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A Prescription for Delirium (A Van Helsing Organization #1)

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Madness is spreading like a virus.

Ninety years ago, Gabriella di Luca failed to protect the family of her dead lover.

Now the devil that murdered the eldest Van Helsing son has resurfaced, and she’s determined to stop him before he can lay a bloody hand on the remaining three brothers.

However, Gabby suspects the devil is testing a drug that induces demonic possession, and
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Paperback, 271 pages
Published December 1st 2012 by CreateSpace
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Noree Cosper
Oct 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I think this book is amazing, but then I'm the writer. I'm biased.
Runningrabbit
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vantastic

This novel was extremely well done, with great characters and excellent atmosphere. Gabby is a well crafted personality with depth, surrounded by a colorfully tragic past which sets the pace for her tenuous future. Her friendships are a mixture of both need and a strange kind of empathy which links them together, with secrets and a somewhat dubious commonality. A more disparate group of people would be hard to find.

There is a couple of things I particularly liked in this book. One is t
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Jessica Fortunato
When it comes to the Paranormal/Supernatural genres that I tend to read, there aren’t a lot of surprises. Sometimes it feels too much like the author is following a preordained outline, the characters can be good but the plot itself is lacking.

When I first heard about Prescription for Delirium by Noree Cosper, I had the gut feeling that this one was going to be different. Here is the synopsis
from the author’s site.


“Ninety years ago, Gabriella di Luca promised to protect the family of her dying
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Robert Zimmermann
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
*This is a review of an ARC received from the author.

Months ago I had the chance to read Cosper’s short story “The Flower of Hell” from the Paramourtal collection of short stories that she was included in. It was a great story that introduced me to the character Gabriella di Luca and the world of Noree’s book A Prescription For Delirium. While it’s not a necessary step to take before reading this novel, reading “The Flower of Hell” increased my already large curiosity for Prescription.

In this no
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~ Rose ~ ☯Desert Rose❀
My Review
4 Roses

We all love a good Van Helsing story, full of adventure, action, and a good bad-guy butt-kicking. Well, this book has all that, and a whole lot more.

The plot is simply fantastic. Giving a new side to an old myth, this book turns a classic legend into a modern-day thriller. We meet the infamous Gabriella Di Luca and the current Van Helsing brothers, and watch them fight in a world most people choose to ignore. Told from Gabby's point-of-view, we're pulled into a dark world of demons, secrets, an
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Jonel Boyko
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Way to take Van Helsing and run with it!!! Cosper takes this pre-existing mythology and runs with it to make something entirely new and exciting with this novel. I could barely put it down, always needing to know what was coming next.

Cosper has a very well developed plot that she works from to tell this story. The demonology behind this story is also very clear and concise. She builds the world in which the characters interact with each other with exquisite detail. You can picture where they are
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Thomas Winship
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Let me begin by saying that I I loved Noree's short story, "The Flower of Hell," which also featured Gabriella di Luca, so I anxiously awaited the opportunity to read the ARC of "A Prescription For Delirium."

In short, "Prescription" doesn't disappoint. Where “The Flower of Hell” offered a quick peek into Gabriella's life, this full-length treatment really allows the reader to get to know Gabriella. Not quite as well as someone else does ... but that's later in the story (and it was about damn ti
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Lauren
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires
Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Cosper displayed a wealth of knowledge about the underworld and supernatural beings. She was believably able to develop a vast world of different hierarchies and complex creatures. Although, with her vast amount of knowledge some parts seemed to be lacking the explanation needed for someone that was not so well versed in the subject.

My favorite character throughout the entire work was Gabby. Even though her life is curse
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Michelle Willms
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
A Prescription for Delirium by Noree Cosper

Gabriella de Luca waits at a bar to meet with the three remaining Van Helsing brothers: Adrian, Esais, and Tres. Unfortunately, a hellhound is also at the bar. Gabriella is able to confound his sense of smell to allow them to escape.
Gabriella has been chasing the devil, Ose, for many centuries. She has now caught up with him and his demon daughter, Melantha, in a small Texas town. She has also met a Cajun woman, Mageurite Devereux, who is chasing a dem
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Kayla Curry
Feb 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, paranormal
It's about a 3.5 star for me. The ratings are different on here and on amazon. I liked the book which is what three stars means here and four stars means on amazon.

