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The Vampire Narcise (Regency Draculia #3)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  400 ratings  ·  78 reviews
Skilled in the seduction of men, both mortal and immortal, Narcise Moldavi is the greatest weapon in her twisted brother's war among the Dracule. Until she falls for Giordan Cale.

Her first searing encounter with Giordan seals their fierce connection. But Giordan's vow to help Narcise escape her brother's rule is followed by a betrayal more agonizing
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Harlequin MIRA (first published May 24th 2011)
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
It's a rare thing for me to find a book that truly surprises me. I read a lot of books from the same genre and they tend to follow patterns. And though I enjoy many of them thoroughly and may find a minor surprise here or there, I'm rarely as wrong about a book as I was about this one.

I had lukewarm feelings for The Vampire Voss , but I forged on and found I really liked The Vampire Dimitri . The two books were similar in tone and seemed to set up a pattern I just expected the third installmen
Coleen Gleason’s Vampire Narcise is one of the rare romance novels that left me emotionally and physically exhausted. Ms. Gleason is bold in her plot development and angst. The primary characters – Narcise Moldavi, Giordan Cale, and Chas Woodmore are set on a collision course filled with peril and tragedy. This is the 3rd book in the Regency Draculia series. It could be read as a standalone but I would not recommend it. The story fills elements of the plot and timeline from the previous books. T ...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
I was blown away by the third installment of the Regency Draculia series by Colleen Gleason. The Vampire Narcise was an emotional roller coaster through hell for both the characters and reader alike.

Even though this is the third novel in a series I think it could be read as a stand-alone. With the first two novels; The Vampire Voss, I was so-so with. The Vampire Dimitri was better but the way the story was set up there for book three, and the pattern that those novels followed, I thought The Vam
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: May 31, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Mira
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 3, The Regency Draculia
Series Best Read In Order: Yes
Steam Level: Hot

I am very, very torn on my rating for this novel.

Narcise never appealed to me as a character in the first novel, The Vampire Voss. She seemed spoiled, arrogant, and quite fran
This, the third in Gleason's Regency Draculia series, has "vampirs" both "turned" by Lucifer and "made" by other vampirs who are thus much weaker than the "turned" vampirs. And this is not all that is different with Gleason's vampires - each has an individual weakness will paralyze them with fear, making them helpless. A very nice variation to the vampire lore - as are Gleason's other inventive differences.

This paranormal romance, featuring as the central female character Narcise, is filled with
Ok, I'm not sure if I did a good thing by finishing this book or I should have put it in my DNF shelf and completely forget about it. What started as a slow, disappointing book, only managed to turn in a frustrating one and it's a pity because this was a series I loved:(

Vampire Narcise, the heroine, is the sister of Cesar Moldavi, the vilain of the trilogy. In the previous books we saw her as a couple with the vampir hunter Chas Woodmore but surprisingly in the second book, we learned that there
Apr 24, 2011 Jenn rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers of the series
Recommended to Jenn by: Netgalley
I'm calling this a strong 3.269435

Maybe I should have waited longer between Dimitri and Narcise. Because Dimitri, oh Dimitri. It was by far the strongest book.

Maybe I would have preferred this more form Giordans POV. I have no idea. I liked Narcise. I understood her. I think the transitions were too jarring for me, the jumpy timeline was intrusive. it seemed every break was one week later. two weeks later, ten years later, etc. It just seemed choppy and was really a bit annoying to me. I really
I think this series has been getting progressively better with each of the books. And that's saying something because I've enjoyed all of them in different ways. However, this one was the most emotionally charged of the bunch and the things that our main characters had to go through to end up where they did were equal parts hard to read about and completely captivating.

Giordan and Narcise's relationship was fraught with difficulties from the first. I loved how Giordan saw what he wanted and foun
The Vampire Narcise was such a disappointment and it was real struggle to finish it. I liked Giordan in the other previous books in the Draculia series, but he just seemed off in his own book.

Narcise was just bad through and through. What an unlikeable heroine. I get that she suffered over a century at the hands of her brother, but she was to dumb when she needed to be smart, and too proud and she should be more humble.

