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Book Review-Darkfire Kiss

by | Jan 21, 2013 | Book Reviews | 1 comment

Book Review-Darkfire KissDarkfire Kiss by Deborah Cooke
Also in this series: Kiss of Fury (Dragonfire, #2), Kiss of Fire, Winter Kiss, Whisper Kiss, Kiss of Fate
Series: Dragonfire #6
Published by Avon on February 26th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Pages: 358
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0062078119
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New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands delivers a wickedly fun Argeneau novel featuring a vampire ready to claim his mate and the beauty who resists her fate!A kiss doesn’t mean eternity . . .Valerie Moyer doesn’t believe in vampires—until she is kidnapped by a fanged psychopath! After escaping her bloodthirsty captor, she’s through with creatures of the night. Until she finds herself under the protection of the darkly handsome Anders. Not only is she expected to accept that Anders is immortal, but also that she is the woman destined to be his life mate!. . . Or does it?Anders felt a connection to Valerie from the moment he cradled her bruised body in his arms. But before he claims her, he must destroy the vampire who almost stole her from him forever. His job would be easier if Valerie didn’t fight him every step of the way. Still, Anders loves a challenge, and the green-eyed beauty is worth fighting for!

My Review
When challenge coins have been exchanged, Rafferty is now determined to be the one to destroy Magnus, once and for all. But when he meets Melissa Smith he is intrigued, but very suspicious of her.  When he first meets her he catches her stealing, so he doubts her. But then when he realizes that she is his firestorm, he knows he must protect her. But then he starts to realize that his firestorm is far different than any other, because  its where the ‘Darkfire’ is introduced. One which is prophesied to change everything. Even though Rafferty is unsure of Melissa, he also can’t resist the passion that rises between them….

The Hero 
Rafferty, is one of the older Pyr, who has much experience on his belt. Rafferty has always been loyal to the Pyr and one of the most talented. From the moment that Melissa enters into his life, he changes. His primary goal is to protect her at all costs. His feelings for her overwhelm him, and his protective instincts go into hyperdrive whenever danger comes calling. However he also knows that she is the one he has been waiting for….His Mate. 

The Heroine 
Melissa, a reporter and a journalist, has recently lost a dear friend who was murdered. As such she is determined to find justice, but she never expects her world to change forever. Melissa knows that she can never have a family like she has dreamed of. But when Rafferty comes into her life, she starts to hope again, that he may be the best thing that has happened to her.

My Thoughts 
 Darkfire Kiss is the sixth installment of the series, and even though it was a enjoyable one, it would probably be my least favorite of the series. I just was never fully able to really get into the story very well, at least not until the end. So I was a bit disappointed since I have been looking forward to Rafferty’s story ever since I started reading the series. It didn’t flow very smoothly, not like her other books, and I didn’t enjoy it as much as the others. Overall though it was a comfortable read that one could relax with, and even I was a bit disappointed, I still enjoyed it, just not as much as the others that I have read so far. I am hoping the the next in the series I will enjoy more.

About Deborah Cooke

Deborah Cooke also writes under the names Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross.

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, #1 Kindle Bestselling, KOBO Bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and of Novelists Inc.

Currently, she’s writing paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke, and medieval romances as Claire Delacroix.

Deborah thinks a lot about publishing and writing, and also knits too much.

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1 Comment

  1. Ann Lorz

    I hate when a book isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I have only read one book in this series. I liked the one I read but I haven’t been back to it. Thanks for the review.


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