This is an extremely romance-focused vampire series (but with lots of action and danger).
As per the author’s website:
He came to her in the night, a predator — strength and power chiseled his features. The seduction was deep and elemental; he affected her soul. His need. His darkness. His terrible haunting loneliness. Her senses aroused, she craved the dangerous force of his body. Burned for him. And he had only touched her with his mind.
Here are a couple of my own reviews!
- Book Review – Dark Prince by Christine Feehan – 4 stars
- Book Review – Dark Desire by Christine Feehan – 4.5 stars
- Dark Prince: Author’s Cut Special Edition (The ‘Dark’ Carpathian Book 1)
- Dark Desire (The ‘Dark’ Carpathian Book 2)
- Dark Gold (The ‘Dark’ Carpathian Book 3)
- Dark Magic (Carpathian Novels)
- Dark Challenge (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 5)
- Dark Fire (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 6)
- Dark Dream: Dark Series (This story can be found in the “Dark Dreamers” anthology)
- Dark Legend (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 7)
- Dark Guardian (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 8)
- Dark Symphony (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 9)
- Dark Descent as found in “The Only One” anthology
- Dark Melody (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 10)
- Dark Destiny (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 11)
- Dark Hunger as found in the “Hot Blooded” anthology
- Dark Secret (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 12)
- Dark Demon (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 13)
- Dark Celebration: A Carpathian Reunion (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 14)
- Dark Possession (Carpathian)
- Dark Curse (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 16)
- Dark Slayer (Carpathian)
- Dark Peril (Carpathian)
- Dark Predator (Carpathian)
- Dark Storm (Carpathian)
- Dark Nights
- Dark Lycan (CARPATHIAN)
- Dark Wolf (CARPATHIAN)
- Dark Blood (Dark Series Book 26)
- Dark Crime as found in the Edge of Darkness Anthology – expected release date August 4th 2015
- Dark Ghost (The ‘Dark’ Carpathian Book 27) – expected release date September 1st 2015
- Dark Promises (Dark #28) – expected release date March 1st 2016
As per the author in regards to a “related” book (not in the above list: The Scarletti Curse):
“The The Scarletti Curse in NOT part of the Dark series but a descendent of the couple in that book is the lifemate in Dark Symphony.”
these have to be my favorite books after the twilight saga,
the carpathians are my favorite after the twilight saga, they are must reads
Please can anyone tell me the title of the book regarding Savannah and Gregori’s story?
Be aware that once the story line hits Rafael de la Cruz, the Carpathians are no longer honorable. He uses his powers in the same way a date rapist uses a roofie, to first sexually assault and then roughly rape his ‘lifemate’. There is little concern in him for her health or happiness, only for himself. He may change later (I’ll never know as the book hit the trash as soon as he raped Colby), but that doesn’t change what he did. I find it unlikely that his brothers are going to be any different. I wish Feehan had kept them honorable. Now they disgust me.
this is coming from sm1 who survived sexual abuse and trafficking as well as severe domestic abuse: the entire book all she talks about is how bad she wants his sex but nothing more. Even as they are in the aftermath of the first event she’s realizing that she wants more. The idea that they are ethereal and otherworldly is supposed to be portrayed through their animalistic drive to take their women. Colby was ignorant. If she would have simply merged minds with him and saw he wasn’t lying and that he loved her, he could have changed her from the get go and Paul wouldn’t had been attacked. Its stupid bc Colby is an unnecessary asshole so she can keep her power trip. She blames it on the kids but she lets Rafael almost die multiple times for her “pride”. This isn’t anything like being roofied trust and fking BELIEVE it’s nothing like rape. It’s an animalistic creature waking up to realize that he has a reason to exist and it’s not his fault that she’s not able to see they are two parts to a single soul. It’s almost evil how she lets him suffer.
Take it from sm1 whose been drugged and raped.
