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Dark Heat: The Dark Kings Stories, #0 | [Donna Grant]

Dark Heat: The Dark Kings Stories, #0

The Dark Kings are sworn to defend an ancient legacy of dragon magic. But their fiercest challenge lies in the modern world, where a woman's love conquers all. These are their stories. Dark Heat gathers together these favorite stories of Donna Grant's Dark Kings.
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Publisher's Summary

The Dark Kings are sworn to defend an ancient legacy of dragon magic. But their fiercest challenge lies in the modern world, where a woman's love conquers all. These are their stories. Dark Heat gathers together these favorite stories of Donna Grant's Dark Kings.

Dark Craving: Fueled by ancient magic-and enflamed by human desire - the Dragon King known as Hal can transform himself at will into one of the legendary winged creatures he is sworn to protect. But one thing he can never do is fall in love...with a mortal woman.

Night's Awakening: The dark immortal warriors were never meant to experience human desire. But when Guy, a member of an ancient order of shapeshifting warriors, meets Elena-a mere mortal whose beauty and blind ambition shakes him to his core - all bets are off...

Dawn's Desire: For centuries, the Dragon Kings have hidden their shapeshifting powers from the world. But when a mortal enemy threatens to expose them, the warrior Banan must leave his secret lair in the Highlands to risk his life for the dragons within-and resist the temptations of human love.

Passion's Claim: Banan has been waiting for centuries for someone like Jane. Guy knew it was love at first sight with Elena. Can two Dragon Kings commit to two immortal women for eternity? Or does fate have something else in store?

©2013 Donna Grant (P)2014 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Grant's world of immortal dragons is richly detailed and blends beautifully with the familiar realities of her human characters." (RT Book Reviews)

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 02-22-14
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 02-22-14 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Love me some DRAGONS!"

    Great prequel 3-pack to the Dark Kings Series by Donna Grant... Awesome starter for the rest of the series. I think these book will crossover with the Dark Warrior books b/c during the first story when the silver dragons begin to move... the Immortals Warriors are mentioned... (the Immortal Warriors are the warriors from the Dark Warriors Series) so...I am think crossover at some point.

    Anyway... the Kings have a spell to block out feelings for humans since one betrayed them and cause them to be separated from their dragons eons ago... but one human female catches a Kings eye... and no magic can stop his true feelings for her...

    This happens for 3 kings... setting up the series....

    Great stories... although not need to enjoy the rest of the series... which only one book is out now...but well worth it to get a better understanding of the Kings...

    Any Donna Grant fan would enjoy this 3-pack...

    Great narration too... This can't be Ferguson... didn't sound like him... but if it was... WoW! Ferguson is getting better with his female voices...

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trish JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 03-18-14
    Trish JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 03-18-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great read..So-so naration.."
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    I did read all the Dark Kings books in 2012 and loved them all. It was nice visiting all the players again, Hal, Cassie, Guy, Elena, Con, Rys, etc.. AND I can't wait until the next books come out. Great stories and super sex. Can't ask for more.
    I did love Guy and Elena's story best of all but they were all wonderful.
    So, I thought I'd listen this time as I read along..

    As to the narration: I know a lot of you give Antony Ferguson 5 stars all the time but to me he really doesn't do so good. I mean, he does alright with the male voices and the accents but he kinda sucks at the women's voices AND he has no emotions at all. When the book calls for a laugh or sigh or mutter or anger or shout his voice never changes. THAT'S what makes a good narrator, showing what the characters are feeling or saying with emotion. But that's just MHO..

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    Mike Reiter 04-21-14
    Mike Reiter 04-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Formulaic romance fantasy novel"
    Would you try another book from Donna Grant and/or Antony Ferguson?

    No. All women are petite, thin but soft in the right places, and American. All men are tall, rock hard bodies and Scottish. Everybody's eyes are like some sort of gem and all looks are smoldering. Every touch is electric, everybody is filled with longing, needing and wanting. Sex scenes are all overly long and surprisingly boring. All people fall in love at first sight and once they touch they can never be separated. The plot, such as it is, is thin and pointless and is a cheap ruse to have one dimensional characters vacillate between having sex and longing for each other while having no connection and only weakly contrived turmoil. Dialog is very weak and sounds like it was written by a computer.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator cannot express voices well. Everybody sounds the same. His American accent is both bad and inconsistent. His Scottish accent sounds like a bad Sean Connery impression. The narrator has an extra challenge with this material is that all the descriptions and most the dialog sounds like it should be spoken by a woman.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dark Heat?

    I would add scenes that would advance the plot. Except or the very early chapters and a very few in the end, most the rest do not advance the plot or develop the characters.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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