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1. Once Burned (2012)

Once Burned (Night Prince #1) by Jeaniene Frost

2. Twice Tempted (March 19, 2013)

Twice Tempted (Night Prince #2) by Jeaniene Frost

Bound by Flames (Night Prince

3. Bound by Flames (Night Prince, #3) by Jeaniene Frost

Night Prince series is written by Jeaniene Frost. This series is a part of the Night Huntress World.

Genres and Sub-GenresEdit

Urban Fantasy / Urban Romantic Fantasy

(Shelved in Romance much to the perplexity of the readers. This reads like a solid and potent UF with a big scoop of romance.)

Series Description or Overview Edit

The Night Prince series is a companion series to the Night Huntress series and tells the story of Vlad Tepesh and Leila.

✥ Once Burned follows the romance and action packed adventures of Vlad and Leila. Established fans of the Night Huntress books will already be well aware of Vlad, a secondary character who has cropped up from time to time in that series. Arrogant, powerful and deadly, Vlad is the stuff that nightmares are made out of. He is the original Prince Vlad Tepesh, one-time ruler of medieval Wallachia but now forever immortalised as Dracula by Bram Stoker’s classic Victorian novel – much to his annoyance. Vlad is a cold, proud man and a deadly killer vampire. He is an authoritarian and is rigidly disciplined, an uncompromisingly strong alpha-male character It has the trademark fast-pacing of all of Jeaniene Frost’s books, along with some scorching hot sex scenes and plenty of paranormal action. Vlad makes a refreshing change from the usual angsty vampire romance lead and Leila has some interesting paranormal powers of her own, allowing her to take a lead in the story’s action and be more than just a suitable mate for history’s most famous vampire. ~ Love Vampires

✥ This is a spin-off of Frost's Night Huntress series with Vlad Tepesh Tepesh in the starring role, along with his soul-mate, Leila (aka Frankie) Dalton. Their love story is too complex to be told in one book, so at least two are planned. This series shares the same mythology that Frost created for Night Huntress. ~ Fang-tastic

Lead's Species Edit

  • Human—Electrically charged from an accident
  • Vampire Prince—Pyrokinetic

Primary Supe Edit

  • Vampires 

What Sets it ApartEdit

  • The Heroine is mated to Vlad Tepesh

Narrative Type and Narrators Edit

  • First person narrative told by Leila Dalton, protagonist. 

Book Trailers Edit

Book Trailers

Books in Series Edit

Night Prince series / Vlad and Leila Series:

  1. Once Burned (2012)
  2. Twice Tempted (Mar 26, 2013)
  3. Bound by Flames (Jan 27, 2015)
  4. Into the Fire (2017)

Shorts, Anthologies and Guides Edit

  • none yet

Companion Series, Spinoffs, Sequels or Prequels Edit

~ Correct Reading Order for all books: Night Huntress reading order

Trailers Edit

Other Series by Author Onsite Edit

World Building Edit

Setting:Edit

Wallachia, Romania

Places:Edit

  • Gibsonton, Florida: carnie off-season spot
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Red Roof Inn: in Tampa
  • Slovenia
  • Fane's: Nightclub in Romania
  • The Royal Court of Targoviste: Vlad's family castle in Romania
  • Germany

Supernatural ElementsEdit

✥ SUPES—NIGHT PRINCE SERIES: Vampires, ghouls, psychic powers, electrical powers, pyrokinesis, gypsies, vampire dwarf, witches,

✥ SUPES—NIGHT HUNTRESS WORLD: Vampires, Ghouls, Ghosts, Demons, Remnants, Shapechanger (not-Were), Poltergeist, variance on christian creationism, black magic, voodoo, Zombies, pyrokinesis, telepathy and telekinesis.

Glossary: Edit

  • Voivode: Romanian prince
  • Brams: Wonder drug developed from undead blood, named after Bram Stoker
  • Half-Breed: Half Vampire / Half Human
  • Enforcer: Vampiric version of a cop
  • Samhain: (SAM-en), summer’s end (Celtic festival)
  • Hure: Whore in German
  • Hexe: Witch in German
  • Drache: Dragon in German
  • Guten Tag: Good day in German
  • Cain: Vampires believe that Cain was the original vampire and father of them all. 

Groups & Organizations:Edit

  • Law Guardian: Vampire police

WORLDEdit

Part of the Night Huntress World.

