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Veil of Midnight

(Midnight Breed #5)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  30,779 ratings  ·  970 reviews
Bound by blood, addicted to danger, they'll enter the darkest—and most erotic—place of all.

A warrior trained in bullets and blades, Renata cannot be bested by any man—vampire or mortal. But her most powerful weapon is her extraordinary psychic ability—a gift both rare and deadly. Now a stranger threatens her hard-won independence—a golden-haired vampire who lures her into
Mass Market Paperback, 355 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by Dell
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Nikko Stars


Veil of Midnight was so good. Nikolai and Renata were one sexy ass warrior couple. I loved that Renata was a bad ass fighter able to put a male on his ass with her breedmate power. Nikolai was sexy and had honor. A total adrenaline junkie Nikolai loved his weapons and getting in the middle of the action. Renata had a hard life. Caught by Sergie Yakut to be bate in his human hunts, she was only saved when Sergie seen her breedmate power and made her one of his bodyguards.
Shelly Strange
2.5 stars - There was a decent plot here, but in the end, it just felt unsatisfying. While both of the leads were written to be pretty kick-ass, neither of them stood out as exceptional to me, nor did I feel much chemistry between them. In fact, they had little interaction until about the half way point. Then, the romance felt rushed and there were several crammed sex scenes in a row.

The romance almost felt like filler to build up the continuing arc between the Order and the Big Bad (Dragos and
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I really liked this storyline. Although Tegan is still my favorite Breed warrior, I liked Niko. Renata was a powerful, admirable heroine. I liked that that she was a true survivor. I thought it was awesome that she rescued Niko from the interment facility. Mira, the young girl with the power of showing people who look into her eyes the future, was an interesting story idea.

The Midnight Breed series is pretty dark and violent. The concept of the alien Otherworlders coming to earth a millenium ag
He was sitting there staring at her hair, for crissake. Not just staring, but staring with total rapt fascination. To Niko, that seemed to indicate one of two equally disturbing facts: Either he should seriously consider looking into night courses with Vidal Sassoon, or he was a complete goner when it came to this female.

Yeah, I think I love Niko. He is gorgeous, smart, and deadly. Also, obsessed with guns, so I guess he would fit in well with my Texan lifestyle. Texans love their guns almo
NAT.orious reads ☾
3 re-veil-ed STARS ★★★✩✩
Do I reccomend this? In all honesty, at this point I’m seriously considering to refrain from doing so. At this point, the plots of the books are too similar to be distinct from one another and every woman, and I mean every woman, even though some of them kick ass for a living, are beautiful in their delicate and fragile appearance. Obviously.

The only expectation I had for this book was that I would enjoy it less than I used to. And I was right. No shock
Apr 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone

By far this book is the best when it comes to action and the introduction of new and twisted characters. Though this book doesn’t offer up the sensuality and sexiness of the previous books, it delivers with heart pounding menace and destructive action. Adrian brings terror knocking at the Breed’s door and shit just got personal.

Nikolai aka Niko lives for a fight. He is an adrenaline junkie who lives for the next kill, his weapons are his friends. He is the
Julie (jjmachshev)
Aug 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008-reads
OMG! If you haven't been reading Lara Adrian's 'Midnight Breed' series, then you really don't know what you're missing! I was lucky enough to pick up the first book, "Kiss of Midnight", and I was hooked. Adrian's breeds are vampires, but their origins, history, and powers are a bit different from the rest of the vamp stories floating around the market today. These guys are hot, hot, hot; and they're fighting to save their kind as well as humans. "Veil of Midnight" is Adrian's latest and it may j ...more
Sophia Triad
Breed warrior Nikolai (Niko)
Special ability: Controlling and growing plant life
Age: 170 years old

Breed mate Renata
Special ability: Incapacitating breeds with phychic blasts, creating mental pain
Occupation: Bodyguard
Mark place: Inside right wrist

Settings: Montreal (Canada), Boston, Berlin

Another great story. A full force action packed book.

