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Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed) [Kindle Edition]

Lara Adrian
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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BOOK 1: Prepare for seduction as Lara Adrian unleashes a dark new breed of vampire

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One touch is just the beginning

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 and 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.

Her future inextricably bound up with the black-haired stranger's, Gabrielle will confront an extraordinary destiny of danger, seduction and the darkest pleasures of all.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 679 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1849011060
  • Publisher: Robinson (1 Dec 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004EBUUCY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,870 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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With an ancestry stretching back to the Mayflower, Lara Adrian lives with her husband in coastal New England, surrounded by centuries-old graveyards, hip urban comforts and the endless inspiration of the dark Atlantic ocean.

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Start 18 Aug 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Gabrielle Maxwell is a successful photographer. After a phenomenal gallery show, she and her friends are celebrating at the hottest new Goth club in town. While everyone else is rocking the night along, Gabrielle feels something is wrong. When a fight breaks out, along with brooding stares from an intriguing stranger, she knows something is wrong. And when she sees something horrific in an ally outside the club, she knows her life will never be the same.

Lucan Thorne is a Breed vampire warrior and it's his duty to protect and keep his kind in line. The Rogues are getting more out of control though and their violence is beginning to leave too obvious an impact on not only his world, but that of the humans as well. When he spies an alluring woman across a crowded club, and witnesses her involvement in a grisly murder, he will have to find her and silence anything she knows. It may be too late for her though and Lucan's attraction is too strong to ignore. Too, when he discovers her true destiny, he has no choice but to bring her fully into his world...and into the war waiting there.

There is definitely a unique style to this first in Lara Adrian's vampire Midnight Breed series. It's an urban setting, which we're familiar with by now, but it's got its own atmosphere of dark foreboding twists and turns and she crafts it well through her particular use of language. World-building-wise, it's not doing too bad a job. Where it began to unravel were the main character's interactions, and it usually stemmed from Lucan's end. Tortured, angry heroes are almost always intriguing. It's thrilling to experience the redemption of their character and to see that wicked unraveling to the heroine's irresistible wiles.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly enjoyable... 21 Feb 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
As a recent convert to the Laurell K Hamilton, Anita Blake series, I wanted to see if there was anything else out there that was as addictive and enjoyable. I have to say that I was unsure as to whether I would find anything that lived upto my expectations. However, I was pleasantly surprised.

The whole premise of the vampires existing is totally different to Hamilton's, but this is a difference NOT a negative thing. Its just another way of approaching the long standing myth of vampirism.

The setting of the book was very normal. Gabrielle Maxwell's life is extremely realistic, the background is believable and the supporting characters are gently introduced. But although this is total fantasy, the paranormal aspects of the story are sympathetically injected into her surroundings.

The only reason that this book didn't rate 5 stars is because its not as intricate a read as a Hamilton. I was able to sit and read it in one sitting. However, this may well be a positive thing, as it was a highly addictive read and I'm definitely going to be ordering the next one in the series.

For those readers who have disliked the extensive sex in the later Anita Blake books, be warned that this book is very explicit and erotic in parts. It isn't necessarily the main thrust of the plot, but it does play a major role. Personally, I found this enjoyable and well written.
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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hot! 1 Jun 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the start of a new vampire series - Lucan is the oldest of his kind (Gen One)they call themselves the Breed and their "mates" are Breedmates - identified by an identical birthmark - women who bond with vampires and can give birth to a new generation but not "turned"

This is the story of Lucan and Gabrielle who is totally ignorant of vampires despite the fact that her mother was sent mad by claiming she had been bitten by one! She then abandoned Gabrielle and killed herself on being committed to an asylum.

As a start of a new series it takes sometime to get into the characters hence the 4 stars rather than 5 - the back ground is similar to J R Ward's series (which I highly recommend!) however once you do get to know them I can't wait for the next!!
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50 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written , Jessica. 6 Jun 2007
By Karen
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a surprisingly terrific little novel. For a paranormal romance. I actually got a feeling of suspense and danger whilst reading it. There are some great ideas in the book...the vampire suicide bomber was a nice touch...as was the gay bes' friend. I particularly enjoyed how the heroine used her past issues to help the hero and actually move the plot along. Very clever.

And the hero and heroine spend lots of time and chapters together. (Unlike in the Ward series) But best of all the heroine is not a doormat (like in many of the Kenyon series) and gives as good as she gets from the hero especially in the relationship. The hero behaves like a doofus only a couple of times...and there is very little "I'm not worthy" rubbish from either of them. Amazingly in this novel the vampire warrior actually gives the female human a choice about becoming his 'mate.' Such a refreshing change from many other paranormals. A word about the tatts...boootiful.

Thank goodness the setting up of the sequels is minimal and forms an integral part of the story.

It's actually a much better story than either of the aforementioned series with their chaotic meandering subplots but that's because it is obviously written by one person and not a committee.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoy all midnight breed books
Published 1 month ago by Audrey A. Bixby
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
This is the first book in the Midnight Breed series and it didn't disappoint. It had everything I love in a good vampire novel - blood, sex, violence, immortality and love! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Linzi M
5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss of Midnight ........Midnight Breed... Lara Adrian...
This has to be one of the better series of paranormal romances going, I love the world of the breed Lara Adrian has created this is a reread for me. Read more
Published 2 months ago by lonegunwoman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Good read - just the right pace to be able to be picked up and put down as you need.
Published 3 months ago by Pam
5.0 out of 5 stars Briiliant series
Just brilliant. Fantastic series, Lara Adrian takes you through a roller coaster of emotions. This is definitely up there with The Black Dagger Brotherhood & the Dark Carpathian... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ros Hussain
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible series
I have read all of the Midnight Breed series books numerous times over because they are so fantastic. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Angel13
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read
Fantastic read and big thanks to the author for putting so much hard work in lot of action and romance can't wait to read more of the series
Published 6 months ago by gemma
5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss of Midnight
Love this book and the rest of the bread books. I just keep returning to this one. I do so love Lucan
Published 7 months ago by Dianne Bolli
4.0 out of 5 stars Kiss of midnight by Lara Adrian
I love this story...I love the spunky heroine Gabrielle and lucan Thorne the dark, dangerous raw vampire. After seeing never-ending stories about teen vampire's I thought... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Dee xx
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
I chose 4 stars as I enjoyed the story, the characters are interesting. Yes, I will be reading the next book in this series.
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