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eBook The Vampire Dimitri (A Book of the Regency Draculia) ePub

by Colleen Gleason

  • ISBN: 0778304612
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Colleen Gleason
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mira Books (May 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 400
  • ePub book: 1749 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1731 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 746

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The Vampire Dimitri, . Part of Regency Draculia series by Colleen Gleason. Which meant, Dimitri knew, immediately upon receipt of the letter

The Vampire Dimitri, . Which meant, Dimitri knew, immediately upon receipt of the letter. Miss Woodmore was thus doomed to disappointment, for the message had arrived early this morning, when he was still asleep at his desk. Not that he would have jumped to respond to her anyway. She signed her name simply, Maia Woodmore.

The Vampire Dimitri book. better known to us as the vampire Dimitri. Like the vampire Voss (hero from Book 1) Dimitri sold his soul to the devil over 100 years prior to 1804, when the story takes place. I did enjoy Voss's story but he was a fun, "devil-may-care" type of hero who absolutely loved being immortal.

Regency Draculia Published : January 1st 2011. Dimitri, also known as 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 da. iss Woodmore's family has a rathe. omplicated 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 passion.

Colleen Gleason lives near Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and children. In 2011, she wrote The Regency Draculia trilogy. The Vampire Dimitri (April 19, 2011). The Vampire Narcise (May 24, 2011). She has a degree in English and a MBA from the University of Michigan. She started writing in primary school and wrote nine complete stories before selling the first book of her The Gardella Vampire Chronicles series to a division of Penguin Books, which. published it in January 2007: the series arrives at a conclusion on March 2009. She has also written short stories. Medieval Herb Garden. Lavender Vows (2011). Sanctuary of Roses (March 15, 2011).

Book 2 of the Draculia Vampire Trilogy does not disappoint. Woven with the plot of Book 1 while telling Maia and Dimitri 's story you can see the tendrils that were left dangling in Book 1. Colleen is such a genius writer that you just get swept away in her vibrant descriptions and flow.

With its vampire lore and Regency graces, this book grabs you and holds you tight till the very last page!" - . Ward, New York Times best-selling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Count on Colleen Gleason for a scorching page turner. Jeaniene Frost, New York Times best-selling author of The Night Huntress series. Dark and decadent, sultry and seductive, Colleen Gleason's sexy Draculia series will hold you in its thrall

She hadn’t realized she’d finally fallen asleep, worried as she was about Angelica and Chas, but she must have done, for the world had become dark and silvered blue with moonlight.

She hadn’t realized she’d finally fallen asleep, worried as she was about Angelica and Chas, but she must have done, for the world had become dark and silvered blue with moonlight. ng, and her skin warm and damp. Sitting bolt upright, she reached to touch her shoulder, the side of her neck, her throat. Her pulse pounded furiously as she looked at her reflection in the mirror across the room. There was nothing there. Her shoulder and neck reflected back at her, pale and almost ghostly, shadowed where her clavicle rose, but unblemished

From NEW YORK TIMES and USA Today bestselling author Colleen Gleason, the long-awaited spin-off of the international bestselling Gardella Vampire Chronicles.

From NEW YORK TIMES and USA Today bestselling author Colleen Gleason, the long-awaited spin-off of the international bestselling Gardella Vampire Chronicles. Amid the glitzy age of Jazz, when gangsters and bootleggers control the cities, there lies another. by Lori Devoti · Lynda Hilburn · Colleen Gleason · Jackie Ivie · Felicity Heaton · .

Gavril nodded and took the book from her hand. I am. I’m free and mortal and my soul is my own again

Gavril nodded and took the book from her hand. I’m free and mortal and my soul is my own again. Thanks to you, my dear Miss Woodmore. The process of writing, publishing, promoting and distributing a book is always one that involves a multitude of people-and when the book is one of a trilogy with overlapping scenes and characters, it’s that much more difficult and intense. Because of this, I’m especially grateful to Emily Ohanjanians, as well as the entire team at MIRA Books, for their dedication and support for the Regency Draculia books. I only hope you’re as proud of them as I am!

Regency London loves a society wedding-even if there are vampires on the guest list...Dimitri, also known as 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.Marriage will give Miss Woodmore safety, respectability and everything else a proper young lady could wish for. Everything, that is, except passion.In the looming battle between Dracule factions, all pretences will shatter as Maia and Dimitri come together in an unholy union of danger, desperation and fiercest desire.

Comments

Chi Chi
What I really liked about this book and the series is that the story is set in a historical setting. I like seeing vampires in non-modern settings. That being said, I'm not a fan of the Regency period so I had to put my feelings about that aside. The characters engaged me and that's what I like in a story. I liked the brooding Dimitri. At times Maia annoyed me with her principles about having to act like lady, but that was because of the time period, so I let it go. I did like her boldness as she stood up to Dimitri. The hero and heroine had a spark between them and I enjoyed watching that grow into love.

I'm not sure I bought the ending though, but I do like the vampire world Ms. Gleason created with her Draculia. At first I wasn't sure about heroes who make a deal with the devil, but it seems to me the devil tricked them into making the deal. I recommend this to readers looking for a different vampire tale and setting.
Nalmetus Nalmetus
After reading and writing a four-star review for "The Vampire Voss" (the first book in Gleason's "Books of the Regency Draculia" series), I decided to pick up "The Vampire Dimitri". While I enjoyed the former book, I think it's safe to say Gleason has hit her stride with this second book in the series. While it's not a flawless story (more about that in a bit) it is very well-written, intelligent, with fascinating and multi-faceted characters. I've given this five stars simply because I cannot give 4.5 stars and because I think this book is an improvement on "The Vampire Voss".

