Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian

Deeper Than Midnight

DELIVERED FROM THE DARKNESS, A WOMAN FINDS HERSELF PLUNGED INTO A PASSION THAT IS DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT.   At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of ca...

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Deeper Than Midnight Reviews

  • Heather C

    ~I wasn’t confused at all. The author did a great job of refreshing my memory of the past storylines.

    ~Great sexual tension. Hunter and Corinne were beautiful together.

    ~It was partly set in Louisiana. I bet Amelie can make a bitchin’ pot of gumbo!

    ~Getting more insight on the history of Gideon and Savannah’s relationship. I would love to be able to read more about how they fell in love.

    ~Getting to meet Xander Rap

    ~I wasn’t confused at all. The author did a great job of refreshing my memory of the past storylines.

    ~Great sexual tension. Hunter and Corinne were beautiful together.

    ~It was partly set in Louisiana. I bet Amelie can make a bitchin’ pot of gumbo!

    ~Getting more insight on the history of Gideon and Savannah’s relationship. I would love to be able to read more about how they fell in love.

    ~Getting to meet Xander Raphael...kinda

    ~The twist on Mira's vision. I totally could not figure that one out!

    ~Sweetest Line: “I can’t help but desire you. I want to taste you again. This feeling I have for you is more than intense,” he said roughly. “It is a possessive thing, greedy. I look at you, Corinne Bishop, and all I can think is that you are

    .” Okay, wow, that is a pretty hot line, too!!!

    ~I still want to know more about Jenna

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    ~Last Line:

    Go ahead and read it. Trust me, its not what you think!!

  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞

    I've been looking forward to Hunter's story for quite sometime but wasn't too happy when I found out that Corinne was going to be his Breedmate. I just didn't care for her from before and wasn't too sure if they would work well with each other. I'm happy to say that Lara Adrian brought them together very well. They just fit and were so sweet together especially after everything they've both been through.

    I do have to say that you really have to just go with the flow on their relationship. I did f

    I've been looking forward to Hunter's story for quite sometime but wasn't too happy when I found out that Corinne was going to be his Breedmate. I just didn't care for her from before and wasn't too sure if they would work well with each other. I'm happy to say that Lara Adrian brought them together very well. They just fit and were so sweet together especially after everything they've both been through.

    I do have to say that you really have to just go with the flow on their relationship. I did feel that Corinne had an easier time being with Hunter than I would have thought. And Hunter? He sure figured out "what" to do! It probably wouldn't be nice to have their story be more than just one book....maybe have more going on as a background story before they go to theirs but it is what it is.

    My favorite line: "Thank you for bringing me home." Love that.

    I also liked the little twist regarding someone from Corrine's past. I look forward to how that will play out.

    I really enjoyed knowing more about Gideon and Savannah...even though it wasn't a lot. They've been there from the beginning but we don't really know much about them. Here's hoping we get to know more in the future! Savannah's sister, Amelie, was hysterical. This bust me up:

    “Besides, you two don’t need me hanging around eavesdropping when you’d rather be alone. I may be blind, but I ain’t blind.”

    And FINALLY!!!!

    Now let's talk Chase. I've never liked him and especially with regards to his treatment of Elise. But I respected how he started working for the Order and was doing a good job ~ most of the time. I knew that in order for him to be redeemed that Lara Adrian would have to have him do some horrible things. I think it could've been much worse but I liked how she handled him. Definitely looking forward to his story and....Miss Fairchild's? Yep, I'm pretty sure it's her and I can't wait.

  • ♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness

    Deeper than Midnight.

    What is going on with numerous reviews and fellow GR peeps telling me that this wasn’t all it was expected to be? Personally I think you should all give your selves a slap in the face. I will excuse this infringement and say you all have been in a book funk, because I thought this book rocked.

    It was easily one of my fav breed stories, not the best but pretty darn close. I went back and looked at my review for the last Breed novel that was released and I was not so much of a

    Deeper than Midnight.

