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Blood on the Moon (1)Title: Blood on the Moon

Author: Cassiel Knight
Published: Sept 30th, 2012
Publisher: Champagne Book Group
Word Count: 85,000
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Content Warning: Mild Adult Content
Recommended Age: 17+
Synopsis:
Mia Langdon—tomb raider and adventure-seeker—has everything she wants. Freedom. Independence. No chains (a.k.a. a man). Her troubles begin when she’s attacked on a dig in Peru. Soon, she’s forced to use her tomb raiding talents to find the flaming arrows of an Egyptian goddess. In the wrong hands, this weapon could destroy the human race—and nearly had.

Used to doing things her own way, it isn’t long before she figures out that she needs the help of Harrison Braden Stanton, her stuffy, but so yummy, Egyptologist and ex-lover. There’s one problem. He despises what she does. As Mia and Harrison find themselves in the middle of a battle between the Egyptian gods and goddess, there’s no choice for the woman with a Grand Canyon-sized independence streak and the man working for the Egyptian god, Osiris, but to work together to prevent the destruction of all they love.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-The-Moon-Cassiel-Knight-ebook/dp/B009K5DIS2

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-on-the-moon-jennifer-knight/1101007136?ean=9781927454701

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16059194-blood-on-the-moon?from_search=true

Champagne Book Group- http://champagnebooks.com/store/index.php?id_product=81&controller=product

Lulu- http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/cassiel-knight/blood-on-the-moon/paperback/product-20641229.html

Key of SolomonTitle: Key of Solomon
Author: Cassiel Knight
Published: March 1st, 2011
Publisher: Samhain
Word Count: 85,000
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Content Warning: Mild Adult Content
Recommended Age: 17+
Synopsis:
Anthropology PhD candidate Lexi Harrison never bares it all when she belly dances for a strip club crowd. She doesn’t have to—she’s that good. Every performance earns money toward her degree, and restores the sense of power that her painful childhood ripped away.

Something is different about tonight. A man whose silver gaze seems to touch her skin beneath her veils. When a rowdy customer crosses the line, he comes to her rescue with the speed of a falcon—complete with wings.

Mikos Tyomni has never seen anyone dance the raqs sharqi like Lexi. Trust his tormentor, Archangel Michael, to put him in close contact with the cause of his downfall: a mortal woman. Particularly this mortal woman. The Defender. He has only thirty days to win her trust before Hell’s deadliest demons attempt the mother of all prison breaks.

No matter how sexy the messenger is, Lexi’s career plans don’t include some crazy idea that she’s the last line of defense against the forces of evil. Until her university mentor’s murder leaves her holding the key to Hell. And fighting a losing battle against a passion with the unholy power to bring down Heaven…

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Solomon-Relic-Defender-Cassiel-Knight-ebook/dp/B004P5NTPE

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/key-of-solomon-cassiel-knight/1030145619?ean=9781609283728

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12090549-key-of-solomon?from_search=true

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/key-of-solomon

Samhain Publishing- http://store.samhainpublishing.com/key-of-solomon-p-6719.html

Cassiel, Keep Calm and Answer These Twenty-Five Questions

1. Do you consider yourself a logophile? If so, have you always been? Ha, ha! As a lover of words, I had no idea what this meant so I had to look it up. My word for the day. Yes, despite not knowing the meaning of logophile, I do love words. I love putting together beautiful sentences and in my writing, I’d love to use “bigger” words but darn it, I have to restrain myself as my editors usually tone me down. Sigh.

2. What is your favorite color? Yellow—so sunny

3. Where were you born? Where did you grow up? Born in Wilmington, Delaware. Spent most of my life in Oxford, Pennsylvania.

4. What is your favorite football team? Seattle Seahawks

5. Who is your favorite author? I really have two – Jim Butcher but for his Harry Dresden series only. I tried to read his fantasy series but after Dresden, well, I can’t read him as anything else. I just love the world he created for Harry, and I’m in awe of his imagination. My second favorite is Stephen King. Seriously. He’s so wickedly scary and such a genius at creating terror on the page. I’ve read his On Writing book a number of times. It’s quite inspirational.

