Vampire Dreams Revamped (A Sons of Navarus Prequel)

Vampire Dreams Revamped (A Sons of Navarus Prequel)

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by Gabrielle Bisset
     
 
A vampire for hundreds of years, Brandon Ridley is surrounded by others of his kind who enjoy their world to the fullest. Orgies, debauchery, and sensual delights leave him empty, though. What he wants is that one woman who will share his life.

Homeless and without any family, Arden Stephens must live on the streets of mid 19th century London, never a safe

Overview

A vampire for hundreds of years, Brandon Ridley is surrounded by others of his kind who enjoy their world to the fullest. Orgies, debauchery, and sensual delights leave him empty, though. What he wants is that one woman who will share his life.

Homeless and without any family, Arden Stephens must live on the streets of mid 19th century London, never a safe place for a young woman. One night, as she is running for her life from an attacker, she is rescued by Brandon and offered a place in his home as his maid. Brandon is enchanted by Arden from the moment they meet and yearns to make her one of his kind.

Nightly, he visits her in her sleep, preparing her for the night he will finally make her his own. For Arden, the wanton dreams she has about her handsome employer seduce her and each day when she wakes up, she finds herself more drawn to him. But love and desire aren't enough for Brandon to sire her. He must first obtain the approval of his own sire, an ancient vampire named Vasilije who has thwarted his chance for happiness before.

But if Brandon can convince him, he may finally find the love he's been without for centuries.

Look for all the books of the Sons of Navarus series too!
Blood Avenged (Sons of Navarus #1)
Blood Betrayed (Sons of Navarus #2)
Longing (A Sons of Navarus Short Story)
Blood Spirit (Sons of Navarus #3)
The Deepest Cut (A Sons of Navarus Short Story)
Blood Prophecy (Sons of Navarus #4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016754970
Publisher:
Copper Key Media, LLC
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Series:
Sons of Navarus
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
247,151
File size:
464 KB

Meet the Author

I'm a UF/PNR author and for me, a book does more than just tell a story. It transports readers away from their daily lives to another place where they can be a part of something different than the common and everyday. I'm always so touched when readers tell me they felt like they were a part of the story when they read my books. And if you like contemporary romance, I write that genre under the name K.M. Scott too!

When I'm not writing, I can be found reading romance novels but often mysteries, cookbooks, and anything dealing with ancient and medieval history and European history, in general. I also love the outdoors, so I enjoy the wonderful weather Pennsylvania has to offer. I live there with my son and a herd of pets.

