Meet Ryder from Donna Grant’s newest Dark Kings novel, Smoke and Fire! #Giveaway #BookTour #Excerpt #CharacterProfile
Welcome to the SMOKE AND FIRE Blog Tour!
To celebrate the release of SMOKE AND FIRE and the season of Spring, there is also a DRAGON EGG HUNT going on throughout the tour! Exciting, right? Certain stops throughout the tour will have something special to share with you which will provide you with an extra entry for the giveaway. Just like a traditional egg hunt, you’re going to have to search for these items/information!! Find out more information about the Dragon Egg Hunt at the bottom of the post!
Meet Ryder, hero of Smoke and Fire!
Name: Ryder, Dragon King of the Grays
Hair: blonde, cropped short on the side with little more length on the top
Computer mastermind and King of the Grays, Ryder has a peculiar love of jelly-filled donuts. Never far from the computer room – or without a box of his favorite donuts at hand – Ryder is the one the rest of the Dragon Kings turn to when they want backgrounds on someone of interest. Ryder’s skills don’t stop at the keyboard however. He designs and builds various machines around Dreagan, including the mini cameras. Unbeknownst to the rest of the Dragon Kings, Ryder fell in love first.
But he chose his brethren. Though the love still in his heart for Kinsey haunts him every day. He knows better than most what he gave up to do his duty. He keeps watch over Dreagan and their enemies while attempting to stay ahead of those wanting to destroy everything the Dragon Kings have. It’s only this that helps to sustain him since he can’t have the woman he loves.
Now that you learned a little bit about Ryder, scroll down to learn more about SMOKE AND FIRE, releasing April 5, 2016! Read the excerpt, follow Donna and enter the giveaway! Don’t forget to follow the tour to see what other Dragon Eggs you may find!
SWORN TO PROTECT
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…
DRIVEN TO DESIRE
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?
Smoke and Fire releases on April 5, 2016!
Read an excerpt
Ryder sat back and blew out a breath, feeling a flutter of nerves. He laced his fingers behind his head and only realized then that Dmitri was still in the room. He slid his gaze to Dmitri.
“What are you up to?” Dmitri asked. “You know that lass. I could see it on your face. If you have Tristan bring her up here, you’ll feel Con’s wrath.”
Ryder dropped his hands to the arms of his chair. “That occurs all the time, and I do know Kinsey. I’m no’ yet sure why she’s here. But I aim to find out.”
“Meaning?” Dmitri urged.
“We were lovers three years ago. Until I realized that I’d fallen in love with her. I didna want anyone to know that our spell preventing us from feeling deeply for humans no longer worked with me.”
Dmitri leaned forward, his brow furrowed deeply. “That was around the time Hal fell in love with Cassie.”
“Cassie arrived at Dreagan right after I returned from Glasgow.”
“All right,” Dmitri said as he rubbed his jaw. “So you fell in love before Hal. No’ a big deal.”
Ryder lifted one shoulder in a shrug. “I suppose no’. No’ compared to her seeing me in dragon form a few weeks ago when I was in Glasgow to protect the city from the Dark invasion.”
Anger crackled through him every time he thought about how close Kinsey came to dying that night. If Ryder hadn’t been there, she would’ve been taken by the Dark, her soul drained. “There was a Dark after her. I shifted into human form to help her. Unfortunately, she saw it all.”
“And?” Dmitri pressed with a brown brow raised.
Ryder looked at the screens, following Kinsey from one to the other as Tristan walked her to the manor. “I’ve never seen anyone so terrified before.”
“Of the Dark?”
Ryder wished. That night still haunted him. No matter how many times he thought over what happened, there hadn’t been another way to save her. “Of me. I can still hear her scream before she ran away.”
“So she doesna know you’re here?”
“I doona believe so. She’d rather walk through the fires of Hell than be anywhere near me.”
Dmitri sat there for a moment before he gave a slow shake of his head. “You’re having Tristan bring her to you, are you no’?”
“That . . . could be a bad move.”
“It probably is.” In more ways than one.
About the author
Donna Grant is the New York Timesand USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.
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.
Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.
We mentioned earlier in the post that there is a DRAGON EGG HUNT going on throughout the tour. There are 9 “Dragon Eggs” (i.e. Blog Tour Stops) throughout the blog tour. Each representing one of the books in the series! The fun part is that, like a regular egg hunt, you’ll have to find these special stops and then FIND the “Dragon Egg”. The “Dragon Egg” is actually information within the site. Yup, site. 😉 You’ll have to visit each tour host, each day to see if they have a Dragon Egg for you to find. The Rafflecopter widget will provide you with the hint. The hint will be a questions or it will ask you for specific information. The DRAGON EGG HUNT is a fun and interactive activity that will provide you, the reader with some insightful information about the series!
Check out what you can enter to win below. Don’t forget to leave a comment at the bottom of this post! Have you found a Dragon Egg yet? 😉
- Print copy of SMOLDERING HUNGER
- Print copy of PASSIONS IGNITES
- ebook copy of DRAGON KING (Dark Kings novella)
- ebook copy – Winner’s choice of any book in the Dark Kings series
- Dreagan tote bag with 4 buttons from the Dark Kings and Reaper series
NOTE: giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY and is for the duration of the event.
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