Roaring Midnight (Macey Gardella Vampire Slayer)

The Gardella Vampire Hunters

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From NEW YORK TIMES and USA Today bestselling author Colleen Gleason, the long-awaited spin-off of the international bestselling Gardella Vampire Chronicles.

Amid the glitzy age of Jazz, when gangsters and bootleggers control the cities, there lies another, more insidious threat....the undead.

Macey Gardella is a typical young woman of the Roaring Twenties: she works a job, has her own flat, and loves to dance the Charleston. But when a mysterious man named Sebastian Vioget informs her she belongs to a family of vampire hunters, Macey is stunned and disbelieving.

Yet, strange and frightening things begin to happen, and when Macey comes face-to-face with one of the fanged creatures, she has no choice but to believe Sebastian. And when she learns his own soul depends on her willingness to carry forth the family legacy and hunt the undead, Macey capitulates and joins the fight.

As she begins to learn about her new life, Macey meets the handsome newspaper reporter known as Grady--who seems to know more about vampires than he should. When he begins to ask too many questions, she has to juggle her strong attraction to him with the need for secrecy.

Slipping into speakeasies and sampling bootlegged whiskeys, dodging gangster gunfire and trying to keep her nosy landlady from finding the stakes in her flat, Macey Gardella must navigate through a world of stunning violence, passionate romance, and dark betrayal...

PRAISE FOR THE GARDELLA VAMPIRE CHRONICLES:

"Sophisticated, sexy, surprising!" --JR Ward

"Gleason is really on a roll." --Publishers Weekly

"Deliciously dark and delightfully entertaining." --Chicago Tribune

"[Victoria Gardella] stakes the undead with the best of them." -- The Detroit Free Press

"The sophistication and intelligence of [Gleason's] storytelling are evident on each page of the Gardella Vampire Chronicles." --Romantic Times BookClub

"An intelligent new spin on the vampire genre." --All About Romance
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From New York Times bestselling author Colleen Gleason: Book Two of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Heroes of New Vegas series.

"Sexy, violent, electrifying...[An] edgy, page-turning series...Brilliantly conceived and executed." -- Library Journal

"For those of us who like our paranormal romance on the urban, edgy side, Colleen Gleason delivers." -- Lara Adrian

“Colleen Gleason's vision of the future is dark, complex, and sharply original." -- Nalini Singh

Everything they knew is gone...

Five men emerge from the remnants of destruction with extraordinary new powers. 

They are humankind's last hope, but they cannot survive this devastated world alone.

Simon Japp's violent past will haunt him forever. But when he somehow travels through time to a dark future where civilization is all but destroyed, he sees an opportunity for redemption.

As he becomes familiar with this new, overgrown world of jungle-like cities and overgrown shopping malls, Simon is determined to help the Resistance movement against the immortal Strangers--the repressive, controlling race that has taken over civilization. He can't afford to be distracted, even by the beautiful, soft-spoken woman who haunts his thoughts.

Sage Corrigan is the product of a rigid cult that has militant initiatives to repopulate the world in order to rebuild civilization. She's learned not to trust, but there's something about Simon and his empty, haunted eyes that tug at her heart.

When they must pose as husband and wife to infiltrate the cult, they find that their staged affection is only hiding the real heat boiling beneath the facade....and when Simon must confront his past once again, he must make a decision between what's right...and what his heart desires.

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Jun 18, 2013
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9781931419208
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The saga of Macey Gardella continues in the second volume of award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Colleen Gleason’s Roaring Trilogy...

In the dark underworld of Jazz Age speakeasies and gangsters, Macey Gardella finds herself caught up in a dangerous alliance with Al Capone. The murderous crime boss squires her about Chicago, showing her off as his moll while she struggles to fulfill her duty hunting the undead on the midnight streets.

She’s learned the brutal lesson of loss and betrayal that comes to those who live out the legacy of the Venators, walking away from her friends, co-workers, and even Grady—the intrepid newshawk who seems to dog her every movement.

