Dark Promises is the 29 book in the Dark Series!!!
If you are an avid follower of this series, you know this series is about the Carpathian men and the women that must convince to be their lifemates!
This is Gabrielle Sander's and Aleksei's story.
But this one starts out differently. Instead of being only about the two main characters, there are several others that play a part.
Gabrielle has been with the Carpathains for several books before this book.
She had come to love Gary Jansen as they were part of the research scientists trying to figure out the problems with the Carpathian blood. Due to things that have happened, both her and Gary had been converted to being Carpathian. She didn't want to become one.
But she loved Gary. And she wanted to be lifemates with Gary.
But deep down, they both knew that they were not lifemates.
As Gary was converted from human to a Carpathian male, he was taking on the characteristics that a Carpathian male has. He looses his sight and his control. Gregori Daratrazanoff had converted him, therefore he became a Daratrazanoff, giving him incredible powers.
He knows that he cannot bind with Gabrielle and leaves.
She follows him to a distant monastery.
And it's at this monastery that they both encounter Gabrielle's actual lifemate Aleksei.
He is an ancient Carpathian that sought sanctuary in the monastery with several others. These others are Dragomir, Sandu, Benedek, Andor and Ferro. They were in the monastery with Aleksei.
When he hears Gabrielle, and actually sees in color, he knows that his lifemate is nearby. What he sees, though, is her trying to be with another, he goes into fighting mode. He quickly binds her to him with the ancient ritual words and takes her to him underground domain.
She fears him and defies him. And that irritates him.
Now the rest of the story falls into the typical pattern for the Dark Series.
The man finds his women, tries to forcibly make her his. She ends up defying him and almost leaving. He must convince her to stay. And then they come to some sort of understanding as misunderstandings are cleared up and they actually start to get to know each other.
This book also had another couple coming together in it.
Trixie Joanes wanted to make sure her grand-daughter, Teagan (book 28, Dark Ghost) was okay. She heads to the Carpathian mountains to find where she is.
There she encounters Fane. And they are destines to be lifemates.
Keep in mind that each of the women have to be gifted to handle being converted to the Carpathian way.
So each Gabrielle, Teagan and Trixie have unique gifts that make it possible for the men that were in the monastery to go out and find their lifemates.
So that makes it possible for this series to have several more books!!
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