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Dark Peril (Carpathian Novel, A) Mass Market Paperback – October 4, 2011
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In the futuristic world of Feehan's bestselling paranormal romances, shapeshifters, humans, vampires, and a benign but powerful breed known as Carpathian vampires vie for dominance using both magic and technology. Carpathian Dominic Dragonseeker has taken a desperate gamble by ingesting deadly vampire parasites that will help him infiltrate cruel enemies who seek to destroy his peaceful race. He never counted on finding his lifemate under these dire circumstances, but to his shock, his dreams of a jaguar shape-shifter turn into reality when he meets warrior Solange Sangria. Solange is bent on destroying her evil father and his cohorts, who murder women and conduct hideous scientific experiments. Dominic and Solange must learn to fight side by side and trust each other to protect the innocent and heal their old wounds. Feehan builds an original and complex world enriched by sensuality and enlivened by bloody, fast-paced action. This latest entry-intended, like its 20 predecessors, to stand alone-is sure to please old fans and win new readers.
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About the Author
I live in the beautiful mountains of Lake County, California. I have always loved hiking, camping, rafting and being outdoors. I’ve also been involved in the martial arts for years—I hold a third degree black belt, instruct in a Korean karate system, and have taught self-defense. I am happily married to a romantic man who often inspires me with his thoughtfulness. We have a yours, mine, and ours family, claiming eleven children as our own. I have always written books, forcing my ten sisters to read every word, and now my daughters read and help me edit my manuscripts. It is fun to take all the research I have done on wild animals, raptors, vampires, weather, and volcanoes and put it together with romance.
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Jaguar shifter, Solonge survived the annihilation of her family and friends perpetrated by the ruthless males of her species. Solonge now fights a guerilla war against the Jaguar men - stealing back captives and working to wipe their evil from the world. Unsurprisingly, Solonge's experiences with men in general are not good, and she is also distrustful of domineering Carpathian males - her cousin is mated to one of the Delacruz brothers. But in Solonge's dreams she has created the perfect man, sexy and strong to be a partner to her but one who will also allow her to be a woman in addition to a warrior.
Both of the pair are a bit surprised to find that the one who they've been dreaming of is real. That they are lifemates adds a level of complication because both have upcoming battles - Solonge against the evil leader of the Jaguar men who has dastardly plans for her, and Dominick against the vampires - battles which neither of them expected to survive. But now that they've found each other, dying for a noble cause no longer seems like a good plan, instead the pair will work and fight together in the hopes of having a long and loving future together.
I really really liked the first third of the book, I liked both Dominick and Solonge and I liked the fact that Dominick wants a partner to fight beside him and that he trusts Solonge's skills as a warrior. And I liked Solonge much more than I thought I would from her appearances in early stories - she ends being a good mix of strong and vulnerable. There are so many things about this paring which makes them actually feel like destined mates. And I liked the role that blood plays in the story - both have unusual things going on with their blood - and also the advantage of their special heritages - Jaguar and Dragonseeker - are key to the resolution of the story.
Whereas I loved the setup, once Dominick and Solonge find each other in the flesh they spend an awfully long time in Solonge's cave as Dominick slowly cultivates Solonge's trust and works to wins her love. And as much as I liked the idea that Dominick was willing to wait for Solonge's complete acceptance, I found myself impatient for Dominick's efforts to finally come to fruition.
But once Dominick and Solonge make it back out of the cave, the story ramps back up to speed and Dominick's strike at the vampires - with Solonge watching his back - and Solonge's final confrontation against the Jaquar leader - with Dominick returning the favor - finish the story on a high note.
The book does not flow. It is stagnant is many parts. The characters had tremendous potential that was essentially wasted. While I understand that Solange has confidence issues when it comes to her femininity, self worth and ability to be in a relationship, her dwelling on it every few pages is simply out of character with the strong female we know her to be from previous books. She is such a great character and is reduced to an annoying little woman. Dominic is another great character who comes out as one dimensional and his need to have her accept him enough is exasperating. How can he say he respects and accepts her, when he has set himself up as the judge and jury to decide what she needs and when her acceptance of him is thorough enough? It is simply out of character for him as well.
Besides the issues with the characters, the scenes drag. For instance, how many pages are needed to describe a single battle scene in what is supposed to be a romance novel? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy action in books and romance is not the only genre that I read. That being said, when I pick up a romance novel, paranormal or not, I expect the relationships to be front and center with the action backing it up. In this book the balance is not managed seamlessly. I know Feehan is able to create a good balance in her novels because I have seen it plenty of times before so this was an unwelcomed surprise. Additional dialog might have helped move these scenes along, but what we get is endless descriptions and inner monologues.
As I stated before, I like this series and this author. This novel is necessary to continue the overall arch of the series so readers who follow the Carpathians should pick this up. Don't expect too much from it. The book should have been outstanding. It had all the necessary elements for it. It does not meet expectations. I will continue to follow the series in the hopes that this was an aberration and the author will get back to her true form in the next installment. Hopefully Zacharias' story will be up next. He will be a tough character to write due to his uber-caveman tendencies which will make it hard for him not to come off as umbearably overbearing when he finds his mate, regardless of how much he is liked by fans. It will be a challenge for Feehan which I truly hope she is able to meet.
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This was a really good story. I liked both Solange and Dominic and their story was very good and engaging.Read more