Friday, May 25, 2018

Dangerous Currents is a Reading Review Wars pick~ Read along this #MemorialDayWeekend! #books

Love seeing my cover next to some
very well-known Cape Cod authors!
I'm over the moon that my new Romantic Suspense release, Dangerous Currents, has been picked to be reviewed at Reading Review Wars, a site that offers His and Hers viewpoints in dual reviews of the same book!  Want to join the conversation and see which review matches up with your feelings on the plot, world building, and overall writing style?  The "War" goes live on June 11, so you have plenty of time to read fact, the first three editorial reviews that have come in have called it a pretty quick read: 

"The suspense of who-done-it leaves you on the edge of your seat." (Forget the Housework, I'm Reading)  

"I found myself being pulled into the story at the beginning and never coming up for air until I finished the entire book."  (A Soccer Mom's Book Blog

"The tension that runs through Kathryn Knight's words, each scene and page, is razor-sharp...I love a story where I can honestly say 'I didn't see THAT coming!'"  (Tome Tender Book Reviews)

Am I nervous about this opportunity?  Absolutely.  There is absolutely no guarantee either reader (or any commentators) will like the book.  Especially daunting is the fact that the book before me was an instant #1 NYT Bestseller.  But, I value feedback and can only hope that overall the story provided hours of page-turning, suspenseful (and steamy) entertainment.  That's why I do what I do...nothing makes me happier than escaping the stresses of life with a great book.  Hopefully Dangerous Currents will provide the same thing to readers looking to relax with a beach read!

OMG how can I wait?  *deep breaths*


Visit Cape Cod and get caught up in a steamy second-chance romance,
filled with secrets and suspense.  Then tweet about it with the #RRWars hashtag!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Fiction Writing + Publication Course #Hyannis! #CapeCod #amwriting

I'm thrilled to be teaching a new "Fiction Writing and Publication" course this June, back at Hyannis Center on Main Street in Hyannis.  For the last five years, I've taught this popular class for both Cape Cod Community College's Center for Corporate and Professional Education and for the Town of Falmouth's Community School in a number of locations, and I've met so many aspiring authors and hopefully helped them on their writing journey.  I've even read some of their finished manuscripts and visited their writing groups, which has been so rewarding.  If you're interested in writing a novel, or exploring publishing options, and you're in the Cape Cod area, consider joining us!  The press release is below:

Ready to Write That Novel?

A course offered this summer in Hyannis provides instruction on writing fiction and guidance on publishing options.

For many writers, a quote by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison summarizes the beginning of the journey: “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”  Many people dream of writing a novel, but aren’t sure how to begin.  Even once a manuscript is finished, the choices within the publishing industry seem to grow every day.  Literary agents continue to seek clients for the big publishing houses, smaller electronic presses have become a force in the new digital world, and more options than ever exist for those looking to publish independently.  Unfortunately, this type of growth has also resulted in many sites looking to take advantage of authors eager to publish and promote their work.  The entire process can become overwhelming quickly.

A four-week afternoon class offered by Cape Cod Community College’s Center for Corporate and Professional Education aims to offer guidance to aspiring authors.  “Fiction Writing and Publication” will be held at the Hyannis Center on Thursday afternoons, June 7—June 28, from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Bestselling author and Mashpee resident Kathryn Knight will teach the elements of successful fiction writing and outline the various options in the rapidly changing publishing industry.  Key concepts such as voice, POV, the hook, Goal-motivation-conflict, and character development will be discussed. Idea inspiration, common pitfalls, and query letters will also be covered.  Finally, avenues to publication - from self-publishing to small and digital presses to seeking agent representation - will be explored.

