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With the acclaimed Midnight Breed series, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian has written thrilling novels of electrifying romance and heart-pounding suspense—page-turners in which humans and vampires live tenuously side by side. In Crave the Night, Adrian brings the Breed and its world to the brink of war, where even the deepest passion can shatter into violence.
 
Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is ...
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With the acclaimed Midnight Breed series, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian has written thrilling novels of electrifying romance and heart-pounding suspense—page-turners in which humans and vampires live tenuously side by side. In Crave the Night, Adrian brings the Breed and its world to the brink of war, where even the deepest passion can shatter into violence.
 
Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry.
 
Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.

Praise for Crave the Night
 
“[A] thrilling and romantic read.”RT Book Reviews
 
“Stunning in its flawless execution . . . The sexual tension between Nathan and Jordana is off the charts and sizzles each of the pages.”Under the Covers
 
“Impossible to put down.”—Fresh Fiction
 
“Steamy and intense.”—Publishers Weekly


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“The adventure continues in the twelfth Midnight Breed novel from prolific and talented [Lara] Adrian. This time it’s Nathan, a first generation Breed vampire who was raised as an emotionless hunter, who takes center stage. In the previous book, the revelation of a new enemy turned the world of the Breeds and humans upside down, forging new alliances. Although polar opposites, the fire that sparks between Nathan and privileged Jordana Gates is not to be denied—ensuring readers are in for one thrilling and romantic read!”RT Book Reviews
 
“Nothing beats good writing and that is what ultimately makes Lara Adrian stand out amongst her peers. . . . Adrian doesn’t hold back with the intensity or the passion. The sexual tension between Nathan and Jordana is off the charts and sizzles each of the pages. While slow-burning in intensity at the beginning, Adrian really shows off her writing skill in a series of twists that will surely make reader’s head spin. . . . Crave the Night is stunning in its flawless execution. Lara Adrian has the rare ability to lure readers right into her books, taking them on a ride they will never forget.”—Under the Covers
 
“Impossible to put down.”—Fresh Fiction

“Adrian’s steamy and intense twelfth Midnight Breed vampire romance adds new dimensions and new conflicts to her near-future world. . . . This installment is sure to delight established fans and will also be accessible to new readers.”Publishers Weekly
 
“Every time I open a new Midnight Breed book I am instantly sucked back in to this world and held captive until the last page. . . . Crave the Night is another action-packed, well-written love story from one of the leading authors of paranormal romance. This series shows no signs of slowing down and I think fans will be delighted with the newest addition.”—Fiction Vixen
 
Crave the Night is full of action, suspense and of course Lara Adrian’s signature sexual tension.”—The Book Nympho

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345532640
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/5/2014
  • Series: Midnight Breed Series , #12
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 2,543
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lara Adrian is the New York Times bestselling author of the Midnight Breed series, including the novels Kiss of Midnight, Kiss of Crimson, Midnight Awakening, Midnight Rising, Veil of Midnight, Ashes of Midnight, Shades of Midnight, Taken by Midnight, Deeper than Midnight, Darker After Midnight, Edge of Dawn, Crave the Night, and the eBook novella A Taste of Midnight.


