Friday, November 16, 2012

THE QUESTING BOX, my newest time-travel Regency, will get you in the mood for the holidays!

 Rae Santini plans to go on a quest to heal herself. What she doesn't know is that she must travel back to the past to do it.


This Five Star Regency is available for purchase electronically at Amazon.com, direct URL: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A6VP0XK, and in print at www.susanneknight.com/orders.htm.

TAKING A CHANCE--TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY STYLE--As the adult child of an alcoholic, Rae Santini struggles with unnecessary guilt. If only she was a better person. If only she could have helped her father. If only he hadn't died. So when a Questing Box comes her way, she longs to turn back the clock to save him. But she had been just eight at the time of his death; she hadn't been ready to embark upon a healing journey. Eighteen years later, the mysterious box is gifted to her. She figures she has nothing to lose so she opens the box...

TAKING A CHANCE--NINETEENTH CENTURY STYLE--James Bonnell, the Earl of Blackburne, dreads returning to his family's estate for Christmas. His parents, the Marquess and Marchioness of Litchfield, not only belittle his political career, but most urgently insist that he marry to beget an heir. As it turns out, he had intended to bring home a bride, however the "lady" in question is too free with her favors. Disheartened, James is on his way to Litchfield when he encounters an unconscious Rae. He quickly bundles her up and takes her to a nearby Gypsy encampment. A risky idea then comes to mind. Perhaps this attractive wood nymph will consent to a masquerade and act as his countess... just for the holidays?

Some of my other Regency novels: A Noble Dilemma, Lord Darver's Match (TT), Paging Miss Galloway, Have Christmas Card... Will Travel (TT), The Contrary Contessa, Regency Society Revisited (TT), A Continental Marriage, Sojourn Through Time (TT), The Magic Token, Timeless Deception (TT), and The Reluctant Landlord. For more information about Susanne's books, visit http://www.susanneknight.com.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com
Read Outside the Box: Romance Writing with a Twist!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FIVE Star Review for THE EMBEZZLED ENVELOPE!!

Minx has done it again! Five stars for her latest murder mystery romance: THE EMBEZZLED ENVELOPE.

"In the sixth book of the Minx Tobin Mysteries, Susanne Marie Knight takes the newly engaged Minx and Gabe and plops them in the middle of a complex case that involves one of Minx’s co-workers. Minx tries to stay away from murder investigations, but they always seem to end up on her doorstep. While the Homicide department solves most of the cases on Gabe‘s desk, the murder case where Dallas Porter is the prime suspect is getting more complicated each day. New suspects are identified only to become victims themselves. Ms. Knight knows how to weave a murder mystery with lots of humor, unbelievable plot twists and a satisfying love story to keep the reader glued to the page. Can Gabe find the real murder before Minx becomes the next victim?"
--Candy, Single Titles Reviews.

Visit Desert Breeze Publishing, Amazon.com, other Internet sites for this intriguing series!

Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight

http://www.susanneknight.com
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Coming in November: The Questing Box (time-travel Regency)

Now Available: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/Lb4wPYfCndg

Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/HyrgOdV3KJU

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Snowy Season Surprise Contest!


Hurray! The long wait is over! The 2012 Snowy Season Surprise Contest is now underway!!! That's right, it's time for another goody bag filled with *cool* prizes, promo items, and lots of seasonal fun. The surprise will be an autographed copy of one of my books. Which one it will be is up to you!

To enter, visit my website at http://www.susanneknight.com/, go to the contest page, and then click on the link for the Google entry form. The 2012 Snowy Season Surprise Contest ends on January 15, 2013 and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter. Only one entry per person, please. Good luck!

Susanne



Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Coming in November: The Questing Box (time-travel Regency)

Now Available: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/Lb4wPYfCndg

Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/HyrgOdV3KJU

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mouthwatering Monday Recipes!

