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Stroke of Midnight ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Stroke of Midnight Author Lara Adrian – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Born to a noble Breed lineage steeped in exotic ritual and familial duty, vampire warrior Jehan walked away from the luxurious trappings of his upbringing in Morocco to join the Order’s command cent Born to a noble Breed lineage steeped in exotic ritual and familial duty, vampire warrior Jehan walked away from the luxurious trappings of his upbringing in Morocco to join the Order’s command center in RomeBut when a generationsold obligation calls Jehan home, the reluctant desert prince finds Stroke of ePUB ´ himself thrust into an unwanted handfasting with Seraphina, an unwilling beauty who’s as determined as he is to resist the antiquated pact between their familiesYet as intent as they are to prove their incompatibility, neither can deny the attraction that ignites between them And as Jehan and Seraphina fight to resist the calling of their blood, a deadly enemy seeks to end their uneasy truce before it even begins….


10 thoughts on “Stroke of Midnight

  1. Jessica& Jessica& says:

    Sorry I think it's just the novella's in this series are too short and there for don't have enough meat for me but this read was just meh. I really liked Jehan in Lazaro's book. Still this book needed depth. Overall it was okay but nothing special.


  2. Alex is The Romance Fox Alex is The Romance Fox says:

    4,5 stars
    One of my favorite PNR books has to be Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breeds Series. She has created a dark and mystical world filled with engaging characters….aliens, vampires, warriors and humans, all trying to live together in harmony, since the Breeds were outed years ago. This new world is expanding and introducing new characters in new settings.

    Stroke of Midnight, the 13,5th in the series introduces us to Jehan, a breed warrior with the Rome division of the Order has been called back to his country to fulfill an alliance that has been handed down to the eldest son of his family with the daughter of the royal family from the joining kingdom.

    He reluctantly arrives in Morocco…..wow……what a fabulous and mysterious and exotic setting….

    photo
    Could I ask for more????
    Prince Jehan does not believe in arranged marriages and he’s going to do everything possible to get out of it. Seraphina, the reluctant intended bride feels exactly the same.

    To appease their respective parents the two form an alliance of their own…they will spend eight days together in the desert, ignore each other and return home with the news that they will not marry each other. Sounds like a good idea, right???

    But then…..emotions, feelings, sexual tension, strong attraction……and their plan gets totally derailed.
    Jehan had been expecting a spoilt and airhead but the more he gets to know Sera, the more he likes her…never mind the sizzling heat he feels when she’s near him…..and his feelings for her grow more and more as he finds out about her commitment to her people….
    photo

    And Seraphina doesn’t want to feel too much for this man. Not at all what she had thought he was….he’s loyal, a fighter, caring and the first man to ever be interested in who she is…not just a beautiful on the outside but on the inside as well…She tries hard to fight her attraction for him but is not really successful….
    photo

    Circumstances beyond their control….when a sandstorm comes their way and forces them to be alone again…..it’s time to admit that they cannot see each being apart…
    photo

    This was one of the cutest couples in this series. I loved their sexual tension, their banter and their romance build-up.

    Naturally there are some bad people doing bad things and having evil intentions towards the Breeds and some new and totally endearing characters…my favorites after Jehan and Seraphina were Jehan’s brother and Seraphina’s older sister!!! What lovable and engaging characters and hopefully we will get more of those two in the future…and of course more of Jehan and Seraphina.

    Although this is a novella, the author managed to write a really good storyline with great character development over so few pages.

    A great addition to this series.


  3. Sophia Triad Sophia Triad says:

    Breed warrior Jehan
    Special ability: Feeling the physical injuries of the others like bones fractures
    Age: 33 years old

    Breed mate Seraphina
    Special ability: Empathetic, feeling emotional pain of others
    Occupation: Volunteer at border camps, helping less fortunate people
    Mark place: Left bicep

    Settings: Rome, Casablanca, Marrakesh (Morocco)

    A breed-prince from Morocco. Jehan is the captain of the Order in Rome. He is called back home in Morocco to fulfill his family obligation. He needs to be bloodbonded in an arranged mating with Seraphina in order their families to stay bound by blood.
    Neither Jehan, nor Seraphina are happy about it in the beginning. Then, they are sent to a private oasis retreat to fall in love.
    My favourite scene is when they are finally making love inside a tend in the middle of a sandstorm. Just delisious!
    This is a great love story, worthy of the one thousand and one dark nights stories.


