Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 400 pages, 2.7 × 1.64 × 0.43 in
Published: September 28, 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0440245273
ISBN - 13: 9780440245278
About the Book
The eighth novel in Adrian's Midnight Breed series. In the frozen Alaskan wilderness, former state trooper Jenna Darrow survives an unspeakable breach of body and soul. But with her narrow escape comes an even greater challenge. For strange changes are taking place within her, as she struggles to understand--and control--a new hunger. Original.
Read from the Book
Chapter One Life . . . or death? The words drifted at her through the darkness. Detached syllables. The rough scrape of a flat, airless voice that reached into the heavy drowse of her mind and forced her to come awake, to listen. To make a choice. Life? Or death? She groaned against the cold plank floor beneath her cheek, trying to bar the voice—and the relentless decision it demanded—from her mind. This wasn’t the first time she’d heard these words, this question. Not the first time in the space of some endless hours that she’d peeled one heavy eyelid open in the frigid stillness of her cabin home and found herself looking into the terrible face of a monster. Vampire. “Choose,” the creature whispered thinly, the word drawn out in a slow hiss. He crouched over her where she lay, curled and shivering on the floor near the cold fireplace. His fangs glistened in the moonlight, razor sharp, lethal. The tips of them were still stained with fresh blood—her blood, drawn from the bite he’d made in her throat only moments before. She tried to get up, but couldn’t rouse her weakened muscles to so much as flex in response. She tried to speak, managed only a rasping moan. Her throat felt as dry as ash, her tongue thick and listless in her mouth. Outside, the Alaskan winter roared, bitter and unforgiving, filling her ears. No one to hear her screams, even if she’d tried. This creature could kill her in an instant. She didn&
From the Publisher
AT THE CROSSROADS OF DEATH AND DESIRE, A WOMAN TASTES A PLEASURE NO
MORTAL IS MEANT TO SURVIVE.
In the frozen Alaskan wilderness, former state trooper Jenna Darrow
survives an unspeakable breach of body and soul. But with her
narrow escape comes an even greater challenge. For strange changes
are taking place within her, as she struggles to understand-and
control-a new hunger. To do so, she will seek shelter in the Boston
compound of the Order, an ancient race of vampire warriors whose
very existence is shrouded in mystery. Perhaps the most mysterious
of them all is Brock, a brooding, dark-eyed alpha male whose hands
hold the power to comfort, heal . . . and arouse.
As she recovers under Brock's care, Jenna finds herself drawn to
the Order's mission: to stop a ruthless enemy and its army of
assassins from subjecting Earth to a reign of terror. Yet in spite
of their resolve, a purely physical relationship without strings
soon binds Brock and Jenna together with a desire fiercer than life
and stronger than death itself-until a secret from Brock's past and
Jenna's own mortality challenges their forbidden love to the
ultimate trial by fire.
About the Author
Lara Adrian is the New York Times bestselling author of
the Midnight Breed series, including Kiss of Midnight, Kiss
of Crimson, Midnight Awakening, Midnight Rising, Veil of
Midnight, and Ashes of Midnight. Her next
novel in this seductive series will come from Dell Books in Fall
"Evocative, enticing, erotic."
-J. R. Ward, bestselling author of Lover Avenged