Monday, November 10, 2014

More of DBP Author Spotlight on Susanne Marie Knight


Here's  Day Two of Desert Breeze Publishing's seven-day interview fest featuring moi and my murder mystery romance series with Minx Tobin.

Are you a full-out plotter? Are you a "let's see what happens" pantser? Or do you think you fall somewhere in between? Describe your process in coming up with and executing a story idea.

Here's my answer:

I’m definitely a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of writer, which means I don’t have the action or an outline plotted for my book. This is probably not the best way to write, but it works for me. I use the “what if” scenario to figure out where I'm going, then I choose my characters and let them decide what will happen next. I enjoy writing this way because I rarely know how my characters, with all their quirks and talents, are going to solve their problems! Sometimes I give them a helping hand--throwing a few external conflicts their way. Very often my characters surprise me at how they handle these situations! In the Minx Tobin mystery series, I’ve really enjoyed having the chance to explore the characters in depth. Getting to know them so deeply allows me to anticipate how they will react in whatever situation comes their way. For example, when I started the second book, The Ill-gotten Insurance, I had no idea Minx had a background in art. Nor did I know that there is actually a type of gun called the .22 short, Beretta Minx. That certainly came in handy!

For the Minx Tobin series, I like to plot a story on the basis of the title. I also enjoy the challenge of creating a meaningful title with the two words starting with the same letter. Strange but true!!



Beginning this series is The Bloodstained Bistro. Naturally, the bistro location figured prominently in the book. For The Ill-gotten Insurance, there is an artist who already “died” once before. Minx’s third case is The Duplicitous Divorce where some of the characters may or may not have been legally separated. In The Virtual Valentine, online dating takes a sinister direction. The fourth case is The Yuletide Yorkshire, in which Christmas and a darling Yorkshire play important roles in a murder. Book number six, The Embezzled Envelope, focuses on an old crime that comes back to haunt one of Minx’s friends.

Click on this link to see my author page at Desert Breeze Publishing.
http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com/brands/Susanne-Marie-Knight.html

For those who like to shop at Amazon, here's the for The Ill-gotten Insurance: http://www.amazon.com/Ill-gotten-Insurance-Minx-Tobin-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B004HO5JGU/

 Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

DBP Author Spotlight on Susanne Marie Knight


Yep, recently Desert Breeze Publishing held a seven day interview fest featuring moi and my murder mystery romance series with Minx Tobin.

Day One asked this question: How do you describe yourself as an author?
Here's my reply!

I’m an intuitive author, which means I write from the heart. My books cover a wide spectrum in the romance genre--paranormal, contemporary, mystery, ghost, Regency, time-travel, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. I have to say, truthfully, I adore them all! And I love to blend genres, thereby giving my novels an extra little twist. For that reason my motto is: Romance Writing with a Twist. I’ve been published since 1999 and currently have 34 novels plus many short stories under my belt. :)) Six of my novels are with Desert Breeze Publishing: the Minx Tobin murder mystery series.

Who is Minx Tobin, you ask? Minx is a fitness instructor newly relocated to Los Angeles, California. She has a knack for solving puzzles--puzzles concerning dead bodies. For fun, romance, and... unexpected corpses, follow her adventures in this murder mystery series! Book number one is THE BLOODSTAINED BISTRO. Click on this link to see my author page at Desert Breeze Publishing.

http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com/brands/Susanne-Marie-Knight.html

For those who like to shop at Amazon, here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Bloodstained-Bistro-Minx-Tobin-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B003U8AF86


Enjoy!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Extravaganza!


Visit Untreed Reads for their special Halloween sale! All month Untreed Reads will feature exciting books and special deals... and on October 31, many of Uncial Press' great authors are offering their books for ONLY $.99 on that day. Look for my popular murder mystery novel TAINTED TEA FOR TWO offered only for $.99 on Halloween!
Follow the link on 10/31/14!

A murder mystery romantic suspense. Someone wants Lord Embrey dead. Will the method of execution be by poison, or injection, or... potato??

When personal fitness trainer Ms. Marty Jackson accepts an assignment in England, romance is the furthest thing on her mind. Fate has other ideas in the form of a handsome British barrister. But when a body is found in the library, can Marty convince her new-found love of her innocence when all evidence points in her direction?

ARIANA Best in Category WINNER, Jude B. Glad, artist.
Book Trailer at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdohSneG7I0

 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Special Sale For Halloween!

Visit Untreed Reads for exciting books and special deals, especially on October 31. Many of Uncial Press' great authors are offering their books for ONLY $.99 on that day.


Look for Susanne's popular murder mystery novel TAINTED TEA FOR TWO offered only for $.99 on Halloween.


Boo!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Great Review For XANADU FOR ALIENS!


Aliens on Earth? A travel agency for extraterrestrials? A Human male from Tau Ceti 3 falling in love with an Earth female? XANADU FOR ALIENS delivers all this and more! Ms. Knight gives us a very plausible scenario of galactic intrigue and a wonderful variety of characters. Fall in love with this fast-paced science fiction romance. This novel is definitely a keeper!

--Norwood Reviews.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Promo: New Science Fiction Romance: Xanadu For Aliens


What if UFO reports are true? What if extraterrestrials are not only here, but they’ve been visiting Earth for countless millennia? XANADU FOR ALIENS, my newest science fiction romance novel, explores the possibility of alien sightseers to our planet But there's no need to be concerned; these tourists are harmless. Or are they?

XANADU FOR ALIENS (Susanne Marie Knight) is available for purchase electronically at Amazon.com, direct URL: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K2EWFTS
, and in print at www.susanneknight.com/orders.htm
PARADISE LOST--Teacher Petra Richardson receives a mysterious summer job offer. If she tutors a young boy, Traynor, all her expenses will be paid during her stay in the Gal├ípagos Islands. Although she has misgivings, she agrees. Her new employer is the Taurus City Travel Agency, run by Traynor’s hunky Uncle Kelvin, whom she’d met and fantasized about when she was a teen. While romance simmers between Petra and Kelvin, there’s also danger. Who sabotaged their kayak? What happened to Traynor’s poomba? Why do some travel clients seem to flicker? 

Just what is going on at this sleepy outpost in the South Pacific? 

PARADISE FOUND--Kelvin Lacertus has a full plate. CEO of the Taurus City Travel Agency, he oversees alien and extraterrestrial Human tourists to Planet Terra. He’s handling the most important diplomatic conference in the galaxy. And he’s babysitting his nephew, Traynor. Kelvin arranges for a tutor, little Petra, whom he remembers from his Grand Tour of Terra years ago. She’d impressed him then. The grown-up version is even more irresistible. How can he protect his Petra when a terrorist group targets all Lacertus family members including his would-be bride?

My other science fiction romance novels include: ForEvver, Alien Heat, Janus Is A Two-Faced Moon, and Janus Is A Two-Headed God (P&E award winner and Eppie Finalist). Also available are my science fiction short stories, “Homesick” and “The Convert”. For more information about my books, please visit
http://www.susanneknight.com and my Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/author/susanneknight

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