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Rise of the Fallen (All the King's Men Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Donya Lynne
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Book Description

All the King's Men, Book One

  • USA Today Recommended Read
  • Gold medalist - 2012 eLit Awards Best Erotic Fiction  
  • GraveTells Runner Up for Readers Choice Favorite Story - January 2013 
  • GraveTells Reviewer Top Pick - January 2013 
  • Parajunkees Finalist for Best Adult Book - 2012
  • The All the King's Men Series was GraveTells' Reviewers' Choice for 2013 Series of the Year  

In the streets of Chicago exists an uneasy, centuries-old truce between vampires and their distant cousins, a race of shifters called drecks. Vampire enforcement agency, All the King's Men (AKM), is charged with maintaining the truce, but when volatile enforcer Micah Black loses his mate and falls into the biological agony that results from the broken bond, he tests the boundaries of the truce by seeking out Apostle, a leader in the dreck community. Micah wants Apostle to kill him, a request Apostle is more than happy to fulfill.

When ex-Army medic Samantha Garrett inadvertently disrupts the plot and saves Micah's life, a chain reaction sets Micah's heart on a collision course with Sam's, but he will have to protect her from Apostle and her obsessive ex-husband, Steve, if they will have a chance at forever. Can Micah hold his emotions together to keep Sam alive?

Warning: Contains explicit heterosexual sex, homosexuality (including a male/male sex act), and strong profanity.

Reader Reviews:

"It's been a long time since a series has snagged my attention as thoroughly as the Black Dagger Brotherhood did, but All the King's Men has that distractingly addictive potential and this first story in the series hold nothing back." -GraveTells

"RISE OF THE FALLEN left me breathless and begging for more. It's filled with tension, romance, conflict, and a cast of characters screaming to tell their own stories. Being a debut novel, I cannot believe how well written this book is." -LoveMyBooks

"This book really took me by surprise! I wasn't expecting to love it this much but I did and I'm so glad I've found this author! It's so refreshing to find a Vampire story that isn't so much like all of the others out there but Donya Lynne has succeeded in making this book original and quite entertaining!" -Book Lovin Mamas

"When you can engage a reader's interest in all the characters and have them wanting more of each, you have a winner...I loved how real the characters felt." -United By Books

Product Details

  • File Size: 377 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix Press; 1 edition (March 23, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,313 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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74 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining April 2, 2012
By Sunne
Format:Kindle Edition
So I think amazon had suggested me that book and I was interested because I recognized the model on the cover (I'm an Adrei Andrei fan). I downloaded the sample and decided to read it after my next book. Accidently I "met" the author on facebook a few days later and got in a short conversation with her (she commented on a post of friend of mine). That was fun. I promised her an honest review. Here it is:

I really loved this book. It is PNR and it has traits that reminds of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. But let's face it - it is not BDB. So much said at the beginning. And that is good because these books are already getting written by Mrs. Ward. Donya Lynne creates another world - not as absolute as BDB. Her characters have different abilities. For example: Yes, we find "mating" and "bonding", but it must not be unbreakable. Some of the vampires are able to walk outside during the days (due to the fact that they have human blood, too). So - even if the book isn't as long and complex, there are different ideas already behind it, that makes me want to read more. Thus saying: My only complaint is that the book is too short. I would have loved to read more. On the other hand, the book is fast paced, you never get bored, you can read it very fluently. You just don't notice that time is running.

I don't want to tell the story here, you need to read it. I love the way both hero and heroine are described; Not just perfect but with little flaws in behavior. I especially likes Sam because she is neither the fragile beauty with a core of steel nor the kickass fighter woman(these are the stereotypes for female characters). She is a bit of both and then mostly herself - and she knows what she wants without being hardass. Nice done. And well, so conflicting...
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air. March 24, 2012
By Wowed1
Format:Kindle Edition
I hardly ever give a book five stars, but this was a rare story, I just couldn't put down. This author has taken a way over populated paranormal genre and brought us something different. Her characters are strong, yet troubled. You have no problem relating the their emotions and it's nice to see something where a vampire's life is not perfect. Rise of the fallen gave me what many of the mainstream authors I have loved for years have started failing to give. Where they have left me wishing for more, and leaving me feeling like there just could have been more to the book, Micah Black's story took me to the edge and dropped me over it. I wasn't left feeling cheated as I set the book down. I look forward to this authors series. If she continues with work like this, she could easily join or surpass the ranks of Ward, Kenyon, and Feehan. Well written, well thought out and a total joy to read that left me longing for the next book.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Rise of the Fallen May 17, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

Generally I don't like to do the comparison thing, but I feel like I sort of have to here so people get a bit of a feel of what they'll be jumping into. ALL THE KINGS MEN is sort of like a subset of The Black Dagger Brotherhood, meets Alpha Pack, meets Brotherhood of Blood.