I’m sick of hearing a FALSE reality of creatures that don’t exist get compared to human monsters. It’s not anywhere near the same. She wants him. She calls to him. She denies it but she does. Nothing about being raped was a signal to the monster. I didn’t have my soul calling to his. I didn’t belong to him. I wasn’t a thing that he would own and then protect and honor with his existence. I was a shard of flesh that he chewed up and scattered to the wind after he was finished. I was passed like a toy that was treated unbreakable. When in reality I was beyond broken. I was irreparable. Get off yr high horse. It’s a fantasy that steals some of us from our true real life horror. It holds my PTSD at Bay. And Everytime I see sm1 like you writing shit like this I realize how it’s nothing for ppl to take from the rest of us. You’ll cancel air if it offends you. Well not this one. These books are gold. They are an adventure. They are a secret getaway that lets me steal away from myself. The idea of another creature that would kill and suffer for a woman that simply never fit right in the world of humanity. That just couldn’t squeeze into the suburban wife mode, that is beautiful… The ones that were mocked bullied abused twisted scarred brainwashed alone afraid… mutilated. They get forced to feel. Forced to take the love that was designed for them. Just for them. Bc the shit they endured has made a wall that they can’t overcome on their own, these creatures, their life mates, they do it for them. Knowing that even if they are scared and don’t understand they will be stronger, faster, and better for it. They will survive and be loved in ways that can only be conjured in a mind. And your Karen Cancelations aren’t destroying that for me..
I loved this book. Just finished it. March 28th 2022. Today. I loved how he never gave up. You later find out why she was t as affected as most women by the separation of him. But I won’t ruin it for others
Awesome response and I am so sorry for what you went through prayers your life is better now hope you are still reading all of her amazing books and store to date March 20 2023
This the best series I’ve read since Janet Evanovich’s One For The Money (and so on) series. So addicting!
I love your books, I am one of your fan. But I am really disappointed because all your books on the Carpathian series are not translated into French.
Do you know when they will be translated into French?
I have about 7 of your books in the carpathian series , it is so hard to find the ones I am missing as Chapters doesn’t have any that I need , I keep hitting the used books stores in my area in hopes of grabbing them up as after reading the first one DARK PRINCE I am addicted …….
Can anyone tell me if the story of Lucien has been written yet and its title?
Lucian is in book six. Dark guardian
I absolulty love these books. I just finished my collection of the dark series I’m for the first time reading it from the first to her latest book. Then off to collect the rest of her others series. 2 down (dark, n ghostwalker) just the drake sister series n the sea haven books left to get.
I am in love with these books. I love the way carpathians are sooo dominating yet how they love their females. and i am simply in love with the mikhali, lucian and gregori.
Is there a book related to the story of Traian and Joie that will tell the story of Jubal and their family
Love her books. The dark are my favorite but her other series are amazing also. By far one of my all-time favorite authors.
In which book does gorgori get a lifemate
When is the next book due out & is there a title for it just yet? I absolutely LOVE these books. I just never want them to end!!!!
To answer Barbara’s question. Gregori claims his lifemate in Dark Magic.
love the dark series! Actually love feehans writing. all her books
Love, love, love the Dark Series. My husband bought me Dark Hunger for.Christmas. I’d been in kind of a reading slump and didn’t know where I.wanted to go next. I read the book and OMG….headed to the library and my kindle and all in the series in a couple of weeks. Then went to the Leopard Series. I struggled at the beginning, nothing could compare to the Carpathians, (oh my the ritual words just make me “swoon”) but by the end of the first one I was eagerly looking forward to the rest. I’ve started the first book in the Drake Series and the Ghostwalker Series and they will be ok. I stubbled on this blog by accicdent and I’m in heaven. I put down what I was reading and gave started The Black Dagger Series and I’m glad I did so far I’m lovin Thor!!
Does she have another book after dark night. The series is not complete.
Yes another one will be released in September. Dark Lycan (CARPATHIAN) – expected release date: September 3rd 2013 (and I added it to the main list above).
I’m not sure how many she intends to release in the future, but it’s usually a new one a year. 🙂 I hope that helps!
I am a great fan and I love the dark series from Mikhail. Gregory. To the De La Cruz brothers. In 3month I have read 18 of the dark series. I m addicte to them.
I read the first Ghost walker series can someono please give me the series list
If you all like these books try Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series. Or Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld. Or my alltime faveorite J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood.
i just love the series. its simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cant wait to read the next three books coming out.
