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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
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Published August 28th 2012 by St. Martin's
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Elena Griffin and her friend, Sloan trespass on private property to go caving. As it is her first time doing this, Elena shows a lot of anxiety and stumbles her way through this adventure. It seems that her friend Sloan is overly excited about this trip because she pushes Elena almost to the point of exhaustion. It is only when they are deep within the cave that Sloan allows Elena to rest. But Sloan isn’t ready to slow down just yet. Leaving Elena alone to rest for awhi
NIGHT’S AWAKENING (Dark Kings #2) by Donna Grant (3.5 stars)

NIGHT’S AWAKENING is the second storyline (August 2012 release) in Donna Grant’s Dark Kings novella series. It has been five months since Dragon King Haldor found his human mate Cassie, and the Dragon King’s of Dreagon ( in the Scottish Highlands) believe that their magic is still intact. But when they discover two trespassers in the caves of Dreagon, Guy is immediately taken with Elena Griffin.

When Elena’s boss (from PureGems) died du
Amanda P
I enjoyed this book better then the first. I felt like the first book set us up but this one really took us into the story with the Kings.

The circumstances that brought Guy and Elena together were tragic to say the least. Elena has gone caving with her brand new boss, as she had only been in Great Britain a short while she felt obligated to go. She didn’t realize that this one caving trip would change her life forever. After the tragic accident Elena is wounded and scared, when the Kings find h
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Elena is trying to please her new employer. She is making an enormous effort is being an accommodating new employee. Elena knows she does not possess the athleticism that caving requires. She lets Sloane talk her into this little caving expedition anyhow. When Elena finds herself lost and alone in a cave that her new boss has drug her into her only thoughts are of getting out of the cave alive.

The dragons that inhabit the Dreagan property know they heard something from the caves. They know they
3 stars

Guy (Dragon King of Reds) + Elena (human)

Was that a cliffhanger or something because I have a plenty of unanswered questions here regarding of situations happened the book. I hope I will get my answers in the next anthology or in Book 1.

Another thing I'm hoping from the author is please let these couples have their own children. I feel sad when I learnt "the babe won't lasted for term".

I'm beginning to like this series. This emotion I'm having may be biased because I'm obsessed with drag
"3 out of 5 stars! A woman’s boss cons her into caving on the dragons’ private property and during the excursion she gets herself into serious danger, but once Guy finds her will her world turn out for the better or worse?

This novella was a hard one to completely fall for. I felt that way mostly because even though I liked Guy & Elena’s growing relationship instead of being mostly about them it was more about the storyline of the series and based around that."

This novella was read in part of
Guy the red dragon kings turn to fall in love with American Elena Griffen and the plot line continues to develop,some one is prying into the dragon kings secrets and lives are being lost, guy and Elena will play a netgalley part in solving this mystery!
Tanya Davis
Another prequel into the world of the Dragon Kings gives us Guy & Elena's story.

Elena comes to the UK from the US climbing the ladder in her career. In an effort to please her new boss, she finds herself caving in a dangerous area. Well, not only is the area dangerous, but it is also Draegon land. After the total tragedy of a caving expedition, Elena finds herself rescued and then interrogated about her adventure. At first, Elena just seemed like your everyday, run of the mill blue collar ch
* Booksessed * Bec
Book provided by the publisher.
3.5 stars

Another brilliantly written sexy addition to the series, even if they are too short. It's an exciting world I'm hoping to learn more of and I'm looking forward to reading a full length book rather than these snippets that feel rushed through. We need more time with the characters to learn about there history and see relationships develop rather than being thrown together. I'm looking forward to Cons story, but as I said before, I hope it's longer and more
In Night's Awakening, we get introduced to Guy and Elena. For Guy there is no fighting it like Hal did, he just knows there is nothing he can do, he will forever be drawn to Elena.

The question is why was she and her boss on Draegan land to begin with? And what were they looking for? Elena is new to London, so when she is trying to impress her boss, saying no to caving is the last thing she can do. This whole adventure leads her to Guy.

I have to say again, reading the others first before these
Sep 19, 2012 Pam added it
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Goodreads Synopsis: 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 dr
Soooo very similar to the first book.

American girl moves to London for her dream job. Gets roped into doing some illegal caving on Dreagan property with her female boss. There's an accident and girl is found by dragon boys inside the cave. One of the dragon boys (Dark (Dragon) Kings) instantly finds her his whole world. They drag her out of the caves and into their world. They drill her with questions to find out what she knows and why she and her boss were there in the first place.. Boy and
This series seems to really get better and more interesting as it goes on. This may only be novella length, but Ms. Grant manages to pack a lot into a few pages.

When Elena Griffin, a gem expert; gets hurt will caving on private property, she is found and rescued by Guy. Unbeknownst to her he is King of the Red dragons. Soon sparks are flying and secrets are being spilled. After all Guy is an immortal dragon and Elena only human. But love finds them. Now the King of the Kings, Constantine realiz
This one is about Elena (human) & Guy (Dragon). Elena is caving with her boss, when her boss has an accident and dies. She manages to get part way out before twisting her ankle. Banan, Guy, and Rhys are near by and hear her. They search for the noise and find her. During the climb out she tells Guy that if she falls and dies that she'll haunt him but if she lives she'll kiss him. She lives and the kiss starts feelings in Guy that he shouldn't have. While he fights his feeling for her, she re ...more
I really enjoyed this second novella of the Dragon Kings!!!

