Midnight Hunter Book One in the Midnight Hunter Trilogy

Rated 4.79/5 based on 28 reviews
Donna McCormick is a smart, pretty college student whose twenty-first birthday is a week away. Unfortunately, so is her murder - unless the mysterious man from the darkness can reach her first.

Midnight Hunter is Book One in the Midnight Hunter trilogy. More
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About Bonnie Bernard

I'm the proud birth-giver to The Midnight Hunter Trilogy - a paranormal, suspense-thriller that features a dash of romance, a sprinkle of mystery, an occasional murder, and a full, fun cast of Underworld characters. Some of them are kind, others are wicked - but all of them will tug at your heartstrings.

The Midnight Hunter Trilogy is published by Fin-S Press and is available in softcover and most ereader-device forms.

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Review by: Joyce Hays on Oct. 25, 2013 :
Take a college girl dreaming of a strange man while pursued by another, add a best friend who knows more than she'll admit, throw in a little reincarnation, a few paranormal characters and you have Bonnie Bernard doing what she does best. Welcome to a paranormal romance with a side of prophecy, chaos and revenge.

What's a girl to do when her best friend insists you have to go with her to a club for high school kids? Why, go with her, of course! What Donna McCormick doesn't know about the darker side of town could get her killed. Her best friend didn't tell her she's the bait to catch a serial kidnapper, one who's been grabbing girls from the club that aren't seen again and just happen to fit Donna's description. Anger, hurt feelings, a brief argument later and Donna agrees to be the bait anyway.

There's more wrong in town than tall blonde girls going missing. The police aren't doing anything about it and couldn't care less. Anyone on the force who does, turns up missing. Things are getting strange in town and are about to get stranger and more dangerous. Cryptic warnings from a strange man hiding in the shadows, rescued by the same man after a bizarre encounter with the police and Donna couldn't get any more confused. Her dreams are becoming nightmares that leave bruises behind when she wakes up.

Bernard has created a great fantasy world with a wonderful cast of paranormal characters. She's taken what we thought we knew about vampires and put a new twist on them. And of course her signature wit just makes it even better. I enjoyed this book so much the first time I read it, that I immediately bought the sequels and tore through them as well. I've read this book a few times and expect I'll be reading it again sometime. Each time the experience is just as good as the previous.

For me, this was a fun, easy read. I enjoyed her characters immensely. The way they interact with each other kept me entertained all the way through. Dante, Trent, and Samee are a blast. Mo, the best friend is just too much fun, too suspicious of everyone, but a girl couldn't ask for a better best friend. I would so love to see each of these characters get their own book. (Hint, hint, Bonnie). Make sure to read the other books in the series as well. Definitely worth the time.
(review of free book)
Review by: Roxanne Kade on Nov. 26, 2012 :
Wow!! I was absolutely blown away by this book! It's going to be very difficult for me to write this review without giving away a few spoilers, but I'll try my best.

From page one it was clear that something wasn't quite right in the town of West Windington, but what ensued was so far from what I'd been expecting and it was amazing! Strangers in blue Toyotas stalking college girls, scary guys in black Broncos killing people, kidnapping, evil minion cops, Vampires and other Underworld characters, soul selling and eternal love. Yup, this book delivers all of this and so much more.

The characters were exciting, each in their own way and so well defined that I almost expected them to walk right off the page and into my life! It would have made my year if the delicious, Hunter, had! *sigh* Donna is one lucky girl! I loved how the multitude of personalities played off each other, even those with hate/hate relationships. I particularly enjoyed Mo, she's a bit crazy but with good intentions. She constantly proved what a great friend she was, even going so far as nearly staking her best friend's boyfriend.

Although the idea of "reincarnation" and eternal love is something I've read about before, the story behind Donna and Hunter's love was unique. Their relationship heated up pretty quickly but it was clear why it was so easy for them to connect, or should that be reconnect? I especially loved the explination Hunter gave Donna about how he re-awakens. It was an awww moment for me and it made their love all the more special. Their relationship felt real and it certainly wasn't one of perfection. It was great to see a female MC stand up for herself against the "man" she loves. She fought back when his anger flared (please don't take that the wrong way, Hunter never abused Donna!!) and never once allowed him to control her, even if it resulted in a brush with death.

