Born of Darkness (Hunter Legacy Series #1)

Born of Darkness (Hunter Legacy Series #1)

by Lara Adrian

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Born of Darkness (Hunter Legacy Series #1) by Lara Adrian

New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian introduces the first novel in a thrilling new vampire romance series set in the darkly seductive Midnight Breed paranormal story world.

As a former assassin in the Hunter program, Asher is one of a small group of Gen One Breed vampires who survived the horrors of a madman's laboratory and the cruelty of the training that made him one of the most lethal beings in existence. Now, twenty years after his escape from those hellish origins, Asher is a loner whose heart is as cold as his skills are merciless. But when he thwarts a killing under way in the middle of the desert outside Las Vegas, Asher meets a beautiful woman who draws him into a deadly game against powerful enemies--one that will test both his skills and his tarnished honor.

Naomi Fallon is used to getting out of dicey situations. Orphaned as a child after her mother's murder, she didn't survive twenty-six years on the street without using up most of her nine lives. But when her latest caper lands her in the Mojave against a Vegas gangster's henchmen, she's certain her number is up. Then he appears--immense, brutal, and far from human. Naomi's never needed anyone's help, least of all one of the Breed. But after one risk too many, only a man with Asher's skills can keep her safe. Yet the solitary, seductively handsome vampire has enemies of his own, and a secret that will not only shatter her faith in him but her heart, proving what she's feared all along--that trust is only an illusion and love may be the sharpest weapon of all.

Book 1 in a brand-new Midnight Breed spin-off series!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158783746
Publisher: Lara Adrian, LLC
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Series: Midnight Breed: Hunter Legacy Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,926
File size: 3 MB

