Let the rejoicing commence, as Frost spins off dangerously sexy vamp Vlad Tepesh into his own edgy and sizzling series, The Night Prince. A supporting player in the Cat & Bones books, Vlad is a true scene stealer with backstory galore. However it is high-voltage Leila who provides the perspective into this exciting revenge-driven adventure. Consistent excellence is a rare commodity, but it’s one Frost delivers regularly!
A terrible accident has left Leila plagued with the ability to channel electricity and psychometry. Unable to touch mortals with her right hand without electrocuting them, Leila works the carnival circuit with vampire Marty. Then, Leila is kidnapped by four vamps. They demand she use her ability to see the past and future to locate feared firestarter vampire Vlad in order to plan an ambush. As Leila uses her skills, she suddenly finds herself in mental communication with a pissed-off Vlad. Vlad makes short work of Leila’s kidnappers, but the bigger question is, who is behind their plot? Recognizing Leila’s unique abilities, Vlad is not about to let her go. Gutsy Leila is between a rock and a hard place, but can she turn her back on the one man who can survive her touch? (AVON, Jul., 384 pp., $7.99)