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Dark Fire

(Dark #6)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  21,536 ratings  ·  488 reviews
They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light...

"There is always a price to pay."

So Darius warned her when she accepted a position with his traveling troupe. And gazing mesmerized at the merciless slash of his mouth, the implacable resolve on his face, the soulless emptiness of his black eyes, Tempest was afraid to ask what it wa
Mass Market Paperback, 390 pages
Published October 28th 2001 by Love Spell
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Niesha You will absolutely LOVE THIS SERIES! I'm so glad it's a long series because I'm flying through them! If love SUPER SEXY VAMPIRES YOU LOVE THE CARPATH…moreYou will absolutely LOVE THIS SERIES! I'm so glad it's a long series because I'm flying through them! If love SUPER SEXY VAMPIRES YOU LOVE THE CARPATHIAN MEN!!!!(less)

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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Redhead Temper Stars

First read July 2012 Reread January 21, 2016
Reread January 31, 2017


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"Does anyone else besides me ever get the urge to throw things at you?" She sounded drowsy, not combative. Darius hunkered down beside her so he was at eye level with her. "I do not think so. If they do, they do not have the audacity to tell me."-Tempest and Darius

Dark Fire the 6th book in the Dark Series was amazing! This was Darius and Tempest's book. Darius is Desari's brother who we met in
Sophia Triad
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifters, vampires
Darius and Tempest Trine

Another story about The Dark Troubadours band. Lonely Tempest aka Rusty accepts a position as a mechanic with the traveling band. She is a human girl without family and she values her privacy. But then she will meet Darius, the dangerous brother of Desari and she will not be alone ever again. Because apparently she is Darius’ lifemate. Her unique talents including her affinity with the animals and especially the large cats make her a suitable candidate to become the Carpa
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this one, but Darius and Tempest are not my favorites. I didn't understand why they didn't ask Julian for more guidance and teaching of the Carpathian ways. They all seemed a little clueless because they didn't live near any of their own kind for so long. I also hated that poor Syndil got stuck with a manwhore for her lifemate. I felt really bad for her that she saw him with these OW for many, many years. She deserved someone better!
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
I wanted to like this more than I did. It started so promisingly, and I'd had a break from this series of several months, which helped. But all too quickly the long-winded reflective introspective passages started up, the oh-so-stubborn lip-nibbling heroine got annoying, and the flowery love scenes got, well, flowery.

Lots of typos, lots of articles missing (especially "a", for some reason), and one of the things that really drives me nuts with Feehan is her inconsistencies. This is especially n
While not my most favorite of the series so far, it was still very good. For all of my concerns about Darius from Desari's book, I really enjoyed him as a Hero. Yes, he was a dictatorial, arrogant ass most of the time, but he certainly had his reasons. I liked that he did not fight his feelings for Tempest even one bit. Nor did he allow her to fight him, although she sure tried to. I enjoyed the interplay for awhile, but it did get a little old. The formulae for these books are so very similar, ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I had a feeling I would like Darius' story when I read about him in Dark Challenge, and I did. He is a powerful, charismatic hero. Seeing who he ends up with was a particular pleasure, and I must say that Ms. Feehan chose the perfect heroine for him. This book was good from beginning to end. Tempest and Darius had the magic chemistry that makes romance novels so delicious. Also, I just plain liked Tempest. For the hard life she had lived, she was a bright person, with a great sense of humor. She ...more
Chitra *CJ*
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: trigger, safety-first
"Dark Fire" is the story of Tempest and Darius.
We know from the last book that Darius is Gregori's sibling, and about to meet his darkness, when one day he suddenly sees colors thanks to his newly hired mechanic to Dark Troubadours, Tempest or Rusty.
Tempest in an orphan with tragic past, always being the odd one out due to her ability to talk to animals. As the chemistry between them sizzles, Tempest runs away multiple times only to have her mate chase her.
I absolutely love how possessive yet ca
Apr 14, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal romance readers
Shelves: vampires, romance, fiction
This one I loved. It is by far my favorite in the Carpathians series, as of now. Tempest "Rusti" Trine is the most well-developed heroine we've seen so far this series. The heroines in the previous books have mainly been defined by their over-the-top compassion and gentleness. I found them kind of tedious and uninteresting. Tempest though is spunky and genuinely funny. The dialogue here was much better than in the previous books. Darius as well I found much less overdone than the other heroes. T ...more
May 05, 2009 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Noone, unless you're into arrogant males and annoying chits
Recommended to Aquit by: My sister, the hopeless romantic
I was a pre-teen when I read this book and I thought it was the most romantic book ever. Then as a teenager I broke down that glass wall, threw away the tinted glasses, and gained something of value called self-respect. I re-read "Dark Fire" and hated it. Christine Feehan may be a legendary author but in my opinion she uses too many repetitive themes and her character developments are weak and sidetracked by sex and meaningless arguments.