But when the worst comes to pass, and the powerful Venator alliance of Sebastian Vioget, Chas Woodmore, and Macey herself stumble in the face of the insidious evil of Nicholas Iscariot, even Macey has cause to question her motives and decisions.

And when the ultimate sacrifice must be paid, who will remain to wield the stake—and who will walk away?

Praise for The Gardella Vampire Hunters

"...turns vampire stories—and romances—on their ear." – The Detroit News

"With its wonderfully witty writing, action-infused plot and sharply defined characters, Rises the Night is deliciously dark and delightfully entertaining." – The Chicago Tribune

"A tense plot line and refreshingly diverse supporting characters complete the package, giving series fans plenty to sink their teeth into--and plenty more to look forward to." – Publishers Weekly

"…Heart-stopping scenes and sexual tension. With numerous twists, [Gleason] leaves you hanging, eagerly awaiting the next installment." – Romantic Times
Previously published in the collection Alphas Unwrapped. 

A stand-alone, short novel in the international best-selling Gardella Vampire Hunter series. 

"If Buffy were to visit Downton Abbey."-- Laurie London, New York Timesbestselling author 

When vampire hunter Max Denton goes undercover at an English estate over the Christmas holidays, the last person he wants to find there is the lovely Savina Eleiasa. But present she is--and on the arm of her new fiancé. 

This is the second short Max Denton novel and can be read as a standalone. 

Praise for the Gardella Vampire Hunter series: 

"The Rest Falls Away, Gleason's publishing debut...turns vampire stories--and romances--on their ear with a decidedly dark, decidedly unsentimental Regency heroine who stakes the undead with the best of them." -- Detroit Free Press 

"The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenal storytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphere of fear and sexual tension." -- Romantic Times 

"Gleason keeps upping the ante with each novel, weaving the characters around her readers with each engaging conversation and narrative, every stage set of all the appropriate gothic gloom and melting beauty. -- Book Fetish 

"...Above all, the writing is what recommends this book most. Gleason's writing is sharp and taut, which makes for excellent action sequences, and a plot that travels quickly from the start. The writing strength alone gives me ample reassurance that this potentially plot-heavy series is in the right hands. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment." – Smart Bitches Love Trashy Books 

"The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenal storytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphere of fear and sexual tension." -- Romantic Times 

"Gleason keeps upping the ante with each novel, weaving the characters around her readers with each engaging conversation and narrative, every stage set of all the appropriate gothic gloom and melting beauty. -- Book Fetish 

The entire Gardella Vampire Hunters collection is as follows: 
VICTORIA 
The Rest Falls Away 
Rises the Night 
The Bleeding Dusk 
When Twilight Burns 
As Shadows Fade 

MACEY 
Roaring Midnight 
Roaring Shadows 
Roaring Dawn (coming 2016) 

MAX DENTON 
Raging Dawn 
Raging Winter
"Gleason’s publishing debut turns vampire stories—and romances—on their ear." —Detroit Free Press


"Buffy meets Jane Austen." —The Book Standard


Beneath the glitter of dazzling nineteenth century London Society lurks a bloodthirsty evil...


Vampires have always lived among them, quietly attacking unsuspecting debutantes and dandified lords as well as hackney drivers and Bond Street milliners. If not for the vampire slayers of the Gardella family, these immortal creatures would have long ago taken control of the world.


In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake. But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous moonlit streets, Victoria’s heart is torn between London’s most eligible bachelor, the Marquess of Rockley, and her dark, dangerous duty.


And when she comes face-to-face with the most powerful vampire in history, Victoria must ultimately make a choice between duty and love.


The award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Colleen Gleason's International Bestselling Gardella Vampire Hunter Series.


