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Dark Celebration

(Dark #14)

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With her erotically charged Carpathian tales, Christine Feehan has enthralled a legion of fans, captivated by a seductive world and the unforgettable characters--both human and not--who inhabit it. Now, she reunites all of them in a Dark Celebration...

After centuries as the prince of the Carpathians, Mikhail Dubrinsky fears he can't protect his people for long
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Hardcover, 372 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by Berkley
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 The gang's all here Stars

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First read August 2012 Reread February 12, 2016
Reread Feb 9 2017

Okay so Dark Celebration the 17 th book in the Dark series is a special book. It is no one persons story but like a get together for all the past couples. All the Carpathians are coming home to the Carpathian Mountains to celebrate Christmas together at Raven and Prince Mikhail's request. Thi
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Cyndi
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This one was amazing! All the couples are back in the Carpathian Mountains for Christmas! I loved this so much! It made me laugh and had some very tender parts too. I enjoyed getting caught up with the couples and I thought Feehan used a great format to give us all the different POV's. My favorites Gregori and Vikirnoff made me love them even more. Plus now I have a new boyfriend to add to the list- Dimitri. He is such a sweetheart and I hope he doesn't have to wait too long for Skylar!
Susan
After the recent attack on his life, prince of the Carpathian people Mikhail Dubrinsky has called together all of the hunters and their lifemates for a Christmas celebration in the Carpathian mountains. For some time, his people have been hunted not only by vampires, but also fanatical humans from the Morisson Center for Psychic Research. Now a new threat has surfaced in the form of the evil dark mage Xavier and his grandson Razvan.

With enemies joining forces and surrounding his people, Mikhail
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Candace
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-5-star
All the characters from previous books come together for a Christmas celebration in the Carpathian mountains. Raven asks each woman to cook different dish for the celebration dinner. Makhail visits each couple dropping the hint of who among the warriors will play the part of St. Nick.

Not all is a happy time together. The enemies of the Carpathian people is striking against the women and children. Even the Prince is not exempt from attacks.

But through all the enemies' attacks there is still hop
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Chitra *CJ*
"Dark Celebration" is the story of... well everyone.

In this reunion novel Mikhail, the prince of the Carpathians ponders upon their fate, as the enemies close in and their women struggle with fertility-either being unable to conceive or the baby isn't able to outlive the first crucial year of life.
An update on the lives of our so many various couples, this book explores and gives us the "happily ever after?" of all of the people we have previously met, as well as introduces us
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Denise
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romances, paranormal
I liked this book which touched on most of the couples that we have met in the other books. We also get a glimpse of two couples that I'm sure will be in upcoming books. There is a flurry of pregnancies, and alot of snow. The are alot of children to meet, including one that makes an unexpected appearance. There is treachery, bravery, and some unexpected uses of power. I liked the narrator of the audio book and hope to listen to more in the series. Thank God for headsets during those sexy scenes!
Gardavson
Jul 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Oh good glory. I did this book as a playaway (digital audio book). I don't know who's brilliant idea it was, but they had a man narrate it. Not just a man, but a geezer sounding man. I have never laughed so hard in my life. Do you know how hard it was to listen to a geezer guy saying "he pulled her against the hard evidence of his bodies desires..."? rofl. Then his female voices were pitiful. omg. Never, never have a man narrate a romance book. Who's brainstorm was that, I want to know. The guy ...more
~Megan~
My favorite, favorite, favorite Carpathian book ever. The thing I love about reading series is getting to revisit all my favorite characters. Many times it's only a peek into the lives of one or two characters, but here Feehan has caught us up on the lives of all the Carpathians and I didn't want the book to end. I loved seeing everyone again, most especially Barack and Syndil, who I wish had their own book.

I enjoyed the setup for future lifemates, and am looking forward to Manolito
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iamGamz
A reunion of all the characters from the first 13 books.

They have all come together in the Carpathian Mountains for a Christmas celebration. There is LOTS of sex. Like everyone was bumping uglies. 13 couples banging like mad. It was almost too much.

But once they got that out of the way, there was a lot of humor. The women attempting to cook human style for the Christmas party. There were stoves burned, kitchens blown up, the use of hairspray and a lighter to caramelize sugar. It was
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Vfields Don't touch my happy!
I love a good long series.
I’m a sucker for a reunion/celebration with past couples.
IMO this was beyond fascinating because we got to see these past couples/families move to the next step.
I remember every character even though it’s been some 10 years plus since I’ve read them. That’s a testament to Feehan’s creative, captivating world.
Action scenes were excellent.
The juxtaposition of the old world and the new was precious.
The small Interactive moments were golden.
I’ve always
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Kristina Deluise
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
ok, my notes state:
thisbook started out good and before the first 20 pages were even completed
we had skylar with no and hell no to being a lifemate even before she has met her potential lifemate

and page 62

she sucked in breath, feeling the impact of his gaze..........

she could never bee with this man. she wanted to scream her denial. she would not be a life mate to any carpathian........

ok.i hate that some is going to get talked into the
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Lover of Romance
Dark Celebration is a bit different than the other books within the Dark Series. However I have read this book quite frequently from the library, and I thought it was about time to do a review on it. For those of you who don't know much or really none about this series, let me explain it a bit for you. The Carpathian series, is a paranormal series, very similar to vampires, however Carpathians are a bit different from vampires. The Carpathian race is dying out, they are a honorable race, however ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
Dark Celebration is yet another fantastic addition and the 17th in Christine Feehan’s Dark Series. I am totally immersed into the world of the Carpathians and have grown to love all the characters that form a part of the family.

