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Shannon Drake | Heather Graham

New York Times bestselling author Shannon Drake's haunting vampire saga takes readers into a realm where dreams turn into nightmares. . .and pleasure beckons from beyond.

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MIRA Books - September 2006
ISBN 0-7783-2349-9

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Evil hides in many forms . . .

Dead by Dusk The woods have always been full of whispers in Transylvania, of terrors that go back centuries to the legendary Vlad Dracul himself. Ignoring their professor's grave warning -- beware those who would prey upon the innocent -- several visintg students travel into the forest . . . and disappear. Now their professor, Bryan McAllister, believes that a dark cult is at work -- and that their next gathering will happen in America.

When psychologist Jessica Fraser is approached by Bryan for her assistance, she is hesitant. Something about Bryan unnerves Jessica deeply, yet she cannot ignore the incredible pull she feels toward him. Now, as reluctant allies, they unite to seek the truth. The search takes them from the forested mountains to dimly lit clubs in New Orleans' French Quarter, where perversion goes beyond sexual to life-threatening.

And everywhere, whispering on the wind, is the dreaded word . . . vampyr.

Zebra Books - January 2005
ISBN 0-8217-7545-6

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The rustic oceanfront village of Bella Vista seems like something from an Italian postcard—until young women start disappearing, only to be found horribly mutilated. The police fear a sexual series killer is at work—something to be hushed up to keep the tourists calm. But the fear in the eyes of the locals says it all: the murders are starting again...

Dead by DuskFor American Stephanie Cahill, Bella Vista is a new beginning—a chance to put her painful past behind her. Yet, from the moment the first body discovered at the site of an archeological dig, Stephanie feels as if she's being watched, followed, studied...hunted.

Archeologist Grant Petersen senses something odd about this dig, something that has him locking his door at night. And now, the echoes of a burial site's ancient legend can be found in the chilling signature of a killer on the loose.

The powerful attraction between Stephanie and Grant is a complication neither can afford as they are pulled into a desperate race against time to keep Stephanie from joining the ranks of the missing. For nothing in Bella Vista is what it seems. No one can be trusted. And those closest to Stephanie may prove the most dangerous of all...

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Zebra Books - October 2003
ISBN 0-8217-7228-7

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awakeningThe tree-lined streets and mystical shops of Salem, Massachusetts resonate with a seductive and brutal history. New Orleans musician Megan O’Casey has returned to the home of her ancestors to perform , with her husband Finn, in a weeklong series of concerts, culminating on All Hallow’s Eve…and to renew her connection with the past.
But from the moment they arrive in Salem, Finn seems different—sensual beyond belief one moment; cold and ruthless the next. The locals—even Megan’s relatives—regard him strangely, with a distrust bordering on hatred. Megan must soon face the fact that something powerful is rising, a malevolence that may have already claimed Finn for its own…

As the full moon approaches, Megan senses that she, too, is in great danger. Sinister forces seem to be bringing her closer to darkness in a centuries–old ritual that music cannot tame…and time cannot conquer…

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realm of shadowsREALM OF SHADOWS #4
Zebra Books, October 2002
ISBN 0-8217-7227-9
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Every Nightmare Has Its Beginning

In an ancient churchyard just outside Paris. archeologists uncover an ancient tomb certain they have stumbled onto the find of the century. But something goes very wrong as the tomb is opened. Something too frightening to imagine...and too terrible to utter.
For American visitor Tara Mason, the romantic city of her dreams has suddenly turned sinister. For she has
heard the blood-curdling screams in the churchyard and knows that she must run away--from the powerful stranger chasing after her...and from a nightmare she can't be sure is real or imagined.
At the country estate where she has sought refuge, the shadowy man reappears. He calls himself a guardian, sworn to protect the innocent from an evil most never see. And Tara will have to trust him, because that evil has seen her...and won't stop until it claims her. body and soul.

"Heartily entertaining...sensational finish."
--Publishers Weekly on Realm of Shadows

Zebra Books, September 2001
ISBN 0-821-76837-9
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An opulent Carnivale ball in Venice takes a terrifying turn for book critic Jordan Riley. As festivity turns into frenzy, she is rescued by a powerful man disguised as a wolf. But was what she witnessed really just the evening's entertainment-or something far more sinister? From a deconsecrated church in Venice to a secret society in New Orleans, Jordan is led on a journey to the razor's edge of reality. Her mysterious savior is always a shadow behind her. A man whose closeness will both torment and tantalize her as darkness falls-and an eternal hunger threatens to consume her.

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"Drake's descriptions of Venice are lush, and her colorful cast of characters will engage."
--Publishers Weekly on Deep Midnight

Zebra Books, October 2000
ISBN 0-8217-6692-9

when darkness fallsIn 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?


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.


Zebra Books, October 1999 | Re-Issue Sept. 2012
ISBN 0-8217-6298-2
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Beneath a Blood Red Moon

Maggie Montgomery, the owner of Magdalena's, an elegant New Orleans boutique, was shocked to learn about the mysterious beheading of a local street person, and the trail of blood that led from the corpse to her building. Her shock turned to turmoil when she met Sean Canady, the police officer who arrived to question her...and inspired a dangerous desire.

Something powerful--and beyond reason--had brought Maggie and Sean together. Something that spoke of an interwoven past, and a passionate torment that began generations before under a blood red moon. For on that night, over a hundred years ago, disturbing events occurred within the Montgomery family, and now Maggie must begin a quest to find the one man whose love was pure enough to save her from the darkness within...

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