Besides that, the story kept jumping in time, it was hard to keep up or to co
Alice Chimera
Narcise non è una Draculiana come le altre, lei è il giocattolo di suo fratello stupro e violenza sono il suo pane quotidiano, intorno al suo cuore ha costruito una spessa corazza perché nulla la possa più ferire, fino a quando l’incontro con Giordan Cale non fa crollare le sue ultime speranze di sopravvivenza.
Non ci sono storia, la Gleason ci voleva dare erotismo e lo fa a piene mani: ogni singola scena è intrisa di passione ed emozioni. Come se non bastasse poi la trama è intessuta con maestri
After reading all 3 books in this trilogy, I definitely liked the 2nd one better than the first and this last one. I think it really had everything to the do with the characters. I connected with and enjoyed Maia and Dimitri much more than Voss/Angelica and Giordan/Narcise. I felt sorry for the things that both Naricse and Giordan had been through, but I had a really hard time understanding Narcise's whole deal with Chas Woodmore. What she did was basically use someone, and you would think that ...more
Absolutely great ending to the trilogy!
This book will blow your mind. Not only does it not follow the plot pattern of the previous two books, but it will continuously surprise you jut when you think you've figured it all out!

This is an extremely emotional book, with both highs and lows. I found myself more engrossed with these characters than the previous books.

As with book two, Lucifer's Saint, this book has a recap of the previously laid out storyline. Though Lucifer's Warrior is a bit diff
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
«Ho fatto tutto per te, Narcise. Posso affrontare qualsiasi cosa sapendo che dall'altra parte ci sei tu.»

Nei volumi precedenti il personaggio di Narcise aveva brillato per la sua antipatia (pur facendomi anche pena, perché è chiaro che nelle mani del malvagio fratello vive una vita di abusi e violenza, nel suo libro ancora più descritta), perciò dire che non ero entusiasta all'idea di leggere la sua storia sarebbe un'eufemismo XD Visto che però è l'ultimo della trilogia mi son fatta coraggio e
First paragraph: Romania 1673
The Estate of the Voivodina of Moldavia

He couldn’t take his eyes off her.
She was so beautiful, with her sparkling amethyst-sapphire eyes and swirl of dark hair. Her skin, so pure and perfect, alabaster and rose. Her neck, graceful and slender; her curves, so lush and feminine.

With these opening lines, the obsession of Cezar Moldovia with his sister Narcise is revealed. I can't believe I waited all of this time to finally pick up this book and finish off the series -
Karyn Gerrard
This book was so different in tone and narrative from Voss and Dimitri, it kind of threw me for a bit. But I soon got into the flow and time line of the story.

Probably my only complaint is the book stays exclusively in Narcis POV, which is correct, the book is titled with her name. I prefer the hero POV I admit, and was dying to know more of Giordan Cale's thoughts. Or of Chas, the vampire hunter.
Talk about your tragic hero, my gut clenched for Cale. It is hard to review without giving away too
Dangerous Romance Book Reviews
A blogger friend, Jennifer, from “Abundance of Books” book blog, did a review of the Vampire Voss a few months ago, and after reading her review and chatting with her about the book, I was intrigued. I liked the idea of it being a Regency Romance (until I fell in love with UF/PNR, Regency was my favorite Genre), and a Vampire story. Just the mash-up of those two genre’s made my heart go pitty-pat. Gleason had written a series set in Regency London that was about Vampire Hunters and now had start ...more
Not impressed. I was very disappointed in it. I was expecting this amazing book with twist and turns like the other two, but this one fell very short.

Here is the synopsis:

Skilled in the seduction of men, both mortal and immortal, Narcise Moldavi is the greatest weapon in her twisted brother’s war among the Dracule. Until she falls for Giordan Cale.

Her first searing encounter with Giordan seals their fierce connection for their eternal lives. But Giordan’s vow to help Narcise escape her brother’
Kristyn Hammond
Full disclosure, just right off, I loved this book! By the end, I loved it almost as much as I'd loved The Vampire Dimitri... almost. It's well written, better than the other two, I'd say, and the story is well developed. Considering, that their story is partly told, from other points of view, before the book even begins because it's a trilogy, it could not have been better. I would say, however, that even if you've not read the first two books, you could read this one (or any of them, really) a ...more
Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections
Jun 17, 2011 Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 18 and over paranormal romance lovers who like their stories dark
The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason was a hard book for me to finish because I have had to put it down many times and take a break from the story. This novel is darker than the first two books in this series. The villain, Cezar Moldavi, is the epitome of evil in this novel. He truly made me emotionally upset when it came to his injurious plans he uses to manipulate those around him for his own stygian purposes. He has the true mind of a miscreant. Add Ceazar’s distorted physique and personal ...more
Lucifer offered some men or woman a curse/gift in a dream, what they didn’t realizing is what they were signing up for until they woke up the next morning with a mark on their back, the need for blood and a personal Asthenia “an Achilles heel or vulnerability”.

