Friday, February 21, 2020

Young Love is in the Air #YA #Romance #Book Fair! #FridayReads #teenreads #yalit

Revenge, Romance, and a Rogue Fallen Angel collide
in this award-winning YA PNR

Fans of Young Adult books filled with first love and coming-of-age stories, this is for you!  The Young Love is in the Air Book Fair is featuring 31 YA titles, all romance with various subgenres represented such as paranormal, fantasy, sports, dystopian...something for everyone!

My YA Paranormal Romance Divine Fall is featured, and this is a story of Forbidden First Love filled with Supernatural Suspense.  As the last surviving Nephilim, Dothan is an outcast in both worlds...will he risk her life to seek his revenge?

Divine Fall is only 99c on Kindle, so grab your copy for less than a buck!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Be My Steamy Valentine Book Fair! #ValentinesDay #KU #KindleUnlimited #books #FridayReads

One fateful night tore them apart...will they get a second
chance before a killer strikes?

Steamy second-chance romance filled with
dark secrets and heart-pounding suspense
set on the shores of Cape Cod
A Valentine's Day treat for fans of romance who are part of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program!  The Be My Steamy Valentine Book Fair has 93 titles, all enrolled in KU, which means FREE to KU members!  My second-chance romantic suspense, Dangerous Currents, is featured...and it's on sale for only 99c, so if you're not a part of KU, you can grab a copy for less than a buck right now!

Check out the hot titles via the link below, but be aware some covers are NSFW (not safe for work!)  

Reading Review Wars Book Reviews on Dangerous Currents ~
a book store recommended read! (Cape Cod In Season Magazine)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

History of St. Valentine's Day ~ #ValentinesDay #Valentines2020 #romance

Valentine's Day is almost here, and in the tradition of dedicating my blog to a bit of history about certain holidays and traditions, I decided to look into the facts behind St. Valentine and the reasons we celebrate love and romance on February 14th.  Turns out, there is quite a bit of conflicting information regarding this particular saint and the holiday named for him. Disclaimer: as always, please keep in mind I am a romance author, not a historian!  

The name Valentine comes from the Latin word "valens" which means healthy or strong.  The derivation Valentine was a popular name between the 2nd and 8th centuries AD, which could explain part of the confusion surrounding this saint.

St. Valentine Kneeling in
Supplication by
David Teniers III
Public Domain
The Valentine remembered on February 14 was a third century Roman Saint martyred and buried in a cemetery on the Via Flaminia, an ancient Roman Road.  It's possible that early references to Saint Valentine actually referred to several saints with the same name.  Sources including The Catholic Encyclopedia mention three Saint Valentines connected to the February date: a Roman priest and a bishop, both buried along the Via Flaminia, and a saint in a Roman province of Africa. Some information points to the first two Valentines actually being the same person.

The details surrounding the acts and eventual martyrdom of Valentine are also hazy.  Common threads point to an account of Valentine performing a miracle (restoring the sight of a young girl), aiding Christians and encouraging others to embrace Christianity.  While imprisoned, he refused to renounce his faith and was executed.  

Pope Gelasius I established the Feast of Saint Valentine on February 14 in 496, acknowledging that while not many details were known about Valentine, his acts were known to God.

The more modern traditions connecting Saint Valentine's Day to romantic love date to the fourteenth century and are generally attributed to Geoffrey Chaucer, "the Father of English Literature", and his circle of friends.  In the Middle Ages, birds were thought to pair in mid-February, and in his poem "Parliament of Foules" there is mention of February 14th being the day birds as well as humans find a mate.  
Now that St. Valentine's Day is linked to celebrating romance, common themes include cards, flowers, candy, hearts, and of course, a focus on love stories.  Why not download a page-turning romance novel and enjoy the thrill of the characters' journeys as they fall in love?  Or send an e-copy to a friend or relative for less than the cost of a card!  All of my titles involve romance--first love, second chances, secret babies, forbidden love, and suspenseful, heart-pounding scenes can all be found between the pages.  Take a peek at the tag lines below, and click any image to bring you to that book's blurb on Amazon!  Don't forget Amazon allows a free sample download, so you can check out the first few chapters.  Happy Valentine's Day :)

On sale for 99c on Kindle for Valentine's Day!
A book store recommended read (Cape Cod In Season Magazine)

A damaged soldier, a secret baby, and a haunting mystery
collide in Haunted Souls...also on Audible!

