Thursday, 13 October 2011

Book Review (1).

Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed #1) 


Publication: May 1st 2007
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 402
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age: Adult

 He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell's deepest fantasies. 
But nothing about this night -or this man-is what it seems.
For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew exixted-a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.
Lucan Thorne despises the violence carried out by his lawless brethren. A vampire himself, Lucan is a Breed warrior, sworn to protect his kind-and the unwitting humans existing alongside them-from the mounting threat of the Rogues. Lucan cannot risk binding himself to a mortal woman, but when Gabrielle is targeted by his enemies, he has no choice but to bring her into the dark underworld he commands.
Here, in the arms of the Breed's formidable leader, Gabrielle will confront an extraordinary destiny of danger, seduction, and the darkest pleasures of all....

My Thoughts
What I loved about this book was that it wasn't like all the other vampire stories, in that the Breed and the Rogues are actually descendants of alien conquerors who  landed on earth a million years ago, who then bred with human females, but because of genetics they could only ever produce male children.
I loved that the idea was so original.
So the breed can only mate with what they call Breedmates, special human women who have a birthmark of a teardrop falling into a crescent moon.
So the book starts with our heroine Gabrielle a professional photographer, witnessing six Rogue's (the bad guys) killing a man so she takes photos on her mobile, she goes to the police station but no one will believe her because all they see in her photos are blurry images, but she can see them as that's part of her gift (all breedmates have different gifts) so they send her home cause they think she's either drunk or high on drugs.
That's where our hero Lucan comes in, he pretends to be a detective to get close to her, he realises  that the photos she takes (she only takes photos of buildings), are actually hideouts of the Rogues and sanctuaries of the Breeds (another one of her gifts).
The rest of the story is a thrill-ride of action, betrayals and the bad guy is someone who Lucan believes is dead.
All in all it was a great book it reminded me a lot of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but still had a lot of original ideas to stand up on it's own as it's own series.
I'll definately be starting the second book in this series as soon as this review is up.
I give this book  4/5.

1 comment:

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