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Midnight Breed - Lara Adrian

Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian is one of my absolute favorite Paranormal Romance Series. Like many of the series in this genre, we have a group of vampire warriors who are in charge of defending their race. 

The Order mainly protect the general population (vampire AND humans) from rouge vampires. Vampires whose crave for blood have reached a point of no return meaning they can no longer control themselves and since there is nothing to be done about this situation these rouges vampires have to be put down. Besides obvious risk to the human population, rouges rabid vampires also are a treat in the sense that vampires live in secret groups (called Darkhavens) there they can live their separate lives without probing human eyes. Naturally they are a part of the general population but the way they live, in a sort of community, helps them maintain their traditions and way of living. 

In the recent years, the Order became infamous. There is no respect for the members of the Order and moreover they are treated like "barbarians", the vampire population doesn't believe that they are even needed but boy oh boy they are wrong.. dark days are ahead.. 

In the beginning, years and years ago, a group of highly strong vampires crushed on Earth. They are the base of the vampire population nowadays. As is seems there are no female vampires, only males. The females that can reproduce with vampires are called "breedmates" and they can be distinguished by a certain mark (crescent moon with a drop) that each breedmate has somewhere on her body. Each breedmate also has a special (inhuman) ability which she transfers to her vampire son. Thus every vampire has a special ability passed to him from his human mother. Breedmates need to drink blood in order to enhance their special ability and sometimes so they can control it and it won't take over her life.   

Each book has it's separate story in which each warrior finds himself a breedmate. As you can guess, the Order isn't notorious for no reason.. most of the warriors are somehow "damaged", preferring to live a life in the Order rather than build a life of their own. Finding their Breedmate makes them deal with their past and free themselves from its bindings. Beside the personal plot line there is also a bigger plot line about the main villain progressing from the first book until the 10th. From the 11th book there is a very significant change following a progression in 20 years changing the whole setting of the series as well as introducing new characters to the series (but not forgetting the "old" ones). 

The main issue I had with the series in the beginning was the similarities between it and the general setting of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward. It only feels this way at the first, it takes a TOTALLY different direction plot-wise and character-wise which after reading enough of the two series I gotta say I MUCH prefer this one (I actually abandoned that one a while back..). 


When the whiffs of the end of this beloved series started to get suffocating Lara announced a Spin-Off called "Hunter Legacy". The series will consist of stand-alone novels of the "Last Boys" - the Gen One Hunters who were bred as weapons of war by Dragos and were freed by The Order round the middle of the series. 

Please notice that at the very end of this page there is a list to all books, the link to their review and date published.

In the Midnight Breed Series Companion you can find data on all the characters in the series by A-B order including not so important figures. I highly recommend buying the companion and going through it after finishing the 10 books so you can remind yourself of the characters. When I feel like I don't remember who a certain character is I just breeze through it and get the knowledge I need. One warning though! I accidentally found out who killed the main villain in the series when I was looking at the information on the one who kills him! So BEWARE of spoilers!!! This is excellent AFTER you finish all 10 books not before!!

Here I'll add information on the basic heroes in the books (vampire and his breedmate) in the chronological order of the books they feature in. I'll do my best to add to this file as the series continues (beyond book 11) but naturally it won't be as detailed as written by the author in the Midnight Breed Series Companion.

Contains Spoilers!!!
The summaries from the Midnight Breed Series Companion were written after the 10th book and contain spoilers til then.
From there on, I"ll be adding my own summary referring to what happened to the main characters in their past as well as in their book 
(for spoiler free reviews go to individual book review - listed in the end of this page). 
Proceed with caution!

(Breedmate: Savannah Dupree ; Hero in Book 0.5: A Touch of Midnight)
Breed male, Order member. Born in England in 1602. Renown for his skill with a sword, Gideon had worked independently to eliminate Rogues, but sought out Lucan to join the Order after Gideon’s young twin brothers, Simon and Roderick, were killed in a Rogue attack outside their London Darkhaven. Gideon is the Order’s resident genius, responsible for all the technology and even performs as the compound’s medic when needed. No longer runs combat missions due to irreparable brain injury sustained during the rescue of his Breedmate, Savannah thirty-plus years before the timeline of Kiss of Midnight. Gideon still carries a bullet lodged deep in his brain after that confrontation which has crippled his ESP talent and impacted his eyesight so that he must wear some form of sunglasses at all times.
Hair: blond, cropped/spiky cut  Eyes: sharp blue, usually glancing over the rims of pale blue or silver shades
Unique ability: power to see life energy through solid mass (talent lost due to injury)

Savannah Dupree
(Mate: Gideon ; Hero in Book 0.5: A Touch of Midnight)
Born and raised in the swamps of Louisiana, Savannah has been blood-bonded to Gideon since 1974, when he saved her life at the age of eighteen while she was attending university as a freshman student. Savannah has an elderly human half-sister, Amelie Dupree, who still lives in Louisiana. Savannah never knew her father, a wanderer who was little more than rumor in the family. Savannah is a nurturing woman and is the heart of home for the Order’s compound in Boston.
Hair: tight, short black curls Eyes: dark brown
Breedmate mark: on her left shoulder blade Bloodscent: magnolia
Unique ability: Psychometry.

Lucan Thorne
(Breedmate: Gabrielle Maxwell ; Hero in Book 1: Kiss of Midnight)
Gen One Breed, leader of the Order. The youngest of three brothers, the other two deceased (Evran and Marek). Lucan is no less than nine hundred years old. Founder of the Order in mid-1300s in Eastern Europe with Tegan, Marek, and five other Gen One Breed warriors. Led the uprising against the Ancients during same period, following the killing of Lucan’s mother at his father’s hands. The war against the Ancients resulted in the slaying of all but one, who was secretly hidden for centuries by Dragos. After the Order eventually dissolved in Europe, Lucan later established a Boston headquarters in 1898 with Gideon in an effort to combat Rogues in that city. Lucan is considered one of the most formidable Breed males in existence. As a Gen One, particularly one who’s seen firsthand the devastating results of what Bloodlust can do to one of his kind, Lucan’s greatest fear is losing himself to blood addiction. It is a fear he hides behind his contempt toward Rogues, but deep inside he dreads turning into the monster his father was. Lucan drives a black Maybach and carries two titanium-edge swords, in addition to other weaponry.
Hair: silky jet-black, falls to near his collar Eyes: piercing pale gray
Unique ability: Hypnotic manipulation.

Gabrielle Maxwell
(Mate: Lucan ; Hero in Book 1: Kiss of Midnight)
Orphaned as an infant in Boston twenty-seven years before the Midnight Breed series opens. Gabrielle’s unwed teen mother was institutionalized, and later committed suicide, after claiming to have been attacked by a vampire. Gabrielle doesn’t know who her father is, was raised in foster care until being adopted by local (human) family, the Maxwells, when she was twelve. Gabrielle had a troubled youth. At twenty-eight, she was living on her own and had become a gifted art photographer whose images, unbeknownst to her, often featured Breed locations. Gabrielle knew nothing about the world of the Breed, nor her place in it as a Breedmate, until her path crossed with Lucan’s one harrowing summer night in Boston.
Hair: auburn Eyes: soft brown
Breedmate mark: behind her left ear Bloodscent: night-blooming jasmine
Unique ability: can sense, and is drawn to, areas of Breed presence.

