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Friday, July 15, 2011

Deeper than Midnight by Lara Adrian Virtual Tour (Review & Giveaway)

Deeper Than Midnight (Midnight Breed, #9)Deeper Than Midnight 
Midnight Breed #9
by Lara Adrian
Publication: June 28th 2011 Dell Books 
416 pages
ISBN: 978-0-440-24611-4
Mass Market Paperback, e-Book, audiobook
Courtesy of KLB Virtual Events
At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well--the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing that matters to her now that she is free. Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos's most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he's hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he'll go to end Drago's reign of evil--even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne's tender heart.



My thoughts:

A gripping story of heartache, betrayal, trust and the discovery of love that left me breathless; Deeper than Midnight is an exceptional addition to an already superb series!
One of Dragos elite hunter’s, Hunter was bred for combat. Escaping his evil master and joining the Order, he still excels at the deadly art of assignation and shows no emotion…until the woman from a life changing vision is taken in by the Order and put under his protection. He is charged with the task of escorting Corinne Bishop, a woman held captive by Dragos, to her family’s Darkhaven. But when a simple mission turns into one of deception, deceit and danger a journey for the truth turns deadly and wrought with new emotions that neither ever imagined possible.

Deeper than Midnight exceeded any and all of my expectations! I wasn’t too thrilled with the last installment, Brock and Jenna’s story, it fell flat in my opinion and I felt there was a lot left open there… and still is... Then when it came to Hunter…how do you have interest and connect to a character that is seemly emotionless?

Well, Deeper than Midnight took me for a total 180 in that respect. Lara Adrian opened up all kind of facets in Hunter's character, giving him depth, dimension and an intensity that sucked me right in.

In an early twist we come to find out the Corinne has a son that she is determined to find, realizing that she can’t do it on her own she puts her trust in Hunter and never regrets it. The journey these two embark on is dark, sensual and heartwarming; both tortured souls in need of peace and they find this in each other. The romance between Hunter and Corinne was gradual and realistic, giving each time to accept new feelings and grow with them. They turned out to be a perfect match, balancing each other well. Corinne shows Hunter that he is more than just a well bred killing machine and in return, Hunter proves to Corinne that there is more in the world then the pain and torment she has endured for the last 75 years; namely love…

The plot flowed seamlessly, never allowing for distraction, with plenty of action. The sub-plot of Chase’s growing addiction and loss of control was deep and left me craving for his story. Along with the suspense of the Order’s fate, I was turning the pages wishing it wouldn’t come to an end. Some happy news for another Breed couple was woven into the story and I also loved getting back into the heads of my favorite couple, Lucan and Gabriel.

How Adrian penned such a sweet, yet dark, tale is beyond me but she has succeeded masterfully. Wonderfully recommended; if you haven’t picked up one of Lara Adrian’s novels then you must do so immediately, you won’t regret it!


Rating: 5 Wine Glasses!





~*GIVEAWAY*~
Thanks to KLB I have one copy of Deeper than Midnight to giveaway to one US reader and one DtM trading card to giveaway to three readers worldwide!

To enter, just fill out the form below!

Giveaway will close at 11:59 pm on July 29th when one winner will then be selected at random and contacted via the email address provided. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. You are welcome to enter both giveaways if the shipping restrictions do not apply to you. Good luck!


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8 comments:

Book Savvy Babe said...

Great review, I am just starting to read this series, I read the first book, loved it so much that I now have most of the books waiting to read… thanks for the giveaway contest!
Book Savvy Babe

June M. said...

I would love to win this book. Filled out the form. Thank you so much

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

Great review as always chic!

marybelle said...

I am so looking forward to reading DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT.

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Jessica said...

This is such a great series, and your review made me even more eager to pick up Deeper than Midnight! Great review!

Denise Z said...

This sounds like a great read. Thank you for sharing.

Denise Z said...

Thank you for sharing this fun giveaway.

Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

Thanks for a great review! This is one of my favorite series.

I feel like I am always saying that but damn there are just so many good ones out there!