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Blood Red (Alliance Vampires #8)

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When a fortune-teller shows bridesmaid Lauren Crow an omen of her gruesome death, she and her friends laugh it off as cheesy theatrics until women begin disappearing in the night.

Even as the streets become more dangerous, Lauren finds herself lusting after a man who is himself dangerous and quite possibly crazy. Mark Davidson prowls the city by night armed with crosses and
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 19th 2007 by Mira (first published January 1st 2007)
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Megan
Sep 27, 2007 added it
Wow. I am ashamed to have this book in my update. Let me just say that I tried to sign up for badreads.com to appropriately describe Blood Red by Heather Graham, but they rejected my review due to sexual content and language.

To sum up, main character Lauren Crow (again with the auburn hair, ugh) and her two imaginatively-named friends Deanna and Heidi go to New Orleans for a bachelorette party weekend. They run into Mark Davidson who [SPOILER ALERT] predictably turns out to be a vampire and [/SP
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Kathy Hiester
Jan 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My Mom dropped off Blood Red by Heather Graham and it is exactly what I would pick up for myself. Three friends are in New Orleans for a bachelorette weekend and they become involved in Vampire intrigue. A Vampire decides they are his prey and pursuits them almost succeeding in killing them but a vampire hunter (who I imagine as looking like Danny Pino) saves them. At first the women don't believe his stories of vampires but then they see the evidence with their own eyes.
5 Stars
Georgina
Jul 31, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I thought I'd give Heather Graham another chance but again was disappointed. I couldn't finish Blood Red. The story is uncompelling, the characters bland and the dialogue awful. Some authors just shouldn't attempt paranormal romance.
Gina
Apr 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
I didn't think this was part of a series, but now I'm not quite sure what to put it under. Some of the characters are recurring, especially from the novels that Graham wrote as Shannon Drake.

Nevertheless, this was another awesome book! Terrific cast of characters! I could understand Lauren's predicament. Going to a city you and your best friends adore, just to become scared out of your mind and be told that vampires really do exist. Yeah, I think I'd have reacted the same way. 'Reality' gave her
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Laurie Garrison
Jan 16, 2010 rated it did not like it
This book starts out good. You have a spooky prelude and first chapter start, then you go in to reading about three women having a bachelorette party in the New Orleans, they go to see a voodoo queen or a fortune teller, they get spooked there and the teller tells them to leave town, but you know predictable they stay. I kept reading for a while and got to board with the storyline, it was way to predictable and just didn’t have enough boost to keep me interested. Plus the vampires was not like I ...more
Marta hoelscher
Jan 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Blood Red is not your typical romance/thriller. It wasn't what I'd normally pick up, but I really enjoyed it. Three women are in New Orleans for a wild batchelorette weekend and find themselves the target of a vampire. The Vampire chases them and almost succeeds in killing them all, except for a tall, dark and handsome vampire chaser. At first the women don't believe his tales of vampires-until they see the evidence with their own eyes. What follows is a battle between good and evil where everyo ...more
Brianna
Oct 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
I actucally really enjoyed this one. Thought at times, i really wanted to hit Lauren in the head at the beginning for her being so stupid, then again you never know what going to happen. and Heidi....stupid blonde. I wonder if her and her fiance decide to get married or not.
Kathleen Messmer
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Set in New Orleans, you can feel the otherworldly vibe from page one. The action kept me thoroughly engaged and cheering them on continuously. If you want a read that keeps you engaged, read this book!
Sandra Randall
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had me wondering during the whole book. Loved it
Sharon Smith
Jul 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Ok- probably would have liked it more if I had read the ones before it first.
Pia
May 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mit meinen eigenen Worten:
Die drei Freundinnen Deanne, Heidi und Lauren besuchen als Jungeselinnenabend ihre Lieblingsstadt New Orleans. Auch wenn Deanne und die Braut Heidi einen drauf machen wollen, fühlt sich Lauren immer unwohler. Wieso hat sie dauernd das Gefühl, beobachtet zu werden? Und vorallem - was soll sie denn von dem Wahrsagerbesuch denken?

