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 calling, Macey encounters a handsome newspaper reporter known as Grady–who seems to know more about vampires than he should. And 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…
This is the first book in the Macey Gardella series, which includes two short novels about Max Denton. It’s best to read them in order:
RAGING DAWN (Max Denton)
RAGING WINTER (Max Denton)
**The Max Denton stories aren’t required reading, but they round out the trilogy very nicely and fill in some background/behind the scenes activity in the three main books.
PRAISE FOR THE GARDELLA VAMPIRE HUNTERSS:
“Sophisticated, sexy, surprising!” –J.R. 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