Posted Jan 16 2017
So excited to show off the cover for EVERKIN, the start of my new historical paranormal series, The Kindred!
To live in the light, they hunt in the dark…
When natural-born witch Edra is approached by others who share her gifts, she jumps at the chance to join a Coven. Until she discovers that they’re not what they seem. They’re hell-bent on destruction, and in order to save herself and those she loves, Edra must leave her home, and the only man she’s ever loved.
Squire-turned-knight Radnar has never been the same since the love of his life disappeared in the middle of the night seven years ago. Despite his broken heart, he doesn’t give up hope of finding her again. Only when he does, he gets more than he bargained for, and his world is turned upside down. Being brought back together in the midst of magic and danger, Radnar and Edra rekindle their once in a lifetime love and set about making the world a safer place. But can they do it alone, or will it require a much grander plan?
Posted Jan 9 2017
The Druids Glen series was the first series I sold back in 2005, so it holds a special place in my heart. After I got the rights back from the original ePublisher, I sold three of the books to another publisher – who has since closed its doors. So now, all five books are mine again. It’s the perfect time to relaunch the series with new covers and make them available in eBook as well as print!
***Uploading five books all at the same time to vendors means that there is bound to be some issues. They’re being resolved, and as soon as I have links to those that are missing, I’ll add them here.***
HIGHLAND MIST – book 1
Amazon :: BN
HIGHLAND NIGHTS – book 2
Amazon :: BN
HIGHLAND DAWN – book 3
HIGHLAND FIRES – book 4
HIGHLAND MAGIC – book 5
Posted Dec 31 2016
Here’s a month-by-month review of my 2016. The highlights, the lowlights, and the OMG – along with a list of my releases and a few covers to brighten things up!
My goal in 2016 was to let go of the past, and I did that. It feels good to move on and let go of all the baggage that was weighing me down – and it was A LOT of baggage.
My goal for 2017 is BALANCE! Read on to find out the releases I have for next year!
The start of a new year. A time to recover from the holidays (as well as get all the Christmas decorations put away and my house back in order), and a time to reflect on the coming year. And then I was hit with a massive dose of food poisoning. After a day of suffering, I gave in and went to the ER.
DARK ALPHA’S EMBRACE (Reaper #2) release. I headed down to Savannah, GA for Jennifer Armentrout’s Apollycon. Such a great conference! I had a wonderful time with friends, readers, as well as getting to see the beautiful city. Unfortunately, I caught whatever bug over half of the authors and attendees went home with. And if that wasn’t enough, after a visit to my doctor and taking my first round of cough medicine, I had an allergic reaction that gave me the mother of all migraines – which gave me another visit to the ER.
Slowly but surely I was getting caught up on deadlines and able to take a few days off. Which was badly needed!
SMOKE AND FIRE (Dark Kings #9) release. Just as I got caught up on deadlines, two months in a row I lost days from illnesses. I knew it was the stress and overwork that was catching up with me, and I had no choice but to push deadlines back to give me a bit of leeway.
DARK ALPHA’S DEMAND (Reaper #3) release. The fifth month of the year found me in Las Vegas for the Romantic Times Convention. It was a week of nonstop reader events, workshops, parties, and signings. In between that, I got some girl time with friends as well as some much needed relaxation!
The month began great with a trip to Comicpalooza in Houston where I was on several panels and got to meet Norman Reedus. But the Monday after Father’s Day had me in the ER with kidney stones. But not just one – no, I had multiple in my left side and one the size of a pearl on my right. Yeah, when I do things, I go all out apparently. I was quickly rushed into surgery where I had kidney stints put in. Yuck. During all of this pain, I was still writing to meet deadlines.
DRAGON FEVER (Dark Kings #9.5) releases. After cancelling a trip to New York for Thrillerfest, I underwent a procedure that was supposed to blast the stone on my right side into tiny fragments. Nope. Only broke it in half. On a good note, they finally took the stint out of my left side. Bad note: two hours later I was back in the ER with a stone on the left side that they’d overlooked in the x-ray before taking out the stint. Despite all of this, I managed to finish a book and turn it in.
1001 DARK NIGHTS BUNDLE SIX (with Dragon Fever (DK #6.5)) releases. My third surgery commenced just days before my son’s birthday. They had to go into my kidney and crush the stone, removing all of it – painfully. They also took the stint out. Yay. And put another in. Boo. A week later, the final stint came out. After two months of nonstop pain, it felt wonderful to feel normal again. Unfortunately, because of all the surgeries, my doc advised me to cancel all travel through the end of the year. However, I shout a double hurray for finishing another book and turning it in.
With the kids back in school I can really get back to writing and finally catch up on emails and office stuff that I let slide during the summer. I was back to working 6-7 days a week just to try and get back on track.
