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(Dark #23.5)

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4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,970 ratings  ·  180 reviews
Take an all-new excursion in the world of the Carpathians from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan—joined here by Maggie Shayne and Lori Herter, two other masters of vampire romance in an original anthology that takes dark fantasy to rapturous new heights.

Dark Crime by Christine Feehan
Blaze knows who killed her father and she has merciless plans for payba
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Mass Market Paperback, 390 pages
Published August 4th 2015 by Jove
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Dark Crime only Stars

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First read October 01, 2015 reread March 13, 2016

*Spoilers*

I only read Dark Crime by Christine Feehan and I really liked it. In Dark Crime we meet two new people. Maksim Volkov is an ancient Carpathian who works with Tariq Asenguard. Blaze is his lifemate. Her father has been murdered. The murderers took their time breaking every bone in his body and tossed his dead body at Blaze's feet. She is going to kill everyone of them. Even if she has to die doing it. When she cal
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Alex is The Romance Fox
2,5 stars
I am not a fan of anthologies but I wanted to read Dark Crime by Christine Feehan – that’s the only story I read.

This is the 27th book in the Dark Saga Series, which is one of my favorite PNR series.

The story begins with the heroine, Blaze, going full blast to kill her father’s murderers and from there onwards, it just continues in the most fast-paced way ever. It’s like Speed…nonstop!!

Maksim Volkov, an ancient Carpathian vampire has finally found his lifemate in Blaze.

So he helps Blaze
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Marta Cox
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this several months ago and as I'm reading an arc that links to these characters thought it about time to get my thoughts down.
Dark Crime
It's very hard to keep readers engaged as a series gets longer and it's a trap that many authors fall into. What worked so well in the beginning can become stale and readers constantly demand to be surprised . Ms Feehans Dark series has been such an interesting one full of intense emotions, beautiful narrative and incendiary heat. This story is shorter
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Julia's Book Haven
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ok I'll start by saying the my rating is only for Dark Crime by Christine Feehan. I'm not sure if I'll read the other stories in this one since I only picked it up for Dark Crime and the others ones don't really grab my interest. I'll update my review if I do decide to.

So, Dark Crime, I have to say you pleasantly surprised me with this one Christine Feehan. This is probably the most I've enjoyed a Dark book in awhile. After more then 25 books its hard not feel that the books are a bit repetitive
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Elfina Renee
Sep 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites
Just for the record I only read Dark Crime by Christine Feehan. I've been a huge fan of the Dark series for so long my only interest was in that story, so onto the review. Notice I've given this three stars... yes I was slightly disappointed, the author can't please everyone. For starters Blazes comes across as strong independent woman, she has a plan, a single minded focus and is more then ready to take action, hence where my problem begins. Maksim the Carpathian jackass settles into her life, ...more
Aly is so frigging bored
this was kind of a disaster....
1-Click Addict Support Group
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh, I love a good vampire romance…

And this anthology has three of them! While very different, the tone and flavor share a similar theme; humans and vampires have an uneasy and varied relationship. I pounced on this set for the opportunity to read another Dark story by one of my favorite paranormal authors, as well as the chance to read a vamp story by authors I knew but hadn’t realized they wrote such books.

Dark Crime by Christine Feehan

Blaze loved her father and her sister-by-choice, Emeline. W
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
SENSUAL, EROTIC AND ACTION PACKED!!

This review is for "Dark Crime" by Christine Feehan only. I am not interested in reading the other short stories. That being said, Dark Crime has a bit of a twist too it. Taken place in the U.S, I think I was a bit confused at first becasue initially I though this was going to be Tariq Asenguard's story. It wasn't it was an unfamiliar character to the Dark series Maksim Volkov and his newly found Lifemate Blaze. Dark Crime has that gangster storyline. With the
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Mari (Smut Duchess)
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, paranormal
3.75

I only read Dark Crime by Christine Feehan. I am so glad that the Carpathian plot settings are out of the jungle and thankfully I didn't have to read dozens of pages about attacking bugs. But Feehan still has a problem with giving her heroines decent names. This one was Blaze. I kept thinking of a horse. C'mon Christine....there are hundreds of good feminine names you can give your heroines. Just stop with these ridiculous heroine names that I wouldn't even give a dog. It takes away from the
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Cocktails and Books
Jul 25, 2015 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books

Overall, this was a fun set to read. All of the stories involve vampires, so you get to stretch the imagination a little bit. Here are brief reviews of each story:

Dark Crime – 3.5 Cocktails

By far the longest of the stories in the collection, it is pretty close to a full length novel. I have not read the other books in the series this is a part of, but that was not a hindrance to enjoying this one. Dark Crime has an interesting concept and g
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Iris (Artemis Library)
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow, What a great original anthology! Loved the DARK Series story from Christine that was almost half the book, Fell in love with Maggie and NEED to know more about her character Chloe added her to al my contact lists. Lori was a great final story but not the best. But what a listing to write a original anthology with. Think she did a OK job but of course hard to compete. I was not triggered to read more from her now but who knows ... .
Megzy
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dark crime is a must read before Dark Carousel. I loved Blaze. Feehan doesn't have many badass females in her stories and majority of the most notable ones have been getting a novella instead of complete book. The events and characters in this story are crucial to understanding the Dark Carousel and the books that will follow.
MelissaB
**3.5 stars**

Rating is for Christine Feehan's Dark series book only
Mskychick
Aug 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
Dark Crime by Christine Feehan 1-1/2 stars
Darcy
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
This review is only based on the story by Christine Feehan.