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The undulating crowd packed onto the dance floor inside the throbbing Boston nightclub seemed to collectively sense that death had entered the building.
Nathan took only the barest notice of the sudden change in atmosphere. As one of the Breed, he’d long grown used to the reaction he had on humans.
As a warrior member of the Order and a first—generation Breed male—-the most powerful of his kind—-Nathan’s presence often put even other vampires on alert.
But it was the other part of his nature, the fact that he was born and raised a Hunter, one of a dark legion bred for killing and stripped of all emotion or attachment, which broadcast an unspoken, visceral terror into the room. He saw it in every pair of eyes that furtively glanced his way now through the swirling dance lights in the darkened club.
“They don’t look happy to see us,” quipped Rafe, one of three other Breed warriors who reported to Nathan as their squad captain.
“I doubt Cassian Gray will welcome the Order with open arms either.” This from Nathan’s lieutenant, Elijah, in the slow, laid—back Texas drawl that belied the vampire’s quick skill with any one of the blades or firearms bristling from his weapons belt.
From the other side of Eli, Jax, the third member of tonight’s patrol, quirked a slender black eyebrow over his almond—shaped eyes. “It’s not like we left on the best of terms last time.”
No, they hadn’t. The last time Nathan and his crew had stepped inside the former church that was now one of the city’s most popular—-and least reputable—-hot spots, it ended with the club’s proprietor, Cassian Gray, calling in an armed unit of the Joint Urban Security Taskforce Initiative Squad. The Order didn’t have time to deal with any public or political fallout from JUSTIS tonight.
And if Cass thought he could hide behind the palms he’d greased so well within that combined Breed and human police organization, he was wrong. Dead wrong, if that’s the way he wanted to play it.
The Order had recently come across intel indicating Cass might have other, unknown allies in his pocket. Allies who would make his law enforcement and criminal underworld connections seem like worthless puppets.
Tonight, Nathan and his squad had been tasked with bringing the mysterious club owner in to the Order’s Boston command center for questioning.
“Come on. Let’s go find the bastard.” Ignoring the sharp spike of adrenaline and anxious perspiration injected into the general mélange of stale liquor, smoke, and perfume that hung like a fog in the club, Nathan gestured for his team to follow him deeper inside. “Eli, you and Jax search the public rooms. Rafe and I will take the offices in back.”
With the two warriors heading off on his instructions, Rafe fell in alongside Nathan to cut a path through the crowds on their way to La Notte’s owner’s quarters. There was no security to stop them once they reached Cass’s office, suggesting the man was either working the floor of his club as he so enjoyed or not in the building at all.
Nathan hoped it was the former. If not, this unannounced visit was sure to get back to Cass one way or another, and the Order didn’t want to give the son of a bitch any cause for alarm. They wanted nothing to send him to ground before they could interrogate him about who—-or, rather, what—-he truly was.
Nathan stalked up to the black—painted steel door with the word PRIVATE scratched into it from the tip of a serrated blade. The dead bolt and secondary lock were no trouble at all for the power of his Breed mind. Nathan freed the bolt and the other tumbled open with little more than a second’s concentration.
He pushed the door wide and Rafe followed him into the darkened office. Neither of them needed artificial light; Breed eyesight was flawless, all the more so in the dark.
Nathan made a quick visual scan of the empty room and cursed. “He’s already gone.”
No sign of Cassian Gray at all. The desk was cleared of all papers and personal effects. No computer tablet lying conveniently in the open for them to confiscate. Nothing but a carefully vacated office.
If Nathan had to guess, he figured Cass had been gone for several hours at least. Maybe a full day or more.
“Dammit,” he gritted through clenched teeth.
Rafe meanwhile had broken into a cabinet of paper files and ledgers on the other side of the room. “Just a bunch of accounting records and supply receipts in here. Bar equipment, liquor invoices, band contracts for the club.” The blond vampire shot Nathan a wry look. “Where do you suppose Cass keeps the books for the real moneymaking parts of this operation? Nothing in here at all that mentions the fight arena downstairs or the gambling, pimping, and blood trading. Nothing in here about the other pursuits La Notte caters to either.”
Nathan grunted. Cass’s illegal and other unconventional activities provided in the restricted—access lower level of his club were no secret, but criminal or not, he was careful to protect the interests of himself and his clientele. The records for those parts of his business were surely kept somewhere far more secure than his office at the club.
No, Cassian Gray was a man who knew when and how to keep his secrets.
Rafe had now abandoned the file cabinets to move farther into the gloomy office space. “Hey, check it out,” he called over his shoulder to Nathan. “There’s another door over here.”
The warrior opened it and blew out a whistle. “You gotta see this, man.”
Nathan walked over to find a bedroom on the other side of the door. A king—size four—poster bed draped in black satin sheets dominated the room. The rails between the posters dripped with leather straps and an assortment of manacles and buckled restraints, a few bearing sharp metal spikes.
Rafe barked out a laugh. “Whoever Cassian Gray is, he’s one twisted fuck.”
Nathan stared at the accoutrements of sexual deviance and torture while his friend and comrade stepped inside to jingle one of the studded harnesses. “Leave it alone, Rafe. We’re wasting time. Cass isn’t here, obviously. Let’s go find the others and get out of here.”
As Rafe dropped the leather strap and they prepared to leave, Jax rushed in to meet them. His face was drawn and grave. “We’ve got a problem.”
“You find Cass?” Nathan asked.
Jax shook his head. “Apparently, we just missed him, if you can believe any of the club staff. The problem is Aric Chase. He’s downstairs at the cages. With Rune.”
“Jesus Christ,” Rafe hissed, coming up beside Nathan.
