The climactic third novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series finds Vlad and his newly turned bride, Leila, at odds with each other—and vulnerable to the one vampire powerful enough to end the Dark Prince’s reign . . .
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 . . .
Bound By Flames
by Jeaniene Frost
Night Prince #3
January 27, 2015
Jeaniene Frost writes some of the best paranormal romance that I have ever read, consequently her books are favorites for me. This series is a spin off from the Cat and Bones, Night Huntress books. It seems like forever that we have been waiting for this book, so I was more then happy when it was released recently.
Leila and Vlad are a vampire couple that are trying to find Vlad’s arch enemy, Szilagya. Since Leila can read essences on people’s bodies that tell her who has touched them-ever, it’s just one way they are trying to get information on his whereabouts. This involves her touching a lot of vampires to find traitors, not something that Vlad is happy about, to say the least. Pretty simple premise, right? Not even close.
Vlad has the worse temperament of any main character that I have ever read. He’s definitely not an easy character. He is, of course, the vampire that started the vampire legend from hundreds of years ago-Vlad the Impaler. So the reader should hate him? NO. His romance with Leila is one of my favorites that I have ever read. Watching the great Vlad succumb to Leila, and fall so hard for her, was the basis of a wonderful read in the first book, Once Burned. Leila was pretty much electrocuted when she was young, only she didn’t die, but she did come away with an arm that is capable of killing with electricity. Needless to say, she doesn’t date. With Vlad and the fire power in his body, she has found the perfect husband for herself, and now that she’s a vampire, they have forever to spend together. But nothing in their life is easy. Szilagya has made it his mission to make their life hell.
This book was really dark, and went places that might upset a squeamish reader. Not only is there a ton of violence, but most of it is in the form of torture. And torture is not something I am fond of reading about, to say the least. It’s very telling that even after writing that, I can honestly say that I really enjoyed this read. If it hadn’t been about Vlad and Leila, I might have put it down, but since it was, I was okay with it-not the torture aspects, but because I love the characters, and their romance. And also because of Ms. Frost’s wonderful writing.
As usual with this series, there is plenty of romance, adventure, and thriller aspects. Truthfully, I had a hard time putting it down at times. So it was a very quick read, one that I will have a hard time forgetting.
I would recommend this to adult readers of paranormal romance, ones that don’t mind violence in their read. Even if that does bother you, I still would suggest you try reading the first book, because of how good the romance is.
PURE TEXTUALITY’S INTERVIEW WITH JEANIENE FROST
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PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES
The Night Prince novels are a spin off series from the Night Huntress series, as are the Night Huntress World novels. The books shown below are all three intertwined series in the author’s recommended reading order. Click on the cover image to be taken to the book’s Goodreads page.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the new Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.