Four Star Review for Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn by Author Alexandria Infante from Eternal Press...
Review by Amanda Pierce;
First off I'd just like to say wow!
This is a book about Arieanna, a junior high school History teacher, who gets pulled into this insane world of werewolves, Egyptian myths and vampires. Auron is the man who has been secretly protecting her for months; only she doesn't know it. So, what happens when he is forced to show himself to her?
I completely enjoyed this book; there were many great aspects to it. I like the fact that the author incorporated the Egyptian myths ( I'm half Egyptian so that was boss for me).
There were so many characters that I thoroughly enjoyed. I also liked that the author broke the rules and used more than one POV. Danni, Arieanna's cousin is hilarious, and she gives you some of that Urban quality; and the fact that the main character Arieanna calls her Ghetto was awesomely funny too.
Having said that, the old language the author uses to portray the accents of the main male character Auron and his Foretag members might be a little daunting for some, but I loved it; because it helped me remember the characters were in actuality Scotsmen.
For those who love adventure, romance with a bite, vamps, werewolves and witches, this is a really good read. This is quality writing.
Lastly, I liked the character Auron. He was very charming and at most times very funny. He proved that he would do whatever he had to do to protect the women he loved.
Three & 1/2 Stars for Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn
Tags: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, YA / Teen, Multicultural / Minority, Vampires,Shapeshifters, Witches
A NIGHT OWL REVIEWS BOOK REVIEW |
Reviewed by: Beth Hardy
This is a book about Arie, a school teacher who is pulled into a world of vampires. Auron is the man who has been secretly protecting her for months. So, what happens when he is forced to show himself to her?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book; there were many great aspects. I do feel that with so much going on, as captivating as it was at times it caused some confusion. There were so many characters and so many names, and tales of the past, which made it hard to remember exactly what is going on at all times. Having said that, for those who love adventure or paranormal vampire books this is still a really good read. This is quality writing with a nice tone. Lastly, I liked the character Auron. He was very charming and at most times truly amusing.
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Mlugu Zulu's Books n' StuffBook Reviews
I just read
"Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn" by Alexandria Infante'.
I must say beforehand that romance novels are not really my cup of tea, so; I will sound a little biased. The only real drawback I saw in the novel was the plot. A Werewolf is sent to bodyguard a Mundi who unknowingly is the key to an ancient secret. I know vampires and werewolves are hot right now, but the plot was just too cliche' for me.
That being said, Ms. Infante's character development skills are excellent. I loved her heroine. There were many times in reading that I found myself laughing out loud, wondering what she would say next....
The Pen & Muse...
Abraham Lincoln once reviewed a book by saying, For those who like this kind of book, this is the kind of book they will like.
Teaching between Midnight and Dawn will definitely appeal to
a certain kind of taste. This is a book for those who want to graduate from
Twilight. Anyone intrigued by the human -werewolf romance theme but who thinks
there ought to be some actual sex scenes after all those smoldering glances at
each other, has just found the right book. Readers excited by paranormal romance and who want a story that moves
quickly will find this a good novel for that plane ride or lazy afternoon at
Interview with Kevin
Rau on the H.E.R.O.
Interview with Alexandria Infanté
Interview Date: 5/22/2012
When did you start writing, and was there a significant
event that prompted you to do so?
I love the Paranormal! Some of my favorite authors are
Laurel K Hamilton, Kim Harrison and Charlaine Harris. However, I didn?t see
myself reflected in the works that I read, and if I did it was a side
character, a supporting character, or a villain; so I thought I'd write my own.
Being multi-racial (Puerto Rican, Cuban, Native American, Irish and
African-American) I wanted to see a character like me, and the fact that this
is rare spurred me on.
Authors like me tend to get pigeon holed into one specific genre like Minority literature, Latina, African-American, or Ethnic, who hardly ever move out of that; and I think that this is completely unfair. I hoped by writing what I believe the genre should encompass, people would see the book for the story and negate the race of the character; that being, anyone could place themselves in the shoes of the character, not just someone of a minority background....
