Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dark Curse by Christine Feehan

I’m a big fan of Christine Feehan’s Dark series. I’ve read nearly all of them. I think there are two that I’ve still not gotten a hold of. This one didn’t disappoint. In fact, I think this one would compare to Dark Demon, which is the one book that drew me to the series.

Dark Curse focuses on one of the De La Cruz brothers, Nicolas, and Lara Calladine. A female that carries the blood of Dragonseeker, Carpathian, and Mage. The daughter of Razvan, twin brother of Natalya from Dark Demon. The chemistry between the two sparks and explodes like firecrackers.

Ms. Feehan does a wonderful job with characterization and depicted an abuse victim very well as Lara suffers flashbacks of her childhood.

If you are a fan, this is a must read as the Carpathians find the cause of why few of their children survive…let alone thrive after birth. I won’t spoil the book, but I can’t wait to see how she has the characters solve this new obsticle.

If you’ve never read any of these books, I would recommend them.

Dark Curse
By Christine Feehan
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Purchase: Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores.

Born into a world of ice, and slave to her evil father, Lara Calladine knew only paralyzing fear as a child—and escaping with her mysterious gifts unbroken would be the only way to survive her great Carpathian heritage as a Dragonseeker. Human, yet mage, she was of the blood of three species yet belonged to none. She walked her chosen path alone, guided by the wisdom of her aunts—to blend in and let no one know of her ancestry and powers. And never trust anyone. For beyond the frozen hell of her youth was a world of even greater mysteries and dangers.

Today Lara is the leading expert in the field of ice cave study around the world and the healing microorganisms that thrive in them. She’s also in search of something else: the source of her nightmares—the cold dark corners of her childhood. Only one man has the will and the powers to help her: Nicolas De La Cruz, for whom centuries of hunting and killing have long since taken their toll. Dangerous and arrogant, he still longs to feel sensual love without the hunger for blood. Now, between Lara and Nicolas, a tenuous trust has emerged, and a passion neither has ever known before as a melody of dark promise begins.

But as each scales the treacherous land of the Carpathian in search of their past, they also harbor a secret that could save or destroy them. And as each may be desirous of a new beginning as lifemates, they are also haunted by the unknown dangers of a dark curse.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sins of the Night by Devyn Quinn

I’ve had the privilege of reading a few of Ms. Quinn’s books, and I’ve been happy with every one so far. She’s got a writing style I enjoy.

Sins of the Night is definitely a darker themed story. I fell easily for Adrien and his torturous past. Though, at times I wanted to shake some sense into him and yell to get over it. But then, that’s what makes his character so attractive. *sigh*

I’ve also found why Ms. Quinn’s favorite character, Morgan Saint-Evanston, is so much fun to write. He’s a trip.*lol*

If you like dark vampire stories, this is one to read.

Sins of the Night
By Devyn Quinn
Publisher: Kensington Aphrodisia
Genre: Paranormal Romance (Vampire)

Purchase: Barnes & Noble, Kensington Books, and Amazon

Once, Adrien Roth was a Shadow Stalker – a hunter of vampires called the Kynn. Captured, he was forced to pay a devastating price, to become the very thing he despised. Over a century has passed since that time and Adrien’s revenge against the creatures who tainted him is almost complete.

Little does he know that his thirst for justice will turn on him.

Foiling an attempted rape, Adrien is stunned by his attraction to the would-be victim.

Cassie Wilson is a vibrant woman, obsessed with living for every moment. Though he knows better, Adrien begins to fall in love with her. But Cassie hides a terrible secret: he cancer is incurable.

When he and Cassie are captured by his enemies, Adrien is given a choice. Should he choose death for himself, or life for Cassie by making her one of the clan he’s shunned for too long?

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