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Christine FeehanDark DreamShe's known him since she was fifteen. Every night, he is with her: his face, his voice. Tonight, Sara Marten will meet the man who is both angel and demon, salvation and temptation: Falcon - the Carpathian, the banished hero. Tonight, Sara will meet the dark-eyed destroyer destined to be her mate.Margorie M. LiuA Dream of Stone & ShadowThereChristine FeehanDark DreamShe's known him since she was fifteen. Every night, he is with her: his face, his voice. Tonight, Sara Marten will meet the man who is both angel and demon, salvation and temptation: Falcon - the Carpathian, the banished hero. Tonight, Sara will meet the dark-eyed destroyer destined to be her mate.Margorie M. LiuA Dream of Stone & ShadowThere are those who do terrible things in this world, and those who simply watch. Charlie would do neither. Imprisoned, his only release is through his own destruction - or through Aggie Durand. Sweet as a kiss or a rescued child, she is the one dream he does not dare desire. As an agent of Dirk & Steele, she could be his salvation. Today, Charlie's dream is waking....

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Dark Dreamers Reviews

  • Sara
    2018-12-11 21:15

    I give it four stars for the Dirk & Steele story.I am really tired of the Carpathian stories. The story lines themselves are interesting. The premise is good, although I think that the Carpathians have too many powers. Things are just too easy for them. However, the writing is what is really irritating me. I don't like all the "I cannot having you hurting yourself in any way. You cannot fight me; there is no way to do so." The way the Carpathians talk is distracting. "Her steadfast courage astounded him" and variations of it are repeated many times in the book as it is in all the books. Ugh - The inner dialogues of the characters go on and on about how the other person astounds, amazes, gives them pride, etc. Where as the Dirk & Steele book had me very interested. I plan to read more of this series. I liked the characters, writing, and the story's world.

  • Josh Bruton
    2018-11-20 17:24

    I picked this book up while waiting for my prescription to get filled and ended up reading the first chapter and was loving it. I bought it and read it in only a few days. The book is separated into 2 different books.The book tells of a Carpathian race that is immortal yet can be killed. They drink blood for nourishment, yet share among each other through transfusions, not killing for it... If after 1500 or so years a male Carpathian does not find a human life mate then he becomes dark and evil, moving into the human cities and killing for his blood. The Prince of the good Carpathians sent out single men to different parts of the world to battle their own brothers, that just chose the wrong path and had to be destroyed. Book follows this one Carpathian who had been sent out and had been hunting vampires (the bad Carpathians ) for over 2000 years old... He already was feeling the darkness engulfing him. On his way back to the homeland to destroy himself in Honor for his thousands of years of work, he runs into something that changes his life completely... READ IT! ITS AWESOME

  • TJ
    2018-12-08 19:15

    I must say I'm extremely impressed (once again) with Feehan. I rarely read anthologies because they never seem to be able to capture both the characters and a cognizant storyline in so little time. Not so Feehan! "Dark Dream" held everything her much longer Carpathian novels boast, just in compact form.The second story, "A Dream of Sone and Shadow" while OK, was a little too dark and depressing for me. Child porn rings, witches who repeatedly cut out peoples hearts to feed on, ick.

  • Britta
    2018-11-20 16:36

    I'm sick of these books in this series. They are all the same thing. Time after time. Same words. Same scenarios. Blech. Dog poo!

  • Kathy Davie
    2018-12-06 23:30

    Marjorie M. Liu's Dream of Stone & Shadow was a twist. I do like the compassion and tolerance promoted by the Dirk & Steele series.

  • Caro
    2018-11-17 15:27

    This was a really good book. I enjoyed reading both stories and will most likely read this again. I loved the characters and their personalities. This was faster paced and the pages flew under my fingers. There were emotions, courage, strength (every kind), a dash of humor, and great HEAs. Definitely something that would go on my shelf. Great for reading anytime, although better when it's not interrupted. Totally enjoy!

