Guest Post: Donna Grant {Smoke and Fire Tour} ~ Excerpt

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To celebrate the release of SMOKE AND FIRE and the season of Spring, there is also a DRAGON EGG HUNT going on throughout the tour! Exciting, right? Certain stops throughout the tour will have something special to share with you which will provide you with an extra entry for the giveaway. Just like a traditional egg hunt, you’re going to have to search for these items/information!! Find out more information about the Dragon Egg Hunt at the bottom of the post! 



Smoke and Fire (Dark Kings #9)

Smoke and Fire 
(Dark Kings Series, #9)
By Donna Grant

She wanted to touch him. There had always been something about being in his arms that made her feel as if she could tackle anything and the world wouldn’t dare get in her way…

A dragon shapeshifter and a computer mastermind, Ryder is sent to guard Glasgow after a devastating Dark attack. But when memories of an explosive affair come back to him-in the flesh-Ryder cannot help but want to protect the woman who haunts his dreams. Even if means shifting into the dragon he was never supposed to reveal…

Kinsey could never get enough of Ryder. His every touch only left her wanting more. But now that she’s seen him in his true form, Kinsey’s world is rocked to the core. She knows that to stay-and feel-alive, she must be with Ryder. But is Kinsey’s passion worth the risk of danger that comes with being a part of Ryder’s dark and fierce world?


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Kinsey felt as if she’d been run over by a train. Her heart began to knock against her ribs. There was a rushing in her ears, and she was sure her knees were going to buckle at any second.

How was it even possible that she was staring into Ryder’s hazel eyes that were a beautiful mixture of green and gold? His blond hair was cropped short on the sides with a little more length on the top. It didn’t matter if his hair was long as it used to be or short, he still took her breath away.

Was it his chiseled jaw or penetrating gaze? It could be his mouth and the wonderful things those lips could do to her. She knew there was a possibility it was his body, honed to perfection without an ounce of fat anywhere.

But he wasn’t human.

She needed to remember that.

“What are you doing here?” she demanded.

For a moment, he didn’t move as he looked at her. Then he sat back in his chair and swept his hand from one side of the room to the other. “This is my domain.”

She was damn good at her job, but Ryder exceeded her talent by miles and miles. “You asked for me specifically. Why? Because you had to talk? You could’ve just called instead of going to such lengths.”

“I didna send for you.”

There were few times in her life where Kinsey experienced full-on, please-let-the-floor-open-up-and-swallow-me embarrassment. Today, right at that moment, was the worst she’d ever suffered to a degree that nothing would ever compare. 

She wanted to shrink away and disappear, to stop looking into his hazel eyes and trying to figure out what was going on. What did Ryder mean he didn’t send for her? Someone had. She didn’t just show up on a whim.

The room began to tilt. Kinsey blinked rapidly. She wouldn’t faint. She’d never fainted in her life, and she certainly wasn’t going to do it in front of Ryder. Hadn’t she experienced her embarrassment quota for the next forty years?

Beside her, Tristan cleared his throat. “Kinsey, I think there might’ve been a wee bit of a mistake.”

“There’s not,” she said and glanced over her shoulder into Tristan’s dark gaze. “And I can prove it.” 


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There’s nothing like visiting a place that holds your heart and soul. That has been Scotland for me for as long as I can remember. I still recall the first time I walked from the Edinburgh airport and took it all in. I could only stand in wonderment at the history, beauty, and magic that lay before me, waiting to be explored. Scotland continues to call me back, urging me to find more of her secrets. 

  • Stonehaven – The town isn’t just idyllic, its mesmerizing. The walk from the village to Dunnottar Castle is breathtaking. I visit each time I’m in Scotland, and not just because the castle was my basis for MacLeod Castle in the Dark Sword/Dark Warriors series.

Dunottar Castle, Stonehaven, Scotland

2. Isle of Skye – One of the most magical places in all of Scotland. There is so much to see and explore on the isle, and each time I find something new and stunning. The Fairy Pools (a basis in the Dark Warrior books) is a place that transports you to another time.

Learn more about Isle of Skye at 

The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

3. Edradour – You can’t go to Scotland and not visit a whisky distillery. But I knew I wanted one that was different. Visiting the smallest distillery in Scotland located in the quaint village of Pitlochry was a wonderful experience – and the whisky was tasty! Another place I venture to each time I’m in Scotland.

Learn more about Edradour at 

Edradour distillery

4. Cairngorm Mountains Blue Egg Tiny TRANSPARENT – I prefer to stay somewhere in the Cairngorm Mountains. Waking up and looking out over such magnificent scenery is a spellbinding way to start the day. There isn’t much that beats walking through an ancient forest, discovering hidden lochs and waterfalls, and standing atop a peak looking out over it all.

Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland

5. Edinburgh – The city *is* Scotland where modern meets history. The city is alive with life, but you can’t go anywhere without imagining what it was like a hundred, two hundred, four hundred years earlier.

edinburgh scotland




Donna Grant is the New York Timesand USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.

You can find Donna at 


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Tour Giveaway Open to INT
  • Print copy of SMOLDERING HUNGER
  • Print copy of PASSIONS IGNITES
  • ebook copy of DRAGON KING (Dark Kings novella)
  • ebook copy – Winner’s choice of any book in the Dark Kings series
  • Dreagan tote bag with 4 buttons from the Dark Kings and Reaper series




We mentioned earlier in the post that there is a DRAGON EGG HUNT going on throughout the tour. There are 9 “Dragon Eggs” (i.e. Blog Tour Stops) throughout the blog tour. Each representing one of the books in the series! The fun part is that, like a regular egg hunt, you’ll have to find these special stops and then FIND the “Dragon Egg”. The “Dragon Egg” is actually information within the site. Yup, site. 😉 You’ll have to visit each tour host, each day to see if they have a Dragon Egg for you to find. The Rafflecopter widget will provide you with the hint. The hint will be a questions or it will ask you for specific information. The DRAGON EGG HUNT is a fun and interactive activity that will provide you, the reader with some insightful information about the series!



I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

5 comments on “Guest Post: Donna Grant {Smoke and Fire Tour} ~ Excerpt

  1. I really like the excerpt. it sounds like a good book to read.
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  2. love this site! donna grant’s dragons are awesome!!

  3. This series is so good! I love the tour of Scotland. I want to visit there so bad some day!
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  4. Love the excerpt . Thanks for the chance .

  5. Loving the excerpts.