Start reading Catching Midnight (Upyr) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Catching Midnight (Upyr)
 
 

Catching Midnight (Upyr) [Kindle Edition]

Emma Holly
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £4.81
Kindle Price: £4.52 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £0.29 (6%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £4.52  
Hardcover --  
Mass Market Paperback £4.76  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: At least 60% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Purchase any Kindle Book sold by Amazon.co.uk and receive £1 credit to try out our Digital Music Store. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)


Product Description

Product Description

In the Scottish wood, a clan of immortal shape-shifting wolves takes in an orphan girl, Gillian, as one of their own. But when she matures into a beautiful woman and falls for a mere mortal, her forest family and new lover are plunged into a fiery, passionate struggle to claim Gillian's heart, body, and soul...




Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 486 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Jove (29 April 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OCXHX6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #375,868 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Emma Holly is the USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty very hot romantic books, featuring werewolves, faeries, and just plain extraordinary ordinary folks. Her favorite things are reading, coffee, long daydreamy walks, plus whatever show she's currently infatuated with on tv. She loves sinking into the worlds of her stories and hopes you do too!

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sensual and enticing romance 9 July 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
'Catching Midnight' is a sensual and enticing story about Gillian, a young, immortal shape-shifter who hungers for knowledge, love and freedom. She escapes from her own kind into a world still superstitious and simple enough to remember the legends of unearthly beautiful creatures, and falls under the thrall of a less than physically perfect man, Aimery Fitz Clare. Horribly scarred in battle, feared by all as savage and wild, Aimery is in fact gentle and tender and Gillian is irresistibly drawn to his strength and kindness.
She is also drawn into a seething pot of jealousy and obsession, with his elder brother, Edmund envious of Aimery's achievements and Edmund's wife tormented with lust and desire for her elusive brother-in-law. When Gillian and Aimery finally give in to their need for each other, their passion is scorching and all-consuming.
As usual, Emma Holly has built a cast of exciting and intriguing characters around the two lovers, not least the mysterious and dangerous Nim Wei. Set much earlier than her previous books, in 14th century Scotland, the element of fantasy reminded me a little of Dara Joy's 'Rejar', and I was totally transported to Gillian and Aimery's world where creatures change shape, read minds and struggle with their consciences and desires. I loved it!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not one of her best..... 11 May 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Catching Midnight is a departure from "Beyond Innocence" & "Beyond Seduction", going from Victorian England to the Middle Ages (although you wouldn't necessarily realise this from the language & attitudes of the characters). It's a good story, interesting and fairly sensual, and by any other author.....
Briefly, Gillian is "turned" by shape-shifting immortals when only 10 years old. She reaches maturity, and begins her journey of independance & discovery. However, as usually seems to happen, she falls for the first (human) man she sees, Aimery, and they have to fight jealousy & mistrust to get their happy-ever-after.
Unfortunately, Gillian is just not very interesting - some feat, considering she is a supernatural being. She wanders round accidentally discovering that she has vast powers, without any guidance, but all that is incidental to rest of the story it seems. A lot of the other characters are frankly more interesting, Nim Wei especially, and Aimery makes a fine hero, although you can't quite work out why he's so taken with Gillian.
The sex is also dull & superficial. Sorry, but it is. There's not much of it, and what there is is treated in a very wham-bam way - there's very little depth or exploration, and yet, frustratingly, there's just so much scope in the characters!
It's as if Emma Holly had an interesting idea, and wanted to write a book about upyrs and shape-shifters & so on, and was obliged to work with a standard formula to ensure the book sold. A bit disappointing.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars sensual, romantic fantasy 19 May 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
'Catching Midnight' is a sensual and enticing story - just as I have come to expect and enjoy from Emma Holly.
Gillian, a young, immortal shape-shifting 'upyr' hungers not for the taste of human blood, but for knowledge, love and freedom. She escapes from her own kind into a world still superstitious and simple enough to remember the legends of unearthly beautiful creatures, and falls under the thrall of a less than physically perfect man, Aimery Fitz Clare. Horribly scarred in battle, feared by all as savage and wild, Aimery is in fact gentle and tender and Gillian is irresistibly drawn to his strength and kindness. She is also drawn into a seething pot of jealousy and obsession, with his elder brother Edmund envious of Aimery’s achievements and Edmund’s wife tormented with lust and desire for her brother-in-law. When Gillian and Aimery finally give in to their need for each other, their passion is scorching and all-consuming.
As usual, Emma Holly has built a cast of exciting and intriguing characters around the two lovers, not least the mysterious and dangerous Nim Wei. Set much earlier than her previous books, in 14th century Scotland, the element of fantasy reminded me a little of Dara Joy’s ‘Rejar’, and I was totally transported to Gillian and Aimery’s world where creatures change shape, read minds and struggle with their consciences and desires. I loved it!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars  39 reviews
38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely OUTSTANDING Paranormal 30 April 2003