"Sophisticated, sexy, surprising!" —J.R. Ward


"Colleen Gleason’s irresistible...series is deliciously dark and delightfully entertaining." —Chicago Tribune


This is a five-book series about Victoria Gardella, Vampire Hunter. The series should be read in order to avoid spoilers. The series is:

The Rest Falls Away

Rises the Night

The Bleeding Dusk

When Twilight Burns

As Shadows Fade


All five books are now available.

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Praise for The Gardella Vampire Hunters Series


"The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenal storytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphere of fear and sexual tension." —Romantic Times


"Gleason keeps upping the ante with each novel, weaving the characters around her readers with each engaging conversation and narrative, every stage set of all the appropriate gothic gloom and melting beauty." —Book Fetish


"...Above all, the writing is what recommends this book most. Gleason's writing is sharp and taut, which makes for excellent action sequences, and a plot that travels quickly from the start. The writing strength alone gives me ample reassurance that this potentially plot-heavy series is in the right hands. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment." —Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

The saga of Victoria Gardella continues as the glorious nineteenth-century city of Rome gives rise to a new threat from the immortal undead....


Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy has been a vampire slayer for just over a year, balancing her life as a peer of Society with the dangerous role that takes her out on moonlit streets, stake in hand. She has learned brutal and heartbreaking lessons about the sacrifices that must be made in order to save humanity from the evil that secretly preys upon it, but she has not wavered in her vow to fight on.


Now, in Italy, a powerful vampire is amassing the power to control the souls of the dead. As Victoria races across Europe to stop what could be the most deadly army the Gardellas have ever faced, her unlikely companion is Sebastian Vioget--a man as tempting as he is untrustworthy.


But when Victoria discovers she has been betrayed by one of her most trusted allies, the truth will challenge all her powers as a Venator...and as a woman.


"...turns vampire stories—and romances—on their ear." —The Detroit News


"With its wonderfully witty writing, action-infused plot and sharply defined characters, Rises the Night is deliciously dark and delightfully entertaining." —The Chicago Tribune


"A tense plot line and refreshingly diverse supporting characters complete the package, giving series fans plenty to sink their teeth into--and plenty more to look forward to." —Publishers Weekly


"…Heart-stopping scenes and sexual tension. With numerous twists, [Gleason] leaves you hanging, eagerly awaiting the next installment." —Romantic Times


"This novel has enough dark, angsty touches to it that I was utterly wrung out by the end. It is also so good that I couldn't wait to get online to see when the next in the series will come out...Not for the faint of heart, but the writing is wonderful and the characters really stand out vividly." —All About Romance


The Gardella Vampire Hunters series should be read in order to avoid spoilers.


The Victoria books are:

The Rest Falls Away

Rises the Night

The Bleeding Dusk

When Twilight Burns

As Shadows Fade


The complete series of five books is now available.

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Praise for the Gardella Vampire Hunters, about a female vampire hunter in 19th Century London:


"The undead rise to great heights through Gleason's phenomenal storytelling. She creates a chilling world with the perfect atmosphere of fear and sexual tension." —Romantic Times


"Gleason keeps upping the ante with each novel, weaving the characters around her readers with each engaging conversation and narrative, every stage set of all the appropriate gothic gloom and melting beauty." —Book Fetish

" . . . a very satisfying ending."--RT Book Reviews

" . . . a fast-paced urban fantasy that grips fans of the series from the beginning to the cliffhanging climax that ties up some threads, but adds new danglers."--Genre Go Round Reviews

Jess Vandermire, Vampire Hunter. . .

Tough vampire cop, Jess Vandermire, fights against her unholy brethren in New York City to protect the two men she loves more than life itself. But Jess is waging a personal war, too--to save the tiny shred of soul she has left. If she loses, so does the city . . .

Captain Jess Vandermire is facing the hardest decision of her life--become human again and regain her soul, or remain a vampire forever and fight an ancient evil that is a threat to every human on the planet. Ensnared in a plan that might go terribly wrong, she has little choice. As a human, she can't fight the ancient enemy.

