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Hotter After Midnight (Midnight #1)

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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

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Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published (first published May 1st 2008)
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

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 fro...more
Dina
I'm feeling lazy, so I'm just going to say that I agree with almost everything that Quinn wrote in her review. The only dissenting note is, I didn't have a problem with the insta-lust between Colin and Emily - and that's why this book worked better for me than for her.
Quinn
3.5 stars

Author Jacquelyn Frank describes this book as “A cross between CSI and Medium, only hotter and with a hero that truly has bite!”, and that is a fairly apt summation. Hotter After Midnight is an unusual mix of police procedural, paranormal romance and suspense.

Dr. Emily Drake is a psychotherapist who specialises in treating Other - supernatural beings whose existence is still considered myth and fairytale by most of humankind. Her psychic gift of awareness and the ability to see into mi...more
Jill
Hot, paranormal romance, review to come. Loving Cynthia Eden.


Review!
This one had a real romantic suspense crossed with paranormal feel.
We have a murderer that the people in the "know" know is a shifter. However the rest of the world is unaware of the existence of these creatures. And by creatures I don't mean just your standard vampires, shifters, demons. In this world we have every sort of creature you could ever imagine. Djinn's, charmers, witches and warlocks just to name a few.
We have Emily...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
It's hard for me to definitively describe this book as erotica vs. romance. I will say that I enjoyed reading this book.

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
Mei
I thoroughly enjoyed this paranormal!

It has a distinctive "taste" of Ms. Eden's writing and I loved it!
It is interesting and easy to read and the story flows without problems. The world building was interesting too and as soon as I finished this one, I have to grab the next in the series! LOL

I loved Emily's definition as Monster Doctor - for me it was fun. I laughed at the beginning when she's psychoanalysing a vampire with blood phobia!!!
She's great and tries to have her life under control. Ob...more
Megan
Emily is a human (or is she??) psychic psychologist, affectionately known as the Monster Doctor. Colin is a sexy shifter cop. (But what kind of shifter is he? Were's are the most dangerous. And volatile. And they mate for life. And must be avoided at all cost because they are so dangerous. Has it been mentioned that they are dangerous? Boy, oh boy I hope the cop is anything but a were!)

Let's see, Emily hasn't been in a relationship for a while, dresses sensibly, and is sex-ay. Sound familiar? Se...more
TJ
I really, really, REALLY wish there was a sensuality listing on books. That way I wouldn't have to ruin with a rating a book that others might like. I picked this up on Kindle. The synopsis describes it as a paranormal romance. It is actually an erotic paranormal. If your a graphic sex-scene skipper (like me), you won't have much of a book left to read. Unfortunately what is left of the story just isn't very well written either. It rates two stars because the suspense at the end was actually pre...more
Kaleigha
Hotter After Midnight is not my usual type of book. Classified as "paranormal suspense", I was a bit iffy. I was glad I grabbed it, because it turned out to be a great book. Lots of action, drama, and passion, it was a very good start to the series. Colin and Emily were great characters, and you could feel their attraction growing as they did. I look forward to the others in the series.
Gina
the characters could have used a little more development. There wasn't enough to explain Emily's past precisely enough for me; I'd have liked to know more.

I liked the plot, it had me turning pages well after I should have gone to bed. The characters were entertaining enough, but I wouldn't say completely memorable as of yet. The 'love' scenes were very steamy and just the way I like 'em... perfect! LOL! If someone puts this under erotica, I wonder what a 'normal' love scene is to them. I will m...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I want to read this but I'm distracted by the cover... I hate cover repeats! One Real Thing.
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
This wasn't a bad book but it could've been better. The pace was alright, the mystery ok enough to keep you reading if not a bit predictable. The characters, however, were a different and more complex story. Emily Drake, a supernatural creature -Other, as they are referred in the book- psychologist helps out the police in a murder investigation with abnormal circumstances. She gets called in by a, what I can only call, good old friend, the Captain Danny McNeal to aid detective Colin Gyth in this...more
Cindy
Very good read - a paranormal page turner with an action plot. Romantic suspense/urban fantasy with a serial murderer plot and there are some unexpected twists before the murderer is finally revealed. The heroine Dr. Emily Drake, the so-called Monster Doctor, is drawn into a serial murder case - first to identify the paranormal elements of the case and then as the profiler on the murderer. The hero is Colin, a cop who tries fiercely to deny his werewolf nature and is appalled to find that Emily...more
Emily
I love Cynthia Eden's paranormal romance novels and for me, this was the one that started it all. I love when I start reading a series at the beginning and the writing and characters only get better with time, and this is a very good example of that. While not the most polished book by this author, the bar is set very high from the getgo, the romance is spicy and sweet at the same time, and the characters are interesting and easy to root for.

One of the common issues that has to be resolved in a...more
MsRomanticReads


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
Joletta
Emily Drake is the Monster Doctor, a psychologist who specializes in helping Others (any kind of paranormal). She is unique in that she can see who is Other and normally know what species they are. It's a huge responsibility and a bit scary to see the monsters around you daily wearing human faces. She is called in as an expert witness on a police homicide and meets Det. Colin Gyth. Oooh, baby do sparks fly. She can tell he's a shifter, but not what flavor, so to speak.

Colin is hiding his dual na...more
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
2.5 stars.

I don't know what rubbed me wrong in this book. It has all the elements I usually like in romance: an interesting setting with an original interaction between humans and supernatural beings; an Alpha hero in law-enforcement; a smart heroine; no purple prose; a bit of mystery. Still I never found myself really immersed in the story, my mind was hovering and what I usually overlook when I am engrossed in a story slowly became annoying.

I think I didn't like the initial interaction between...more
Bookie | The BookChick
I loved this story. Colin and Emily were likeable characters that were dynamic and interesting.

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.

Through...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under The Covers

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
Gail
Emily Drake has seen monsters all her life. Shifters, Demons, Vampires and lots of other creatures that go bump in the night. She’s a shrink with a thriving clientele of Other creatures Vamps that can’t drink blood, shifter’s that can’t shift even a succubus that wants to be thought of as more than a sex symbol. Emily is also has strong empathic talents which she often uses to help her patients.

Colin Gyth is the lead detective in a brutal homicide when his boss tells him to get Emily to take a l...more
Meike
Nice read.

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
Jacqueline
3-1/2 stars. This was a pretty good shifter romance. The paranormal world was unique but not totally different and out there. The heroine was a human who could see Others and tell which sort they were. In this set up the different types of Other could only recognize their own specific type of Other. The element of mating was of the "she's mine" sort which I personally like. It's not really something I get tired of since it's one of the reasons I read shifter stories in the first place.

I did feel...more
Hortencia
The premise here is good. The mythology is imaginative, drew me right in. But the relationship between the leads wasn't as well done as I would have liked: the attraction between Emily and Colin happened so quickly - upon their first meeting - that it didn't feel right.

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
Jess
Emily Drake is minding her own business treating patients in her psychiatrist practice when she suddenly has a very tall and dangerous man knocking on her door asking for her help.

Cops need help trying to locate a killer who isn't human. And of course, that's Drake's specialty. She can see what she calls "the others". Non humans. Colin Glyth is a cop who is assigned to stick with Emily and protect her while she is helping out the police department. And he's more than interested in just protectin...more
marlene
i love the idea of a monster doctor. a shrink for the "others" out there. i love it so much i think someone should make an entire series based on the patients and their sessions. this book was a little light on the doctor front but it was great none the less. our doctor acted more as a resident psychic and profiler leading the few police officers aware of the other world to a serial killer. although this was very crime based it didn't fall into a procedural nightmare. there was still some myster...more
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Jessica
Well....i somehow managed to finish this which is probably the last totally nice thing i'll have to say about this book (and frankly it is a feat that amazed me since no less than 5 times i almost quit it).
Heroine: She had sooo much promise. A strong independent woman with power enough to deal with the supernatural world. If the world was a just place she would've remained so but enter our hero. Once she meets him she turns into this obnoxious female that i don't even like to be around in real l...more
Cherri-Anne
Cynthia knocks it off of the bookshelf again!

My bookshelf of Eden is a keeper, with no snakes, but plenty of temptation at every turn…of the page that is…(ha!) I have been on a Cynthia Eden kick lately and have read almost all of her paranormal series’, loving every single one of them! But I think that this series is my favorite (so far…). It starts off with Hotter After Midnight with Dr. Emily Drake & Detective Colin Gyth, continues on with Midnight Sins featuring Detective Todd Brooks (Col...more
Bernadette
I love reading each author’s take on Other/Shifters and this author didn’t disappoint. Other live alongside humanity who don’t, in the main, know about their existence. In this book, shifters who carry a wolf are the worst of the supernatural world. They are vicious, feral and disloyal and are not to be trusted by anyone. Emily Drake is a psychologist who specialises in treating vampires, shifters, charmers, witches etc. She is human but has a psychic ability that lets her look into the minds of...more
Carolyn F.
Liked it, not loved it. I've heard this series is good so I'll read the 2nd book and see if I like it better.

Emily's a therapist known as the "monster doctor" because she treats the vampires, shifters, etc. She meets Colin when she's asked to consult on a case and he can't keep away from her.

I hope I like book #2 more. Wait, I did like book #2 more. Oops. I'll order book #3 from the library.
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden has written over thirty novels and novellas. She was named as a 2013 RITA® finalist for her paranormal romance, ANGEL IN CHAINS, and, in 2011, Cynthia Eden was a RITA finalist for her romantic suspense, DEADLY FEAR.

Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings. She has always wanted to write (don't mos...more
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