Anne Hofmann (Hacienda Hts, CA USA) - A short review on a great book!! This review is from:Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn (Kindle Edition)
Okay, so I know that you can read the description above so I
will not go into details about the book...because really you should read it to
find all this out!!! This book is very well written, and the author gives great
detail and explanation of the history sounding the plot and main characters.
She also gives accurate historical information so if you like history, and
supernatural, and romance then this is the book for you. As a lover of all things
historical and romantic in nature, I loved reading this book. I could not put
it down... and yes I know that the paperback copy is expensive so if you can
find a way to download the kindle software, and don't mind reading an
electronic copy then that is the frugal way to go.
Neko - Not your ordinary supernatural novel!
Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn
This book takes history and myths from around the world and spins it all into an entrancing story filled with romance, adventure, and action. The writing style really draws you into this world, and the characters are so likeable that you can't help but cheer for Arieanna and Auron as they face dangers. It's definitely a great read!
By blazepoet1 -
Saucy and Vivid!
Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn
Very intriguing and creative take on the classical love story (boy meets girl). The characters are raw and intense. Loved the imagery and the authors ability to invite the reader into the main characters Universe. The historical background is detailed and helpful. Simply brilliant!
yesenia - Way better then most supernatural novels!!!
Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn
This is the best book I have read in years! I can't recommend it enough! It is fabulous, and I think they should make a movie out of it. The story grabs you and doesn't let you go, especially when the characters are so sensual to each other. The Scottish Lycans are awesome. I liked the accents that the characters have. Personally I think this book is WAY BETTER THEN TWILIGHT! Once you have read it, you will understand why! I loved it!
changes can bring about some of the most amazing adventures.
That’s exactly what Izobel Santos thought when she decided to chuck it all, and move from California to Louisiana to chase her dreams of opening a restaurant of her own.
In spite of this, sex, lies, without the video tape threaten to turn her once looked forward to venture into a nightmare; and it seems only one person knows the truth.
A past of pretext, deception and treachery jeopardize not only her dreams, but her life as well.
Can Izzy find the truth, before it’s too late…
Luc Moreau knew who she was from the moment he laid eyes on her. She looked so much like Sophia, that it was almost daunting! Yet from the moment his lips touched hers, he knew what his job was; to protect her from clandestine forces, and untold secrets of long ago, no matter what the cost…even if it might get them both killed!
As I maneuvered through the crowded dance floor, the music changed to this amazing seductive beat.
The waiter suddenly paused in front of me, and I looked up at him surprised.
“The host has sent this for the lovely lady.” He smiled behind the mask, and I frowned slightly.
I noticed the two glasses of champagne were tinted an electric green, then stared at them for several moments.
“Both?” I asked, my brows rising, and he nodded grinning.
“Seems he thinks you need to…loosen up a bit.” He laughed, and I frowned out right then.
I snatched both glasses off his tray, then commenced to down them both.
He threw his head back laughing, winked, then sauntered off.
I took a deep breath, then released it slowly.
I wasn’t sure why I was nervous, but something strange was in the air; and if I had to describe it, it was pure energy, but of a sexual nature.
I eased in between this dancing couple attempting to get to the middle of the dance floor.
I didn’t care if I would be dancing alone, but something about this song made me want…no need to dance.
I instantly realized it was Chibo Motto’s Sugar Water.
I closed my eyes behind the mask, and just allowed the music to envelope me, sighing as it seemed to take me higher.
But then again, it could have been the two glasses of champagne I’d just downed.
I felt some kind of electrical charge go through me, then gasped as I felt his presence.
Somehow even with my eyes closed, I knew it was him.
“I’d know this body anywhere.” He suddenly whispered into my neck, his lips brushing my skin, and I swear I felt it to the core of me and had to stifle the moan.
“Luc.” His name seemed to ease from me on a deep breath; he nodded, then drew me into his body, my back to his chest.
His hands caressed my bare shoulders, then nape of my neck, and I nearly screamed.
I wasn’t sure what was in that fucking champagne, or if I was just straight up horny; but every time he touched me, it felt as if tiny electrical currents were shooting through me, centering on every pleasure zone I had.
