“Hunky men in kilts holding swords, What’s not to love?” so says author Donna Grant about her first book’s cover in the Dark Sword series, Dangerous Highlander. In this case, I have to say it’s not as important what’s on the outside, but what we the reader are able to find on the inside. I’ve had the pleasure of reading this first novel and can vouch for it’s genius. Besides the inclusion of hunky highlanders, ancient castles and hidden demons, this novel draw us into the world of the tormented existence of the three McLeod brothers. The drama will continue however, and that’s the reason we are here today; focusing on the author and the upcoming release of Forbidden Highlander.

Donna Grant, wife and mother of two, has the pleasure of writing these historical highland romance novels that we love for a living. You might be shocked to find out that she wasn’t always a best selling author, but she actually started writing on her lunch breaks while working as an accountant and carrying her eldest child. Her first novel was completed in 1999 and published in 2005, but shall remain nameless. Donna has sworn that her first works can not be located and will, quote: “Never see the light of day again”. I quickly ended that subject and focused on her transition from e-publishing to mass-market paperback. She has said that each author has a different path, but that this particular one was right for her. Donna has landed exactly where she’s always wanted to be, with St. Martin’s Press and the New York publishing marketplace.

Her Forbidden Highlander (book 2) is slated to release this year in May, and currently books 3-5 of the series have already been written. For more information on the series and the names of books 1-6, you can visit Donna’s website at: www.donnagrant.com

I can confirm that we will see a total of 6 books in the Dark Sword series at this time, each being released on a six month rotation. Not fast enough for my tastes, but the wait will only make the readers want them more.

Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Forbidden Highlander:

Borders Bookstore



Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (May 25, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312381239
ISBN-13: 978-0312381233