Thursday, March 29, 2012

Featured Author of the Month: Lara Adrian (Post 12)

First came out December 2011
Midnight Breed Original Novella
22,000 words (about 100 pages)

For fans who have been been waiting to devour Darker After Midnight, as well as new readers tempted by the seductive thrills of her Midnight Breed novels, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian offers up a tantalizing appetizer in A Taste of Midnight. In this spellbinding eBook novella of otherworldly desire, a woman whose destiny was born from a blood kiss discovers that second chances do come . . . even for immortals.
A shimmering holiday gala lights up an ancient castle in the Scottish Highlands, but beautiful widowed Breedmate Danika MacConn feels alone in the crowd. Even among the friends and festivity of the Darkhaven celebration, she can’t forget her lost love, a fallen warrior of the Order. Her brief return to her mate’s homeland has become treacherous after rejecting the advances of a dangerous Edinburgh crime boss with a taste for blood sport.
As Danika seeks to expose the vampire and his dark trade, she discovers an unexpected ally in his forbidding, enigmatic henchman, Brannoc, a man who exudes heat, danger, and dark menace--and seems somehow achingly familiar. Bran has his own reasons for wanting to keep Dani out of his employer’s business . . . and his own secrets he means to keep buried. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a woman who tempts the wildest part of his Breed nature--especially when that woman is Danika MacConn, the one woman capable of bringing him to his knees.
Contains a preview of the hotly anticipated nightcap of Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series, Darker After Midnight!

 *Note: This novella is a stand-alone romance that can be read entirely on its own. However, if you're following the series timeline, A Taste of Midnight takes place toward the end of Deeper Than Midnight and before Darker After Midnight opens. The heroine of this novella is Danika, who first appeared in Book 1, Kiss of Midnight. I hope you enjoy her second chance at love! 

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(Print edition to be included as bonus material in the mass market paperback release of Darker After Midnight, Summer 2012) 

To get an entry comment below answering the following question:

What do you think about novellas?

Here is a reminder of the prizes:
The randomly chosen grand prize winner will get a signed copy of Kiss of Midnight, the first book in the series and some swag.
The second place winner will get a book of your choice from The Midnight Breed series from The Book Depository and some swag.
Ten other winners will get swag.
The winners will be announced on April 2nd!
To get the maximum amount of entries go to the rest of the post to play catch up!


  1. I love reading novellas of any series they allow you to catch up on minor characters you love who may not be featured as much as others in a book :) or to read events only mentioned in books and given in fuller detail in novellas :) or to just give us book addicts are fix to tide us over while we wait impatiently for the next book to release!! lol

  2. I really enjoy novellas. I get to keep up with the bit characters and learn yet more about my favourite ones. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  3. I like novellas as they give me a quick read in a series that fills in gaps in the major stories :D

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  4. i love them but too often they are only in ebook and that's i don't like so i'm happy to lern it will be in the next print book

    all the best


  5. I love them...they are like slices if life and tide you over till the next book comes out!!!

  6. I'm torn when it comes to novellas. Most of them I've read try to cram way too much information into such few pages. That type of novella just leaves me frustrated to no end. If it's written as a prologue to a full length novel then I don't have nearly as much of a problem with them.
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  7. It depends...If I'm really into a series I'll read everything I can get my hands on. Otherwise, I don't usually read them. They leave me wanting a couple hundred pages.

  8. I do like novellas because they are fast reads. I especially love to read these when I have a favorite author releasing a book soon, to where I would not have time to read a novel but when I want something to read. They also are great to keep you from going crazy waiting for the next installment of a fave series, lol. :)
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  9. I really enjoy novellas. I learn more about my favourite ones. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. I love them. As simple as that. :)
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  11. I like the novellas. They are interesting and I can't without them.

  12. As long as there isn't too much info cramed in then its all good! I bought this novella for my e reader and i loved it!!!

  13. I love novellas. iam enjoy for reading