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Lara Adrian - Author

About the Author

Lara Adrian lives with her husband in coastal New England, where she is surrounded by centuries-old graveyards, hip urban comforts and the endless inspiration of the dark Atlantic ocean.

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Midnight Flame

Midnight Flame

Author: Lara Adrian, Christopher Rice Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2018

An original short story from iconic thriller collection Match Up, edited by Lee Child, featuring a never-before-seen pairing between bestsellers Lara Adrian and Christopher Rice.In this extraordinary tale of paranormal suspense, Rice's Desire Exchange character Lillianne will encounter vampires for the first time when Adrian's character Lucan Thorne takes her under his wing. For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Match Up!

Midnight Breed Series 3-Book Bundle

Midnight Breed Series 3-Book Bundle

Author: Lara Adrian Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2016

Prepare for seduction as bestselling author Lara Adrian unleashes a new breed of vampire in this heart-pounding series of paranormal romance and suspense. Together in one gripping ebook bundle, here are the first three books in the Midnight Breed series: KISS OF MIDNIGHT KISS OF CRIMSON MIDNIGHT AWAKENING ';Evocative, enticing . . . Enter Lara Adrian's vampire world and be enchanted!'New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward Part human, part otherworldly, the Breed has lived among humankind for thousands of years, maintaining a tentative peace built on secrecy, power, and the dark justice carried out by the formidable warriors of the Order. But now, a blood war within the race is set to ignite. Vampires are going Rogue in startling numbers, feeding without discretion, killing humans in the streets. It is up to the Order to stop the spreading threat of Rogue dominationand in so doing, each of the warriors will be forced to confront private demons, darkest secrets, deepest fears. Some will know triumph, some will know loss, but each warrior can count on one thing: Love, when it finds him, will often come at the worst possible moment, with the least likely woman . . . and it will bring each of these powerful males to his knees. Praise for Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed novels ';A thrilling blend of dark passion and heart-pounding action. Lara Adrian always delivers a keeper!'New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter ';An adrenaline-fueled, sizzlingly sexy, darkly intense addition to Lara Adrian's addictively readable paranormal Breed series.'Chicago Tribune, on Midnight Awakening

Crave The Night

Crave The Night

Author: Lara Adrian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2014

She has no choice but to seek shelter in his arms... Ice-cold breed warrior Nathan is on a mission for the Order to expose the members of a secret cabal called Opus Nostrum, comprised of both human and Breed members. But Nathan's allegiance to the Order is challenged when his pursuit leads him to Martin Gates, the wealthy patriarch of a high society Breed family, and the father of ethereal Jordana Gates, a woman far out of Nathan's league and one he craves like no other. A few weeks before the couple shared an unexpected, stolen kiss... a kiss that Nathan is unable to forget. And soon Nathan and Jordana are swept into a passion that will force him to choose between duty towards his Order brethren, and desire for the one woman he cannot resist. Praise for the Midnight Breed series: 'An adrenalin-fuelled, sizzlingly sexy, darkly intense... addictively readable series.' Chicago Tribune. 'A gut-wrenching new paranormal series by hot talent Adrian... terrific supernatural entertainment.' Romantic Times

Crave the Night

Crave the Night

Author: Lara Adrian Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2014

With the acclaimed Midnight Breed series, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian has written thrilling novels of electrifying romance and heart-pounding suspensepage-turners in which humans and vampires live tenuously side by side. In Crave the Night, Adrian brings the Breed and its world to the brink of war, where even the deepest passion can shatter into violence. Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Orderan elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampiresNathan 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 desirea 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 nothinguntil 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.Praise for Crave the Night ';[A] thrilling and romantic read.'RT Book Reviews ';Stunning in its flawless execution . . . The sexual tension between Nathan and Jordana is off the charts and sizzles each of the pages.'Under the Covers ';Impossible to put down.'Fresh Fiction ';Steamy and intense.'Publishers WeeklyFrom the Hardcover edition.