Has Dominic’s book been released yet. I could swear I read a portion of it at the end of another book but I have not seen it
When does gorgori get a life mate, I’d like to know what book his story is in. I’m starting my third book now.
Gregori’s lifemate is in Dark Magic, book 4
I dont know wat to do now as hv finished reading all the dark series books. Anyone if can help me out with any such series.
Oh there are so many Ekta, the Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward, The Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian, The Demonica series by Larissa Ione, The Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon to name a few, they should tide you over until Dark Wolf hits shelves in January!
Dominics book is Dark Peril. After Dark Wolf is released in January, Dark Blood will be released in September. Dark Lycan, Wolf and Blood are a trilogy and are showing some exciting new storyline for lovers of the series. Joie and Traian’s story can be found in Dark Descent.
@Sandi, I urge you to continue the series. Dark Secret is the subject of many heated discussions but after that book they do return to the romance. There is some more actiony type books but they do go back to the romance as the older Carpathians are finding their lifemates. There are some stellar stories after Dark Secret. Please do not let one book ruin a fantastic series.
Tina have already read J.R ward Black dagger brotherhood. Yes but have not read the other series so will go with your advice. I hope they are as interesting as dark series and brotherhood series. Thanks dear.
EKTA- I,too, would like to share some suggestions. JR Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood and J R Ward- Fallen Angels series. Nalini Singh, Guild Hunters and Psy-Changelings series ( Nalini is my favorite author and I love her books!!! ) Mary Lu – Legend, I agree Dark Hunter Series , I have only read Styxx and Archeron and I loved them both. Now I have to go back and read the rest! This series I found Dark Slayer at the library and I am now working my way through this series. Psy- Changelings I started with Hawks story then had to start from book one. Guild Hunters I started from book one, same with BDB and Fallen Angels by J R Ward.
I’m commenting on the comment about Rafael and Colby. I, personally,did not see it as rape nor do I think Colby did either.Rough passion does not always equal rape especially if both partners are okay with it.what book did this Sandi read , I’ve read almost the whole series including rafael and colby’s and in that one colby was into it as much as rafael.
I have all of the books that are currently available in this series with my purchase of Dark Prince from the Big Lots of all places. Im currently getting ready to start Dark Secret and Im absolutely addicted to this series! After reading Dark Prince in less than a day, I went searching for the rest of the books and got them from Amazon, with the exception of Dark Lycan and Dark Wolf which I picked up at Wal-Mart. I can only hope that Ms. Feehan continues this series as novels that tell the complete story off all the characters involved in the first book appeal to me greatly.
Ok I’m reading Dark Wolf and Andre “the ghost” is mentioned…does he have a lifemate and which book is his story in pllleeease help!
Andre does not have a lifemate. Hopefully we will see his story soon as he has been mentioned in a few books recently, along with the triplets.
What happened to dyion from book 6 is there going to be a story about him
If you mean Dayan, he has his story in Dark Melody. It’s a very sweet and beautiful book, one of my favourites.
Have read every book in the series. now waiting impatiently for dark blood to arrive in South Africa. Agree with all your readers. The story line is exciting and spell binding. Please continue to keep us entertained.
Anyone know what comes after Dark Blood?
Also I need another series!! I’ve read all the above!!
Dark Ghost: September, 8 2015 – Andre–the ghost–had traveled through the long range of the Carpathian Mountains to the forbidden monastery where ancients without lifemates who were far too dangerous to live among humans or Carpathians had banded together in an effort to live out their remaining days until they could leave the earth with honor. Along the way he came across the path of a master vampire and decides to go down taking out one of the undead.
Teagan Joanes has come to the Carpathian Mts to search for a particular stone to help cure her grandmother’s insanity. Grandma Trixie has lately been muttering nonsense about a man named Gary, a monastery and vampires. She even bought a vampire killing kit off the internet. Teagan’s friend from school agrees to guide her into the mountains. Too bad he’s a serial killer. She has a tendency to get into trouble wherever she goes and she’s not eager to tell Grandma Trixie about that or the fact that she’s falling madly in love with a man who sleeps in the ground and needs blood to survive!
