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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian

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 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.
(courtesy of amazon)

RELEASING TUESDAY!! (6/28) Deeper Than Midnight is book 9 in the series.  This might be the best Midnight Breed yet – it’s close in my eyes, I have loved Tegan, Nikolai and Dante’s books, but Hunter – just being who he is – captivates me.  Lara Adrian brings in a different view on Vampires - she brings us THE BREED.  With an Ancient creation that gives the books their premise, Adrian manages to keep the series living strong in this latest installment.  Adrian doesn't hold back in her writing, every emotion is poured in and retched out of you; plot, mystery, intrigue, and romance can only lead to one thing - a book you have to read!

Hunter is the poster boy for rehab/reform, he's also like a machine as he is a trained soldier and carries out his orders.  Never in a million years did you expect him to fall in love.  Given his past I couldn't wait to see him get his own book.  Adrian gives you extreme warriors - Hunter is no exception - his perception of people, his ruthless fighting and his matter of fact kills - Corinne couldn't have a better bodyguard.  But she is no wimp - she's a survivor - drug from Dragos confines she's out for revenge.  (Might be light SPOILERS BELOW -- skip to last paragraph if you are worried, I tried to stay simple) 

There is the right amount of riveting romance to go along with the constant search to destroy Dragos.  In this book, the Order is tossed upside down and the birth of their first child in the compound is on his way.  We're so close to defeating Dragos but his sleeves are full of tricks.  All the while Hunter is off on his mission to safely return Corinne home, of course there is some real 'action' going on between them and on their journey.  I loved how Adrian shows Hunter's softer insides as they are wrapped up in his hard edge exterior.  We all knew he had a heart for little Mira, but as he opens up and Corinne brings out his sensual side you don't want to miss it.  You have to remember, Hunter has lacked many things a typical male growing up has the benefit of - could Corinne give him what he needs? 

Adrian some how manages to keep so much going in this book.  There are twists and turns that definitely mimic a roller-coaster.  As you close the book, you are stuck hanging over the cliff.  Darker After Midnight can't come quick enough!  So far only up to this book 10 is on the list - i'm hoping for more - Adrian gives us a glimpse at a few new warriors we might see...let's keep our fingers crossed.

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1 comment:

  1. I love that these books combine romance with an interesting war story. I also love all the other dimensions involved such as the interrelated and linking relationships. All the characters are familiar from the previous books and they are all intersting and unique.