Unblemished fair skin beckoned him to touch, to caress.
He clenched his teeth at the need that surged through him.
SCORCHED BY DESIRE
As a dragon shapeshifter Dimitri lives to protect the secret of the Dragon Kings from the human race. Bound by a bond stronger than blood to the Kings, Dimitri uses his strength and prowess to defend a thousand-year-old secret. But when an oh-so-sexy, slightly absent-minded archaeologist wanders into his midst, Dimitri will have to give up his rules, and give in to desire...
SAVED BY LOVE
When Dr. Faith Reynold stumbles upon an ancient skeleton that appears to come from a dragon, she’s completely taken aback. As a woman of science, there’s no way, in her mind, that this mythological creature can exist. But when a devilishly handsome man named Dimitri intercepts her path to uncovering the truth, Faith’s curiosity turns into all-consuming passion. She’s never felt this way about any man before. But when Dimitri reveals his biggest secret, can she learn to love the man—as well as the dragon within, in Firestorm, the next Dark Kings novel by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She’s written 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 Warriors, feature a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children, a dog, and four cats in Texas.
"Dark, sexy, magical. When I want to indulge in a sizzling fantasy adventure, I read Donna Grant."
--Allison Brennan, New York Times Bestselling Author
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Faith Reynolds never felt more at home than she did in the middle of a dig. Sounds of rocks being moved and dirt shoveled into pails filled the air, giving her a purpose — and a goal.
All around her, people talked and laughed, but she didn't hear their conversations. She was so deep inside the cave that the darkness and dampness that clung to everything didn't even register. Her focus was on something much more important. Something much more valuable.
Bones. But they weren't just any bones.
She moved the electric lamp and used the large cleaning brush to gently smooth away the sand and dirt to expose more of the jawbone. Over eighty percent of the head and neck had been excavated.
It wasn't until she'd discovered the bones of what was obviously a wing that she confirmed what she'd found — a dragon!
A week later, and she still couldn't believe it.
Nor did anyone else.
Since her funding came from The British Museum, they continued to send other archeologists, biologists, and zoologists to declare her a fraud.
Except not a single one of those idiots had been able to do that. It made her smile. They wouldn't confirm it was a dragon, but they couldn't name it as another animal either.
For the moment, that was enough. She was sure someone would attempt to say it was a new dinosaur. By that time, she wanted the entire skeleton excavated and brought to her lab so she could study it more.
Until then, she wasn't going far from her find. She felt a connection to it that she couldn't explain or understand. As if she were supposed to be the one to finally give it peace.
Almost as if the skeleton had been waiting for her to discover it. She shook her head, inwardly laughing at herself. A firm believer in making her own destiny, her thoughts were vastly different than her normal scientific reasoning.
She enjoyed hearing all the local tales and legends, but they were nothing more than stories. Nothing about them was real.
This dragon, however, was something else completely. It proved that the animals had once existed. It would also confirm that all the myths about dragons having magic were entirely false.
Her excitement to share what she'd found made her want to hurry and uncover the remains, but that would be folly. Something could go wrong, or she might damage the bones. No, she needed to proceed cautiously.
It was too bad her mother couldn't be there to share in the delight. Molly had loved dragons so much that they were everywhere in the house — knickknacks, paintings, pillows, posters, wind chimes, and even a potholder. Faith never had to wonder what to get her mom. If it had a dragon on it, Molly Reynolds wanted it.
Faith looked up, her hand stilling as her eyes became unfocused. All of her mother's dragons were now carefully wrapped and boxed away in a storage unit back in Houston.
She blew out a breath and blinked several times. Though it had only been six months since she'd walked into her mother's house for a day of shopping only to find that she'd died peacefully in her sleep, the hurt was still there.
The first thing Faith had done when she'd found the skeleton was grab her cell phone and dial her mom's number. Molly hadn't just been Faith's mother, she'd also been her best friend.
Faith had never cared that she didn't have a father, that he hadn't wanted her enough to stay. Molly had loved her enough that it didn't matter.