Time for another Tasty Recipe Treat from one of my Romance Writing with a Twist novels! Today, we'll take a peak at my paranormal romantic suspense at Awe-Struck Publishing--2007 Dream Realm Finalist, COMPETITORS!


In COMPETITORS!, both Vivianne and Max enjoy Chicken Pad Thai. Try this different version of this classic dish from Thailand and see if you don’t fall in love with it, too!

 
CHICKEN PAD THAI TO THE MAX!

1 T. peanut butter, creamy
1 T. soy sauce
1 t. Asian chili paste
1 T. water
3 T. peanut or cooking oil
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. ginger powder
1 c. carrots
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
¾ lb. linguine, cooked
1 T. brown sugar
1 T. cider vinegar
2 cups bean sprouts
Chopped peanuts for topping


* Mix peanut butter, soy sauce, chili paste and water together until smooth. Set aside.
* Heat pan or wok over medium heat, then add oil.
* Once hot, stir in ginger and garlic and cook for one minute.
* Add carrots and chicken to stir-fry for about three minutes.
* Add noodles. Stir, and continue to cook.
* Add peanut/chili sauce, brown sugar and cider vinegar. Stir to coat.
* Serve with bean spouts and top with chopped peanuts.


And be sure to "sample" COMPETITORS! book trailer, below or at: http://youtu.be/IkxXYFwCykQ





Ta-ta for now!

Susanne
Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now Available: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.
Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon.com)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Another Mouthwatering Monday Recipe!! This one is from my popular Regency and EPPIE Finalist for Best Historical Romance, 2003, THE MAGIC TOKEN, now available at Uncial Press.

Marcus Hamilton's (the Duke of Yarborough), brother and sister love the taste of sweet jelly tarts. This recipe is easy to prepare and has all the sugary flavor the Hamiltons’ enjoy!


DAPHNE & GREGORY’S JELLY-TARTS
or Strawberry Tarts

1/2 packet of prepared pie crust mix
1 egg
1/4 c. sugar
1/8 t. salt
2 T. butter, melted
1/3 c. strawberry jam

* Prepare pastry as directed on package except divide dough into 6 equal parts.
* Shape each into ball, then roll into 4 inch circle.
* Grease muffin tin, then arrange dough in muffin cups.
* In small bowl, beat remaining ingredients, then divide into muffin cups.
* Bake about 30 minutes or until filling is set and pastry is brown.
* Cool.

Susanne


Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now Available: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.


Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon.com)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?

Monday, June 11, 2012

It's Monday!


So this means another Mouthwatering Recipe! Let's see what Minx Tobin is up to in Case One of the Minx Tobin Murder Mystery Series. In THE BLOODSTAINED BISTRO, Gabe surprises himself by inviting Minx out for dinner. Minx surprises herself by saying yes. While the “date” doesn’t end on a high note, Minx does enjoy her dinner. Be sure to try this version of La Boca Ardiente’s (The Burning Mouth) cheese enchiladas.


LA BOCA ARDIENTE'S CHEESE ENCHILADAS  

1/2 c. monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 taco seasoning packet
2 T minced onions
1 10 oz. bottle enchilada sauce
1/2 c. sour cream
8 flour tortillas

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
* Mix cheeses together. Set aside 1/4 cup of the mixture.
* Prepare taco season packet according to instructions.
* Add minced onions and enchilada sauce. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes.
* Remove from heat and add sour cream.
* In a square (8x8) baking dish, place 1/2 of sauce on bottom.
* Fill each tortilla with cheese mixture. Roll. Now place in baking dish.
* Pour the rest of sauce over tortillas, covering them completely.
* Now cover the tortillas with the remaining cheese mixture.
* Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
* Enjoy!

See Book Trailer on youtube.com at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIPP0MJtnTs

Susanne
Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now Available: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon.com)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Mouthwatering Monday Recipe

Hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. In honor of this remembrance of our troops, here's a recipe from ALIEN HEAT, my science fiction futuristic romance featuring military man Major Lucas Jefferson and his friends Captain Russell Hawke, and Lieutenant Will Flagg. 

