Saturday, April 29, 2006

PARALLEL HEAT...the Suspense Gets Hotter!

Until publication date, that is! :) I wanted to post the cover copy, which I didn't do until now since people hadn't read the first book yet. But I think it's been out long enough that I can whet your appetite a bit for the next book in the series which, btw, is already availble from Amazon. Just click here.

From the back cover:

In her "fresh [and] wonderfully creative"* Parallel Attraction, Deidre Knight created an unforgettable alternate world of danger, seduction, and the mysteries of time. Now she returns to that world as the destiny of two sworn enemies is changed forever by the unpredictable perils of love....

Warrior and royal guardian Marco McKinley has been assigned a vital mission on Earth, where a war between human fighters and otherworldly soldiers is rising. But he's also been warned about twists of fate yet to come-ones that will transform him into the enemy of his own people and appoint him the personal protector of beautiful soldier Thea Haven.

Little do Marco and Thea know, but they have met before in an alternate universe, and they are bound by betrayal and vengeance. Now, on a world at the brink of destruction, they feel only a forbidden passion and the unease that comes with it....

So much of my fan mail has been about hoping Marco gets his own story, and even in online chats folks have really pushed me for details. So I'm excited to say that, yes, PARALLEL HEAT will focus pretty heavily on Marco, though there's still plenty about Jared and Kelsey, and much more about Scott. Also, a new character will be in town. :) And she's one of my personal favorites.

More to come! Including some deleted scenes from Parallel Attraction.
Hugs! Deidre

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Once Upon Stilettos

"Once Upon Stilettos is not to be missed if you're in the mood for a fast and funny read where chicklit meets urban fantasy."
-- Mary Jo Putney, author of A Kiss of Fate

ONCE UPON STILETTOS by Shanna Swendson
(Ballantine Books, April 25, 2006)

When we left Katie Chandler at the end of Enchanted, Inc., she had helped her new employers, Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. defeat Phelan Idris, a rogue wizard intent on stealing spells. By her side, and leading the battle, was hunky wizard Owen. Katie and Owen are still fighting their attraction to each other in Shanna Swendson’s hilarious and charming sequel Once Upon Stilettos, but first they have to track down a corporate spy before the company dissolves into paranoia. Then at the worst possible time, Katie's immunity to magic goes on the blink. At least she's having better luck in her social life, with men falling at her feet everywhere she goes. Has she really become that irresistible, or is it the new red shoes she felt compelled to buy? Polish your fairy wings, put on your magic shoes, click your heels three times, and join Shanna Swendson for a romantic romp amidst fairies, goblins, wizards and gargoyles.


In addition to writing fiction, Shanna Swendson is a freelance marketing consultant and writer specializing in technology and telecommunications. She is single and lives in Irving, Texas, with her many pet plants, including a vicious attack bougainvillea and a Christmas cactus that has outlasted three homes, three jobs and three boyfriends, yet still faithfully blooms every Christmas and Easter. She’s looking for a man that reliable.

"A princely wizard, Cinderella red stilettos, and a megalomaniac--what more could a girl ask for? ONCE UPON STILETTOS is a delightful urban fairytale with a dreamy hero and a country-wise Texas heroine who use their magical and non-magical charms to seek justice and unmask the villain. Just a few weeks in the life of a simple single girl..." -- bestselling author Patricia Rice
"Once again Swendson gives her readers a hilarious and delightful romp through the world of magic with a dash of romance thrown in to titillate and make us laugh." -- Andrea Sisco, Armchair Interviews


Friday, April 21, 2006

Susan Grant & Deidre Knight

Ever want to be a fly on the wall (a very pretty one, of course) when great authors are talking it up? Here's one of those opportunities.

Susan Grant, author of upcoming YOUR PLANET OR MINE, and Deidre Knight (PARALLEL ATTRACTION) share a bit of one such conversation about writing sci-fi romance.

Witty, silly, but full of insight.

Check it out by becoming a member Deidre Knight's Yahoo! group:

Click here to join DeidreKnight
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  1. Log onto the group
  2. Click on "FILES"
  3. Download "DK and SG.doc Sci-Fi Romance Discussion with Deidre Knight & Susan Grant"

POOF! It's yours! Enjoy!

Favorite Character in PARALLEL ATTRACTION? Here's your chance to be heard!

Hey, Gang:
I'm so so so so sorry (it's like I'm stuttering!) to have been majorly absent from the blogosphere lately. Life has been a bit crazy, and--among other things--every cleint on my list (well almost) has sent me new material. So I'm being pretty low-key and quiet, trying to make serious reading headway.

But in the meantime, PARALLEL ATTRACTION is cooking along! In fact, it's on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list for the second week in a row at #23. Also on Bookscan list for second week in a row at #66! So we're jamming.

