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A Touch of Midnight: (vampire romance) (Midnight Breed) Paperback – July 12, 2013
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The Midnight Breed Series reading order:
Book 0.5: A Touch of Midnight (prequel novella - free ebook)
Book 1: Kiss of Midnight
Book 2: Kiss of Crimson
Book 3: Midnight Awakening
Book 4: Midnight Rising
Book 5: Veil of Midnight
Book 6: Ashes of Midnight
Book 7: Shades of Midnight
Book 8: Taken by Midnight
Book 9: Deeper Than Midnight
Book 9.5: A Taste of Midnight (novella, ebook only)
Book 10: Darker After Midnight
The Midnight Breed Series Companion
Book 11: Edge of Dawn
Book 11.5: Marked by Midnight (novella)
Book 12: Crave the Night
Book 12.5: Tempted by Midnight (novella)
Book 13: Bound to Darkness (Spring 2015)
Book 13.5: Stroke of Midnight (novella, Oct 2015)
...and more to come!
Also by Lara Adrian:
Phoenix Code Romantic Suspense Series (with Tina Folsom)
Books 1 & 2: Cut and Run
Books 3 & 4: Hide and Seek (June 22, 2015)
Masters of Seduction Paranormal Romance Series
Merciless: House of Gravori (in Masters of Seduction Vol 1)
Priceless: House of Ebarron (in Masters of Seduction Vol 2)
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Top customer reviews
I am so glad this novella came out because I always wondered about Gideon and his mate Savannah Dupree's story and how they got their HEA. Anyone who reads the Breed Series knows that Gideon is the computer lab guru and usually is the one always left at base and for some reason I never really understood why he never went out on patrol with the other Breed brothers. Well thanks to this sweet novella we get our answers and with a little added history about Gideon and Savannah's past.
Of course like always, Lara Adrian kept me entranced through out the whole book with the action and drama of old. The words are always smooth and filled with visionary brilliance. The connection between Gideon and Savannah is passionate and respectfully descriptive though electrifying with their emotions between each other.
I loved Savannah's unique gift of being able to see the objects past with a simple touch of her hands and how Gideon has the gift of being able to see/detect the radiant heat of human or Breed on the other side of a wall. The ending was very sweet but dangerously sad for Gideon (Hint - has to do with what's in his head). Over all, this was a fantastic novella.
Instead, I feel as though I got that "Touch", but it was often more ethereal than tangible. Not necessarily a bad thing, for prolonging the mystery can be a great tactic for a series. It's just not what I expected. In fact, in one brief scene, I felt more insight into Tegan than I felt about Savannah and Gideon from the entire novella. And Tegan being one of my favourites, I was choked up about that. (Nice touch, Ms. Adrian!)
If I think about it more in depth, what I take away is a more superficial look at Gideon, the entity, without really seeing any more of the essence of the/his character. I feel as though I see him differently in form, but I don't see INTO him much differently...if that makes sense. As for Savannah, there are moments invoking a somewhat impersonal, police blotter account of how she came to be central to the cause, in place of the usual deeply emotional evolutions I'm used to reading about in the series. Another of my many gripes about novellas, but that's a whole other topic...
Still in all, a much appreciated fill-in-some-blanks from this talented author, for what is truly amazing series.
The main issue is the instalove/destined mate angle. I'm beginning to wonder if the problem is lazy writers. It saves an awful lot of effort if you don't have to work to get your H and h together, but it also cuts out a lot of the richness and depth of a committed relationship when you have the two people glued together for life with absolutely no effort on anyone's part. This story was much less interesting because it felt like Lara Adrian had left Samantha no other real choice but the one she made, and so it was of a less choice than 'of course'.
For me, the ratio of sex scene to story scene here is a bit too high, as I feel the point is the story and the other elements should be subordinate, but I know that many supernatural/urban fantasy readers prefer their books on the spicy side, so take that as IMO only.
I felt that the story could have been longer it felt rushed and not up to par with the other books from the series.
Not even the sex scenes could save this book, Gideon and Savannah didn't get a chance to know each other before they were in the sack. I believe this is what really killed this book for me. There wasn't a lead up to them loving each other.
Like one other viewer I felt a connection with Tegan more than I did with the main characters. Gideon and Savannah's story felt like a after thought because the fans were asking for more on them then a fully developed story.
I could not give this book a great rating because it lacked substance that is present in all of the other Breed books. I'm happy that I was able to buy the book at a very low price because if I paid more for the book I would have been mad. Will I continue to buy Ms. Adrian's books absolutely she is one of my favorites in this genre; but did she do justice to Savannah and Gideon? I think not!
I'm looking forward to the next Breed book in the series but I will never buy another novella because I feel it would be more of the same.