From Publishers Weekly
A promising, enthusiastic beginning to a new paranormal historical series, Gleason's major label debut follows the adventures of a conflicted young vampire hunter in Regency England. Victoria Gardella is a young upper-class lady on the verge of her debut; however, just before her society introduction, she learns that she is the last in a long line of vampire hunters—Venators—and must soon choose whether to embrace her destiny. Her decision is complicated by a reunion with her preadolescent love, Phillip, now marquess of Rockley; her desire for romance doesn't mesh well with her new training schedule, much less with her moonlight patrol duties. Matters are made more difficult by the arrival of the queen of the vampires, Lilith, who seeks a mystical tome that will put a demonic army at her disposal. Though it might seem familiar to fans of Teresa Medeiros's Regency vamp series, Gleason quickly establishes an alluring world all her own. Her Buffyesque lead (Gleason has acknowledged the inspiration) is similarly afflicted, but the change of setting makes an intriguing, witty and addictive twist. (Jan.)
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"Sophisticated, sexy, surprising! With its vampire lore and Regency graces, this book grabs you and holds you tight till the very last page!" --J. R. Ward, New York Times Best-selling author
"The Rest Falls Away
, Gleason's publishing debut...turns vampirestories--and romances--on their ear with a decidedly dark, decidedlyunsentimental Regency heroine who stakes the undead with the best ofthem." --Detroit Free Press
"The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenalstorytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphereof fear and sexual tension." --Romantic Times
"Gleason keeps upping the ante with each novel, weaving thecharacters around her readers with each engaging conversation andnarrative, every stage set of all the appropriate gothic gloom andmelting beauty." --Book Fetish