Friday, October 30, 2009

Angela Knight Talks About Her Work & More...

I met Angela several years ago, after I had the pleasure of reviewing her book, The Forever Kiss. We became friends and she an inspiration to me. I love her work, love her, and love how she can turn blank pages into hours of page turning reads!

Thank you Angela for taking the time from your busy schedule to be interviewed by moi! You are the best!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I have been a professional writer for 20 years, beginning with a stint as a comic book writer in 1988. Now I'm a New York Times bestselling author of vampire and futuristic romance.

Wow, that is quite impressive!

When did you know you were meant to be a writer?

When I wrote my first story, "The Mouse that went to the moon," at age 9.

How old were you when you penned your first book? And was it one that became published?

Again, the "Mouse that Went to the moon," which wasn't published.

If you can, name your favorite book and characters. They don't have to be from the same book.

My favorite character is Miles Vorkosigan, created by Lois McMaster Bujold, because the hero is a physically handicapped military genius who is clever, witty, and doesn't let his disabilities stop him. I also adore J.D. Robb Eve Dallas from the IN DEATH books. My favorite book is DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY by Bujold.

I am a fan of Eve Dallas myself!

How did you get started in the publishing world?

As a comic book writer; I had written a series called "Cycops." Some of the ideas from that novel -- computer viruses that attack people through their computer implants, etc. -- also appeared in the TIME HUNTERS sereis.

What is your favorite genre to read and to write?

I love paranormal erotic romance featuring vampires.

Any favorite authors you would like to name?

Lois McMaster Buljold, Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Laurell K Hamilton, JR Ward, -- these are just a few.

If you could change the ending of one book you've ever read, which one would it be and how?

I can't think of one. Generally, authors give a book the ending it needs.

What do you have coming down the pipes next?

MASTER OF FIRE, the next book in the MAGEVERSE series.

Any words of wisdom to wannabe published authors?

Don't give up. Read everything you can, and actively work to improve your skills in areas such as grammar, if necessary. I like EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES on comma placement.

Is there any one person in your life that made a difference in your writing career?

My husband, who has been endlessly supportive and encouraging.

Any thing you would like to say to your fans?

I truly appreciate the e-mails you send my telling me about what you think of my books. It means a lot to me to know someone would take the time to write me.


Angela Knight is the USA Today bestselling author of books for Berkley, Red Sage, Changeling Press, and Loose Id. Her first book was written in pencil and illustrated in crayon; she was nine years old at the time. A few years later, she read The Wolf and the Dove and fell in love with romance. Besides her fiction work, Angela's publishing career includes a stint as a comic book writer and ten years as a newspaper reporter. Several of her stories won South Carolina Press Association awards under her real name.

In 1996, she discovered the small press publisher Red Sage, and realized her dream of romance publication in the company's Secrets 2 anthology. She went on to publish several more novellas in Secrets before editor Cindy Hwang discovered her work there and asked her if she'd be interested in writing for Berkley. Not being an idiot, Angela said yes.
Whatever success she has enjoyed, she attributes to the marvelous editors she's had over the years. David Anthony Kraft and Dwight Zimmerman at Comics Interview taught her the nuts and bolts of fiction writing. Alexandria Kendall of Red Sage discovered her talent for romance writing and encouraged her to believe in herself. And she will be forever grateful to Berkley editor Cindy Hwang, who has been unfailingly supportive.

Angela lives in South Carolina with her husband, Michael, a polygraph examiner and hostage negotiator for the county's Sheriff's Office. The couple have a grown son, Anthony.

Visit Angela at

Friday, October 23, 2009

Guest Author Angela Knight Will Be Here...

Next week! Angela is a USA Today Best-Selling author and a personal friend. Her insight into the literary world and her past and present books make her a force to be reckoned with. She rocks when it comes to paranormal and erotic romance. Stay tuned to see the exact day and make sure to mark your calendars to find out her tips for writers and her comments to readers!

Looking forward to having her and you all here with us!

