Prolific and popular author Shannon Drake tries her hand at vampire fiction in her newest release. BENEATH A BLOOD RED MOON is a wonderful mix of paranormal chills and emotional thrills.

Sired as a vampire more than 150 years ago, Magdalena Montgomery has learned to survive by taking on the role of her descendants. In the present day, Maggie Montgomery owns and runs Montgomery Enterprises, a very profitable New Orleans company.

Police Detective Sean Canady and his young partner Jack Delaney are currently focusing their attention on two grisly murders. One strange feature of the murders is the lack of blood at the crime scenes or in the bodies. A small trail of blood drops leads to the back door of Montgomery Enterprises and brings Sean into contact with Maggie. When Maggie hears about the murders, she fears an ancient enemy has returned to wreak his vengeance.

For the first time in many years, Maggie finds herself drawn to a human man. Because of her history, Maggie fears that any love between them is doomed. As the sinister and deadly killer grows bolder and more vicious, how can Maggie help Sean stop the murderer without revealing her own dangerous secret?

(Oct., 383 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith