Happy St. Patrick’s Day. And what better thing to do on such a day than review a book by an author named “Colleen?” Today, I’m looking at The Vampire Voss, the first in a new Regency-era vampire series from Colleen Gleason, whose alter ego writes paranormal romance under the name Joss Ware.
ABOUT THE VAMPIRE VOSS: Voss, also known as Viscount Dewhurst, relishes the sensual pleasures immortality affords. A member of 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 possesses 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.
MY THOUGHTS: This is the first in The Regency Draculia series, set in 19th-century London and all that entails–Victorian manners, and lots of hot stuff going on behind the ruffles and cloaks and gloves. Gleason has created an interesting set of characters, with the psychic Angelica attracting the interest of a rival faction of Dracule who want to use her even as she’s being unknowingly protected by the “good” vampires. The vamps aren’t alpha male knock-you-over sex on a stick like some series but then again, they’re in Victorian England. They also have an intriguing tie to Lucifer, which makes being good guys carry extra peril.
I’m always a sucker (har har) for a bad-boy vampire who–much to his own horror and chagrin–meets his match in the saucy human girl, so I enjoyed this read and look forward to the next in the series, The Vampire Dimetri, which comes out in April, and The Vampire Narcise, which comes out in May.
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