    What is going on with numerous reviews and fellow GR peeps telling me that this wasn’t all it was expected to be? Personally I think you should all give your selves a slap in the face. I will excuse this infringement and say you all have been in a book funk, because I thought this book rocked.

    It was easily one of my fav breed stories, not the best but pretty darn close. I went back and looked at my review for the last Breed novel that was released and I was not so much of a fan, so DTM has truly redeemed this series in my eyes. The last books was highly erotic with so much sex that even I complained about it and for those who are a fan of Sam, know that there is never too much Sex. And even in books before that the story was more focused on action and Dragos this and Dragos that, but DTM delved a little more into the actual lives of the Breeds and has roughly three story lines going on at once. We got to find out more about Gideon and Savannah, we see a new life bought into the Breed world, and Chase (Harvard) got a massive amount of page time to set up for his book and offcourse Lucan and Gabrielle.

    Obviously at the start I felt like I was reading about Arni in the terminator – he was all robotic and stiff as a freaking bored! But once me and my girl, Elena worked out that, Hunter was a still a big Virgin, had not groped no boobies or even played slap the monkey from time to time, well this began to be so much more than a enactment of the terminator and more of a discovery of Hunters self and his very very high libido! YEEHAW!

    But wait! There was a story in there. We met Corinne in the last Breed book. She had been freed from Dragos’s prison after almost 75 years of captivity. She is paired up with Hunter who is given the mission of delivering her back to her Dark haven home and her mother and father. But secretly Corinne wants to find her son, Nathan that she gave birth to some 13 yrs before while she was in captivity. When her and Hunter arrive at her Dark haven home and realize her parents have betrayed her, she and Hunter start an adventure that ultimately leads them to her son.

    Corinne and Hunters story was just...awwwwwww. Both were so new to the world of love and tenderness that it was almost heartbreaking. There wasn’t bonking in every scene, these two took their time and got to know each other and shared private moments and secret kisses before delving into the world of Breed mating. The fact the Hunter was a virgin was so cute! But for a man who had no prior experience he did mighty well for himself. No one pump wonder for this trained assassin!

    Offcourse, both were harbouring secrets from one another that

    ultimately came out and the shit hit the fan, but that’s almost predicable in every single romance novel, isn’t it?

    I liked the concept of Corinne having her son. I even had this silly notion in my head that somehow Hunter was his father but I was wrong. The ending for Corinne and Hunter was nice. It’s not what I would have preferred but it was still an ending and they had closure. As for the rest of the Breeds well all I can say is .........................

    I like closure with my stories, with a well set up story line for the next novel, but leaving me hanging like a yoyo!??!?! OMDAYUM! Everything just went to shit at the very last possible moment for the rest of the Breeds and then I was turning the pages hungrily and then NOTHING! And how long do I have to wait to see what happens? NEXT YEAR! Im going to die! Okay, so maybe that’s an exaggeration on my part but that’s how I feel. My countdown starts now.

  •  ~*~Princess Nhya~*~

    Let me start with what I love about this book. I loved the 1st half. The writing, the premise, and the plot twists alone, were written superbly. This one has alot of suspense, a trade mark to the Breed novels. I love that I got to touch base with all of the Warriors & their mates. U can't help but to care about them all and just because their books ended doesn't mean they are no longer important to us readers.

    Hunter, of course! What is not to love about this strong, silent "Hero" Even though

    Let me start with what I love about this book. I loved the 1st half. The writing, the premise, and the plot twists alone, were written superbly. This one has alot of suspense, a trade mark to the Breed novels. I love that I got to touch base with all of the Warriors & their mates. U can't help but to care about them all and just because their books ended doesn't mean they are no longer important to us readers.

    Hunter, of course! What is not to love about this strong, silent "Hero" Even though we only met him 4 books prior, he was immediately intriguing to me. I wanted to know this guy's story. I felt very protective of him. Even though he had yet to show us if he would be an ally or enemy to the Order. All I knew was that I wanted Hunter to know some of the beauty this world has to offer. Knowing where he came from, his very existence in the only world he knew & what he endured was just heartbreaking.

