Lara Adrian

This is the page for Lara Adrian and her series, The Midnight Breed.  Nine books in and still going strong, there have been a few delays to the release schedule recently, but things seem to be getting back on track.  Above is the link to take you to the reading list and book summaries, and a character guide will eventually be added, as well.

As a child, Lara Adrian used to sleep with the covers up around her neck, afraid she might become the midnight prey of deadly vampires. Later on, under the influence of Bram Stoker and Anne Rice, she had to wonder if her fear wasn’t actually something else: a secret desire to walk in a darker world, to live a dangerous and sensual dream with a man of seductive, preternatural power. It is that twining of fear and desire that fuels Lara’s own fantasies today, and the idea that she explores in her New York Times bestselling Midnight Breed series of vampire romance novels from Bantam Dell Books.

With an ancestry stretching back to the Mayflower and the court of King Henry VIII, Lara Adrian lives with her husband in coastal New England, surrounded by centuries-old graveyards, hip urban comforts, and the endless inspiration of the broody Atlantic Ocean.

Website: www.laraadrian.com

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coming next

Midnight Breed #12 will be called Crave the Night. It has been pushed back to an August 5th release date.

crave the nightBorn and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry.

Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.

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Lara is contributing one of the stories in the 1001 Dark Nights series, featuring several authors from different genres telling stories based on the Arabian Nights. Lara’s Midnight Breed entry is called Tempted by Midnight, and it will be released on October 14th.

tempted by midnightOnce, they lived in secret alongside mankind. Now, emerged from the shadows, the Breed faces enemies on both sides—human and vampire alike. No one knows that better than Lazaro Archer, one of the eldest, most powerful of his kind. His beloved Breedmate and family massacred by a madman twenty years ago, Lazaro refuses to open his heart again.

Sworn to his duty as the leader of the Order’s command center in Italy, the last thing the hardened warrior wants is to be tasked with the rescue and safekeeping of an innocent woman in need of his protection. Nor is the embittered Breed male prepared for the fierce desire his beautiful charge stirs within him, tempting him unlike anything he has ever known…

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In a surprising announcement, Lara Adrian has said that after the release of Crave the Night this fall, she will be self-publishing her popular Midnight Breed. I can’t really see the series continuing to be printed in hardcover, but she has said that they will be available in print, audio and e-book formats. Stay tuned for more details.

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