Happy Sunday Monsters and Addicts! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very pleased to welcome Donna Grant back to our sites today.
Donna 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.
Despite the deadlines and her voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two young children, three cats, and one long haired Chihuahua. She’s blessed with a proud, supportive husband who’s learned to cook far more than frozen chicken nuggets.
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 THE DRUIDS GLEN, THE SHIELDS, THE ROYAL CHRONICLES, the SISTERS OF MAGIC, DARK SWORD and the new upcoming DARK WARRIORS series. For a complete look at Donna's backlist of incredible books and buy links for every book click HERE.
Today we are helping Donna promote her DARK SWORD series. This series currently has five (5) books:
Book #1 - "Dangerous Highlander"
Book #2 - "Forbidden Highlander"
Book #3 - "Wicked Highlander"
Book #4 - "Untamed Highlander"
Book #5 - "Shadow Highlander"
Book #6 - "Darkest Highlander" - Coming January 31
The sixth and last book of the DARK SWORD series is "Darkest Highlander", which will be released on January 31. But don’t worry! Although the DARK SWORD series is ending, the story and characters will be weaved into the new series DARK WARRIORS, which will start in May 2012, starting with the first book of the series "Midnight's Master".
If you are not familiar with this phenomenal series, we highly recommend you check it out. It's one of our favorite series. It's got sexy highland warriors with vengeful gods imprisoned in their souls, druids with incredible powers and a really evil bitch that you just love to hate!!
Here's a look at the books in DARK SWORD series:
CAN HE FREE HER SOUL?
Reaghan is the most enchanting woman Galen has even met—and the most enigmatic. She alone is immune to his mind-reading gifts. He alone makes her feel safe and secure. But Reaghan holds a secret power deep inside her that could destroy them both. And if Galen hopes to hold this captivating woman in his arms every night, he must defeat the darkness that draws closer around her every day…
Release Date: January 31, 2012
HE IS HER SALVATION
SHE IS HIS DESTINY
Sonya vows to help her noble warrior, though he is imprisoned in a mountain of pure evil—bound in chains of the darkest magic. With Sonya’s own magic fading, she must summon the greatest power of all to save the man she loves. But even if these two hearts are united, will they be strong enough to defeat the heart of darkness? Or will their undying love doom them for all eternity…?
Don't they sound incredible? They most certainly are and we highly recommend that you grab them NOW!! Before you head over to your favorite bookseller and start buying the books, let's start the interview so we can learn more about the amazing woman behind the books….
DONNA GRANT INTERVIEW
2) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
3) Do you have any interesting writing quirks or things that you must have with you to begin the writing process?
I do find my best work time is in the morning. I can’t mess around in the morning and then write later. I have to get writing first thing. J
4) What is a typical day like in the life of Donna Grant?
5) What are some of your hobbies, or things that you enjoy doing when you’re not writing or taking care of other author business?
Donna: I love to travel. Watching movies, catching up on TV series I might have missed, and of course read. My husband does triathlons, so I’ll go with him and support him.
Donna: Supernatural. (Hmm...Dean. J). I love Vampire Diaries, Kitchen Nightmares with Gordan Ramsey, Ghost Hunters, The Mentalist, Hell on Wheels, Once Upon a Time, Castle, Hawaii 5-0, NCIS:LA, Secret Circle, Haven, and too many more to name. lol
We DVR everything, and then catch up when we can. Except for my absolute favs – Supernatural and Vampire Diaries. Those I watch each week.
11) You've written many novels in different genres of romance. Which is your favorite genre to write in?
Donna: I love them all, but my first love has always been historical. I don’t know why, it just draws me, just as Scotland does.
12) "Darkest Highlander" will be the sixth and last book in the DARK SWORD series. Can you give us any juicy tidbits of what we can expect in Broc's book?
13) What can we expect in your new DARK WARRIORS series? Can you give us some details about the series?
Donna: The DW series is just a continuation of the DS series. Same characters, same storyline with some surprises and even a new villain.
You can still expect the same hunky Highlanders, Druids, magic, and all the sexiness I put in my books. Trust me, you’re going to want to read these to find out what happens!
Phelan – Nov 2013
Malcolm – Dec 2013
15) What other projects do you have coming up that you can share with us?
Donna: I’m so very excited to say that there will be a spin off series to the DS/DW titled DARK KINGS. The “Dark” in all three connects them. And the DARK KINGS heroes will have lots of interconnecting with the DARK WARRIORS!
So, from May – Dec 2012, I’ll back back to back releases!
17) What legacy do you hope to leave your readers with?
Donna: I love to hear from readers, so don’t hesitate to email me with questions or comments!
Donna: You bet!
DON'T FORGET: Donna will be available to chat Live with members, followers, fans and guests in the LITERAL ADDICTION Author Chatroom from 2:00 - 3:00pm EST (1-2pm Central/11-12pm Mountain/Pacific).
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