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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 Olympia, WA, United States 07-20-10
    SassiKassi Olympia, WA, United States 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
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    Trish JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 08-16-14
    Trish JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 08-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Nice.."
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    I said after I read Kiss of Midnight I probably wouldn't read anymore of these books because they're soo long and wordy but I decided to try this one anyway. I really enjoyed it. I liked Dante and Tess. They were both very likable. I liked Nora too but I wasn't crazy about Ben from the get-go. I think I'll look and see if there's a book about Chase and read that one next. If not, then I don't know if I'll continue with them in order or just forget it. These books have some great sex and that's one thing that keeps me interested. Not erotic or dirty sex just romantic sex.

    As to the narrator: One reviewer said she did a good job on the men's accents "italian, Russian and Brit," and she did. However, I guess she thought she could do the accents and still sound like a "girl" and that would be good. Umm, nope, not even close! I can't say I won't listen to her again because this book came out on audio in 2010 and Ms. Huber could have gotten better since then.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Becca Giddings, TX, United States 05-14-14
    Becca Giddings, TX, United States 05-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "A NEW TWIST TO VAMPIRE LORE"
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    Lara Adrian breathes new life to the common vampire lore when she creates a new community/breed of vampires in her Midnight Breed Series. Although the communities are different, Adrian's writing style is very similar to JR Wards style in her series The Black Dagger Brotherhood. Similar premises and notions albeit very different story lines. Basically, if you enjoyed the BDB series, you'll like Adrian's Midnight Bread series also. I would say that Adrian's series is less illicit and more hardcore action/suspense.

    The narration was good, although I noticed that Hillary Huber changed Savannah's accent from unaccented in the first book to seriously "southern" in this book. I don't mind because it ensures character distinction, but it was a bit unexpected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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