Sunday, January 4, 2009

Review - Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Veil of Midnight
The Midnight Breed, Book 5
Lara Adrian
December 30, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-440-24449-3

Book Blurb:
Bound by blood, addicted to danger, they'll enter the darkest—and most erotic—place of all.

A warrior trained in bullets and blades, Renata cannot be bested by any man—vampire or mortal. But her most powerful weapon is her extraordinary psychic ability—a gift both rare and deadly. Now a stranger threatens her hard-won independence—a golden-haired vampire who lures her into a realm of darkness…and pleasure beyond imagining.

A combat-loving adrenaline junkie, Nikolai dispenses his own justice to enemies of the Breed—and his latest quarry is a ruthless assassin. One woman stands in his way: the seductive, cool-as-ice bodyguard, Renata. But Renata’s powers are put to the test when a loved one, a child, is threatened and she’s forced to turn to Niko for help. As the two join forces, as desire fans the flames of a deeper hunger, Renata’s life is under siege by a man who offers the exquisite pleasure of a blood bond—and a passion that could save or doom them both forever.…

My thoughts:
Renata is a Breedmate working for Sergei Yakut, a Gen One vampire who makes his own rules. In addition to her psychic ability that can render even the mightiest of warriors defenseless, Renata has combat skills that were hard earned on the streets. Now she finds that she has more to protect than herself, a young girl with an amazing psychic ability that the wrong men with power are willing to pay to possess.

Nikolai is a warrior for the Order, and is searching for Yakut when he first meets Renata. He hopes to gain Yakut’s cooperation in discovering who is killing off the Gen One vampires, but it’s clear from the beginning that Niko’s presence is far from welcome.

When Niko finds himself in a dire situation, it’s Renata he’s forced to rely on. In turn they must trust each other in order to save young Mira and to ensure that each of them survives.

This is the fifth installment in the Midnight Breed series and tells the story of Niko and Renata. Ms. Adrian shares a tale that clearly defines the good and bad in her world of vampires. Veil of Midnight is a well-told addition to the series, and mixes the introduction of new characters with continued contact with those whom readers have previously become familiar with. The suspense and mystery are well-paced, and a new romance adds just the right chemistry to keep fans coming back for more of the same from this engaging storyline.

To learn more about Veil of Midnight, please visit Ms. Adrian’s website: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Christine said...

Hey Kimberly!
I'm sorry it has been a while since I visited. Home life has been really hectic. Anyway, I recently finished this novel, too. I really loved Renata's character... more so than I expected. I also thought the complexity of the plot was really good in this one, too.

Can you believe the cliffhanger we have until Andreas Reichen's book? ACK!!

Unknown said...

I am really looking forward to this and my local Amazin have said 2 maybe before February ;)

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Christine! Gee, can't imagine why you've been busy at home. *grin* I have to pop over to your blog and see if you have new pics up. :)

Renata was a nice strong character, and even with her difficult background she grew into a woman who could care about others. :)

She's so good and making sure we come back for more. *grin*

Hi Amber - 2 weeks on this one? Better than the 3 - 4, but still that is so frustrating. :(

wcvamp said...

IMO, think this was the best book out of the series.
I am actually looking forward to the next book.

Kimberly Swan said...

Ashes of Midnight currently shows as a May release, so we don't have too long to wait! :)

Unknown said...

Ok...posted the wrong message on the wrong thread...this is the book I finished this morning but I have heard that Night Huntress is on its way to me!

Kimberly Swan said...

Glad you had the chance to read it and that Night Huntress is on the way as well! (I know, they just love to make you wait!)