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Dark Melody (Dark #12)

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They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light...

Lead guitarist of the Dark Troubadours, Dayan was renowned for his mesmerizing performances. His melodies stilled crowds, beckoned, seduced, tempted. And always, he called to her. His lover. His lifemate. He called to her to complete him. To give him the emotions that had faded from
Mass Market Paperback, 374 pages
Published November 28th 2003 by Leisure Books
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 My little groupie Stars

First read July 2012 Reread February 2, 2016

*Some Spoilers*

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"I have searched long for you, Corinne. I know you have accepted your death as inevitable because the human doctors have convinced you there is no hope, but it is not going to be that way. You are going to get well and spend your life with me."-Dayan

Dark Melody the 12th book in the Dark series by Christine Feehan was an emotional and heartwarming read. There is something so compelling about this series, somethi

This book was ridiculous. There is no way I can write a spoiler free review so I am just tagging the entire thing!

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Oct 17, 2009 Nicole rated it did not like it
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This had a lot of wonderful elements I have come to expect from Feehan's Dark series. I really enjoyed the hero and heroine -- both were very likable. It was a total blast having characters from past books appear: The Dark Troubadours and their mates, plus Shea, Jacques, Savannah and.....Gregori!! Who doesn't love Gregori!

The story was slow at times and Feehan's writing was a bit repetitive in the first half, as characters had the same thoughts and said the same thing multiple times. I think per
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Featuring Dayan, member of the Dark Troubadours (with Desari, Barack and Syndil), Dark Melody began very promisingly and quickly disappointed. Dayan is a great character, tall dark and brooding to a fault, with that perfect blend of poet and bad boy - truly a classic archetype; how could Feehan screw this one up?

Even Corinne, damsel in distress, is one of the better heroines - her husband has been murdered, leaving her six months pregnant; her heart is weak and the baby will kill her (even witho
Dec 09, 2007 Rhapsody rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: not many people
My keyboard's comma-key is broken that's why there are no commas in this review. Also this book is probably not quite as bad as my review will paint it but I only just finished it and the anger hasn't worn off yet.

Maybe this book deserves 2 stars rather than one but I am just so sick of Feehan's Carpathians series. The books are just unforgivably similar. I keep reading them because I like the setup and every once in a while am in the mood to read something incredibly stupid. With Feehan you pre
SELF NOTE: I decided not to read it for the reason "heroine is pregnant with other man" I know it sounds strange...but if the child was older like 2 or 3 years, that would be better the same goes for the Heroes child..but her being still pregnant is just not romantic but uncomfortable for me!

In this installment of the Carpathian series, Feehan takes a turn from the formula. Instead of running, fighting and chasing vampires while searching for lifemates, we settle down some. Dayan (a favorite yummy treat ) finds his lifemate in Corrine but immediately realizes there is a problem. She has a defective heart and will not live long. Now anyone reading this series might think, "what's the problem? The Carpathians can heal her". Well, not so fast - she is also pregnant and Dayan can
Pat Cromwell
Feb 12, 2009 Pat Cromwell rated it did not like it
First, the heroine had been with someone else before meeting her true lifemate???? What's up with that. Elen previous books of virgins and Feehan sticks a pregnant woman in the mix!!!!!!!! No way! That was a turn off and than Corrine was a professional whinner, a Raven / Savanna clone who got on my nerves. It tooks months literally months for me to finish this one! Even the appearance of Gregori etc towards the end could not salvage this story for me. Corrine destroyed this story. And yes I know ...more
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
I was dissappointed with Dark Melody. The premise is good but instead of concentrating on the story line, Feehan got wrapped up in 101 ways to describe a hot guy and his dark mysterious eyes. By page 60 something I actually said outloud - he has dark eyes I get it - move on already!
The repetitive imagery and metaphors overpowered what could have been a tight and tense plot - bulking out the book perhaps but were frustrating to read, which was a shame since the action scenes were mostly well writ
Dec 15, 2014 KatieV rated it liked it
I skipped to this book because I was so disappointed that we did not get the reunion between Gregori and his long-lost siblings in Dark Fire (book 6) that I was hoping for. She decided to wait until book 12 to do this.