She swallowed, her eyes filling with tears. "Oh, Mom. If only you could be here," she whispered into the darkness.
Faith hastily swiped her cheeks with the back of her left hand. She sniffed and returned to her work. Little by little, she uncovered the rest of the jawbone.
She ran her hand lovingly over the head that was easily five feet long. The snout wasn't rounded, but narrow. And the teeth were incredibly long and sharp, particularly the canines.
As intriguing as the four horns — extending from the back of the head like fingers — were, it was the two sets of ridges along its nose that she found most interesting.
She placed her hand between the two rows and spread her fingers but couldn't quite reach either side. If the head were that large, just how big was the rest of the dragon?
"Dr. Reynolds," Tamir said as he squatted down beside her.
She jumped, startled by her assistant. Faith turned her head and smiled. He'd just returned from a visit with his family in Israel.
With his thick black hair pulled back in a man-bun and his muscular body, every woman on the dig lusted after Tamir. Everyone woman that is, except her.
To her, Tamir would always be the gangly, awkward young man who was eager to learn from anyone.
"What is it?" she asked, rolling onto her side to better see him.
Tamir's dark eyes quickly looked away. "Another news crew arrived."
"Send them away," she said with a shrug.
She sat up. "Then just ignore them. They'll go away like the others."
"I don't think so."
"What aren't you telling me?" she urged as she got to her feet.
Tamir ran a hand down his face. "I found two men trying to get into the cave. Fair is small, Faith. Only seventy people live here, and the authorities aren't prepared for any of this."
That's when it hit her. "You think those men were going to hurt me?" "It's certainly a possibility. There was something ... odd ... about them." He gave a shake of his head. "I can't explain what, but I sensed evil."
"Did you call the police?"
At this, Tamir looked away. "No."
"I wanted to." He cleared his throat. "Then I couldn't."
"Couldn't?" Now she was concerned. This was very unlike him. Had someone threatened him? "Did they try to hurt you?"
Now Tamir wouldn't meet her gaze. "Just the opposite."
"They came on to you?" she asked with a grin. It wasn't the first time a man had taken an interest in him, nor did she suspect it would be the last.
She laughed and slapped him on the shoulder. "What's the big deal?"
"I ... I wanted them."
Them. Not him. Them. Since Tamir's interests ran exclusively to women, this came as a shock. And explained why he was so upset.
"Where did they go?" she pressed.
He shrugged and fisted one of his hands. "They walked away. Once they were gone, I felt like myself again."
She tucked a strand of blond hair behind her ear. "We can't help desire. Or fight it."
"You don't understand," he insisted, his gaze swinging to her. "I wanted them. I would've done anything to have them, but even during all of that, I felt their evil. I think the locals are right. I think there is magic on this island."
If there was one thing she couldn't stand, it was people saying something was magic simply because they were either too lazy or too ignorant to find a scientific explanation.
"It wasn't magic," she stated. "How long ago did this happen?" "Thirty minutes or so."
She frowned, a thread of anger running through her. "And you're just now telling me?"
"I took a little break."
Which was Tamir's code for going off and shagging some girl. Since he was still visibly upset over the desires of his body, she didn't say anything else about the matter.
"Also, Dr. Reid called."
Faith hated that she'd missed Ronnie's call. They had become fast friends when they were paired up on a dig together — the first for both.
"Did she say what she wanted?" Faith asked.
"She's sending someone to help us."
At this, Faith raised her brows. "We have plenty of volunteers. Besides, you know I'm particular about who I let near my finds."
"Well, I might've told Ronnie some of the issues we've been having."
"With the reporters?" she asked, confused. "It's not really an issue."
"Actually, it is. You're always in here digging. You don't understand what's going on out there."
"Perhaps you'd better start telling me what's really going on."
He glanced at the dragon head. "There are some fanatics out there. Some who will do anything to see this skeleton. And ... well, frankly, there are others who want to see it destroyed."
"All this over a fossil?" she asked in surprise.
"You're claiming it's a dragon."
