Pleasure Me With Donna Grant

>I’ve known Donna Grant since my early days of ePublishing. We both came “up the ranks” if you will at the same time. She’s a wonderful writer, and when it comes to winning the hearts of readers today, she’s doing it with immortal Scottish heroes! I’m so glad she was able to join us and share her love for romance, but more importantly, I’m delighted to call her a friend. Please welcome Donna for today’s Pleasure Me With Romance guest post.

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First, thank you to the lovely Monica for inviting me to blog with her.  Monica and I met many years ago when we were writing for the same epublisher, and we instantly clicked.  She’s not only a good friend, but a very talented author who is an auto buy for me.   She never disappoints.

There’s always been something so alluring about historical romances.  When I first began reading romances at the age of 12 (yes, my mother knew.  I read hers. Lol) they were mostly historicals.
   
It got to the point where that’s the genre I preferred.  And for years that was all I read.  I’ve always loved being transported to another era where society could – and did – dictate what a person could and couldn’t do.

But it was also the clothes and the period itself.  I read anything from ancient up until the early 1900s.  And enjoyed them all.

Medieval, however, became my love.  Not that I don’t enjoy Regency or Victorian.  There’s so many out there and I adore the heck out of them.  But for me, it was always Medieval.


So it was no stretch of the mind when I began to write my books were all set in the medieval time.  I loved the swords, the castles, the gowns, and…well, everything.  I did set several books in England, but it wasn’t long before I found another love.

Scotland.

I’ve always been drawn to that land and the rugged Highlanders who make it their home.  When I first thought up my Dark Sword series, there was no doubt in my mind it was going to be set in Scotland, and my heroes Highlanders.  What better way to have a hero then men who are known for their bravery, manliness, and stubbornness?
 


Wicked Highlander

A HEART IN CHAINS…


The most reckless and fierce of the MacLeod brothers, Quinn is a prisoner of the god inside him, tormented by his inability to save his family from slaughter. His fury governs him, and day by day he loses himself to the darkness in his soul. But Quinn has a profound yearning for a woman’s love…

A PASSION UNBOUND…


Raised by Druids, the achingly beautiful Marcail is as spellbinding as the ancient magic that surges through her body. To Quinn, she is the most desirable woman he has ever known. But to his enemy Deirdre, she is the perfect bait to lure Quinn into her trap. Once the two lovers are in her wicked grasp, their passion will be put to the ultimate test…

To learn more about the Dark Sword series, see pics of the Warriors, search characters, take the quiz, or watch the book trailers, please visit www.donnagrant.com/DarkSword. 

Since I also love to incorporate paranormal aspects in my books, I wanted my heroes to be immortal.  And my heroines to hold magic as Druids.

Scotland has long said to hold magic.  Myths and legends of all kinds have sprung from the land where Druids once walked.  Some places are a perfect lure for magic and historical settings.
   
For me, that is Scotland.

My love is still historical romance, and most likely always will be.  I’ve expanded some, however.  I read a lot of contemporary paranormal as well.  But when I’m at the bookstore and I’m looking at all the books, I’m drawn first and foremost to the glorious historical novels.

Why do you love historical romance, and who are some of your favorite authors?

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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.
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About Monica Burns

A bestselling author of erotic romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.

57 thoughts on “Pleasure Me With Donna Grant

  1. >June – so glad you began reading romances. There's nothing better than an HEA. 🙂

    Carol – thank you!! 😀

    Danielle – thanks! I hope you give them a try. 😉

  2. >I actually just started reading them … But two of my favorites so far are lynsay sands and Zoe archer. I can't wait to try some more. Way more enjoyable then I thought because it's a whole new time and a different world to get lost in. I can't wait to read your books Donna 🙂

