Monday, March 25, 2013

REVIEW: Highland Fires by Donna Grant


 Highland Fires is the fourth book in Donna Grant's six-book series, Druid's Glen. We left off after the prophecy being fulfilled and Lugus, realizing that his defeat was eminent, saved Moira in a last second thought and was presumed dead only to find out that he has been stripped of his immortality and sent to re-try his life on the mortal realm. Nearly five years after his excommunication from the Fae Realm by Rufina, queen of the Fae, and forced to serve his sentence as a mortal, Lugus is still getting used to a few things with this second chance at life. His perceptions of danger being a big one to begin with.
Ahryn is a Fae in need of help. While on one of her escapades to the mortal realm for a visit, she was tricked into putting on an ancient Celtic slave bracelet and being powered with magic, Ahryn was trapped here and forced to live with Lord Marcus MacGregor with his hopes of breaking her and marrying her and then his intent was to become ruler of the Fae Realm as well as his kingdom. However, all Ahryn wanted was to find a way back to her realm. Ahryn sees Lugus and recognized him as the brother of the King Theron of the Fae Realm and sought him out for the help she needed getting back home. She needed his help trying to get the slave bracelet off, and his protection while traveling since she was unable to open the portal, she hoped Lugus was the man that could help her get back to her mystical realm. Lugus tried at first to deny her the help she sought but eventually caved, being the chivalrous man he never realized he was. The ont thing that neither of them saw coming was the passion and allure that would arise between them and the love that would bloom from within Lugus' heart. There are a few times that I wanted to smack Lugus for whispering Moira's name in his sleep... But In the long run, that story ran its course as well. Thank Goodness..... *glares at Lugus' dreams*
Ahryn knew that Lugus was banished to the human realm but she thought that she could go to the King and beg for his pardon, not knowing that Lugus was the one that had almost single-handedly destroyed the Fae Realm so many years ago.
Lugus held a lot of guilt inside himself for the transgressions of his past. After dealing with his horrible acts he was afraid that WHEN Ahryn found out what he had done and even worse, almost let happen, that she would look at him differently. But She hadn't! She still fell for him and even King Theron and Queen Rufina gave him another chance!
I absolutely LOVED Lugus' story and her ability to give bad boys a chance to redeem themselves. A true story of how love can help you through your own skeletons if you allow it to get inside of your heart and talk to you!!

A 5 shield novel!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

REVIEW: Dawn's Desire (Dark Kings #3) by Donna Grant

Dawn's Desire
(Dark Kings #3)
by Donna Grant
Publication Date: September 25, 2012

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THIRD IN THE EXCLUSIVE E-BOOK SPIN-OFF by the author of the Dark Sword and Dark Warrior novels DONNA GRANT
A Dark King Story
For centuries, the immortals known as 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, risk his life for the dragons within--and resist the temptations of human love...

Jane Holden has never considered herself beautiful. But when the impossibly handsome Banan casts his gaze upon her, smoldering with sensuality, she feels like the sexiest woman on earth. Banan, however, is a man on a mission. He refuses to succumb to this modern woman's charms--or his own desires. Two of his warrior brethren have already surrendered to forbidden love. But as the danger closes in, Banan realizes that he needs to possess Jane--mind, body, and soul. For she is more than his match. She is his destiny... 
OK, So after reading intently for time frames that caused me missed sleep and meals (couldn't put it down) Here goes...

This book starts off exactly where the last one left off. (Which is a good thing to me because then I don't feel like I missed anything. Jane is a simple plain girl that feels nobody notices her until.... Banan. OK, so some parts of the story are corny as some have mentioned... But I am that girl that went unnoticed and still does... It was nice to find a story about a sexy librarian type plain simple girl that found her Mr. right...
The scenes in this book were same as the first two... Very descriptive and enthralling. Donna has a way to where when you are reading these stories, it is not simple titillation. There is passion read and felt. I liked that it wasn't exactly easy as pie to get the girl this time. It wasn't exactly an enormous challenge, but it wasn't a walk in the park. I will continue to re-read this series and impatiently await the 2014 release of the next Dragon King book.

I give this book 5 out of 5 shields!

Monday, March 11, 2013

REVIEW: Night's Awakening (Dark Kings #2) by Donna Grant

Night's Awakening
(Dark Kings #2)
by Donna Grant
Publication Date: August 28, 2012

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SECOND IN THE EXCLUSIVE E-BOOK SPIN-OFF by the author of the Dark Sword and Dark Warrior novels DONNA GRANT

A Dark King Story

Fueled by dragon magic, the dark immortal warriors were never meant to feel human desire, much less fall in love. But when Guy, a member of an ancient order of shape-shifting warriors, meets Elena Griffin--a mere mortal whose beauty and blind ambition shakes him to his core--all bets are off...

Having left America to explore the Scottish Highlands, Elena suddenly finds herself lost in a dark cave--alone, injured, and utterly hopeless...until Guy appears from out of nowhere. Is she dreaming her own rescue when she falls into his arms? A man--and a passion--this strong is too good to be true. It's only a matter a time before she learns the truth about the flames in his heart. And the dragon in his soul... 
This book was very fast paced and very well written. the tension raised between Guy and Elena. I enjoyed how in tune to each other the two were from the get go. I am interested to see where the next book takes us! I wish this book was a little longer but loved how even though the novella was short.... there were no details spared. Only deepening my Donnaddiction!!

I give this book 5 out of 5 shields!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

REVIEW: Dark Craving (Dark Kings #1) by Donna Grant

Dark Craving
(Dark Kings #1)
Publication Date: July 31, 2012

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FIRST IN THE EXCLUSIVE E-BOOK SPIN-OFF SERIES by the author of the Dark Sword and Dark Warrior novels by Donna Grant! 
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.

Searching for her brother in Scotland--and succumbing to the freezing cold--Cassie Hunter awakens to find herself in the arms of a magnificent Highland warrior. Across his chest is the tattoo of a fiery dragon. And in his heart is a burning passion that, once unleashed, will consume them both...body and soul.

This is a story of destiny and desire, magic and mystery, warriors and lovers.
These are the forbidden cravings of the Dark Kings.
In this book, things with Cassie started slow but quickly came to light. I loved the raw passion in the characters. Occasionally the story went a bit fast, but not too bad. There were times I felt as if I were right there with Cassie experiencing everything. Amazing story. Looking forward to seeing if Constantine gets his own story as that would be a very strong woman indeed.

I give this book 5 out of 5 shields!