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Dark Possession (Dark #18)

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Manolito De La Cruz knew he was dangerously close to turning into a vampire. The last thing he expected after being called back to his Carpathian homeland by Prince Mikhail was to catch the scent of his destined lifemate in MaryAnn Delaney. MaryAnn is human, but she knows all too well the overwhelmingly aggressive instincts of Carpathian males. And they�re not exactly the ...more
Hardcover, 358 pages
Published August 28th 2007 by Berkley
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Walking in two worlds Stars

First read August 2012 Reread February 15, 2016

***Spoilers***

"I'm not lifemate material, and please don't take this the wrong way, but especially not to one of the De La Cruz brothers. They're far too difficult."-MaryAnn

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"What do you think he did to me? You must have, a guess. And is it reversible? Because I'm human and my family is human and I like being human. This is what comes from having a skinny bloodsucking white girl as my best friend."-MaryAnn

Wow did I love
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I loved it, loved it, loved it. I just want to grab Christine Feehan and give her a big kiss! I don't know why some people complained about MaryAnn. I thought she was awesome. She cracked me up with her fashion addiction and her girly-girlness. She was adorable. It helped to give her real life as a character. And her heart was so huge and loving. I think Christine did a great job writing a Black heroine. You can tell she did her research, especially with the hair thing. I think a lot of love wen ...more
Susan
In Christine Feehan's Dark Possession (book 18 of the Dark series,) we are swept away from the Carpathian mountains, back to South America, to the home of the De La Cruz brothers. At the end of the last book (Dark Celebration,) Manolito De La Cruz was wounded saving Shea Dubrinsky and her unborn son from an assassin. His injuries were so grave that his soul actually left the world, and the healers along with his brothers, had to work miracles to anchor him to life. Completely unaware that Manoli ...more
Mara
Jan 21, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
Once in a while I go back to the Carpathian series to try to wrap my mind on its success. I've read quite a few books in this series, but my enjoyment has never been anything more than meh.

I've hated one or two, but mostly I found them mildly irritating, with cardboard, incoherent characters, and very thin stories. Dark Possession is all that, and less. I usually skim read these books, as they are utterly boring for me. And while reading DP I realised my main nit with this author: I really disli
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Zoe
Mar 20, 2012 rated it did not like it
This is the first book in this series I ever read, and while I see it's number 18 in the series, most novels you pick up that are part of a series can be read as a stand alone. At the very minimum they explain some of the story world to allow unfamiliar readers some insight.

Not so with this one.

The story world is not shared at all, and you are thrown in to vampires, shape-shifters, and Carpathians - who I guess are sorta vampires and/but hunt "evil" vampires...what? Add to the fact the charact
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Mojca
While saving a pregnant Carpathian female, Manuel "Manolito" De La Cruz was stabbed and poisoned. He should be dead, but his brothers "held him to earth" and transported him back to South America in hope of saving him.

But something appears to have gone wrong...

MaryAnn Delaney, a counselor from Seattle, has agreed to go with the De La Cruz family into the jungle in hope of helping a brutalized young woman. But there is definitely something off with MaryAnn and is not just the fact Manolito's boun
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BJ Rose
Feb 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
Manolito took a poisoned knife in the chest while protecting Shea Dubrinsky and her unborn child from certain death (in Dark Celebration). He was 'held to the earth' by other Carpathians to keep him from permanently dying, and they put him in the ground so he could recover and return completely from the spirit world, but he rose too early and now he's in both worlds. I don't know why I thought this was a step too far - after all, I'm reading a series about shapeshifters, vampires, predestined so ...more
Yz the Whyz
Jul 18, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: christine-feehan
I have a love/hate relationship with Christine Feehan's Dark series, but I always have a compulsion to read the books.

I sort of like this book because it seemed more sexy than the others. Furthermore, the wolf angle made it more interesting, and the mentioning of other species opens the idea of other future characters. However, there is too much mystical elements to it, that after a while it can get boring.

The reason I finished the book is because I listened to it, and I love the readers' voices
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Chitra *CJ*
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
"Dark Possession" is the story of Manolita and Maryann.

If you've read the previous Dark books, you can already predict the plot.
-A Carpathian hero on the verge on giving up and becoming a vampire
-A seemingly innocent heroine who later turns on to have psychic abilities, to name a few
-Blood sucking sex
-Evil vampires
-Some hidden revelation adding to the Carpathian universe
-Secondary characters being hurt..almost
-HEA
Nothing interesting or new, but good to pass your time or read when you are not int
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Krystl Louwagie
Apr 20, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Uh...this book was pretty dumb. For the life of me, I can't see the appeal of romance books where the most important aspect are repetitive sex scenes that go on for way too long and waste a ton of my time. And I think you could play a drinking game for all the times this book mentioned "womb" having to do with arousal-lots of "womb tightening"...so, that's her uterus, right? I'm sorry, the word womb sort of just applies to babies in my head, which are so not sexy. Speaking of babies, does anyone ...more
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“The secret weapon is cucumber.'
Solange sat all the way up. 'Jasmine, cover your ears.'
MaryAnn, Juliette and Jasmine burst out laughing.
'Sheesh, Solange. Get your mind out of the gutter.'
'MY mind is just fine, thank you. It's MaryAnn's I'm concerned about.'
'You put them on your eyes,' MaryAnn said, laughing even harder.”
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