Monday, September 12, 2011

Kiss Of Crimson By Lara Adrian

Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed #2)

Genre: Paranormal Romance


He comes to her more dead than alive, a towering black-clad stranger riddled with bullets and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, veterinarian Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all, but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle. In a single erotically charged moment Tess is plunged into his world—a shifting, shadowed place where bands of Rogue vampires stalk the night, cutting a swath of terror.

Haunted by visions of a dark future, Dante lives and fights like there is no tomorrow. Tess is a complication he does not need—but now, with his brethren under attack, he must shield Tess from a growing threat that includes Dante himself. For with one reckless, irresistible kiss, she has become an inextricable part of his underworld realm…and his touch awakens her to hidden gifts, desires, and hungers she never knew she possessed. Bonded by blood, Dante and Tess must work together to thwart deadly enemies, even as they discover a passion that transcends the boundaries of life itself….


Dante is cursed to have visions of his own death and is badly injured by some Rogues with a grenade, finds himself taking shelter in the veterinarian office of Tess Culver. He is in desperate need of blood to heal and Tess is the only one around, too late did he realise she had drugged him and she was in fact a Breedmate.

“Deep scarlet, smaller then a dime, the image of a teardrop falling into the bowl of a crescent moon seared into Dante’s brain.
It was a rare mark, a genetic stamp that proclaimed the female sacred to those if Dante’s kind.
She was a Breedmate.
And with her blood now pulsing within him, Dante had just completed one half of a solemn bond.
By vampire law, she was his.
The very last thing he wanted or needed.”

When he reveals all this to Tess she is less than impressed and pretty much writes him off as nuts. Dante makes a getaway when police show up, wiping Tess’s memory but vowing to return and when he sees her on a stakeout with a human man, his blood boils, little does he know the human Ben is the very person they had been looking for, the Crimson dealer. Dante gets closer to Tess and they share a steamy moment in the clinic, eventually Tess shares with him her gift which she sees as a curse, her ability to heal. When Tess is captured by a Rogue she is hurt and Dante takes her back to the compound, but not before having no choice but to give her some of his blood to keep her alive, effectively bonding them for life. Ben ends up nabbing Tessa, Dante comes to her rescue, to save the woman he loves and it is revealed that the death visions he had been having for so long, were not that of his, but of Tess’s death which Dante will not let happen and ends up with him being injured, Tess saving him with her ability. I have to say I enjoyed this one more than I did the first, it had a little more spark to it.

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Liz Z said...

This sounds like a great book, so I just went and picked up #1 in the series. Woohoo! :) thanks!

Liz @ Fictional Candy

Jet said...

Great! I'm just about to read the third. I am really liking them, hope you feel the same.