Rise of the Fallen

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Rated 4.00/5 based on 3 reviews
A lonely, volatile vampire loses his heart to an exotic dancer when she saves his life. Now he must protect her from those who tried to kill him. A USA Today Recommended Read and eLit Gold Medal Winner. More
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About Donya Lynne

Donya Lynne is the bestselling author of the award winning All the King's Men and Strong Karma Series and a member of Romance Writers of America. Making her home in a wooded suburb north of Indianapolis with her husband, Donya has lived in Indiana most of her life and knew at a young age she was destined to be a writer. She started writing poetry in grade school and won her first short story contest in fourth grade. In junior high, she began writing romantic stories for her friends, and by her sophomore year, she’d been dubbed Most Likely to Become a Romance Novelist. In 2012, she fulfilled her dream by publishing her first two novels and a novella. Her work has earned her two IPPYs, five eLit Awards, a USA Today Recommended Read, and numerous accolades, including two Smashwords bestsellers. When she’s not writing, she can be found cheering on the Indianapolis Colts or doing her cats’ bidding.

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About the Series: All the King's Men
Vampires and shifters battle on the streets of Chicago while the vampire enforcers of All the King's Men wrestle with their own pasts and lost love as they find new mates.

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Reviews of Rise of the Fallen by Donya Lynne

Jess Mahler reviewed on Aug. 4, 2022

First off, this book is pure fluff. If you are looking for something with any kind of depth, move on. That said, it is a very well written bit of fluff with enjoyable characters, an interesting and original take on vampire romance and almost none of the over-done tropes that have killed most vampire romances for me.

The plot of this book reminded me a lot of the old Robin William's movie Dead Poets Society. No that this story has anything in common with a movie about a preppy boys school, but because like Dead Poets Society, Rise of the Fallen interweaves multiple plots together. None of the plots are extensively developed (there isn't time) but the interweaving is well done, the 'main' plot is brought to fun and satisfactory conclusion, and the inclusion of the other plots gives the story a sense of continuity, that life goes on even if this book is over.

Looking forward to picking up the next book in the series.

This book includes some F/m scenes, very light and playful, but skip it if that isn't your thing.
(review of free book)
Jess Mahler reviewed on Aug. 4, 2022
(no rating)
First off, this book is pure fluff. If you are looking for something with any kind of depth, move on. That said, it is a very well written bit of fluff with enjoyable characters, an interesting and original take on vampire romance and almost none of the over-done tropes that have killed most vampire romances for me.

The plot of this book reminded me a lot of the old Robin William's movie Dead Poets Society. No that this story has anything in common with a movie about a preppy boys school, but because like Dead Poets Society, Rise of the Fallen interweaves multiple plots together. None of the plots are extensively developed (there isn't time) but the interweaving is well done, the 'main' plot is brought to fun and satisfactory conclusion, and the inclusion of the other plots gives the story a sense of continuity, that life goes on even if this book is over.

Looking forward to picking up the next book in the series.

This book includes some F/m scenes, very light and playful, but skip it if that isn't your thing.
(review of free book)
Dale Ibitz reviewed on Aug. 28, 2013

OK, so this for me was 3.5 stars.

First off, I love this cover. It's HOT, totally hot. And this book (and review) is for the 18+ crowd...so if you're a young 'un, you might want to skip this one. OK?

So, this story doesn't only cover Micah and Sam's stories, but a host of other folks. Some you like. Some you don't. Some you just don't care.

And there's all kinds of sex. Straight sex. Gay sex. Kinky sex. If this isn't your cup of tea, um, don't pick up this book. I personally found it interesting to read some of this stuff, never having been exposed to it before.

As for Micah, here's my problem. The guy's a dick. And you can't even blame the broken bond for his dick-i-ness. He was always a dick. Everyone knows he's a dick. Very few like him despite it. Most fear him or don't care. Some liked to see him broken. You can't like or emphasize with a dick. At least, I couldn't. And while I felt for his loss, I didn't care because, ya know, he's a dick!

But he is So. Good. Looking. Almost makes me want to try to save the dick myself. Ya know what I mean?

I have to admit, I liked him more towards the end, especially his treatment of Sam... but the dude's gotta shed that dick bag he carries around and be more like-able.

Loved Sam. Loved her strength and grit and determination. Hated her douche of an ex-husband. He deserved everything he got! It was quite comical, actually.

As for plot? It was ok, though there were some unanswered questions. There's a whole story line about a guardian that who or why or what he was all about is unexplained. At least, if it was explained I didn't get it. While I liked the guardian character quite a bit--one of my favorites, in fact--I didn't get what his purpose was.

So let's get to the meat and potatoes...the sex. The descriptions were good, if lacking a little viscerally. I thought adding the sound affects (like "Ungggh"), was kind of a turn off. Better to describe the actions and reactions viscerally than to put sound affects like that in dialogue. To me, it was off-putting and distracting.
(review of free book)
Eva Luna reviewed on May 2, 2012

You can read my review of this book here:

http://whatever-eva-wants.blogspot.com/2012/04/botd-rise-of-fallen-all-kings-men-donya.html
(reviewed 35 days after purchase)
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