Thursday, February 21, 2008

'The Bleeding Dusk'

by Colleen Gleason

Fiction/Paranormal Romance, 2008
Signet Eclipse, mm pb, 346 p.
As Rome prepares for its Carnival, the new leader of the city’s vampire hunters – Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy – must prove herself as never before. For, in order to gain access to the secrets of a legendary alchemist, Rome’s vampires have allied themselves with creatures as evil and bloodthirsty as they are.
Reluctantly, Victoria must turn to the enigmatic Sebastian Vioget for help, just as Maximilian Pesaro arrives to help his fellow slayers – no matter what the sacrifice. Desire puts her at the mercy of Sebastian, while loyalty binds her to Max, but can she trust either man? Especially when a seductive vampire begins luring her into the shadows…
This series keeps getting progressively better with each new installment. Things really heat up in this one as we get to learn a bit more about the mysterious Sebastian and the elusive Max and we see Victoria start to take on the role of Illa Gardella. Plus it builds up into quite the ending. I was literally holding my breath scared to find out what had happened and what would happen next. Lots of questions left for the next book which I’m now eagerly awaiting. Colleen has created a completely compelling story and cast of characters that is just plain fun to read!
Minor quibble: I did notice one consistency error that interrupted my reading for all of a minute but I was soon caught up in the story again.

My Rating: 4.25/5

(#4 for 2008)


  1. Her second book is still my favorite :-) although I did enjoy this one very much!

  2. I just received the first one in this series about a week ago. I can't wait to read it, especially after your review of this one!

  3. Janet- I found this one a bit more thrilling, especially at the end. Can't wait to see where she goes in the last 2 books.

    Trish- It's a very fun series. I never thought I'd be a fan of a vampire series! I have blogging to thank for introducing me to the books and the genre. :)

  4. I made hubby buy me a copy of this the other day when we were out and about. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  5. Literary Feline- I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did!


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