    I do like that we get a more than brief preview of our Beloved Chase as well. I do think that he was just as front and center as Hunter was & was sort of approaching that thin line of taking the spot light, but not quite crossing it. Thank Goodness! Cuz this is Hunter's story and we'll have Chase soon enough. But it is a good set up for his book next year..

    Now with all this, the reason why I give this one a 3.5 star rating is due to Corinne & Hunter's chemistry or lack there of. I did not care for her even when we got her back story from Brock in his book. I was a little worried when it was revealed that she would be Hunter's love interest. But I took it in stride hoping to be pleasantly surprised. NO such luck. I'm sorry 2 say. This pairing left much to be desired.

    The intensity that you felt with the other mates was not even present with these two. And I was hoping because of the type of Breed Hunter is, that once these foreign feelings of love, caring, possessiveness, & sexual awakening took hold of him, it would prove to be even more intense. Just because these are feelings he has never known, it would seem 2 be the natural progression that would occur. But it didn't. The romance with he and Corinne fell flat to me. And there is nothing present in her personality or otherwise that complimented him. They were just not "yin" to the other's "yang"...

    Lastly, the ending.. There was just something missing and I can't quite put my finger on it. There were things that were pleasantly surprising & obvious cliff hangers. But the writing became choppy, and the emotions displayed came off as rushed with a half hearted attempt at sincerity or depth of the emotional conflicts displayed in certain scenes during the last 4 chapters. Overall this book was still a pretty good read & a good addition to this series. I just feel that for my beloved Hunter, Ms. Adrian could have done a much better job. Although these books can be read as stand alones I would highly recommend you follow this series in sequence. Overall I think this series is excellent. And I recommend this read.

  • Jennifer

    This series is my absolute FAVORITE and was also my very FIRST series in the paranormal romance when I started years ago. Some of the books are much better then the others but all very good. Dante, Tegan and Rio's books are the best of this series, in my opinion.

    This storyline is probably THE BEST in the paranormal romance field. The world that Lara Adrian has built over the past 9 books is beautiful, dangerous, breathtaking, sexy and has you on the edge of your seat wondering what will come nex

    This series is my absolute FAVORITE and was also my very FIRST series in the paranormal romance when I started years ago. Some of the books are much better then the others but all very good. Dante, Tegan and Rio's books are the best of this series, in my opinion.

    This storyline is probably THE BEST in the paranormal romance field. The world that Lara Adrian has built over the past 9 books is beautiful, dangerous, breathtaking, sexy and has you on the edge of your seat wondering what will come next. This book in particular is probably the best cliffhanger of them all!

    What I loved BEST about this book:

    Hunters story. I KNEW from the moment he and little Mira connected all those books ago, that he was not as cold hearted as he was portrayed. We went right along w/ Hunter as he felt his first tinglings of emotion and love on his journey w/ Corinne. When he read how he loved his mother and wanted her touch and warmth when he was young, and that inadvertantly gotten her killed, we shed a tear right along w/ him. It was very touching.

    Corinne. Now, while I've read some reviews that didn't care too much for her, I'd have to agree AT FIRST. When we got the backstory of exactly what she went thru at the hands of Dragos, and what she had lost and then the betrayal upon her return home.........I grew to respect her tremendously. She never broke. Not once...........gotta love that.

    Dante, Tess and the birth. I wish we would have gotten a bit more but I loved what we did get. Dante is my favorite of all the warriors. Those two pages had me in tears..........

    Chase's storyline. Wow, I didn't see that coming! I knew he was angry at the world but didn't guess where he was sliding.......

    The cliffhanger and the little snippet we got about the next book. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

    What I didn't like or had questions about:

    Corinne and Hunters story in general. I wanted MORE. The book should have been about 100 pages more so we could get more details, more feelings, more SEX between these two.

    Hunters uh......bedroom skills. lol Um........he was a virgin, untouched and yet he made love to Corinne like a seasoned PRO! I didn't quite buy it. I wanted more detail from the sex scenes, they felt really rushed to me.

    Corinne's family situation. As awful as it was, I wanted to know what happened to her mother and to Mason! Did Hunter ever tell Corinne that her father was dead? Corinne never talked to her mother after she left and I didn't like that unfinished.

    Chase's story. I know, I put it up there w/ what I liked it but I also thought it overshadowed Hunter and Corinnes story a bit. I was thinking that it would have been better if a lot of what we read about Chase was the prologue of HIS book. It could have taken place at the same time as Hunters book. I dunno, just thought too much was devoted to Chase and it took away from Hunters story.

    Jenna. What's going on w/ her? We get a paragraph that her dermaglyph is spreading and that she's faster, stronger and heals much quicker and THAT'S IT! Come on Lara, don't leave us hangin! Is she turning into the first female breed or what? lol (I personally would LOVE to see her give birth to a GIRL, that would make history and take the breed into unknown territory)

    The ending w/ Chase doing what he did. First off, in Dante's book, when Dante, CHASE and Niko went out in the daylight to rescue Tess, ALL of them were head to toe in black UV protective gear complete w/ wrap around UV protective glasses, and even THEN they still got a little smokey and their eyes burned. Chase just walks out of that mansion in full on day w/ NOTHING? He woulda started to smoke at least, I would think. Then, I'm sure he was thrown into the back of some law enforcement vehicle and still didn't go up in flames? Unless HIS book starts off w/ him jumping out of the car and escaping, I don't think that scenario was possible.

    The law enforcement. Now, they chase down suspected TERRORISTS onto the grounds of a mansion, kill the 3 in the truck, CHASE surrenders and that's it? They don't storm that house w/ bomb sniffing dogs, forensics etc to look for other people, evidence etc? THAT scenario was not believable at all. Hundreds of law enforcement would have been all over that place in a New York minute, investigating, regardless of Chase doing what he did.

    Well.....before my characters on this stop, we'll wrap this up. lol

    The next few books will be EXPLOSIVE, action filled and will take this story to the next level I believe..............I can't wait!!!!

  • DemonKitty003

    Finally!!! I'm done reading this headache killer of a book. Basically, I didn't feel anything at all. The beginning went well but after that, it just completely died. There was no romance if you ask me only puppy love. Sure we know if Hunter's past but really what else can we find exciting??? Here is my list of good and bad.

    ~Good~

    1. Hunter's past

    2. Exciting Chase adventures

    3. Breath taking Dragos plots

    ~Bad~

    1. Corinne being the mate!

    2. The short amount of time of Corinne over coming her horrible

    Finally!!! I'm done reading this headache killer of a book. Basically, I didn't feel anything at all. The beginning went well but after that, it just completely died. There was no romance if you ask me only puppy love. Sure we know if Hunter's past but really what else can we find exciting??? Here is my list of good and bad.

    ~Good~

    1. Hunter's past

    2. Exciting Chase adventures

    3. Breath taking Dragos plots

    ~Bad~

    1. Corinne being the mate!

    2. The short amount of time of Corinne over coming her horrible nightmares!!

    3. Constantly going on and on about her son the BAM "I love Hunter"!!!

    4. Too much of Chase concerns popping up...(still think this should have been Chase's book instead if he kept coming in with problems)

    5. Terrible ending!!!!!

    Basically, I only give little credit for this book. The serious is seriously going down hill with these recycled female characters. Maybe if some

    breedmate was put in, then maybe the serious can gain some spark back. Did that ever cross the mind???

    ~Before reading~

    Hunter is my top favorite Breed in the series and I am so excited. Only one little problem.

    The female.

    Again with continuing a woman from the previous story??? Not cool any more. That is what kills the next story!! Corinne should have never come up again. This should have been a different woman with something different. Like Hunter finds some/helps some female on the streets or something. If there was going to be a related woman from previous books, fine. But make it something like a friend of the first or second books.

    I pray Hunter does break Corinne's heart now. But knowing the book and whos in it now, that is not going to happen.

    Links in anyway kills stories for the up coming book of the previous book. Especially if its a female that is the link.

