Dark Fire ….
A carpathian Novel
Back cover ……
There is Always a price to pay ….
So Darius warned her when she accepted a position with his traveling troupe. And gazing mesmerized at the merciless slash of his mouth, the implacable resolve on his face, the soulless emptiness of his black eyes, Tempest was afraid to ask what it was.
She had always been different, apart from others. From the moment his arms closed around her, enveloping her in a sorcerer’s spell, Darius seemed to understand her unique gifts. But did his kiss offer the love and belonging she sought, or a danger more potent than his own panthers?
Somewhere deep inside herself, Tempest realized she knew the answer. She had no choice but to accept the velvet stroke of his tongue, submit to the white-hot heat piercing her skin, welcome an erotic pleasure like no other. . .
My review ……
Darius is so close to turning, he fears for his family. He doesn’t think they will be able to defeat him, and he will slaughter all and everyone his path …..
A carpathian male loses his emotions and the ability to see in colour after a few hundred years, so Darius is stunned at seeing a young girl with red hair trying to fix a motor that his little group own. But she’s not a girl, she’s a young woman. And when he heard her voice for the first time, emotions and feelings batter his senses. Julian is a carpathian male just recently joined their group (he is Desari’s mate from dark challenge) and he explained that there are human women out in the world capable of restoring the males emotions. He is hungry to learn more about this female, she is his salvation and no one will stop him from making her his !!!!
Tempest “Rusti” is a mechanic, she’s always on the move after being let down by her mother and the system. Finding this job seems like a miracle, she can travel with this group, saving money until she has enough to set herself up. But after meeting Desari’s brother, she isn’t so sure !!!! There is something that calls to her ….
The book is full of emotion. It deals with abuse with a sensitive hand. Tempest has had a hard life and is very wary, but she keeps questioning everything around her, and is very suspicious of the band. And once she finds out the truth, she makes a run for it, but that doesn’t go well for her, and Darius is there to save her (in fact she has a penchant for trouble, and he saves her a few times!!)
The society again raises its head, (a group of humans out to destroy vampires, and carpathians are caught in the crossfire) and Rusti is put in danger.
Darius thinks she needs a keeper, but she’s fine with being on her own.
The banter between these two is very funny. And reading the struggle between them makes for an interesting read.
So we a feisty female who refuses to listen to an ancient warrior, and constantly finds trouble (or trouble just follows her around)
We have a carpathian who has been a leader without being questioned for centuries, and now a mere mortal female has him tied up in knots !!!!
This is the book that set me off on my path to paranormal romances. I read it, and I was hooked…..
Each book in this long series can be read on its own, but to be perfectly honest, I read them in order (there is an underlining story through the whole series)