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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Blog Tour: Day 6 of 6 D.N. Simmons The Knights of the Darkness Chronicles: UNHOLY ALLIANCE



Congratulations! And thank you for following me along on this journey of reading the entire series in one week! If you couldn't tell already, I TOTALLY enjoyed this paranormal series. It was sexy, it was gritty, it was horrifying, it was gory, it was heart-warming, and I think that Simmons did a fabulous job of capturing different aspects of "humanity." 

The giveaway will be listed at the bottom of course, per usual, and before I get into the book's synopsis and my review, I've neglected to tell you in all of these posts about D.N. Simmons. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I was born in the little, but big bustling city of Chicago, Illinois. I still live there today and I’m loving every second of it ... Except for those harsh cold winters. I started writing short horror stories when I was eleven years old. It wasn't until 2004 that I decided to take the plunge into the professional literary world when I wrote Desires Unleashed.

I love the supernatural world; I've always found it fascinating, especially vampires and shape-shifters. It was my love of the genre that motivated me to create the story I had always wanted to read. I published it, hoping there were other people out there who would be entertained by that same story. I love to entertain people, to offer them that fantasy world they can escape into filled with wonders and good times. I know I appreciate the escapism I've delved into when reading a good book.

Some of the accolades I've won for my writing are: "New Voice of Today" by A Romance Review, "Rising Star" by Love Romance and "Author of the Month" by Warrior of Words. I've been nominated two years in a row in several categories, including "best vampire novel" and "best urban-fantasy" at Love Romance and More. My third novel; The Royal Flush did win honorable mention in 2006.
Some of the accolades I've won for my writing are: "New Voice of Today" by A Romance Review, "Rising Star" by Love Romance and "Author of the Month" by Warrior of Words. I've been nominated two years in a row in several categories, including "best vampire novel" and "best urban-fantasy" at Love Romance and More. My third novel; The Royal Flush did win honorable mention in 2006.

To find out even more about me, please click on the links below.

Also, here is the list of the other AMAZING bloggers on this tour! Stop by, say hello, see what they have to say about this incredibly sexy, visceral series:

5/31 - Cocktails and Books

6/02- Mad Hatter Reads (interview & review book 1)

 6/05- Bookin' It Reviews (guest post & series spotlight)

6/05- Lily Pond Reads

6/07- My Reading Obsession (spotlight & review - book 1)

6/14- My Reading Obsession (spotlight & review - book 2)

6/20- Larissa's Bookish Life (guest post & review of series)

6/21- My Reading Obsession (spotlight & review - book 3)

6/22- GraveTells (guest post)

6/28- My Reading Obsession (spotlight & review - book 4)

7/01- Tiffy-Fit  (spotlight & review - book 1)

7/02- Tiffy-Fit  (spotlight & review - book 2)

7/03- Tiffy-Fit  (spotlight & review - book 3)

7/04- Tiffy-Fit  (spotlight & review - book 4)

7/05- My Reading Obsession (spotlight & review - book 5)

7/05- Tiffy-Fit  (spotlight & review - book 5)


7/06- Tiffy-Fit  (spotlight & review - book 6)

7/07- I Smell Sheep (Series spotlight & review - book 1)

7/08- Wicked Readings by Tawania (series spotlight & review - all 6 books)

7/09- Froggarita's Bookcase (interview & review - book 1)

7/10- Crystals Random Thoughts 

7/11- Book Monster Reviews

7/12- My Reading Obsession (spotlight & review - book 6)

7/15- Close Encounters (spotlight & review - book 1)

7/16- Book Lovin' Mamas (interview, series spotlight and reviews - all 6 books)

7/16- Close Encounters (spotlight & review - book 2)

7/17- Close Encounters (spotlight & review - book 3)

7/18- Close Encounters (spotlight & review - book 4)

7/19- Close Encounters (spotlight & review - book 5)

7/20- Close Encounters (spotlight & review - book6)

And now, book six UNHOLY ALLIANCE and what I thought of it! :) 


The Final Chapter of the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will leave you breathless!

Picking up the chaos from where The Lion's Den left off, Unholy Alliance unleashes a whole new threat to everyone’s existence. It’s the calm before the storm and once the storm hits, you’ll have to pray and hope you survive. New alliances will be formed that will reshape the world with the blood of the innocent. There will be nowhere to hide, there will be no sanctuary. Who will stop them? Can they be stop? Hold on to your seats and prepare for one hell of a ride!
Original, sexy and gritty, the Knights of the Darkness
Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget!

Purchase now:  Amazon | B&N



A_TiffyFit's Review: Picking up right where we left off in THE LION'S DEN, I think that this was the most emotionally charged book of the series. It's the final chapter, it's a culmination of all of our favorite characters. It's about protecting those you love. We meet the most powerful vampires in existence, the Founts, the original seven and hear their origination story as they are gathering to fight against one another to save the human race. Natasha is kidnapped again, infected with the virus killing off the human race, molested, and then returned ill. Xavier will do anything to save Darian. Darian will do anything to save Xavier, his Chosen One. Kysen will do anything to protect the heart of his Chosen One, Darian, and so forth as we meet stronger and stronger vampires. 

The Founts, with the exception of one, are annoying, arrogant, and everything you expect from a being as old as they each are. I suppose after so many millenia of watching petty human jealousies work their way out, you, too, would be selfish, jaded, and cynical. And then to be the ONLY female Fount? Yeah, Irikara is a bitch alright! I like the wake up call for humans, especially as their general attitudes are ones that we would encounter on a day to day basis in our own lives: arrogant, asinine, petty, and disingenuous. That is our reality, unfortunately, and only a handful are like Natasha: genuine, cares for fellow man, demonstrates integrity, etc. 

There are only a few glitches throughout the series that readers may "trip" over: a handful of spelling/grammar errors (wretched vs retched, son vs sun, etc). and then colloquallisms and speech patterns that are regional based. Natasha and Devin's "voices" and slang made me stumble a few times. These errors over the course of six books can be counted on your hands without using all of your fingers, so they are easily overlooked. 

This was a very satisfying series, focusing on different players while keeping a central theme. I really loved it and totally loved having all the books at once to read consecutively. Fight sequences as well as every conversation are written so vividly without bogging you down with minutia that it was like watching a movie play in my head. In fact, this would make a brilliant television drama series, appealing to vampire junkies and shifter junkies alike.  

If this isn't on your TBR yet, it should be! 





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