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Into the Flame (Darkness Chosen #4)

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meet Doug Black-the Wilder brother who's been missing for centuries. With no idea of where he's from, he's become an angry young cop with the ability to transform into a cougar. in search of others like him, he comes across a beautiful woman who may hold the secret to his destiny...
ebook, 400 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by Signet Book
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MelissaB
Wow, I was pretty disappointed with this book. The "romance" between Firebird and Doug was not fleshed out at all. I am not a fan of reunion romances where we miss the initial meeting and falling in love. The book didn't give us very much information about the time they dated, all I really knew was that they dated for a bit then she left him while she was pregnant. Christina Dodd always has inconsistencies in her stories but if I am enjoying the writing, I can overlook them enough to still like ...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Huh. I give "Into the Flame" by Christina Dodd 3 stars because it's the end of her 4 book series about the Wilder/Varinski family. But I was really disappointed. I'm always willing to suspend reality, but to me this book just felt...cheesy.

Firebird is the only daughter born to the fierce Wilder family. They've always considered her their miracle, even when she returned home broken in spirit and pregnant, they stood by their daughter/sister. At the end of the last book, we found out that Firebird
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Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
This was a really great series, I've enjoyed the whole thing. Of course with "Into the Flame" and with the cliffhanger of "Into the Shadow". You knew how certain parts were going to play out. But other than that, it was pretty epic. With lots of feeling, lots of action, there wasn't a whole lot of sex scenes in this one, but the love you felt from the Wilders you felt through this whole book, made up for the loss of the steamy scenes. This book was the conclusion of the 4 book series. I felt it ...more
Dawn
Jan 20, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am sure I will be in the minority but I was really disappointed in this book and I was really unhappy since it is the end of a series.
To begin with there were just so many pot holes in the story but that aside the I think that CD forgot she had two main characters to develop.
While her writing is always good it just had to many multiple plots IMO she should have written this book as she did the others and then had a follow up book for the "war" or fight scene. I really wanted to get Firebird &a
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valee
It was a nice end to the series. I must admit that the plot in this one was better developed than in the previous ones. We have a much interesting enemy to confront and the action is so much better. But when it came to romance, not so good. There was actually very little of it, although you may not even realize it because the hero and the heroine knew each other from before, so you almost don't even feel it.

I liked this series. In an overall, it was a solid 4 stars. A nice read if you don't know
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Fefi
Confesso di non sapere cosa fosse un coguaro, ho scoperto che è un leone di montagna.
Anche quest'ultimo libro della serie non mi ha entusiasmata per niente; alla fine tutti si riuniscono e pensavo almeno di provare qualche emozione in quel momento e invece no, mi sono solo annoiata,infatti ci ho messo tantissimo a leggerlo.
Peccato perché l'idea di uomini felini,falchi e rettili poteva essere sfruttata molto meglio,pur trattandosi sempre di romance,per non parlare del patto col diavolo ripetuto a
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Sara
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The best one of the series. No rapey sex scenes. Explains everything. Just read this book.
Lynda Warnock
Finally the last book in Christina Dodd’s Darkness Chosen series, Into the Flame lives up to its title! We have followed the prophecy and the growing evil of the Varinski’s and the growing illness of Konstantine hoping that the curse will be broken in time. It seems to have come down to the last son – but that means Firebird isn’t who she or her family believed her to be. What does this mean for the curse, how will they find the last piece of the icon?

It is a nightmare that Firebird can not wake
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Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Molti anni fa, Zorana, mi hai salvato da me stesso. Ovunque mi porterà il mio destino, ti amerò per l'eternità in questo o nell'altro mondo."

Siamo arrivati all'ultimo capitolo della lotta tra il Bene e il Male, la battaglia ormai infuria e solo le sacre icone della profezia possono portare la salvezza. Il terzo volume si era chiuso con una notizia shock: Firebird, la piccola di casa, l'unica femmina, il miracolo della famiglia...non è una di loro. L'incredulità, la rabbia e il dolore del tradim
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Nicole
Sep 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the last book in the series. On one hand I was disappointed by this story…the actual story between the two individuals didn’t draw me in, in a believable manner, or enticing manner I guess. On the flip side, the side of the series being brought to a closure…I loved it. there was action and drama and things really worked out well.

I do have one complaint for the series as a whole that is totally a personal choice…and I’m warning you right here, don’t read further as one might consider this
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Eva
Nov 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was the last book of a 4 book series. I really enjoyed all four books and this book gave a nice finishing touch to the series. Of course I always seem to want more -- even when a series finishes.

The series takes a different approach to were-shifters. Won't go into it too much since it would spoil reading the books for yourself, but I will say that I enjoyed the author's take on animal shifters. It was a refreshing change and I enjoyed the suspense, action, and adult romance that filled eve
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Celeste
Aug 15, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance
While I enjoyed reading this book, it definitely was not, in my opinion, as good as the other three books in the series. I didn't feel like Doug and Firebird's connection was as strong as what was between the other Wilder siblings and thier loves. Even his proposal in the end seemed... blah to me. I felt like Dodd was just kind of trying to get in a HEA and ended up rushing through all the good parts! So, slightly let down on this one but still worth reading to end the series on a good note!
Debrac2014
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great ending to the series!
Christine
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now! I was a bit disappointed with the decisions of this character, however he more than made up for it later in the book. The storyline was on point and had unexpected twists and turns while the characters by this time were very strong and familiar that you understood the reasoning behind their decisions.

