Author Override: D.N. Simmons

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Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.

Check out a teaser from DESIRE UNLEASHED

Warren wondered if Xander would be able to survive a vital hit from a regular silver bullet. He suspected that because of his age he may be able to heal, if he drank the blood of the Pack Matron. However, he doubted Xander would be able to survive being shot by a liquid silver-nitrate bullet. The humans had been prepared. After a few vampires who were in violation of law number two were made examples of, the vampires were “less inclined to exhibit any rash behavior.” Or so that’s what the Secretary of State said during his speech when he announced the decrease in supernatural crime. Warren had to admit the thought of a combustible silver-nitrate bullet going through his chest would make him feel a little more law abiding. His other Pack mates had been outraged, feeling helpless against the change. Warren wondered in amazement if this was the first time the supernatural race felt truly vulnerable. He suspected Xander wasn’t worried, but cautious … always cautious.

Law number three was pretty much directed at shape-shifters. Shape-shifters were to go to a government protected and sanctioned hunting ground on the nights when there would be a full moon. Some of the Pack leaders had disputed this bill. Many said they had their own private property, and would not take too kindly to being monitored while they changed, mated and hunted. After three months of deliberation, the government relented, only to revise the bill. The revised bill now stated if one did not have a “designated” hunting ground, you were required to go to a government sanctioned one provided in each state. Once finalized, there were no exceptions to this law. If found off hunting grounds, the shape-shifter would be contained, charged, most likely deemed dangerous, then executed.

In the beginning, there were a lot of unexplained “accidents” when a supernatural was taken into custody for suspicion of committing a crime. They were often tortured or murdered by spiteful officers wanting revenge. It was during this time the supernaturals protested while their council spoke out against the cruel and illegal tactics of the government’s supernatural police force. The entire S.U.I.T. organization went under investigation. The offending officers were arrested and sentenced.

The last bill to be added became law number four to establish equal protection for supernaturals. For there were individuals and radical humanist groups who decided to turn their Thursday night poker club into outlandish cults that would chase down members of the supernatural race to destroy what they could, by maiming and killing whomever they could find. This new law, which was much needed, prohibited any type of vigilante acts of violence upon a member of the supernatural race. Many outraged groups felt that the human race should not have to share the world with “freaks”. They vowed to continue their “fight against the forsaken,” as they called it. Warren had arrested a few of these fanatics, satisfied to have finally rid the streets of them. Though he knew where there was one, there were several thousand. However, there were enough intelligent civilians, including politicians, who knew that to start a war with the supernaturals would incite the destruction of the human race. These individuals lobbied ceaselessly to pass law number four; they knew that the government had to offer protection to the supernaturals in order to guarantee protection for human existence.

The laws left little room for mischief and seemed to keep things under control. Supernaturals were U.S. citizens rightfully. All of humanity now knew they could not destroy the supernatural race; some humans didn’t want to destroy supernaturals at all. Many historians were baffled and marveled at the whole idea of immortal creatures; beings that have seen empires rise and fall, wars begun and ended. They knew who shot two of America’s most famous presidents. They knew what it was like to watch Rome burn and hear the psychotic tunes from the Emperor’s fiddle. Then there was the medical scientist who wanted blood samples, urine samples, sperm and egg samples. They wanted to know what was in the supernaturals blood that was different from their own, and how to make that blood work for them.

Many other businesses including restaurants, bars, clubs, stores, and airports opened their markets to the supernaturals. However, there were some businesses that reinstated the segregation law, barring supernaturals from “human only” establishments. Even though mankind was learning to co-exist, the two races were far from equal in all that the world had to offer. There were other bills being brought before the legislature that wanted to incorporate supernatural studies in schools as well as cultural awareness courses. This caused great debates within the ranks and the bills had yet to be voted on.



By D.N. Simmons


Desires Unleashed (Knights of the Darkness Chronicles #1)

Desires Unleashed is the first novel in the riveting, highly-addictive and sexually-charged Knights of the Darkness Chronicles. Experience the heart-pounding thrill of the chase in this electrifying page-turner as you uncover the mystery behind the series of gruesome killings that have been terrorizing the citizens of Chicago.

