Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed Series #1)

Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed Series #1)

by Lara Adrian

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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. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553589375
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Series: Midnight Breed Series , #1
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 113,286
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.86(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

Lara Adrian is the New York Times bestselling author of the Midnight Breed series, including the novels Kiss of Midnight, Kiss of Crimson, Midnight Awakening, Midnight Rising, Veil of Midnight, Ashes of Midnight, Shades of Midnight, Taken by Midnight, Deeper than Midnight, Darker After Midnight, Edge of DawnCrave the Night, and the eBook novella A Taste of Midnight.

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Chapter One

Present Day

Remarkable. Just look at the use of light and shadow . . ."

"You see how this image hints at the sorrow of the place, yet manages to convey a promise of hope?"

". . . one of the youngest photographers to be included in the museum's new modern art collection."
Gabrielle Maxwell stood back from the group of exhibit attendees, nursing a flute of warm champagne as yet another crowd of faceless, nameless, Very Important People enthused over the two dozen black-and-white photographs displayed on the gallery walls. She glanced at the images from across the room, somewhat bemused. They were good photographs—a bit edgy, their subject matter being abandoned mills and desolate dockyards outside Boston—but she didn't quite get what everyone else was seeing in them.

Then again, she never did. Gabrielle merely took the photographs; she left their interpretation, and ultimately, their appreciation, up to others. An introvert by nature, it made her uncomfortable to be on the receiving end of this much praise and attention . . . but it did pay the bills. Quite nicely, at that. Tonight, it was also paying the bills for her friend Jamie, the owner of the funky little art gallery on Newbury Street, which, at ten minutes to closing, was still packed with prospective buyers.

Numb with the whole process of meeting and greeting, of smiling politely as everyone from moneyed Back Bay wives to multipierced, tattooed Goths tried to impress one another—and her—with analyses of her work, Gabrielle couldn't wait for the exhibit to end. She had been hiding in the shadows for the past hour, contemplating a stealth escape to the comfort of a warm shower and a soft pillow, both waiting at her apartment on the city's east side.

But she had promised a few of her friends—Jamie, Kendra, and Megan—that she would join them for dinner and drinks after the showing. As the last couple of stragglers made their purchases and left, Gabrielle found herself gathered up and swept into a cab before she had a chance to so much as think of begging off.

"What an awesome night!" Jamie's androgynous blond hair swung around his face as he leaned across the other two women to clutch Gabrielle's hand. "I've never had so much weekend traffic in the gallery—and tonight's sales receipts were amazing! Thank you so much for letting me host you."
Gabrielle smiled at her friend's excitement. "Of course. No need to thank me."

"You weren't too miserable, were you?"

"How could she be, with half of Boston falling at her feet?" gushed Kendra, before Gabrielle could answer for herself. "Was that the governor I saw you talking with over the canapes?"
Gabrielle nodded. "He's offered to commission some original works for his cottage on the Vineyard."


"Yeah," Gabrielle replied without much enthusiasm. She had a stack of business cards in her pocketbook—at least a year of steady work, if she wanted it—so why was she tempted to open the taxi window and scatter them all to the wind?

She let her gaze drift to the night outside the car, watching in queer detachment as lights and lives flickered past. The streets teemed with people: couples strolling hand in hand, groups of friends laughing and talking, all of them having a great time. They dined at cafe tables outside trendy bistros and paused to browse store window displays. Everywhere she looked, the city pulsed with color and life. Gabrielle absorbed it all with her artist's eye and, yet, felt nothing. This bustle of life—her life as well—seemed to be speeding by without her. More and more lately, she felt as if she were caught on a wheel that wouldn't stop spinning her around, trapping her in an endless cycle of passing time and little purpose.

"Is anything wrong, Gab?" Megan asked from beside her on the taxi's bench seat. "You seem quiet."
Gabrielle shrugged. "I'm sorry. I'm just . . . I don't know. Tired, I guess."

"Somebody get this woman a drink—stat!" Kendra, the dark-haired nurse, joked.

"Nah," Jamie countered, sly and catlike. "What our Gab really needs is a man. You're too serious, sweetie. It's not healthy to let your work consume you like you do. Have some fun! When's the last time you got laid, anyway?"

