Review: Fury’s Kiss (Dorina Basarb #3) – Karen Chance

Posted 10 December, 2012 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Fury’s Kiss (Dorina Basarb #3) – Karen ChanceFury's Kiss by Karen Chance
Series: Dorina Basarb #3
Published by Penguin on 2 October 2012
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 536
Source: Kindle Purchase
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4 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:

Dory is used to fighting hard and nasty. So when she wakes up in a strange scientific lab with a strange man standing over her, her first instinct is to take his head off. Luckily, the man is actually the master vampire Louis-Cesare, so he’s not an easy kill.

It turns out that Dory had been working with a Vampire Senate task force on the smuggling of magical items and weaponry out of Faerie when she was captured and brought to the lab. But when Louis-Cesare rescues her, she has no memory of what happened to her.

Fury’s Kiss is the third book in the Dorina Basarb series, and I have to say I’m very happy Dorina is back! She is one of those strong heroines, who can fight with the best of them, but who is still vulnerable enough to hug her best friend and be coddled when she’s feeling sad about something. She is also a no-nonsense woman, she knows what she wants, what she doesn’t want – and does her best to get her way – no matter who she’s up against.


Dorina is in a difficult situation (yes, even more so than usual) in big parts of Fury’s Kiss. And there were some pretty confusing passages here. The beginning was slow, and it was hard to follow whether the readers were following Dorina’s thoughts, or if it was Dory’s thoughts. A lot of what happened went on inside of Dorina/Dory’s mind, and a lot of things got explained that way.

Louis-Cesare was his usual, hot and elegant self. I love that vampire to pieces! What I love the most about him is that he never gives up on Dorina, he knows what he wants from her, and goes after it. Dorina has difficulties dealing with Louis-Cesare, most of all because she doesn’t want him to get in trouble because of her. And while I’m on the subject of Louis-Cesare, allow me to sigh and get dreamy for a little while 🙂 he is a hot vamp, with excellent manners, and a certain way about him. Especially when it comes to Dorina.

In Fury’s Kiss, the readers were allowed to learn a lot more about Dorina’s past, even with some glimpses into her childhood. And there was a very good explanation to why Dorina could never remember anything after her damphir part – Dory – takes over. It was really well done, and I felt like a was running around next to Dorina, discovering her past right there with her.

The senate, and by extension the whole supernatural community, is fighting against an unknown enemy, and they are all having trouble both with the fighting, and with finding out who the enemy could be. Dorina’s mind might hold all the secrets, but something has been done to her mind – to keep her and Dory separate – and she is unable to think through everything on her own while being conscious. This creates quite a few problems with the investigation of course, and it also becomes increasingly dangerous both for Dorina and Louis-Cesare.

But he didn’t move because he was badass like that.

People who were too angry in fights sometimes lost, but people who were too afraid always did.

If you like paranormal romance books with strong heroines, hot heroes, lots of fighting and some kind of redemption team, this is probably the book for you.


Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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0 responses to “Review: Fury’s Kiss (Dorina Basarb #3) – Karen Chance

  1. OOOOh I’m so jealous I really need to read this one, it’s been a while, and I really want to know more about this book. I confess however, I’m a little anxious as I forgot a lot of things.

    • The good thing is that your memory will be refreshed very quickly, I think. It had been a long time since I read the first two books in the series, but it didn’t take me long to be right in the middle of it all again.

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