  • Angie
    2018-12-14 22:41

    This gets 4 stars for the Liu story.This contains two stories (novellas), one by Christine Feehan, and one by Marjorie M. Liu. First, I was less than impressed with the Feehan story.What should have taken me a morning to finish took almost two days. I know her Carpathians are loved, and she’s hugely popular, but this is this first I’ve read from her. I can’t say I’ll be rushing out to buy another.I found the story and the characters beyond cheesy. I actually chuckled when not once, but twice, someone bit their fist in fear/anxiety (I believe there was another instance of the poor girl shoving her fist into her mouth, which gave a picture I’m sure is different than what the author intended). And the mind control. How many times did the girl need to be “nudged” into bending to his will? And all the talk of marking her as his. I thought that at any second he would just go ahead and urinate on her. When he went to bite her, she pulled away in fear. His response? He informed her it was silly to be afraid, that she would have found it erotic. But, hey, it’s nothing a little “nudging” didn’t cure. All this only a few hours after they met.Alright, I was also thrown off by the sleeping deal. He had to “go to ground” to sleep, and while she was out and about, heading into known danger (at his command), she managed to send a psychic signal that she was in trouble. He does come to her aid, but while noting that he hadn’t had enough sleep.Really? Because even mere mortals suck it up.The moral of the story is that I found the girl to be a twit, the guy downright laughable, the dialogue groan-inducing, and the plot fairly boring.Now, on to A Dream of Stone & Shadow, Liu's story...This story was the second half of the Dark Dreamers book, and it more than made up for the disappointing Feehan.Aggie is a pre-cog who works for the Dirk & Steele detective agency. D&S isn’t your average company: they employ psychics, shape-shifters, and all manner of “deviants”. Charlie is a ghost of sorts- he can keep dying and coming back to life. It’s when he dies that he can travel outside of his prison, where he’s kept by a witch. Charlie is very unusual as a love interest, mostly because he’s a disembodied gargoyle.Charlie recruits Aggie to help him rescue a little girl who’s kept as a sex slave by a son and his mother, who happen to be part demon.I loved the characters. Aggie is fantastic, original and very well written. The dialogue is absolutely top notch, and the plot moves fast and interesting. You don't get disembodied gargoyles every day.I’m going to be searching out more of Liu’s Dirk & Steele books.

  • Debbie
    2018-12-13 17:42

    Dark Dream (Carpathians - Dark series) by Christine FeehanWitnessing a vampires evil, the being hunted by that vampire for 15 years, left Sara Marten more aware than most humans of what can be. Having her own dark angel to help her through the traumatic events in her life even if it was just an image to hold in her mind, words to hold in her heart, she was able to eluded that evil. The words had been written centuries ago, Falcon never realized they had the power to help anyone but himself. Finding each other would call the ancient vampire to them both, leaving everyone around them in danger.Book 7.…. Slightly shorter story then normal, but lacking in nothing. Nice to see a gentler Carpathian man, he let her make the chooses, she made them freely and without hesitation. Exciting to meet an ancient older than Mikhail, to revisit him, Raven, Jacques, Shea and the Carpathian Mountains. A Dream of Stone & Shadow (Dirk & Steele series) by Marjorie M. LiuBeing a pre-cog for the Dirk & Steele agency, Aggie Durand saw some of the most evil of the world. Concentrating on saving children from the worst horrors, she found herself being drawn to a little girl that had a guardian angel of sorts. Charlie had never thought about anyone or anything but protecting his own identity, until he heard the call of the little girl trapped in a basement, even though he was trapped himself, he knew he had to find a way, a person to help the girl, even if he had to die to do it.Book 4 …..The girls story was hard to read (physical, sexual and emotional abuse), but if you can get through that, the romance of a pre-cog and a gargoyle is interesting. I have never read anything like this story, it took me a while to understand what Charlie was, the beginning of the story was very confusing but after I started to get the concept of Charlie’s situation, I was much more able to understand the beginning section. The added mythical creatures of demons, shape-shifters as well as gargoyles and all the psychics made for a very diverse group of characters. I personally could have used a little more character development, but for a short story the main characters were enough, the link between Agatha and Charlie was great. I am really interested in finding more from this author (like maybe more of her Dirk & Steele series).