“Eli’s trying to break it up,” Jax said. “But Aric won’t stand down. Shit’s about to get ugly.”
Nathan growled a curse. “Is Carys here too?”
“Not tonight,” Rafe said. “She’s at the art museum with Jordana Gates. The two of them are hosting a patrons’ reception. They’ve been planning it for months.”
Nathan gave a tight nod, grateful for that small mercy. The last thing Carys Chase needed was to see her twin brother take a beating from the cage—fighting killer who’d recently begun sharing her bed.
If the Breed fighter and the daywalking female had shared anything else—-namely a blood bond—-Aric wouldn’t be the only member of the Chase family determined to kick Rune’s swarthy ass. Hell, Nathan would likely be willing to join that fight himself too.
He took off at a dead run, heading with Rafe and Jax for the cage arena in the lower level of La Notte. Shouts and roars and bloodthirsty applause thundered from the bowels of the former church.
And no sooner had he descended into the illegal sporting den than Nathan spotted Aric and Rune. They stood in front of the cages, Eli positioned in between them, mostly holding Aric back. Both Breed males were flashing fangs, eyes glowing bright amber in the dim light of the arena.
Nathan scowled at Jax. “What the fuck’s going on?”
“I’m not sure. It was already getting heated when Eli and I got down here.”
Another of La Notte’s fighters, a blond, long—haired Breed male named Syn, met Nathan’s hot glare from nearby as the din ratcheted up even higher among the spectators gathered in the arena. “Better rein in your baby warrior before Rune leaves him in bloodied shreds.”
“What’s Rune’s problem with Aric tonight?”
Syn smirked. “Rune’s problem?” He shook his head. “Rune was minding his own business, just taking a breather and enjoying some refreshment before tonight’s first match.”
The way Syn leaned on the word refreshment told Nathan that when Aric found him, Rune was likely feeding from one of the paid human blood Hosts employed by Cass to serve his fighters and VIP clientele.
“Your boy started talking shit,” Syn went on. “Started telling Rune the Order had its eye on him. That he’d better watch his step or he was gonna get ashed.”
Holy hell. Nathan acknowledged that this confrontation probably shouldn’t surprise him, but Aric’s personal dislike of the brutal cage fighter had nothing to do with Order business.
Not yet, anyway. If Aric and Carys’s father, Sterling Chase, ever found out his daughter had taken up with an unapologetic underworld player like Rune, Nathan had no doubt the Order as a whole would definitely have something to say about it.
Nathan, Rafe, and Jax pushed through the jeering crowd just in time to see Aric lunge past Elijah to grab hold of Rune. Aric body—slammed the big fighter into the nearby cage, fangs bared and eyes aglow with fury. He threw a couple of wild punches, each deftly avoided by Rune. Aric’s anger opened him wide for a punishing blow.
Rune didn’t hit back. He was glaring lethally, his savage face twisted in rage. But under his shaggy mane of dark brown hair, the undefeated fighter with more kills to his name than any other before him stayed his hand.
Nathan shoved past the onlookers so he and Rafe could peel Aric off Rune. No easy feat, that. Although just twenty years old, Aric was Gen One like Nathan. He was strong as hell and deadly powerful, especially now, when his whole body was electric with animosity toward his sister’s unsavory lover.
“What the fuck, man?” Rafe shouted at his friend. “You lost your mind, Aric? What are you doing down here?”
Aric continued to glower at Rune. He jabbed his finger at the deceptively cool fighter. “You keep to your own. Stay away from her. She’s better than this, better than you.”
Now Rune’s lips twisted slowly, into an ironic smile. “I tell her that all the time. She seems to think otherwise.”
As Rune spoke, one of La Notte’s blood Hosts sauntered over to drape her nearly naked body around him. She took Rune’s earlobe between her teeth, whispering something against his dark, stubble—shadowed cheek. Rune gave her thong—strung behind a meaningful swat and told her to wait for him in one of the nearby booths.
Aric went apeshit. Snarling and seething, he struggled to break loose of his comrade’s hold.
Nathan shot a hard look at Rafe. “Let’s get him out of here.”
“A wise move,” Syn agreed, as Nathan and his crew wrestled Aric away from the cages and out of Rune’s reach.
They hustled the furious vampire out of the club and back onto the street outside. He tried to lunge for the door, but Nathan and Rafe blocked him. He shook them off and rocked back on his bootheels.
“She has to know this can’t go on. Carys has to understand that asshole is beneath her. I can’t stand by and let her get hurt by gutter filth like Rune.” Aric cursed, low and savage. “Goddamn it, I won’t stand by.”
Then he bolted. Not for the club again, but out into the street.
“Shit,” Rafe muttered, raking a hand over his head. He glanced over at Nathan. “You know where he’s going.”
The museum reception. Nathan didn’t have to guess. But he hated like hell to acknowledge it. No more than he hated to acknowledge that he and his patrol squad were going to have to abandon tonight’s search for Cassian Gray and instead go after one of their own.
One of their own who was about to earn the wrath of his beloved sister, if Aric followed through on his threat to see Carys and Rune separated.
And going after Aric meant coming face-to-face with something else Nathan would rather avoid, especially under these circumstances.
Jordana Gates.
The beautiful, Darkhaven—raised female he’d been trying to bar from his thoughts for the past week—-ever since she’d pressed her mouth against his in an entirely unexpected, totally unforgettable kiss. A kiss that had unsettled him and, yes, enraged him.
Disturbed him on a level he was still struggling to comprehend.
“The art museum’s on Huntington Avenue,” Rafe said beside him.
Nathan’s reply was short, almost a growl. “I know where it is.”
He knew more than he had a right to about lovely Jordana Gates and the places she frequented. Primarily so he could take steps to avoid them.
But there could be no avoiding her now. Not with Aric charging off to defend his sister’s virtue.
Nathan rubbed his palm across his clenched jaw. “Fuck it. Let’s go.”
As reluctant as he was to follow the path where this night was heading, Nathan was the first to step off the curb and race for their destination.
 

