I will start off by saying I am very partial to this author. She is one of my all time favs. When I heard she was starting a new series that had to do with Vlad, a charcters who makes many appearances in her other books, I knew it’d be on my keeper shelf ASAP. This book was different from the Grave series in ways I can’t say without spoiling, but for those of you who have already read Once Burned and are a fan of the Night Huntress novels, you’ll understand this next comment. It was nice to see the romantic shoe on the other foot. Okay, that being said let’s get to those first five sentences.
I parked my bike in front of the restaurant, wiping the perspiration from my upper lip. It was unseasonably warm this January, but sweating during a Florida winter was better than freezing in a Northern one. I twisted my hair into a knot, my neck cooler once the long black swath was off it. With a final swipe at my forehead, I entered the restaurant, ignoring the table in favor of the patrons seated at the bar. It only took a glance to see that most of the were average height, with a few extremely tall exceptions.
So, it doesn’t start off action packed, but it picks up, people. And quick! I’d give you an inside view of this book, but all the best parts give away too much, so I’ll give you the back blurb as a Hail Mary.
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.