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Dark Fires (Brandon-Morgan #2)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  975 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Desire -- savage, untamed and undeniable -- bound tempestuous Virginia Brandon to Steve Morgan, her magnificent, dangerous soldier of fortune. And in the blistering heat Of revolution's flames, they swore tolove for an eternity and beyond.Now explosive events have shattered their turbulent union -- tearing Steve and Ginny apart and casting them upon fateful tides flowing ...more
Paperback, 604 pages
Published March 1st 1988 by Avon Books (first published 1975)
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Karla
Oh Steve and Ginny....you two totally demented and effed-up-codependent crazy kids. How I love you so!

As if my ratings haven't been obvious, I love Rosemary Rogers. She's the kind of author who throws you into the passenger seat of some big ol' land yacht of a 70s car, assumes the wheel fueled on some kind of alternate reality and suspect white powder, and decides to challenge Frank Bullitt to a road race. (And I'm pretty sure that it would be McQueen who would plow into that fuel stockpile and
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Kerrie
Aug 11, 2013 Kerrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the old bodice-rippers
Recommended to Kerrie by: Karla
The Rosemary Rogers Reading Experience is a phenomena that can't be conveyed with words.



The euphoric reader's journey of Yours Truly

The opening scene of Steve and Ginny in constant kissy-kissy morning-afterglow had me scratching my head. Huh? Does...not...compute...



Oh, I should never have doubted Rosemary! This is Steve and Ginny after all, and soon WE'RE OFF!!!!

Steve takes off yet again on another of those "secret missions" of his, leaving Ginny vulnerable to the oh-so-nefarious designs of one
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Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
Pre-Read (3/21/15): I just got this from PBS. I'm so excited. I need to get the first book in this series before I read this one, but let me be happy that this came in. It's in EXCELLENT condition for an older copy. SO HAPPY.



It's Rosemary Rogers, the Queen of bodice rippers.





Sammy Loves Books
The sequel to Sweet Savage Love started out great but by page 300 it began to drag and just became a bore. Once again Ginny and Steve waste more time and energy trying to prove that they do not love one another. Ginny flaunts other men in Steve's face to make him jealous.
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Though Steve loves her, he thinks the worse of her in all things. He assumes that any man she flirts with is a lover of hers. Any bad situation in which Ginny becomes a victim is perceived as orchestrated by her. A
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MaryReadsRomance
Jul 28, 2013 MaryReadsRomance rated it really liked it
LOVED, LOVED Sweet Savage Love when it hit the book stands in the late 70's (yes, I was alive then LOL).

This book, and the follow up series, was shocking and HOT at that time and, like 50 Shades in recent years, revolutionized the entire romance genre then.

As much as I loved Sweet Savage Love, I really didn't like the follow up books as much as they put Ginny and Steve through too much continued melodrama and trauma and frankly it became somewhat absurd that they kept surviving and forgiving ea
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Nikz Westbrook
Aug 01, 2013 Nikz Westbrook rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first romance novel I had read, which got me hooked into romance novels as a teenager and fell in love instantly...the characters, the history, the countries and the author. I couldnt put it down, and still to this day I go back to it and read my favourite parts even with my book falling apart...will always be one of my all time favourites....Ginny & Steve
Anne-marie
This is actually a 7. I have also read this one 2 times. Ginny and Steve married is even better than their previous adventures. I loved the locales: Mexico and Russia.
Michelle
Nov 24, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I love the entire Dominic Challenger series... it's so captivating and makes me want to keep reading more and more! 100% recommend it.
Frances
Jun 09, 2013 Frances rated it it was amazing
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Anne-marie Chandler
Oct 11, 2014 Anne-marie Chandler rated it it was amazing
Read 2 times. LOVE IT -read in high school and college.
Julie
Oct 11, 2014 Julie rated it did not like it
not great
Gio
Feb 01, 2012 Gio rated it did not like it
Dark Fires is the sequel to Sweet Savage Love. Unfortunately I didn't know that when I first started it, but it soon became obvious because of the frequent references to the first book. The story can be easily followed and understood even if you haven't read the prequel so I kept reading it but it's obviously recommended that you read Sweet Savage Love first. As I didn't enjoy this book though, I'm not sure I will. At the beginning of Dark Fires, we find Ginny and Steve in Mexico at the time of ...more
Kelli
Jun 28, 2011 Kelli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first picked this book up I had no idea that it was in fact a sequel to a book I had previously read ( and not overly enjoyed ) Sweet Savage Love - It did explain away one of my bigger problems with the fist book - which was that the book ended very abrubtly and left the story somewhat lacking.

