The Weekly Recap – 8/31/18

The Weekly Recap – 8/31/18

Grant Family Adventures

Thursday night we went to a Seattle Seahawks game.  The Seahawks lost to the Oakland Raiders 30-19, but it was a lot of fun to watch the game in person!


WalMart and Kobo, Oh My!


Earlier this week, I went to Walmart to see the new Kobo ebook display. Bestie Darcy Burke‘s book, DUKE OF LIES, is one of a small number of ebooks you can buy in the store!!

I’m very excited by the partnership between Walmart and Kobo! Now all of my books are available at Walmart online, and I love working with the wonderful people at Kobo Writing Life. Plus I absolutely love my Kobo Aura H2O. (It’s waterproof!)

While I was at Walmart I bought a $25 Walmart eBook gift card to give away to one lucky reader through my Facebook page.  The winning comment was by Tina Stuck – congratulations!

Worried that you don’t have a Kobo reader and won’t be able to use the gift card? No problem, download the Kobo/Walmart eBooks App on your tablet or phone.  It’s free!

Click on the below link, select Apps & eReaders, and download your free app!


Read my first Romantic Suspense!


Have you read GRAVE DANGER?
She’s being stalked…
After struggling to recover from a career-crippling mistake, archaeologist Libby Maitland has landed the project of her dreams—a data recovery excavation in a picturesque, historic sawmill town. Tasked with digging up secrets of the town’s founding family, Libby soon learns that nothing in Coho, Washington, is as idyllic as it seems.

She’s barely settled into her new home when suspicious events make her believe she’s being stalked…

Or maybe she’s losing her mind.

Coho Police Chief Mark Colby can’t decide if Libby is crazy or if she has her own twisted agenda, but the deeper he delves into her past, the more intrigued he becomes. Even as he and Libby grow closer, he can’t quite let his initial suspicion go.

When Libby’s life is threatened, they must work together to determine if the truth about her stalker is buried in her past, or if the answers can be found in the layers of the excavation.

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Love Urban Fantasy? Get this 99c Boxset!


Just 99c! The first three full-length novels of the Immortal Vegas Series by Jenn Stark in one box set, plus an introductory novella. Over 1,000 pages of #UrbanFantasy!

“Hilarious, sexy, and thrillingly high action. GET THIS BOOK!” by NYT Bestselling Author Darynda Jones

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The Weekly Recap – 8/24/18

The Weekly Recap – 8/24/18

Grant Family Fun

In Toni Anderson’s fantastic book, COLD BLOODED, my book, FIRESTORM makes the ultimate sacrifice to save Pip and Hunt. Yesterday, my family set out to recreate FIRESTORM’s heroic role. I wish I could say no books were harmed in the making of these photos, but they were, hilariously. Should I be worried my family was so eager to shoot my book???

For more photos and details about this adventure, check out my Facebook page!


If you haven’t read COLD BLOODED yet, I highly recommend it!


A journalist searching for the truth about her best friend’s death—and the FBI agent who needs her to stop.

Disgraced investigative journalist Pip West is devastated when she discovers her best friend’s body face-down in a tranquil lake. When cops and federal agents determine that her friend overdosed then drowned, Pip knows they’re mistaken and intends to prove it.

Special Agent Hunt Kincaid doesn’t trust journalists and has no patience for Pip’s delusions, especially since her meddling could reveal why the FBI is interested in her friend’s last days. The dead scientist worked at the cutting edge of vaccine research and might have a connection to a new, weaponized, vaccine-resistant anthrax strain that just hit the black market.

Pip is thrown off her game by grief and her unexpected attraction to the handsome federal agent. Hunt battles the same unwelcome pull, determined to resist the heat that threatens to consume them both. But the more Pip digs, the closer she gets to both the sexy FBI agent, and to a bioweapons terrorist who’s more than capable of cold-bloodedly sacrificing anyone who gets in his way.

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There are all sorts of ways to keep up with what’s going on in my corner of the romance world! I love a good stalking. .01

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A Tour of the USS Somerset

A few weeks ago, my husband and I toured USS Somerset in Seattle as part of SeaFair/Fleet Week. I try to do ship tours when I can – great research for writing military thrillers, plus my husband works for the Navy, and he used to work for Naval History and Heritage Command, so the tours are good for his knowledge base as well.

For more photos from this great day, check out my Facebook page!


A New Historical Romance from Darcy Burke!


The Duke of Seduction by the fabulous Darcy Burke is LIVE!

Available Now at:
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He’s a rake and a romantic….
Lady Lavinia Gillingham prefers rocks and dirt to marriage. Her passion is science, and she’s determined to marry if—and only if—she finds a man who supports her interests and intellect. So far, she’s managed to avoid attention on the Marriage Mart, but when the Duke of Seduction pens anonymous letters singing her praises, she suddenly become the toast of the ton and matrimony seems imminent.