“Luc.” I gasped; he turned me, then crushed my lips with his.
“I need Cher, I swear I do! I caint function without her.” He swore fiercely against my lips, I gasped, opened my mouth to speak, when he covered it with his again; and I swear I almost screamed.
“And I didn’t mean for Cher to drink èm both, one was mine.” He chuckled in my ear, but I could no longer concentrate.
He swept me into his arms, then nodded to the two grinning men in the corner, and they parted the people for him laughing.
I wasn’t sure what was going on, but I knew I wanted him so far up in me in that moment, that I would swear it was burning a hole in me!
“Luc…” I moaned, and he nodded.
“Jus hole on mon amour; I promise it’ll pass soon.” He swore, as he took the stairs two at a time.
As he entered the bedroom, I somehow switched positions in his arms, he gasped, and I wrapped my legs around his waist, locking my lips with his.
“Cher non, you don’t know what chue doin!”
“Yes I do, fuck me!” I hissed in his ear, and would swear I heard him growl.
“Amourexu…I cain…” I silenced him with my lips, jumped down from his arms, and immediately began snatching his clothes off. I shimmied out of my dress, which left only the garters and undies.
Which were crotch-less.
When he was bare chest, my touch caused him to gasp, snatch up a glowing green bottle, then down half its contents.
“Beb, we caint do this! Not yet, I need to explain some than…” He wailed backing up, and I gasped shocked interrupting him.
“Fine...if you don’t want me...just fucking say so Luc! But stop playing these fucking games!” I yelled, because that was the third time he blew me off.
I snatched up my dress to cover my breast, then made a b-line for the door, but never made it.
We slammed into the wall, he placed one strong arm between my legs, then hoisted me up eye level, pinning me there with his arm in between my thighs, and I swear my vajush was screaming for more as I gasped shocked.
I looked into his eyes bewildered.
“Not wont chue? I have tried everythin in ma power; to not fucking wont ye Izzy!” He spat, and my eyes widened, because his were suddenly an amber green, and the accent sounded just a bit different.
I would swear it was a mixture of British/French and Cajun!
“But…” He cut me off, by placing his finger to my lips.
“Naw, Cho! Co! Ye da one who been leadin me on a merry chase Poupèe, then boude all damn day, when I let go; don’t give me that merde. So stick a sussette in it and listen.” He barked, I was short of breath, and my eyes narrowed.
But my faithless ass body caused me to nearly moan in pleasure from that slight touch, despite my offense.
“I never said…” I attempted, he shook his head drawing even closer to me, and I was all aware that his arm was still between my thighs, giving me pleasure, even if he had no clue of it.
“Just stop.” He commanded, jerking me into his body, and I swear I had never been so turned on by a man in my life!
Gone was my docile Luc, replaced by this extremely sexy…aggressive…man.
And I was loving every fucking minute of it.
“Ye want me to fuck ye Izzy? Believe me; I have wanted to do nothin more since I was sixteen fucking years old! But this ain’t about a fuck; it’s about ye and me Izzy.
Ye belonging to me, and no one else. Me…the only man allowed between these thighs.” He declared, as he suddenly removed his arm, caught me, and pinned me to the wall, his hands gripping my hips.
“Me the only man smacking this tight ass.” He affirmed into my throat as his hands suddenly began to palm my ass, and my head rolled back, leaning against the wall.
I gasped as he suddenly held me against the wall with his upper body, then stepped out of his slacks.
“Me the only man suckin on this hot little cunt.” He avowed, and I did scream this time, as he placed two fingers inside of me, and my muscles immediately began to milk them for all the pleasure I could get.
“Me the only man makin ye cum for hours; cuz believe me, if I fuck ye, ye belong to me, and me only Izzy and I fucking mean that! Because I swear to God, I will kill any other man ye do.” He pledged with a growl, actually seriously bit my neck this time, jerked me down on his erection, and I screamed from the pleasure.
“Still want me to fuck ye?”He snarled, and I could only pant, as I felt myself completely full for the first time in my life, then wiggled to draw him up even deeper, and he growled in the back of his throat...