Dante Malebranche
(Breedmate: Tess Culver ; Hero in Book 2: Kiss of Crimson)
Breed male, Order member. An only child, Dante was born in 18th century Italy two-hundred and twenty-nine years ago. Still has some of his Italian accent. Dante’s father was killed by a political rival in Italy; his mother perished in a riptide while attempting to save a drowning victim sometime later. The swaggering wise-ass of the group, Dante has adopted the last name of Malebranche for when he’s forced to mingle among humans. Malebranche (“evil claws”) is also what he calls his weapons of choice—a pair of curved, titanium blades that he uses in hand-to-hand combat against Rogues. Dante fights hard and plays hard, and despite his brashness, he is also fiercely loyal to those he cares about. His closest friend in the Order is Sterling Chase, although that friendship becomes strained and nearly broken when Chase begins displaying signs of Bloodlust and his actions start to jeopardize Order missions. Dante and Tess had intended to make Chase godfather to Xander Raphael, but they instead ask Gideon to take the honor. The relationship between Dante and Chase is on the mend again during the timeline of Darker After Midnight.
Hair: black    /   Eyes: whiskey-colored
Unique ability: cursed with premonitions of death

Tess Culver
(Mate: Dante ; Hero in Book 2: Kiss of Crimson)
Born in rural Illinois, Teresa Dawn “Tess” Culver is twenty-six years old during the timeline of Kiss of Crimson. Tess’s true father was killed in a car accident when she was fourteen. Her mother remarried quickly to a successful local businessman. Tess’s stepfather sexually assaulted her on her seventeenth birthday, during which time he suffered a heart attack. Tess’s mother berated her daughter instead of supporting her, commanding Tess to use her special ability to “fix” him. Tess halted the man’s death, then later takes it back after discovering he has also accosted young children. Tess flees home, staying with friends until she finished school and began a new life, eventually working as a veterinarian in her own practice. She always knew she was different, and thought moving far away from her past would keep her personal demons at bay. Late one Halloween night, however, she encountered a dark, dangerous stranger in her clinic—Dante, severely wounded in combat. When she tried to help him, he bit her in desperate need of her blood. A bond that began out of necessity soon became a deep and unbreakable love. Dante and Tess are parents to a newborn Breed son whom they named Xander Raphael, signifying both the healer and the protector their child is destined to be.
Hair: honey brown, long curly waves Eyes: aquamarine
Breedmate mark: between the thumb and forefinger of her right hand) Bloodscent: cinnamon and vanilla
Unique ability: heals with her touch; she can also rescind the gift of her healing with a touch.

(Breedmate: Elise Chase ; Hero in Book 3: Midnight Awakening)
Gen One Breed, Order member. Tegan is approximately seven hundred years old. He sees no need to attempt to blend in with mankind, so he’s never bothered with a surname. One of the original members of the Order at its founding, Tegan has a reputation for being stone cold, merciless and detached, the loner of the group. Centuries ago in Europe, his Breedmate, Sorcha, was kidnapped by a powerful Breed enemy of the Order. Bled to the point of no return, Sorcha was sent back to Tegan a Minion of the Breed male who drained her (Marek). Tegan went mad with grief and rage, and would have been lost to Bloodlust if not for Lucan’s brutal, but necessary, intervention. Tegan thought he had cut himself off from all emotion until he crossed paths with Elise, a widowed Darkhaven Breedmate he had no right to desire.
Hair: tawny-gold, like a lion’s mane Eyes: gem green
Unique ability: reads anyone’s thoughts and emotional states with a touch.

Elise Chase
(Mate: Tegan ; Hero in Book 3: Midnight Awakening)
A ward of the Darkhavens since she was a little girl in the slums of 19th century Boston, Elise was raised by a prominent Breed family, the Chases. Eventually she became the Breedmate of Quentin Chase, elder brother to Sterling Chase. Quentin died five years before the events in Kiss of Midnight, widowing Elise. More recently, their eighteen-year-old son, Camden, went Rogue after being exposed to a drug called Crimson and is since deceased, shot and killed by Sterling Chase when the Rogue might have lashed out at his mother. After Camden’s death, Elise wants vengeance on the individual responsible for creating the drug that poisoned him. Her quest brings her up against Tegan from the Order, and introduces her to a dangerous passion she cannot resist.
Hair: light blond  Eyes: pale lavender
Breedmate mark: inside of right thigh Bloodscent: heather and roses and fresh spring rain
Unique ability: telepathically hears the sins and negative energy of humans.

Eleuterio “Rio” de la Noche Atanacio
(Breedmate: Dylan Alexander ; Hero in Book 4: Midnight Rising)
Breed male, Order member. Born in Spain, sometime in the early 1900s. Never knew his father, a Rogue who raped Rio’s sixteen-year old mother and left her pregnant with a child she would fear and despise as a monster. Later, orphaned as a young boy after men from the village raided his mother’s cottage and killed her, Rio was found around the age of five and raised by an area Darkhaven. They taught him what he was and how to survive. They also gave the boy who was given no name by his mother, and who thought of himself as an abomination because of his “manos del diablo”—his lethal, devil’s hands—an elegant, meaningful name: Eleuterio de la Noche Atanacio. Despite his tragic past and a more recent betrayal by his first Breedmate (Eva) that left him terribly scarred and nearly destroyed him, Rio remains one of the most noble, honorable members of the Order. He is mated to Dylan Alexander, whom he encountered in the Czech mountains, after Eva’s ghost led Dylan to the cave where Rio was hiding.
Hair: dark brown, thick and wavy Eyes: topaz
Unique ability: cursed with power to kill with his touch, particularly when provoked.

Dylan Alexander
(Mate: Rio ; Hero in Book 4: Midnight Rising)
Born and raised by her single mother in New York, Dylan had two half-brothers, both also named after rock musicians: Morrison and Lennon. Thirty-two during the timeline of Midnight Rising, Dylan Alexander was born with a troubling gift for seeing the dead. Fearful of being taken advantage of or shunned for this ability, she’s long tried to hide it, to deny it. As an adult, Dylan went on to make a career for herself in journalism, until she let a personal bias cloud her reporting. Demoted to a tabloid rag, she stumbles across a blockbuster story while vacationing in the mountains of the Czech Republic. This story, exposing a mysterious crypt hidden in the caverns, brings her face-to-face with the existence of the Breed—and puts her in the middle of the Order’s war with a dangerous enemy bent on world domination. It also draws her to scarred, emotionally-closed off Rio, and into a passion for which neither of them was prepared. Dylan later learns that the man she thought to be her father (Bobby Alexander) was actually her stepfather, and her true father is a man her mother met in Mykonos by the name of Zael. Through Jenna Tucker-Darrow’s investigation, it is revealed that Zael is a likely Atlantean immortal. She actually gets to meet him and have a warm relationship later on in the series. 
Hair: long, curling flame-red  Eyes: gold-flecked green
Breedmate mark: nape of her neck Bloodscent: juniper and honey
Unique ability: can see and hear the spirits of dead.


