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Dead By Dusk

(Alliance Vampires #6)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  744 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
For 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 is discovered at the site of an archaeological dig, Stephanie feels as if she's being watched, followed, studied,.hunted. Archaeologist Grant Peterson senses something odd about this dig, something that has him locking his door at ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Zebra
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Jenn Bragg
Jul 06, 2010 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.
Apr 25, 2015 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
Paranormal Romance
Once lovers, 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 ...more
Aug 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2016
The ending was convoluted, I didn't really understand it. But at least, the middle section of the book was interesting enough to keep my attention.
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
Yes, it's another romantic vampire book, series even. I should have read the jacket more carefully but the price (free) was right and I will listen to almost any book in the car.

It tried to bring in some medieval history and brought this to modern day with an archeological dig, a decent premise. It does get a bit more convoluted from there however. The premise of a play/comedy club was good and well developed, as were most of the characters. Some of the seduction scenes were very steamy but the
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, vampires
When American Stephanie Cahill, wants to make a new start on life she runs right into the very thing that she wanted to avoid, Archaeologist Grant Peterson. There is something sinister lurking at the dig site Grant is working on and Stephanie gets caught up in the middle of it when the killer starts targeting people she knows.

This was my least favorite book in the series. Even though it was about vampires, the story line was not as captivating as the other ones. Also, the tone of the book was di
Cecilia Barron
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it
First off I had a hard time reading it. It took me longer then I anticipated. It was slow going for me. Since I have read lots of her books. I was expecting the same. This one though dragged on from chapter one to chapter 7 then it started picking up speed for me. I finished this morning.
Anna Mcfadden
for American Stephanie Cahill, Bella Vista is a new beginning - to get over her break up from the love of her life. the forst thing thay goes not as plan. First after departing from the plane she relize her ride is a no show. 2nd the actors from they hire for the resort are not there for their meeting. when the actors shows up the next day one is midding. then the dreams start. on top of alk that, a body of a misding local girl is discovered at the site of an archaeological dig, now Stephanie fe ...more
An Odd1
Jan 30, 2011 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
Sep 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: italy
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 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
Oct 31, 2007 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!
Apr 24, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: vampires, fantasy
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.
Nov 01, 2014 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.
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!
Carolyn E
Jan 10, 2015 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 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 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.
Cindy Samet
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, suspenseful & a complete page turner.
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oops! I wrote the Son of No One review on here.....
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
Light reading - steamy sex and minimally believable.
Lee Whitney
I enjoyed book. Love horror like books. I consider it a quick red. Would recommend
Michele bookloverforever
another in the author's vampire series. jade and Lucien make an appearance. reincarnation is involved.
Apr 14, 2008 added it
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PennsyLady (Bev)

2.5 ★

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
Mar 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Template writing continues. Last book in the series.
Allison Novasel
Dec 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Probably my least favorite so far in this series - but still, these books are just pure enjoyment. I'm moving on to read the last two and will be sorry when they're over.
Feb 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Rated 3.5
Melody Black
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
i found this book to be really boring. i dont really care much for her books.
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vampires, actors, archeology and mystery makes for a fun read.
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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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