Courting Darkness (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon #10)
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Courting Darkness (Otherworld #10)

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Camille D'Artigo is Priestess of the Moon Mother and wife of a dragon. But her dragon father-in-law doesn't want her in the family. Captured and swept off to the Dragon Reaches, Camille must find a way to escape before her husband's father breaks her spirit...
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Jove (first published October 25th 2011)
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Jenevieve
The 10 book in the Sisters of the Otherworld series. This one is told from Camille's point of view. Camille, Smoky, Roz, and Iris have just returned from the Northlands where Iris had to confront her past to see if she had any chance of a future. No sooner so they return home then they are immediately headed back out as a deamon has a message for Camille and will talk to no one else. The message..."Hyto is near". A psychotic father-in-law is just what Camille needs right now, especially one who...more
Wr
Could have skipped this one
David Caldwell
There are spoilers in this review.

I was disappointed with this book.It is the tenth book in the series and in my opinion the one with the most problems.The book is both very fast and slow at the same time.There are some awkward elements.Finally there is a lot of graphic language and sex scenes.

Starting with the awkward elements,there were three that ranged in severity. Ashere or the snow monkey character seemed to have no real purpose.He was a mercenary but was willing to fight to the death even...more
Lindsay
Camille D'Artigo has a problem - several, actually. Demons are trying to break the seal between worlds so they can take over Earth, and only she and her sisters have a chance of stopping them. Her fae father has disowned her for joining forces with the Earthside fae Queens. And her father-in-law intends to kill her. After he breaks her - body and spirit.

While darker than the previous novels in this urban fantasy series, no character is stronger than the half-human, half-fae Camille. With the sup...more
Bookaholics
Courting Darkness by Yasmine Galenorn
Paranormal Romance – Nov. 1st, 2011
4 stars

Camille D’Artigo is a half-elvish, half-human with an unusual family: her second sister Delilah is a shapeshifter, and the youngest Menolly a vampire. Camille also has three husbands: a Svartan (dark elf), a dragon, and a fox-spirit. Unfortunately, her dragon father-in-law, Hyto, is a sadistic and vicious person who holds a grudge against Camille. When Camille is kidnapped and tortured by Hyto, can her family save her...more
Kt
Things were really starting to look up for Camile. She's more in love then ever with her triad of husbands, now that Morio is on the mend, and the other two are home safe with her, well as safe as they can be considering the war. Even her upcoming training with Morgaine doesn't bother her as much anymore. All that changes when she is captured by Smoky's father, who is bent on vengence. He plans to break her mind, body, and soul slowly in the most horrific ways possible. She knows she must hold o...more
Melissa
I had enthusiastically picked up this book with fond reminiscence of the first three books of the series, at the time of purchase not knowing that this was book ten of a series. The good thing about Galenorn's writing and the way that she does set up her Otherworld series, however, is that the novels can be read as stand-alone books as she does spend time reintroducing characters and giving a rehash of what happened previously. She rotates the point of view of her books between her three main ch...more
♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme
Book 10 of the D'Artigo sisters is the end of the line for me. This series has taken too long to conclude. I've lost my interest. This book is as others have said and the author herself has said, darker. Why is it darker? Because Camillie is raped, beaten and humiliated by her father in law. Lest any reader freak out and think the details of the kidnapping and following rape is explicit, let me reassure you, it is not. It's merely implied and we see the end result as the author glosses over it....more
Diana
Okay after a bit of thinking I changed my review from 4 stars to three.
Even though I find his book to be more interesting and also gripping than the books before.
I now realise I have more problems with this book than the fact that Gallenorn keeps reintroducing plot and characters even though there is a glossary at the end of the book.
What I especially criticise is the way Camille handles being raped. I just don't buy it.
Melissa Mason
This book is a must read if you have enjoyed the Otherworld series. It is an extremely fast read that you will not want to put down. Camille is facing Hyto, Smoky's father in this novel. I would not call this book easy going, it is rather dark. You will see how strong Camille is and how her character's strength continues to grow both emotionally and magically. I really can't say much more without giving away things, so I will just tell you now to go purchase this book when it comes out!

