Nothing says Christmas quite like gingerbread cookies, twinkling lights, and an alpha male Carpathian rocking his lifemate's world. Seriously. I have a lot of Christmas romance novels I like to re-read for the holidays, but for some reason my favorite is Dark Celebration by Christine Feehan. This book is really only for long-term Feehan fans who have been following the Dark series since the beginning. It is really cool to see old favorite characters come together in the Carpathian mountains for a celebration. I love that Feehan revisits Syndil and Barack, who were only secondary characters in the other stories. There is a lot of humor in this novel, and even a section with Dark Desserts at the end! My favorite part of this book is the beginning of the love story between Skyler and Dimitri. I love the scene where Dimitri puts his wolf pendant around Skyler's neck, and for the first time, we get a sense of the sensual and loving woman she will become, in spite of the horrible childhood abuse. Shea and Jacques are also old favorites, and the ending of this story (when Shea finally delivers her baby) is a joyous occasion for their people. If you are a Feehan fan and have not yet read Dark Celebration, put it on your Christmas list, pronto!
Isabel Roman, fellow romance writer (who must have made a deal with the devil to get such gorgeous covers for her books), is interviewing me today at her blog. Please stop by and say hello!