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
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
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
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
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
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
Let's see, Emily hasn't been in a relationship for a while, dresses sensibly, and is sex-ay. Sound familiar? Se...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
One of the common issues that has to be resolved in a...more
Colin is hiding his dual na...more
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
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.
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
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
I did feel...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
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
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
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
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.
Just in case anyone is wondering: the love scenes, though there are not many, are pretty hot ;)
|What's The Name o...: SOLVED. human woman helps police track down a killer; deputy detective is a werewolf; demon is set free from pentagram in forest [s]||12||59||Mar 22, 2014 11:35PM|
Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings. She has always wanted to write (don't mos...more