Sunday, May 20, 2012

Author Ambush & Giveaway with Donna Grant


Donna Grant Intro:

Happy Sunday Monsters and Addicts!  Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very pleased to welcome Donna Grant back to our sites today. 

Donna Grant is the award winning author of more than twenty novels spanning multiple genres of romance – Scottish Medieval, historical, dark fantasy, time travel, erotic, and paranormal. 

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 GLENTHE SHIELDSTHE 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 click HERE

Today we are helping Donna promote her new DARK WARRIORS series.  "Midnight's Master", the first book of the series, is set to be released on 5/22/12 and we're going to help Donna promote and celebrate like crazy!  
For those of you that haven't heard about "Midnight's Master", here's the blurb:


"Midnight's Master"
DARK WARRIORS, Book #1:
Release Date:  May 22, 2012
Preorder Now:



Gwynn Austin has no idea why her father has disappeared on a mysterious trip to Scotland. When she goes on a desperate mission to search for him she finds more than she bargains for in a ruggedly handsome, wickedly exciting Highlander who exudes danger and mystery. And when she discovers her own link to Scotland, she’ll have to trust her heart to help lead her...

Propelled through time by powerful Druid Magic, Logan Hamilton uses his immortality and powers of the god inside him to help prevent the awakening of an ancient evil in the modern world. He never expects to find help in the form of a beautiful, alluring, and all too tempting woman whose passion and strength matches his own. Together, Logan and Gywnn must fight for their love—before a demon from the past destroys them both…




Sounds fabulous, right!?  Make sure you add it to your TBR and get it pre-ordered from your favorite bookseller, but for right now, let's see what Donna had to say when she ambushed our sites for the day...


LIVE CHAT, DON'T FORGET:  Donna will be available to chat Live with members, followers, fans and guests in our Author Chatroom from 2-3pm EST Sunday (1-2pm Central, 12-1pm Mountain, 11am-12pm Pacific).



Guest Post by Donna Grant


Highlanders

Hmm…Highlanders.  Just saying the word makes me envision muscular, alpha men who are bold and daring.  Seductive and tempting.  Rugged and roguish.   Dangerous and desirable.

What makes Highlanders so very. . . enticing?  For me, it’s part of the people they were/are.  They are one with their land, as few are.  Their love of Scotland runs deep in their blood as is seen by their bloody – and very violent – history defending it.

Yet it’s also because there is something amazingly appealing about a man in a kilt.  Maybe it’s a getting to see those muscular legs or knowing what they are – or aren’t, as the case goes – wearing beneath those tartans. J

But I think its because there’s a look a Highlander has that says he’s reckless enough and strong enough for whatever comes his way.  Whether it’s defending their land or the ones they love, Highlanders are the essence of everything a champion embodies.  And everything I love to read about in a book.

There’s nothing I love more than a brawny man in a kilt with a sword ready to defend what is his.

What is it that appeals to you about Highlanders?

I’ll be giving away a copy of the sixth book in my Dark Sword series, DARKEST HIGHLANDER to a commenter.  So talk to me. J

Look for MIDNIGHT’S LOVER the the second book in the new Dark Warriors series (a continuation of the Dark Sword series), to be released on June 26.




"Midnight's Lover"
DARK WARRIORS, Book 2
Release Date:  June 26, 2012
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Driven by the fierce god within him, highlander Ian Kerr is sworn to fight for the land he loves—and the brother he lost. But when he’s transported four centuries into the future, he finds himself fighting his own desires—for a beautiful, bewitching woman who could hold a warrior spellbound…

Danielle Buchanan has heard the legends. She has felt the power of Druid blood in her veins. But she has never known a man as fearsome—or as haunted—as the warrior Ian. With her magic, Dani must help him fight an ancient evil. With her heart, she must join him in his quest. But only with her soul can she free him from his curse…and seal their fates together.



To find out more about me, read excerpts, see wallpapers of the Warriors, search characters, or watch book trailers please visit my website at www.DonnaGrant.com.

Hugs,
D

You can also find Donna on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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32 comments:

MrsTwisted43 said...

