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

Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian

I’d recently been thinking about the paranormal genre, and realised it had been a long time since I’d read anything in it. Because it was late at night I decided to do a reread rather than finding anything new.

Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed vampire series is a “guilty pleasure” sort of thing. The early books are from a decade or so ago, when vampires were the height of fashion, and dark, warrior vampires were much more preferable to many adult readers than sparkly high school vampires ever were.

Kiss of Crimson is the one I keep going back to for some reason. It’s an easy read, happens over a short space of time, and involves the *ultimate* vampire stereotype: dark, Italian Dante!

Here’s what it’s about:

He comes to her more dead than alive, a towering black-clad stranger riddled with bullets and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, veterinarian Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all, but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle. In a single erotically charged moment Tess is plunged into his world—a shifting, shadowed place where bands of Rogue vampires stalk the night, cutting a swath of terror.

Haunted by visions of a dark future, Dante lives and fights like there is no tomorrow. Tess is a complication he does not need—but now, with his brethren under attack, he must shield Tess from a growing threat that includes Dante himself. For with one reckless, irresistible kiss, she has become an inextricable part of his underworld realm . . . and his touch awakens her to hidden gifts, desires, and hungers she never knew she possessed. Bonded by blood, Dante and Tess must work together to thwart deadly enemies, even as they discover a passion that transcends the boundaries of life itself . . . .

4 thoughts on “Reread: Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed #2) by Lara Adrian

  1. OMG! I Love this series…at least the first 7 or 8. Do you? Some authors don’t know when to move on and L.A. , I’m afraid, is one of them. (Kiss of Crimson,book#2, is better than book#1)

    1. I loved the early books – I think I’ve reread the first four half a dozen times. After trying some review copies of later books I thought they’d started to sound the same. I thought I’d better stop reading the series before I started to dislike it (aren’t the new books about the original characters’ kids?).

      I hardly read paranormal books anymore, but when I want to I usually go back to Lara Adrian.

      1. Yes, L.A.’s newer books are about the kids and others in the same world. I just felt as you did, same. I started reading romance with PNR but then got hooked on HR. I still read PNR once in awhile especially D.B.Reynolds’ Vampires in America series.

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