Saturday, March 16, 2013

REVIEW: Desires Unleashed by DN Simmons

Title: Desires Unleashed 
Series: Knights of the Darkness #1
Author: D.N. Simmons
Published Date: Jan 5, 2011
Publisher: self-published by author
Format: ebook
Pages: 294
ISBN13: 294001252285
Copy provided by: Innovative Online Book Tours
Genre: Paranormal LGBT romance
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis:Enter the sexually and violently charged world of the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles, where humans and the supernatural live together in a tenuous co-existence, where neither side trusts the other. Desires are Unleashed in this novel as darkness blankets the city, giving cloak to an unknown terror who stalks the night searching for human victims. The government funded special police force (Supernatural Unit Investigation Team) better known as the S.U.I.T., has assigned two detectives to track down this mysterious threat. The detectives soon discover that this threat may be more than they can handle and they seek outside help from two unlikely candidates. Can the combined forces of four beings be enough to triumph in a deadly race against time? Original, sexy and gritty, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget!

My Review: I'd like to thank the author and Innovative Online Book Tours for allowing me a copy of this book to read in exchange for a review, in anticipation of the next book.
I learned one thing while reading this book....this is the first and close to the last LGBT book (I did promise to read the next in the series) I'll be reading. Its just not my cuppa tea. However, I'm still giving this a good review because I like the writing. I like the world, and I like the characters. I didn't mind the violence, but I didn't like the sexual action between guys. I am definitely not prudish, nor homophobic. I accept and respect love in all forms, but it did nothing for me. 
I enjoyed the building up of Natasha as a character the most, and liked the partnership between Matthew and Warren. Darian seemed a little typical of a vampire, so he was just so-so for me. Most especially, as a paranormal reader, I loved how the author expanded past the typical were wolves into other forms of were creatures.

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