Jan 25, 2011

Review--E-ARC The Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason

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 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 possess 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 her blood. But he is utterly unprepared for the new desire that overcomes him – to protect her.

Now Voss must battle his very nature to be with Angelica ... but this vampire never backs down from a fight.

I received this E-ARC from NetGalley.
When I heard about Colleen Gleason's new historical paranormal romance series, I was excited and couldn't wait! The Vampire Voss is different than her Gardella Vampire Chronicles, but still has the same kind of feel to it in some respects.

The vampire rules are about the same, but there might be a detail or two that are different. I will admit, that in the beginning I was a little lost, there was a lot of names floating around, some who were present and others who weren't, so it took me a couple of pages to get caught up. Eventually things do simmer down to just a few names.

This series definitely has some potential. Angelica has a special talent, a morbid one really, in that when she touches a person's personal item, she can see when they will die. And many people are curious about her talent and wish to use her for their own purposes. Including the vampires.

Told in multiple third person point of view, sort of makes things a little hectic because it's hard to tell whose mind we're in at first, but it becomes apparent soon enough.

The storyline was fairly decent. I still favor the Gardella Vampire Chronicles more, but this one wasn't too bad. Vampire hunting isn't the main storyline, so there's a fresh change there. And there's quite a few steamy romance scenes with varying levels of "steam".

All in good fun, and the next two novels will star other characters that we meet in this book as well, so I will be curious to read their stories as well. Overall I give it a 3.5/5 stars. A very nice read, I would've scored it a little higher had all the name dropping not confused me so early on.


  1. Thanks for this review, I had my eye on this one when I was looking through NetGalley titles and I'm always up for a new PNR series! I'll have to give the Gardella vampires a try as well:)

  2. Nice review Jess. Im not sure about this Historical Vamp thing... Im such an Urban girl, I like the city or modern settings more =P

  3. I LOVED it. I just finished it and I can't sleep so I'm surfing what others thought but I adored it. Super refreshing. Maia was annoying though.


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