This sequel although guilty of som e of the problems from the first book ( there is a lot of filler in here - do i really need to know exactlly what everyone is dressed in at all times not just the
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Angigames
DELUSIONE! Dove sono finiti Steve e Ginny?
Nel primo volume la Rogers, grazie ai suoi rocamboleschi e non sempre credibili (lo ammetto), colpi di scena aveva creato una storia assolutamente da leggere, anche se non perfetta!, in questo libro invece si arriva a sfiorare la follia! Fino alla metà si assiste al disastro! Tutti i nuovi espedienti usati dalla Rogers per far appassionare il lettore risultano TROPPO!
Con troppa facilità Ginny si fa abbindolare da Ivan, con troppa facilità passa da un uo
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Mo
For a time back in the 80’s & 90’s, my reading material of choice was frequently bodice rippers, historical fiction, and regency romances with a few contemporary best sellers thrown in for good measure. Most of them were pretty steamy (blush) &/or overly romantic, but I read them during a time in my life when I found myself as a single parent, and these books fit the bill. I found them to be highly entertaining.

I recently donated a slew of them, but I wanted to catalog them all the same
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Sherily
Aug 31, 2016 Sherily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great story. This is a true definition of "Love bears all things, Love endures all things and Love conquers all" Unbelievable what this couple endures. There are character's that you will love to hate and character's that you can't help but admire. Ginny is one tough cookie you can't help but admire her strength, her passion, and her resilience. She has endured more than any woman can handle and still holds her head up and continues to fight back. Great sequel. Can't wait to read the ...more
Alysha DeShaé
Jun 16, 2011 Alysha DeShaé rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, historical
My full review is here on my personal website. I'll post a few excerpts here, though:

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

The very worst thing about this book is that it is pretty much the first book with different villians.

The very best thing about this book is that, in spite of the same “torn apart by fate, thrown into horrible circumstances, infedelity, and final tenative truce,” it still keep you entertained and interested. Well, it did for me, anyway. :-D
Pamela(AllHoney)
The second book in the Morgan-Challenger saga, continuing the drama of Steve and Ginny. Read these books years ago and they were pretty good but don't appeal to me now. Too much unnecessary drama.
Pamela
Jul 13, 2016 Pamela rated it really liked it
More craziness for Steve and Ginny who can only be called needy and codependent with a like for tough love and rough sex. You think they maybe crazy yet you still love them. These books went around my neighborhood to all the young mothers/ wives. Like a secret sin. Lol.
Alucard
This is one of the best covers in any genre. Sexy. Sensual. Erotic. Exactly what is demanded by the reader of the Bodice Ripper Genre. I will include this one in my artwork for 2011 for sure.
Susan (the other Susan)
There are only so many ways that even Steve and Ginny can Come Together In A Torrent Of Passion before I'm ready to move on. Still, there's Steve, our favorite mercenary, so some stars.
Lori Nemitz
Apr 17, 2016 Lori Nemitz rated it really liked it
Read between July & December 1983.

Original notes on book from 1983: Great book. Sequel to Sweet Savage Love.
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Rosemary Jansz Navaratnam Rogers Kadison

Rosemary Jansz was born on 7 December 1932 in Panadura, Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka), she was the oldest child of Dutch-Portuguese settlers, Barbara "Allan" and Cyril Jansz. Her father was a wealthy educator who owned three posh private schools. She was raised in colonial splendor: dozens of servants, no work, s
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