Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Is it Spring? And a Continental Rose

That's the million dollar question here. Good weather some days... some not so hot. But flowers are starting to bloom, so maybe "warm and sunny" is in the future. Here's a picture of my yard to show that Spring is indeed on its way.


I still have the heat on in my office tho. :-( So, knowing this, you'll probably understand why I'm still in Maui with my WIP, ForEvver! I'm reluctant to leave the tropical paradise, as are my characters.

Meanwhile, back to the current Book-of-the-Week: A Continental Marriage. This award-winning Regency in the year 1814 deals with a American Rose, Nicolette Turner, who is summoned to travel across the Atlantic by her English grandfather, Lord Eldridge--a man who disinherited her beloved father.

Her grandfather wants her to marry Victor Kinkaid, Lord Cushing. Victor needs the money that Lord Eldridge offers. Nicolette accepts… only because her grandfather’s money sweetens the deal. Where does love fit into this financial transaction?

This novel takes place in Long Melford, Suffolk, and London, with a honeymoon trip to Southwold. Instead of pictures of those locales, I'm posting the original picture for the cover, done by artist Christine Poe. Here's my beautiful daughter!



Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_rL4WXUGCc to see a trailer of this book.

Hope you enjoy!

A Continental Marriage is available for purchase in print and electronically through Wings ePress http://www.wings-press.com/ and electronically at Fictionwise.com http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/SusanneMarie, among other Internet locations.

Print copies are also available through my website: http://www.susanneknight.com/orders.htm .

Ta-ta for now!

Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
THE WAKEFIELD DISTURBANCE: Psychic Lara Wakefield is tasked by a murdered young girl to find her killer.
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tTLQySlNAk

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Marvelous Maui

I'm glad to say that I'm back in Maui now with my science fiction futuristic romance, ForEvver. Yes, warm sea breezes, sunshine that just won't quit, and beautiful ocean beaches for me... and my characters!

This change in locations is really a great thing because it snowed again here this week. Boo. Hiss. The big question on everyone's mind here is:


Where is Spring?

Anyway, back to sunshine and tropical waters. After a refreshing (?) dip in the ocean, my hero carries the heroine back to her hotel room where... well, I can't say anymore now, can I?!! Here's a picture of Maui waters for you to enjoy. :))

Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
THE WAKEFIELD DISTURBANCE: Psychic Lara Wakefield is tasked by a murdered young girl to find her killer.
Book Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tTLQySlNAk

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Backtracking

More Romance Writing with a Twist! news: Well, I hate to leave tropical Maui, but sometimes a writer has to go for the greater good. In this case, I'm backtracking. Writing a novel doesn't always happen in a linear fashion. New characters enter the mix; old ones show a different side to their personality--things like that. So, I'm back on the Moon for a bit.

Just finished a scene for my WIP ForEvver where the Evver of the title is first introduced. He has a thing for our heroine. He also is concerned about aging, so he noshes on some nutritious Brazil nuts. High on selenium and good for your immune system. Yummy!

More backtracking. The current book-of-the-week is a time-travel Regency: Regency Society Revisited. This novel has quite a twist in that it starts off in the near future--February 2020, to be exact. Good grief! Time is catching up with my story! :)) Anyway, our heroine, Serenity Steele, is sent from New York



to Bath in February 1812.



There, she hooks up with the Wycliffe family, or more specifically, Nicholas Wycliffe, the Earl of Brockton, in London.

And doesn't havoc ensue then! Nicholas believes she's casting her net for his father, Lord Rotterham, so he makes Serenity his business so that she doesn't make a fool of his father. Lord Rotterham, on the other hand, has another matter entirely up his sleeve.


Just what will happen when Serenity's one year assignment is over? Should she stay in the past... or should she leave behind the man she loves?


Here's the book trailer for Regency Society Revisited: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0MKpu_peUs .

Hope you enjoy!


Purchase Info: Regency Society Revisited can be purchased electronically and in print at Awe-Struck http://awe-struck.net/AUTHORS48/rsr.html and Amazon.com. It's also available electronically at Fictionwise.com http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/SusanneMarieKnighteBooks.htm and other Internet locations.


Ta-ta for now!


