Friday, January 24, 2014

Weekend Bookclub

DARK WOLF by Christine Feehan is one of the books I read this past week. I've been reading her Carpathian series since book one and I still enjoy them. I like that she's taken the series off in a new direction  the past two books to keep it fresh. Feehan is still a master of the paranormal genre.

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In Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan journeyed into the heart of the Carpathians, and into the souls of two lifemates stirred by the flush of passion and the threat of annihilation. In Dark Wolf, the breathtaking story continues as the bonds of family are imperiled, and the fate of two lovers lies hidden in the seductive shadows between life and death.

Skyler Daratrazanoff always recognized the miracle that was Dimitri Tirunul, a man beyond any dream that had ever engaged her nights. But she was human. Vulnerable. He was Carpathian. Nearly immortal. She was nineteen. He was an ancient. Yet she held half his soul, the light to his darkness. Without her, he would not survive. Caught between the two warring species, Dimitri has spent centuries hunting the undead to keep his people free, and humans safe. He had survived honorably when others had chosen to give up their souls. But now, marked for extermination by the Lycans, Dimitri found himself alone, and fearing for his life. But salvation was coming…

No Lycan would ever suspect someone like Skyler to dare mount a secret rescue operation. A teenage girl. A human of untested abilities. But she had something no one else had. She was predestined for Dimitri—as he was for her. And there was nothing stronger for Skyler than her desire to see her life-dream come true. Whatever the risk. 

RIVER ROAD by Jayne Ann Krentz takes this author back to her roots of romantic suspense. Krentz is one of my all-time favorite authors and an auto-buy for me. And she delivers in River Road.

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It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she’d been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party—by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing. Obviously Mason Fletcher—only a few years older but somehow a lot more of a grown-up—was the overprotective type who thought he had to come to her rescue.

Now, returning after her aunt’s fatal car accident, Lucy is learning there was more to the story than she realized at the time. Mason had saved her from a very nasty crime that night—and soon afterward, Tristan, the cold-blooded rich kid who’d targeted her, disappeared mysteriously, his body never found.

A lot has changed in thirteen years. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother—though he still knows his way around a wrench when he fills in at his uncle’s local hardware store. Even Summer River has changed, from a sleepy farm town into a trendy upscale spot in California’s wine country. But Mason is still a protector at heart, a serious (and seriously attractive) man. And when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Sara’s house, and some of Tristan’s old friends start acting suspicious, Mason’s quietly fierce instincts kick into gear. He saved Lucy once, and he’ll save her again. But this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .


Donna Gallagher said...

I've read all Christine Feehan's books. She does a good Vampire story - not as good as yours, of course N.j.

I did enjoy this one.

N.J.Walters said...

That is so kind of you to say, Donna. I can only aspire to be as great as she is. I'm a huge Christine Feehan fan. :)

Kat Holmes said...

I too just finished Dark Wolf and I like where the series is headed. I do wish though that she'd spend less time on the language and rituals. I think we all skip those parts just because we can't understand the words.

Annalee said...

Clearly, I need to get on the Christine Feehan train, her books have been sitting on my too read queue for far too long. I just reread the Denise Grover Swank series chosen, pretty legit...oh I might have also reread Night of the Tiger...but you know a girl has her favorite books ;)

N.J.Walters said...

I know what you mean, Kat. I skim a lot of those sections as well.

N.J.Walters said...

Love Christine Feehan. Her Ghost Walkers and Sea Haven series are fabulous as well, Annalee.

*g* And thank you for rereading Night of the Tiger. That's a huge compliment. :)