Here's a blurb from ALIEN HEAT, now available at Wings e-Press, Amazon, and other Internet outlets.

AN ALIEN INVASION: A cataclysmic bombardment by meteorites drastically alter Earth's atmosphere... and bring strange alien plants that have a mind of their own. Because of “mutant” powers, only Glyneth recognizes the threat these Venusian flowers pose not just to humans, but to Earth itself.

AN HONORABLE DILEMMA: Major Lucas Jefferson reluctantly abducts Glyneth as a breeder for his country. But "Lady Bulldog" teaches him that might is not always right. Can he learn from this villager to fulfill the ancient prophecy of uniting the old ways with the new?


LACE BROWNIES


In my best-selling futuristic science fiction romance with Wings ePress, ALIEN HEAT--impetuous Will Flagg loves the taste of lace brownies. You will too after you try these delicious cookies!

1 c. white sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 T. flour
1 c. quick cooking oatmeal
1 egg, beaten
1 square unsweetened chocolate
1/2 t. vanilla

* Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
* Using low heat, melt chocolate square.
* Mix ingredients in bowl to form batter.
* Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
* Drop teaspoon of batter on sheet and press down a bit.
* Bake until golden brown, about ten minutes.
* Remove, then cool.
* Peel cookies from foil and store in a covered tin to keep crisp.

Enjoy!



Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now Available: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon.com)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?

New Review for THE YULETIDE YORKSHIRE!

Minx Tobin does it again. :)) Here's the link for her lastest terrific review: http://lasrmystery.blogspot.com/2012/05/yuletide-yorkshire-by-susanne-marie.html


Review blurb: "The author writes a good drama/trauma story with almost everyone being a bit guilty for some reason. She also gets you into the romance between Minx and Gabe and you find yourself hoping neither one of them will be bullheaded enough to ruin their budding romance. Ms. Knight kept my attention and kept me reading to see just how she would end the story. I was not disappointed. If you like a good cozy mystery, get a cup of tea and find a comfortable chair. This one will fill the bill for you. Why not see if you can identify the murderer before Minx? I think you’ll be surprised by the way it turns out." Aloe, LAS Mystery Reviews.
 
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
 
Susanne


Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now Available: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon.com)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Debut of Mouthwatering Monday Recipes


Good morning and welcome to the debut of my Mouthwatering Monday collection of Romance Writing with a Twist recipes. Each Monday (fingers crossed!) I'll post a recipe specifically created for one of my books.

Today, I'll start with COCONUT CONCOCTION CAKE -- a delicious dessert (and family favorite!) based upon my paranormal romantic suspense THE COMING, a Dream Realm Award WINNER.

But first, here's a blurb of the novel, now available at Awe-Struck Publishing, Amazon, and other Internet outlets:

IMPOSSIBLE LOVE: After scattering her beloved grandfather’s ashes in the Caribbean, Larissa Parish is swept overboard and washes up on a deserted island. She comes face to face with a man who, most impossibly, is her grandfather’s cohort from World War II. Can she learn to fully give herself to this mouthwatering 40s hunk… and also figure a way to leave this outpost in the Bermuda Triangle?

DIFFERENT GENERATIONS: Army Air Force pilot, Jack Harrington, can’t believe his good luck when he spots Larissa in the waters by his desert island. Stranded for what he believes is five years, he thinks her daft because she seems to have forgotten World War II. Can he come to terms with the news that he’s a “1940s retread” and convince himself that Larissa could love him, no matter how “old” he is?




COCONUT CONCOCTION CAKE

In my paranormal romantic suspense at Awe-Struck Publishing--2004 Dream Realm WINNER, THE COMING--coconuts are plentiful on the desert island. Larissa uses coconut shreds, tern eggs, goat milk, and ground nuts to create a mouthwatering concoction for Jack and his men. Here’s a scrumptious recipe that will make your mouth water too!