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Vampire Dreams Revamped (A Sons of Navarus Prequel) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Dawn88 More than 1 year ago
The Following review is my opinion and not a paid review. Vampire Dreams Revamped is beyond amazing. I thought the original was great well Revamped is even greater!! First off The Title of this book fits so perfectly because Brandon is the vampire of every womans dreams. This is such a beautiful love story. Gabrielle knows how to write erotic and sensual sex scenes. Her writing has you sighing and your panties melting at the same time!! I am in awe with this book. Arden is a perfect female lead. Shes sexy, witty and smart. Brandon is a sexy, loyal, sensitive vampire wanting more than just sex, he wants to share his long life with someone he can sire and love. The way Brandon choose to come to Arden as if in a dream state was so seductive and appealing to me. Its every womans fantasy to have a handsome, sexy man wake them up and have their way with your body. All I had to do was close my eyes and I felt if I was Arden. Gabrielle's writing comes to life and awakens your every fantasy and desire. So erotic and exciting. Making you yearn for time alone with your husband or partner. Brandon had me sighing with his slow and seductive courting of Arden. Slowly making her want him as he wanted her. The storyline is so unique and nothing like anything I have ever tasted oops I mean read before lol We get our first glimpse of Vasilije's in this erotic tale. We get to see how demanding and hot he is. Leaving us craving for more of him. I love how we get to see how fiercely loyal Vasilije is to all he sires, Gabrielle alway's writes a main couple in each book but she never forget's to give the secondary characters enough time to shine and thats what makes them unforgettable and makes you wanting to read their books. Its a sweet torturing tease. You also get a wondrous taste of Terek in this book, making you want to read his book all the more. This book will stay with me for a long time to come. Its a keeper and a must read. You will not be disappointed.
jogriff More than 1 year ago
This review is my opinion and has not been paid for. I love this book. This story is an extension of the original short story Vampire Dreams. In Vampire Dreams Revamped, you meet Brandon and Arden and get to see a little more of their story then in the original. You also meet Vasilije, who comes off as a complete jerk, but I still love him. The story of Brandon and Arden is an amazing story and I hope to see more of them in the future. This is a must read if you are going to read the Sons of Navarus series.
FranJessca More than 1 year ago
I finished "Vampire Revamped Dreams" within a couple of hours because I had a hard time putting down my Kindle. =) Brandon has been lonely for centuries now. All he wants it to sire his own vampire, but his sire, Vasilije, will not let him. Every time Brandon brings him a possible one he wants to sire, Vasilije tells him 'No'. Brandon has no idea why Vasilije will not let him sire and he is determined to find at least one that he eventually can. Arden, who is running for her life one night comes across Brandon. He makes her a offer that she cannot refuse because he saves her life from another vampire who wanted to suck her dry. Brandon could not let that happen to her. She becomes his maid, but in the mean time she has no idea what her duties are. Brandon of course thinks she's doing a fine job of her duties. He is determined to make Arden a vampire and to sire her, but he has to ask Vasilije for permission first. Brandon knows if Vasilije says no about Arden, he will throw a fit. He knows she is different from the others because the minute he saw her, he had feelings for her. My thoughts on "Vampire Revamped Dreams" and story of Brandon and Arden...are that I LOVED every minute of reading it. Like I stated before, I had a hard time putting down my Kindle. I told my hubby to leave me alone for awhile so I can finish the book. (And of course he listened) =) So far the pre-quel has me intrigued with the storyline that Gabrielle has created for her vampires. I love Vasilije even when he was being difficult to Brandon, but he had his reasons. Brandon is such a gentleman to Arden, especially when he takes her into his house and takes care of her. Oh...and when it comes to the bedroom with Brandon. Wow!! It is every woman's fantasy to have a sexy man come into their life who can seduce in the right ways, like Brandon does to Arden. I really enjoyed the prequel and look forward to diving into Vasilije's book next. Yes...he definitely made an impact in my life the minute he was introduced in this book. I look forward to seeing who hooks up with him because he seems to be a ladies man. I recommend this book to paranormal readers out there, fans of Gabrielle Bisset who have yet to read the prequel, and vampire readers who needs their vampire fix. =) If you haven't read the Book #1 or Book #2 of the Sons of Navarus, yet, you definitely should read this book first. =) Believe me, you will not be disappointed. You will fall in love with the characters before you even read the other books. Now, onto Blood Avenged because I do not think I can wait any longer. =)
NicoleGarcia More than 1 year ago
Sexy, Hypnotizing, & Captivating!!!! I received this book as an Advanced Reading Copy, and what can I say. Gabrielle has done it again. Vampire Dreams Revamped is an amazing reworking of the original Vampire Dreams. It is also the prequel to her Sons of Navarus series, which is currently available. Let's just say this book is a true love story. Brandon is the the sweetest vampire looking for true love and looking for someone to spend his immortal life with. He finds his true love in Arden. A woman who has lost all her family and she is totally alone in the world. After a totally hot encounter, and saving her life, Brandon invites Arden to stay with him. He then realizes that she is the only one for him, but will she except who he really is? And why does she keep having these erotic dreams of Brandon? This book is so sweet and ever so sexy. The real meaning of true love is definitely depicted in Vampire Dreams Revamped. Don't miss out on this book and all of Gabrielle Bisset's other hot vampires.
meggerfly More than 1 year ago
