Publisher: Rushmore Publishing
Knights of the Darkness Chronicles Book One
Genre: Urban-Fantasy/Dark Urban Fantasy w/Paranormal Romance elements.
Content warning: Multicultural and mixed genre such as gay/bisexual/straight pairings/sex scenes.Graphic language and violence. Strong sexual themes.
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/Mu3yBn5HoNM
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 anunfortunate 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!
Desires Unleashed Reviews:
“In a time when vampire books have become commonplace, DN Simmons has
given her readers a unique voice among the genre. She mixes high drama
with sexually charged sparks, sure to please new and old fans alike. I
highly recommend her Knights of Darkness Chronicles as this author’s style
will draw you into her wonderful fantasy world.” – #1 Best Selling Author
“For those of you who love moresomes, this book will hit the spot, with
supernatural hotness thrown in. Weres and vampires are treated with such
casualness that they seem all the more real! Lots of strong males and
fiesty females!” – J.C. Owens, author of “Gaven”
“Desires Unleashed: Knights of the Darkness Chronicles Book One is a
bloody good read!” – Raven Hart, author of the Savannah Vampire Chronicles
“This author’s work is award-winning material, and D. N. Simmons has
stepped into the paranormal arena with such greats as, Christine Feehan
and Sherrilyn Kenyon” –ParaNormal Romance Review
“Simmons has written the vampire hit novel of the year! With so many
middle of the road paranormal books being published, Simmons took up the
torch and blazed a whole new avenue for the readers to delve into.” –
Janalee Ruschhaupt – Warrior of Words.
“You will be surprised, haunted and mesmerized by Desires Unleashed” –
Night Owl Romance –Night Owl Romance
About the Author:
D. N. Simmons lives in Chicago IL., with a rambunctious German Shepherd that’s too big for his own good and mischievous kitten that she affectionately calls “Itty-bitty”. Her hobbies include rollerblading, billiards, bowling, reading, watching television and going to the movies.
She has been nominated at Love Romances and More, winning honorable mention for best paranormal book of 2006. She has won “Author of the Month” at Warrior of Words. She was voted “New Voice of Today” at Romance Reviews and “Rising Star” at Love Romance and More.
To learn more, and have the opportunity to speak with the author personally, please visit the official website and forum at www.dnsimmons.com D.N. is always interesting in meeting new and wonderful people.
Excerpts The Guilty Innocent: Knights of the Darkness Chronicles (Book Two)
Darian released the little green button and settled comfortably into his
chair. When he heard the door open then close, he knew it was Annette. He
could smell the blood underneath her skin and feel her pulse beating fast
making her body heat rise. Ah yes, Darian loved the heat. Slowly, he
turned his chair around to face her. He thought she was beautiful indeed.
He could not understand why he had not met her personally before. He would
have to have a small talk with Xavier.
He entrusted all of the hiring of the staff to Xavier. He knew Xavier
would have the right eye for such beauty. He was sure that Xavier had
already bedded Miss Balfour. If he had not, then it was his loss and
Darian’s gain. It was one of the aspects of their relationship Darian
enjoyed most of all. They had to have an open sexual relationship. He
would not have it any other way. Sex was one of Darian’s favorite
pastimes. He enjoyed the feeling of hot, sweaty bodies beneath him or
behind him. Enjoyed the sensation of heat and ecstasy as it increased
until it spilled over their bodies in that one final moment when time
He gazed at her caramel colored skin, admiring the smoothness of it. He
wanted to feel that smoothness with his fingertips. He liked her permed,
straight hair, how it framed her slender oval shaped face. Her lips
attracted him as well; he loved how full and luscious they were.
He was a lover of both men and women and cherished all of the individual
qualities each offered. His mind raced to what he wanted to do with her
before the night was out. A wicked smile spread across his lips, exposing
his dimples, making him look both innocent and guilty.
He looked at her entire appearance, mentally calculating the quickest way
to remove her clothing based on hooks, zippers, snaps, etc. She was
dressed in a leopard print bra top and a black satin skirt with a leopard
print hem and was wearing a pair of black heels. Darian admired the way
the outfit enveloped her. It was no doubt an outfit designed for the game
of seduction. And his club was the perfect place to wear such an ensemble.
Desires Unleashed was exactly what the name stated, and that was what
Darian wanted. Whether you had a lust for sex or blood, you could sate
your hunger there.
“Miss Balfour, I’ve called you into my office tonight because I have some
good news. You see, I’ve been going through my employee records and
reviewing some of my best staff.”
He looked in her direction and smiled. He rose from his chair and glided
around the desk. All of his movements were as smooth as satin. His body
never looked clumsy, never once. He leaned against the corner of his desk
in front of Annette. He held her open file in his hand as he looked down
at her over the edge of the file and smiled. His eyes sparkled as his
smile warmed her. He slid halfway onto the corner of his desk and
pretended to look over her information. He had already memorized her file
before she came into his office, but now, he was keeping up appearances.
“It says here that you’ve never been late and only absent one time since
you started working here.”
He paused and leaned in closer to her.
“Most impressive,” he whispered seductively.
His forest-green eyes peered into the chocolate brown of hers. She felt
his aura pelting her, making a heat rise from between her legs. She fought
the urge to squirm in her seat. She could smell his cologne, as if he
needed any. She was willing to bet he was just as good in bed as he looked
and that was saying a lot. She found herself imagining what his strong
hands would feel like caressing her skin. She wanted to feel the heat of
his mouth on her, and the weight of his body against hers. She had the
desire to press her hand to her chest, and, in an exaggerated southern
belle accent, say ‘Why sir, I’m just a southern belle and we southern gals
don’t do things like- ooooohh, Oh My!’ She mentally shook her head. She
wanted to focus on what he was saying to her, even though it was proving
to be more difficult with each passing second.
“Did you hear what I said?” Darian asked, humor hidden in his smile.
He knew damn well she had not heard a word he’d said; it was just how he
planned it. She didn’t need to hear what he was saying. She only needed to
know that he was paying her attention, that she had his favor for the
evening. She should be so blessed.
“Oh, yeah … Um …,”
She took a deep breath and let it out. This was bad.
“No. I’m sorry. I didn’t catch the … Um … last thing you said.”
She was hoping he would not think badly of her. Nothing was worse than
being condemned as an airhead. Well, there were worse things, but at this
point airhead was the one she was worried about. He had obviously called
her into his luxurious office for a reason. From the rumors she heard
circulating around the club, no one got to see the owner’s office unless
they were getting fired or a special promotion. She was hoping it was the
Darian’s chuckle vibrated deep in his throat. He decided to cut to the chase.