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Friday, January 18, 2019

Dragon Claimed: A Dark Kings Novella (Dark Kings #14.5) by Donna Grant

"DRAGON CLAIMED is a story of loss and hope, survival and revelations. The premise is intriguing and spirited; the characters are animated and dynamic; the romance is fated and intimate. DRAGON CLAIMED is a welcome addition to Donna Grant’s Dark Kings paranormal romance series." Sandy, Goodreads


Published: January 15th, 2019

New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant brings you another sizzling Dark Kings novella. 

Born to rule the skies as a Dragon King with power and magic, Cináed hides his true identity in the mountains of Scotland with the rest of his brethren. But there is no respite for them as they protect the planet and the human occupants from threats. However, a new, more dangerous enemy has targeted the Kings. One that will stop at nothing until dragons are gone forever. But Cináed discovers a woman from a powerful, ancient Druid bloodline who might have a connection to this new foe. 

Solitude is sanctuary for Gemma. Her young life was upended one stormy night when her family disappears, leaving her utterly alone. She learned to depend solely on herself from then on. But no matter where she goes she feels…lost. As if she missed the path she was supposed to take. Everything changes when she backs into the most dangerously seductive man she’s ever laid eyes. Gemma surrenders to the all-consuming attraction and the wild, impossible love that could destroy them both – and finds her path amid magic and dragons. 

Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.


Her thoughts went back to the incident at the pub. She still couldn’t believe she had backed into someone. And not just any someone. Cináed was so gorgeous that she had forgotten how to talk for a moment. 

The first thing she’d noticed was how casually he sat on the ground, as if he got run over every day. Cináed had worn a form-fitting beige shirt that showed off his incredible physique. He was just as she liked them. Toned and defined without looking overly so. 

The shrill call of the kettle had her rising to her feet to go to the kitchen. While she made her tea she thought of Cináed’s face. And what a face it was. 

All hard lines and ruggedness that would make the stoutest of hearts weak in the knees. His gray eyes had never wavered from hers. They had been clear and direct, penetrating even. His hair was perfect with it being extra short on the sides and back but elongated on top and worn back-swept like a pompadour without a strand out of place. 

Some might say his hair was pale brown. She saw dozens of colors. Rich browns like the earth after a fresh rain, then softer shades of amber and whisky all mixed in with golden strands that reflected the sun. 

One look at him, and she’d been awestruck. Utterly. Completely. 

Then he spoke. The sound of his slightly roughened, sexy voice had actually made her stomach flutter. Until she realized she had backed into him. Her embarrassment made it nearly impossible for her to look at him. 

But someone as handsome as he was couldn’t be ignored. She had looked as much as she dared while drowning in humiliation. It had been the right thing to do to give him her information in case he was injured, but a part of her wished she could give it to him under different circumstances. 

But who was she kidding? Relationships and her didn’t mix. No one understood her need to be on her own when the memories of the past hit, when she evaded questions about her family, or when she wouldn’t talk of her past. 

The one time she had told a man who she really was, it had backfired on her. Instead of making him understand her better, she became a sideshow he could tell anyone he knew about. That was the one and only time she had dared such a thing. 

No, she was much better off on her own. 

About the author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas. Visit Donna at:

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