Sunday, October 11, 2015

Book #Review: Dark Melody (Carpathian Series # 12) by Christine Feehan .@AuthurCFeehan

Book Title: Dark Melody(Carpathian Series 12 )
Author:  Christine Feehan |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Leisure Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: Mass Market 
Cost: $6.99
Pages: 374
How I got it: My personal library
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: November 2003
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They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light... Lead guitarist of the Dark Troubadours, Dayan was renowned for his mesmerizing performances. His melodies stilled crowds, beckoned, seduced, tempted. And always, he called to her. His lover. His lifemate. He called to her to complete him. To give him the emotions that had faded from his existence, leaving him an empty shell of growing darkness. Save me. Come to me. Corinne Wentworth stood at the vortex of a gathering storm. Pursued by the same fanatics who'd murdered her husband, she was risking her life by keeping more than one secret. Fragile, delicate, vulnerable, she had an indomitable faith that made her fiery surrender to Dayan all the more powerful. This was the one woman whose loss would destroy him, even as her love promised to heal his soul.
I really enjoyed the story and seeing how varied the talents among the Carpathian truly is.  We are following the Dark Troubadours who have had some bad times recently, they are now post run in with the society of fanatics, who don't realize they're being used to track psychic women by the very thing they're believing they're hunting.

This isn't the first time one of the women have hinted at a previous relationship but this is the first time one had been married and pregnant before meeting the Carpathian lifemate.  This pregnancy puts her in danger, because her heart is giving out more rapidly than the pregnancy can advance.  To save her life they will have to convert her quickly but she can't be converted while pregnant and she's not far  enough in the pregnancy to be able to save the child's life.  It's a complication that they have never had before in the Carpathian community and it makes for a great story and a wonderful love story unfolding.  The whole community comes together with a big family reunion happening so that the healers can all be there for the newest addition to the family.

She has another complication in the form of her family. Personally I'm not a big believer in stupid characters being allowed to live her best friend??  The one that's too delicate for this harsh world?? Who is told by at least AT LEAST five people that she' being stalked and that her brother was murdered for what he was, has decided to put everyone's life at risk because it's to inconceivable  for her to believe;  "she's too gently she's too uncomfortable with things so we all have to protect her". You claim to love me and need me but you put my life at risk because you don't want your world view to change? BISH?!!!!!!! Yeah you are no longer my friend and no I'm not sorry about it either you NEED to go. You know I have a heart condition but let's worry me and put my baby at risk so you don't have to be an adult.  Yeah she can't be my friend anymore and I'm not going to miss her either. #ByeGirl you're too stupid to live.  This was my biggest pet peeve out of the whole story; she was a flibbing idiot and everyone kept indulging her, because oh poor her, she was hurt once in childhood, and even though the others were there and were just as hurt she gets to be the kid for the rest of her life #nawbish.

I really enjoyed the courtship that had to take place in this one.  I loved that we got a bit of a reunion in this one and got to see the families as they get to know one another.  I loved that they had music in common and were both hugely successful in their own rights, so they came in as equals even though she's way way way younger than him.  I loved that they were each other's fans before they met each other and admired each other's works.  It made it even more rich.

This one wasn't really about providing the hunt for any particular vampire, it really was about the relationship and I kind of enjoyed that. I also loved seeing characters you knew were going to get their own books and be instrumental down the road, get their little bits of screentime.

Being that I've read the series a bit backward I already know what the big issues for the women and how it's being solved so the main tension isn't there for me however if I hadn't read it out of order that would have been a huge mystery.  Overall this is one of the best ones out of the series, the next few books Certainly the most modern
Happy Reading

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