Audio Book Lovin’ Presents: Kelly’s interview with Donna Grant + a giveaway

Audio Book Lovin BannerViviana, from Enchantress of Books and I am so excited to have Donna Grant  on our Audio Book Lovin’ Series. 

donna_grant_newDonna 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.

Learn more about Donna and her awesome books here: Website FacebookTwitter Goodreads


I had the great pleasure of meeting Ms. Grant at RT in Dallas this past May.  She is just as amazing and sweetas she seems online.  Oh and she is like a steel trap trying to get spoilers out of her.  No she would not tell me anything about Rhi.  *shakes head and mumbles* Evil authors….. 

Kelly: Hi Donna, Viviana and I are so excited to have you be a part of our Audio Book Lovin’ Series.

Thanks so much for having me, girls! It’s always a pleasure! 😉

Kelly: Donna, what do you love/like about audio books?

I like that it’s another way for readers to be able to get my books. Whether they prefer audio or can only get their book fix while listening to an audio on the way to work, I’m thrilled there is that option out there.

Kelly: Tell us what involvement do you have in getting your novels turned into audiobooks?

I have very minimal involvement. My publisher takes care of getting them made into audio.

Kelly: How is your narrator selected for your novels?

I wish I knew. Lol. Most of my series are read by a male narrator. However my Dark Warrior series was read by a female. I don’t know who decided to change that or why.

Kelly: What information/guidance do you provide to the narrator?

Oddly enough, the male narrator never asked me about how to pronounce anything, but the female did. She made sure to have everything just as intended. The male has messed up a few things that I didn’t catch until just recently, and they’re having to be corrected now. It would’ve been so much easier had he gotten with me as well.

Kelly: Do you listen to your audiobooks after they are finished? Why or why not.

I tried once, but I couldn’t get into the first five minutes. I hear the story differently in my head than how the narrators do it, so it’s difficult for me. Lol. It’s why I didn’t catch those mistakes I mentioned above until recently. And I only caught those because I listened to a sample.

Kelly: If you could pick one person (male or female) to narrator your life who would it be and why?

Hmmmm. Either Sam Heughan or Luke Evans or Benedict Cumberbach would do nicely. J

Kelly:  For anyone who has not listened to an audiobook before. What would you tell them to try to convince them to listen?

Oh, that’s easy. Anything written by Karen Marie Moning and read by Phil Gigante!!
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8 Responses to Audio Book Lovin’ Presents: Kelly’s interview with Donna Grant + a giveaway

  1. julie June 29, 2015 at 4:30 am #

    Nice interview ladies. It’s sad when the narration doesn’t work for the author but, fans still might like to listen. I’d have Luke Evans narrate my life to he from a small village in Wales just down the road from me so his accent would be spot on. Wish Donna all the best

  2. Lisa Brown June 29, 2015 at 5:55 am #

    I enjoyed the interview; i have not listed to an audio book in many years, have been thinking more on this form as of late.

  3. Penney Wilfort June 29, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    Great interview thanks for the review.

  4. Megan Riverina Romantics June 29, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    I think it’s insane for narrators not to contact authors about name pronunciations and the such. How can you do the book credit when you’re saying the words incorrectly?

  5. Texas Book Lover June 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    i have read and really liked the first three in the series. Hope to read more soon.

    Oh and I totally agree with the KMM recommendation! It doesn’t get much better!

  6. julie June 29, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    Not yet but sounds interesting

  7. Obiwan June 29, 2015 at 8:38 pm #

    Loving those Donna Grant books. Never listened to an audio book before. Would be interesting I think

  8. Jeanetta July 1, 2015 at 1:33 am #

    Audio books can be wonderful though I agree the narrator should check with the author to see how to pronounce words/names.

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