Dark Challenge (Dark Saga #5)
Julian Savage was golden. Powerful. But tormented. For the brooding hunter walked alone. Always alone, far from his Carpathian kind, alien to even his twin. Like his name, his existence was savage. Until he met the woman he was sworn to protect….
When Julian heard Desari sing, rainbows swamped his starving senses. Emotions bombarded his hardened heart. And a dark hunger to...more
This is the story of Julian Savage (Book #3-Aidan's twin brother) who has been a solitary hunter for nearly his entire existence. His lifemate is Desari, the younger sister of Gregori (Book #4), wh ...more
Finally a woman that doesn't fight fate! I loved how she saw how she felt and wasn't scared of it or blaming him for her feelings. I forgot how much I enjoyed this book.
It was refreshing that Desiree understood how the men were and gave them some slack and didn't insist on becoming a vampire hunter the way a lot of the human women do. She knew and accepted that she wasn't cut out for murder and mayhem and didn't want to be. Ye ...more
once u get past the initial coolness& sweetness,once u step back,it all seems rlly ridiculous. they lose emotion &color.its all rlly dramatic.
her stories&characters r so similar and predictable that it becomes a case of-will this girl be a singer or dancer this time? her storylines r all the same.she just changes the professions of the girls.wud be nice if she got more realistic &relatable characteres&jobs.
her dark series r so alike.a lot o ...more
In "Dark Challenge," Julian tells Desari the same thing the others in the previous books said: "Your happiness and safety is placed above all things." "You're my lifemate; we belong together." "Nothing you can do will ...more
And this definitely switched things up for me. It was even a bit feminist! (other reviews for this series here)
Let's get down to it!
So, as we know from Dark Magic, Julian, Aidan's twin, is pretty close to changing. In an effort to keep him going a bit longer, Gregori gives him the task of protecting a human woman the society thinks is a vampire.
Of course she's his lifemate.
But here's the good part: She's Carpathian!
OK, so back in the day, the Carpa ...more
So this was my first Christine Feehan read. Of course I've seen her work throughout the years but have held off starting with such a favored author with many novels. I've found over the years that when I find an author I like I will likely end up reading all their work and it can take months to do.
Not sure why it made sense to me this last weekend to read one of her novels but it did and alas - it ...more
This story is about Julian Savage, the twin brother of Aidan in book three, and his last mission that his Prince gave him better he meets the dawn to end his colorless life. His last mission is to warn a singer name Desari, because her voice is so beautiful that human and vampire will come after her thinking that she is a vampire or a Carpathian female. When he enter he discover that not only is she ...more
So I decided to try re-reading some of my favorites of these. I have to say that I probably would not give it a 5 stars today, I have better paranormal to compare it to and... after reading on in the series and getting the repetitive sex and domineering male thoughts and actions, I would dock this one star for the snore worthy sex. I would change it but I would want to read the whole series to readjust all the ratings so that they match. I don't think I have that energy. So r ...more
Wow!! what Julian finds is not only his Lifemate but a whole group of singers and band players that are all lost Carpathians. They call themselves the Dark Troubadours. Not only are they ...more
There is so much about this story that I like (and some I do not), that it’s going to be ha ...more
Since I’m a fan of strong female leads, Desari was not a “why are you doing this to me gal” as previous books. The intolerable Carpathian Warrior male dominance made me a little weary. Get over it already . Desari’s charact ...more
However, once all the family members (well, Darius for ...more
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He arched an eyebrow at her. ‘Just my mouth is amazing?’
‘You are such a man.’ Her eyes laughed at him. ‘You need constant reassurance that you are magnificent.’
He nodded. ‘Magnificent. I like that. I could live with magnificent. Good choice of words, lifemate.”
‘You are such a caveman, Julian. You look tall and elegant and princely, yet you have not matured beyond the cave.’
…’I have no intention of riding above caveman mentality,’ he growled in her ear, his breath teasing tendrils of hair and sending little flames dancing through her bloodstream. ‘There are so many benefits for the caveman.”