Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome Guest Blogger Donna Grant




Magic – Do you believe?


It seems in every culture throughout history there has been mention of magic. Some would say it doesn’t exist, some would argue it does. How can something so widely spoken about not be real? And if it is real, how do you prove it?

The wonderful thing about writing fiction is that I can create whatever kind of worlds I want and/or need for my story. The world in my new Dark Sword series is most definitely filled with magic. Both my heroines and heroes hold magic, though in different ways.

My heroes are warriors with primeval gods inside them giving them immortality as well as enhanced senses and the ability to control something be it water, people’s minds, or the very air you breathe. It has been fun matching heroes to their powers.

My heroines are Druids, blessed with certain magical abilities that will aid the heroes in defeating the evil spreading over their world. There are two sects of Druids in my world – the mie, or pure Druids, who practice healing and using their magic for good. Then there are the droughs who go through a ritual that binds their souls with evil to create black magic.

In DANGEROUS HIGHLANDER (Dec 29, 2009) the heroine, Cara, has no idea she’s a Druid. As a Warrior, Lucan is able to sense the magic in Druids, so he realizes what Cara is before she does. As she’s drawn into his world of evil and magic, she must learn to control and harness her Druid abilities or all could be lost.

Here’s the blurb for DANGEROUS HIGHLANDER:

A DANGEROUS MAN…

He is magnificently strong — and dangerously seductive. One of the fiercest of his clan, Lucan MacLeod is a legend among warriors, inspiring fear in man and woman alike. For three hundred years, he has locked himself away from the world, hiding the vengeful god imprisoned in his soul. But then, a young lass caught in a raging storm awakens his deepest impulses…and darkest desires.

A DANGEROUS PASSION…

Cara doesn’t believe the rumors about MacLeod castle—until the majestic Highland warrior appears like a fiery vision in the storm, pulling her into his powerful arms, and into his world of magic and Druids. An epic war between good and evil is brewing. And Lucan must battle his all-consuming attraction for Cara—or surrender to the flames of a reckless, impossible love that threatens to destroy them both…

I’ll be giving away a signed copy of MUTUAL DESIRE to a commenter.

To find out more about the Dark Sword series or my other books, please visit my website at http://www.donnagrant.com./

Hugs,

D

27 comments:

Stephanie Julian said...

Donna, your story sounds fascinating. It's definitely going on my TBR pile.

And as you can probably guess by what I write, yeah, I believe.

Carolyn Matkowsky said...

Yes, I believe in magic. I love stories of the ancient Druids. Your story sounds terrific.

Carolyn Matkowsky/Cara Marsi

Judi Fennell said...

right up my alley! Magic and hunky highlanders. I can just hear his accent now...

and I'm smilin'.

Can't wait to read this one, Donna!

Donna said...

Hi, ladies! Ah, thank you! :)

RKCharron said...

Hi Donna ;)
Thank you for sharing here.
I really enjoy those stories where the Main Character goes on a journey of self-growth and self-discovery. I'm looking forward to reading it.

dyockman said...

Who doesn't love a man in a kilt? But I like the whole Druid theme as well. Sounds like one I need to pick up.

Adele Dubois said...

Do you believe in magic? I do and I love it. Congratulations on your new release. The story sounds terrific!

Best--Adele

Destiny Blaine said...

I believe in magic and when you incorporate any element of magic in your books, I'm standing in line to buy. Magic and Donna Grant? A perfect combination.

Hugs,
Destiny

Anonymous said...

I have added this book to my list of TBR books for this year. It sounds so good. Would love to win it.
JOYE
JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

susan said...

I believe in magic and love to read about it also. You already know you are one of my favorite authors but I like to stop in a remind you once in awhile. I appreciate the time taken to chat with us and keep up on the news. susan L.

flchen1 said...

Hi, Donna! I love reading about magic--there's something very mysterious about love, anyway, so it's especially fun when there's other kinds of magic at work in a romance, too!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Donna said...

Hi, everyone. Sorry I went MIA, but I had to go to the doctor to get over this coughing. :)

Ah, Destiny, thank you so much, sweetie.

Susan, thank you, doll.

Y'all have been so great. I'll leave the contest open for another day or so to see if anyone else wants to comment. Then, I'll come back and post the winner here. :D

hugs,
D

Leanne109 said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

I absolutely LOVE this book!

I have fallen in love with historical novel especially if it features a SEXY highlander. This book was great and looking forward to the next one.

This was actually my first time reading one of your books!

michelle said...

I've been noticing this book a lot lately and have added it to my ever-growing wishlist :)

chelleyreads said...

yes, i definitely believe in magic--everyday magic--there are many things that can't be explained in this world... i've been dying to read this book unfortunately i promised myself no buying books until march--my one new years resolutions so i must try hard to keep that promise :(
bookmakeupreview AT gmail DOT com

Spav said...

I do believe in magic.
It sounds like an interesting book, can't wait to read it.

mariska said...

DOnna, I'm so new with your books ! I'm so looking forward to get my chance to read it :)

Stephanie Julian said...

Hope you're feeling better Donna? Did the doc give you good drugs?

Sue A. said...

The world needs more magic and more highlanders too!

Julie said...

Yey Druids! There aren't enough of them around. ;) Thanks for the chance to win! (And I hope you get better soon.)

tetewa said...

Love the cover and sounds great! tWarner419@aol.com

Lady_Graeye said...

I do believe in Magic. Love at first sight is magic, what's under a highlander's kilt= magic. The combination of a great writer (Donna Grant) and a great book (Dangerous Highlander)= Magic. Need I say more...

Eileen said...

I just finished reading Dangerous Highlander this morning, I couldn't put it down! It was an excellent read and I am desperate to get the next book which apparently isn't coming out till the end of May (boo hoo :0( ). I LOVED it. I sent my husband to the store with a list of things I like in a romance - fantasy, magic, scottish (anything), medival and he came back with your book. WOOHOO!!! Thanks.

Lil said...

Your stories sound wonderful...magic and romance are high on my list of things that go well together.

Donna said...

Paula - So glad you enjoyed the book! :)

Eileen - oh, thank you! Tell your hubby thanks as well for picking out my book among all those wonderful ones out there. ;)

Stephanie - I got great drugs from the doctor, ones that actually knocked me out for the entire day yesterday. lol. But I am feeling more human this morning.

Sorry for being MIA *again* everyone. :S

hugs,
D

Donna said...

Thank you all again for coming out and chatting with me!

And now, onto the winner. Congrats to dyockman! Please email me at donna@donnagrant.com with your snail mail address so that I may get your book out to you. :)

Hope everyone stays warm and happy reading!!

hugs,
D