(Breedmate: Renata ; Hero in Book 5: Veil of Midnight)
Breed male, Order member. Born in Siberia approximately eighty years ago, no surname taken. Niko is a thrill-seeker and a gearhead. He loves weaponry, gadgets and things that go boom. Niko custom crafts a lot of the Order’s specialty ammunition used for combat missions and killing Rogues. He is impatient and a little cocky, full of explosive energy, but far from reckless. Nikolai is the one you’d watching your back in the heat of battle, but you would more than likely find him ahead of you, blazing the trail clear of danger before you even got there. Together, Niko and Renata are parents to orphan Mira.
Hair: sandy blond Eyes: glacier-blue
Unique ability: telepathically generates rapid growth in plant life.

(Mate: Nikolai ; Hero in Book 5: Veil of Midnight)
Left by her mother as an infant at the orphanage of the Montreal convent of the Sisters of Benevolent Mercy, Renata has no family and never knew her father. At the age of fourteen, Renata was living on her own. As of the timeline of Veil of Midnight, she is a twenty-something street-smart scrapper who’s used to taking care of herself. She didn’t know she was a Breedmate, didn’t know about her unusual ability, until two years ago when she was swept off the streets along with several other humans and taken to be live, illegal, game for a cruel Breed elder (Sergei Yakut). She fought her abductors, and in the process unlocked her unique ability. Since that time, she was forced to serve as a bodyguard for her captor. It was in this capacity that she crossed paths with a member of the Order, Nikolai, who was on a mission in Montreal involving Renata’s employer. While serving her abductor, Renata also came into contact with another abductee, a young Breedmate girl named Mira, whom Renata took under her wing. Renata carries four custom-crafted daggers that each bear a quality that guides her life: courage, faith, honor, sacrifice. The blades were given to her by a human friend (Jack) who gave her shelter when she was a young teen on her own. Since her mating to Nikolai, Renata has become an integral player in the Order’s missions, thanks to both her powerful ESP talent and her skill with weaponry.
Hair: glossy black, chin-length angled bob Eyes: jade green, almond-shaped
Breedmate mark: inside of her right wrist Bloodscent: sandalwood and rain
Unique ability: mind-blaster (only works on Breed).

Andreas Reichen
(Breedmate: Claire Samuels Roth ; Hero in Book 6: Ashes of Midnight)
Breed male. Born more than three hundred years ago in Germany, Andreas Reichen was leader of a Berlin Darkhaven. Reichen is smooth and sophisticated, cultured and cool—the ultimate charmer. Although not formally trained as a warrior, Reichen has been long-acquainted with Tegan, who assisted the German Darkhaven leader with the elimination of a band of Rogues who’d been preying on civilians in his area in 1809. Reichen and Claire had been in love about fifty years before the timeline of Midnight Awakening, but the couple was betrayed (Wilhelm Roth) and they endured a long separation before reuniting in Ashes of Midnight. During his time apart from Claire, Reichen took a human lover, sex club owner Helene. The relationship ended in tragedy when, during the timeline of Veil of Midnight, Helene was turned Minion and led Enforcement Agents into the Darkhaven to slaughter all inside. Reichen comes upon the aftermath and has to kill his human lover in an act of mercy. He then burns his Darkhaven to the ground with a massive fireball, conjured by the power of his ESP ability. Reichen and Claire are now mated and reside in their Darkhaven in Newport, Rhode Island. Reichen is currently a member of the Order, serving primarily on covert overseas missions while he works to gain control over his pyrokinesis.
Hair: chestnut brown waves, generally worn loose Eyes: hazel
Unique ability: Pyrokinesis.

Claire (Samuels Roth) Reichen
(Mate: Andreas Reichen; Hero in Book 6: Ashes of Midnight)  
Claire Samuels was born more than fifty years ago, the daughter of an American peace worker and a Zimbabwean village doctor. Raised by her mother’s wealthy Newport, Rhode Island, family after violence in Africa killed both her parents, Claire, a gifted pianist, later attended university in Germany. She was attacked there one night by a creature that tried to bite her, but was spared by another of his kind, a Breed male named Wilhelm Roth. Roth, already mated, took Claire to his Darkhaven as his ward. There she learned about the Breed and her place in their world as a Breedmate. She also fell in love with a charming, if reckless, Breed male from Berlin, Andreas Reichen. But while Claire anticipated Andreas’s proposal to be his mate, instead he left her without a word. Spurned and heartbroken, Claire later capitulated to Roth after his Breedmate was killed and he offered to take her as his mate. Years later, that choice would return to haunt her, when Andreas Reichen enters Claire’s life again, on a mission of bloody-minded vengeance against the villain who is her mate.
Hair: soft black  Eyes: deep brown
Breedmate mark: right side of neck, by pulse point Bloodscent: vanilla and warm spices
Unique ability: Dreamwalker.

(Breedmate: Alexandra Maguire ; Hero in Book 7: Shades of Midnight)
Breed male, Order member. Close friends with Brock. Born more than one hundred years ago, raised on his parents’ 10,000 acre Darkhaven wilderness compound outside Fairbanks, Alaska. Kade been with the Order for about a year when Shades of Midnight opens, recruited by Nikolai, whom Kade had met decades earlier. Kade is a twin, had an identical brother, Seth, back home in Alaska. The untamed nature of his homeland is in Kade’s veins. He is quick and impulsive and loyal, but also haunted by a darkness that lives inside him. He is forced to confront that darkness when a string of human slayings—obvious vampire attacks—in the Alaskan bush send him back home to investigate for the Order.
Hair: thick, spiky black Eyes: wolf-like silver, fringed with inky lashes
Unique ability: can connect psychically with predator animals, experience their senses, direct their actions with a thought.

Alexandra “Alex” Maguire
(Mate: Kade ; Hero in Book 7: Shades of Midnight)
Alex was born and raised in rural Florida swamp region. When she was nine years old, her mother and little brother, Richie, were killed one night in a brutal attack by Rogues (though at the time, she didn’t realize what the attackers truly were). Alex and her father, Hank, fled as far as they could, settling in a small Alaskan town. Alex’s best friends are her wolf dog, Luna, and a former Alaska State Trooper named Jenna Tucker-Darrow. At twenty-seven, and her dad dead from Alzheimer’s, Alex ran the family bush-piloting business, until on a supply run to the interior, she discovers a horrific crime scene that resembles the attack on her family. This discovery brought her into the center of an investigation being conducted by the Order—and into the arms of Alaskan-born Breed warrior, Kade.
Hair: warm blond Eyes: brown
Breedmate mark: on the front of her left hip Bloodscent: honey and almond.
Unique ability: internal gauge that tells her with a touch if someone is being honest.

("Breedmate" (Human): Jenna Tucker-Darrow ; Hero in Book 8: Taken by Midnight) 
Breed male, Order member. Born in Detroit, Brock is 110+ years old. He was recruited into the Order along with Kade, a few months after Conlan’s death. In the 1930s, Brock served as security detail and bodyguard for the Bishops, a prominent Darkhaven family in Detroit, Brock being personally responsible for one of their adopted Breedmate daughters, Corinne. When she went missing in the city at eighteen years old and was presumed dead, Brock blamed himself, a burden of guilt he carried even as he joined the Order. Good-natured with his comrades, but merciless with those who cross him, Brock felt unworthy of being loved or trusted with another person’s life, until he was tasked with protecting an injured human woman, Jenna, brought back from a mission in Alaska that left her transformed in ways none of the Breed could have ever imagined was possible.
Hair: black, skull-trimmed Eyes: dark brown
Unique ability: can absorb and diminish human pain and suffering with his hands.

