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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Knights of the Darkness Chronicles by DN Simmons Tour & Giveaway

Desires Unleashed Excerpt

Warren could smell the blood in the air; it made his stomach growl and

churn with hunger. He immediately regretted not taking his partner’s
advice and grabbing a whole lot of something to eat along the way. The
scent of the blood was so enticing, he felt his mouth water. Swallowing
hard, he reached into his pocket, pulling out his badge and ID, and handed
them to the uniformed officer protecting the crime scene from intruders
and the media. Warren surveyed the crime scene as the officer verified his
identification before handing it back. The body had been dumped on the
shoulder of 95th Street. There was a small patch of wild grass that had
grown four feet high and beyond that, huge patches of gravel and dirt.
He stepped under the yellow and black police tape that blocked off the
crime scene. He could see the M.E. forensics expert taking pictures of the
body from all angles. As he walked closer, he realized right away why
forensic specialists were walking around the area and taking so many
pictures. The crime scene was a horrific sight. The body had been
dismembered; mutilated chunks of bloody flesh had been carelessly strewn
about the area. A uniformed officer rushed past him to puke on the curb
next to a squad car, using the car’s hood for balance as his stomach
heaved its contents onto the pavement.

Warren looked closely at the gruesome display of mutilated flesh. His
senses picked up a slight scent of a shifter from the scattered body parts
but it was highly overshadowed by the smell of blood. He hoped whomever
the pieces of flesh had belonged to was murdered somewhere around the
location and not somewhere else like the last victim. The sooner he could
catch this bastard, the better. At least, now he knew for certain that a
shifter was involved. He just wished he had a more defined scent to work

Well, at least one thing could be ruled out. Xander’s theory of foul play
from the human race was out of the question from this standpoint. This was
the work of a supernatural and it was the last thing the supernatural race
needed. More drama. More ammunition for the humans to throw at them about
how they should all be rounded up and destroyed.

He watched as blood dried to a dark red tint on the exposed ligaments and
muscles. Ragged pieces of skin clung to the chunks of flesh. He counted
five pieces of the body, ranging from small to medium. The largest chunk
of flesh was what remained of the torso. He stepped closer to examine the
bite marks where the wolf had torn through the skin, bone and muscle.
Looking inside the cavity, he could see that the ribs had been splintered.
Little particles of white bone sprinkled the remaining intestines still
attached to the shredded abdomen. There was no blood splattered around the
area, just small puddles that had drained from the pieces of the corpse.
He fought the urge to kneel on all fours and plunge his face deep into the
feast at hand. He licked his lips and swallowed the saliva that had
gathered in his mouth as his stomach growled loudly, anticipating its next
meal. He heard footsteps coming closer and looked up to see his partner

“I can hear your hungry ass from over there. Didn’t I tell you to eat
something before you brought your ass out here?” Matthew stated forcefully
as he approached Warren.

Kneeling beside him, he inspected a bloody chunk of the corpse by lifting
a piece of the torn muscle with his examining pen.

Warren gave him a rueful smile. He looked at Matthew’s attire, a black
sweatshirt with the faded letters of Rosenthall-Krest University on the
front and a pair of faded and obviously worn blue jeans. His boots were
the newest thing he had on. They still had that new store-bought shine to

“You did, but I didn’t think I’d have enough time to stop,” Warren lied.

“You had time. At least enough time to pull into a Burger Town or
something and grab a dozen breakfast sandwiches. Anything would have been
better than having you drooling over the body.” He took another look at
the scene. “Or what’s left of a body. We can’t even tell if this was a man
or woman, young or old. I guess it matters little. As it stands now, this
is a John or Jane doe. Shit, I’m not even sure if it’s human!”

“It’s human, Matt. Has Galen found anything more about the body from
yesterday? Has it been identified?” Warren asked.

"Simmons has written the vampire hit novel of the year! With so manymiddle of the road paranormal books being published, Simmons took up thetorch and blazed a whole new avenue for the readers to delve into." -Janalee Ruschhaupt - Warrior of Words.

The Guilty Innocent
Knights of the Darkness Chronicles Book Two
D.N. Simmons

Genre: Urban-fantasy
subgenres: Horror, Paranormal Romance, GLBT, Multicultural, Mystery/Thriller.

Publisher: Rushmore Publishing

ISBN: 978-0615688381

Number of pages: 271
Word Count: 106415

Book Description:

The Guilty Innocent is the second novel in the edgy, action-packed, sexually-charged, Knights of the Darkness Chronicles.

In this installment, Darian, the gorgeous, charismatic and charming master vampire of Chicago is framed for a crime he didn't commit, but why? His lover, Xavier, Natasha and a few others must travel halfway across the world to find out who and why before time runs out and all hell breaks loose!

Original, sexy and gritty, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget!

Desires Unleashed
Knights of the Darkness Chronicles Book One
D.N. Simmons

Publisher:    Rushmore Publishing

ISBN-13:   978-0615678641
ASIN:   B004DCB6P4

pages:   294
Wordcount: 121436

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:


Book Description:

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 an unfortunate 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!

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   D.N. is always interesting in meeting new and wonderful people.

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