She shot him a look. "I didn't claim anything. I've not told anyone about this dig except for Ronnie. It was one or more of the volunteers who let that tidbit leak."
"Then stop all of it by saying it's a dinosaur."
"I won't lie." She pointed to the head. "Does that look like any dinosaur you've seen?"
"New ones are still being discovered."
"So you don't think this is a dragon?"
He blew out a frustrated breath as his expression grew pinched and filled with tension "Faith, you know I'll follow you to the ends of the earth, and if you say it's a dragon, then I believe it is."
His words were meant as consolation, but he had no idea just how deeply they cut. The one person she expected to have her back was Tamir.
"We're lucky the cave is difficult to get to," he continued, unaware of her hurt.
"That will keep them out, and allow me to finish my work." She turned on to her stomach and returned to brushing away the dirt to reveal the neck bones.
Tamir remained a moment longer, then he got to his feet and walked away. When she was alone once more, she rested her forehead on her hands.
The people she could deal with. There were crazies everywhere. It didn't matter if she was digging up a dragon, a dinosaur, or another King Tut. Some believed things were better left buried.
As for Tamir not believing that what she'd found was a dragon ... That stung, but she was made of tougher stock. She knew what she had, and that's all that mattered.
The cave was difficult to get to. A person couldn't just walk into it. It took climbing skills in order to reach it. At first, she'd been upset by how hard it was to get to the entrance, but now, she was quite happy about it.
The crazies would be kept at bay until it was time to take the bones from the cave. But that was a worry for another day. There was no sense in wasting energy on that when she had other work to do.
Faith lifted her head and looked up at the bones once more. Why couldn't others notice what she saw? Was she seeing something that wasn't there because of all the dragon stuff her mother had had?
No. She'd compared the teeth with every known animal — living and extinct — and had come up empty. Nothing matched. Then there were the horns, again no match. And the wings.
There were no known birds — ancient or otherwise — that corresponded with the size. And she hadn't even uncovered the rest of the skeleton yet.
She touched the pocket of her windbreaker. One of the teeth was tucked away to run a carbon dating test. The longer she was near the bones, the surer she was that the dragon might be the oldest fossil ever found.
It was a theory, one that she was keeping to herself for the time being.
"You'll reveal all your secrets soon enough," she whispered to the bones.CHAPTER 2
Dmitri sat with his eyes closed, pretending to sleep as the plane bumped along. The turbulence was brutal and caused many of the other seven passengers to gasp and shriek during the flight.
The plane ride was only about thirty minutes, but to the young Scot sitting next to him mumbling prayers, it was a one-way trip that ended in death.
It was on the tip of Dmitri's tongue to tell the man that he should've taken the ferry if he was so sure he would die in the plane, but he decided at the last minute to hold his tongue.
By the time the small aircraft landed, Dmitri seemed to be the only one who didn't let out a relieved sigh. Then again, it was difficult to frighten an immortal.
He stepped off the plane with his leather bag in hand and glanced at the sky to give himself a moment to adjust to being on Fair Isle. The clouds were moving fast, the perfect cover for a dragon.
It would've been so much easier had he been able to fly here himself, but none of the Kings had flown during the day in ... eons.
Ever since the video leak, Con had refused to even allow them their nightly flights on Dreagan. With the whole world's eyes seemingly trained on their land, it was a smart move.
But the Kings were less than thrilled about it.
Dmitri opened the mental link shared by all dragons, but right before he told Con that he'd arrived, he remembered that he had to look and act human.
So, instead, he took out his mobile phone and shot Con a text. It was all he could do not to roll his eyes. Con's reply was:
That wasn't so hard, now was it?
Bite me, he returned.
Putting the phone away, Dmitri finally looked around. In that second, he felt the strong connection to the land that touched his very soul. There was a reason it had been several thousand years since he'd last set foot on Fair.
Despite the passing of time, the land still smelled the same. Sea, salt, and wind. He closed his eyes, and was immediately transported back in time to when the isle had been his home. His dominion.
