Thursday, August 9, 2012

Book Blurb Tour - Dark Kings by Donna Grant

ISBN-13: 978-1466807433

Ebook Only

Dark Kings #1

July 31, 2012

Dark Craving

Fueled by ancient magic—and enflamed by human desire—the Dragon King known as Hal can transform himself at will into one of the legendary winged creatures he is sworn to protect. But one thing he can never do is fall in love…with a mortal woman.

Searching for her brother in Scotland—and succumbing to the freezing cold—Cassie Hunter awakens to find herself in the arms of a magnificent Highland warrior. Across his chest is the tattoo of a fiery dragon. And in his heart is a burning passion that, once unleashed, will consume them both…body and soul.

This is a story of destiny and desire, magic and mystery, warriors and lovers.

These are the forbidden cravings of the Dark Kings.

Dark Craving

Read the Excerpt: 
Dreagan Distillery

Hal shut and locked the doors to the distillery for the day before he turned and looked out over the land. Snow blanketed everything and the light the crescent moon cast upon the ground made it look almost as if it were glowing.

The need to lose himself in the land in the forest sometimes was overwhelming, as it was this night. Other times he could ignore the call, but not tonight.

Hal didn’t bother to tell the others where he was going. He simply walked down the steps and into the night. The weather didn’t faze him.

His boots crunched in the thick snow, but he never noticed. His gaze was trained on the forest ahead. Every one of them answered to something, and for Hal it was the forest.

Always had been.

Always would be.

Once he was in the trees, he took a deep breath and lifted his face to the sky. Snow landed on his lashes and rain dripping from the limbs above pelted his face.

It was glorious.

Hal smiled and spread his arms wide. He touched his chest, through his jacket and sweater, to the tattoo beneath.

A person could get lost in the glens of the Highlands, and there were thousands of glens. Which made it a perfect place for Hal and the others like him to stay hidden.

It had been a long time since he’d allowed his other self to show, his dragon self. And for some reason, this night he desperately yearned to spread his wings and fly.

To feel the wind around him as he soared through the sky.

He still remembered flying low over the trees, the leaves brushing against his underside as the sun beat on him. He hadn’t needed to hide then. For once upon a time, he had been able to call to his brethren and listened to their roars fill the forest.

So very long ago he had lived a completely different life. Back before the humans betrayed them, before a war that changed everything.

A sound off to Hal’s right had him turning his head in that direction. He dropped his arms as his eyes fastened on a large, fast-moving animal loping through the trees.

Hal let his coat drop from his arms as he sprinted toward the animal. As he neared, he realized it was a dog—a very large dog. And the only person near Dreagan land who had such a dog was Dan Hunter.

With more frustration than Hal wanted to concede, he came to a halt. He had been able to take flight, but now he had to chase a dog. For several moments he watched the Great Dane running, his tongue lolling out the side of his mouth.

There had been a few times in Hal’s life where he’d felt that free, been that free. Those times were the barest of memories now.

When a person was as old as Hal, time blurred.

It was so easy to get lost in his memories, of what had once been, and what he had once been. But to allow himself to get absorbed in such recollections was not wise.

He pulled himself back from the brink and gave a loud, short whistle, which pulled Duke up short. The Great Dane turned his head to Hal and issued a deep, booming bark in greeting.

“Come here, lad,” Hal called.

Immediately, the dog ran to him, his tail wagging.

Hal rubbed the dog’s massive head. “It’s no’ like Dan to allow you to run like this. Nor is it like you to run off. What’s the problem, lad?”

Duke jerked against the hold Hal had on his collar. Hal narrowed his eyes. He’d learned very early in life to listen carefully when animals tried to speak. They might not be speaking your language, but they were talking. It was obvious Duke was trying to tell him something.

“Show me,” Hal said, and released the collar.

Duke took off at a run and Hal was quick to follow. Dreagan land extended far as the eye could see, and Dan’s cottage was the closest anyone lived to Dreagan.

It was because Dan rarely rented the property and didn’t cause any problems that Hal and the others hadn’t made a point of getting rid of him.