  4. Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩ Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩ says:

    A first for me from this author but I don't think it will be the last. I'm still relatively new to reading paranormal romance but I think it's pretty neat when an author puts their own unique twist and makes their plot and characters unexpected. That's what was done here. I like the tie-in of tradition with the hand-fasting and arranged marriage/blood bonding. It was interesting to watch Jehan and Sera's reluctance turn into desire, need, and ultimately love. I especially liked the idea of the Breed co-existing with humans and the Order's mission to wipe out Opus. The series itself sounds highly entertaining.

    Short, insta-lovey and sexy with some suspense thrown in for good measure.


  5. Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ says:

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4.5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



    Stroke of Midnight turned out to be the perfect novella to quench my PNR thirst.

    Lara Adrian has been recommended to me by many readers has a must read author in this genre. I’ve read the first 2 Midnight Breed books a few months ago and was pleased to know I had so many books to look forward to. After reading quite a few contemporary romance novels these past few weeks, and when the opportunity to review Stroke Of Midnight presented itself, I jumped on the occasion to get my vampire fix.

    Setting up in Casablanca of all places (my origins), this novella beautifully mixed luxurious and inviting scenery, an edge of mystery, seductive and sensual foreplay all wrapped up in a bewitching fairy tale.



    Forced by an ancient pact between their families, vampire warrior Jehan and breedmate Seraphina, both estranged— are unwillingly taking part to the handfasting ceremony that will secure the future of the Breed lineage. They are contrived to spend 7 nights together in a secluded and retired place with no interaction from the outside world.



    I loved Jehan and Seraphina hostility toward each other at first, both reluctant to accomplish their duty but sharing an intense chemistry at first sight. The sexual tension added by Seraphina’s feisty character and a mutual imposed set of rules to not touch each other was infuriatingly enticing!



    I truly enjoyed every seconds of this alluring and captivating addition to the Midnight Breed series, with just a little over 100 pages, Lara Adrian managed to swept me of my feet page one and left me craving for more.

    Part of the Midnight Breed series, Stroke Of Midnight can be read as a standalone and makes the perfect invitation to read more of this world.

    Arc offered in exchange for an honest review

    More reviews and book talk at :

    You can find me here too ☞


  6. Izy Izy says:

    ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

    I’m really enjoying all the short stories coming out 1001 Dark Knights series.

    As a huge fan of Lara Adrain’s Midnight Breed series, I had been looking forward to this novella ever since it was announced.

    Not only does the novella have a new setting (Morocco), it also introduces a new element of the breed society; arranged marriages. Prince Jehan left all the trappings that came with being a breed of nobility to join the order years ago but now that the alliance between his kingdom and the other kingdom is threatened he decides to give his apologies in person for not agreeing to the arranged marriage which doesn’t go as planned. Jehan and Seraphina enter a reluctant hand fasting for the sake of their parents wishes.

    I really liked Jehan and Sera together and separately. They both know what they wanted from life and had their own personal goals which sadly did not involve being mated just yet especially in an arranged marriage. They both didn’t want to enter an arranged marriage or the handfasting but because of their parents and the duty they had to the people they agreed to give it a shot. They started of by not liking each other but soon enough they started to see each other in new light which made their attraction and the hand fasting even more difficult to ignore.

    The novella is quite short, however we get see them fall in love and become a mates to each other along with some bad guys trying to ruin lives and misunderstandings that only lead to Jehan and Sera being closer together. All I could think of the entire I was reading was how freaking cute were they! Lovely novella and you don’t need to read the rest of the books in the series to enjoy it. Really enjoyed it hence this gets solid 4 stars.


