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After Midnight (Lords of Midnight Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Teresa Medeiros
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Our sister is marrying a vampire...

When the ever practical Caroline Cabot first hears those words from the lips of her fanciful youngest sister, she accuses Portia of having a wild imagination.

But when she discovers their sister Vivienne is actually being courted by Adrian Kane, the mysterious viscount rumored to be a vampire, she decides to accept his invitation to a midnight supper and do some sleuthing of her own.

To both her delight and her dismay, she soon finds herself falling under Kane's bewitching spell. After all, what's a proper young lady to do when her sister's suitor arouses more than just her suspicions?

Book 1 in Teresa Medeiros's LORDS OF MIDNIGHT Series, which includes AFTER MIDNIGHT and THE VAMPIRE WHO LOVED ME

"If Jane Austen had written Dracula, it would have been After Midnight!"--Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author 

"Teresa Medeiros is one of my all-time favorite authors!"--Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times bestselling author

"After Midnight deftly blends romance and vampire lore. Medeiros's sunny playfulness cuts the gloom of vampire convention."--Publishers Weekly

"A hypnotic tale, mesmerizing, tantalizing and simmering with sexual tension and excitement. Medeiros has created a vampire novel with soul."--Romantic Times

"A delightful tongue-in-cheek Regency vampire romance with quite a bite."--The Best Reviews

"5 Stars. A sensual vampire romance to die for! Medeiros proves she is master of the genre. Darkly sensual and enticingly mysterious!"--Historical Romance Club


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1845 KB
  • Print Length: 383 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Amber House Books (18 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BG12PPU
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #242,616 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Vampire Regency - but without enough bite 4 Dec. 2006
By Helen Hancox TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I am a keen reader of many genres of novel but particularly Regencies and vampire novels. Thus, when discovering "After Midnight" and its sequel "The Vampire Who Loved Me" by Teresa Medeiros I thought I was in for a really good read - the first Regency Vampire novels I had read.

Sadly I didn't get it. These books cross two very different genres and somehow it doesn't work - neither book sits well in either the Regency genre (not enough historical detail to set the scene properly, behaviour and thoughts that are far more 21st century than 19th) and in the Vampire (not enough information generally about vampires and not enough use made of this interesting option in the plot).

As a brief summary, Caroline Cabot is the eldest of three siblings and has pretty much raised her two younger sisters since the death of their parents. She learns that Adrian Kane, Viscount Trevelyan, is interested in her younger sister Vivienne - but rumour has it that he is a vampire. Certainly his behaviour suggests that is the case - he's never out in daylight, for example. In order to check him out properly she, along with her sisters, visits his home and she meets his brother Julian. What is the Viscount's motivation in courting her sister? Why, when he is apparently about to pop the question to Vivienne does he seem to be toying with Caroline? And is he really a vampire?

There isn't a great deal of plot in this book and the characters tend to all be painted rather indistinctly. There is also a lot of confusing changing of point of view mid-chapter with no clear demarcation - one minute you're hearing Caroline's voice, the next minute Adrian's, and you don't necessarily spot when it changes initially.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A paranormal romance in the Georgette Heyer vein 1 Sept. 2006
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A tale of 3 destitute sisters, with the feisty eldest, Caroline, caring for her younger siblings Vivienne and Portia on the death of their parents. All very Georgette Heyer (and yes, that is a compliment), but of course the enigmatic Vicount pursuing the middle sister has a dark secret. Although I would not wish to spoil the plot I think that the book stood by itself without the paranormal aspects. The three sisters inter-relationships were probably the highlight of the book for me, and it will be interesting to see how the planned sequel takes forward the paranormal aspects.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun 21 Dec. 2006
By Greycat
Format:Mass Market Paperback
As a reader of general romance and the new genre of supernatural romance, I found this a fun read. It's easy, the characters are quick to follow, and it ticks along nicely.

Having said that, I'm posting on to mention that potential English Regency fans may find certain aspects of the book grate. The history hasn't been very well investigated and there are errors, as well as simple ignorance of the English language (as in ENGLISH-English). I also severely doubt that Adrian was ever used as an upper-class name of this period (and it's certainly not very sexy!).

However, if you can ignore the little niggles, it's a fun read on a rainy afternoon :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lords of Midnight 1 25 May 2013
By Kate Phillips TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
To my great surprise I really enjoyed After Midnight. I had expected it to be fun but wasn't expecting it to be as gripping and entertaining as it was. I really liked it a lot more than I thought I would. It was so much fun it made me giggle and smile from beginning to end.

