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Kiss of Darkness

(Alliance Vampires #7)

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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,493 ratings  ·  81 reviews
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 visiting students travel into the forest…and disappear. Now their professor, Bryan McAllister, believes that a dark cult is at work—and that their ...more
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Published August 22nd 2006 by Mira (first published January 1st 2006)
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Nikoya
Nov 27, 2007 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Those Who Like Vampires and Romance
It is a very Fluffy book and though I enjoyed the simplicity of the story (because I am a huge sucker for this kind of genre) I would not say that it was the highest quality of writing and story line; which of course is very predictable. It is full of cliche's and typical heroes/villians.
Yet, if you are looking for something that will not fill your mind but allow you to zone out, then I recommend this book. Or if you are a sucker like me and like Vampire novels then I say "What the hell, it is
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Lauren
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, vampires
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 visiting 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 hes ...more
Jasmyn
Vampires abound in this book...vampires of all types, including the so powerful Master. He is back at full strength and on the hunt. A hunt that starts with wild parties to lure in the innocents and feast. Jessica Fraser finds herself drawn into the Master's schemes in a most unusual way. She is hunting him...but how does she know of his existance and how can she expect to stand a chance against his power. The answer to this lies in an unexpected blast from the past (the very very distant past), ...more
Scotti
Jan 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
I found this book lying around the house, so picked it up and breezed through it. This book won't make you smarter or more interesting or a better person. At most, it will keep you from staring blankly at the wall while in the doctor's waiting room. Yes, it's vampires. Yes, it's N'awlins. Yes, there are three erotic sex scenes. Other than that, Ms. Graham simply moves the characters from scene to scene to scene. I'm not sure that she's even been to New Orleans (the protaganist lives in a million ...more
Donna
Jun 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Jessica, a pyschologist, is exposed to a vampire cult while at a conference in Transylvania only to find a similar cult springing up when she returns to her home in New Orleans. When a young acquaintance is bitten, Jessica decides to take out the Master vampire. She is joined in her hunt by Bryan McAllister, a warrior who has spent his centuries of life destroying vampires. Jessica is drawn to him but is also afraid of him as Jessica is a vampire herself and Bryan doesn't believe any vampire can ...more
Dave
Feb 13, 2012 rated it liked it
This is said to be a "Stand Alone" novel, but I felt many times that I was in the middle of a sweeping story-line, and that I'd missed some novels before this one.
There are some 'evil' vampires here and some creepy scenes. There are also a few "hot" love scenes.
Over all I liked it. I just feel like I was dropped in the middle of a long story....
Alvi Harahap
Though it tells you that it is a Vampire Book Story, but I was very disappointed since I really enjoy reading vampire novels. It wasn't a terrible read but the book did a little to much jumping around for me from one group of characters to another made it a very choppy read, didn't flow very well. Wouldn't recommend spending money on the book but if you get it free from downloading is okay.
Allyssa
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting enough book, i enjoyed it, but it did leave me slightly confused at times. It apparently seemed to "change the rules of the game" more than once. I felt it just totally jumped, without warning, and without much explanation. I won't detail, as it would be a spoiler, but do be prepared for a couple, possibly confusing, surprises.
Ratforce
Between the presence of vampires and the mysterious attractions between characters, Kiss of Darkness by Heather Graham might help satisfy your preferences while you wait for another Shannon Drake book.
Melanie Marsh
Jun 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
I borrowed this book from the library by accident. I actually liked it and it had some nice surprises. It was able to keep my attention also which isn't something many books have been able to do lately!
Jill
Nov 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Suspense, action, and vampire lovers
Great quick read with all the elements needed for suspense and action. There were several surprises which kept me alert for more clues. If you like vampyres and warriors - highly recommended for a weekend "need to read something" book.
Jamie-lynn Hazzard
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
I recently got into Heather Graham and this is the fourth book of hers that I have read, and the only one I have not enjoyed. The story seemed disjointed and the characters were underdeveloped and flat. It was a struggle for me to finish it.
Andrea
Jul 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
I beleive this is the socond book I've read from this series and I liked it. I'm not going to give anything away but I couldn't put it down. Not the greatest book ever hence the 4 stars but a worthwhile read.
Jill
May 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book is not initially what I expected, but I really enjoyed it... probably because I am a vampire nut. Anyhow, it's probably one of my favorite Heather Graham books.
Susan
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good story. Interesting take on vampires. I started with #7 in the Vampire Alliance series, so now I'm going to have to read all the others!
Megan
Jan 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampire-romance
This is part of Heather Graham/Shannon Drake's vampire series. Lately, they have been hit or miss, however, this was one of the good ones! Enjoy!
Louisa
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
Great book, though I seem to remember a scene where they talk about how she has a heartbeat, when she shouldn't, and couldn't find it, but yeah, this was a great book!
Tina
Sep 09, 2009 rated it did not like it
I usually love vampire books but I thought this was just awful right from the beginning. I read about 150 pages and decided to move on to something else.
Paranormal Romance
While on a trip to Romania, the heroine discovers and intervenes on a party than intended to murder the occupants. And though she was able to save a lot of kids, some, like Mary, did not escape unharmed. Now back in New Orleans, the heroine continues her psychology practice and convincing confused teenage kids that ' vampires' are not real and it's unhealthy to want to be one. Life in the magical city is good. She's surrounded by friends. But, something evil is coming. She can feel it in the air ...more
Andrea
Jun 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Joyce
I read this series out of order so when the plot jumped I was not ready for it. Up until about halfway it didn't matter and even after they explained a lot. But I am intrigued enough to go back a book or two in the series. Rave parties are being set up by vampires to feed on. It seems the Master vampire is actually trying to get the main character Jessica's attention. She got away from him many times over the years and he will kill all those she loves to get to her. The romance is fairly predica ...more
Krista
Aug 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, paranormal
I loved the premise but the execution left me underwhelmed. My biggest complaint is that I think the author was trying to be clever by hiding the true identities of the two main love interests from the reader. Unfortunately, when they are POV characters that seemingly don't EVER think or talk about their true natures, histories, or even recent behavior it comes across as very contrived.


Linda
Aug 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I have read of lot of Heather Graham's books but this was the first one about Vampires and it was just not what I like to read. The story was written well and if you like vampires, you will enjoy it.
Veronica Lindsey
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A vampire romance that's a little different.
Nancy Jones
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it
Michelle Balsillie
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Fun fast read. Nothing overly great or bad about this book.

it was a fun read, with a bit of a twist on the Vampire thing.

enjoyable
Sheila Cohen
Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Pretty decent vampire novel
Sherry
May 26, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2006-2010
"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 several visiting 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 Jessic ...more
Jennifer
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Although psychologist Jessica Fraser has a bad feeling about the trip, she travels to Transylvania for a conference. While there, several college students attend a mysterious, and dangerous, party in the remote countryside, and Jessica becomes involved in the rescue of some of the students from her hometown of New Orleans. The evil she sensed while in Transylvania follows her home, along with professor Bryan McAllister, a speaker at the same conference she had attended. Jessica is drawn to Bryan ...more
Bethany
Sep 30, 2009 rated it liked it
Okay so let me begin by saying i wasn't expecting much out of this book, I wasn't even sure i wanted to read it but i had the chance to get it free so I went for it. I was in the middle of a Dean Koontz book but it was going super slow so i started this one. I must say it was way better than i thought it would be. The summary made me think "its going to be like adult twilight" but nope not even close. Shows me not to judge a book solely off the summary. I read this book in less then 72 hours, consider ...more
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Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some trial and e
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Alliance Vampires (8 books)
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