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Dark Celebration (Dark Series #17)

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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Dark Celebration **Finally A Celebration of the Series!**

I have been reading this series faithfully. I did however stop because the stories were just the same over and over just with different characters. I love Mikhail and Raven, they are my favorite couple of the series. I read the back of this book and could not resist....
I have been reading this series faithfully. I did however stop because the stories were just the same over and over just with different characters. I love Mikhail and Raven, they are my favorite couple of the series. I read the back of this book and could not resist. Mikhail is the focus of this book again.
Raven decides to have a Christmas Celebration and all the Carpathian warriors and couples are invited to the Carpathian Mountains for the celebration. All the characters and their loved ones are there. Each chapter tells a little about each one.
Mikhail's heart weighs heavy with his duties, but sees to it that the celebration goes off without a hitch for Raven. I loved the part of him asking Gregori (the dark one) to be Santa.....I was laughing out loud as I read this book. There are so many funny parts. It is not like any other of her books in this series.
Shea gives birth to a son, Savannah is pregnant with twins, Tempest is pregnant, Sara is also. It is nice to see that life is moving on with these characters. Raven is at a time she can conceive, although that story was not told (a little disappointing to me) as Mikhail wants another child. And Julian and Desari decide to try and have a baby.
The celebration at the Inn, is wonderful, and filled with magic.
I really enjoyed this book and hope that Christine continues to tell the stories of these other wonderful characters. We have to know if these women have their babies. I will read on!

posted by wolf-lover on December 16, 2009

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2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Another Feehan Experience

I have written reviews of author Feehan's work before, and I am not a critic to pull punches, but though this story line started off really good, it ended in disaster. Personally I don't find objectionable problems with an author who writes vampire novels, but this aut...
I have written reviews of author Feehan's work before, and I am not a critic to pull punches, but though this story line started off really good, it ended in disaster. Personally I don't find objectionable problems with an author who writes vampire novels, but this author tends to take her romance to the extreme. I recommend this style of novel for those who like 'kink' and this series should be in the adult 'porn' section rather than in a romance shelf where just any reader can find it. Personally, I feel that you should be over twenty-one (21) to read author Feehan's books; consider that enjoys writing her characters in rape-fantasy situations.

This is a very offense subject and don't feel it should be a standard aspect of any novel constantly in every single series. This novel is particularly offensive due to the fact that there is a sixteen year old girl in the storyline that rather than make sure she's protected and has a choice of her own on who she gives her life and body to; again Feehan writes where the female's in the storyline have no choice and either through force or magic they end up spreading their legs and giving their virginity to whomever at the time the author feels they belong to. Personally I feel that the concept of ownership went out of 'fade' when we did away with slavery, but evidently author Feehan hasn't gotten the message that we've moved into the Twenty-First Century, and is still writing in the Dark Ages.

If you're an avid reader of vampire novels such as I, I suggest everyone boycott this novel series and send a clear message to the author that this sort of romance doesn't belong on the shelf with real romance books, and she really needs to look into the porn industry if this is really the way she views romance and sexuality.

posted by 1533230 on September 6, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2009

    Another Feehan Experience

    I have written reviews of author Feehan's work before, and I am not a critic to pull punches, but though this story line started off really good, it ended in disaster. Personally I don't find objectionable problems with an author who writes vampire novels, but this author tends to take her romance to the extreme. I recommend this style of novel for those who like 'kink' and this series should be in the adult 'porn' section rather than in a romance shelf where just any reader can find it. Personally, I feel that you should be over twenty-one (21) to read author Feehan's books; consider that enjoys writing her characters in rape-fantasy situations.

    This is a very offense subject and don't feel it should be a standard aspect of any novel constantly in every single series. This novel is particularly offensive due to the fact that there is a sixteen year old girl in the storyline that rather than make sure she's protected and has a choice of her own on who she gives her life and body to; again Feehan writes where the female's in the storyline have no choice and either through force or magic they end up spreading their legs and giving their virginity to whomever at the time the author feels they belong to. Personally I feel that the concept of ownership went out of 'fade' when we did away with slavery, but evidently author Feehan hasn't gotten the message that we've moved into the Twenty-First Century, and is still writing in the Dark Ages.

    If you're an avid reader of vampire novels such as I, I suggest everyone boycott this novel series and send a clear message to the author that this sort of romance doesn't belong on the shelf with real romance books, and she really needs to look into the porn industry if this is really the way she views romance and sexuality.

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2008

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    I love Christine's Dark Series, but quite frankly I was disappointed with this book. For her first time out in hardcover I was expecting more than what I got. To me the only interesting part was the prospect of Skylar's future mate, I have been waiting for that since Skylar was first introduced to us, and the future storyline for DeCruz looks promising. This book was just too much of a hodgepodge and rehashing of what we already knew about the couples, the storyline was flat and not very interesting. I will be watching closely however to see what further developments occur regarding the evil wizard. This book just seemed to be thrown together to put out a book and didn't have the usual detail to its characters that Christine is usually so good at. I hope to see a return to her usual style in her future books.

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