I would s...more
Cindy
When Camille, the oldest of the D'Artigo sisters tries to rescue her little sisters ex-boyfriend from a fairy ring abduction...a series of events unforeseen comes to play. Starting with the kidnapping, torture, rape and beating of Camille by a cruel and ruthless tyrant. All will be risked to achieve an escape that could be moot, as her kidnapper's ultimate goal is her painful death. Camille has a backbone of steel...but some things are to hard for even our strong heroine to survive. To see such...more
Julia
I have enjoyed every other book in this series so far, but Camille is getting on my last nerve. She is very full of herself as far as her looks go, and since she is narrating the story we get to hear about that for he first half of the book. Also, Camille's stories are getting very 'porn'y. I skipped pages trying to get past the gratuitous sex scenes and back into the story.
About halfway through the book it got better. Camille stopped talking about her sex appeal as much and the story got meati...more
Krista
While I feel that Galenorn's writing and storytelling has improved over the course of this book series, I can't help but be a little disappointed in this book. There is just too much going on. The original jist of these books was that the girls were tying to find all of the spirit seals to prevent all hell breaking loose and the first few (5?) books had them on that track. I can't remember the last one that followed that plot line. I suppose character development and additional stories are impor...more
Gizem
Beklediğimden çok beğendim kitabı. tam bu seri sıkmaya başladı artık dediğimde beni şaşırttı. kitap Dumanlı'nın babasının zalimliği üstüne kurulsa da yeni gelişmelerde yok değil. Özellikle o kadar karmaşanın içinde İris hakkındaki güzel haberler içini ısıtıyor insanın. Tanıtımı ilk okuduğumda kızımızın dumanlının babasının eline düşse bile başına bir şey gelmeden oradan kurtulacağını düşünmüştüm ama öyle olmadı. Bu noktada başına gelenleri çok çabuk atlatmış gibi geldi bana ama işler cidden çok...more
Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Great journey! I love Camile! She's such a sensual women so how could this book not be sensual.
It was an emotional journey and amazing! She's a true warrior woman!

Michelle
Courting Darkness is the tenth book in the Otherworld series by Yasmine Galenorn and a Paranormal Romance from Jove.

Book Blurb:

We're the D'Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our powers go haywire at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah is a Death Maiden and werecat who belongs to the Autumn Lord. My sister Menolly is a vampire who's dating a gorgeous werepuma, and the godfather of the undead-set. And me? I'm Ca...more
Anabelle Bernard Fournier
Why I chose it: I remember thinking the cover quite attractive, actually. The girl on the cover looks spunky and mysterious, and the white guy in the back has nice abs.

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this books so much. It’s the 10th in a series, so I was rather confused at first, with all the mythology and the characters already established.

However, once I got past the confusing cast (werebadger anyone?) and started focusing on the story, it really was a good one. And pretty dark. Not exactly a rom...more
Fangs for the Fantasy
Hyto, Smoky’s ancient and lethal draconic father, has finished threatening from afar and is finally making good on his threat to make Camille suffer – blaming her for how much face he lost in the Draconic world.

Having a powerful White Dragon hunting you is a terrifying situation – but with friends falling into portals and the Elder Fae lurking around and running amok, Camille can hardly hide.

But nor can she escape the grasp – and tortures – of her ancient, sadistic father-in-law.


Oops, I spoke to...more
Lynda Tatad
The 10th book in the Otherworld series gets into action almost right from the start! Following the trend that I love about this series, Courting Darkness is told from Camille D'Artigo's POV. Shortly after returning from the Northlands to help Iris in her quest to redeem something that had happened in her past, they are called in by Chase, the detective who is as close to them as family. A mysterious portal has shown up in the woods, and it is unknown where it might lead.

Something is calling from...more
Carla
Don't ask me why I read Yasmine's Otherworld books...they aren't as funny as Jim Butcher...as heartbreaking as Kim Harrison...or as sexy as Sherrilyn Kenyon, but I still compulsively buy her books.

Just like with Faith, one of the Sisters of the Moon is a cat shifter--but instead of becoming a cougar, she began as a child as a little brindled house kitten...and made me laugh when the "kitten" saw a Christmas tree for the first time and climbed it in the midst of a SERIOUS talk that freaked her o...more
Rose May
Note: This review, and all my reviews, comes from my blog - Romantic Rose's Bookshelf (http://romantic-rosesblog.blogspot.com)

Book 10 in the Sisters of the Moon series

Many thanks to The Season For Romance for providing me with this arc copy to review!

