The Rest Falls Away: Victoria Book 1

The Rest Falls Away: Victoria Book 1 by Colleen Gleason Book Summary

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. 

“Buffy meets Jane Austen.” —The Book Standard

“Sophisticated, sexy, surprising!” — J.R. Ward 

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

“Gleason’s publishing debut turns vampire stories—and romances—on their ear.” —Detroit Free Press 

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 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

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The Rest Falls Away: Victoria Book 1 (Colleen Gleason) Book Reviews

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- Meh3 star

I couldn’t get into it. I really tried. It moves slow and didn’t hold my interest. Ok

- Fantastic read!5 star

Great read with wonderful in depth characters. I would definitely recommend reading the whole series!

- The Rest Falls Away5 star

The first in the Gardella Vampire Series. This book hooked me from the start. 10 books later - I am still hooked! I would highly recommend this series by Colleen Gleason to anyone who is interested in this genre.

- One of my favs...5 star

This is book one in a great vampire series! I promise you won't be disappointed. The elements in this story are like none other. Once you read this book you will be hooked!

- Possibly the worst book I've attempted to read1 star

This is perhaps the worst book I have ever attempted to read. For the first time in my life I am putting a book down without finishing it. The Rest Falls Away reads like bad fan-fiction or a fill in the blank book. There is a scene in the beginning of the book where the author actually waxes poetic about tea being served from a hand painted IVORY teapot. I expect her to feature a fur sink in a later chapter. Please, save yourself the $10 plus, not to mention the pain of truly bad writing.

- The Rest Falls Away5 star

Didn't think I'd buy the whole series. But, after reading this book, I wanted to read more, about Victoria," The Vampire Huntress"......I found myself not wanting to put the book down!

- Fantastic!!5 star

Loved!!

- Great book!4 star

I loved the story line and the fact that there are some good, steamy scenes but not one every three pages. I like a good tease! The author had a different take on vampire hunters too which was refreshing. I also loved that Victoria, the main character, wasn't whiney and emotional. There were a few grammatical errors and spell check issues, and being the grammar nazi that I am, it did bug me but overall the book was a great read. I haven't read the next four books in the series, but I am planning on it for sure. I would love to see max and Victoria get together eventually, he was my favorite male character for sure. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a few sex scenes with a story not the other way around.

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- The Rest Falls Away. Victoria...4 star

Colleen Gleason The Rest Falls Away. Victoria... 8/10 Well written Regency vampire story. Good characters and plot line. Not a happy ending, so, not a romance. I really wanted to read the next book in the series, to find out what happens next, (there are 4 more books in this series), but they cost $8.99 each. A good author can ask high prices.

- The rest falls away5 star

#1 book in the gardella series will be the awakening of your love for Colleen Gleason's historically romantic vampire series staring Victoria and her two men. A must read for all vampire-romance fans

- Fantastic series!5 star

This series is refreshingly different from the usual vampire genre available. Loved the book and the entire series! The characters are very well woven and so believable that you can't help but reading more. A must read.

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