My Guest, Mr. Grant!
Mr. DiPasqua: Welcome back to the A MIDNIGHT DANCE Blog Party. We have another great lineup this week! Another week of fantastic prizes! And only 5 days until our grand finale on Friday!!
Please help me welcome our special guest at the ball. Today we have Mr.Grant with us. Mr. Grant, can you tell us who you’re married to and what she writes?
Mr. Grant: I’m married to Donna Grant and she writes historical paranormal romance. The best books ever. :)
Mr. DiPasqua: Your wife’s fans would like to know the RH (Romance Husband) behind the author better. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Scholar? Athlete? Businessman? Artist?
Mr. Grant: I suppose first and foremost I would call myself a husband and father. I am a salesman and amateur (very amateur!) triathlete.
Mr. DiPasqua: Where did you and your wife meet? What convinced you that she was “the one”?
Mr. Grant: We met in a Business Communication class in college when I was just out of the Marine Corps. I knew she was the one at the end of our first date when I received the best goodnight kiss in the world!
Mr. DiPasqua: The power of a kiss!! ;) Where were you when she got THE CALL from her agent/editor? What was your reaction when she told you she’d sold her first book?
Mr. Grant: I was in my car working on the road when she called to tell me about it. My reaction was that I had to pull over, I was so excited!
Mr. DiPasqua: It’s definitely a thrilling moment. Mr. Grant, can you tell us–is the hero in your wife’s last book:
a) Just like you;
b) The opposite of you;
c) You wish it were you;
d) More like Mr. May in the NYC Firefighter calendar.
Mr. Grant: He has some of my personality traits, but looks completely different than I do.
Mr. DiPasqua: On your first date with your wife, were you most like:
a) Prince Charming;
b) Prince (bad boy) Harry;
c) The Artist formally known as Prince;
d) Prince, the family pet.
Mr. Grant: I would say I was more Prince Charming than anything else. I was raised in the south, and believe me, chivalry is not dead down here!
Mr. DiPasqua: Nowadays when you hear the word “ball” do you immediately think:
c) An uncontrollable weeping reaction of fans upon meeting your wife in person?
d) A gathering of lords and ladies.
Mr. Grant: It actually depends on whom I am speaking with. If I’m talking to my wife, it’s obviously a gathering of lords and ladies. Anybody else, we’re probably talking football.
Mr. DiPasqua: LOL. How long have you been a RH? (Romance Husband). What advice would you give new RH’s about what you’ve learned being married to a romance author? What should a new RH do or not do when his wife is under deadline?
Mr. Grant: I’ve been a RH for about 10 years now. The best advice I could give a new RH is to expect the unexpected. One day, you come home and the publishing gods have been kind and all is well. The very next day, the universe has exploded. When your wife is under deadline, do everything you can to make her life easier, dishes, laundry, kids, etc.
Mr. DiPasqua: Ah, the roller-coaster life of a RH :) Okay, you know I have to go there . . . What’s your response when asked, “So where does your wife get the inspiration for her love scenes?” (Usually by a guy smirking.)
Mr. Grant: I’m a jokester, so I usually tell everyone that I am not her husband, I’m her research assistant! Then I tell them I am also the cover model on all her books!
Mr. DiPasqua: Which character in your wife’s books would she say most resembles you and/or your personality?
Mr. Grant: I would say that although none of them resemble my appearance, all of them have various parts of my personality.
Mr. DiPasqua: One final question, Mr. Grant: What would you like us to know about your wife’s latest or upcoming release?
Mr. Grant: Her next book is book 5 in her bestselling Dark Sword series.
The Dark Sword series captures all the power, passion, and magic of Scotland’s legendary warriors—sworn to fight for victory, in battle and in love…
HE CAN FEEL HER MAGIC
Sent on a dangerous mission into the shadowy world of the Druids, Galen must find a powerful ancient relic to defeat the enemies of MacLeod Castle. But what he discovers is far more powerful—and far more dangerous. A Druid lass whose beauty is as spellbinding as any magic…
CAN HE FREE HER SOUL?
Reaghan is the most enchanting woman Galen has even met—and the most enigmatic. She alone is immune to his mind-reading gifts. He alone makes her feel safe and secure. But Reaghan holds a secret power deep inside her that could destroy them both. And if Galen hopes to hold this captivating woman in his arms every night, he must defeat the darkness that draws closer around her every day…
Kathe Robin from RT Book Reviews gave it 4.5 Stars and said “Grant’s newest Dark Sword novel skillfully melds history and legend in a quick moving story. It’s an adventurous, sensuous and highly moving romance that is impossible to put down.”
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3. Must be at least 18 years of age.
4. Winner will be selected at random on SUNDAY.
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Mr. DiPasqua: Thanks so much for participating in the A MIDNIGHT DANCE Blog Party, Mr. Grant. You’ve been a great sport! Okay, folks, let’s hear your responses! ;)