Born of Darkness

Born of Darkness

As a former assassin in the Hunter program, Asher is one of a small group of Gen One Breed vampires who survived the horrors of a madman’s laboratory and the cruelty of the training that made him one of the most lethal beings in existence. Now, twenty years after his escape from those hellish origins, Asher is a loner whose heart is as cold as his skills are merciless. But...

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Title:Born of Darkness
Author:Lara Adrian
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  • ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️

    , is Book#1 of

    ’s new spin off series

    . If your a fan of Lara Adrian's

    series then you will love this series. It’s set in the same world as MB, 20 years after the Breed had been outed to the world. Now all of Drago’s freed Hunter Assassins are learning to live with the freedoms they have been given upon their release..

    This first book we are introduced to Asher. He’s been living a life of solitude on a small ranch

    , is Book#1 of

    ’s new spin off series

    . If your a fan of Lara Adrian's

    series then you will love this series. It’s set in the same world as MB, 20 years after the Breed had been outed to the world. Now all of Drago’s freed Hunter Assassins are learning to live with the freedoms they have been given upon their release..

    This first book we are introduced to Asher. He’s been living a life of solitude on a small ranch on the outskirts of Las Vegas NV. Because of the things Dragos forced him to do, he has decided to live his life alone. He is content in his freedom, even if he isn't truly living, only surviving. Then Naomi stumbled into his life and turns his world upside down. He is drawn into a deadly game that changes his quite life of self imposed solitude.

    Naomi is a Breedmate who has a gift that she uses to cheat at gambling, but, there’s a bigger motive for her actions, a motive that puts her in the cross hairs of a man who’s willing to stop nothing to get to Naomi. Now it’s up to Asher to keep her safe from a lethal enemy.....or die trying.

    All-in-all, this book kept me enthralled from start to finish. The characters were dynamic, complex, and strong. Asher and Naomi are great together...eventually. I had a bit of trouble conecting to Naomi in the beginning, however, her strong presence captured me in the end. I loved their story and I can’t wait for the next book in this series, hopefully Cain’s book?? Fingers crossed! I highly recommend to fans of Lara Adrian’s

    series or any fan of PRN romance, especially yummy vampires.

  • Kat Valentine

    What a awesome start to this new spin off series by lara adrian!! In this first hunter series read we find out about one of the most feared of drago's assassins Asher. When asher saves Naomi from a certain death from some thugs out in the desert the gen one breed will meet his match! Naomi has lived by her wits and her need for vengeance and no one will stand in her way not even a hot sexy vamp with a body full of beautiful dermalyphs and smelling and looking like sex on a stick!! Love me some b

    What a awesome start to this new spin off series by lara adrian!! In this first hunter series read we find out about one of the most feared of drago's assassins Asher. When asher saves Naomi from a certain death from some thugs out in the desert the gen one breed will meet his match! Naomi has lived by her wits and her need for vengeance and no one will stand in her way not even a hot sexy vamp with a body full of beautiful dermalyphs and smelling and looking like sex on a stick!! Love me some breed vamps!! Can't wait to see more in this series!!! Theirs a certain gen one hunter named Cain who got my attention too!!

  • Katie Reus

    LOVED this kickoff to her new series!

  • Sarah

    is the first book in

    new Hunter Legacy series, a spin of set in the same world as her bestselling Midnight Breed books. Each of these stories are going to be standalone paranormal romances so you don't have to be familiar with the original series to enjoy them but longtime fans will appreciate the chance to spend more time in this world and to find out what happened to the many Gen One Breed Hunters bred and trained by Dragos.

    It's been 20 years since Asher escaped

    is the first book in

    new Hunter Legacy series, a spin of set in the same world as her bestselling Midnight Breed books. Each of these stories are going to be standalone paranormal romances so you don't have to be familiar with the original series to enjoy them but longtime fans will appreciate the chance to spend more time in this world and to find out what happened to the many Gen One Breed Hunters bred and trained by Dragos.

    It's been 20 years since Asher escaped from his hellish upbringing in the labs and he prefers to live a pretty solitary existence in an isolated home in the middle of the desert. He's never really forgiven himself for the things he was forced to do as a child and he's barely kept in contact with any of his siblings. Naomi lost her family when she was only a child, her mother was murdered and her time in the system ended with her living on the streets fending for herself. She does whatever it takes to survive and help protect the other children she cares about but her latest scheme has left her in more danger than ever before. When Asher comes to her rescue he plans to just drop her at the nearest hospital and be done with her but when he realises she is a Breedmate he is honour bound to protect her until the danger has passed.