I don’t remember much of October. It seems I blinked and it was gone. Most of it was filled with theatre practice for my oldest since she was one of the stars of their production of The Little Mermaid (and she designed the posters!) Not to mention it was Homecoming here, and my daughter was voted Theatre Sweetheart. That meant I lost an entire day to getting her ready for the parade, and then collapsing in the evening as she and my son went to the football game.
THE DRAGON KING COLORING BOOK releases. It should’ve been a quite month, but my life is anything but leisure lately. I was frantically writing and getting ready to host Thanksgiving as well as decorating for Christmas. It might have been a bit hectic, but the memories more than made up for it.
THE HERO (Sons of Texas #1) releases. You know, this month was very much like October. Between hosting the theatre party at my house (OMG! The kids! The kids! Within seconds (seconds, I tell you!) the tons of food I had was gone. There was nothing left. Not even a crumb!), finals for the kiddos, and my work, I did all of my Christmas shopping online. It was amazing! And I’ll do it again for sure.
It’s certainly been another…interesting…year. I thought 2015 was bad, but with the health issues of 2016, I’m ready to see it in the rearview mirror and ring in 2017!
In 2017 I’ll:
I’m not going to let stress rule me as it did the last two years, because I lived through just what it can do to a person. Here’s to taking more “me” time, more meditation, more yoga, and meeting every deadlines.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and great books. I hope the year is filled with glitter and more memories than you think you can handle. I hope your hugged by someone when you need it, kissed by someone who believes you’re wonderful, and that you surprise yourself!
Posted Sep 30 2016
Hey, lovelies! There is a pre-order incentives going on now for my new military romance series!!
If you pre-order THE PROTECTOR you will receive a bonus scene that features Owen and Natalie from THE HERO. The scene will NOT be shared anywhere else. It will be exclusive to those who pre-order THE PROTECTOR and fill out this form:
Again, if you want the scene, with Owen and Natalie, you MUST FILL OUT THE FORM. All pre-orders are acceptable as long as you have an order number from the retailer you purchased from.
Amazon Australia: http://amzn.to/2dGIdNA
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2cE6vmk
Amazon Canada: http://amzn.to/2d8jzDN
Posted Sep 11 2016
***SNEAK PEEK at THE LEGEND (Sons of Texas #3)***
Just a little snippet of the scene I’m writing. 🙂
Her head dropped back as pleasure slid through her, wrapping her in its clutches until she was a slave to its bewitching and irresistible lure.
With one look or touch she turned into a wanton. Once she was in his arms, it was useless to fight the inevitable. Her body knew the ecstasy that awaited – and yearned for it.
He was the master of decadence and hedonism, as is if he’d been schooled by the gods on how to bring her to unimaginable heights.
And she, the willing offering, submitted completely.
2016 Copyright Donna Grant
Posted Sep 8 2016
The Shields series was the second series I wrote, and to this day, it still holds a special place in my heart. Perhaps because I delved into the fantasy element and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Our Fate is in their hands. Earth is about to be annihilated by creatures spoken of only in myths and legends. The fabled race of the Fae have gathered together a group of warriors highly skilled and trained to defeat these creatures. These men come from different times and realms, giving their lives if necessary, to end the destruction of our world.
Read an introduction into the series here!
To read excerpts and find buy links, head to The Shield page!
Posted Aug 18 2016
There is something very appealing and beautiful about the rugged landscape of Scotland. I suppose that’s why I continue to use it as a setting for my books no matter if they’re contemporary or historical. After a long absence, I was delighted to return to historical Scotland with the Rogues of Scotland novella series.
Now get all four stories in one complete set! If you’ve not read about this band of brothers, now is the perfect time.
Four Highlanders whose bonds of brotherhood finds each of them cursed. It’ll take special women to break the curse – and bet on love.
Cursed and caged in a mirror, Ronan’s existance is complete darkness and unquenchable need. When he’s brought back into the light, his distrust of women is at odds with his instant attraction to the beautiful and strong Meg.
Cursed and banished to a realm of darkness for over two hundred years, Morcant resigns himself to an eternity of of torture…until Leana finds him.
Stefan is cursed and sentenced to a prison of darkness and despair. A hell that only serves to feed the monster within. Then Morvan’s calming touch changes everything.
For centuries, Innes MacKay’s family has been tasked with safeguarding a sleeping warrior prophesied to be the savior of the clan. But Daman wants to be more than a savior for Innes.
Posted May 24 2016
So excited to show you the cover reveal for THE PROTECTOR, the second book in my Sons of Texas series. This is a high-concept contemporary romance featuring hot military brothers, tons of tropes, and set in the heart of Texas! Look for THE PROTECTOR in January 2017!
