AND THE WINNER IS... Julia Barrett!
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Thank you Donna for the contest and to everyone for commenting. Congratulations, Julia!
Thank you to Sarah for inviting me to Castles and Guns!
The recurring theme of good versus evil shows up in movies and books more often than not. There’s a reason for that, I believe. It begins with the choices we make and the circumstances we find ourselves in daily. Every decision, every path we take could take us to good or evil ends.
In WICKED HIGHLANDER, the third in my Dark Sword series, it’s about good versus evil. Evil has many forms. To some it could be the co-worker who never shuts up, or plays their music to loud in the next cubicle. It could be the neighbor who won’t mow their grass. A “friend” who sabotages everything we do. Or it could be the person out to do you physical harm.
I wanted the “evil” part of my series to be truly wicked, a person who didn't think twice about doing whatever needed to be done to get what they wanted. There’s something about knowing someone has aligned themselves with the devil that gives me the willies. And it fit with what I needed in my series.
So just how evil is my villain in WICKED HIGHLANDER? As a Druid she’s given a choice to continue on the path of true magic or undergo a ceremony where her soul is given to the devil. Of course, she chooses the evil path, and she’s then able to control black magic making her a formidable foe that is nearly unstoppable. Her goal? To rule the world and have all men bow before her.
She knows just how to put people in circumstances that will leave them no choice but to align themselves with her or risk those they love. Her black magic combined with her ever growing number of allies puts her in a position to attain everything she wants and more. There’s just one thing in her way – a small group of men and women who will do anything to stop her. No matter the costs.
By the same token, I also have Druids who use their magic for good. The heroine in WICKED HIGHLANDER has the spell to bind the gods inside the Warriors once more. But its locked deep in her mind. While she's trying to find the spell, she uses her magic to take the pain away from those around her. Other heroines have special magic as well like healing, talking to trees, helping plants to grow, or seeing the future. But always they use their magic to help people and fight evil.
What's your favorite good vs evil movie, TV show, or book?
I’ll be giving away a signed copy of FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER to a commenter.
Available April 26, 2011
To find out more about me please visit my website at www.donnagrant.com. To read more about the Dark Sword series, see pics of the Warriors, take the quiz, download wallpaper, search characters, or watch the book trailers, please visit www.donnagrant.com/darksword.