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Burning Desire: Part 1

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First in a new and exclusive four-part serial by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!
In Burning Desire: Part 1, Kiril is dark, dangerous and powerful. The perfect Dark King to tangle with Dark Fae secrets. But it seems the Dark have a spy of their own...a sexy, alluring woman who is perilous in more ways than one...
Shara desperately needs to be get back into her
ebook, 80 pages
Published September 9th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Jan 05, 2015 ChattyKat rated it it was amazing
Holy Dragon King Hotness!! I think I'm in love with Kiril... :)
This is just the beginning of the story but man we are in for some serious steam with this couple. Kiril and Shara do not waste any time going after what they want! I love that we are getting a match between a Female Fae and a Dragon King this time around. The steam always seems to be a bit hotter between two immortals. Loving the chemistry between these two so far.
Shara is a Dark Fae who has been kept under lock and key for a long
Claire Robinson
Jun 09, 2016 Claire Robinson rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series, smp
3.5 - He was all male - hard, vigorous and intense. Stars!

In the first part of Donna Grant’s New novella in theDark Kings series we are introduced to Dark King Kiril and Dark Fae Shara, both have something to prove, one to their family one and other too themselves.

He would give himself up to the dark before he allowed anything to happen to his brothers.

”Family, Shara. It’s all you have.”

This is my first book by Donna, the start to the story is easy to immerse yourself in, the characters likeable
Apr 11, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

Yep, I did it again and started a series in the middle. There were a lot of people in this book that it took me a minute to get them all straight in my head. Loved Kiril and Shara. Smoking hot chemistry from the start and some suspense and intrigue too. Glad I have all four parts, and shame on me for waiting so long to read these.
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Of course I LOVE this book!! I do wish it was all in one instead of parts, but... I still love it!!

Donna Grant always keeps you on edge! She doesn't glaze over anything! It's intense & yes!!! Her books have characters tortured!! AND you know something bad will happen, but you have no idea what!!! OR WHEN!! You just know it's coming!!

This is part one of a four part book. You have a choice... Read it in 4 parts now or wait for a month or so & get the whole thing in one shot... I do like it
Trish R.
Apr 13, 2015 Trish R. rated it it was amazing
Books 1, 2, 3 and 4..

I have to say that this was the most exciting of all the 4-part series’ that DG has written I still hate Balladyn but you can add Farrell to the growing list of bad guys in these book, and hardly any of them get what they so richly deserve. They just keep doing bad sh*t to nice people. It’s really time to kill them all off and get some new bad guys. You can only hate them for so long then they just become boring. IMO.

Loved Kiril and Shara. And loved what Queen Usaeil did to
Aug 01, 2015 Jay rated it liked it
ARC kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publishers

by no means is this a BAD book, but I'm just not connecting with it...

written with multiple POV, mainly from the two main characters.

now moving on to part 2...
Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book

I love Donna Grant's work so much I am doing something I never do. I am reading her latest book in Serial Format. Yes that's right, I caved. Well sort of. I did get all four serial books up front so I can go from book to book..

One of the things that make Donna's books so special is her continuity. Burning Desire might be her latest book in her Dark Kings Series but it builds on her Dark Warriors Series which built on her Dark Shield Series. The warriors remai
Sep 25, 2014 Olivia rated it liked it
Shelves: shifters, 2014-books

The Dark Fae will stop at nothing to ferret out the Dragon Kings long untold secret.
The key to their demise.

Kiril is a Dragon King on a mission, he’ll rescue Rhi. Rhi had been instrumental in saving his Dragon brothers, saving her in return would be the least he could do. Carefully bidding his time in Ireland, waiting for the Dark to finally make their move.

Shara, was the confound beauty that mesmerized him from their very first encounter. Kiril could hardly believe this was the course the D
Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’

