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Kiss of Crimson: The Midnight Breed, Book 2 | [Lara Adrian]

Kiss of Crimson: The Midnight Breed, Book 2

He comes to her more dead than alive, a towering black-clad stranger riddled with bullets and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, veterinarian Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle.
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He comes to her more dead than alive, a towering black-clad stranger riddled with bullets and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, veterinarian Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle.

In a single erotically charged moment, Tess is plunged into his world - a shifting, shadowed place where bands of Rogue vampires stalk the night, cutting a swath of terror. Haunted by visions of a dark future, Dante lives and fights like there is no tomorrow.

Tess is a complication he does not need - but now, with his brethren under attack, he must shield Tess from a growing threat that includes Dante himself. For with one reckless, irresistible kiss, she has become an inextricable part of his underworld realm...and his touch awakens her to hidden gifts, desires, and hungers she never knew she possessed. Bonded by blood, Dante and Tess must work together to thwart deadly enemies, even as they discover a passion that transcends the boundaries of life itself.

©2007 Lara Adrian (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

“Dark, edgy and passionate, an irresistible vampire romance.” (Chicago Tribune)

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    Denise Wilton Manors, FL, United States 05-08-10
    Denise Wilton Manors, FL, United States 05-08-10 Member Since 2008
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    "The Midnight Breed series is GREAT!!"

    I happened on Lara Adrian's books by accident and I am so happy I did. I find this series to be extremely entertaining, well thought out, and written very well. This is the second book in the series and I can hardly wait for each of the installments to hit the book stores. Now that they are on Audible, I am a very happy camper. I love to listen to the books as I read along because I want to know how some of the words and names of the characters are pronounced. I can also get into a very Zen kin of place and really get into the Breed world. After the first intense listening, I can listen while I do housework, laundry etc. It seems to makes the work go faster too!! BONUS!!!

    I hope Audible continues to carry Ms. Adrian's books. She has 7 books in print and the 8TH is due in print on Aug.31,2010. Who knows, maybe Audible will catch up by then and ALL HER BOOKS WILL BE ON AVAILABLE ON AUDIBLE!!!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Tina warren, RI, USA 05-16-10
    Tina warren, RI, USA 05-16-10
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    "Second book is a must read"

    The first book was great and this one is better. Love it! If you are a fan of JR ward BDB You will love these books! I can't wait till books 3

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Indiana 05-11-10
    Jan Indiana 05-11-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Writing and narration--very well done!"

    Kiss of Crimson is the second book in this series. The quality of the writing is still great. A must for those who enjoy paranormal romance. What stands out for me is Hillary Huber's mastery of accents. There are several in this book (and the others that will follow). When an Italian, Russian, and a Brit are having a conversation, Ms. Huber is able to switch accents without hesitation. Well done!! Can't wait to listen to Midnight Awakening when it is released.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    SassiKassi 07-20-10
    SassiKassi 07-20-10 Member Since 2010
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    "A review for all three titles available"

    Vampire stories can get a little old since they are everywhere right now. These Midnight breed books, however, are so good that I had to purchase the rest of the set on kindle, since only three of them are available on Audible. I have to admit that I do like them better read to me. The narrator for these books is really great and they aren't your typical vampire stories. Quite different from the well known myths. Enjoy!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Shelley Chatsworth CA 04-25-11
    Shelley Chatsworth CA 04-25-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Love the Midnight Breed!"

    I realize I am a total sucker for this romantic, sweep-you-off-your-feet, erotic vampire series, but at least I can say that it is really well-written! This second book is very involving and I really enjoy learning about the different characters and their backgrounds throughout the series.

    And, again, Hillary Huber has the perfect smokey and throaty voice to pull off the male voices.

    I'm also glad like another reviewer stated, that I stumbled onto this series. It's terrific. Onto the next one!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Miranda ANTIOCH, TENNESSEE, United States 11-27-10
    Miranda ANTIOCH, TENNESSEE, United States 11-27-10

    Books are my addiction when it comes to "ME" time, you can usually find me under a warm fuzzy blanket with my Audible App engaged!

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    "Beautifully Writen"

    This is a wonderfully written book in the series, I like how the characters are drawn together slowly and how they both need something from each other but they don't want to put the faith in it until closer to the end, when they realize they need each other to survive mentally.

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    Dreamwatcher 09-21-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved All Three"

    Loved all three of the series. I suggest starting at book one and reading/listening to them all. I downloaded one immediently after the other because I wanted MORE! I can't wait for #4 to come out! Brilliant author and narrator. Some narrator's voices annoy me and make me lose concentration on the story but Hillary Huber is one of my very favorite. I actually found this series by doing a search on Hillary. :) Hope you enjoy as much as I did! ~Deb

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Imperial Beach, CA, United States 05-19-10
    Tara Imperial Beach, CA, United States 05-19-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Good book and great narration"

    It was a little slower than the first but still worth the credit. Can't wait for the others in the series.

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    Angela Inglewood, CA, United States 12-13-14
    Angela Inglewood, CA, United States 12-13-14 Member Since 2011

    I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters

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    This was a really good book and although this is book two of this series I like it. Dante a Breed vampire warriors After a brutal attack that leaves him close to death Dante needs blood he gets into a veterinary clinic owned by Tess after he drank from her he realized that she is a breed mate and he has performed half of a bonding ritual that will tie them together for eternity. Tess has her own past demons she is a healer, but she hates it because she killed her abusive child rapist step-father. Tess's ex Ben is a drug dealer of crimson a drug that turns young vamps rogue quickly. This was a really good well written (read) as I listened to this book. This book also introduces Chase warrior who has feelings for his dead brothers wife who he knows he will never have her and he is looking for his nephew who has turned rogue. I really love reading a good vampire story and this series so far is pretty good and I am looking forward to reading or listening to the rest of it.

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    Sharon ROCKWALL, TX, United States 11-10-14
    Sharon ROCKWALL, TX, United States 11-10-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Narrator leaves a lot to be desired."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Hillary Huber’s performance?

    Some narrators perform such that you can tell who is talking by how it's done. This narrator is the same for all the women and men. She did a good job on Gideon, but that's about it.


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