This book also had plenty of terrifying characters and situations to balance the romance. Stephen, the evil brother out for revenge. He was wicked through and through and his hate drove him to wreak havoc. He was merciless and determined for history to repeat itself. Although he didn't feature prominently in the book, there was always the sense that he was lurking in the shadows ready to pounce!

So there you have it. Again, let me say WOW!! This book could have easily become predictable or just another Vampire story, but it wasn't. Bonnie Bernard is an amazingly talented writer, and I am delighted to be diving straight into book 2 of this series. The ending held so much excitement and promise for what's to come and I can't wait to see what lies ahead for all involved!
(reviewed 10 months after purchase)
Review by: L.M. Smith on Nov. 24, 2012 :
A Lovely Blend of Tradition and Innovation - 4.2/5 stars

Plot: 4/5 stars
I loved the set-up for this story and, despite thinking I had the ending all figured out from the beginning, was happy to devour every word. As it turned out, I didn't have the ending figured out at all but, for the first time, that was because I was expecting a bigger plot twist than what I received which is why I am giving this part of the review 4 stars rather than 5. It was a great story - but it didn't particularly surprise me.

Characters: 4/5 stars
Your main character is a seemingly pretty but otherwise plain-Jane who will inevitably become the super hero of the series. Her best friend is a quirky, spunky, off beat girl with crazy spiky hair. Her leading man is insanely delicious, broody, and - at times - dramatic. Yes, Twilight fans, if it sounds familiar to you I do understand. HOWEVER, the characters were well-written, believable, likeable, and extremely entertaining!

Writing: 5/5 stars
In the beginning the impression that I got was that the writing was unpolished but, as I read, I realized that this author just has an exceptionally unique style and the more I read the more it worked for me. It's not conventional, but it's extremely effective! Her tone and pacing makes the funny quirks in her characters even funnier and quirkier and by the end of the book it was like crack. I laughed, literally, out-loud so many times while reading this book!

Formatting/Editing: 5/5 stars
Either the self-proclaimed typo-nanny was too engrossed in the story to notice or there wasn't a single, solitary typo in this entire book. HOLY CRAP! That's so rare and Awesome!!!

Originality: 3/5 stars
So the centuries old male vampire that can read thoughts and drives a Ferrari is madly and eternally in love with the innocent and blissfully ignorant human girl who drives an old red vehicle. BUT WAIT A MINUTE!! Once you can get past the Twilightian similarities, and you should, you get to enjoy the unique elements of the book that blend a refreshing concoction of traditional vampire lore (like turning to dust from sunlight, for example) with unique and fun concepts like magical stakes, a complete lack of even basic culinary common-sense (HILARIOUS), and the idea that MOST vampires are generally good and it is the minority that goes insane and becomes blood sucking monsters. Love it!
(review of free book)
Review by: Calin Bianca on Aug. 10, 2012 :
I received this book free from the author in return of a honest review.Thank you,Bonnie!

THIS BOOK WAS A.E.W.S.O.M.E.!I loved it!

I was hooked from the very forst moment when I read it.I immediately fell in love with Mo,Donna’s best friend and I felt a deep connection with the characters because of the way they we’re created .

This book is also very unique.Though a combination between Twilight,Fallen and The vampire diaries, “Midnight Hunter” is very unique and special.I loved every single word of it and I hardly put it down.

Bonnie has a very special style-writing.It gives you a special feeling,like you are in love.And you really fall in love with her books and her characters.I totally love Hunter. *blushing*

The author definitely knows how to make you read.This book is full of action and has a very high amount of suspense and adrenaline and you simply can not put it down.There was always something that surprised me and that made my heart beat faster.I loved this thing.

The characters are very well created and described ,I liked that Donna is a twenty-years-old-young lady and not a child.I loved MO,because she is the perfect best friend.She is funny,loyal and smart.Hunter…well,Hunter is just perfect!

Though “Midnight Hunter” is a book with vampires,the fact that they have special abilities from the other vampires we read about makes this book much more different.

Let’s recap:awesome characters,lovely story,nice style-writing,hot vampires,love,suspense=> a very good book “Midnight Hunter”!