    Dhester23 AT yahoo DOT com

  3. >My first go to pick is always the Highlander romance books. 🙂 Donna Grant, Hannah Howell, Sue Ellen Welfonder ,Karen Marie Moning,Monica McCarty etc. Historical romance has so many Authors I love, Monica of course, Sabrina Jeffries, Terri brisbin, Beverley Kendall, Theresa Meideros,Lila DiPasqua eyc. So many to choose from.Dianna Gabaldon….
    Love these Highlanders of your Donna. 🙂
    Carol L
    Lucky4750@aol.com

  4. >I really love reading historicals about Scottish highlanders. I guess a reason I like hr is the HEA factor. Until last year, I did not read romance books at all! 35 years old and so many years wasted! lol

    one of my fav authors that writes about highlanders is Monica McCarty. Love the history that she includes in the Highland Guard series. Seems very accurate too.

    June in KY
    hmanning at bellsouth dot net

  5. >Christy – thank you! I hope you enjoy Hayden and Isla's book. 🙂

    Chelsea – thanks for dropping in! 🙂

    Robin – thanks for including me in that list. 🙂

    Betty – history was my fav in school as well. 😉

    Louisa – nice to meet you. 🙂

    Nancy – great names you mentioned.

    Renee – how did it feel to step away from historicals? And good luck with the new endeavor! 🙂

    Monica – don't think twice about it. I'm so glad you asked me to blog. I lubs you bunches, too!!! ::smooches::

    Chris – I hope you pick up one of my books. I'd like to think I sweep my readers away. 🙂

    Laura – 😀 I hope I am a new one of yours. Let me know, will you?

    Jordan – Julie Garwood's historicals were awesome, weren't they? And SL is definitely a fav!

    Vonda – thank you, doll!

  6. >Donna:

    Don't know why I love historical romances because I hated history in school. I started reading my aunt's Harlequin Historicals as a teen . . . and have been hooked on historical romances ever since. My favorites have always been westerns, medievals, and highlanders (with quite a few regencies thrown in).

    My list of favorite authors is longer than Santa's "naughty and nice" list. Here are a few favorites that have not been included in previous posts (because many of my favorites were listed): {1} Western: Connie Mason, Janis Reams Hudson, Georgina Gentry, Ana Leigh; Madeline Baker; {2} Medieval: Amy J. Fetzer, Bertrice Small, Julie Beard, Kinley MacGregor, Denise Domning; {3} Highlanders: Patricia Potter; Michele Sinclair; Donna Fletcher; Ruth Ryan Langan;{4} Regency: Jillian Hunter; Laura Lee Guhrke; Jo Goodman.

    Can't wait to read your highlanders' stories.
    -Vonda

    2much2reid {at} comcast {dot} net / Texas

  7. >I love the different culture and location most historicals have. My favorite authors of this genre are Stephanie Laurens and Julie Garwood.

    jbrink83 at hotmail dot com

  8. >Historical romance is my favorite genre! And a lot of what you said, Donna, reiterated for me why I love this genre. I enjoy how the characters are mandated by society to act a certain way but push the boundaries without actually abandoning the strict rules established by that society. I like my heroines to be strong-willed, intelligent and rebellious while maintaining their femininity and my heroes to be manly and strong yet vulnerable. And it's so much easier to fantasize when you've got a hot guy on the cover!

    A couple of my favorite authors are Elizabeth Hoyt and Sabrina Jeffries but I am continually finding "new favorites". And, after reading this blog, I think I just found another favorite! 🙂

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom
    Kansas

  9. >Hi Donna!

    Your books sound so good, I am going to have to check them out! I just love historicals! I love to be swept away in to the past. I love the clothes, castles, and the way life was lived way back when. Some of my favorite authors are Philippa Gregory, Lisa Kleypas, Beverley Kendall, Candace Camp, Roseanne Bittner and so many more! I enjoy reading about all different time periods but lately I have been drawn more to medievals.

    Best wishes!

    Chris Mead from Missouri
    christin.mead at att dot com

  10. >Hey sweetie! I'm sorry I've not not popped in here sooner. This deadline is a killer, and I'm still trying to keep up with the back the scenes stuff here!

