I love opening parcels!

And yes! Today home, after a hard day at work and not feeling particularly well I stumbled inside my house and tripped over two… two… parcels!!

Look what was inside ^_^

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First we have The Bone Season – I won this one on Twitter with a competition with Glamour UK. I can’t wait to start this one.
And second we have Dark Celebration – this is a signed copy from Christine Feehan herself! EEEEEKKKKK!!!!

Aren’t they pretty pretty books??

Love,
Charlie

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Favourite Quote

This is one of my favourite quotes; This is the mating ritual between Carpathian lifemates written by Christine Feehan.

“I claim you as my life mate. I belong to you. I offer my life for you. I give to you my protection, my allegiance, my heart, my soul, and my body. I take into my keeping the same that is yours. Your life, happiness, and welfare will be cherished and placed above my own for all time. You are my life mate, bound to me for all eternity and always in my care.”

Love,
Charlie

Book Review: Dark Wolf – Christine Feehan (Dark #25)

Dark Wolf is book #25 in my Carpathian series, also it is book 2 of Christine’s new trilogy (this started with Dark Lycan, Dark Wolf and Dark Blood will be released in September this year).

Release Date: January 7, 2014
Number of Pages: 432 pages
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover

WHERE DARK LYCAN ENDED, DARK WOLF BEGINS…

BOOK NUMBER 25 IN CHRISTINE FEEHAN’S ACCLAIMED CARPATHIAN SERIES

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan now delivers her most eagerly awaited novel of all — ten years in the making — in the “the erotic, gripping series that has defined an entire genre” (J. R. Ward).

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.

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Book Review: Dark Lycan – Christine Feehan (Dark #24)

This is book #24 in the Dark Series from Christine Feehan, but also it is book #1 from the new Dark Serie trilogy which seems to focus on the Lycans/Carpathians; Guardians of all.

Release Date: September 3, 2013
Number of Pages: 400 pages
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover

“The erotic, gripping series that has defined an entire genre” (J. R. Ward) continues as #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan links the fates of two strangers bound by a secret in the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains…

Tatijana of the Dragonseekers spent centuries encased in ice with her sister, trapped in limbo between life and death, never speaking to a soul other than those who tormented her. Now, she has been freed from her frozen prison by an unknown descendent. Awakened in human form, Tatijana yearns to explore the modern world in which she now lives — a world with more mysteries than she is prepared for.

Fenris Dalka has returned to the Carpathian Mountains after a long absence to be with his brother. He is scarred by centuries of battle, and every hard-won victory. But the real reason for his return home could prove deadly if discovered by the wrong man — or woman. Upon his arrival, he is compelled by a beautiful and enigmatic stranger who carries the scent of fresh earth, of forest, of the night itself.

In time Tatijana and Fenris will discover all that unites them — their secrets and pasts, their predators, and the hot flush of passion that stirs their souls. Yet just as surely, seduced into the silvery darkness of a full-moon night, they’ll also discover everything ancient and evil that exists to destroy them.

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Book Review: Dark Storm – Christine Feehan (Dark #23)

This is book #23 in the Dark series from Christine Feehan, although I refer to them as the Dark Carpathian series, my Carpathians. ^_^

Hardcover Release  Date: October 2, 2012
Number of Pages: 384 pages
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover

Paperback Release  Date: August 27, 2013
Number of Pages: 464 pages
Publisher: Jove

A DARK STORM IS ON THE HORIZON…

Awakening after all this time in a world of absolute darkness and oppressive heat, Dax wonders in how many ways the world above must have changed. But it is how he has changed that fills him with dread and loathing. Buried alive for hundreds of years in a volcano in South America, Dax fears that he has become the full-fledged abomination that every Carpathian male fears, a victim of the insidious evil that has crept relentlessly into his mind and body over the centuries.

But there are some things that never change.

His name is Mitro, the vampire Dax had hunted all these long centuries. Once at the side of the prince of the Carpathian people he is the epitome of everything malevolent, and perpetrator of one of the most shocking killing sprees known to man — and beast. Even his friends and family weren’t safe from Mitro’s bloodlust. Neither was Mitro’s lifemate, Arabejila, an extraordinary woman with extraordinary gifts.

But now that Dax has re-emerged, so too has Mitro. The ultimate battle between good and evil has been re-engaged. Between Dax and Mitro, a violent game has begun — one that has marked Riley Parker, the last descendent of Arabejila, as the reward.

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