When Darkness Falls

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Overview

"Graham combines mystery with sizzling romance." --Publishers Weekly

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In an ancient cemetery, travel writer Jade MacGregor's tour of a Scottish tomb is marred by a terrifying attack that leaves her surrounded by corpses drained of blood. A year later, back home on a shadowy French Quarter street, she glimpses the oddly compelling stranger she met that day. ...

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Overview

"Graham combines mystery with sizzling romance." --Publishers Weekly

What You See

In an ancient cemetery, travel writer Jade MacGregor's tour of a Scottish tomb is marred by a terrifying attack that leaves her surrounded by corpses drained of blood. A year later, back home on a shadowy French Quarter street, she glimpses the oddly compelling stranger she met that day. Coincidence--or is it something far more disturbing?

Could Kill You

Surrounded by her friends and engrossed in her work, Jade should feel secure. But then new bodies start showing up, and somebody is dogging her every move. Somebody who knows what she saw on that long ago afternoon among the gravestones and mausoleums. Somebody who will try to rescue her from the undead waiting to make her one of them.

"Sensual and provocative--enough suspense to raise the hair at the back of your neck." --Kat Martin

"Graham has a talent for characterization and romantic tension." --New York Daily News

"An incredible storyteller." --Los Angeles Daily News

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Editorial Reviews

Jill M. Smith
The second novel in Shannon Drake’s new vampire series is even better than the first. When Darkness Falls supplies all the elements of romance, danger and the paranormal that readers crave.
Romantic Times
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In the second installment of Drake's "bloody" trilogy, Jade MacGregor, a travel writer and publisher, barely survives a brutal vampire attack while on a tour of Scotland. A year later, back home in New Orleans, Jade has just reached some success with the publication of her first book, but this happiness is soon sidelined by disturbing events. Other survivors of the Scottish attack have begun turning up dead (heads severed and blood drained). If that weren't enough, Jade's dreams are invaded by images of the sensual, amber-eyed stranger who saved her life in Scotland. And Jade must make sense of all this even as her boyfriend is attacked and lies dying in the hospital. Fans of vampire tales may find this novel entertaining, but many will be turned off by the stiff dialogue, clumsy plotting and graphic gore. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Internet Book Watch
While on tour in Paris, Jade MacGregor is fortunate to have survived the ritualistic carnage. Several people died and only the quick work of a handsome stranger helped Jade survive, albeit lying unconscious in a graveyard. Jade insisted vampires killed her fellow tour group members and the stranger simply vanished. A year later in New Orleans, Jade reads about a similar bloodbath in New York with one of her Paris survivors dying this time. Jade meets the mysterious stranger, Lucien DeVeau who has come to her hometown to keep her safe from the same group that massacred people in Paris and now New York. She begins to fall in love with Lucien, a creature of the night. He reciprocates, but knows the futility of their relationship even if he survives the war with fellow vampires Darian and Sophia. When Darkness Falls is a fast-paced, action-packed supernatural romance that will fully satisfy sub-genre fans because most of the charcaters seem real. The humans, including old friends, appear genuine while Lucien is a warm hero who makes vampires seem as a matter of fact. Though the villains are too stereotyped as killing machines, Shannon Drake provides a powerful tale that will send the audience seeking her first tale in this trilogy, Beneath A Blood Red Moon.
—Internet Book Watch
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420131468
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 192,076
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Graham
New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham has written over 100 novels and novellas, and is a founding member of the Florida Romance Writers chapter of RWA. She had been published in approximately 20 languages, and has been honored with award from Waldenbooks, B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times, and more. She has had books selected for Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, People, and USA Today, and appeared on many newscasts including local television and Entertainment Tonight.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Great book but terrible editing

    The story is terrific, but this ebook version has so many typo and punctuation errors that it's very challenging to read. You have to stop so often to figure out what is the intended word or sentence that it's extremely distracting.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Not happy.

    Spelling and punctuation errors make this book almost unreadable. Mixed up words and sometimes entire words left out. Paragraphs ending mid-sentence only to take up in the next paragraph. I found it difficult to get into this book with all of the errors. Very distracting. The writing and storyline are fine but Im assumiing something was lost in translation from the written format to the nookbook. Not very happy that I paid for this book. :(

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2012

    Pass this one up.

    I liked the premise of the story. The plot seemed solid enough as far as I got. The grammar and editing are too much of an issue for me. There are wrong words, sentences with no periods, and strange capitalization just to name a few. It became too confusing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2011

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    Good Story but.....

    The spelling errors were quite distracting. It was also confusing several times. The story is ok, but i have to admit a few times I was ready to say "forget it". I dont think I have ever read a book with so many goofs, it was like you were supposed to guess what word they meant to say. Did not enjoy the reading of it, but gave it 3 stars for a good story. But I would not recommend to buy because you couldn't pay me to read and decipher this thing again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Terrible! As others have stated, this book is riddled with error

    Terrible! As others have stated, this book is riddled with errors. I bought the paperback, so the errors are not due to conversion to ebook format. Even if you can mentally correct spelling and grammar errors as you read, you are still left with misused words and generally poor writing. I teach writing to fifth graders, and this level of work would be considered 'in process', certainly not finished. I have read some of Graham's books before;I never considered them great literature, but they were an enjoyable diversion. I don't know if she is simply relying on her name to sell books and not putting in much effort, or has hired someone who is incompetent to ghost for her, but I consider this book largely unreadable. The publishing house, Kensington, also bears some responsibility for the low quality of this book. I will think twice before buying a Kensington book in future, as even basic editing is apparently beyond their capabilities.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

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    Wonder why she's putting all these homely people in the covers of her books now; it's enough to turn me off buying.u

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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