The Good:
- I'd like to give a big shout out to the cover artist. Hot damn!
- Dimitri, when he's not being an overbearing ass, is truly a wonderful character and a very swoon-worthy hero. He's dark, tormented, and determined to Do The Right Thing at all times. But when he lets down his guard...watch out! The smoke literally pours off of the pages during the more sensual scenes between he and Maia. While Voss was much more fun, I think Dimitri is infinitely more sexy. But perhaps that says more about me than it does about him?
- Maia comes off SO much less annoying than she did in the first book. The glimpse into what's going on in her brain allows the reader to feel a lot of sympathy for her character. She's downright likeable!
- In each book in the series, Gleason focuses in on different characters and different moments even though for the most part, this second book is a rehash of the first book (but with a different point of view and a timeline that extends beyond what occurred in "The Vampire Voss"). I absolutely love how cleverly Gleason pulls the curtains back a little bit more each time, revealing tantalizing bits and pieces of the next book.
** side note **Frankly, I cannot wait to find out what happens for Narcise. While I could easily predict which hero would end up with which heroine for the first two books, Gleason has done an excellent job of muddying the waters and making it tough to know the ultimate romantic fate of Narcise. One assumes it would be Chas. But one is starting to wonder if that might not be the case...
- Gleason is a masterful writer with an exquisite attention to detail. There were several instances where I could absolutely "see" a specific scene in my head...something that I struggle to do when reading other books, especially Regency-styled novels where the dialog tends to take center stage.

The "Meh":
- As much as I like to read about angst-filled heros, it can get old if it continues for too long. While I respect how dedicated Gleason was towards making Dimitri as tormented as one might expect of a reluctant vampire, I also found myself wanting to smack him upside the head more than once. Kudos to Maia for having faith in the poor man. But I could have used a bit less "stiff upper lip/tormented soul" behavior and a bit more levity. By the last third of the book, his constant need to hide his true nature/desires and wall himself off from other people was just damned annoying and I couldn't wait for the climax so we could get beyond that crap.
- Without providing any spoilers, I feel strongly that the Alexander situation changed far too quickly and dramatically. His dramatic moment felt more like a plot device than anything else and, frankly, it just didn't sit well with me given what we thought we knew about his character.
- Chas taking off to Scotland on the eve of his sister's (or was it sisters'?) wedding(s) seemed pretty lame. We're supposed to believe he's a caring, loving brother who is trying to do the right thing for his siblings even though he often hies off to parts unknown. But the way he asked Dimitri to convey his regrets to Maia just seemed, well, classless. Having said this, I think I want Chas to act like a hero but perhaps Gleason is setting him up for a lesser role, at least for the next book.

Having said that, I still feel Gleason pulled off quite a coup with this book and this series. It's an interesting twist on some VERY worn out themes...and her "Memento"-like plot device gives these books a clever, cinematic quality that keeps the readers guessing even when we think we know what's going to happen next.
lubov lubov
The reason for this review is, I felt like the first half of this book was a copy and paste from the first book, with a few scenes littered in-between to bridge the gap of the points we don't know from this characters pov. I skipped about half of the book to get to the 'fresh' part of the story, and felt like it was an okay read from that point out. If you've read the first book, keep this in mind. I was a bit disappointed at this because I was looking forward to a new 'fresh' installment.
Qumen Qumen
This is the first book I've ever read that actually started out like the first book but in someone else's point of view. Its safe to say that anyone can read any part of the series without reading the first few books.

I loved this better than Vampire Voss. I think it was the concept of the Beauty and the Beast that made it all the more intriguing. I really love all the love and hate relationship. Its so fun to read! Plus, Dimitri is waaaaay hotter than Voss. And Maia is waaaay better than Angelica. Haha, that didn't make much sense.

Okay, so I kind of skipped some parts in this one because there was repeated conversations and events that was in the first book. That bit kind of put me off a bit. But when I continued reading on, I just couldn't stop reading.

Another 5 stars to Colleen. I'm hesitant on reading Narcise. Mainly because I didn't like her much in the first two books. She just seems so "evil in disguise". BUT I'm looking forward to reading Colleens other work.
Samuhn Samuhn
Book 2 of the Draculia Vampire Trilogy does not disappoint. Woven with the plot of Book 1 while telling Maia and Dimitri 's story you can see the tendrils that were left dangling in Book 1. Colleen is such a genius writer that you just get swept away in her vibrant descriptions and flow. Cannot wait to read Book 3.
Clever Clever
I couldn't put this down. My poor husband merely got a peck goodnight after I started reading this incredibly fun book...if only life were this exciting! But then we wouldn't have Collen Gleason to entertain us so fully...! I love how she uses some of my favorite characters from her other series intermittently as well. She must have an amazing memory or loves her characters as much as her fans do :-) Intelligent writing with characters you actually like, and in addition they have a strong redemption theme. When the story is over, I'm just not done with it!
Der Bat Der Bat
This is a totally satisfying second book in the series. This book explores some of the events from the first book from the perspective of other players, adding another dimension and depth to the continuing story line. The dark brooding hero's and the prim and proper heroine's interaction sizzle with sexuality. Well done!
Dimitri is my favorite in this series. after Narcise. A tortured soul trying to undo a mistake made amost 150 years prior. He's tall, dark, and handsome. But trying to break a bond with Lucifer is time consuming, tortuous, and he really doesn't have time to be a guardian to the pesky Woodmore sisters. Fast paced, interesting and I couldn't put it down.