I enjoyed this book very much.
Susan
Jan 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Much better than #3. Just over 3 stars. Although sometimes straining the bounds of credulity, even for paranormal, it was fulfilling and heartwarming.
Bonnie Lewinstein Hanono
I have read this entire series a few times. It's a really good read and would recommend it to anyone who likes paranormal romance.
Angel
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly enjoyed reading Into the Flame. This is a very well written story, lots of intrigue, action, love and good ending.
Mojca
On the night Firebird Wilder learns she isn't a true Wilder (at least in blood), something stalks her family's ranch. The scent investigation by her brothers doesn't exclude a Varinski, but deep down Firebird knows who paid her family a visit.

State patrolman Douglas Wilder is determined to find his birth family who's abandoned him in the desert at his birth, leaving him to die. The family who's passed onto him the terrible gift of being able to turn into a cougar at will.

His search is temporaril
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Michelle
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Katie
Out of this whole series this novel was probably my least favorite. I was never really impressed with the main character, but I still loved the story's plot. Which must say something about this novel because I still own it. And after reading it at least twice I still enjoy it. I still enjoy this whole series actually. Heck, it'd be really hard not to with plots like these, and that's saying something when it comes to me. It's just type of series that's not easily forgotten.

Firebird has been keep
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Jill Dunlop
Into the Flame is the fourth and final book in Christina Dodd’s Darkness Chosen series. This is the story of Firebird Wilder and the conclusion to the war between the Varinskis and the Wilders. There are four Wilder children, three sons and one daughter, Firebird. The sons’ stories are the first three books and Firebird’s is the fourth. Firebird met Doug Black when she was in college. He was employed as a campus security man. He develops a relationship with Firebird and they fall in love with ea ...more
C Joy
What a perfect ender! For some reason I won't explain here, I skipped Adrik's story and jumped right into this one. The story was overwhelming; Firebird and Doug's story took a backseat because a lot of things happened, and despite the lack of love scenes between the two, I didn't mind. It was that awesome.

Ms Dodd's easy writing pulled me in once again and if I weren't busy at work, I could've finished this in one day. While reading the story, I felt familiar with the characters, and I liked the
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Sabine
Jul 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Firebird Wilder ist die Jüngste der vier Geschwister und das einzige Mädchen. Während ihre Brüder Gestaltwandler sind, ist sie selbst völlig normal. Das einzige Geheimnis, das sie hütet, ist die Identität des Vaters ihres kleinen Sohnes. Und das aus gutem Grund, denn er hat sie belogen: Sie hat gesehen, wie er sich in einen Puma verwandelt hat und das kann nur eins bedeuten: Er gehört zu den Varinski, dem Clan des Teufels. Daher hat sie ihm auch nichts von der Schwangerschaft erzählt und ihn ver ...more
Ally
May 26, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, ebook
Douglas Black is the fourth Wilder brother who’s been missing since he was a baby. With no idea of where he’s from he’s become an angry young cop with the ability to transform into a cougar. In search of others like him, he comes across the Varinski’s and realises he’s like them and is determined to find out more about where he’s from. Varinski’s of course, point Douglas to the Wilder’s and he meets Firebird the baby of the Wilder family. Only

So we finally find out who the father of Firebird’s b
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Gina
Terrific ending to a terrific series!

I couldn’t have asked for better! Upon some revelations (that were brought forward in the third book and revisited at the beginning of this novel), Firebird is determined to find Doug and bring him home. The father of her child, he actually really is the fourth Wilder son, who had been kidnapped at birth and left in the desert to die. She’s determined to explain who he is, what he is, and to bring him home to her son and her family. She first thought he was a
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Heather Wiese
I'll go with 3.5 Stars

I managed to get my hands on this one from the new shelf at the library, not realizing it was the 4th and last book in a series. Crappers. I hate reading series out of order.

I would say though, at least from the perspective of the 4th book, it doesn't really seem like I missed much not reading them. I mean, the series centers around 4 siblings and their mates, so of course their (the three oldest) back-stories are missing, but this book was stand-alone in that it really foc
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Lauren
Into the Flame by Christina Dodd
4 stars

Synopsis:
Destined to bear only sons, the Wilder family has one daughter, Firebird. Upon learning that she is a changeling, this miracle child sets out to find the Wilder’s long lost brother in order to break the pact their ancestor forged with the Devil. Fortunately, Firebird is well aware of the fourth son’s identity, he is Doug Wilder, the estranged father of her son. Can Firebird overcome her fears in order to reunite the members of her family?

Review:
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Christine
While searching my stacks of books, I stumbled across this book, which is the fourth and final book in a series that I started reading a few years ago. and the only book I hadn't read. So I figured why not just get to it and read it. I wondered if it would be slow going since I may have forgotten a lot about the series story arc, but a lot of it came back to me as I read the story and the author reviewed some details from the first three books within this storyline, so it worked out fine. Into t ...more
Mariana Bezerra
My Thoughts:
This is the last book in the Darkness Chosen series and now the Varinski is getting closer and now there’s one icon missing. In this book we met Douglas, the missing son from the Wilders and also discovered that he had a relationship with Firebird. Konstantine is barely alive and the time is almost done.

This book is very different from the other ones because everyone always though that Firebird was Konstantine daughter and to discover that her hole life people had lied to her was ver
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Justy
In this last book of the Darkness Chosen series we meet Doug Black, the Wilder brother who s been missing for years. With no idea of where he s from, he s become an angry young cop with the ability to transform into a cougar. In search of others like him, he finds cousins from the Old Country and arranges to use them to rescue Firebird from her family not knowing her real situation.[return][return]This is also the story of single mother Firebird Wilder as she finds out the truth of her birth and ...more
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