Highlander Week Day 2 continues with a guest post from the exceptionally talented author Donna Grant! If ye like yer romances hot with sexy Highlanders then Donna is a must-read author. She just released book 4 in her Dark Sword series, Untamed Highlander and book 5, Shadow Highlander, will be released at the end of August.
The Dark Sword series reins in the magic, passion, and fury of Scotland’s legendary warriors—for whom love is always worth fighting for... DEVIL IN THE FLESH Druid-born and magic-blessed, Isla is one of the deadliest she-devils ever to serve the forces of darkness. As an immortal Highland warrior, it’s up to Hayden Campbell to destroy her and her kind. But for Hayden, Isla is more than a sworn enemy. She is temptation... ANGEL IN HIS ARMS Taking Isla captive, Hayden hopes to avenge his kinsmen who died by Druid magic. But when he looks into Isla’s eyes, he sees the secrets of her past. When he touches her skin, he feels the passion in her soul. And soon Hayden comes to realize that this beautiful, beguiling woman is not his enemy at all—she is his destiny. And, even as the forces of darkness conspire against them, their love will conquer all...
First, thank you to Crystal for inviting me to blog here.
There’s always been something so alluring about historical romances. When I first began reading romances at the age of 12 (yes, my mother knew. I read hers. Lol) they were mostly historicals.
It got to the point where that’s the genre I preferred. And for years that was all I read. I’ve always loved being transported to another era where society could – and did – dictate what a person could and couldn’t do.
But it was also the clothes and the period itself. I read anything from ancient up until the early 1900s. And enjoyed them all.
Medieval, however, became my love. Not that I don’t enjoy Regency or Victorian. There’s so many out there and I adore the heck out of them. But for me, it was always Medieval.
So it was no stretch of the mind when I began to write my books were all set in the medieval time. I loved the swords, the castles, the gowns, and…well, everything. I did set several books in England, but it wasn’t long before I found another love.
I’ve always been drawn to that land and the rugged Highlanders who make it their home. When I first thought up my Dark Sword series, there was no doubt in my mind it was going to be set in Scotland, and my heroes Highlanders. What better way to have a hero then men who are known for their bravery, manliness, and stubbornness?
Since I also love to incorporate paranormal aspects in my books, I wanted my heroes to be immortal. And my heroines to hold magic as Druids.
Scotland has long said to hold magic. Myths and legends of all kinds have sprung from the land where Druids once walked. Some places are a perfect lure for magic and historical settings.
For me, that is Scotland.
My love is still historical romance, and most likely always will be. I’ve expanded some, however. I read a lot of contemporary paranormal as well. But when I’m at the bookstore and I’m looking at all the books, I’m drawn first and foremost to the glorious historical novels.
I’ll be giving away the third book in my Dark Sword series, WICKED HIGHLANDER, to a commenter who answers this question:
Why do you love historical romance, and who are some of your favorite authors?
To find out more about me please visit my website at www.DonnaGrant.com. To learn more about the Dark Sword series, see pics of the Warriors, search characters, take the quiz, or watch the book trailers, please visit www.donnagrant.com/DarkSword.
As Donna mentioned above she is giving away a copy of her novel, Wicked Highlander, to one lucky reader.
To enter, just answer Donna's question at the end of her post. Make sure to leave an email address with your comment, giveaway will end May 21st at 11:59 pm. Open Internationally.