DRAGON BURN: Review and Excerpt



From New York Times Bestselling author Donna Grant, comes DRAGON BURN, a new novella in her Dark Kings Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!




In this scorching Dark Kings novella, New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant brings together a determined Dragon King used to getting what he wants and an Ice Queen who thaws for no one.

Marked by passion.

A promise made eons ago sends Sebastian to Italy on the hunt to find an enemy. His quarry proves difficult to locate, but there is someone who can point him in the right direction – a woman as frigid as the north. Using every seductive skill he’s acquired over his immortal life, his seduction begins. Until he discovers that the passion he stirs within her makes him burn for more…

Gianna Santini has one love in her life – work. A disastrous failed marriage was evidence enough to realize she was better off on her own. That is until a handsome Scot strolled into her life and literally swept her off her feet. She is unprepared for the blazing passion between them or the truth he exposes. But as her world begins to unravel, she realizes the only one she can depend on is the very one destroying everything – a Dragon King.



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Sebastian was there.

She turned her head to look at him. He met her gaze, his clear eyes holding some kind of emotion she couldn’t quite name, but through it she saw the fires of desire as if he were lit from the inside with them.

It caused her stomach to flutter in excitement and her feet to stop working. She stumbled, which caused his arm to wrap around her waist as he drew to a stop and hauled her against him. They stared silently into each other’s eyes as the crowds parted and walked around them. The steady thumping of his heartbeat could be felt beneath her palms.

What was it about Sebastian that made her forget herself? She was a different person with him, one that not only enjoyed his touch—but craved it.

The problem was, she liked how she felt around him. She enjoyed how he made her feel, and how she wanted to feel. The desire, the need, the hunger. She reached for it, accepted it.

Embraced it.

She didn’t know how long they stood there lost in each other’s eyes. For a brief moment, she wondered if it was one-sided. Could Sebastian feel the same as her? Did she dare allow herself to follow wherever this road led, no matter how many doorways she walked through?

No matter what it might expose within herself?

No matter what longing it might reveal?

No matter if she found herself walking alone?

She was standing on the edge of a precipice while he stood on nothing but air, holding out his hand and urging her to jump. Never one to take such a chance, she found herself wanting to do just that.

Even if it meant that she could hit the ground so hard she might never get up again.

It was strange to even consider any of this. Yet here she was. There should be more fear, more concern. Perhaps it was the desire overshadowing those other emotions.

“Gianna,” he began.

Her cell phone vibrated in her purse, causing her to jump and shattering whatever had held them enthralled. She couldn’t help but wonder if destiny was trying to tell her something. It was the second time they’d been interrupted that day when she’d felt sure he was going to kiss her.



He was fire. She was ice. But with him… she burned.

Dragons and Venice and masquerade balls- oh my! This novella was my first experience with the author’s Dark Kings series and it was wonderful! Although it is a part of a well-established series, I feel like it was a great introduction to that world and I didn’t feel lost at all as I was reading Sebastian and Gianna’s story.

The stage is set in the prologue where Bast and his best friend Ulrik are discussing Ulrik’s upcoming mating to a human. It is an unprecedented occurrence for a Dragon King but Bast vows to support his best friend no matter what happens. He just has no idea what keeping that promise will come to entail hundreds of years later.

Now Ulrik has been banned from Dreagan, the dragon realm, but Bast believes he has been set up by the true guilty party and he feels it is his duty to clear his friend’s name. In order to do that, he must get close to the personal assistant of the man he suspects as the true culprit, a woman he dubs the Ice Queen after studying her but he is about to be proven very wrong. Bast soon learns that Gianna is a woman whose fire just hasn’t been sparked by the right man yet… and he is that man.

Amidst intrigue and his search for the truth, Bast finds himself drawn to Gianna and that attraction is far from one sided. Neither can understand the pull between them but giving into it is inevitable. This story had a wonderful mix of richly detailed settings, colorful characters and sizzling chemistry that leapt off the pages. If this novella is any indication of the rest of the series, I need to start adding these books to my TBR now!


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About Donna Grant:

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 “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.


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