Darius is a Carpathian who is feared by many. *rolls eye*
Ivana Azap Feješ
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Best so far in this series!!!

When Darius, the leader of a small band of Carpathian musicians, first sees the new mechanic hired to work on the band's touring vehicles, he is astonished to see the red color of her hair. It has been centuries since he last saw colors or even felt emotions. Although mechanic Tempest Trine needs the job, she quickly realizes she's bitten off more than she can chew. Tempest has always felt different, apart from others. And we have Syndil, who was attacked by one of t
Elise-Pinterest+Goodreads=The Perfect Book Boyfriend
I loved Darius from the last book and I had my fingers crossed that his story would be a good one (had the same feeling for his brother Gregori's story). I was not disappointed. Rusti made for a great mate. Although, it generally annoys me when you are told to do something for your safety and you do the opposite. So many of the heroines from this series do that. Ugh!! "Don't go out of the perimeter". Is that so difficult to obey and is it really such an affront to your sense of freedom? Especial ...more
I liked this, but was a bit disappointed compared to the previous book.

What I liked:

I liked both the hero and the heroine. I thought Darius was fascinating in that overbearing Carpathian male way when I read the previous novel and wanted to read his story. Tempest, the heroine, was a good match for him. She was another human psychic, as has been the more frequent pattern. Her talent was communicating with animals. She was a likeable person with a very tragic past.

What I didn't like:

Too much repe
Oleta Blaylock
Jun 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have a real weakness for the Daratraznoff family. I love all their books and the men in this family are to die for. First Gregori and now Darius. It is enough to make a girl swoon. Darius has been on his own for so long. He saved himself, his baby sister and four other young children when their parents were killed by the invading Turks. I love Darius courage and honor and his fear for his small family. Tempest "Rusti" is such a hoot throughout this books. She gives Darius no end of fits but s ...more
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tempest "Rusti" Trine is repairing the tour bus when Desari, the singer, convinces her to take a break. Darius, Desari's brother and a Carpathian warrior, has just risen when he notices the curvy red-head. He follows Rusti around the bus. He realizes he is actually seeing the color of the woman's hair. Rusti enters the bus, grabs a drink and sits down on the couch.

Desari reminds Darius about the advertisement she placed in the paper for a mechanic. He asks Desari where the two leopards are if t

DNF @ 20%

Rant comming...

Please do not get offended if you liked this book. This is my opinion, my observations and in no way means to offend those who have enjoyed it.

The beginning seemed promising and went straight downhill for me when he took advantage of her while she slept and bonded with her by biting her neck then attempted to erase her mind of the memory. This is rape to me.

I am sooooo angry right now that the most I can write is what I hated:

1. "Honey" is what my grandmother
Alex is The Romance Fox
Oct 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christine-feehan
By the time I started reading Dark Fire, the 6th book in Christine Feehan’s Dark Series, I was hooked…..the Carpathians are just beyond amazing…..Never mind that there is a huge amount of repetition and I know….some of the descriptions the author uses are a bit over the top…..check….velvet sheath….but nothing can change my mind….I am totally addicted to these books.

This is my favourite book so far…..of course it may change as I continue reading the next book in this series.

Darius , is who we dis
Sep 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Taking the job as mechanic seemed a good fit for Tempest ‘Rusti’ Trine, she never really fit in anywhere else, but this group of traveling troubadours sounded like a perfect match right down to their love of animals. As soon as Darius realized a human was in the camp he had to meet her, especially after he started to see all the colors around him shining for the first time in centuries. The way Tempest accepted them and most of the things they could do was one thing, but would she be strong enou ...more
Origanilly Read June 2008

Ok, I know I say this everytime, but this is my favorite of the series so far!

I really enjoyed Darius and Tempest's storyline (especially all of the stuff with the leopards.) After reading the last book, I was so happy to see that both Darius and Barack found their lifemates. I'm slao glad she told this story right after the last one - it really cleared things up for me.

