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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Fury Rising is an October 2019 release!!!




Plan A?
Free herself from serving her demon, finish college, and then get the hell out of Dodge.
You see, it wasn’t Alicha’s fault that her life was on borrowed time, since her mother had saved her life as a child by turning to one of the Dark Princes.  So escaping that life was Alicha’s plan until her master sends her out on a Dream-Walk that lands her dead-center in the middle of an immortal show-down.
Scratch Plan A, and Plan B too….
New plan, C?
Gather her team, seize one of the Dark Kingdoms, rise to power in the immortal world and….. and maybe she can be left the hell alone for once.  Once she has enough dark power, she can make herself fully human again.
Only….
She didn’t expect to find Hunters living in her town, Hunters who existed solely to eradicate any and all dark forces, no exceptions made.  A cruel twist of fate then, to find herself falling deeply in love with one of these Hunters.
Can Alicha rise in the ranks in time to regain her humanity before her lover is forced to slaughter her next?
 
 
COMING SOON IN OCTOBER 2019!

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

BlogTalkRadio Interview for Branded


Why do I forget to blog IMPORTANT things???


Anyhoo, this past September, I was a guest on SapphireJBlue’s BlogTalkRadio show,
discussing Branded (Book 1 of the Immortal Blood series (YA Paranormal).  Thanks to the wonderful host for having me, as always.  I had a great time, ...SapphireJBlue had a great time, ...so if any of you readers want to take a listen, feel free!




UPDATES on some upcoming and past promotions….
Guess what? The Queens of Paranormal have a very special surprise for you readers who LOVE paranormal novels with POC main characters.  If you haven’t already, make sure to join the Lovers of Black & Urban Paranormal, Fantasy & Sci-Fi books FaceBook and Instagram pages.  The authors there are planning a huge GIVEAWAY to celebrate the recent milestone of 1000 members!




Till next time!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Branded 2 (CURSED)

 
Branded 2 (CURSED)
will be coming out SOON!
 
Stay posted....

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A snippet from Branded 2 !

A snippet from Branded 2 !

After a chat with my fabulous beta reader, I realized that I should share a snippet from my RED-HOT work in progress, Branded 2. 
 
After all, it will be coming out fairly soon, let's say...October-ish….
 
 
Please check out my snippet from Branded 2 on my website.  Here's the link:
 
 
 
 
 
TEASER.....
          The RDAS turned out to be mostly deserted, at least at 10:00 am.  Bri couldn’t speak for any other times.  All she knew was that Korey had dragged her out of bed way too early for brain-intensive work like researching.
            “It doesn’t sound like your demon wants the same thing from you that he did from Aeryal,” Korey stated over the pile of books surrounding them.
 
            “He’s not my demon,” she replied automatically.  Raising her head, she asked, “What makes you say that?”
 
            Korey only stared at her as if she were missing half her brain, before dropping his head back to read.  “Didn’t you say that Rikgso started attacking Aeryal before he killed her?  Bad enough that she ended up in the hospital?”
 
  READ MORE ON MY WEBSITE HERE :  https://www.kishknight.com/updates
 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Kish's Author Musings Aug 2019


Sometimes I ramble....
 
Sometimes I post these ramblings to YouTube for your enjoyment....
 
Check out one of my author ramblings on YouTube :
 
Ta-ta,

Kish
 
(P.S. Links for the books I was talking about):
Branded (Immortal Blood 1)

 
 
 
Born of Nether (Dark-Inferno 1)
Born of Nether (Dark-Inferno 1)
 
 
 
 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Branded snippet (ENOY!)

Hey y'all! 
I'll give you a snippet from my
YA paranormal novel, BRANDED :
 
 

           
 There was still one more thing Bri needed to say…. “The original families agreed, but none of the Descendants did.  They are being slaughtered, and someone needs to help them.”

             “Darling, it’s all good.  Trust me.  The Descendant sacrifices are needed to keep the balance.  We believe in them.”

             “Are you a Descendant?” Bri asked the strange woman.

            “I would have been honored, but no.  I’m a second-cousin to one of the Descendant families.”

“Girl. This. Is. Crazy,” Deanna said loudly, looking directly at Bri.  It was, Bri knew, but she might as well finish her crazy conversation with the woman seated before them.   

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

2019 Book fair setup

BOOK FAIR SET-UP!!!
(Atlanta Kickback 2019)
...a few pics....
 



Returned (3 book series)

THROWBACK MEMORY:
 
Remember....
 
...before there was Returned to Fire: the expanded novel, there was Returned (a 3 book series)….

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Cover Art for Fun....

Playin' with the covers!
 
It's a cover design that I played around with for Born of Nether....
I did the artwork, thinking that I wanted the cover to be soft and ethereal....
I like it, BUT as you know....the final cover ended up more edgier than this one!
 
