"A Fast-paced, Action-packed Supernatural Romance"
While on tour in Paris, Jade MacGregor is fortunate to have
survived a 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
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.
Harriet Klausner /October, 2000
Copyright © 2000 for PNR Reviews
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 22, 2001
WHEN DARKNESS FALLS...
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?
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.