1 1/4 c. flour, sifted
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 c. butter, slightly melted
1 c. milk
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
1c. flaked coconut

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
* In large bowl, sift flour with sugar, baking powder, and salt.
* Add butter and milk.
* Mix at low speed for 2 minutes.
* Add eggs and vanilla.
* Mix at low speed for 2 minutes.
* Stir in coconut, then pour batter into two greased 8-inch pans.

* Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden brown.

Enjoy!


Susanne
Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now Available: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.


Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon.com)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Romance Writing With A Twist’s Paranormal Romances

With so many novels out (present count: 32!) I’m often asked what are the titles in a certain genre. Hard for me to remember off the top of my head! So here’s the list for my paranormal romances:

A KARMIC CONNECTION. Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together? Amazon.



UNCOVERING CAMELOT. An urgent summons resurrects Merlin the magician to once again meddle in the affairs of men. Amazon.


The Coming. Can Larissa handle not only a mouthwatering pilot from WWII, and find a way out the Bermuda Triangle? Dream Realm Winner! Awe-Struck Publishing.




Competitors! Neanderthals are extinct, aren’t they?? Dream Realm Finalist! Awe-Struck Publishing


Grave Future. An innocent tourist is stranded in an isolated cabin with a hostile stranger, an eerie fireplace, and a Shakespeare-quoting ghost. Awe-Struck Publishing.


Past Indiscretions. Can Savannah save the man she loves from the horrors that await her... on the lost continent of Atlantis? Awe-Struck Publishing.



The Wakefield Disturbance. Psychic Lara Wakefield is tasked by a murdered girl to find her killer. Dream Realm Finalist! Uncial Press.



Hope you enjoy!!

Susanne


Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now Available: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon.com)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Yikes! It's the middle of May already and I haven't posted yet about the new Minx Tobin Murder Mystery available at Desert Breeze Publishing.


If you like murder mysteries, you'll love THE EMBEZZLED ENVELOPE! This book is also available at Amazon.com and other Internet outlets.

Happy Mother's Day from my house to yours!

Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now Available: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Blogging on Beauty And Romance Writing With A Twist!


It's that time of month for my blog on All Day, All Night Writing Divas! Read examples how I use the Goddess of Love and Beauty in my books and short stories!

Happy Reading!

Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight

http://www.susanneknight.com
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Coming May: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)

An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon)

Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Coming in May!

Like murder mysteries? Then you'll love THE EMBEZZLED ENVELOPE, case six in the Minx Tobin Murder Mystery Series.

Here's a sneak peek:

video

Don't forget! THE EMBEZZLED ENVELOPE will be available May 1 at Desert Breeze Publishing, Amazon.com, and other Internet locations.

Susanne

http://www.susanneknight.com/

Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?


Coming May: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Monday, April 9, 2012

A KARMIC CONNECTION Excerpt!

A karmic second chance at love!


A KARMIC CONNECTION
Author: Susanne Marie Knight
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Available electronically at Amazon.com.
Price: $4.99
Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/A-Karmic-Connection-ebook/dp/B007FDVK0Y
Available in Print at http://www.susanneknight.com/orders.htm
Price: $13.95 plus s/h.

Video Trailer: http://youtu.be/HyrgOdV3KJU

BLURB:

DÉjÀ Vu--Twenty years ago, Elizabeth Williams had two suitors. She chose Allen over Paul. Now she is divorced and starting over with a new location and a new career. But instead of a new love knocking at her door, an old love seems destined to overwhelm her. Elizabeth’s path crosses with Paul’s, and once again she must make a decision that will change her life.

DÉjÀ WOO-WOO--Doctor Paul Jones, with his feet firmly planted on terra firma, has no patience for metaphysical matters. When a medical conference brings him to the New Age capital of the world, he keeps his distance from anything “woo-woo.” But when he’s attracted to a woman who insists they’d met before... Paul realizes he needs help--metaphysical help--to show him the way to win his Lovely Lizzie’s heart.

SCENE SET-UP:

An unexpected visitor, staying at the hotel where Elizabeth Williams works, asks for a glass of water. She realizes that she might possibly know him from twenty years ago.

EXCERPT:

From out of nowhere, she heard a knock. Or did she? Setting her bare feet down on the tiled floor, she held the front edges of the robe closed at her neck, then tiptoed to the door.

She checked the time. Ten o’clock. Who could be paying a visit at this hour?

The knock came again.

“Who’s there?”

No answer. She glanced through the peephole, but the magnified view was clear. “Hello?”

Still nothing.

She opened the door to a deliciously mild breeze... and that was it. No one stood on her front step, nor was anyone in sight. The stars twinkled down on her from a sky crystal black. It was quiet, so quiet that goose bumps made noise as they popped up on her skin.

The breeze couldn’t have been responsible for the knocking sound, could it?

About to turn back into the house, she stopped when she heard a man’s voice.

“Hello, there. Is anything wrong?” A tall shadowy figure left the gravel path winding around the colony of resort bungalows and headed toward her. “Do you need some help?”

Oh dear! Elizabeth clasped the edges of her robe even tighter. She definitely wasn’t dressed for company, especially male company, and someone she didn’t know.

“No, thank you. Everything’s fine.” She slipped back over the threshold.

Before she had a chance to close the door, the man had hurried, and now stood on the front step under the outside light fixture. “Pardon me, but aren’t you from the restaurant here?” He didn’t pause for her to reply. “I was wondering if I might have a glass of water. It’s a long walk from the main resort.”

She recognized him. It was the man from the patio who’d ordered the nachos. His eyes, from behind his glasses, were the most vivid green she’d ever seen. They seemed to sparkle at her, just as the stars had. His beard was neatly trimmed, accentuating his high cheekbones and oval face. He looked trustworthy, non-threatening. Plus he was a guest at Sol de Caliente.

Her decision made, she bit her lower lip. “Ah, sure. If you’ll wait here, I’ll get it.”

Pivoting on her heel, she rushed to the refrigerator and took out the water pitcher. She poured a glass, turned around, and then yelped. The man had followed her into the kitchen.

“Oh, I... you, ah, startled me.” She thrust the water at him. “Here.”

“Thanks. You’re very kind.” He took the glass. As he sipped, he slowly wandered into the living area. His keen gaze took everything in as if he was absolutely fascinated.

She tapped her bare toes against the tiled floor. “Look, I don’t want to be rude, but as you can tell I’m not exactly dressed to entertain. And I did not invite you in.”

His smile was warm and open. “True, but I didn’t think you’d mind. I’m curious about this little house you have.” He sniffed the air. “Do I smell lavender?”

The man had the temerity to make himself comfortable on the couch.

Still a safe distance away in the kitchen, she narrowed her gaze at him. “Yes, I took your advice about lavender oil for my sunburn. But, listen--”

“Paul.”

“Paul, I must insist you leave.”

He lifted an eyebrow as if waiting for something. What did he want?

Oh. “My name’s Elizabeth. Now please, if you don’t go, I’ll have to--”

“I know your name. I asked Jasmine. Lovely Lizzie suits you.”

Lovely Lizzie. As impossible as it sounded, the earth actually stopped spinning. At least, for Elizabeth it did. Although she would’ve sworn she had never seen this man before today, her vortex visions had reminded her. Only one person had ever called her Lovely Lizzie. Could this man possibly be the same Paul who had volunteered at the hospital with her twenty years ago?

Hope you enjoy this book!!

Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight

http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?

Coming May: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Minx Is At It Again!!


That's right! Mark your calendars! Minx Tobin Murder Mystery Series Case Six will be available May 1 at Desert Breeze Publishing. Here's the beautiful... and deadly cover!!

An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Enjoy!

Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now Available: A Karmic Connection (Amazon)

Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?


Coming May: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

5 Stars for THE MAGIC TOKEN!

This just in... a new 5 star review from The Romance Studio for my Regency romance, THE MAGIC TOKEN.


"Ms. Knight has given us a truly fun story! I enjoyed how she wove the magic into this, and that coin was just great!" Teresa, The Romance Studio. Read the complete review at: http://www.theromancestudio.com/reviews/reviews/magictokenknight.htm.

Hip, hip, hurray!!! Put a little magic in your life with THE MAGIC TOKEN!!

Susanne


Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
NOW AVAILABLE: EPPIE Finalist: The Magic Token (Uncial Press)
An old woman gives skeptical Amanda a magic coin. It couldn’t possibly work, but how else can she explain her sudden good fortune?

NOW AVAILABLE: A Karmic Connection (Amazon)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?

COMING MAY: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Read-An-Ebook Week!


Special sales are on at Smashwords.com ALL week. Be sure to check out my author site at: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/SusanneKnight to get coupons for some of my books. FREE this week only is my short story, "Carla's One-Sided Crush"!

Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
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NOW AVAILABLE: EPPIE Finalist: The Magic Token (Uncial Press)
An old woman gives skeptical Amanda a magic coin. It couldn’t possibly work, but how else can she explain her sudden good fortune?

NOW AVAILABLE: A Karmic Connection (Amazon)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?

COMING MAY: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Karmic Connection--Now Available!!


Yep, it's time to form A KARMIC CONNECTION! Here's my latest and my take on a second chance at love.

DÉJÀ VU--Twenty years ago, Elizabeth Williams had two suitors. She chose Allen over Paul. Now she is divorced and starting over with a new location and a new career. But instead of a new love knocking at her door, an old love seems destined to overwhelm her. Elizabeth’s path crosses with Paul’s, and once again she must make a decision that will change her life.

DÉJÀ WOO-WOO--Doctor Paul Jones, with his feet firmly planted on terra firma, has no patience for metaphysical matters. When a medical conference brings him to the New Age capital of the world, he keeps his distance from anything “woo-woo.” But when he’s attracted to a woman who insists they’d met before... Paul realizes he needs help--metaphysical help--to show him the way to win his Lovely Lizzie’s heart.


Available at Amazon. com (Kindle) and soon to be at Smashwords.com. Also in print at www.susanneknight.com/orders.htm.

Enjoy!

Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight

http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
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Friday, February 17, 2012

THE MAGIC TOKEN--re-released!

Want some magic? Try this Regency favorite: THE MAGIC TOKEN, now available at Uncial Press and other Internet locations!

Is Amanda's golden coin magical? Or is her sudden good fortune just coincidence? You decide!

After receiving a gold coin, Amanda Barclay suddenly becomes governess to the sister of the desirable Duke of Yarborough. The Duke is also the very man who appeared as if by magic during a childish spell so many years ago. Is it coincidence? Or is it Fate?

Hope you enjoy!
 
Susanne
 
Susanne Marie Knight

http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
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NOW AVAILABLE: EPPIE Finalist: The Magic Token (Uncial Press)
An old woman gives skeptical Amanda a magic coin. It couldn’t possibly work, but how else can she explain her sudden good fortune?

COMING MARCH: A Karmic Connection (Amazon & Smashwords)
Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together?

COMING MAY: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Now Available at Smashwords!


Both short stories now available at Smashwords.com.

"Special Delivery" -- a fantasy romance. Ralph Dunmeyer thinks he is a failure. He wants to change everything about himself because change is good, right? When he reaches into his mailbox, he is taken on a journey to discover that maybe he isn't such a bad person after all.

"Friday Night" -- a contemporary romance. Maybe Carla’s crush hadn’t been so one-sided after all.