  • Lover of Romance

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    Corinne Bishop, was once a young woman living with privelege. She was adopted into a loving family, and she had a whole life ahead of her. But then the worst happened, she was taken, imprisoned, raped and tortured for years. Finally, she was rescued by the Order and she then meets the man who is to take her back home to her parents. Hunter joined the Order after leaving the only life he had ever known working for Dragos and foun

    This review was originally posted on

    Corinne Bishop, was once a young woman living with privelege. She was adopted into a loving family, and she had a whole life ahead of her. But then the worst happened, she was taken, imprisoned, raped and tortured for years. Finally, she was rescued by the Order and she then meets the man who is to take her back home to her parents. Hunter joined the Order after leaving the only life he had ever known working for Dragos and found freedom with the Order. Hunter found a way in a life to fight for what is right. Then he meets Corinne. A young woman of beauty and strength who has suffered unimaginably, and as they join forces to discover certain truths behind the works of Dragos. What they discover is that Dragos has a evil scheme ahead for the Order, and it will take their combined efforts to come out on top .

    This is a story I have been waiting for, for quite some time now. I have been eager for Hunter's story ever since he switched sides. I have always loved him, we have seen the good in him even from the beginning and it has been truly wonderful to see his change over the past few books!! Now this is a story that deals with some hard issues and wasn't always easy to read. But that is what I loved about this book the most...is seeing a story evolve that discusses hard matters and creates a beautifully woven romance to keep you asking for more. In this boook, I was overwhelmed with the heroine especially. She is one tough cookie, I loved her fighting spirit and her couragous nature. She never gives up even if it seems hopeless. She is determined to find her son that was taken from her when he was born. Even despite the fact that he might not be what she pictured, she will do anything to show him....the love of a mother and guide him away from all that he has been trained to do....be a killer. This is where Hunter comes into play in aiding her come to terms with the past. Hunter is a character that has committed horrible acts because of his training, but we see the truth of spirit in his character and we see more of his past. The romance that develops between these two is quite wonderful, there were moments I felt a bit disconnected but not enough to keep me from enjoying the story and the way this couple comes together when they need each other the most.

    I love blue covers, especially in PNR....and this cover truly fits the bill. I love the blue moonlight effect.

    Deeper Than Midnight is a story that is thrilling with adventure, exciting in new shocks and some spicy romance that leaves you aching. Truly a wonderful addition to a fabulous series.

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  • Stacia (the 2010 club)

    Finally! I managed to get a solid 4 star read out of this series!

    I wouldn't go so far as to say that

    was on the same level as the BDB's story of Z and Bella, but I loved Hunter's journey here for a few of the same reasons that I loved Z's.

    There is something about a broken man who needs a woman to draw him out of his shell which speaks to me. Hunter was not a part of the world; he was just existing, doling out vengeance whenever he could. Corinne came along and showed Hunte

    Finally! I managed to get a solid 4 star read out of this series!

    I wouldn't go so far as to say that

    was on the same level as the BDB's story of Z and Bella, but I loved Hunter's journey here for a few of the same reasons that I loved Z's.

    There is something about a broken man who needs a woman to draw him out of his shell which speaks to me. Hunter was not a part of the world; he was just existing, doling out vengeance whenever he could. Corinne came along and showed Hunter how there was more to life than just existing.

    I would have loved to have seen Hunter's transformation happen a bit more organically (he sort of shook himself out of his ignorance to start, before Corinne helped further the process, which seemed unnatural), and I would have loved more time for Hunter to come to terms with how little

    vampire interaction he truly had in his life. However, I get it. The author can't all-of-a-sudden make a series book longer than the other books, just to expand on one character.

    This might also be the first book in which it felt like there was an ample amount of tie-in back with the other members of The Order, so that might possibly be what robbed from some of Hunter's story. I know, I can't have it both ways. I ask for more of The Order and we finally got it...at the expense of the main couple.

    I was almost pissed about the way that the book ended

    , until I realized that the character I wanted to see more of had an upcoming book revolving around his PoV, so hopefully I'll get to learn more about him later.