Before starting I was unsure about the storyline, I didn't quite like the idea of a romance between a woman and a man her sister was practically engaged to, but it was mostly handled very well (although there were a couple of bad moments.) I really enjoyed the tongue and cheek nature of this book and the strong independent women it revolves around. I also really liked the paranormal aspect, I thought it was a little different and managed to keep the reader guessing.

I thought that maybe it was a little long and that the ending was dragged out but other than that there was nothing to really complain about.

Another great thing about this book was the characters; I loved every single one of them especially Caroline and Adrian. She was smart and independent I enjoyed her quick wit especially when she went up against Adrian. He had a tough exterior but was a softy inside.

The chemistry between them was explosive and I loved their romance, they tried to stay away from each other but just couldn't. They were great together and I loved the banter between them.

After Midnight was a fun romantic read that was a lot better than I thought it would be, I cannot wait to read more books from this series and author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gentlemen Vampires 7 Nov. 2005
By Stephanie - Published on
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The very talented Ms. Medeiros has taken a turn from her tried and true formula romances and has entered into the ever growing realm of supernatural love stories. Vampires are the beasts of choice in "After Midnight", and our author doesn't disappoint. Where as many of these types of stories take place in a contemporary setting, Ms. Medeiros has successfully told a tale featuring these undead creatures of the night in Nineteenth century England. That alone is worth the read.

Secrets aren't truly revealed until well into the second half of the book. Often, plots and the twists of so many stories can be predicted from page one, however this tale allows for the reader to do some fancy guess work and adds to the suspense and fun.

The romance seemed to take a back burner position to the plotline, which, in my opinion, didn't detract form the story. The characters were likeable. Our hero, Adrian, was intruiging. His brother Julian, even more so. Caroline, the heroine, was a bit run of the mill as was her sister Vivienne. Portia, the baby of the family, was truly a gem and was the most interesting of the lot. Apparently, her and Julian's story is next in this series.

All in all, a successful foray into this popular realm of fantasy-supernatural-romance. Bravo, Ms. Medeiros!
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Medeiros' first vampire book is her best book ever! 1 Sept. 2005
By castlereader - Published on
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I love all Teresa Medieros' books especially TOUCH OF ENCHANTMENT and the heroine in AFTER MIDNIGHT is a typical Medeiros heroine, very smart, sharp-tongued, funny, who doesn't take trouble from anyone. But Adrian Kane is really different, dark and brooding with this determination and intensity that makes him so HOT. He had me fanning myself in bed when I should have been sleeping but I couldn't becaause I started the book in the evening and couldn't put it down. Medeiros should have been writing vampires a long time ago. The only thing I don't like is she left the story hanging to be continued in the next book and I don't know when that is coming. But AFTER MIDNIGHT is definitely the best Medeiros I've read. I defintely recommend it.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing Vampire Story 9 Sept. 2005
By Wendy Bransom - Published on
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Highly recommend. After Midnight had more of a plot than most romance novels. Yes it had some steamy love scenes but they did not run the story which was refreshing. I can't wait to read Julian and Portia's story in 2006. You really feel like you know the characters. I liked this book so much, read it in one day!!!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 11 Sept. 2005
By xldreamerlx - Published on
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I love this book!

I have always loved Teresa's works, and I think this is one of her best, along with Touch Of Enchantment. The vampire twist is marvelous. Caroline and Adrian's romance is breathtaking... and sizzling. Perfect. As for Julian and Portia... I can't wait!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book the sequel will be even Better! 22 Sept. 2005
By Mandylee - Published on
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I've read all of Teresa Medeiros' novels. I can say that the last two left me a little cold. This one however, made me a fan all over again.

I am not surprised at the mixed reviews readers are giving "After Midnight". This was after all (I feel) a side step for Medeiros. It is however, captivating. So then why not 5 stars? Well, I'll tell you; I didn't exactly fall in love with Adrian. He wasn't as fleshed out as most of her Heros are. Take Colin for example in "Touch of Enchantment" He is by far my most favorite Medeiros Hero, ever. I have a feeling though that that opinion will change. I didn't completely fall for Adrain, because I fell instead for Julian. I continued to read the book because I wanted to find out more about Julian. Yes, the attraction between Caroline and Adrain is tangable but it was Julian and Portia that held my attention.

"After Midnight" is a good read because of the fact that it leaves you wanting more, and thank god that there will be more. I don't know if I can wait a year to find out what happens between Juilan and Portia. I recomend reading "After Midnight" because it can only get better from where Adrain and Caroline left off.
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