This story brings back together old and new friends together to celebrate Christmas together, which is filled with the love, loyalty and unity they all share. Its great seeing how the couples are doing, seeing their children growing and to feel their closeness
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Penny Watson
Jun 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Nothing says Christmas quite like gingerbread cookies, twinkling lights, and an alpha male Carpathian rocking his lifemate's world. Seriously. I have a lot of Christmas romance novels I like to re-read for the holidays, but for some reason my favorite is Dark Celebration by Christine Feehan. This book is really only for long-term Feehan fans who have been following the Dark series since the beginning. It is really cool to see old favorite characters come together in the Carpathian mountains for ...more
Joan
Oct 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
After all this time, Dark Celebration remains one of my favorite Carpathian books. This book was so rich in detail in providing a glimpse of hope for the near-extinct Carpathian people.

This reunion story was an opportunity for coming together as a community, introduce new characters, savor beloved characters, and delve into the rich customs and values that had sustained the Carpathians through so much loss, wars, and deaths over many centuries.

Their enemies have also regroup, increased in numb
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Licha77x7 m
I like my Carpathians and the ending was sad but gave hope. I like how the series is unfolding a new hope.

This book took me nine months to finish but not because it was boring but because school happend.

Looking forward to reading "Dark Possession (Dark #18)"
Elise-Pinterest+Goodreads=The Perfect Book Boyfriend
This book was a great way to tie all of the previous Carpathians stories together and it was a good family reunion. It was also a nice tie in to the next book, Dark Possession.
Fleur
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It was nice getting to see everyone interacting together, it made them seem more as race fighting for one goal rather than individual fighters.
Meghan
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was brilliant. A celebration that let us catch up with all the characters and see how the Carpathians are doing in general and against this battle they are just really learning about. Loved meeting Dimitri, seeing how all the hunters are learning to tease and have fun and how all the women are growing in their powers and talents! Really thought it was great to include each couple and then their interaction with the prince and the group. The Christmas play. Especially Santa’s ...more
L M
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful Christmas time read.
Amidst all the heartache and problems being faced on a daily basis by the Carpathian people, Ms Feehan gives us this light-hearted look back at our previous couples and the hint of some new ones.
Some gossip, some fun and a few new matches in the making.
This book was fun to read and had such dry humour in it.
Read and reviewed before but review is missing.
CC
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Loved catching up with most of the couples and learning about the coming babies. Loved the running theme about the Carpathians trying to make human food. Funny stuff!

Anyone who has read my prior Dark series reads knows that I absolutely HATE Barack. Guess what?! I STILL hate him! He absolutely rubs me the wrong way and I hated him in this book too!
Sharleen Wells
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this Christmas celebration

Loving having so many of the character's interacting with each other as the Carpathians get together to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Thank you Christine Graham for giving us this great.
Aparna
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Stars: 4 / 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 Celebration is the seventeenth book in the longest series, Dark Series, by Christine Feehan which was published in August of 2006. The book centers on a Christmas Celebration that Mikhail and Raven Dubrinsky host for all of their Carpathian families, hu
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Lisa Pugh
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great story that lets us reconnect with old friends and learn about new intrigues, all while leading into "Dark Possession."
Michelle
Jan 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire-romance
Another Carpathian novel--Raven is determined to start a new tradition among the Carpathians by bringing as many of them together as possible to attend a Christmas celebration in the Carpathian mountains. We are given the chance to become reacquainted with many Carpathian couples--Nicolae and Destiny, Vikirrof and Natalya, Julian and Desari, Darius and Tempest, Barack and Syndil, Riordan and Juliette, Gabriel and Francesca, Byron and Antonietta, Jacques and Shea, Rafael and colby etc. as well as ...more
Shaelyn
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Out of all the Carpathian books, I think this one is probably one of my favorites. All the characters from the previous books are back and you are able to see how their lives have changed since finding their mates.

It's Christmas time in the Carpathian mountains. That means the miracle of births and Santa Claus. Raven has convinced Mikhail to call all his Hunters back to the mountains for a celebration. Shae is about to give birth to her son and the Prince is on a quest to find a Sant
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Pat Cromwell
Feb 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
One of the most anticipated books I wanted. Chapter 4 -- when Gabriel snatches his daughter's lifemate by the throat -- I was on pins and needles. That one chapter was worth the price of the hardcover! Plus, bless Ms. Feehan's heart Raven and Savanna kept to the background and the other lifemates held center stage. It was great having all the couples together in one book. I discovered a new appreciation for Natalyia in this book, a revisit with Jaxon and Lucian, Francessca was more than bearable ...more
Kim
Apr 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I Loved this book in the series. All the Carapathians go back to the Carapathian Mountains to celebrate Christmas. there was no huge drama in this one, minor drama, but it was great to see all the couples and their children gathered in one place for Christmas. The females were trying to cook, craziness ensues as with any family holiday. New lifemates were discovered, but not bound to the males, showing where her next stories would go. A very lighthearted, but well written book in the series and ...more
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