  7. Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) says:



    Lara Adrian has me eating my words. Just when I had said that the newer characters of the series haven’t been holding my attention as well as the first few books has, Adrian brings out a story that not only has vividly developed characters but it also has the suspense and the romance that remind me of the first books so much. More impressive is the fact that this is only a novella.

    However, all this shouldn’t actually be that surprising considering the fact that Lara Adrian has been one of my favorite authors for some time now and her writing has always been impeccable. But there was something about this book that made me enjoy it so much more. First off, it’s set in Morocco and Rome, two very different but equally stunning places. I loved what the atmosphere of these settings brought to the story and it definitely added much more appeal to me as a reader.

    Also, the premise of the story is quite unique as well. Jehan and and Seraphina are bound together by ancients laws and their families. To prevent war from occurring, they must join together in a love match. They have a few ceremonies to do and eight nights to get to know each other and decide if they can go through with this. This idea works very well with a short novella. The time constraint creates that urgency while also upping the stakes a little bit. Surprisingly, Adrian is able to fit a well-formed romance and some action scenes in here as well.

    I couldn’t put this down! STROKE OF MIDNIGHT has definitely rekindled my love for the series!


  8. Alaina Alaina says:

    I liked it but at the same time... I get so sad that these novellas are so freaking short.

    Stroke of Midnight was an okay book. I liked getting to know Jehan and Seraphina.. but at the same time I feel like I wanted more from them or at least this book? I definitely get the smut that I needed but it's like.. I definitely want more.

    In it, you will meet two people who tried to resist the pull towards another ended up failing and falling for one another. It was interesting to see two people not a big fan of arranged marriage commit to it just to please their parents.

    Overall, it was interesting but nothing I haven't read before.


  9. ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️ ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️ says:


    Review Posted to: http://www.sweptawaybyromance.com/201...

    4 Moroccan Breed Warrior Stars!!

    I've been hooked on the Midnight Breed series since reading the first book, Kiss of Midnight, years ago. I admit I was worried when Lara Adrian decided to jump ahead twenty years in the series which features the 2nd generation of Warriors, who are the original Warrior's offspring, along with additional characters we're meeting along the way. But, each book in this series just keeps getting better and better and the novellas are a fun bonus!! I loved meeting Jehan, Savage and Trygg in Tempted by Midnight, who are Warriors for the Rome division of The Order, and was very excited to get Jehan's story in Stroke of Midnight.

    I really enjoyed Jehan and Seraphina. To appease their families and uphold an ancient tradition, Jehan and Seraphina grudgingly agree to follow through with an archaic hand fasting. Being left alone for eight days in a secluded exotic villa they are cut off from the outside world, and they realize not only are they sexually attracted to each other (that's putting it mildly), they're also more alike than they originally thought. Both are loyal and committed to duty, Jehan being a warrior for The Order, and Seraphina being a Humanitarian.

    photo

    The sexual tension and spark of awareness were instant when they were introduced to each other by their families for the first time. They're both stubborn and fought the urge to do act on it. They want to attempt to do what is right by their respective families and uphold the traditions they have believed in for centuries, but it doesn't mean they have to like it. So, they make some ground rules and pledge to stay out of each other's way...that is until Sera hears that one of her causes is in trouble. When Jehan learns what the trouble is, he goes out of his way to help Sera, and by doing so makes Sera see him as more than a Warrior, but he also makes himself a target to an old enemy.

    I Should've walked away. Now, it's too late. It's too fucking late for both of us.


    This was a great novella! Jehan is a fantastic Warrior, and Sera truly has a passionate heart about her work and love. The only problem I had was with the danger threat. There was not much leading up to it, and then it was dealt with swiftly, it started up and was resolved in the blink of an eye. However, considering the book was only 100+ pages I guess there was not much room to draw it out.

    I can’t wait to see what's next for this series!!!!


