The Tale of the Vampire Bride (Vampire Bride #1)

The Tale of the Vampire Bride (Vampire Bride #1)

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by Rhiannon Frater
     
 

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Set in the 1820s, The Tale of the Vampire Bride is sure to thrill fans of vampires of literary past with its lush, gothic atmosphere and terrifying spectacle.

All Lady Glynis Wright ever wanted was the freedom to live life as she pleased, despite her aristocratic parents' wishes for her to marry into wealth. But her fate is far more terrible than an arranged

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Set in the 1820s, The Tale of the Vampire Bride is sure to thrill fans of vampires of literary past with its lush, gothic atmosphere and terrifying spectacle.

All Lady Glynis Wright ever wanted was the freedom to live life as she pleased, despite her aristocratic parents' wishes for her to marry into wealth. But her fate is far more terrible than an arranged marriage when her family becomes prisoners to one of the most fearsome and powerful vampires of all time, Count Vlad Dracula.
Imprisoned in the decrepit castle in the Carpathian Mountains, Glynis's new life as a Bride of Dracula is filled with bloody feasts, cruel beatings, and sexual depravity. There is no hope for escape. Vlad Dracula has elaborate plans to use her familial connections in England and she has become his favored pawn. Even more terrible is the bond of blood between them that keeps Glynis tethered to his side despite her deep hatred of him.

It's only when Vlad Dracula takes Glynis to the picturesque city of Buda on the Danube River and she meets a mysterious vampire in the darkened city streets, does she dare hope to find love and freedom.

