Christine Feehan

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Christine King Feehan
Born Christine King
California, United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 1999–present
Genre Romance, paranormal romance, fantasy, paranormal

Christine Feehan (b. Christine King in California) is an American romance-paranormal writer. She has published more than 40 novels, including five series, and numerous novellas since 1999.[1]


Christine King was born in California. She grew up with three brothers and ten sisters. She spent a lot of time getting in trouble at school for writing instead of doing the things she was supposed to do. Later she forced her ten sisters to read every word.[2]

She is married to Richard Feehan, and together they have 11 children (each had children from previous marriages). Today, her daughters read and help her edit her manuscripts.

Feehan has been published in multiple languages. In October 2007 her first manga comic, Dark Hunger, was released. This was the first manga comic released by Berkley Publishing, and it reached #11 on Publishers Weekly's bestsellers list.[3]


The Carpathian Novels[edit]

This series introduces the Carpathians, a powerful and ancient race. They have many gifts, including the ability to shape-shift, and extended lifespans, living for thousands of years. Though they feed on human blood, they don't kill their human prey, and for the most part live among humans without detection. Despite their gifts, the Carpathians are on the edge of extinction. There have been few children born to them in the past few centuries, and those that have been born are all male and often die in the first year. It has been more than 500 years since a female has been born. In the absence of their female counterparts, also known as "lifemates," male Carpathians lose the ability to feel emotions and to see in color. The only feeling left to them is the thrill of making a kill. Once a male has killed someone by draining them of blood, he loses his soul and "turns," becoming the monster of human legend, the vampire or the "undead." With so few females left, males are forced to make a stark choice: either become vampire or "greet the dawn" (i.e. commit suicide). However, when they do find a lifemate, provided they have not turned, the ability to see in color and their emotions are restored to them, and their souls are saved.

  1. Dark Prince (July 1999) [Lifemates: Mikhail Dubrinsky & Raven Whitney]
  2. Dark Desire (December 1999) [Lifemates: Jacques Dubrinsky & Shea O'Halloran]
  3. Dark Gold (April 2000) [Lifemates: Aidan Savage & Alexandria Houton]
  4. Dark Magic (July 2000) [Lifemates: Gregori Daratrazanoff & Savannah Dubrinsky]
  5. Dark Challenge (November 2000) [Lifemates: Julian Savage & Desari Daratrazanoff]
  6. Dark Fire (August 2001) [Lifemates: Darius Daratrazanoff & Tempest Trine and Barack & Syndil]
  7. Dark Dream (September 2001) (in the anthology After Twilight, reissued in Dark Dreamers (August 2006) and Dark Nights (October 2012)) [Lifemates: Falcon & Sara Marten]
  8. Dark Legend (January 2002) [Lifemates: Gabriel Daratrazanoff & Francesca Del Ponce]
  9. Dark Guardian (May 2002) [Lifemates: Lucian Daratrazanoff & Jaxon Montgomery]
  10. Dark Symphony (February 2003) [Lifemates [Byron Justicano & Antonietta Scarletti]
  11. Dark Descent (May 2003) (in the anthology The Only One, reissued in Dark Nights (October 2012)) [Lifemates: Traian Trigovise & Joie Sanders]
  12. Dark Melody (November 2003) [Lifemates: Dayan & Corrine Wentworth]
  13. Dark Destiny (July 2004) [Lifemates: Nicolae Von Shrieder & Destiny]
  14. Dark Hunger (August 2004) (in the anthology Hot Blooded, reissued in Darkest at Dawn (November 2011)) (adapted as a graphic novel in October 2007) [Lifemates: Riordan De La Cruz & Juliette Sangria]
  15. Dark Secret (February 2005) (reissued in Darkest at Dawn (November 2011)) [Lifemates: Rafael De La Cruz & Colby Jansen]
  16. Dark Demon (March 2006) [Lifemates: Vikirnoff Von Shrieder & Natalya Shonski]
  17. Dark Celebration (August 2006) [A Christmas gathering of Carpathians and their lifemates]
  18. Dark Possession (August 2007) [Lifemates: Manolito De La Cruz & MaryAnn Delaney]
  19. Dark Curse (September 2008) [Lifemates: Nicolas De La Cruz & Lara Callidine]
  20. Dark Slayer (September 2009) [Lifemates: Ivory Malinov & Razvan Dragonseeker]
  21. Dark Peril (September 2010) [Lifemates: Dominic Dragonseeker & Solange Sangria]
  22. Dark Predator (September 2011) [Lifemates: Zacarias De La Cruz & Marguarita Fernandez]
  23. Dark Storm (October 2012) [Lifemates: Danutdaxton (Dax) & Riley Parker]
  24. Dark Lycan (September 2013) [Lifemates: Fenris Dalka & Tatijana Dragonseeker]
  25. Dark Wolf (January 2014) [Lifemates: Skyler Daratrazanoff & Dimitri Tirunul]
  26. Dark Blood (September 2014) [Lifemates: Zev Hunter & Branislava "Bronnie" Dragonseeker]
  27. Dark Crime (August 2015) (in the anthology Edge of Darkness)[Lifemates: Blaze McGuire & Maksim Volkov]
  28. Dark Ghost (September 2015) [Lifemates: Andre Boroi & Teagan Joanes][4]
  29. Dark Promises (March 2016) [Lifemates: Gabrielle Sanders & Aleksei and Trixie Joanes & Fane]
  30. Dark Carousel (August 2016) [Lifemates: Tariq Asenguard & Charlotte Vintage]
  31. Dark Legacy (September 2017) [Lifemates: Emeline Sanchez & Dragomir Koziel]
  32. Dark Sentinel (September 4, 2018) [Lifemates: Andor and Lorraine]