Too long ago but Gabrielle wasn't really keeping track. She'd never suffered from a shortage of dates when she wanted them, and sex—on those rare occasions she had it—wasn't something she obsessed over like some of her friends. As out of practice as she was right now in that department, she didn't think an orgasm was going to cure whatever was causing her current state of restlessness.

"Jamie is right, you know," Kendra was saying. "You need to loosen up, get a little wild."

"No time like the present," Jamie added.

"Oh, I don't think so," Gabrielle said, shaking her head. "I'm really not up for a late night, you guys.
Gallery showings always take a lot out of me and I—"

"Driver?" Ignoring her, Jamie slid to the edge of the seat and rapped on the Plexiglas that separated the cabbie from his passengers. "Change of plans. We decided we're in the mood for celebrating, so ixnay on the restaurant. We wanna go where all the hot people are."

"If you like dance clubs, there's a new one just opened in the north end," the cabbie said, his spearmint chewing gum cracking as he spoke. "I been takin' fares over there all week. Fact, took two already tonight—fancy after-hours place called La Notte."

"Ooh, La No-tay," Jamie purred, tossing a playful look over his shoulder and arching an elegant brow.

"Sounds perfectly wicked to me, girls. Let's go!"

The club, La Notte, was housed in a High Victorian Gothic building that had long been known as St. John's Trinity Parish church, until recent Archdiocese of Boston payouts on priest sex scandals forced the closings of dozens of such places around the city. Now, as Gabrielle and her friends made their way inside the crowded club, synthesized trance and techno music rang in the rafters, blasting out of enormous speakers that framed the DJ pit in the balcony above the altar. Strobe lights flashed against a trio of arched stained-glass windows. The pulsing beams cut through the thin cloud of smoke that hung in the air, pounding to the frenetic beat of a seemingly endless song. On the dance floor—and in nearly every square foot of La Notte's main floor and the gallery above—people moved against one another in writhing, mindless sensuality.

"Holy shit," Kendra shouted over the music, raising her arms and dancing her way through the thick crowd. "What a place, huh? This is crazy!"

They hadn't even cleared the first knot of clubbers before a tall, lean guy swooped in on the spunky brunette and bent to say something in her ear. Kendra gave a throaty laugh and nodded enthusiastically at him.

"Boy wants to dance," she giggled, passing her handbag to Gabrielle. "Who am I to refuse!"

"This way," Jamie said, pointing to a small, empty table near the bar as their friend trotted off with her partner.

The three of them got seated and Jamie ordered a round of drinks. Gabrielle scanned the dance floor for Kendra, but she'd been devoured in the midst of the crowded space. Despite the crush of people all around, Gabrielle could not dismiss the sudden sensation that she and her friends were sitting in a spotlight. Like they were somehow under scrutiny simply for being in the club. It was nuts to think it. Maybe she had been working too much, spending too much time alone at home, if being out in public could make her feel so self-conscious. So paranoid.

"Here's to Gab!" Jamie exclaimed over the roar of the music, raising his martini glass in salute.
Megan lifted hers, too, and clinked it against Gabrielle's. "Congratulations on a great exhibit tonight!"

"Thanks, you guys."

As she sipped the neon yellow concoction, Gabrielle's feeling of being observed returned. Or rather, increased. She felt a stare reach out to her from across the darkened distance. Over the rim of her martini glass, she glanced up and caught the glint of a strobe light nicking off a pair of dark sunglasses.

Sunglasses hiding a gaze that was unmistakably fixed on her through the crowd.

The quick flashes from the strobes cast his stark features in hard shadow, but Gabrielle's eyes took him in at once. Spiky black hair falling loosely around a broad, intelligent brow and lean, angular cheeks. A strong, stern jaw. And his mouth . . . his mouth was generous and sensual, even when quirked in that cynical, almost cruel line.

Gabrielle looked away, unnerved, a rush of warmth skittering along her limbs. His face lingered in her head, burned there in an instant, like an image set to film. She put down her drink and braved another quick glance to where he stood. But he was gone.

