Friday, September 16, 2011

Ashes Of Midnight By Lara Adrian

Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed #6)

Genre: Paranormal Romance


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. . . .


Reichen is out for vengeance, he wants Wilhelm Roth’s head on a platter for killing his kin but first he needs to know where he is, the information he needs Roth’s Breedmate for, Claire. Andreas Reichen and Claire share a past, the past of lovers, when fire destroyed the Darkhaven Claire believed him to be dead, she was wrong. Claire contacts Roth through his dreams with her psychic abilities to warn him of Reichen’s intent to kill him. The longer Reichen is stuck in Claire’s home with her the more he hungers for her, the more old feelings return and it becomes more apparent that Roth isn’t in a hurry to come to his Breedmate’s rescue from him;

“If you were mine,” he murmured low under his breath, “I would walk through the fires of hell itself to keep you away from a man like me.”

When Roth’s agents arrive to kill Reichen Claire does the unexpected and tries to get him out of harms way, she doesn’t want him killed. Claire now wants answers from Roth himself about the whole situation, so she decides that they should team up and go in search of Roth together. Andreas finds himself unable to resist Claire and does the unthinkable, he feeds from her, from his enemies Breedmate. Eventually Roth’s lies come to light to Claire and he knows of Andreas drinking from her, now neither Andreas nor her are safe;

“Andreas’s mouth compressed tightly. Something dark flashed  in his eyes. Remorse, perhaps? Was it regret?
“I don’t think either one of us is safe from him now.” She said.
He stared at her for a long moment, an intense, searching look. Then he gave a curt nod. “You’re coming with me, Claire. No matter what happens, I will keep you safe.””

Reichen takes Claire back to the compound of the Breeds/the Order and carries with him the suspicion that Roth is working with top evil baddie, Dragos. Their feeling for each other come to a head and they admit that they love each other, that they always have but Claire can’t bare to see Andreas killed by Roth and makes a deal with him that if she goes back to him, he will not kill Andreas, but Reichen won’t stand for it, letting Claire do this when he loves her so.  The ending was epic, Andreas‘s flame taking him over but him defeating his own inner demons to come back to Claire, a happy ending.

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