Tuesday, April 05, 2011


Today is the B-I-G day! The last book in Deidre's Gods of Midnight series, RED MORTAL, is out, and finally the epic love story of King Leonidas and Daphne is being told! Here are the deets:

With quiet, unyielding strength, King Leonidas has long led his fellow immortal warriors in battle against dark forces. But when Daphne, Oracle of Delphi, confesses to having loved him from afar, Leonidas soon finds his stoic shell breaking away as he becomes enraptured with the spritely beauty.

For centuries, Daphne has yearned to experience the simmering passion locked within Leonidas’s heart. But just as their love begins to ignite, Daphne’s half brother Ares strips Leonidas of his immortality, causing him to age at an alarming rate. Now it will be only a matter of time before Leonidas is taken from her—unless they can find a way to challenge Ares together before Leonidas meets his mortal end...and the lovers are separated for eternity.

To celebrate the release of RED MORTAL, Deidre has partnered with fellow NAL author Elle Jasper to give away the trip of a lifetime. All you have to do is tell Deidre and Elle why you deserve a romantic getaway and you could win 2 nights at the enchanting Lighthouse Inn on Tybee Island, Ga., near historic Savannah, a $500 travel voucher, and dinner for two at legendary Wiley's Championship BBQ. Click here to enter!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Come Cruise with Deidre! -- Pocono LeHigh Romance Writers' Retreat at Sea

Next year, from August 8th to August 13th, Deidre plans to sail the high seas during the Pocono LeHigh Romance Writers' Retreat at Sea event. She will be a workshop speaker, so its a wonderful chance to get advice from a veteran literary agent and author on your writing career. This is the perfect opp to shut out the outside world and get down the business of writing! If you're interested, check out the event blurb and website:

Did you promise yourself that you’d finish a book by the end of the year and you haven’t come close? Or are you starting a new project and you need a kick in the pants to begin? The PLRW Writer’s retreat is a great way to separate yourself from distractions, join like-minded writers, and get the jump start you need. In 2011, PLRW’s retreat will be on a Carnival cruise ship scheduled to set sail to the northeast Canadian coast. The retreat is open to RWA and non-RWA members.

Website: http://www.plrw.org/plrw-retreat-at-sea/

Monday, September 13, 2010

Chatting With Night Owl Reviews Tonight @ 8:00pm ET

Deidre is participating in a Night Owl Reviews group author chat tonight, Monday, September 13th at 8:00pm ET. She'll be joined by Gena Showalter, Michele Bardsley and Mary McCall. Hope you'll join these ladies for what promises to be a fun book convo and lots of great door prizes! :-)

Night Owl Chat Room: http://www.nightowlromance.com/nor/Pages/Chat.aspx

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Meet Deidre @ Dragon*Con!

Are you going to be one of the 35,000 fans expected to descend on Atlanta for Dragon*Con 2010 this Labor Day weekend? How do you plan to find your fave authors in the crowd? It's best to plan ahead, you know.... Deidre is organizing an informal fan meetup on Friday night @ 7pm for anyone intersted in having a little one-on-one time with her. Well small group time, LOL. If you're interested in finding out more details on the when and where, email Jia.Gayles(AT)knightagency(DOT)net.

Marley Gibson's GHOST HUNTRESS is Back on the Case

GHOST HUNTRESS: THE COUNSELING - in this fourth installment of Marley Gibson's popular GHOST HUNTRESS series, THE COUNSELING finds heroine, Kendall Moorehead at a crossroads in her life. Kendall has just discovered who her spirit guide really is, lost her boyfriend, and nearly died doing the thing she loves most–ghost hunting. It’s time to take a break and try to reconcile all the changes she’s going through. So Kendall heads to the Sierra Mountains, where there’s a camp especially for young people with gifts such as hers. It’s a time for reflection and self-discovery. But when she gets to California, she once again finds restless spirits–and the boy in her last vision. It may be the end of one chapter of her life and the beginning of a new one.

Check out Marley's awesome giveaway for GHOST HUNTRESS: THE COUNSELING on her website. The prize pack includes an autographed copy of THE COUNSELING, a one-of-a-kind ghost hunting blanket, a pendulum, and a signed copy of THE OTHER SIDE: A TEEN'S GUIDE TO GHOST HUNTING AND THE PARANORMAL, autographed by Marley.

