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The Midnight Hunt (Midnight Hunters #1)

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,496 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
Medic Ryon Drake has never been good at following protocol, so she doesn't think twice about rendering emergency care when a young girl's life is at stake--even if the girl is in the throes of Werefever and any sane mortali should know better. It isn't the bright shining pain of the bite or even the wrenching agonies of the fever that convinces her everything in her life h ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by Bold Strokes Books
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Mar 14, 2012 Emily rated it did not like it
Lesbian urban fantasy, concentrated on werewolves and a little on vampires. It's okay, but is essentially a smut-fest with little character or plot development. If it really needed to concentrate so much on sex and mating and male-like genitalia, it really should've been 200 pages longer to actually have a STORY. The POV shifts are jarring, as well. It shifts from one point of view to another randomly. Also, even though I'm a lesbian myself, the "almost everyone is lesbian" thing irritated me.
Just a man's point of view
Too much sex is just boring!
Also sex is too strange (view spoiler), and too compulsive, characters are clumsy because of sex.
No romance, no humour, no courtship.
I did like the adventure in the rare moments when there was no sex. I found the story intriguing, but I don't know if I will go on with this series.
This is Radclyffe writing as L L Raand and making her foray into the burgeoning Urban Fantasy/Lesfic subgenre. There are quite a few lesfic books out now with more slated to come out this year.

I enjoyed the book ... it was kind of like early Laurel K Hamilton, but knowing Radclyffe, it may go the way of the Anita Blake series and overdose on the hot and heavy (and frequent) sex. Unlike the latter books in the Blake series, Rad always has a pretty solid begining, middle and end and lots of actio
Mar 07, 2013 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Okay so reading some of the reviews I almost feel like readers aren't understanding the story that Raand is trying to tell about the Weres. I ask that future readers pay close attention when she explains how they are connected, why they're such sexual beings, the mating call, and why that call is so strong. I think it's brilliantly written. She tells you exactly what to expect and gives it all. There are a few different story lines in this first installment. You have the Weres and Vampires as a ...more
Jun 19, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Why did I wait so long to read this?! It's been in my queue for quite awhile and knowing how much Radclyffe's writing gets under my skin, I can't believe it sat for so long. Oh well, now I have the rest of the series to enjoy. This book is an explosion for the senses. Even if you take out the exceptionally hot and steamy sex scenes, the rest of the story is just as gratifying. The author creates a world rich with exciting and dangerous characters that practically jump off the page. Radclyffe jus ...more
Okay so I know the sex is part of the wolf thing and all, but still, this is more erotica than it is romance. When two women bond or mate for life on an almost pure physical basis - it's just not romantic for me. It's biology. I like when women actually talk to each other before they fall in love.

But.. for what it is, it is a great book. I didn't really expect any different. It's not bad taste at all, and it's really hot. It's Radclyffe after all, you can't really go wrong with her.

But, I thou
If you love werewolves, love female protagonists, and enjoy reading love stories, then this is an excellent series. I couldn't put the book down!

This is L.L. Raand's first paranormal series and I think she did an excellent job. L.L. Raand is the pseudonym for bestselling romance author Radclyffe, who written over 30 lesbian romance novels.

I love werewolf, vampire, or any paranormal type story. So, when I read the synopsis on this one, I had to get it and read it. I was skeptical because of the
Nov 20, 2013 tres rated it it was ok
Well well, this book surely stirred my feelings. Although in a more negative way.

The first thing I don't like is there are just too many characters. While Drake and Sylvan's relationship is pretty great, though a touch naïve and it surely could use more writing, I couldn't care less about Jody and Becky and about Niki and another nth someone. It feels they are just a mere afterthought that the author put into her book so it has more than hundred pages.

The second there is just too much sex. The b
Dana S
Sep 06, 2014 Dana S rated it it was ok
This seems like it is written from the mind of a seriously disturbed individual. The dominance/submissive dichotomy is one thing but the sex scenes border on sexual assault in every single one there is violence. Not to mention the language used is entirely heteronormative. I had to keep going back to make sure I hadn't misread the "she's" for "he's". The anatomical changes don't make any sense in the real world and seem wholly driven by a desire to make the women seem like they have penises. The ...more
Oct 24, 2014 Rinu rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
One word: Fanfic.

This book focuses way too much on sexual needs and describing them. The word "release" appears almost on every page. As a result, the story isn't well-developed and characters look like puppets of their desires without brains. Review by Naomi Clark sums it up pretty nicely (beware of spoilers).

People who liked everafter will probably like this too.
Nov 20, 2011 Pricelessfem rated it liked it
Shelves: lesbian-romance
I have alway's enjoyed Radclyffe's books but this one just... IDK. I feel as if there was alot of the story line cut out and OMG it seemed like all they thought about or did was SEX. It was OK, I will be honest and say that I did enjoy the romance brewing with the vampire Judy and Becca, who I might add I think is African American, so kotos for you Radclyffe for stepping outside the box and writting about an interacial couple again. I do plan on buying the sequal to this book because I have to s ...more
Jan 26, 2015 Alan rated it liked it
I thought the first book was very good and look forward to the next book in the series. The story has a well developed plot and progresses very well.

A side note for me (and the reason for the three stars): page 110 of this book makes mention of an ER nurse that was an ex-US Army "corpsman". I absolutely abhor if the details that deal with military personnel are not correct with respect to their professions. I take no issues with certain liberties taken, but there is absolutely no such thing as a
Jan 19, 2016 Fin rated it it was ok
So there are already a lot of reviews that touch on the over use of weird pseudo hetero sex in the book, but that wasn't what bother me the most.

