Author Interview: Donna Grant (And Highland Giveaway!) Back to Blog

Update: The winner of Shadow Highlander is…Marjana. Congratulations!!

I love Donna Grant. Not only is she a fabulous author, but she’s an all-around great person.  So when I had the chance to interview her for my blog party, I was excited. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the interview, too!


C: Hi, Donna! Thanks so much for being here with us (and congrats on the release of Shadow Highlander!).

D: Thanks, Cynthia!  I’m always delighted to be on your blog. 🙂

C: SHADOW HIGHLANDER is the 5th book in your Dark Sword series.  How did you originally get the idea for this series?

D: It all began because I knew I wanted to write a series.  I wanted it set in medieval Scotland.  And I knew I wanted it to have some kind of paranormal aspect.  But the true idea came while our family was watching the movie King Arthur and my daughter asked if that’s really how Rome left Britain.

The idea literally just struck.  What if the real reason Rome left Britain has been hidden?  What if it involved magic.  The next thing I knew I had developed my own mythology involving Druids (both good and evil) as well as immortal Highlanders with primeval gods locked inside them which were drug up from Hell by the Druids.

C: How has the series changed since book 1?  And did you plan the series in advance or did the stories develop as you wrote each book?

D: Yes and no.  There is still one major villain, and she’s almost impossible to kill because of the strength of her magic.  I had planned for at least ten books in the series, so I knew the overall arc of the story had to be able to carry it through.  But so much happens in upcoming books that does change so much more than I anticipated.  🙂

C: Do you have a favorite hero from your Dark Sword books?

D: My favorites are usually whichever hero I’m writing at the moment, but there are others who I’m dying to write their story.  Hayden (UNTAMED HIGHLANDER) was one of those.  But there are two coming up that I’m just beside myself waiting to get to them – Phelan and Malcolm.

C: Galen, the hero from SHADOW HIGHLANDER, has mind-reading gifts (oh, very handy!). Do you wish you could read minds? Or is there another psychic power you’d prefer to have?

D: No, I think it would be better for everyone if I couldn’t read their minds.  lol.  Not something I’d want.  If I could have any of the other powers my Highlanders have it’d have to be Fallon’s ability to teleport from place to place.  No more planes, baby!  😀

C: What’s next for you, Donna? What can readers expect?

D: Next up is Broc’s book (DARKEST HIGHLANDER) which releases January 31, 2012.

Then the spin off series, Dark Warriors with two sets of back to back releases in 2012

MIDNIGHT’S MASTER (Logan) – June 2012

MIDNIGHT’S LOVER (Ian) July 2012

MIDNIGHT’S SEDUCTION (Camdyn) November 2012

MIDNIGHT’S WARRIOR (Ramsey) December 2012

With more hunky Highlanders to come. 🙂


Oh, sweet, I am very glad there are more hunky Highlanders to come!! So…in honor of those highlanders, let’s do  a giveaway! Want to win a copy of SHADOW HIGHLANDER?  Then tell us which psychic power you’d like to have.


The Dark Sword series captures all the power, passion, and magic of Scotland’s legendary warriors—sworn to fight for victory, in battle and in love…


Sent on a dangerous mission into the shadowy world of the Druids, Galen must find a powerful ancient relic to defeat the enemies of MacLeod Castle. But what he discovers is far more powerful—and far more dangerous. A Druid lass whose beauty is as spellbinding as any magic…


Reaghan is the most enchanting woman Galen has even met—and the most enigmatic. She alone is immune to his mind-reading gifts. He alone makes her feel safe and secure. But Reaghan holds a secret power deep inside her that could destroy them both. And if Galen hopes to hold this captivating woman in his arms every night, he must defeat the darkness that draws closer around her every day…


You can read an excerpt from Shadow Highlander here.  Thanks!!

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87 responses to “Author Interview: Donna Grant (And Highland Giveaway!)”

