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Fury's Kiss (Dorina Basarab #3)

4.27  ·  Rating Details ·  8,580 Ratings  ·  470 Reviews
Dorina Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. But so far, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing...

Dory is used to fighting hard and nasty. So when she wakes up in a strange scientific lab with a strange ma
Mass Market Paperback, 536 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Penguin (first published September 26th 2012)
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RikkasaurusReads At this point there are no more of the series, but there will be more in the Dorina Basarab series. There is no release date at this time, but after…moreAt this point there are no more of the series, but there will be more in the Dorina Basarab series. There is no release date at this time, but after scouring Chance's website I found mention of two: "Lover's Knot" and "Dragon's Claw". Whether these will be books or free novellas available on her site, I don't know.(less)

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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Dory wakes up in a lab with no idea of who she is or where she is with a red headed vampire crashing in saying he is trying to save her. But that is least of Dory's problems, with the Fey plotting and the vampires scheming Dory may just be facing an enemy she can't defeat.

I have been waiting for this book for so long! The Dorina Basarab series has definitely become one of the my favourite urban fantasy's. Packed full of manic action that gets your adrenal glands pumping, interspersed with funny,
Oct 14, 2012 Mel rated it liked it
You know when you have a friend who just loves to tell stories? Who has the habit of including lots of info, explaining a lot of detail, and pretty much makes detouring into an art? Whose stories are entertaining as hell, but sometimes you just can't help wishing she'd get to the point already?
Well, Karen Chance is that friend.

There is a lot going on in this book. Which is usual for a Chance story, but this book seemed even more action packed and chaotic than normal.
Fury's Kiss is the longest
Nov 04, 2012 Felicia rated it it was amazing
At first I loved Karen Chance's other series, Cassie Palmer, better, but this book definitely seals my Dorina favoritism. This book pretty much has everything you want in one of these series, vampires, fae, smart ass chicks, and TONS of action scenes. Actually I think this author does action scenes better than any other paranormal author out there, she knows how to raise the stakes in incredible ways. In fact, I think sometimes she OVERDOES the action scenes (see the last Cassie Palmer book for ...more
Oct 21, 2012 Esra rated it really liked it
first I was like
then I was like
then louis-ceaser saves the day
mostly I was like

It was sometimes good, sometimes really confusing. Cassie and dory's meeting was hilarious :D I wonder if she figured out she was mircea's daughter? stupid bitch cassie :S

Yine karen chance standartında bir kitaptı. yazar louis sezarı (böylesi daha kolay :P) başlarda konu mankeni seks aracı gibi kullandı ama sonrasında önemli birkaç rol vermeyi akıl etmişte sinirim yatıştı dory sürekli hengamedeydi. kaç kere öl
Nov 16, 2014 Paula rated it it was amazing
Initial thoughts before review: OMG! YEEEEESSSSSS! I love me some LC!


Rating: A

The Dorina Basarab series is a spin off from the Cassandra Palmer series and I’m a huge fan of both. They are both unique and exciting in their own way. But, Fury’s Kiss just blew me out of the water and is now my most favorite book in both series so far!

Fury’s Kiss is an incredible mix of explosive action, mystery, humor, and lots of personal changes for Dorina Basarab. The mystery was twisty and kept me in sus
Sep 30, 2012 Lannister rated it it was amazing
Karen Chance simply gets better and better as a writer. This book is the best thing she's ever written (and I thought her last book, Hunt the Moon, was her best too).

The books clock in at 536 pages, and none of it feels like padding or filler. Everything builds toward a conclusion that I never saw coming in a million years (though thankfully no cliffhanger ending!) The pacing of the book is perfect too. It doesn't quite have the frantic, rollercoaster-ride feel of some of the Cassie books, but i
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief i'm not actually mad!
Holly Crap!

i just read the first 2 chapters from Fury's Kiss and they were Awesome! i cant wait to get my hands on this book!

link for the first 2 chapters


it took me ages to finished this book it was that big!! i loved it!! haha, otherwise im not sure what to say about fury's kiss.
hmmmm.... actually i didnt like this book as much as the others, it just seem'd to be off.

Dorina Basarab is the niece of Dracula, she is damphir. Half vampire and half-human. A despised half-breed, feared, and vilified . Because the vampires are the natural prey of damphirs. Dorina is the oldest in existence, because the others ... get rabid mad and are killed by vampires. So, Dorina is always in the edge, fearing insanity.

And now she had blanks.

