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DEEP MIDNIGHT

Zebra, Sep 2001, 6.99, 448 pp.
ISBN: 0821768379

    American book critic Jordan Riley visits her cousin Jared and his wife Cindy in Venice during Carnevale. On Fat Tuesday, the trio attends a masquerade party. After dancing with a “wolf”, Jordan wanders into a blood bath in which her wolf rescues her from human looking beasts with fangs.

    The police refuse to investigate, scoffing at Jordan's account as that of a foolish inebriated American tourist. The next morning Jared insists that it was a jest in poor taste, but Jordan rejects his explanation. Unable to let go, Jordan begins her own inquiries into her mysterious rescuer and the blood bathed orgy. Her quest places her in perilous danger yet puts her on the path for a lifetime of love.

    DEEP MIDNIGHT is a strong supernatural romance that continues award winning Shannon Drake's vampire stories (see BENEATH A RED MOON and WHEN DARKNESS FALLS). The current tale engages the audience from the start, but readers of Ms. Drake's previous novels will find this one, albeit well written, to follow too closely, at least at the start, of WHEN DARKNESS FALLS. Still the story line is quite entertaining due to the relationship between Jordan (a delightfully daring damsel in distress) and the “Wolf” (a phenomenally powerful protector) leading to thrills for sub-genre fans.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Fantasy/Magic    -   Yes Fantasy/Magical Lover    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   long lived adults Sex makes him    -   confused    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   blissful

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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