Kiril is a Dragon King and has sworn to protect all of mankind. It is becoming more difficult to stay hidden from human eyes with the development of technology and its use by them. The Dark Fae has aligned themselves with MI5 and a banished dragon king that wants to destroy all of mankind and the dragon kings. It is a perilous time for everyone especially the kings who are under siege by these forces. Already two kings have been kidnapped and rescued at great cost. On
Oct 22, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it
BURNING DESIRE: Part 1 by Donna Grant heralds a great introduction to the third book in her Dark King series featuring the stories of a clan of seriously sexy Scottish dragon shifters.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Dragon King Kiril. He is swoon worthy as heck - an old, very smart alpha male whose Scottish brogue makes me melt. Shara, our Dark Fae heroine, is likable also. She doesn't seem like other nasty Dark Fae. We finally get to see Rhi since she was kidnapped by the Dark Fae; It's not looking good fo
Viviana Izzo
Sep 11, 2014 Viviana Izzo rated it really liked it
This was a great start to the third installment of the Dark Kings Series. I loved the previous books and have been looking forward to learning more about Kiril and what happens next in war with the the Dark Fae! Seems like serials are becoming more and more popular and publishers are testing the waters/market to see if people are willing to purchase the individual parts to a novel that will be released in its entirety at a later date. If you're okay with 'cliff hangers', or having to wait to the ...more
Sep 03, 2014 Sandy rated it really liked it
Release Date: September 9, 2014

Reviewing a storyline in serial format is difficult without giving away too many spoilers or sounding repetitive with each instalment. As the storyline builds, each episode reveals a little bit more information as well as the continued growth of the hero and heroine-their relationship and their love. And because each portion, in and of itself, is not a complete storyline it is difficult at times to be selective with the information passed along.

Burning Desire is the third in the Dark Kings series, and, as this is the first book I have read by Donna Grant, I wondered whether I had missed too much, but the way we were introduced to Kiril and Sharna gave me enough information to enjoy this novella. Having said that I am curious about the other Dark Kings and want to learn more about this whole world that Donna Grant has built. But back to Burning Desire, the story of Kiril and Shara....

I enjoyed both of these characters. They were engagin

Originally posted at Butterfly-o-Meter Books on Sept 5th 2014:

Fluttering Thoughts:
Worldbuilding: Though this is the first Dark Kings title I read, I loved the world of the series and got the gist of it real quick, much love. Dragons. Much, much love.
Characters: Kiril made a very charismatic entrance, and it may or may not have to do with the Scot charm going on. There’s this vibe of raw sexual power and danger about the man, he just immediately got my attention, the badass sort of good gu
Sep 09, 2014 Paula rated it really liked it
Burning Desire: Part 1 is just as it states part one of Donna Grant’s latest book in serialization. From the beginning, I knew this would be released in four parts, week by week. I expect cliffhangers as the story goes along but not much time to wait to read the next part.

I was thrilled that this is Dragon King Kiril’s story. I had been waiting patiently since he had stayed in Ireland to scout out and spy on the enemy, the Dark Fae. Ms. Grant hit with an unexpected turn of events at the very be
Aug 13, 2014 Tracey rated it really liked it
This is my first Donna Grant read and it's about Dragons!

This comes in 4 parts and this review is for whole story.

Dragon kings, dark and light fae all in the mix, make it a very interesting read, especially when two are attracted to each other.

Kilrin is a Dragon King staying in Ireland the heart of Dark Fae ground! His constantly being watched by the dark, he spots them a mile away as his very powerful.

Shara is a dark fae badly treated by all in her family, she now has to prove herself to them
Crystal's Many Reviewers
Sep 29, 2014 Crystal's Many Reviewers rated it it was amazing
This series keeps getting better and better with each new book that comes out. I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would and I think it’s because of the characters involved. It’s not every day you read a book about a bad guy, and you are left wondering if they are going to stay bad, or will they turn good?
That was completely the case with this story, and as much as I don’t enjoy serials, I love how this one was written because it completely kept me interested and wanting to read mor
Jul 15, 2014 Sam rated it it was amazing
Review for all 4 parts ... (no spoilers or information given away)
Ok so I cant handle when people write the whole storyline in there blogs and reviews and give away the whole storyline so I'm really not going to do that . Donna Grant is a fantastic author and it shows in every single on of her books . Too date this Dragon King series is my favourite series written by Donna . Her characters are always strong , bold and written so well . This Burning Desire series is no different . These were read
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As I mentioned this first installment was quite short as expected in a serial. I’m not certain if I like serials or not?.. One thing is for sure they are full of potent material. From the first page it is a whirlwind of information action and punch after punch of awesome. I enjoyed the interactions with the characters even though there was a lot of information thrown right at the reader it is happily received. I look forward to continuing this
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
A great start to book 3 of Donna Grant's Dark King's series.

Complete review will be posted when all four parts are reviewed.

Review will be posted at .

