The Author Visits Reviews Marked by Midnight

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Midnight Breed Novella
Lara Adrian
Paranormal Romance
Lara Adrian, LLC
June 30, 2014

Set in London, Lara Adrian’s novella Marked by Midnight is a pre-cursor to her next book release, Crave the Night.

Mathias Rowan has been introduced in previous Midnight Breed books. Nova is the latest introduction as a breed mate.

Rowan and his team of Order warriors are investigating a string of dead bodies that turn up in the Thames River. His investigation leads him to a grungy tattoo shop where he crosses paths with the reticent tattoo artist, Nova.

Nova is standoffish and pretends to have no knowledge of the latest river victim but Mathias suspects otherwise.

In an attempt to bait her, Mathias comes back for a tattoo and gets more than he bargains for. Nova and Mathias are drawn to one another despite their initial reluctance.

Of all the love interests in the Midnight Breed Series, Mathias and Nova’s story is the most intriguing of all. A tattoo artist with a dark past who has a connection to a group of dead men found in the Thames River and is a breed mate is stuff of good books.

Meeting Mathias is a reminder of a life she has worked hard to escape but their instant attraction is hard to ignore for either the upstanding Mathias or the ultra-secretive Nova.

I am a huge fan of The Midnight Breed Series. The style of writing, the multi-dimensional characters who aren’t the typical broken alpha-males with horrid pasts, intriguing storylines with a wealth of bad guys and heroines with heart make for books that I can never put down and look forward to for months as I wait for the next installment to be released.

Marked by Midnight has all those elements but I was disappointed Mathias and Nova didn’t get a full-length novel thereby leaving a large number of unanswered questions. I suspect future books will go back to Mathias and Nova’s story but one can only hope.

If you are a paranormal romance fan, then you need to pick up this novella. I was definitely drawn but sorry to see the story end so fast. Definitely one of my favorite Midnight Breed couples.

My rating: a must read!

The Author Visits Reviews Marked by Midnight 

About Lara


Lara Adrian is the New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author of the Midnight Breed vampire romance series, with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books regularly appear in the top spots of all the major bestseller lists including the New York Times,USA Today,Publishers Weekly, Indiebound,, Barnes & Noble, etc.

Lara Adrian’s debut title, Kiss of Midnight, was named Borders Books bestselling debut romance of 2007. Later that year, her third title,Midnight Awakening, was named one of’s Top Ten Romances of the Year. Reviewers have called Lara’s books “addictively readable” (Chicago Tribune), “extraordinary” (Fresh Fiction), and “one of the best vampire series on the market” (Romantic Times).

Writing as TINA ST. JOHN, her historical romances have won numerous awards including the National Readers Choice; Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice; Booksellers Best; and many others. She was twice named a Finalist in Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards, for Best Historical Romance (White Lion’s Lady) and Best Paranormal Romance (Heart of the Hunter). All seven historical romance titles have since been reissued independently by the author in the United States, with the first reissued title, Lord of Vengeance, spending four weeks on the USA Today bestseller list upon its release.

In Germany, Lara’s books have twice hit #1 on the Stern bestseller list and typically spend multiple weeks in the top ten spots on Der Spiegel, peaking thus far at #3. The Midnight Breed series has sold in excess of 1 million copies in Germany. In Italy, the January 2011 release of Book 4 of the series hit three bestseller lists (La Repubblica at #5; TTL at #7; and Corriere della Sera at #13). The series has currently sold over 250,000 copies in Italy. In the United Kingdom, Lara’s publisher reports more than 100,000 copies of the series in print thus far, with each title returned to press multiple times.

With an ancestry stretching back to the Mayflower and the court of King Henry VIII, Lara Adrian lives with her husband in New England, surrounded by centuries-old graveyards, hip urban comforts, and the endless inspiration of the broody Atlantic Ocean.

— Awarded “Bestselling Debut Author of 2007” from Borders Books for KISS OF MIDNIGHT

— One of’s Top 10 Best Romance Novels of 2007 with MIDNIGHT AWAKENING

— Goodreads Choice Awards nominee for Best Romance Novel of 2011 with DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT

— Goodreads Choice Awards nominee for Best Romance Novel of 2012 with DARKER AFTER MIDNIGHT

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