(This story was originally featured in
The Gothic Grimoire anthology,
under the full title of 'Born of Nether and Divine.'  For personal release, I split the titles in two : 'Born of Nether' and 'Born of Divine', since each part had to be released separately.(


Branded Part One (Book synopsis)

Branded (Part One)
YA genre
(1st book in the Immortal Blood series)
 
 
Some people are born into a family fortune.  Bri has just entered into a family curse……
 
I don’t want to die…was what Bri’s best friend said only days before.  Never having believed in curses, Bri dismissed Aeryal’s claims and assured her friend that she would live.  Assured her that all the near-death incidents were just coincidence.
 
Then came her funeral.
 
And then come the attacks on Bri’s life, attacks that are eerily similar to the ones on Aeryal. Without warning, she’s running for her life from a demonic being that only she can see, and in the midst of it all, not one, but two gorgeous guys are suddenly vying for her attention.  The thing is, mysterious artifacts snuggled away on her best friend’s bookshelf might prove that one of her boyfriends isn’t as innocent as he seems.
 

Born of Nether (Book synopsis)

Born of Nether
(New Adult Genre)
(1st book in the Dark-Inferno series)
 
 
An Everwitch is born when an angel and a demon die on the same day. When all goes as it should, their life energy passes through the ley between the mortal world and the ether. But….if a human is caught in the crosshairs of that ley, he or she is consumed by that energy and thus becomes Eternal.….a danger to both celestial and netherworld beings….
 
When Brielle makes a quick trip out of town for a family emergency, she gets caught in the crosshairs of an on-going battle between the Angels of Divine and the Demons of Nether. As a newly-made EverWitch, she is given abilities beyond her wildest dreams .... but for a cost. Both the Heaven and Hell worlds are dying, and both sides want Brielle give up her freedom and join the fight to save their world. But with the Angels just as terrifying as the demons, she isn't about to join either side. Her only bargaining chip seems to be a magical grimoire that has somehow become a part of her body.The only thing is …. the last person to carry that book ended up dead....



Sunday, July 14, 2019

Atlanta Kickback 2019 - Book Fair

BOOK FAIR EXCITEMENT
Hey readers and authors!  I'm so excited!! This coming Saturday, July 20th, I will be doing my first ever book fair!!!


I absolutely cannot wait to get my table set up at the Kickback.


I will be exhibiting and selling 3 titles:

Returned to Fire (Dark-Inferno standalone)



Born of Nether (Dark-Inferno Book 1)







Branded (Immortal Blood Book 1)


 
I'm ready to meet brand-new readers, bloggers and other authors.  We're hoping for a strong turnout....

See everyone there!


Friday, March 8, 2019

Grimoire Interview with Kish Knight


Gothic Grimoire Authors!
 
Fifth up on the interview podium.....(drumroll)…..is Kish Knight!


             


1) How long have you been writing?

Since childhood, making up those stories about the milk in baby bottles being changed to blood.  Yep, that was my contribution to the nighttime bedtime stories.

 
2) Do you remember the very first story that you wrote?  Please, please share with us!


Not story, per se, because in elementary, we had to write stories all the time, BUT my first full-length novel was written in my last year of college (called Second Chance).  It contained time travel, guardian angels, saving humans….. that sort of thing.  I’ve actually never released it, but I do borrow scenes from it for other novels.  The characters and I are friends, and I’ve haven’t built the courage to let them go into the world on their own yet…..

 
3) Tell us a little about your grimoire anthology submission, title, synopsis, etc.  Is it a standalone, or a part of a larger novel/ series?

Okay!  The submission that I created for the Gothic Grimoire anthology is called Born of Nether and Divine.  It is a book from my Dark-Inferno world, sort of a prequel, basically the first book that should be read to understand the background of the characters.  It follows the ‘creation’ of one of the supernatural characters, Enya Mortimchka.  She is a human that is turned into an EverWitch, a very important tool in the Angel-Demon war.

This story is set several years before Returned to Fire (the first release in the Dark-Inferno world).  Several characters are in both novels, Enya, Katse, Ava, and actually Born of Nether and Divine follows Enya’s story of how she came to be ‘the infamous Enya Mortimchka’….the very same soothsayer who warned Sionne of her impending death.
 

4) Do you see yourself as one particular character in this novel?  If so, which one?  BTW,are any of your characters based on family or friends? (….just asking….) 

Nah….that sort of thing scares me.  I wouldn’t be able to write my characters freely, if so.  No one would ever be hurt….

 
5) Are there any spoilers that you want to give to the readers?