Donna is a-twenty-one-years-old young lady.Her life is normal and happy.She goes to the college with her best friend,Mo.The only problem is her parents,who are always fighting.That is the only problem until Mo tells her that in their little town the tall,blondes girls are missing.Donna is a blonde,tall girl.Mo is worried about it and she thinks that a kidnapper is behind the girls’ dissapearances. and she wants to catch him before he catches Donna.

First,Donna is skeptical and doesn’t belive Mo.She asks her best friend why she doesn’t go to the police.But Mo says that the police won’t do anything.Then,strange things start to happen to Donna and Mo.

First,Mo takes Donna to a night club crowded with people sweting and dancing.Nothing special until Mo leaves her alond in a dark corner.

A stranger hot men appears at her table from nowhere and tells her to go home.Donna asks him why,but he doesn’t answer and keeps telling her to go home and then,dissapear in the dark.Donna finds Mo and goes home.

The next time when this happeans,the stranger tells her his name: Hunter!He looks like a Greek God and Donna can’t get him out of her mind.

Another weird thing that hapeans is that the police seems to be possessed by something or someone.When Donna goes to the police officer and tells them that a strange guy in a blue car is stalking her for days,they don’t belive her.More,when she gets out of the office,two cops almost attacks her.She “escapes” when Hunter appears and tell them to leave her alone.

Hunter and Donna meet several times and Donna feels a strange connection with him and falls in love with him.But soon,she will find out that she loves a vampire.Yes,Hunter si a vampire!More,Hunter and Donna are Eternal Partners.This means that every life of Donna,they meet and fall in love with each oter.But their love is haunted bu Hunter’s brother,Stephen,who is an evil vampire who kills Donna every life she lives.MNow,is her last chance.If Stephen kills her,she won’t come back.Now,Hunter and his allies try to destroy Stephen and save Donna.

In the same time,Donna finds out more about her past and her other lifes and her life changes.

Do you think that Hunter will stop Stephen and Donna will live?Read the book and find out.


I recommend this book if you’re looking for something to love!Fans of Twilight,Fallen and The Vampire Diaries will love it,as I did!
(review of free book)
Review by: Calin Bianca on Aug. 10, 2012 :
I received this book free from the author in return of a honest review.Thank you,Bonnie!

THIS BOOK WAS A.E.W.S.O.M.E.!I loved it!

I was hooked from the very forst moment when I read it.I immediately fell in love with Mo,Donna’s best friend and I felt a deep connection with the characters because of the way they we’re created .

This book is also very unique.Though a combination between Twilight,Fallen and The vampire diaries, “Midnight Hunter” is very unique and special.I loved every single word of it and I hardly put it down.

Bonnie has a very special style-writing.It gives you a special feeling,like you are in love.And you really fall in love with her books and her characters.I totally love Hunter. *blushing*

The author definitely knows how to make you read.This book is full of action and has a very high amount of suspense and adrenaline and you simply can not put it down.There was always something that surprised me and that made my heart beat faster.I loved this thing.

The characters are very well created and described ,I liked that Donna is a twenty-years-old-young lady and not a child.I loved MO,because she is the perfect best friend.She is funny,loyal and smart.Hunter…well,Hunter is just perfect!

Though “Midnight Hunter” is a book with vampires,the fact that they have special abilities from the other vampires we read about makes this book much more different.

Let’s recap:awesome characters,lovely story,nice style-writing,hot vampires,love,suspense=> a very good book “Midnight Hunter”!

Donna is a-twenty-one-years-old young lady.Her life is normal and happy.She goes to the college with her best friend,Mo.The only problem is her parents,who are always fighting.That is the only problem until Mo tells her that in their little town the tall,blondes girls are missing.Donna is a blonde,tall girl.Mo is worried about it and she thinks that a kidnapper is behind the girls’ dissapearances. and she wants to catch him before he catches Donna.

First,Donna is skeptical and doesn’t belive Mo.She asks her best friend why she doesn’t go to the police.But Mo says that the police won’t do anything.Then,strange things start to happen to Donna and Mo.

First,Mo takes Donna to a night club crowded with people sweting and dancing.Nothing special until Mo leaves her alond in a dark corner.

A stranger hot men appears at her table from nowhere and tells her to go home.Donna asks him why,but he doesn’t answer and keeps telling her to go home and then,dissapear in the dark.Donna finds Mo and goes home.