Jenna Tucker-Darrow
(Mate: Brock ; Hero in Book 8: Taken by Midnight) 
Human (originally). Jenna is a former Alaska State Trooper and best friend of Alexandra Maguire. Four years before timeline of Shades of Midnight, Jenna lost her husband and young daughter when a timber truck collided with the family’s vehicle on the highway in Alaska. Jenna barely survived, waking a month and a half later to learn her loved ones were gone. She quit her job as a Trooper, even though police work and helping people is a big part of her nature. Thirty-three-year-old Jenna is human, but an attack on her by the Ancient has left her changed in many ways—not the least of which being a growing dermaglyph that’s appeared on the back of her neck. The Order brought her from Alaska to their Boston compound to heal, aided by Brock’s calming effect on the human. As Jenna’s stay lengthened, the Order discovered her human DNA was being dominated by that of the creature who attacked her, gifting her with unusual strength and abilities, and transforming into something never seen before.
Hair: shoulder-length, medium brown  Eyes: hazel
Breedmate mark / Bloodscent: does not have one / Originally Human
Unique ability: superhuman speed and agility, unlimited language comprehension, adaptive regeneration (body learning to heal itself after injury), and other abilities yet to be revealed.

(Breedmate: Corinne Bishop ; Hero in Book 9: Deeper than Midnight)
Gen One Breed, Order member. Born August 8, 1956, Hunter was conceived and raised in a covert laboratory environment under the control of Dragos. Given no name at birth, like the rest of his lab-bred assassin brothers, this lethal Breed male answers to the name of the role he was created to fill: Hunter. After his rearing in Dragos’s labs, Hunter’s home base was a meager farmhouse in Vermont, where he lived in an unfurnished, bare-floored cellar, tended by a Minion handler assigned to him since birth. Like all others raised to be Dragos’s personal army of assassins, Hunter had been fitted from childhood with a black electronic collar that contained an ultraviolet light source. This UV collar, if tampered with or triggered remotely by Dragos, would detonate and kill him instantly. Hunter has a special affection for Mira, who, as a child, unwittingly prevented him from carrying out one of his assassination missions (Sergei Yakut) when he looked into the young seer’s gaze and saw the girl would one day spare his life. She made good on that vision later, during the timeline of Veil of Midnight, and because of her, Hunter joined the Order’s fight against Dragos. Hunter was a virgin until he met and became involved with Corinne Bishop while charged with escorting her to her family’s Darkhaven in Detroit. Hunter and Corinne are now parents to her son, Nathan, also a Gen One trained assassin.
Hair: close-shorn, brownish blond  Eyes: golden, hawk-like
Unique ability: blood-reader (Breed and Breedmates only, does not work on humans).

Corinne Bishop
(Mate: Hunter ; Hero in Book 9: Deeper than Midnight)
Born the summer of 1917, Corinne had been abandoned at the back door of a Detroit hospital just hours after her birth. Adopted by a prominent Breed family, the Bishops, the infant Breedmate was raised in a life of luxury until her eighteenth birthday, when she went missing while out at a jazz club. Corinne was abducted while under the watch of one of her family’s Darkhaven security detail (Brock) and was eventually presumed dead, a lie perpetuated by the actions of her Darkhaven father, Victor Bishop. After seventy-five years of imprisonment in Dragos’s breeding labs, Corinne is rescued by the Order, along with several other captured Breedmates. It is discovered that she and the others were part of genetic and reproductive experiments, where Corinne gave birth to a son thirteen years ago, a boy she named Nathan. Her quest to find him, and to stop the villain responsible for her suffering, brings Corinne into the middle of the Order’s war against their enemy—and into the arms of one of the most lethal members of the Order, the Gen One former assassin called Hunter. Corinne loves jazz music, particularly Bessie Smith.
Hair: long, sleek ebony Eyes: almond shaped, greenish-blue
Breedmate mark: back of her right hand Bloodscent: bergamot and violets.
Unique ability: Sonokinesis.

Danika (MacConn) MacBain
(Mate: Malcolm ; Hero in Book 9.5: A Taste of Midnight)
Breedmate of Order member Conlan MacConn until his death. Current Breedmate of Malcolm MacBain. Danika was born in Denmark more than four hundred years ago, and mated to Conlan of the Scottish clan MacConn from the time she was eighteen, until his recent death on a mission for the Order in Boston. At the time of Con’s death, Danika was pregnant with their first child. She left Boston to return home to Denmark, where she gave birth to her son, Connor. During the timeline of Ashes of Midnight, Danika provided a safe house in Denmark for Andreas Reichen and Claire Roth. There, she reads Claire’s mind and assures Claire that Andreas feels the same regret at having lost so much time without each other. Later, during the timeline of A Taste of Midnight, Danika and Connor travel to Scotland to reunite with Conlan’s family in Edinburgh for the Christmas holiday. While there, Danika crosses paths with a dangerous Breed crime boss (Reiver) and his scarred, mysterious henchman named Brannoc—a Breed male Danika once knew very well, at a different time, when Brannoc was a different man (Malcolm MacBain).
Hair: blond Eyes: blue
Breedmate mark: on her abdomen Bloodscent: fresh rain
Unique ability: Mind-reading.

Malcolm MacBain
(Breedmate: Danika MacBain ; Hero in Book 9.5: A Taste of Midnight)
Highlands-born Malcolm is more than four-hundred years old, lives in a fifteenth-century stone castle outside Edinburgh, Scotland. Mal was as close as a brother to Conlan MacConn, the pair of Breed males both neighbors and brothers-in-arms who rode into many battles together. They also saw Danika for the first time together, and both were mesmerized by the Nordic blond beauty. Malcolm tried to impress her, seduce her with his dark, cynical charm. But it was Con who won Danika’s hand in the end. Malcolm harbored no ill will for his friend’s lucky match, but he secretly loved Danika for a long time. Mal remained unmated until very recently, when a young Breedmate named Fiona stole his heart with her innocence and sweetness. Mal and Fiona mated and soon were expecting a child, but Fiona met with tragedy in Edinburgh while shopping on her own. A blood club supplying pimp grabbed her off the street, intending to hand her over to an area crime boss (Reiver). She fought back and was stabbed and killed. Malcolm raced to the city in daylight hours to find her, and suffered UV burns and a savage knife wound across his face when he confronted the pimp. Vowing to avenge his slain mate and unborn son, Malcolm adopts a new name, Brannoc, and covertly infiltrates the crime boss’s organization with a plan to destroy him from the inside.
Hair: shaggy, chestnut-brown Eyes: gunmetal gray
Unique ability: not yet revealed.

