Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
My rating: 4 of 5 stars.
Great take on the Vampire legends!
I really Like this series. It has a bit different take on the evolution of Vampires. They evolved from aliens who crash landed thousands of years ago and didn’t have the constitution for animal or plant life on Earth. The only food source being human blood. Eventually after much time, certain women with a special trait, characterized by a teardrop shaped birthmark were able to give birth to alien-human hybrids (male vampires). These men of the breed continue to find breed mates (women with the birthmark) to mate and have children with.
Lucan is the Leader of the warrior class of the breed and is a genOne, meaning that his father was one of the original aliens that crashed. Gabrielle is a photographer who sees a murder outside a nightclub and snaps some grainy cell phone pictures of a group of rogue vampires devouring a human. The police think she is crazy, but Lucan was there and killed most of the rogues and cleaned up the scene, but one got away. He goes to see Gabrielle to get her pictures since no human should have that kind of evidence even if the police didn’t believe her.
Lucan and Gabrielle feel an attraction for each other right away and it isn’t long before Lucan notices she has the teardrop birthmark. While he does not want a mate in his line of work as a warrior, he can’t seem to stay away from her.
“Jesus,” Dante interjected when the heavy quiet in the vehicle seemed endless. “All this touchy feely is making me itchy to kill something. How about we quit jerking each other off and go blow the roof off this mutha?”