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The Vampire Dimitri (Regency Draculia #2)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  624 ratings  ·  136 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
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Published May 22nd 2012 by Mira (first published January 1st 2011)
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections
Feb 23, 2011 Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
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
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
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 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
Beth Dibiasio
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.......:)
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.
Alice Chimera
La storia è quella che abbiamo già letto nel primo libro di questa trilogia, ma questa volta vista con gli occhi di Maia e Dimitri, perché non c’è bestia che non abbia la sua bella, e a volte è proprio quella che riesce a farla tornare umana, almeno per qualche istante.
Audace la scelta della Gleason di narrare, nel secondo volume di questa trilogia, non un continuo ai fatti fino ad ora letti, bensì il parallelo di Maia e Dimitri, inizialmente stavo urlando alla banalità al fatto che tutto avrebb
This second installment in the Regency Draculia trilogy was much better than the first and much more in keeping with Gleason's usual work. For fans of the Gardella Vampire Chronicles, there is a character in this trilogy that you will recognize. This character was in the first book in the trilogy, but was unnamed, and I could kick myself for not recognizing them. This second installment follows Dimitri, the Earl of Corvindale, and the elder Woodmore sister, Maia. There was a lot (and I mean, A L ...more
Dorothea Müller
Seit Jahrzehnten hat Dimitri sich selbst das einfachste Vergnügen versagt, in dem Versuch sich aus den Krallen von Luzifer zu befreien. Er verschmäht Frauen, Vergnügungen und nimmt nur das Nötigste an Nahrung zu sich – alles, um seinen Pakt mit dem Teufel zu brechen. Als er aber der Vormund von zwei bezaubernden, jungen Frauen wird – darunter auch die wunderschöne, sture, ihn zur Weißglut treibende Maia Woodmore –, wird seine Einsamkeit jäh beendet und Dimitri wird gezwungen sich einer Leere zu ...more
Paranormal Haven
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.
This is the second time of reading first time was in 2013.

After re-reading The Vampire Voss I immediately wanted to re-read this, the second book in the Regency Draculia series.

This books fleshes out from the first one and runs along side and then carries on from where the last one ends. This time we follow Maia and Dimitri and understand them a bit better. In the first book they come across as quite annoying characters but in this one we understand why they are the way they are. Again this is a
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!
Had the first half of the book not been a repeat of the first book in the series I would have given this a five. But paying 5 bucks for a book that is 40 to 50% repeat of a book I just finished, no matter how good the story is does not warrant a rating higher than 2.5. Since I can't give a half a star on here I rounded down.

If you haven't read the first book, then I would highly suggest that you skip the first and just read this one, or wait until you can get it free or for a very reduced price
I absolutely LOVE the way this book starts out.

It's not very often that you get the chance to read the same scene from different character perspectives. In Lucifer's Saint, the first half of the book follows the same story as it's predecessor, Lucifer's Rogue, only from Dimitri and Maia's point of view. It fills in more of the missing story and explains what happened when Voss and Angelia were not around, which in turn created a much bigger picture! I found myself stopping and thinking back, so
Jolie découverte de l’auteur, de son style, de son univers…
Le livre a un bon rythme tout au long de l’histoire, j’ai eu envie de tourner les pages.
La seule chose que j’ai détesté pendant ma lecture c’est les phrases misent à chaque chapitre avec le numéro, ça ne sert à rien, juste à dire au lecteur ce qui va se passer et donc révéler l’intrigue, cela retire du charme au livre et à l’histoire. Si Harlequin réédite le livre qu’il retire ces titres inutiles !
L’intrigue n’est pas originale en rev
Dahlia (yadkny)
Mar 26, 2011 Dahlia (yadkny) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Regency Vampire Lovers
Dmitri is unconcerned by the image he has presented to society. The darkly brooding and arrogant persona suits him just fine and allows him to continue his studies without the frequent interruption of societal demands and etiquette. Unfortunately, as of late his household has been overrun by the Woodmore sisters leaving this dangerous Dracule completely at the mercy of the chits. His temperament becomes increasingly unaccommodating as the effects of their brother Chas's actions trickle into his ...more
I had a wonderful time with this story. It doesn't happen all that often that I am anticipating what is going to happen next in a story. This was one of those times, I wanted to stay up all night reading it and finally had to put it down at 2:00am (and then finished it first thing in the morning). I even caught butterflies in my stomach at one point!


- I loved the Beauty and the Beast spin to the story, I'm not sure how I didn't catch it before the fairy tale was mentioned. But it was a mar
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
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 06, 2015 10:13AM  
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  • Forever Vampire
  • Hunting Human (Prime Legacy, #1)
  • A Marriage of Inconvenience (The Arringtons and Wright-Gordons, #1)
  • Kiss of Darkness (Dark Bonds, #1)
  • Twilight Prophecy (Wings in the Night, #17) (Children of Twilight, #1)
  • The Perfect Scandal (Scandal, #3)
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  • Night Betrayed (Envy Chronicles, #4)
  • Hunger Aroused (Vampire Hunger #1)
  • The Taming of the Rake (Blackthorn Brothers, #1)
  • American Vampire
  • Rush of Darkness (Primal Instinct, #7)
  • In the Heat of the Bite (Regency Vampyre Trilogy, #2)
  • Shameless (The House of Rohan, #4)
  • Kiss of the Rose (Tudor Vampire Chronicles, #1)
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

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

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