Kiss of Crimson

Kiss of Crimson

Book - 2007
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He comes to her more dead than alive, a towering black-clad stranger riddled with bullets and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, veterinarian Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all, but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle. In a single erotically charged moment Tess is plunged into his world--a shifting, shadowed place where bands of Rogue vampires stalk the night, cutting a swath of terror.

Haunted by visions of a dark future, Dante lives and fights like there is no tomorrow. Tess is a complication he does not need--but now, with his brethren under attack, he must shield Tess from a growing threat that includes Dante himself. For with one reckless, irresistible kiss, she has become an inextricable part of his underworld realm...and his touch awakens her to hidden gifts, desires, and hungers she never knew she possessed. Bonded by blood, Dante and Tess must work together to thwart deadly enemies, even as they discover a passion that transcends the boundaries of life itself....
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dell, c2007
ISBN: 9780553589382
0553589385
Characteristics: 387 p. ; 18 cm

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Monikan21 Apr 10, 2014

Book 2 in Midnight Breed series, preceded by Kiss of Midnight and followed by Midnight Awakening. Sexy story of Tess Culver, a veterinarian with some special healing powers and Dante, Breed warrior. I read it 2 days ago, but already forgot what it was about; still it was fun to read.

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Sarah1984
Mar 18, 2013

16/2 - I could've sworn I'd read the first book in the series, Kiss of Midnight, but I can't seem to remember anything about it. Fortunately, so far at least, not that much has been mentioned regarding the previous story. There was some kind of raid on a Rogue hideout in an abandoned asylum (crazy vampires in an insane asylum, sounds like a great premise) and that's about it so far. So despite some reviewers saying you have to read them in order, I haven't found it too irksome to work out what's going on. The main confusion will happen if we meet the previous hero and heroine and their antics are brought up, then I'll be annoyed that I didn't return this to the library and replace it with Kiss of Midnight once I realised I didn't remember the plot of the first one. To be continued...

18/2 - Nope, absolutely no memory of the previous book's plot, so Kiss of Midnight's got to move from 'read' to 'to read', that's going to stuff up my statistics. Where's that long-hoped for re-read shelf when you want it? I love that Tess is a healer and can heal animals as well as humans and all their spin-offs. Plus the fact that her healing ability doesn't cause her any harm or drain her of strength, so she wouldn't have to limit herself to healing 1 animal a week or a day. But I don't understand why she would feel that she couldn't heal animals after her traumatic experience with her stepfather. Family pets are not going to be causing harm to hundreds of children if she heals them. Imagine all the best friends she could have saved if she had thought through her decision to completely cut herself off from her ability a bit more carefully.

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Mahala
Sep 05, 2010

I enjoyed this book maybe a little bit more than the first book which is surprising as the first book I enjoyed very much. There were a lot more tense situations and the romance was engaging. This new series is definitely worth reading.
A wonderful bonus to this series is that the author is building up the supporting characters as she goes along, many of which, I'm sure, will end up as heroes in their own novels. I'm particularly looking forward to reading how Chase's story turns out as my heart just broke for him in this story.

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Sep 05, 2010

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Sep 05, 2010

When Dante stumbled into the Veterinary clinic bleeding and barely conscious, he had no idea that he would be changing the course of his life. It wasn't until after Dante took life saving blood from Tess Culver that he realized that she was a prized Breedmate. Unknowingly, Dante broke a vow to himself never to mate in his lifetime. Having watched his parents die and having visions of his own death, Dante has no desire to inflict the pain of loss on himself or a mate. All it took was one rash act to change the course of his future.

Dr. Tess Culver has always been different. Hiding it so deep inside that she rarely thinks about it, Tess is happy helping animals and the owners who love them. When Dante appears in her life, Tess finds herself at a loss to explain the sudden and intense attraction. All she knows is that Dante makes her feel like no one else ever has.

Dante would love to do nothing more than claim Tess as his own, but there is a war on the streets of Boston. When the drug Crimson starts circulating between civilian vampires, it turns them into Rogues almost immediately. Against his wishes, Dante is paired up with a civilian named Sterling Chase. Together, Dante and Chase must work together to stop the manufacturing of the deadly drug. When it appears as though Tess is involved with the dealer of Crimson, Dante doesn't know what to think. All he does know is that he will protect his mate at all costs.

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Sep 05, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Sep 05, 2010

"We?"Danta said, watch the former Darkhaven agent suit up with the SIG and another semiauto. "Yeah, we. I'm going with you." Me too, Niko said, sauntering over and pulling out his own cache of weapons. The Russian grinned and nodded toward Lucan, Gideon and Tegan. "Your not going to leave me down here with these Gen One geezers, are you?"

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