Summary from goodreads.com
In a frozen wilderness steeped in darkness, the lines between good and evil, lover and enemy, are never black or white but drawn in Shades of Midnight.
Something inhuman is stalking the frigid Alaskan wilds, leaving unspeakable carnage in its wake. For bush pilot Alexandra Maguire, the killings stir memories of a horrific event she witnessed as a child and evoke in her the inexplicable sense of otherness she has long felt within herself but never fully understood . . . until a darkly seductive stranger with secrets of his own enters her world.
Sent from Boston on a mission to investigate the savage attacks and stop the slaughter, vampire warrior Kade has his own reasons for returning to the frigid, forbidding place of his birth. Haunted by a secret shame, Kade soon realizes the stunning truth of the threat he faces–a threat that will jeopardize the fragile bond he has formed with the courageous, determined young woman who arouses his deepest passions and most primal hungers. But in bringing Alex into his world of blood and darkness, Kade must confront both his own personal demons and the even greater evil that could destroy all he holds dear.
4 out of 5 stars
Why, oh why, did I ever stop reading paranormal romance? I have no idea! I guess I had temporary insanity! This book has been successful in getting me back into paranormal romance!!! YEAH!!
Shades of Midnight is book 7 in the Midnight Breed series. This is a “vampire” series, but not in the traditional sense. The Breed is a different type of vampire, as they mate and feed off of “breedmates”, humans born with a birthmark that makes them compatible for the Breed.
This story centers around Kade, on officer in the Order, and Alex McGuire, a brush pilot from Alaska. A family is brutally savaged by a “beast” (which oddly wasn’t really identified), so Kade is asked to go investigate back in Alaska, which is where he is from.
Upon arrival in little Harmony, Alaska, Kade walks into a meeting of the town to discuss the murders and locks eyes on Alex. Their relationship sort of takes off like a rocket. If it wasn’t vampires and breedmates, I would have said, woo, slow down, but honestly, here it works.
Kade’s discovery that Alex is a breedmate was handled very differently (in a good way) then those in the other books, which made it much more enjoyable. I thought the chemistry between them was great. I also liked the side story with the sheriff and town loser.
Maybe I don’t remember since it’s been so long since I read the last book, but I really liked that this book set the stage for the next book. It made me really excited to read the next book.