Then a mysterious stranger shows up and offers to help. She discovers her entire existence has been leading up to the challenge ahead--a challenge that has insurmountable odds.

And if she doesn't win, every human on the planet will pay the price . . .

Lina Gardiner, award-winning author of the Jess Vandermire, Vampire Hunter Series, has writing in her blood. Her books have been well received by such reviewers as Kirkus Reviews and USA Today's HEA blog, including a 4.5-star rating from RT Book Reviews and a nomination for a Romantic Times Reader's Choice Award. On the home front, Lina lives in New Brunswick, Canada, a hot spot for legendary ghosts, tall tales, and odd happenings, which probably add to her love of a good mystery. The spooky stories her grandfather told his grandchildren in the "parlor" when their grandmother wasn't paying attention didn't hurt either . . .
"This novel has all the earmarks of an excellent vampire romance . . ." --RT Book Reviews

" . . . a fabulous vampire suspense tale." â€"Paranormal Romance Reviews

Jess Vandermire, Vampire Hunter . . .

Tough vampire cop, Jess Vandermire, fights against her unholy brethren in New York City to protect the two men she loves more than life itself. But Jess is waging a personal war, tooâ€"to save the tiny shred of soul she has left. If she loses, so does the city . . .

New York City is in the grasp of a deadly, unseen enemy. But Lieutenant Jess Vandermire, New York City police officer, is uniquely specialized to recognize and fight this threat. It's her job to forge a black ops team--a team that is tough and, if need be, expendable. Jess understands what she's fighting and what's at stake. For her, it's all about retribution. . . until she recruits ex-cop John Brittain . . .

Suddenly, her priorities aren't quite so easily definable. John Brittain has a chip on his shoulder and is as strong as they come. But is he ready for the whole truth? That combating "super" vampires whose primal need for blood and the addictive drug "Sunshine" is only the beginning of their problems?

Because Jess has a secret. And when John finds out, will he stay and fight with her? Or will he realize that she's the enemy, too?

Lina Gardiner, award-winning author of the Jess Vandermire, Vampire Hunter Series, has writing in her blood. Her books have been well received by such reviewers as Kirkus Reviews and USA Today's HEA blog, including a 4.5-star rating from RT Book Reviews and a nomination for a Romantic Times Reader's Choice Award. On the home front, Lina lives in New Brunswick, Canada, a hot spot for legendary ghosts, tall tales and odd happenings, which probably add to her love of a good mystery. The spooky stories her grandfather told his grandchildren in the "parlor" when their grandmother wasn't paying attention didn't hurt either . . .
Tough vampire cop, Jess Vandermire, fights against her undead brethren in New York City to protect the two men she loves more than life itself. But Jess is waging a personal war, too--to save the tiny shred of soul she has left. If she loses, so does the city...

"Reading a Lina Gardiner book is like riding an out-of-this-world roller coaster with your favorite people in the world." --Joyce Lamb, USA Today bestselling author

"Lina drops crumbs of information like Gretel dropping crumbs to find her way home; instead of home, though, we are led to the startling denouement so smoothly, we are left gasping."-BittenbyBooks.com

"The lead couple is a fascinating pair . . . they make a formidable team as they battle killer vampires . . . fans will appreciate the adventures of Jess Vandermire, vampire hunter."--Harriet Klausner, Alternate Worlds

For decades, Jess Vandermire, has been fighting the city's biggest threat--deadly hunters in the night. But with John 'Britt' Brittain, by her side, there's nothing she can't handle. That is, until now. Suddenly...

The vampires Jess and Britt are hunting aren't acting like normal bloodsuckers. They're braver, smarter...and harder to kill.

The Vatican has ordered Jess's brother, Father Regent Vandermire, to save the soul of a massive, bloodthirsty creature. But his prayers aren't working. And if the monster gets much bigger, the whole city will need them.