    I am sooooo glad you came to visit today, you know I lubs you much!!! It looks like your visitors love your blog post as well, but I KNOW they're gonna love your heroes even more!!

  11. >Hello Donna and Monica!
    My first love will ALWAYS be medieval romances! I read my first one straight out of high school (it was a Viking / Irish romance — imagine that!) and like you, it was what my heart and soul wanted to write when I began pursuing a career as an author.

    I have just finished my first contemporary due to release in April 2011, and I loved the change, but my heart will always lead me home to historicals.

    Great post, Donna. I could sooo relate!

  12. >Hi Donna,
    As a genre, historical is not my favorite. However, historical romance is what I cut my reading teeth on. Back then I read a lot of Kathleen E Woodiwiss, Judith McNaught, Nora Roberts, Johanna Lindsey, to name a few.
    Nancy E.
    Wisconsin USA
    everitnm at hotmail dot com

  13. >Hello Donna and Monica !!

    I started reading historical romance at the age of nine or so. My first? Pride and Prejudice, of course! After that I went through all of Jame Austen, all of Georgette Heyer and moved on to the Bronte sisters. After that I wrote my own historical romance. Hundreds of hand-written pages of HORRIBLE DRIVEL that will never see the light of day!

    I love historical romance for the complete escape it affords the reader. You can escape into another time, another place, another world and another life and never have to leave your chair. I love the clothes, the estates, the manners, the passion – all of it!

    My favorite authors? Too many to mention. All of the authors that have been on Monica's wonderful blog event are some of my favorites.

    Others include – Diane Gaston, Nicola Cornick, Lisa Kleypas, Stephanie Laurens, Eloisa James, Rexanne Bechnel, Mary Balogh, Loretta Chase, Joanna Bourne, Tessa Dare, and the list goes on and on.

    And I DO love a good Highlander, Donna !!

    louisa@louisacornell.com

    Alabama

  14. >History was always my favorite subject in school so it was only natural that I would love historical novels. After I started doing genealogy and found where my ancestors came from, I was even more drawn to books on Scotland and England. Do you wonder why I love the Highlanders so much.

    Betty@cinderpeak.com
    Northridge, CA

  15. >Ohhhh, pick me for this one PLEASE 🙂

    I love Sands, Howell, Grant, Garwood, Moning, Holling and so many more!

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com
    MN – USA

  16. >Historical Romance is just so…. sweep-you-away. I just don't know any other way to say it!
    Some of my favorites writers are: Jennifer Ashley, Sabrina Jeffries, Carolyn Jewel…. and a lot more
    🙂

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
    Mississippi.

  17. >Hey Donna!

    I tell you, I loved Quinn and Marcail. And i am soooo glad about Deidre, too. i can't wait for Hayden on April.

    I love the historical because you get a glipse of what life was like back in the day.

    Christy M
    NC

  18. >Ann – hey, sweetie! So glad you stopped by. 🙂

    Tracey – hi! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    Catslady – I think many people began with Kathleen Woodiwiss. 🙂

    Leisa – lol. I love your attitude. 😀

    Julie – I'm glad you fell hard for medievals. Hopefully my Highland Warriors will tempt you. 🙂

    Stephanie – I love Johanna Lindsey! 🙂

    Jane- some great authors you have listed. I simply adore Lisa Kleypas. And she gave me a quote for my upcoming April release! 🙂

  19. >Hi Donna,
    I do love historical romances and my favorites include Julie Garwood, Lisa Kleypas, Nicole Jordan and Loretta Chase. I also love Julia Ross, but she hasn't had a new release in a while.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com
    NY

  20. >I love historicals because there are so many different time periods and cultures that can be explored from different points of view. One of my favorite historical romance authors is Johanna Lindsey. I have read almost all of her books.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

    Florida

  21. >I started out in contemporary, meandered over to historicals, and then fell hard for medievals, so anything that has to do with Scotland and it's warriors has my immediate interest. 🙂 I love Julie Garwood's historicals (so sad that she isn't writing them any longer!), Lynn Kurland, and Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series. ♥

    julieguan AT gmail DOT com
    California

  22. >I love to read any type of book….and whatever book I am reading…that is my favorite author

  23. >Historicals have long been my favorite genre. I want to read of worlds past that are different from today's and I love the fantasy of it all. I want to believe that men were honorable and willing to die for you. And anything with highlander is a plus lol.

