Good News Comes In Twos!

I have been invited to appear on two more wonderful websites as a part of my ongoing blog tour.

May 6th, 2013:  Jimena Novaro   Come explore the unknown with me’

May 12th, 2013:  Kristy Centeno  Avid reader, blogger, part-time author, full-time mommy. I love to read, write, and blog about what I read and sometimes write too.

Thanks again to the indefatigable Jodie Pierce for all her help, organization, and just plain good-eggedness (new phrase for you Mr Webster).

By markknightbooks Posted in FYI!

Ten Questions with…

Today it’s Ten Questions with… Mark Knight on Mia Darien’s Blog!

Find out my answers to questions like this:

  • What five words describe you?
  • What was the first story you ever wrote?
  • What would your characters say about you? Be honest!

 

A little about Mia…

Mia Darien has lived in New England all of her life and knows that no matter where she goes from here, New England is always going to live in her. Presently, she still lives in the land of snow and fast talkers, with her husband, her son and her pets. She writes a bit of everything genre fiction (horror, romance, mystery, fantasy and science fiction) and thinks it sounds like an odd joke: a unicorn, a space monster, and a pair of zombie lovers walk into a murder investigation…

Twitter: @MiaDarien

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Confessions of the Paranormal

Confessions of the Paranormal

Confessions of the Paranormal

Thanks to Cheree Crump for featuring me and Blood Family ~ Quest for the Vampire Key on her paranormal blog, Confessions of the Paranormal!

From Cheree:

I started Confessions of the Paranormal Blog to do something that I love…Help promote authors, specifically Indie Authors, but I support them all! I love to read and I read all different genres of books. The people I have met over the last few months since I started my Facebook Book Adventure are all AMAZING and most have helped me in one way or another whether they know it or not! I am so thankful for being brought into this world of books I didn’t even know existed!

Check out the feature HERE

Guest Blog: Listen to the Heartbeat of Liliana Soare!

Listen to the Heartbeat by Liliana Soare

Listen to the Heartbeat by Liliana Soare

Today I am very happy to host author Liliana Soare on Written Worlds!

Liliana is the author of romance novel, Listen To The Heartbeat. When not writing books, she posts to her blog, A New Beginning.

About Liliana Soare:
Liliana Soare is the author of Listen to the Heartbeat, a romance novel that brims with sensuality, snappy dialogue and non-stop action. A page turner with an unexpected ending that will leave the readers wanting for more. Listen to the Heartbeat  has been reviewed six times so far, all six reviews being FIVE STARS.
The author is planning to self-publish a second novel in June-July, while a third is to be released by Musa Publishing later this year.
BLURB

Andrew Langston focuses his life on taking care of his mega-business, hence his irritation when he must become the legal guardian of orphan Lucy Whitfield for five months until she turns eighteen. But his discontent melts away when he meets his beautiful pupil.

Not even the fact that Lucy is madly in love with business tycoon, Peter Randall, will stop Andrew from attempting to reach his goal. He takes advantage of the guardianship agreement provisions to keep the two lovers apart.

His efforts eventually start turning the wheels until one day Lucy realizes that she’s in love with two men. They both desperately want Lucy and are not willing to back away. Their goals will turn her life upside down when they clash. But while one’s personal interests will endanger her life, the other’s will keep her alive.

One of them will ultimately achieve what he wants. But which one?

Listen to the Heartbeat excerpt:

One

The stale air steamed in the room, which was saturated with a week’s worth of humidifier mist.

Lucy fought back the urge to wipe the sheen of perspiration that coated her forehead. A quick dab with her silky handkerchief would do. But that would definitely qualify as a slap on father’s face and would most assuredly stick her with an hour-long sermon on her miserable failure to have turned into a refined beau monde mademoiselle. “Educated young ladies never display disrespect for the basic needs of the ill and frail,” he would say, struggling to breathe as the humidifier only provided small relief. Her father had made a considerable investment in her expensive education, and expected—no, demanded—a high standard of behavior as part of the dividend.

Lucy stole a quick glance at him. Edward Whitfield looked a lot frailer today than any other day in the past few weeks. His thin body, once athletic and stalwart, now was that of a wrinkled child. It would not be long before the cancer would consume the last part of him, but Lucy had no doubt that the very last part claimed would be his caustic tongue. His eyes were glazed by fever, and he’d just finished spilling his guts into an enamel bowl. But even at this very moment, Edward still had enough breath left in him to huff at his team of doctors over poor medication choices. At his current tempo, there seemed to be only two options left, she mused. Either spend his fortune on the creation of a new anti-spew potion, or find a new medical team overseas after having sacked all available U.S. oncologists.