    This was the perfect blend of romance, action and suspense and a brilliant start to a new series. Both main characters were great they may have had difficult backgrounds but with work they were able to turn their lives around. Asher is a loner who is wary of letting anyone get close because he worries they'll blame him for his past but Naomi is open and warmhearted and does everything she can to help others who are in a similar situation to her. It takes a while for Asher to open up but inside he's just as protective as Naomi and he has brilliant instincts. They're both strong characters who refuse to back down so there are plenty of fireworks between them but I think that just made their romance even more passionate.

    I love the Midnight Breed world so it was a joy to dive into this story even though we don't actually see any characters from the main series. I'm looking forward to getting to know more of the Hunters and I hope we'll see more of Asher and Naomi again too, I'd like to see him rebuild his relationship with his brothers a little and I think Naomi is the perfect person to help him do that. I have a feeling we've already met at least one half of the next couple and I'm definitely looking forward to their story too.

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    Before reading:

    A Midnight Breed spin off staring the Gen One Hunters who escaped from Dragos's lab? I couldn't be more excited about this!! AND I HAVE AN ARC!! Authors are killing me with the awesome arcs this weekend, first

    and now THIS. I know what I'm reading next 🎉🎉🎉

  • Shari Kay

    3.5 ✭ really. But, heck, I'm rounding up instead of down because a 3 just seems too low and GR's doesn't give me another option.

    Though BoD seems like a PNR, if you've read far enough into the Midnight Breed books, you know it's really Sci-fi.

    So Asher is one of the tortured Hunters who are now free and trying to live with the guilt of their pasts. When you find out where Asher's name came from and why he keeps it...you wanna give him a big hug. I did at least. Can we kill Dragos again?

    3.5 ✭ really. But, heck, I'm rounding up instead of down because a 3 just seems too low and GR's doesn't give me another option.

    Though BoD seems like a PNR, if you've read far enough into the Midnight Breed books, you know it's really Sci-fi.

    So Asher is one of the tortured Hunters who are now free and trying to live with the guilt of their pasts. When you find out where Asher's name came from and why he keeps it...you wanna give him a big hug. I did at least. Can we kill Dragos again? Pretty please? Make it long and slow and bloody? No? Bummer.

    Anyhoo...Asher lives a mostly solitary life after the death of a human man who took him in and showed him a kindness he'd never experienced as one of Dragos' creations. After a run to town for supplies for his isolated ranch, he sees a car pulled off the road and decides to investigate.

    Naomi is in hot water. In her endeavor to payback the man who killed her mother, she has made a serious enemy in a Casino king. Caught stealing from him, she's been carted off to the desert by his goons and is about to die when Asher finds them and decides to intervene. Against his better judgement btw. Once he discovers she's a breedmate though all bets are off and he is honor bound to protect her until someone from the Order can take over. She'll be relocated to one of the Darkhavens until they can figure things out. Um...right. Naomi is not down for that at all. She has no intention whatsoever of leaving Vegas, her bff, the abused children she helps or her vengeance behind.

    This was a novella, so instalove happens pretty quickly. I really don't mind that in a fantasy read. Asher became sweeter, quicker than I would think a Hunter would, but that's okay too. He tried to deny his desire for Naomi because he didn't feel worthy, but was willing to protect her with his life practically from the get go.

    Naomi is no shy flower.

    She's also stubborn, brave and we are lead to believe...smart, though at times she disproves that notion. She's also big hearted though still determined to get her pound of flesh. This leads to tragedy and I was pretty upset by the price paid for not letting her hatred go sooner.

    BoD introduces us to the next hero...Cain and his future heroine. I thought the introduction of Rachel was forced, her plot line thin because her actions as a Justice officer in letting everything slide didn't ring true.

    How everything worked out in the end for a HEA was predictable, but satisfying in a Marysue kinda way. But heck...Asher deserved it.

  • Sophia Triad

    A spinoff series from the Midnight Breed! And obviously it is a great start.

    Hunters are the Gen One Breed warriors who were constructed to be killers by Dragos and they managed to escape when their collars were removed.

    Hunters' stories are included in the following books:

    ,

    There are part of the main series and they are mainly stories about Gen One warriors that have strong connections with the Order.

    Of course there are also many other Hunters that were never close to the Orde

    A spinoff series from the Midnight Breed! And obviously it is a great start.

    Hunters are the Gen One Breed warriors who were constructed to be killers by Dragos and they managed to escape when their collars were removed.

    Hunters' stories are included in the following books:

    ,

    There are part of the main series and they are mainly stories about Gen One warriors that have strong connections with the Order.

