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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

a dark historical romantic fantasy

In 1804 in London, the Woodmere sisters become concerned when their twenty-seven years old brother vampire hunter Chas vanishes. They turn to their guardian, the Earl of Corvindale, hoping he can find Chas who they fear is in trouble due to his hazardous occupation.
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In 1804 in London, the Woodmere sisters become concerned when their twenty-seven years old brother vampire hunter Chas vanishes. They turn to their guardian, the Earl of Corvindale, hoping he can find Chas who they fear is in trouble due to his hazardous occupation.

Meanwhile Dracule Lord Voss Arden returns to England from the upstart colonies calling themselves the United States with news about Chas, who he believes abducted his sister. Voss has no heart as a minion of Lucifer. However, he is stunned when he meets one of the Woodmere sisters Angelica, who has the gift of sight. He wants her as she makes his blood boil. She feels the same way until she learns the nature of her beloved. Now she feels betrayed while each share a broken heart.

The Book of the Regency Dracula is a dark historical romantic fantasy starring two star-crossed wannabe lovers. Besides her brother never accepting a Vampire as suitable for any of his younger sisters, his species (and others) would never allow him to be with a human possessing the Gift. Readers will enjoy this new paranormal trilogy starring a seemingly Romeo and Juliet couple in Regency England. Colleen Gleason provides a respite for Victoria Gardella with The Vampires Voss' dangerous tale of forbidden love.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on March 9, 2011

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Interesting vampire lore, sympathetic characters, but no wow.

This is not your mother's romance book! Is there lust? Is there smex in it? Are people overcome with passion/love/weak knees? Yes to all of the above. But you get 89% through the book before the hero even gets to third base! This book was a romance novel in the strictes...
This is not your mother's romance book! Is there lust? Is there smex in it? Are people overcome with passion/love/weak knees? Yes to all of the above. But you get 89% through the book before the hero even gets to third base! This book was a romance novel in the strictest sense: it was about the relationship (not the sex). The story is written from five different viewpoints: Dimitri, Voss, Angelica, Maia, and Narcise. The book opens with Dimitri's POV, which was a bit confusing and I double checked a few times to make sure that I was reading the right book. The story then moves on to alternate mainly between Voss and Angelica; occasionally revisiting Dimitri and just a smidgen of Maia and Narcise thrown in. Gleason has taken an interesting slant on the vampire myth. The Devil approaches certain descendants of Vlad Tepes, and makes a deal with them in their dreams. Eternal life in exchange for joining his army during the final battle. Many believe that the dream is just that, merely a dream and agree to the bargain. Once they wake, the first thing they see will become their greatest weakness, his kryptonite if you will. It could be copper, rubies, pine needles, ink, anything. Each member of the draculia is also marked with a black root like mark on their back - representing their devil's bargain and the crack in their soul. Lucifer never mentions this, nor does he mention their new propensity for bursting into flames in the sunlight. As I said above, this book wasn't really about Voss and Angelica's physical relationship. It was very much about Voss changing himself, Angelica trusting herself, and them finding each other. Voss had to fight Lucifer's painful reminders of the type of life he was expected to lead - this more sympathetic and in love Voss is not what the Devil wanted. There were times that I thought I knew how Gleason was going to resolve certain problems, but then there would be a twist and the game changes. However, there came a point where I'd pretty much figured out how the HEA would be achieved, but it was still a satisfying ending. Problems I had: Voss, and most vampires, are accustomed to using their "thrall" to get sexual partners and donors. While I'm not going to get into the awfulness of this or its implications, Gleason tosses this out so many times that it affected my view of the book and Voss. I would be enjoying his character, and then these reprehensible hints pop up, and my enjoyment decreases. I hated Maia, just hated her. She's pushy, nosy, overbearing, ridiculous, demanding, and infuriating. While there are hints as to why she is this way I just don't have patience or compassion for her at the moment. Once you figured out how the book "had" to end you you could kind of see how the other books in the series would end. Verdict: For me, this was a totally different type of vampire romance - and I while enjoyed it, something holds me back from giving it a 4 star or more rating. I loved how self-centered Voss was, Angelica was sweet and likable, and the story moved along at a nice clip. I can't help but think that this is a book best checked borrowed instead of purchased. It was fun, but not awesome. I give it 3 stars.

posted by AnAbundanceofBooks on March 28, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Kikua

    Runs off to china town first result

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Lantern to kikua

    Dont be i just want to stop from making a bad choice

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

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    Not Worth Your Money!

    I found this book very frustrating. It is jumpy and you can't follow which character is doing what. There is also a lot of "terms" that aren't defined that you have to just sort of guess at (like Dune but much less cool). I found the writing style to be rambling and pointless. I wouldn't recommend this book at all. I had high hopes and found that evening getting half way through took more time than it should have.

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