YES! YES! YES!
Brielle Acosta, the main character in Born of Nether and Divine, is really Enya Mortimchka, the soothsayer from Returned to Fire.  In this story, the reader gets to see her meet Enya (an angel) and Mortimchka (a demon), and the way in which they will change her life forever.

 
6) Aside from this project, what book (or series) are you known for?

I am the author of the Returned novel series: Resurrection, Hellbound, and Dawning, as well as the expanded compilation Returned to Fire; the Dead-End Ave series: The Shelf and The Shelf 2; the Senior Year series: Geek - Boy Equals.... and Geek to Diva in 20 seconds; and also of the middle grade novel, Our Crew PLUS boys!.
 

7) So, tell us your fave genre all around, in writing?  What genre do you prefer to read?

 My favorite genre to read and write is paranormal romance, though I also love writing contemporary YA for fun.

 
8) What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview?  How would you answer that question?
Q)  Where can we see you NEXT on tour?

A)  [this year, I would finally have an answer]  See me at the Atlanta Kickback 2019 (book festival) in July!
 

9)Alrighty now, just to wrap it up, one last thing.  This is the interview trademark of my blog. What's your favorite bedtime drink? Cocoa, soda, wine?  Inquiring minds want to know, please.  (Don't worry, you can answer 'water,' if you don't want to say (lol).
ORANGE JUICE!! [ All day, every day, anytime, anyplace….]









Forward to the Grimoire Anthology!  See you soon!
 
Ta-Ta!









 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Grimoire Interview with Dora Esquivel

Gothic Grimoire Authors!
 
Fourth up on the interview podium.....(drumroll)…..is Dora Esquivel!


 

1) How long have you been writing?
 
I've been writing since 4th grade.

 
2) Do you remember the very first story that you wrote?  Please, please share with us!
 
Yes, it was about a bunch of leaves in the fall dreading winter. The story was about two leaves left , dreading falling into the ground as winter approaches. 
Come to find out a french author wrote a song, Les Feuilles Morte about autumn leaves similar to what I wrote in 4th grade, it was written after WWII. 

3) Tell us a little about your grimoire anthology submission, title, synopsis, etc.  Is it a standalone, or a part of a larger novel/ series?
 
My story is called When the Nail Hits the Head, post apocalyptic, set after disease has changed the US. It's about these sister states competing for resources and how they try to knock each other off. It also tells the story about those who don't live in these sister states and how they try to live outside the cities. 
My character's meet in the desert, one is rescued, while the other one is heading to one of the cities. There's also a strange dog who does what ever he wants. He's an Irish Wolfhound with lots of attitude. There is some paranormal in it and I hope to write a second book to it.

4) Do you see yourself as one particular character in this novel?  If so, which one?  BTW, are any of your characters based on family or friends? (….just asking….) 
 
No not really, I write characters I would like to be, tough and brutal. 

5) Are there any spoilers that you want to give to the readers?
 
One of my character's is a powerful necromancer, he doesn't realize it. 

6) Aside from this project, what book (or series) are you known for?
 
Ancient Bond: Masters and Servants 
 

7) So, tell us your fave genre all around, in writing?  What genre do you prefer to read?
 
 My favorite genre is dark paranormal and sci-fi. 
Favorite to read dark paranormal and sci-fi.

8) What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview?  How would you answer that question? 
 

I really don't know. 

9) Alrighty now, just to wrap it up, one last thing.  This is the interview trademark of my blog. What's your favorite bedtime drink? Cocoa, soda, wine?  Inquiring minds want to know, please.  (Don't worry, you can answer 'water,' if you don't want to say (lol).
 

My favorite drink is water actually...lol
 







Forward to the Grimoire Anthology!  See you soon!
 
Ta-Ta!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Grimoire Interview with Winter Lawrence

Gothic Grimoire Authors!
 
Third up on the interview podium.....(drumroll)…..is
Winter Lawrence!
 

 
 
1) How long have you been writing?

 
(A) I’ve been writing my entire life, but up until recently, I only wrote in journals. What’s funny is that I’ve always been a voracious reader and I’ve always been struck by inspirational ideas for stories, but I had never actually considered writing as a career until I hit my 30s. It was when my daughter went off to school that I realized I had some free time in the day. I started off small, but when I found my writer’s groove, I fully committed myself to writing!
 
2) Do you remember the very first story that you wrote? Please, please share with us!
(A) I’m a science fiction fanatic, so naturally, the first story I thought up was about aliens! I love reading all genres but I’ve always had a soft spot for young adult fiction, so I knew that I wanted to write for a younger audience. The problem was that the romance I had in mind wasn’t geared toward younger teenagers, per se, so I started researching new adult fiction. It was a perfect fit for the story I had in mind, so after that, I committed myself to writing and it was smooth sailing from there!