Hyannis Center is located at 540 Main Street.  Pre-registration is required; please visit Cape Cod Community College online here (there's a "Register Now" button on the description page) or call 508.375.5010 to register.  Cost is $119, no materials or experience needed.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Signed #Book #Giveaway! Steamy #Romance + Haunting Mystery on #goodreads

Here on Cape Cod, we've had a pretty bleak spring, but it *might* be safe to say beach-read weather is close at hand!  To celebrate, a signed print copy of Haunted Souls, a steamy romance spiked with a haunting mystery set here on the Cape, is up for grabs on Goodreads!  A damaged soldier, a secret baby, and a long-lost spirit collide in this page-turning novel voted the #2 Read of 2016 at Read, and my publisher recently released this title as an audio-book as well.  Check out the blurb below, and if it sounds intriguing, enter to win!  Good luck and thanks for stopping by, and if you need to stock up on some more books for the summer, take a look at some of my other #1 Amazon and B&N Bestselling titles, along with my brand new, still shiny release, Dangerous Currents, a steamy second-chance romance filled with secrets and suspense.

Some of my favorite quotes from editorial reviews of Haunted Souls

Four years ago, Emily Shea and Staff Sergeant Brett Leeds agreed to part with no strings attached. Sparks flew during their brief affair, but fate intervened, sending Brett overseas. When an unexpected pregnancy derailed Emily's own plans, her attempts to locate Brett were soon overwhelmed by the challenges of single motherhood. Now, Brett has returned home, and Emily is forced to share her secret.

Despite feeling betrayed, Brett is determined to forge a relationship with their son, Tyler. As the former lovers battle both their inner demons and their mutual desire, another presence enters their lives—Tyler's imaginary friend. Soon, however, the chilling evidence points to a different conclusion: a ghost has formed a dangerous connection with their son. Emily's attempts to help both a lost soul and a friend in need spiral toward a deadly confrontation, and Brett must race to save Emily before he loses her again—forever.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Haunted Souls by Kathryn  Knight

Haunted Souls

by Kathryn Knight

Giveaway ends June 23, 2018.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

To enter click ^ the gray box below the cover or click here

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Second-chance #Romance + Ghost Mystery on #Sale! #Kindle Deal #amreading

I was thrilled to discover that Amazon has made SILVER LAKE one of its Romance Kindle Deals!  Amazon's Encore publishing imprint acquired the rights to my debut novel in 2015, and so the pricing is determined by their publishing house.  It's on sale right now for $1.99 for Kindle, and I have no idea how long the sale will last, so hurry and grab your copy for less than two bucks!

Silver Lake combines second-chance romance with a haunting mystery, and it's been a #1 Bestseller on Amazon on several occasions.  Click on the link below to read the blurb on Amazon, and if it sounds intriguing, download a few hours of entertainment for less than a latte, put your feet up, and find out what happened to Brandy...

It's finally beach read time ~ treat yourself!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

An #Author Interview on USA Today #Romance Blog! #amwriting #books

Since this is one of the most exciting things to happen to me lately, I decided I need to dedicate an entire blog post to my recent author interview on USA Today's Happily Ever After Blog!  I can't say how thrilled I am to have been featured along with my new release, Dangerous Currents, a steamy second-chance romance filled with secrets and suspense.  I discuss one of the strangest things that's happened to me while researching a, there's a picture of my kitties :)  You can check out the interview here.

Since it is release week, Dangerous Currents has been featured on other sites, and a few are offering giveaways!  So if you would like to enter, you can stop by Tome Tender Book Reviews to find a Rafflecopter for a $10 Amazon gift card, or check out the New Release page of Great Books Great Deals, where you'll find a $25 Amazon gift card Rafflecopter at the bottom.  Good luck and thanks for stopping by!  And if you need a new page-turning beach read, please visit my Amazon Author Page or click on some of the above title tabs at the top of my blog for book blurbs and all retailer a sample on your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or on Audible!

Treat yourself to a new beach read...or listen!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Bingo, #Books, + Shopping! #Falmouth #MothersDay Cape Cod

It's been a whirlwind week ~ a new book release, an author interview in USA Today's Romance Blog, and a charity event this Wednesday, May 9th.  I'll be signing and selling my novels at a Bingo Night and Holiday Shopping Event.  This is always a good time!  The suggested donation is $20 for 20 games (proceeds from both game cards and vendor table fees go to two Relay For Life teams for the American Cancer Society, which is a charity close to my heart, as I've lost both parents to this horrible disease).  Wear pink or purple for a bonus card!). Complimentary light appetizers and a cash bar and buffet too!

