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"Another heart-stirring Carpathian story"

DARK DESIRE begins twenty-five years after DARK PRINCE where we first met a pleasantly laid-back Jacques Dubrinsky, brother to the prince. It is not necessary to read the first book to appreciate this story although I believe you will enjoy it more if you do read the series in order.

The unbelievable has happened - Jacques, an ancient and powerful Carpathian, was betrayed. He was handed to vampire hunters who tortured, then buried him and he has remained barely alive for seven years. His memory shattered, he has no idea why he has mental contact with American surgeon Shea O'Halloran, but she is his only link to life. He haunts her and finally compels her to come to him.

Shea has a rare blood disorder and needs transfusions to remain alive. This has brought her to the attention of the same vampire hunters who think they killed Jacques. As she flees these hunters, she decides to go to her father's homeland in the Carpathian Mountains. When she takes a walk in the woods, she is drawn to Jacques and risks her life to free him and save his life and sanity.

Unwittingly bound together, Shea and Jacques must not only confront the vampire hunters, but try to figure who was his betrayer. Until that time they can trust no one, not even those who introduce themselves as Jacques's fellow Carpathians.

Jacques will never be as he was and must face as many difficult life realities as Shea. Both Shea and Jacques are strong individuals that you care for. The romance is steamy and in the end "love conquers all" but the price is high. The dark aspects of torture, abuse and revenge are expressed in the story but are offset by love and positive life choices enough that the story is haunting but not terrifying.

It is fun to know that the characters come to life for everyone. In this printing, Ms Feehan shares a personal note about howJacques compelled her to write his story before Gregori's.

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Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted November 5, 2006

SUMMARY

A Carpathian Novel

The stranger silently summoned her across the continents, across the seas. He whispered of eternal torment, of endless hunger . . . of dark, dangerous desires. And somehow American surgeon Shea O'Halloran could feel his anguish, sense his haunting aloneness, and she ached to heal him, to heal herself.

Drawn to the far Carpathian mountains, Shea found a ravaged, raging man, a being like no other. And her soul trembled. For in his burning eyes, his icy heart, she recognized the beloved stranger who'd already become part of her. The imperious Carpathian male had compelled Shea to his side. But was she to be his healer. . . or his prey? His victim . . . or his mate? Was he luring her into madness . . . or would his dark desire make her whole?

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Shapeshifter

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Dark Desire
(Dark: Book 2)
by Christine Feehan

Dorchester
December 1, 1999
Available: December 3, 2006
ISBN #050552354X
EAN #9780505523549
315 pages
Paperback
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