Touch of Night

Touch of Night

by Carin Rafferty

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Overview

Ariel Dantes is running out of time. Her brother Armand has disappeared while investigating a secretive cult professing to be a coven of witches and warlocks. When the police won't agree to open a case, Ariel must track down the last man to see her brother--self-professed warlock Lucien Morgret.

Bar owner and banished warlock, Lucien will do anything to protect his former coven. His doubts about the coven's safety have been building, and now a journalist is missing. He'll help Ariel . . . as long as she obeys his rules.

If Lucien and Ariel want to save Armand and the coven, they need to work fast. With time against them, and a rogue warlock practicing the forbidden Old Ways, they're running out of options. Lucien realizes he will need to meld with Ariel's mind - and body –in order to fight the darkness. But will mating with this mortal woman save him or damn him? Will they lose themselves, and the ones they love, forever?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158759826
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Series: The Sanctuary Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 896,985
File size: 3 MB

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Touch of Night 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Touch of Night, The Sanctuary Series Book 1, Carin Rafferty Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: sci-fi and fantasy, Romance Well, the description sounded interesting, but sadly this wasn't one for me.  Lucien isn't anyone to aspire to IMO, he cares about the coven, even though he's been cast out, but his attitudes to mortals...well, he's pretty scathing and rude. Ariel wants to find her twin, the police won't help and Lucien at first won't either. Then he will...and that sets the tone for the book. Both characters constantly change their minds, decide one thing and do another, don't talk, focus on irrelevant issues, and disrespect the other. The same things are explained over and over, in case the reader just can't quite grasp it. I think the biggest issue for me though was the sex. No matter what the problem sex in some form was the answer, even though Ariel says she doesn't like Lucien, doesn't trust him, just wants to find her brother. Lucien would never take a mortal for a mate, doesn't like her, doesn't find her attractive yet wants/has to have sex with her all the while. Reading minds, yep he needs to read her mind but they have to connect with sex, connecting with Armand, more sex, finding out who the strange warlock is, yep sex again....you've got it, sex is the answer to everything.  I like sex in a story, but it needs to fit, the story and reasons need to be strong enough and for me this just didn't feel right.  Even the end I still felt they didn't like each other and suddenly - bam- everything is perfect. I won't be continuing with the series, but as ever this is just my opinion, you may feel very differently. Others have 5 star loved it, so you chose.    Stars: Two, a miss for me.  ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers  
harstan More than 1 year ago
Ariel Dantes tried to talk her twin brother Armand from visiting with self proclaimed warlock Lucien Morgret, but failed to persuade him as he believes there is something beyond the mundane existence while she is the ultimate non-believer. Armand met with Lucien in a seedy bar the Witches' Brew in a downtrodden Philadelphia neighborhood. However, Armand never came home or contacted his sister afterward.------------------- Terrified for what might happened to her sibling, Aries goes to the same bar that is the last place she knows Armand went to there she plans to accost Lucien, the last person she knows of who spoke with her twin before he vanished. Though attracted to one another, Lucien refuses to get involved with her brother¿s potential plight as he insists Armand is an adult. Despondent, Ariel returns home not sure what to do next while also berating her self for wanting the so-called warlock. However, something must have happened because Lucian suddenly appears out of nowhere in her home agreeing to rescue Armand, but Ariel must accept all his stipulations starting with sacrificing her soul. Ariel wonders if her biggest fear is not for her brother or even her soul, but for her heart as Lucien frightens in ways no man has ever before.------------------- This is fantastic romantic fantasy starring two terrific protagonists. Perhaps antagonist might be a more suited definition of their early relationship as the heroine distrusts the warlock, does not believe in paranormal powers, and wonders if he harmed her twin even as she falls in love with her ¿adversary¿. The story line is action-packed while Rafferty¿s realm sees plausible. Still the tale belongs to the changing relationship between the cynic and the warlock with souls and hearts on the line.----------- Harriet Klausner