It was the inconsistent power paradigm between the different races.

At one point in the book, from Sylvan's POV, it is explained that there is some question as to who is at the top predator among the Praetern with her stating that Were's can rip out a vampire heart with their bare hands.

Later in the book, at Jody's house, it is made apparent that Were's
Feb 18, 2012 Leavethesky rated it it was ok
Shelves: lgbt, paranormal
Radclyffe's typical dynamic of hard butch (with a soft center) + cool femme is multiplied exponentially by the werewolf (alpha dog) storyline and it doesn't really work for me. Despite having an enormous paranormal world to build and inhabit, this feels really small. Worse, it's clear Radclyffe isn't comfortable in this genre because she makes the mistake of thinking that writing the first in a paranormal trilogy means not having to actually write a story arc with an end. This just sort of stops ...more
Laura Hamm
Mar 14, 2014 Laura Hamm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

it's 5am, read all night and I couldn't care less! that was a hell of a ride! more more more!
Sep 01, 2011 Angelique rated it liked it
I liked this story, I really did...and I want to find out next...but I'm not sure if I can stand quite so many of the sex scenes. It seemed as if every couple pages contained "tangling" and the word clitoris over and over. :/
Apr 15, 2014 Ahkia rated it did not like it
To much sex not enough story. I will not read the rest of this series. I am very very disappointed.
Nom N
I feel like something is missing in the romance development, the central conflict and conspiracy against the Alpha is not being mention much in the story with all the pheromones, attraction, wolf call etc, t's like the conflict wasn't even there in the first place. Though, apparently it is not the end, and there are further complication in the second book.

The concept of the story is nice. I don't like the fact that werewolves, even in their human self, have a different genitals compare to a rea
Emily Moore
4.5 stars

It’s quite common for an author to specialize in a specific genre, and it can be daunting to break outside of the typical mold that has proven to be successful in the past. Here author Radclyffe, writing as L.L. Raand, moves away from the typical contemporary romance stories that readers have come to expect from her and enjoy so much. This book throws the reader into a well-developed and established new world quite different from our own. It is a
Mar 28, 2013 Christine rated it really liked it
I liked this book. I was looking for something that featured vampires, werewolves, sex and lesbians, and this book offers exactly that. I'd read some reviews before that complained about the animalistic way that the werewolves had sex with each other. And at first that was a bit distracting. But the way that she described the underlying emotions really overshadowed the animalism.
Another thing I loved was the matriarchal society that the wolves had. The women freely took mates of the same sex an
Apr 24, 2014 Becky rated it liked it
This one started strong, but it lost the spark in the middle. I liked Sylvan and Drake, but instead of sticking with them and developing their story, it kept bouncing around to other POVs- Niki, Sophia, Jody, Becca, Rex. By the 3/4 mark, Drake feels like a cardboard cutout UF character, not the unique character that we met at the beginning of the book. And the end wrapped up way too quickly, with the bad guy easily defeated. Also, the werewolf anatomy stuff was just... weird.

That said, there was
jane shambler shambler
Apr 10, 2016 jane shambler shambler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wicked book

Awesome, fantastic, exciting, awesome are just a few of the words I can think of. No lie it has everything you could possibly want in a book. Yes it's a fantasy but no less unrealistic. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Now I'm off to read number two. Read it awesome book.
Sep 25, 2013 Simone rated it liked it
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skipped through this to avoid the vampire bits, skipped through it some more to avoid the shooting clits. then went back and read the book because the characters were kinda awesome and compromising. enjoyed it.

awful lot of dominance displays, though.
Mar 18, 2015 Kris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The midnight hunt

I loved this book. I think a lot of 'L.L Raand's books are so full of action and passion. You can just feel your excitement surge as the story progresses and reaches it's peak.
Ruthann Oliver
Read this entire series about 5 times and the storyline is wonderfully indepth, intertwining the settings, characters, relationships are in depth and very well done
Pat Holland
Mar 02, 2015 Pat Holland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This be book had me enthralled and held me till I couldn't put it down untill I finished it. Love it, love it, love it!!!!
Kim G
Mar 02, 2013 Kim G rated it really liked it
I actually really enjoyed this book, the sex was hot and I loved the so many of the concepts. I like Were's being able to reproduce with either gender, and I liked the mix of sex and aggression of the Were's. I think the only problems I had with this book were that the POV jumped around and it was hard sometimes to tell which character's brain we were riding in. I also felt like there were too many romantic story lines happening all at once. However since it's apparently the first in a series I ...more
D. Leigh
Sep 20, 2010 D. Leigh rated it it was amazing
I must have read this book, and portions of it 10 or 12 times now. It is ground-breaking among the flush of were/vampire books filling the shelves now. LL Raand's weres are wolves who can transform into human form, rather than the traditional people who turn into wolves. they behave like wolves. The sex is so hot, and the action so fast it will leave you panting. The author behind LL Raand's first title is Radclyffe, already an alpha among romance writers. But just when you think she can't get a ...more
Miriam Cortez
Aug 12, 2015 Miriam Cortez rated it it was amazing
Pretty amazing book. Amazingly written and like always a great story.!! Iv always loved the books Radclyffe has written but sometimes they interest me a little more then some. This one well i love how theirs Were's, Vamp's, Fae, and all sorts well it caught my attention a lot faster. There was a point though were i would get lost from all that was going on but in all amazing book and the best thing is theirs five more after it so Drake's and Sylvan story isn't over along with the other character ...more
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