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Dawn's Desire (Dark Kings) [Kindle Edition]

Donna Grant
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

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Book Description

THIRD IN THE EXCLUSIVE E-BOOK SPIN-OFF by the author of the Dark Sword and Dark Warrior novels DONNA GRANT

New York Times & USA Today bestseller!

***More Dark King books to come!***

A Dark King Story
For centuries, the immortals known as 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, risk his life for the dragons within--and resist the temptations of human love...

Jane Holden has never considered herself beautiful. But when the impossibly handsome Banan casts his gaze upon her, smoldering with sensuality, she feels like the sexiest woman on earth. Banan, however, is a man on a mission. He refuses to succumb to this modern woman's charms--or his own desires. Two of his warrior brethren have already surrendered to forbidden love. But as the danger closes in, Banan realizes that he needs to possess Jane--mind, body, and soul. For she is more than his match. She is his destiny...
Don't miss the Dark Sword and Dark Warrior novels by Donna Grant--also set in this scintillating world of Highland magic and legendary lovers.

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From the Author

***Note: there will be more Dark Kings books.  These novellas spin off from the Dark Warriors series and are setting up the entire Dark Kings series coming soon!***

Product Details

  • File Size: 309 KB
  • Print Length: 115 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (September 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008V9Y648
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,473 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall, I really enjoyed September 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

As a secretary for PureGems, Jane Holden is just simply living her life. She dislikes her boss, Richard Arnold. But who doesn't hate their bosses anyway, right? It is only when she overhears her boss talking on the phone with someone about something suspicious that causes goose bumps rise on her arms. Has she overheard something to do with Sloan's death and Elena's accident while caving?

Before I continue, I should say that If you haven't read the previous books in this series, I highly suggest you do. I especially suggest you read NIGHT'S AWAKENING at least because the events in that last book very much connects to the events in this book. Someone is following Jane and Banan is there to protect her, yet readers are still left in the dark and Grant teases us with bits of information. It is only later on in this novella that readers really see Grant's intentions when all is revealed.

Grant packs this book is a ton of action. Out of all the novellas in this series, I felt that this one had the most action. Rife with suspense, Grant will take readers on a thrill ride with this book! I would have liked to see more of the dragon mythology played out, but of course the epic scene of them flying was amazing to read. Grant always does an amazing job at worldbuilding. So vivid and unique, her worlds are always interesting to visit.

I felt that the romance bloomed a little too quickly in this one. This novella seemed much more shorter than the others, rounding out to 99 pages yet Grant is still able to keep readers interested. It's possible that I wanted to read more about Jane and Banan together, which is why I felt that this book seemed to fly by. Everything happened too quickly that I simply want more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great September 26, 2012
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I am going to start by saying that I love anything that Donna Grant writes! This is no exception. Dawn's Desire picks up where Night's Awakening left off. The Kings are trying to find out who knows there secret and silence them. Here is where Banan steps in. He is pretending to work at PureGems to get closer to Jane Holden to find out if she knows anything. I don't want to give away too much, but the story has a climatic scene that you can't miss. Another hit for Donna and I can't wait for more!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series! October 7, 2012
By geri
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I really enjoyed reading this series. This is the first series I have read by this author. I will be reading more of her books. Dragons were a nice change. I hope there are more books going to be written in this series. I would love for Con and Rhys to get their women. These are a must read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best one so far April 24, 2013
By Josie
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Much better editing than the previous two books. Still great characters and story line. Now I'm curious for the next book, who is the next King to find his woman and will Jane's sister Sammie be her and will she fall for Rhys or another of the Kings? What will happen with the mystery man who must be Ulrick? Will Tristan remember who he is? Hhmmmm....that may be enough for at least three more books, unless we are introduced to more Kings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Desire, Sexy, and heart throbbing love! March 15, 2013
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OK, So after reading intently for time frames that caused me missed sleep and meals (couldn't put it down) Here goes...

This book starts off exactly where the last one left off. (Which is a good thing to me because then I don't feel like I missed anything. Jane is a simple plain girl that feels nobody notices her until.... Banan. OK, so some parts of the story are corny as some have mentioned... But I am that girl that went unnoticed and still does... It was nice to find a story about a sexy librarian type plain simple girl that found her Mr. right...
The scenes in this book were same as the first two... Very descriptive and enthralling. Donna has a way to where when you are reading these stories, it is not simple titillation. There is passion read and felt. I liked that it wasn't exactly easy as pie to get the girl this time. It wasn't exactly an enormous challenge, but it wasn't a walk in the park. I will continue to re-read this series and impatiently await the 2014 release of the next Dragon King book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More Books to Come??? October 16, 2012
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I hope that is the truth otherwise I'm missing a chapter or two in my book!Or perhaps I'm missing even more than one? I mean how could a trilogy end this way??? This is from the product description at the top "THIRD IN THE EXCLUSIVE E-BOOK TRILOGY"

Then there is an notation at the end of the books description that says *MORE DARK KING BOOKS TO COME* so I'm really crossing my finger that this is true!

First time readers -- I suggest you start this series off with the first book Dark Craving to get yourself up to speed. They are 99 cents each and only take an hour or two to read, plus you would be missing out on some good stories and writing!

Ms Grant shows that she can do the near impossible and make a novella as enjoyable and as filled with information and romance as a full length book. The characters are as well fleshed out as can be expected in this length, although with as much adventure as we find in this book they are a little less refined than in the second novella Night's Awakening.

This book takes up where Guy and Elan's book stopped. Guy and Elena and Banon as well as Rhys are going to England to track down whoever keeps wanting to expose the Dragons. This is where Banon will meet Jane a klutzy lovable American who is perfectly willing to aid Banon in his quest, even though she does not yet know he is a Dragon King. This was a sweet and exciting adventure/mystery novella and one that fans will love even as they are disgruntled at how it ended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Donna Grant is a very good writer. I have enjoyed all of her books
Donna Grant is a very good writer. I have enjoyed all of her books. Every series she writes is very good!!!
Published 1 month ago by Bella M Morrow
1.0 out of 5 stars huh
Interesting book, a real page turner I am waiting to start a new book in the series. Thank you, thank you
Published 1 month ago by Patricia G. Colburn
4.0 out of 5 stars Dawn's Desire
I’ve totally read the Dark Kings books out of order and it’s totally my own fault. I mention that because once the series moves into full length novels Donna gives her readers so... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Vanessa
5.0 out of 5 stars Love these Paranormal Boys!
Really liked this one. A good read. I like Ms Grants characters, a fine bunch.
Published 2 months ago by Jacky Markham
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC
Another great book in the series.. I sure hope it continues in some form. Cuz you can't just end it there.
Published 2 months ago by Sid The Protectors Series Book 4
4.0 out of 5 stars dawns desire
Enjoyed different twist for a change.
Not something I would have normally read. But loved the loyalty of being loved
Published 3 months ago by Anne Stein
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I chose this rating because it was well written. The story was well developed. It is not a short read, with just lots of meaningless sex. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Alicia S. Wyatt
4.0 out of 5 stars Ready for more
So glad I started reading this series. I wish each story was longer. Everything seems a little rushed, but over all I love it!!
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Dawns desire
So finely after reading the first two short stories and more this one, a lot is happening in a short period of time. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Natasha
5.0 out of 5 stars suspense
Ending leaves you salivating for the next book. Can't. Wait.. I hope we get to know more of. These. Awesome characters.
Published 5 months ago by Kelly Lova Anders
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. She's the author of more than twenty novels spanning multiple genres of romance. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Warriors, features a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her husband, two children, a dog, and three cats in Texas.

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