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Midnight Sun

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  230 ratings  ·  37 reviews
A woman on the edge…

Museum collections specialist Sienna Aubrey is desperate. A prehistoric Iñupiat mask in her client’s collection is haunted, and it wants her to return it to Alaska…now. Tormented to her breaking point, she steals it. But when she arrives in the remote Alaskan village, the tribal representative refuses to take the troublesome mask off her hands. Even wor
Paperback, 120 pages
Published March 1st 2015 by Janus Publishing (first published February 28th 2015)
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Midnight Sun is paranormal romantic suspense novella about a prehistoric Iñupiat mask that is haunting museologist Sienna Aubrey. The mask leads her to a remote Alaskan village, where the mask originates. Sienna is supposed to meet the tribal representative to return the mask to him, but she ends up meeting his cousin Rhys Vaughan instead. Sienna and Rhys are thrown together by the mask and they end up *ahem* dream sharing lol. Sienna and Rhys are also forced to work together when they are attac ...more
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Originally posted at Love Affair with an e-Reader

I love Rachel Grant’s work. Her books are creative, complicated, and sexy and she writes the best heroines. I appreciate that they are smart career women with intelligence, courage, a strong sense of integrity and a bit academic. So, I was interested when I saw her name as a contributor to the Twelve Shades of Midnight anthology. How will one of my favorite romantic suspense author fare in the PNR genre? My concern was needless. Rachel G
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars Short, but good. There was a twist with the mask at the end that I did not expect. Grant is a great developing author!
For months, museum collection specialist, Sienna Aubrey has been seeing visions that have been sent from a prehistoric Inupiat mask that she has been working with. When she can no longer stand the feeling of being haunted, she steals the mask and takes it back to the village in Alaska where she believes the mask belongs. When she arrives, she meets a man she thinks is the tribe's collection specialist, but it isn't long before the mask again brings her visions of Rhys Vaughan who is an assistant ...more
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
So glad to find this 2 book I've read by Rachel ... Such a great read. I think Rachel will become for me an author I check out often ... when my TBR list does allow me to do so. Different kind of read from the last book I did check out "Incriminating Evidence" ... a mystery, suspenseful, romance. This is a bit different... but still held my interest ... had me curious as to where she would go??! ( ; ...more
Diana Belchase
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hot, steamy, paranormal. What's not to like about this fun novella from Rachel Grant. Lots of great information about Alaska and tribes and archeology. It's wonderful when there is as much plot as romance and Grant, as usual, delivers. ...more
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-arc
I found Midnight Sun to be interesting, very steamy, and kind of strange. I liked the characters of Sienna and Rhys, and they had great chemistry together! The storyline captured my attention and kept me guessing, and the paranormal aspects with the mask were kind of weird for me. Altogether, I thought it was a good short story.
Sarandah Princess
May 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a little bit crazypants, but a fun and short read. And it was sexy!
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
With all that I read I love coming across a author I have not read. When I plunge into their books it is like a driver looking for gems waiting to be unearthed. I think I have found this with this author. The storyline was a respite with some of what I had been reading because I like to change up and had been reading alot of one kind lately. Sienna travels on what she feels she is compelled to thanks to a mask and her duties to it. Rhys comes to uncover the truth behind events concerning his cou ...more
Danielle Urban
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Midnight Sun is an intriguing and most stunning romance readers will find. Rachel Grant has created a mystical world where the unknown becomes reality. Sienna Aubrey is a museum specialist is desperate to be rid of the haunted Iñupiat mask that her client owns. The mask tortures her to take it back to an Alaskan village. There she tries handing it off to the tribal representative who is also a U.S. Assistant Attorney. Rhys Vaughan refuses to take the mask from Sienna. But no sooner does he refus ...more
Books and Spoons
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
A stardust of magic and visions of the future might have brought them together, but after the adventure is over, is the reality enough to keep them with each other?
Intriguing concept with this story, of old history, haunted mask, and how the mask brought Sienna and Rhys together, to bring justice of the crimes against the Iñupiat tribe.
Sienna and Rhys are steaming hot together, the connection might have been brought on by a bit of magic, but they hold it in real and raw even without it. The love
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sienna Aubrey travels to the Bering Straits with a mask she had stolen from the museum she was working for as a Native American Graves Repatriation Act specialist. She knew the mask belong to the Itqaklut tribe and that it had been stolen and wants to return it to the tribe even knowing she was breaking the law. The mask itself also seemed to have a strange effect on her causing nightmares and strange premonitions. She hoped that bringing it back to where it belonged would stop all of that. Sien ...more
Eva • All Books Considered
Review originally posted at All Books Considered

I enjoyed this book and read it really quickly. Rachel Grant is writing in a unique subset of romantic suspense about artifacts and I really like it! The setting for Midnight Sun was great -- summer in Alaska and, literally, midnight sun. It takes place over the course of a weekend so it's incredibly fast-paced and filled with suspense! But don't be fooled, there are definitely some very steamy scenes, too! I would definitely recommend for fans
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Midnight Sun is the third book I have read by Rachel Grant. I have found this author to consistently write a strong plot that is really well thought out and researched. The characters are tested by the events in the stories so that they show a true strength of character by the end.