  1. Marianne says:

    I definately would not like to have the power to read minds! But if I could have a power I would like to have the ability to move from place to place in the blink of an eye! Thanks.

  2. Marjana says:

    Mind reading…LOL

  3. Valerie Long says:

    Great interview!
    Hmm, which psychic power would I like to have, tough question… I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be able to see into someone’s mind and possibly make them do things I wanted as well. Sounds like a neat gift. =)
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity as well!

  4. Jane says:

    I think I would choose telekinesis.

  5. JeanP says:

    For me, the ability to get from one place to another in a blink of an eye

  6. Alaina says:

    im lazy so i would love to have telekinsis.. so if im sitting down i could make things move to me..

  7. JoAnna B says:

    I’m going to have to go with Donna on this one and say teleportation. No more driving or being stuck in traffic. That would be so nice!

    Beckerjo at verizon dot net

  8. Teri C says:

    I totally want telekinesis then I can have my cup of coffee to sip in the sir while I type with two hands!
    haha! I love the Highlanders. This is a fabulous looking read I cannot wait.

  9. Robin K says:

    I have always wanted the power to charm. Both humans and animals. To live in peace and harmony with everyone around me would be divine.

  10. Ashley A says:

    Hi Donna!!
    First off, count me out for this giveaway because I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this great book! I thought I would add what power I would like 🙂 I would the power of influence, so that I could get anyone to do anything for me just by looking in their eyes and suggesting it to them!! (If I had that power, my fiance would be buying me books EVERYDAY!!! lol)
    Ashley A

  11. pam p says:

    I’d like to be able to read minds or be able to influence some people I KNOW.

  12. Barbara Elness says:

    I’d like the power to heal myself and others, I think that would come in pretty handy.

  13. J. A. says:

    ooohh, I would love to teleport!! Travel would be a breeze 🙂

  14. Chelsea B. says:

    Teleportation! 🙂

  15. infinitieh says:

    Teleportation for sure! And I’d like Fallon, too! 😉

  16. Jennie says:

    Would love to time travel! 🙂

  17. Patty C says:

    Paranormal Highlanders, oh Yeah, count me in. I would love to be able to use some good old fashioned mind control. There are a few people around me that could use some tweeking;)

  18. I want telekinesis. I want to be able to clean my house without actually moving.

  19. Maria (pronounced Mariah) says:

    Does going invisible count? I would love to be able just disappear!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  20. Linda Fitzpatrick says:

    I would love to have the psychic power to duplicate myself – So then I can read, sleep, go to work, play with my kids, and clean the house at the same time!

  21. Mariee says:

    Teleportation. Being able to teleport anywhere would be awesome!

  22. Stephenia says:

    Sometimes I’d like to read minds, but that could be overwhelming and most times I’d just rather not know what others think and don’t really care.

    Teleportation! That would cut down on my travel time to work!

  23. Christie I. says:

    Time travel! I’d go back & admire some men in kilts 🙂

  24. LadyVampire says:

    For me, I would like the power to heal anything on anyone. I would feel I was able to do some good in the world and for my family.

  25. Cathy R. says:

    I’m with you Donna. I would love to be able to teleport. I’ve always wanted to travel, and what a way to go…
    Thanks for the contest.

  26. Stephanie M says:


    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

  27. Larena Wirum says:

    I think I would like to be able to read people’s thoughts. 🙂

  28. I’d like to be able to teleport.

  29. desiree says:

    I want to teleport or be able to clone myself so I can be every where I need to be at once.
    deslauree3 at aol dot com

  30. Maria A Cornelio says:

    Great Interview!!! 🙂

    If I could choose to have a psychic ability I would defenitly want to read peoples minds. I would like to know what a person is actually really like and what they truly think. I would love to know what people to keep close and what people to stay away from. Who would be there for you no matter what and who can screw you over.

    Thanks a lot for the chance to win Shadow Highlander!