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A place to discuss the Series Midnight Breed.
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Here are the names, in order, of the individual books that make up the Midnight Breed series written by Lara Adrian. As of April 2008, there are only 4 books out. The 5th book should be out by December 08.

Book1: Kiss of Midnight
Book2: Kiss of Crimson
Book3: Midnight Awakening
Book4: Midnight Rising


The following few posts are taken from the BDB thread..which the MB piggy-backed on for a week. I apologize for any accidental spoilering on my behalf.
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I've taken it upon myself to turn this thread into the BDB/Breed thread. LOL

I just finished Rio's story (book 4) of Midnight Breed. I really liked it. I don't feel that it is just a vehicle to get from point A to point B. It is a really great story all on its own merit. As the series progresses so does the excitement and surprise. I was afraid that it would be the same old thing for every book, but I am extremely pleased on how Lara Adrian varies each one.

My favorite aspects of Midnight Breed (MB) would have to be the characterization. I love the strong powerful females who help their men in the battles. Ok...maybe that's not my favorite aspect..wink wink.

Let's get a discussion going...

EDIT: Let's say books 1 and 2 are fair game for now. Since books 3 and 4 just came out within the last 4 months, we should do the hidey text.
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Quisa stated-->
I just finished Rio's book about an hour ago.


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I thought it was a great story, I like Dylan. Elise and Tegan still remains my favorite story though. I agree I think I prefer the Breed to the BDB though. I love all the strong breedmates. I wish though they each played a role in the stories after theirs just as the Breed do other than just
meeting and welcoming the new Breedmate. I can see Dylan and Elyse as being helpful in the search for Dragos. I hope they still will be. I guess Tess has a bit of a part in this one, I wish she hadn't been stripped of her powers by pregnancy though. It's a tad anti-feminist.


GNE replied-->
I agree Ousia. I, too, think Breed is better than BDB.


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Tegan & Elise's story is my favorite as well, but Rio and Dylan's is a close second. I like both books as a whole. This series actually has a moving storyline, and the books aren't just about what's going on between the couples...although the story building between the couples is the most prevelant.

I was just thinking this morning that I like how the women continue to play roles in other books. They each played a part in Book 3. I love the interaction between Elise & Lucan in book 3. Can you imagine Wrath and Bella doing a covert operation? LOL

I don't want to be spoilery because there are more people beginning to read this series. Trust us...it's an excellent series.
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Alice's Grandma-->
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...I loved that Rio was willing to give up the Order for Dylan. The fact that that was the catalyst for Eva's betrayal earlier in the plot, made it just that much more significant. More importantly Rio didn't make the decision because of Eva, he chose Dylan because he loved and needed her more than the Order.

GNE-->
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I love that he was ready to give it all up as well. I was kind of surprised how he described his relationship with Eva. After reading BDB, I assume that all bonded relationships are perfect and blissful. Rio's story shows us that even bonded relationships aren't without their own problems.

I have to admit I was floored (and excited) by Gordon Fasso and Starkn. Great job, Adrian. I didn't see it coming!


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Ouisa-->
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It feels like his bonding to Eva wasn't a "true" bond. One of the magical imprint ones that others tend to have. I don't believe Elise and Quentin's was either. I think that with breedmates that are raised from childhood in the Darkhaven are often given in marriage or promised from childhood like arranged marriage more than the ones that are found like Gabrielle and Dylan. Rio says that everyone coveted Eva and Elise was raised by Quentin's family.

I totally suspected Gordon and the whole shelter actually. Maybe not that he was Dragos, but in league with him.

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I hadn't thought about that, Ouisa. I didn't connect Eva & Elise in that way. It must be a darkhaven thing. Hmm...great observation.
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Teak-->
*Breed spoilers*


I love how the Breedmates are such a part of the Order, and have their special powers that are so useful! I love that they pass them down to their children too. I definitely like the way Adrian writes her females over Ward's. I was surprised that Tess lost her powers some, and was also disappointed she couldn't save Dylan's mom. It did make sense how L. Adrian "resolved" it though.

AG, that was one of my favorite parts of the book. She didn't want him to leave his work if he didn't want to , and he never gave it a second thought; just, "I'll be there if you need me". I also liked the strong connection they had when Dylan was in the trance and Rio pulled her out of it.

Me neither! Good one ouisa. I never connected that either.
Tegan and Elise book was still my favorite book in the Breed series. I felt like their characters were more developed. Maybe it was because it took so much longer for them to get together! :lol: I just liked how Elise was such a surprise; so opposite of how everyone pictured her. I loved that twist to the book. I was sorry for her reason, however...
Anyway, I think I do like the Breed series a little better because of the plot. I am curious to see how this continues in Niko's book!



Ouisa-->
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Is Niko next? I really want Chase to get a book! He's been through so much pain and longing; I would love for him to find his HEA.

Teak-->
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Yeah, his first chapter is in the back of Rio's book. She did say Chase was getting a book though! I know, I want him to find someone too. He pined so much for Elise...I felt sorry for him. He sure changed from Book 3 to Book 4 didn't he?? He's quite the hard-... now. He needs a good Breedmate to calm him down, and make him nicer again!
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Niko is next. I read his excerpt. Wow. Exciting and suspenseful. I hope Chase gets a woman soon. He's a bit too militant for me. Since all the books are about finding that HEA love. What about Gideon? Does this mean Savannah will die? If so, she'll probably be kidnapped by Dragos' son, and forced to get pregnant by the Ancient. Can pregnant Breedmates be Minions? Lots of questions.

Ouisa-->
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I wouldn't think a fetus could survive the process of it's mother being made a minion, they are drained to the point of death after all.

GNE-->
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Very true, Ouisa. I guess they could hold her until it is born.

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Ok ok...I backtracked and discovered I'd missed a couple of postings.

Sorry, Teak and Alice's Grandma.



Teak-->
goodnight_elizabeth, I really like the Midnight Breed series too.

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Did you read Rio yet?? I liked it, but still think I like Tegan/Elise's book the best. Their characters seemed more developed to me. Rio's book seemed more of a stepping stone to set up the "Ancient" plot. I liked Rio/Dylan, but didn't feel I knew as much about them.
Yes, comparing the 2 series, I have to say I think I like Lara's writing a bit better as far as plot. No icky Lessers for one thing! I liked Dylan too, although her talent was a bit unusual, as was Rio's. Hope Eva isn't going to keep popping back in to visit them! (Isn't there a movie out about that with coincidentally, Eva Longoria??!)


goodnight_elizabeth, Yeah, I liked Tegan too...something about gem green eyes....

AG-->
Hi Teak!!!(**hand is waving rapidly**I'm feeling a lack of emoticons!)

I raise my hand to vote for Lara Adrian's Breed books! As much as I love the BDB, there's something about those Breed vamps that I love more. I enjoy the plot more, the womyn seem to be stronger characters and although the attraction is often similar to imprinting, there's also a focus on love and the building of that love.

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I enjoyed Rio/Dylan, especially Dylan. She was the most tenacious female yet. She certainly gave Rio a run for his money! As much as I liked it though, I'm still a Dante fangirl.*sigh*
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Can we establish some type of guidelines as to what books are spoilers and which aren't? I personally like putting spoiler at the top and stating which book, but I'll be happy to hide text if we limit it to certain books. We might want to base the decision on how far into the series most of the posters have read to. I've read all of them.

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