Donna Grant – The Joy of Day-to-Day Romance

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A Confession of a Romantic

I’m Donna, and I’m a romantic.1001 Dark Nights_Donna Grant

I think I have been from the moment I had my first boyfriend in first grade (had my first kiss too – on the cheek, of course).  For me it’s not all about the flowers (though, I LOVE getting flowers), gifts, or candlelit dinners. Well, it might be about the candlelit dinners. ☺

The point is, romance encompasses so much more than what the commercials on Valentine’s Day say is romance. Romance is about your SO walking through the airport on the way home and seeing something that reminds them of you. It’s about them presenting you with that – whatever it is, but its something meaningful to the both of you whether it’s a shot glass or a stuffed animal – and letting you know they were thinking of you.

It’s about holding hands, and sharing secret smiles. It’s about a joke only the two of you get. It’s about snuggling on the couch watching a movie, or sitting in bed talking about the future together.

It’s about coming home from The Day From Hell to have your SO holding a glass of wine (or whisky or whatever your choice may be) for you before enveloping you in a hug.Soul Scorched

It’s about those out of the blue phone calls because they had to hear your voice, or showing up unexpectedly because they couldn’t go another minute without seeing you. It’s the texts saying, “Thinking of you” after you just had the most awful run-in with a co-worker. It’s about someone not being afraid to show their true feelings. About them giving everything they have to you – and for you to do the same.

Don’t get me wrong, if a guy wants to take me out at dusk, spread a blanket beneath some trees strung with lights and have a picnic basket full of food, I’d so be there. If  while we were laying there looking at the stars that fireworks began to fill the sky, I definitely think I’d be impressed that he went to such effort.

People may say they don’t need romance in their lives, but the truth is – we all do. From just a little to a lot, romance is important to a relationship.

Donna recommends:

Sharla Lovelace  ( sharlalovelace.com ) writes the most amazing small town contemporaries.

I really enjoy Stacey Kennedy  ( staceykennedy.com ) paranormals. Wonderful world building and hot heroes!


Questions for the Author:

Tell us about a moment in your life when you experienced sheer joy. 

It’s the first time I held my book in my hands. I was shaking and crying at the same time. I had worked so hard and so long, that to finally have my dream come true was exhilarating.

Tell us about a place that brings you joy, or is attached to a memory of joy.

When I go back to Louisiana with my Cajun relatives. Hearing the music, the smell of the food, and seeing all my (huge) family gathered together always makes me smile. It reminds of my childhood when we ran through the rice fields and dared each other to jump in the swamps.

Tell us about a sound that brings you joy.

That would be Cajun music. It brings back so many happy memories of my childhood. I miss that simple way of life.

What recent book have you read that brought you joy. (Or a book you read in your life that brought you so much joy you’ve never forgotten it.) Why?

Anything by Karen Marie Moning. That woman is a goddess.

And for fun, the joy of choice ~

Pick your Chris! Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Chris Rock, Chris Evans or Christopher Plummer (circ. 1964 aka Capt. Von Trapp?) – trying for a little diversity! ;o)

Chris Hemsworth hands down! Give me Thor any day. ☺

Donna is generously giving away books 3-5 in the Dark Kings series (BURNING DESIRE, HOT BLOODED, NIGHT’S BLAZE) to U.S. readers, and NIGHT’S BLAZE and SOUL SCORCHED to international readers. 

US readers, to enter, you may comment below on this blog post or at the RARM facebook page post (find it here). Or both. But you must comment somewhere. And you get a bonus entry if you share the FB post. xo

(International friends, enter using the entry form below.)


dg_new_1New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. She’s the author of more than thirty novels spanning multiple genres of romance. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragon shifters, Druids, and Fae who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children, a dog, and three cats in Texas.

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