When a grisly decapitated corpse pops up on a Chicago Street, drained of blood, the highly-trained, government-funded special police force assigned two of their best detectives to the case. S.U.I.T. Detectives Warren Davis and Matthew Eric delve deep into their investigation to discover just who or what is leaving mutilated bodies in public places. They soon realize that the killer or killers is one step ahead of them and if they are going to stop the menace before another innocent human is viciously attack, they are going to need help.

Natasha Hemingway liked her life just the way it was… normal and supernatural-free. The vampires and shape-shifters were just where she wanted them to be—far away from her. All was going well until an unfortunate accident landed her in the hospital. It was then that she discovered she had an ability that could help her save countless lives. All of a sudden, she finds herself thrust into the dangerous and alluring world of the supernatural and into the arms of two very sexy and deadly vampires.

Original, gritty and sprinkled with just the right amount of humor and wit, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won’t forget. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing series!

This book has been previously published and has been substantially revised from its original release.

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The Guilty Innocent (Knights of the Darkness Chronicles #2)

The Guilty Innocent is the second novel in the edgy, action-packed, sexually-charged, Knights of the Darkness Chronicles.

In this installment, Darian, the gorgeous, charismatic and charming master vampire of Chicago is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, but why? His lover, Xavier, Natasha and a few others must travel halfway across the world to find out who and why before time runs out and all hell breaks loose!

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The Royal Flush (Knights of the Darkness Chronicles #3)

The Royal Flush is the third novel in the edgy, action-packed, sexually-charged, Knights of the Darkness Chronicles.

In the third installment of this tale, the hunt is on! The coven, Pack and Pride must join forces to stop a group of big game hunters by any means necessary! Hold on to your seat as the Knights take you on yet another wild ride that will not let you go until the last word is read and the book is closed!

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Hostile Territory (Knights of the Darkness Chronicles #4)

Hostile Territory is the fourth novel in the edgy, action-packed, sexually charged Knights of the Darkness Chronicles. In this installment, be prepared for the ultimate supernatural adventure! It’s no holds barred in this tale and there’s going to be hell to pay! A single orchestrated attack initiates a hunt unlike Darian and his friends have ever encountered. You really don’t want to miss out. The ante has been upped and they are out for blood!

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The Lion’s Den (Knights of the Darkness Chronicles #5)

Darian, Elise and Xander have been through very rough times in the past, but nothing has prepared them for the menace that is causing all kinds of havoc in their territory this time around. Chicago is at the mercy, or lack thereof, of a ruthless gang of supernaturals who seem to take extreme pleasure in other people’s pain. In this game of cat and mouse, there’s no way to tell who’s the predator and who’s the prey.

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Unholy Alliance (Knights of the Darkness #6)

The Final Chapter of the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will leave you breathless!

Picking up the chaos from where The Lion’s Den left off, Unholy Alliance unleashes a whole new threat to everyone’s existence. It’s the calm before the storm and once the storm hits, you’ll have to pray and hope you survive. New alliances will be formed that will reshape the world with the blood of the innocent. There will be nowhere to hide, there will be no sanctuary. Who will stop them? Can they be stop? Hold on to your seats and prepare for one hell of a ride!

Original, sexy and gritty, the Knights of the Darkness

Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won’t forget!

Purchase now:  Amazon

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About the Author:

I was born in the little, but big bustling city of Chicago, Illinois. I still live there today and I’m loving every second of it … Except for those harsh cold winters. I started writing short horror stories when I was eleven years old. It wasn’t until 2004 that I decided to take the plunge into the professional literary world when I wrote Desires Unleashed.

I love the supernatural world; I’ve always found it fascinating, especially vampires and shape-shifters. It was my love of the genre that motivated me to create the story I had always wanted to read. I published it, hoping there were other people out there who would be entertained by that same story. I love to entertain people, to offer them that fantasy world they can escape into filled with wonders and good times. I know I appreciate the escapism I’ve delved into when reading a good book.

Some of the accolades I’ve won for my writing are: “New Voice of Today” by A Romance Review, “Rising Star” by Love Romance and “Author of the Month” by Warrior of Words. I’ve been nominated two years in a row in several categories, including “best vampire novel” and “best urban-fantasy” at Love Romance and More. My third novel; The Royal Flush did win honorable mention in 2006.

