I'm a big paranormal fan (read huge fan here) and it just occurred to me that I have yet to blog about a paranormal book. So I thought I'd change that today-- with Christine Feehan's Dark Slayer.
Now, I'm a Feehan fan-- have been for almost four years now. I love her Game series, am intrigued by her leopards, but absolutely adore her Dark series. What can I say? Even after all this time, I'm a sucker for a vampire-- no pun intended.
I admit for a while there were a couple books that I wasn't thrilled with, but I have to say with Dark Slayer she is at the top of her game and setting the bar high. I loved this book-- particularly the poor, tortured hero whose unbelievably terrible past gave him an empathy and acceptance not often seen in Carpathian males. Add to it the most powerful female Carpathian Feehan has ever written, and I was in love. Seriously.
Here's the back cover blurb:
A rumor has persisted in the vampire world of a dark slayer—a woman—who travels with a wolf pack and who destroys any vampire who crosses her path. Mysterious, elusive and seemingly impossible to kill, she is the one hunter who strikes terror into the hearts of the undead.She is Ivory Malinov. Her only brethren, the wolves.
Long ago betrayed by her people, abandoned by her family, and cast out by everyone she held dear, Ivory has lived a century without companionship or love. She has sustained her sanity by the habit of the hunt and the custom of the feeding. Until the night she picks up the scent of a man, her unexpected salvation. Her lifemate. The curse of all Carpathian women.
He is Razvan. Branded a criminal, detested and feared, he is a dragonseeker borne of one of the greatest Carpathian lineages, only to be raised as its most despised—and captive—enemy. Fleeing from his lifetime of imprisonment, Razvan now seeks the dawn to end his terrible existence. Instead he has found his deliverance in the Dark Slayer.In spirit, in flesh and blood, in love, and in war, Ivory and Razvan are made for each other. For as long as they dare to live.
If you're even half the paranormal fan I am, I sincerely recommend this book!