Sterling “Harvard” Chase
(Breedmate: Tavia Fairchild ; Hero in Book 10: Darker After Midnight)
Breed male, former Enforcement Agent, current Order member. Son of August Chase, brother of Quentin. Sterling Chase was born and raised in Boston more than a century ago. Part of the Darkhaven elite, Chase comes from a well-connected, political family with deep ties to the Breed’s Enforcement Agency. Bound by the Chase family motto, “Duty first.” Like the rest of his family, he holds several degrees from Harvard University, and before joining the Order during the timeline of Kiss of Crimson, most of Chase’s combat training was academic. This, along with his rigid, by-the-book attitude prompted Dante to nickname him “Harvard” the first time the warrior met him, although the two later became as close as brothers. Chase’s uptight nature disguises an inner turmoil that has plagued him for many years. Those struggles have cost him family and friends, and have become dangerously more apparent in the time he’s been part of the Order. Chase’s fight to resist Bloodlust nearly costs him his friendship with Dante. Chase and Tavia are parents to fraternal twins, a son and daughter, Aric and Carys, born soon after the close of Darker After Midnight.
Hair: golden blond Eyes: blue
Unique ability: Shadow-bender.

Octavia “Tavia” Fairchild
(Mate: Sterling Chase ; Hero in Book 10: Darker After Midnight)
Gen One Breed and Breedmate genetic hybrid. Daywalker. Born in Boston twenty-seven years before the timeline of Darker After Midnight, raised by her aunt Sarah since infancy, when Tavia survived a house fire that killed her parents. Highly intelligent and capable, Tavia works as an assistant to a rising star senator in Boston. On the personal side, Tavia’s greatest limitations are the “scars” she bears from the accident, and a rare medical condition that requires frequent treatments at a specialized private clinic. What Tavia doesn’t realize--until her life collides with that of Sterling Chase, embroiled in an ongoing conflict of the Order’s--is that everything she’s been raised to believe has been a lie. She is neither human nor pure Breedmate; she is something extraordinary. Tavia later learns the truth of her origins, including the fact that her aunt is actually a Minion tasked with supervising her upbringing and reporting to Dragos. Tavia also discovers there are other females like her when she and Chase uncover secured lab records in her doctor’s office. Together Tavia and Sterling Chase are the parents of fraternal twins, a son and daughter, Aric and Carys, born just after the close of Darker After Midnight.
Hair: shoulder-length, caramel brown Eyes: spring leaf green
Breedmate mark: on her lower back Bloodscent: sweet, like nectar from a forbidden vine
Unique ability: photographic memory (also has other unusual abilities that are awakened once she learns the truth of what she is).

(Mate: Kellan Archer ; Hero in Book 11: Edge of Dawn)
Orphaned in Montreal and abducted at the age of eight by the same Breed elder for whom Renata worked (Sergei Yakut). Mira is a Breedmate girl with a precognitive gift for showing someone an event fated to take place in their future. Her ability comes with a price, however: each vision she gives takes away some of her eyesight. To combat this problem, she wore a veil over her eyes during the timeline of Veil of Midnight. After becoming a resident of the Order’s compound in Boston, Mira was given custom-crafted purple contacts, created by Gideon, to protect her eyes and mute her seer’s gift to others who might look into her gaze. Mira was nicknamed “Mouse” by Renata, who’s become a surrogate mother to the girl. During the timeline of Veil of Midnight, several people saw visions in Mira’s eyes: Nikolai, Hunter, Sergei Yakut, Edgar Fabien, and Dragos. During the timeline of Ashes of Midnight, Mira accidently showed Claire a vision of Andreas’s death by flames and smoke. During events in Darker After Midnight, Mira inadvertently shows Lucan a vision of war and bloodshed that soon comes to pass. Mira’s closest friends, aside from Renata and Nikolai, are Kellan Archer and Nathan. She has a special connection to Hunter as well, who is fiercely protective of her. Mira is also immensely fond of the Order’s resident canines, Harvard and Luna. Although Mira is a child through the timeline of Darker After Midnight, her full romantic story is told twenty years afterward in Edge of Dawn.
Hair: blond Eyes: a white so pure they seem colorless, mirror-like
Breedmate mark: in her hairline near her left temple Bloodscent: lily of the valley
Unique ability: Precognition, but she does not see or interpret the visions, which play out for the observer as though in a mirror.

Kellan Archer
(Breedmate: Mira ; Hero in Book 11: Edge of Dawn)
Breed male, third generation. Son of Christophe Archer, grandson of Lazaro and Eleanor Archer. Kellan is fourteen years old during the timeline of Taken by Midnight, where he is first introduced in the series as the Darkhaven teen of a prominent Boston family who’s abducted and held for ransom by Dragos’s men. Kellan’s abduction was actually a ruse meant to give Dragos the chance to find the location of the Order’s Boston compound, a goal achieved when the Order rescues the teen and brings him and his grandfather, Lazaro, into Order protection at their headquarters. It is soon discovered that Dragos embedded a GPS device in Kellan’s stomach, which the boy vomits up, alerting the Order that their longtime secret compound has been compromised. Kellan Archer is a sullen boy, bereft over the loss of his parents and all but one of his family members (Lazaro Archer) in a Darkhaven explosion carried out at Dragos’s command. Mira befriends Kellan immediately, deciding he will be her best friend whether he likes it or not (he doesn’t). During his recuperation with the Order, Kellan continues to withdraw, refusing to feed until Lucan takes him out to hunt in Darker After Midnight. He wants to join the Order for revenge on Dragos, but Lucan denies him, telling him he’s too young and wants it for the wrong reason. Later on in Darker After Midnight, Kellan takes part in a snowball fight with Nathan. When Mira gets hit with one of Nathan’s volleys, Kellan reacts with swift, protective fury. The two teen vampires grapple, and Kellan, sensing Nathan’s lethal skill and training, asks him to teach him everything he knows. Although Kellan is only a teenager as of the timeline of Darker After Midnight, his full romantic story is told twenty years afterward in Edge of Dawn.
Hair: ginger as a teen; brownish-copper, the color of an old penny, as an adult Eyes: hazel
Unique ability: can read a human’s true intentions with his touch.

Mathias Rowan
(Breedmate: Nova  ; Hero in Book 11.5: Marked by Midnight)
Breed male. Enforcement Agent in Boston, used to work with Sterling Chase at the Agency. In timeline of Taken by Midnight, Mathias has been covertly supplying the Order with intel on corrupt Agents and other issues of interest to the Order. While many in the Enforcement Agency are untrustworthy and self-serving, Mathias is one of the good guys. He is the first to inform the Order of Kellan Archer’s abduction, alerting the warriors of a tip leading to Kellan’s location. Mathias leads the Agency team in the rescue of Kellan along with the Order. When it turns out that Dragos is behind the abduction and the later destruction of the Archer Darkhaven in Boston, Mathias Rowan tells the Order that he is their ally in the fight and that Dragos is his enemy now too.
Hair: Thick wavy brown Eyes: Pale green
Unique ability: Pick the psychic traces of violence left behind at a scene where harm was done to someone.

(Mate: Mathias Rowan ; Hero in Book 11.5: Marked by Midnight)
Grew up in a Darkhaven but something bad happened there (not specified) making her leave and turn to the human world. Works as a tattoo artist, meets Rowan on the job when he is looking for intel about a dead body that was found.
Hair asymmetrically cut, black-and-blue-dyed Eyes baby blue irises ringed with indigo.
Breedmate mark: Bellow her collar bone to her chest in the middle of her Phoenix tattoo. Bloodscent: Not mentioned
Unique ability: Touching a dead body enabled her to can see the last minute of their lives.


