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The Hour Before Dawn [Kindle Edition]

Patricia A. Rasey
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Book Description

Tevan Zaber wants to be a detective. But how far is he willing to go to get it? Thrust into the dark underworld of real vampires, reality begins to blur into the society of role-playing. Can Krystal Braxton, who wrestles with her own demons, save Tevan from becoming one of them? Together they must infiltrate the occult covens to save the city from a blood-thirsty killer resurrected from a year’s old case as they enlist the help of Fairview Park’s lieutenant, Cole Kincaid.


Patricia Rasey takes you on a wild ride through the dark side of life with this intriguing story. Prepare to be blown away by the killer. If you weren't a fan before, you definitely will be now!" Kathy Boswell for RT Book Reviews

"Ms. Rasey will take readers on a journey into darkness. Readers should be prepared to suspend any prejudice, disbelief, or formulaic ideas. In The Hour Before Dawn, nothing is as simple as it seems, and no one is safe. With twists and surprises, The Hour Before Dawn is a must read – don’t miss this spectacular book!" Sally G. Laturi, editor for Ivy Quill Reviews

"THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN is a thrill-read, intense, fast and unpredictable. The reader will be tempted to "close your eyes and don't look" but from the first grizzly murder to the last, the reader is glued to the pages waiting breathlessly for the killer to be unmasked and brought down.

For an adrenaline rushing read, I highly recommend THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN." Terrie Figueroa, Owner/Webmistress for Romance Reviews Today

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"A thrill-read, intense, fast and unpredictable..." -- Terrie Figueroa, Romance Reviews Today

"A virtuoso in the suspense/thriller field, Rasey has offered yet another incredible book..." -- Sally G. Laturi, Ivy Quill Reviews

"Rasey presents the shadowy world of vampyres with a unique darkness that proves mesmerizing. The style is fiercely unrelenting..." -- Cindy Penn, WordWeaving

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  • Language: English
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very highly recommended January 10, 2002
By C. Penn
"Nothing good could ever be said about the hour before dawn, not when the sun was about to arrive..."
In the darkest shadows of Chicago's allies lurks a vampyre who sadistically preys on young girls. When police find the fourth victim in two months, Officer Teven Zaber accepts the assignment to go deep undercover. Leaving behind his estranged wife and ten-year old daughter, Tev enters a murky world of leather, tattoos and body piercing, where there's no past and no future, and where the only way to freedom will come "from cavorting with the devil himself."
Tev enters a world founded on illusion. Determined to locate a rumored vampyre coven, Tev believes the serial killer exists within its midst. Trading jeans for leather, spending daylight hours on the Internet doing research and nights in clubs, Tev enters the world of vampyres. But he quickly discovers Chicago's vampyres are a secluded group that prefers anonymity and privacy.
When he enters the House of Horrors: Tattoos and Body Piercing, Tev glimpses a devastatingly beautiful woman receiving the finishing touches on a tattoo. That chance encounter leads to much more when Krystal approaches him at the club Pandemonium. Despite her youth, at eighteen Krys is ten years younger than Tev, her past marks Krys with an intriguing maturity and hidden pain. Krys rooms with two men, a marvelous gay man Azzo who owns the mansion where she's lived for three years, and Raven, a Goth style vampyre.
In a gruesome existence of blood feeding, donors and vampyres, Tev finds his inhibitions, morals and beliefs called into questions as he fights his attraction for Krys, yet uses her connections to locate vampyres. Further, despite his feelings for Krys, a torrid affair in the midst of a police investigation is against all the rules.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A sexy thrill-ride -- and a great sequel! February 27, 2002
By A Customer
Wow! I have read and loved all of Patricia Rasey's thrillers, but THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN is definitely her best yet. Set amid the nightclub underworld of vampyres and goths, this sexy, thrilling novel had me glued to my chair, unable to turn the pages fast enough! Ms. Rasey had my heart pounding with fear one moment, and the next, racing with anticipation for the sizzling, unbidden romance between Tevan and Krys. I love Ms. Rasey's sense of adventure and her boldness to explore the darker side of romance. Why, oh, why, is she not coming out in mass market paperback yet?!! (Note to NY publishers: Grab this lady while you can -- she's fantastic!)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleasantly Surprised! August 9, 2013
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I'm always leary when reading someone new to me, but this was free on Amazon, so I gave it a try. I was very surprised at how well written this book was and I really got caught up in the story line. The characters were nicely developed and fleshed out and each stood on their own. There was a mystery and a romance and of course the catalyst that always gets in the way, but what is a good story without that?? Over all it's a great book and a fun read. I recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read June 2, 2013
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I am never disappointed when I read a book by Patricia A Rasey. She keeps me in the story and wanting to see what is on the next page. "The Hour Before Dawn" is a page turner. Beware, you just might read this book in one sitting so clear your calendar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hour Before Dawn September 21, 2012
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I can't wait for her next book to be released. I am definately going to purchase it. A wonderful read I couldn't put it down.
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A daydreamer at heart, suspense author, Patricia A. Rasey, resides in her native town in Northwest Ohio with her husband, Mark and her lovable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Todd. She has two adult sons she is extremely proud of and are actively making their own paths in life. At the age of twenty-nine, her boys both tucked away in school all day, she decided to put her creative writing studies to use. A graduate of Long Ridge Writer's School, Patricia has seen publication of some her short stories in magazines as well as several of her novels.

Ms. Rasey is a three-time recipient of the Word Weaving Award for Literary Excellence and a three-time winner of the prestigious RIO Award Of Excellence. She is also a three-time EPPIE finalist and was a 2001 nominee for Romantic Times Magazine's Best Electronic Book. Additionally, Twilight Obsessions and Twilight Visions, two anthologies she was a part of, was nominated for the PEARL, the Paranormal Excellence Award in Romantic Literature, in the Best Anthology category. Her short story, In The Mind of Darkness won the P&E 2002 Horror short story category.

When not behind her computer, you can find Patricia working, reading, watching movies or MMA. She is currently a third degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate.

Ms. Rasey's work includes the novels...

-- Deadly Obsession (currently not available).
-- Kiss of Deceit.
-- Facade.
-- The Hour Before Dawn, sequel to the best-selling Deadly Obsession (currently not available).
-- Eyes Of Betrayal, sequel to the best-selling Kiss Of Deceit.
-- Love You to Pieces (not yet published).
-- Lawfully Yours, her first historical romance.
-- Eternally Yours, sequel to Lawfully yours.
-- Dark Savior.

...As well as the novellas and award winning short story...

-- Fear the Dark
-- Sanitarium
-- In the Mind of Darkness

You can write to Patricia at:
Patricia A. Rasey
P.O. Box 385
Napoleon, OH. 43545

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