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The Vampire Dimitri (The Draculia Vampire trilogy #2)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  699 Ratings  ·  143 Reviews

Dimitri, also known as the Earl of Corvindale, should be delighted that the headstrong Maia Woodmore is getting married. His mortal ward and houseguest has annoyed--and bewitched--the Dracule nobleman too long, and denying his animal cravings grows more excruciating by the day.
Miss Woodmore's family has a rather...complicated history with the immortals and she herself pos
ebook, 352 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jan 19, 2011 Steph marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Release Date: 19 Apr 2011
Vampire Dimitri
"Regency London loves a Society wedding –
Even if there are vampires on the guest list.

Dimitri, the Earl of Corvindale, should be delighted that the headstrong Maia Woodmore is getting married. His mortal ward and houseguest has annoyed – and bewitched – the Dracule nobleman too long, and denying his animal cravings grows more excruciating by the day.

Miss Woodmore's family has a rather...complicated history with the immortals and she herself posses
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
3.5 stars

The Vampire Dimitri was a good read from a sensational author. Though I feel that this series can’t stand up to Gleason’s Gardella’s it is still an enjoyable read.
However, the first half of this novel I could of skipped with the exception of maybe two scenes. I would of thought that The Vampire Dimitri, being the second novel in the Regency Draculia series, would of started off after the events in The Vampire Voss but the first 150+ pages was a recounting of that first book from the two
I liked this one. I think I liked it more than book 1 and that's saying a lot since I thought book 1 was ridiculously fun. I did have a bit of a hard time getting into the beginning of this one but that was simply because it was a retreading of the events that led to Angelica and Voss getting together except that it was told through the eyes of Maia and Dimitri. Once we got past that and onto new ground the story flew.

Now, I flat out liked Dimitri. He was the vampire equivalent of a crotchety ol
May 17, 2011 Wenj rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review, read-2011
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The Vampire Dimitri by Colleen Gleason is the second novel in the Regency Draculia series focusing on Dimitri, Earl of Corvindale. While the first novel in the series swept me away with the wonderful characters and thrilling romance, this novel fell a bit flat in comparison. Really, really, I tried to like this one and get in to the story because through it's predecessor The Vampire Voss I truly loved Dimitri and Angelica's sister the overly prim and prope
Review originally posted on Bitten Books and given 4 stars.

To her great displeasure Maia Woodmore finds herself and her sister under the guardianship of Dimitri, Earl of Corvindale. He is rude, cold and worst of all, one of the only people who knows about the incident that could destroy her upcoming marriage with scandal. While Maia is battling Corvindale at every turn, she's also about to find out that she and her sister are in grave danger from ruthless vampires determined to kidnap them to en
Jess the Romanceaholic
I admit, I enjoyed this one much more than its predecessor, The Vampire Voss. It still had everything love about romance novels, with a much more likable hero.

What worked for me:
* As with the first book in the series, I was enthralled by the world of the Dracule, and the history and mythology surrounding the group. It was nice to see a world where vampires really were the result of a bargain with Lucifer, and where good ol' Luc was forever unseen in the background prodding his children to indulg
Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections
Feb 23, 2011 Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance lovers who are over 18
The Vampire Dimitri by Colleen Gleason is the second book in a trilogy. The majority of the story takes place in tandem to The Vampire Voss. By brilliantly paralleling this story with the last, the author rewards the reader with a more in depth view to the events in the previous book. The story runs much smoother for the reader making it easier to follow the story.

The main conflict of the novel is very similar to the previous book. Chas Woodmore, who is a vampire hunter, abducted Cezar Moldavi’s
Scooper Speaks
Favorite Lines: “I was a full participatory member in what occurred here. In fact,” she added, spearing him with her eyes, “I do believe I was rather instrumental in them. I did say please, did I not?” (p. 291)

The Vampire Dimitri is book two in Gleason’s Books of the Regency Draculia. It takes place at the same time as The Vampire Voss. I’m a little conflicted about this. In general, I don’t like books that take place at the same time because of the overlap. If the overlap is only a few pages…I’
May 05, 2011 Alisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ac-g
Quick Take:
This book, which parallels much of book one's story, does a decent job of balancing old and new information, resulting in greater depth of certain characters and unexpected twists. But the book definitely stands on the shoulders of its predecessor.

Parallel novels can sometimes be tricky. Prior to picking up this book, I was informed of the fact that at least half of this tale would run during the exact same weeks-long time frame as its predecessor The Vampire Voss, focusing on
Dimitri or more offially the Earl of Corvindale, has been a vampire for many years. He seeks however to escape his covenant with Lucifer and go back to being a mere mortal again. To do so, he has dedicated his life to studying ancient tomes of wisdom and abstaining from drinking blood directly from people. He believes that self-denial is the only way that could set him free. Thus when Miss Maia Woodmore enters his life as his ward along with her two younger sisters, the last thing Dimitri is pla ...more
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
3 Stars

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The Vampire Dimitri is the second book in The Regency Draculia Trilogy. The events relating in this book are happening paralleled to the events in the first book in the trilogy, The Vampire Voss.

