DEFY THE DAWN: Playing Defense

Defy the Dawn
DEFY THE DAWN CoverBook 14 in the Midnight Breed series
Author Lara Adrian
Narrated by Hillary Huber
Published by Tantor Media
Publication date Oct 25, 2016
Running time 8 hrs 3 min

I voluntarily reviewed a publisher-provided, review copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.


An immortal warrior must decide between loyalty to his people and desire for a beautiful Breed female determined to bring a powerful enemy to justice at any cost, in this new novel in bestselling author Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed vampire romance series.

My Take Oblong Shaped


The modus operandi for these books is set, if not in stone then, at least, in jello.  A warrior meets the one with whome they are well-matched and they get close to being mystically bonded, face danger and prevail.  Not necessarily in that order.

This adds a fairly new concept: a female, day-walking, Breed warrior.  We’ve known about them but this story looks into her life, mind and heart.  She’s got issues.

We also look at the Atlantean race a little more closely and what drives them and the cuckoo in charge.  But the Breed is definitely on the defense and facing threats on several fronts.

I thought it was pretty interesting and that the love story showed a lot of patience by the male love interest and a lot of immaturity for the female warrior. 

As far as narration goes Hillary Huber has a lock on it, having narrated all the books I have listened to from the Midnight Breed books.  But, she sounds nonchalant on the verge of bored to death. It’s nothing in the characterization or the voicing of the characters, it’s more the tempo.  That’s my humble opinion.

Otherwise, I thought this offered something new and worth listening to in the series.

Links Blue Horizontal

Tantor Media:


Lara Adrian: