Monday, April 20, 2009

The Gilded Gilgamesh

It's almost lunchtime, and I've been working on the third novel in the Minx Tobin Murder Mystery Series: The Duplicitous Divorce. Our inquisitive gal, Minx, is being treated to dinner at one of L.A.'s hottest new restaurants, The Gilded Gilgamesh. This is a fictitious place, but oh, the food sounds so good!

In Mesopotamian folklore, Gilgamesh is a semi-divine king from Babylonia. The capital of Babylonia is Babylon, and coincidently... or not (!) Minx is from Babylon, on Long Island, New York, not in Babylonia!

To be in harmony with the Mesopotamian theme, Minx and Gabe order food and drinks especially created for The Gilded Gilgamesh. Drinks like--

Cuneiform Cocktails and
Akkadian Ale

For an appetizer, they try:

Stuffed Tigris tomatoes.

And for their main course, they have:

Primal Ribs
Cradle of Civilization Corn, and
Enkidu Endive Salad.
Minx ends up being too full to partake of dessert. If she had chosen dessert, I wonder what the name of it would've been!!
Well, I'm hungry for sure now. Hope you've enjoyed this delicious Mesopotamian meal. :))

Susanne Marie Knight
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
July 2009: FOREVVER--In the year 2102, the Fountain of Youth exists for only a select few. But you can't cheat death ForEvver.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Blogging For You Gotta Read Reviews

On April 6, I blogged with You Gotta Read Reviews. Reader comments were very positive so I thought I'd repost the blog here for your enjoyment!

Here goes!

A big hello and thank you to Tami and You Gotta Read aficionados! I’m Susanne Marie Knight, and I’m your blog hostess for today, April 6. First, a bit about me: 2009 is my tenth year anniversary of being published. My motto is Romance Writing with a Twist, and to date I have 22 books published/under contract, with 2 more in the publishing queue.

Since I write in quite a few different genres, I thought I’d talk about my latest books in some of those genres along with what’s coming up.

My latest Regency published is Paging Miss Galloway, winner of the Awe-Struck Regency Award. A lady disguised as a man is a popular Regency theme with readers, so I thought I’d try my hand at it. I really enjoyed the challenges of making Danny/Danielle act as Lord Trelaine’s page!

Here’s the blurb:

More than she bargained for
Danielle Galloway is determined to visit her convalescing brother. She won’t let her father’s lack of permission stand in her way. Disguising herself as Danny, a servant boy, she takes to the road to begin her grand adventure...only to have her money stolen and her face battered by street ruffians. Now how will she get to the resort town of Bath?

More than he bargained for
The Earl of Trelaine rescues a down-on-his-luck young lad. Against his better judgment, he takes Danny on as his page as he journeys to Bath. But this boy harbors a shocking secret. What’s the earl going to do when he discovers his latest act of kindness might hurl him into the parson’s mousetrap?

If you’d like to see a video trailer for this book, here’s the link:

This title is published by Awe-Struck Publishing:

My latest paranormal romantic suspense published is The Wakefield Disturbance, whose video book trailer received a “Spine-tingling” recommendation from The Savvy


Lara Wakefield receives messages from the dead. Her latest “client” is a murdered young girl who wants to be put to rest. The girl’s killer, however, objects. Can Lara find the girl’s body without becoming the next victim?

Private investigator Stuart Manning wants nothing to do with supernatural phenomena. A retainer of $50,000 overcomes his reluctance. Lara’s innate ability, integrity, and beauty cause him to have second thoughts about psychics, while deadly occurrences cause him to believe the little girl’s murderer is still hanging around. How can Stuart protect Lara when the killer is always one step ahead?

Here’s a photo of a llama that was the inspiration for an important character in The Wakefield Disturbance. Resting on the grass can be very relaxing... or can serve another purpose! To find out more, read The Wakefield Disturbance!

Link for video trailer:

This title is published by Uncial Press:

My latest science fiction romance published is Janus Is A Two-Faced Moon, the second book in the Janus series. The first book is the award-winning Janus Is A Two-Headed God.



In the year 2458, injured ballerina Blade Sinclair agrees to participate in the Galactic Olympic Games. Unfortunately, she’s on the wrong team; an alien team. If Blade doesn’t win a gold medal, her family will die. If Blade does win, the Sarthox will destroy Earth. What’s a girl to do??


Security chief Christopher Bainbridge has had his share of traitorous females. At the Lunar Olympic Games, he finds himself mixed up with another one. But Blade doesn’t seem like a typical traitor, and against his own inclinations, he falls in love with her. How can he help her escape from the Sarthox and save the solar system at the same time?

If you ever happen to go to the Moon (!), here’s a greeting image you can send back to the folks at home:

Link for video trailer:

This title is published by Awe-Struck Publishing:

My next book to be published (7/09) is ForEvver, a science fiction romance. Here is the blurb: In the year 2102, the Fountain of Youth exists for only a select few. But you can’t cheat death ForEvver.

One of the locations mentioned in ForEvver is Maui, a beautiful island I had the great good fortune in visiting. Here I am, dwarfed by the famous Iao Needle at Iao Valley State Park:

This title will be published by Awe-Struck Publishing: in July 2009.

Currently, I’m working on a murder mystery series about a fitness instructor, Minx Tobin, who has a talent for sleuthing. I’ve finished two of the books so far, and am planning to write two more this year.

Here’s a picture of me conferring with the legendary detective, Sherlock Holmes on Minx Tobin’s latest case!

Stay tuned for more developments with the Minx Tobin Mystery Series!

I hope you enjoyed today’s blog. Please be sure to visit my website at for all the latest Romance Writing with a Twist news!


Susanne Marie Knight
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Where Dreams Come True...

Time certainly slips away, doesn't it? My last post was on March 7, nearly a month ago. What's been happening in the Romance Writing with a Twist World? Well, I tell you, Disney World!

Yep, had a ball visiting some of the attractions in Orlando, Florida.

Here's my daughter and me enjoying the FUTURE!!

The Future's a great place to be to get ready for my newest science fiction romance, ForEvver, available July 2009!
Next, how about a Lego Dragon?

And here's hubby and me trying on Mickey's Sorcerer's Apprentice Hat!!!

The weather was absolutely perfect as you can see from the crystal clear blue skies!
But vacation time is over and now it's back to work (!) in Los Angeles with Minx Tobin's third case, The Duplicitous Divorce.
Also, on Monday, April 6, I'm guest blogger at You Gotta Read Reviews. I'd be honored if you join me!!

Susanne Marie Knight
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Awe-Struck Regency WINNER: PAGING MISS GALLOWAY--A determined young miss, a battle-weary lord, and a reckless masquerade. What will the Earl of Trelaine do when he discovers his page's shocking secret?
July 2009: FOREEVER--In the year 2102, the Fountain of Youth exists for only a select few. But you can't cheat death ForEvver.