Friday, October 9, 2009

And Here's Dayana...

Delivered as promised, Dayana Knight. Dayana is a personal friend and an awesome author of paranormal and erotic romances. Now, take a peek into her life and heart.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a writer of dark fantasy and erotic paranormal romance. I grew up with the written word and with the desire to write. At eleven years old, I penned a romance novel in a spiral bound notebook complete with cover art I drew myself. I took journalism and creative writing in both grammar school and high school. I can't remember a time I haven't written in some capacity.

When did you know you were meant to be a writer?

I don’t really know that I ever thought about it. I just evolved into writing within my present capacity. The more interesting story would be how I dropped into writing seriously. I actually suffered the loss of my father and my dog within months of each other in 2000 and had no vent for the horrible grief I felt so I began writing earnestly. Began journaling my emotions, then I gradually began penning stories, joined Writer’s Village University and the rest is history.

How old were you when you penned your first book?

See Above.

And was it one that became published?

LOL No, however, I wish I knew what happened to that story. I’d love to read it todayJ

If you can, name your favorite book and characters. They don't have to be from the same book.

Oh that’s easy. I fell in love with Jamie and Claire way back in Diana Gabaldon’s first book of the series, Outlander. This is a time travel romance, which I’ve read over and over with each new book release to the series.

How did you get started in the publishing world?

Not without much stress and anxiety, LOL I braved up at some point and began to submit to agents first, then pub houses. I can tell you as the old cliché goes, I have enough form rejection letters to wallpaper my office. I’d give up, shelf the idea then break it out, dust it off and begin all over again.

What is your favorite genre to read and to write?

Definitely dark urban fantasy and paranormal, though I do love crime suspense and do write in the genre as well.

Any favorite authors you would like to name?

Laurell K. Hamilton, J.R. Ward, Katie McAllister, Patricia Cornwall, Diana Gabaldon, Anne Rice-Vampire/Witch series, and many I can’t think of at the momentJ

What do you have coming down the pipes next?

Well, I’ve got three projects in the works and hoping for time to delve in and finish them. I’ve got a sequel to Curse of the Marhime in process, a new paranormal project working title- A Jersey Tale and a previously released crime suspense novel, Dancing on the Edge, in rewrites, for re-release and a sequel in the works for that as well. Now all I need is time and solitude, LOL

Any words of wisdom to wannabe published authors?
Never give up.

Is there any one person in your life that made a difference in your writing career?

Yes, below is a note to my fansJ

Thank you for your support and please keep your eyes to my website and blog for new releases, contest information, especially now with Hallowe’en and the winter holidays upon us. I will be updating my website and Dayana’s Happenings to reflect a ton of new activities planned. Please don’t miss a Trick or Treat.


Dayana Knight was born and raised near the legendary Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey. As a young girl, she was fascinated with all things supernatural and paranormal. She began writing at about age eleven, but has only taken the craft seriously in the last ten years.

Dayana enjoys solitary walks in mist-covered forests, visiting century-old cemeteries, and spine-tingling ghost stories. She loves old houses, and antique furniture which she says breathe lives of their own. Oh the stories they could tell if only they could talk! And, of course, her favorite holiday is Halloween.

She now lives in Southern Florida with her husband of twenty-six years, and her beautiful Sheltie, Bea.

Dayana belongs to Florida Romance Writers, Inc, Romance Writers of America, and does free lance reviews in her spare time.


You can also find her at Facebook:



Published Works:

Curse of the Marhime

Bestial Cravings

Eternal Obsession (Erotic)

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Okay, for some of you, this might not be a big deal. However, one year ago today Beware What You Wish, was released.

I can't believe the year went by so quickly.

Thank you readers for buying Beware and loving it!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Keep your eyes on this blog....

I will be announcing when Dayana Knight and Angela Knight's interviews will be up. I'm sure
we all will have a great time, seeing how these two behave when they are put on the hot seat!

So get all your chores done, come hungry for information, and get comfortable.

Looking forward to having you hear for these two exciting chats!