Rating: 4.5 Heat Rating:3/5 Vampire Dreams Revamped (pun intended) is the rewrite of the first novella in Gabrielle Bisset's, Victorian Erotic romance trilogy. While I liked the original Vampire Dreams I found that I enjoyed the revamped version more. This novella is about Brandon Ridley and Arden Stephens. Brandon, a 200 year old vampire, is lonely and longs for nothing more than someone to share his life with. When Brandon met Arden he immediately desired her. Her beauty and obvious intelligence thrilled him and he thought that perhaps he had finally found THE ONE. Unfortunately though, he wasn't allowed to "make" another vampire to join him without his Sire Vasilije's permission. But for some reason Vasilije wouldn't give it to him. Would he be forced to be alone forever? When I found out that Gabrielle Bisset was rewriting Vampire Dreams I was a little confused. I had liked the novella and had given it a four so to me everything was fine and dandy. But then I got to thinking. The original Vampire Dreams was Bisset's first vampire story and since then she's written 2 more. Plus she's polishing off the third ATM. Though all the stories take place in the same vampire world, Blood Avenged and Blood Betrayed have a different "feel" to them. They also defined the rules to Bisset's world better. This is when I realized that Bisset might be thinking the same thing. OK, so I said that I liked this version better right? Here's why... In the original version, Brandon's Sire, Vasilije, grabbed the readers attention. His hold over Brandon was unlike any other Sire/vampire that I've read and it felt a little odd to me. In this version, Gabrielle Bisset spends more time discussing this relationship, making it easier to understand. We also see a lot more of Vasilije in this version. This is a man who takes hedonism to new heights. Can you say orgy? Another reason why I liked this version better is that it clearly paints Brandon's longing to share something meaningful with someone else. His loneliness was much more palpable for me in this version. There was just one thing that I disliked about this novella and it was the ending. This story took place in 1850 but at the very end we are fast forwarded to modern times. This was awesome. I loved seeing the HEA was still in place over a century later. The problem? The passage was a little bit too long IMO and held too much foreshadowing for me. Of course, that just might be because I know what lies in the future for this couple. To old readers: This revamped (love the pun) is a lot more smooth. Read it and you'll fall for Brandon, Arden and Vasilije all over again. To new readers: This story will open your eyes to the wonderful world of vampires that Gabrielle Bisset has created. Be prepared for a treat! This book was provided by the author for a honest review.
Gossupgurl29 More than 1 year ago
This novella is a great start to Gbrielle Bisset's Sons of Navarus erotic romance series. The story is well written and easy to follow. The storyline flows well. The content is eroctic romance and there are some hot and steamy scenes to wet you erotic taste buds. The story started out a bit slow for me, but quickly picked up and drew me in. The Hero, Brandon, is not the all out Alpha male I'm used too or normally attracted to, but somehow I found myself very much liking him. I liked the Heroine, Arden, too. She came into her own by the end. I was rooting for them both when it came down to whether or not Brandon would be allowed to sire Arden, and it was this scene that really drew me to Brandon. He really shows his spirit here. A storng subcharacter, Vasilije, plays several intricate and vital roles in the novella. He is a strong and downright sexy character. Vasilije is the type of character you'll hate to love but non the less love him I did. Fortunately, he's revisisted in later books and gets his own eventually. Overall, I'd say this is a great prequel to the Sons of Navarus series. It's not action packed, but it is hot and steamy with of smexy scenes to give you a taste of the series and Bisset's writing style, a style I did enjoy. If you like erotic romance, smexy hereos with a bite (vampires), a dash of dark, then I recommend you try this series out with this prequel. Note: Adult content!!! Not for young readers...18 and over only highly recommended.
GayleL More than 1 year ago
AMAZING PREQUEL to The Sons of Navarus!!! "Vampire Dreams Revamped" is an amazing Prequel to a new series by Gabrielle Bisset called "Sons of Navarus. It is an extended and much improved version of the original Vampire Dreams which leads into the "Sons" series and introduces you to some of the Sons that you will meet in future books in the series. Arden is a young homeless woman in the dangerous streets of 19th century London. As she is walking alone at night, she is accosted by a man and then rescued by our Hero, Brandon. When Arden explains that she is homeless, Brandon offers to take her into his home as his maid. Brandon, our hero, a hot, sexy seducer, becomes very attracted to Arden and wants to Sire and bring her into his world to become his own. Unfortunately, his hedonistic sire, Vasilije, a very powerful ancient, holds the power to deny Brandon his request. When Brandon goes to his sire with his request, Vasilije sees Arden's innocence and beauty and threatens Brandon that he wants to claim her as his own. "Vampire Dreams Revamped" is well-written and sensual erotic romance that will definitely be a keeper and re-read. Following Vampire Dreams Revamped, you will definitely want to read..."Blood Avenged" the story of Vasilije, which is followed by ..."Blood Betrayed" a heart wrenching story of Declan (Saint) and Solenne.
ldd6853 More than 1 year ago
Words can not describe how much I LOVED this book. I was pulled in from the beginning and fell completely in love with the characters. I found it so impossible to put this book down, that I read it in one sitting. I am so glad that I came across this book and can't wait to read the next one. Gabrielle has definitely created a fan for life!! :)
striderfreak72 More than 1 year ago
The following review is my own opinion and I was not paid for this review. I just have to say, that Vampire Dreams Revamped is amazing. I read Vampire Dreams months ago but Gabrielle has added so much more. There is more with Vasilije, and I adore him so much! Anyone that has read The Sons of Navarus series needs to read this as well as it's a prequel to the series, which I think adds so much more to the series! I loved Arden as soon as I met her. Brandon, oh Brandon, I loved him so much! For a short story it has so much in it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and i'm in love with Brandon This is a great Vampire book i needed a cold shower after reading this.>>>>333333
