Fans of historical vampire novels know Colleen Gleason and her Gardella Vampire Chronicles, which turns the streets of 19th-century London into a hunting ground for vampires. Vamp fans should check out her newest trilogy, The Recency Draculia, where fanged hunters are as much in danger as their prey.
The final installment in the series, The Vampire Narcise, was described by fellow romance author Christie Ridgway in our June romance column as having "lush details, lavish love scenes and characters both noble and violent." We asked Gleason a few questions about favorite and sexiest characters, inspiring books and what's next.
Vamp fans -- is Gleason on your bookshelf? What makes a great vampire novel?