I liked Blaze, but thought that things progressed too quickly with Maksim. There was no build up, just let me help you, you are my lifemate, I claim you. What save this story for me was the action with Emmaline and the kids. It was interesting to see how the vampires have evolved and are trying to be more like they were before they went evil. I hope we get a book with Emmaline and how she finds a lifemate within the Carpathians.
Steph
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
so many fav authors in the one book
Michelle the Romance Witch
only read Dark Crime but it was pretty good with only a bit of the repetitive stuff that has been plaguing readers of feehan. overall 3.75 stars Mainly for Blaze and her kickassness
Louisa
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Really awesome anthology! I enjoyed all the stories, I read this for Dark Crime, but they were all so great!
Laura the Highland Hussy

Review posted at Got Fiction?

Such a disappointment.

I went into this anthology so excited for some fabulous Paranormal Romance. I love it, I hear it’s making a huge comeback this year, and these are some big names in the PNR world.

And yet...

Dark Crime by Christine Feehan: DNF

So I think I’m just not a Feehan fan. I have yet to like anything she’s written. This is the worst so far. This one starts out strong. Blaze is getting ready for war. Her father owns a bar, and because he wouldn’t give in to
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Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Vivacious Valkyrie and Pack Alpha - Marta & Chelle:

Dark Crime by Christine Feehan (Marta):

It's very hard to keep readers engaged as a series gets longer and it's a trap that many authors fall into. What worked so well in the beginning can become stale and readers constantly demand to be surprised. Ms. Feehan's Dark series has been such an interesting one full of intense emotions, beautiful narrative and incendiary heat. This story is shorter than most and y
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Kristin & Sue Ellen ~ GirlyGirlBookReviews
Thrilling and Seductive! Fast paced and loaded with action!

I have read all the books in the Dark Series and Christine Feehan has a way of writing that will captivate you. You will be on the edge of your seat! Tons of action and scorching hot romance! The book has a crime/mobster vibe but yet still the mesmerizing Carpathians we all love. While reading I felt like I was in the book with them and I can honestly say Maksim Volkov is one of my favorite Carpathians of all! He had this dominate, sexy
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Krissys
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: featured-books, star
Edge of Darkness (Dark Saga #26.5)by Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Lori Herter

Dark Crime by Christine Feehan
Blaze knows who killed her father and she has merciless plans for payback. Until a phone call from a seductive stranger pleads with her to wait. Retribution is in his blood, too. Now, he and Blaze will be united in the blood of the guilty. Tonight, vengeance is theirs.

Dead by Twilight by Maggie Shayne
Bloodsuckers may be an accepted minority but one of them is getting away with murder.
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AL
Aug 23, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Crime by Christine Feehan

2.8 stars

I can't say this book was great but it was interesting. The beginning of the book was attention grabbing with Blaze setting up a revenge for her dearest father. Then Maksim and Tariq Asenguard showed up to further twist the situation. Maksim, a Carpathian hunter is a quiet male who doesn't say much. And Blaze is a fighter. Once Maksim and Blaze met, it got not so exciting so fast. The method Ms. Feehan chose for these two to bond right after his first ap
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 Reading In Pajamas
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
✦Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: Edge of Darkness by Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne and Lori Herter ► http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2Ly
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rated: 4 Stars


REVIEW:
"Dark Crime" by Christine Feehan is longer than a standard novella so the characters were fleshed out quite nicely. It was a hot and sensual Carpathian story that revolved around an alpha male meeting his alpha female. I loved how they came together and
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Bronwyn
Sep 30, 2015 rated it liked it
EDGE OF DARKNESS looks at three different authors.
I admit my interest in this anthology has everything to do with Christine Feehan’s DARK CRIME- this is the paranormal series that got me addicted to the paranormal romance genre. Shayne and Herter’s novellas add some quick, light reads that doesn't make me want to seek out more from them.

I must admit that I was a bit disappointed with Dark crime, we were introduced to some new characters in Maksim and Blaze which is nice, even though Feehan seem
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Eva Millien
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I must confess that I have long been a fan of Christine Feehan and Maggie Shayne but this is the first story that I have read by Lori Herter which is a shame really because her vampire story was a very shiver inducing sexy read, so I will be remedying my error. As for Dark Crime I was completely captivated by the Carpathians as they discover a whole new reign of terror by those evil vampire brothers and I really have to say that those brothers are the ultimate in long term evil plotting and I ca ...more
Shannon
Edge of Darkness


Dark Crime - Christine Feehan - No Rating - Blaze McGuire, Maksim Volkov - I will admit I only picked this book up for this story. Sad to say it never grabbed my attention fully. My usual complaint with Feehan is too much repetition and this book is no exception. Maybe I’ll pick it up again one day. Maybe the publishers will do me a favor and put it on audiobook, I’m not sure. Either way this is a DNF for me.

Dead by Twilight - Maggie Shayne - Stars

Cimarron Spirit - Lo
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Kimberlee
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Fanatical Stars

Oh my I did not think that vampires could get any creepier, but thanks to Vadim and Sergey Malinov they have gone down a totally creepier path. I feel like we are on the cusp of seeing a whole new batch of ancient hunters and their psychic life mates.



I'm so excited to be starting the Dark Carousel, and seeing were this new Carpathian world takes me.
Greeneyes Belle28
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read Dark Crimes, it started out slow.... But picked up pace.... Really enjoyed this book....
Cannot wait to find out what happens to Emmeline...
Shelley
Dark Crime by Christine Feehan - 3.5 stars
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