Meanwhile, I have been beefing up my message board a lot, trying to get things moving over there. I love message boards and have always been a big fangirl. So check it out, and while there, you get to vote for your favorite character. Here you go:

Also, watch out for a "conversation" between Susan Grant and myself very soon.
hugs, Deidre

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

MASTER OF WOLVES by Angela Knight
(Berkeley Sensation, April 4, 2006)

When Jim London's best friend is murdered, Jim vows to catch the killer. Leaving it for the local police to solve is out of the question, because he suspects they are involved.
Jim is more than capable of taking action if they are -- he's a werewolf. Realizing the only way to investigate the department is from the inside, he decides to go undercover -- as a police K-9.
His "handler" is lovely Faith Weston, the only person on the Clarkston Police Department who isn't up to her neck in murder. But Faith has no idea her "dog" Rambo is a werewolf, or that the department she serves is rotten with corruption.
But it doesn't take her long to figure it out.


Angela Knight's first book was written in pencil and illustrated in crayon; she was nine years old at the time. But her mother was enthralled, and Angela was hooked.
In the years that followed, Angela managed to figure out a way to make a living -- more or less -- at what she loved best: writing. After a short career as a comic book writer, she became a newspaper reporter, covering everything from school board meetings to murders. Several of her stories won South Carolina Press Association awards under her real name. For more of Angela’s interesting bio, visit her website:


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Chat with Deidre!

I must confess that I am among the luckiest. I can pretty much chat with Deidre throughout the day and on those rare occassions during the evenings and weekends. Now, I know most of you wonder what such a world might be like. Well, I am glad to announce just such an opportunity!
The Fantasy Romance Book Club Selection presents

Deidre Knight author of Parallel Attraction
Featured author Deidre Knight will join us at
The Romance Book Club for a chat.
Wednesday, April 12th at 10pm EST
Mark your calendars and get those questions prioritized! Deidre Knight goes LIVE tomorrow night!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The big day is finally here! In celebration of Parallel Attraction’s release, Deidre is showering you, her faithful readers, with goodies galore. These small treasures are Deidre’s way to say Thank-You for all of your faithful support and interest in her blossoming author career.

The first lucky winner in our contest series is STEPHVERSE She is now the proud owner of a brand new, sleek Ipod Nano. Congratulations on your win.

For the rest of you who didn’t win, don’t fret, we will continue to select winners at random from Deidre’s Yahoo e-group to round out our contest series. If you haven’t gotten in on the loop yet there is still time. Go to to sign up and become a member. Membership benefits include contests, advanced readings, and any upcoming news for the Parallel series.

Congrats again to STEPHVERSE, and good luck to everyone else as additional giveaways loom in the near future! And don’t forget. Parallel Attraction is now on sale in stores everywhere. Go out and snatch it up, we promise that after you finish reading this delightful book, you too will walk away feeling like a winner!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Give Away Deadline!

Hey, Gang:
Tomorrow is the big drawing for the iPod (black and sleek with the series name engraved on the back!) and also alien perfume and two of my kidneys (kidding! Or should I say kidneying?)

Anyway, just a quick reminder that to be eligible, you just follow this link and join the egroup. Also, stay tuned for a very special "interview" tomorrow on the blog (at least I think--have to see if my fellow author agrees that tomorrow is the date.) Just something fun another author and I have been working on that fans of sci-fi romance will absolutely enjoy!

Hugs and good luck with the contest!
P.S. For those in the Georgia area, I'll be signing PARALLEL ATTRACTION at Borders Buckhead in Atlanta tomorrow night at seven.

Thursday I'm signing in Athens, GA at the Barnes and Noble, and giving a publishing "talk."

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Someone to Know About--My Friend Vickie Denny

I am sure many of you already know the amazing Vickie Denny, owner of But I bet you don't know that she's RWA's BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR! She'll be getting that award this summer. At TKA we plan to have her join us for a chat very soon so that as authors we can ask all those booksellerish questions we have on our mind. Vickie is an incredibly supportive seller of romance, and I'm just thrilled she's getting the award.

Meanwhile, she's running a Parallel Attraction contest right now, so you guys should head on over and sign up! We're giving away a signed bottle of Alien perfume (which, I'm sorry, is so worth it for the super cool purple bottle anyway!)

Also, check out the beautiful banner she created for me up above! Isn't that gorgeous. If there are any PARALLEL ATTRACTION fans out there, and you'd like to use the banner in your signature online, feel free to grab it. I would *love* the promo! (It doesn't change above, so if you want to use it in your signature, just email me at

Meanwhile, why don't we all say congrats to Vickie Denny here!!!!! BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs, D