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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Review: Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Format: Bound copy (purchased)
Release Date: May 1, 2007

He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle'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 . . . .

This series is what raised my standards for paranormal romance. I picked up this book after seeing it advertised on one of the weekly magazines. I was insanely curious about it since I've always had a thing for vampires and because of the blurb. It didn't help that the hero is named Lucan, which happens to be one of my favorite names ever.

One of the many things I loved about the characters that Lara Adrian created was that they each have their own special "ability" that can be useful to their ultimate goals: To protect humans and bring down the Rogues. The males of course are vampires with immense strength, speed and healing abilities and the females, that have fallen in love with some of the secondary males in this book are extremely special. They are, along with Gabrielle, a genetic miracle. They each have a small mark, a crescent moon with a tear
drop that identifies them as a Breedmate, a female that can carry a vampire child, and who has her own unique gift such as mind reading, dream walking ect.

I loved all the twists and turns this book had in it. Just when you think you've figured out the secrets of Lucan and Gabrielle, there's a surprise that you just didn't expect.

Lucan is one sexy vampire male, definitely one of my favorites ever. He's a total alpha male in every sense of the word. Gabrielle is more than a match for him, even though she's human she's tenacious and once she decides she wants to help Lucan fight his demons, not even he can stop her.

Kiss of Midnight has it all, vampires, hot sex, love, great characters, and action. Lots of action. The fight scenes between the vampires is intense, bloody and well written. The villains are more than a match for Lucan and his men, and at times it even seems like they are going to lose the fight to save humanity. This book introduces you to a whole world of possibilities and characters who will later have their own books. As soon as I started reading Kiss of Midnight I just couldn't put it down, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in an edgy paranormal romance with a hot hero and a kick ass heroine.

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  1. Great Review!!! It's been awhile since I read this book. I love the whole Midnight Breed Series and Lara Adrian is one of my fav. authors!

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    1. I know, I just love all the Breed men, my favorites are Lucan, Tegan, Andreas, Dante and Chase. I can't wait for the next one. I checked out your blog and am now following it. I love your header! I'm trying to find images to make a header of my own.

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  2. Love the Midnight Breed series especially the earlier ones. Nice review.

    1. Thank you! I love this series, it's one of the few that has kept me interested over such a long time.


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