Saturday, April 21, 2012

Rise of the Fallen Review *ADULT*

Title: Rise of the Fallen
 Author: Donya Lynne
Publish Date: Phoenix Press; 1 edition (March 23, 2012)

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 Sam’s, but he will have to protect her from Apostle and her obsessive ex-husband, Steve, if they will have a chance at forever. Can Micah hold his emotions together to keep Sam alive?
Micah, an AKM soldier who does what he wants and never follows the rules, sets himself on a self destructive course after losing his mate, and the second mate at that. He cares about nothing, especially his own life, when he decides to make a deal with Apostle, that he would have the honor of killing him.

 Sam, stumbles across the fight and beating, and by a stroke of luck, manages to save Micah’s life even though he was upset with her for doing so. Sam takes him back to her place, not knowing what else to do with him, and he starts to heal before her very eyes.

 Micah realizes that he has no choice but to protect Sam because Apostle will be after her for giving him the satisfaction of killing Micah. Because of several drastic events, Micah has no choice but to tell Sam of his world.

Who doesn’t love a hot and steamy story? I myself, am not so interested in a mushy romance novel but you add brute vampires into the mix, who fall hard for their mates, I am SO there.

 The beginning of Micah’s story is so heart wrenching. He is a bad-a$$ vampire who loves and falls hard over his mates. As the story progresses, you learn more about All the King’s Men and their mission. I can see so many stories unfolding for each character in this story. They are all unique with different personalities and I cannot wait to read about their stories as this new world unfolds. It’s definitely action packed. In addition, I love the fact that Sam is not a pansy helpless girl. She can definitely hold her own and you learn more about her individual story also. Don’t worry, there is no mushy romance in this story…it’s toe-curling hotness that will keep you wanting more of All the King’s Men for sure!

My Over All Rating:

4 star

Bio of Donya Lynne:
As a little girl, Donya always had a book in her hand. As she got older, the books became pens and notebooks, which she filled with stories and poetry. For as long as she remembers, she has been writing and dreaming up stories. Seems writing was her destiny.
Donya loves music and often finds inspiration for her stories in the wide range of music she listens to. But occasionally it's a movie, a book, or just a drive around town that inspires her work.
She has several projects planned and in progress, including eight more novels in the All the King's Men series and several short stories and novellas. She would love to share her journey with you.

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  1. Thank you for the wonderful review, Michele. I'm so glad you liked the book. I'll have book two out soon so you can continue reading about how everything unfolds for "my boys" and "their mates." :)

  2. "The beginning of Micah’s story is so heart retching."

    Um, retching means to throw up... . Perhaps "heart wrenching" is what is meant here?
    Minor typo. :)
    Interesting review.

    1. Thanks for catching that!! oops...