|In this follow-up to the vampire tale "Beneath a Blood Red Moon", Jade MacGregor vacations in Scotland and encounters a tragedy in a cemetery. A year later, back home in the French Quarter, she glimpses an oddly familiar face. Somebody is following her. Someone who knows what she saw on that afternoon long ago. Someone who will try to rescue her from the evil that awaits.
From the Publisher
"When Darkness Falls", the second of Shannon Drake's contemporary thrillers, continues the story begun in Beneath a Blood Red Moon. Carrying readers along in a breathtaking journey from past centuries to contemporary New Orleans, "When Darkness Falls" is a tale of mystery, legend and the beautiful, terrifying beings known as vampires.
In a windswept Scottish cemetery, Jade MacGregor's carefree vacation abroad is marred by a seemingly random tragedy. A year later, back home on a shadowy French Quarter street, she glimpses an oddly familiar face. Coincidence -- or something far more disturbing? Surrounded by her friends and engrossed in her work, Jade should feel secure. But somebody is dogging her every move. Somebody who knows what she saw on that long ago afternoon. Somebody who will try to rescue her from the evil that is waiting to destroy her.
From Publishers Weekly
In the second installment of Drake's "bloody" trilogy, Jade MacGregor, a travel writer and publisher, barely survives a brutal vampire attack while on a tour of Scotland. A year later, back home in New Orleans, Jade has just reached some success with the publication of her first book, but this happiness is soon sidelined by disturbing events. Other survivors of the Scottish attack have begun turning up dead (heads severed and blood drained). If that weren't enough, Jade's dreams are invaded by images of the sensual, amber-eyed stranger who saved her life in Scotland. And Jade must make sense of all this even as her boyfriend is attacked and lies dying in the hospital. Fans of vampire tales may find this novel entertaining, but many will be turned off by the stiff dialogue, clumsy plotting and graphic gore.