Edge of Dawn

Edge of Dawn

Author: Lara Adrian Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn this pulse-pounding and thrillingly sensual novel,Lara Adrian returns to the mesmerizing world of the Midnight Breed, following new characters into a dark future where an uneasy peace can unravel into warand a great betrayal can mask an all-consuming love. Twenty years after the terror of First Dawnwhen mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among themthe threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost. Raised among the Order, Mira has always believed in the warrior's code of swiftand even lethaljustice. But the one thing she desires more than the Order's hard-won acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter. In love with him since childhood, Mira once broke through his tough exterior during an unexpected night of rapture, but the next day he mysteriously disappeared, never to return. Kellan didn't think he would ever see Mira againor have to confront the truth of why he left. After abandoning the Order years ago, he now leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own vigilante rule of law. Yet a high-profile kidnapping assignment brings him face-to-face with the past he sought to avoid, and the striking woman he has tried desperately to forget. And as tensions mount and the risk of bloodshed grows, Kellan and Mira must take sidesbetween the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts.Praise for Edge of Dawn ';With an Adrian novel, readers are assured of plenty of dangerous thrills and passionate chills.'RT Book Reviews ';The eleventh installment in Adrian's strikingly original Midnight Breed series delivers an abundance of nail-biting suspenseful chills, red-hot sexy thrills, an intricately built world, and realistically complicated and conflicted protagonists, whose happily-ever-after ending proves to be all the sweeter after what they endure to get there.'Booklist (starred review) ';Adrian has always been an impeccable writer, but as I started reading this book, I was reminded of just how amazing and talented she is. She paints a vivid picture for every scene, delves deeper into each character until readers know everything about them, and writes some of the best action sequences I've encountered in a long time. . . . Make no mistake, Lara Adrian is one of the premier authors of paranormal romance and with this book, she proves it! . . . Edge of Dawn is a game changera book that will revolutionize the way readers see the Midnight Breed world and stir up some excitement! Filled with angst, tortured hearts, above all, selfless love, Edge of Dawn will break your hearts and mend them back up again.'Fresh Fiction ';A spine tingling thrill ride for both old and new fans alike . . . Edge of Dawn is one of the few stories that deserve more than a five star rating.'Night Owl Reviews ';Well worth waiting for . . . Adrian once again engulfs her readers in a world or Breed loyalty, fierce passion and emotional overload. . . . The complexity of the plot will leave you stunned to say the least and in my case, left wondering what will happen next. . . . I guarantee you will be begging for more.'Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.

Edge of Dawn

Edge of Dawn

Author: Lara Adrian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2013

Twenty years after First Dawn - the morning that followed a blood-soaked night where Mankind learned that vampires lived among them - wars and skirmishes continue. Peace between humans and the Breed seems elusive, but the Order and their allies will not rest until it is won. For Mira, raised with the Order from the time she was a child and now the formidable captain of her own team of warriors, the fight is personal. War with mankind has cost her a great deal - the life of someone she loved dearly. Vowed to avenge his death, Mira blazes into every battle like a Valkyrie - until an unexpected encounter with a rebel leader brings her face-to-face with a startling truth, and a betrayal that will cut through her every defence... straight to the core of the wounded woman whose faith has never been more tested, nor her heart more deeply torn.

Taste of Midnight

Taste of Midnight

Author: Lara Adrian Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2012

In this spellbinding eBook novella of otherworldly desire, a woman whose destiny was born from a blood kiss discover that second chances do come... even for immortals.A shimmering holiday gala lights up an ancient castle in the Scottish Highlands, but beautiful widowed Breedmate Danika MacConn feels alone in the crowd. Even, among the friends and festivity of the Darkhaven celebration, she can't forget her lost love, a fallen warrior of the Order. Her brief return to her mate's homeland has become treacherous after rejecting the advances of a dangerous Edinburgh crime boss with a taste for blood sport. As Danika seeks to expose the vampire and his dark trade , she discovers an unexpected ally in his forbidding, enigmatic henchman, Brannoc, a man who exudes heat, danger, and dark menace...

