Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Guest: Donna Grant

Please welcome Donna Grant to the convertible today!  She wants us to think magic and do you believe or don't you?






First, thank you, Michele, for inviting me to guest blog!


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…





Tell us if you believe in Magic!  I’ll be giving away a signed copy of either MUTUAL DESIRE or THE PLEASURE OF HIS BED to a commenter.  


To find out more about the Dark Sword series or my other books, please visit my website at www.DonnaGrant.com.  And don’t forget to check out my month long contest!


Happy Reading and Merry Christmas!


Hugs,
D

32 comments:

Laurie said...

I definitely believe in magic! There are too many unexplainable things happening in today's world. Could it be good luck vs bad luck yes but I like the idea that some people are blessed with good magic.

My in-laws came from Hungary where there are a lot of gypsies. My in-laws firmly believed in the gypsy's ability to curse or bless an individual's life.

Silvia said...

As a child I believed in fairytales. Such a comforting world where good beats evil and everybody lives nicely ever after. A world I would love to know in reality as well. Growing up (or older) I sometimes found my believe failing, being hurt or disappointed it took me quite some time to build back up that confidence. So that once more I truly accepted magic. Now my desire for happiness, goodness and justice makes me a believer. I believe in the magic of life, of kindness, innocence and of course true love!

cait045 said...

Yes I believe in magic. Its the reason things turn out good when you can;t figure out how it happened. Its lifes little miracles.

Donna said...

Hi, Laurie - gypsies? How cool! I bet your in-laws have lots of stories. :)

Hi Silvia - I still love fairytales. There's something so special about them.

Hi, cait045 - I completely agree! Life's little miracles is a perfect way to put it.

Debra Dixon said...

Donna-- That's an abs-solutely fab cover! Welcome to the convertible!

KylieBrant said...

Welcome to the convertible, Donna. I'm not sure whether I'd quantify it as magic or God's hand but I had a couple things happen in the last week that I've been hoping and praying for so I'm definitely in the group of believers!

Donna said...

Thanks, Debra! I'm pretty excited about the cover. :)

Hi, Kylie! Congrats on the good things happening. What a wonderful Christmas present.

MsHellion said...

I do believe in magic. I do, I do, I do! *LOL* I believe in everyday magic and special magic too. And I definitely believe in Harry Potter magic, but that's something else altogether.

Great cover...and I've always loved the name Macleod. (Ah, the memories of the Highlander TV series....)

Cindy Gerard said...

Hi Donna! Thanks for hanging out with us today. I echo what everyone else is saying - GREAT cover.
As for magic, I'm kind of a fringe believer :o) Not certain I believe but afraid not to :o)..

jacabur2008 said...

Magic is all around us every day of our lives from the joy in a child's smile to the flight of a Hummingbird in the sprint time. I believe in the magic created by all living things, I believe in the magic in stories created to entertain us and help us through the dark times in our lives. I do not believe in magic that comes from Witches, Wizards Curses and Sorcery as something totally real but it makes a heck of a good source of fun books and movies and television shows....

I believe most of all in the magic of loving someone special and being loved in return, for me it is the greatest magic of all....

Jackie B Central Texas

Donna said...

MsHellion - OMG! Highlander was one of my favorite movies and TV shows. My son's name is Connor. :)

Hi, Cindy - Thx for having me here. I'm loving it.

Hi, Jackie B - Nice to see you here! :)

Kathleen Eagle said...

Hi, Donna! Welcome!

I believe in fairies and Santa Claus and angels and people really being good at heart.

Happy holidays!

I Heart Book Gossip said...

I definetly believe in magic. It gives life an extra zing!

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

CrystalGB said...

I do believe in magic. Things happen that can't be explained and it has to be magic. :)

Donna said...

Hi, Kathleen! Ah, a woman after my own heart. :)

Whoohoo! Two more that believe in magic - I Heart Book Gossip and CrystalGB.

LSUReader said...

I have faith in God. I believe in miracles. I guess that would sound like magic to some. Merry Christmas, everyone.

GunDiva said...

I'm totally with Cindy here...a fringe believer, though I've had a tangible brush with what can only be magic. I will swear to my dying day that I saw a woodland faerie - not a cute pixie thing - but a real, live faerie in human form a couple of years ago. She was either a faerie or a ghost. Whatever. I saw her, my guest saw her. It was amazing.

chelleyreads said...

congrats on the upcoming release, donna! i can't wait until it hits my local bookstore and i can get my hands on it. i definitely believe in magic... there are many unexplainable things happening everyday that could only be described as magic :)

happy holidays!!

ArkansasCyndi said...

Hi Donna! Cynthia D'Alba here. Congrats on your upcoming release. Your heroes sound yummy!

Magic? Yep, I believe because if you don't believe, then you never see or experience it.

Anonymous said...

of course I believe in magic :)

karenk
kmkuka(at)yahoo(Dot)com

Donna said...

LSUReader - believing in miracles is magic to me. :)

GunDiva - a fairy? How cool?

ChelleyReads - Thank you. I hope you enjoy the book.

ArkansasCyndi - I agree that you have to believe to see it. :)

KarenK - Thanks for stopping by!

joder said...

At the moment I definitely don't believe in magic. If there were magic we wouldn't be in the process of an ice storm that's been flickering the lights all morning followed by the prediction of 18 inches of snow tomorrow. Needless to say we won't be having Christmas this year. Not sure when we'll have our get together.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

RKCharron said...

Any parent believes in magic. When my newborn first opened her eyes I believed in magic.
:)
Merry Christmas Donna!
RKCharron

Barbara E. said...

I'd like to believe in magic - but I haven't really experienced any so far. But there's always hope!

Donna said...

Hi, Joder - sorry about the ice storm. Hopefully it'll be over quickly.

Hi, RK! Nice to see you here. :)

Hi, Barbara - Hope is good. You never know what tomorrow will bring.

flchen1 said...

Hi, Donna! I'm not sure if it's always magic in the way of magic wands or spells, but there's definitely something magical just about love and the way it binds individuals and families and heals all sorts of wounds. Hoping you're having a wonderful week, and thanks for visiting!

Martha Lawson said...

I believe in magic!! Why not??

Mitzi H. said...

I'm not sure, but I hope there is good magic in this world.

Donna said...

Hi, Flchen1 - I so agree with you!

Hi Martha - I agree. Why not? :)

Hi Mitzi - I definitely think that if there's magic, there is good - as well as bad - magic. :)

Joyce said...

I want to believe in magic, but I don't think there really is magic.

Donna said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments.

The winner is...LAURIE!

Congrats, Laurie. Please Email Me with your snail mail address and which book you would like.

hugs,
D

susan said...

I believe in magic..always have an always will. Too many times things happen very unexpected and there is a force behind each and everyone. I am glad to have you air this magic topic..it was needed. susan L.