Sea Haven Novels[edit]

There are three series that take place in the town of Sea Haven. The first series, The Drake Sister Series, focuses on the Drakes and their lives. They have magical abilities, and each book is about them finding the men they are destined for.

The Drake series leads directly to the second series, Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, which focuses on six women that have come together because of their pasts. They have elemental abilities, and each book is about one woman and her chosen man, who is a Prakenskii brother.

The third series, recently announced, will be set up in the final Sisters of the Heart book. It centers around a motorcycle club that is led by Viktor Prakenskii.

The Drake Sisters[edit]

  1. Magic in the Wind (July 2003) (in the anthology Lover Beware, reissued as stand-alone paperback (October 2005) and reissued in Sea Storm (November 2010)) [Couple: Sarah Drake & Damon Wilder]
  2. The Twilight Before Christmas (December 2003) (reissued in the anthology The Wicked and the Wondrous (September 2004) and in A Christine Feehan Holiday Treasury (November 2006)) [Couple: Kate Drake & Matt Granite]
  3. Oceans of Fire (April 2005) (and in the omnibus Sea Storm) [Couple: Abigail Drake & Aleksandr Volstov]
  4. Dangerous Tides (June 2006) [Couple: Libby Drake & Tyson Derrick]
  5. Safe Harbor (June 2007) [Couple: Hannah Drake & Jonas Harrington]
  6. Turbulent Sea (July, 2008) [Couple: Joley Drake & Ilya Prakenskii]
  7. Hidden Currents (2009) [Couple: Elle Drake & Jackson Deveau]

Sisters of the Heart[edit]

Although the books are published as Sea Haven novels, Feehan refers to these as the Sisters of the Heart series.

  1. Water Bound (July 2010) [Couple: Rikki Sitmore & Lev Prakenskii]
  2. Spirit Bound (December 2011) [Couple: Judith Henderson & Stefan Prakenskii]
  3. Air Bound (May 2014) [Couple: Airiana Ridell & Maxim Prakenskii]
  4. Earth Bound (June 2015) [Couple: Lexi Thompson & Gavriil Prakenskii][5]
  5. Fire Bound (April 2016) [Couple: Lissa Piner & Casimir Prakenskii]
  6. Bound Together (March 2017) [Couple: Blythe Daniels & Viktor Prakenskii]

Torpedo Ink[edit]

  1. Judgement Road [Couple: Savva "Reaper" Pajari & Anya Rafferty] (January 23, 2018)

Ghostwalkers Novels[edit]

Dr. Peter Whitney, a brilliant and wealthy scientist, creates a technique to enhance the natural abilities of psychics. In a secret experiment, he succeeds in enhancing the abilities of already highly trained military men, turning them into awesome weapons. These men, Ghostwalkers, are capable of entering an enemy's camp, taking out their target and leaving unseen and unheard.

