The writing is atrocious, the story insipid, the characters flat as the cheap paper within which they reside...and somehow I can't stop myself from reading this. It's like when you eat too many M&Ms, and your mouth starts to taste terrible and the candy coating splinters are in your gums, but you just can't stop yourself because it's CHOCOLATE, and who says no to chocolate? It's sorta the same thing with this. Who says no to terribly written semi-romance paranormal crap? Not me!
This was actually the hardest of the whole series for me - maybe because it presented a lot of 'set up' information. Great series, but I found it best not to read too many in a row - the 'me vampire, you mate' arrogance can get overwhelming.
1. Dark Prince (1999)
2. Dark Desire (1999)
3. Dark Gold (2000)
4. Dark Magic (2000)
5. Dark Challenge (2000)
6. Dark Fire (2001)
7. Dark Dream (2001) (in After Twilight)
8. Dark Legend (2001)
9. Dark Guardian (2002)
10. Dark Symphony (2003)
11. Dark Descent (2003) (in The Only One)
12. Dark Melody (2003)
13. Dark Destiny (2004)
14. Dark Hunger (2004) (in Hot Blooded)
15. Dark Secret (2005)
16. Dark Demon (2006)
17. Dark Celebration: A Carpathian Reunion (2006)
18. Dark Possession (2007)
19. Dark Curse (2008)
20. Dark Slayer (2009)
I loved this story. It was dark, mysterious and incredibly sexy. One of my keeper collection. I thought this series had a better impact when read in order and this is the first. The next book Dark Desire remains my favorite.
Raven has been alone all her life, her telepathic gifts have kept her from ever fitting in. She has used them to track serial killers, but the price has been high, leaving her clinging to sanity.
Mikhail, prince of the Carpathians, has been alone for many lifetimes, shut away in darkness for so long that he can no longer feel emotions. But one night, as he considers ending his life, Raven speaks to him, mind to mind. He is amazed that a human can do this, but he soon learns that this human is his life mate.
Now just as they have found each other and the peace and joy that brings, a hunter has begun killing the Carpathians. Mikhail must track him down to protect those he leads, but that will put Raven at risk.
If you are a fan of supernatural / vampire romances, I think you will like this one.
Meh. I'll probably check out the next book to see if it gets any better but I wasn't very impressed with this book. All it seemed to be was the hero and heroine arguing over the same things, having sex, healing, arguing again, rinse and repeat.
I just would have preferred a little more action, a little less angst, and a heroine that was a little less annoying. She says she's "intelligent" yet gets herself nearly killed repeatedly. Obviously you are dumb, so listen to you barbarian man-vamp and do as he says. Not terrible but not very good either.
This book is about a group of immortals who's race is dying out. There are few woman and the infant mortality rate is high. The leader is running out of hope, he lost any feelings centuries ago and was about to walk into the sun (which is commit suicide)until a human woman with psychic abilities talks to him. He falls in love with the woman and the book goes on about their trials and love. She becomes the hope for their survival. The book starts off quick and is sometimes hard to follow because the author uses a lot of comparisons but overall I enjoyed it. I am going to read the second book if that tells you anything.
I enjoyed this book overall. I like descriptive books and this one was interesting in the way he won her over to his side and how caring he turned out to be for her feelings. A new take on the vampire lore...it was nice to see a change from the typical vampire book; however, it started to drag towards the end after she was foolishly headstrong and he (of course) had to rescue her yet AGAIN. I wonder though if this was a way to introduce more characters and explain them as they helped the hero rescue his lady? I was happy to see that she was still held back by her human thoughts and instincts at time.
Decent start to a series. Lots of detail in the main characters & the culture & habits of the Carpathians. Uneven, overblown descriptions at times, but worth reading. It didn't put me off reading the next book in this series.
He came to her in the night,a predator-strenght and power chiseled his features.Theseduction was deep and elemental;he affected her soul.His need.His darkness.His terrible haunting loneliness,her senses aroused,she craved the dangerous force of his body,burned for him and he had only touched her w/his mind.
A vampire contacts a woman's mind. Her need to help him overcomes her fears of him. She brings out things in him he no longer believed existed...
Never having been a fan of romance novels, Christine Feehan really surprised me. A very well-written vampire romance novel. It tends to be a bit corny at times, but not overly so. You can overlook it now and again for the quality story contained here.
Aweful!!!!! Was reading it for a book club and had to stop at chapter 6. The writing was terrible, plot was dead, and it never explains how the h/h meet. Very disappointed had high hopes for this, being it was so highly recommended. WHAT A DUD!!!!!!