Of all the Shetland Islands, his family had chosen Fair to rule their dragons.
The waters had been deep and plentiful, the cliffs high and steep. It had been a wonderful playground for a young dragon to learn and grow.
While he had many wonderful memories of his time on Fair, it was the horrific ones that ruined it all.
"I should've never come," grumbled the young Scot as he walked past.
Dmitri opened his eyes and looked at the human. How very right he was. None of them should've come. But they had. Their arrival had changed everything.
The planet had been the dragons', but now, the humans had claimed it. He felt like an outsider on the very world he'd been born on. Sadly, that wasn't going to change anytime soon.
He walked into the building that made up the airport on the isle and spotted a young woman. "Excuse me," he said as he walked up to the counter. "I'm looking to get to the dig site on the west coast."
"Aye. Another one," she said with a nod of her tight red curls that fell just past her shoulders.
He glanced at the other passengers who were making their way to vehicles after meeting up with friends or relatives. "Another one? Have there been many?" "Oh, aye. I can have Fergus take you. Fergus!" she shouted.
A tall, barrel-chested man with wild, dirty blond hair ambled in. He looked Dmitri up and down. "Another one?"
"Another one," Dmitri confirmed.
Fergus motioned with his meaty hand. "Follow me."
A part of Dmitri wanted to walk the isle. It was only three miles long, and a little over a mile wide. But he needed time to look around the dig site before he announced himself, so the walk would have to wait.
Thankfully, Fergus wasn't a talker. On the drive, Dmitri rolled down the window and took in the subtle changes that had occurred since he'd last seen his home.
There weren't many occupants on Fair Isle. When it had been his home, there had been no humans. It felt odd to see so many now. Houses stood against the constant wind, while boats drifted around the isle.
Everywhere he looked, there were mortals. A constant reminder of all he'd lost. He'd be lying if he said he didn't feel anger, but it was the misery of seeing his home turned into something else that fueled the fires of his rage.
In short order, Fergus pulled up to the site and simply looked at him. Dmitri hid a smile and gave the big man a nod of thanks before climbing out of the old Range Rover.
As he stood looking out over the barren scenery with white houses dotting the countryside, the sound of the SUV's engine faded as Fergus drove away.
Dmitri wished Con would've sent someone else. It was too hard returning — reliving the memories, knowing nothing was going to change.
Then again, that's exactly why Con had sent him. Few of the other Kings ever got to revisit their homes. How lucky they were. They didn't have to witness how the mortals had destroyed everything the dragons had once loved and cherished.
The force of the sudden fury that swelled within him took his breath away. If anyone had asked him even yesterday, he'd have said he didn't hate the humans.
Yet, the truth lay before him now. He blamed them for taking his home. Because of the mortals, the life of every dragon had been altered forever.
He didn't know where his family was. All he could hope for was that they were happy and healthy. Perhaps one day he might see them again. However, the reality was that that would probably never happen.
And how very sad that made him.
He drew in a breath, reining in his resentment, and turned around. The first thing he saw was the sea. It lay deep and blue and beautiful before him, expanding endlessly from horizon to horizon. How many times had he swum those waters, diving deep?
The wind buffeted him, urging him closer to the edge of the cliff. He heard the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks long before he saw them.
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All I can say is WOW. Donna grant has done it again with firestorm. Faith is head Strong totally into her job woman. Doesn't think of anything except the bones in front of her. Uncovering the past could mean troubles, Dimitri is also a head strong dragon, sent to stop Faith and learn how she found the bones. I love the action and the different twists this book gave plus the answers to some questions. It also made new questions. And new alliances. a must read for anyone that loves reading.
As always another awesome twist
Honestlt am getribg tired of these books on here leaving you hanging so you buy multiple books to find out the end. This end just wasnt a end. It sucked how your left clueless to what is next then you dont know what book to buy next to find out what is wrong
Love this series and love the Reaper series...can't wait to read Blaze, I'm going to start it now, and can't wait for the next Reaper book. Also love the Dark Warriors series...that is the series that got me hooked on Donna Grant's books!!! Thank you for being such an amazing author! xo
I would have liked to read the big battle in this book
I have been following the Dragon King series religiously and have not been disappointed yet. In fact, everything I've read by Donna has been pretty awesome. ??
