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The Vampire Dimitri (Regency Draculia Series #2)

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

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    I Thoroughly Enjoyed this Novel

    I had a wonderful time with this story. It doesn't happen all that often that I am anticipating what is going to happen next in a story. This was one of those times, I wanted to stay up all night reading it and finally had to put it down at 2:00am (and then finished it first thing in the morning). I even caught butterflies in my stomach at one point!


    - I loved the Beauty and the Beast spin to the story, I'm not sure how I didn't catch it before the fairy tale was mentioned. But it was a marvelous inclusion.
    - Maia was such an incredible character. I loved her tenacity and stubbornness. She always had an opinion about everything and was never cowed by a more dominant personality.
    - No matter how stubborn, or dimwitted Dimitri seemed to be, he had such a heartbreaking story that the book really had you on his side for the entire story. Anticipating his realization, AT LONG LAST, that he was actually in love with the heroine.
    - The world building was phenomenal, the book really brought you along for the ride and left you dreaming about their characters and world all night.
    - The love scenes were tasteful. It completely ruins a book for me if there is vulgar, unnecessary erotica added to it, Gleason did a great job of having a love scene without allowing it to become too flamboyant and crass.
    -I also liked the way that Gleason portrayed the Dracule. While they all actually did make a deal with the devil, it still remained that some were evil while some were good, maintaining the ideal that the same is true for any species.


    - There were a few mistakes when it came to historical accuracy; i.e. Dimitri has dark skin from a Romanian mother (which unfortunately was looked down on at the time), as well as the fact that Maia has kissed multiple I didn't grow up in that era but from what I understand, kissing was a major taboo and I find it difficult to believe that a young woman would kiss 5 different men so frequently in that time period.

    I really grew to care about all of the secondary characters as well as the primary. This book was a joy to read and I look forward to reading the first and third books in the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

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    The second Regency Dracula romantic fantasy is an exciting tale

    Charles Woodmore vanishes leaving his sisters to seek help from their guardian, Dimitri the Earl of Corvindale. However, Dimitri is irate with the demanding tone of the note Charles' sister Maia sends to him. He wishes they would be like all the females of the London aristocracy and just attend balls as simpering females. Instead the sisters interfere with Dimitri's plan to rescue Chas as their ringleader Maia is foolishly brave; she finds her guardian arrogant and aloof.

    However, Dimitri knows he wants his mortal houseguest, but is elated she is to marry someone else. Maia is appalled that she is attracted to Dimitri when she is betrothed to someone else. As their desire grows, Dimitri realizes Maia is in peril, but he cannot get her to back off so he must keep her safe.

    The second Regency Dracula romantic fantasy (see The Vampire Voss) is an exciting tale due to the changing relationship between the lead pair. The story line is at its best when the plot remains in tense 1804 London; when the tale looks back too frequently, some of the "current day" tautness is lost although in fairness those flashbacks enhance the Gleason vampire mythos. Readers will enjoy this entertaining thriller as the market price for love is a soul.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted February 11, 2012

    Historical and Kicking!

    This is the first book I've ever read that actually started out like the first book but in someone else's point of view. Its safe to say that anyone can read any part of the series without reading the first few books.

    I loved this better than Vampire Voss. I think it was the concept of the Beauty and the Beast that made it all the more intriguing. I really love all the love and hate relationship. Its so fun to read! Plus, Dimitri is waaaaay hotter than Voss. And Maia is waaaay better than Angelica. Haha, that didn't make much sense.

    Okay, so I kind of skipped some parts in this one because there was repeated conversations and events that was in the first book. That bit kind of put me off a bit. But when I continued reading on, I just couldn't stop reading.

    Another 5 stars to Colleen. I'm hesitant on reading Narcise. Mainly because I didn't like her much in the first two books. She just seems so "evil in disguise". BUT I'm looking forward to reading Colleens other work.

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