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Rise of the Fallen (All the King's Men Book 1) by [Lynne, Donya]
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Book 1 of 7 in All the King's Men (7 Book Series)
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About the Author

Donya Lynne is the bestselling author of the award winning All the King's Men Series and a member of Romance Writers of America. Making her home in a wooded suburb north of Indianapolis with her husband, Donya has lived in Indiana most of her life and knew at a young age that she was destined to be a writer. She started writing poetry in grade school and won her first short story contest in fourth grade. In junior high, she began writing romantic stories for her friends, and by her sophomore year, she’d been dubbed Most Likely to Become a Romance Novelist. In 2012, she made that dream come true by publishing her first two novels and a novella. Her work has earned her two IPPYs (one gold, one silver) and two ELit Awards (one gold, one silver) as well as numerous accolades. When she’s not writing, she can be found cheering on the Indianapolis Colts or doing her cats’ bidding.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2720 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix Press; 2 edition (March 23, 2012)
  • Publication Date: March 23, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007OALZAI
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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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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, Micah....hm...yummy..and so conflicting...
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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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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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