Part I
A great start to book 3 of Donna Grant's Dark King's series.
Kiril is still in Ireland trying to do what he can to help all the Dragon Kings and try to find Rhi. And while he knows the Dark Fae's are going to try something (because they always do) he just never expected Shara to be that som
Jun 23, 2016 Linda rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC of book one in exchange for an honest review and Ms. Grant is my newest favorite and am dying to read the rest of her series! Shara Blackwell had been kept in her room for 600 years as punishment, her older brother wanted to kill her on the spot but her father thought she could reflect on what she'd done with her imprisonment. Now, she was given a job to do to show her loyalty to one of the most power Dark Fae on earth and all she had to do was lead a dragon king to her ...more
Jul 23, 2014 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
As always, Donna Grant has created another amazing story with The Dragon Kings. What I love is that each book in the series tells an amazing, vivid love story of lovers, Burning Desire is no different. With Kiril in Ireland as the Dark Fae are making their strong hold trying to get what information needed to save a dear friend. He never expected to encounter Shara, a dark fae with a very dark family and a point to prove.

I swear, Donna Grants books are like a drug for me....I am addicted to her s
Sep 09, 2014 Maria rated it really liked it
I do not like to review books by parts. Therefore, I will give a full review once I have finished all four parts. What I can say is Donna Grant's story has started off with great characters that are well developed. The Dark Fae Shara is spying on Dragon King, Kiril. Kiril is in Ireland attempting to find out what has happened Rhi friend to th Dragon king. Rhi is a Light Fae who has been captured. Kiril's mission is to get his Rhys back while h i in Ireland. Shara's mission is to bring the Dragon ...more
The Dragon Kings are simply awesome!!!! I have yet to meet one I dont like. Kiril is pretty awesome. He's left his realm and safety of being with the other Dragon Kings to be watching over the Dark. Rhi has been taken and no one knows where she's being held or if she's okay.

Kiril knows what the Dark want adn realize they will do what ever it takes to get their hands on any Dragon King they can. Now he's being seduced by the lovely Shara. Although is everything what it seems? or is there more go
Tamra LeValley
Sep 26, 2014 Tamra LeValley rated it really liked it
NetGalley Free Book

Kiril, a Dragon King, needs is searching for a friend who is now a prisoner of his enemy. While searching for her he is approached by a Dark Fae named Shara who has been released after hundreds of years in order to capture Kiril by any means possible. If she does then her family will finally except her back into the fold. Can she turn over an innocent so she can live a dark and miserable life again?

I never give novella's 4-stars but this book was really good. I could not put i
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
This is a review of all 4 parts.

I have read and reviewed a few books by Donna Grant and so far I have loved every books I have read.

Burning Desire is the third book in the Dark Kings series. This book and this series is very well written and I was hooked from the very beginning. I just couldn't put it down and I want to read more but ofcourse I will have to wait until the next book in the series to come out.

If you are a fan of Donna Grant I highly recommend this. If you haven't read any books i
Lucy at Rain and Cupcakes Book Blog
This is an eARC review

I didn't realized this was part of a series (and not first book of the series), so it took me a while to get into this book (for a short book that's a lot). Since I wasn't familiar with the name and the background story of the series.

Then there is the switching multiple POVs that I am not overly fond of.

Overall this was an okay read for me, it didn't necessary made a strong impression on me. I think it would've be better if I could read it as one setting instead of in pa
Jolene Cecil
Sep 11, 2014 Jolene Cecil rated it really liked it
I’d recommend this novel to anyone who loves a good urban fantasy romance full of captivating characters. Although the first installment of Burning Desire was fairly short I was instantly intrigued within reading the first couple of pages and can’t wait to read the second installment of Burning Desire. 
Jul 14, 2014 Clare rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
When I started reading this book I was unaware it was part of a series and as so I feel I have missed out on much of the history. Part 1 is OK so far but I have to say that the written scottish accent is very annoying, I am quite capable of putting in a scottish accent as I read if the character has one. I want to keep reading but the accent thing is really going to bug me.
Aneka Knell
Jan 13, 2015 Aneka Knell rated it did not like it
For those that love really convoluted yet underdeveloped stories.

I couldn't really keep my attention on the book very well, there were a lot of conclusions being leaped to, and an attempt at character development that didn't really involve much buildup.
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Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

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
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He was going to do both, but the ride wasn't going to be in his car. Kiril released her. "Get in.”
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