A loud crash sounded at the other end of the bar, jerking Gabrielle's attention over her shoulder. At one of the crowded tables, liquor seeped onto the floor, spilled from several broken glasses that littered the black-lacquered surface. Five guys in dark leather and shades were having words with another guy wearing a Dead Kennedys wife-beater tank and torn, faded blue jeans. One of the thugs in leather had his arm slung around a drunk-looking platinum blond, who seemed to know the punker. Boyfriend, apparently. He made a grab for the girl's arm, but she slapped him away and bent her head to let one of the thugs put his mouth on her neck. She stared defiantly at her furious boyfriend, all the while playing with the long brown hair of the guy fastened to her throat.

"That's messed up," Megan said, turning back around as the situation escalated.

"Sure is," Jamie added as he finished off his martini and flagged a server to bring another round. "Evidently that chick's mama forgot to tell her it's bad news not to leave with the guy who brought you."

Gabrielle watched for another moment, long enough to see a second biker move in on the girl and descend on her slackened mouth. She accepted both of them together, her hands coming up to caress the dark head at her neck and the pale one that was sucking her face like he meant to eat her alive. The punker boyfriend shouted a string of obscenities at the girl, then turned around and shoved his way into the spectating crowd.

"This place is creeping me out," Gabrielle confided, just now noticing some clubbers openly doing lines of cocaine off the far end of the long marble bar.

Her friends didn't seem to hear her over the driving pound of the music. They also didn't seem to share Gabrielle's unease. Something wasn't quite right here and Gabrielle could not shake the feeling that eventually the night was going to get ugly. Jamie and Megan began talking between themselves about local bands, leaving Gabrielle to sip what was left of her martini and wait on the other side of the small table for an opportunity to break in and make her excuses to leave.

Essentially alone at the moment, her gaze drifted over the sea of bobbing heads and swaying bodies, as she surreptitiously searched for the sunglass-shaded eyes that had been watching her before. Was he with the other thugs—one of that gang of bikers still stirring up trouble? He was dressed like them, certainly carried the same dark air of danger about him.

Whoever he was, Gabrielle saw no trace of him now.

She leaned back in her chair, then nearly jumped out of her skin when a pair of hands came to rest on her shoulders from behind.

"Here you are! I've been looking all over for you guys!" Kendra said, sounding breathless and animated at the same time, as she leaned over the table. "Come on. I've got a table for us on the other side of the club. Brent and some of his friends want to party with us!"


Jamie was already on his feet, ready to go. Megan took her fresh martini in one hand, Kendra's and her pocketbooks in the other. When Gabrielle didn't rush to join them, Megan paused.

"You coming?"

"No." Gabrielle stood up and looped the strap of her handbag over her shoulder. "You go on, have fun. I'm beat. I think I'm just going to catch a cab and head back home."

Kendra gave her a little-girl pout. "Gab, you can't go!"

"You want some company for the ride home?" Megan offered, even though Gabrielle could tell she wanted to stay with the others.

"I'll be fine. Enjoy yourselves, but be careful, right?"

"You're sure you won't stay? Just one more drink?"

"Nah. I really need to take off and get some air."

"Suit yourself, then," Kendra chided with mock venom. She stepped in and planted a quick peck on Gabrielle's cheek. As she withdrew, Gabrielle caught a whiff of vodka, and, beneath that, something less obvious. Something musky, queerly metallic. "You're a buzzkill, Gab, but I still love you."

With a wink, Kendra looped her arms with Jamie's and Megan's, then playfully tugged them toward the churning mass of people.

"Call me tomorrow," Jamie mouthed over his shoulder as the trio were slowly engulfed by the crowd.
Gabrielle immediately started her trek for the door, anxious to be out of the club. The longer she had stayed, the louder the music seemed to get, drumming in her head, making it hard to think. Hard to focus on her surroundings. People pushed at her from all sides as she tried to pass through them, squeezing her into the press of dancing, flailing, gyrating bodies. She was jostled and nudged, pawed at and groped by unseen hands in the dark, until, finally, she stumbled into the vestibule near the club's entrance, then out the heavy double doors.

The night was cool and dark. She drew in a deep breath, clearing her head of the noise and smoke and the unsettling atmosphere of La Notte. The music still throbbed out here, the strobe lights still flashed like small explosions behind the tall stained-glass windows above, but Gabrielle relaxed a bit now that she was free.

