Once Burned: Night Prince Series, Book 1 by Jeaniene Frost (Harper)

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Talk about eagerly anticipating – I looked forward to Once Burned more than another possible adventure featuring Bones and Cat (easily my number one couple in paranormal romance). Considered the greatest vampire legend of all time, Vlad is a recurring character in the Night Huntress series and now the hero of this, the first in the Night Prince series. I savored every minute knowing this was only the beginning of his tale. Of course, this high ranking of Once Burned rests in no small part on Tavia Gilbert’s narration. She’s one of the best. So, the winning formula here? Take a world I’m already invested in, feature a character I’ve grown to want, add Tavia Gilbert to the mix, and I’m completely enthralled. Speaking of Audiobooks