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  • Posted September 24, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I received this book from the publisher through Net Galley.

    I received this book from the publisher through Net Galley.




    I am such a big fan of Ms. Adrian’s Midnight Breed series that I literally screamed when I got the email that my request to review and ARC of this book was approved. Of course it was months before the release date and I wanted to hold off a bit before reading and reviewing it. Now I know the release date is still two months away, but my digital edition was set to expire so I needed to go ahead and get my reading on. I also figured a lot of other bloggers have read and reviewed the book, so I wouldn’t be the only one. I will be extra diligent in my efforts to keep this a spoiler free review.




    In book 11, Edge of Dawn, Ms Adrian totally reinvented this series, and in my opinion did an amazing job at it. She kept the feel of the series as well as the original cast of character, now in the background a bit, and brought them all 20 years into the future. She introduced us to a new generation of the breed and a new set of problems and bad guys to keep the series fresh and moving forward. Crave the night is book two in this reinvented addition to this long run series. It continues off where the last one ended and focuses on Nathan and Jordana’s story.




    I must confess it took me a bit to get into this book. It took me a bit to remember who the new bad guys were and what they did in the last book. I remembered Nathan right away having been introduced before the time jump. Jordana was a different story, I didn’t remember the kiss scene described in the synopsis and couldn’t place her right off-hand. I also didn’t really like her for the first half of the book. She just seemed weak to me, too concerned with doing what she should and not upsetting the society. For the first hundred pages or so I was more interested in Carys and Rune’s drama then Nathan and Jordana’s coming together. That of course changed as Jordana changed and grew. I could give you the exact moment, but not if I want to stay spoiler free…




    What worked for me in the book: There was plenty of action and character growth for both Jordana and Nathan as well as some pretty steamy scenes between the two. Old familiar faces come back for some brief visits. Nice set up for future books with the new set of characters, looking forward to Carys and Rune’s book. Some development and forward movement with the new set of bad guys and some more insight into the origins of Breedmates. I am really starting to get curious about who and what the history is with the Atlanteans.