Progaonists:Edit

Leila: When she was thirteen, she touched a high-voltage power line and awoke to find her body indelibly altered. Here is one character's summary of what happened to Leila: "You touched a downed power line..., nearly died, and then, later, your body began giving off electric voltage and your right hand divined psychic impressions from whatever you saw." (p. 16) As a result of her power-charge, Leila has to beware of touching anyone. The scar left by the electrical shock runs from her temple to right hand and is the reason she calls herself "Frankie"—short for "Frankenstein," which, cruelly, became her childhood nickname. Leila left her childhood home as soon she could and has been earning a living as a circus performer, doing gymnastics with her vampire partner, Marty. It's huge that Vlad is immune to her electrical powers. ~ Fang-tastic Fiction

Leila Dalton: "Fantastic Frankie"—Gets psychic impressions from whatever she touches with her right hand; Was electrocuted when she was thirteen and now carries electric currents in her body, which she can release through her right hand; She's 5'6" with long, straight black hair and ice blue eyes; Has a scar that runs from her temple to her right hand; 25 years old ~ Shelfari

Vlad Tepesh, an ancient and powerful vampire with fiery talents: Pyrokinesis. Vlad is a familiar character from the NH series, where he sweeps in every once in awhile to assist the good guys and to serve as a nemesis for Bones. Because of his abilities with fire, he is immune to Leila's electrical powers. ~ Fang-tastic Fiction: Jeaniene Frost's NIGHT PRINCE TRILOGY

✥ Tepesh: "Dracula" - "Vladislav Basarab Dracul" - "The Impaler" - Master Vampire; Former voivode of Wallachia; Has pyrokinetic powers and can fly; Has a lean face with stubble somewhere between a five o'clock shadow and a beard, long espresso-colored hair and coppery green eyes; Was born in 1431 and made a vampire in 1462; Looks to be a well-built, muscular man in his thirties; His hands are crisscrossed with battle scars; Cat's friend; He and Bones do not get along very well; Able to read minds and control fire. ~ Shelfari

SidekickEdit

Marty — Vampire Dwarf — sidekick to Leila — owns a carnival — first seen in: Once Burned, Night Prince series

Characters Edit

Characters What About
Leila Human, psychic & electrical powers Was electrocuted when she was thirteen and now carries electric currents in her body, which she can release through her right hand and has visions; scar that runs from her temple to her right hand; 25 years old
Vlad Tepesh (Dracula) Master Vampire; pyrokinetic powers, can fly, telepathic; born in 1431;
Marty Vampire Dwarf friend & surrogate guardian; owns a carnival
Maximus Vampire; Vlad's second; bodyguard in love with Leila and hopes that he can win her over now that Vlad is seemingly out of the picture; blond hair, Viking-like build
Gretchen Leila's sister emotional and physical abuse toward Leila
Shrapnel: Vampire Vlad's third-in-command. He's bald and brawny with obsidian eyes
Hugh Dalton Leila's father; retired lieutenant colonel; 6' tall, walks with a cane from bomb shattering his knee
Cynthiana Vampire Vlad's former lover, with him for 30 years; 300 years old
Clara Dracul Vlad's first wife died when she jumped off the roof of their home after learning Vlad was a vampire
Mihaly Szilagyi Vampire; Vlad's uncle & enemy Appears: 40's; tree trunk frame; short dark hair: blond streaks, piercing deep brown eyes, square jaw; He's presumed dead after inferno, body not found
Aunt Brenda Leila's aunt; Raised Leila & Gretchen after their mother died; Died a year ago
Cat Crawfield Half-breed "Red Reaper"; Vlad's friend; Bones' wife; turned full vampire, can only drink undead blood and then temporarily absorbs the donors special abilities;
Bones Master Vampire; telepathic, fly; telekinetic; Aka Crispin Phillip Arthur Russell III; Vlad's nemesis; 245 years old; Wife: Cat; was a male prostitute in England while still human; made a vampire in 1790 in a New South Wales penal colony by Ian; 
Mencheres Mega-Master Vampire Bones' co-ruler and grandsire
Kira Graceling Vampire; Mencheres' wife; A slender blonde; Training to be an Enforcer; Former private investigator
Oscar: Vampire; One of Vlad's line
Gabriel: Vampire; One of Vlad's line
Lachlan Vampire; One of Vlad's line
Hunter Vampire; One of Vlad's line
Dean Leila's friend; carnie; Has chains that run from his nostrils to his ears; Has green lizard-scale tattoos covering his entire body; Has bulky muscles
Raquel Leila's friend beautiful bearded lady; Owner of bar/restaurant
J.D. A carnie; Leila's friend; eight feet tal
Katie A carnie Leila's friend;
Stan: Leila's boss
Ben Human blood host Vlad's protection; Is in his 20's; A husky, curly-haired American
Sandra Human blood host under Vlad's protection; 20's; retty, petite; heavy English accent
Vlad's donars Human blood hosts Joe, Damon, Tom, Angie, Kate,
Human blood host
Johnny Staples human boy Last boy Leila was able to kiss (in the eighth grade)
Mihaly Szilagyi Vampire;  Vlad's enemy
Radu Dracul Vlad's younger brother Tried to kill Vlad several times; Is long dead
Tenoch: Vampire; Vlad's sire Sire-to: Vlad, Mencheres & Mihaly Szilagyi's; pyrokinetic, mind reading, flying, future seeing & degenerative powers
Gabriel Tolvai Vampire; slender boy with russet-colored hair and amber eyes
Aron Razvan, "Silver Hair" Vampire young man with prematurely silver hair and cornflower-blue eyes; Has a runner's build