Niko is a fun to be around adrenaline junkie warrior who goes to Canada to warn Gen One Yakut for the possibility of his assassination. There, he meet
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Debra Johnson
I have come to absolutely relish this series! Each book takes the Midnight Breed further into a hidden evil they knew nothing about. So busy fighting Rogues they never saw the more devious and true threat to them and their species. These warriors have had a rude awakening to the truth, the threat to them comes from within. A rich and power hungry few who wish to rule both the Breed and the Humans by any means possible. They are devious and without conscience. The corruption has already taken hol ...more
The romance was pretty rushed at the end of the book, it was another case of "insta-love". The action was good and I am excited to see what happens with the original Breed and how Dragos gets brought down.
Solid 5 "And the plot thickens!" Stars!!

That was so freaking GOOD! Two really smart, powerful and loyal main characters. A lovely slow burn romance. And action, action, and more action!! A heartbreaking set up for the next book. And oh! I can't say anything else. Can't give it away! As you can tell, I loved it and can't wait for more! Happy reading!!
Jan 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
VEIL OF MIDNIGHT is an intricate, action packed and well written story. Containing several ongoing sub-plots and many different POV's. Although not as romance filled as the past 4 books in the Midnight Breed series. I feel that this instalment could easily be read as a stand alone as it steps away from the previous story arc and main `breed' characters. Lara Adrian has however filled in any relative back story and given the rules to her Vampire world, so you won't be lo
May 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Someone is slowly offing Gen One Breeds and Nikolai is dispatched to Montreal to warn Sergei Yakut, one of those Gen Ones. Pity, he meets his bodyguard first. Renata, a woman of incredible psychic power fells him with one thought, catching his eye. Unfortunately, the girl appears blood-bonded to Yakut. Which wouldn’t be that bad, if the bastard wouldn’t be a real bastard with a sadistic streak a mile wide and a huge superiority complex…Then all goes to hell in a hand basket and…You’ll just have ...more
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So far, this is the best in the series. It had everything: romance, action, good plot, twists, awesome characters.

Nikolai is perhaps the most ideal out of all males in the series. All the rest were brooding, trying to escape their fate or not being able to see it and accept it, wanting and doing and the next second regretting it, or acting all macho and ancient and special. Nikolai was nothing like that.
Even though I really like Tegan, Niko is magnificently simple and simply magnificent
Aug 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Our "go out in a blaze of glory", live in the moment, thrives on danger, Warrior Niko finds love, in Renata who is a fearless Warrior herself. This is PNR as it should be in my opinion. It had action, romance, a dark story, and great characters! Each book seems to get better.
I loved this book! Actually one of my favorites so far. I like the addition of Hunter, and I really liked Niko and Renata. Wow, there's a couple of new threads added in now, and I'm looking forward to the next book!
Princess J. Antoinette
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Just had to read it again... just love this series...
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Renata is a bad ass survivor that knows her limits but tries to overcome them. She’s keeps herself cold and hard as stone to stay alive. The fact that the kid manages to wedge her way under that steel wall of Renata’s is sweet. Then she tricks Nikolai and knocks him down a peg or two. I love how she is the one to save him! I’m all for powerful women.

Alex is The Romance Fox

This is the 5th book in Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed – a paranormal romance series that I enjoy reading – having only discovered this author’s books in the last few months I am most impressed with the female and male characters she creates in the series – females who are interesting, strong, tough and don’t become simpering idiots and alpha males who don’t have to dominate a woman to show their own power and strength.
Whilst one could see a similarity to JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series
Dec 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Midnight Breed series fans; vampire/paranormal romance fans; J.R. Ward BDB fans
5 stars - Vampire Romance

