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简介:本文档为《Christine Feehan - Dark 18 - Dark Possessionpdf》,可适用于高等教育领域,主题内容包含ColorTextSizeDarkPossessionByChristineFeehanContentsChapterOneChapterTwoCh符等。

ColorTextSizeDarkPossessionByChristineFeehanContentsChapterOneChapterTwoChapterThreeChapterFourChapterFiveChapterSixChapterSevenChapterEightChapterNineChapterTenChapterElevenChapterTwelveChapterThirteenChapterFourteenChapterFifteenChapterSixteenChapterSeventeenChapterEighteenChapterNineteenChapterTwentyAMUCHABRIDGEDCARPATHIANDICTIONARYTHEBERKLEYPUBLISHINGGROUPPublishedbythePenguinGroupPenguinGroup(USA)IncHudsonStreet,NewYork,NewYork,USAPenguinGroup(Canada),EglintonAvenueEast,Suite,Toronto,OntarioMPY,Canada(adivisionofPearsonPenguinCanadaInc)PenguinBooksLtd,Strand,LondonWCRRL,EnglandPenguinGroupIreland,StStephen'sGreen,Dublin,Ireland(adivisionofPenguinBooksLtd)PenguinGroup(Australia),CamberwellRoad,Camberwell,Victoria,Australia(adivisionofPearsonAustraliaGroupPtyLtd)PenguinBooksIndiaPvtLtd,CommunityCentre,PanchsheelPark,NewDelhi,IndiaPenguinGroup(NZ),ApolloDrive,Rosedale,NorthShore,Auckland,NewZealand(adivisionofPearsonNewZealandLtd)PenguinBooks(SouthAfrica)(Pty)Ltd,SturdeeAvenue,Rosebank,Johannesburg,SouthAfricaPenguinBooksLtd,RegisteredOffices:Strand,LondonWCRRL,EnglandThisbookisanoriginalpublicationofTheBerkleyPublishingGroupThisisaworkoffictionNames,characters,places,andincidentseitheraretheproductoftheauthor'simaginationorareusedfictitiously,andanyresemblancetoactualpersons,livingordead,businessestablishments,events,orlocalesisentirelycoincidentalThepublisherdoesnothaveanycontroloveranddoesnotassumeanyresponsibilityforauthororthirdpartywebsitesortheircontentCopyrightbyChristineFeehanTextdesignbyTiffanyEstreicherAllrightsreservedBERKLEYisaregisteredtrademarkofPenguinGroup(USA)IncThe"B"designisatrademarkbelongingtoPenguinGroup(USA)IncFirstedition:SeptemberLibraryofCongressCataloginginPublicationDataFeehan,ChristineDarkpossession:aCarpathiannovelChristineFeehanstedpcmISBN(hardcover)VampiresFictionSouthAmericaFictionITitlePSEDS'dcPRINTEDINTHEUNITEDSTATESOFAMERICAForJaunnieGinn,withloveForChristine'sReadersBesuretogotohttp:wwwchristinefeehancommemberstosignupforherPRIVATEbookannouncementlistandgetaFREEexclusiveChristineFeehananimatedScreensaverPleasefeelfreetoemailheratChristinechristinefeehancomShewouldlovetohearfromyouAcknowledgmentsAswithallworks,onehassomanypeopletothankCherylWilsonandKathiFirzlaff,whospentanamazingamountoftimewithmehelpingwithdetailsBrianFeehan,forthelongnightsyoustayeduplettingmetalkthestorylinethroughwithyouDomini,youwereamazing,workingwithmeattheenduntilwesawitthroughTina,forprovidingmewithallthelittlethingssoIcouldgetthejobdoneButmostofall,myhusband,theloveofmylife,forunderstandingandsupportingmethrougheverythingDarkPossessionChapterOneManolitoDeLaCruzwokebeneaththedarkearthwithhisheartpounding,bloodredtearsstreakinghisfaceandgriefoverwhelminghimAwoman'sdespairingcryechoedinhissoul,tearingathim,reprimandinghim,drawinghimbackfromtheedgeofagreatprecipiceAndhewasstarvingEverycellinhisbodycravedbloodThehungerrakedathimwithmercilessclawsuntilaredhazecoveredhissightandhispulsehammeredwiththeneedforimmediatesustenanceDesperate,hescannedtheareaabovehisrestingplaceforthepresenceofenemiesand,findingnone,burstthroughtherichlayersofsoil,intotheair,hisheartthunderinginhisears,hismindscreamingHelandedinacrouchinthemidstofdenseshrubberyandthickvegetation,andtookaslow,carefullookaroundhimForamomenteverythingwaswrongmonkeysshrieking,birdscallingoutawarning,thecoughofalargerpredator,eventhebrushoflizardsthroughvegetationHewasn'tsupposedtobehereTherainforestHomeHeshookhishead,tryingtoclearhisfragmentedmindThelastthingherememberedclearlywassteppinginfrontofapregnantCarpathianwoman,shieldingmotherandunbornchildfromakillerSheaDubrinsky,lifematetoJacques,brothertotheprinceoftheCarpathianpeopleHehadbeenintheCarpathianMountains,notinSouthAmerica,whichhenowcalledhomeHereplayedtheimagesinhisheadSheahadgoneintolaboratapartyRidiculousthatHowcouldtheykeepthewomenandchildrensafeinthemidstofsuchmadnessManolitohadsenseddanger,theenemymovingwithinthecrowd,stalkingSheaHe'dbeendistracted,dazzledwithcolorandsoundandemotionpouringinfromeverydirectionHowcouldthatbeAncientCarpathianhuntersdidn'tfeelemotionandsawinshadesofgray,whiteandblackyethedistinctlyrecalledthatShea'shairhadbeenredBright,brightredMemorieswhirledawayaspainexplodedthroughhim,doublinghimoverWavesofweaknessrockedhimHefoundhimselfonhishandsandknees,hisbellyinhardknotsandhisinsidesheavingFireburnedthroughhissystemlikemoltenpoisonDiseasedidn'tplaguetheCarpathianraceHecouldn'thavebecomeillwithahumandiseaseThiswasmanufacturedbyanenemyWhodidthistomeHiswhiteteethsnappedtogetherinashowofaggression,hisincisorsandcaninessharpandlethalasheglaredfiercelyaroundhimHowhadhegottenhereKneelinginthefertilesoil,hetriedtosortthroughwhathedidknowAnotherjoltofblindingpainlashedathistemples,blackeningtheedgesofhisvisionHecoveredhiseyestotrytoblockouttheshootingstarscomingathimlikemissiles,butclosinghiseyesworsenedtheeffect"IamManuelDeLaCruz,"hemurmuredaloud,tryingtoforcehisbraintowork…toremember…pushingthewordsthroughteethclenchedtightlytogetherinagrimace"IhaveoneolderandthreeyoungerbrothersTheycallmeManolitototeasemebecausemyshouldersarebroaderandIcarrymoremuscle,sotheyreducemetoboyTheywouldnotleavemeiftheyknewIhadneedofthem"TheywouldneverhaveleftmeNeverNothisbrothersTheywereloyaltooneanothertheyhadbeenthroughthelongcenturiestogetherandwouldalwaysremainsoHepushedpastthepaintotrytouncoverthetruthWhywasheintherainforestwhenheshouldhavebeenintheCarpathianMountainsWhyhadhebeenabandonedbyhispeopleHisbrothersHeshookhisheadindenial,althoughitcosthimdearly,asthepainincreased,spikesseemingtostabthroughhisskullHeshiveredastheshadowscreptcloser,ringinghim,takingshapesLeavesrustledandthebushesshifted,asiftouchedbyunseenhandsLizardsdartedoutfromundertherottingvegetationandracedawayasiffrightenedManolitopulledbackandonceagainlookedwarilyaroundhim,thistimescanningaboveandbelowground,quarteringtheregionthoroughlyTherewereshadowsonly,nothingfleshandbloodtoindicateanenemycloseHehadtogetaholdofhimselfandfigureoutwhatwashappeningbeforethetrapwassprungandhewascertaintherewasatrapandhewasclosetobeingtrulycaughtThroughouthistimehuntingthevampire,Manolitohadbeenwoundedandpoisonedonmanyoccasions,butstillhe'dsurvivedbecausehe'dalwaysusedhisbrainHewascunningandshrewdandveryintelligentNovampireormagewouldbesthim,sickornotIfhewashallucinating,hehadtofindawayoutofthespelltoprotecthimselfShadowsmovedinhismind,darkandevilHelookedaroundhimatthegrowthofthejungle,andinsteadofseeingawelcominghome,hesawthesameshadowsmovingreachingtryingtograsphimwithgreedyclawsThingsmoved,bansheeswailed,unfamiliarcreaturesgatheredinthebushesandalongthegroundItmadenosense,notforoneofhiskindThenightshouldhavewelcomedhimsoothedhimEnfoldedhiminitsrichblanketofpeaceThenighthadalwaysbelongedtohimtohiskindInformationshouldhavefloodedhimwitheachbreathhetookintohisbody,butinsteadhismindplayedtricks,sawthingsthatcouldn'tbethereHecouldhearadarksymphonyofvoicescallingtohim,thesoundsswellinginvolumeuntilhisheadpoundedwithmoansandpitifulcriesBonyfingersbrushedathisskin,spiderlegscrawledoverhimsothathetwistedleftandright,flailinghisarms,slappingathischestandback,brushingvigorouslyinanefforttodislodgetheinvisiblewebsthatseemedtosticktohisskinHeshudderedagainandforcedairthroughhislungsHehadtobehallucinating,caughtinthetrapofamastervampireIfthatwasthecase,hecouldn'tcallonhisbrothersforaiduntilheknewifhewasbaittodrawthemintothewebaswellHegrippedhisheadhardandforcedhismindtocalmHewouldrememberHewasanancientCarpathiansentoutbytheformerPrinceVladtohuntthevampireVlad'sson,Mikhail,had,centuriessince,takenoverguidingtheirpeopleManolitofeltoneofthepiecessnaptogetherasabitofhismemoryfellintoplaceHehadbeenfarfromhishomeinSouthAmerica,summonedbytheprincetoareunionintheCarpathianMountains,acelebrationoflifeasJacques'slifemategavebirthtoachildYethenowappearedtobeintherainforest,apartfamiliartohimCouldhebedreamingHehadneverdreamedbefore,notthatherememberedWhenaCarpathianmalewenttoground,heshutdownhisheartandlungsandsleptasifdeadHowcouldhedreamOnceagainheriskedalookathissurroundingsHisstomachlurchedasthebrilliantcolorsdazzledhim,hurtinghisheadandmakinghimsickAftercenturiesofseeinginblackandwhitewithshadesofgray,nowthesurroundingjungleheldviolentcolor,huesofvividgreens,ariotofcoloredflowersspillingdowntreetrunksalongwithcreepervinesHisheadpoundedandhiseyesburnedDropsofbloodleakedliketears,trailingdownhisfaceashesquintedtotrytocontrolthesensationofpitchingandrollingasheviewedtherainforestEmotionspouredinHetastedfear,somethinghehadn'tknownsincehe'dbeenaboyWhatwasgoingonManolitofoughttogetontopofthestrangetumblingofjumbledthoughtsinhismindHepushedhardtoclearawaythedebrisandfocusonwhatheknewofhispastHehadsteppedinfrontofanelderlyhumanwomanpossessedbyamagejustasshethrustapoisonedweaponatJacquesandShea'sunbornchildHefelttheshockoftheentryintohisflesh,thetwistandripoftheserratedbladecuttingthroughhisorgansandrippingopenhisbellyFireburnedthroughhisinsides,spreadingrapidlyasthepoisonworkeditswaythroughhissystemBloodraninriversandlightfadedquicklyHeheardvoicescalling,chanting,felthisbrothersreachingforhimtotrytoholdhimtoearthHerememberedthatveryclearly,thesoundofhisbrothers'voicesimploringhimnocommandinghimtostaywiththemHe'dfoundhimselfinashadowyrealm,bansheeswailing,shadowsflickeringandreachingSkeletonsDarkspikedteethTalonsSpidersandcockroachesSnakeshissingTheskeletonsdrawingcloserandcloseruntil…Heclosedhismindtohissurroundings,toallsharedpathways,sotherewasnochanceanyonecouldbefeedinghisownfearsIthadtobehallucinationbroughtonbythepoisoncoatingthebladeoftheknifeNomatterthathehadstoppedanythingfromenteringhisbrainsomethingmaliciouswasalreadypresentFireringedhim,cracklingflamesreachinggreedilytowardtheskyandstretchinglikeobscenetonguestowardhimOutoftheconflagration,womenemerged,womenhe'dusedforfeedingthroughoutthecenturies,longdeadtotheworldnowTheybegantocrowdaroundhim,armsreaching,mouthsopenwideastheybenttowardhim,showingtheirwaresthroughtight,clingingdressesTheysmiledandbeckoned,eyeswide,bloodrunningdownthesidesoftheirneckstemptingtemptingHungerburnedRagedGrewintoamonsterAshewatched,theycalledtohimseductively,moaningandwrithingasifinsexualecstasy,theirhandstouchingthemselvessuggestively"Takeme,Manolito,"onecried"I'myours,"anothercalledandreachedouttohimHungerforcedhimtohisfeetHecouldalreadytastetherich,hotblood,wasdesperatetoregainhisequilibriumHeneeded,andtheywouldprovideHesmiledatthem,hisslow,seductivesmilethatalwaysforeshadowedthetakingofpreyAshetookastepforward,hestumbled,theknotsinhisstomachhardeningintopainfullumpsHecaughthimselfwithonehandonthegroundbeforehefellThegroundshifted,andhecouldseethewomen'sfacesinthedirtandrottingleavesThesoil,blackandlush,shifteduntilhewassurroundedbythefaces,theeyesstaringaccusingly"YoukilledmeKilledme"Theaccusationwassoft,butpowerful,themouthsyawningwideasifinhorror"Youtookmylove,allthatIhadtooffer,andyouleftme,"anothercried"Youowemeyoursoul,"athirddemandedHedrewbackwithasofthissofdenial"Inevertouchedyou,otherthantofeed"Buthe'dmadethemthinkhehadHeandhisbrothersallowedthewomentothinkthey'dbeenseduced,buttheyhadneverbetrayedtheirlifematesNeverThathadbeenoneoftheirmostsacredrulesHehadnevertouchedaninnocent,nottofeedThewomenhehadusedforfeedinghadallbeeneasytoread,theirgreedforhisnameandpowerapparentHehadcultivatedthemcarefully,encouragedtheirfantasies,buthehadneverphysicallytouchedthemotherthantofeedHeshookhisheadasthewailinggrewlouder,theghostlyspectersmoreinsistent,eyesnarrowingwithpurposeHestraightenedhisshouldersandfacedthewomensquarely"IlivebybloodandItookwhatyouofferedIdidnotkillIdidnotpretendtoloveyouIhavenothingtobeashamedofGoawayandtakeyouraccusationswithyouIdidnotbetraymyhonor,myfamily,mypeopleormylifemate"Hehadmanysinstoanswerfor,manydarkdeedsstaininghissoul,butnotthisNotwhatthesesensualwomenwiththeirgreedymouths,wereaccusinghimofHesnarledatthem,raisedhisheadwithprideandmettheircoldeyesstraightonHishonorwasintactManythingscouldbesaidofhimTheycouldjudgehiminathousandotherwaysandfindfault,buthehadnevertouchedaninnocentHehadneverallowedawomantothinkhemightfallinlovewithherHehadwaitedfaithfullyforhislifemate,evenknowingtheoddsthathewouldeverfindherwereverysmallTherehadbeennootherwomen,despitewhattheworldthoughtAndthereneverwouldbeNomatterwhathisotherfaults,hewouldnotbetrayhiswomanNotbyword,notbydeed,notevenbythoughtNotevenwhenhedoubtedshewouldeverbeborn"GetawayfrommeYoucametomewantingpowerandmoneyTherewasnoloveonyourside,norealinterestotherthantoacquirethethingsyouwantedIleftyouwithmemories,falsethoughtheywere,inexchangeforlifeYouwerenotharmed,infactyouwereundermyprotectionIoweyounothing,leastofallmysoulNorwillIallowmyselftobejudgedbycreaturessuchasyou"Thewomenscreamed,theshadowslengthening,castingdarkbandsacrosstheirbodies,likeribbonsofchainsTheirarmsstretchedtowardhim,talonsgrowingontheirfingernails,smokeswirlingaroundtheirwrithingformsManolitoshookhishead,adamantinhisdenialofwrongdoingHewasCarpathianandheneededbloodtosurviveitwasthatsimpleHehadfollowedthedictatesofhisprinceandhadprotectedotherspeciesWhileitwastruethathehadkilled,andthatheoftenfeltsuperiorwithhisskillsandintelligence,hehadkeptthatplacethatwasforhislifemate,theonesparkofhumanity,alive,justincaseHewouldnotbejudgedbythesewomenwiththeirslysmilesandripebodies,offeredonlytocapturethewealthymale,notforlove,butforgreedyetgriefwaspushingathisemotionsCruel,overwhelminggrief,comingathimandstealingintohissoul,sothathefeltwearyandlostandwantingthesweetoblivionoftheearthAroundhim,thewailinggrewlouder,buttheshadowsbegantoleachformandcolorfromthefacesSeveralwomenpushedattheirclothingandmurmuredinvitationstohimManolitoscowledatthem"Ihavenoneednorwantofyourcharms"FeelFeelTouchmeandyouwillfeelagainMyskinissoftleanbringyouallthewaytoheavenYouhaveonlytogivemeyourbodyonetimeandIwillgiveyouthebloodyoucraveShadowsmovedallaroundhimandthewomencameoutofthevinesandleaves,burstthroughtheearthitselfandreachedforhim,smilingseductivelyHefeltrevulsionandbaredhisteeth,shakinghishead"Iwouldneverbetrayher"Hesaiditaloud"Iwouldratherdieofslowstarvation"Hesaiditinalowsnarl,agrowlofwarningrumblinginhisthroatMeaningit"Thatdeathwilltakecenturies"Thevoicesweren'tsoseductivenow,moredesperateandwhining,morefranticthanaccusing"SobeitIwillnotbetrayher""Youhavealreadybetrayedher,"onecried"YoustoleapieceofhersoulYoustoleitandyoucannotgiveitback"HesearchedhisbrokenmemoryForamomenthesmelledawispoffragrance,ascentofsomethingcleanandfreshinthemidstofthedecayingrotsurroundinghimThetasteofherwasinhismouthHisheartbeatstrongandsteadyEverythinginhimsettledShewasrealHetookabreath,letitout,breathingawaytheshadowsaroundhim,yetmoregriefpouredin"IfIhavecommittedsuchacrimeagainsther,thenIwilldowhatevershewishes"HadhecommittedsogreatasinthatshehadlefthimWasthatwhytheunfamiliargriefturnedhishearttosuchaheavystoneAroundhim,thefacesslowlydissolvedastheformsblurredevenmore,untiltheywereonlywailingshadowsandthesickfeelinginthepitofhisstomacheased,evenashishungergrewbeyondcravingHehadalifemateHeclungtothattruthBeautifulPerfectAwomanborntobehismateBornforhimHisPredatoryinstinctsrosesharpandfastAgrowlrumbledinhischest,andtheeverpresenthungerrakeddeeperintohisgut,clawingandbitingwithrelentlessdemandHehadbeenwithoutcolorforhundredsofyears,along,emotionlesstimethatstretchedonandonuntilthedemonhadrisenandhenolongerhadthestrengthordesiretofightagainstitHehadbeensocloseKillshadruntogetherandfeedinghadbecomedifficultEachtimehehadsunkhisteethintolivingflesh,feltandheardtheebbandflowoflifeinveins,hehadwonderedifthatwouldbethemomenthissoulwouldbelostManolitoshudderedasvoicesinhisheadonceagaingrewlouder,drowningoutthesoundsofthejungleLittleflashesofpaingrewbehindhiseyes,burningandburninguntilhefelthiseyesboilingWasitthecolorShe,hislifemate,hadrestoredcolortohimWherewassheHadshedesertedhimThequestionscrowdedinfastandloud,mixingwiththevoicesuntilhewantedtohithisheadagainstthenearesttreetrunkTheinsideofhisbra

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