Her beloved Britt is once again in her life. But until he understands his newfound powers, he won't touch her. Because there's a good chance his love might kill her...

Jess quickly realizes she and Britt aren't powerful enough to handle the upcoming challenge alone. There's only one man who can help--evangelist Malcolm Fisk. Too bad they can't trust him . . .

Lina Gardiner, award-winning author of the Jess Vandermire, Vampire Hunter Series, has writing in her blood. Her books have been well received by such reviewers as Kirkus Reviews and USA Today's HEA blog, including a 4.5-star rating from RT Book Reviews and a nomination for a Romantic Times Reader's Choice Award. On the home front, Lina lives in New Brunswick, Canada, a hot spot for legendary ghosts, tall tales and odd happenings, which probably add to her love of a good mystery. The spooky stories her grandfather told his grandchildren in the "parlor" when their grandmother wasn't paying attention didn't hurt either...
**previously published under the titles Lucifer’s Warrior and The Vampire Narcise**

“Count on Colleen Gleason for a scorching page-turner!” —Jeaniene Frost

“Dark and decadent, sultry and seductive, Colleen Gleason’s sexy Draculia series will hold you in its thrall!” —Lara Adrian

“In a world where every third title seems to be a vampire story, it’s a pleasure to come across a series that’s as unique as Colleen Gleason’s. Fresh, unique, sassy, and fun, Gleason’s Draculia trilogy is one of a kind…A must-have addition to the bookshelves of vamp enthusiasts everywhere.” —Maggie Shayne

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19th Century London Society: Proper gentlemen, masquerade balls, dance cards…and vampires.

The Dracule woman Narcise has been trained as a warrior, enslaved by her brother Cezar—the most dangerous and evil of all Dracule vampires—to provide entertainment for himself and his cronies. When she loses one of her gladiator-type battles, her opponent’s prize is the use of her body for the night.

It is no wonder Narcise cannot trust a man…even Giordan Cale, the handsome vampire who vows to free her from her brother’s captivity. But his promise is followed by a deep, shocking betrayal—destroying her heart and trust forever.

Yet, Narcise finds a new savior in vampire hunter Chas Woodmore. He wants her, he worships her…he will kill for her.

But when a soul is in danger, and the only hope is to risk one’s heart or lose freedom forever, can someone like Narcise learn to trust again?

And when Cezar is determined to move heaven and earth to destroy the men who love her, who will walk away…and who will be forever damned?

DRACULIA TRILOGY READING ORDER:
Dark Rogue
Dark Saint
Dark Vixen

**previously published under the titles Lucifer’s Saint and The Vampire Dimitri**

“Count on Colleen Gleason for a scorching page-turner!” —Jeaniene Frost

“Dark and decadent, sultry and seductive, Colleen Gleason’s sexy Draculia series will hold you in its thrall!” —Lara Adrian

“In a world where every third title seems to be a vampire story, it’s a pleasure to come across a series that’s as unique as Colleen Gleason’s. Fresh, unique, sassy, and fun, Gleason’s Draculia trilogy is one of a kind…A must-have addition to the bookshelves of vamp enthusiasts everywhere.” —Maggie Shayne

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19th Century London Society: Earls, proper manners, balls, dance cards…and vampires.

For decades, Dimitri has denied himself the most basic of pleasures in his attempt to free himself from the grip of his immortality. He disdains women, entertainment, and all but the most basic of sustenance in an effort to break his covenant with the devil.

But when he becomes the guardian for two young women—including the beautiful, maddening, and stubborn Maia Woodmore—his life is disrupted and he’s forced to face the emptiness from centuries of solitude.

Maia is no fool, and she alone is strong-willed enough to tame the beast Dimitri has become…and to show him love is the most important risk of all.

But when the most potent of danger strikes, can Dimitri put aside his own stubbornness to find love…even at the risk of his own soul?

DRACULIA TRILOGY READING ORDER:
Dark Rogue
Dark Saint
Dark Vixen

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