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Shea had always been different from those around her. She needed daily blood infusions and her skin and eyes were very sensitive to the light. She was determined to find a cure to her rare blood disease and pursued a career as a renowned surgeon who could almost perform miracles. Her life grew even stranger when she started having these horrible nightmares about a man who was tortured and buried alive. He kept calling to her in her dreams, alternately begging and demanding that she come to him.
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When a fanatic group of vampire hunters target her as a member of the undead, Shea is forced to flee. Eventually, she ends up in the Carpathian mountains where a voice calls to her. Almost against her will she finds a cave with a door on the floor. She is horrified to find that the man of her dreams is real and that he has been buried with a stake in his heart for 7 years. Although she knows that he is dangerous, as a doctor she cannot leave another person to suffer so. At first, Jacques believes that Shea helped capture and torture him, but he soon realizes that she is his lifemate, but he cannot remember exactly what a lifemate is.

Jacques was captured by an evil vampire, but most of his life before he was entombed is a big blank. Shea sets out to heal him and to make him as whole as possible before she leaves to continue her research. However, her plans go awry when another Carpathian finds her and Jacques and brings the Prince and Gregori to help heal Jacques. How Shea eventually discovers who - and what - she really is and what love is make for a deeply satisfying love story.
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Dark Desire is the 2nd novel in Christine Feehan's Dark Series.

Shea O'Halleran has dreamed of a man, tortured and locked deep within the earth, for decades, not knowing who he is or where he is, but knowing that she, and only she can save him. Fleeing would be assassins, Shea goes to the Carpathian mountians where her dreams become reality and she finds Jacques, a powerful Carpathian who has been dreaming of her for decades as well. Using all she can to heal the beautiful yet tortured man, Shea knows that she shouldn't want Jacques the way he does, yet she can't deny the fire burning inside of her when he's near, or deny the fact that this strange, tortured man, is the key to her salvation.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer If one lover chases another...    -   he chases after her    -   they alternate Fantasy/Magic    -   Yes Fantasy/Magical Lover    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   20's-30's    -   magical being If magical/mental powers:    -   invisibility    -   can read emotions    -   can change shapes    -   can talk to animals    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   super strength    -   can fly    -   can cast many different spells    -   is very quick Sex makes him    -   confident    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   sensitive    -   wild    -   a better lover Unusual characteristics?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Bulging Muscles

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   doctor/medical Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:    -   is very quick    -   mind reading    -   can read emotions Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   obedient    -   a better lover    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Very shy    -   Frigid - would not even feel a jackhammer down there


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Forest    -   Yes Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths    -   explicit references to torture What % of story is romance related?    -   70%    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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