    I have so many favorite authors I could go on forever. Kathleen Woodiwiss started it all for me.

    catslady5(at)aol.com
    PA

  24. >I do enjoy reading historical romances. I will always adore Barbara Cartland's work. I love Diana Gabaldon, too.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com
    Maryland

  25. >Hi Monica & Donna
    I adore the Dark Sword series Quinn being my Man of choice has been since I read about him in the first.
    I am sure there are going to be some Warriors I will be drawn to Broc Hayden Ramsay to name a few, LOL not too greedy am I.
    who got me started was Julie Garwood The Bride
    Jude Deveraux Knight in Shining Armor Her velvet Saga is my all time favorite,
    I have MANY Keeper Authors Donna is part of that Keeper list .
    So looking forward for the rest of the DS series.
    Have a good one Ladies. good luck to the winners.
    Ann.
    Im a GFC
    alba47@gmail.com

  26. >cwall88 – I can never read fast enough. I have a pile of books to read that's entirely too high. and I keep adding more. 🙂

    Cindy – I agree. The medieval period is a great setting for books. Add in Highlanders and its a winner. 😀

    Linda – I do hope you give my books a try. They are historical, but not your typical historical. 🙂

    Karen – hi! Thanks so much for joining us today. 🙂

    Caridad – hiya, doll! You're too sweet!! ::smooches::

    Sheree – I think you're right. It does have that "once upon a time" feeling. At least for me it does.

    Danielle – and I love make believing its me doing those things! lol

    June – yay! Another one who loves Highlanders. 🙂

  27. >I love hr books because I like history and learning about the past. There is nothing better than a scottish highlander in a kilt! One of my fav authors is Monica McCarty (love those highlanders)!

    June in Ky
    hmanning@bellsouth.net

  28. >I love historicals because it's a little like make believe. I can make believe that it's me going to balls, and riding horseback, and being wooed by the sexy earl. I also feel like I am learning a little bit of history.

    iqb99@yahoo.com
    Florida

  29. >I like historicals for their "once upon a time" feeling.

    Also, I think when people think "romances" usually it's a historical that come to mind.

    I don't read strictly historicals but many of my favorite authors do write them.

    ironss[at]gmail.com
    California

  30. >The first romances I read were all historical and I loved being transported to a different place and time. Of course, I love paranormal romances as well, so Donna's books are just perfect!

  31. >Hi Donna,

    I have always read historicals. Not sure why..maybe it has to do with my love of history. Historicals were the first books I read as an adult. Those being Gone with the Wind and Forever Amber. I didn't really get into historicals (almost exclusively that is) until the early 70's.

    Some of my favorite authors today are Stephanie Laurens, Liz Carlyle, Sabrina Jeffries, Candice Hern, Jenna Petersen plus many, many more.

    kkhaas at bellsouth dot net
    NC, USA

  32. >I won't lie, I'm a little gun shy with historical romances. But I've grown to trust certain authors like Monica and now Donna thru all the feed-back from my friends (Alice ADORES Donna Grant and I absolutely LOVE Monica Burns) and peers. I love strong characters and a unique setting, so the Highlander series is one I really need to start reading!!

    lmdershem AT gmail DOT com
    Texas

  33. >I remember my Mom giving me Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss to read. Thus began my love affair with historicals! My favorite is Medieval Highland Romance…my bookshelf is crammed full of those yummy Scots in Kilts! Scotland is so full of history. It truly is an amazing place. I can't wait to go back!