Susanne


Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
THE WAKEFIELD DISTURBANCE: Psychic Lara Wakefield is tasked by a murdered young girl to find her killer.
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tTLQySlNAk


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

If it's Wednesday, it must be Maui!

That's right, Romance Writing with a Twist World is now centered in Maui, Hawaii. In my WIP, ForEvver, I've left Greater Paris with its colder February 2102 weather, to bask in the tropical sun. Along with my heroine, of course. ForEvver's hero plies the Moon Miss with exotic drinks like the Chi-Chi, one of my favorites as well. Vodka, pineapple juice, and coconut milk--yummy! Be sure you try this creamy mixed drink, too. :))

I'm glad to be in Maui right now because we've still been having snowshowers in reality land, even though it's April. Bummer! But perhaps Spring is around the corner. In any event, while my ForEvver characters are having fun... and danger in the sun, here's a picture of me in Maui (last year) at Iao Valley State Park. The famous Iao Needle is in the background.



Stay tuned for more Romance Writing with a Twist adventures!

NEWSFLASH! This week's featured book: Regency Society Revisited (see below) will also be available in audio book!!! I just was offered a contract for it, so get ready to listen to this best-selling time-travel Regency on your iPod, MP3 player, computer, CD player, or eBook reader. Never fear, I'll be posting when the audible RSR will become available.

Friday, April 11, 2008

ForEvver Update and Disturbing Wakefield

Still in Greater Paris (Year: 2102) I did manage to wrangle a dinner cruise on the Seine for my heroine in ForEvver. Soft music and a full Moon were there to create a romantic mood, however the hero was conspicuously absent. Darn the bad luck! Kinda reminds me of the time I took a romantic dinner cruise, sans my hero. Here's a keepsake picture of the event. Dig those crazy glasses!




Since I'll probably be in Greater Paris for awhile, I thought I'd reminisce about The Wakefield Disturbance, our current book-of-the-week. For this paranormal murder mystery romantic suspense, I had to "travel" to several locales. Twist my arm, why don't you?! The story begins in Pennline, Pennsylvania with Lara Wakefield, the heroine, hiding out from her psychic ability.


Then, I jumped to a huge yacht docked in Santa Monica Bay. There I lived the lifestyles of the rich and famous--vicariously of course!


Back to Pennsylvania where our would-be lovers meet. Stuart gets to disturb Lara. :)) Continuing on the journey, Lara and Stuart pass through Hudson, Wisconsin and Bismarck, North Dakota.





In Bismarck, Stuart shops for Louis L'Amour souvenirs, including a thong (for Lara, of course!) The last stop for Lara and Stuart is near Butte, Montana, where Lara is introduced to a cast of ghostly characters, and her latest client--a murdered young girl.




Here's the book trailer for The Wakefield Disturbance. This trailer won a "Spine-tingling" recommendation from TheSavvyClick.com. Hope you enjoy!





See you later!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Parlez-vous...

Fran├žais? No? I don't either. So today I spent some time learning a few French phrases for my WIP, ForEvver. This science fiction futuristic romance is set in the year 2102. It first starts out on the Moon--Tychotown, to be exact. Those of you who've read some of my books may recall Tychotown from JANUS IS A TWO-FACED MOON, and the 2458 Olympics.


In any event, our intrepid heroine travels from the Moon to New Tri-Metropolis, and then from there ends up (so far) in Greater Paris. So that's where I am today.

It's too bad my heroine doesn't go shopping. Oh how I'd love to try on some designer fashions! Eh bien. There's always tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Heigho, heigho, it's off to blog I go...

Yep, this is my first official blog. I've got to get the feel of this thing. Fingers crossed it'll go smoothly! So you're probably asking what's this "Living in the Romance Writing with a Twist World" all about? Aside from a really long name, that is. Well, I'll tell you, as a writer I travel to some very unusual places, some in the here and now, some in the past, and some yet to be. I thought it might be rather interesting to keep track of just where I travel to... metaphorically speaking. :))


This week, I'm in Paris... Greater Paris to be exact. The name of this science fiction futuristic romance novel is ForEvver, and the story deals with... well, I'm getting ahead of myself since I'm in the middle of writing it! In any event, I hope to include pictures (real and imagined) for you to enjoy.


Got to keep this short. Here's a little animation for you!