I'm not sure if this was just a slow book or if I'm spoiled by J.R. Wards vampire books and used to fast paced, can't put down books. This had a good story line and was easy to follow but it wasn't the type of book that I stayed up until late hours to read. It was just a good book, but not fantastic.
I've had this book in my TBR pile for the better part of 8 years now and was never compelled to read it. Last year, I decided I needed to be proactive in culling down my TBR pile, I found this book in one of the many nooks and crannies I have books stashed in and pulled it out deciding this is one I would read, though the desire that grips most readers to read a particular book wasn't present for me with this book. I don't know why since paranormals top the list of my favorites in genre.
WHEN DARKNESS FALLS is the second story in Shannon Drake's vampire series. Characters from the first book make an appearance in this book, but this story does stand alone. The story begins in my favorite place in the world, Scotland, where the heroine, Jade MacGregor, is on a tour of a cemetary. The tour goes horribly wrong when the group is attacked by vampires. Jade is saved by a mysterious stranger and the police have a hard time believing Jade's tale. Fast forward one year later to New Orleans and Jade finds herself being hunted by the evil that she escaped from and the mysterious stranger again makes an appearance.
I honestly could not put this book down and found myself grabbing every spare moment I had to read, even if it was only a paragraph. Drake does an excellent job of weaving the past and present together to explain the history of the evil and the role the hero, Lucian DeVeau, plays in it. I liked Jade, though there are a few of those "too stupid to live" moments where she finds herself in mortal danger as a result of poor judgment. The supporting cast of characters were fantastic as well and I hope Rick Beaudreaux gets his own story. Sophia and Darian were great villains that you will despise but will enjoy finding out what they do next.
I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series with high hopes that it will deliver as this one did. Scottish Vampires....what else can I ask except for more please?
I LOVE this series! Jade & Lucien appear in all the stories as well as Maggie from book one. Although Book #2 can be read as a stand alone, and it is nice that you do not have to read them in order. However, it is worth it to read book one first. I must say that Jade and Lucien are some of my favorite characters and this is a much loved book.
eagerly looking forward to reading another in this series
Wonderful book! Great story line, was written well,has a sexy vampire hero, sweet romance,and I loved that some of it was set in Scotland!
Fabulous!! Book two in the vampire trilogy, but easily an outstanding book in its own right for those who haven't read book one!
I enjoyed this vampire book taht took me from Scottland to New Orleans. The characters were fantastic. Another great book by Ms Drake.
Overwrought. Choppy. Predictable plotting. Cliche events.
In a windswept Scottish cemetery, Jade MacGregor's carefree vacation abroad is marred by a seemingly random tragedy. A year later, back home on a shadowy French Quarter street, she glimpses an oddly familiar face. Coincidence--or something more disturbing?
The second installment of Drake's "bloody" trilogy. loved this book! This is Lucian's story and well worth picking up in my opinion.
I enjoy stories about New Orleans and this one was good. A great follow-up to the first book.
terror-keeps you tense until the finish
A good book set in the New Orleans French Quarter... so you can bet there is a sexy vamp or two in the mix!
I enjoyed this a lot. Only reason I am posting is because I have two! One for my keeper shelf and one for a luck PBS pal!
it was intresting, but the ending sucked.
Heather Graham writing under her pen name Shannon Drake. This is a great book, and is part of a series. The stories can stand alone, if you prefer not to read all. I read the most recent in the series, Kiss of Darkness, and decided to go back and read the rest. This is #2 in the series. Look for #1 --Beneath a Blood Red Moon!
Book 2 of good vampire romance series.
Modern day Vampire story...
IF THE BOOK IS A "SHANNON DRAKE", BE SURE NOT TO MISS IT. NO MATTER WHAT THIS LADY WRITES KEEPS ME ALWAYS READING. SHE IS ONE OF THE BETTER WRITERS.
in a windswept scottish cemetary jade mcgregors carefree vacation abroad is marred by seemingly random tragedy. a year later back home on a shadowy french quarter streel she glimpses an oddly familiar face. councidence of something more disturbing
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.
From the back cover:
In a windswept Scottish cemetery, Jade MacGregor's carefree vacation abroad is marred by a seemingly random tragedy. A year later, back home on a shadowy French Quarter street, she glimpses an oddly familiar face. Concidence - or something more disturbing? ...
[S]omebody is dogging her every move. Somebody who knows what she saw on that long ago afternoon. Somebody who will try to rescue her from the evil that is waiting to destroy her.
IN q windswept Scottish cemetery,Jade MacGregor's carefree vacation abroad is marred by a seemingly random tragedy.A year later,back home on a shadowy French Quarter street,she glimpses an oddly familiar face.Coincidence-or something more disrurbing?
Surrounded by her friends and engrossed in her work,Jade should feel secure.But somebody is dogging her every move.Somebody who knows what she saw on that long ago afternoon.Somebody who will try to rescue her from the evil that is waiting to destroy her.....
from back of the book
When Darkness Falls...In a wendswept Scottish cemetery, Jade MacGregor's carefree vacation abroad is marred by a seemingly random tragedy. A year later, back home on a shadowy French Quarter street, she glimpses an oddly familiar face. Coincidence---or something more disturbing?
And Terror Takes Hold...Surrounded by her friends and engrossed in her work, Jade should feel secure. But somebody is dogging her every move. Somebody who knows what she saw on that long ago afternoon. Somebody who will try to rescue her from the evil that is waiting to destroy her.
This book is readable.. my teen had it and the back cover is a little torn.. but other then that is fine