("Breedmate"(Atlantian): Jordana Gates ; Hero in Book 12: Crave the Night)
Gen One Breed, Corinne’s son, fathered by the Ancient who was held in captivity with Dragos. A Hunter (raised to be an assassin), Nathan was born in Dragos’s breeding laboratory thirteen years before Corinne was freed by the Order during the timeline of Taken by Midnight (Midnight Breed #8). Genetically, Nathan is the half-brother of his mother’s mate, Hunter, and is also related to Tavia Fairchild and the other, undiscovered Gen One females birthed in Dragos’s labs, who are each the product of DNA blending between the Ancient and unknown Breedmates. Has dermaglyphs from his head to his feet. Even as a boy, was expertly lethal because of his upbringing and training. During the timeline of Deeper Than Midnight (Midnight Breed #9), when Corinne and Hunter find Nathan in his Minion handler’s keeping in Georgia and find a way to free him of his UV collar, Nathan at first runs away. He returns to them the next night because he realizes he has nowhere to go. The couple takes him home to the Order’s relocated, temporary headquarters in Maine, where Nathan eventually becomes friends with Mira and Kellan. In the Edge of Dawn he is 33 years old, a Squad Captain in Boston where he operates on logic and strength yet is still remote, closed off and shuts out emotion (touch and tenderness put him on edge). He somehow overcomes his aversion to touch when he falls in love with Jordana and comes to trust her (putting his abused past behind). 
Hair: Jet Black Eyesgreenish-blue
Unique ability: Sonokinesis (like his mother Corine Bishop).

Jordana Gates
(Mate: Nathan ; Hero in Book 12: Crave the Night)
First introduced to the series in Edge of Dawn (Midnight Breed #11) as Carys Chase's best friend. When Nathan comes to her apartment to look for Carys she destructs him with a kiss (his first.. even if he is NO virgin). She is the adopted daughter of the wealthy businessman Martin Gates (moved together with him from Vancouver). In her book she discovers she is actually not a breedmate but Atlantian, daughter of Cassianus (AKA Cass / Cassian Gray the owner of the club "La Notte") and Soraya who was Queen Selene's only living daughter at the time. Soraya committed suicide since her mother didn't approve of her mating with Cassianus and so he run away with his daughter to the human world. There Martin Gates finds him hiding in his back yard, he takes them in and they became best friends ever since, Martin raising Jordana as his own, never telling her the secret of her upbringing and who her father really is and bond to a promise to Cass she is to me mated before her 25th birthday so her blood bond will make her untraced by the Atlantians (making sure she can live her life as she pleases, and not as her grandmother, the Queen, wishes).
Hair: Platinum blond  Eyes: ice-blue 
Breedmate mark: Inked on the inside of her left wrist Bloodscent: mix of exotic spice and crisp, delicate citrus
Unique ability: Still unknown.

Lazaro Archer  

(Breedmate: Melena Walsh ; Hero in Book 12.5: Tempted by Midnight)
Gen One Breed. Appears to be around thirty years old, but is close to one-thousand years old. Lazaro has many regrets, including that he did not join Lucan and the Order during the war with the Ancients in the mid-1300s, and that he again refused Lucan’s call to act when it became evident in present day that Dragos was intent on eliminating the Gen One population. Lazaro and his kin have lived in the New England area for a century or so. Lazaro blames himself for the violence visited on his family by Dragos: the abduction of his nephew, Kellan; the slaying of Lazaro’s son, Christophe; and the destruction of the Archer Darkhaven by Dragos, which killed Lazaro’s long-time Breedmate, Eleanor, and the rest of their kin living in the Boston residence. Lazaro begins working closely with the Order afterward, offering up one of his unused Darkhaven retreats in Maine as temporary headquarters after the Boston compound is compromised to Dragos and the humans. Lazaro also shares with Lucan some history about the Ancients, that Lazaro’s sire attended secret gatherings with the other Ancients and taught Lazaro some of their language. 
At the present he lives in Rome and works for the Order as a sort of ambassador but also as a warrior trying to find and eliminate - Opus Nostrum. In his short novella he not only finds his mate but he also has a near death experience concerning Opus Nostrum but since this is an outside novella there is no new evidence that can lead to further their cause. 
Lazaro met Melena when she was a mere child and saved her life using his unique power only to use it again when they re-met when she is a grown woman. Melena is the first woman to interest him for over 20 years since his family's demise. 
Hair: Jet Black Eyes: Dark blue
Unique ability: Can withstand extreme temperatures (cold/hot).

Melena Walsh

Mate: Lazaro Archer ; Hero in Book 12.5: Tempted by Midnight)
Melena first appear in her short novella but it's not the first time Lazaro sees her. Their first encounter was when she was merely a 7 years old trying to impress the boys around her going for a dare walk on thin ice. When she almost drowns Lazaro is the one to save her and he has been her hero ever since. Now, at 28 years old, they meet again when she accompanies her father to a secret meeting concerning the outing of the vampires to the human world. While she still finds Lazaro a hero material when they re-meet she has her misgivings about it when she realizes just how crushed he is about his past and what he is willing to do or rather what he ISN'T willing to do because of it. 
Hair: Flame red  Eyes: green
Breedmate mark: Base of her throat Bloodscent: mix of caramel and dark cheries. 
Unique ability: See other people's auras / intentions.

Carys Chase

(Mate: Rune ; Hero in Book 13: Bound to Darkness)
The daughter of Sterling Chase and Octavia "Tavia" Fairchild. Has a twin brother- Aric. She is the first female vampire born from the coupling of two vampire parents (her mother was created as one in the laboratories of the crazed Dragos). Though she is Breed, she isn't a fighter like her brother, she CAN fight but she doesn't work for the Order. At the moment she is covering for her best friend Jordana. Her book starts with her being in a relationship with Rune yet knowing practically nothing about his past.. when he is taken she is livid yet she isn't the one who goes after him.. not at first.. when she is brought into the estate of Rune's father she does her best not only to break him out, but she also manages to kill his father and uncle in a fit I was cheering with joy. She was MAGNIFICENT. Her last fighting scene left me with no words. After that she AND Rune are welcome as members of the order.
Hair: Caramel brown. Eyes: Blue
Breedmate mark: Left side of neck
Bloodscent: Sweet honey nectar and exotic spice twined together.
Unique ability: [Like her twin brother] Shadow Bender (like her father), Photographic memory (like her mother).
(Breedmate/Breed: Carys Chase ; Hero in Book 13: Bound to Darkness)
Was introduced in the previous installment (Crave the Night) in the night club where he fights. His relationship with Carys was first mentioned there. Rune is hiding a dark secret, not only from Carys but everyone around him.. Rune, or rather Aedan is the son of Fineas Riordan, currently one of the Order's biggest threats being the head of "Opus Nostrum". When his father's thugs finds him he goes to his father mansion willingly, vowing to kill his father for the misery he gave him growing up - using his power against him and making him a fearless warrior as a mere child! The only regret he has is leaving behind his kid sister, worrying what came of her and if she is upset he left her behind. He is bound to a very pleasant surprise, hearing near the end of the book his sister is alive and well and is becoming a very good friend of Carys. Like him Catriona Riordan changed her name when she ran from her father's mansion and she is now known to us as Nova, Mathias Rowan's mate (introduced in book #11.5 - Marked by Midnight). The book end with the ashes of his father mansion and him and his sister finally getting together after years of being apart.
Hair: Wavy shoulder-length brown Eyes: Dark blue
Unique ability: Withstanding extreme pain.