I love their accent!! :P

Filia Oktarina said...

I love their land and accent. And of course Kilt!

miki said...

they are very honor bound ^^

thanks you a lot for this international giveaway

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Becky Johnson said...

Love the mystery surrounding the kilt. Are they, aren't they? LOL

GLORIA said...

A hot man in a kilt and with that accent *sigh* what's not to love about a highlander?! Gwoman23(at)gmail(dot)com

Eli Yanti said...

when they find their right mate, they will never let them go and will love them, care them, protect them and a bit possive. this is why i love about highlander beside they are tall, handsome and rough :)

i'd read the excerpt of donna's books, looking forward to read them soon :)

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molly.frenzel said...

Highlanders...brings to mind big strong manly men in kilts with that sexy accent. Makes me want to hope a plain to Scotland and find one.

Kassandra said...

I absolutely LOVE Alpha Males and Highlander men are perfect in their alphaness.

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Donna Grant said...

MrsTwisted43 - Oh, yes, their accent is amazing!

Filia - :) Yes!

Miki - You're welcome!

Becky - They aren't. :D

Gloria - Amen. lol

Eli - Exactly. ;)

Molly - I can tell you, I didn't want to leave when I was there last summer.

Kassandra - Yes, they are. :D

Victoria said...

Their strength and loyalty are very appealing to me. I also like that they can carry off a kilt ;).
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Tina B said...

What appeals to me about Highlanders is their strength, dominance, accents and of course their kilts! ;)
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

AD said...

I love Highlanders because i love the Scottish time period. Brawny men with long hair, swords and plaid kilts have always made me swoon.
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Donna Grant said...

Victoria - the kilt is one of the best things! :)

Tina - Thanks for stopping by!

AD - amen! lol

Evan Blanc said...

I can't wait to read Midnight's Master!!!
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Glittergirl said...

Highlanders appeal to me for multiple reasons. There fierce alpha champion spirit coupled protecting those he loves and cares for. You add in the magic of the fae and druids with the awesome landscape and you have the makings of a wonderful fantasy journey. Then there's the brogue and kilt draped legs not to mention those awesome muscles swinging their claymore, ahhhh :-).

SdyLion said...

Highlanders have such strength of character and spirit. I love how the history and lore can change each story and mysticism can influence their lives. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Gisele said...

The accent and the kilt says it all! Plus they're hot, so stubborn, strong and misterious!
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Donna Grant said...

Evan - thank you!

Glittergirl - I completely agree. :)

SdyLion - :)

Gisele - Yes!

Merisha28 said...

Accent, sexy, and the way they dress!!! YUMMY!

Donna Grant said...

Merisha28 - definitely! :)

Linda said...

Gotta admire a guy that is confident enough to wear a skirt! Love the brogue too.

debi01760 said...

Alpha male in a skirt that can be clothing or bedding...yum;)

Debi Anne
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Kara Lee Lovell said...

I love the Higlanders. Strong, tough, sexy--what's not to love?

I've read all her books up to date. Can't wait for the newest two. yay Donna! You go girl!

Done.

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Analiz said...

They just seem so manly from there accent to.their look .

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Erin said...

I don't know if its the setting of the story - or the Highlanders themselves that I love - but the combination is delicious!
Also they all seem to be very strong, well built and very family oriented.
Looking forward to reading these books - thanks for the recommend!
Erin
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Cheryl S. said...

Aside from the fact that they are stunningly sexy. The kilt! Don't we all want to know what's under the kilt? lol

Thank you for the giveaway!
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kandj7299 said...

I just love Donna's books and I love this series. I cannot wait until tomorrow!! Thanks for having this giveaway!!

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Allie said...

I love the history and mystery that goes along with the Highlander. Love your books

Shanna Roberson said...

Mmm scottish brogue...and kilts...sexy! wanderinpyxi@gmail.com Thanks!!!

Raonaid Luckwell said...

The appeal? Fiercely loyal and protective, Gaelic

Lynne said...

Kilt, accent thanks for the giveaway - I love all Donna's books

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Vanessa N. said...

Definitely love their accent. The kilt is sexy too.

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