By M. Rondeau - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In the year 1349, she was 10 years old - hardly a lifetime to know what it was like to be human when Gillian was turned into a upyr. Brought by her sire, Auriclus, to the woods where her body had shape-shifted to her perfect age, he left her to "live well and free" with others of her breed, the children of midnight, shapeshifting immortals who could run as both wolves and men. After some years spent with the pack of upyr's that were now her only family, she wanted knowledge of humans, her heart yearned for the world beyond.
After assuming the guise of a peregrine falcon, hoping to escape her immortal keepers, she inadvertently falls into the hands of Aimery Fitz Clare, a human, second son to a noble house, and a master falconer. Instinctively recognizing Aimery's kindness she is content to stay with him and let him unknowingly guide her back to a human world. It is with Aimery that she discovers more and more the knowledge she needs to be content - to discover that she has a heart and it has been captured by her love of Aimery. For Gilllian and Aimery, to embrace this forbidden romance, they must first survive the perils of her jealous brethren baring their fangs, and his obsessively unbalanced sister-in-law, before they can soar together in a perfect and glorious love.
Catching Midnight is a powerfully seductive romance. The raw emotions and the sizzling sex are skillfully woven into a very tender and touching love story. Numerous secondary characters are intertwined within to give you a thrilling page-turner of treacherous betrayals, envy, greed and mentally unbalanced obsessions. The paranormal world of upyr's was a new realm of which I had no prior knowledge, thatI found extremely interesting. I really liked this book and I most definitely recommend it - the pages flew and the sensuality will make your toes curl!
26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What Happened? 2 July 2003
By I. Freeman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I am a huge, I mean HUGE Emma Holly fan. I love her erotica and I love her first two books in the Romance genre. So... you can imagine how disappointed I am that after 4 weeks I still have not finished reading this book. It took me about 5 days to read every other book of hers but I became so uninterested in the characters that I had to force myself to even get three fourths of the way through. What happened to the passion and sexual tension between her characters that is usually so beautifuly writen. I didn't find the story erotic in the least bit. Of course I will buy and read her next book because everything else that she has written has been amazing but I can't recommend this one.
If you want to read a truly wonderful story of Ms. Holly's try Beyond Seduction ... but be careful...it could burn a hole in your sheets.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ms. Holly goes beyond the bar 4 May 2003
By Desmond Chan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I knew Ms. Holly to be an exceptional erotica author but I never expected she is a chameleon - slipping from historical romances like Beyond Seduction to paranormal territories with assured ease. It is an even greater revelation that she delivers one of the most provocative paranormal romance to date and is consistently imaginative.
And how boldly daring of Ms. Holly to exploit on the ancient upyr who are rumoured demons and feeds on blood for sustenance. Young ingenue Gillian escapes to Scottish woods in 1349 to avoid pestilence and finds herself steeped in the rivalry between elders Auriclus and Nim Wei. She chooses to follow Auriclus and 21 years later she decides it's time to leave the pack and seek her destiny in the human world. She shape-shifts to a nestling who later gets picked up by falconer Aimery Fitz Clare, brother to baron of Bridesmere and is touched by his kindness and is inexorably in love.
It is instantly a top-notch romance, surreal and heart-wrenchingly poignant when Gillian is afraid to unleash the monster in her and the charged symmetry revealed when Aimery is tortured by his "butchery" in battlefield. It is a mythic journey of how Gillian shapes her fate and a gothic struggle of good against evil with Nim Wei's destructive traits. It climaxes in a gathering of elders to save Aimery's life and a denouement of Gillian's identity.
No less can we expect Ms. Holly's tale to be exquisitely erotic with smoldering passion that rages with promises and commitments. In its sexual undertones, it conveys complexed characterization through the resentment between Aimery and his brother Edward, a doomed infatuation for Aimery in Edward's wife Claris, Gillian's love towards Edward's child Robin and Brother Kenelm's redemption. It is of how Gillian triumphs over her abandonment and finds her destiny. Catching Midnight is ultimately a story of hope as we see love at its most liberating - and emotionally shattering.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy AND sweet paranormal love story 24 Sep 2006
By Sarah E. Oliver - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is the first of Emma Holly's vampire/shapeshifter (upyr) series (Hunting Midnight and Courting Midnight are sequels). Having read all three, I can definitely say this is my favorite of the set. The reason is the hero, Aimery. I absolutely love, love, love this hero. He is one of those great characters in romance that is ATYPICAL. First of all, he is scarred. An old injury has left his face severely scarred and is therefore automatically different than your run of the mill beautiful hero. Secondly, and probably much more importantly, he is a really great man. He is tender and gentle and treats the heroine (Gillian - the upyr to his mortal) with respect and genuine affection. He displays a willingness to put her needs and desires even above his own. This is truly refreshing after reading again and again about men who behave like unmitigated jerks to their heroines. So if just for Aimery's character alone, I would like this book.

I also found myself liking Gillian as well. The story kept me interested, and knowing that there are books that follow, you find yourself paying attention to peripheral characters you suspect you will meet again. Overall, I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoys a sexy AND sweet paranormal love story.
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story! 24 Mar 2004
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a new direction for this author and I loved this first foray into the "upyr" world. This story is less heavily erotic and more emotionally touching than some of her other books. I highly recomend it to anyone who wants to read about "real" characters falling in love. Neither the hero nor heroine are perfect or dominant to each other. Just a really good romance story.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category