  10. Cyndi Cyndi says:

    For this novella our hero and heroine are in the desert. He is from an old family that has kept a border peace for generations because of marriage between the families. The last couple met with an untimely demise and now the duty falls on our hero. Meanwhile he has joined the Order and is a warrior. He can give a couple of weeks to this nonsense but then he must get back to the fight.
    She doesn't like the idea either. So when the two meet they plan to give the relationship the required 8 days and then claim irreconcilable differences and let the curse move down. But 8 days is a long time between two hot and unattached folks and things happen. (If you know what I mean.)
    A cute love story with excitement in all its best forms.


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10 thoughts on “Stroke of Midnight

  1. Jessica& Jessica& says:

    Sorry I think it's just the novella's in this series are too short and there for don't have enough meat for me but this read was just meh. I really liked Jehan in Lazaro's book. Still this book needed depth. Overall it was okay but nothing special.

  2. Alex is The Romance Fox Alex is The Romance Fox says:

    4,5 stars
    One of my favorite PNR books has to be Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breeds Series. She has created a dark and mystical world filled with engaging characters….aliens, vampires, warriors and humans, all trying to live together in harmony, since the Breeds were outed years ago. This new world is expanding and introducing new characters in new settings.

    Stroke of Midnight, the 13,5th in the series introduces us to Jehan, a breed warrior with the Rome division of the Order has been called back to his country to fulfill an alliance that has been handed down to the eldest son of his family with the daughter of the royal family from the joining kingdom.

    He reluctantly arrives in Morocco…..wow……what a fabulous and mysterious and exotic setting….

    photo
    Could I ask for more????
    Prince Jehan does not believe in arranged marriages and he’s going to do everything possible to get out of it. Seraphina, the reluctant intended bride feels exactly the same.

    To appease their respective parents the two form an alliance of their own…they will spend eight days together in the desert, ignore each other and return home with the news that they will not marry each other. Sounds like a good idea, right???

    But then…..emotions, feelings, sexual tension, strong attraction……and their plan gets totally derailed.
    Jehan had been expecting a spoilt and airhead but the more he gets to know Sera, the more he likes her…never mind the sizzling heat he feels when she’s near him…..and his feelings for her grow more and more as he finds out about her commitment to her people….
    photo

    And Seraphina doesn’t want to feel too much for this man. Not at all what she had thought he was….he’s loyal, a fighter, caring and the first man to ever be interested in who she is…not just a beautiful on the outside but on the inside as well…She tries hard to fight her attraction for him but is not really successful….
    photo

    Circumstances beyond their control….when a sandstorm comes their way and forces them to be alone again…..it’s time to admit that they cannot see each being apart…
    photo

    This was one of the cutest couples in this series. I loved their sexual tension, their banter and their romance build-up.

    Naturally there are some bad people doing bad things and having evil intentions towards the Breeds and some new and totally endearing characters…my favorites after Jehan and Seraphina were Jehan’s brother and Seraphina’s older sister!!! What lovable and engaging characters and hopefully we will get more of those two in the future…and of course more of Jehan and Seraphina.

    Although this is a novella, the author managed to write a really good storyline with great character development over so few pages.

    A great addition to this series.

  3. Sophia Triad Sophia Triad says:

    Breed warrior Jehan
    Special ability: Feeling the physical injuries of the others like bones fractures
    Age: 33 years old

    Breed mate Seraphina
    Special ability: Empathetic, feeling emotional pain of others
    Occupation: Volunteer at border camps, helping less fortunate people
    Mark place: Left bicep

    Settings: Rome, Casablanca, Marrakesh (Morocco)

    A breed-prince from Morocco. Jehan is the captain of the Order in Rome. He is called back home in Morocco to fulfill his family obligation. He needs to be bloodbonded in an arranged mating with Seraphina in order their families to stay bound by blood.
    Neither Jehan, nor Seraphina are happy about it in the beginning. Then, they are sent to a private oasis retreat to fall in love.
    My favourite scene is when they are finally making love inside a tend in the middle of a sandstorm. Just delisious!
    This is a great love story, worthy of the one thousand and one dark nights stories.