Sienna Aubrey is a strong woman tested. First by her conscience which causes her to seek to return an Iñupiat mask to the rightful tribe in Alaska. Then there is the question of attempted murder, a dream man and the ha
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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The Mask is forcing her to do this.... it's not her fault. A mix of paranormal, romance and erotic hot sex scenes makes for an awesome story. Lots of action and edge of your seat writing... and then it ends... all too soon.

But it's so good, you have to flip back to reread it all over again!

I won this book in a goodreads giveaway.... I am SO lucky! I will be looking for more from this author!
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another great story by Rachel Grant! The characters were interesting and the archaelogy theme is unique. I felt like sometimes the writing was too obvious. (How many clues did Sienna need to realize she wasn't talking to Chuck?) But I loved the setting being the Inupiat culture and time of the Midnight Sun. I think the sex scenes were a little hotter than I remember from her other stories, but I liked those parts too! Really great story overall! ...more
Sarah Andre
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Terrific, intriguing novella that I devoured in one sitting. Always amazed at the creativity of this author's stories given her archeology background and how she weaves her expertise into the work. ...more
Sep 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
It was short and rather simple story very similar to a cross between Indiana Jones and Nancy Drew, with some paranormal thrown into! :)

I must say that I prefer Ms. Grant's Evidence series!
Glenda Bettin
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a very cool book, liked it alot
This was... not what I expected, but also not an unenjoyable read. I picked it up because it was Rachel Grant, expecting a standard archaeology-based romantic suspense.

And yes, it was that, but there was also a strong paranormal theme in it that I completely wasn't expecting when I bought it without reading the blurb. And yet... it worked and I enjoyed myself reading it.

I don't think this is one of Ms Grant's best works - but her 'not-best works' are still streets ahead of many other authors in
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
it is beautiful... too bad it is only a novella. I want more pages.

Rachel Grant is a really resourceful author. she knows a lot about an archeologist and I start researching whats she wrote. One thing that also I always do is jumping on the author's note just to read the information about her work.

Mrs. Rachel, you are amazing!
Lynda Custer
Feb 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
A suspenseful well written book that looks at archeological theft issues. Using spiritual lore, Rachel Grant created a love story that brings Museum collections specialist Sienna Aubrey and Assistant US Attorney Rhys Vaughan together to solve the theft of a Itqaklut tribal mask and death attempt on the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.

Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This standalone paranormal romance novella draws on the background, connections and experience of the author. A stolen Alaskan tribal mask, inhabited by the shaman who created it's spirit, is found in a museum in Seattle. Sienna, a museologist researching provenance of the museum's collection, steals it to return it to the tribe, but is met with disbelief by the man she travelled to Alaska to meet. Rhys traveled to Alaska after his cousin was poisoned and hospitalized for kidney failure. He is i ...more
Barbara Strickland
Great reading

This had adventure, danger, hot romance and a very nice touch of the supernatural and together with really likeable characters and folklore made for some very good reading. Really enjoyed!
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The 2nd book I read from the author and yet i'm still loving it...and i am learning a lot.. ...more
Leah Sabes
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Suspenseful and funny. Sexy without being too raunchy. This writer is a great story teller and keeps me reading all she writes. She won’t disappoint.
Jul 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I love PNR but this just did not do it for me.
Toni Elizabeth
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another fascinating story!!! A stolen tribal mask brings two lovers together as they seek to return the mask, bring peace to a lost family member and honour the Love and Truth of the Universe. A sensual and spiritual pleasure!!!
Wonderful paranormal romance novella with a little mystery thrown in.

Sienna Aubrey is a museologist currently working to sort and catalog a museums new collection as a Native american grave reparations act representative when she comes across a Itqaklut shamans tribal mask, which she believes to be real and tags as unable to remain part of the new collection. Seinna's current employer Alexander Helvig is incensed b her decision and aggressively argues with her over it, soon after the strange dr
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
Rating: 2 stars
What I Liked: I thought this was an easy read. It wasn’t overly complicated; the mystery plot was fairly interesting and moved along nicely.
The main couple had good chemistry and their relationship was quite sweet as it developed.
I liked the supernatural element, I thought that was well-done and the mythology involved was intriguing.
Archie’s character was a highlight, I quite enjoyed his scenes.
What I Didn’t: Eh, it was just okay. The romance was very fast-moving (almost unbelieva
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USA Today bestselling author Rachel Grant worked for over a decade as a professional archaeologist and mines her experiences for storylines and settings, which are as diverse as excavating a cemetery underneath an historic art museum in San Francisco, survey and excavation of many prehistoric Native American sites in

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