Hold on to your hats, dear readers, there’s a heck of a book series launching this month and you don’t want to miss it!
Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series promises to be something special if the first two volumes are anything to go by. Her vampires are a group of fierce warriors, crossbreeds of otherworldly and human origins. They make up The Order and protect The Breed with the goal of wiping out all Rogues, vampires who have given themselves over to Bloodlust and become savage creatures, blood junkies who will do anything for their next fix of red stuff.
In the first volume, Kiss of Midnight , the leader of the Boston arm of The Order, Lucan, leads his warriors to prevent a blood war as increasingly more vampires are going Rogue. Something is definitely afoot and things get complicated when the lovely Gabrielle, a photographer with special sight, stumbles into Lucan’s dark world and turns it upside down. The second volume, Kiss of Crimson , kicks off with a bang … literally, and is a non-stop ride thereafter as the smooth and deadly delicious vampire warrior Dante finds himself unable to resist Tess Culver, a veterinarian with a heart of gold and a special touch.
Lara’s characters are lovingly written, the plots well crafted and the action top notch. The Midnight Breed series should definitely appeal to fans of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It has a similar tone and weight, providing a dark and meaty read, but stands wholly on its own as a promising and unique work. Both books were difficult to put down; in fact, I read Kiss of Crimson  in one sitting, late into the morning hours. I was riveted and HAD to find out what happened next. Now I can’t wait to read the next installment, Midnight Awakening, which is due out in December!