Elena Griffin has finally gotten the job of her dreams after years of hard work. It all comes to a screeching halt, when her boss - Sloan - talks Elena into going caving with her. Elena is unexperienced in caving, but Sloan insists. Disaster strikes when Sloan falls to her death while trying to descend into a deep cavern, leaving Elena alone & scared out of her mind. As she tries to get back out of the cave to safety, she severely in
The second book in author Donna Grant's addictive DARK KINGS series! Taken from my review at

Elena Griffin has worked her way up the ladder for the past eight years, hoping to win a promotion to the London office to begin with. Having a desire to see the world, she figures her work with gems will allow her to work all over the world, one country at a time. Finally getting her desired promotion to London just a month ago, she has only been on the job for two weeks. So when her

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It’s been five months since Hal and Cassie were bound to one another. Guy thought for sure that what happened with Hal was a fluke and the dragon magic was still in place for the rest of the kings, keeping them from ever loving a human. That is until they come upon an injured female, Elena, in their caves and he is overcome with lust and so much more, including an overwhelming need to protect
An exciting addition to Donna Grant's newest series as a second Dragon King finds his mate. The story features Guy & Elena . Ever since Hal & Cassie hooked up in Dark Craving the rest of the Kings have been wary of another Dragon falling for a human. They worry that the magic they used to bind their feelings for the deceitful humans are failing . It's starting to look like their magic is indeed starting to fail when the guys rescue a young woman & Guy reacts strongly towards her. Ele ...more
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I got up in the middle of the night to make sure my pre-order of "Night's Awakening" downloaded to my Kindle. I think I squealed just a bit once I saw it officially. =)
I even decided to stay up just a little bit to read it, although I was exhausted from the day before. I was determined to read Guy's story.
Elena is off exploring with her boss, Sloan, who wants to go caving on private land. Elena knows something is up with her boss because supposedly Sloan
Nicole Laverdure

NIGHT'S AWAKENING of the Dark King series by Donna Grant
I loved it! It's all about Highlanders, Warriors, Gragon Kings, Dragon-shifters!
This second story, as an ebooks, is romantic, amusing, exciting.
It wanted to read more and I would have liked it a bit longer.
Beautiful cover and nice choice of tattoo for her main character, Guy.
I loved her characters! Guy, a Dark King, a virile man, an immortal extremely
powerful Dragon King. He is also part man / part dragon. He can shift f
"Night's Awakening" by Donna Grant. Book 0.2 (novella) in the Dark Kings series.

Excellent second novella installment in the Dark Kings series. Again, as in the first, no "bad guy" in this story but some action never the less and a very good romance storyline.

Guy is a Dragon King. A thousand years ago, a King was betrayed by a human woman and because of that, he and the other Kings agreed to use their dragon magic on themselves to never have any heartfelt emotions towards humans. But now, his fri
Ms. Phoenix
This is a Novella but the story continues.....

Elena has landed her dream job in London working for Puregems when they take a excursion trip to the Scottish Highlands where Sloan (her new Boss) takes her caving. There they trespass on the distillery property within the mountain, Sloan has an accident and Elena is left alone.

Rhys, Banan and Guy are in the caves the first two think that they heard something but Guy isn't that sure they go and look anyway and that is when they find Elena as she has
Tina Frazier
As I said In my review of Dark Craving, I am hooked on this series. I am Glad the most skeptical dragon king got what Hal and Cassie got. He saw what Hal felt was exactly what he was feeling for Elena. Can't wait to get into the next book.
Loretta Cogar
Fascinating series

Great paranormal romance. Anyone interested in this type of novel will love it. I recommend it to all especially if they are into dragons. I purchased the entire series well worth it.
Gets better and better

I enjoyed book 2 more then book 1 I think. I like the "mission" that they are starting on. that this isn't just a bunch of love stories.
Mary Mckee
Guy's and Elena's romance happen fast just like Hal's and cassie's. But first Elena and guy have to find who knows about the Dragon king's.
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My Rating:
GOOD: The characteristics of a 3 star book include: interesting characters, a decent storyline, and unique story elements; there was something about the story that I didn’t completely connect with; the book is a solid read. I would recommend it to a friend.
My Thoughts:
This one was a so-so read for me. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book in the series. It was a bit blah and the story felt bland. Grant did try to add an element of suspense but it was just a miss for me. Also, t
After feeling like she couldn't say no, new hire American gemologist Elena Griffin goes caving with her new boss Londoner Sloan. While Elena is resting Sloan dies in a fall while repelling into a deep hole. Elena is rescued by Guy and pals after she sprains her ankle and gets lost looking for help. Guy and Elena's chemistry is explosive as Guy as he shouldn't be able to feel it because Con's magic spell preventing them from human attraction. Con seeks to find out what she knows, who sent them an ...more
This series is getting better and better, but I feel like being tortured. I am in the brink of excitement, and then I turn the next page and it is the end. Gah! I am left with mouth wide open and eyes bulging. Despite of my hang-ups, I have enjoyed reading this novella because of my interest on magic, dragons, and ancient warriors. Most importantly, the setting is in Scotland (the land of magic and highlanders). O_o I am still hoping for this series to cross-over to the Dark Warriors world. Some ...more
Hero: Guy
Heroine: Elena Griffin
Costars: Banan, Rhys, Con

Guy and Elena are intense and passionate. I didn't feel the same emotional connection as I did between Cassie and Hal in Dark Craving but the potential is definitely there. Maybe be it will develop more in the Dawn's Desire.
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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” si
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