Guest Post/Giveaway – Knights of the Darkness by D.N. Simmons

Welcome to my stop of the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles book tour which has been brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours. Today I have a guest post as well as summaries of the first two books in the series. You can learn a little more about the author D.N. Simmons and enter the tour-wide giveaway. Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.

Title: Desires Unleashed
Series: Knights of the Darkness Chronicles Book One
Author: D.N. Simmons
Genre:   Urban-Fantasy/Dark Urban Fantasy w/Paranormal Romance elements.
Published: August 22nd 2012

Content warning: Multicultural and mixed genre such as gay/bisexual/straight pairings/sex scenes.Graphic language and violence. Strong sexual themes.

Book Description

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!

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 Title: The Guilty Innocent
Series: Knights of the Darkness Chronicles Book Two
Author: D.N. Simmons
Genre: Urban-fantasy
Subgenres: Horror, Paranormal Romance, GLBT, Multicultural, Mystery/Thriller.
Published: April 4th 2012

Book Description

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!

Original, sexy and gritty, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget!

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Guest Post

The Discussion between Author and Muse

I sit across a redwood table staring into the green eyes of my literary muse, Nicole. By the way her chest is slightly heaving; I can tell that she’s pissed with me. That was just one clue, let’s not bring up all of the times she’s locked me away and high-jacked my guest spots throughout this tour. This has to end, now.

“Alright Nicole, we need to settle this once and for all. I can’t have you putting black hoods over my head, tying me up and locking me in dank rooms while you steal my spotlight and author spots,” I said with more attitude than what was probably necessary, but oh well.  

“Is that so, D.N.?” Nicole stared back intently.

I sigh… this is going to be more difficult than I’d expected.  Time to reel it back in if I want this to go smoothly.

“Look, I’ll freely admit that maybe I’ve taken you for granted. I should have given at least fifty percent of the credit to you—“

“Fifty percent, D.N.?  Really? Fifty percent?! The way I see it, I deserve ALL of the credit. Not seventy-five, or fifty, but one-hundred percent,” Nicole argued.

“Now wait a damn minute here! Who do you think you are? The Knights of the Darkness Chronicles is just as much my baby as it is yours.  I had the idea to create a world that reflected the real world that we live in. I wanted to set it in modern times so that a lot of the issues we go through as humans can be discussed within the pages of the series.”

“Yeah, well, it was me who told you to make the series about vampires and shifters, using them as great metaphors to express your thoughts and entertain readers with a fast-paced, action-packed, erotically-charged story to boot!” Nicole shot back.

“I see you’re not going to make this easy,” I said, rolling up my sleeves.

“Was anything easy for the characters of the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles? No, they had to battle, bleed and struggle their way through every obstacle…  Now that I think about it; that might have been your idea?” Nicole said, her lips pursed as she appeared to be pondering the declaration.

“It WAS my idea. I wanted to make the series an ‘edge-of-your-seat-kind-of-ride’.  That means drama and lot of it. But not the kind that makes you wish they’d just kill themselves and rid the world of their existence. No, I don’t dabble in that angsty drama. On the contrary, the drama I thought of keeps my characters on their toes. It keeps the plots fresh, dark, sexy and controversial,” I said, staking my claim.

Nicole pouted a little and after a short while, she slowly nodded. “Perhaps, I didn’t give you enough credit. I had been shafted so many times in your interviews that I’d become blind to all of your contributions to the series WE created.”

Okay, so that hit me like a tidal wave.  It was true; I never did mention Nicole in any of my interviews. There was no doubt that I was to blame for her anger. Now was the time to make amends.

“Nicole, I need you to continue writing and I don’t want to fight anymore.”

“I don’t want to fight anymore either, D.N.”.

“You helped me create some dynamic characters. You helped me breathe life into them, for that I am extremely grateful,” I said.

“D.N., you gave me the platform to be as creative with you as I have been.  I want to continue to tell wonderful and engaging stories for years to come.  Let’s stop this petty squabble and get back to work, what do you say?” Nicole gave me her winning smile and I swear, there was a sparkle to her eyes.

“Now that is what gets my creative juices flowing.  Come on you, let’s go make magic.”

*Author’s Note: Thank you for reading and following me and my Muse on this Guilty Innocent Book Tour. It’s been my pleasure chatting with all of you and I hope I’ve entertained you and gave you a peak into the mind that created the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles.  Urban-fantasy/Paranormal Romance fans will surely enjoy the stories and characters of the KOTDC, so run, don’t walk to grab “Desires Unleashed: Knights of the Darkness Chronicles Book One” and begin the adventure.


About the Author

D. N. Simmons lives in Chicago IL., with a rambunctious German Shepherd that's too big for his own good and mischievous kitten that she affectionately calls "Itty-bitty". Her hobbies include rollerblading, billiards, bowling, reading, watching television and going to the movies.

She has been nominated at Love Romances and More, winning honorable mention for best paranormal book of 2006. She has won "Author of the Month" at Warrior of Words. She was voted "New Voice of Today" at Romance Reviews and "Rising Star" at Love Romance and More.

To learn more, and have the opportunity to speak with the author personally, please visit the official website and forum at   D.N. is always interesting in meeting new and wonderful people.


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  1. What a great post!

    D.N. Sorry I have missed some of the tour as my erratic work schedule has kept me all over the clock this month. I seriously thought I was a vampire myself because I was up at 1 am to get to work at 3 am.

    I can't wait to read this series, and finally just got "Desires Unleashed" this morning, and hopefully to start reading today....*S*

    Wishing you all the best, and continued success!

    Pommawolf WWolfweeps

  2. want to thank you Naomi for showcasing me and my series on your blog. Thank you so very much for this wonderful opportunity. :D

  3. Aww the saga between Author and Muse comes to an end!! It's been a blast following your tour and watching the interactions between the two of you!!! May we see many many more books to come from the creative minds of you two =)

  4. Thank you Pomma. I had a great time with this tour and I'm happy that you enjoyed it. :D I think you'll love Desires Unleashed and soon you'll find yourself fully immersed in the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles. :D

  5. Oh count on it! I'm working on a book now, that I believe will see itself series-worthy, ;) But always, the characters of the KOTDC will have a special place in my heart. Besides I don't think I'm done with them yet. :D Holly, you have been so awesome posting updates. I can't thank you enough!

  6. You are welcome DN!! It has been my pleasure!!

  7. Thanks for stopping in Holly!! It's always great to see someone follow the tour all the way to the end!

  8. Thanks Parajunkee!! Nice to have you over for a visit!!


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