Fire Rising (Dark Kings 2: Serial 1-4) by Donna Grant-a review

Fire Rising (Dark Kings 2: Serial 1-4) by Donna Grant-a review

Fire Rising Serial


Fire Rising Pt 1FIRE RISING Part 1
(Dark King Series)
by Donna Grant
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, romance, dragons, Fae, Druids
RELEASE DATE: May 13, 2014

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First in an exclusive four-part e-serial by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!Sammi’s world has been blown to bits—literally. With her pub up in flames, she escapes to Dreagan, the only place she will be safe. Her plan is to recover quickly and leave quietly. What she doesn’t count on is meeting the dangerously desirable and enigmatic Tristan…Tristan is instantly drawn to the woman seeking refuge at the Manor. Dazzled by her stunning beauty and intrigued by her silence about her past, Tristan knows he will not be able to let this woman go, no matter what the cost. And when Sammi slips away from Dreagan, Tristan is compelled to follow…in Fire Rising: Part 1.

REVIEW: FIRE RISING is the latest four part Dark King paranormal serial from author Donna Grant. The focus of the serial is on the continuing struggle of the Dark Kings (Dragons) with the one time King Ulrik and what now appears to be a possible association with the Dark Fae. 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.

Part 1 introduces Sammantha (Sammi) who is Jane’s (mated to Dark King Banan) half sister and the potential mate to Tristan. When her best friend and her bar are destroyed in an explosion, Sammi finds herself on the run heading towards the only person she has left-Jane. What Sammi doesn’t know is that she has led Ulrik and the Dark Fae to the Dark Kings front door and for all intents and purpose-another war on the horizon. Centuries ago, Ulrik the Silver Dragon King was betrayed by a woman, and the other Dark Kings took it upon themselves to end her life but in doing so made an enemy of one of their own. This is the continuing battle between the Dark Kings and Ulrik –for revenge.

Because this instalment is only the first part of four, character development and background only hints at what is to come. The world building continues with the inclusion of the previous storyline characters from the Dark King series and the introduction of the potential new mate to another dragon King.

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Fire Rising Pt 2FIRE RISING Part 2
(A Dark King Novel Serial)
by Donna Grant
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, romance, dragons, Fae, Druids
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 20, 2014

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Continue the thrilling adventure with the second installment of Fire Rising by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!In Fire Rising: Part 2, it doesn’t take long for Sammi’s enemies to catch up to her. Running for her life in the mountains, she is rescued from a deadly fall by a powerful, alluring dragon. A dragon who, somehow, looks familiar. When she discovers her rescuer is none other than Tristan, Sammi cannot control her desire…Tristan knows he shouldn’t have revealed himself to Sammi, but saving her was more important than anything else. That is, until the mountain reserved for the mates of the Dragon Kings becomes his destination of choice.. Sammi being there feels right, and when his smoldering need for her catches flame, passion consumes them both.

REVIEW: FIRE RISING Part 2 is the second instalment in Donna Grant’s Dark King Novel serial focusing on the Dark Kings (Dragons) and the upcoming battle with one of their own. This is the continuing story of Sammi and Tristan. Donna brings together all three of her series including Dark Sword and Dark Warriors, and finds reunites two brothers in a struggle against good and evil.

Since Tristan’s return (from the dead) two years earlier as the newest Dark King, his memories from a previous life are triggered and there is only one possible reason for their return. Tristan must revisit his past and in doing so will set into motion more questions and concerns about the truth of his existence.

The back history of the Dark Kings is revisited as Tristan’s need for knowledge has him considering the truth about what really happened between Ulrik and the other Kings. But Sammi’s life is still in danger and it is beginning to look like more than one enemy faction has merged to take down the Dark Kings.