Ms. Donna continues to keep us on the edge of our seats with intriging charactures and plot lines. Had me falling head over heels for Dimitri and Faith. Cannot wait for Blaze!
My mind is going in so many different directions right now and I love it! You know you are hooked on a series when you can't stop theorizing about what all could happen and what you want to happen! Things are never boring in the ever-changing world of the Dragon Kings and boy are they changing! Faith and Dmitri are off the charts! I'm not kidding they were combustible! They made a perfect couple! I love Faith and her silly laid back attitude! She even gives him a nickname! Dmitri, the serious Dragon King of the Whites, Dmitri a nickname! Faith Reynolds is an archeologist and was drawn to the Isle of Fair, where she discovers the skeletal remains of a dragon hidden in a cave! The Dragon Kings are surprised because they destroyed any evidence that they existed eons ago when they were forced to send away their dragons. So Dmitri is sent to destroy the bones before they get into the wrong hands. They have many enemies that would love to use them against them by proving to the world that Dragons exist! Dmitri wasn't expecting to find the beautiful Faith. Even though he has a dislike for humans, there is something about Faith that is different. He doesn't just desire her body but her mind, her soul. He wants it all with her. As they grow closer a new enemy emerges with the destruction of the Kings in mind that will make you rethink everything that's happened from the very beginning! Their fight with the Dark Fae and Ulrik may be nothing compared to this enemy! The Kings are in for the battle of their lives!
Faith is the worst kind of Mary Sue. The least developed female lead in the series. Vapid and incapable even of maintaining a cohesive set of personality traits - at one moment a mousey academic who works long hours and has no interest in male entanglements, the next she is a sex kitten who "never apologized for being a blatantly sexual creature". Halfway in I all but abandoned their phoned-in romance and decided I was really only there for the larger narrative anyway.
Dr. Faith Reynolds, an archeologist working a Fair Isle dig, has discovered a new world–in the form of a dragon skeleton. She’s sure this is a bona fide discovery, but most of her crew is skeptical, thinking it’s likely a new species of dinosaur. Dmitri, Dragon King of the Whites, knows this “find” is one of his family, somehow left behind and hidden eons ago after he’d ushered all the rest of his dragons through the portal that removed them from Earth and the humans that were constantly attacking. Dmitri has never forgotten the anguish of sending his family on, and never bedded a mortal human in all these years. Still, he’s struck by Faith, and her quiet, studious ways. She wants to uncover the truth of her find, and that gets to the heart of Dmitri in ways he hadn’t expected. Dark Fae are about, messing and meddling with the humans, leaving two dead over the course of several storms that slow Faith’s pace on the site–but gives Dmitri and Faith time to bond–especially once Faith is attacked by the Dark Fae and Dmitri is compelled to rescue her. I liked how they built a rapport of mutual esteem before it got physical, and I liked how Faith was willing to accept the truth of Dmitri’s heritage, too. It was interesting how the falling in love part happened quick, and there was time for more dangerous complications once Dmitri and friends got the skeleton back to Dreagan. For readers of the series, there is a lot of good stuff happening with previous couples, and naturally, Ulrik–the banished dragon who’s been stirring up lots of conflict–is back for more. As we near the end of this series, the conflict between Constantine and Ulrik seems to creep ever-nearer. This time, however, there were serious mind games happening, which made all the convictions to stay hidden and live secretly within human society seem foolish–and I liked that serious introspection. I also liked getting more of the backstory behind Con and Ulrik and what tore the rift between them. I’m anxious to see if Constantine finds a human to love, which I anticipate will be a big part of the end of this series. For readers new to the books, I felt the catch up in backstory was adequate for all this to make sense, more so that when I read SMOKE AND FIRE, so I’d recommend it to anyone who thinks dragon shifters are hot–and want to watch one fall for a studious and conscientious woman. Review copy provided by NetGalley.
