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    Shannon Drake

ISBN: 9781605420820

Emerald Embrace

by: Shannon Drake

Devastated over the premature death of her dearest friend, Mary, Lady Martise St. James ventures to foreboding Castle Creeghan in the Scottish Highlands to dispel rumors surrounding the young woman’s demise and retrieve a lost emerald. Beneath the stones of this aging mansion lurks a family crypt filled with sinister secrets. Locked within this threatening vault is the answer to the most dangerous question, and the promise of the most horrifying death.

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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham, who also writes as Shannon Drake, majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write. Her first book was with Dell, and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult, and Christmas family fare.

She is pleased to have been published in approximately twenty languages. She has written over 100 novels and has 60 million books in print. She has been honored with awards from Walden Books, B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times, and more. Heather has also become the proud recipient of the Silver Bullet from Thriller Writers. Heather has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The NationRedbookMystery Book ClubPeople, and USA Today and appeared on many newscasts including TodayEntertainment Tonight, and local television. Heather loves travel and anything that has to do with the water, and is a certified scuba diver. She also loves ballroom dancing. Each year she hosts the Vampire Ball and Dinner theater at the RT convention raising money for the Pediatric Aids Society, and in 2006 she hosted the first Writers for New Orleans Workshop to benefit the stricken Gulf region. She is” thrilled” to be a Thriller Killerette in the Thriller Killer Band, and she is also the founder of “The Slush Pile Players,” presenting something that’s almost like entertainment for various conferences and benefits. Married since high school graduation and the mother of five, her greatest love in life remains her family, but she also believes her career has been an incredible gift, and she is grateful every day to be doing something that she loves so very much for a living. The Death Dealer, a hardcover, sequel to The Dead Room, was released April 2008. The Flynn Brothers Trilogy will be released in late September, Deadly Gift in late October, Deadly Harvest in early November, and in late November, Deadly Night.
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Devastated over the premature death of her dearest friend, Mary, Lady Martise St. James ventures to foreboding Castle Creeghan in the Scottish Highlands to dispel rumors surrounding the young woman’s demise and retrieve a lost emerald. Beneath the stones of this aging mansion lurks a family crypt filled with sinister secrets. Locked within this threatening vault is the answer to the most dangerous question, and the promise of the most horrifying death.

Amid jaded suspicion, underlying threats, and the dreaded approach of All Hallow’s Eve in 1865, Martise encounters a witch’s coven and meets Lord Bruce Creeghan, the love of her friend’s life. Mysterious, yet passionate, Mary’s husband elicits a deep desire and a profound fear in the core of her soul. He knows . . . something. And it’s up to Martise to reveal what he hides from her prying intrusion.

Lord Creeghan wards off the invasion of his private fortress, yet he cannot resist his magnetic attraction to the beautiful sleuth. As strong as the inevitable pull toward the catacomb beneath their bed, an overwhelming obsession propels them into disheveled sheets of unquenchable hunger and lust. While savoring an affair that cannot be denied, Martise must discover whether her lover is a ruthless murderer or a guardian angel.

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ISBN: 9781605420820
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2010
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PW Starred Review “ Readers will thrill to this tale, a brilliant testament to Drake's versatility” ~ Publisher’s Weekly (December 2009)

Ms. Drake seduces her readers and captivates them in this fast-paced, intriguing, and passionate romance. ~ Lauren Calder, Affaire de Coeur Magazine (January / February 2010)

“. . . fast paced and packed with steamy love scenes . . .” ~ Troy Reed, Historical Novels Review (February 2010)

“. . . filled with many twists and turns, passion, and danger. If you are a fan of mysteries with your romance, you will love this one!” ~ JennJ, Night Owl Reviews (March 2010)

“It goes in my special keeper box . . . the one I would grab in case of fire or flood. It is Shannon Drake’s best ever and a perfect 10.” ~ Vi Janaway, Romance Reviews Today (May 1, 2010)

“Emerald Embrace is an excellent example of gothic fiction.” ~ Novelspot (December 2, 2010)

“Emerald Embrace is a thriller rich in passion that will cause readers to hold their breath as they read to the wee hours of the morning!“ ~ Tammy Faris, The Romance Readers Connection