All the Kings Men is a group of warriors trained to fight rogue shapeshifters and other problematic preternaturals.

Micah is one of the strongest on the team, but he's had a rough run with his mates and is in a VERY bad place as the story begins. He's a complex, tortured, bad boy and if you like alpha males, you can't help but love him and feel for the guy.

Sam is one of those bad a** heroines that you love to love. She holds her own, looks out for others, is sexy, savvy and smart.

Her and Micah together are absolute dynamite! The sexual chemistry of these two literally jumps off of the page and you can't help but re-read sections because they are really...just...that...good!

The supporting cast was phenomenal as well. I personally cannot wait to find out more about Trace, the myserious self appointed guardian of Micah and best friend of the couple. There is so much more than meets the eye with him and I am so excited to find out what's up.

The bad guys in this tale were nasty. Diabolical in their scheming, ruthless in their pursuit, and utterly enjoyable to read.

If you haven't gotten the hint, I loved the book. I thought it was fantastic. My one problem was the ending because I am not a fan of the cliff-hanger and Donya was a dirty tease at the end of this book. The bonus is that I don't have to wait long for book #2 to find out what the heck happens.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING! March 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What to say about this book? RISE OF THE FALLEN left me breathless and begging for more. It's filled with tension, romance, conflict, and a cast of characters screaming to tell their own stories. Being a debut novel, I can not believe how well written this book is. Mark my words this is not the last of Donya Lynne or of her world known as ALL THE KING'S MEN. Bring on book 2!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars World building please July 21, 2012
By Tenley
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really liked the characters. They were believable and had unique personalities. I love series that have big groups of characters because there's a huge potential for an awesome world to be created. I felt cheated out of that here. I had no idea what the rules were and was dropped right into the middle of a plot that already seemed to be half done. Everybody knew Micah to be a bad ass bastard and I didn't; I just saw the broken pieces left over from a bad breakup. I honestly searched to see if I had maybe not started on the first book of the series; I thought Tristan's story might have been told as an introduction and explained who the drecks were and what the hell was going on. Nope. This is the first. The second book (Heart of the Warrior) is a much better introduction (and a very sexy read).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
I loved every minute of this story, the action, sex and romance was worth every minute. Thank you. Can't wait for next story.
Published 1 month ago by Pamela Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series I plan to follow
I like this series. Vampire, Drecks, and humans all co-exist together with Vampires policing to keep the peace. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bj Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely loved this book
I absolutely loved this book. A definite page turner. I was so captivated that I got the rest of the series. Thanks Donya Lynne.
Published 1 month ago by maria l
4.0 out of 5 stars good fast read
Good, well rounded, fast read. I would like to read more about the other characters in this story and see where their stories lead.
Published 1 month ago by Jaime
1.0 out of 5 stars 50 Shades of Grey for Vampires
There was no character development. It skipped right into very erotic specifics without developing an intriguing plot. If erotica - S &M is your interest go for it.
Published 1 month ago by Redhead5225
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book was very interesting. I had trouble putting the book down, this book definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Published 1 month ago by Suzi Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Yum
I was able to picture this whole book; and oh what a movie. Yes there is some erotica, but there is a whole bunch of masculine yum.
Published 2 months ago by Jill Scoggins
5.0 out of 5 stars Fallen
Wow!! I just loved it & want more. I'm definitely going to recommend this one to my friends. The best part I liked about this story is when Sam saves Micah more then one way. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Becky
2.0 out of 5 stars IS WHAT IT IS
Can anyone say BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD? This book is what it is. Donna Lynne is definitely a fan of the WARDen. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read!
Published 2 months ago by F.H.
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More About the Author

Making her home in a wooded suburb north of Indianapolis with her husband, Donya has lived in Indiana most of her life and knew she was destined to be a writer at a young age. She started writing poetry in grade school and won her first writing contest in fourth grade. She was on her way. In junior high, she began writing tales of romance for her friends, and by her sophomore year, her friends had dubbed her Most Likely to Become a Romance Novelist. In 2012, her dream was realized when she published her first two novels in the award-winning All the King's Men Series (AKM). She is currently working on a variety of projects, including two AKM spin-off series and a quartet of erotic contemporary novels.

Donya can be reached, and you can see her books, at her website:

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