Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Posted June 26, 2015 by Amanda in Book Review | | 1 Comment

Kiss of Midnight by Lara AdrianKiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed #1
Published by Dell on May 1st 2007
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchased
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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 . . . .

Lucan Thorne is an ancient “Breed” warrior vampire. For centuries he has fought against the Rogue vampires to keep not only vampire society a secret/safe, but to also protect the humans.

Gabrielle Maxwell is a gifted, immensely successful photographer. She is drawn to old buildings and darkness. Her photos have a certain…paranormal quality that her fans love. She had no idea that she had been taking photos of vampire dwellings. It is after an art show that she witnesses a brutal murder. She is convinced that something otherworldly had killed the young man. The cops brush aside her suspicions, but her story and picture of the scene catches Lucan’s attention as well as the Rogue vampire’s.

Lucan must protect her from the vampire’s bloody war and fight his attraction for Gabrielle, which he finds to be impossible. Their lives become more and more entwined as they journey through the mystery of Gabrielle’s past and face dangers together.

Kiss of Midnight was a wonderful first book within the Midnight Breed series. The writing was detailed and the characters held my attention the entire time. With books I’ve been reading lately, I find myself saying “yawn” and skipping paragraphs and sometimes a couple of pages at a time. What kept me from giving Kiss of Midnight a higher rating is my personal preference of steamier scenes and a deeper romantic relationship between the hero and heroine.

I have the second and third book and plan on diving in again as soon as summer hits and my classes are out.

About Lara Adrian

LARA ADRIAN is the New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author of the Midnight Breed vampire romance series, with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books regularly appear in the top spots of all the major bestseller lists including the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Indiebound,, Barnes & Noble, etc.

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Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a university student who also works full time at a cosmetology school. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs, a sweet cocker spaniel and a rambunctious blackmouth cur mix. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.
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