And more books are coming! Visit my page at Smashwords.com! https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/SusanneKnight

Best,

Susanne


Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
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Coming February: EPPIE Finalist: The Magic Token (Uncial Press)
An old woman gives skeptical Amanda a magic coin. It couldn’t possibly work, but how else can she explain her sudden good fortune?

Coming May: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Irresistably Sweet Blogger Award!

How’s this for a no-calorie treat?! I was just nominated by best-selling author, Stephanie Burkhart for this yummy award, for my blog: Living in the Romance Writing with a Twist World. Thank you, Stephanie!


Stephanie’s blog is Romance Under the Moonlight, http://sgcardin.blogspot.com. If you enjoy howling at the moon, (who doesn’t?!) then you’ll enjoy her Budapest Moon Series, and also Moldavian Moon Series. Her newest book in the Moldavian Series, TWILIGHT OVER MOLDAVIA, is now available at Desert Breeze Publishing. I had the pleasure of reading Stephanie’s THE HUNGARIAN, Budapest Moon Series. It’s a compelling, historical paranormal!!

Now I want to share this delicious (virtual!) strawberry chantilly pie with all of you. Also, the rules for this award include nominating ten other blogs and also sharing seven things about myself.

Here goes! I nominate:

1. Tami Dee, Once Upon a Series, http://tamideeauthor.blogspot.com.
2. Sandra Sookoo, Believing is Seeing, http://sandrasookoo.wordpress.com
3. Lesley-Ann McLeod, Regency blog, http://www.lesleyannemcleod.blogspot.com/
4. Rhobin Lee Courtright, Rhobin’s Rambles, http://rhobinsrambles.blogspot.com
5. Marguerite Butler, Marguerite Says, http://margueritebutler.blogspot.com
6. Janet Lane Walters, The Eclectic Writer, http://wwweclecticwriter.blogspot.com
7. Sandra Cox, http://sandracox.blogspot.com/
8. Marianne Arkins, http:/www.reading-writing.blogspot.com
9. Joyce Anthony, Books and Authors, http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com
10. Marianne Stephens, All Day All Night Writing Divas, http://alldayallnightwritingdivas.blogspot.com/

And as for seven things about me:

1. I love computers. I currently have four stationed in my office. Two I use lots, two not so much.
2. My science fiction romance, JANUS IS A TWO-HEADED GOD, won the Preditors and Editors Award for Best Science Fiction in 2002.
3. If I had to do it all over again, I’d be a librarian!
4. I’m a morning person. I’m usually up by 5 A.M.
5. Sometimes I create the covers for my books. I’m especially pleased with the cover for my paranormal romance, UNCOVERING CAMELOT.
6. Okay, I admit it: I’m a Star Trek junkie!
7. Minx Tobin, of my murder mystery series with Desert Breeze Publishing, is now up to Case Six: THE EMBEZZLED ENVELOPE, coming out May 2012.

Thanks again, Stephanie! I sure am enjoying this wonderfully “sweet” honor!

Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight

http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
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Coming February: EPPIE Finalist: The Magic Token (Uncial Press)
An old woman gives skeptical Amanda a magic coin. It couldn’t possibly work, but how else can she explain her sudden good fortune?

Coming May: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Embezzled Envelope--Case Six (Desert Breeze Publishing)
An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend’s name, she gets burned... literally.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

4.5 Stars for THE YULETIDE YORKSHIRE!

This review just in: 4.5 Stars from Sensual Reads, for Minx Tobin's Case #5!


"Once more Minx finds herself in the middle of the action, but this time she has the help of an experienced police officer to wade through the clues. Add to the mix an intelligent Yorkshire terrier who knows exactly where all the bodies are buried, and you have a team that cannot be beat. With lots of humor to keep things lively, Ms. Knight has the reader guessing until the she reveals the killer’s identity." Candy, Sensual Reads


Enjoy!
 