Paranormal-Lover-1 More than 1 year ago
NOTE: I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review of this book. 'Vampire Dreams Revamped" was my introduction into the world of Gabrielle Bisset's "Sons of Navarus" vampires and I must say, it did not disappoint. From the very first sentence, I was enthralled, and drawn in by the events unfolding before me. I wanted to know what was going to happen, how our hero Brandon Ridley was going to get his HEA and who would be the lucky girl. Brandon, now here is a hero who will make you swoon. He is at once the darkly seductive vampire and sweetly romantic gentleman rolled into one sexy package. He longs for a woman to share his very lonely life with, one who will love him in return. The problem is, his hedonistic sire, Vasilije, has refused all his previous requests and without his approval, Brandon can't ease his emptiness. Enter Arden Stephens, our beautiful, intelligent, homeless heroine. She has lost her parents and is alone in the world, living on the streets and trying to stay alive. This particular night, she is running for her life to escape a would be attacker, when she runs into the muscular chest of Brandon. Seeking his help to escape the villian she pleads with him to save her, which he does. Just not in the way she expected. Talk about erotic! Nope, not going to give this part away. You just have to read it, but I will tell you it sizzles! After the saving, Brandon offers Arden a position in his home as his personal maid, which she is happy to accept as it gives her a roof over her head and an opportunity to get her life back. Without question, their attraction is pure heat, and Brandon is determined to keep her forever. But his desire is for Arden to choose him, not be forced into anyhting. With this in mind, he sets about his nightly seduction of her. I must also add that though this is a short shory, about 84 pages, it in no way skimps on anything. At no time did I feel it was rushed, or important aspects glossed over in creating the atmosphere which ultimately bring Brandon and Arden together. It was a very satisfying read all around and I am anxious to begin "Blood Avenged".
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
Loved Brandons story. A man wanting a real relationship with hot dream sex thrown in for good measure. Had to say I wasnt liking Vasilije in this book but when it all comes together you see why he was doing what he did. Cant wait to get started on the next book in the series.
kabrooks More than 1 year ago
Vampire's with a heart, who knew. I enjoyed this book. It is the first book by Gabrielle Bisset that I have read. I enjoyed that Brandon was not willing to settle for love less than he deserved. I found Vasilije infuriating at times but it was nice to see in the end he really did have Brandon's best interests in mind.
margie230 More than 1 year ago
for me this short story about Brandon and Arden was beautifully told , Gabrielle has a way of bringing you in to a story like if you were right there with the characters.This series of the Son's is a must read if you havn't yet you must go out and get them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my new fav books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book in A Sons of Navarus Series. I enjoyed it, but wasn't blown away. I feel like it was too short. I will read the next in the series too see if they get better. ENJOY!
LoriCameron More than 1 year ago
Was so happy for Brandon and Arden. Really am liking this series. The best way to read this series is to start from the beginning.
SpyderRyder More than 1 year ago
Another of Gabrielle's books the keep you turning pages. Arden is a homeless woman in london who is rescued and offered a position by Brandon. From here the characters tie in with other Sons of Navarus characters. Very worthwhile read.
Archaeolibrarian 27 days ago
Vampire Dreams Revamped is an updated, redone, version of Vampire Dreams. I didn't read that so have no comparison, so instead, I will just review this book! For a novella, Gabrielle Bisset manages to impart a vast amount of knowledge and world building. You get a clear idea on how the "average" vampire behaves, how Brandon is an oddity, the close yet strange relationship he has with his sire. Brandon has never been one for the hedonistic lifestyle that the others seem to love, instead, he longs for just one person to spend the rest of his (eternal) life with. He seems to have found it in Arden - a homeless woman with no family. Although in a horrible situation, Brandon sees the innocence in her and wants her for his own. Whilst his methods may be dubious to some, it is all part of his plan to make her his forever... if that is what she wants too. This is a good introductory novella into the world of the Sons of Navarus, and will definitely leave the reader wanting to know more. There are a number of characters introduced that, for whatever reason, are intriguing and captivating. With no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the flow of reading, this is certain to capture your interest. Definitely recommended by me. * Verified Purchase - November 2012 * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
This is the first book that I have read by Gabrielle Bisset, and I have to say that even though I don't really read a lot of vampire books, I found that I really enjoyed this one. This book is a prequel to her "Sons of Navarus" series and now I am hooked. This is the story of Brandon Ridley and Arden Stephens. He is a vampire and she is a homeless woman with no family. He offers her a place in his home as a maid, but really has other plans for her. He wants to turn her and be her sire, so that he can finally have love in his life, that he has done without for so very long, but first he must get permission from his sire, Vasilije. And that will prove hard to get. Looking forward to more in this series, right now I have a love/hate relationship going on with Vasilije, but by the end of the book he had somewhat redeemed himself to me. He really has Brandon's best interest at heart. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of vampire books, that are both sensual and erotic, while still staying true to the vampire ways.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have to read the series
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This series is wonderful a must read
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