With Chas Woodmore escape (elope) with Cezar Moldavi’s sister, Narcisa and their consequential disappearance. Chas sisters Maia, Angelica and Sonia are in great danger. Cezar Moldavi wants revenge for the insult and nothing will stop him
Stephanie  G
I really tried to finish this one. I read the Vampire Voss, which I didn't love, and had high hopes for Dimitri's book. I made it about a 3rd of the way through and found myself just not interested in the characters or the story. I've heard great things about Gleason's books but this series just wasn't for me.
Apr 06, 2011 Yodamom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very romantic with some very sexy interludes. This series focuses on the power of love.I found my heart fluttering, burning and breaking.
The first half of the book parallels the previous book, The Vampire Voss, from Dimitri’s POV. Very interesting to see the same story through different eyes. Then we see his relationship with Maia while fighting the evil Moldovi. There are some very funny moments with this two stubborn characters. Moldovi is truly one twisted nasty vampire.
Apr 14, 2011 Kt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing could have shaken up Dimitri's life more than Chas Woodmore's sisters being thrust upon him for guardianship. He's carefully maintained an existence that needs no one as he searches for a way to get rid of his curse. However all that changes when stubborn Maia walks into his life and just won't get out of his thoughts. He wants nothing to do with his attraction to her as he feels self denial is the best way to achieve his goal. He also knows that what he is will terrify her, but she has ...more
Like I said on my review of The Vampire Voss... Colleen Gleason never disappoints! Some didn't like the parallel story with Voss' book, but I have to say I loved it! It was great to experience Dimitri and Maia's side of the story, even if Maia was as annoying as Dimitri thought she was! LOL

It did have some "Whoa!" moments, and others where "I knew that was coming...", but most of the time I had butterflies in my stomach. Just waiting to see when was he finally going to break down and admit out l
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Everything that was wrong with The Vampire Voss is made right in this sequel. We've gone from a tepid love story featuring a hero I couldn't care much about --to a fiery, passionate story featuring a charismatic couple that set the page on fire. This book reads as a clear companion to its predecessor. The events from The Vampire Voss are featured in the first half of this installment, but we see the scenes from the perspectives of different characters and very little dialogue is repeated. That ...more
Heather Tisdale
Apr 12, 2011 Heather Tisdale rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I hate to say it, but I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first one. If I had read it without having read The Vampire Voss, I would have given it 3 stars, but I found myself bored during the first half of the book. The Vampire Dimitri is written almost like Stephanie Meyer's Midnight Sun, where you get the same time period written from a different perspective. Most of the first half of the book is replaying scenes that you've read about in The Vampire Voss. Where this book went wrong was that ...more
Apr 12, 2011 Pam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Vampire Dimitri is actually the second book in a series. I did not know this going into it, and now that I know it, it makes more sense. I will have to go back and read the first one, and I look forward to the third one.

Dimitri, also known as the Earl of Corvindale, is one of those tortured vampires. He is angry at the world, angry with his past, and angry with him self for accepting Lucifer’s offer to save his life and his beloved at the time, in return by making him a Dracule. To make his
This is the second installment in the Regency Draculia series by Colleen Gleason, and is the reluctant, brooding Lord Corvindale's story...better known to us as the vampire Dimitri. Like the vampire Voss (hero from Book 1) Dimitri sold his soul to the devil over 100 years prior to 1804, when the story takes place. I did enjoy Voss's story but he was a fun, "devil-may-care" type of hero who absolutely loved being immortal. Dimitri, on the other hand, "turned" to save the woman he loved and himsel ...more
Among The Muses
After reading the first book, The Vampire Voss, of the Regency Draculia trilogy, I just knew I had to get my hands on the second! Book one set the stage for a most unlikely pairing -- a vampire who loathes what he is, desperate to find a 'cure', and an overbearing, head-strong human heroine under his care who does nothing but disrupt his orderly and very isolated life. Colleen Gleason delivers fervid passion, dangerous adventure, selfless sacrifice, and unmistakable love that will keep readers e ...more
Hannah M.
Dimitri, Earl of Corvindale, has spent the last century keeping primarily to himself and focusing almost entirely on his studies. His quest to break his covenant with Lucifer is his only goal. When he receives a letter from Miss Maia Woodmore, Dimitri knows he must keep his promise to Chas Woodmore and accepts that he will have to assume guardianship over the Woodmore sisters. Maia, who is used to managing her family’s affairs, insists that Corvindale lets her and Angelica return home. The only ...more
The Vampire Dimitri is the second book in the Regency Draculia series by Colleen Gleason. The first book, The Vampire Voss, takes place in the same timeline as this installment with each providing additional details and perspectives of the same events. Both books cover the introduction of the Woodmore sisters into Voss and Demitri’s lives. Their brother, Chas Woodmore, has run off with a female vampire named Narcise Moldavi. Chas’s actions set off a chain of events similar to spilling a bucket o ...more
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Sep 18, 2011 Kristi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh that was fun!

