by Lara Adrianpub: 5/1/2007 by DellFrom Goodreads:He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell’s deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night—or this man—is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed—a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.
Lucan Thorne despises the violence carried out by his lawless brethren. A vampire himself, Lucan is a Breed warrior, sworn to protect his kind—and the unwitting humans existing alongside them—from the mounting threat of the Rogues. Lucan cannot risk binding himself to a mortal woman, but when Gabrielle is targeted by his enemies, he has no choice but to bring her into the dark underworld he commands.
Here, in the arms of the Breed’s formidable leader, Gabrielle will confront an extraordinary destiny of danger, seduction, and the darkest pleasures of all. . .
The Bookish Brunette thought:
Kiss of Midnight started out a bit slow for me… Not for lack of exciting events or intriguing suspense, because it totally had both! I’m not sure why, but it took me awhile to get into the story. *tears* I didn’t get sucked in until page 100 (roughly), then I couldn’t put it down!
I’m extremely choosy about my paranormal, testosterone ridden alpha males. I know right? Lucan was ‘Oh my God’ sexy and a vampire to top it off… but his ‘species’ was derived from… wait for it… aliens. *cringe* Not my cup of expensive coffee if you catch my drift.
I’ll do zombies (although I can’t take a zombie romance, I mean they are the BRAIN EATING, undead! I just can’t get all swoon-y over that.), shifters, wolves, demons, faeries… basically anything paranormal- except aliens. I just can’t see the appeal!
Now, Lara Adrian absolutely does NOT focus on this small aspect of history at all. It’s not even a large part of the story, but every time ‘Gen One’ was referred to I was reminded. I totally just pretended that I missed that page. Totally skipped over it I tell you!
Kiss of Midnight was full of hotter than hot alpha males, complete with a strong leading lady and steamy sex. Why yes… all of my very favorite things!
Midnight Breed Series List
- Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed #1)
- Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed #2)
- Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed #3)
- Midnight Rising (Midnight Breed #4)
- Veil of Midnight (Midnight Breed #5)
- Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed #6)
- Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed #7)
- Taken by Midnight (Midnight Breed #8)
- Deeper Than Midnight (Midnight Breed #9)
- A Taste of Midnight (Midnight Breed #9.5)
- Darker After Midnight (Midnight Breed #10)
- Edge of Dawn (Midnight Breed #11) - (2013)
- Crave The Night (Midnight Breed #12) - (Release Date TBA)