Thursday, June 24, 2010

Review: Ashes of Midnight

Ashes of Midnight is the 6th book in the Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian and a Dell Paranormal Romance. This is the story of Claire and Andreas.

Book Blurb:

A woman driven by blood. A man thirsting for vengeance.
A place where darkness and desire meet...

As night falls, Claire Roth flees, driven from her home by a fiery threat that seems to come from hell itself. Then, from out of the flames and ash, a vampire warrior emerges. He is Andreas Reichen, her onetime lover, now a stranger consumed by vengeance. Caught in the cross fire, 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. Blood-bonded to his treacherous adversary, Claire can lead Andreas to the enemy he seeks, but it is a journey fraught with danger - and deep, unbidden desires. For Claire is the one woman Andreas should not crave, and the only one he's ever loved. A dangerous seduction begins - one that blurs the lines between predator and prey, and stokes the flames of a white-hot passion that may consume all in its path. . . .

Ashes of Midnight was an okay read. :)

Andreas Reichen is dead - as far as everyone is concerned. He died when his DarkHaven and everyone who lived there - perished in an unexplained explosion.

But Andreas did not die - and he is out for vengeance. Slowly and methodically he is determined to hunt down and exterminate everyone who had a hand in the deaths of the innocent Breed living in his DarkHaven. Andreas knows the name of the person who orchestrated the attack - and he is saving him for last. But first he must find him.

Claire Roth is a BreedMate. She has lived for thirty years with the knowledge that her BondMate does not really care for her. She only sees him a handful of times a year - when the need to exchange blood is upon them. But she can't believe what Andreas is telling her...her mate can not possibly be responsible for so many deaths.

Claire has not seen Andreas for years - not since he walked away from their relationship without a word of explanation - or goodbye. But the feelings she had for him then have not lessened - no matter how hard she tried to put them aside.

I struggled with this book a little. I think one of the reasons why it took me so long to read this installment is because I've lost interest in the series. The first 3 books were exciting because they were about the Breed males finding their mates.

Now we have the whole Dragos and the Ancient story line and it doesn't do it for me. :)

But I am not giving up. I have the next installment - Shades of Midnight - on the tbr shelf and the new installment - Taken by Midnight - is due out in September. :)

I give Ashes of Midnight 3 out of 5 stars. :)


A Kiss of MidnightKiss of CrimsonMidnight AwakeningMidnight Rising
Veil of MidnightAshes of MidnightShades of MidnightTaken by Midnight


Anna said...

I enjoyed this one. I probably won't read the next two. But I'm looking forward to book 10, which is suppose to be Sterling Chase's book.

Michelle Greathouse said...


How can you not read the next 2 and then read 10? LOL I am too anal to do that - you know I have to read in chronological order. ROFL :)


Lover of Romance said...

Good Review!!! I haven't read this series yet, but it sounds good!!!!

Michelle Greathouse said...


Thank you. :) I do enjoy this series - it is a very different take on the origins of vampires.


luv46kdz said...

I'm with you, this book just didn't do it for me like the others, Tegan being my fave. Shades was ok and I will read em all since I've come this far, I am waiting for Sterling's book too. Wish that would've been the next one. Not to sure what to make of this new one coming out since the lead gal isn't even a breedmate.

Tomes Devotee

Blodeuedd said...

Didn't read the whole of it, but did see that even if it was a bit disappointing you will still read on, really must go for book 1 one day

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

Great review and I also enjoyed this one!

I love this series and glad to hear that Sterling Chases's book is coming up!

I do like Andreas!

VampFanGirl said...

Tegan still rules as my favorite Breed and book of the series. No other since or before has quite lived up to the standard set by him and I'm disappointed to find the series is continuing to be uninspiring. I have Andreas' book but I'm anticipating the same reaction that you felt, Michelle. However, I too can't seem to give up on this author so I'll plow through.

Hugs, VFG