Night Prince Book Two
Published March 26, 2013 by Avon
5 BLOODY FANGS!!!!
"They say never judge a book by its' cover, but this one is just as hot as it looks!!"
Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges...
Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her.
Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity...
Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity. (Goodreads)
What's the best way to judge how good a book truly is? How long it takes you to read it. Read this one in a day and a half, all while juggling the kids, work and friggin' Girl Scouts. Though I still regret reading Up From The Grave BEFORE reading Twice Tempted, since it gave away such a big secret, "seeing" the way it played out was phenomenal.
While I am still extremely hurt to have had to say goodbye to Cat and Bones, I am equally as glad to have Leila and Vlad. To say these two are another dynamic duo to be a drastic understatement. With his pyrokenisis and her electrical currents, not to mention both of their temperaments, they truly know how to heat up a page. And if there was ever a true match for Vlad the Impaler, Leila has truly proved to be it.
Vlad has kept his heart wrapped in a cage of ice for centuries, not an easy thing to do when you're the Prince of Flames. So should come as no wonder that he finds it difficult to allow himself to admit is true feelings for Leila. After-all, they both went into this relationship under the agreement of remaining strictly physical. And we all know which road is paved with good intentions. Leila comes to her final straw after the proposal she is given is far from what she expected, and gives Vlad an ultimatum. When he makes the wrong decision, she does the unthinkable and leaves. Heading back to the carnival and a whole new heap of trouble. Leila will learn the hard way that Vlad isn't the only one who likes playing with fire, with deadly circumstances. As she is the initial target Leila is faced with a decision of her own; to trust the man she loves and humiliated by walking away from, or the man she considers a friend and has never kept his desires a secret. So the question becomes whether the threat on her life is an act of vengeance, a ploy at a deadly love affair or whole new party altogether.
Pages filled with blood, mayhem, betrayal, deadly desires, manipulation, heat and gruesome death, readers will not be able to put this book down until the last page. There is never a dull moment when dealing with Vlad Basarab Dracul. And pity the man, or woman, who dare cross him. Both Once Burned and Twice Tempted are true must reads for true vampire lovers. Please do not cheat yourself and read this book as a stand alone. At least start with Once Burned, but to get the full affect, read the entire Night Huntress Universe series. And look out for the final installment to Leila and Vlad's trilogy, due out in December, 2014.