Hello everyone:) Today, joining me at Indiewritersreview, is Author Donna Grant who is now on tour with Midnight’s Master, presented by Innovative Online Book Tours…Ms. Grant is our Guest poster today as we celebrate her whirlwind tour! So check it out:)
From the acclaimed author of the Dark Sword novels comes a thrilling spin off series in which ancient magic in the modern world ignites a timeless passion…
A MYSTERY OUT OF TIME
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….
A LEGEND IN THE FLESH
The youngest of the Warriors, he’s always ready with a smile. He’s the loyal one, the Warrior who will never abandon his brothers, but the secrets of his past won’t lossen their hold and the darkness threatens to swallow him.
1488God:Athleus, god of betrayal
Abilities: Control over water
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…
Midnight Master’s Buy link http://www.amazon.com/Midnights-Master-Dark-Warrior-1/dp/0312552483/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336602789&sr=8-1
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Donna Grant is the bestselling, award winning author of more than twenty-five novels spanning multiple genres of romance.
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.
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.
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 Druids Glen, The Shields, Royal Chronicles, Sisters of Magic, Dark Sword, Dark Warriors, and her new series, Dark Kings.
Despite the deadlines and her voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two young children, four cats, three fish, and one long haired Chihuahua. She’s blessed with a proud, supportive husband who loves to read and travel as much as she does.
The recurring theme of good versus evil shows up in movies and books more often than not. There’s a reason for that, I believe. It begins with the choices we make and the circumstances we find ourselves in daily. Every decision, every path we take could take us to good or evil ends.
In MIDNIGHT’S MASTER, the first book in my Dark Warriors series (a continuation of the Dark Sword series), it’s about good versus evil. Evil has many forms. To some it could be the co-worker who never shuts up, or plays their music too loud in the next cubicle. It could be the neighbor who won’t mow their lawn or the devious kid down the street who vandalizes things. A “friend” who sabotages everything we do. Or it could be the person out to do you physical harm.
I wanted the “evil” part of my series to be truly wicked, a person who didn’t think twice about doing whatever needed to be done to get what they wanted. There’s something about knowing someone has aligned themselves with the Devil that gives me the willies. And it fit with what I needed in my series.
But sometimes one villain isn’t enough. What if there are two? It raises the stakes for the characters for sure, but what if those two villains combine forces? Will the hero/heroine win?
So just how evil are my villains in MIDNIGHT’S MASTER? As Druids, Deirdre and Declan are given a choice to continue on the path of true magic or undergo a ceremony where their souls are given to the Devil, making them drough, or the practitioner of black magic. Of course, both choose the evil path, but for two very different reasons. Deirdre has been alive for over a thousand years. She’s always craved power, to have men bow down at her feet. She feels like becoming a drough is part of her destiny, as is ruling the world.
Declan, on the other hand, becomes drough because of the tales of Deirdre. He’s from the modern world where many of his family have turned away from magic. She inspires him, and in doing so, he wants to be with her. Imagine her surprise when Declan brings her forward in time.
Deirdre knows just how to put people in circumstances that will leave them no choice but to align themselves with her or risk those they love. Her black magic combined with her ever-growing number of allies puts her in a position to attain everything she wants and more. Declan might not have Deirdre eager to join forces, but he isn’t about to give up on her. Or the fact he wants to rule the world beside her. There’s just one thing in their way – a small group of men and women who will do anything to stop them. No matter the costs.
By the same token, I also have Druids who use their magic for good. The heroine in MIDNIGHT’S MASTER is special because she has no idea of her magic until she comes to Scotland. Gwynn discovers much more about magic, Druids, and Warriors than she ever wanted to know. Her ability to communicate with the wind will be an important factor in whether she overcomes the odds stacked against her. Yet, when she’s called to defend an ancient artifact that is destined to be hers, she doesn’t disappoint herself or the one man – Logan – counting on her.
Other heroines have special magic as well like healing, talking to trees, helping plants to grow, or seeing the future. But always they use their magic to help people and fight evil.
What’s your favorite good vs evil movie, TV show, or book?
I’ll be giving away a signed copy of DARKEST HIGHLANDER, the sixth book in the Dark Sword series, and the book that sets up the new Dark Warriors to a commenter.
To find out more about me please visit my website at
www.donnagrant.com. To read more about the Dark Sword series, see pics of the Warriors, take the quiz, download wallpaper, search characters, or watch the book trailers, please visit www.donnagrant.com/darksword.
Thanks to Author Donna Grant for this great post!
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of DARKEST HIGHLANDER!