There Could Be Only One
They came from the darkest places: secluded monasteries, the Carpathian mountains, galaxies under siege. They were men with the blackest pasts-warriors, vampire monks, leaders of armies-but whose passions burned like dying stars. They had one purpose: to find those women who fulfilled them, completed them, and made them rage with a fire both holy and profane. They sought soul mates whose touch consumed them with desire, yet whose kisses refreshed like the coolest rain. And each man knew that for him there was only one true love-and in finding her, he would find salvation.
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Other Authors: Susan Grant & Susan Squires
Release Date: May 2003
Number of Pages: 384 pages
tells the story of Joie Sanders, a bodyguard and Traian Trigovise, an ancient hunter, meeting after a battle in a deep cave filled with mystery and wonder. Set in the Carpathian Mountains, Joie, with her brother and sister go caving and come across the ancient warrior beset upon by several vampires. They have no choice but to throw their lot in with the hunter and do their best to escape with their lives from the underground labyrinth filled with ancient traps left behind by a powerful race.
I am pleased to say that I will be sharing this anthology with Susan Grant and Susan Squires, two innovative writers both of whom are unafraid of taking chances.
~THE ONLY ONE AWARDS & HONORS~
Winner for the 2003 PEARL Awards
for Best Anthology: The Only One
Winner for the 2003 PEARL Awards
for Best Novella or Short Story: Dark Descent
Finalist for 2003 Sapphire Award
for Short Fiction Category
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~THE ONLY ONE REVIEWS~
Word On Romance
Reviewed by Sissy Jacobson
thrill, fascinate, and give readers a glimpse at… Ms.
Feehan's story is a new addition to her Carpathians…..
book is fan-fricking-tastic -- it's a good book …I loved
the ideas in this book, the fact that these two were
communicating long before they met in the flesh... a
kind of Carpathian Internet... and that once again,
it is the heroine's choice to push matters forward.
There is a beautiful mix of humor and intense action
in this story and quite a bit of whimsy. While short,
as a novella must be, Dark Descent still manages to
pack the same punch as the rest of Feehan's books.
by Harriet Klausner
Decent by Christine Feehan. Ancient Carpathian hunter
Traian Trigovise realizes tracking this cunning vampire
won't be easy as Gallent is no fledgling. His belief
proved right when the trap is sprung. In Austria, Joie
Sanders takes a bullet protecting a US senator and his
wife. Many miles apart, a psychic link between the injured
duo sends Joie climbing the Carpathian Mountains to
rescue Traian, not realizing the danger she is in and
the love she will find.
by Jill M. Smith
forces are gathering, and readers are the lucky recipients.
Bestselling author Christine Feehan kicks things off
with a new Carpathian thriller titled "Dark Descent,"
in which successful bodyguard Joie Sanders follows a
psychic connection into the Carpathian Mountains to
rescue a wounded Traian Trigovie, never dreaming of
the dangers she will discover…
by Kelley Hartsell
Feehan expands her world even more, adding a fantastical
element in the form of the wizards' world, complete
with magical spells, curses, and dragons. She has added
new factors, evidence that her world is far from being
complete. As always, one will be captivated from the
first paragraph, featuring the vivid battle of Traian
vs. the band of evil undead. She holds the reader in
her spell all the way through the final climactic scene
resolving one storyline, but leaving another wide open,
hopefully to be carried into future books in the series.
Those skeptics out there who claimed the Dark saga was
getting old and stale are in for a surprise as that
couldn't be farther from the truth. Ms. Feehan's voice
is as fresh as ever, and with all the new elements to
the saga being added in this story, the excitement is
bound to continue for a long time coming. The only thing
wrong with this story was that it was way too short!
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trio of stories explores romance with an otherworldly edge.
In "Dark Descent," the newest installment of Feehan's
mesmerizing "Carpathian (Dark)" series, an aggressive, multitalented
professional body guard/secret service agent who never lets
danger or the unknown stop her becomes the lifemate of a
powerful immortal embroiled in a battle with the vampires.
In "The Star Queen," Susan Grant's prequel to her
popular Star books, a munitions developer/producer finds
love with a rebel leader who begins the peace process in
one corner of the galaxy.
In "Sacrilege," a spinoff of Susan Squire's popular
Sacrament, the vampire heroine (a recovering "addict") is
quite strong but generally seeks to avoid rather than embrace
This highly sensual, exceptionally well-done anthology by
three of alternative reality's top writers will appeal to
devoted fans and is well worth the notice of readers who
have not experimented with this subgenre.
by Katherine Schlem
story of love found, a story of joy, "Dark Descent"
is also full of action and suspense, where we discover
that what one sees may not always be what is. This is
a story of the tight bonds of family and what the discovery
of your soulmate brings to your life. This story reunites
us with a favorite old friend and informs us of what
could be. Steamy love scenes interspersed with love
of family make this a true book of happiness and peace,
in the midst of the possibility of failure. This, as
with any of Ms. Feehan's previous titles, could be a
place for new fans to embrace her series. Or, it feels
like an old friend to those who know and love her Carpathian
A story of love found, a story of
joy, "Dark Descent" is also full of action and suspense,
where we discover that what one sees may not always
be what is. This is a story of the tight bonds of
family and what the discovery of your soulmate brings
to your life. This story reunites us with a favorite
old friend and informs us of what could be. This,
as with any of Ms. Feehan's previous titles, could
be a place for new fans to embrace her series. Or,
it feels like an old friend to those who know and
love her Carpathian world.
by Kathy Andrico,
is my opinion that this is the absolute best romantic
"vampire" series that has ever been written. Ms.
Feehan continually outdoes each story. Her description
of Traian tracking the vampires during the first
couple pages has the best descriptive imagery I
have ever read. We also revisit one of my favorite
characters, and Joie's siblings scream for romances
of their own. I cannot recommend this series enough
- however, I stress that it is best to start with
Dark Prince - the first in the series. Although
each story stands on it's own - why ruin your fun?
by Kari Thomas
Rating: 5 Roses
DESCENT is another fascinating reading
foray into the incredible world of the
Carpathians. Ms. Feehan's unbeatable top-talent
writing in the paranormal romance genre
shows in each of her DARK stories, and
her newest is no exception. Ms. Feehan
has done it again! This 'reader-fan reviewer'
is not surprised --- she's never disappointed
me. Don't miss this exciting addition
to the wonderful, passionate DARK series!
This is a "must-not-miss-book"!