William Beckett, Marquess of Northam possesses the reputation of a rake but is secretly a romantic. Spurned at sixteen and knowing his sister was victimized by Society, he uses music and poetry to fill the void in his soul. As the Duke of Seduction, he uses his skill to help Lavinia, never anticipating she has no desire for assistance or that she could be the balm he needs. But when she’s on the verge of becoming engaged, can Beck beat back the shadows of the past and open his heart again?



A New Release for 99c from Diane Holiday


My fellow author Diane Holiday has a new book out, and it’s only 99c until 8/28!

Ready for a new romantic suspense featuring an archaeologist heroine? Pick up Diane Holiday’s new book, LOVE UNCOVERED.  Diane reached out to me as she was crafting the archaeological project that drives the story – she wanted to make sure she got her project details right, which is awesome!

“Love Uncovered blends the tension of a high-stakes corruption case with the charm of a well-realized small-town setting to create a fun, fast-paced story.”
– Publishers Weekly review




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The Weekly Recap – 8/17/18

The Weekly Recap – 8/17/18

Our 21st Wedding Anniversary!

Thursday marked 21 wonderful years with my husband, making it the ultimate #TBT! Here are some photos of our wedding, beginning with a recent one – where does the time go?




Hey, my book, Concrete Evidence, is still FREE everywhere. This is my first published book and I am celebrating my 5th year in publishing by making sure anyone who wants it has a copy! Tell everyone!

A year ago she lost everything.
Now she wants revenge…

Accused of stealing artifacts from a five-hundred-year-old shipwreck, underwater archaeologist Erica Kesling is determined to clear her name. She’s concealed her past and taken a job certain to give her access to the buyer of the missing antiquities. She’s finally closing in on her goal when she’s distracted by a sexy, charismatic intern who makes her want something other than revenge.

But Lee Scott is no intern. He’s looking for the lead conspirator in an international artifact smuggling scheme, and Erica is his prime suspect. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her trust and get her to reveal her secrets, even seduce her.

As Erica and Lee struggle to conceal their real agendas, the one thing they can’t hide is the attraction that burns hot between them. When Erica’s quest puts her life in jeopardy, Lee must choose between old loyalties and a woman he never expected to fall for.

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Meanwhile in Australia…

Remember that time when I CRUSHED James Patterson and Bill Clinton on Amazon (AU)?!!


*The boxset price has gone back up at Kindle Australia, but this made my day!

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Covert Evidence or that time I wrote about an underwater archaeologist who wasn’t my husband. ????

With visions of professional glory, underwater archaeologist Cressida Porter embarks on a research trip deep into the heart of Eastern Turkey. Her dreams turn into nightmares when she becomes the unwitting courier for a terrorist network. Stranded and unable to speak the language, she turns to a handsome and enigmatic security specialist for help, even while fearing he may be behind a violent assault that leaves her vulnerable.

CIA Case Officer Ian Boyd’s mission is clear: follow the courier, identify the terrorist leader, and intercept the microchip before it falls into enemy hands. For Ian, cozying up to the alluring archaeologist to find out where her loyalties lie isn’t exactly hardship duty. But spending time with her proves dangerous when she awakens a longing for a life he can never have.

Attraction wars with distrust as Cressida and Ian are forced on the run. When violence erupts in the already unstable region, Cressida discovers everything she knows about Ian is false. With all secrets revealed, Cressida must decide if she can trust the spy with her life, while Ian faces his own impossible choice: Cressida or his mission.

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The Weekly Recap – 8/10/18

The Weekly Recap – 8/10/18


Cal and Savvy’s story is here!


“Grant expertly braids together action and romance in a propulsive, page-turning suspense thriller.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

CIA covert operator Savannah James is after intel on a potential coup in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but she needs a partner fluent in Lingala to infiltrate the organization. Sergeant First Class Cassius Callahan is the perfect choice, except he doesn’t like her very much. He doesn’t trust her, either, despite the sparks that flare between them, fierce and hot. Still, he accepts the assignment even though their cover requires Savvy to pose as his mistress.

They enter battle-worn Congo to expose the financing for the coup. A trail of cobalt, gold, and diamonds leads them into the heart of a jungle in which everyone is desperate to find the mother lode of ore and gems. Betrayal stalks them as they follow the money, but Savvy will stop at nothing to bring down the would-be dictator before he can ignite a firestorm that will engulf all of Africa.

Deep in the sultry rainforest, spy and Green Beret forge a relationship more precious than diamonds, but Cal knows Savvy is willing to sacrifice anything–or anyone–to complete her mission. As they near the flashpoint, Cal will have to save her from the greatest threat of all: herself.