I'd never read a "series" where it starts where the first did. That was kinda cool.

I think Dimitiri is my fav!
Jun 22, 2013 M. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical-pnr, vamps
I liked it more than I thought I would. Maybe because I had just read Roaring Midnight and that book wasn't as good as I expected it to be. Also because I was under the impression that this was a totally different vampire series, not related at all to the Gardella world.

The vampires in the Draculia series were different than the ones Victoria had to fight. They became vampires because they made a direct deal with Lucifer, and for that reason, they could get their souls back.

Maia started off as
Apr 16, 2012 Alicia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampy
Okay... if you read The Vampire Voss then you saw this story coming.

But why was the first 3rd of the book a retelling of the same events as the Vampire Voss? The new perspective just didn't lend enough unique details to take that much of the story.

I was disappointed and rushed through the first part just waiting to get to something new.

With that said, I did like Dimitri's struggle and the way his relationship with our heroine built and grew. It was organic, natural, magnetic, and smoldering. A
Dangerous Romance Book Reviews
Dimitri, also known as the Earl of Corvindale, should be delighted that the headstrong Maia Woodmore is getting married. His mortal ward and houseguest has annoyed—and bewitched—the Dracule nobleman too long, and denying his animal cravings grows more excruciating by the day.

Miss Woodmore's family has a rather…complicated history with the immortals and she herself possesses a keen sensibility far beyond mere women's intuition. Marriage will give her safety, respectability and everything else a p
Like the first book, the ending was great (I skimmed) but I just could not get into these characters -- they were both pains in the ass. When you can't make me love a starchy hero, well something just aint right. Also, the replaying of scenes from The Vampire Voss was awkward, and parts of the story (the grossest parts) seemed derivative of the show "True Blood." I hope the third book is better.
Paranormal Romance
The hero isn't known for her sparkling personality. In fact, he's rather surly, antisocial and dismissive to be honest. So when his vampire hunter decides to run off his a vampire bride, the hero is called upon to becomes guardian to the man's two younger sisters. The idea of his routine and his peaceful suffering being interfered with by females doesn't sit right with him but regardless, he does as promised and takes the two unmarried women into his house. To the heroine, the idea of being push ...more
Beth Dibiasio
Aug 22, 2015 Beth Dibiasio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Dimitri even more than I loved Voss. He's tortured himself for over a hundred years trying to break his covenant with the devil. He sooo wants to correct his one big mistake in his life, but cannot seem to find a way out. And guarding those Woodmore sisters is a big distraction. Well worth the read and you will LOVE the ending. Couldn't put it down.......:)
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 06, 2015 10:13AM  
  • Laird of Darkness
  • Forever Vampire
  • Notorious (The Scandalous Women of the Ton, #4)
  • Hunting Human (Prime Legacy, #1)
  • Kiss of Darkness (Dark Bonds, #1)
  • Lust (The Sins and The Virtues, #1)
  • Night Betrayed (Envy Chronicles, #4)
  • A Marriage of Inconvenience (The Arringtons and Wright-Gordons, #1)
  • The Perfect Scandal (Scandal, #3)
  • Hunger Aroused (Vampire Hunger #1)
  • Lady of Seduction (The Daughters of Erin, #3)
  • In the Heat of the Bite (Gentlemen Vampyres, #2)
  • Twilight Prophecy (Wings in the Night, #17) (Children of Twilight, #1)
  • The Taming of the Rake (Blackthorn Brothers, #1)
  • Bite Me, Your Grace (Scandals with Bite, #1)
  • Shameless (The House of Rohan, #4)
  • American Vampire
  • Ruined by Rumor
Award-winning, NEW YORK TIMES and USA Today bestselling author Colleen Gleason has written more than twenty books for major publishers such as Penguin Group, Harlequin Enterprises, Chronicle Books, and HarperCollins (as Joss Ware). Her books have been translated into seven different languages.

Colleen lives in the Midwest United States where she is fortunate enough to be working on her next book.

More about Colleen Gleason...

Other Books in the Series

The Draculia Vampire trilogy (3 books)
  • The Vampire Voss (Regency Draculia, #1)
  • The Vampire Narcise (Regency Draculia, #3)

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