Jul 7, 2013

Mini Review--Max Stops the Presses by Colleen Gleason

This is a short story (about 30 pages) that takes place after the end of As Shadows Fade, the fifth book in the Victoria Gardella Vampire Chronicles series.

It includes Victoria Gardella, Max Pesaro, and Sebastian Vioget.

***Please note: There will be spoilers for the entire series in this short story.

So if you subscribe to Colleen Gleason's newsletter, as I do, you might have heard of her newest novella in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles, Max Stops the Presses! It was free to all subscribers and I ate it up in one sitting!

There wasn't a very good description on Goodreads, but basically the story takes place after the fifth book in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles. Max and Victoria are happily married and are expecting their first child any day. But then Sebastian, their vampire friend--or Victoria's friend since Max can still just barely tolerate him--comes to Max saying that an old "friend" of theirs wrote a book called The Venators. And that it basically is all about vampires, Venators, and Victoria.

Max decides that he must talk to the author and get rid of the copies because the world is cannot know about vampires, Venators or his wife. But his little mission ends up being more difficult than he expected. And back at home Victoria is about to give birth. 

A fast paced read but very enjoyable! I was happy to dive back into the Gardella world! Colleen even has a few notes to the reader about the book before and afterwards and shares some very happy news!

An enjoyable read that I recommend to all fans of the Gardella Vampire Chronicles! Note, you really do need to read the first 5 books before reading this one as there are spoilers to the books within the novella! The Gardella Vampire Chronicles is a paranormal historical fiction read that I read before blogging, but the series was absolutely wonderful! Basically dates to our first vampire slayers in Victorian times...try slaying a vampire wearing one of those huge dresses and a corset! Victoria manages it though! They were very entertaining reads filled with action, romance, some humor and engaging storytelling!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars


  1. Sounds like an interesting series!! Will have to check it out! Great review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. Ooo, I've not heard of this author or series until now. SOunds like a great addition to the series. :) Thank you!

  3. Thanks for your review! I'm a subscriber too but it was impossible for me to download it because of unknown errors on her website. :( but I don't wanna sound rude asking the why to the author ;( I suppose I'll directly buy it for my kindle

  4. I love this series and colleen gleason!!! I read the five books very fast! I loved all of them!

  5. I love this series and colleen gleason!!! I read the five books very fast! I loved all of them!


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