Susanne
 
Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
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Now Available: The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Yuletide Yorkshire--Case Five (Desert Breeze Publishing)
Minx finds something unexpected under the Christmas tree. Unfortunately, it wasn’t left by Santa.
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/EIjQKNbuZWw

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Revisiting COMPETITORS!

COMPETITORS!: a paranormal romantic suspense. Anthropology enthusiast Vivianne Quinn gets more than she bargained for when she makes a date to “meet” a Neanderthal!


AN IMPOSSIBLE MEETING!: Vivianne Quinn is staying at her brother’s apartment to recover from a personal tragedy. Her visit is anything but tranquil, for soon a serial killer targets her as the next victim, she has to “babysit” a valuable artifact, and she falls in love with a stranger who is unlike anyone she has ever met. How will Vivianne react when she finds out just how different he really is?

NEANDERTHAL’S NEMESIS: It’s common knowledge that Neanderthals are extinct, vanished from the face of the planet about 30,000 years ago. What remains a mystery is how or why this sudden disappearance occurred. Sometimes, however, common knowledge can be wrong....



Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/ 
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Resolutions and an Ancient Roman God

January is the month of Janus, the two-headed god of ancient Romans in charge of new beginnings. His two faces gazed in opposite directions so that he could watch the start and the end of each day. With such a momentous job, Janus was the natural choice to usher in the New Year. But the actual first day of the New Year was up for grabs until the Roman Senate settled on January 1. Janus became the god people prayed to for mercy from their enemies and for a prosperous time ahead.

Janus is one of the few Roman gods that has no counterpart in Greek mythology as the Zeus/Jupiter or Hera/Juno duality. Janus was one of the "good gods" who humankind could appeal to for help in everyday life. How Janus became associated with the negative connotation of being hypocritical or deceitful: "two-faced" or "Janus-faced," remains a mystery. God of doors, gateways, beginnings, childbirth, the future and the past, he was often called upon at the start of wars. To show his support, the doors to his temple in the Roman Forum would remain open during wars, while they stayed closed during times of peace.

 Beginning the New Year with resolutions is a tradition we are very familiar with. Many people pledge to work on bettering themselves, and vow to stop smoking, lose weight, or give up drinking. The ancient Romans also had resolutions, eager to throw out whatever bad luck they had in the old year and replace it with good luck in the new. They believed in giving New Year's gifts: olive branches from special, sacred trees; gold-covered nuts; or from the wealthy, gold coins of Janus himself.

We in modern times also look forward to a fresh start on January 1 and derive comfort from traditions with our family and friends. Our custom of having parties on New Year's Eve comes from the belief that what people did or ate on January 1 would affect the luck they would have throughout the coming year. What better way to ring in the New Year than celebrating with those you love?

Many people still believe in the tradition that if a tall, dark-haired man is the first person to enter their house, they will have good fortune for the entire year. And as for food, black-eyed peas are a requirement to eat on New Year's Day, along with ham or hog jowls, a symbol of prosperity. Some regions consider cabbage as lucky food, doughnuts as the circle of life, and even rice is considered fortuitous.

Whatever your New Year's resolutions are, may the god Janus be smiling down upon you! (c) 2002 by Susanne Marie Knight
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January is the perfect month for reading my JANUS IS A TWO-HEADED GOD, an award-winning science fiction romance and the sequel, JANUS IS A TWO-FACED MOON, available at Awe-Struck's website: http://www.awe-struck.net/, and Amazon.com, http://www.amazon.com/, ebook and print.

Happy New Year!

Susanne

Susanne Marie Knight
http://www.susanneknight.com/
Read outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now Available! The Minx Tobin Mystery Series: The Yuletide Yorkshire--Case Five (Desert Breeze Publishing)
Minx finds something unexpected under the Christmas tree. Unfortunately, it wasn’t left by Santa.
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/EIjQKNbuZWw

Uncovering Camelot (Amazon.com)
An urgent summons resurrects Merlin the magician to once again meddle in the affairs of men.
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTGkLGFbC