In Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series, the Breed has lived among mortals who remain utterly ignorant of their presence. A dark and secret battle is ongoing between those who seek peace, and only desire to live quietly beside humankind, and those who feel Vampires are supposed to rule over humans and put them in their place, as food.
All Breed are male, and all descend from Otherworldly creatures who arrived on our planet a thousand years earlier. The power of each individual breed is as strong as his closeness to his alien descendant; the closer he is, the stronger he is. Right off the bat we get to meet Lucan, not only from one of the oldest breeds, but also the leader of the Order, which has vowed to protect breed civilians as well as humankind from the indiscriminant killings of Rogue Breeds.
“I have to go to her, Lucan. For my own sanity, if nothing else. If I stay here, I’m not sure what good I’d be, to tell you the truth. She’s the only thing that’s held me together in a very long time. I’m a wreck for this woman, my friend. She owns me now.” - Rio, Midnight Rising (Midnight Breed, #4)