by Lara Adrian
Dell Books ~ 416 pagesISBN: 978-0-440-24611-4
Mass Market Paperback
Delivered from the darkness, a woman finds herself plunged into a passion that is DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT . . .
At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world was changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well–the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing that matters to her now that she is free.
Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos’s most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he’s hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he’ll go to end Dragos’s reign of evil–even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne’s tender heart.
As a child, Lara Adrian used to sleep with the covers up around her neck, afraid she might become the midnight prey of deadly vampires. Later on, under the influence of Bram Stoker and Anne Rice, she had to wonder if her fear wasn’t actually something else: a secret desire to walk in a darker world, to live a dangerous and sensual dream with a man of seductive, preternatural power. It is that twining of fear and desire that fuels Lara’s own fantasies today, and the idea that she explores in her New York Times bestselling Midnight Breed series of vampire romance novels from Bantam Dell Books.
With an ancestry stretching back to the Mayflower and the court of King Henry VIII, Lara Adrian lives with her husband in New England, surrounded by centuries-old graveyards, hip urban comforts, and the endless inspiration of the broody Atlantic Ocean.
Lara’s Midnight Breed series is available in mass market paperback and e-book through Bantam Dell, and in limited edition hardcover through Doubleday Book Club, Rhapsody Book Club, Book of The Month, and the Science Fiction Book Club. Unabridged audio editions are available through Tantor Media, Amazon, iTunes, etc. Lara’s new releases regularly appear on all of the key bestseller lists including:The New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc. There are more than 2 million copies of the Midnight Breed novels in print in the United States.
Additionally, translation rights have been licensed in more than 16 countries, including Germany, where the two most recent releases have both hit #1 on the Stern bestseller list and spent multiple weeks in the top ten slots on Der Spiegel, peaking at #3. The series has sold more than 500,000 copies in Germany. In Italy, the January 2011 release of Book 4 of the series hit three bestseller lists (La Repubblica at #5; TTLat #7; and Corriere della Sera at #13). The series has currently sold over 100,000 copies in Italy. United Kingdom publisher Constable & Robinson reports more than 100,000 copies of the series in print thus far, with each title returned to press multiple times.
In the USA, Lara Adrian’s new releases regularly appear on all of the key bestseller lists including: The New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc.
— Awarded “Bestselling Debut Author of 2007” from Borders Books for KISS OF MIDNIGHT
— One of Amazon.com’s Top 10 Best Romance Novels of 2007 with MIDNIGHT AWAKENING
I was a bit sad to see that this was the 9th book in the Midnight Breed Series, I’ve missed so much! However, this book plays as a single so I didn’t find that I was confused or lacking any special information as I read.
From the moment Hunter met Corinne I could feel the connection stirring within him and then, later, her as well. They were both so similar it seemed impossible for them to not fall in love, but at the same time it seemed that neither would be able to find the strength to do so. I loved this coupling. Corinne was soft and a tad broken and while Hunter had his own issues the love he felt for her tore through each wall one by one. They were both hurt by the same evil, and in that they found love and a home with each other.
Scenes of Men in Black, but with fangs came to mind as the Order was discussed.There were so many great characters within the Order that I just loved. Chase was automatically a favourite for me. I could tell right away that he was going to be a rogue, as soon as he ‘left’ I couldn’t help but wonder WHAT Lara had in store for him. I just knew it couldn’t be the end of Chase. Thankfully, I was right. Chase ended up being the driving force behind the novel for me. As much as I enjoyed the love of Corinne and Hunter and seeing their relationship flourish. I couldn’t help but want to read more of Chase sinking further into darkness only to be pulled back with a quick jolt of honour at the last second.
I’m thrilled to see that Book 10 will feature Chase and will definitely be reading it! Until then, I will be more than happy to pick up book 1 and see what I’ve been missing!
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