  • Amyiw
    2018-12-07 20:18

    The Feehan story was one of her better Carpathian stories. The story is of an ancient that was sent out to the far reaches by the father of the current prince, Mikhail(sp?). He doesn't know the new prince or his life mate. He is traveling back to the homeland to meet them then meet the dawn. For him the darkness is close and he has lived long enough. On his way home, he happens upon Sara and realizes he has found his life mate.Sara has been pursued by a vampire for her whole life. She has psychic powers, one of touch. Her parents were archeologist and during a dig, they find an object that links Sara to Falco. She dreams of him for years but when they meet, he is sucking blood and looks like a deranged monster. She doesn't even recognize him.The Majorie M. Liu book introduced me to a new series, Dirk and Steele. I already had 2 of her books on my shelf but have started to get the others too. For me, it was that good. A captured creature of a witch is only able to escape his nightmare when dead. His body regenerates. In his non-coporeal form he finds a tortured kid and then goes about finding someone who can help her escape her prison. After searching each time he is dead and giving the girl hope, he finally finds a Dirk & Steele employee, who never gives up. He connects with her and from there talks her into finding and saving the child. She not only wants to save the child but find out more about this ghost and how to save him. I loved it. I've since read the first two books; #1 is good but #2 was great. I will continue to read this series. This story was the 4th story of the series.

  • Suz
    2018-12-12 18:36

    I read the Carpathian #7 story and that is what this review is of.I actually liked this little novella better than all the previous offerings in this series, although it was only half as long. The characters were more likeable and there was more action. Falcon is, as of this writing, now my favorite male character in this series. One of my issues with some of these guys has been their propensity to play sinful omission games with the females as a manipulative device while still insisting they can't lie to their lifemates. There's none of that from Falcon. He's straight up and forthright through and through, and he's rewarded with a mate who gives it up 100% without reservation out of the gate.Now that's romance.Sara is no whiner either. She's been the first female protagonist in this series so far that doesn't waste all together too much time either succumbing to their fears, whining about the injustice of it all, or petulantly avoiding reality and making matters worse just because they prefer their denial (I really hate female characters like that). Sara is no nonsense and has no time for self deception in the name of the illusion of independence, which ultimately makes her the most independent and strongest of all so far.The action is nearly non-stop, previous characters are brought back into play, and the series has returned to the Carpathian Mountains, which has a kind of coming home feel to it.If you're only counting #1-7, this is my favorite so far.

  • Aisha Oaktree
    2018-12-03 16:38

    This is a review of Ms.Feehan's story. In this story, we see the history of the hunters & how they came to be, the ones who answered the summons by their Prince, who asked them to choose to fight and protect humans and Carpathians alike & they all volunteered. Centuries before knowing he might die before he found her, his lifemate, the light to his darkness Falcon wrote down his feelings his promise to her.Over 1500 years pass before the writings are found by archaeologists, Sara Marten & her family are on a dig & she feels compelled to of down deeper with the bowels of the cave to find what compels her there. Within the cave she found the treasure she was seeking, but her presence draws to her and her family a vampire who was watching the cave for the one he knew would come.I personally truly enjoyed this story Falcon is an awesome hunter, he was never meant be a warrior, but choose to rise to the occasion to protect his people. He is one of the few who are actually 'honorable", he makes the De La Cruz clan with the exception of Riordan, & Nicholas, appear like savages. Here we also learn more about the jaguars and that were-wolves exist in this world as well.I don't understand why Ms. Feehan wrote the earlier books with such great heroes the make the De La Cruz brothers such anti heroes and not the kind of men you would want to love. I personally love Falcon & Sara together & all they try to accomplish as a couple. I loved seeing Mikhail & having the others mentioned again.