    Overall, I'm happy. And surprised.

  • Jilly

    In every one of these books, we get a description of each woman's blood scent. At first, it was common things like vanilla, roses, honey & almond... Like some sort of weird scented candles. And, like scented candles, eventually you just run out of ideas. So, the female in this book had blood that smelled like "dark bergamot and tender violets." Huh? What the hell's a bergamot? I actually looked it up and it said that it's a "pear shaped orange of the Mediterranean." Uh, okay....

    I feel sorry

    In every one of these books, we get a description of each woman's blood scent. At first, it was common things like vanilla, roses, honey & almond... Like some sort of weird scented candles. And, like scented candles, eventually you just run out of ideas. So, the female in this book had blood that smelled like "dark bergamot and tender violets." Huh? What the hell's a bergamot? I actually looked it up and it said that it's a "pear shaped orange of the Mediterranean." Uh, okay....

    I feel sorry for the ladies in the upcoming books. What will their blood smell like?

    and

    Hey, if they do one of those omnibus things where a bunch of books are combined, maybe we can get this scent:

    It's what it smells like after an axe murderer gets to all of the women at once!

    Anyway.. This was an awesome book in the series because it was about Hunter, the guy who was raised to be an unfeeling assassin. He has no emotions and doesn't understand them. All he understands is killing people.

    Hunter is charged with taking one of the rescued women from the last book home. Things don't go so well and they end up on the run. And, since it is Hunter, they leave a trail of dead bodies behind them. Kind of like the bread crumbs that Hansel and Gretel left to find their way back. Only bloodier.

    Watching the emotionless Hunter fall in love was a lot of fun. Also, the war between the good vampires and bad vampires really stepped it up a notch. Oh, and a baby vampire was born. Awww, he wants his baba of blood. Isn't that cute!

  • Sophia Triad

    Breed warrior Hunter

    Special ability: Experiencing a person's memories by drinking their blood

    Age: Around 50 years old

    Breed mate Corinne

    Special ability: Sonokinetic, being able to control sounds and making them weapons

    Occupation: None. She was a prisoner all her adult life.

    Mark place: Back of right hand

    Settings: Boston, Detroit, New Orleans, Luisiana, West-central Georgia

    Even if it is a book full of violence, I believe it is also the most emotional and the sweetest of the midnight breed s

    Breed warrior Hunter

    Special ability: Experiencing a person's memories by drinking their blood

    Age: Around 50 years old

    Breed mate Corinne

    Special ability: Sonokinetic, being able to control sounds and making them weapons

    Occupation: None. She was a prisoner all her adult life.

    Mark place: Back of right hand

    Settings: Boston, Detroit, New Orleans, Luisiana, West-central Georgia

    Even if it is a book full of violence, I believe it is also the most emotional and the sweetest of the midnight breed series.

    We know Hunter from before. There are certain facts about him that we already know: He used to be a top assassin in Dragos'army until he managed to get rid of his collar, always calm and confident and successful, he was considered unemotional but he was also Mira's best friend and they were reading books together, Brock found him sleeping naked against the wall because according to him beds are such a luxury.

    We have met Corinne before. She was a prisoner of Dragos and she was set free from the Order, Brock used to be her bodyguard before she was kidnapped by Dragos, Brock thought she was dead before they found her.

    BUT and this is a strong BUT, in this book we learn all the dirty details about Corinne. She was kidnapped, tortured, raped, experiment on, used to create the new Dragos'army, impregnated and broken. She is about to discover also dirty, dark secrets about her family.

    Hunter and Corinne are two lost souls, tortured by the same monster, both virgins. Hunter has never actually been with a female. Corinne was repeatadly raped but she has never made love. It is the most natural thing for them to get connected, matched and mated.

    Moreover, this particular book sets the scene for the next final book of the first part of the series. Besides Hunter and Corinne's story that covers most of the book, Chase keeps destroying himself.

    The book finishes with a cliff hanger. Have the next book next to you ready, before you finish this one!!!


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