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Born of Darkness 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Another straight read through, I couldn't put it down until it was finished. Strong characters, good plot .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story with a HEA. I think this is going to be a great series like the others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’ve constantly wondered what happened to the Hunters and was so excited for this legacy series. I was not in any way disappointed. Absolutely loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally love this book I can't wait for more love the breeds
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars. The book was good. I think I would have preferred if she didn't add sex just for the sake of having that in the book so many times. Was a strong female character, I appreciated that, the hero was supposed to be one of the best assassin's unfortunately he just didn't come off that way.
Tilly212 More than 1 year ago
This was a brilliant start to the series. I do love a spin-off series, this was a great idea giving us the stories of the Hunters. We start of with Asher who has an extremely dark past and hasn't quite come to terms with it yet. He's Gen-One so the biggest, baddest, toughest Vampires of them all. Not a breed male to mess with. I like that although these males have seen and done terrible things, at their absolute core they are honest people. They have a code that they follow and rightly or wrongly they stick to it. Naomi we meet at the height of her quest to make the man who wronged her in the worst way possible pay for his crimes. She determined to right a wrong and unfortunately it's put her on a path of destruction. She's full of love and compassion but is blinded by revenge. They both had a lot to sort through emotionally but they found a connection so strong it surpassed the problems around them. Great chemistry, they seemed to really get each other and I found their developing relationship really interesting to read. The story was fast-paced, action packed and had lighter moments. A great start to the new series.
virgwid More than 1 year ago
Another awesome book in an awesome series. Loved the characters, loved the ending. Can’t wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the books by Lara Adrian are stunning. And this new one is as wonderful as all of them but begins a new branch. I look forward to many more stories.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Like all of her books, I was left hooked.
Anonymous 28 days ago
Ms. Adrian delivers her quality writing in this new series about the Breed. I can hardly wait on the next one.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Anonymous 7 months ago
What a great way to start the hunter series with Asher. I loved every page. I also enjoyed Cain ' s role in this book. I look forward to see what happens to him. Keep writing. I love it!!! Looking forward to the next breed book too!!??
Anonymous 8 months ago
Enjoyed this new spinoff from Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed Series. Just as good and looking forward to the next one.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Hfowler 9 months ago
First in a new series that follows the genetically created Hunters from Dragos' assassin project brings us Breed warriors who have only known cruelty, loneliness, death, and fear. Asher is a Breed male living out in the middle of the desert content with his quiet, lonely, yet peaceful life on his ranch. He doesn’t like going out where people reside and when he is heading home from just one of those supply trips and sees a kid getting manhandled by a trio of goons he really doesn’t want to get involved, but he does. What he doesn’t expect is a short spit-fire young woman who won’t stop talking and ends up being a Breedmate. He still wants nothing to do with her, but is honor bound to protect her. When she steals his truck in the middle of the day, he is hell bent to teach her a valuable lesson and save her from the casino boss she is stealing money from. Naomi has known pain and sorrow and wants vengeance against the casino boss who murdered her mom. She also wants to keep helping the street kids her and her best friend having been helping for going on 18 years, ever since they met on the streets themselves when they were 8 years old. The audacity of the Breed male who thinks to send her off the a Dark Haven for her own good has another thing coming if he thinks she will just go meekly away. Their story was intense, fast paced, entertaining, and very passionate. When Asher’s truth comes out about the role he played in the Hunter program, she has a hard time coming to terms with it all. I’m glad she got her vengeance and I am also glad Asher found himself a home and family. Enjoyed their story and look forward to more.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Omg I couldn’t wait for the hunters after reading this I hunger for more !!! a hunger I can even describe plz Larry hurry up with the rest lol plz read this if your already a Lara book reader but even if your not this book is also a great start ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Born of Darkness is the first book in the Hunter Legacy series from Lara Adrian. This series is a spin off of the Midnight Breed series (one of my favorite series) and is the story of Asher (a Gen One Breed) and Naomi. This was a great read and a great introduction to the Hunter Legacy collection. I am already anxious to read the next one! Another wonderful addition to the Midnight Breed world from Ms. Adrian. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
Born of Darkness is the first book in Lara Adrian's new series the Hunter Legacy and most definitely a great beginning to this series. Asher is one of the Gen One Breed vampires who used to be part of the Hunter program but since escaping twenty years ago he has lived peacefully on a small ranch outside of Las Vegas until one night he stumbles upon a young woman nearly being killed by a local gangster's henchmen that draws him into a deadly game with powerful new enemies and possibly ones from is past also. Asher knows that with his skills he can protect Naomi from any kind of enemy, but will her finding out about his past shatter any chance at love they have? I'm definitely looking forward to reading more books in this great series! I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
Dena_M More than 1 year ago
Born of Darkness (Midnight Breed - Hunter Legacy) by Lara Adrian. Born of Darkness takes us back to the world of the Midnight Breed series, only 20 years after the Breed is openly living among humans and follows the escaped assassins from the cruel and sadistic Hunter program. This is Asher's story set on the outskirts of Las Vegas, NV and the Strip. Asher is a Gen One Breed vampire and one of the former assassins created in a lab by madman and Master Dragos. Enduring the cruelty of the training that turned them into efficient and effective killing machines with no choice but to do their Master's bidding. Now living in freedom or self-imposed exile from life, Asher is the epitome of a loner, reclusive and brooding who merely wants to live out his life alone, feeling unworthy of anything more due to his past. Naomi is a Breedmate who enters his life quite by accident. She carries her own scars and baggage, but is the perfect heroine for this reluctant hero. She uses her special gift to avenge a wrong and also help the needy. But of course that puts her in danger and is how Asher enters her life. Now faced with one of the most powerful enemies you could have, it's up to Asher to help keep Naomi safe or lose all he's come to hold dear. Born of Darkness is a wonderful story of redemption and self-forgiveness, of healing and love. Who else but Lara Adrian take a cold blooded killer and make you not only sympathetic for his plight, but have you rooting for his happily ever after? Five stars and cannot wait for the next book!
angiebabe92 More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the authors for an honest review. So exciting to see a spin off series from one of my favorite original paranormal books/authors. Midnight Breed was one of the first series who got me back into reading a few years ago. I have been a huge fan and so when the spin off ARCS were available, I was so excited!!! This story takes place 20 year after the Breed have been outted to the humans. We, as a whole human society, are not so thrilled with our fanged neighbors but we are coexisting. You don’t need to have read the Midnight Breed but seeing as we see characters from the original series it does make the book that much more exciting. Asher is a Gen 1 Breed who has done more bad things in his life then he wants to remember or think about. He just wants to live on his farm and be left alone. Solitary life is perfect for him. When he runs into a girl and saves her from a bunch of bad men, he is annoyed he can’t just go on his way. Why can’t he just leave her there? WELLL she is a rare human. She is a Breedmate. He is honor bound to protect her until The Order can come and take her to a safe place. WELLLLL, Naomi is not about to let that happen. When Naomi wakes up to be told she is a special vampire baby making human, ok Asher did not say that but she has it in her head he did…LOL she runs for the hills. She has vengeance plans to make happen. She will make her mothers murdered pay and she will not fail in her plan. Naomi and Asher are the perfect pair to be fated together. They both have horrors in their past and demons in their present to fight to make the HEA happen. They both are so interested in the other but they will not fail the “duties” they both have even if that pesky chemistry still gets in the way!! LOL I can’t wait for another book!
AREEDAR More than 1 year ago
Asher was created to be a Hunter to kill and obey Dragos. Now free he has been living his a kind man named Ned who took him in and treated him like a son. With Ned gone for a year Hunter is just living a day at a time. While returning from running errands he spots a car on the side of the road. Knowing nothing good can he happening he ventures out to see what is going. Naomi knows her life is about over until this strange man walks in to save her. One look at Naomi and Asher knew he had to protect her finding out she was a breedmate he knew he had to contact the Order. Naomi has been trying to get back at Leo Slater for killing her mother. Now it looks like Slater is after her after her last antic at his casino. Now she has put her best friend Michael in harms way too. Can Asher keep Naomi safe and ignore the chemistry between them. Naomi is just the woman to show Asher he is worthy of love and family.