It wasn't quite as satisfying as I thought it would be, but I have a feeling that is because it was a different narrator and I hated the way Gregori and some of the other men were voiced. It is hard to listen to a series when they keep switching narrators. Sometimes it's a good thi
Judith Parra
Jul 23, 2014 Judith Parra rated it it was amazing
This is the story of Dayan and Corinne Wentworth. Dayan is a lead guitarist in The Dark Troubadours. His story begins with him playing in a bar despite the danger of being hunted by a group of human fanatics. He is accompanied by Cullen Tucker who was introduced in Dark Fire. He had warned Darius and Tempest of the human fanatics and is now on top of the vampire hunter death list, along with The Dark Troubadours. Both are in a bar because Dayan had a strong compulsion to be there.

So we're back with the band and I really liked this one.

For many reasons.

So, if you remember, everyone in the band (Dark Challenge, Dark Fire) has a lifemate except for Dayan. At the end of Dark Fire, he went on the run with the human, Cullen Tucker, evading the human society of vampire hunters.

(see my reviews for these and others here)

He meets Corinne, a songwriter. The complication? Corinne has a heart condition, she doesn't have much time to live. On top of that, she's pregnant with her husba
Alex is The Romance Fox

Dark Melody features Dayan, a dark and handsome Carpathian poet, songwriter and musician with his family band the Dark Troubadours (I just love the stories featuring this band!! Desari, Syndil, Barack…and the rest of family and leopards….)He is close to turning and after seeing to the safety of his family decides to leave them and to perhaps find his own true lifemate.
Corinne Wentworth, whose husband has been murdered, is 6 months pregnant with his baby and due to her weak heart has very little
I liked this book more than I thought I would - I think it helped that there were some major appearances of previous Carpathians (even Jacques and Shea) and some teeny tiny mentions of the 'evil' society helped matters out.

Dayan is not really an interesting male lead, Corrine isn't the best female lead (though interesting with her weakened heart and she is the first to have been with someone other than her lifemate) and Lisa was just so so annoying and selfish and... to be honest, if the society
Mar 13, 2016 Natalia815 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oscura
45 estrellas. Puede ser que este libro sea mi favorito. Desde luego es el más romántico de todos. Dayan es el carpatiano más tranquilo de toda la saga, aunque cuando hay momentos complicados, saca su vena salvaje.

Lo que más me ha gustado es leer como se apoyan entre ellos y aunque no sean hermanos de sangre, siempre se puede contar con ellos en los momentos más complicados.

Con este libro he vuelto a recuperar mi fe en la saga :)
I liked this book a helluva lot better than many of the others in the series. First of all, there was absolutely no smut until the very end. It was refreshing. I loved Corinne and Dayan. They were good together.

Another thing that threw me a bit for a loop, was that Dayan didn't claim Corinne for his mate until towards the end of the book. Sure, Corinne was pregnant and terminally ill so things had to be mixed up a little. But it made for an exciting read. Especially because at one point I wasn't
Lilian Bascuñan
Jan 16, 2016 Lilian Bascuñan rated it it was amazing
This is a very long series (around 28 rigth now) that tell us the history of a group of people called "Carpatians", this men's & women's have powers and qualities, very similar to the vampires, they feed on blood, sleep in the ground during the day, talk with animals, change into others forms (like wolfs, birds, mist, etc), but they are born from a woman, like the human babies, and grow like a human baby, during the first years of their lifes, then when they reach maturity (some point betwee ...more
May 12, 2014 Margaret rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From Publishers Weekly

In the 12th installment in Feehan's paranormal Dark series (Dark Symphony, etc.), she again creates a richly evocative fantasy world in which immortal Carpathian males search for their "lifemates" and battle soulless vampires. When young telepathic widow Corinne Wentworth walks into the bar where Carpathian Dayan, of the legendary band the Dark Troubadours, is playing, he immediately recognizes her as his lifemate ("He heard the soft murmur of her voice, and at once his w

Wendy Crisp
Mar 10, 2014 Wendy Crisp rated it really liked it
Although I can't say this was one of my favorites, I did quite enjoy it. I am seriously wondering if I read the same book as some of these more negative reviewers! Maybe it has had a rewrite?! I skipped it on my journey through the series, partially because of the pregnancy factor, and I haven't been a big fan of the Dark Troubador group. The pregnancy was well explained and to me understandable, but maybe embarrassing? She basically loved the previous husband a s a friend. It made sense. As wit ...more
Sep 22, 2009 Suz rated it liked it
I can't review this impartially. I need a break. After having read 13 of these books back to back I can no longer give a fair opinion.

