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
Reading Challenges: Spooks Howls and Fangs Reading Challenge 2017
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.
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!