The vampires are in the middle of conflict with mages and necromancers, the Consul is looking vampires to fit the vacant posts at the Senate
Oct 28, 2012 Ferdy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars — spoilers

Dory is determined to help the Senate uncover the truth behind the murders of several powerful vampires that she was working with in what should have been a simple mission. As the only survivor, Dory is key to the investigation. However, Dory doesn't remember what happened, so she must risk her life to retrieve her memories and stop any further deaths.

The Good

-Dory was as likeable and fun as ever. She's a far more interesting heroine than Cassie. I did find it a little odd th
The Flooze
It's been quite some time since the last Chance book, but I find her writing just as engrossing as ever.

Chance creates fabulous, fully-realised characters. It makes re-visiting her world a remarkably easy feat. There's always some scene - either insanely funny or heart-stoppingly emotional - to associate with her leads and secondaries, branding them unforgettable.

Those touchstones are necessary, because Chance's other trademarks are whiplash-inducing action and brain-frying plots, both of which
Sep 21, 2012 Kt rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

Being a dhampir, half-human, half-vampire, Dorina Basarab has lived a very long and rough life. Hated by vampires due to her uncontrollable and deadly rages, it's a miracle she wasn't killed long ago. Even so, she had finally started to gain some control over those periods of rage, but her latest case working for the very creatures that despise her must have tipped the scales. She wakes in a unknown lab with the rage consuming her, almost co
Sep 22, 2011 Keziah marked it as to-read
FINALLY!!! I thought she forgot about us fans
Oct 10, 2012 Rabidreading rated it it was amazing
Damn, I love this series! :)

Fury's Kiss starts off with a bang, throwing us straight into the action. Dory is in a dhampir rage and is unable to separate friend from foe. The next morning, she wakes up, back at home and covered in the evidence of a fight, with no clear memory of what happened. Before she has time to figure anything out, she receives a visit from Mircea, Radu and the vampire spymaster, Kit Marlowe, who are all full of questions and, in Marlowe's case, suspicions. It seems Dory w
Jennifer Cardwell
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Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
While Fury's Kiss is gut-bustingly funny, dominated by a super kickass female character and demonstrates in-depth character growth and development, I've finally deciphered what bothers me about works by Karen Chance.

When I look back at all of the books I've read, even ones from years ago, I notice that I can tell you something about what went on in that particular book, even if it's general. With Chance's books I struggle to remember why I've given them all high ratings because I draw a blank wh
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! Without a doubt, Karen Chance has delivered her magnum opus with Fury’s Kiss. My ARC was composed of 536 pages of non-stop action, multiple complex story lines, and thrilling romance. The book is massive. None of it is filler. It could have easily been divided into two smaller books. It is to Chance’s credit and of course her publisher, Signet, that she did not shy away from the magnitude of this project.

Chance writes with a skill level that is rarely challenged in this genre. Intense,
Valerie ~ Val Hall ~
Oct 05, 2012 Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Even with a longer page count the story did not drag while not featuring the frantic drama of her Cassie Palmer series. The story picks up with the ongoing war with the Black Circle and the challenges to fill the empty seats on the North American Senate. Mircea has managed to employ Dory with the Vampire Senate task force on the smuggling of magical items and weaponry out of Faerie. Obviously nothing is as it seems and a few wrench es are thrown in everybody's perfect plans. Ray turned from only ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Karen Chance delivers a stellar addition to the Dorina Basarab series! The world Chance creates is so easy to lose yourself in. With her detailed world building, interesting politics and tons of humor, Chance has the unique ability to take readers into her world for a whole new thrill ride with each book!

Readers will be please to discover that Chance also explores Dory's relationship with Louis-Cesare in greater detail. Adding another intricate layer to their relationship, Chance builds on their
Sep 30, 2012 Enjee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, own
A good, long book with lots of character growth and background revelations.
I was most pleased with the progression of Dory and Louis-Cesare's relationship. I was pleased to see Mircea's early relationship with Dory described (how sweet!). The biggest surprise was The Consul's decision about what to do with Dory. That was completely unexpected and quite clever. I see the story arc for Cassie and Dory starting to converge.
Fury's Kiss reunites fans of the series with Dory after a long, 2 year wait. Dorina "Dory" Basarab is very unique. Not only is she dhampir, human, vampire, but she has also lived for five hundred years. The latter is especially unique because dhampirs are considered an abomination and they typically have a very short life expectancy. This is not only due to their mixed heritage, but also because they are prone to uncontrollable rages. Despite all of that, she's managed to live a long time while ...more
Fury’s Kiss – I *might* just have a new #2…favorite series that is

“We got unfinished business,” he reminded me.
“My name’s not Bill.”
He chuckled. “Yeah, I loved that movie. Shoulda brought a katana, but it seemed like an unfair advantage.”