    cbandy10(at)hotmail(dot)com

    New York

  34. >Hello, I am so glad that Monica can bring other authors to her site. I have read some on the comments and find myself as a newbie LOL. I started to read about two years ago and trying hard to read as many books as I can. I like all kinds of books. I am able to travel to many place, met all kinds of people thru your books. I love to read aka romance junkie LOL but love it.
    -cky15

    Cwall88@yahoo.com

  35. >Marie – I agree with everything you said. I hope you do pick up one (or all!) of my books. 🙂

    Artemis – I'm honored to be in such company as the authors you listed. 🙂

    Barbara – I love seeing who people's fav authors are. Thx for sharing!

    April – you've really made my day! 😀

    Pat – thank you!!! 😀

  36. >Hi Donna & Monica,

    My early reads (late '40s) were
    passed on to me by my Aunt Lillian.
    They weren't all historicals but
    that's where it all started for me.
    Authors included Lindsay, Heyer, Woodiwiss,& Cartland. My favorites
    of today: Loretta Chase, Anna Campbell, Eloisa James, Candice Hern, Sarah Parr, Hannah Howell, Jennifer Haymore, Julia Quinn,
    Mary Balogh, Sandy Blair, Sabrina
    Jeffries, Stephanie Laurens, and, of course, Donna & Monica! There
    are so many more great historical
    authors, I just getting tired!
    Must stop!!

  37. >Donna, you are soo welcome.I love all your books so far,but this series is my all time favorite.
    tarenn98[at]yahoo[dot]com
    North Carolina

  38. >I love historicals because they really "take me away" from the daily grind — a little escapism helps keep me sane between work, parenting, etc.!

    Some of my favorite authors: Tessa Dare, early Stephanie Laurens, Jennifer Ashley, Lisa Kleypas, Sabrina Jeffries. A new favorite is Courtney Milan. I've got loads more on my Kindle but I won't ramble…

    BabsVick AT gmail DOT com
    Virginia

  39. >It was only natural for me to pick up a historical romance since I was always reading historical fiction or about some time in history. The leap made sense.

    Just a few of my favorite authors are: Sabrina Jeffries, Kat Martin, Jennifer Ashley, Cheryl Holt, Karin Tabke, Karen Marie Moning, Donna Grant.

    cindersmaria @ yahoo DOT com
    South Carolina

  40. >Loved the post! I love historical romance because it takes me back to a place when society, at least outwardly, was concerned with being proper and polite. While some of the rules are over the top, I do think that they had some great ideas about how we should behave as an enlightened society. I also love the clothing, the idea of courtly love and the idea of being rescued or sought after by a knight. As someone who majored in history in college, the historical romance goes hand in hand with my love of studying the different time periods….it's a win-win for me:)

    Many of my friends love your Scottish historicals and I've been putting them on my reading list this year.

    junegirl63(at)gmail(dot)com
    US Resident

  41. >Julie, nothing like getting started young,huh? I hope you do give my books a try. 🙂

    Andrea – yes! Historicals certainly do transport you to another place and time. 🙂

    Maureen – those are some great authors.

    Alice – you are so sweet! Thank you so much!! (ps the book is signed.)

    Andrea – hey, doll! thank you!!

  42. >oops, I didn't leave my E-mail or residence status.. So sorry!!

    Andrea~

    atsnider@verizon (dot) net

    USA

  43. >Hi Monica & Donna! What a great interview!

    I LOVE historical romance and especially the Highlanders! There is NOTHING better than a man in a kilt weilding a sword to protect those he loves!! I am drawn to these books by their covers alone!!!

    Its so cool to be whisked away to a time that seems so ROMANTIC. And for me, Scotland draws me in. Its the HOME of my HEART! I yearn to be among the heather!!!

    My favorite Historical authors are- Donna Grant *Wink*, Hannah Howell, Marsha Canham, Julia London, Sabrina Jefferies, Sue Ellen-Welfonder, Jen Holling, Amanda Forester, Angela Johnson, Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsey and sooooooooooooo many more!!!