Taste of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella

Taste of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella

Author: Lara Adrian Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2011

For fans who have been been waiting to devour Darker After Midnight, as well as new readers tempted by the seductive thrills of her Midnight Breed novels, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian offers up a tantalizing appetizer in A Taste of Midnight. In this spellbinding eBook novella of otherworldly desire, a woman whose destiny was born from a blood kiss discovers that second chances do come . . . even for immortals. A shimmering holiday gala lights up an ancient castle in the Scottish Highlands, but beautiful widowed Breedmate Danika MacConn feels alone in the crowd. Even among the friends and festivity of the Darkhaven celebration, she can't forget her lost love, a fallen warrior of the Order. Her brief return to her mate's homeland has become treacherous after rejecting the advances of a dangerous Edinburgh crime boss with a taste for blood sport. As Danika seeks to expose the vampire and his dark trade, she discovers an unexpected ally in his forbidding, enigmatic henchman, Brannoc, a man who exudes heat, danger, and dark menaceand seems somehow achingly familiar. Bran has his own reasons for wanting to keep Dani out of his employer's business . . . and his own secrets he means to keep buried. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a woman who tempts the wildest part of his Breed natureespecially when that woman is Danika MacConn, the one woman capable of bringing him to his knees. Contains a preview of Lara Adrian's Darker After Midnight!

Glimpse of Darkness (Short Story)

Glimpse of Darkness (Short Story)

Author: Lara Adrian, Harry Connolly, Stacia Kane, Kelly Meding, Lucy A. Snyder Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2010

An original collaboration among five of the genre's brightest authors, A Glimpse of Darkness is urban fantasy as it's never been done before. Originally featured on Suvudu.com, this is Random House's first multicontributor chain story in which the readers voted on the outcomenow published here in its entirety as a thrilling eBook. Munira bint Azhar, the half-human daughter of a djinn, is a skilled Retriever in the city of Port Nightfall. Now the powerful sorcerer Temesis has given Munira a dire ultimatum: steal a magical lanternthe Light of Ta'labfrom the horrific undead kingdom below the city, or watch her father die at Temesis's hand. Will she be able to retrieve the lantern and save her father's life, or will they both perish in the process? With an Afterword featuring the choices readers were given at the end of each chapter.

Kiss of Crimson

Kiss of Crimson

Author: Lara Adrian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2009

With one reckless, irresistible kiss, Dante binds Tess to himself for eternity... He comes to her more dead than alive, a huge black-clad stranger mortally wounded and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, vet 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. But 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 swathe 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 - and yet his touch has awakened in her hidden gifts and desires and a hunger she never knew she possessed... and bonded by blood, Dante and Tess must work together to overcome the deadliest of enemies.

Kiss of Midnight

Kiss of Midnight

Author: Lara Adrian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2009

One touch is just the beginning... He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual, black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night - or this man - is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly and in that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed - a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite. Her future inextricably bound up with the black-haired stranger's, Gabrielle will confront an extraordinary destiny of danger, seduction and the darkest pleasures of all...

Midnight Awakening

Midnight Awakening

Author: Lara Adrian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2009

He has resisted temptation for centuries - until he meets someone whose heart is as frozen as his... With a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Elise Chase prowls Boston's streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using her psychic gift she stalks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift and for that she can turn to only one man - the vampire Tegan. Tegan is no stranger to loss and he knows fury, but when he slays his enemies it is with ice in his veins. He is perfect in his self-control - until Elise seeks his aid. An unholy alliance is forged, one which will plunge them into a tempest of danger, desire, and the darkest passions of the heart...

Deeper Than Midnight

Deeper Than Midnight

Author: Lara Adrian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2008

In an instant her privileged world disappears and a new, dangerous and erotic one beckons... At the age of eighteen, Corinne Bishop is stolen from her happy, loving family 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. 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 will go to end Dragos's reign of evil-even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne's heart. Praise for the Midnight Breed Series: 'Evocative, enticing, erotic' - J R Ward 'Adrenaline-fuelled, sizzlingly sexy, darkly intense... addictively readable series' - Chicago Tribune 'A gut-wrenchingly new paranormal series by hot talent Adrian... terrific supernatural entertainment' - Romantic Times Smart, sexy and compelling' - Fresh Fiction

