Review: The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason (@NetGalley)(Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

Posted June 2nd, 2011 by in Uncategorized / 4 comments

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From Goodreads: Regency England stands defiant against Napoleon.

But battles among men mean little to those who live forever – especially when the Dracule are waging their own war.

Skilled in the seduction of men, both mortal and immortal, Narcise Moldavi is the greatest weapon in her twisted brother’s war among the Dracule. Until she falls for Giordan Cale.

Her first searing encounter with Giordan brands them with a passionate love. But Giordan’s vow to help Narcise escape her brother’s rule is followed by a betrayal more agonizing than sunlight.

Wounded but determined, Narcise ensnares vampire hunter Chas Woodmore in her quest for revenge and to reclaim her life. He wants her, worships her, will kill for her. And the Dracule never forget a wrong – nor do they forgive.

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Received from NetGalley
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.25
Character Rating: 3.75

Note: I enjoyed this series from Colleen Gleason. It was a nice mix of Historical and Paranormal Romance. The important thing to note if you pick up the series: the timelines overlap so you get some stories from different POV’s in different books. I think it actually worked well but unless you know you might feel a little lost.

What I Loved: The Vampire Narcise wrapped up the Regency Draculia trilogy very well by answering questions that were introduced in The Vampire Voss. The pacing of the story was perfect for a third in series book and was steady all the way through till the end. The action was superb and Narcise was a very strong female lead.

What I Liked: The stories in this series overlap so you get to see the reactions from different POV’s. I liked seeing Chas’ reactions to his sisters stories from The Vampire Voss and The Vampire Dimitri. It added an actual extra layer to those storylines.

Complaints: This was not my favorite book in the series but I feel the need to point out that everyone else appears to have liked this book the best. I can’t say without giving anything away what specifically didn’t work for me, it was a story twist that I felt was forced. This was still an enjoyable book though.

Why I gave it a 3.5: This was a great wrap-up to a trilogy that I have enjoyed.

Who I would recommend this too: PNR readers who like Historical PNR.

Colleen Gleason

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4 Responses to “Review: The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason (@NetGalley)(Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)”

  1. Tara SG (25 Hour Boo

    I think I'm going to start working some more historical romance in with my paranormal books and this sounds like a good series to ease me in :)I hate when I like least the book everyone loves. It makes me question everything! But that's the amazing part about books, they appeal differently to each person.

  2. Melissa (Books and T

    I do need to read this whole series. Even thought you didn't think it was the best, still, it sounds good. Taking all together, I think I will enjoy them. Ah… yes… all will be wishlisted! πŸ™‚

  3. Missie

    Did these books get new covers? I'm not sure I like this cover better than the old one. LOLWow! I don't think I've ever read a series in which the timelines overlap. How cool is that? I think the best way to go about reading them though would be in quick succession, right? Glad you enjoyed the series overall.

  4. Jenny

    I always find it so interesting when everyone seems to like one particular book in a series best and then that book is the one I like least:) This is a series I've been wanting to start though, anything vampire and romance is of interest to me!

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