Beneath a Blood Red Moon
by Shannon Drake (pseudonym of Heather Graham)
‘Vampire’ series Book #1
Maggie Montgomery, the owner of Madgalena’s, an elegant New Orleans boutique, was shocked to learn about the mysterious beheading of a local street person, and the trail of blood that led from the corpse to her building. Her shock turned to turmoil when she met Sean Canady, the police officer who arrived to question her … and inspires a dangerous desire. Something powerful – and beyond reason – had brought Maggie and Sean together. Something that spoke of an interwoven past, and a passionate torment that began generations before under a blood red moon. For on the night, over a hundred years ago, disturbing events occured within the Montgomery family, and now Maggie must begin a quest to find the one man whose love was pure enough to save her from the darkness within.
Review: Finished Wednesday, September 27th, 2006.
Shannah was right (thank you, Shannah!) about this book. The characters were interesting, and you could feel the static between them, the sparks dragging you right into the story. Drake’s descriptions brought you right there, as if watching it all from the sidelines. The action was terrific, some scenes emotional. The plot was interesting, even if you knew who and what was going on, it was how the story got to the climax and ending that kept you riveted. I’ve already got the next three novels in the series, and I’m on the second one now. Definitely a book worth reading if you like a mix of historical and present day. Awesome read.