Vampire Dreams

Buy Now

Vampire Dreams

SUMMARY: (taken from the author's site)

Homeless and without any family, Arden Stephens must live on the streets of mid 19th century London, never a safe place for a young woman. One night, as she is running for her life from an attacker, she is rescued by Brandon Ridley and offered a place in his home as his maid. Brandon is enchanted by Arden from the moment they meet, but just as she has secrets, so too does he. A vampire hundreds of years old, he yearns for the companionship she can give him. But for that he must make her one of his kind.

Nightly, he visits her in her sleep, preparing her for the night he will finally make her his own. For Arden, the wanton dreams she has about her handsome employer seduce her and each day when she wakes up, she finds herself more drawn to him. But love and desire aren't enough for Brandon to sire her. He must first obtain the approval of his maker, an ancient vampire named Vasilije who has thwarted his chance for happiness before.

But if Brandon can convince him, he may finally find the love he's been without for centuries.

FIRST LINE:

The dark streets of the city lay sprawled out in front of her, filled with both possible danger salvation. As she ran, her feet pounding against the stones beneath them, her breathing came in pants that stole the moisture from her mouth. Her eyes frantically scanned for someplace to hide as she pushed her legs to run faster.

TEASER:

"Miss Stephens?" Arden looked up into the brown eyes that seemed to search her face and felt the warmth of humiliation grow in her cheeks. Her gaze drifted over the fine cut of his clothes and his expensive coat, and she wrestled with how to explain that although she had no home, she was no street trollop to be looked down upon. She was just one of the unfortunate few whose father had died before his daughter had been blessed by a husband and whose mother had died of cholera in the last great outbreak. "I don't have a home," she said quietly as she looked directly into his eyes. For a long moment, he remained silent. Arden waited for the pity or disgust, the two emotions her statement generally elicited. "Well, dear lady, the gentleman in me feels compelled to remedy that situation. You'll come to my home, and although I expect it's beneath your station and gifts, I can offer you the position as my maid as my previous one has recently left my employ."

PLOT:

Vampire Dreams is a quick, hot and juicy read written for a reader wanting passion and love all in one sitting! Ms. Bisset has written a wonderful historical paranormal romance perfect for an afternoon escape. In this fast paced novella I loved how the two main characters meet, giving it the flare of chivalry that seems to be missing in this day and age. Within a short period of time the author weaves in a strong thread of true love between Brandon and Arden, yet you never know if it is to be until the very end making the read very exciting!

SETTING:

Vampire Dreams takes place in 19th century London.

WRITING:

Ms. Bisset definitely has the talent to write novellas. This is my second book from her and I find her writing style very enjoyable. She has the ability to include good detail and emotions within her stories which makes me want to pick up her next book!

CHARACTERS:

Arden, the heroine of Vampire dreams, is a gentle soul that caught my attention right off. She struck me as a caring person needing a helping hand. She'd suffered some pretty heart breaking losses, but kept a positive attitude towards life, an encouraging quality. Brandon I found to be a lonely man that at last had found the one person that completed him. His sense of duty and honor was a nice touch to his passionate side towards Arden. When his vampire master, Vasilije, steps into the picture and forces Brandon to lay his final claim to Arden I loved how protective and possessive he became towards her. By the end I knew him to be the perfect love for her!

LAST THOUGHTS:

For all readers that love spicy paranormal reads, especially before bedtime, Vampire Dreams is a must-read!


Book Blurb for Vampire Dreams

Homeless and without any family, Arden Stephens must live on the streets of mid 19th century London, never a safe place for a young woman. One night, as she is running for her life from an attacker, she is rescued by Brandon Ridley and offered a place in his home as his maid. Brandon is enchanted by Arden from the moment they meet, but just as she has secrets, so too does he. A vampire hundreds of years old, he yearns for the companionship she can give him. But for that he must make her one of his kind.

Nightly, he visits her in her sleep, preparing her for the night he will finally make her his own. For Arden, the wanton dreams she has about her handsome employer seduce her and each day when she wakes up, she finds herself more drawn to him. But love and desire aren't enough for Brandon to sire her. He must first obtain the approval of his maker, an ancient vampire named Vasilije who has thwarted his chance for happiness before.

But if Brandon can convince him, he may finally find the love he's been without for centuries.


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 4.00