    Of course there are also many other Hunters that were never close to the Order and the warriors of the Order. The only thing they have ever learned in their life is how to be killers. So when they have to live a kind of normal life among normal humans, they will have difficulties.

    This book actually talks about two Hunters: Asher and Cain.

    Asher managed to be saved and he lives a peaceful life thanks to an eldery man who kept him close as a companion.

    Cain is the head security team of a casino and he does not seem to be a nice Breed.

    Naomi is a Breedmate with special abilities. She is a thief (but for a good reason) and she looks after the homeless troubled children with her friend Michael.

    Naomi will be saved and loved by Asher and she will be chased and threatened by Cain and his boss.

    Overall I enjoyed the story. It is a nice adventure and it has some deeper meanings about

    -friendship and companionship,

    -the support and guidance of people in need -especially children,

    -the forgiveness about mistakes of the past,

    -the vanity of material things and money,

    -the importance of true love

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  • Shayna

    Paranormal Romance was how I actually got introduced to the romance genre and at first it was my absolute favorite, but in the recent years I found myself shying away from it. I’m not sure if it was the lack of great material out there or what, but Contemporary Romance ended up taking over my life and PNR got pushed to the wayside and when I think hard on that, it’s incredibly sad. If there is one author who could pull me out of a PNR funk i

    Paranormal Romance was how I actually got introduced to the romance genre and at first it was my absolute favorite, but in the recent years I found myself shying away from it. I’m not sure if it was the lack of great material out there or what, but Contemporary Romance ended up taking over my life and PNR got pushed to the wayside and when I think hard on that, it’s incredibly sad. If there is one author who could pull me out of a PNR funk it would be Lara Adrian! She was my favorite back then, and she’s still a favorite of mine now. When I saw that she was doing a series spin-off of her INCREDIBLE Midnight Breed Series, I about FREAKED the freak out! That was AMAZING news because that series will go down as one of my all time favorites in the PNR world.

    BORN OF DARKNESS, book one in Adrian’s NEW Hunter Legacy series brings us Asher and Naomi, two unforgettable characters with heavy demons in their past…and present. Their connection is immediate even though they don’t know what to make of one another. They have their preconceived notions, but those end up going to hell the minute they touch. Their journey was so entertaining, so sexy, and so hauntingly beautiful, I couldn’t put it down. I don’t remember the last time I was so damn excited about a new series starting, and after devouring BORN OF DARKNESS, I just know that the PNR community is SO READY for this! Get ready to FALL IN LOVE with a different brand of vampire…get ready for the HUNTER LEGACY!

  • Under the Covers Book Blog

    I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

    It's no secret that we are huge fans of the Midnight Breed series here at UTC.  In fact, if you want to start reading a good PNR and don't know where to start, Lara Adrian is a great place to start!  So when we heard she was writing a spin off we were beyond excited.

    The Hunter Legacy series follows the assassins from the Hunter program.  If you are

    I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

    It's no secret that we are huge fans of the Midnight Breed series here at UTC.  In fact, if you want to start reading a good PNR and don't know where to start, Lara Adrian is a great place to start!  So when we heard she was writing a spin off we were beyond excited.

    The Hunter Legacy series follows the assassins from the Hunter program.  If you are Midnight Breed fan, this is a must read.  But if you are new to Lara Adrian, this is also a great place to start.  It's written in a way that makes it easy enough to jump in in my opinion.  And then once you fall in love with Ms. Adrian's writing, you'll have plenty of other books to keep you company while you wait for the next one to come out.

    BORN OF DARKNESS has the perfect blend of recluse, sexy hero and spunky heroine.  I really enjoyed both characters individually.  They've gone through a lot of heartache in the past and they are both dealing with that the best way they can.  But together they are able to cope better and overcome obstacles.  I really liked how they managed to bring the best out in each other.  

    Lara Adrian excels at writing unique and fresh stories.  That's always what keeps me coming back for more.  This was no different.  It's a mix of Vegas gangsters and revenge while set in the Mojave desert and the bright lights of the Vegas strip.  It was just a lot of fun to read.  Your heart can't help but open up for these Hunters and the things they've experienced.  The memories of what they've had to do.  I am really excited we are getting that glimpse into them and can't wait for the next one.

    *ARC provided by author

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  • SheLove2Read

    I liked Asher, the Gen One Breed vampire, quite a bit. Silent, broody, deadly. I can't say the same for Naomi. In fact, she ruined the book for me. There was not a single thing about her that I found that I liked. There was zero chemistry between her and Asher, and TBH, I was glad. He deserved better.

    Storywise, this is a 2, but I'm bumping up to a 3 because I've always enjoyed Adrian's work in the past. I'll give book two in this new series a try. Just hope it's better.

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