No one paid her any mind as she hurried down to the curb and waited to hail a ride home. Only a few people were outside, some passing by on the sidewalk below, others filing up the concrete steps and into the club. She spotted a yellow cab coming her way, and thrust out her hand to call it over.

As the empty cab navigated across the lanes of nighttime traffic and roared up beside her, the doors of the nightclub burst open with the force of a hurricane.

"Hey, man! What the fuck!" Behind Gabrielle on the steps, a male voice rose to an octave just north of fear. "Touch me again, and I'll fuckin'—"

"You'll fuckin' what?" taunted another voice, this one low and deadly, and flanked by several others that were chuckling in amusement.

"Yeah, tell us, you little asswipe punker piece of shit. What're ya gonna do?"

Her fingers gripping the door handle of the cab, Gabrielle swiveled her head, half in alarm, half in knowing dread of what she would see. It was the gang from the bar, the bikers or whatever they were, in black leather and shades. The six of them circled the punker boyfriend like a pack of wolves, taking turns jabbing at him, toying with him like prey.

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Debbie-J-1970 More than 1 year ago
Lara Adrian has created an alien race that has been living with humans for thousands of years. The first generation of these creatures, the Ancients, crash landed on earth. They were from a dark distant planet. In order to survive, they fed on the blood of humans. Their hunger, so savage, wiped out an entire populations of humans. In rare instances, these ancients would successfully breed with human females. These females were rare and called Breedmates. Lucan Thorne, the main character in the first book of The Midnight Breed Series, was sired by one of these Ancients. He leads a group of warrior vampires called the Breed in order to protect their race and as well as the human race from Rogues, vampires who surrendered to the insanity of bloodlust. When Gabrielle Maxwell witnesses a band of Rogues savagely murder a human, she was pulled in Lucan's world. Although he is sworn to protect, Gabrielle causes him to lose control - something that is dangerous for an Ancient descendant. Little did he realize, losing control was only the beginning. Gabrielle was getting ready to change his life forever. This was a book I was sad to see end. Thankfully, there are six more in this series with the seventh out at the end of 2009. One of the highlights is how Lara Adrian focuses solely on Lucan and Gabrielle, making them a priority of the story. Nowadays, paranormal romance authors are having love blossom not only between the hero and the heroine, but another couple as well. I realize this is a set up for the next book, but it's a turnoff for me. This author's story telling skills are so engrossing, I don't care who the next main characters are. I just want to read more. The story might not be classified as original, but it's solid and the author's writing style is powerfully passionate.
Aye_Gal More than 1 year ago
First I want to say that I havent YET read all of these books and that so far I am really into them. That being said.. Ive read all of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books up to date and so far this seems pretty copy- catish.. The books are each about a warrior of the vampire race finding their mate. The warriors in this book so far seem to be pretty similar to Jr Wards "Brothers".. This book is about Lucan.. he is supposed to be the leader of the warriors and just like Wrath in Jrs book he has a weakness.. unlike the Brotherhood books his is a weakness of "bloodlust" but still its a leader with a weakness..Tegan is like Zsadist.. Dante reminds me of Vischous.. I dunno the series just seem to be very similar to me.. though they are still fun to read.. and there are differences.. I totally recommend reading both series.. :D
harstan More than 1 year ago
Millenia ago eight aliens crashed landed on earth and the only nutrient that sustained them was human blood. A very few women who mated with them were able to bear them sons and the vampire race was born. In a dark alley, photographer Gabrielle Maxwell sees some men drinking the blood of victim. The ones who are doing them are Rogues, vampires with an out of control addiction to blood. They are vile and disdainful of humans who they see as cattle but the Breed vampires don¿t succumb to the blood lust and drink from volunteer humans. --- Lucan is part of a warrior clan dedicated to the wiping out the Rogues. He sees Gabrielle in the alley taking pictures and after he kills the Rogues hunts her down. He gets the pictures from her by pretending to be a policeman but when they start to make love he sees a small mark on her neck. This marks her as a Breedmate, a woman who is destined to mate with a vampire and through the continued exchange of blood will have eternal life. Gabrielle is attracted to Lucan who fights his feelings because he is on the frontlines of a war and doesn¿t want any woman to take his mind off the fight. He is also afraid that he will give in to the blood lust and doesn¿t want Gabrielle to see that part of him that he feels is weak. The two put their own relationship on hold as the war between the Breeds and the Rouges heat up. A new leader has organized the enemy into an army that he hopes will exterminate the Breeds. Gabrielle finds herself in the crossfire of a battle and her only hope of being saved is Lucan. --- Lara Adrian has an interesting take on the vampire mythos with its¿ deep structure and divisions in vampire society. This is an enticing and spellbinding paranormal romantic thriller. Lucan, who is nine hundred years old, comes across as a human with the same emotions and needs. Gabrielle accepts very quickly that vampires exist but is never frightened of Lucan who she sees as a vulnerable warrior tagged with the responsibility of eliminating the Rogues for too long. Readers who enter Lara Adrian¿s world will find themselves thoroughly absorbed in it. --- Harriet Klausner