  1. Shadow Game (September 2003) [Couple: Ryland "King" Miller & Lily Whitney]
  2. Mind Game (August 2004) [Couple: Nicolas "Nico" Trevane & Dahlia Le Blanc]
  3. Night Game (November 2005) [Couple: Raoul "Gator" Fontenot & Iris "Flame" Johnson]
  4. Conspiracy Game (October 2006) [Couple: Jack Norton & Briony "Bri" Jenkins]
  5. Deadly Game (February 2007) [Couple: Ken Norton & Marigold "Mari" Smith]
  6. Predatory Game (February 2008) [Couple: Jess "Jesse" Calhoun & Saber Wynter]
  7. Murder Game (December 2008) [Couple: Kadan "Bishop" Montague & Tansy Meadows]
  8. Street Game (December 2009) [Couple: Mack McKinley & Jaimie Fielding]
  9. Ruthless Game (December 2010) [Couple: Kane Cannon & Rose Patterson]
  10. Samurai Game (July 2012) [Couple: Sam "Knight" Johnson & Azami "Thorn" Yoshiie]
  11. Viper Game (January 2015) [Couple: Wyatt Fontenot & Pepper]
  12. Spider Game (January 2016) [Couple: Trap Dawkins & Cayenne][6]
  13. Power Game (January 2017) [Couple: Ezekiel Fortunes & Bellisia Adams] (The first Ghostwalkers novel published in hardcover)
  14. Covert Game (March 20, 2018) [Couple: Gino Mazza & Zara Hightower]

Leopard Novels[edit]

This series focuses on shape-shifting leopards. Each book focuses on a mated couple who are destined to be together and have been together in other lifetimes.

  1. The Awakening (March 2003) (in the anthology Fantasy, 2002 and in the omnibus Fever, 2006) [Mates: Brandt Talbot & Maggie Odessa]
  2. Wild Rain (February 2004) (and in the omnibus Fever) [Mates: Rio Santana & Rachael Lospostos]
  3. Burning Wild (April 2009) [Mates: Jake Bannaconni & Emma Reynolds]
  4. Wild Fire (April 2010) [Mates: Connor Vega & Isabeau Chandler]
  5. Savage Nature (April 2011) [Mates: Drake Donovan & Saria Boudreaux]
  6. Leopard's Prey (May 2013) [Mates: Remy Boudreaux & Bijou Breaux]
  7. Cat's Lair (May 2015) [Mates: Catarina Benoit & Eli Perez]
  8. Wild Cat (November 2015) [Mates: Sienna Arnotto & Elijah Lospostos]
  9. Leopard's Fury (November 2016) [Mates: Alonzo Massi/Fyodor Amurov & Evangeline Tregre]
  10. Leopard's Blood (October 2017) [Mates: Joshua Tregre & Sonia Lopez]
  11. Leopard's Run (October 2018) [Tentative]

The Shadow Series[edit]

This series is about a Chicago crime family that hides a dark, mystical secret.

  1. Shadow Rider (June 2016) [Couple: Stefano Ferraro & Francesca Cappello]
  2. Shadow Reaper (May 2017) [Couple: Rico Ferraro & Mariko Tanaka (Majo)]
  3. Shadow Keeper (May 29, 2018) [Couple: Giovanni Ferraro & Sasha Provis]

Other works[edit]

  • The Scarletti Curse (March 2001) (ties into the Carpathian Novels)
  • After the Music (November 2001) (in the anthology A Very Gothic Christmas)
  • Lair of the Lion (September 2002)
  • Rocky Mountain Miracle (October 2004) (in the anthology The Shadows of Christmas Past
  • The Wicked and the Wondrous
  • A Christine Feehan Holiday Treasury (reissue of After the Music, The Twilight Before Christmas, and Rocky Mountain Miracle)
  • A Very Gothic Christmas (reissue of After the Music paired with Lady of the Locket by Melanie George)


Feehan has over 40 novels published and is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, Dark Prince, published in 1999, won three Paranormal Excellence Awards for Romantic Literature (PEARL) for that year.[7] Since then she has won seven more PEARL awards and has been on numerous bestsellers list including those of Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and The New York Times. Feehan has also received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times and has been nominated for a RITA award by the Romance Writers of America.[2] Feehan is the winner of the 2004 RIO Award of Excellence. She has garnered two Golden Leaf Awards (New Jersey Romance Writers), and in 2003 she received the Career Achievement Award for Contemporary New Reality from Romantic Times Magazine.


  1. ^ "Printable Book Catalogue". Retrieved 2/2/2013
  2. ^ a b L E Dickinson, D C Wands and. "About Christine Feehan". She spent a lot of time getting in trouble at school for writing instead of doing the things she was supposed to do. Later she forced her ten sisters to read every word. Retrieved 01/03/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Author's Bio". Retrieved 01/04/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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  7. ^ "About the Author". Retrieved 2/2/2013

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