Passion Ignites

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Passion Ignites (Dark Kings, #7)Passion Ignites by Donna Grant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The seventh book in the Dark Kings series does not disappoint. Like all the other Dragon Kings, Thorn is not looking for and does not want a mate but there’s something about Lexi that he can’t ignore. Unlike most humans how follow the Dark Fae in a haze of desire, Lexi is following them to find the one who killed her friend to exact revenge. However, Lexi quickly finds herself the newest target in the burgeoning war between the Kings and the Dark Fae.

The Dark, Ulrik, and Mikkel finally seem to be a step ahead of the Kings. The Kings walked right into a trap in the installation of the series and the ramifications could be dire.

Donna Grant has outdone herself with this book. There are so many agendas among the characters that it’s hard to keep up, in a good way. The best part about series is that it gives the writer time to develop the characters and have the adapt changes and it gives the readers time to really bond with them. With this series, readers will be on bated breath to share in the joys and sorrows of the awesome characters.

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Releasing the Demons

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Releasing the Demons (The Order of the Senary #1)Releasing the Demons by L.D. Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vampires terrorize the world once darkness descends. People are forced to condense their lives to the time between sunrise and sunset or risk becoming one of the vampire’s victims. All of the government agencies now exist for one purpose, to attempt to eradicate the vampires. Little did they know that they were getting a tremendous amount of help from the Knights of the Order of the Senary, an organization comprised of hybrids. Blaze is one such Knight.

As a member of the NYPD, Valerie takes out as many vampires as possible every time she goes to work but she also has to deal with the despair whenever they find another human victim. Blaze and Valerie’s paths cross after a woman is found brutally murdered by a vampire. Blaze is Valerie’s prime suspect but they soon learn they are fighting on the same side and once they team up sparks fly.

L.D.Rose has put a new twist on a very classical paranormal genre. Vampires do not co-exist in a fragile truce with humans and she has half-human, half-vampire heroes who could be bad guys. This is a promising start to a new series with lots of action, suspense, romance, and pain.

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Savage Chains

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Savage Chains (Men in Chains, #1.5-1.7)Savage Chains by Caris Roane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vampires seem to have a naturally dark aurora. Caris Roane has added a layer of depravity with this installment of the Men in Chains series. Reyes spent a century of his life as a sex slave and swore an oath to himself that he would do everything in his power to bring an end to the practice. He has spent decades working on his cover as a slaver hoping to get the attention of the Starlin group, a major organization of sex traffickers. Everything is going according to plan until Angelica enters to picture. They are both attracted to each other but Reyes rebuffs her attention in an effort to stay focused on his mission and to avoid the Starlin Group notices Angelica since she perfectly fits their ‘type’. Little does he know that it’s already too late and before either of them realizes what’s happening, Angelica is kidnapped and being sold as a sex slave.

Caris Roane has written two very likeable main characters and two heinous villains. Savage Chains is an in-between installment of the Men in Chains series. However, for readers who are new to the series, this is a standalone book.

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Soul Scorched

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Soul Scorched (Dark Kings, #6)Soul Scorched by Donna Grant
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book six of the Dark Kings series begins with finding out more kings have awakened in preparation for the coming battle with Ulrik. This installment focuses on Warrick whom we met briefly in Night’s Blaze. He is sent to watch over Darcy, a Druid, who garnered the interest of the kings because she is the one who helped Ulrik get some of his magic back. What makes the whole situation complicated is that the Dark Fae are after her although we know that they are in league with Ulrik who still needs her to get more of his magic unbound. Warrick ends up having to protect Darcy from the Dark Fae and the Dragon Kings.

Donna Grant continues to build on the series. There are some big revelations in this installment but also more questions. The series is definitely building up to something huge; there is just no way of knowing exactly how it will unfold at this point. With an influx of new dragon kings the series could continue indefinitely which is a double-edged sword; readers want to see the coming battle but as with all series there is an attachment to the characters you don’t want to end.

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Night’s Blaze

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Night's Blaze (Dark Kings, #5)Night’s Blaze by Donna Grant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rhys has had a noticeable presence in all of the previous installments of the Dark Kings series. We finally get his story in Night’s Blaze. At the end of book four, Rhys sustained an injury that could only have been inflicted by another Dragon King. Since Ulrik is supposedly the only unaccounted for King, those at Dreagan have yet another reason to rid the world of him.

Ever since Lily came to work at Dreagan, Rhys has been trying to keep his distance but when he gets word that Lily is in danger, his first thought is go run to her side. Lily is trying to find the person she was before she turned her back on her family and suffered at the hands of Dennis, the man she loved for three years. They didn’t know it but fate set Lily and Rhys on a collision course to help advance the plot of the man set to destroy the Kings.

Donna Grant has delivered the best installment of the series. This book is jammed packed with deceit, twists, turns, and one wallop of a surprise. Be prepared to meet new kings, see Rhi continue to struggle against the rising darkness, and an unforeseen reveal in the plot against the kings.

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Hot Blooded

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Hot Blooded (Dark Kings, #4)Hot Blooded by Donna Grant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sometimes you must see to believe.

Iona and Laith’s story starts with a tragedy but ends with a promise of a happy future for the couple. While they were the focus of the book, there was an abundance of other plotlines in this installment. Rhys is still suffering from the injury he sustained in the last battle with the Dark Fae during Rhi’s rescue. Speaking of Rhi, she is struggling to find herself again after being tortured by Balladyn, someone she considered a brother. The future of the Kings and those around them is uncertain and so far they have more questions than answers.

The Dark Kings series is wonderfully captivating simply because there is nothing else like it out there. For those who love paranormal romance, a series about dragons is an unexpected break from vampires and were-creatures.

Donna Grant has done an excellent job of keeping readers interested by leaving the underlying thread of the series a mystery through four books. The Dragon Kings are a hair’s breath away from war with a still unnamed enemy. Those who have followed the series have a strong suspicion but at this point it could still be anyone.

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Chains of Darkness

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Chains of Darkness (Men in Chains, #2)Chains of Darkness by Caris Roane
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The chains never lie…

Book Two of the Men in Chains series picks up right where the first book left off and we get to visit with some of the characters who quickly became favorites.

We briefly heard about Claire when Lily was reunited with her son and we found out that she had escaped from Daniel’s compound where she was caring for Josh. At the beginning of the story she is dropped outside of a cavern system by Rumy with the expectation that she would rescue Lucian and together they would find her friend Zoey and continue the search for the extinction weapon.

Lucian is in bad shape when Claire gets to him but they quickly form a deep emotional bond that is enhanced by the blood chains. They battle Daniel and his minions several times as the hunt for the extinction weapon heats us.

Caris Roane incorporated a lot more action into this installment while the first book had more of a balance between emotion and action. She brought back most of the great characters from the first book but this one was lacking something. With that said, this is still a solid addition to a vampire series.

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