She wanted to touch him. There had always been something about being in his arms that made her feel as if she could tackle anything and the world wouldn’t dare get in her way…

A dragon shapeshifter and a computer mastermind, Ryder is sent to guard Glasgow after a devastating Dark attack. But when memories of an explosive affair come back to him-in the flesh-Ryder cannot help but want to protect the woman who haunts his dreams. Even if means shifting into the dragon he was never supposed to reveal…

Kinsey could never get enough of Ryder. His every touch only left her wanting more. But now that she’s seen him in his true form, Kinsey’s world is rocked to the core. She knows that to stay-and feel-alive, she must be with Ryder. But is Kinsey’s passion worth the risk of danger that comes with being a part of Ryder’s dark and fierce world?


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

There must be something about Donna Grant’s dark kings that make them very appealing. I mean, we’re now down to the ninth book, and everything about the general series arc and the different stories in each book are still hooking readers in. I have to say that I haven’t read all the dark kings books, but those I’ve read, I did enjoy. It must be the dragon shapeshifters who are alpha males, and all the other strong and brave heroes and heroines that she created for this series.

Smoke And Fire really got my attention from the first page to the very last. Because I haven’t really followed each and every book, I felt like there were some names and terminologies that confused me. But, all in all, I enjoyed the book for what it was- an entertaining paranormal romance with a very contemporary setting and very real heroine. I really liked Kinsey, although I couldn’t understand her sometimes. I guess there really is just a certain pull that these dragon shapeshifters have because this inexplainable connection between the main characters is always present.

I can’t wait to see what else is in store for this series. In the meantime, I might actually have to go back and re-read the entire series because I do want to read about every hero and heroine that this series introduced.


Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels and novellas spanning multiple genres of romance.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Her childhood dream was to become a professional ballet dancer and study under the amazing Mikhail Baryshnikov. Though she never got to meet Baryshnikov, she did make it to New York City and performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Later, Donna’s love of the romance genre and the constant stories running through her head prompted her to sit down and write her first book. Once that book was completed, there was no turning back.

Donna sold her first book in November 2005 while displaced from Hurricane Rita, a storm that destroyed portions of the Texas Gulf Coast. Since then, Donna has sold novels and novellas to both electronic and print publishers. Her books include several complete series such as Druids Glen, The Shields, Royal Chronicles, Sisters of Magic, Dark Sword, Dark Warriors, and her new series, Dark Kings.

Despite the deadlines and her voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two young children, four cats, three fish, and one long haired Chihuahua. She’s blessed with a proud, supportive husband who loves to read and travel as much as she does.

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