Strength is derived by ignoring the weaknesses of the human physique and relying on the infinite power of the human mind,” Descartes had once said. Maybe that’s how her father’s spirit was still strong as a bull, even though he had one foot in the grave and the other one firmly on the edge. Her father quoted those damn Descartes teachings day in and day out. Additionally, he had her read them aloud to him, what seemed like one hundred and one times a day. The motto of existentialism, he called it: “Je pense donc je suis. Cogito, ergo sum. I think, therefore I am.” No wonder she woke up in the middle of the night, chanting like a lunatic.

Je pense donc je suis.” “Cogito, ergo sum.” “I think, therefore I am.”…

Je pense donc je suis.” “Cogito, ergo sum.” “I think, therefore I am.

Je pense donc je suis.” “Cogito, ergo sum.” “I think, therefore I am.

That must be how cults hypnotized people and turned them into lifelong puppets.

~~~

Where to find Listen to the Heartbeat:

AmazonBarnes & Noble, Shelfari, Musa Publishing

Discover out more about the author:

Website, Blog, Facebook

Twitter, Goodreads

A Message From The Vampire Queen!

The Vampire Queen

The Vampire Queen (author Jodie Pierce)

The Vampire Queen herself has descended from out of the gray and stormy clouds, alighting upon your roof, waiting to ensnare you in your mesmerizing stare!

She is also known – in another life – as my good friend Jodie Pierce, author of the popular Vampire Queen series of books ( The Vampire Queen, Demise of the Vampire Queen, Condemned by a Vampire, and The Vampire Chronicles) and other tales with bite.

Before her message, a little bit about Jodie …

Jodie Pierce lives with her hubby, John in Cleveland, Ohio along with four beautiful step-children. She has been writing since high school where here English teacher took an interest in her and started mentoring her. Jodie has had a fascination with vampires since they were introduced to her as a child and has had a long history with them. It wasn’t until she started reading the Anne Rice vampire books that she was truly inspired to write about them.

Jodie was an exchange student in Brasil in high school so you can find some of her experiences from there in her stories. Many of her stories have historical or researched facts as she also enjoys research and learning about new places.

She has published five short novels (Eternal Press), a short story in “Midnight Thirst 2“, an anthology (Melange Books), has two self-published books and has several short stories that she still works on. She has a new charity anthology with various authors where all the proceeds go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital due out Halloween 2013. She’s always busy with the next great vampire story as her mind is non-stop and even plagues her dreams.

An important message:

In Vein

In Vein

Hi all!

I just wanted to give you an update on what I’m working on.

It’s a collaborative effort with various other authors and myself. Over a year ago I decided I wanted to write a book and donate all proceeds to a charity. I’d seen other authors do it and thought it would be a great idea. The commercial is on TV for St. Jude’s, the ones with the celebrities, always seemed to touch my heart, thus the book idea was born.

All the benefits of “In Vein” will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. It’s a vampire anthology, a series of vampire mini-stories by so many great authors. I have already read a couple of the stories and they are turning out great! I’m excited about putting this book together which will be available on Amazon, B&N and Smashwords.

I know my own story, though vampire-related, was an emotional one. I wrote about a vampire who helps Cancer patients with his ‘gift’ after living through so much loss in his own life due to the illness. It’s called Spontaneous Remission which is my reference to the ‘gift’ giving of the vampire to the Cancer patients and their transformation.

I’m still inviting people who would like to have their short vampire story told in my story to go to my website (www.vampiricallyrical.blogspot.com) and leave me a comment stating your intent and/or ask questions about the book. Submissions are not due until August 1st, 2013.

The stories don’t have to be written by accomplished authors. If there’s someone out there who just wants to try out their hand at a vampire short story are welcome as well. The book will be released on Halloween, October 31, 2013.

Jodie

A quick hop to Australia…!

Today you will find me, and Blood Family‘s young vampire hero, Daniel, down under! I am very proud to appear on the fantastic blog of Liliana Soare.

You will see that this is a blog devoted to romance novels, and whilst Blood Family is not exactly that it does have a strong romantic element to it, in the form of a passionate bond which develops between teenage half-vampire, Daniel Dark, and vampire hunter, Logan DuPris. How, exactly, does a vampire kid get it on with a young woman whose mission in life is to waste every bloodsucker that walks the earth? Blood Family has the answer to that and many more intriguing questions!

