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Kiss of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 1) (edition 2007)

by Lara Adrian

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Title:Kiss of Midnight (The Midnight Breed, Book 1)
Authors:Lara Adrian
Info:Dell (2007), Edition: First Printing, Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:vampires, rouges, Boston, photographers

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Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian (Author)

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    sbrew1: I love this series. Laurel K. Hamilton starts out with a heroin that gets corrupted along the way and you feel like you get corrupted right along with the character. Very erotic after you get to the third book in the series.
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Paranormal Romance. Midnight Breed 1. Photographer Gabrielle sees a vampire murder outside a club, Lucan Thorne is the vamp love interest. OK+
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  C4RO | Jun 2, 2015 |
Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
Book #1: Midnight Breed Series
Source: Purchase
My Rating: 4/5
My Review:

The Midnight Breed series is one of the first on-going vampire series I read when I discovered the paranormal genre and now that I have started a re-read of the series, I am being reminded of why I fell in love with genre years ago.

Kiss of Midnight is the first full-length novel of the Midnight Breed series and it starts the series off in a big, bad way. Lucan Thorne is a Gen One member of the Breed and one of the oldest vampires currently walking the Earth. Lucan’s father was one of the cruelest of his kind and in the throes of Bloodlust he killed Lucan’s mother. In that moment a warrior was born and for centuries Lucan and the few other men who have pledged themselves to Lucan and his cause, have protected the Breed from those among them who have succumbed to Bloodlust. Over the centuries Lucan and the Order have become a well-oiled machine and though their numbers are small have managed to keep the Rogue population in check and the human population oblivious to their presence.

Gabrielle Maxwell is a successful photographer and with her small group of friends, she has a decent life. She is successful in her career but not quite so in her personal life. As an infant, Gabrielle was abandoned by her mother who later killed herself while institutionalized. After several foster homes and returns to the foster care system one home finally stuck but even the Maxwell’s couldn’t make Gabrielle feel totally accepted. Unbeknownst to Gabrielle, she is a Breed mate and her lack of fitting in is a direct result of her not having found the people she belongs with just yet. One awful night will bring everything into focus (HA!! I crack myself up!!) for Gabrielle and introduce her to a world she never knew existed.

After a very successful gallery showing, Gabrielle and her friends stop into the hot new night club for a few drinks and some dancing. Though Gabrielle enjoys her friends she despises the large, noisy space and opts out earlier than her companions. Once outside, Gabrielle stumbles upon a vicious attack and though she is terrified she knows she has to report the crime and in a moment of clarity, she snaps several pictures with her cell phone. Gabrielle has the best of intentions but the event she captures on her cell is fuzzy at best and when the cops arrive, there is zero evidence of the crime she reported. Fearful she is going crazy like her biological mother did, Gabrielle is beyond relieved when “Detective” Lucan Thorne shows up on her doorstep to follow-up on her report.

In short order both Gabrielle and Lucan realize they are in way over their respective heads. The danger is high, the lust and like are even higher and, if the indications are correct, the Rogues are organizing and threatening everyone and everything the Order has fought to protect. Bringing Gabrielle into the fold is as dangerous for her as it is for Lucan but as events play out both realize they cannot be without the other and they are strong by each other’s side.

The Bottom Line: Kiss of Midnight is a fine start to what turns into a very long and involved paranormal series. I like it when an author begins a series with the leader rather than putting him or her off until well into the series and that is exactly what Adrian does with this read. Lucan Thorne is so dark and jaded after nearly a thousand years of life and Gabrielle reminds him of what truly living can be like. Gabrielle is fierce and though she is totally scared shitless by the world she has stumbled into she isn’t going to let that fear keep her away from the man she loves. In addition to the love story, Adrian establishes, with the unusual organization of the Rogues and the emergence of another Gen One, the long-term arc for the series. In all, Miss of Midnight pulled me in years ago and it did so again when I picked up for the re-read. Onward and upward, dear reader, book two awaits  ( )
  arthistorychick | Feb 7, 2015 |
The Characters

Lucan Thorne, Gabrielle Maxwell

Lucan is a complicated male. And yes, no one understands him but his woman. These breed warriors are long lived and lonely (though they’d never admit it). Lucan fights so hard to continue that sad lonely existence but really he didn’t stand a chance against Gabrielle.

The Story

This new world (new to me anyway) is very intriguing. A bit violent, a lot sensual and very addictive. I’m sorry I waited so long to start the series.

The Random Thoughts

*I couldn’t wait to get in the car to finish this, I had to break out my headphones.

4 Stars ( )
  bookjunkie57 | Nov 10, 2014 |
Kiss of Midnight was an easy enjoyable read however there seem to be quite a few series that run along the same 'warrior that finds, fights for and finally is bonded to his mate' theme. It reminded me of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Darkhunter series and J.R. Ward's BlackDagger Brotherhhood series. They are all slightly different in there own way but they all share similar qualities: alpha male vampire-like warriors with a cause to fight for who meet lonely women, an obstacle to overcome which threaten's the lives of the warriors and the women, obstacle is dealt with, couples realise they will love each other forever and sometimes form a life long bond. This can become mundane after a dozen or so of these books so I think I'm going to swear off them for a while. ( )
  Cynical_Ames | Sep 23, 2014 |
Kiss of Midnight is an enjoyable story and a great beginning to the series. I'm looking forward to the next! ( )
  Neverwithoutabook | Jul 4, 2014 |
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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. . .

The Midnight Breed Series reading order:

Book 0.5: A Touch of Midnight (prequel novella)
Book 1: Kiss of Midnight
Book 2: Kiss of Crimson
Book 3: Midnight Awakening
Book 4: Midnight Rising
Book 5: Veil of Midnight
Book 6: Ashes of Midnight
Book 7: Shades of Midnight
Book 8: Taken by Midnight
Book 9: Deeper Than Midnight
Book 9.5: A Taste of Midnight (novella)
Book 10: Darker After Midnight
The Midnight Breed Series Companion
Book 11: Edge of Dawn
Book 12: Crave the Night (on sale Aug 5, 2014)
Book 12.5: Tempted by Midnight (on sale Oct 14, 2014)

...and more to come!

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Book 1 in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling Midnight Breed vampire romance series

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. . . .

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:40 -0400)

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Drawn to the enigmatic stranger she sees across the room in a crowded dance club, Gabrielle Maxwell is drawn into the dark and dangerous world of hunter vampires, one in which a blood war is on the edge of ignition, when she falls for Lucan Thorne, a vampire Breed warrior sworn to protect other vampires and humans from the threat of the Rogues.… (more)

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