The next time when this happeans,the stranger tells her his name: Hunter!He looks like a Greek God and Donna can’t get him out of her mind.

Another weird thing that hapeans is that the police seems to be possessed by something or someone.When Donna goes to the police officer and tells them that a strange guy in a blue car is stalking her for days,they don’t belive her.More,when she gets out of the office,two cops almost attacks her.She “escapes” when Hunter appears and tell them to leave her alone.

Hunter and Donna meet several times and Donna feels a strange connection with him and falls in love with him.But soon,she will find out that she loves a vampire.Yes,Hunter si a vampire!More,Hunter and Donna are Eternal Partners.This means that every life of Donna,they meet and fall in love with each oter.But their love is haunted bu Hunter’s brother,Stephen,who is an evil vampire who kills Donna every life she lives.MNow,is her last chance.If Stephen kills her,she won’t come back.Now,Hunter and his allies try to destroy Stephen and save Donna.

In the same time,Donna finds out more about her past and her other lifes and her life changes.

Do you think that Hunter will stop Stephen and Donna will live?Read the book and find out.

I recommend this book if you’re looking for something to love!Fans of Twilight,Fallen and The Vampire Diaries will love it,as I did!
(review of free book)
Review by: Imajica Snow on July 28, 2012 :
The Midnight Hunter

This story is about a woman who meets a vampire who turns out to be her eternal partner. Very good story except I just did not like Donna. There was just something about her I found very annoying. I loved her best friend Mo, she just was a spunky woman who I guess I relate better too. Hunter was ok, a little odd in my opinion even for a vampire. I think everyone will love the other vampires, Trent and Dante though. It was a very good story that I think as the series continues will even get better. I was not as hooked with this one as I would have liked but that could be because I just did not like Donna, or her mother! I cannot wait to read the next book and see what happens next cause well I know it is going to be good.
"I have received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review"
(review of free book)
Review by: amerse on July 25, 2012 :
I could not put this book down. From the moment I started reading I was enthralled. It is a refreshing take on vampires. Book One Midnight Hunter First in The Midnight Hunter Trilogy, was full of different twists and turns. When I thought I had something figured out something would happen and throw me off the scent. The story was really well written.

The characters were well written and three dimensional. They just jumped off the page. Donna is the kind of protagonist that you can't hope but root for. She is strong willed, funny, and fights for what she believes in. Her best friend Mo is a bit more reckless but you can tell she really cares about doing the right thing. The antagonist in this story was believable and made me want to see him defeated.

Overall this was a fabulous book. It had humor, drama, romance, mystery, and the sci-fi aspect. I cannot wait to read the next two books in this trilogy. I would definitely recommend it!
(review of free book)
Review by: The Observant Pianist on July 24, 2012 : (no rating)
I'm generally not a fan of the vampire genre, but I'm definitely a fan of Bonnie Bernard's "The Midnight Hunter" series. It's a unique, fast-paced, character-driven take on the underworld. In Book 1, "Midnight Hunter," unsuspecting Donna McCormick thinks she's a normal college student, but discovers she's not. Almost nothing in her world is what she thought it was, and she's not going to survive for long if she doesn't figure out who the bad guys are. If you love interesting tales about good versus evil with characters you care about, then you'll enjoy these books. Each book is better than the next, and then there's Howie, the most intriguing character I've come across in a long time! Howie alone would be worth the read, but there's much, much more to love about this trilogy. Read it! You'll love it!
(review of free book)
Review by: Claire Taylor on July 24, 2012 :
I was given this book on a read to review basis.

Although it took a little while to get into the story, once I was I was completely fascinated. The characters are more real than the dreamy types that are about at the minute, with many of them being dark and dangerous. As the story continues, more and more characters are introduced which broadens the story nicely and all of them have their own traits which adds to the detail.

The story is unique with a great mix of twists and turns, action, suspense, danger and romance (which has enough ups and downs of its own to keep you intrigued).

The book is easy to read and the author has done a great job keeping the language and descriptions simple, letting your imagination take over.

This book is the first in the Midnight Hunter Trilogy, and luckily the other two have already been released so I can continue reading straight away.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
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