kasboes More than 1 year ago
loved this whole series its as sexual as the blackdagger brotherhood series by J. R Ward love the sexy guys and the great plot found me another author to follow keep them coming Lara cant wait till the next one comes out I have it pr-ordered
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several vampire series, including JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Twilight series, House of Night series, Vampire Academy series, Vampire Diaries, Guardians of Eternity, and the Sookie Stackhouse series. This book is the first in the Midnight Breed Series, and it was wonderful. It ranked right up there with these other great series. It was better than a few of these also. All in All a GREAT read. It brings a little something different to the table, and includes scenes that are hot and steamy! I can't wait to read the rest of the series! Great work, Lara Adrian! :)
twomack More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for sci-fi romance readers. Some of the action sequences came up a little short, but , overall, it kept my intrest throughout. If you like Sherylin Kennyon or J.R.Ward, then you will like this series also.
1lovealways More than 1 year ago
I'd never read anything by this author, but had saw lots of recommendations about this series. The title was intriguing to me, so I bought it after checking out other reviews about it. I did find it similar to the Black Dagger Brotherhood in several areas. Some of the ideas were new and different. I think this is what made it stand on it's own. It was easy to read and captured my attention. It was never boring and I found myself interested in the story and what would come next. With her fresh ideas and different spin on the premise, I think this is what makes this vampire romance different. I throughly enjoyed it and plan to read all the other books in the series.
booklover54CS More than 1 year ago
Very similar to Black Dagger Brotherhood series (which I LOVE) however, don't worry, once you read a few of these the story lines go different directions. A great escape novel for those who want a little hot vampire fantasy. The 1st and last two in this series were my favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best series I have read. The books are not to long (junst under 300 pages) so they go quick, and keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. I had just finished the Black Dagger Series and was looking to find another series to lose myself in and this one was recommended on my Nook. I started reading them, and was hooked instantly. After each book, I think I have a new favorite among the Order brothers. They are fantasitc!!! Start with book one Kiss of Midnight. Trust me, you will not be able to put them down.
livray More than 1 year ago
I wanted to like this book but the writing was lacking and there was too much cheese for me. I read romance and erotica so that wasn't the cheesy part. Others compared it to J. R. Ward's series which I guess is true based on plot (similar) but these vamps can heal without stitches and the cheese... The alien thing wasn't a focus nor was it annoying to me. I prefer the charactors to tell the story and this book was told a lot in the 3rd person which truely got under my skin! I have just read other books that were much better.
MadimJade More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this series by Lara Adrian. I read it before I read JR Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood series and it never occured that they were similar. I thought this series stook alone and I can see how it could possibly parallel that series, (both are a group of male warrior vampires) but other than that I think the plots were different. I really enjoyed both series but this one I found I couldn't put it down.
crys885 More than 1 year ago
Not too bad, all though it really mimics the Black Dagger Brotherhood the point where I was referring to some of the characters in Adrian's book by the names of Ward's characters. If your between series, its a great distraction, although it does take a while to get into, but once you do it turns out alright and you leave satisfied.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kept checking to make sure I wasn’t reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Very sad when an incredible writers ideas are stolen. Same characters, different names. A twist here and a turn there and it’s the same story. Should have just used the same names for its characters as well. Beth, Wrath, Etc etc etc. will not finish the series as I’m sure of the outcome. Like all the books written after 50 Shades. Same storyline different names.