Jehan Mafakhir
(Breedmate: Seraphina Sanhaja ; Hero in Book 13.5: Stroke of Midnight)
A warrior in the Order's squad in Rome (under Lazaro Archer). Returns home to Morocco to be mated to a woman he never met due to a treaty from hundreds of years ago between his family and the Sanhaja family to prevent bloodshed between the families. Considered royalty. After spending 8 days with Seraphina his breedmate to be falls in love with her and stays to enable her to keep her volunteer work and forms a group there to fight Opus Nostrum that is apparent in the area.
Hair: Shoulder length, Chestnut Eyes: Light Blue
Unique ability: Empath. Register physical injuries with touch. 

Seraphina Sanhaja
(Mate: Jehan Mafakhir; Hero in Book 13.5: Stroke of Midnight)
Have been working with orphaned kids and homeless people in Morocco for years. Was  forced into mating Jehan as a part of a treaty between her family and his. Wasn't very pleased by it, as he was until she got to know him and realized their special connection.
Hair: Brown Curls. Eyes:Rich Sandalwood freckled with gold.
Breedmate mark: bicep
Bloodscent: Cinammon.
Unique ability: Empath. Feels emotional pain with touch.

Ekizael (Zael)

(Mate: Brynne Kirkland; Hero in Book 14: Defy the Dawn)
Zael is an immortal Atlantean, we've meet him "Crave the Night" in which he helps Jordana after her father is killed, from then on he becomes a friend to the Order. In this novel we see his special connection to the Colony were some of the Atlanteans live (the ones who left Queen Selene). For him the Colony is the only place he can call home and he is actually the only who can come and go between the worlds. Zael wants peace and so he is willing to help both sides - Order and Colony, to achieve that, but while the Order is listening the colony is having a hard time accepting an alliance specifically as they realize Zael is involved with a Breed female. Zael has another reason to stay in touch with the members of the Order, he recently realized Dylan is his daughter.  
Hair: Golden with copper, Eyes: Cerulean Blue
Unique ability: Atlantean powers.

Brynne Kirkland

(Mate: Zael; Hero in Book 14: Defy the Dawn)
Brynne is a daywalker, half sister to Tavia Chase, meaning she have been born in the labs of Dragos, but that's where the resemblance between them ends. Brynne is keeping a HUGE secret from anyone around her. Keeping this secret means not getting close to anyone, which is why Zael's intents are something she feels she cannot act upon. 
Brynne used to work as investigator in JUSTIS but she was fired in the beginning of this novel after JUSTIS heard she helped the Order with their mission (in the previous installment).  
Hair: Brunette Eyes: Forest Green
Bloodscent: Vanilla and Rain.
Unique Ability: Part Ancient.

Ettore "Savage" Selvaggio

(Breedmate: Arabella Genova; Hero in Book 14.5: Midnight Untamed)
A warrior in Rome's branch of the Order. Has been an orphan most of his life, came to live with Sal's family, a friend from College, that's were he met Bella (Sal's sister). They were lovers for a short while but after her father and brother found out they asked him to leave. Bella knew nothing of that. They meet again when Bella is being forced to cooperate with a Breed member of Opus Nostrum. 
Hair: Golden, Eyes: Hazel. 
Unique Ability: Conjuring Illusions. 

Arabella Genova

(Mate: Ettore Selvaggio; Hero in Book 14.5: Midnight Untamed)
Bella and Ettore were lovers when she was young but he disappeared one day never to return again. 7 years later her brother Sal got mixed with bad sort when he lost a lot of money to gambling. Bringing into their home Vito Massioni who is also a part of Opus Nostrum. Vito killed her brother and father after finding out Bella's unique power of Premonitions, taking her away and threatening to harm her sister in law and baby nephew if she doesn't cooperate. She does as he is asked for three years until Ettore appears in Vito's estate planning to bomb it. Now they need to not only fled the flames but also out run the ones who would come to harm her family. 
Hair: Blond
Breedmate mark: back of left shoulder
Unique ability: Premonitions.


(Breedmate: Chiara Genova; Hero in Book 14.6: Midnight Unbound)
One of the Hunters created by Dragos. Missing left hand due to injury while he tried to save a mother and her son who were quite close to him. Lives by himself mostly. We've met him in the previous novella as he came to Bella and Savage's help due to Trygg's request (another Hunter now working for the Order). He is asked again by Trygg to watch over Chiara from an unknown breed male who attacked her a few days ago. They stay together in her vineyard while the order tries to gather information and Scythe does his best to secure the perimeter and defend her if/when the breed male returns. Scythe had a difficult past - being a hunter, he cares about Chiara but he is afraid of chaining himself again, this time to a breedmate.  
Hair: Ebony, Eyes: Obsidian. 
Unique Ability: Sensing imminent danger. 

Chiara Genova

(Mate: Scythe; Hero in Book 14.6: Midnight Unbound)
We've met Chiara in the previous novella. She is Bella's sister in law (was married Bella's brother Sal). She lives in the Genova's vineyard in Italy with her 3 years old son Pietro. She met Scythe the first time a few weeks before when their lives were in danger due to Sal's betrayal of his sister. Now she is in danger again from an unknown breed male. Scythe comes to the rescue (though not so willingly due to his growing attraction to her). Chiara is VERY interested in Scythe but he seems uninterested, or that's what she thinks.. though in the end she finds the way to make him open up to her. 
Hair: Brown, Eyes: Chocolate Brown
Breedmate mark: beneath right breast.
Unique ability: Sonokinesis. 

(Breedmate: Chiara Genova; Hero in Book 14.7: Midnight Unleashed)
One of the Hunters created by Dragos. Scarred on his cheek after he escaped another sort of enslavement once he was out of Drago's grasp. Joined the order in Italy. Is looking for Santino who is the man involved in the making and destitution of "Red Dragon" a drug that changes any Breed Male into a killer. On his mission he stumbled upon the Atlantian Sia who does more than just help him on his mission.  
Unique Ability: Manipulating Electronic devices. 


(Mate: Trygg; Hero in Book 14.7: Midnight Unleashed)
Tamisia "Sia" is an Atlantian. She was banished for the colony after she trusted the wrong man which resulted in a death she never expected or wish would happen. She is living in the human world now with another Atlantian who runs a shelter for human women. 
While she met Trygg in the Order when she just arrived from the company she is surprised to meet him again when a Breed man and a human attack one of the residents of the shelter. She manages on her own beautifully, yet there is much more to the interest these men had on the young girl they sought in the shelter. She is determined to help the investigation even if Trygg is reluctant. Together they find they can work well as a couple if only Trygg would give it a chance.  
Hair: Blue, Eyes: Blond
Unique Ability: Atlantean powers.