What people are saying about GHOST HUNTRESS:

"Real life ghost huntress, Marley Gibson, pulls no punches in this series." - Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, SyFy's GHOST HUNTERS

"Every young woman needs to read this!" - Steve Gonsalves, SyFy's GHOST HUNTERS and GHOST HUNTERS ACADEMY

Marley Gibson is the author of the hit young adult paranormal fiction series, “Ghost Huntress,” from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Graphia line.

Gibson has been a lifelong paranormal enthusiast. She started conducting paranormal investigations in August 2007 as research for her “Ghost Huntress” teen fiction series and has captured some very compelling pictures, videos, and sound files. Gibson was featured on the premiere episode of The Biography Channel’s “My Ghost Story,” as well as being interviewed by CNN.com for a Halloween feature on ghost hunting in 2008.
Gibson’s publishing credits include “Ghost Huntress: The Awakening,” “Ghost Huntress: The Guidance,” and “Ghost Huntress: The Reason.” The next titles in the series “Ghost Huntress: The Counseling” and “Ghost Huntress: The Discovery” will be released in September of 2010 and May 2011 respectively. She has also co-authored a teen ghost hunting how-to guide entitled “The Other Side: A Teen’s Guide to Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal” with Patrick Burns and Dave Schrader. Gibson is also the co-author of the wildly successful “Christmas Miracles,” written with Cecil Murphey, from St. Martin’s Press. The sequel, “Christmas Spirit” will be published in the Fall of 2011.

Gibson has investigated haunts throughout the USA, including Rolling Hills Sanitarium, Waverly Hills Sanatorium, The Sprague Mansion, The Houghton Mansion, The Stanley Hotel, and the Queen Mary alongside well known paranormal celebrities like Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Patrick Burns, Chris Fleming, John Zaffis, Shannon Sylvia, Chip Coffey, Stacey Jones, Mark and Debby Constantino, Tiffany Johnson, and many others.

Gibson holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Advertising and a double minor in Political Science and Speech Communications from The University of Alabama. She has worked on several political campaigns, as a United States Congressional intern, and has been a marketing events manager in the medical, higher education, financial, and technology sectors. She travels extensively with her partner-in-crime, paranormal investigator Patrick Burns, and the two call Boston, Massachusetts home. She can be found online at www.marleygibson.com and www.ghosthuntress.com and via her group blog at www.booksboysbuzz.com

Monday, August 09, 2010

Deidre Signing with Jim Butcher and Shannon K. Butcher + Signed Parallel Books for Sale!

This Saturday, August 14th, at 12:30pm, Deidre will be signing books alongside #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher and his wife, paranormal romance author Shannon K. Butcher to celebrate the recent release of DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS. Click on the link below to get the store information. If you're in the Kansas City/Independence, Mo.- area, this is a not-to-be-missed event! :-)

In other news, most of the books in Deidre's Parallel series are going out of print (PARALLEL ATTRACTION, PARALLEL DESIRE, and PARALLEL SEDUCTION [PARALLEL HEAT will still be available through retailers, and PARALLEL FIRE was recently released in print by Samhain]). If you're bummed that you missed out on your chance to check out the series, no need to worry. We have a limited quantity available for purchase. And the best thing about it? Deidre will autograph all outgoing copies. You can't get that kind of service from Amazon. ;-)

If you'd like more information about obtaining a copy of this series, please email admin(AT)deidreknight.com. We can accept checks, money orders or PayPal payments. Remember we have a limited supply, so if you've been thinking about checking out this series -- now's the time! I've included the cover copy below for newbies. :-)

It has been years since exiled alien king Jared Bennett thought of anything other than his people's fight for freedom. Now his rebel force has the one weapon that can turn the tide against their enemy: the key to the secrets of time. Victory has never been closer—but one woman has the power to change everything.Kelsey Wells can't deny that there is something unearthly about her fierce attraction to Jared Bennett. His revelations about alien wars and time travel can't possibly be fact—yet with every seductive touch, every searing kiss, Kelsey circles closer to the truth: that although Jared is exactly what he says, he hasn't told her everything. And when the future crashes into the present, Kelsey must decide if his deception will cost them the love that should have been their destiny.

In the far reaches of Wyoming , the war between human and alien soldiers threatens to destroy the world. Alien warrior and royal guardian Marco McKinley takes his assignment as personal protector to beautiful soldier Thea Haven seriously. But in a time-bending twist of fate, the woman he loves is torn from his side as he is transformed into a vicious enemy of his own people.

Warrior Jake Tierny travels back in time to stop a traitor in his beloved king's camp. But when a twist of fate proves the mission unnecessary, Jake is trapped in a time not his own, with friends who cannot learn his true identity.

