Burning Desire (Dark Kings 3) Parts 1-4 by Donna Grant-a review
BURNING DESIRE -the complete storyline- will be released September 30, 2014
Reviewing a storyline in serial format is difficult without giving away too many spoilers or sounding repetitive with each instalment. As the storyline builds, each episode reveals a little bit more information as well as the continued growth of the hero and heroine-their relationship and their love. And because each portion, in and of itself, is not a complete storyline it is difficult at times to be selective with the information passed along.
Because BURNING DESIRE continues the Dragon Kings storylines, the series should be read in order. Most of the characters from the previous storylines, and the original series and spinoff play a secondary role throughout. The Dark Kings is a spinoff from Donna’s Dark Warrior series which in turn is a spin off from Donna’s Dark Sword series- all set in the Highlands of Scotland. Each novella is approximately 70-75 pages in length.
BURNING DESIRE Part 1 by Donna Grant
Release Date: September 9, 2014
The Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But can one warrior resist the greatest temptation of all. . .?In Burning Desire: Part 1 by Donna Grant, Kiril is dark, dangerous and powerful and when he heads to Ireland to uncover Dark Fae secrets, he isn’t the least bit surprised that the Dark are using one of their own to spy on him in return.
But he is deeply intrigued by this sexy, alluring woman who is perilous in more ways than one…Shara needs to be get back into her family’s good graces after committing an near-unforgivable offense and if bringing a Dragon King to his knees is how she must do it, she will use every trick she has up her sleeve to snare him. But she is unprepared for the intense desire that he brings to life within her. A burning desire they both seem unable to escape…
REVIEW: BURNING DESIRE part 1 focuses on the introduction of Dragon King Kiril to Shara-a Dark Fae whose family has no objections to killing one of their own. Following six hundred years imprisoned by her own family Shara has been ordered by her brother to seduce and bring home King Kiril and in doing so will live to see another day. The Dragon Kings have a secret and the Dark Fae are willing to destroy everything to ensure they are the ones who will hold the magic and power. As Shara begins her seduction of Kiril, Kiril soon realizes that there is more to Shara than a one night stand. As Kiril continues his search in Ireland for information about the whereabouts of the missing Light Fae Rhi, Rhi’s torture at the hands of the Dark Fae brings her closer to the other side.
Part 1 introduces the players in Donna Grant’s Burning Desire. We learn a little more about Shara’s family dynamics and what it means to be one of the Dark Fae. The tension and anxiety between Shara and her family shows that blood means nothing when the promise of greater power is at stake. There is also heartbreak for Rhi as her fate with the Dark Fae slowly tears away at the fabric of her Light and her soul.
BURNING DESIRE Part 2 by Donna Grant
Release Date: September 16, 3014
Even though he knows he should keep his distance, Kiril is falling hard for Shara. But when Shara uncovers what Kiril has been looking for all along, she is faced with a choice—hide the information from him? Or tell him the truth, even if it means death should her family learn what she’s done? As overwhelming desire builds between them, Shara knows she cannot lie to the one who has captured her, body and soul. Kiril knows he shouldn’t trust this Dark Fae who is slowly learning all his secrets, but as they are drawn closer together, he is unable to resist her…
REVIEW: BURNING DESIRE part 2 finds Kiril still deep in Dark Fae territory. King of Kings leader Con (Constantine) tries desperately to bring Kiril home but Kiril has made a promise to himself to find Rhi. There is also the matter of the Dark Fae female Shara who has been on his mind day and night. With a war on the horizon between the Dark Fae and the Dragon Kings, Kiril is hoping to gather information about who is behind the release of information regarding the Dragons but he finds himself focusing on Shara more than his task. Shara has found Rhi but it may cost her more than she is willing to give.
Part 2 uncovers a little more history about the Dark Fae and their possible connection to the Dragon’s demise. Donna Grant continues her fast paced storyline with a little suspense and mystery, and the possibility that two men are after Shara’s heart but only one will be the keeper of her soul.
BURNING DESIRE part 3 by Donna Grant
Release Date: September 23, 2014
A DESIRE THIS POWERFUL in his quest to destroy the Dark Fae—his nemesis—the Dragon King known as Kiril goes to Ireland as a spy. When a gorgeous, mysterious woman tries to seduce him, Kiril instantly sees through her glamour to the Dark Fae beneath. Shara isn’t just any Dark; she’s from one of the most powerful bloodlines—and despite the dangers, Kiril can’t stay away from her. He’s enthralled by her smile, enslaved by the undeniable passion…IS A WAR WORTH FIGHTING FOR Shara has one chance to make things right with her family—and to prove her worth. It seemed like such an easy mission…until she actually meets Kiril. His charm, his sexual magnetism is too much for her to ignore. Shara knows that falling into Kiril’s arms can bring her nothing but trouble. Yet she discovers an inner strength she didn’t know she had…and an attraction that knows no bounds. But is her desire for Kiril worth the risk of eternal doom for them both?
REVIEW: BURNING DESIRE Part 3 is another fast paced instalment that moves the story into the hidden Fae realm where Kiril and Phalen begin their search for Rhi. Not only do they encounter what is left of Rhi but Kiril knows that his time is limited as it pertains to Shara’s safety. Shara’s involvement has been discovered and she too is at risk for a tormented future but has she betrayed Kiril and set the Dragon Kings up for capture? As the Dragon Kings begin their search for Kiril, Kiril finds himself caught in the Fae realm with the possibility of no hope for escape.
Part 3 reveals a little more about the relationship between the King of Dragon Kings Constantine and his fellow Kings. Theirs is a relationship built out of respect but one that begins to question Con’s need for revenge against the King of the Silver Dragons.
BURNING DESIRE Part 4 by Donna Grant
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Burning Desire: Part 4 by Donna Grant concludes. One epic battle and daring escape later, and Kiril is back safe with the Dragon Kings, but the ache he feels for Shara is overwhelming. He could never expect her to leave her family. But Shara was always a Fae full of surprises—and as their love burns brighter and hotter, Kiril knows she is destined to stand beside him through the ages.
REVIEW: BURNING DESIRE part 4 see the culmination of Kiril’s search for Rhi and his desire for Shara. As the Dragon Kings risk their lives looking for Rhi, information about a Dragon King aligning the with Dark Fae has everyone on edge. Has Ulrick regained some of his power or is one of their own siding with the Dark?
Donna Grant’s BURNING DESIRE is a storyline of betrayal, adventure, romance and love. It is a story about destructive family dynamics, the healing nature of love, and the ongoing war between the Dragon Kings and one of their own. The Dragon Kings have something the Dark Fae want but only Constantine-the King of Kings-knows the truth about the who and what.
A little more about Rhi’s storyline is revealed. We know she has a deeper connection to the Dragon Kings- a love that was shattered thousands of years before-but we are still no closer to the identification the man who broke her heart although the storyline does dance around the possibility.
Copies supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels and novellas spanning multiple genres of romance.
She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.
Her childhood dream was to become a professional ballet dancer and study under the amazing Mikhail Baryshnikov. Though she never got to meet Baryshnikov, she did make it to New York City and performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Later, Donna’s love of the romance genre and the constant stories running through her head prompted her to sit down and write her first book. Once that book was completed, there was no turning back.
Donna sold her first book in November 2005 while displaced from Hurricane Rita, a storm that destroyed portions of the Texas Gulf Coast. Since then, Donna has sold novels and novellas to both electronic and print publishers. Her books include several complete series such as Druids Glen, The Shields, Royal Chronicles, Sisters of Magic, Dark Sword, Dark Warriors, and her new series, Dark Kings.
Despite the deadlines and her voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two young children, four cats, three fish, and one long haired Chihuahua. She’s blessed with a proud, supportive husband who loves to read and travel as much as she does.