Sunday, August 12, 2012

Book Blurb Tour: Dark Craving by Donna Grant, GIVEAWAY

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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
Dark Kings #1
July 31, 2012

Night’s Awakening
Dark Kings #2
August 28, 2012

Dawn’s Desire
Dark Kings #3
September 25, 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 paperback copy of Midnight's Master or Midnight's Lover to one lucky commenter on each stop of her Book Blurb Tour ~ just comment to be entered!! I will announce the winner Saturday August 18.

Midnight's Lover

Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this tour!

Midnight's Lover
Aug. 1st ~~ Leagh Midnight's Master
Aug. 2nd ~~Mimmi's Musings Midnight's Master

Midnight's Lover
Aug. 4th ~~April & Wendy My Book Addiction andMore
Midnight's Master
Aug. 5th ~~ Ali Midnight's Lover
Midnight's Lover
Aug. 7th ~~ Book loving Mamas
Aug. 8th ~~ Books-n-Kisses Midnight's Lover
Midnight's Lover
Aug. 10th~~ Midnight's Master
Aug. 11th ~~ Midnight's Master
Aug. 12th ~~ Vanessa,
Midnight's Lover
Aug. 13 th~~ Denise Alicea, Book Review Blog
Midnight's Master


  1. hi donna! it's me again and congrats for the book!

  2. Hi Donna, congratulations on the release. Great blog post. I highly recommend Donna's books you'll be in highlander heaven.

  3. Donna, I am so happy that you wrote about Dragons!!! There never seems to be enough books about them for me and they are my fave shifters!!! Congrats on the series and I am looking forward to starting you others too!! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Thanks Vanessa for this post and giveaway!!


  4. Wonderful post and thanks for the chance!!


  5. I love dragons!!! And, that is one beautiful cover. Got to have this one.

  6. Thanks for a great post!!!! I'm very excited as I just got Midnight's master and I can't wait to start reading :)

  7. Great giveaway. I love the cover art to your books and the story lines are fantastic

  8. Great post!! Thanks for the chance to win!! This series look so good and I can't wait to read. Have a great weekend!! :)

  9. Congrats on the new release, Donna! I really enjoyed Dark Craving! Those men are so yummy! ;)
    I cannot wait for Night’s Awakening!! Will there only be the 3 books listed above in this series, or do you plan on adding more?
    Thank you for the chance to read another one of your stories. :)

    1. Love hearing that, Tina!

      There will be many, many more books in the Dark King series. These were just a taste of the spin off. The others will be full length books. :)

  10. Dragon Lovers Unite! Sounds like a good reading group doesn't it? I know I've been telling what few friends I know that is into dragon books about these...

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  11. I snagged myself a copy of Dark Craving a few weeks ago form Amazon :) Now, i just need to get to it.. thanks for sharing the excerpt! Book Savvy Babe
    booksavvybabe at gmail dot com

  12. I love your Druids Glen series, and I cant wait to read this one. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  13. CONGRATs on your latest release, Donna! Can't wait to meet your Dragon King:)

  14. Looks like a steamy read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I have heard so many amazing comments about your books. I cant wait to read them :) The covers of your books are so yummy! Thanks for the chance to win one of your awesome books.

  16. Hi Donna. Congratulations on the new release. I havent read any books about dragons but I would love to read your book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

  17. Congrats on the release! I loved the excerpts and the covers are hot.

  18. I find that I'm falling in love with books about shifters that dragons. I am definitely going to check this book out (maybe I'll even get lucky and win it). ;)

    Melissa (melraileyATgmailDOTcom)

  19. Congrats on the release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.


  20. Sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  21. I recently read Dark Cravings, my first book that I've read so far by Donna and LOVED IT! Looking forward to reading more books by her!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  22. Nice excerpt. The book sounds good.


  23. The most beautiful covers around. Loved the excerpt thank you.


  24. Congrats on the new release. Looking forward to reading it.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  25. Wonderful post! Congratz for the new release. Sound like a great book. I love the cover!!!

  26. Hello again, Donna! Dragons AND Highlanders? Dying here! Thanks for the great tour and giveaway!

    msromanticreads at gmail com

  27. I love highlanders! They are just so "My way or the 'end of my sword way'" and that is a huge hot and bother reaction to me. And dragons is my fave shifter! So this is an explosive combination!!

  28. Hi Donna, Congrats on the new book:)Sounds really good and i beat it's as good as the rest of your books!
    Great post:)

  29. looks like an interesting new series... do you have to have read the previous series to get it though?
    thanks for the chance to win.

  30. I know better than to even click on these links. Naturally I enjoy paranormal and naturally I've found a new artist to add to the pile.

    Series & spinoffs are a plus! Dragons and chests with awesome tattoos? Even better.

  31. The book sounds really good.

  32. Would love to win Midnight's Lover!

  33. Fantastic post, Thank you for the giveaway...

  34. Hi Donna
    I've been to a few stops of the tour, waving at you again.
    Your books are already in my TBR list!

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  35. I've been able to visit a few of the blog stops - looks like stories I would enjoy.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  36. Congrats on the new release. I loved the excerpt, can't wait to read the book

    cms72023 at gmail dot com

  37. The books look great! I would love to win one so I can start reading it:) Congrats!

  38. I love all your books. I have not read the 3 new ones yet. I will though. I have my Aunt and her friends all hooked on your stories.

  39. Congratulations on your all new release! Such a big fan of yours and looking forward to reading your newest book soon. :)
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  40. Series sounds great! Thanks so much!!

  41. Super excited to read this! Sounds really good!

  42. Holy smokes! The Dark King series sounds like it is going to be great and I love that you have three to be released back to back and will not have to wait a year to read the next installment - genius! Thank you for sharing with us and congratulations on the new series!

  43. Great contest! Thanks!