Book Review-Dark Crime by Christine Feehan

November 27, 2017 Loverofromance Book Reviews 7 Comments , , , ,

Book Review-Dark Crime by Christine Feehan

Book Review-Dark Crime by Christine FeehanDark Crime by Christine Feehan
Also in this series: Dark Prince, Dark Celebration, Dark Destiny, Dark Peril, Dark Storm, Dark Wolf, Dark Magic
Series: Carpathian #23.5
Published by InterMix on December 13th 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Vampires
Pages: 172
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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Two strangers are bonded by a lust for revenge—and each other—in this short story from Christine Feehan’s “erotic, gripping series that has defined an entire genre.” (J. R. Ward) 

Blaze McGuire knows who killed her father and she has merciless plans for payback. Until a phone call from a seductive stranger pleads with her to wait. Retribution is in his blood, too. Now, he and Blaze will be united in the blood of the guilty. Tonight, vengeance is theirs.Dark Crime first appeared in the anthology Edge of Darkness.

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Dark Crime is a story of heartbreak and loss, of finding justice for horrible crimes and finding a fated love that was always destined….

Dark Crime is a story that I just devoured which is the norm when Christine Feehan is writing and I really liked this novella and it was a bit longer than normal novella’s so I actually enjoyed this story quite a bit.

Our key players in Dark Crime are:

  • Blaze McGuire, our heroine, who has been training since since was two years old to fight by her adopted father, who has recently been tortured and murdered and Blaze is vowing revenge on the crime family responsible.
  • Maksim Volkov, a Carpathian Male, our hero, who has just found his lifemate but knows that she is about to kill herself in order to kill those responsible for her father’s murder.

Dark Crime was very different from your typical Carpathian installment, in fact, I had to look again to make sure that this was part of the Carpathian series because it was so different from most of the previous books. It is set in the states and dealing with some underground crime organizations but we learn that vampires are behind it all and are searching for Blaze and most especially her best friend who has unique and powerful psychic abilities. When Maksim saves Blaze from killing herself in order to take out the men responsible for mutilating her late father, Blaze realizes that Maksim gets who she is and accepts her as his “warrior woman” and when he seals their bond, she is more than accepting. Maksim is one of those Carpathian’s I adore and treasure because he understands that Blaze needs to be able to stand by his side and fight along side him and I love that he accepts and encourages that from her. It was so refreshing to read that since it doesn’t happen too often from these domineering and controlling Carpathian males. Of course, once you understand the time they were born into, I don’t fully blame them especially when there is so much evil they deal with. But I admire those men in this world that want their women to fight along side them. And boy this book was full of action and danger and I hope that Blaze’s best friend Emeline Sanchez because her story is definitely one I want to see more depth. We also get to learn more about the mission that Tariq and his friend Tomas, Lojos and Mathaisare on to find Psychic women because they are in grave danger from the vampires hunting them. There is so many unique elements wrapped in this novella that was powerfully stimulating and sensual!

About Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 50 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince.

IN HER WORDS:
I've been a writer all of my life -- it is who I am. I write for myself and always have. The ability to create pictures and emotions with words is such a miracle to me. I read everything; I mean everything! All kinds of books, even encyclopedias. I am fascinated by the written word and I love storytellers. It is a great privilege to be counted one myself.

  • I’ll add this to my TBR, thanks Renee!

  • Damn, that’s a lot of books in this series. I’m somewhat familiar with some of these and really do want to read them.

  • I heard a lot about the author and her books but I confess that I haven’t tried any of her books there

  • pretty sure I own some of these, but have not read her. Glad this read better than a short novella, despite it’s length. Interesting that she took that direction in this world, but kind of cool. Gah I just adore the new layout

  • For a novella is sure sounds like it has a lot going on and it sounds really good. But wow is that a lot of books already in the series, they must be amazing if you are still picking them up. 🙂

  • I have never read a Christine Feehan book! Where should I start?

    • oh really? You should change that. I would say either start with Dark Prince of this series (this series got me hooked on PNR) or Shadow Game, or the first book of her newest series Shadow Rider.