The story is fast paced and interesting. Some points it moved a little too fast and I had to go back and read the last paragraph because I felt I had missed something. There was plenty of action.

The characters are unique and original, and although the main character's back story can be confusing at times, certain scenes will help you
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Carrie
What a fantastic fantastic book. Very dark and visual. I was completely engrossed in the story, the author has did a great job. Very well written.


Gabriella is a demon hunter, and she can read the auras around not only people but places as well. She can see demons and apprehensions where others can't. She is cursed, she can't not die. She's been around for long long time, long enough to have promised to protect the family of the man she loved, the Van Helsings. The three remaining brothers are h
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M.R. Graham
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Premise:

Small-town Hampton, Texas is attracting demons. Fortunately for Hampton, it’s also attracting demon-hunters and Van Helsings, who are determined to prevent the town from being overrun by violent madmen and horrible, demonic creatures that may or may not once have been human. The three Van Helsing brothers are more accustomed to fighting vampires, though, and Gabriella di Luca, resident demon expert, has a few traits that trigger suspicion. There is much bickering, mouthing off, and m
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I was received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Gabriella di Luca, aka Gabby is a demon hunter who can also perform exorcisms plus she can hold her own in a fight against a demon or human. Gabby made a promise years ago to take care of her lover Dimitri's family. And years later she has found herself in Hampton, Tx. where her lovers three great-grandsons the Van Helsing brothers, Esais, Adrian and Tres live. T
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Mini
(This is the review of an ARC copy but this however does not affect my review in any way)

When I initially learned about the novel, I knew this is gonna be one kick-ass one ‘cause of all the months of following stalking her on twitter I can tell she is like this storehouse of all things supernatural. And that this somewhat different from all the ones I read so far from the Paranormal/Supernatural/Occult genre. So when I received an ARC copy, I was really excited to read it!

This is the first in th
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Naomi
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

I always love to find new authors in the paranormal genre that are able to put their own unique spin into it and Noree Casper has certainly done that! Exorcisms, werewolves possessed by demons, crazy-assed demon hunters and the Van Helsing brothers…… A Prescription for Delirium has non-stop action and was a definite page turner for me!

Gabby was at an exorcism with a priest years ago where he tried to exorcise one of the devil’s named Ose. Things went bad and Gabby had to take over and m
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Karen Perkins
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The book opens on to the scene of an exorcism in 1536 Rome, and is written from the devil Ose's point of view which immediately grabs the reader. There is plenty of action and a twist at the end – a great opening to the book, which left me eager to read the rest.

Now to the present, and Ose is still causing trouble. The rest of the book is narrated by Gabriella (the same Gabriella who 'smote' Ose in ancient Rome? Maybe, all will become clear) as she hunts the devil. a fascinating character alrea
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Georgina Merry
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
~ This review was originally published on http://theferrymanswife.blogspot.co.uk/ ~

What a thumping good read! Rarely do I find a book so difficult to put down. It’s action-packed from start to finish, with the most vivid imagery I’ve encountered in a long time. Gabby is a kick-ass heroine, cursed with immortality, but gifted with second sight. This enables her to see the invisible world of spirits and auras. This is skilfully conveyed by the authors knowledge of aura interpretation in full-spect
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Deborah
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Prescription for Delirium starts with a fascinating portrayal of an exorcism - from the demon's point of view.
It then moves to a fast and furious bar brawl, and keeps on going at breathless pace.
If you love action, paranormal, kick-ass women and complicated plots full of twists and betrayals, then this is for you.
The character's back stories are woven into the book; perhaps they could have been in evidence a bit earlier, but by the end the blanks have all been filled in, and frankly, the action
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Jen McConnel
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Now, first off, I should tell you that I'm usually not a fan of dark paranormal. I like my paranormal fluffy and light, with very little gore and lots of magic. But this book won me over instantly, and now that it's done, I can't wait for more of Gabby's adventures.

She's a demon hunter, but her own past is pretty shady. Because of an old promise, she's stuck looking out for the Van Helsing family, and that's not an easy job. The three brothers want to carry on the family tradition of hunting the
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ZaraS  *book reviewer
I loved this book.

My eReader however, managed to corrupt a number of the words which was super annoying.

I loved the character development and the overall story. It was well written and kept the reader interested in the story. I don't usually read this type of genre (personal reasons) but this one was quite fascinating.

