Hotter After Midnight (Midnight #1)
A Seductive Nighttime World...
Dr. Emily Drake's psychotherapy patients tend to be a little unusual. Instead of midlife crises and mother fixations, Emily treats vampires with blood phobias and sex-demons looking for meaningful relationships. But healing these powerful beings requires an important rule: Never trust a shifter. Especially not one like Detective Colin Gyth, w...more
Emily is the Monster Doctor, a shrink for the monsters. When we first meet Emily, she is trying to help a newly turned vamp who is disgusted by the thought of drinking blood! Emily herself is human, but has always had the ability to recognize the "Other". When Emily is called in to profile a serial killer, it becomes clear that the killer is an "Other". If that wasn't bad enou...more
I read this book awhile back and don't have a lot of recollection of the details of the story however, I do recall having a hard time forming any real connection with the characters but I did enjoy the plot. To be honest, my favorite parts of the book were the sessions with Dr. Emily Drake's psychotherapy patients. A Succubus who wanted to be looked at as more than just a sex symbol, a vampire who didn't want to drink blood... those were some funny characters!
While I think this book suffers from...more
Colin is hiding his dual na...more
This book was a recommendation from November's Pick It For Me Challenge. I ended up reading a different book for the challenge, but this one seemed like a good story and I couldn't be happier right now that I chose to read it.
There was hot, explosive and raw chemistry between the hero & heroine. I liked Emily's character (shrink for the Others, Monster Doctor, LOL) and the fact that, while being human, she can sense/feel SBs (Supernatural Beings). Co...more
Colin Gyth is the lead detective in a brutal homicide when his boss tells him to get Emily to take a l...more
that the plot was at least four stars.
it was Colin that was the problem, really.
normally i go for hot alpha shifters. but there needs to be balance, you know? hard and fast is all fine and good for a while but if theres no development it gets a little boring, or well, mechanic i guess. the chemistry was missing for me. he ordered her around too much, pissed me off when she was being interogated, and he wasnt exactly a romancer. like, at all.
But the plot? thats the only reason...more
I bought this book because of the interesting story-idea of a psychotherapist treating supernaturals in trouble: vampires afraid of blood, succubi wanting true love intead of sex and so on. It sounded hilarious to me, like my kind of humour (admittingly not shared by everyone).
Reagarding humor and being hilarious, this book was greatly disappointing; although one or two scenes deal with that kind of funny stuff in the protagonist's practice, this book is not excessivly funny nor mean...more
As far as I'm concerned, this book is hot before, during and after midnight. I really liked this story, the first of the Midnight Trilogy. Emily Drake has been able to see the Other (as in all mythical creatures) ever since she was a child. Now she's a shrink to the things that are the cause of what goes bump in the night. That's actually a rather cute idea. When savagely mutilated body of a demon turns up, an old friend and Captain of the Atlanta PD calls her in for her help.
Detective Colin Gy...more
One of the common issues that has to be resolved in a...more
Dr. Emily Drake is a very special psychologist. She sees demons. And vampires. And shifters. And a legion of Other supernatural beings that inhabit the world alongside us. She's one of the few full humans who know of the existence of Others but she's also got a bit of a leg up - she's the only one she's met who can sense them like she can....more
The story follows Emily Drake, a psychologist who has a psychic gift when working with “the other.” The Other includes demons, vampires, witches, and the like. She is also working as an adviser to...more
Emily Drake was a psychic empath who was a psychologist to the Other, supernatural beings including demons, shifters, charmers, etc. Brought in on a case by our hero, Colin Gyth, a detective for the Alanta PD and a shifter, Emily's life takes on a roller coaster pace. She is used as a profiler for a highly public murder where the suspect butchered his victim, thus being dubbed the Night Butcher.
The main female character, Dr. Emily Drake, is human and psychic with the ability to see whether a person was human or Other and c...more
I did feel...more
Colin is a detective with a secret. He is a wolf-shifter..the most dangerous kind. He keeps the fact that his is "Other" secret to blend in with the human world...not to mention that he hasn't had the best experience coming out to people that he cares about.
Emily has a power as well...she can sense the "Other" and distinguish exactly wha...more
Back to the review. *sighs*
It's just a usual shapeshifter book. A woman, human, becomes the mate of a shapeshifter. Emily Drake can see the 'Others' through their glamours--or whatever they put on to look human. And then The Night Butcher, a killer, prowls in the city of Atlanta. Colin Gyth's...more
This story grabbed me from the very first page, so it's no wonder that I...more
As far as the characters themselves go, there wasn't enough back story on Colin for me to really take an interest in him. Sheer animal sexuality (no matter how masculine, powerful, protective, hungry, possessive) just wasn't enoug...more
This was good, but don't think it's a paranormal romance, it's more a paranormal erotica as you really don't get the "roma...more
I have read many Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance, but this is the first book that I would have to give an adult label. It is an excellent story that has a few explicit sex scenes in it. The truly interesting thing to me was that the sex was totally integral to the story. It was raw, hot,...more
This is a great murder mystery held tightly in an erotic embrace. How would you solve a murder in which some of the victims and possibly the murderer was from the "Other", supernatural beings that should be kept from human knowledge? You call in the Monster Doctor who can sense the "Other". Pairing her with the gruff yet sexy Colin and you have quite a hot pair working to solve this mystery.
I absolutely adored this story. It had humour, drama and excellent di...more
Dr. Emily Drake is psychiatrist to the paranormal. She listens to the woes of vampires who have blood phobias and succubi who just want to find true love. In a world where shifters, vampires, witches and demons all live a secret life hidden from the awareness of most humans, Emily is different. She is a human that can see pa...more
Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.