    What didn’t work for me: I thought the resolution of the character Elliot was kind of weak. If he was such a big obstacle for Nathan and Jordana then I would have liked a little bit more closure on that front. Maybe a bit more drama, something… Also it did feel like a slow start to the book. Around page 100 or 120 it started to pick up, but the beginning just dragged for me. I really do think it was a mater of getting back into the world a bit though. I would have also liked to see a bit more of the old characters. Surly there is still interesting things going on in their lives.




    Bottom line it is a must read for fans of this series. If you are new and don’t want to go back to book one, pick up Edge of Dawn and start there in the new generation. The series is a great one for paranormal fans, especially if you also like J.R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alexandra Ivy, or Laura Wright.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Crave the Night

    I feel that I've wasred $11.00, bad plot and NO action. I didn't feel a connection between Jordana and Nathan. The main characters were rather blah, Jordana had no personality and Nathan just spit out the f bomb in every conversation. I loved the original warriors and their mates but feel let down with this new generation. I may not purchase future books in the series

    (Sorry for typo in first sentence).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2014

    I've been reading this series for a while and I must say I'm a l

    I've been reading this series for a while and I must say I'm a little disappointed. The past books were filled with so much detail and the romance was a little more complex and/or thrilling. This felt more like a novella than an installment because it felt so hurried. Also, I'm not sure I like where the story is headed but i guess I'll wait and find out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Okay

    I have been reading Lara's breed series for years. Loving the series. But these last two books have just been okay. I think I am done with the series. I don't just don't like where its headed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Hit HOT

    HOT

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Finally healed

    Nathan is a warrior twenty years freed from his past, but still held by it.
    Jordana makes you think pampered princess. What you find is a young woman with a backbone and innocence.
    A woman who heals a strong warrior with love.
    Read Nathan and Jordan and fall in love.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    Was ok

    Never quite understand why all the breed males raise a fuss when a breed male falls for a breemate. They've all been there so you'd think they would be a little more understanding. Interesting where the story is gojng with the Atlanteans.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2014

    I also received this via Net Galley. I apologize in advance for

    I also received this via Net Galley. I apologize in advance for a not very detailed review.  I don't like to leave spoilers, so go vague in my reviews.  I hope to use enough points of interest to captivate review readers and entice them into reading the story.

    I haven't read any of Ms Adrian's Midnight Breed books, at least none recently.  So I went into this fairly 'cold'.  It was a bit hard to get into, but  given the genre of  vampires, etc. it didn't take too long to catch on.

    I did wonder for a while whose story this really was.  Nathan and Jordana's? Rune and Carys?  It actually took a character, whose name shall remain quiet so as not to spoil, visiting Jordana at her place of work for my interest to really pique. That was another piece of the story that seemed a bit disjointed.  However it could be because I'm not up on the other recent
    books.  But, I would like to state that once that scene took place, things started to fall into place.  I ended up enjoying the book quite well; enough to give it 4 stars!  I'd just like to say that there were two things i found interesting.

    1.  The 'F' word wasn't used very often (very refreshing, and I'm no prude), so when it did show up, it felt like Ms Adrian had thrown it in there for shock value or such.  Not really needed for the story line, and actually a couple times it made me re-read the sentence to make sure I understood what she was saying.  Suffice it to say, again the word wasn't used that often, and that was very refreshing on its own.  
    Then,
    2.  The sex scenes.  While quite steamy and enjoyable to read, they didn't overpower the story which was SOO NICE!  Paranormal stories are turning into so much sex and not a lot of story.  It was nice to read a book that didn't rely on that formula.  Don't get me wrong.  If that's a make or break for you, the book will deliver.  It just doesn't require the scenes to make the story.  It was more a sideline and added to the story.
    These two factors made this story a change for the better in my opinion, for this genre of story.  Don't get me wrong, but it's nice to read a book and get an actual story, not a porn flick.  

    The story of the Atlanteans seems to be very interesting/cool.  It is because of this 'branch' that i'm interested in reading more of Ms Adrian's stories.  What is referenced in Crave the Night, sounds extremely enticing and This is a concept I have always found intriguing.  

    Let me just say if you are a current reader of Ms Adrian's Midnight Breed books, this is a must.  It 'feels' like it has some relevant information to tie in with other stories.   If you're like me and haven't  been a follower, this may entice you to read more.  I know for myself, I plan on checking out more.

