on Sep 11 2012

All in all, Once Burned was everything that I had hoped it will be, introducing a heroine I enjoyed reading about and preparing the ground for at least one more great book.

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My Book Chatter

Below average
Reviewed by Cath on Aug 23 2012

I couldn't with good conscience give Once Burned anything more than 2 Stars.

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Book Faery

Good
Reviewed by Alice on Nov 11 2012

I could go on and on about all the awesomeness in this book but who wants to read a short novel?

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Honest Reviews Corner

Good
Reviewed by Brittany on Jul 10 2012

If you haven’t yet, go out and buy this new book.

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Full Moon Bites

Excellent
on Jul 07 2012

In the end I was left wanting more, of both the plot and sex scenes (man I could read Vlad sex scenes all day!)...I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has read the author’s Night Huntress series or anyone looking for a great paranormal/UF novel to read!

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Smitten With Bad Boy Heroes

Below average
Reviewed by Smitten With Bad Boy Heroes on Jul 06 2012

The supporting characters could have been fleshed out a little more. 

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Silver Wings Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Leigh Ann Harbin on Jun 29 2012

This book was an amazing addition to the Night Huntress world. I love Leila's character, and she is beyond perfect for Vlad.

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Journey With Words

Excellent
Reviewed by Mel on Jun 26 2012

...has a great balance between action, love, comedy, strong characters and sizzling sex scenes. Speaking of sizzling…If you are a fan...I think you are going to enjoy Chapter 23 very much...

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Mortality Bites

Good
Reviewed by Alicia0605 on Jun 12 2012

Once Burned is a blazing hot and electrifying read. Night Huntress fans will devour this book in no time.

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