  4. Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩ Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩ says:

    A first for me from this author but I don't think it will be the last. I'm still relatively new to reading paranormal romance but I think it's pretty neat when an author puts their own unique twist and makes their plot and characters unexpected. That's what was done here. I like the tie-in of tradition with the hand-fasting and arranged marriage/blood bonding. It was interesting to watch Jehan and Sera's reluctance turn into desire, need, and ultimately love. I especially liked the idea of the Breed co-existing with humans and the Order's mission to wipe out Opus. The series itself sounds highly entertaining.

    Short, insta-lovey and sexy with some suspense thrown in for good measure.

  5. Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳ says:

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4.5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



    Stroke of Midnight turned out to be the perfect novella to quench my PNR thirst.

    Lara Adrian has been recommended to me by many readers has a must read author in this genre. I’ve read the first 2 Midnight Breed books a few months ago and was pleased to know I had so many books to look forward to. After reading quite a few contemporary romance novels these past few weeks, and when the opportunity to review Stroke Of Midnight presented itself, I jumped on the occasion to get my vampire fix.

    Setting up in Casablanca of all places (my origins), this novella beautifully mixed luxurious and inviting scenery, an edge of mystery, seductive and sensual foreplay all wrapped up in a bewitching fairy tale.



    Forced by an ancient pact between their families, vampire warrior Jehan and breedmate Seraphina, both estranged— are unwillingly taking part to the handfasting ceremony that will secure the future of the Breed lineage. They are contrived to spend 7 nights together in a secluded and retired place with no interaction from the outside world.



    I loved Jehan and Seraphina hostility toward each other at first, both reluctant to accomplish their duty but sharing an intense chemistry at first sight. The sexual tension added by Seraphina’s feisty character and a mutual imposed set of rules to not touch each other was infuriatingly enticing!



    I truly enjoyed every seconds of this alluring and captivating addition to the Midnight Breed series, with just a little over 100 pages, Lara Adrian managed to swept me of my feet page one and left me craving for more.

    Part of the Midnight Breed series, Stroke Of Midnight can be read as a standalone and makes the perfect invitation to read more of this world.

    Arc offered in exchange for an honest review

    More reviews and book talk at :

    You can find me here too ☞

  6. Izy Izy says:

    ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

    I’m really enjoying all the short stories coming out 1001 Dark Knights series.

    As a huge fan of Lara Adrain’s Midnight Breed series, I had been looking forward to this novella ever since it was announced.

    Not only does the novella have a new setting (Morocco), it also introduces a new element of the breed society; arranged marriages. Prince Jehan left all the trappings that came with being a breed of nobility to join the order years ago but now that the alliance between his kingdom and the other kingdom is threatened he decides to give his apologies in person for not agreeing to the arranged marriage which doesn’t go as planned. Jehan and Seraphina enter a reluctant hand fasting for the sake of their parents wishes.

    I really liked Jehan and Sera together and separately. They both know what they wanted from life and had their own personal goals which sadly did not involve being mated just yet especially in an arranged marriage. They both didn’t want to enter an arranged marriage or the handfasting but because of their parents and the duty they had to the people they agreed to give it a shot. They started of by not liking each other but soon enough they started to see each other in new light which made their attraction and the hand fasting even more difficult to ignore.

    The novella is quite short, however we get see them fall in love and become a mates to each other along with some bad guys trying to ruin lives and misunderstandings that only lead to Jehan and Sera being closer together. All I could think of the entire I was reading was how freaking cute were they! Lovely novella and you don’t need to read the rest of the books in the series to enjoy it. Really enjoyed it hence this gets solid 4 stars.

  7. Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) says:



    Lara Adrian has me eating my words. Just when I had said that the newer characters of the series haven’t been holding my attention as well as the first few books has, Adrian brings out a story that not only has vividly developed characters but it also has the suspense and the romance that remind me of the first books so much. More impressive is the fact that this is only a novella.