The fifth installment in Lara Adrian’s marvelous Midnight Breed series did not disappoint, and in fact; she seems to get even better with each book. Veil of Midnight focuses on Breed warrior Nikolai and psychic, kick-butt heroine Renata. Niko is a battle loving adrenaline junkie, yet tender, romantic, and loving (albeit somewhat reluctant to admit it) and Renata is his perfect match/mate. There’s lots of action and Niko and Renata have dangerously hot chemistry. They mig
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!
Lover of Romance
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My Review
Nikolai is searching for a certain assassin, a vampire that is a "gen one". On his hunt he comes across a woman of mystery but one that draws him into a trap, a trap where he finds himself a prisoner because of her unique power. But Nikolai is drawn into a different world that is Renata's reality. He learns that Sergei is not what he appears to be. What he learns he decides that its time to return back to his breth
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Series: Midnight Breed #5
Rating: 5 stars - loved it!

One Sentence Summary: When Nikolai travels to Montreal in search of the Gen One vampire Yakut, he finds himself fighting alongside an unlikely ally in Breedmate Renata.

I've been waiting for Niko's story and Veil of Midnight doesn't disappoint. Niko is charming, and alpha and he loves weapons and explosives, but we see a more serious side to Niko in this book. He's tasked with finding and warning a reclusive Gen One vampire but that all gets der
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Woohoo!! The 'Midnight Breed' Train continues!

This time it’s Nikolai’s turn to be the hero. Niko is a fierce warrior, driven and determined, he loves his weapons and he loves to fight. The story starts with him in Montreal where Niko is searching for the reclusive Gen One, Sergei Yakut. When he finds him, however, he also finds his badass bodyguard, Renata. Renata is different from the other heroines in the series who have no idea of the Breed world. Renata is aware of the world and her place i
Felicity Heaton
I love this series by Lara Adrian. It’s absolutely fantastic and each book provides exactly what I want from a paranormal romance when I take some precious time out to read. Well, that is under normal circumstances. I will say now that Veil of Midnight is probably one of my least favourite books in the series. You really should be reading the series in order with this one. I'm not really one to talk though as I went from Kiss of Midnight (the first book) to reading Ashes of Midnight (the one aft ...more
Feb 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
In Adrian's 5th installment of her Midnight Breed series- we get the warrior Nickolai's story. To be honest, his story was one I was fairly indifferent about, but ended up being a fav.

Nikolai is in Montreal on a particular mission. Sent by the leader of an elite group of warriors known as the Warrior Breeds - a band of fighters initially brought together to destroy the malicious alien/vampire progenitors who were wreaking havoc on the human population- Nikolai must track down a 1st generation Va
Jul 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans for the Breed Series
This is a mighty fine series and book #5 did not disappoint This Reader. The majority of the book takes place in Montreal, Canada and picks up where #4 left off--finding Drago and the ancient. A lot of things spun into play in Veil of Midnight kicking up the momentum for some kind of grand finale. Curious to see how the author is going to play it out and how many more books will come out of this series...

A few of the earlier characters popped in toward the ending: Tegan, Rio, Andreas Reichen and
Feb 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
I love this series. It just gets better and better.
Lara Adrian has a fantastic talent. The way she makes an event turn at an unexpected direction is just fabulous. It always surprises the readers and keeps them interested.
Another great advantage in her writing is that this world is just as real as the one I live in. I love that. I'm always drawn to this world, to the details and politics of it.
When reading a book of Midnight Breed , I'm always thinking how much I'd like to live in this world e

This should have been my favorite book in the series. Niko has been my favorite Breed since the beginning, and Renata is (to me) the best Breedmate so far. She's tough, she's a survivor, and she kicks butt all over the place.

The thing is, how many times will I have to read the same story in this series?

Truth be told, I prefer my Urban Fantasy with some romance instead of the other way around, but there have been PNR series (Demonica for example) that were simply amazing and kept my interest bec
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LARA ADRIAN is a New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books have been named among Amazon’s Top Ten Romances of the Year, and have also been nominated by readers multiple times as finalists for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance of the Year. Reviewers hav ...more

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  • Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed, #3)
  • Midnight Rising (Midnight Breed, #4)
  • Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #6)
  • Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #7)
  • Taken by Midnight (Midnight Breed, #8)
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