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The Midnight Hunt (Midnight Hunters #1)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  1,783 Ratings  ·  88 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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Ian
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What can I say?

Well there really is a lot of throbbing lady bits....and lots of lady fluids being splashed around.

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But it's only lady bits. I mean it's the "L" in LGBT. So no man bits.

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And honestly, it's really rather good. I mean the sex is....well I guess innovative is as good a word as any...but if that's all there was to the book it would get old quickly. But the story, the little there is of it is exceptional. So I can hardly believe I'm doing this, but 4 Steamy Stars....or nipple clamps..
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Kara
Jan 06, 2017 Kara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Other than being a world where nearly every woman is a lesbian, this is a VERY different series by Radclyffe. As a matter of fact, when I began the series, I didn’t even know that L.L. Raand is a pseudonym for her! If you thought she wrote details about surgery because she’s a retired surgeon, after reading the elaborate detailed world in this book you’ll swear she’s also a werewolf!

“The Midnight Hunt” describes a violent world of preternaturals, primarily werewolves and vampires in this first b
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Lexxi Kitty
Well that was . . . odd.

Interesting to see a shifter critter that 'allows' females to have power and stuff. A lot of them go in the 'women are bitches' direction. To a certain extent. I've attempted to steer clear of those types of books, so I only really have one example of that - Dead in the Water - in which the women are expected to fuck on demand. And while sex is important in this story (super super important), people still have 'power' to say yes or no.

Good grief the amount of sex and sexu
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Emily
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.
Kimberly
Mar 03, 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
Megzz
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
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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
K.J. Charles
Okay, I really don't like shifters (or vampires). I have failed to read several shifter books recently. I finished this one, though, which is an endorsement of Raand/Radcliffe's writing, and I'll def be getting more of her stuff (amazed this is the first of her I've read), but not shifters. Or indeed vampires.

That said, if you like shifters I imagine this would be cracktastic. Very hot, nice romance if you like 'mates' stuff, lots of werewolfy stuff, very convincingly done, vivd, wolf bits used
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Ahkia
Apr 11, 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.
Megan
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
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tres
Sep 09, 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
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Sarah
Mar 29, 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
Rinu
Apr 16, 2012 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.
Fin
Sep 11, 2013 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
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HungryVampire
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
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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
Pricelessfem
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
Diandra
Mar 14, 2017 Diandra rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
So, I read this book as part of a challenge and it filled the requirement of a type of book I have never read before. I have read a few books where the main characters and subsequently many of the minor characters were gay, but never with lesbians. It was recommended to me with the warning that it was filled with lots of gushing female parts. See this funny accurate review for more details.

The scholar in me really wants to understand the physiology of our female leads and how their sex actually
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Rebecca
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Alan
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
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Leavethesky
Sep 23, 2011 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
Opolitlo
Oct 24, 2014 Opolitlo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
I've read bad reviews of this book and I understand them, but I must say that if you can get over a bit of head-hopping, "werewolf behaviour" when it comes to sex, love and loyalty, this book is absolutely awesome! A new favourite and I need to check out more from this author.
Angelique
Aug 31, 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. :/
Laura Hamm
Mar 14, 2014 Laura Hamm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow...

it's 5am, read all night and I couldn't care less! that was a hell of a ride! more more more!
Hayden
Nov 25, 2016 Hayden rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
I'll come straight out and say it: I didn't finish this book. Hell, I didn't even get halfway through it. I couldn't because of the pseudo-penises. Sure, the first abrupt POV change was a bit jarring, but overall it wasn't a big deal. The griping about needing "sexual release" for the first quarter of the book was a bit annoying, but I got past it. What did it in for me more than anything else was that the female werewolves had pseudo-penises.

I'll be the first to admit that, while the Alpha dyna
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Val
Dec 06, 2016 Val rated it really liked it
I usually read crime/romances and sometimes just your basic lesbian romance. I do not typically read any kind of fantasy book. That being said, I've been a touch bored and thought I'd give this series a shot because it's Radclyffe. WHOA. I seriously loved this book. Yes, the sex gland thing was weird but I got over that fairly quickly. I adored the two main characters and I couldn't wait for them to get together. I personally value loyalty and faithfulness to a "mate" and I think that's what rea ...more
Happy-wanderer
May 27, 2017 Happy-wanderer rated it really liked it
Well developed story line and their was a variety of characters in the book. I would definitely keep reading this series.
Emily Moore
4.5 stars

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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
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Nomv
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
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