- I love that movie too!

"I wasn't the kind of gal who wore designer and knew what all the forks were for. I was the kind of gal who thought the nightgown drawer was where old T-shirts went to die and who had only started using forks in the last century.
Mar 08, 2016 Megan rated it really liked it
There was soooo much going on in this book.. I really don't feel like I can write a review with out giving anything away. So I am just going to talk about randomness and then be done. You're welcome.

I have loved Dory in the first two books but in this one she kind of annoyed me, just a little bit. I mean I still love her but she is 500 years old.. 500.. And I feel like she acts like a child sometimes. I get her daddy issues and I understand that for 500 years everyone has looked at her with cont
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
I have to hand it to Karen Chance, she blew it out of the water with this one. Man I love this book and am already dying for the next Cassie book and then the next Dory book. Karen Chance, I love you!

This book picks up not too long after the events of Death's Mistress. And it starts off right in the thick of things. There is much character development here. So many revelations and so many changes.

I don't even know what to say because there's so much that could be spoiled.

I will say that we get
Isa Lavinia

actual rating 4.5 stars

After the events of Death's Mistress, Dorina is now working with the Vampire Senate to stop the smuggling of magical artefacts from Faerie into our world.
Unfortunately, during one such mission, Dorina wakes up in a lab with no recollection of what has happened - and worse! - minus Lawrence, her vampire partner for the mission, one out of Kit Marlowe's closest in his family.

Kit and Dorina's relationship has never been the best, and he insists that Mircea delve into Dorina'
Lea (Between fantasy and reality)
Oct 05, 2012 Lea (Between fantasy and reality) rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Between fantasy and reality

God, I missed Karen Chances writing so much. I adore her Cassie Palmer and Dorina series, this amazing world that she created with even more amazing characters who get under your skin. I could never decide if I liked Cassie or Dorina better since they are both great, kick – ass characters with bucket loads of courage and attitude. But Dorina somehow fascinates me more, with her dhampir nature which gets more explained in this book, about both her human and vampire side
Sarah ♥ Vutch forever ♥
I really loved the book.

It had lots of action, character develpment and humor.

I like Dory more and more and started to really feel for her and her situation. But there was a lot of progress over the book and things seem to get better for her at the end.

As a die-hard Mircea fan, his scenes were my faves. I love the two sides of him we get to see in KC's series. The flashback to Venice and the scene with him nearly dying are by far my faves.

Zheng is awesome! I developed a soft spot for him when
Joan{missing the vampire bunny slippers!}
Yeahhh!!! I just saw that this one has a cover now and an excerpt and I am super excited!!! :D

I love Karen Chance! It may take ages for one of her books to come out, but when they do boy do they do it with a bang! ;D Her writing was great as always and I could see the characters growing and learning throughout this book. Karen Chance has a gift for creating crazy, unique situat
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
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Don't fear the Damphir.

Ahh, so good to be back in this world! There are a select few urban fantasy authors that really take their worldbuilding seriously, and probably none quite as seriously as Ms. Chance. She knows her vampire lore inside and out, and is steadily increasing the intricate layering of her fey mythology as well, both within this, the spin-off, and the main Cassandra Palmer series. And it's fabulous stuff, let me tell you.

Oct 02, 2012 Zeenat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Synopsis: Dorina Basarab, the dhampir daughter of the Great Mircea, woke up not remembering much of anything. But inside her memory is information on how a group of level 1 masters died. Marlowe, Senate member and spy extraordinaire, is going to get the information out of her head no matter what, much to the chagrin of her father and boyfriend. Especially since there is something far more dangerous locked away...

Review: I wasn't a fan of Dory in the first couple of books, even though the books t
Katie Michaels
Sep 15, 2015 Katie Michaels rated it really liked it
Karen Chance continues to wow me with her ability to craft characters that I genuinely care about. She puts them through hell. And I cannot look away. Dory is such a fantastic heroine. She is not only the title character of this series, she is its heart and soul. Hands down, she is one of my favorite UF heroines out there.

There is so much happening in this book. Maybe, at times, a little too much, but I’ll get back to that in a moment. It starts out with Dory waking up in a strange place that’s
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“Thank you, Captain Obvious."
"I'm on the Senate," he reminded me. "It's Lord Obvious.”
“If I'm not supposed to be awake, why are you here?" I mumbled.
"To be the little spoon.”
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