JEGR More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, and I look forward to reading more from this author. It’s a unique twist on the vampire story. I like the fact that there is a (semi-scientific) explanation for the vampires’ existence. The book itself was hot with good sex scenes and well-written. I know a bunch of people have compared it to Ward’s BDB series and I do see the similarities, but I like this one much more. It has less of the cheesy factor (I can’t stand the names of the vampires in BDB), and just reads easier, in my opinion. I also like the alpha-ness of Lucan. I’m a fan of that type of character, in general. If you enjoy paranormal romance with a touch of realism, you definitely have to give this one a shot. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll be reading the rest of the series. Just enough sex, but not too much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the intire Brotherhood series and loved them all. When I read JR Ward's review on this author's work I knew it had of been "read" worthy. Kiss of Midnight is a good starter book for this series. Try it out you wont be disappointed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read series for any vampire romance reader. Trust me you have never seen vampires like this nor in this location. If you like Sherrilyn Kenyon you will love Lara. Real page turner. You will not be able to put this down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire Midnight Breed Series and enjoyed them all. I really liked the way the author ties in all the books. The characters are inter woven in all the books. I love that!! I really have a hard time saying which was better, they are all good!! You will like this if you like this genre.
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this take on vampires. I have never read a vampire story with a lore quite like this one, it was positively out of this world! The fine line that divides the good guys from the bad makes you hold your breath at times waiting to see if that line gets crossed. There’s such a delicate balance that any Breed, especially the older generations, could find themselves on the other side in the blink of an eye, and there’s just no going back once that happens. The Rogues definitely embody the “enemy” role as they’re brutal and insatiable. Knowing their numbers could grow before anyone saw it coming makes them an ever-present and very dangerous threat. Add a woman that finds herself mysteriously drawn to them making her the center of both the Rogues’ attention and the Breeds’, and you’ve got the catalyst for a hell of conflict. This book is well paced and well written; the plot elements interesting, and the character dynamics occasionally fun. However, overall I think it just felt like it was missing a little something, but I can’t quite put my finger on what. The romance was there, though at first based purely on physical attraction rather than any emotional ties (those grew later), but the sex scenes felt a little short lived. Maybe I’m just a smut addict and wanted more in that regard.
PrincessPea73 More than 1 year ago
Very steamy with a great story line. I love the characters. If you enjoy J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series you will like the Midnight Breed Series as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great twist on the vampire genre! Keeps true to actual vampires, but at the same time adds in some interesting twists. It's also just an overall action packed, emotion filled rollercoaster. Cannot wait to continue the journey in book 2!
Billie55 More than 1 year ago
The midnight Breed Brotherhood is very mysterious with a calming erotic side that will knock your socks off!! GREAT!!!!
WitchyPA More than 1 year ago
If you liked the J.R. Ward Series, Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, you'll like this series.
HollyWoodDreamer More than 1 year ago
This book, Kiss of Midnight, is one of the best books I have read in the past months. It is a complete new way to look at vampires. The plot and the characters draw you in until you are right there with them. To suffer and to rejoice. It keeps you guessing and won't leave you behind. I encourage anyone with an imagination to give Lara Adrian a try. You won't regret it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lucan Thorne is a Breed Warrior a race of vampires descended from the "Ancients" who were aliens, a bloodthirsty race of vampires who plundered our world centuries ago. Now dont be put off with the alien reference...there are no little green men here but hot alpha sexy vampires sworn to protect their kind-and the unwitting humans existing alongside them-from the mounting threat of the Rogues. Gabrielle Maxwell is all alone in the world, an orphan. A photographer with a secret talent that she herself doesnt yet comprehend. When Gabby unexpectedly witnesses a bloody murder by Rogues she is brought under the eagle eye of Lucan who then finds out she is a breedmate, a special human woman who can mate with a Breed. They are coveted and cherished. All mates carry a crescent moon and teardrop birth mark somewhere on their body. All mates have different "talents" they dont comprehend most of the time. 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. This series rocks! Anybody who loves Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, Jacki Frank will love this series, its a must have series. In fact I loved the series so much that we started Laras Midnight Breed Fan Forum (she had no idea her series would take off like it did, never mind needing a message board for all her fans) Come check us out at (LAMB) Hope this helps Zazoo