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"Dark Saga Still Hot, Hot, HOT!"

Fire! Her hair was red and gold, the color of flames. It was especially notable as Darius had not seen colors in centuries. Even more astonishing was the myriad of emotion the petit young mechanic awakened in him. Joy, protectiveness, and desire threatened to overwhelm his legendary control. Tempest, it was a fitting name for the woman who would turn his life upside down.

His life mate! How could this be? She was human and he was a Carpathian. Yet there was something different about her. A scan of her brain had revealed an affinity for animals. She could communicate with them at will. Had he found a female who could understand his predatory nature?

His newly acquired emotions registered fear as he realized Desari had sent Tempest to sleep on the bus that housed the band's leopards. Expecting the worst, he is surprised to find the pair of cats curled around the small human female. With his emotions on overload, his urge to taste Tempest over rides his control. He would not convert her, but he neither could he resist binding her to him.

Until his sister Desari's life mate had arrived to warn the band about the vampire hunters that stalked the band, Darius had had no idea that others of their kind still lived in the world. His little group had been isolated from their people, after escaping an invasion that had claimed the lives of their parents when Darius had been a child of six. Those of their species they had previously encountered, had all been abominations, vampires, as had been the females they'd turned. He'd been forced to destroy both. He would not take this risk with his life mate.

The point appears to be moot, as Darius' compulsion to make her forget the incident fails. Tempest had grown up in the streets among drug dealers and prostitutes. She had learned to take care of herself, has no use for men, and is not about to become lunch for a vampire. She flees, but soon learns there are much more dangerous things in the world than an amorous Carpathian male.

The vampire hunters are back, as Darius learns when he rescues Tempest from a lecherous follower. He will not let her out of his site again. He has decided that he will do anything to reassure her and convince her that a relationship is vital to them both. He will forsake the sleep of his people, age with her, and follow her upon her death.

Unfortunately Tempest's connection to the band has made her the perfect pawn in the hunters' scheme to capture the band members suspected of being vampires. As Darius grows weaker with each passing day, will he be able to protect Tempest from their evil clutches. Or is it just possible that the petit mechanic will be the one to save him?

I am awed by Ms. Feehan's ability to build upon this saga without becoming redundant. As the saga progresses something new is learned, and the reader comes to care about the characters, looking forward to the discovery of the newest life mate. This sixth book of the Dark Series is a fascinating as the first. Fans will perhaps not be surprised at the secondary romance within the pages of Dark Fire, but it was still a nice touch indeed. I don't know about anyone else but I would dearly love for Darius and Desari to meet their brother Gregori someday. I highly recommend this novel and wait with baited breath for the next installment.

Copyright 2001

Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted July 19, 2001

SUMMARY

A Carpathian Novel

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...

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Shapeshifter

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Dark Fire
(Dark: Book 6)
by Christine Feehan

Dorchester
August 1, 2001
Available: November 6, 2006
ISBN #0505524473
EAN #9780505524478
400 pages
Paperback
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