Hal easily kept pace with the Great Dane as they traversed over the land. When they crested the last hill that overlooked Dan’s cottage, Duke stopped and whined.

Dan’s Corsa could be seen by the light of the moon and despite the heavy snowfall. Thankfully, the rain had tapered off, but the snow made it difficult to see where Dan was.

Duke butted Hal’s hand with his head before he took off down the slope to the cottage. Hal had memorized the lay of the land centuries ago and knew where the boulders lay hidden in the snow.

He leapt down the slope and landed in thick snow. Duke caught up with him, and they both ran the rest of the way down the side of the mountain.

Hal rushed to the front door, but found it locked and all the lights out. When Hal turned to look for Duke, he found the Great Dane standing beside the car.

That’s when Hal noticed there was someone inside. In three strides he was beside the car. He tapped on the window, but the figure didn’t move.

Buy Dark Craving ~~


Read More About the Dark Kings Series

The Dark Kings series is a spin off the Dark Warriors series and Dark Sword series.

Dark Craving             Night Awakening         Dawn's Desire
 Dark King #1             Dark King #2              Dark King # 3
         July 31, 2012            August 28, 2012        September 26, 2012

Donna Grant
has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She's the author of more than twenty novels spanning multiple genres of romance—Scottish Medieval, dark fantasy, time travel, paranormal, and erotic. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Sword, features a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her husband, two children, a dog, and three cats in Texas.

Learn more about Donna Grant and her books here --

Donna will be giving away a copy of Midnight's Lover to one lucky commenter on this stop on her Book Blurb Tour ~ just comment to be entered!!

ISBN-10: 0312552491

ISBN-13: 978-0312552497

Mass Market Paperback

Dark Warriors #2

June 26, 2012

Midnight’s Lover

Defenders against evil. Bound by the gods. The Dark Warriors are taking their battle from ancient Scotland to the modern world—where a woman’s love can set them free…


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.

Please be sure to leave a comment or question below for Donna in order to be entered in her contest.


  1. The series looks amazing & I would love to read MIDNIGHT'S LOVER thank you.


  2. Great excerpt, beautiful covers. Pick up one of Donna's books, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

  3. I would love to read this series. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

  4. hi donna! congrats for the book!

    smile_1773 at yahoo dot com

  5. great post!!! I love Donna Grant. Don't enter me as I buy all of Donna's books.


  6. Dark Craving was amazing!! But I do have to say the Dark Warrior series is still my favorite!! XO StephanieD

  7. I love the Dark Craving cover!!!

  8. I'm reading Dark Craving now and loving it! Would love to win one of Donna's books from her other series to get me started on them!! Thank you for the giveaway guys and have a great day.

  9. Congrats on the book release. These books sound fantastic. Can't wait to read them. Thanks for the contest.


  10. these books sound amazing congrats on the new 1. thanks for the giveaway

  11. From what is here I can see these books are right up my alley, Love the dragon tattoo mmmmmm
    Carin mawmom(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. Congrats for the book!! These book sound amazing, i can't wait to read them, and the cover book was so...YUMMY!! Definitely add in my list :)
    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

  13. Just stopped by to lend my support to an awesome author who provides the elements that really interest me. Thank you for giving me nummy druids and dragon books to read. I apreciate it!

  14. Hi
    Those covers are great and the men in them so yummy!!!!! I can't decide which one I like most, Dark Craving or Night's Awakening.
    Thanks for sharing!

  15. Congrats on the new and upcoming release, Donna! I'm starting Dark Craving tonight! I'm excited!! ;)
    Since you have series tied together, is it hard to keep the stories or characters straight?
    trb0917 at

  16. Congrats on the release sounds great.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  17. Ohhh! This sounds good. I need to know who is in the car!! :) It's been a while since I've read a dragon shifter book, and never with the addition of Highlander to it. My curiosity is definitely piqued! Congrats on your release, I'll be keeping an eye out for you!

    liz at fictional candy dot com

  18. Congrats on the book! The book sounds good.