Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Tenth Day of Christmas Featuring Donna Grant

Goodreads Bio:
Donna Grant is the award winning author of more than twenty novels spanning multiple genres of romance – Scottish Medieval, historical, dark fantasy, time travel, paranormal and erotic. 

Donna was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica and Mexico. 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 The Druid’s Glen, The Shields, The Royal Chronicles and the Sisters of Magic. 

Despite the deadlines and her voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two young children, three cats and one long haired Chihuahua. She's blessed with a proud, supportive husband who's learned to cook far more than frozen chicken nuggets. 

Hot Cocoa or Apple Cider?
Hmmm...neither. :D I'm allergic to chocolate and not a fan of apples.

Favorite holiday story?
I don't know that I have one. :S

Favorite holiday movie?
Oh, easy, White Christmas with Bing Crosby! But I also love Christmas Vacation. Nothing like a good laugh.

Best gift received for the holidays?
Time with friends

Favorite holiday song?
I have three. White Christmas by Bing, All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey, and Christmas/Sarajevo by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

What has been your favorite book to write and why?
Usually its the one I'm working one at the moment because I'm so well and truly involved in the world and my characters. :)

How do you spend your time when you aren’t busy writing new books?
Reading, watching TV/movies, and just spending time with my family.

If you could travel to any place in time - where would you go?
Medieval Scotland so I could really get a sense to how it was without all the modern conveniences.

If you could invite anyone you wanted over for dinner for the holidays (living or dead) - who would be there?
My brother that passed away nearly six years ago.

How does your family like to spend the holidays? Any special traditions?
We're together as much as we can be. We're all together for Thanksgiving at my mother's house, and again over there for Christmas Eve. Christmas morning they come to my house where I cook gumbo as our tradition. After much eating and hanging around, they leave, and my family heads out to our tradition of a movie.

Is there any book that is a must read during the holiday season?
We always read The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve to the kiddos, even though my oldest in in Jr. High now. She's kinda taken over the reading to her little brother.



Never tempt magic...
With the darkness holding firmly onto his soul, Cade knows he's destined for Hell. Men like him don't perform the deeds he has, regardless if they came by order of the king, and not elude the darkness...
A loner, Cade takes what the land provides and vows to keep the two men he thought of as brothers alive from the great evil after them. He knows his time is short and the evil is looking for him, but there is just enough humanity left in him to aid his friends. When the flame-haired witch finds him, Cade is instantly spellbound by her beauty. He can either forget her - or give in to the reckless, impossible love that could destroy her...

Book Info
Sisters of Magic, Book 3
ISBN 13: 978-1600883996
Release Date: Jan 2011

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  1. Thanks for the interview. I always read Twas The Night Before Christmas to my boys on Christmas Eve too. I miss it.
    Have A Happy Holiday!

    Victoria Sloboda

  2. We always read The Santa Mouse and The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve. My kids have recently taken over the "reading" of the's a tradition I hope they'll continue when they have kids of their own!

    Michelle Harlan

  3. Victoria - yeah, I know I'm going to miss it once they're grown and gone. :S

    Michelle - Sounds like fun!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway. Rafflecopter is not working again!
    So here's the info (which is the same in each giveaway!):
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    Email: msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com
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