Title: Once Burned
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Published: June 2012 by Avon
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Leila tries to hide her powers by traveling with the circus. She had an accident when she was younger which gave her some unique psychic abilities, along with an electrical current that runs through her body and shocks those that touch her. Leila figures that the safest place for her is the circus; her fellow performers accept her, and if any circus patron ever gets suspicious, the circus is always on the move.
Leila is practicing her circus routine when she gets ambushed and kidnapped by a few vampires. They force her to use her psychic powers to locate the vampire named, Vlad. Something different happens when she locates Vlad however; he can see her, and he’s not too happy about being spied on….
I love Jeaniene Frost’s Cat and Bones series, especially the first few books. Ms. Frost also wrote a few books with the secondary characters from that series, but this one is much better. I’ve always been interested in Vlad, especially because he is the original Dracula. I loved the fast pace of the book, it flowed beautifully and I never got bored. I wish there was a little more leading to Vlad and Leila getting together, but that’s my only complaint.
So if you enjoy the Cat and Bone’s series then definitely pick this up. If you’ve never read the other series, you can still read this one first; it’s the first book in a new series. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars