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Desires Unleashed (Knights of the Darkness Chronicles Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

D.N. Simmons , H.I. Gantt
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Book Description

Desires Unleashed is the first novel in the riveting, highly addictive and sexually-charged Knights of the Darkness Chronicles. Experience the heart-pounding thrill of the chase in this electrifying page-turner as you uncover the mystery behind the series of gruesome killings that have been terrorizing the citizens of Chicago.

With mutilated bodies being discarded all around the thriving city of Chicago, the highly-trained, government-funded police force, better known as the S.U.I.T., has assigned two detectives to discover who or what is behind the series of gruesome murders. Soon into their investigation, the detectives realize that they are in over their heads and if they are going to stop the menace before the next attack, they are going to have to seek the help of two unlikely individuals.

Original, sexy and gritty, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget!


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"In a time when vampire books have become commonplace, DN Simmons has given her readers a unique voice among the genre. She mixes high drama with sexually charged sparks, sure to please new and old fans alike. I highly recommend her Knights of Darkness Chronicles as this author's style will draw you into her wonderful fantasy world." -  #1 Best Selling Author GA Hauser

"For those of you who love moresomes, this book will hit the spot, with supernatural hotness thrown in. Weres and vampires are treated with such casualness that they seem all the more real! Lots of strong males and fiesty females!" - J.C. Owens, author of "Gaven"

"Desires Unleashed: Knights of the Darkness Chronicles Book One is a bloody good read!" - Raven Hart, author of the Savannah Vampire Chronicles

"This author's work is award-winning material, and D. N. Simmons has stepped into the paranormal arena with such greats as, Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon" --ParaNormal Romance Review

"Simmons has written the vampire hit novel of the year! With so many middle of the road paranormal books being published, Simmons took up the torch and blazed a whole new avenue for the readers to delve into." - Janalee Ruschhaupt - Warrior of Words.

"You will be surprised, haunted and mesmerized by Desires Unleashed" - Night Owl Romance --Night Owl Romance

From the Author

Enter the world of the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles, where supernatural beings and humans live together openly in a tenuous society. Danger lurks behind every corner as they release their darkest and deadliest desires. In an attempt to keep order, the government has created laws that govern the supernaturals and a special  police force; the S.U.I.T. (Supernatural Unit Investigation Team), are trained to keep the dangerous supernatural threat in check. But not everyone can be contained or controlled. Criminals come in all species and even the highly trained S.U.I.T. Organization needs help. It is apparent that if the world is to maintain its fragile peace, certain alliances must be formed, even if it's between enemies. 


The Knights of the Darkness Chronicles is unlike any other urban-fantasy out there today. Grab your copy and see what has readers so addicted and entertained.

Product Details

  • File Size: 552 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615678645
  • Publisher: Rushmore Publishing; 3 edition (November 12, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004DCB6P4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,653 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An exciting introduction to the series December 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
D.N. Simmons delivers one spellbinding ride from start to finish in her introduction to the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles in DESIRES UNLEASHED. Sexy, gritty and downright action packed. The reader is pulled into this world where supernatural beings live, work and play right alongside the human population. The writing was tight, story moved at a nice, even pace and the action ebbed and flowed nicely, keeping me on the edge of my seat till the very end. What I loved the most was the three core paranormal beings here-werewolves, were-cheetahs and vampires-that are front and center in this story.

The author does a great job in conveying their differences and the way they lived together. I liked how some secondary characters had distinct personality quirks as well. It made them more life-like to me. The characters themselves were very engaging and quite entertaining. I got to admit, I absolutely adored Darian and Xavier the most. Sexy, adorable and downright luscious these two were. The sparks between them magnified when they met Natasha and these three stole my heart in more ways than one.

I have got to stress; this book sets up the series so there is a lot going on with many different characters being introduced to the reader. Keep at it and eventually it will all come together. The sex scenes are hot yet sensual; it enhances the storyline and doesn't take it over. D.N. Simmons delivers a high octane ride from start to finish and I enjoyed every minute of it. The ending has a few twists that had me dropping my jaw in disbelief and flipping the page like mad to see what happens next. Please note this book has been extensively rewritten and re-released so it may be changed from an earlier copy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I was very pleased with the way their story went. June 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Reviewed by Lee Anne

When I first started reading this book, I felt like I was reading four different books at the same time. In the beginning each chapter introduced a new set of characters and I couldn't see how any of them were related.

I immediately liked Natasha and Annette. I found them to be interesting. I was really looking forward to reading more of their story. However, I didn't get much on them in the story and Annette wasn't in the book very much at all. She spent most of her time in the hospital.

Warren and Matthew were interesting as well. I would have liked to have seen more between them as it was obvious there was some tension between them. I was a bit confused about the relationship between Warren and his pack mate. It felt forced. It was almost like D.N. Simmons felt Warren needed a relationship of some type so one was contrived for him.
Sergio and Elise were just random characters to me. I'm not sure why so much time was spent building their story, unless it's just an entry way into a future book. Their entire storyline seem superfluous. It was very distracting to me.

I really liked Darien and Xavier. It took me quite some time to figure out how they played into the entire story. I was beginning to wonder if their story was just extra as well until the end of the book. I enjoyed their interactions and wanted to get more on them. I was very pleased with the way their story went.

The first 2/3 of the book was a struggle for me. There seemed to be a lot of extra going on in the book that was unrelated. Not seeing how the stories were interconnected really confused me. The last 1/3 of the book saved it! As they got closer to solving the murders it became addictive and I couldn't put it down.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Start for a New Series January 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I am a fan of books that take the paranormal and put them in modern day society. I like reading how an author perceives the world and how people would handle it if vampires and were animals were to really exist. Several authors have tackled this concept, but they each have such a different take. D.N. Simmons does an excellent job of mixing the supernatural into today's society.
The main characters in Desires Unleashed are detectives who have been specially trained to deal with the paranormal. Little does the department know that one of the detectives is a werewolf. The detectives find themselves on a very difficult case; people are being murdered by what looks like supernatural beings.
The book has some other major characters; the vampires who run a club of all types of sinful decadence. The stripper who works for them and her roommate who has serious issues with the supernatural, but has to decide if she can push past those boundaries and see past those labels.
I like that the author pushes boundaries that you often see in society; issues with race and sexual orientation. She shows how some people cannot see past their own labels, biases, or even racism. She also portrays characters who end up changing their point of view and grow past their original beliefs.
The story on its own is well written and engaging. The plot is great and the characters are strong. There were some sex scenes in it that were a little more than I would have preferred, but I was able to skip over them and still enjoy the book. I am looking forward to reading the next in the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I loved the storyline and the development of the characters was great. Definitely a steamy read! Absolutely loved it! Looking forward to more.
Published 4 days ago by L.J. Joubert
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not stop reading
SEVERELY ADDICTIVE!!! SERIOUSLY, 5 point harness strap your ass in and go for one hell of a ENJOYABLE ride. And this is only the first of six books. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Nicole Hallett
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Effort
I thoroughly enjoyed the vampires Darian and Xavier and the shapeshifter Warren. The storyline is good and I will continue reading the series for now. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Stella B.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start to what looks like a page turning series
3.5 stars

I absolutely loved the world created in Desires Unleashed. Supernaturals and Humans forced to share the earth as the revelations of their coexistence turn the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Alina Popescu
3.0 out of 5 stars But the story is good and I'm reading the second
She introduced too many characters all at once. But the story is good and I'm reading the second!
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Duff
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't fall for it....
There seem to be a large number of 4&5 star reviews... don't fall for them! While the story concept showed promise, the delivery is less than desirable. Read more
Published 1 month ago by AugustaD
4.0 out of 5 stars Intermingling
*I read the updated version. I have not read the original so I don't know how different it is.*

To me this is like a series on tv. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Toni FGMAMTC
4.0 out of 5 stars Rough start, amazing end 4.5 stars!
Pretty good read once you get into it. It was a rough start for me with all the people being introduced and then its like they all come together to make the story a good one. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Michelle B.
1.0 out of 5 stars Awkward
While the heroine is gutsy and friends are commendable, the situations are awkwardly written with insufficient information about transitions. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Purple Butterfly
3.0 out of 5 stars Desires Unleashed
I was giving this book to read in exchange for an honest review. I want to start by saying that I have never read this style of writing before so it took me a while to get into it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Autumn Hansen
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More About the Author

D. N. Simmons lives in Chicago IL., with a rambunctious German Shepherd that's too big for his own good and mischievous kitten that she affectionately calls "Itty-bitty". Her hobbies include rollerblading, billiards, bowling, reading, watching television and going to the movies. She has been nominated at Love Romances and More, winning honorable mention for best paranormal book of 2006. She has won "Author of the Month" at Warrior of Words. She was voted "New Voice of Today" at Romance Reviews and "Rising Star" at Love Romance and More.

To learn more, and have the opportunity to speak with the author personally, please visit the official website and forum at www.dnsimmons.com . D.N. is always interesting in meeting new and wonderful people.

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