I recently received and ARC for Dark Carousel by Christine Feehan. I am a huge fan of Ms. Feehan's novels and have been looking forward to this release.
Now, one thing that I hadn't realized before starting this book was that she had written a short story entitled Dark Crime in the anthology Edge of Darkness that came out sometime earlier this Spring. Apparently, in Dark Crime we get introduced to a Carpathian couple, I'm assuming the four children in this novel and the main male character, Tariq, in that story. It was a little confusing because I didn't know this beforehand. But even without having read Dark Crime yet, I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Charlotte is a wonderful, strong female lead that has been dealing with vampires (although she doesn't know they're vampires) for quite some time now. And Tariq is unique amongst the majority of the Carpathian males in most of the previous novels because he has been living out in the human world for many centuries. That made their understanding of each over way less frustrating for a modern female reader. The safe-haven they've created in California was clever and modern and the continuing attack by the Malinov vampire brothers was fun to read and both exciting and nerve-racking. A wonderful addition to the Dark Series! And since there are around thirty books now, that's saying a lot.