Friday, February 1, 2008

The Bleeding Dusk

The Bleeding Dusk
By Colleen Gleason
Signet Eclipse, February 2008
Reviewed by Heather F.

*May contain spoilers from previous Gardella Vampire novels*

The latest novel in Colleen Gleason’s Gardella Vampire Chronicle series is a hold-on-to-your-seat, roller-coaster of a ride. If you have never read one of her books before, they are delicious, paranormal/historical, romps through Regency-era England with a beautiful, vivacious, lady vampire killer. The latest installment, The Bleeding Dusk, takes this series to a whole new level.

Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy is again on the prowl for vampires. Still in mourning for her aunt and husband and now in living in Rome, she and her fellow Venators, have even more to fight this time around – demons, straight from hell, are lurking the streets and are definitely up to no good. Missing is Max, her fellow Venator and all around annoyance, and Sebastian, her erstwhile lover. Fans will not be disappointed over the new twists Ms. Gleason takes with our two favorite dashing heroes and our gorgeous heroine.

It’s dark and action packed. There are some huge surprises, ones that I immensely admire the author for taking the chance in making. As always, things are not what they seem and danger lurks around every corner. If you haven’t read this series, now would be a good time to start. Ms. Gleason just gets better and better with each novel and this is her best yet.

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