    Wishing you the best of luck Donna!!!

    xoxo

    Andrea
    http://www.chicksofcharacterization.blogspot.com

  44. >Unless the drawing is for a signed book, don't enter me…I own all three Dark Sword books — and OMG THEY'RE AMAZING…so those of you who haven't read Donna…READ.

    Between Monica and Donna, I've learned to give historical romances a try.

    Before, historical romances just seemed boring to me. Enter Donna Grant's series, which is historical, but with some paranormal elements. It was a good transition into historicals for a non-historical reader like myself.

    After devouring the MacLeod brother's stories … Mmm. Quinn. His story is my fav so far. I branched out to Monica's historicals (Kismet, Mirage and Pleasure Me…haven't read Dangerous yet) and I've read other authors like: Karen Marie Moning (Highlander series), Meljean Brooks (it was steampunk, but it was still kind of historical too).

    So yea, if you were like me and historical is/was not your thing, Donna is a good transition and Monica has some fantastic historicals.

    alice DOT mcelwee AT gmail DOT com
    Texas

    (for an entry just in case the book is signed. :P)

  45. >I do enjoy historical romance and I think it's because when you pick one up you are going to go to a whole other place and time but there will be some familiarity also. There are really a lot of great historical romance authors including Loretta Chase, Lisa Kleypas, Carla Kelly, our host Monica Burns and I could go on for a pages.
    Pennsylvania
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  46. >Good morning, Donna! That's a beautiful man–er, cover. *g*

    I started reading romance when I was looking for something different from the mystery books I was reading. I picked up a historical romance (which is ironic since I didn't really care for history back then) and LOVED it. I was transported to another place and time–an escape, if you will. I immediately wanted to read more stories like it. I have since come to enjoy other sub-genres, but historical romance will always be my favorite. 🙂

    ~Andrea
    dadaw1321 AT numail DOT org
    Georgia

  47. >I was another 12 yr old romance reader. I started out with all books Halequin. My Mom loved the historical ones. She was and still is a huge collector or Royal Doulton dolls. Having those all over the house filled my head with dreams of beautiful gowns and romantic waltzes.

    My favorite authors include Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz, Lisa Kleypas, and I could keep going. 🙂 While I stick mostly to historical romance, I also like some contemporary and paranormal. I will definitely check your books out!

    julieboo817 at gmail dot com
    Arizona

  48. >Hi, June! Those are some great authors!

    Mary, I so agree about the Highlanders. lol. 🙂

    Kris B, morning!

    Virginia, your grandmother sounds amazing!

    Stacie, morning and thanks! I hope I've enticed you to pick up Wicked Highlander. 🙂

    Linda, thanks!

    April, oh thank you so much! I'm delighted you're enjoying the series. 🙂

  49. >Good morning Donna.Just let me say,I have read all in this seris so far and they are a MUST READ.They are enchanting,engaging,full of romance and love, I would highly recommend.If you enjoy Medival Scottish hero/highlanders with a dark side,these guys are excellent.I so enjoy historicals,expecially Scottish,Irish,Medival and Regency.
    I have recently read some during Roman era.Heck,I just have all historicals.There are sooo many wonderful,talented authors out there hard to name just one or two.I love yours,Donna,Monica's,Anna Campbell,Sabrina Jeffries,Veronica Wolf,Stephanie Laurens,Beverly Kendall,Margo Maguire,Maggie Robinson,and the list goes on.Oh,forget to say I am anxiously awaiting for"Untamed Highlander".Keep them coming.I love them.Have a wonderful day!
    tarenn98[at]yahoo[dot]com
    North Carolina

  50. >Good morning, Donna & Monica! Wow! An historical with a paranormal twist. Ooohlala. I became hooked on romances many years ago with Kathleen Woodiwiss' Flame & the Flower – I even named my son (who is now 28) after the lead character. Three of her books are still on my bookshelf. (Monica, your Kismet reminded me of Kathleen's writing – that's a compliment.)
    Please enter me in your drawing. Your book sounds like another must-read (and I'll have to catch up with the 1st two in this series).
    Linda T.
    lindalou@cfl.rr.com
    Florida, USA

  51. >Good Morning ladies!

