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A warrior trained in bullets and blades, Renata cannot be bested by any man–vampire or mortal. But her most powerful weapon is her extraordinary psychic ability–a gift both rare and deadly. Now a stranger threatens her hard-won independence, a golden-haired vampire who lures her into a realm of darkness . . . and pleasure beyond imagining.

A combat-loving adrenaline junkie, Nikolai dispenses his own justice to enemies of the Breed–and his latest quarry is a ruthless assassin. One woman stands in his way: the seductive, cool-as-ice bodyguard, Renata. But Renata’s powers are put to the test when a loved one, a child, is threatened and she’s forced to turn to Niko for help. As the two join forces, as desire fans the flames of a deeper hunger, Renata’s life is under seige by a man who offers the exquisite pleasure of a blood bond–and a passion that could save or doom them both forever. . . .

Hi, everyone!

Thanks for inviting me to come and hang out with you all at the RR@H Novel Thoughts blog. Today I’m talking about my current release, VEIL OF MIDNIGHT, which is the fifth book in my Midnight Breed vampire series from Bantam Dell. For those of you unfamiliar with my series, the vampires in my story world are not the traditional “undead” or “turned” version of the vampire myth, but rather a very old, very secret hybrid race of human and otherworlder (yep, alien!) that has lived among mankind for thousands of years. Think Predator meets Blade, only way sexier. 🙂

I love the idea of a super-strong, deadly powerful society that lurks in the shadows of our own world. Because of my personal love of all things medieval (I used to write medieval romances as Tina St. John), I couldn’t resist centering my story world on a group of noble warriors who are pledged to protect both the vampire nation and humankind alike. This group of modern-day knights with fangs is known as the Order. For a long time, they have been the unsung heroes of their world, doing the thankless work of hunting down Rogue vampires (those who kill their human blood Hosts) and striving to preserve the secrecy of the Breed’s very existence from the human world.

But the world they know has been changing, shifting beneath their feet. A powerful new enemy with far-reaching, hidden alliances has recently been discovered by the Order. Now, the warriors are caught up in a long-simmering, rising war that threatens not only the survival of the Breed itself, but mankind as well.

In VEIL OF MIDNIGHT, while the Order is embroiled in its most crucial mission, one of their members, Nikolai, heads to Montreal with the task of enlisting the cooperation of a dangerous vampire elder. What Niko finds is treachery, corruption . . . and a very unexpected–very tempting–ally named Renata. I had great fun tossing the cocky Niko into the ring with kick-ass Renata, who definitely gives as good as she gets!

For an excerpt from Niko and Renata’s story, please visit my website. Additionally, if you join my website newsletter, you’ll be able to read multi-chapter extended previews of all my books by browsing the newsletter archives.

Thanks again for inviting me to come chat with you today. I’m looking forward to hearing from you! Please post a comment to be entered in a random drawing for an autographed copy of one of my books (winner’s choice!).

Lara Adrian | The Midnight Breed series

VEIL OF MIDNIGHT: Book 5 (available now)

ASHES OF MIDNIGHT: on sale May 26th!

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