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Did You Know?

I Wrote a Paranormal Novella in 2015!


Have you read my book MIDNIGHT SUN? It’s a paranormal romantic suspense featuring a prehistoric Iñupiat mask, a haunted museum collections specialist, and a sexy Assistant US attorney!

Here’s a short excerpt:

“You don’t handle the gun like a lawyer,” Sienna said.

Rhys shrugged. “I served in the army prior to law school. Two tours in Iraq as an explosive ordnance disposal specialist. I know guns, bombs, pretty much anything that explodes.”

“That must be why the mask chose you.”

“Chose me?”

“It’s been haunting me for two months. In all that time, it’s never reached out to anyone else until you. I think the mask chose you because you can protect it in a way I can’t.”

He studied her, his body heating at the memory of exactly how the mask had brought them together. He had a feeling it had chosen him to protect Sienna, because the ancient piece of carved wood could, clearly, take care of itself.


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The Weekly Recap – 8/3/18

The Weekly Recap – 8/3/18

EVIDENCE 4-6 Boxset is just 99c!

Sale ends Sunday August 5th.



Three sexy, high-octane political thrillers where archaeology, espionage, and war collide.

Evidence Series Box Set Vol 1: Books 4-6 only $0.99!
(Reg. $12.99)

The adventure begins in Incriminating Evidence when archaeologist Isabel Dawson stumbles upon an unconscious man deep in the Alaskan wilderness. It continues in Covert Evidence as Cressida Porter becomes a pawn for the CIA in Eastern Turkey, and it explodes in the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest as underwater archaeologist Undine Gray reunites with the SEAL she once wronged to stop the Cold War from reigniting in Cold Evidence.





All 3 FLASHPOINT books for $9 at KOBO!

Kobo is having an amazing sale – 3 books for $9!  Sale ends August 8th.

Readers can get the entire FLASHPOINT series for $9 – including new release FIRESTORM. It’s a coupon sale – readers must pick three books (any three books) from the sale to get each for $3.






A New Release Spotlight

Victoria Helen Stone has a new release!


“Stone does a masterful job of creating in Jane a complex character, making her both scary and more than a little appealing…This beautifully balanced thriller will keep readers tense, surprised, pleased, and surprised again as a master manipulator unfolds her plan of revenge.”  —  Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A double life with a single purpose: revenge.

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses and extra efficient at her low-level job. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes—meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven.

But plain Jane is hiding something. And Steven’s bringing out the worst in her.
Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. It’s time for Jane to dig out everything that matters to Steven. So she can take it all away.

Just as he did to her.

Grab it while it’s only $1.99!

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FIRESTORM is available on Audible!


Listen to the First Chapter – click on the SOUNDCLOUD icon below:

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Interview with Greg Tremblay and a Giveaway at AudioGals!

Greg Tremblay, the FLASHPOINT Series narrator (who does a fantastic job!) was recently interviewed by the AudioGals.  Click the link below to read the full interview, and to enter the giveaway to win one of two Audible download codes for FIRESTORM!



FIRESTORM – A+ from AudioGals!


I’m thrilled that AudioGals gave FIRESTORM an A+ review rating!  You can read the entire review by clicking the link above or simply click on the FIRESTORM cover.

Here’s a snippet of the review:

” …utterly compelling and perfectly paced, with plenty of high-stakes drama, action sequences and steamy love scenes. Cal and Savvy have incredible chemistry and their relationship is brilliantly developed; both are guarded, in spite of their burning mutual attraction, and I loved listening to them gradually working through their issues and learning to trust one another emotionally as well they do when it comes to kicking enemy butt. Ms. Grant never fails to impress me with the quality of her research, her knowledge of the politics of the region, and the seamless way she incorporates them into her stories; I never feel as though I’m being subjected to a lesson, and her books always make me want to find out more…

Lock the doors, switch off the phone and tell everyone you’re out of town for a few days, because once you’ve started listening to Firestorm, you won’t be able to stop.”



Fried Pickles and Interviews

I was delighted to be interviewed by Dabney from All About Romance recently at #RWA18 in Denver.  I always enjoy catching up with Dabney at conferences, and this year was even more fun than usual!


To find out why there’s a photo of fried pickle chips, and to read the entire interview, click here:


Girlfriends Day was August 1st


To celebrate National Girlfriends day, I shared a photo on my Facebook page taken two weeks ago at RWA. These are my besties, Elisabeth Naughton and Darcy Burke. I’ve known Darcy since we finaled in the Golden Heart together 10 years ago, and Elisabeth since we were introduced by another GH sister in 2011. Now they are my plotting/writing/momming and all around adulting go-to gals. ??????
#thickasthieves #theyknowswherethebodiesare