This book was great and I loved that Tempest could communicate telepathically with the animals!
Pat Cromwell
Feb 12, 2009 rated it it was ok
So I'm thinking that Darius Daratrazanoff is a refugee from a Diana Palmer book! OMG he took macho to the extremes. I still hear him saying Honey and it is in such a condescending manner! But because he is related to the coolest Carpathians - the Daratrazanoff - he is bearable. I think that his lifemate wakes up some morning and think "WTF did I do to deserve this jerk!"
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have been wanting to continue on reading the Dark Series for a while now and this time it was the story of Darius. I am usually fine with Alpha Males as characters but Darius’s character was a bit more "Alpha Male" than I found enjoyable at the start, more like commanding, overbearing, cave dweller. I grew accustomed to his way though because honestly his character had no one else to ever speak into his life and show him any other way to be. His entire family did whatever he said and he was un ...more
4-4.5 stars

This was a really good story. I liked both Darius and Tempest, although they both had their...imperfections. The story was engaging enough that I had didn't want to do anything else until I was done.

Tempest (aka Rusty) is a woman with a gift for fixing cars. Tempest grew up in the system and had a really hard life, suffering abuse at the hands of people she trusted which has led her to a very solitary existence. Tempest had special abilities that allow her to communicate with animals
Apr 02, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, re-read, 2009, library
When Darius, the leader of a small band of Carpathian musicians, first sees the new mechanic hired to work on the band's touring vehicles, he is astonished to see the red colour of her hair. It has been centuries since he last saw colours or even felt emotions. Although mechanic Tempest Trine needs the job, she quickly realizes she's bitten off more than she can chew. Tempest has always felt different, apart from others. But from the moment his arms close around her, enveloping her in a sorcerer ...more
Mar 21, 2009 rated it it was ok
Another "are you kidding me with your bossing this heroine around like that?!?!" book. I wanted to do some ballbusting FOR the girl, sheesh.
Jessalee Shields-Dulaney
Fantastic story! Must read series!!

I was excited to see Darius in his own book and I was not disappointed. His attitude kept me reading and when Tempest (Rusti) joined the group as their mechanic it just flowed. I loved the back and forth between them. Darius needed someone to keep him on his toes. Another fantastic Carpathian story! I am enjoying this series so much!! They are definitely books you just have to keep reading. They all put you through your emotions and this one definitely doesn't
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now this was the book I had been waiting for. I could not put the thing down, not even for a second. I was so hooked, so fiercely obsessed, I just had to finish it. As this book was a continuation from the previous one, we had all the length of the new one to concentrate on new things, and not so much time wasted on explaining things we already knew or getting characters introduced from the very start. I just completely adore how everything developed smoothly. Why?

Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I try, I really do. But Christine's books always bore me even though I want to love them. In this case, it was boredom and the heroine.
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Finally! I feel that this book gave me the uniqueness that I have been looking for! The heroine isn't sitting back and doing nothing. She is actually trying to fight it and in the end, it is her decision that decides the book and not something he did to her. While Darius is the typical, arrogant, commanding Carpathian, he is nicely balanced with Tempest's red-headed temper and love of life. I also felt like the reader gets a more realistic look at how it might be. Rusti's claustrophobia and Dari ...more
Dec 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Fans
#6 of Carpathian series and Tempest meets Darius when she is hired to work on the Troubadour's tour bus.

The Troubadour Band (I think they call themselves the Dark Troubadours) are a mini-series within the Carpathian Series. This is the second Troubadour/Carpathian book. The first Troubadour/Carpathian book is Dark Challenge (#5) with Julian and Desari (Darius' sister).

I enjoyed this book!
It t00k me much longer to finish this book. The storylines are all feeling pretty much the same now. There hasn't been one woman in this series who did not resent the man who chose her. I understand why, buuut, it's reduntant now.

Dark Fire was written from the same formula as the earlier five books in the series. This time around, big bad Darius finds the one woman who brings color and feelings back into his life. Tempest was hired as the band's mechanic. She has had a female version on Dr. Dool
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“None of this…none of this…whatever you call this.” She waved her hand to encompass everything. Kissing. Taking her blood. Seducing her. Ordering her around. Setting perimeters. All of it.
His black gaze never left her face. His eyes as still as those of a leopard scenting prey. Avid. Burning. Intense. He took her breath away with his eyes. Hypnotized her. Cast a spell over her.
Tempest pulled her gaze from his, from the seductive, black velvet trap. “And stop that, too,” she said decisively, despite the fact that he made her hungry for him.
“Stop what?”
“Stop looking at me that way, it’s definitely out. You can’t look at me that way. It’s cheating.”
“How am I looking at you?” His deep voice dropped even lower, the cadence soft and husky. Mesmerizing. “Okay, that’s out, too. No talking in that tone of voice,” she declared staunchly. “And you know very well what you’re doing. Act normal.”
His white teeth gleamed at her, nearly stopping her heart. “I am acting normal, Tempest.”
“Well, then, that’s out, too. No acting normal.”
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