  • Donna
    2018-12-05 23:28

    Two novels for the price of one: Dark Dream by Feehan was great. Sara Marten found a diary written in an unknown language at age 15 while on an archaelogical dig with her parents. Shortly thereafter, a vampire breaks in an kills her whole family. Sara escapes because she is hiding in a closet, translating the diary which fascinates her. She spends the next 9 years, running from the vampire. Sara has the ability to get images from objects she touches and she forms a bond with the writer of the diary. One day, Falcon, the Carpathian author of her diary, comes into her life as muggers attack her. Unfortunately, Sara mistakes the Carpathian feeding for being the same as a vampires murdering. Still, she is Falcon's soul mate and he must solve the problem of getting past her fears.A Dream of Stone and Shadow: Aggie Durand is a psychic. She is prompted to try to save a young girl being held hostage by child pornographers. Charlie is a Gargoyle who is able to communicate with her and assist when he is killed and his soul is able to travel from France to Washington State before his body heals and pulls him back. He pushes the witch who holds him captive into repeatedly murdering him until she figures out Charlie has a reason to want to die so frequently. Can Angie save the girl without Charlie's help? The book has great characters, fast action and a good plot.

  • Lindsay
    2018-11-15 19:21

    What a pair of wonderful fantasy novellas. The first is actually book 7 in the Carpathian series from Christine Feehan's and although I have not read any of Marjorie Liu's books before, hers is book number 4 in her Dirk and Steele series. Firstly Dark Dream by Christine Feehan's, as usual this lady does not disappoint. It was her usual amazing well written world, with carpathian male near turning, who finds his lifemate and after an exciting time of fighting a master vampire, they live happily ever after. Like Feehan's books, it is a must read!Secondly, A Dream of Stone and Shadows by Marjorie M. Liu. As mentioned I have not read any of her books before, but definately be on the look out now. I have never read a book with a Gargoyle in it before and again, was not disappointing. The baddies were disgusting, but the story with Aggie and Charlie was lovely. The basic plot is around Aggie, who is a precog, and a member of Dirk and Steele. She is working on a child porn/abduction case when she meets, what looks like a ghost aka Charlie. Charlie needs Aggie to help him save a little girl who has been suffering the same abuse and of course she is determined to find the girl. On the way Aggie and Charlie get close. They rescue Emma and fall in love. Not telling any more...... Read it to find out!A very addictive worthwhile read for fantasy lovers.

  • Sally
    2018-11-20 22:29

    Compilations are not my favourite style of novel, but in this book brings two of the best stories from both of the authors - Christine Feehan and Marjorie M Liu.This first, Dark Dream by Christine Feehan brings us the srory of Falcon and Sara and is one of the most enjoyable of the Dark series in my opinion. Possibly due to shorter form of novel, many of the things that can annoy Feehan's readers, including the excess of arrogance of the Carpathian male, the coyness of the woman and the sometimes excessive sex scenes are not in this book.This is a story of two souls who meet after years of loneliness where, in Sara's case, his spirit is the only thing that's kept her going. Their meeting, therefore, has less of the horror and rejection of other books and instead, explores the growing trust. Another pleasure is meeting up with characters from other books and, once again, enjoying their stories.Marjorie M Liu also excells in A Dream of Stone and Shadow introduces us to a new type of paranormal character, a gargoyle who allows himself to be killed so that his spirit can be free whilst his organs regrow and a clairvoyant who works for Dirk and Steel. Once again, one of the most engaging of this delightful series with wonderful characters.

  • Kerry
    2018-12-14 19:37

    A DREAM OF STONE AND SHADOWS by Marjorie M. LiuI bought this book for the Marjorie Liu story, "A Dream of Stone and Shadow", which is the only one I've read. (I already have the Feehan story in another anthology and read it long ago.)This is a lovely little story. Well, the baddies are totally icky and deserve everything they get, but the main characters are great.I like Aggie and I love Charlie. For such a short story, his character and strength come through clearly (can I have a Charlie of my own, please?). Aggie is a little less complete a character, but not by much.There's a tiny glimpse of just how big the supernatural world in Liu's universe and Charlie introduces us to a new race that I hope we'll hear more about.There's not room for much more than that in a short story, but this one is full and satisfying.A warning that the bad guys - makers of child porn - are nasty. Liu is never graphic, but it is clear these are evil people and if child abuse is a particularly hot button for you, this may not be your story. I found I could be appropriately angry and take heart in the fact they are stopped and in the beauty of the relationship between Aggie and Charlie.[Copied across from Library Thing; 5 November 2012]

