Chasing Midnight (Vampire/Werewolf Trilogy, #1)
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Chasing Midnight (Vampire/Werewolf Trilogy #1)

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  377 ratings  ·  28 reviews
There are far worse evils than jazz and lipstick--By day, Allegra Chase lives among the artists and eccentrics of 1920s Greenwich Village, in search of adventure. By night, she haunts the city's back alleys and seedy speakeasies, driven by a more primal hunger. Here, amid the glitz and unrestrained morals of jazz-age society, even a vampire can fall prey to the temptations...more
Paperback, 488 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Harlequin Books
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Barbara M.
2.5 Stars...I liked it ok.

I did like this 488 page with tiny writing novel...but 3/4's of the way through the story started falling apart for me.

Mrs. Krinard was off to a wonderful 5 Star start in her world of a very large and complicated story of a Vampire Clan, Werewolf Pack and Mobsters where everything was as believable as it could be based on an Otherworldly book. Well except for the fact that Allie; a Vamp, could walk around in broad daylight.

But...the minute she brought human law and pol...more

Allegra Chase was turned into a vampire by her father’s close friend. It was her only chance to live to the full and have some fun. As a teenager she fell ill (something sounding like a progressive muscular dystrophy) and, abandoned by her posh friends, boyfriend and even her mother, she was left to wait for her death in an empty house with only one servant. Small wonder that, being given the second chance, she took it without regrets and never looked back. Small wonder she doesn’t want...more
Peejay Who Once Was Minsma
What an irritating book. I finished it, but was sorry I'd spent the time. Ms. Krinard is a competent writer as far as putting words on the page, and has a real talent for setting. This took place in Roaring 20's New York and sounded so promising. It started out well, with a nice evocation of the tensions in society between the Jazz Age Babies and the stuffy society types. She didn't maintain that feel for time and place as much after the first third of the book. She did do some interesting thing...more
Trudy Ward
I LOVED IT!!!! I would like to read more of Susan Krinard's books and hope I can read more cause I love to read and am curently writing a book.
Shannon (Savhage Temptrest)
Hmmm...Where to begin with this first in the Vampire/Werewolf Trilogy by Susan Krinard? "Chasing Midnight" was the first novel I have read from this particular author, and it certainly won't be the last. I enjoyed her style of writing, how vivid she portrayed the characters and their surroundings, and I really did like the premise of this story and how it was based in the "roaring 20's." The story was very light as far as the whole werewolf and vampire aspect. I expected more bloodshed and fight...more
I read Chasing Midnight last fall, and have since reread bits and pieces. In the vast sea of paranormal romance the thing that stands out the most about this series is the time period-vampires and werewolves in 1920s New York. This seems to be an altogether rare combinations, and I liked it for that alone.

The Plot: Allegra Chase is a fiercely independent vampire woman who is searching for a friend who has recently disappeared after having been turned vampire himself. Griffin is a werewolf who sp...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
I'm tossing up between 1 and 2 stars for this book. I really didn't like it much, and it was a struggle to finish it. I don't think I've ever said this about a book before, but really, it was a good 100 pages too long. The characters were cliched - which, granted, they often are in this genre, but they usually have some quality that gives them charisma, or the writing boosts them up and makes you interested. Here, especially all the "bad guys" (and there are loads of them), are horrible cartooni...more
Lj Ducharme
I liked this book in the beginning, but then it began to drag. The hero of our story started out and ended with a stick up his butt. Our heroine began carefree and fun, but also ended up with a stick up her butt.

Please forgive my vulgarity.