 
3) Tell us a little about your grimoire anthology submission, title,
synopsis, etc. Is it a standalone, or a part of a larger novel series?

 
(A) When I was invited to participate in the Grimoire anthology, I immediately thought about the Salem Witch Trials. I’ve always been so moved by that part of history because, to me at least, the entire situation was so tragic. Even as a child, I remember wondering how two little girls could have been given so much creditability. Why had the adults not only believed them, but also encouraged them to act on these outrageous accusations? Now, as an adult, I’m even more astounded because I really can’t comprehend how the feverish rantings of children could have so easily persuaded an entire community into hysterics. It truly blows my mind, so I wrote “No Good Deed” with that hope that, in some small way, those unfortunate people and animals were given some type of justice.
 
4) Do you see yourself as one particular character in this novel? If so, which one? BTW, are any of your characters based on family or friends? (…just asking…)
That’s a great question! I think, as writers, we always put ourselves on the page! Some authors may do so intentionally, but for other writers, like me, we try to keep ourselves out of the proverbial picture. Unfortunately, that’s impossible to do because we’re the ones telling the story, from our prospective—with the glossy tint of all of our life experiences. So as much as some of us try to avoid including ourselves (and all the people we know), we’re always there, in the periphery of the story.

In “No Good Deed,” I can definitely see some of my personality traits reflected in the protagonist’s character, which I’m hoping is a good thing, but I can also understand what drives and motivates all of the other characters as well, because in real life, I’m many people—a wife, a mother, a friend, a coworker, a neighbor—so each of those perspectives, I hope, comes through in my cast of characters.

 
5) Are there any spoilers that you want to give to the readers?

 
Ah! That’s a tough question when it comes to a short story, especially one that I hope has a good twist at the end! For now, I’ll just share the short blurb, which I hope is equally intriguing: “Even the most noble of deeds cannot right the gravest of wrongs…”
 
6) Aside from this project, what book (or series) are you known for?
I’ve been fortunate enough to become part of the Gothic Bite family, so I’ve published “My Brother’s Keeper” in the Merry Krampus anthology and “A Girl Named Audrey” in the Downfall anthology. I also have my debut novel, “Eve 2.0: The Ultimate Gaming Experience,” due out in the summer, and book 2 of the series is due out in Spring 2020.

 
7) So, tell us your fave genre all around, in writing? What genre do you prefer to read?

 
I prefer to read and write young adult fiction. I’m such a fan of coming of age stories and I especially love when someone (or something, in most cases) is learning how to handle their life situation, especially if what’s happening to them sets them apart from the norm. I feel as though I can relate to those characters, because I had a unique upbringing and I understand those emotions.
Don’t get me wrong though, I do love my adult fiction as well. My favorites are paranormal cozy mysteries. I’m a sucker for romance. But I also love supernatural, horror, and science fiction. I especially adore flash fiction and I always try to honor the classics, like Chopin and Marquez, who are just a few of my favorite authors.

 
 
8) What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
Oh, this is a good one! I offer an Author’s Spotlight segment in my blog, so I’m used to asking questions, not receiving them! I guess if I had to think of something off the top of my head though, I would go with, “If you could go back in time, knowing what you know now about the writing and publishing industry, would you still pursue a career as an author?”

And to that, I would reply to myself, “Yes…but I wouldn’t take it so seriously next time around.”

I know that may sound counterintuitive, but when I started writing, it was because I’ve always been blessed with a muse and I genuinely love to write, and quite frankly, I didn’t think it would be that hard of a job. I know—could a girl be anymore wrong! Writing, as I’ve discovered, is a very tough business, and I’ve learned the hard way that when you put so much pressure on yourself to become an accomplished author, it can be a very emotionally taxing process. So now I try to just write for fun—like when I’m inspired by my muses or when I want to share a story that I know is worth telling, and I just enjoy the process and the people I get to meet along the way.

 

 
9) Alrighty now, just to wrap it up, one last thing. This is the interview trademark of my blog. What's your favorite bedtime drink? Cocoa, soda, wine? Inquiring minds want to know, please. (Don't worry, you can answer 'water,' if you don't want to say (lol).
I love the idea of a trademarked blog question! It’s brilliant! Unfortunately, for me, there’s nothing remotely exciting about my bedtime routine. On some nights, I go with my Yogi tea (the tulsi spiced berry immune support one that I can’t ever seem to find anymore!), or I sip on my water. LOL, I did try to forewarn you that I’m as boring as can be!
 

And many thanks for having me, Kish! It was great fun and I’m glad I was given the opportunity to sit and share my thoughts with you! Until next time, be well and write on!

 
Cheers!
Winter
 
 




Forward to the Grimoire Anthology!  See you soon!
 
Ta-Ta!