As night falls, Claire Roth flees, driven from her home by a fiery threat that seems to come from hell itself. Then, from out of the flames and ash, a vampire warrior emerges. He is Andreas Reichen, her onetime lover, now a stranger consumed by vengeance. Caught in the cross fire, Claire cannot escape his savage fury - or the hunger that plunges her into his world of eternal darkness and unending pleasure. Nothing will stop Andreas from destroying the vampire responsible for slaughtering his Breed brethren...even if he must use his former lover as a pawn in his deadly mission. Blood-bonded to his treacherous adversary, Claire can lead Andreas to the enemy he seeks, but it is a journey fraught with danger - and deep, unbidden desires. For Claire is the one woman Andreas should not crave and the only one he's ever loved. A dangerous seduction begins - one that blurs the lines between predator and prey, and stokes the flames of a white-hot passion that may consume all in its path.
©2009 Lara Adrian, LLC (P)2010 Tantor
"Adrian deftly keeps the pace brisk and plot revelations intriguing. Another exceptional series entry!" (Romantic Times Book Reviews)
I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.
I've been reading this series from book 1, and suggest others do likewise, as the series definitely needs to be read in order. We are introduced to Andreas, our hero, in previous books, when he was called upon to help "the order". I wasn't sure how he'd work as the hero of a book, as he wasn't actually a member of "the order". I had no idea about his special talent and apparently neither did anyone else.
In this book, he rekindles things with an old flame, and there are lots of complications. I'm usually not into "second time around" romances, but this book makes it work. The romantic tension is just right, the advancement of the back story to the series is action packed, and the ending is satisfying.
A great addition to the series.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
When I was growin up, we had the AM radio with the weekly radio series. Whether it was
"Sky King", "Straight Arrow", "The Shadow" or "The Inner Sanctum", every week for a time we could loose ourselves in the stories. As I listen to one of the Night Breed stories, I have the same since of enjoyment. That's why I would recommend this audiobook to anyone
Andreau Rankin never stopped his love of the woman of his dreams, but ran away in an attempt to protect her, from what? This series is a favorite of mine and never fails to deliver fantastic adventure. Hillary Huber brings these stories to life with her superb performance and as always delivers a top shelf job.
I definately recommend this book and if you've not read them before, start at book one, because this will give you more insight into the utter humanity of each of the characters.
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This is book 7 in the midnight breed series....and I liked this one very much! This is the story of Andreas Richen, and the mate he should have had. We last saw Andreas as he blew up his dark haven after finding everyone inside murdered and his human female lover turned into a minion! We pick up the story with him on a revenge mission, he WILL make those responsible pay! But does that extend to his sworn enemies mate... A woman who SHOULD have been his....but she is mated to another, an unbreakable blood bond, the highest law of the Breed... He can't act on his feelings now that he has found her.... Or can he?
Very fun! Great read! This series is Nothing like black dagger brotherhood so if you are holding back on reading this because you don't want to be ticked off by a rip off, it isn't! Go download now!
I've been interested in Andreas Reichen for quite a while and it was nice to have more of his story. I found his and Clare's story to be quite engaging. Watching Andreas struggle with his pyrotechnic powers was very interesting. I've read a few reviews encouraging others to skip this novel, but I think you'd miss a lot of important information for the overreaching arch of the series if you chose to let this one slip buy.
Lara Adrian, yes. I'm seriously considering skipping the final book in the series. I'm just getting tired of the narrator.
Too many to list.
I think adding a male for the male characters would be good, as well as replacing Ms. Huber with a female who's voice is not as rough.
I AM God's BELOVED destined for GREATNESS, Devoted to the purpose of LOVING GOD and dedicated to give Him my UTMOST. I am focused to fulfill my GOD-GIVEN DESTINY and live my life to its MAXIMUM POTENTIAL. I am determined to make a dent in this world as a WOMAN OF INFLUENCE leaving a legacy of FAITH and SIGNIFICANCE.
I've been enjoying this series up until this book. It was just too slow for me and boring. It took me over 3 months to finish it after starting it over numerous times. I won't give up on the series or the author but I sure hope it gets better than this.
I wouldn't say that it is a waste of $ to buy this book, just be prepared for some disappointment. I have listened to all of the previous books in this series and have enjoyed them, but the female lead in this story had me wanting to shut it off before the first chapter. The narrator does a good job with these books, but I feel that the choice of a slightly southern aristocratic tone for Claire left me clenching my teeth. It's frustrating because I was so looking forward to the the male lead's story, I loved him in the previous books.
Give the female lead a better brain and more character, have Hillary drop the southern twang.
I think that Lara Adrian and Hillary Huber do a great job over all, this book was just not for me. I'm skipping ahead to the next one with fingers crossed.
The context of the Midnight breed series is fantastic but the narrator leaves much to be desired. Her voice is so flat and uninteresting it takes away from the storyline.
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