Darkest Flame: Part 1 [NOOK Book]


First in an exclusive four-part e-serial by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!

In Darkest Flame: Part 1 Kellan has been asleep for over a thousand years. The Keeper of the Dreagan History, he prefers to be left alone, ...
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First in an exclusive four-part e-serial by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!

In Darkest Flame: Part 1 Kellan has been asleep for over a thousand years. The Keeper of the Dreagan History, he prefers to be left alone, especially by the humans he despises. But when an alluring woman is left to die in his cave, he is moved by her situation—and her beauty—to help her in the only way he knows how…to take her to Dreagan Manor…

Betrayed and left for dead, Denae has little idea of how she ended up at Dreagan. Promised with a new identity in exchange for information, Denae knows this is her chance at a new life. What she doesn’t expect is the uncontrollable desire she feels for her irresistibly sexy rescuer. A man whose secrets appear to run as dark as his passion…

"Time travel, ancient legends, and seductive romance are seamlessly interwoven into one captivating package."—Publishers Weekly on the Dark Warrior series
"Once again, Donna Grant has given the readers a great story." —Night Owl Reviews Top Pick on MIDNIGHT'S PROMISE

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

4 Stars! "Loaded with subtle emotions, sizzling chemistry and some provocative thoughts on the real choices [Grant's] characters are forced to make as they choose their loves for eternity." —RT Book Reviews on Dark Heat


Top Pick! "Vivid images, intense details and enchanting characters grab the reader’s attention and [don't] let go."  Night Owl Reviews on Dark Heat


Praise for the Dark Warrior novels by




"Super storyteller Grant returns with the second back-to-back release in the Dark Warrior series. All of Grant's characters must face not only external threats, but also their own inner demons, lending an extra depth and drama to the stories." —RT Book Reviews on Dark Warrior

4 Stars! "Grant's eighth Dark Warrior book provides a thrilling and satisfying addition to her intense and constantly evolving series." —RT Book Reviews on MIDNIGHT'S PROMISE

"Once again, Donna Grant has given the readers a great story." —Night Owl Reviews Top Pick on MIDNIGHT'S PROMISE

4 Stars! "Grant's smoldering seventh Dark Warriors will grip readers from the first page." —RT Reviews on MIDNIGHT'S TEMPTATION



  "A 5 Star, not to miss, read!" —Night Owl Reviews

"This story is one you will remember long after the last page is read." —Romance Junkies

4 Stars! “The world of the Immortal Warriors is a thoroughly engaging one, blending powerful ancient gods, fiery desire, and touchingly human love, which readers will surely want to revisit.” —RT Book Reviews


4 1/2 Stars! “Grant has crafted a chemistry between her wounded alpha and surprisingly capable heroine that will, no doubt, enthrall series fans and newcomers alike.” —RT Book Reviews



4 Stars! “Super storyteller Grant returns with…A rich variety of previous protagonists adds a wonderful familiarity to the books” —RT Books Reviews

5 Stars! “Ms. Grant brings together two people who are afraid to fall in love and then ignites sparks between them.” —Single Title Reviews


“Sizzling love scenes and engaging characters fill the pages of this fast-paced and immersive novel.” —Publishers Weekly

4 Stars! “Grant again proves that she is a stellar writer and a force to be reckoned with.” —RT Book Reviews

5 Stars! “Ms. Grant mixes adventure, magic and sweet love to create the perfect romance story.” —Single Title Reviews



“Paranormal elements and scorching romance are cleverly intertwined in this tale of a damaged hero and resilient heroine.” —Publishers Weekly

5 Stars! “Ms. Grant weaves a sweet love story into a story filled with action, adventure and the exploration of personal pain.” —Single Title Reviews

4 Stars! “It’s good vs. evil Druid in the next installment of Grant’s Dark Warrior series. The stakes get higher as discerning one’s true loyalties becomes harder. Grant’s compelling characters and the continued presence of previous protagonists are key reasons why these books are so gripping. Another exciting and thrilling chapter!”—RT Book Reviews

“Every book is an escape from the humdrum into a world of magic and fiery romance.” —Fresh Fiction



“[A]ncient legends, and seductive romance are seamlessly interwoven into one captivating package.”—Publishers Weekly

“Dark, sexy, magical. When I want to indulge in a sizzling fantasy adventure, I read Donna Grant”—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestseller  

Praise for the Dark Sword series

4 Stars! “Grant creates a vivid picture of Britain centuries after the Celts and Druids tried to expel the Romans, deftly merging magic and history. The result is a wonderfully dark, delightfully well-written tale. Readers will eagerly await the next Dark Sword book.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews


“Totally captivating and entertaining...Cursed by dark magic, the immortal MacLeod brothers are a force to be reckoned with.”—Fresh Fiction

  “Donna Grant spins a searing and intense tale [that] will keep readers spellbound.” —Romance Reviews Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466852532
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: Dark Kings , #1
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 29,113
  • File size: 824 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories.  She’s the author of more than thirty novels spanning multiple genres of romance including the bestselling Dark King stories, Dark Craving, Night’s Awakening, and Dawn’s Desire.  Her acclaimed series, Dark Warrior and Dark Sword, feature a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her husband, two children, a dog, and four cats in Texas.  