Aric Chase
(Breedmate: Kaya Laurent; Hero in Book 15: Claimed in Shadows)
The son of Sterling Chase and Octavia "Tavia" Fairchild, Twin brother of Carys Chase. Like his mother and twin sister he is a day-walker. He is determined to become a field operative and so when Lucan Thorne sends him on a mission to montreal he wastes no time at all arriving there and making himself useful as well as known to everyone around him he means business. Yet meeting the beautiful and mysterious Kaya makes it hard sometimes especially because it's obvious there is much she would rather not say. 
Falling in love with her is easy, fully trusting her, or making her trusting him is NOT easy. Also their mission gets complicated by the minute which leaves him wondering if Kaya has anything to do with it.. 
Unique Ability: [Like his twin sister] Shadow Bender (like her father), Photographic memory (like her mother).

Kaya Laurent
(Mate: Aric Chase; Hero in Book 15: Claimed in Shadows)
Kaya's past haven't been easy, raised with her twin sister in a Breed hating world. Both left on their own, each sister makes her own decisions. Hers takes her to the Order, trying her best to become and operative. But her past keeps haunting her to the point she isn't sure if she can ever reveal the truths she has been holding back. Meeting Aric Chase who is teamed with her to catch one of Opus Nostrum's operatives becomes more difficult when it all collides with her past. Not to mention her growing attraction to Aric. How can she bond with him if it also means he would know through the bond everything she have been working so hard to hide.   
Hair: Coffee Brown, Eyes: Brunette
Breedmate mark: on her belly, just above her naval.
Bloodscent: Cinnamon and roses.
Unique Ability: Read human's minds through touch

Xander Raphael "Rafe" Malebranche
(Breedmate: Devony WintersHero in Book 16: Braek the Day)
The son of Dante Malebranche and Tess Culver (Book 2: Kiss of Crimson), in the previous installment he was seduced by an agent of Opus Nostrum, leaving him feeling like a failure when her actions almost kills the people he cares most about. Together with Lucan and Sterling they decide to "remove him" from the Order for a covert op of finding more information on Opus Nostrum. On his mission he finds Cruz and his gang which somewhat includes the elusive "Bricks". At first he is fooled (like the gang) thinking she is a human, but it doesn't take him long to realize she is a "daywalker". When he follows her back home he gets the whole story of her own vendetta against Opus Nostrum who has takes all of her family in an explosion. Rafe had enough of people manipulating him, he would "help" Devony, sure, because it help his own cause but he is constantly conflicted if he should just hand her over to The Order or stay by her side and work together as a team. Things naturally get out of hand when they fall for one another, especially after Devony saves his life by giving him her blood.. From there letting her go becomes impossible, and yet things get a bit out of hand when Devony realizes he betrayed her to the Order. Her actions then are what brings her and the Order a big clue into Opus Nostrum. 
Hair: Dark honey blonde Eyes: Aquamarine
Unique Ability: Healing like his mother Tess.

Devony Winters
(Mate: Rafe; Hero in Book 16: Break the Day)
Devony is a daywalker, unlike her other members of her family who works for JUSTIS, she studies music in Boston. That's what her parents wanted and yet when her parents - Roland and Camilla as well as her older brother Harrison is killed in an explosion of Opus Nostrum's making she is determined to take down the organization with the information her father left in the safe in their home in Boston. After a few months of working for different group she finds Cruz and his gang. They aren't close enough but they will do. Naturally they know her as a human, an expert in picking locks which works great for their mostly stealing jobs for Cruz's boss (and the one Devony believes is working closely with Opus Nostrum). When Rafe appears she fears he is going to blow her cover and so she is more than suspicious but when she realizes he has his own reasons to be on the same path as hers she offers a partnership and even though Rafe seems reluctant at least they agree to cover each other's back. Devony does exactly that hen she rescues Rafe from a mission sh wasn't even assigned to by Cruz and from there things get VERY complicated as they are both wanted by Opus Nostrum. Rafe does his best to shield her by bringing her to the Order but that's where she realizes he has been lying to her this whole time, taking her father's data to them. Heart broken she leaves to the only home left standing she has - the one Her parents and brother lived in London. She couldn't be more surprised with what she finds there. Bu it's another clue for Opus Nostrum and it's also a promise of a REAL partnership with Rafe. She takes it.
Hair: Brown Eyes: bourbon
Breedmate Mark: right shoulder blade
Unique Ability: Siphon someone else ability for a few minutes (left weakened)

0.5 A Touch of Midnight [Gideon & Savannah]
    (published 15 July 2013) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

1. Kiss of Midnight [Lucan & Gabrielle]
    (published 1 May 2007) ★ ★ ★ ★

2. Kiss of Crimson [Dante & Tess]
    (published 29 May 2007) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

3. Midnight Awakening [Tegan & Elise]
    (published 27 November 2007) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

4. Midnight Rising [Rio & Dylan]
    (published 25 March 2008) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

5. Veil of Midnight [Niko & Renata]
    (published 30 December 2008) ★ ★ ★ ★

6. Ashes of Midnight [Andreas Reichen & Claire]
    (published 26 May 2009) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

7. Shades of Midnight [Cade & Alex]
    (published 29 December 2009) ★ ★ ★ ★

8. Taken By Midnight [Brock & Jenna]
    (published 28 September 2010) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

9. Deeper than Midnight [Hunter & Corrine]
    (published 28 June 2011) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

9.5 A Taste of Midnight [Danika & Malcolm]
    (published 5 December 2011) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

10. Darker after Midnight [Chase & Tavia]
    (published 24 January 2012) ★ ★ ★ ½

--- The Midnight Breed Series Companion (Volume #1)
    (published 26 June 2013) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

11. Edge of Dawn [Mira & Kellan]
    (published 21 February 2013) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

11.5. Marked By Midnight [Mathias Rowan & Nova]
    (published 30 June 2014) ★ ★ ★ ★

12. Crave the Night [Nathan & Jordana]
     (published 5 August 2014) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

12.5. Tempted by Midnight [Lazaro & Melena] (1001 Dark Nights #10)
    (published 14 October 2014) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

13. Bound to Darkness [Carys & Rune]
    (published 30 July 2015) ★ ★ ★ ★

13.5 Stroke of Midnight [Jehan & Seraphina] (1001 Dark Nights #26)
    (published 13 October 2015) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

14. Defy the Dawn [Zael & Brynne
    (published 1 June 2016) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
14.5 Midnight Untamed [Ettore & Bella] (1001 Dark Nights #47) 
    (published 11 October 2016) ★ ★ ★ ★ 
14.6 Midnight Unbound [Scythe & Chiara]
     (published 14 March 2017) ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
14.7 Midnight Unleashed [Trygg & Tamisia]  (1001 Dark Nights #69)
     (published 10 October 2017) ★ ★ ★ ½ 
15. Claimed in Shadows [Aric Chase & Kaya Laurent]
     (published 23 January 2018) ★ ★ ★
16. Break the Day [Xander Raphael "Rafe" Malebranche & Devony Winters]
     (published 30 July 2019) ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ 

... Total 18 Full novellas (+ extra short novellas)

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