Dark Magic (Dark #4)
Young Savannah Dubrinski was a mistress of illusion, a world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one - Gregori, the Dark One - who held her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of dander, of desire, down her slender spine.
With a dark magic all his o...more
"The five years I allotted you your freedom have been hell for me and dangerous to anyone I came into contact with. I am very close to turning, and it is too late for me to seek the dawn. It was necessary for the safety of all concerned that I come for you now." -Gregori
First read June 2012 reread January 14 2016
Reread January 23 2017
"And just for the record, your mind needs to be washed out with soap! Half the things you think we're going to do are never going to ...more
He gets 2.5 "Arrogant Alpha Stars"
Gregori is a hunter of rogue vampires. He is all powerful and known among his people as "The Dark One". He serves nothing but justice to Carpathian males that have turned evil. The only thing that prevents Carpathian males from turning rogue, is a Lifemate. Their Lifemate becomes their anchor and keeps them sane.
For years Gregori has known that he is losing touch with his humanity. He no longer sees the world in color, but in ...more
Gregori is one of the oldest and the deadliest of Carpathian men. As with all the men of his kind, he lost the ability to feel emotions and see in color when he turned 200. He's nearly a thousand now. And ...more
I wanted to punch the dudes in these books!
This is Gregori's story. One of the ancients, the second-oldest Carpathian alive*, he is revered and feared among his own kind for the ruthless hunter that he is. No Carpathian is more powerful or more knowledgable. If he turns, nothing will be ab ...more
The first 30% was somewhat disturbing. I worry how Savannah's response to the dubious consensual scene could be upsetting/triggering to some even though it made sense in the context of the Dark Carpathian culture in which neither lifemate party really has a choice.
I did like how Savannah quickly came to accept her lot (quickly compared to heroines in previous books) and worked her way almost into a side-kick role by the end of the story ...more
I know I prefer heroines who kick, rather than kiss, ass. Still I enjoy pararomance and their domineering males. I may appreciate soulmates, but not lifemates when this means no choice whatsoever, a woman turned into a slave forced even in her mind. nope, no way.
My review is based mostly on the series itself and not 2 much on Dark Magic.I have read the first five books in Feehan's Dark Series. Once u've read one of these books u have read them all. They are EXTREMELY repetitive. Everything is described as being velvet. All the women are the same; long hair (velvet hair mind you) past their hips, narrow ribcages and small waist which empahsize their full breast. They are all petite and fragile...same characteristics/personalities.. u name it. The only th ...more
Absolutely safe read
Obviously I'm a fan of romance, but I'm also a big horror novel fan an ...more
This is my favorite of the series. So far..
This was a very good addition to the series. Savannah annoyed me during the first part of the book but she was much more likable once she merged with Gregori a few times and got her head on straight. Gregori was pretty much what you'd expect from seeing him in previous books.
Savannah is the daughter of Mikhail and Raven, The prince and princess of the Carpathian people. Raven was a human that was turned Carpathian when she mated with Mikhail. Unfortunately, this book makes it seem like Ra ...more
Christine Feehan created a very enigmatic character in Gregori and I really wanted this story to redeem the series for me, but I quit reading on page 21. I can't take it anymore.
Feehan is a gifted story teller, but I grow tired of the following:
We know from book one that the healer Gregori, The dark one was reaching the end of his life, until he decides he will find his mate in Raven's daughter- who would be his redemption-a progression we see in book 2 and 3.
In this book, Savannah is all grown up and a magician/ illusionist living in USA, until she finds her closest friend Peter murdered and back in the arms of her soulmate Gregori.
They both deal with their intense passion for each ot ...more
I think what really bothered me were the inacuracies about NOLA. I've never lived there myself, but I'v ...more
What is it with the Carpathian males, thinking they are so special that a woman must do as they demand every time? Gregori is not just an alpha male, ...more
I know many people love Feehan, but I just cannot bring myself to like her writing. The novels I've read so far, Dark Magic included, seem best summed up by the phrase "all talk, no action."
