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Night's Awakening (Dark Kings 0.2)

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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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This is another novella that is setting up the Dark King's series for future books. I found this second installment to have more of a storyline to it, and because of that my interest was engaged fully.

In this story we have Guy (one of the Dragon Kings) come across an injured woman in the Dragon's cave. Elena has not only been injured; but watched a fellow co-worker fall to her death...Needless to say she is very traumatized when she is found by Guy and his other friends. The men "rescue" her...b
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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
Nov 11, 2012 Sandy rated it liked it
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
Nov 28, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing
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!
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
Sep 13, 2012 Vanessa theJeepDiva rated it really liked it
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
Danielle Taylor
Oct 23, 2015 Danielle Taylor rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015-books
Night's Awakening is the second short novella in Donna Grant's Night's Awakening. While I like the idea behind this series the development of the characters and romance is lacking. They meet, they are instantly connected, they have sex and decide they are in love. Granted these are fairly short books at about 100 pages but I would still like to see the romance develop and learn a bit more about the characters. I liked Guy and Elena or at least what little we learned about them in this book but I ...more
Nov 11, 2014 Reie rated it liked it
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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
3.5 stars
Jan 15, 2015 Jess rated it liked it
"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
Mar 22, 2016 Sammie rated it really liked it
It was great,i really enjoyed this book, but it needs to be longer and I think the plot needs just a little more meat to it .

Ok I so am in love with Guy , the book is so short that you don't really get the full story about him besides that he's a dragon king and long ago a human wronged them and they have to give up feeling love for anyone ,but something is happening and the magic they used on themselves is failing and now they are falling in love like flies are dropping dead , but anyway he mee
Tanya Davis
Oct 27, 2014 Tanya Davis rated it liked it
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
Apr 24, 2014 * Booksessed * Bec rated it liked it
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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
Jun 01, 2015 Samantha rated it liked it
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
Oct 25, 2012 Tami rated it liked it
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
Oct 03, 2012 Dianne rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 12, 2013 Missyb rated it really liked it
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
Nov 15, 2012 Angela rated it really liked it
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
Sep 14, 2012 Dottie rated it it was amazing
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
Debra Taylor
Sep 01, 2012 Debra Taylor rated it really liked it
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
Jan 13, 2013 Nicole Laverdure rated it it was amazing

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
Jan 12, 2014 Tania rated it really liked it
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"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
While Hal and Cassie make me think cute, the couple in her Guy and Elena make me think sexy XD

I don't know why but it does make me think that, make me because both sides thought it was lust as first and embraced the idea, or maybe it's because they didn't hesitate to jump each other XD

The make me also think of them as teenager, with their alone time and the hush-hush vibe going between them XD

But also in here I liked that Elena didn't run away from her dragon.

Overall, *thumps up*

Kate 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
Karen Victoria
Nov 21, 2015 Karen Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cool! This series is getting good!

This second book got interesting very fast. The setting is beautiful and the. Characters are pretty well developed considering how short the books are. I like how the author leaves the story open for the addition of more characters and I look forward to book three!
This was Dragon King Guy's and Elena Griffin's story... I've always wondered how these couples came to be together and am thoroughly enjoying going back and reading the novellas that started this series and introduced these couples.

My full review will be posted soon!

4 Wine Glasses!
Tina Frazier
May 12, 2015 Tina Frazier rated it it was amazing
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.
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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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“Guy's only thought was to help her. It wasn't until he'd shoved aside the curtain and held her very wet, very naked body against him that he realized what he'd done.
Her sage green eyes were wide as she stared at him. For long moments, they simply looked at each other.
"I heard you cry out."
"My... my ankle," she said after clearing her throat. "I put too much pressure on it."
"A bath would have been better." He was valiantly trying to keep his gaze on her face, but it was difficult with her pert breasts against him and her bare ass beneath his hand as he held her up.
"Probably," she whispered.”
“Don't stop," she pleaded with swollen lips. "Please, Guy, don't stop."
The same hunger that ran through him had taken her as well. What kind of man would he be to leave her with such need?”
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