I SOOO wanted to enjoy this book/series, and have not been let down my Ms. Krinard writing before. But this story line just slogged down. To many twists to an already complicated plot. To many arch-nemesis, and you really didn't know who was on who's side. The...more
I found this book while I was getting Born to be Wild and though it is a bit long in places it was a good book. Not the type of good I'm usually used to but it was worth the $1.25 I paid for it. That is saying way too much! XD I kept expecting someone in the book to pull out a cell phone or be older but it took place way too early (1920s) for that to happen.
This book is definitely long but I persevered and enjoyed it. Honestly I have read better romance in pathetically awful books than was in th...more
Barbara ★
Griffin Durant is ashamed to be a werewolf. Suppressing his instincts whenever possible to avoid acting like an animal. He inflicts his beliefs and fears on his 17 year old sister, Gemma who is bored and rebellious. Allegra Chase is a vampire and proud of it. Very sick as a child and turned on her death bed at 24, Allie refuses to be tied down by anything or anyone. The sparks really fly between Griffin and Allie and with the addition of Gemma's budding independence, Griffin may have just met hi...more
Elias Ramirez
Muy común en el tema de los vampiros, me gusto la narración con la cual fue escrito y el desarrollo de la trama hasta el momento fue buena, diria que es pasable.
Vampires. Werewolves. The Roaring Twenties. What could go wrong? Just about everything, apparently. Here's a novel suffering for lack of a good editor - it could have easily lost a hundred pages and been a better book for it. It's laboring under a false sense of complexity, with an overabundance of plot threads the weight of which the narrative simply can't support. Remarkably boring for a novel with poison, bootlegging, and warring supernatural critters, but then I suppose I should have taken...more
Mei Aulia
Liked it!! Allie is my fav..:-)

As Usual story that spread around the Vampire and Warewolf This novel telling about the Romance between them. Allie as a Vampire has falling love with Griffin as she known before that he is such kind of Warewolf. Susan Krinad as Writer can describe how easy Allie's character as a single independent, beautiful, brave, and passion of person.
But the less from this romance is so few about the romance between them, a specially between Allie and Grifin. They're both mo...more
Nicki Markus
Overall I enjoyed this book - it reminded me of the Underworld series in a way.
The story was interesting and the characters were likeable.
The writing on the whole was good but I felt there was some room for improvement in style and also in the 'pre-publication checking" as I found a few errors of name etc in the print.

My overall review - an enjoyable story that is worth a read but there are better novels out there.
I was kind of slow to really get into it. But as I read I found myself wanting to know the characters more. Not as fast-paced and page-turning as some books I've read, though I did like it. I love the twenties. And I love Griffin, just his name does wonderful things to me. Such a gentleman. :)
Krinard has good ideas, but I find her books difficult to read. It may just be because of the setting - Prohibition-era New York. Historicals never were my favorite; however, I read Come the Night before realizing it was part of a trilogy and had to know how it all started.
An okay read, however the emotions that occurred between the characters felt far to superficial to really enjoyed. Vampire and Werewolf met once were intrigued, had to let go. Meet again loved each other...LOL well it felt as though it did happen almost like this.
Domonique Howlett
Allie and Griffin shouldn't work well together, but the do. Griffin at first thinks they are so very different, but underneath, they are quite similar. You see them figuring each other out and how they feel whilst they solve the mystery of their mutual friends.
a good romp, but the end kind of happened a bit quickly. i'd have preferred she go for maybe 50 pages more, and detail stuff out. but still a fun bit of paranormals in the twenties. thumbs up for my first romance read ^_^.
Kay - Lee
The book was good, but I had trouble getting into the storyline. I am interested to see how the next book storyline plays out now that the story is established.
Allie Chase is a new vampire. Vampires and Werewolves don't mix. She falls for a werewolf still traumatized by war. The setting is in New York in the 1920's.
Michelle taylor
this book was a definate twist for my taste. a vampire women and a man werewolf ends up helping eachother out in the time of need.
Why yes, it's vampires and werewolves in 1920s New York! Points for entertaining setting/ambiance, but I found this one a bit slow.
A romance masquarading as an urban fantasy... -_- And not an interesting one, either. Had to give up less than halfway through.
Paula Trabosh
Liked this book. Set in the 1920's has a great base. Vamps, wolves and mopsters. quick read
very detailed and descriptive if ya know what i mean!;)(you'll understand if you've read the book)
Jan 13, 2008 Haylie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: romance
I really enjoyed this one, it was about a rebel vampire that falls for a werewolf. Very interesting
Not bad. Quite an engaging story line.
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Trained as an artist with a BFA in Illustration from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Susan Krinard became a writer in 1992 when a friend read a short story she'd written and suggested she try writing a romance novel. A long-time fan of science fiction and fantasy, Susan began reading romance -- and realized what she wanted to do was combine the two genres. Prince of Wolves, her first ro...more
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