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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Book Review: Dark Rogue: The Vampire Voss (The Draculia Vampire trilogy #1) by Colleen Gleason

Dark Rogue: The Vampire Voss (The Draculia Vampire trilogy #1)
by Colleen Gleason
Paperback, 314 pages

March 17th 2016 by Avid Press, LLC (first published January 1st 2011)
**Also published under the titles LUCIFER'S ROGUE and THE VAMPIRE VOSS**
"Count on Colleen Gleason for a scorching page-turner!" --Jeaniene Frost

"Dark and decadent, sultry and seductive, Colleen Gleason's sexy Draculia series will hold you in its thrall!" --Lara Adrian

Dark Rogue In 19th Century London, vampires live alongside the uppercrust members of Society...

Even after centuries of lust, hedonism, and women, Voss, the Viscount Dewhurst, rarely finds himself bored. As a member of the Dracule, he is a rogue of the first order, a man who loves nothing more than a warm woman, excellent vintage, and even a puzzling challenge to keep his mind active.

But when one of his seemingly harmless manipulations sets him on the path to seduce the beautiful Miss Angelica Woodmore, things become a little less simple...a lot more passionate...and definitely more complicated.

And when the most evil vampire of the Dracule puts Angelica in his sights, Voss will have to risk everything to save her...and possibly his own soul.

OKay, I joined an online book discussion for "The Dark Rogue" and found it really appealing. It was an eye opener, to say the least, to discover how much mythology goes into writing these books and how passionate the readers are about the how's and why's of the vampire's creation and history.

WOW...and my criteria for the book is: Did I enjoy the story? Did it make sense in a supernatural way (if that makes any Did it make me want to keep turning the pages? Did I learn a little something new? Did it have a little humor, danger and breath catching scenes? I guess I am a little shallow in my criteria! But perhaps it's because I have done so much research in my past endeavors I am happy to let someone else fill my coffers with their own information and opinions. Plus, with all my other reads to review and a little personal time out I fell a little behind in participation but still loved all the interaction. I think it is a great way to promote a book!

I feel as a reviewer I am not here to be a history critic or a mythology expert (although I am really jealous of those in the know), I am here to just give my feelings on how the book affected me, if it was believable and whether I would recommend it to others.

OK, back to the book. Colleen Gleason did an excellent job of pulling me in to the characters of Voss and Dimitri. Two polar opposites in the Dracule. I loved the storyline which is the "bad boy" tamed by a spitfire young lady. Who doesn't like that premise?! (Perhaps the "bad boys" ha). It took me a while to warm up to the character Voss and it took a lot of time to actually get these two (Voss and Angelica) to succumb to their attraction was understandable in the sequence of events in the story. The only character I never got a feel for was Angelica and Maia's brother Chas. I really couldn't relate to his vampire hunting ways while in "bed" with both a female vamp love interest and the leader of the local Vampire clan. Perhaps his story comes to light in another episode.

I also have to commend Colleen Gleason for her descriptive settings. She made it easy to visualize the time period and places where the book takes place. The story and prose flowed well and there were no places where I felt the need to go back and review for questions (big plus when I don't get confused as to what is going on with the story!!). The end gave me reason to pause but I will give no spoilers except to say: "I didn't even know that was possible!"

There was enough info on Dimitri to pique my interest and make me want to read the next installment in this series. Let's see how Maia tames the stalwart leader who has sworn off romantic entanglements!

I give this book 4 "playboy" sheep.

Jeanie G

About the Author:
Colleen Gleason is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author who can’t seem to decide what type of book to write…so she writes a lot of different genres!

So far, Colleen has written everything from vampire hunters to dystopian romance, to steampunk,historical romance, and mysteries with a supernatural flair. One element, however, that appears in all of her stories, is that of partnership…whether it be professional, romantic, or both.

All of Colleen’s books feature strong heroines experiencing fast-paced adventures, danger, mystery, and of course, romance. But at the core of each story is the belief that every woman deserves a partner who accepts her for her strengths as well as her weaknesses—and vice versa.

Colleen lives in the midwest United States with her family and two dogs, and is always working on her next book.


  1. I've been loving Gleason's Gardella Vampire Hunters series, and I love her writing, but I like it even better when vampires are main characters instead of the ones being killed. I'll definitely have to check this out!

    1. I read all three books when they came out and loved them.