Außerdem erscheint auch noch der gutaussehende junge Mann Mark, der sich an die Fersen der drei heftet. Die merkwürdigen Ereignisse häufen sind u
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Sally906
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
BLOOD RED was my first Heather Graham book and have to confess that I only picked it up because I needed a book set in New Orleans for a reading challenge. Then when I saw the story contained romance, mystery and vampires how could I refuse! Lauren is pretty a smart heroine which is just as well because her two friends get themselves glamoured by vampires very quickly and not only does she have to protect herself but look out for them as well while trying not to tell them there are vampires runn ...more
[☆] мєℓαиιє [★]
Das Buch handelt von den drei Freundinnen Lauren, Deanna und Heidi. Gemeinsam zieht es die drei ins entfernte New Orleans, wo sie Heidis Junggesellinnenabschied feiern wollen, welche schon bald ihre Verlobten Barry heiraten will.

Bei einem Besuch einer Wahrsagerin bekommt Lauren etwas zu hören, was sie nun nicht unbedingt hatte hören wollen und seither scheint nichts mehr, wie es einmal war. Lauren fühlt sich ständig bedroht und verfolgt und als auch noch ein Typ namens Mark Davidson behauptet, d
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Debbie
Sep 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Always on the look out for one specific vampire, Mark Davidson came to New Orleans, he was not expecting to see a face from his past in the women he met new. Soon to be bride, Heidi Weiss with her friends Lauren Crow and Deanna Marin arrived in New Orleans for a long anticipated bachelorette weekend. Having grown up in the area, Lauren got the job of tour guide to her friends, including going to see a psychic (she picked Susan Beauvais). The image she had seen in the crystal ball scared both Lau ...more
Sharon
Sep 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-orleans
Such was my desperation for books set in New Orleans (it actually helps keep the geography fresh in my mind while I'm writing my own work), that I ::wait for it:: read a vampire novel.

Yes, I did. And now I remember why I don't do that anymore.

Lauren, Deanna, and Heidi are in NOLA for a week-long bachelorette party. Of course, they all decide to have their fortunes told ... and a vampire called Stephan sees Lauren through the crystal ball. She's also being followed around by a guy she literally b
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Jenny
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Yukino
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: miei, 2011
*** Attenzione: di seguito anticipazioni sulla trama (SPOILER) ***
INQUIETANTE!

PRIMA LETTURA DI GRUPPO "BLUENOCTURNE"

Finalmente riesco a leggere! complice la lettura di gruppo e per fortuna!

La storia semi-originale mi ha intrigato.
Semi originale perchè si tratta di tre ragazze dei giorni nostri che per un addio al nubilato trascorrono il week end a New Orleans, città già di per se magica. "Casualmente" una di loro è la fotocopia (o la reincarnazione) di una donna dell'800 contesa già a suo tempo
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Darcy
Apr 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, pnr, vampires
I liked this one mostly because of the relationship between the girls. The start of the book was their girls weekend out, one last hurrah before one of them gets married. Heidi, the bride, wants them all to get their fortune told so they stop by someone and each one of them gets it told by a different way, tarrot cards, palm reading, and crystal ball. It is in the crystal ball that starts all the trouble for them. While looking into the ball Lauren sees a man and somehow he sees her to. Later th ...more
Phillipylorna
Jul 10, 2008 rated it liked it
So I was excited to read another vampire book since I finished the Stephanie Meyer books last month. This book was actually pretty entertaining although I liked eclipse tons more. It was a really easy read and it reminded me of Buffy the Vampire series. Basically, three girlfriends go to New Orleans for a girls bachelorette weekend. They go to a fortune teller for fun and end up getting some strange readings. The fortune teller tells them to leave town but they laugh it off as a rouse. One if th ...more
Dharia Scarab
Another miss for me.


Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar
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Nadine Maigatter
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tolles Buch !
Ein Junggesellinabend, eine Wahrsagerin und das Chaos ist perfekt. Lauren weiß nach dem Besuch bei der Wahrsagerin nicht mehr wo ihr der Kopf steht und sucht Schutz bei dem Vampirjäger. Da sie jemand verfolgt scheint er ihr Beschützer zu sein aber Sie wird immer mehr in die Welt der Untoten mit reingezogen.
Ich fand das Buch toll, von Anfang an war es spannend und hört bis zur letzten Seite nicht auf, man wir in das Buch fast reingezogen und will immer mehr wissen.
Ich fand es auch ni
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Nadine
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fertig-gelesen
Tolles Buch !
Ein Junggesellinenabend, eine Wahrsagerin und das Chaos ist perfekt. Lauren weiß nach dem Besuch bei der Wahrsagerin nicht mehr wo ihr der Kopf steht und sucht schutz bei dem Vampirjäger. Da sie jemand verfolgt scheint er ihr Beschützer zu sein aber Sie wird immer mehr in die Welt der Untoten mit reingezogen.
Ich fand das Buch toll, von Anfang an war es spannend und hört bis zur letzten Seite nicht auf, man wir in das Buch fast reingezogen und will immer mehr wissen.
Ich fand es auch
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Nadine Maigatter
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fertig-gelesen
Tolles Buch !
Ein Junggesellinenabend, eine Wahrsagerin und das Chaos ist perfekt. Lauren wei�� nach dem Besuch bei der Wahrsagerin nicht mehr wo ihr der Kopf steht und sucht schutz bei dem Vampirj��ger. Da sie jemand verfolgt scheint er ihr Besch��tzer zu sein aber Sie wird immer mehr in die Welt der Untoten mit reingezogen.
Ich fand das Buch toll, von Anfang an war es spannend und h��rt bis zur letzten Seite nicht auf, man wir in das Buch fast reingezogen und will immer mehr wissen.
Ich fand es a
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Laura Ruetz
Jun 14, 2015 rated it liked it
While I do enjoy Heather Grahams vampire novels, I do not enjoy them as much as her paranormal novels. The writing is still good but the plot just never pulls me in the same way that her other novels do. However, I do still enjoy reading them. Blood Red is another fast paced novel that has some good characters and a solid plot that is well written. The trio of girls, including Lauren, the main character in this book are written in such a way that it was hard to connect with them, at least for me ...more
Leslie Jane Fahrney
Jul 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, vampire
Good vampire book, set in New Orleans. Did get a little frustrated with the heroine when she would go off on her own even when she knew vampires were after her. Lots of supporting characters, both human and vampire. And of course, you have both the good and bad vampires. Love the use of the Water Pistol with Holy Water as a weapon. And the vampires don't just go "poof" when you kill them, they decompose depending on how long they have been a vampire, which to me seems more logical than all vampi ...more
La La
Dec 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sensual
This was a different type of vampire book. It came across as more of a contemporary suspense than a paranormal novel. Heather Graham is good at writing romantic suspense and that is what she stuck to while throwing in a few paranormal elements into the story. In doing this Ms. Graham not only gives her core readers what they look for in her books but alos gives her an opportunity to grab the attention of readers who like paranormal romance. There were a few surprises in the story that I didn't s ...more
Dawn
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015
Three friends head to New Orleans to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of one. After visiting a fortune teller, more and more weird things start happening to these women with them being pulled into the center of a dangerous plot by a serial killer. Involves vampires seeking revenge for events which took place around 150 years ago.

All I can say is this was "meh". Not terrible but evoked no emotion from me whatsoever--no fear, no angst, no chemistry, nothing. The story didn't pull me in. I wasn't dr
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Jennifer
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lauren Crow is visiting New Orleans with her two best friends, when a fortune teller warns her to leave the city immediately or her life will be in grave danger. Lauren tries to laugh it off and get on with their vacation, but women are being murdered, and a strange man appears to be following Lauren, as well. Mark Davidson is a vampire hunter. He knows that a very powerful vampire has set his sights on Lauren, but is Lauren ready to hear the truth about the evil that is currently stalking her, ...more
Wesley Lidster
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book specifically caught my eye due to the cover. From the start Heather Graham pulls you in with mystery. A man diving into a world who didn’t know existed until one of “them” had killed his wife. after that all he could do was grab his holy water and his stake and hope that he could survive. A man sitting in the darkest corner of a bar just sits there watching the man and woman talking, yet there was an unbearable charm to the man something that screamed i'm not who i seem to be. Heather ...more
The Once and Future King
Jul 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Without a doubt in my mind this is one of the best books I have ever read,Heather Graham didnt screw up the Vampire Legends even though she did add a little Imagination into the Mix.I'm happy to have had the pleasure of reading this Book.And I was sad to see it end.But it was not too short and it entertained me and kept me at the edge of my seat at times.Not to mention the twist she adds near the end when the final battle happens that caught even me by surprise.Although I did have my suspicions ...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 tria
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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)
  • Dead By Dusk (Alliance Vampires #6)
  • Kiss of Darkness (Alliance Vampires, #7)