To expand the table, right-press or (Control-press on a Mac)—choose add row.

Author Edit

Jeaniene Frost

Cover ArtistEdit

Artist: None Listed

Awards Edit

Publishing InformationEdit

  • Publisher: Avon
  • Author Page: Jeaniene Frost | Avon Romance
  • Bk-1: Paperback, 346 pages, Pub: June 26th 2012—ISBN: 006178320X
  • Bk-2: Paperback, 360 pages, Pub: March 26th 2013—ISBN: 0062076108
  • Bk-3: Paperback, 384 pages, Pub: January 27th 2015—ISBN: 0062076086
  • Bk-3: Paperback, 340 pages, Pub: February 28th 2017—ISBN: 006207640X

Book Cover Blurbs Edit

BOOK ONE BLURB—Once Burned (2012):  She's a mortal with dark powers... 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 vampire... He's the Prince of Night... 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 in flames. ~ Goodreads | Once Burned (Night Prince, #1)

BOOK TWO BLURB—Twice Tempted (2013): 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 | Twice Tempted (#2) by Jeaniene Frost

BOOK THREE BLURB—Bound by Flames (2015): Play with fire, pay the price. Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin… Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does…for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both… ~ Goodreads | Bound by Flames (Night Prince, #3) by Jeaniene Frost

BOOK FOUR BLURB—Into the Fire (2017): In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon. For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him. A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them…and finally tearing the lovers apart forever. ~ Goodreads | Into the Fire (Night Prince, #4) by Jeaniene Frost

First Sentences Edit

  1. Once Burned (2012) — I parked my bike in front of the restaurant, wiping the perspiration from my upper lip.
  2. Twice Tempted (2013) — This wasn't the first time I'd woken up as a captive.
  3. Bound by Flames (2015) — Hundreds of candles glowed from the ballroom's gothic chandeliers, casting soft amber light onto the guests below.
  4. Into the Fire (2017) — If you think this is impressive, I know a fellow whose wife can shapeshift into an ancient dragon. I ache with envy at the thought of shagging one of those.

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Awards Edit

Trivia Edit

Notes Edit

Per Jeaniene's blog "Once I was done writing Twice Tempted, I realized that the Night Prince series will be a trilogy, with Vlad and Leila’s story ending at book three." 

Vlad: He is the original Prince Vlad Tepesh, one-time ruler of medieval Wallachia but now forever immortalised as Dracula by Bram Stoker’s classic Victorian novel–much to his annoyance. As a mortal, real-life person Vlad Tepesh is known to have been a complete psychopath–even in a time when life was cheap and barbarism common place, his many atrocities still stand out to this day as truly appalling. Known as “Vlad the Impaler” from his habit of slowly executing people by impaling them on poles he was not a nice person in real life. As a romantic lead character Vlad was always going to be difficult to portray in any kind of sympathetic light but for the most part Jeaniene Frost manages to do just that. ~ Love Vampires

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