Knights of the Darkness Chronicles, Book 1
Publisher: Rushmore Publishing
Date published: August 12th, 2012
Urban Fantasy/Paranormal, Ménage (M/M/F)
Reviewed by Dawn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Desires-Unleashed-Knights-Darkness-Chronicles/dp/0615678645/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347732039&sr=1-1&keywords=D.N.+Simmons
Obtained by Author
For Chicago Detectives Warren Davis & his partner, Matthew Eric, the latest case they got is looking more and more like a supernatural killing. As the best of the best in S.U.I.T division, they are determined to find the killer and bring justice before more bodies pile up.
Natasha Hemingway is thrilled to finally have a job after six months of unemployment and is enjoying her normal life with no supernatural person(s) around her until the day she is thrust into the world of shifters, vampires and other creatures with an ability that could save lives. Now she is not only dealing with two detectives but two of the hottest vampires around. Can she help them figure out who is killing all these people before the killer sets his sight on her?
D.N. Simmons delivers one spellbinding ride from start to finish in her introduction to the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles in DESIRES UNLEASHED. Sexy, gritty and downright action packed. The reader is pulled into this world where supernatural beings live, work and play right alongside the human population. The writing was tight, story moved at a nice, even pace and the action ebbed and flowed nicely, keeping me on the edge of my seat till the very end. What I loved the most was the three core paranormal beings here-werewolves, were-cheetahs and vampires-that are front and center in this story.
The author does a great job in conveying their differences and the way they lived together. I liked how some secondary characters had distinct personality quirks as well. It made them more life-like to me. The characters themselves were very engaging and quite entertaining. I got to admit, I absolutely adored Darian and Xavier the most. Sexy, adorable and downright luscious these two were. The sparks between them magnified when they met Natasha and these three stole my heart in more ways than one.
I have got to stress; this book sets up the series so there is a lot going on with many different characters being introduced to the reader. Keep at it and eventually it will all come together. The sex scenes are hot yet sensual; it enhances the storyline and doesn’t take it over. D.N. Simmons delivers a high octane ride from start to finish and I enjoyed every minute of it. The ending has a few twists that had me dropping my jaw in disbelief and flipping the page like mad to see what happens next. Please note this book has been extensively rewritten and re-released so it may be changed from an earlier copy.
If you are looking for a different paranormal/urban fantasy story then grab DESIRES UNLEASAHED and get lost in this world of paranormal creatures, mysteries and where romance blooms when you least expect it. I can’t wait to see what else this author has up her sleeve for readers in the next book in The Knight of the Darkness Chronicles.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement