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Dark Melody

(Dark #10)

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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
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Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published November 28th 2003 by Dorchester Publishing Co Inc
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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
Reread Feb 4, 2017 Rereread 12/14/2020

*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
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CC

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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Cyndi
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it, but it isn't one of the best in this series. Dayan was a sweet hero and I liked Corinne's personality. She was extremely practical and didn't fight Dayan or his ways. The best part of this book was the appearance of my boyfriend Gregori! Of course my hunky man swooped in to save the day with his incredible healing skills! I hope there is more Gregori in future books! ...more
Nicole
Oct 17, 2009 rated it did not like it
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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
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Chitra *CJ*
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Dark Melody" is the story of Dayan and Corinne.
After centuries of searching, Dayan- the male singer of Dark Troubadours finds his soulmate in Corinne.. who is 6 months pregnant, sick and running away from hunters with her friend Lisa.
I absolutely adored this book. We know The Carpathians are utterly devoted alpha males- but Dayan was just another level of awesomeness. Him caring for her and the baby, never judging anything and claiming both, fighting for her life and never overpowering her mind
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Rhapsody
Dec 09, 2007 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
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Pat Cromwell
Feb 12, 2009 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
Roksana
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! ...more
TJ
3.5/5.0

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
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iamGamz
Finally! Dayan’s story. And it was heartbreaking. I sobbed a couple times. Like ugly cried. It was ... ugly.

Dayan finally found his life-mate, Corinne, and she has a serious heart problem and is pregnant. She is also a widow. Carrying her baby is taking a huge toll on her heart and to save her Dayan calls out to Darius for help.

Darius brings together his family and calls on the healers to help save Corinne and her baby’s life. Gregori and Shea answer the call and come to their aid.

Gregori FIN
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Megan Riverina Romantics
Rating: 3/5
Heat Rating: 3/5
Narrator Performance: 3.5/5

I had issues with this one. It didn't flow right and the romance was off. The whole book felt sort of forced. I also think there were some inconsistencies with the characters and plot. I've read the first couple of books in this series so I'm rather familiar with the mythology of the Carpathian's and their mates. I don't feel that it was correctly covered in this book. As far as the inconsistencies with the characters go I'm mostly disappoint
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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
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Delta
Sep 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Corinne is a sweet and vulnerable human heroine. She is a widow, six months pregnant, and is physically failing fast due to the deteriorating condition of her heart. Her late husband, John, was murdered by the fanatic human group that erroneously perceives that those with paranormal abilities are evil vampires to be exterminated. Corinne shared his telekinesis ability, thus she is also a target of the fanatics, along with her sister-in-law, Lisa.

When Lisa takes Corinne to a club to hear her favo
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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
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Candace
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-5-star
Cullen Tucker is sitting in a bar listening to his friend, Dayan, play his guitar. Dayan is strumming a song to call his lifemate to him. Corinne and Lisa Wentworth walk into the bar to hear Dayan, head guitarist of the Dark Troubadours band, performing. Corinne is a composer, musician and song writer, who collects anything by the Dark Troubadours. "Their eyes meet across the room, and immediately she (Corinne) could feel that mesmerizing pull. A spell of enchantment." Dayan knows Corinne is his ...more
Malissa
Eep, I am trying to get through this series, but struggling more with each book sadly. This one was a hard one for me, I don't know if it was just because it felt like it was never going to end or if it was the narrator (I was listening to it) who gave the main characters these soft almost whiney voices that grated on my nerves. I want to continue to really enjoy this series but it feels like we've maybe hit a place where it's gone on a little too long and storylines are beginning to blur and re ...more
Carolyn F.
I'm listening to this audiobook. Thank goodness the narrator is back to Rebecca Cook. I also have the paperback.

I've realized after what 12 books that every single woman is always tired, only having any kind of energy for a few hours a day. I realize that they are fictional but these women are a little unusual, okay a lot unusual. Have they never stayed awake for 24 hours? Most of these women are in their 20s so I don't understand why they are all so tired. In this book of course the heroine is
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Sara
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is one of my favorite Christine Feehan Dark series books. I loved the heroine. She was sweet, gentle, fragile, but still had a kind of strength. Dayan was a different kind of Carpathian hero, and I quite frankly found him more interesting than the rest of the Carpathian heroes. He was more of a beta hero in a series full of alphas (and near alpholes). His approach to wooing Corrinne was sweeter, and far more emotionally satisfying than many of Christine Feehan's other books.

What keeps
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Kristina Deluise
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
well, i usually read to escape the outside world
and i can't really having a book make me so angry before..........

i'm thinking i may have read this originally BEFORE my daughter died.

my beginning notes were
the best friend was very annoying...............

and the i am going to die got old fast
and it really curbed the enjoyment of the first few chapters

i know it was part of the plot but it interfered with my enjoyment

and then, i guess it would be the mark of a really good author to spark emotion in
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Myra Espino
Nice read!! The story started ok, but as the story goes I can't out it down and I was hooked. Dayan and Corrine's story will make you fall in love and cry. There are times that I want to slap the daylights out of Lisa because of her action, it nearly costs Corrine's life. Overall, the story and the characters are amazing!!! So freaking loved it!! Anyway, this is the first book I've read in the Dark series. I can't wait to read more! ...more
Sam
Jun 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF
This book was.... bad. I have the audiobook and it’s all breathy whispers. The heroine is made out to be some horny bimbo who is weak in every capacity and quality. I got so tired of hearing the same sentences and situations over and over again. Return.
Minx
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was weird reading a Dark novel that wasn't filled with tons of sexy times but I really liked Dayan's character and the care he gave Corrine. It was swoony and a great addition to the series! ...more
Sharleen Wells
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the Carpathians

Corrine and Satan's story. Really enjoyed this take. Loved how so many of the character's from the previous books showed up.
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Aparna
Sep 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Stars: 3.5 / 5
Recommendation: If you like paranormal plots with hint of romance, eroticism and the other world abilities involving immortals and vampires along-side humans with super-abilities, then this is a series to go for.

Dark Melody is the twelfth book in the longest series, Dark Series, by Christine Feehan which was published in November of 2003. This forms the third book in the trilogy within the series - the first two being Dark Challenge and Dark Fire both written a good two years befor
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Michelle
Oct 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
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
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Judith Parra
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
SPOILERS!!!
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.

Da
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KatieV
Dec 15, 2014 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
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Carina
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
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Beate
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
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