    However, all this shouldn’t actually be that surprising considering the fact that Lara Adrian has been one of my favorite authors for some time now and her writing has always been impeccable. But there was something about this book that made me enjoy it so much more. First off, it’s set in Morocco and Rome, two very different but equally stunning places. I loved what the atmosphere of these settings brought to the story and it definitely added much more appeal to me as a reader.

    Also, the premise of the story is quite unique as well. Jehan and and Seraphina are bound together by ancients laws and their families. To prevent war from occurring, they must join together in a love match. They have a few ceremonies to do and eight nights to get to know each other and decide if they can go through with this. This idea works very well with a short novella. The time constraint creates that urgency while also upping the stakes a little bit. Surprisingly, Adrian is able to fit a well-formed romance and some action scenes in here as well.

    I couldn’t put this down! STROKE OF MIDNIGHT has definitely rekindled my love for the series!

  8. Alaina Alaina says:

    I liked it but at the same time... I get so sad that these novellas are so freaking short.

    Stroke of Midnight was an okay book. I liked getting to know Jehan and Seraphina.. but at the same time I feel like I wanted more from them or at least this book? I definitely get the smut that I needed but it's like.. I definitely want more.

    In it, you will meet two people who tried to resist the pull towards another ended up failing and falling for one another. It was interesting to see two people not a big fan of arranged marriage commit to it just to please their parents.

    Overall, it was interesting but nothing I haven't read before.

  9. ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️ ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️ says:


    Review Posted to: http://www.sweptawaybyromance.com/201...

    4 Moroccan Breed Warrior Stars!!

    I've been hooked on the Midnight Breed series since reading the first book, Kiss of Midnight, years ago. I admit I was worried when Lara Adrian decided to jump ahead twenty years in the series which features the 2nd generation of Warriors, who are the original Warrior's offspring, along with additional characters we're meeting along the way. But, each book in this series just keeps getting better and better and the novellas are a fun bonus!! I loved meeting Jehan, Savage and Trygg in Tempted by Midnight, who are Warriors for the Rome division of The Order, and was very excited to get Jehan's story in Stroke of Midnight.

    I really enjoyed Jehan and Seraphina. To appease their families and uphold an ancient tradition, Jehan and Seraphina grudgingly agree to follow through with an archaic hand fasting. Being left alone for eight days in a secluded exotic villa they are cut off from the outside world, and they realize not only are they sexually attracted to each other (that's putting it mildly), they're also more alike than they originally thought. Both are loyal and committed to duty, Jehan being a warrior for The Order, and Seraphina being a Humanitarian.

    photo

    The sexual tension and spark of awareness were instant when they were introduced to each other by their families for the first time. They're both stubborn and fought the urge to do act on it. They want to attempt to do what is right by their respective families and uphold the traditions they have believed in for centuries, but it doesn't mean they have to like it. So, they make some ground rules and pledge to stay out of each other's way...that is until Sera hears that one of her causes is in trouble. When Jehan learns what the trouble is, he goes out of his way to help Sera, and by doing so makes Sera see him as more than a Warrior, but he also makes himself a target to an old enemy.

    I Should've walked away. Now, it's too late. It's too fucking late for both of us.


    This was a great novella! Jehan is a fantastic Warrior, and Sera truly has a passionate heart about her work and love. The only problem I had was with the danger threat. There was not much leading up to it, and then it was dealt with swiftly, it started up and was resolved in the blink of an eye. However, considering the book was only 100+ pages I guess there was not much room to draw it out.

    I can’t wait to see what's next for this series!!!!

  10. Cyndi Cyndi says:

    For this novella our hero and heroine are in the desert. He is from an old family that has kept a border peace for generations because of marriage between the families. The last couple met with an untimely demise and now the duty falls on our hero. Meanwhile he has joined the Order and is a warrior. He can give a couple of weeks to this nonsense but then he must get back to the fight.
    She doesn't like the idea either. So when the two meet they plan to give the relationship the required 8 days and then claim irreconcilable differences and let the curse move down. But 8 days is a long time between two hot and unattached folks and things happen. (If you know what I mean.)
    A cute love story with excitement in all its best forms.

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