End of Summer Event Author Spotlight: Donya Lynne

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Making her home in a wooded suburb north of Indianapolis with her husband, Donya has lived in Indiana most of her life and knew she was destined to be a writer at a young age. She started writing poetry in grade school and won her first writing contest in fourth grade. She was on her way. In junior high, she began writing tales of romance for her friends, and by her sophomore year, her friends had dubbed her Most Likely to Become a Romance Novelist. In 2012, her dream was realized when she published her first two novels in the award-winning All the King’s Men Series (AKM). She is currently working on a variety of projects, including two AKM spin-off series and a quartet of erotic contemporary novels.

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ROTF1Book Series: All The Kings Men

Rise of the Fallen

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About the book

  • Gold medalist in the 2012 eLit Awards in Erotic Fiction
  • USA Today Recommended Read
  • GraveTells Runner Up for Readers Choice Favorite Story – January 2013
  • GraveTells Reviewer Top Pick for January 2013
  • Finalist for Parajunkee’s Best Adult Book 2012
  • The All the King’s Men Series was GraveTells’ Reviewers’ Choice for 2013 Series of the Year

In the streets of Chicago exists an uneasy, centuries-old truce between vampires and their distant cousins, a race of shifters called drecks. Vampire enforcement agency, All the King’s Men (AKM), is charged with maintaining the truce, but when volatile enforcer Micah Black loses his mate and falls into the biological agony that results from the broken bond, he tests the boundaries of the truce by seeking out Apostle, a leader in the dreck community. Micah wants Apostle to kill him, a request Apostle is more than happy to fulfill.

When ex-Army medic Samantha Garrett inadvertently disrupts the plot and saves Micah’s life, a chain reaction sets Micah’s heart on a collision course with hers, but he will have to protect her from Apostle and her obsessive ex-husband if they will have a chance at forever.

This book contains explicit male/female sexual content, references to bisexuality and BDSM, knife play, strong profanity, and an explicit sexual scene between two males.

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Heart of the WarriorHOTW

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About the book

  • 2012 eLit Awards Silver Medalist – Best Erotic Fiction
  • The all the King’s Men Series was GraveTells’ Reviewers’ Choice for 2013 Series of the Year

Severin was made to fight. Conceived as what the vampires call a mixed-blood when his vampire father raped his dreck mother over a century ago, Severin retained the power of iron skin inherent to newborn drecks. Sev keeps this secret closely guarded. If it’s discovered that inferior dreck blood flows in his veins, it could destroy his life, which is already complicated enough. Not only has Sev’s father made a sudden and unwelcome reappearance, but Sev suspects he’s been marked by an assassin seeking blood vengeance. So when he falls for his teammate, Arion, a notorious playboy, that’s the last thing Sev needs.

Arion is the son of one of King Bain’s liaisons. Ari’s overbearing parents had his course plotted before he was even born, but what his parents want for him isn’t what Arion wants for himself. After finding out his new teammate Severin is gay, Arion develops a fascination for him that goes beyond curiosity. Their racy encounter just a month before was no fluke, and Arion realizes he’s been living a lie about his sexuality his entire life, forcing himself to be with females because that’s what was expected of him. But what he wants is a male, and not just any male. Arion wants Severin.

If Sev and Ari stand a chance at finding happiness with one another, they will have to confront prejudice, plotting, the threat on Sev’s life, and even each other. But will it be too little too late?

This book contains strong profanity and explicit, consensual sexual content between two males.

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Micah’s Callingmichas-calling

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About the book

Silver Medalist in the 2013 IPPYs for Best Romance/Erotica E-Book

With the threat of Apostle behind him and Samantha’s life finally out of danger, Micah’s mating phase, known as thecalling, unfurls to full strength. Unable to resist the demands of his body and the hormonal heat that drive him to propagate the vampire race, Micah loses himself in the pleasure Sam gives him.

But the desire to nest and start a family isn’t the only thing Samantha has awakened in Micah. She has also stirred Micah’s long-dormant love of domination and BDSM. With Sam, Micah finds himself longing to re-open his dungeon, and Sam wants to know more about this kinky world she has heard so much about but never tried. When Micah takes Sam to a scene party to introduce her to the BDSM lifestyle, their lives are turned upside-down when Micah is asked to assist in a scene where the submissive is someone he and Sam know very well: Trace.

Throughout her journey in this new world Micah, Sam begins to realize several hard truths about herself and what she wants. Will Micah allow her to explore her new desires? And will the new direction in his relationship with Trace prove to be too much for their friendship to withstand?

Micah’s Calling is a story of devotion beyond the level of friendship that will light your imagination on fire.

