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"Completely sexy, Completely action packed and a COMPLETELY scintillating Vampire experience!"

Kiss of Crimson is my first Lara Adrian book and I can tell you right now it WILL NOT be my last. On a whim I chose this book while getting ready for a trip, not realizing it was the second book in the series [Kiss of Midnight is the first]. And not realizing I would be drawn in so completely. Good news I am going back to get the first book and even better news the third book in this series, Midnight Awakening, is going to be released in a few months!!!

Dante is a man who has lived more than 200 years and belongs to a group of warriors that hunts down their own that have turned rogue and kill indiscriminately. In the process of one of his evening missions he is outnumbered and literally blown away in to the Mystic river in the process. He manages to get help when he stumbles upon a rather lovely Veterinarian, Tess Culver, working late. In the process of taking her blood to heal his ravaged body he sees the birth mark upon her hand that signifies her as a breedmate to his kind. And now that he has drunk from her he has unexpectedly sealed their fate.

Tess Culver awakens the next morning unaware that she has met Dante as he wiped her mind clean before he left. And Tess, like Dante is a loner, who has been running away from a past she just as soon not remember. Immersing her life in the care and healing of animals she doesn't like to make time for a personal life or relationships. She tried once and realized it wasn't for her. But then maybe what Tess really needs is a relationship that is not of this world... and a world that is not willing to let her get away.

Ms. Adrian has a writing style that sucks you in [no pun intended] from page one. The idea she weaves around the vampire concept is fascinating and seems almost plausible. And while this is a romance novel, I have to say the book just steams up with utter sex appeal and tension when she brings her characters together. Even the story that surrounded the secondary characters held me equally intrigued as the primary. And don't worry there is plenty of action to keep readers on the edge of their seats. Definitely a great book that is SO worth the read and not just another vampire novel, but an intimate, action packed and steamy experience. Oh yeah, I definitely recommend this book.

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted October 23, 2007

SUMMARY

Haunted by visions of a dark future, the Breed warrior Dante lives and fights like there is no tomorrow. The reckless one, the wild one, Dante has no intention of binding himself to a woman. But in an act of desperation following a vicious street battle with enemy Rogues, Dante drinks from a compassionate veterinarian named Tess Culver . . . a woman bearing the mark of a Breedmate. In taking her blood, Dante has completed one half of an irreversible bond, claiming Tess as his own. But Tess knows nothing of the vampire race--a fact Dante means to ensure--until a rising threat to the Breed forces him to choose between using Tess as a pawn, or making her his mate in truth.

 

Kiss of Crimson
(Midnight Breed: Book 2)
by Lara Adrian

Dell
June 1, 2007
Available: May 29, 2007
ISBN #0553589385
EAN #9780553589382
384 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Lara Adrian

Darker After Midnight
Deeper Than Midnight
Taken by Midnight
Shades of Midnight
Ashes of Midnight
Veil of Midnight
Midnight Rising
Midnight Awakening
Kiss of Crimson
Kiss of Midnight


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