    I enjoy historical romance because I have always enjoyed studying history. In college I focused on the history, art, languages and mythology of classical cultures. Learning the dynamics of ancient societies was fascinating to me. Having a story set in an ancient culture with a paranormal twist is a win-win for me. I enjoy paranormals very much. I read many genres other than historicals but I would have to say that Jude Deveraux is one of my favorites.

    Wicked Highlander sounds exciting. Druids!

    Stacie
    GeishasMom73 on twitter
    Illinois
    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

  52. >Hello, Donna & Monica! You two ladies are great examples of how to hang in there and hone your craft until it shines. So nice that you started the journey together!

    Throughout my life, I have been a history lover with a vivid imagination. I have always connected with bygone eras, particularly the 19th century. My wonderful grandmother was keenly intelligent, and so knowledgeable about a vast array of subjects. She infulenced me in so many ways. She instilled in me an appreciation of manners and courtesy, cooking and sewing, homemaking, flowers and nature, antiques, and so much more. Gran impressed upon me the influences she had felt from her own mother and grandmother. I loved girly things, like dolls and playing dress-up and house, so I was fascinated by fairy tales and "HEA". Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella are favorites. Later, I bloomed into reading Georgette Heyer, Jane Aiken Hodge, and Barbara Cartland. When I was older, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss changed my reading world and really cemented my love of historical romance. However, I was not just a "girly-girl". I also loved secret agents, sci-fi, adventure and fantasy, and animal stories. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table will always be favorites. I loved Jules Verne, and "The Wild, Wild West" TV show was the original steampunk! There were some really great western dramas on TV in the sixties, and my whole family watched them together. Historical Western Romance remains my all-time favorite genre. In today's literary world there are many fine authors, such as you and Monica, who continue to fuel the dreams of historical romance lovers like me!

    US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  53. >Good morning monica and donna!

    hmm scotland sounds good! havent had much time to read in the past few days but.. am going to try this weekend!
    as to historicals they arent my favorite genre, however I do like them and I read so many different books some of them I dont consider historicals but probably are. I like contemporary but I read everything!
    as to my favorite historical authors, well there is monica of whom I have only read a few of but am getting more of and really like! I love Jude deveroux, Johanna lindsey, and eloisa James, the Jayne ann krentz as amanda quick books are amazing! 😉 and this past month since monica has been having her event I have read more historicals lately because the wonderful ladies on the blog are so amuzing and sweet how could I not check out their work? and I have enjoyed them immensely I hadnt read that many historicals in a very long time and have really enjoyed going back in time a bit!

    Kris b indiana

    krysti33 @ frontier dot com

  54. >Good Morning Donna and Monica,
    I started reading historicals because that's what my mom read and she let me borrow her books, she still does and now that I read all genre's she borrows mine as well.

    There's so many great authors out there right now but my favorites for historicals are: Anna campbell, Victoria Holt, Veronica Wolff, Patricia Phillips, Meagan McKinney, Jude Deveraux.

    And that's just a few, there's just so many. I love stories set in Scotland, you can't go wrong with those highlanders.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com
    nevada, USA

  55. >I don't really know how I came to start reading historical romances but I absolutely love them! Except for a couple of paranormal romance series (Lynsay Sands and Kerrelyn Sparks) historical romance is all I read.

    Some of my favorite authors include Hannah Howell (love a highlander), Monica McCarty, Lynsay Sands, Gaelen Foley, Karen Hawkins, and Sabrina Jeffries. There are so many authors that I love and buy all their books. Reading is my #1 hobby, I hardly ever watch tv or movies.