If I have to read the word "sheath" or "velvet" one more time I will become a homicidal berserker.

I'm taking a break from this series, which I think has incredible potential in terms of world building and characters, but gets lost in the vapid prose. Perhaps a break will improve my opinion.
Oct 03, 2015 Esther rated it it was ok
I was so looking forward to loving this book especially it being Dayan's, but no such luck. So annoying, Corinne could have been such a gem, her back story & her personality should have made her the type of strong female lead that Dayan deserved. But instead we get a pig headed (ironically that's why she call him) annoying simpleton. I know i'm being harsh because she has her positive points, but when u look at the whole picture she's kind of a headache, that just won't quit.

And adding insul
Jan 23, 2016 Kim rated it it was amazing
They were masters of the darkness,searching through eternity for a mistress of the light 26

Lead guitarist of the Dark Troubadors,Dayan was renowned for his mesmerizing performances. His melodies stilled crowds,beckoned,seduced,tempted. And always, he called to her. His lover. His lifemate. He called to her to complete him. To give him the emotions that had faded from his existence,leaving him an empty shell of growing darkness. Save me. Come to me.

Corrinne Wentworth stood at the vortex of a gat
Jo Williams-Newkirk
May 15, 2016 Jo Williams-Newkirk rated it liked it
This entire series is ridiculous brain candy, but if you're into silly paranormal romances they are generally a lot of fun. That said, this is my least favorite of the series that I've read so far. I've learned to ignore the fact that every new book introduces you to the "sexiest, most powerful Carpathian ever", but this book veers oddly away from Feehan's tried and true formula. Dayan acts oddly immature and half ignorant about his own race. He seems to think nothing about forcing people in the ...more
May 19, 2013 Keri rated it liked it
I feel this one gave a little twist to the helpless Virgin lifemate that made me vaguely happy. Still not exactly a great read but or some reason, I can stop reading them.
Francine "Tsukime"
Aug 19, 2015 Francine "Tsukime" rated it really liked it
it was so... touching... I cried... Dayan is such a sweet lifemate....

Barak and Julian made me laugh, and so did Savannah. lol

love it!
Night Goddess
Jun 18, 2014 Night Goddess rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed Dayan and Corrine's story. This one took on a totally different twist than the usual journey between lifemates. Dayan's lifemate did not only have a very serious heart condition but she was also pregnant. I really enjoyed their journey, the intimacy & love they established before the sex. I loved the way Dayan accepted her and all she came with. How he battled to keep her and her daughter alive no matter the cost. I felt these two really had a love story not just awesome sex. I mea ...more
Dec 04, 2014 Donna rated it liked it
Shelves: uf-pnr, 2014
This was an entertaining book but I couldn't give it more than 3 stars because of all the repetition. It's nice that Dayan is so attracted to Corinne but the description of his love and lust for her just goes on and on and on throughout the book. Feehan is notorious for this type of repetition, but in a book without a lot of action, it is just so very apparent. I did, however, like the variation in the heroine. Corinne is human, pregnant, and struggling with a fatal health condition. She is also ...more
Mar 27, 2016 Samantha rated it it was amazing
This is one of the books with a cover that actually feels gothic. On Amazon, one of the categories for this dark series is gothic. To me, this cover actually gives off the feel of being gothic and it’s just plain beautiful.

This has got to be the sweetest book, from beginning to end it just melts your heart and makes you want to say aww. I really loved that Cullen got his happy ending as well but I really wanted to smack Lisa sometimes. She’s a grown woman who acts like a child who can’t handle a
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