    Please Enjoy!

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  • Posted November 4, 2014

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    ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I

    ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    I have enjoyed the Midnight Breed series through the years. When I saw Crave The Night on Netgalley, I had to request it. It is a little different having characters that you knew and loved as children in this series, now are all grown up. It adds a new dynamic, dare I say, a breath of fresh air with a touch of nostalgia to the series. If you are a fan of Lara Adrian's books and the Midnight Breed in particular, then you will enjoy this installment. If not, you should give it a try.

    Nathan may be part of The Order now, but he was born and raised to be a trained assassin. Nathan endured a very torturous childhood, but he uses that experience to become a better warrior for the Order. Will Nathan be able to shed his scars he uses as a shield to block out all emotion? Jordanna has only known a life of luxury as the adopted daughter of a prominent Breed business man until a chance meeting with Nathan. Now, after the electric kiss they shared he inhabits Jordanna's every thought. Will that kiss spark a fire that neither Jordanna nor Nathan can put out?

    Lara Adrian has a way of bringing her characters and the story to life. Through her exquisite writing, we, as the readers, are enveloped by the characters and taken on the journey with them. What a journey it is! It is full of action, love, heartache and most of all passion. I enjoyed this read and look forward to the next book.

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  • Posted October 18, 2014

    Nathan, the most lethal Breed vampire in existence, Jordana, a w

    Nathan, the most lethal Breed vampire in existence, Jordana, a woman of wealth and high social standing, together they will be thrust into a treacherous new world where loving each other could be the most dangerous temptation of all in this thrilling paranormal romance. This story introduces new enemies and brings more intriguing possibilities to this fantastic series and its captivating characters. Her world has always been fascinating and her spin on vampires is refreshingly different and ensures that the readers want to know more. There is never a dull moment in this book and the new line of characters and the intriguing connection to the Breeds spices the story up even more ensuring that this series is going places with lots of great reads to come and I can’t wait to read the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2014

    As good as the first book and going strong!

    I read the first 10 reviews before buying the latest book in Lara's series. As a long time fan, you do wonder if she can keep it going. I was saddened by several negative reviews. But, bought the book anyway. I could not put it down. I enjoyed it, as I have in all her written work. I disagree with the negative people and on all of there dislikes. It sends the wrrong impression on this truelly gifted writter. I admire the concept, the continued saga and will keep buying her books, until she stops writting! Good job and looking forward to the next book. I won't bother reading the reviews next time, I just push the buy button instead.

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  • Posted September 6, 2014

    Crave the night

    Love all her books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Loved it!!!

    This is now one of my favorites of all the stories. Could barely tear myself away from the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    So good

    As always, another great one. Highly recommend it :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Great series, strong characters, action packed that will keep yo

    Great series, strong characters, action packed that will keep you reading for hours. Would like to see a deeper relationship development between the main characters, less rushed and more build up like earlier books in the series. Otherwise I continue to be pleased with this series and look forward to what comes next.

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  • Posted August 18, 2014

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    Did you hear me sigh after reading the last paragraph? This book

    Did you hear me sigh after reading the last paragraph? This book was just as amazing as all the previous books in this series. I am another "more than satisfied" reader.

    Crave the Night is Nathans and Jordanas story. The heat index was off the charts! I could practically see steam coming out of my Kindle. Jordana surprised me. I thought she'd be the pampered, sheltered socialite and she was that and so much more. Even though she may not be worldly, she's got a back bone of steel! Nathan's story blindsided me. I was expecting military-like training but what actually happened was cruelty at it's worst. After reading, I understand why he was the way he was. There are lots of unexpected surprises in this story and it was amazing!

    My day felt complete when I finished reading this book. Now I'm finding it hard to get into another book because my mind is still with the Midnight Breed. They are running into a whole other level of problems and I can't wait to see where Lara Adrian takes them next.

    Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted August 17, 2014

    I'm still trying to get used to the new crop of Order warriors e

    I'm still trying to get used to the new crop of Order warriors even though most of them are the children of the old warriors. Nathan was always a wonder to me. I mean, was he gonna turn out like Hunter and embrace the Order or was he gonna stay his path with Dragos and take his place once he died? It could've gone either way, but thankfully in the last book, Edge of Dawn, it showed a little of him and it was good. Damn good. So, when I saw this book was about him....I think I might've squealed like a total fangirl. I'm so happy that Nathan not only embraced the life of the Order, but also got a mate and was able to live a little more fully. I love this series and it's still getting better with each book.

