Seeing as I missed last week’s post, due to my sudden failure to comprehend the days of the week, I’m posting for two books today. Also, I’ve had significant dental work done this week. It’s a miracle I’m at the keyboard. So we’re going to be shorter and sweeter than usual.
The Regency Daculia is a historical vampire series by Colleen Gleason, which you can read about it at her website.
Voss is neutral when it comes to siding between the warring sides of the Daculia. Not evil and not necessarily good, he prefers spending his time trading and buying information. After all, information is always the best kind of weapon. It’s only when Voss find a woman who captivates him that he finds a side he wants to be on. A side no vampire dared to dream he could be on.
Gleason’s Daculia world can be described as many things: Dark, captivating, passionate, but more than anything the Regency Daculia is unique. From their origin to their secret vulnerabilities, this is a new twist on vampires that makes for a superb addition to the paranormal world.
It is a world which is the driving force behind this book for myself, as a reader. The characters were good, but not great. I was more interested in other characters in the book than Voss and Angelica. Particularly Dimitri and his love interest, which take center stage in book two.
Burned once by giving his all to a woman, Dimitri never wants to be so vulnerable again. Until Maia.
Dimitri’s own loyalty thrusts Maia right under his nose, as he suddenly has to fulfill his word to become her guardian when her brother becomes missing in action. By his own hand Dimitri has Maia’s presence in his home, her warring words in his face, and her scent enveloping him. It’s almost more than he can bare, and when Mais’ bravery gets the best of her, she’s down right irresistible.
Gleason continues on with this new twist of the vampire world, but exceeds her first book with characters that keep the tension coming with each turn of the page.
For readers who enjoy backtracking through the past (to catch every missed moment between a main character and their love interest in past books) this will be a winner all the way around. Gleason does this throughout the entire first half of the book, by taking the reader back through a lot of events that occurred throughout book one. Personally, I prefer that stuff in the form of flashbacks or “extras” on the authors website.
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*I received this eGalley free in exchange for an honest review.