EVERYTHING’S HOTTER IN TEXAS
When Marine Force Recon Captain Cullen Loughman learns that his father’s been kidnapped, he will do whatever it takes to find him. In order to achieve his mission, Cullen will need to team up with the best of the best – someone who just happens to be the most stunning woman he’s ever laid eyes on…
This isn’t the first rodeo for ex-Air Force pilot Mia Carter. Still, Cullen’s bad-boy good looks and charm are distracting her from duty…and it appears that the feeling is mutual. As Mia and Cullen make the descent into a dark, dangerous world, their attraction reaches the boiling point. but is their desire worth the risk when a ruthless enemy is waiting in the wings – or will their Lone Star love conqure all?
Posted Apr 14 2016
If you’re in Vegas for RT16 then be sure to find me at the 1001 Dark Nights Sparkler on Friday, April 15th and be one of the first 75 people to get one of these awesome shirts!
Posted Apr 13 2016
It’s finally here! The cover to the first in my new Sons of Texas contemporary series!!
Posted Apr 12 2016
Will you be in Vegas for the RT conference? Then check this out!
Posted Apr 7 2016
A special thank you to Jeff and the amazing team at USB Memory Direct for the gorgeous flash drives! I can’t wait to put these in readers’ hands.
Posted Feb 16 2016
Posted Feb 10 2016
River walked with the book to the podium and gently set it down. She took a deep breath and slowly released it. Unable to help herself, she ran her gloved finger down the spine of the book. The gold letters were faded now. Only portions of each were visible.
The words were written in an obscure language that she told her boss she was searching for ways to transcribe. But River already knew what it said.
“The Hidden,” she whispered, her finger running over the gold letters on the front of the book. Just as with the spine, there wasn’t much left of the title.
She flipped the gold clasp and opened the book. The creak of leather was loud in the silence. With the barest of touches, she turned each page, skimming them.
River already knew what the book said because she’d sat in front of her great-aunt’s hearth and read it when she was only five. She hadn’t understood what it meant then, not really.
If only she’d had the same knowledge then that she had now. So much would be different. She wouldn’t be facing a world of monsters on her own.
DARK ALPHA’S EMBRACE
Posted Feb 9 2016
Posted Feb 8 2016
“Leave,” River ordered.
The Dark moved closer, the point of her sword nicking his skin so that a bead of blood formed. “Do you know what you are?”
“I have a Fae blade in my hand. Of course I know what I am.”
“Where did you get the weapon?” the Light asked.
River didn’t budge even as more blood welled from the prick against the Dark’s neck. “Wouldn’t you like to know?”
DARK ALPHA’S EMBRACE
Posted Feb 6 2016
Talin ran a hand down his face. “Are you lonely?”
“What the hell kind of question is that?”
“One that, as your friend, I’m asking you to answer.”
Kyran stared at him a long time before he let out a deep breath.
“When Death asked me to join the Reapers, I knew what the rules were. We tell no Fae who we were, or they die. We develop no attachments to humans or Fae so no one can be used against us. We leave all family and friends behind, letting them believe we’re dead.”
“You still haven’t answered the question. That vexes me.”
“I have the six of you. I have our assignments, doling out justice.”
Talin folded his arms over his chest. “So you are lonely.”
Each time that emotion threatened Kyran, he hastily shoved it away. “We’re Reapers, gifted by Death with more power and magic than any other Fae. We don’t have time to be lonely.”
“Of course.” Talin dropped his arms and turned away.
“You’re lonely, aren’t you?”
Talin halted. Without turning around he said, “Maybe.”
DARK ALPHA’S EMBRACE
Posted Jan 14 2016
The first of 3 mini trailers for The Reaper series. Here’s DARK ALPHA’S CLAIM…
Posted Jan 6 2016
Well, I finally have titles for the Sons of Texas romantic suspense/military romance series! No official release dates yet, but the first book should be out later this year. Yay!
THE HERO (book 1) featuring Owen Loughman
THE PROTECTOR (book 2) featuring Cullen Loughman
THE GUARDIAN (book 3) featuring Wyatt Loughman
I’m getting edits on THE HERO soon, and at the beginning of February I start writing Cullen’s book, THE PROTECTOR.
I’m loving these guys. I can’t wait for y’all to meet them!
Posted Jan 4 2016
I can honestly say I’m glad to see 2015 in the rearview mirror. It was one of those years that I’ll never forget, but one I wish I could. Thank you all for journeying with me for another year. Here’s a recap of releases, trips, and other stuff…
January – THE TEMPTED (Rogues of Scotland #3) released. I celebrated my birthday and a move back to Texas after only four months in Colorado. It was a stressful, exhausting month, but I was glad to be back with my family.