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Fire Rising Pt 3FIRE RISING Part 3
(A Dark Kings Novel Serial)
by Donna Grant
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, romance, dragons, Fae, Druids
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 27, 2014

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Excitement and passion ignite in the third serial of Fire Rising by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.In Fire Rising: Part 3, Sammi is reeling after discovering that Tristan invaded her mind. Shocked that this is the same man—and dragon—that she trusted her heart and body to, Sammi runs, determined to not look back. But when she stumbles upon a dark secret of Tristan’s that shakes her to the very core, she knows she must forgive him if she is to love him…Tristan wasn’t expecting to come face-to-face with his past when he found Sammi. And with the Dark Fae closing in, he doesn’t have time to do anything other than fight for the one he loves…

REVIEW: FIRE RISING Part 3 is the third instalment in Donna Grant’s paranormal serial novella series focusing on the Dark Kings. This is the continuing story of Sammi and Dark King Tristan as they struggle with their attraction to one another and the impending war between the Dark Fae and one of their own.

In this instalment the Dark Kings,with the help of the Druids and Warriors from the previous series, will put a plan into action that will hopefully put an end to the upcoming battle. Using both Sammi, Tristan and Ian as bait, everything will go wrong when the Dark Fae emerge en masse to take down the Kings and those they love. With Sammi the target of the Dark Fae, Tristan must decide whether to be true to the Kings or join Ulrik in his war against the Dragons.

Donna Grant continues the world building of the Dark Kings. We get another glimpse at the world of the Dark Swords and Dark Warriors as they pull together with the Dark Kings to put an end to Ulrick’s reign of terror. This is a story of where one man realizes that the woman he has been pushing away is the one that has stolen his heart.

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Fire Rising Pt 4FIRE RISING Part 4
(A Dark Kings Novel serial)
by Donna Grant
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, romance, dragons, Fae, Druids
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 3, 2014

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The thrilling conclusion to the stunningly sexy e-series Fire Rising by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!When Sammi is captured by the Dark Fae, Tristan’s heart is left shattered. Using every ounce of skill, wit, and brute strength, he must get her back, no matter how high the stakes are. Facing the enemy is a daunting task, but Sammi’s love is worth every risk…in Fire Rising: Part 4.

REVIEW: FIRE RISING part 4 is the fourth and final instalment in Donna Grant’s paranormal romance Dark Kings novella serial. When Sammi is captured by the Dark Fae, Tristan knows that to get back the love of his life, he must offer himself up in exchange-something Ulrik had been planning all along.

Donna Grant pulls the reader into the a life and death struggle where two women –Sammi and the Light Fae female Rhi- will find themselves literally in the dark. Tensions mount as time fast forwards knowing that both women will suffer horrendously at the hands of the Dark Fae. With all of the Dark Kings working together, Sammi will live to see another day but Rhi’s future may not be so bright.

FIRE RISING’S ensemble cast of Dark Kings and Dark Warriors (and Dark Swords) merges the world of three of Donna’s most popular series. We get another look at some of the couples we have grown to love as they work together to save a woman who may or may not be the mate to one of their own. While the Dark King’s rule Scotland and The Dark Fae rule Ireland we will see a centuries old détente begin to crumble as Ulrik seeks the retribution and revenge against the Dark Kings he once called friends. He will never forgive King Constantine for the destruction of the woman he loved-even though-she put the entire species at risk.

Donna reveals the cruel and dangerous workings of the Dark Fae-how they destroy the Light; the evil that has become of a once beloved Fae; and the possibility of losing Rhi to the Dark side. We watch as one of the Dark Kings-Kiril- goes under cover in Ireland to ferret out any insider information that can be used against a most powerful enemy and in doing so sets up the next storyline in the Dark Kings series-BURNING DESIRE.

Donna Grant weaves an intriguing, seductive and compelling story of action, suspense and romance: where the powerful dragon is at risk of losing his heart and his soul; and where the enemy becomes more powerful every day.

FIRE RISING will be released in novel format on June 3, 2014 with all four instalments available together in one book.

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Reviews by Sandy

About the Author

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.

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10 thoughts on “Fire Rising (Dark Kings 2: Serial 1-4) by Donna Grant-a review

  1. Super reviews, Sandy. I do want to read this. I’ll probably go for the full book. My question, can this be read as a standalone or do we have to read the other two series.

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