(*** I received a copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review***) Dimitri lives to protect the secret of the Dragon Kings from the human race. Bound by a bond stronger than blood to the Kings, Dimitri uses his strength and prowess to defend a thousand-year-old secret. But when an oh-so-sexy, slightly absent-minded archaeologist wanders into his midst, Dimitri will have to give up his rules, and give in to desire... When Dr. Faith Reynold stumbles upon an ancient skeleton that appears it comes from a dragon, she’s completely taken aback. A woman of science, there’s no way in her mind that this mythological creature can exist. But when a devilishly handsome man named Dimitri intercepts her path to uncovering the truth, Faith’s curiosity turns into all-consuming passion. She’s never felt this way about any man before. But when Dimitri reveals his biggest secret, can she learn to love the man―as well as the dragon within I loved this installment of the series, I loved how passionate Dmitri was and how much Faith was engrossed in her work. The twists in this book however are plenty and explosive. I cannot wait to see what happens next, with everybody involved. Still have questions about Faith hope they are answered along the way. Definitely a must read.
I can no say enough about how much I love author Donna Grants writing. There is not one book in any of her series that has not broken my heart and put it back together. But this book kept my heart wide open in pain as I read the interaction or lack of interaction between Rhi and Con. There were times I had to quit reading it because my feelings got so intense when they were on the pages I read. This book is not about their story though but if the reader hasn't read the other books to this series they will want to read their story to fully understand how I feel. Dimitri and Faith are the perfect complement to each other in this book. Faith comes across as an extremely intelligent woman who doesn't do relationships but has a very soft heart for injustices. Dimitri on the other hand is a quiet observer who doesn't necessarily like humans though he protects them. How their belief systems were expanded upon to create an opening for them to care for each other is handled brilliantly. It's believable and well timed within the story line. As always the descriptives in this book were flawless and drew me fully into the story and the mysteries they are solving. There is a lot of background alliances going on creating more intrigue for the readers and the reader will be satisfied with the ending and how it leads to the next book in this series. I give this 5 STARS for making me so emotional.
Dmitri, King of the White Dragons is being sent back to his old home on Fair Island. An archeologist, Dr. Faith Reynolds, has uncovered dragon bones, proof that the dragons exist. This is something that can’t be let out into the public. When Dmitri gets there, he finds that for the first time ever, he’s found a human he can’t resist. I’ve read most of this series, so i was excited to get approved for this book. When I started reading it, much of the build up was like the others, making it a little slow. However, at about 50% into the book, the author gives a bigger look into Con, the King of Kings, as well as an update on Rhi, my absolute favorite character of the series. From then it moves pretty steady with some pretty good twists, continuing my absolute love of this series and this author. I really can’t wait for Rhi and Con to each get their own books. I highly recommend. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
SCORCHED BY DESIRE Dimitri lives to protect the secret of the Dragon Kings from the human race. Bound by a bond stronger than blood to the Kings, Dimitri uses his strength and prowess to defend a thousand-year-old secret. But when an oh-so-sexy, slightly absent-minded archaeologist wanders into his midst, Dimitri will have to give up his rules, and give in to desire... When Dr. Faith Reynold stumbles upon an ancient skeleton that appears it comes from a dragon, she’s completely taken aback. A woman of science, there’s no way in her mind that this mythological creature can exist. But when a devilishly handsome man named Dimitri intercepts her path to uncovering the truth, Faith’s curiosity turns into all-consuming passion. She’s never felt this way about any man before. But when Dimitri reveals his biggest secret, can she learn to love the man—as well as the dragon within, in Firestorm. Review: Another book I read recently with an archaeological spin to it. This one is full of supernatural beings and much more fantasy where the other was contemporary with a little fantasy. I did like this one as much as I liked that other book. I liked how the Author gave me a alternative world where dragons are hiding and fighting against their own and other dark forces to protect dragons and humanity. Her characters are interesting too. Dimitri and Faith have great chemistry and are both strong individuals who make a strong team. Of course, they are both attractive and attracted to each other and the intimate scenes are very well written and quite steamy. They are good people too, or in Dimitri's case good dragon. There is lots of action in this story also. So many different ulterior motives and machinations going on also. This is where I have to say that I should have read the other books in the series first because I was a little lost on who everyone is and where they fit in. This is book #10 in the series and while it was not necessary I think for my reading enjoyment I would have been a little less lost if I had read the other books first. One other thing I would say is that not everything is answered by the end of this story, so it is a little open ended if that bothers you. My curiosity is now peaked and I want to go back and read the rest of the books in the series. 4Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
Firestorm was a great romantic paranormal read full of action, twists, and turns, and I enjoyed it a lot. This is book 10 in the series and it gives us Faith and Demetri's story. I look forward to reading more books from this author.