    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.


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  • Posted August 16, 2014

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    4.5 Stars ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book

    4.5 Stars
    ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    Nothing beats good writing and that is what ultimately makes Lara Adrian stand out amongst her peers. In the twelfth book of the Midnight Breed series, Adrian takes an emotionless Breed warrior named Nathan and pairs him with a kind-hearted socialite named Jordana Gates. As a warrior, Nathan wishes to keep his distance from Jordana’s delicate world. However, when a fiery kiss ignites a consuming passion he has never felt for anyone before, Nathan finds resisting Jordana to be a losing battle.

    Adrian doesn’t hold back with the intensity or the passion. The sexual tension between Nathan and Jordana is off the charts and sizzles each of the pages. While slow-burning in its intensity at the beginning, Adrian really shows off her writing skill in a series of twists that will surely make reader’s head spin. I was baffled and pleasantly surprised to see such detail and planning work out in the end. It’s clear that Adrian had a formulated plan going into this book and seeing it unravel effortlessly and flawlessly really showcases her talent as a writer and storyteller. It reminds me of why I started reading Lara Adrian’s books in the first place. Even twelve books into the series, there is still a clear path in which the author wishes to go and as a reader, I’m definitely on board with that ride!

    CRAVE THE NIGHT is stunning in its flawless execution. Lara Adrian has the rare ability to lure readers right into her books, taking them on a ride they will never forget.

    *ARC provided by publisher

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

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    Midnight Breed #12 I received an advance reader edition of this

    Midnight Breed #12

    I received an advance reader edition of this book from Random House Publishing Group via Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

    4 Stars

    I did it again. I am one of those people who like to do things in the proper order. I like to follow the rules and do what I am supposed to be doing. So why do I keep jumping around instead of reading a series in the proper order? To be honest, I already know this answer. The problem is that I tend to overestimate what I am going to accomplish when I request books. When I requested this book, I remember thinking that I would read the entire series leading up to this book. Obviously, things did not quite work that way.

    My 4 star rating is based completely on the fact that I enjoyed this book. It was one of those books that I liked a lot but I did not feel compelled to stay up all night to finish it. I have read books #1 and #2 in this series and I really liked them so I had a good idea what to expect with this book. Since I was able to skip books #3 through #11 and follow this story, I do think this book could be read apart from the series. Of course, I do realize that I probably missed a few things because I skipped so much of the series so it is probably best to read the series in order if you can.

    The focus of this book is Nathan and Jordana. Nathan is a Breed Warrior who was trained to be a hunter. Jordana is a Breedmate who was adopted and raised by her father, a Breed male. The pair are very aware of each other at the start of the story and have shared a kiss before the events in this book. The attraction between the pair is intense. Jordana is promised to marry a prominent Breed male but the spark she should feel is simply not there.

    Nathan finds himself drawn to Jordana and immensely protective of her. The pair fall into insta-love and have their fair share of steamy scenes. When Jordana finds herself in danger, Nathan will risk everything to save her.

    The plot in this book was somewhat predictable. Troubled man sees smoking hot woman across the room, man falls in love with woman, they run into trouble because they fail to communicate, woman finds herself in trouble, man saves woman. We have all read something along those lines at some point. This book was simply fun for me. The chemistry between the pair was wonderfully written. This is a book that most people are going to pick up simply because they are looking for something fun to read and it delivers. To be honest, I really did not make any attempt to over analyze this book and just had fun with it and I am really glad that I did.

    I would recommend this book to others. Lara Adrian has written a wonderful, sexy story in this book. I do still plan to read the whole series....in order at some point. I seriously wonder how much that may affect my enjoyment of this book.

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    After falling in love with all of the original characters, now t

    After falling in love with all of the original characters, now the series is taking on the time of the generation of their kids. I love where Adrian is taking this story with new foes and characters with their own hidden pasts and secrets. I found it difficult to put this book down at parts and felt the characters heartache. Great story, totally worth buying!

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