Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason

Posted by Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections at 4:17 AM
The Vampire Narcise (Regency Draculia, #3)The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason was a hard book for me to finish because I have had to put it down many times and take a break from the story. This novel is darker than the first two books in this series. The villain, Cezar Moldavi, is the epitome of evil in this novel. He truly made me emotionally upset when it came to his injurious plans he uses to manipulate those around him for his own stygian purposes. He has the true mind of a miscreant. Add Ceazar’s distorted physique and personal blood preferences and Ms. Gleason has created the perfect recipe for one of the most gruesome villains I have ever read about.

Colleen Gleason out did her self in her writing of this novel. The plot of the book is exhilarating which in and of itself makes the book worth reading. But, Colleeen has written a tale where the reader becomes completely invested in the lives and welfare of Narcise Moldavi and Giordan Cale, the hero and heroine of this novel.

Narcise and Giordan are creatures descended from Lucifer himself (a.k.a. Draculae or vampires) and therefore tend toward egomaniacal and debauched behavior. But, despite this and the past abuse they suffered at the hands of others, they both hold on to facets of their humanity despite the odds against them.

The investment the author entices the reader to feel toward these characters is uncanny. She takes you on an unforgettable emotional journey through their lives and relationships that spans time and a gauntlet of emotions such as hurt, love, despondency, betrayal, hope, hate, sacrifice, and triumph. You cannot help but want to cry, kill, cheer, and swoon when you are reading. Another “hook” that ties the reader to Giordan and Narcise is the bond and strength of feeling the two feel for each other in addition to their fight to find the courage to trust again.

There is not one part of this book that felt contrived. The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason is not just a truly good vampire story that is masterfully portrayed. If you like excitement, adventure, and love with a dark cast to it, this book should not be overlooked.

Happy Reading from Bona Fide Reflections!!

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Donna on June 20, 2011 at 9:17 AM said...

Can't wait to read the review. I always type my reviews in Word first and cut and paste for that very insane reason! I am a follower but just added Twitter so I'm following you there now.