Soul Scorched: Dark Kings #6 by Donna Grant

Soul Scorched: Dark Kings #6 by Donna Grant

Allow me to introduce you to Donna Grant’s new release in the Dark Kings Series.  This book was released as a serialized novel as well for those who couldn’t wait for the whole book, but as a newcomer to this series (although it has been recommended to me repeatedly) I’ve chosen to present my complete review.

Soul Scorched

A newcomer to this series, I found that Donna Grant made it reasonably easy for me to slide into the story and become enamored with the characters and their world.  I am planning on reading this series in order, and have grabbed the books to start in my next free reading time.  But – who could dislike dragons?
Darcy is a Druid, and gifted with plenty of magic.  She’s moved from home to Edinburgh and opened a small shop where she reads palms and Tarot.  Always curious about the limits of her own magical powers, and since agreeing to help Ulrick regain some of his magic.  She isn’t fully believing his story, knowing that there are always multiple sides in every tale, but her neutrality is threatened by the Dark Fae and Ulrick who wants more from her.

This brings her to Warrick’s attention: he was possibly the most perfect watcher.  Amused by humans and their lives, nearly everything amuses him about Darcy: her heart, her determination and her charm.  She is determined to remain neutral, even as the revelations come one after another: the dark side is infiltrating Scotland (and the world) and long-dormant dragon kings are being awakened, and it seems that no-one is uninterested in Darcy.

What a curious mix of plot lines, stories, tales and legends, with the epic battle for dark or light (and all the shades in between), not to mention the threats to Darcy’s life and magic.  Shifting alliances, points of view and secrets revealed with answers to long-standing questions all kept me reading along, sorting the information in my mind to remember when the questions appear.  More twists add sharp changes in direction and tone, and everyone’s motives are brought into question.

And if that wasn’t enough: the heat between Darcy and Warrick is built to fever pitch, and it seems that Warrick, with his determination to remain an ‘observer’ is the most surprised of all.  Their interactions are steamy and emotional, the wonder at the situation and then the true connection shines through and gets stronger every page.  I still wanted to see more of Ulrick and his real intentions and desires, and I have to say that Constantine was not a favorite.  But, they are dragons: each distinct in personality and intrigued me to know more.
Fans of the series are sure to find this a wonderful installment: I can say that it solidified my desire to start from the beginning and not miss a single moment!

Soul Scorched: Dark Kings #6 by Donna Grant

Title: Soul Scorched
Author: Donna Grant
Series: Dark Kings #6
Genre: Paranormal Romance with Erotic Elements
Published by: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250071933
Published on: 30 June 2015
Format:eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 352
Audio Length: 9 Hours: 13 minutes
Rated: four-stars
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Darcy was floating on a cloud of pure passion. Everywhere he touched, Warrick was leaving a mark on her, forever changing her. She could feel it through her skin and muscle, through bone and into her soul. It was as if he was changing her. And she welcomed it…

Her power is a blessing.

Born on the Isle of Skye, Darcy is a beautiful woman of many gifts. Fortune-telling is her forte, and she remains the only Druid who could unlock the secrets—and desires—of a Dragon King. His name is Warrick. And now that Darcy’s seen into his dragon heart, nothing will ever be the same…

His passion is a curse.

Warrick never intended to put Darcy in harm’s way. But ever since she revealed a shocking truth, Darcy has been hunted by the Dark Fae, who want to use her powers for their own evil purposes. Now it’s up to Warrick to do whatever it takes to keep the woman who sets his soul on fire safe. But protecting Darcy means putting himself—and his entire race—in jeopardy. Is his desperate longing for one woman worth the risk of losing everything… for eternity?

Dive into Soul Scorched, the sizzling next novel in the Dark Kings series from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to drug and alcohol use / violence and/or sexual content in a genre not specified as Erotic.

 

About Donna Grant

Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels and novellas spanning multiple genres of romance.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Her childhood dream was to become a professional ballet dancer and study under the amazing Mikhail Baryshnikov. Though she never got to meet Baryshnikov, she did make it to New York City and performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Later, Donna’s love of the romance genre and the constant stories running through her head prompted her to sit down and write her first book. Once that book was completed, there was no turning back.

Despite the deadlines and her voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two young children, four cats, three fish, and one long haired Chihuahua. She’s blessed with a proud, supportive husband who loves to read and travel as much as she does.