THE BLEEDING DUSK
The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenal storytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphere of fear and sexual tension. The sophistication and intelligence of her storytelling is evident on each page of the Gardella Vampire Chronicles.
Vampire slayer Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy arrives
in Rome as the city is in the throes of Carnival -- the ideal time and place for Lilith, queen of the vampires, to gain access to an ancient alchemist's secrets.
To do this Lilith has joined forces with demons. Victoria must stop the armies
of the undead or the world is lost. She reluctantly joins forces with Sebastian Vioget, descendent of one of the oldest, most feared of all vampires, and Maximilian Pesaro, who was once allied with Lilith. Victoria is drawn to both men, but there's little trust between them, even as they face the greatest challenge of their lives. (Signet Eclipse, Feb., 368 pp., $7.99)