How does one control one's nature, little one?
He saw her smile even as it filled his emptiness, as it registered in his heart and lungs and sent his blood soaring. (p. 9)
Title: Dark Prince: Author's Cut Special Edition
Author: Christine Feehan
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: William Morrow; Special edition (March 8, 2011)
Genre: Fantasy, romance
"Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. Engulfed by despair, fearful of never finding the mate who can save him from the encroaching darkness, his soul cries out in loneliness—until the day that a beautiful voice full of light and love responds, softly soothing his pain and yearning.
A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps to catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks for a vacation far from home.
From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them and their fragile love. Yet even if they survive, how can these two lovers—Carpathian and human—build a future together? And how can Mikhail bring Raven into his dark world without extinguishing her beautiful goodness and light?"
Comments: One of several fantasy books that I have enjoyed. The fantasy and adventure combined with a love story, the sympathetic character of the despairing Mikhail, and the writing grabbed my attention immediately. I'm looking forward to more books in this and in her other series.
Author: Chrisine Feehan is a New York Times bestselling author with more than 40 published novels, including four series that have hit number one on the NYT bestselling list. More information: http://www.christinefeehan.com/