Feehan favors exhaustive exposition as opposed to furthering a plot. If you prefer to remain inside the characters' heads for the duration and relish flowery, over-the-top emotional tangents, this series is for you. We spend the entire novel focusing on the characters' feelings and dou ...more
Savannah Dubrinsky, is the daughter of Raven and Mikhail, the prince of the Carpathian people. When she learns that Gregori, the infamous “Dark One” is her intented lifemate, known as the boogie man of their people, the most respected and feared of their kind, she knows at eighteen years old she is not ready to tie herself to such a creature. So she pleads for time, five years in the states. Gregori has lived for centuries, one of the oldest of their kind, he knows he will not be a easy ...more
There are parts in this book (view spoiler)[especially when Gregori loses his selfcontrol with Savannah after waiting for his mat ...more
And I 'm happy to report that Savannah was NOT a whiny, confused B----! Thank god!!!
Gregori and Savannah's story was just what this series needed. I was on the edge of my seat and couldn't put the book down. Sleeping was out of the question.
Gregori was everything I look for in a troubled, strong, dangerous, intense sex machine. Oh yeah...I said it... ...more
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His answering laughter was warm against her neck, her throat. His lips touched the skin over her pulse and skimmed lightly up to her ear. "Are you, by any chance, referring to that foppish boy with the orange hair and spiked collar? Dragon something?"
Savannah gasped and pulled away to glare at im. "How could you possibly know about him? I dated him last year."
Gregori nuzzled her neck, inhaling her fragrance, his hand sliding over her shoulder, moving gently over her satin skin to take possession of her breast. "He wore boots and rode a Harley." His breath came out in a rush as his palm cupped the soft weight, his thumb brushing her nipple into a hard peak.
The feel of his large hand-so strong, so warm and possessive on her-sent heat curling through her body. Desire rose sharply. He was seducing her with tenderness. Savannah didn't want it to happen. Her body felt better, but the soreness was there to remind her where this could all lead. Her hand caught at his wrist. "How did you find out about Dragon?" she asked, desperate to distract him, to distract herself. How could he make her body burn for his when she was so afraid of him, of having sex with him?
"Making love," he corrected, his voice husky, caressing, betraying the ease with which his mind moved like a shadow through hers."And to answer your question, I live in you, can touch you whenever I wish.I knew about all of them. Every damn one." He growled the worrds, and her breath caught in her throat. "He was the only one you thought of kissing." His mouth touched hers. Gently. Lightly. Returned for more. Coaxing, teasing, until she opened to him. He stole her breath, her reason, whirling her into a world of feeling.Bright colors and white-hot heat, the room falling away until there was only his broad shoulders,strong arms, hard body, and perfect,perfect mouth.
When he lifted his head, Savannah nearly pulled him back to her.He watched her face,her eyes cloudy with desire, her lips so beautiful, bereft of his. "Do you have any idea how beautiful you are, Savannah? There is such beauty in your soul,I can see it shining in your eyes."
She touched his face, her palm molding his strong jaw. Why couldn't she resist his hungry eyes? "I think you're casting a spell over me. I can't remember what we were talking about."
Gregori smiled. "Kissing." His teeth nibbled gently at her chin. "Specifically,your wanting to kiss that orange-bearded imbecile."
"I wanted to kiss every one of them," she lied indignantly.
"No,you did not.You were hoping that silly fop would wipe my taste from your mouth for all eternity." His hand stroked back the fall of hair around her face.He feathered kisses along the delicate line of her jaw. "It would not have worked,you know.As I recall,he seemed to have a problem getting close to you."
Her eyes smoldered dangerously. "Did you have anything to do with his allergies?" She had wanted someone, anyone,to wipe Gregori's taste from her mouth,her soul.
He raised his voice an octave. "Oh, Savannah, I just have to taste your lips," he mimicked. Then he went into a sneezing fit. "You haven't ridden until you've ridden on a Harley,baby." He sneezed, coughed, and gagged in perfect imitation.
Savannah pushed his arm, forgetting for a moment her bruised fist. When it hurt, she yelped and glared accusingly at him. "It was you doing all that to him! That poor man-you damaged his ego for life. Each time he touched me, he had a sneezing fit."
Gregori raised an eyebrow, completely unrepentant. "Technically,he did not lay a hand on you.He sneezed before he could get that close.”