From the moment Narcise has been tricked into turning Draculia, she has been under her brother’s Cezar control and held captive to serve her brother’s needs. In order to be free from the men around her brother who force themselves on her,
This review will be a first for me because I usually go out of my way to avoid spoilers, and in this case I absolutely cannot help myself, but it's all in a good way. I certainly won't reveal the main plot twists or ruin the book for anyone but I wanted to give fair warning that I might discuss areas that I usually avoid. If you want to avoid these details in any way then I will now provide a quick and to the point review: The Vampire Narcise is by far the best of the Regency Draculia and I'm in ...more
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Answered Questions
In the third and final book to this trilogy all the questions you have are finally answered. What prompted Chas to runaway or steal Narcise in the first place in effect leaving his sisters at the mercy of sexy alluring tempting vampires? Who is Narcise anyways? Is she just a spoiled selfish brat who cares nothing for herself like the rest of her kind. Why is her brother so obsessed with possessing her and will do anything to get her back? Giordan? He has only been i
Narcise has been captive since her brother tricked her into turning Dracule. She's been subjected to horrors and constantly has to win sword battles for the right to sleep free of the men who force themselves on her. She's kept her heart in an impenetrable fortress, but all that changes when Giordan Cale wins her over. He vows to save her from her fate, but complications ensue causing a heart breaking betrayal that leaves Narcise in shambles. When Chas Woodmore falls into her lap, she knows she ...more
Jessica (a GREAT read)
I received this E-ARC courtesy of NetGalley for review
Colleen Gleason's The Vampire Narcise was probably my favorite out of the Regency Draculia series. Narcise being the only female vamp that we've come to know through the other books had quite an interesting story and the overall story arc that was weaving through the first two is resolved by its end. Which was surprising, yet gratifying.

Narcise is under her evil brother's thumb and has been for some time. He uses and abuses her in the most cr
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Originally reviewed on Romancing the Darkside:

Colleen Gleason saved the best for last in this series! Being the only female Dracule in the series, Narcise's character had me intrigued from the moment she was mentioned so I knew her story was going to be exciting and emotional and as usual, Colleen Gleason delivers!

Turned vampire because of her brother Cezar's obsession with her, Narcise has since lived as a prisoner and as "entertainment" to his vile frien
Terzo volume della serie Regency Draculia. Basato stavolta su di una donna,Narcise Moldavi,conosciuta in precedenza. Lei è la sorella di Cesar Moldavi,un altro Draculiano feroce e privo di scrupoli. Una sorta di vero e proprio mostro. Lei è una giovane donna, bellissima e spregiudicata. Sembra nata per affascinare tutti e proprio per questa sua capacità è sempre stata un'arma letale nelle mani del fratello. Finché si innamora di Giordan Cale. Ma questi,dopo averle giurato amore eterno, la tradis ...more
Narcise has never known love – how can she when her brother Cezar controls her entire life? Where she goes, who she sees, when to eat, who she has to fight off next in swordplay or unwanted bedroom sport – for a vampire, this type of immortality is a nightmare. Enter the vampire Giordan Cale who promises to love her. Can he truly rescue her from Cezar’s terrible chains, or will he betray her even more unforgivably than her own brother?

I have never read a series where events intertwined with eac
I feel like I should stand up and give this series a standing ovation! Reading the last book in the Regency Draculia leaves me feeling slightly conflicted. On the one hand the book was so good and I thoroughly enjoyed every second, and on the other hand I feel so bereft now that the series is finished.


Another pre-release review so all you are unforuntately getting is the Goodreads summary: Regency England stands defiant against Napoleon. But battles among men mean little to those who liv
Fictional Bookshelf
I haven’t read the other two books in the series but don’t worry Colleen Gleason cleverly wrote a story that doesn’t make you feel like you are missing an important detail. However, because of the creative and dynamic tale she told in The Vampire Narcise I’m eagerly looking forward to purchasing the first two books in the series.

The story held me captive by well-developed characters that continually surprised me from beginning to end. The settings, the plot, character descriptions, plot solution
Jan 19, 2011 Steph marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Info from author's site:
Release Date: 24 May 2011
Vampire Narcise
"Regency England stands defiant against Napoleon.

But battles among men mean little to those who live forever – especially when the Dracule are waging their own war.

Skilled in the seduction of men, both mortal and immortal, Narcise Moldavi is the greatest weapon in her twisted brother's war among the Dracule. Until she falls for Giordan Cale.

Her first searing encounter with Giordan brands them with a passionate love. But Giordan's vow to help Narci
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