Review – Raging Dawn by Colleen Gleason

Posted January 18, 2023 by Carole in Reviews / 10 Comments

Review – Raging Dawn by Colleen GleasonRaging Dawn by Colleen Gleason
Series: Macey Gardella & Max Denton #2
Published by Avid Press on July 11, 2015
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Pages: 151
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited

A stand-alone, spoiler-free short novel in Colleen Gleason’s international bestselling series, The Gardella Vampire Hunters.

England, 1922 When the vampires Max Denton hunts brutally murder his wife, he is nearly destroyed himself. He spends his life in solitude, violence, and revenge.

But when sensitive information about his young daughter falls into the hands of the vampires, Max is forced to team up with the woman whose father ultimately caused the death of his wife.

Savina Eleaisa has secrets of her own, and she’s determined to do whatever it takes to clear her father’s name: even if it involves seducing the most dangerous of vampires–with or without the help of the arrogant, brooding Max Denton.

A short, stand-alone novel in the Gardella Vampire Hunters series set at a Downton Abbey type English estate.

I really liked this story a lot! After reading the first book in the Macey Gardella & Max Denton series, I was eager for more so I decided to jump into the first book that features Max, Macey’s father. This is a novella/short book but I thought it told a very big story. I was hooked right away and found it next to impossible to stop reading.

Max is a venator, or vampire hunter, and I thought that he was a fantastic character. He has been through a lot. When he was younger, vampires murdered his wife so he sent his daughter away to keep her safe. He is paired up to work with Savina, the daughter of the man he blames for his wife’s death, which goes over as well as you would think. I liked seeing him in action but I also liked seeing him let his guard down just a bit. Savina is pretty amazing herself. She is not a venator but has still joined the fight and hopes to clear her father’s name in the process. I thought that these two made a fantastic team.

I would definitely recommend this book to others. This is the second book in the Macey Gardella & Max Denton series, which is a spin-off of The Gardella Vampire Hunters series. I think that this story could work as a stand-alone but I would suggest reading the series in order if at all possible. I cannot wait to start reading the next book in the series.

10 responses to “Review – Raging Dawn by Colleen Gleason

  1. I’ve never finished The Gardella Vampire Hunters series 😔 I know you can understand me when I say there are so many coming out that it’s hard to keep up with them all . . . Anyway, I’m glad you’re enjoying this spin-off, Carole!