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Dead By Dusk (Alliance Vampires #6)

3.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  650 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
American Stephanie Cahill believes that beautiful Bella Vista offers her a chance to put her painful past behind her and to build a new life, but her powerful attraction to sexy archaeologist Grant Peterson and a series of brutal murders of young women near his excavation site draw them both into a dangerous search to uncover the truth about an anc
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Zebra
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Apr 16, 2016 Philip rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading Dead By Dusk. I'm not good at writing reviews. All I can say about any book that I read if I pick it up, start reading and can't lay it down to even eat or it goes with me to the reading room (bathroom) it has to be a good book... LOL. I've read the other books in this series and have enjoyed them all, even though you know some where along the way there is going to be a sexual encounter with the distraught couple, that can't stand to be together any more. Also, the King Vampire ...more
Jenn Bragg
Jul 12, 2010 Jenn Bragg rated it it was ok
This book had a great story behind it; yet, the delivery of the pertinent information felt like fly balls being hit from every direction. It was clumsy, disjointed, and more focus was placed on character detail than plot.
Paranormal Romance
Once lover, the hero and heroine parted ways when the hero began to have changes in his personality and even calls out another woman's name in bed. Now, the heroine takes a position as director to an improve group in Italy hoping for a fresh start. Imagine her surprise when her ex boyfriend, whom she's never stopped loving or even thinking about, shows up at her hotel. He actually had the same plan she had, to escape for a time to Italy in a archeology dig site to put some distance between him a ...more
An Odd1
Jan 30, 2011 An Odd1 rated it did not like it
* "Dead by Dusk" is set in a tiny Italian village, where an archaelogical dig has loosed a demon. Much is like "The Awakening", also by Shannon Drake. Both start with the mysterious mutilation and murder of a lovely innocent, although this book has more blood and carving, in keeping with the medieval origin of the darkness. The couple are estranged, but come together for work, here acting, helpful friends and relatives are indistinguishable from villains until the final pages [and spoiler - are ...more
Jan 28, 2016 Jennifer rated it really liked it
In this paranormal romance, American Stephanie Cahill moves to a small village near Naples, Italy to start a new life after breaking up with her longtime love, Grant Peterson. In the past few months, Grant's personality had started to change, and as much as Stephanie still loves him, she needs some time on her own. Imagine Stephanie's surprise when not long after arriving in Naples, she runs into Grant, who's working at an archeological dig site, claiming he had no idea she was also going to be ...more
Mar 15, 2008 Gina rated it really liked it
I think maybe I should have liked it more than I did. The characters had their own distinct personalities, and I liked the story line and how it got to the end. The action and love scenes were the same as usual, terrific, but I didn't enjoy it as much. It was lacking a little 'oomph', but I can't quite put my finger on what was wrong. Having read the rest of the series, I don't know how many times the words: 'what the hell?', came out of my mouth. I got confused at certain points, but then it wa ...more
Wendy Brandt
Jan 27, 2016 Wendy Brandt rated it really liked it
One of the better books of the series, but not my favorite. Definately worth reading!
Melody Black
Mar 03, 2016 Melody Black rated it it was ok
i found this book to be really boring. i dont really care much for her books.
Mar 16, 2016 Karen rated it liked it
Template writing continues. Last book in the series.
PennsyLady (Bev)


entirely a personal opinion....just didn't care for it.
too much relying on erotic vampire moments to keep the story moving.
PS: B...O...R...I...N...G
Jun 02, 2016 Serella rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was... quite disturbing and creepy to me. A big turn off imo which sucks because paranormal romance is one of my favorite genres.

Kudos to the author for keeping some of the main qualities of the old school vampires like how they used sex as a trap, and the beheading, salt water, and holy water as a way to weaken Vamps etc. Too many authors always deviate away from these things.

However, this book is: not my fav and not on my recommendation list.
Apr 24, 2008 Lara rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, vampires
I got this from my husband's grandmother, but...we apparently don't have at ALL the same taste in books. I hadn't realized that this was the sixth book in a series or I probably wouldn't have even started it. But even if I had known what was going on, I don't think I would have enjoyed it--the writing just seemed awful to me. But then, I do not read romance novels. This might be a very good one, if you like that sort of thing. I just don't.
this was originally published a few years ago under her pen-name of Shannon Drake. up to the end, i enjoyed the story. but at the end, it's as if she handed this off to a high school student and said, "you finish it." the end was haphazard; there were a lot of places that made no sense at all. the ending was trite, silly, and a HOT MESS. what a disappointment! don't bother spending your hard-earned coin on this one!
Oct 31, 2007 Megan rated it did not like it
Shelves: vampire-romance
Part of Shannon Drake's vampire series. This one took me a year to get through. I didn't like the characters- did not CARE about them at all. And the guy and girl who got together- they had already been together before and broke up- I don't like those types of stories- if YOU do though, you'll LOVE this book. I mean, if it didn't work out the first time.... why does it work out the second time?? HELLO!
Carolyn E
Jan 10, 2015 Carolyn E rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vampire stories are not really my thing, but I thought I would try this one since I do enjoy Heather Graham's books. Much to my surprise, I did enjoy this book. I may even try to read some of the other books in this series. If you are a fan of vampire stories, I would highly recommend this one.
Alice Boni
Dec 20, 2015 Alice Boni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved it

As always, great red

As always a great read. It builds up to a heart stopping ending. A Heather Graham book never disapoints. If you like paranomal romance, you will love Dead By Dusk.

Feb 09, 2015 Alan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very slow in a lot of places and you really had to keep pushing forward to get into it. The first 1/4th of the book was slow and then the story finally began to unfold with the history of exactly what had taken place there centuries before.
Angel Waggoner
Can't give it much of a review since I fast forwarded through most of it. Difficultly holding my attention.
Michele bookloverforever
another in the author's vampire series. jade and Lucien make an appearance. reincarnation is involved.
Lee Whitney
I enjoyed book. Love horror like books. I consider it a quick red. Would recommend
T.M. Carper
Dec 29, 2014 T.M. Carper rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal
Jade and Lucian make a small appearance when an Italian dig releases a long-buried evil.
Aug 15, 2015 Tricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vampires, actors, archeology and mystery makes for a fun read.
Sep 04, 2014 Teri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oops! I wrote the Son of No One review on here.....
Jun 30, 2015 Data rated it it was ok
Light reading - steamy sex and minimally believable.
Apr 14, 2008 Brett added it
Dark Fantasy
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Rated 3.5
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Heather Graham Pozzessere
aka Heather Graham, Shannon Drake

Heather Graham was born on March 15, 1953 and grew up in Dade County, Florida, and attended the University of South Florida at Tampa, majoring in theater arts and touring Europe and parts of Asia and Africa as part of her studies. After college, she acted in dinner theaters, modeled, waitressed, and tended bar. She married Hershey Dennis Po
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Other Books in the Series

Alliance Vampires (8 books)
  • Beneath A Blood Red Moon (Alliance Vampires #1)
  • When Darkness Falls (Alliance Vampires #2)
  • Deep Midnight (Alliance Vampires #3)
  • Realm Of Shadows (Alliance Vampires #4)
  • The Awakening (Alliance Vampires #5)
  • Kiss of Darkness (Alliance Vampires, #7)
  • Blood Red  (Alliance Vampires, #8)

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