For those who like the supernatural genre I feel they would really love this book. If you can get your hands on a copy I'd recommend you do so.
Tracey Madeley
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire-horror
For me the word Van Helsing in the title is a bit of a misnomer. You would be forgiven for thinking this is just another novel about vampires, you'd be wrong, it's demonic possession. It may have been a coincidence, but for the two weeks I read this book I had a really bad time. Did the book make that much of an impact, or am I just paranoid? I don't know, but things have settled down now.

I've read Christian books on demonic possession, but this one is far more detailed in dark research and perh
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Maghon Thomas
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is definitely a new series I love! There are just too many cool things going on. Gabby is cursed- she literally dies but comes back to life and it’s not a good thing. The demons are not the usual demons- they’re broken up into the seven deadly sins- which was very awesome the way the author did it! The demons you meet are just down right cruel and scary! The Van Helsing brothers are just plain cool! Are you hooked yet?

Gabby is a very differently made character. She’s been alive for a loooon
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Tracey
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I won this book through goodreads first-reads. I found this book very different to all the other paranormal books I've read it's like a whole new genre on it's own. Normally you find the stories are based very similar and have similar characters but not this one it is completely different and I found that great. Exorcisms,Demons, werewolves, possessed bikers, a crazy demon hunter and humans with special abilities. It all started Ninety years ago Gabriella di Luca promised to protect the family o ...more
Tracy
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recieved a free copy of this book from the Special Author Sponsored Reads from Our Novel Escape.

This was a great read! Once I started it, I couldn't put it down, and ended up reading it in one day! The action is pretty much non-stop, and at 280 pgs, it's a quick & engaging read.

Gabby is a bad-A character, a demon hunter cursed with immortality, who has promised her late lover she will protect the Van Helsing bloodline, which currently consists of Esais, Tres & Adrian. Well, it seems th
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E.M. McDowell
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, I thought this was a very good book, with only a few minor issues keeping me from giving it a five star rating.

The overall storyline was a fresh take on the vampire hunter plot by adding in demons and demon hunters, with the added bonus of extending the Van Helsing family into the present time! I admit I was a bit thrown off at first by the combination of the cursed demon huntress who was also oathbound to the Van Helsing clan, but once I was about halfway through, it started to gel nic
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Samantha LaFantasie
I've always had a thing for paranormal stories that feature demons, demon-hunters, and other creatures of the supernatural. What I loved most especially about this book is how the author portrayed and explained these in a perfectly logical way, yet completely unique from other stories like this that I've read.

I also love the fact that Gabby is not an indestructible heroine. She has vulnerability, feelings, guilt, and she's completely able to be hurt. She's not so strong and untouchable that the
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Lade Tawak
I got a free copy of this book from Special Author Sponsored Reads from Our Novel Escape



The Book

We follow Gabriella a demon hunter who can see the aura surrounding people (and places). She can also see demons and apprehensions. She is cursed and cannot stay dead. She's been around for a very long time and has made a promise to protect the family of the man she loved (Dimitri's) lineage the Van Helsings. Although, her main mission is to find the demon who cursed her(and killed her family). On he
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Tracy Hanson
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great read. It is well-written and full of likeable characters. Really enjoyed reading Gabby's story and it would have been easy to understand if she had gone looking for revenge and "lose it" but it was great to see that she handled everything thrown at her with a level head.

Although it is a "Van Helsing organisation novel" there are more than vampires to worry about. Gabby has to deal with all manner of "unsavoury creatures" to protect her family and achieve her aims.

The 3 Van Helsin
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Margarita Gakis
I really liked this book. The heroine, Gabby, was easy to root for. She's tough, but she's not obnoxious as some heroines can be in UF. That being said, I found Marguerite obnoxious but in a really good way, if that makes sense. I felt like she was a good contrast/comparison for Gabby - two women, both fighting demons but going about it a different way. I didn't dislike Marge, but I'm glad Gabby was my narrator!
I liked the difference between the Van Helsing men - they were siblings - similar bu
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Kelly
****I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you****

The story was rich with details. I have read very few books that goes into the depth of demons, religions, and witchcraft that this book did. And the story was well written with just the correct pace to develop the intensity of the scenes. I couldn’t put it down.

Gabby can kick demon booty! She has been around a while, like 400 years, and has learned a thing or two about killing demons. During this time, she has bee
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