  • Delaine
    2018-12-09 20:28

    I won't go into Christine Feehan's portion of this book. It was a reissue anyway, plus I kind of feel like if you're familiar at all with her Carpathian series then you already know what's going to happen.1.Vamp meets girl.2.Girl freaks out.3.Vamp kidnaps girl for her own protection because there's always some bigger badder vamp around.4.She complains. He bites. Eventually she develops Stockholm Syndrome and can't live without him. Literally.Ah well, onto Marjorie M Liu!Her story, A Dream of Stone & Shadows, is all about this kick ass psychic agent and the gargoyle who loves her. Aggie Durand can see into the future and uses that ability to hunt down child molesters. She meets Charlie, the gargoyle, in spirit form because he's the captive of a witch who every once in a while likes to carve him up for dinner. Together they try to find this missing girl and end up falling in love in the process.I liked this story. The cannibalism was a little disturbing, but kudos to Ms. Liu for making her villain so completely EVIL. And I absolutely adored Charlie. I thought it was cool that he actually looked like a gargoyle, and wasn't just some brooding hottie who only sported fangs and wings when pissed off. It made his falling in love seem all the sweeter.

  • Tonya Warner
    2018-12-10 18:35

    Two stories of finding love with a twist.in Dark Dream, we have Falcon on his way to do the honorable thing. Go to the dawn before he gives in to the darkness on his soul and becomes what he hates and hunts. A vampire. A final chance to visit his home and people in the Carpathian mountains, leads him to his light and salvation. Sara.Sara Marten has been fighting evil, and running from it, since the death of her family at the hands of a vampire. Always unsure if she will live thru the next encounter, but holding tight to the ancient book written by Falcon. Then, the man of her dreams is not even a man. Can she find her way past the trauma of her family's death and love Falcon for himself.In A Dream of Stone and Shadow, Aggie Durand uses her precognition to battle the evil in the world. And then she finds something even more. Charlie. A feeling, a shadow, a warmth hat surrounds her, but no body to hold.Charlie is a gargoyle held captive with his brothers by an evil witch. One that kills him daily. The witch unknowingly freeing his soul to search the world. A world where he finds Emma, a little girl in the hands of evil. and then Agatha. His champion and warrior. A physical being able to do what he can not while trapped by the witch.Two great stories.

  • Natalie
    2018-11-25 18:40

    These novellas are Book 7 in Christine Feehan's Carpathian series and Book 4 in Marjorie Liu's Dirk & Steele series. Wow, if you've never read anything by either author then this is a great introduction to them and their hit series. If you are already reading either series then you can't forget about these two stories. The whole book is a one day read, albeit a very intense one day!Out of all of the Carpathian novels, this is my favorite - they were already a couple before they ever met in person so there was no "fighting the undeniable force pulling them together" stuff going on which gets old to me after a while. I think I secretly wish that all of the Carpathian novels were this short. Oh,there's plenty of the hot sex that the Carpathian novels are known for.The Dirk & Steele series is an intriguing one where everyone works for the same company but everyone has a different skill set (for lack of a better word) so each book is NOT like the others. This novella is amazing with both the action and the sex.

  • Michelle
    2018-12-13 17:24

    This book is actually two different stories--a Carpathian tale by Christine Feehan and a Dirk & Steele tale by Marjorie M. Liu. The Carpathian tale is primarily the story of Falcon and Sara Marten. Falcon is one of the ancient Carpathians sent out by the previous Prince to fight the vampires in foreign lands. Sara Marten has seen her entire family killed by a vampire and has been running from it for the last 15 years. After more than a 1000 years, Falcon is returning to his beloved Carpathian mountains for the last time before greeting the dawn. When he chances across Sara in Romania, his whole life is changed.The Dirk & Steele story is the first one in this series that I've read. The world is even stranger than we think, containing shape-shifters, telepaths, gargoyles and more. The detective agency of Dirk & Steele gives those who aren't quite ordinary a common purpose and a place where they can fit in. This is a pretty entertaining story and I will definitely be looking for more books in this series.

