Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bestselling Author Donna Grant talks magic. Do you believe?

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 include all kinds of paranormal elements in my worlds.  The world in my Dark Warriors 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.  The gods also transform my Warriors.  Each god favors a color, so when unleashed, the heroes turn the color of their god.  They also have fangs and claws, and some even have horns and wings.  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 the series – 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 MIDNIGHT’S LOVER (Jun 26, 2012) the heroine, Danielle, is a Druid. Danielle’s magic is having an object find her, and then it tells her its rightful owner.  She has no choice but to return whatever the item is to its owner or suffer unimaginable pain.

The hero, Ian, has been brought forward in time four centuries at the exact moment his twin brother was murdered.  Ian is fighting the god within him for control as well as dealing with the grief.  The one thing he wants most is to be isolated so he doesn’t hurt anyone.  He ends up saving Danielle, and in the process finds himself fighting the very evil that sent him forward in time while trying to keep Dani safe.

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 magically 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 battle 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.
My question is: If you could have any kind of power, what kind would you have?

I’ll be giving away a signed copy of DARKEST HIGHLANDER, the sixth book in the Dark Sword series (the beginning to the Dark Warriors) to a commenter so talk to me.   J

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Happy Reading!



Shelly said...

OMG!! Two of my most favorite authors on the same blog!! I love Donna's books!! (I love you too Christy!!) I believe in magic in books, but not in real life, otherwise I would have some awesome super powers! haha

Kerry said...

I have not started Donnas books yet, actually I was just guided to them and have added them to my TBR!! Sounds great!

Donna Flint said...

Love reading the blogs! And the comment on your comment box made me smile..."Please prove your not a robot". What if I have had a knee replacement. Doesn't that make me part robot? -grin- (I haven't had one, but it's the idea.) LOL Thanks for all you do for us! :-)

Donna Grant said...

Shelly - awww. Thank you! And Christy is the bomb, isn't she? :)

Kerry - yay! I hope you'll enjoy them. ;)

Tiffany K said...

I am so happy I saw this link over on facebook. I love the sound of your book! Danielle has a power that I don't think that I've ever seen in another book. Thank you so much for sharing about your book and about your heroes and heroines in your other books. The two covers at the bottom are amazing, the colors pulled me in.

If I could have any power, I think I would love telekinesis. I thought about maybe being able to go forward in time or back, but I wouldn't want to change history.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a signed book.

Shelly said...

You're both Da BOMB in my opinion! And auto-buys also. Midnight's Lover is winging it's way to my house even as we speak!!

Lynne said...

I have read all of both authors books and they are awesome! I would love to be able to teleport. Would make commutes so much fun - as long as you didn't end up in a wall or something. Thanks for the giveaway

Christy Reece said...

Hey Donna! So excited you're here!

I do believe in a certain kind of magic. I think each person is born with unique gifts; some were born with special abilities. And when these abilities are cultivated and honed, the individuals can achieve amazing things.

Oh, if I could choose a special, magical gift, I'd choose the ability to demolish hatred. Think how beautiful and peaceful this world would be without people hating each other. (:

Christy Reece said...

And thank you, Shelly! I love you too. (:

Donna Grant said...

Donna - lol. Too funny!

Tiffany - yay! Glad you came over. :)

Shelly - awesome! Thank you

Lynne - Whohoo! Thank you so much!

Christy - I agree about each of being born with magic/special abilities. Some people embrace them, some don't. :S

Eli Yanti said...

i love that i can read people mind or teleport :)

thanks for the giveaway

Danni T said...

Love your books. super power would be to shape-shift. I would love to be able to shift into different animals.


Linda said...

Welcome Donna- glad Christy introduced you now I have another author to check out! Love the idea of magic and believe that it still exists to some extent in our world.
If I could have one power it would be the power of healing. It would aide me in my chosen profession when my skills are just not enough.

Spav said...

If I could have any power it would be the ability to control water.

Vikki said...

Donna it's such a treat for me at night after I put my kids to bed I open up one of your books and visit Scotland with one of my favorite warriors. After reading your warriors series and Druids Glenn series I do believe in the power of magic. Can't wait to see where you take us on this magical journey.

sharibearym said...

I have both on my kindle and have read them both in one to reread them again...sigh...always best second time around!

Fedora said...

I'd love some sort of super-organizational power--I cannot for the life of me stay on top of everything in our household, and boy would that come in WAY handy! ;) Congrats on your truly magical books, Donna!

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Jackie P said...

Shelly has mentioned your books and I have them on my TBR pile.

If I could have any power then it would be the powers of healing.

Donna Grant said...

Eli - I'd like to teleport. :)

Danni - awww. Thank you!

Linda - thanks! :)

Spav - interesting. I don't think I've heard/seen anyone mention that before. :)

Vikki - awww. Thank you, sweetie!

Shari - :) You're too sweet. Thank you!

flchen - :) Thanks, doll!

Jackie - yay! :D

Ronlyn said...

I'm late! (story of my life!) But, yes, I believe in magic/special abilities, 110%. Sometimes, I just know things. I don't know how I know them, but I do. Over the years I've learned to listen to my gut in those situations.
If I could have any ability...well, the ability to get my kids in bed without argument would be nice. ;-)

And I have to give a nod to Shelly, who sent me book 5 of the Dark Sword series...which made me go back and buy all the rest. Such an enabler that one is. LOL


Donna Grant said...

Hi, Ronlyn (love the name - I may have to use it. ;)) -

Well yay for Shelly to give you one of my books, and double yay that you got hooked. :D

Linda said...

I'd love to have the healing power.

As I kid, my make believe games & stories were all about having magical powers! Probably that started my love of fantasy.

Christy Reece said...

Donna, thanks so much for visiting with us yesterday. I loved all the responses on what magical power each person would like to have. Each time I read one, I'd think, yeah, that would be so cool. This group has a great imagination!

Congrats to Tiffany K! She's the winner of DARKEST HIGHLANDER! Tiffany, please send your mailing address to

Thanks to everyone who stopped by. Have a wonderful weekend. Looks like it's going to be a hot one. Hope you can stay in the cool and read a great book. (:

Donna Grant said...

Thanks for inviting me, Christy! I had a blast, as always. :)

Tiffany K said...

I just sent an email I have been so busy this week I rarely have time to get on. I hope I am not too late.