Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Review: The Vampire Voss (Regency Draculia #1) by Colleen Gleason

Release date: March 29, 2011
Synopsis (via Goodreads):
Regency London - a dizzying whirl of balls and young ladies pursued by charming men. But the Woodmore sisters are hunted by a more sinister breed: Lucifer's own.

Voss, also known as Viscount Dewhurst, relishes the sensual pleasures immortality affords. A member of the Dracule - a cabal of powerful, secretive noblemen marked with a talisman that reveals their bartered souls - the mercenary Voss has remained carefully neutral...until Angelica.

Angelica Woodmore possesses the Sight, an ability invaluable to both sides of a looming war among the Dracule. Her very scent envelops Voss in a scarlet fog of hunger - for her body and blood.

But he is utterly unprepared for the new desire that overcomes him - to protect her.
My Thoughts:  Oh, my.  Oh, ever lovin' my!  This book was ridiculously fun to read.  It skated the lines between whimsy, romance and sexy vampires with ease.  I adored how shallow Voss was sometimes.  He fretted about his clothes, his hair, when he'd managed to nab a lady for a quick sip and screw.  He has no shame about using his vampire thrall to lure ladies into bed with him.  He initially intends to use Angelica's gift for monetary gain.  Then he finds himself caring whether or not she'll be harmed.  It all went downhill for him from that point on.

The poor guy actually has to restrain both his bloodlust and his desire for her body.  Ye, Gods!  What horror is this?!?!  He has to choose a side between the warring factions of Dracule.  He has to go against the very things he's been wallowing in for the past 140 years.  *pets him*

Seriously, though, this book was a hoot.  The characters were fun to read about, from Angelica's straight talking to Maia's bossiness.  From Voss' tendency toward pranks that inevitably go wrong at the worst possible moments to the vampire Dmitri's horror at being named guardian to a trio of mortal girls.  The world they inhabit is packed with dark alleys, shadowed alcoves and blood-laced whiskey.

And as every good vampire knows, the dark places are where all the fun happens.

More books by Colleen Gleason

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1 comment:

  1. Nice review. I seen so may bad ones I am afraid to read it until now I may try it. I like fun some people don't