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. . . .
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1 . great read!
Posted September 06, 2010 by evele , orange countyLove this book, I got sucked in at the first chapter, couldn't put it down until I was finished. Loved it! on to book two Kiss Of Crimson
2 . Way to Start a Series!!
Posted August 15, 2010 by Ria , Waldorf, MDThis book was a special on Audible so I didn't read it rather I listened to it and it was AWESOME. I love the way Lara Adrian created her own spin to vampire stories not just the same o same o that we learned as traditional Dracula stories. The introduction to the BREED and Midnight series is wonderful and defeniltley has me hooked. I have only just began the series but I could not put my IPOD down till the story was done. I will be buying the entire collection for my reader. HAPPY READING and get ready to be hooked.
3 . Loved It !!
Posted June 20, 2010 by TJ in FL , FloridaGreat romance with a great storyline, can't wait to read the next one in the series.
4 . Good Book
Posted May 12, 2010 by yennajenna , Ashland, KYThis book is a lot like JR Ward, not quite as good but still a good read. The only problem I had with the book is the author had a little trouble with character description, aka what they looked like, so I had trouble picturing them in my head. Other than that the plot was good and the series is promising.
5 . MUST..MUST READ
Posted December 30, 2009 by lace152 , camp lejueneI have read the entire black brotherhood series from J.R Ward and was trying to find another that was just as attention grabbing with romance and the fighting in it. I had not found anything for a couple of months, not until I stubbled across this book. If you love action and hot steamy romance this book is the way to go, just bought the second one!!
6 . Completely mezmerizing!!
Posted October 29, 2009 by SpunkBitten , Burleson, TexasKiss of Midnight is a marvelous tale of mythical creatures of the night...a tale that transforms the once feared, despised wraiths, to heroic beings of mystery, destiny, compassion and love. The story is well written, and totally engrossing...once I started to read, I couldn't put it down. Thank you to the author for a fantastic story of unlikely protectors and the challenges that lay before them.
7 . Great Book
Posted October 21, 2009 by Lilia , Las VegasI came across this book and it was free so I thought I would give it a shot. I was presently surprised to find that this was a wonderful book and I am definitely hooked on this author and this series. I couldn't seem to put the book down and am hoping that the rest of the series is as good as this one and I don't doubt that they will be.
8 . A page turner
Posted October 12, 2009 by Lisa , WVI downloaded this book because it was free. I never read much romance or any of the currently popular vampire books so I have nothing to compare, but I really enjoyed this book and I am now reading the second in the series and will purchase the third. If you like your vampires very tall, muscular, macho, but always keeping your needs and safety first, then this is the book for you!
9 . Love it!
Posted October 06, 2009 by Britt , DenverThis was a really good book. I downloaded it because it was free and thought why not. I read it in a day and a half. To me is a mix between the Blade movies and Twilight books, only way more adult. I'm going to down load the 2nd book soon..
10 . A surprisingly good read
Posted September 28, 2009 by Sarah , TorontoI downloaded this book for free with limited expectations but I found myself quickly drawn into Lara Adrian's vampire world. It was different from other authors that I've read but with enough similarities of the characteristics that I enjoy about the vampire genre. I enjoyed the characters and the basic storyline, while a little predictable (what love story isn't), kept a good pace and had a couple surprises as well. I recommend this book!
April 29, 2007
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Excerpt from Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
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."