  • Kate
    2018-11-28 15:30

    Best one so far and it was the shortest. I think that Falcon had the potential to be the most overpowering and domineering carpathian yet and he surprised me with his compassion and ability to "get with the times". I think that Sara was a great heroine. She was accepting of the Carpathian way of life and Falcon's journal was an excellent twist. I think it was what let the book seem so robust without being long. The story was good and the fighting/struggle between the lifemates that was prevalent in the previous stories was at a minimum which was refreshing. Also, this was the first one that actually brought a tear to my eyes and pulled some real emotion out of me. I do think that the vampire could have posed a bit more of a problem in the end and been a bit more calculating especially for one so ancient. I would have liked to know what the vampires name was as well. Overall, very good. I enjoyed this one the best so far!

  • Izzy
    2018-11-30 20:28

    Eh. Just one more throwaway supernatural romance. Just making notes so as to not accidentally read it again:Carpathian Series #7 - Sara Marten has been pursued since she was 15 by a vampire who has killed everyone she's ever loved... now she's met someone else supernatural. A lot of cute talk about nobility and bravery, etc. The storyline of the Carpathians is signifigantly more compelling than Sara and Falcon are. Dirk & Steele #4 - Same kind of deal. One does want to know a litte more about the PI agency... The description of violence feels like Dean Koontz. All very formulaic, but I found the gargoyle angle fairly unique. Is there anything else comparable to reading this kind of thing? It's fine, but afterward you feel a little gross... maybe binge eating junkfood... Not because of the sex, because all the women are vulnerable virgins with hearts of gold. Yeah, and what's wrong with women who strong and slutty and complete all by themselves?

  • Kim
    2018-12-04 18:25

    DARK DREAMby Christine FeehanShe 19s known him since she was fifteen. Every night, he is with her: his face, his voice. Tonight, Sara Marten will meet the man who is both angel and demon, salvation and temptation: Falcon 14the Carpathian, the banished hero. Tonight, Sara will meet the dark-eyed destroyer destined to be her mate.. This is book 7 in her "Dark Series" This is part of an anthology..A DREAM OF STONE AND SHADOWby Marjorie M. LiuThere are those who do terrible things in this world, and those who simply watch. Charlie would do neither. Imprisoned, his only release is through his own destruction 14or through Aggie Durand. Sweet as a kiss or a rescued child, she is the one dream he does not dare desire. As an agent of Dirk & Steele, she could be his salvation. Today, Charlie 19s dream is waking...

  • Michelle O'flynn
    2018-12-16 23:18

    I loved this story - Falcon is a gorgeous hero and Sara has all the qualities suited to the Carpathian. I have to say, reading these out of sequence has probably saved me from giving up on the series, and this shorter version left me wanting to know more abut the children and their life as a family. WEll done.But the winner is Marjorie M. Liu - Her story "A Dream of Stone & Shadow" is the first I have read of gargoyles, save I think for one other character in another anthology, but wasn't a main character. I think. Sometimes when reading so many books in the same genre it is easy to lose track. But this story is a stand out, and I awnt more of Charlie. Who couldn't love this character, nor Aggie who make Romeo and Juliet seem very mundane as far as star-crossed lovers go. These two go to extreme lengths for others, and each other.

  • Linda C
    2018-12-05 16:39

    Two paranormal novellas that are parts of ongoing series make up this book. Feehan's story of Falcon, a Carpathian (non-murderous blood sucker) and Sara (a human psychic) was OK. The Carpathian's are all beautiful, powerful and faithful fighting Vampires who are Carpathians who have gone to the dark side. Not a fan of vampire stories. Liu's story involves Agatha, a tall multiracial precognitive member of the Dirk & Steele Detective Agency and Charlie, a gargoyle who is imprisoned by a witch's curse. Charlie's soul can travel out of his body when he is killed and while his body is regenerating. While out he is drawn to Emma, a 10 year old prisoner of a child porn film company. He seeks out Agatha to free the child. The story is very unusual but interesting. I read one other in this series and liked it, so will probably look for others.

