Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Desires Unleashed, by D.N. Simmons - Book Review

Desires UnleashedDesires Unleashed (Knights of the Darkness Chronicles Book One)

Desires Unleashed is the first novel in the riveting, highly-addictive and sexually-charged Knights of the Darkness Chronicles. Experience the heart-pounding thrill of the chase in this electrifying page-turner as you uncover the mystery behind the series of gruesome killings that have been terrorizing the citizens of Chicago.

 When a grisly decapitated corpse pops up on a Chicago Street, drained of blood, the highly-trained, government-funded special police force assigned two of their best detectives to the case. S.U.I.T. Detectives Warren Davis and Matthew Eric delve deep into their investigation to discover just who or what is leaving mutilated bodies in public places. They soon realize that the killer or killers is one step ahead of them and if they are going to stop the menace before another innocent human is viciously attack, they are going to need help.

Natasha Hemingway liked her life just the way it was... normal and supernatural-free. The vampires and shape-shifters were just where she wanted them to be--far away from her. All was going well until an unfortunate accident landed her in the hospital. It was then that she discovered she had an ability that could help her save countless lives. All of a sudden, she finds herself thrust into the dangerous and alluring world of the supernatural and into the arms of two very sexy and deadly vampires.

 Original, gritty and sprinkled with just the right amount of humor and wit, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget. You don't want to miss out on this amazing series!

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My review-  This is not the typical vampire story I usually enjoy reading. There were no sparkles, no swooning... this story was gritty and raw. Far more complex than a typical romance. From the detectives in S.U.I.T., to the supernatural characters as well as some others, it is a string of murders that propels the action as we follow each lead to see who is connected, and how, to the grisly murders. So many characters, and so much to learn about them in one short book. They are all living in a world where the supernatural is out in the open, but not everyone is happy about that.

Truly the story laid out a lot of background and character building in the first half. Luckily, D.N. Simmons did a good job bringing it all together in the second, but don't be surprised when the pace of the book finally takes off. This story did get racey at times and is not for the feint of heart, but it was also not overly predictable either. I do look forward to seeing what comes next.

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*Disclaimer - I was sent a digital copy to review through Promotional Book Tours. All opinions are my own.
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