What a great way to support local vendors and a worthy charity!  Search out some gifts for the moms in your life for Mother's Day...signed and personalized books make great gifts for readers, and I have plenty of page-turning novels that combine steamy romance, secrets, and suspense, many #1 Amazon and Barnes and Noble Bestsellers!  Perfect to take to the pool or the beach as the warm weather finally arrives.  

Give Mom a signed #1 Amazon and B&N Bestseller, set on Cape Cod!

Doors open at 5:00, Bingo games begin at 6:30!  Holiday Inn Cape Cod in Falmouth, 291 Jones Road.

A list of vendors:

PartyLite ~ Michael Murphy
LuLaRoe by Brooke ~ Brooke Wood
Reine's Creations ~ Tariesa J. Reine
Nanny's Knits ~ Tariesa A. Reine
Limelight by Alcone ~ Kerry Houde
Tupperware ~ Michelle Brown
Arbonne ~ Barbara Gleason
Mary Kay ~ Mary Pollard
Thirty One ~ Heather McGrory Joyce
The Pampered Chef ~ Kelly Washburn
Dragonfly Dreams ~ Jodi Thompson
Ruby Ribbon ~ Amy Levitt
Scout & Cellar ~ Brianne Motil
NU Skin ~ Erin Haussmann-McDonald
Perfectly Posh by Carolynn ~ Carolynn Sullivan
Jamberry ~ Charlotte Phillips
Paparazzi Accessories ~ Angela Webb
Pure Haven ~ Sarah Richards
Washashore Whimsy ~ Dianne Riddle
Kathryn Knight Books ~ Kathryn Knight
HempWorx ~ Tim & Heather Creed
The Crafty Cod ~ Hailey Condon
Cape Cod Bear Factory ~ Nicole Bessette
Color Street ~ Adrianna Wright
MONAT ~ Nancy Coffone
Cape Hook Designs ~ Jen Huggins
doTERRA ~ Michelle Pierce- McCarthy
Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski ~ Anne Elliott
Sage + Petal ~ Erin Coleman & Katherine Clark
Kim Aliczi ~ Traveling Vineyard

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Steamy + Suspenseful New Release + #Giveaways! #FridayReads #Books #Rafflecopter

My fifth novel, Dangerous Currents, is here!  Dangerous Currents is a steamy second-chance romance filled with secrets and suspense, set on the sandy shores of Cape Cod.  To celebrate, Tome Tender Book Blog is hosting an Amazon gift card giveaway, so swing by the blog, check out the very first review, and enter the Rafflecopter here.  

Stop by Tome Tender to enter the giveaway and celebrate with me!

You can also see an interview about the new book and my writing journey at USA Today's Happily Ever After Blog, here.  So exciting!

The blurb and order links for all e-book formats are below (print should be available in a few weeks, so I should be able to get some Goodreads signed book giveaways going too.)

Grab yourself a new beach read (it's finally starting to feel like spring here on the Cape), put your feet up, and get lost in Malorie and Dean's story!

When a costly mistake ends Malorie Montgomery’s career, she returns to Cape Cod in search of a fresh start.  But her plans for a new—and quiet—life are quickly derailed when she makes a grisly discovery in the woods, and her screams bring the one person from her past she’d hoped to avoid.  Dean Slater, the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart in high school, now lives in the beachfront community that was supposed to be her haven…and he’s just as hot as he was six years ago.

With his rough background, Dean always knew he wasn’t good enough for the kind, intelligent beauty who claimed his heart, but somehow he’d believed their love was strong enough to survive anything—until the tragic night she turned her back on him when he needed her trust the most.  Despite their painful history, Dean can’t resist the instinct to protect her, especially when it becomes apparent there’s a killer in their town.

Their former chemistry soon reignites, but Malorie has long accepted that her dark family secret has destined her to a life alone.  And when she uncovers evidence that makes her the killer’s target, a deadly confrontation threatens to destroy any possibility of a second chance.

Dangerous Currents is now available on Kindle, Nook, or iPad!