  • Mary
    2018-11-15 21:23

    I, only, read the first of the two stories: Carpathian #7. It is shorter than some of Feehan's books - a good "one-night" read. The conversion from human female to Carpathian is not forced in this book. Sara Marten is a fitting match for an ancient Carpathian. She has three amazing abilities: natural shielding from vampires, gaining insight from holding objects, and resisting vampire commands. Not to mention that she reads several ancient languages. Thank goodness for a strong female that is mature, described by who she is. I like the series, but it gets redundant if heroine has a tiny waist, large breast, and teeth tugging at a lucious lower lip! Plus, an ancient Carpathian who has honor and strength oozing out of him - without all of the forced captivity.

  • Kim~Fantasy~
    2018-12-02 20:42

    LOVED both the stories in this book. Feehan as usual got me with her deep love between characters...Carpathian men are so sexy in thier devotion to thier life mates! I loved how they knew each other through the journal and how each had been the reason for the other to keep going...*tears* OMG and the little kids who she was trying to help! Friggin great writting! And Liu is completely got me with the D&S guys, although it was nice to see a female agent who kicks butt as good as the men! The jobs were tough though, but I do want more of the gargoyle brothers....if they are anything like Charlie I will eat them up! I wouldn't mind at all!! I can't wait to get all the dirt on Roland....and when is he ever going to get a lady for himself? I love his character! On to the next one!!!

  • Tonya Breck
    2018-11-15 19:35

    I gave this a 2 star for the Carpathian story as I've lost interest in those stories and this one didn't do anything to change that. I gave it 4 stars for the Dirk&Steele story as I was really pleased it didn't shy away from the gargoyle being an actual gargoyle and not just some shape-shifter that spent most of his time in human form. I was also impressed that Liu went full on with the cannibalism. Though, given that she's a witch and he's a gargoyle, can it really be considered that? Either way, it was a solid tale that didn't shy away from the disturbing aspects (I could have done without the picture of the girl being involved, but that's personal taste), and had to likeable characters just doing what they could to help out.So, it gets an average of 3 stars from me.

  • t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
    2018-11-23 21:18

    Actually my favorite "Dark" book so far. In a series that seems rather repetitive this books brings a bit of fresh air. Sara's archeologist family is killed when she is 15 by a vampire after she discovers an ancient diary. This diary written to "My Beloved Lifemate" kept Sara moving forward. 15 years later Sara is helping orphans in a Romanian town she meets Falcon the writer of the diary. I found both Sara and Falcon believable and emotionally easy to connect with, they didn't seem as cardboard as some of Christine Feehan's other Carpathian characters. Possibly because there is more to them than just the meet/save/HEA...there is more history. Overall, I would recommend this book and even give it a 3 1/2 stars if that was possible.

  • Shannon
    2018-12-04 18:20

    Feehan's story I found completely boring - I felt like I needed to have read her Carpathian books, but after reading this I have absolutely no interest in that. The dynamics between the two main characters made me yawn and individually were completely uninteresting. I only finished reading it by sheer stubbornness - 1-2 stars for this one. Liu's story, on the other hand, was excellent - 4 stars. While it also relates to a series (which I have read), it is really composed of stand alone books and that holds true here - a creative and dynamic short story. Liu has a deft touch with creating characters and stories that surpass my expectations based on the cover blurbs. Final words - read the Liu, skip the Feehan.

  • Artful Existence
    2018-11-25 16:41

    Christine Feehan never ceases to amaze me in her wonderful abilities as an author. I love all her books! Recommended for all who love fantasy and vampire novels. She does a great job of balancing action with fantasy and a deep love that is impossible to explain. After reading these books, it sounds silly, but it makes me more proud of who I am and how I am unwilling to settle for anyone less than my perfect person. The person who will be my perfect match is out there and I'm willing to wait to find them. I was a bit confused by the fact that there are two books named "Dark Dream" and "Dark Dreamers"... they are the same book. In case anyone else was confused ;)