The Vampire Voss

April 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Angelica Woodmore isn’t your everyday society girl. Much as she enjoys spending time at balls with eligible young men she has a darker side to her life. Her gypsy ancestry has given her the sight – the ability to see the moment when people will die. Angelica has been less concerned with hiding her ability than using it to help her fellow young women make a decision regarding marrying and word is out. What Angelica doesn’t know… her sight makes her all that more appealing to her brothers enemies.

When Chas Woodmore, Angelica’s brother and guardian goes missing, she and her sister Maia become worried. Following Chas’s directions, the sisters contact Chas’s friend Dimitri, the Earl of Corvindale who is to step in as their guardian. What they don’t expect is a world made of nightmares to come at them head on.

The Viscount Dewhurst, known by most as Voss, returns to London just after the disappearance of Chas. Voss is a member of the Dracule – vampires who were made by Lucifer. He is careful to stay neutral in all affairs of the Dracule not wanting to ally himself to either the good or bad. Voss’s interests lie in collecting information and spending time with women. When he meets Angelica and she doesn’t fall at his feet as all other women seem to, he finds himself fighting a desire like he’s never felt before.

One night a ball doesn’t go quite as planned, and Angelica discovers that Cezar Moldavi, leader of the not so great Dracule faction, is looking for her. The battle for Angelica’s safety from Moldavi, and Voss himself, becomes harder to win than one might think while Voss learns he’s got a test coming his way.

The Vampire Voss was a great read. While this is first and foremost a  romance, there is a bit of a suspenseful undertone to to story. The characters were fantastic and the story was entertaining and easy to follow.

My favorite part of reading The Vampire Voss was the relationship between Angelica and Voss. The two experienced this off-the-charts tension, but they had the hardest time communicating. The constant misunderstandings between the two, and Voss’s lack of self control when he is near Angelica make for interesting reading. It was a messy relationship, yet the two manage to overcome their own personal barriers to be together in the end. The previously mentioned suspense of the story only adds to the satisfaction the couple’s relationship brings.

Bottom line, Colleen Gleason has a lovely nineteenth century, vampire and suspense filled romance in The Vampire Voss. I look forward to the following to books in the series.

Regency Draculia Series:
1. The Vampire Voss
2. The Vampire Dimitri (Release date: April 19, 2011)
3. The Vampire Narcise (Release date: May 24, 2011)

*A digital copy of this book was provided to me from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
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