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Born of Darkness

Midnight Breed Hunter Legacy Series, Book 1
Written by: Lara Adrian
Narrated by: Roger Wayne
Categories: Romance, Paranormal

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Publisher's Summary

As a former assassin in the Hunter program, Asher is one of a small group of Gen One Breed vampires who survived the horrors of a madman's laboratory and the cruelty of the training that made him one of the most lethal beings in existence. Now, 20 years after his escape from those hellish origins, Asher is a loner whose heart is as cold as his skills are merciless. But when he thwarts a killing under way in the middle of the desert outside Las Vegas, Asher meets a beautiful woman who draws him into a deadly game against powerful enemies....

Orphaned as a child after her mother's murder, Naomi Fallon didn't survive 26 years on the street without using up most of her nine lives. But when her latest caper lands her in the Mojave against a Vegas gangster's henchmen, she's certain her number is up. Then he appears - immense, brutal, and far from human. Naomi's never needed anyone's help, least of all one of the Breed. But, after one risk too many, only a man with Asher's skills can keep her safe. Yet, the solitary, seductively handsome vampire has enemies of his own and a secret that will not only shatter her faith in him but her heart, proving what she's feared all along - that trust is only an illusion, and love may be the sharpest weapon of all.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Lara Adrian, LLC (P)2018 Tantor
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3 out of 5 stars
By V from Kansas on 2018-06-19

A little bit Disappointed!

The midnight breed series is one of my all time favorite so I was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately, it was only so-so. There just wasn’t enough action and I guess I really missed all the characters from The Order. Hopefully other books in this spinoff will include the order.
The narrator was another disappointment, for me, Hillary Huber is so good that the bar was set high. This narrator doesn’t seem comfortable with the intimate scenes and it detracts from the story. He also doesn’t do female voices very well. Perhaps if he was paired with a female for dual narration. Despite all my disappointment, I know I will continue to get these books, as they come out, cause I love me some Breed Vampires.
-V from Kansas

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12 people found this helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Timothy Bean on 2019-01-20

Mediocre vampire tale <br />

Mediocre storylines. Poor protagonist and weak vampire background as well as stunted deplorable character development.

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3 people found this helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By JodyL on 2018-06-26

Asher & Naomi, great off-shoot of original series

Asher is one of the Gen One hunters that had been released from captivity over fifteen years ago. He has lived a quiet life off grid outside of Las Vegas in the desert. Coming home from a supply run he saves Naomi from being killed and buried.
Naomi is a breed mate who has skills with manipulating machines. So in order to get revenge on a casino owner for a past wrong, she "wins" money from his slot machines or roulette wheels. She is always disguised as a different person each time. She uses the money to help street kids with her best friend and "brother" Michael.
Get this exciting book to find out what happens when the casino owner and his thugs come after her. Will Asher and Naomi becomes mated or will he send her to the Breed group in Tuscon for her safety?
This is a great off shoot of the original Breed series!
Nice narration.

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2 people found this helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By SNS on 2019-02-27

A good storyline, well told

I enjoyed the story. A thief and a killer get vengeance and are redeemed by love. Told in a way that might have been a little obvious, but wasn’t at all sappy. I especially liked the focus on homeless kids. It’s a major issue in this country that gets little exposure. My friends who scoff at science-fi, fantasy have no idea how much they are missing. The vampire aspect of the story added interest and depth without distracting from a live story.

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1 person found this helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Books R Us on 2018-10-01

To much sex not enough action

This one got boring for me, there was way to much sex and not enough action in this one.

I'm a fan of her serious so I'll continue on to the next book.

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1 person found this helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By OR Avid Reader on 2018-09-13

Great Start to New Series

Great start to a new breed series. Asher is a tragic and tough hero. Naomi is a bada$$. I love how she is so sweet under the tough exterior. Strong performance from Roger Wayne.

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1 person found this helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Sarita on 2020-05-24

Lousy Attempt at a Sci-Fantasy Robin Hood Story

The story had a lot of potential, but I couldn’t suspend my disbelief because the heroine had no sense of self-preservation given her experiences on the streets and struck me as a user.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Charina Ann McCullem on 2020-05-17

Good series

This book came up as a recommended for you & i wasnt disappointed. I had no idea no idea that this series was a sequal to another. Since tgese are stan alone novels i plan on finishing this series 1st & then going back & reading the original series.

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3 out of 5 stars
By H. on 2020-05-16

Meh

Not even remotely that great. Pretty bland actually. Cute ending tho. Narrator shouldn't do female voices either. Sounded like a pretentious valley girl.. Just meh...

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5 out of 5 stars
By dbbooknerd on 2020-01-01

Great Spin-off Series

I love hearing what happened to the Breed Hunters after their captivity ended. This story of redemption was hopeful and as steamy as all the others in the original series.

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