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Vampire Dreams by Gabrielle Bisset

Monday, June 13, 2011
Homeless and without any family, Arden Stephens must live on the streets of mid 19th century London, never a safe place for a young woman. One night, as she is running for her life from an attacker, she is rescued by Brandon Ridley and offered a place in his home as his maid. Brandon is enchanted by Arden from the moment they meet, but just as she has secrets, so too does he. A vampire hundreds of years old, he yearns for the companionship she can give him. But for that he must make her one of his kind.

Nightly, he visits her in her sleep, preparing her for the night he will finally make her his own. For Arden, the wanton dreams she has about her handsome employer seduce her and each day when she wakes up, she finds herself more drawn to him. But love and desire aren't enough for Brandon to sire her. He must first obtain the approval of his maker, an ancient vampire named Vasilije who has thwarted his chance for happiness before.

But if Brandon can convince him, he may finally find the love he's been without for centuries.


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Author Bio: 

College historyprofessor by day, Gabrielle Bisset spends her nights and weekends writingerotic romance.  An avid reader since childhood, she read her firstromance novel before she'd entered high school and was hooked.  Every stepof the way since, through college and grad school, moving to Europe, marryingand having children, romance novels were with her.  In addition to a loveof reading, Gabrielle loved writing.  After a humble start with her highschool newspaper, she continued to write in college and grad school, enjoyingthe erotic romances she wrote far more than the research papers she wasassigned.  A desire to eat and have a roof over her head led to a teachingjob, but the desire to write never went away. 

Her first novel, StolenDestiny, will be released by Siren Publishing on June 29, 2011.  Inaddition, her trilogy of erotic novellas set in Victorian England will bereleased summer 2011.  The first novella, VampireDreams, will be published on June 10, with the second novella, Love'sMaster, and the third novella, Masquerade, out in July and August.

Website:  GabrielleBisset

Blog:  GabrielleBisset: A Writer's Blog



This is a love story with a dose of vampirism to add a twist.  Arden and Brandon, the main characters of the novel, endear themselves to the reader.  They are both very likable characters with plenty of good qualities: Arden is resourceful and kind while Brandon is compassionate and loving.  Arden is forced to live on the streets due to unfortunate circumstances.  Brandon comes across her and offers her a place to work and live in his lavish home.  As Arden works for her employer, she slowly begins to fall in love with him.  Little does she know that Brandon has a very different lifestyle than any she could have imagined.  Brandon wishes for Arden's love and friendship, however, in order to make his wish possible he must contact and convince his "sire" that Arden is capable of being a vampire.  His sire makes for an interesting secondary character, he is grouchy, mean, and very self-centered.  The sire is not particularly impressed with Brandon's love for Arden.  The story continues from there with fast-paced events and passionate love scenes.  The plot is not particularly unique, but it does the book justice.  The characters are fun to read about and get to know.  The setting is perfect for this novel.  The ending does not leave the reader on that dreaded cliff-hanger.  This book is recommended for adults, especially females, who enjoy a little vampirism with their romance. 

4 1/2 stars

2 comments:

  1. Gabrielle said...:

    Thanks for the review! Glad you liked Brandon, Arden, and Vasilije.

    Gabrielle :)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I really loved the book, thanks for letting me review it :)