Fiction/Paranormal Romance, 2007
Signet Eclipse (Penguin) mm pb, 333 p.
The Gardella Vampire Chronicles- Book #2
(#45 for 2007, R.I.P. II Challenge- #4, 2nds Challenge- #1)
Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy has been a vampire slayer for just over a year, balancing her life as a peer of Society with the dangerous role that takes her out on moonlit streets, stake in hand.The ‘poofing and slicing’ continues in this 2nd instalment! I enjoyed getting to know our heroine a bit more, as she continues to grow into her role as a Venator. And of course the naughty, sexy Sebastian! With lots more suspense, action, and romance, it was another engaging page-turner! Sometimes a little escapist fiction is just the thing! I’ll definitely read the next book when it comes out early next year to see what’s in store for Victoria and all the other characters. The fact that I’m getting hooked on a vampire romance series when I’d previously avoided all things relating to vampires or books labelled romance (I have read my share of chicklit but I never usually even visit the romance section of the bookstore) is not lost on me! Well done Ms. Gleason!
Now, in Italy, a powerful vampire is amassing the power to control the souls of the dead. As Victoria races across Europe to stop what could be the most deadly army the Gardellas have ever faced, her unlikely companion is Sebastian Vioget, a man as tempting as he is untrustworthy. But when Victoria discovers that she has been betrayed by one of her most trusted allies, the truth will challenge all her powers as a Venator – and as a woman …
My Rating: 4/5