February – THE SEDUCED (Rogues of Scotland #4) and SOULLESS (Masters of Seduction #2) released. I barely got back to Texas and into our rent house before I jetted off to Florida for the Coastal Magic Con, which was awesome! Lots of fun time with friends, readers, and the sun!
March – NIGHT’S BLAZE (Dark Kings #5) released. March was the month from hell. I discovered my husband of twenty years was having an affair, which ended our marriage. There was a time when I wondered if I could write romance again. With steadfast friends, a wonderful agent, and an incredible editor, I got through each day. I had a visit planned with my publisher that had been in the works for months, so at the end of March, I made a trip to New York where they filmed me talking about my upcoming book SOUL SCORCHED. It was a great visit, and when I returned home, I attempted to write again.
April – MOON THRALL (LaRue #2), MASTERS OF SEDUCTION Vol 2, THE DARK SWORD Collection, and THE DARK WARRIOR collection released. It was a busy month for releases, which is where I concentrated my time. I don’t remember much about April other than visits to my attorney, numerous phone calls from friends that lasted hours at a time, and visits from my family. I struggled to write again, but couldn’t manage more than a few words at a time.
May – WILD FLAME (Chiasson #4) released. I hopped in my car and drove to Dallas for the RT conference. It was just the inspiration I needed to get back to writing. I spent a week with friends, readers, and my editor and team from my publisher. My faithful friends kept me busy with parties, food, and laughter.
June – SOUL SCORCHED (Dark Kings #6) released. I was now back to writing every day, which I think everyone (including my family, kids, editor, and agent) sighed with relief. It’s also when God decided to send me Sisko. Someone dropped this remarkable dog and his sister off and abandoned them. They were starving, but just wanting/needing love. I don’t know what happened to his sister as she wandered off and we couldn’t find her, but we made a home for Sisko and he’s become one of 6 animals in our household.
July – Headed back to New York for my first Thrillerfest where I was honored to be on a panel with Charlaine Harris (True Blood) and Lee Child (Jack Reacher) among many others. For the first time, I also brought my kids. They’d never been to New York, so I showed them the sights, a couple of Broadways shows, shopping on 5th Avenue, and too much more to name.
August – DRAGON KING (Dark Kings #6.5 in the 1001 Dark Nights books) released. I realized I needed a fresh start, and because I wasn’t already busy enough, I began looking for a house to buy. I got the kids ready for school, and before I knew it, we were waking up early again to get them to school.
September – I found a house! After much hunting, we found the perfect house. My offer was accepted, and the paperwork began. Then I realized I had to move again. Much wine was drunk.
October – We got moved into the new house. The animals adjusted well, and unboxing commenced. I was busy unpacking and writing when the next offer for more Dragon King books came in. Much celebrating went on!
November – PASSION IGNITES (Dark Kings #7) and DARK ALPHA’S CLAIM (Reapers #1) released. I managed to get all the boxes unpacked, things put away, and loads of stuff given away all before I hosted my first Thanksgiving with my family and friends.
December – ROGUES OF SCOTLAND Box Set and SMOLDERING HUNGER (Dark Kings #8) released. With the house decorated and both Christmas trees up, I looked around my new home with contentment and happiness with my children beside me.
As I look back on 2015, I see I’ve run the gambit of emotions from heartbreak, fury, bitterness, anger, disillusionment, acceptance, contement, and…hope. After learning of my friend’s two-year affair with my husband, I never thought I’d feel hope again, but here it is, nine months later.
I’ve grown a lot this last year. In some ways it feels like a lifetime has passed since my world was shattered, but I welcome – and love – the new me. I remembered I come from a very long line of strong women. My paternal grandmother had three kids and was pregnant with my father in 1936 when her husband left her. She ran her own store out of her house and raised her four kids – all by herself.
She was my inspiration. The knowledge that this – unfortunately – happens helped me realize that I wasn’t alone. Nor was I going to let it ruin me for myself or my children. I can honestly say that I’m loving life right now. And this just confirms one of my favorite sayings – “everything happens for a reason.”
I look to my bright future and the good place that I’m in and smile, thankful. I wouldn’t wish what I went through on anyone, but I should’ve listened to my instincts for the last two years. My gut knew all along. Another lesson learned – and not one soon forgot.
It’s been a rocky year personally, but an amazing year professionally. I want to send a special thank you out to each of you to let you know how grateful I am that you’ve allowed my stories into your hearts and homes. Thank you for helping me celebrate the release of 15 books/collections in 2015.
2016 is going to be great! I have 7 (or more) releases coming, including a new series – Sons of Texas – which is my first military romance/romantic suspense. I can’t wait to introduce you to the Loughman brothers.
I’ll leave you with a Celtic saying that is not only beautiful, but fitting.
Here’s to more stories, book boyfriends, faraway lands, and great wine for the coming year!