Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Dead By Dusk Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2005

4.1 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
Book 6 of 8 in the Alliance Vampires Series

See all 15 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Mass Market Paperback, January 1, 2005
$2.98 $0.01
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Heartily entertaining...sensational finish." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham has written over 100 novels and novellas, and is a founding member of the Florida Romance Writers chapter of RWA. She had been published in approximately 20 languages, and has been honored with award from Waldenbooks, B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times, and more. She has had books selected for Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, People, and USA Today, and appeared on many newscasts including local television and Entertainment Tonight. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821775456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821775455
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 1 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,729,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Kristi Ahlers on February 4, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Shannon Drake was one of the original authors that I read when I began to explore the sub-genre of vampire fiction. I came to this genre with the belief that a storyline based on a vampire could ever be as good or as engrossing as something Ann Rice could create. As a result I was a "snob" when it came to picking authors I'd even bother with. The first three stories in Ms. Drake's vampire series were amazing. I loved the characters, the storyline, and even the way she worked the legend of the vampire. The past three efforts though have left a lot to be desired and sadly this newest effort is no different.

What is wrong with this read you ask? Although this story had a lot of potential and some old friends from past books make an appearance this was not enough to save the story in my opinion. Stephanie and Grant had the potential of being great romantic leads. This story opens with them already having had a past relationship that ended...somewhat poorly. They both still care about each other but things started to change and Grant was slowly becoming someone that Stephanie began to almost...fear. Now they both wind up in a remote Italian village under different circumstances but the end result is the same. They are together again and when people start to turn up ravaged and brutally murdered they find themselves working together to come to an understanding and hopefully stop whatever or whoever is set on murdering people.

Ms. Drake is without a doubt a very talented author and one that I normally enjoy reading. The problem with this read was she used the concept of "dreams" and "visions" to express too many important parts of the story. By doing this the reader could be left confused and frustrated. This reader was in any event.
Read more ›
Comment 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Carol Camplin on October 12, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have been a devoted fan of Heather Graham's work for years. Her ghost stories are, without a doubt, the very best. Leave the vampires to the best of that genre, Ms. Graham. I was really quite disappointed in this venture outside a proven area of excellence.

Carol
Florida
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Mass Market Paperback
After being upset that this wouldnt be released around october like all the other books, I waited until january and got the book when i first spotted it... And i just dont think i can read any more of her vampire series... They just get worse as each one comes out... I am a big fan of shannon drake aka heather graham but her books have been lacking lately... This latest book just had nothing that i could sink my teeth into... The story line was weak and the characters didnt grip my heart like past books... Maybe the next one will be better but i wont be rushing out to buy it...
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is the worst book by heather Graham I have ever read.dialogue just went on and on.never seem to get to the point . I had to skip ahead just to finish the book.
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I got this book because I had enjoyed other books by this author but unfortunately, it wasn't the best of the few I've read. It wasn't exactly what I expected but overall was entertaining and kept me somewhat in suspense. Towards the end, it became predicatable what was happening and who was who. This book was rather slow in the beginning and too fast in the end. It seems like we built up to this great battle and it only lasted a few pages. But I won't give up on this author just yet.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I am not sure of most of the book but it's about a couple, Grant and Stephanie. Stephanie leaves Grant because he calls another women's name (Valeria) in his sleep. Stephanie decides to leave him and her job behind and flies to Bella Vista, Naples, Italy She later finds out she didn't have to leave because Grant took off on another project.

Grant, who loves all history takes off to volunteer on an archeological dig... to guess where? Bella Vista, Naples, Italy.

SPOILER ALERT

After a lot of confusing accusing of everyone Grant and Stephanie have to reenact a battle fought in 1115 AD between Conan de Burgh (reborn as Grant) The Lady Valeria (Stephanie's who knows how many great grandmother) and vampire Francois de Venue that has just been released from his earthly tomb by an earthquake.

DO NOT READ BELOW IF YOU WANT THE ENDING TO BE A SURPRISE
.
.
Of course they almost die and Grant wakes with a great hunger but it doesn't say if he is turned and the only Alliance there is Lucian nd his wife Jade who doesn't seem to be a vampire any more. who knows...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Unlike other Heather Graham books I've read, this story started out slowly. There's quite a bit of character development and background before the story really starts to build. That being said, I enjoyed the book once the pace picked up. There are some twists and turns, there's humor, and true love. Overall, an enjoyable read.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Mass Market Paperback
After looking forward to Shannon Drake's newest novel, I was very disappointed. The story isn't well told and the story line is weak. To make up for this Drake continually writes about sexual dreams and fantasies of her characters.

Drake's first 3 novels on vampires were 5 star books. These are: "Beneath a Blood Red Moon", "When Darkness Falls" and "Deep Midnight".

I wish she would go back to her historical novels. I really love her as a author but I believe she is running out of vampire stories.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?