Midnight Biteby Published 18 Dec 2018
|Publisher||Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.|
A kiss on New Year's Eve is supposed to be lucky...but a vampire bite? That's not exactly something a woman dreams of getting. And when Lark Kinsley gets bit, all bets are off. She stakes her date, runs into the night, and tries to put the whole nightmare behind her.
Only she can't.
Because she immediately runs into trouble—trouble in the form of a tall, dark, and deadly sexy vampire prince named Devereaux. He claims that he's there to help her, but she's not buying his story. The guy is no Prince Charming. After all, Prince Charming isn't supposed to come with fangs and an appetite for blood. But Devereaux says that he's been waiting centuries for her. That she is meant to rule with him. Obviously, he's wrong. And possibly insane. She's not meant to be the queen of the vamps. No matter what Devereaux says.
But he's not the only one after her. Paranormal monsters are coming out of the woodwork. And the bite that she got? It's making her feel strange. Hungry. Her self-control is shredding, and Lark knows she's changing. She just doesn't know what she'll become.
The new year won't go out with a bang...it will end with a bite.
Author’s note: Hey paranormal romance fans! MIDNIGHT BITE is a sexy vamp novella—expect danger, expect hot times, and expect naughty language as you ring in the new year. Let’s celebrate with some undead style!
"Midnight Bite" Reviews
4 - "You were worth the flames…" Stars!
Cynthia Eden delivers up a quick and sexy story in the New Year’s novella Midnight Bite.
How do you explain an attraction to a man that you have been told your whole life is your enemy? That’s the position Lark finds herself in with Prince of the Vampires; Devereaux Mancini, the guy is consistent in his attempts to keep her safe, even if his efforts at wooing her could do with a little fine tuning.
But being a vampire puts him in the strictly ‘no way’ category for Lark, after being told by her mother (a monster hunter) from an early age, that all paranormal beings are mad, bad and dangerous to know, and should be killed by any means necessary.
"All I wanted was to have a chance with you… All I wanted was to have you…"
As you would expect, the story is easy to get along with, the characters likeable, and as is a regular trait with a read by this author, a few secondary characters who could do with their own stories too. This is a quick read, and if you are looking for a paranormal fix well worth a couple of hours of your time over the festive period.
ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
This one was cute...
A fun New Year's novella. You got a stalking vampire prince for a hero, a failed monster hunter for a heroine, and every supernatural species out to kill her for her mothers deeds.
I enjoy this authors books because she always brings the safe stories that have the jealous and possessive heroes. Even though Devereaux technically stalked Lark until she was 26, he only protected her from a distance. Once he was able to pursue her, every wish was her command. She just didn't want to be in command.
Even though Lark didn't want to be a monster hunter, her mother's words were still engrained in her. She was taught never to listen to a vampire. What she didn't know is her mother had not told her the whole truth.
You get a good chase in this book. Lark fights her attraction and Dev pursues relentlessly even though he won't push Lark to accept him. Like usual, the author had some intriguing side characters that I hope get their own story!
What a great little read! The thing I love about romances with vampires is the way the hero is totally obsessed with the heroine and that is exactly what Devereaux is. He is protective and possessive and a bit uncertain of himself where she is concerned which endeared him to me even more. I loved that he wanted to charm her and hadn’t the first inkling of how to do so. He is the least charming vampire in history. While his plan begins with a certain agenda, it takes a drastic change once he has Lark in his arms and each moment afterwards continues to change what he initially set out to do.
This is a short, fast paced read with plenty of steam. As all heroes and heroines written by this author, the characters are fierce and independent with plenty of insta-everything although not overly written to be so. I enjoyed watching Lark come into her own as well as the secondary characters that added additional humor and dimension to the story. This is a perfect read for the holidays.
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Midnight Bite is the perfect blend in a quick story, it has lots of hot passion, sizzling romance, and edge of your seat danger. The characters are strong and convincing which really pulls readers into their story and this fast paced plot takes over from there and holds them hostage. The romance may be fast paced but it is feisty and hot as the characters struggle with secrets, plots and manipulations while their sizzling attractions and emotions keeps their interactions quite tense. With an intriguing plot, secrets being revealed and surprising twist keeping the characters in turmoil, readers find that they have to read every last page of this thrilling holiday story.