Will Rain and Jason get a second chance at first love
before a desperate spirit tears them apart...forever?

Forbidden First Love & Supernatural Secrets...
Revenge, Romance, and a Rogue Fallen Angel
(YA Paranormal Romance, suitable for teens)

Latest Awards include 1st Place Reviewer's Choice Award at
Paranormal Romance Guild,
and A Top 3 Book of 2019 at Read!
Also available on Audio

He had to leave her once before...can he save her now?
Available as an audiobook too!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Reviewer's Choice Award Winner! #Paranormal #Romance Guild #Book Awards #ghosts #haunting

A dangerous ghost brings them together...
but will they survive long enough to find happiness?
I'm excited to announce that The Haunting of Hillwood Farm WON first place in the 2019 Reviewer's Awards at the Paranormal Romance Guild!  This was such an amazing thrill, and it was honor simply to be nominated by the reviewers at PRG.

This is this title's 4th award, and I'm so happy Luke, Callie, and Alice's story has struck a note with readers and reviewers.  

If you enjoy spooky suspense, ghost mysteries, and romantic suspense, I hope you'll give it a read (or a listen, it's on Audible too!)

The original review at the Paranormal Romance Guild that put The Haunting of Hillwood Farm into the running for a Reviewer's Choice Award can be found here, and I'm honored to see a shiny new first place badge on the page!

It's now been a year since I've had a new book out, but I'm nearing completion of Ghost Moon...whew!  Tough to find writing time these days, with younger son's senior year of high school and all those decisions for the future looming.  Please check back (or sign up for my newletter over on the right-hand sidebar of this blog) for news (and hopefully a cover reveal coming soon :) ).  Huge thanks to everyone who voted in the awards, and Happy Reading!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

#Author Event at S. #Yarmouth Library! #Book Talk + Signing #CapeCod #Romance #amwriting #ValentinesDay

I'm thrilled to be kicking off South Yarmouth Library's 2020 Sunday Author Series this weekend!  The event is entitled "Romance is in the Air", and I'll be joined with another Cape Cod Author, CeCe deLuc.  We'll be sharing our writing journeys, and I'm going to be discussing the topics of writing Romantic Suspense and traditional publishing vs. self-publishing in this rapidly changing industry.  We'll have plenty of time for Q&A, and books will be available for sale and signing!  If you are in the Cape Cod area, please join us at 2 pm on Sunday, February 9th.  This event is free and open to all.  South Yarmouth Library, 312 Old Main Street, S. Yarmouth, MA.

Many of my titles are set on Cape Cod,
including Dangerous Currents,
a steamy second-chance romance filled with
dark secrets and page-turning suspense

Additional info can be found on the Town of Yarmouth's Chamber of Commerce website

If you're hooked on audio books like me,
you can find many of my titles on Audible as well!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

#Kindle #FREE Days! Steamy #RomanticSuspense #books #amreading Hurry!

Kindle FREE days are here for Dangerous Currents ~ a steamy second-chance romance filled with dark secrets and heart-pounding suspense.  Grab your free copy from 2/1 to 2/5 and get lost in Malorie and Dean's story!  One fateful night tore them apart...will they get a second chance before a killer strikes?  

This Romantic Suspense is a bookstore recommended summer read, and I've included a few of my favorite review site quotes below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

"The suspense of who-done-it leaves you on the edge of your seat.  If you enjoy a romantic suspense that plays with your mind while the romance tugs at your heart, Dangerous Currents needs to be on your TBR list!" ~  Forget the Housework, I'm Reading (5*s)

"I'm a huge Romantic Suspense fan, and I must admit, Dangerous Currents kept me guessing until the very end.  Malorie and Dean are addictive to read...The second chance romance lit up my e-reader.  Talk about intense!  I started reading and couldn't stop...yes, it was that good!  Highly recommend." ~ N.N. Light's Book Heaven (5*s)

"Ms. Knight knows how to bring her characters to life!  We are invited into their heads, their hearts, to hear their thoughts, feel their fears...The tension that runs through Kathryn Knight's words, each page and scene, is razor sharp.  I love a story where I can honestly say 'I didn't see THAT coming!'  A second chance at romance, layers of suspense...priceless reading!" ~ Tome Tender Book Blog (5*s)