Apr 17, 2011

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

Regency London loves a Society wedding –
Even if there are vampires on the guest list.

Dimitri, the Earl of Corvindale, should be delighted that the headstrong Maia Woodmore is getting married. His mortal ward and houseguest has annoyed – and bewitched – the Dracule nobleman too long, and denying his animal cravings grows more excruciating by the day.

Miss Woodmore's family has a rather...complicated history with the immortals and she herself possesses a keen sensibility far beyond mere women's intuition. Marriage will give her safety, respectability, and everything else a proper young lady could wish for. Everything, that is, except for passion.

In the looming battle between Dracule factions, all pretenses will shatter as Maia and Dimitir come together in an unholy union of danger, desperation, and fiercest desire.

I received this E-ARC courtesy of NetGalley for review
Colleen Gleason's The Vampire Dimitri is a continuance of the story we saw from The Vampire Voss, same world, same characters, except this time we follow Maia and Dimitri. For a good portion of the book, it has the same events as The Vampire Voss but from Maia's pov. It isn't necessarily word for word the same, but the general things still occur, except of course we're with Maia so we see what she was up to while Angelica was with Voss.
Around the halfway mark we move into new territory and the story gets a little more interesting. The pacing definitely picks up at this point because like I said, it's new plot development. Dimitri is insanely jealous with Voss for obvious reasons (if you've read The Vampire Voss, you know what that reason is, otherwise it's a spoiler) for he wants the same thing.

I was pleased that the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast came into play again. Not as much, it literally was there and it's not til much later that a connection is seen, but that's just a fairy tale notice for you!

Overall it was a somewhat enjoyable read. I can't help but feel it was a little too like The Vampire Voss in some instances with the general aspects, but still enjoyable. The next one, The Vampire Narcise might be a little more entertaining for we'll follow the female vampire with the vampire hunter!

My rating overall is 3.5/5 stars

This title will release on April 19, 2011


  1. Jess, The bookplate is so cool! And those are great grabs from NetGalley.

    Happy Reading

  2. I am green with jealousy over the Gathering. That's next on my list to treat myself. Enjoy all your great books. I read Leanna Rennee Heiber's too--they're GREAT!


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