The D’Artigo sisters are operatives working for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Each of the sisters has her own special talents and gifts. Camille (our protagonist) has three husbands – Trillian, Smoky, and Morio. One of them, dragon Smoky, has...more
Kathy Davie
Tenth in the Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon urban fantasy.

Galenorn rotates the telling of the stories from sister to sister. In this one, it's Camille's point of view and is a short blip of tidying up.

My Take
I'm being generous in giving this a "3". The story is good; the execution is bad. I don't know if Galenorn got distracted, was in a bad mood, or something was going bad in her life, but chunks of this read like her first couple of books. Just bad.

I did enjoy Camille turning the demon into...more
Kara-karina
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Camille's books always come out as the strongest of the set.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Yasmine Galenorn, she writes a unique type of urban fantasy, very pagan, full of magic and all sorts of different paranormal creatures. The story in each book follows three half-fae/half-human sisters who along with their friends and family battle a demon who tries to collect seven seals which protect the Earth, and open it to demon invasion and ultimat...more
Michelle Tempted By Books
I'm done! I can't read this crap anymore. This series never really hooked me but with this book it definitely sent me packing.

In the 10th book of the Sisters of the Moon/ Otherworld series Camille is kidnapped by her Father in Law and then beaten and raped by him. Its more than just the beating and rape its the standard over telling of the account that was too much for me. It was graphic and turned my stomach. Camille being the whore of the group this is not surprising, I tend to skip over her...more
Jasmine
I have always loved these three very wonderful sisters and on book 10 I continue to give them love. I always love how there is a book for all three of them and what is going on in their view points. Now that's enough of that lol

So in book 10 we are back on Camille which makes this her fourth book in her view point. Let me say, Camille is a great big sister. She's the one who helps keeps the family together and is in a way the leader over everyone. I would guess that is why it makes sense to put...more
Eva
Als ich das deutsche Erscheinungsdatum der nächsten "Schwestern des Mondes" Bände gesehen habe, habe ich mich wahnsinnig darüber gefreut. Endlich geht es auch auf deutsch weiter, und da die letzten drei Bände eher Filler waren und zur Weiterentwicklung der drei Schwestern dienten, erhoffte ich mir endlich einen Fortschritt im Thema Geistsiegel und dem Krieg gegen Schattenschwinge.

Hexensturm beginnt auch gewohnt spannend und actionreich. Er schließt gleich da an, wo der letzte Band aufgehört hat,...more
Kathy
A Dark and Delectable Read!

I strongly recommend you read this series in order (Witchling, Changeling, Darkling, Dragon Wytch, Night Huntress, Demon Mistress, Bone Magic, Harvest Hunting and Blood Wyne) prior to reading this installment.

This series has accomplished a difficult feat that no other series that has been banished from my reading list has managed to do, implore me to give it a second chance; in addition to making it to the top of my favorites list.

In this installment, Camille has had...more
Dawn
I absolutely adore the Otherworld series since I picked up the first book, Witchling and in her tenth installment with Camille as the main focus on, Ms. Galenorn delivers a much darker tale than readers are used to and for me, that was a great thing. In this author’s Otherworld series, the books shift POV with the sisters, each with different powers/aspects and in COURTING DARKNESS, we find Camille facing her father-in-law as well as dealing with issues that happened in her last book, Bone Magic...more
Mel
First I want to say that if you aren't reading this series you should be. It's one of the best written urban fantasy series out there. That being said, this is the tenth book in the series and not a good place to start.

This book was impressive and yet so difficult to review. It was action packed from start to finish and had my full attention from the first page. I won't go into detail about things because so much happens and I don't want to ruin it for others so I will be brief.

Getting a glimpse...more
Michelle
Another great read from Yasmine Galenorn in the Otherworld series. Because this is such a long standing series I do not recommend picking up this book unless you’ve started from the beginning. If you’re a fan like I am, this was another great read. In the story Camille does go through a trauma that may be hard for some readers and it was tough for me to read but she’s a strong character with such an inner power that reading her fight made it easier to get through. Now that I’m following Ms. Gale...more
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Yasmine Galenorn is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of the Otherworld (Sisters of the Moon), the Indigo Court and the upcoming Fly By Night urban fantasy series. In the past, she also wrote two mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime (one under the pen name of India Ink) and eight nonfiction metaphysical books.

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