Dark Promises: March 1, 2016 – Gary Jansen has been in love with Gabrielle for a very long time. He did the honorable thing and let her go, because she was Carpathian and there were so few females to become lifemates to those who had waited for so long. But he is fully Carpathian, and a Daratrazanoff. Over the years he’s honed his fighting skills and has fought beside the warriors of the Carpathian people as well as working on solutions to their problems. Everything has changed. The ritual words are imprinted in him, given to him the ancient, long dead warriors of the Carpathian people. Who is the mysterious male courting Gabrielle. Is she truly his lifemate, his other half?
Trixie Joanes has gone to the Carpathian Mts in search of her wayward granddaughter. Teagan has a track record of getting into trouble and she’s fallen in love and says she wants to get married. Trixie is not about to allow some foreigner to carry off her beloved granddaughter. She’s come to fight a battle and she has every intention of winning. But then who is this mysterious ancient who doesn’t seem to notice her biting (but witty) sarcasm. And at her age, what was she doing finding a man like that hot???
Love these books my favorite is the brotherstjey r awesome
OMG i don’t think i can stop reading, the series are so cool and completely addictive, i now move on to the dark blood, and i am so enthusiastic to know what would happen to dimitri, and ofcourse how zev would end up with branislava.
finished all twenty five books in three months .i need more im addicted.is there any way i can get a sneek-peek at book 26
@Tania if you visit Christine’s website http://www.christinefeehan.com and join her community, each book has a discussion page with goodies and the first chapter is up. It’s an unedited copy but available to read.
Kelly Armstrong is another Author worth looking into. Her series is a little different and funny but worth getting the whole lot
Thank you Miss Feehan for your highly entertaining and gripping series. We all need a bit of escape and you hit that on the nail!
I have all the books and totally luv the series. For anyone looking for the books, I found them at Walmart.com they have all of them. As for Raphael and daterape I don’t think so, but I am going to read it again. I am very sensitive to such things. As far as I remember the only spell was the love she felt when she looked in his eye’s just like all the lifemates.
Absolutely love your books. I love all books. Thank you so much for writing them.
Love This series…have read all your books quite addicting..can’t wait for more..which will be when?
Love this series..quite addicting..have read them all so when is the next book coming out? Can’t wait
July 28 a novella is coming…Dark Crime. Not known who hero is that the heroine is blaze the novella is called edge of darkness another book out in September called dark ghost about Andre
Thank you Tina!! 😀 I added them in. *hug*
Does Dominic have a story yet? Am a die hars fan of the Dark series
Sheila, Dominic’s story is Dark Peril. 🙂
Maryse, after Dark Crime and Dark Ghost, Dark Promises comes out in 2016 and has Gary as one of the main characters 🙂
that’s wonderful i’d like to see how Gary comes out as a carpartian
I heard that in BDB fritz has his own book is dat tru?oh nd dat mary wants a child and wants Rhage to sleep with a chosen
i can’t differentiate btween rumours nd d truth,i’m confused nd anxious to know d out come
i’ve head all 13 BDB books nd i’ll like to kw wen d next one is coming out.i can’t wait.i need more books do u kw some i can read.ive read ghost walkers series,fallen angels,lots of books by nora roberts,leopard series,BDB ,dark series do u hav any oda suggestions
What is the BDB series? What is the second part of Tarian’s story
I got hook on the Dark series when I exchanged books with a friend and one was the Dark Prince , ever since then I have collected as many from second stores as I can find. From the ones couldn’t find , I ordered them from B&N. I now have the complete set . I am looking forward to the new one coming out in Sept ( Dark Ghost) which I have already prepaid for it.
@myrdis BDB is an acronym for JR Ward’s series Black Dagger Brotherhood. A gritty, hot series about a brotherhood of vamp men who hunt and kill “Lessers” men and women created to kill vampires. Very addictive and sexy series.
@Marilyn On the 4th of August an anthology comes out called Edge of Darkness. It has a novella called Dark Crime which introduces a new Carpathian couple and will hopefully reveal some more about the psychic database mentioned in earlier novels.
I love every single book in dark series.
love all your books. have them all.you have a beautiful mind .