This novella contains strong and explicit sexual content, voyeurism, exhibitionism, BDSM, hints of homosexuality, knife play, mild ménage, and the potentially dangerous use of an American Express card. Yes, an American Express card.

Author’s Note: This is a novella supplement to the All the King’s Men series and includes a scene from Rise of the Fallen but in opposing points of view. It is highly advised that you read Rise of the Fallen before reading this novella. Reading book two of the series, Heart of the Warrior, would also be beneficial, but not absolutely necessary before reading Micah’s Calling.

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Rebel Obsessionrebel_obsesion

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IPPY Gold Medal 2014 – Best Romance/Erotica Ebook

Former cobalt addict and AKM enforcer, Io is known as much for his abrasive personality as for his playboy lifestyle. What he wants, he takes, and what he wants now is Miriam, but her father stands in the way.

Miriam is the daughter of the king. Strong-willed and defiant, she struggles to break free from her father’s oppressive hold, turning to cobalt for the mind-numbing relief and freedom only drugs can provide.

When Miriam overdoses, she and Io are thrust together when he takes charge of her rehabilitation…as well as her body. He shows her the pleasure she’s been missing under her father’s strict control, and she wants more. As they embark on a reckless, forbidden affair steeped with a passion that refuses to be denied, not even her father’s laws and threats are enough to defuse their new obsession with one another, even if the consequences are death.

This book contains explicit sexual content between a male and a female, as well as mostly non-sexual homosexual references. Strong language and profanity.

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Return of the AssassinReturn-of-the-asasin

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3rd place winner – RWA Heart of the West contest

“If you’ve been waiting for the next Black Dagger Brotherhood, this is it…” -GraveTells

Assassin Gina Carano doesn’t have time for love. In fact, the last thing she wants is a mate. But Gina can’t stop thinking about Malek, the handsome AKM enforcer she met in Chicago. And now she’s beginning to fear Malek’s memory is the reason for her crippling panic attacks, which have assaulted her relentlessly since she left him.

Malek has never dealt with the centuries-old death of his first mate, but now that he’s formed a new mating link to Gina, he has no choice. Stuck between the agony of mourning and the despair of being without Gina, his mind fractures as he attempts to reconcile the two halves of himself.

When Gina botches a hit on two vicious vampires in Miami, she reluctantly flees back to Chicago, where Malek must choose between the past and the future before he loses Gina forever.

Warning: This book contains explicit sexual content, sensitive subject matter, references to non-traditional/alternative lifestyles, and profanity.

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All-the-Kings-Men600x900-200x300All the King’s Men – The Beginning

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NOTE: This book is a prequel. Reading the first five books of the series will greatly enhance your reading experience of this book.

The All the King’s Men Series was GraveTells’ Reviewers’ Choice for 2013 Series of the Year

“If you’ve been waiting for the next Black Dagger Brotherhood, this is it…” -GraveTells

Micah Black is a vampire in trouble. He already lost one mate in the Middle Ages and barely survived her passing. Now, he’s about to lose another, and this time it could kill him. Except he’s not entirely convinced he has actually mated Jackson. Too many questions surround their relationship, because Jackson never returned the mating bond, which makes their pairing an anomaly. Then there’s Scarlet, the mysterious and sexy exotic dancer Micah can’t forget, who he saw perform for the first time the night he and Jackson met. Micah wishes for one night with Scarlet, which is not the way a mated male is supposed to behave. But for months, as Jackson has slipped further away, Micah hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her. If only he had more time, he could explore how he feels for Scarlet, but with Jackson halfway out the door, Micah knows time is one luxury he doesn’t have. When Jackson leaves for good and re-opens the emotional chasm Micah fell into after his first mate’s death, suffering will claim him, and this time he won’t survive.

In this prequel to the award-winning All the King’s Men Series, readers see what occurred in the weeks leading up to the novel, Rise of the Fallen, which was the first in this exciting paranormal series that introduced readers to a new world of vampires and shifters. In Rise of the Fallen, you met Micah and the rest of the alpha males of AKM. Now, see how the pieces aligned to set Micah on his path to self-destruction and eventual resurrection in the story that readers fell in love with.

All your favorite characters and villains of the first five books are back, and you’ll get a glimpse into how the war between the vampires and drecks began, as well as a peek at how the drecks plan to use cobalt to weaken the vampire race. You will also get an intimate glimpse of Tristan’s and Josie’s love for one another, as well as witness King Bain in his complex roles as leader, father, and mate. Every AKM fan will find something to love in this prequel, which provides vital information to set up the remainder of the series as it winds its way toward the two upcoming sister series, as well as the next generation.

WARNING: This book contains strong adult content, references to bisexuality, and explicit sexual material.

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