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E-Reader Bargain- Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian

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This is the first book in Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed Series and You can get it for e-reader for $1.99 for a limited time.  Also if you buy the e-book you can get the audio book for $3.99. Both prices a true bargain for a terrific series. (the regular price is e-book=$7.99 and audiobook=$24.99.) Filled with heart pounding action and heart stopping drama along with sizzling romance.

This series is one of my favorite vampire series.  It is right up there with Vampires In America by D.B. Reynolds and Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward. Here is your chance to try it or add it to your keeper shelf.

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Releasing Tomorrow-Review- For 100 Days by Lara Adrian

Title: For 100 Days: A 100 Series Novel

For 100 Days

Genre: Erotic Romance

Author: Lara Adrian

Publisher: Lara Adrian, LLC, May 24, 2016

Pages: 272

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5++ (some mild restraining not heavy BDSM)

Description from Amazon.com:

Struggling artist Avery Ross is barely scraping by. Bartending at a trendy New York City restaurant for an overbearing boss and two weeks away from losing her apartment to a condo developer, she’s desperate for a break. So when she’s offered a temporary housesitting job, she takes it. Living at one of the poshest addresses in Manhattan is like entering a new world–one that catapults her into the orbit of billionaire Dominic Baine, the darkly handsome, arrogantly alpha resident of the building’s penthouse. What begins as a powerful attraction soon explodes into a white-hot passion neither can deny. Yet as scorching as their need for each other is, Avery doesn’t expect Nick’s interest in her to last. Nor does she dare to dream that the desire she feels for this scarred, emotionally remote man could deepen into something real. For Avery has secrets of her own–and a past that could destroy her . . . and shatter everything she and Nick share.

FOR 100 DAYS is the first novel in a passionate new contemporary romance trilogy from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Lara Adrian. Coming later in 2016: FOR 100 NIGHTS and FOR 100 REASONS.

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Whew! If you want a lusty novel, then here you go.  Lara Adrian has given us a young woman, Avery, damaged by a past she holds secret and a early 30ish billionaire, Nick, who falls instantly in lust with Avery. The sizzle is mutual. We slowly learn about Avery’s background but by the end of the book Nick is still somewhat a mystery.  We may learn what that is in the next book of this trilogy. Side Character Tasha is Avery’s best friend and co-worker.  I enjoyed the counterpoint of Tasha’s normal family life as opposed to Avery’s passionate affair.

I have always been a huge fan of Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed Series of Paranormal romance novels so it was a no brainer for me that I would enjoy reading this book although it is far from the vampire genre.  She brings her shrewd ability to tell a story that is both compelling and hot-as-hell. These characters are likable and flawed.  Nick is everything a girl could want and Avery is every guys dream but I was still more drawn to Tasha.  I’m hoping for more of her in the series as it unfolds.

Yes, a recommendation from me but be aware that the amount of sex is over the top.

I received this book free for review from the publisher.

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Release Day Review- Crave the Night by Lara Adrian

Title:  Crave The Night

Crave the Night

 Genre: Paranormal Romance

Author:  Lara Adrian

Publisher:Bantam Dell,  Aug 5, 2014

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry.   Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.

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Yes, this is number twelve in this series and Lara Adrian is not afraid to give us new directions with each new addition and the smoking hot sexual tension once again rocks this series.

The setting is Boston where Breed Vampires live semi-amicably with humans.  The Order are Breed Warriors who protect both the Breed and humans.  Nathan is a key cog in the Boston Order, he has a tragic past that makes him feel he can’t have a relationship with Jordana.  Jordana is a high profile Breedmate who is undeniably attracted to Nathan.  From eyes across a crowded room to unplanned encounters they both fight their attraction.  Along with this smoldering tension, Nathan is locked into an investigation of utmost importance to the breed as well as mankind.  There is a new threat that is looking to take over the world and the order is charged with finding all of the terrorists.

I have followed this series from the beginning, it never fails to give me hours of reading enjoyment but this book was even harder to put down.  I was turning pages way into the wee hours to find out if Jordana was going to be safe.  There are surprises along the  way. The romance is truly the best written in this genre.

You will not be sorry if you read this entire series; well written, excellent story line, lots of sizzling sex, what more could a PNR fan ask for?

The Midnight Breed Series reading order:

Book 0.5: A Touch of Midnight (prequel novella – FREE ebook!)

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 (ebook 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)

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Sexy Man Tuesday-Ya Know Ya Miss It

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Anyone for helping him rinse off?

