The Dark Kings of the Realm are going through a major upheaval as their secrets have being aired to the mortals and the impending war just seems to bubble slowly to a boiling point.

Amidst the war, the Dragon Kings seem to find love and passion. As each Dragon King finds his mate, the forces of evil refuse to stay in the shadows even as the powerful forces of the realm seem to take sides.


Darius has come from his mountain to fight the evil and not fall in love. Yet the sensual Dr. Sophie Martin leaves him no choice as he falls head over heels for her. As the passion between them smolder the sheets catching their hearts on fire, shadows of evil seem to edge closer to the Dark Kings, with some of their very own playing a game of chess.

“Smoldering Hunger” gives Darius his mate, but it also puts Sophie directly into the path of Ulrick and his games. As each book gives a Dragon King his love, it also takes us one step closer to the war that seems to be inevitable. As Ulrick seems to be pulling the strings, it is yet to be seen who really will emerge as the King Of Kings, Constantine or Ulrick.

I love the way Donna Grant makes sure that each book has a brief history of the past and connecting to the present for new readers. The books don’t have to be read in sequence, or read at all to follow their journey. But then who can resist these powerful Dragon Kings as they vow to keep their love safe and protect the innocent.

Received an ARC from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley for an honest review.