Ashes of Midnight

Ashes of Midnight

Author: Lara Adrian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2006

A woman driven by blood. A man thirsting for vengeance... As night falls, Claire Roth flees, driven from her home by a fiery threat that seems to come from hell itself. Then, from out the flames and ash, a vampire warrior emerges. He is Andreas Reichen, her one-time lover but now a stranger consumed by vengeance. Caught in the crossfire, Claire cannot escape his savage fury - or the hunger that plunges her into his world of eternal darkness and unending pleasure. Nothing will stop Andreas from destroying the vampire responsible for slaughtering his Breed brethren... even if he must use his former lover as a pawn in his deadly mission. Claire can lead Andreas to the enemy he seeks but it is a journey fraught with danger - and deep desire. For Claire is the one woman Andreas should not crave, and the only one he's ever loved. So a dangerous seduction begins - one which blurs the line between predator and prey, love and hate...

Darker After Midnight

Darker After Midnight

Author: Lara Adrian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2001

The climactic novel in Lara Adrian's New York Times bestselling Midnight Breed series Darker After Midnight invites readers to enter a thrillingly sensual world where danger meets desire. After existing in secret for many centuries, maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them, unaware, one single act of retaliation has put the entire vampire nation at risk of discovery. And it falls to the Order - a select society of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike - to stop Dragos, the power-hungry vampire at the centre of the conflict, before his lust for domination can explode into catastrophe. At the centre of the Order's quest is Stirling Chase, a troubled Breed warrior whose biggest conflict is the one he wages against his own savage nature. With addiction beckoning him towards eternal darkness, Chase's path to redemption lies in the hands of a mysterious and beautiful young woman who may be something much more than she seems... Praise for the Midnight Breed Series: 'Evocative, enticing, erotic' - J R Ward 'Adrenaline-fuelled, sizzlingly sexy, darkly intense... addictively readable series' - Chicago Tribune 'A gut-wrenchingly new paranormal series by hot talent Adrian... terrific supernatural entertainment' - Romantic Times Smart, sexy and compelling' - Fresh Fiction

Midnight Rising

Midnight Rising

Author: Lara Adrian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2001

In a world of shadows and consuming passions, desire is the deadliest weapon... Fuelled by pain and rage over a shattering betrayal, the warrior Rio has pledged his life to the war against the Rogues. He will let nothing stand in his way - least of all a mortal woman who carries a secret power. But now an ancient evil has been awakened and a new darkness is on the rise. For journalist Dylan Alexander, it began in Prague, where suddenly she is at the centre of a gathering storm of violence and secrets. But nothing is as dangerous as the scarred, lethally seductive man who appears from the shadows to plunge her into his world of dark desire and endless night. Very soon Dylan will have to choose: leave Rio's midnight realm, or risk everything for the man who has shown her infinite pleasures of the heart...

Shades of Midnight

Shades of Midnight

Author: Lara Adrian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2001

Her sanctuary has become her blackest nightmare... Life is tough in the Alaskan tundra but lately something wholly inhuman has let itself loose on the territory, leaving a wake of unspeakable carnage. For bush pilot Alex MacGuire the wreckage is especially chilling - Alaska is the place she fled to after her mother and brother were brutally murdered in Florida. When the Midnight Breed is alerted to this slaughter, they send Kade to quell the danger and ensure Alex does not learn the truth behind the attacks. And soon Alex will be tested by the threat of otherworldly evil, and by her unexpected desire for Kade, a man she should fear but who has become her seductive guide into an erotic realm of blood and darkness.

Veil of Midnight

Veil of Midnight

Author: Lara Adrian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2001

Bound by blood, addicted to danger, they'll enter the darkest - and most erotic - place of all... A warrior trained in blades and bullets, Renata cannot be bested by any man - mortal or vampire. But her most powerful weapon is her extraordinary psychic ability, a gift both rare and deadly. Now a stranger threatens her hard-won independence, a golden-haired vampire who lures her into a realm of darkness... and pleasure beyond imagination. A combat-loving adrenaline junkie, Nikolai dispenses his own justice to enemies of the Breed - and his latest quarry is a ruthless assassin. Only one woman stands in his way, the seductive and cool-as-ice bodyguard Renata. But Renata's resolve is put to the test when a loved one is threatened and she's forced to turn to Nico for help.And as the two join forces, desire fans the flames of a deeper hunger...