(From Lara Adrian on Facebook)

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Review- Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian

Title: Edge of Dawn (A Midnight Breed Novel)

Edge of Dawn
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Lara Adrian
Publisher: Delacorte Press, 2013
Source: Free for review from Publisher
Rating: 4
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
Author Lara Adrian returns to the mesmerizing world of the Midnight Breed, following new characters In this pulse-pounding and thrillingly sensual novel, New York Times bestselling into a dark future where an uneasy peace can unravel into war—and a great betrayal can mask an all-consuming love.

Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn—when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them—the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost.

Raised among the Order, Mira has always believed in the warrior’s code of swift—and even lethal—justice. But the one thing she desires more than the Order’s hard-won acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter. In love with him since childhood, Mira once broke through his tough exterior during an unexpected night of rapture, but the next day he mysteriously disappeared, never to return.

Kellan didn’t think he would ever see Mira again—or have to confront the truth of why he left. After abandoning the Order years ago, he now leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own vigilante rule of law. Yet a high-profile kidnapping assignment brings him face-to-face with the past he sought to avoid, and the striking woman he has tried desperately to forget. And as tensions mount and the risk of bloodshed grows, Kellan and Mira must take sides—between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts.
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Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed Series continues with the next generation of Breed Warriors in Edge of Dawn. Just when you might think a series would get stale, Ms Adrian proves that sending a series on to further glory is totally possible. I am a huge fan of this series.
I’m not going to repeat a synopsis that has been given in the book description and by others. Suffice it to say there is pulse pounding action, a passionate love story, a falling from grace and eventual redemption and through it all, the feeling that we know these warriors intimately. This welcome addition to the series can be read alone but you really should treat yourself to what went before also. Dive in here and then start from the beginning with Kiss of Midnight. I’m sure you will understand why this series has multitudes of followers.

Note from Deet:  I discovered this series, Adrian’s Midnight Breed hunky warriors series, shortly after becoming hooked on romantic vampires in the Twilight series and the Sookie Stackhouse series.  From there I went on to J.R. Ward and Sherrilee Kenyon’s series.  It seemed that vampires were only getting better and better, especially when I discovered D.B. Reynold’s Vampires in America Series.  I’m always open to discovering new vampires so if you have suggestions send them my way.

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Review- Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Title: Kiss of Midnight

(Book #1 The Midnight breed Series)

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Vampire

Author: Lara Adrian

Publisher: Bantam, 2007

Source: Purchase

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from amazon.com:

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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My friend Loretta asked me what I thought of this series because she had just seen the latest book (DARKER THAN MIDNIGHT) in the store and it looked interesting.  I told her that it is one of my favorite series and to start at the beginning with KISS OF MIDNIGHT.  I decided to ignore the 50 or so books on my TBR shelf and reread Kiss of Midnight.  What can I say, I’m impulsive.

If you like lots of action, and sexy, hot warrior vampires then this is definitely your series.  There is just something so seductive about the tortured hero who is selfless to a fault.  He is strong, ruggedly handsome, protective, honorable….did I mention sexy?  And what’s more, there are more at home just like him.  Well maybe not “just” like him but close enough to keep any of us reading well into the series.

This book is a very good start to a very good series.  It is one of my favorites of the genre.

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Sexy Man Tuesday- The Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian

Lara Adrian writes a fabulous paranormal romance series titled The Midnight Breed.  She recently ran a Facebook contest for her latest book in the series DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT.  The contest was called “Deeper Than Midnight on Summer Vacation”.  Readers were asked to send in photos of the new book in summer vacation settings.  This photo won the top prize of a bag of books and swag.  I would have voted for this pic… although the baby reading the book was cute…Nah, I’ll stick with this one.

 I have read all of the series but I have yet to read DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT.  It is on my wishlist since The Midnight Breed series is one of my top PNR picks.  This series is on my “Keeper Shelf” for rereads.  If you like your romance with some really scary evil guys,some really hunky good guys and steamy romance then this is your destiny.  Well written, with wonderful heroes and heroines, I recommend every book in the series. 

Here is a list of the Midnight Breed Series Novels:

  1. Kiss of Midnight
  2. Kiss of Crimson 
  3. Midnight Awakening 
  4. Midnight Rising 
  5. Veil of Midnight
  6. Ashes of Midnight
  7. Shades of Midnight
  8. Taken By Midnight 
  9. Deeper Than Midnight 
  10. Darker After Midnight – anticipated release, January 24th 2012 (Sterling Chase’s book

( AND if you are just starting this series you have 9 books ready to read.  I just hate waiting for a new release on a fave series.)

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