Editorial Reviews

Dark Markets - Jessica Brown
Violence, sensuality, tense conflict and intense drama roll at full speed against the backdrop of romantic Old Europe from the first page to the very end. Frater�s novel has managed to be almost everything to every vampire fan, a feat not easily pulled off.
My Para-Hangover - Kristen Clifton
Ms. Frater doesn't hold anything back in the horror, torture and evil departments. This is NOT a light, breezy read. It IS a great, classic vampire tale for the mature audience; for those of us who can appreciate a dark tale of despair, love and hope. I think all vampire fans MUST read this book, if not for the sheer pleasure of reading a good book, but to read an example of what a classic vampire, in my opinion, truly is in literature.
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews - Lisa Silverlight
I will just say that it is an exciting, thrilling, warped story all at the same time. I fell in love with this story and the author's writing style.Not being a fan of horror, or books with historical elements, I must say I am now, thanks to Miss Frater. I will most definitely read all of her books, and will be reading the second book in the continuing series The Vengeance of the Vampire Bride.
Xpresso Reads - Giselle Cormier
Even if you're not familiar with the classic Dracula tale, vampire fans who are craving for an honest to goodness old school vampire story can truly find it all in The Tale of the Vampire Bride. We've got horror, romance, plenty of twists, non stop action, all narrated by a strong, defiant heroine that you will simply adore.
The Bookish Brunette - Ashley Dungan
The depth in which Rhiannon Frater impresses me is beyond measure. She is easily one of the most talented and amazing writers I have ever had the pleasure to read. Her ability to tell a story is unsurpassed by any other. She is unafraid to go where others will not, and does so with such grace and beauty that I am literally stunned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781478116455
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/25/2012
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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RHIANNON FRATER is the author of The First Days: As the World Dies and two sequels, Fighting to Survive and Siege. She and her husband live in Austin, Texas.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best vamp books i have ever read. Old-school bad a** vampires, not like the new age vamps most authors are writing about these days. The characters are so well developed its so easy to get completely pulled into this world. I love how RF mixed actual history into this wonderful paranormal tale. Deffinately a book i will go back and read over and over (like i already have lol) for years and years to come.
Athena_Hera_Leto More than 1 year ago
This book had me from the first page and had me nonstop reading from start to finish! its an amazing tale of a young woman and her journey from her own personal Journal. This is the 2nd book i have read by the author and both books were fantastic! cant wait to read more from her and also hope hope hope she will make a 2nd addition to this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its not often I come across vampire books lately that I love. Most seem to be written in a Twilight style. I am not a teenage girl looking for a high school romance. I want a serious adult novel and this book delivered. It has just enough romance, intrigue to keep you reading. The story flows very well. There were times I almost cried, I felt so connected to Glynis. I will definitely be purchasing the second book to this series. I hope this author keeps writing books!
Alydira More than 1 year ago
all I can really say is wow. I could not put the book down. and no matter what you are emotional and crying at the end. please do more of these books.
MyParaHangover More than 1 year ago
If you like your vampires classically wicked, nasty and powerful, you'll love this nightmare of a tale from Rhiannon Frater! Frater has become known as of late for her zombie trilogy, As The World Dies, and the hugely popular The Last Bastion of the Living: A Futuristic Zombie Novel. But before zombies, I think she loved her vampires a bit more. Case in point, the classic and sophisticated nightmare-ish tale of The Vampire Bride. Told in the first person through diary entries, Lady Glynis Wright is a nineteen year old English aristocrat whose parents are bound and determined to marry her off despite her protests. Glynis refuses to play nice while meeting potential suitors. On a last ditch effort to find her a husband, the family heads to Hungary to meet Count Vlad Dracula. Dracula, a name of prestige and wealth in society, soon becomes the true meaning of evil to Glynis. I had been hearing about author Rhiannon Frater all over the blogs and how terrific her books were. Not having read a lot of zombie books, I decided to start with her Vampire Bride series, a genre I know and love. I started reading urban fantasy with Anita Blake so my first love is Jean-Claude and I will always love him most. He might have some competition, though. We'll have to see... I absolutely loved getting into this vampire tale fraught with evil, true love and ultimately tortured souls that had me feeling empathy for the bad guy at moments. Truly, sometimes even I wasn't sure who the bad guys were. Ms. Frater convincingly had my emotions shredded back and forth consistently throughout the entire length of the book. If the rest of the book sucked, I would have given this book 5 stars on the ending alone! The pace of the book was timed perfectly. There were absolutely no lulls in the story where I felt comfortable putting the book down. And I connected with each and every character, even peripheral characters whose motivations I quickly understood even as briefly as they were "on the scene". Ms. Frater doesn't hold anything back in the horror, torture and evil departments. This is NOT a light, breezy read. I think I like that most about the story. There is no dancing around the subject here! Hold on! It IS a great, classic vampire tale for the mature audience; for those of us who can appreciate a dark tale of despair, love and hope. I think all vampire fans MUST read this book, if not for the sheer pleasure of reading a good book, but to read an example of what a classic vampire, in my opinion, truly is in literature.
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FallenFanatic More than 1 year ago
This book is WONDERFUL!! Absolutely A MUST read!
Sofia_NW More than 1 year ago
Really liked it and a huge fan of Rhiannon Frater writing. Can't wait to read more.
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Grear from start to finish
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I loves this book!
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Brunette_Chick More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying that no matter how well this review turns out... it will in no way do justice to the EPICness of this book. Frater is a master of beautiful words, the tone this book portrayed is fabulous and perfectly carried out, I was completely engrossed from the first page on! Glynis and her family are making their way up the Carpathian Mountains to meet a perspective suitor and future husband for Glynis... None of them are particularly happy to be making this trip, but seeing as how Glynis had been a tad bit too forward and outgoing for the English suitors they had met while in Europe- they had no choice but to accept the offer of courtship from a Transylvanian Count. When they are forced to detour from their original route up the mountain, the family's unease is evident and from inside the carriage they can hear their driver start praying desperately for them to reach town before nightfall... because, "The dead travel fast." They come to a decrepit castle and for lack of better options, decide they must stay... When much to their dismay- they find out that this was their destination all along. Count Vlad Dracula welcomes them into his home and instantly Glynis is unsettled. "He was darkly handsome, alluring, frightening and I feared, somehow evil." -Glynis describing Vlad the first night. After spending one evening and night in the castle, Glynis knows she can't let her parents agree to her marrying Vlad. She convinces her parents that she will behave as society deems appropriate and even let Lord Nigel court her, so that they can return to England immediately! Edric, Glynis' father, tells Vlad during dinner that they will be leaving for England the following day and there will be no marriage. Vlad LOSES it... and they engage in a very heated argument, to which Vlad says, "Very well. You have decided your own destiny. Leave tomorrow morning. But remember, your fate was your own choosing." -Vlad Oh my God. You have NO idea... I'm getting CHILLS just thinking about what happened next!! Okay... so her family is gone, Glynis is witness, victim and party to unspeakable horrors at the hand of Vlad. She now has one goal- to break free of Vlad Dracula forever. "Vlad may dismiss me now, but one night, he will be at my mercy. He will witness my full power and brutality as I have my vengeance. It will happen. Vlad will know what it feels like to stare into my face and know fear." ~Glynis Glynis is amazingly sarcastic, witty, rebellious and mouthy for a woman of the 1800's. I LOVE her, even in the face of the most god awful things, she doesn't back down- she fights back! I want no one going into this read expecting 'sparkly' vamps and drinking of animal blood... While at times, Vlad is charming and seductive, he is also depraved, malicious and horrifying. Think vampire myth... THE REAL one: draw you in, terrorize you, kill you. The depth in which Rhiannon Frater impresses me is beyond measure. She is easily one of the most talented and amazing writers I have ever had the pleasure to read. Her ability to tell a story is unsurpassed by any other. She is unafraid to go where others will not, and does so with such grace and beauty that I am literally stunned. Rhiannon Frater exceeded all my expectations and created a few new ones with The Tale of the Vampire Bride. Gothic horror at it's best- dark, terrifying, utterly memorizing and completel
sollee More than 1 year ago
wow i love this book so much!!!!
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I have never read this book i am 14 years old i need to know if my younger sibling she is 10 can read it