ARC Book Review – Dark Heat: The Dark King Stories

Posted May 21, 2014 by Kathy in 5 stars, Book Review / 0 Comments

ARC Book Review – Dark Heat:  The Dark King StoriesDark Heat: The Dark King Stories by Donna Grant
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on December 31, 2013
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 448
Source: Netgalley
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five-stars

The Dark Kings are sworn to defend an ancient legacy of dragon magic. But their fiercest challenge lies in the modern world, where a woman’s love conquers all. These are their stories.

This book contains the first 3 Dark Kings prequels + a bonus story, "Passion's Claim":

"Dark Craving"

Fueled by ancient magic—and enflamed by human desire—the Dragon King known as Hal can transform himself at will into one of the legendary winged creatures he is sworn to protect. But one thing he can never do is fall in love...with a mortal woman.

"Night’s Awakening"

The dark immortal warriors were never meant to experience human desire. But when Guy, a member of an ancient order of shape-shifting warriors, meets Elena—a mere mortal whose beauty and blind ambition shakes him to his core—all bets are off...

"Dawn’s Desire"

For centuries, the Dragon Kings have hidden their shapeshifting powers from the world. But when a mortal enemy threatens to expose them, the warrior Banan must leave his secret lair in the Highlands to risk his life for the dragons within—and resist the temptations of human love.

"Passion’s Claim"

Banan has been waiting for centuries for someone like Jane. Guy knew it was love at first sight with Elena. Can two Dragon Kings commit to two immortal women for eternity? Or does fate have something else in store?

My Review 4

Dark Heat is a collection of previously released Novellas of the Dragon Kings plus an exclusive new short story. This is a great way of getting to know the characters and read the stories in the correct order. I’m a huge fan of Donna Grant and I love this series.  Ms. Grant’s stories are always filled with steamy romance, suspense and action – everything that I love in a story.

The dragon kings are men that are half human and half dragon, sworn to protect the human world.  After a devastating war between the humans and dragons, the dragon kings were put under a magic spell to protect them from having any human emotions (especially love).  But as hundreds of years have passed some of the dragon kings feel the loneliness their isolation has left, so these novellas are their journey to finding their soul mate.

I can’t decide which story is my favorite since they were all filled with passion and swoon-worthy scenes.  This is a great series for all shifter and paranormal fans.  And I also recommend this to anyone looking for something new to read!

 

 

Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Overall: five-stars

About Donna Grant

Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.

She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.

Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.

Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.

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