Scott Dillon may be the king's trusted lieutenant, but he is also a man at war with himself, a human hybrid who refuses to succumb to the Antousian nature he abhors-and that Jake Tierny embodies.

FBI linguist Hope Harper refuses to let near-blindness keep her from joining the Refarians in their war to defend mankind. Yet her sizzling attraction to both Scott and Jake, and the strange memories they share, force all three to question the core of their beliefs. As their enemies surround them, Hope knows she must choose one man for all time.
On a mission of vengeance, time traveler Scott Dillon finds himself marooned in the past—and risks disrupting the entire universe in his quest to destroy the warrior who killed his wife and unborn child.

A never-ending passion for Scott lures Refarian medic Shelby Tyler to Texas, but the man she finds there is nothing like the man for whom she once cared. Reeling from his loss, Scott has lost himself in drinking and brawling. With her body, Shelby will lift him from despair. And with her heart, she will help him discover a part of his soul he thought was lost forever—and the devastating truth behind the murder of his wife.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dark and Stormy Knights Releases!

The highly anticipated DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS anthology has finally been released. Contributors include Jim Butcher, Illona Andrews, Carrie Vaughn, Rachel Caine, Vicki Petterrson, Shannon K. Bucther, P.N. Elrod, Lilith Saintcrow and last (but certainly not least!), Deidre Knight!

Here's the scoop on DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS from Jessica Moyer at Booklist:

Elrod has collected nine original stories by the modern masters of urban fantasy; an anthology that will both thrill fans and serve as a nice introduction to an increasingly popular genre. Several of the stories are set in the authors' series worlds but feature minor characters; Jim Butcher's “Even Hand,” for example, uses the landscape of the Dresden Files series but focuses on Chicago Mob boss Johnny Marcone. Carrie Vaughn's “God's Creatures” features Cormac, who must track down a rogue werewolf. All the stories feature knights of one kind or another, but none is the conventional knight of history. The entire collection is strong, but the two highlights are Rachel Caine's “Even a Rabbit Will Bite,” about two old foes, and Shannon Butcher's “The Beacon,” in which a reluctant hunter must decide the fate of a small girl. With some of the biggest names in urban fantasy contributing stories, this anthology will be an instant hit with fans.

Deidre's story in the anthology:

In "Beknighted," a talented puzzle maker's dreams are haunted by visions of a captive knight. Anna's incessant attempts to solve the intricate puzzle required to free him fail miserably – until a dark patron brings her the key to unlocking her knight's supernatural prison. But freedom comes with a high price, and the cost may be both the lives of Anna and the nameless man who mesmerized her from the shadowy confines of a dream.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Love is Timeless Contest Winners!

First off, thanks to everyone who entered the Love is Timeless Contest! We hope you had fun searching for the answers. If you didn't win, always remember there are more contests ahead. Without further ado, the winners are:

GRAND PRIZE (Catherinette Rings Gift Certificate, Worth Up to $100 USD): Becky Webb
WINNERS OF RED DEMON (Autographed): Ilona Vasan, Karin Tillotson, Joelle Beebe, Diana Carter and Annette Foster

And if you were curious, here are the answers to the questions:

1. In Greek mythology, what was the name of the god of beauty and sexual love? Eros
2. Find the dirigible located on Deidre’s website, http://www.deidreknight.com/. What is the number on the image? 06012010 (RED DEMON's release date), located on this page: http://www.deidreknight.com/newsletter.html
3. What is the name of the sculptor who created the notorious Bird Girl statue, once located in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery? Sylvia Shaw Judson
4. Name all seven of the immortal Spartans in the Gods of Midnight series: King Leonidas, Ajax Petrakos, River Kassandros, Aristos Petrakos, Nikos, Straton and Kalias Petrakos
5. On the slopes of what mountain are the ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi located? Mount Parnassus
6. What is Aristos’s nickname for Juliana? (Hint: Check out the RED DEMON excerpt on http://www.deidreknight.com/) Jules
7. Which of the following bodies of water does not border Greece: the Sea of Crete, the Mediterranean Sea, the Ionian Sea or the Caspian Sea? The Caspian Sea (bordered by by northern Iran, southern Russia, western Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, and eastern Azerbaijan)
8. The steampunk genre is heavily influenced by what two authors, known as the “Fathers of Science-Fiction?” H.G. Wells and Jules Verne
9. What is the capital city of Greece? Athens
10. What is the name for a creature, like Sable in the Gods of Midnight series, who is half human and half horse? Centuar