Some of the accolades I’ve won for my writing are: “New Voice of Today” by A Romance Review, “Rising Star” by Love Romance and “Author of the Month” by Warrior of Words. I’ve been nominated two years in a row in several categories, including “best vampire novel” and “best urban-fantasy” at Love Romance and More. My third novel; The Royal Flush did win honorable mention in 2006.

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To find out even more about me, please click on the links below.

D.N.’s Website

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D.N. on Goodreads

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Linda Z

I love your cover Art! It is very Eye Catching

trish dechant

This series sounds interesting. But I can’t figure out if it’s a series with the same characters or not. Especially since I see Darian’s name three times in three different books–but he has different lover names. It makes me very curious.

Thanks for spotlighting this new series.

That is because he does have different lovers. Him and his love have an open relationship. I just read Desires Unleashed, it is uber-sexy. Just got book 2. I am in love for sure. Thank you guys for the awesome post and giveaway. Happy New Years 😀

Heather P

Wow – another great new series for me to start! Thanks for the giveaway!

Maria D.

This sounds like an interesting series – I’m currently reading the first book Desires Unchained and liking it so far. Thanks for the giveaway!


Love this, can´t wait for my chance to read!

best wishes, Linda

pam howell

would LOVE to win & read! PICK ME!!
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Hi! Thanks for sharing this post, I didn’t know about this author or series. Sounds interesting (like BDB by J.R. Ward) Love vampires and shape-shifters and the covers are amazing, I really like Unholy Alliance cover! Thanks for this giveaway too 😛

Sandy Lion

I have already added this series to my TBR pile and bought book 1. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan H.

Vampires are always great!


Thanks for the awesome post and congrats to DN on the new release! Sounds fantastic!


I love finding new authors and books to read.

Zita R

Sounds interesting! Congrats on your new release.


This sounds intense, but very intriguing!


It is intense and very dark, gruesome and steamy. One thing I’m loving is the action scenes, they are so well written and detailed, exciting.

Mary Jo

Sounds like my kind of series! Looking forward to reading it.

Cathy V

Another great series to add to my TBR list.
Thanks for the great post and giveaway.


These sound like good books. DN Simmons is a new author to me.


Sounds like a sizlling hot series. How many more are planned?

Lori Meehan

The books sound very interesting.


I love your cover art, it’s absolutely gorgeous!!


Thanks for the giveaway. I hadn’t heard of this series before but it sounds pretty good (and looks pretty!) so I’ll have to check it out.

Christy Perry

This series is completely new to me, however I can’t wait to read them all now! Thanks for introducing me to them and hosting the giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win 🙂


I love the sound of this series!

Monica V.

I need to read this series! Sounds great.


Never heard of this series before but it sounds really interesting, cant wait to read it


This sounds like an interesting series.

Krissy Holstein

These books sound really interesting and I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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Lizz D.

Totally intrigued! Can’t wait to start this! 🙂

Janie McGaugh

Interesting sounding series.

Sandy D.

Sounds like a fabulous series!!

Mary Preston

I’m in love with the look of the series before I’ve even begun reading. Yes, I do judge.


Have these books on my wishlist. 🙂

Victoria Kennedy

Sounds like a really great book! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! 🙂


Desires Unleashed was really good, made me buy the second book and that was even better. I’m currently reading the royal Flush and I’m loving it. This is definitely a new favorite series for me. Yeah I agree, the covers are beautiful, one of the reasons why I decided to check out the series.

Tina Jones

I have & read the whole series din book 1 to book 6 . I can honestly say I love these books. The series brings the characters together .
Waiting for the next book to come out was torture but with all 6 books out now new readers to the series won’t have that wait .
I loved them & know you will love them DN makes her characters cone alive .

latisha depoortere

This sounds like a great book would love to read it! Thank you for the great post and great giveaway!
Latisha D


Thanks for the great giveaway. I’m looking forward to getting into these books.

Ellen Thompson

This sounds like an interesting series! I will have to check it out.