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  • Posted May 12, 2014

    Great start to a wonderful story

    Another wonderful book by Donna Grant! this is a great start that just begins to whet your appetite. Once you start with book 1, then 2, 3 and 4 quickly follow... You won't want to to have any lag time in between books. Kellan and Denae will keep you on the edge of your seat. I very much enjoyed the entire series and look forward to reading her other new books as soon as possible.

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  • Posted May 6, 2014

    'I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Netga

    'I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review'

    Denae is an MI5 agent and she was sent on a mission that she doesn't feel right about with a partner she does not like. When she is betrayed by the agency and Matt attacks her it is kill or be killed. When she wakes up injured in Draegan she gives them the information they want even knowing that they are going to kill her no matter what. She knows too much. She did not expect to have such strong feelings for one of the men. Especially one who seems to hate her.

    Kellen is a Dragon shifter and a Dragon King. He is the keeper of History and he hates humans. He has been betrayed by them, more then once and is done with them. He has been asleep in his cave for about thirteen hundred years and was not happy to be woken up. What he see's of the human woman in his cave impresses him. He does not want anything to do with her though. When they find out that she was bait for them he is ordered to get close to her. He never imagined he would want to be close to her.

    While trying to get Danae to safety where MI5 won't be able to find her they run into some trouble.

    My opinion: I was hooked right from the start. This author definitely writes a great story that draws you in. I thought that it was well written with well developed characters. I have not read the first couple books in this series but I will remedy that soon! I am eager to read the next installment of this book to find out what else happens with Kellen, Danae and the other Dragon Kings! Although it is always best to read a series from the beginning it is not necessary with this book it can be read as a stand alone. I highly, highly recommend reading. I think I have found another author that is going to be one of my favorites!

    'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2014


    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2014

    Tana's Story, Pt. 3


    Too stunned to say anything, I dropped my gaze to the floor directly under me, staring at the smooth, dark, teakwood floor. It looked so cruel, the ground on which I was crouched on had not even a single drop of blood, yet the floor where my parents' bodies lay were totally scarlet. I shivered, deciding what to do. I was a smart girl. I could survive this.<p>

    I made a mental list of what I should do, and what I should do in this situtation. I had read plenty of murder crime books. The first thing I did was check for danger. I immediately closed my eyes, using my senses as best I could. Somehow, I couldn't sense anyone in the house. Relieved, I evaluated my next option, which was to review the situation. I made a mental list in my head, my small eight year old brain working overdue.<p>

    Titania was missing. I was alone. My house was a mess. My parents were--I turned to look at the kitchen again, my heart racing. There it was again. All the blood. The wounds. The pain. My mother lay on the floor, blood pooling out of multiple stab wounds--Chest, arm, and shoulder. My stepfather was slumped over at a chair, blood already all over the table and dripping in sticky, red waterfalls of blood.<p>

    I couldn't see his wounds, but I could easily guess they were both dead. I didn't know what to do. I was terrified. And yet, also calm. Unlike most children my age, who would be screaming, crying, calling 9-1-1, or maybe all three, I sat silent and calm. My head spun. It hurt. My mind began to dim, my eyelids started to droop. Suddenly, I remembered something. A dim memory, like something I had heard when I was a small child.<p>

    My mother's voice. 'Stay strong. Live on, no matter what.' My eyes snapped open, my arms no longer shaking. I stood up, feeling something other than my own pitiful feelings. <p>


    That was all I felt.<p>

    (TO BE CONTINUED....)<p>

    [Sorry for the shortness! I had to rush this.]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    FlameWind's ThunderClan Bio

    Name: [for people who cannot read head lines] FlameWind<br>
    Gender: &female <br>
    Age: 27 moons<br>
    Rank: Warrior<p>

    Persona: Flame is spunky but Kind, Fun loving, but also cautious. Shd is a pretty good fighter, but her luthe build allows her to spy on clans more easily. She loves ro hunt fish, preferably salmon, just like her sister, FlareSmoke. <p>

    Looks: Orange-Russet she cat with light tabby stripes and white paws. Blue-gray eyes with gold flecks and long eyelashes. Her pelt is sleek, like RiverClan cats. Her tail tip is also white.<p>

    Mate: ArcticWind<br>
    Kits: [her kits are prophecy kits. Each one of them was given a power that is explained after each kit name.] <br>
    IcePaw [rped by me]: IcePaw can turn invisible<br>
    FirePaw [rped by ArcricWind]: FirePaw has super strength.<br>
    StirmPaw [rped by Cutlass]: StormPaw can fly.<p>

    Other: Ask!

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