Mark Knight on Liliana Soare’s Blog

Liliana Soare's Blog

Liliana Soare’s Blog

Read Blood Family’s Chapter 13 as part of this feature! What happens when Daniel’s father, Pastor Nathan Dark, finds out that his son is a half-vampire? It’s in Chapter 13, presented on Liliana Soare’s blog in its entirety.

Interview on L M David’s Blog!

As my Blog Hop rolls along (should that be ‘hops along’?), you will find me today on L M David‘s blog!

In my interview, I reveal more tidbits about my new urban fantasy novel, Blood Family ~ Quest for the Vampire Key! Learn about the malevolent master vampire, Dominus. Discover why the vampires in this story are different from the vampires of popular culture. And just what is this ‘key’ that is the focus of Daniel Dark’s quest?

Here is just a sample of the questions LM put to me:

Q. Daniel Dark is a vampire raised by Pastor Nathan and his wife. Did they know there was something different about him when they adopted him?

Q. The character Logan DuPris, a vampire hunter, joins forces with Daniel. Why would a vampire hunter do that?

Q. In Blood Family: Quest for the Vampire Key, are vampires living among humans or is their world hidden?

Q. With the market filled with vampire stories, what would readers find unique about Blood Family: Quest for the Vampire Key?

Want to find out more? Follow the link just below:

L M  David – Blogs, Author Interviews and one cool place for vampyres to hang out

L M David

Avid reader of paranormal, romance, erotica and things that go bump in the night.

‘Author of Touched: The Hunter Legacy and the soon to be released
Psy-V: The MetamorphosisProtocol, I also love to build computers, quilt,
check out men in kilts, adore men with accents and just
getting to know people in general.’

Interview on Pam Funke’s Book Reviews!

I am very pleased to be featured on Pam Funke’s Book Reviews!

Find out what books I love, what junk food I chow down upon while writing, and the strangest thing ever said to me by a reader. Thanks for interviewing me, Pam!

About Pam

Pam Funke's Book Reviews

As an author, I not only love to write but I love to read. Therefore, I am dedicating my blog to book reviews, book spotlights and author interviews that I am doing.

‘I am the proud grand-daughter of a pastor and have spent the majority of my life in the church. I love serving God and living a Christian life. I am a Christian author who enjoys writing many different things. My love of reading and writing led me to write for the enjoyment of others. Besides reading and writing, I enjoy photography, cooking, painting, drawing, scrap-booking and anything creative actually.’

Pam is on Google Plus!

Check out Pam’s Books HERE

Interview on Tori L. Ridgewood blog!

As my Blog Hop Rolls along, my Young Adult vampire tale, Blood Family ~ Quest for the Vampire Key has been featured not only on the Vampire Queen‘s fang-tastic blog, but also (today) on Romance and Other Dangers, home of Tori L. Ridgewood – author of Wind and Shadow, part one of The Talbot Trilogy.

Please surf on over to Tori’s great site, have a look at her world, and, if you can stomach another interview with Yours Truly, have a read of her interview with me…

TORI L RIDGEWOOD – ROMANCE AND OTHER DANGERS

Blood Family ~ Quest for the Vampire Key by Mark Knight

Blood Family ~ Quest for the Vampire Key

Blood Family

A vampire father, an imprisoned mother, and one perilous journey…

Lazy, goalless New England teenager Daniel Dark never intended his life to change so dramatically. It starts with the arrival of a mysterious package, and the revelation that his true father was a master vampire named Dominus.

As his own fearsome powers begin to emerge, he sets out to rescue his birth mother, still imprisoned in Dominus’ stronghold.

Strange clues take Daniel to the deep forests of southern Mexico and then to the mist-shrouded moors of England. Hot on his heels is his adoptive father – Pastor Nathan Dark, determined to find and kill he boy he had once called his son.

The new Urban fantasy for Young Adult readers and beyond by Mark Knight.

The Road to BLOOD FAMILY

REBLOG!
Now that Blood Family ~ Quest for the Vampire Key is ‘live’ (no insult intended to the undead), I thought it prudent to resurrect my article about how the book came to be. Enjoy!
April 2, 2004 was the earliest date I have recorded for the inception of Blood Family. Also known as Blood Family – Quest for the Vampire Key, the novel was going to be a Young Adult horror adventure which would by my take on vampires and what vampires might be. And when I’d decided that, I knew I was in for an interesting journey, but had no idea where it would take me…

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