Firestorm' by Donna Grant is book ten in the "Dark Kings" series. This is the story of Dimitri and Faith. I have been jumping in and out of this series so for me this was a standalone book. Faith is a Archaeologist who has found a Dragon skeleton. Dimitri has been sent to destroy the Dragon skeleton so that him and his people can keep their shifting Dragon history a secret. Dimitri and the other Dragon Shifters are pretty much immortal. So Dimitri feels that he had let his fellow Dragon down by leaving this one behind so many years ago. Faith's mother has had a love for Dragaon and now that she is gone but has found this skeleton remains feels it was meant to be. So she is very protective of the skelton. Dimitri find himself doing things he wasn't sent to do...like helping Faith protect the skeleton and not destroying it. In addition he usually is only attracted to Fae but can't seem to stop wanting this 'human'. This book had the mystery and the sexiness that makes you now want to put this book down...which I did not! "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
great story. I loved how Dmitri hated humans so much before Faith. such a great pairing between them. so many new twists and turns now I can't contain myself. my heart broke for the fallen dragon. such cruelty.
Firestorm by Donna Grant Dark Kings #10 Dragon bones found in a cave are just the hook at the beginning of this fast paced story. With dark forces wanting to get their hands on the bones and existing dragons wanting the bones to disappear a lot is at stake. Add in snippets from other series all linked to the Dark Kings series and I came away wanting to begin at the beginning with books unread and read them all. I was not lost and this book does stand on its own but I felt that if I had read the previous books and the other series linked to it I would have seen more and been able to understand a bit more at some points in the story. Dmitri, King of the White Dragons, is sent by his king to Fair Isle to deal with the dragon bones. They must disappear and he is chosen to take care of the issue. Little did he know going in that he would find a smart, strong, and sensual woman, Faith Reynolds, who would end up being his mate. With evil magic and Dark Fae to contend with, bones to save, a love undying to create and a mystery still unsolved this book had a lot going on. I enjoyed the relationship between Dmitri and Faith and really want to know who her father might be (maybe a dragon?) and wonder how that will play into the next book. I also wonder what will happen with other characters mentioned in the book even though I have just heard of them for the first time. I hope that a solution will be found for the dragons and that their King of Kings will find a HEA someday. I can almost see this as a TV series…wonder who I would sign for actors and actresses to play the parts… Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the ARC. This is my honest review. 4 Stars
5 Fire Breathing Stars! Tell me a story about a shifter who mate for life and I’m sold! I love the trend of dragon shifters I’ve been seeing lately. There just seems to be something more magical about them versus other types of shifters. I was very entertained with this plot. Faith is an archaeologist who finds bones in a cave that she believes proves the existence to Dragons. The story gets leaked and now there are forces trying to steal the bones at all costs. Dimitri, a dragon king is sent to destroy the bones to protect their existence but ends up becoming Faiths protector against the evil forces. I was hooked immediately when the author teases us with Faith’s pull to the dragon bones. You know there is something going on there. Add to that, she is described as smart but scatterbrained. It’s obvious she needs a protector and what better than Dimitri. He’s your typical gruff, silent Alpha male. I’m eager to read more from this series. ARC provided by NetGalley.