6. What is your favorite book? I really don’t have one. But if I have to pick something, then it’s the Harry Dresden series from Jim Butcher—allow of them.

7. What do you do when you are not writing? I’m editing. But I also read, garden and do some crafts. Oh and watch movies.

8. Do you have a day job as well? Yes, I do. I love my day job as a records manager but my dream is to eventually make enough to focus on my writing, editing and teaching.

9. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors? Don’t give up. Keep writing. The more you do, the better you’ll get. And trust yourself—don’t rely on a critique partner. They aren’t always right.

10. Is being a writer a curse or a gift? A gift, of course.

11. Where do you write? Mostly sitting on my reclining chair with one of my Shih Tzus curled up on my left and the other curled up on the reclining part. Because I don’t want to disturb them, they often keep me locked there for a couple of hours. 

12.   Do you prefer silence or some noise while you write? I don’t mind noise at all. But I can work in silence too. However, my favorite way to work is with, oddly enough, the science fiction channel going in the background or some other kind of horror/spooky/thriller story. Now, too much screaming and I have to turn it off but something about the spooky background inspires me.

13. What do you typically drink while writing? Tea or water. I know, boring huh?

14. What challenges have you had in regards to your writing life? First, it was time. Now, sometimes, it’s motivation and not letting myself get distracted by other things. I’m like a raven, always looking for something shiny.

15. When did you first start and when did you finish your book? Oh boy. I’m sorry, I just really don’t remember the dates. I can tell you that it took me longer than it should have to finish all my books.

16.   If your book is made into a movie, which actors/actresses do you envision playing the parts? This is a no brainer. Angelina Jolie, of course, for Mia since I mirrored much of Mia after Lara Croft and for Harrison, can I have him played by Colin Firth? He’d make a delightful Harrison.

17. What does your protagonist think of you? Would he/she want to hang out with you? Well, probably not. I think both Mia (from Blood on the Moon) and Lexi (from Key of Solomon) would like my humor but I’m probably pretty boring. 

18. How do you market your book? What avenues work best? I don’t as much as I should. But I love doing book tours so here I am. Is it successful? I think so. Even if I get one reader to pick up my book(s), I’m happy. I just love getting out and meeting the fabulous tour hosts and their readers. Feels more personal than just doing Twitter or Facebook or even just posting to my blog (which I really need to start doing.

19. What has been the toughest criticism so far? I hate to say this but I really haven’t had any. My editor on The Death Skull put me through the ropes but nothing was tough.

20. What has been the best compliment? When a reader tells me they enjoyed the ride after reading my book. I write stories to entertain and when I’m told someone is entertained after reading my stories, I’m happy.

21. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? Purely imagination. Or dreaming? Mia has the take charge, no nonsense attitude I wish I had. Plus, little scares or intimidates her.

22. How did you come up with the title? Well, Key of Solomon is the title of the book the story is about—the item my heroine and hero need to find. Blood on the Moon I took from, believe it or not, the bibliography of a book on vampires I was researching for another story. It works perfect given the nature of the story

23. Will there be a sequel? See below

24. What project are you working on now? I’m actually working on two projects—the next books in both of my series featured here. First, The Death Skull, book 2 of my Relic Defender series (Key of Solomon, Book 1) comes out this May. I’ve started working on book 3 as I’d like to have that come out early next year to wrap up this series. Then, I’m also working on book 2 of the Children of Egypt series (Blood on the Moon is the first). And, as if that isn’t enough, I have a science fiction romance I’m working on. Whew! Problem is, I have a lot of ideas but just me to write them.

25. What question did I leave out that you’d like to answer? Can’t think of any.

Please fill in the blank: Keep Calm and _____Have Fun!!!____________

Cassiel Knight

About the Author: 

In the job that pays the mortgage and allows her to indulge in her real passion, writing, Cassiel Knight works in the beautiful state of Oregon. Crazy-passionate about the romance writing industry, Cassiel has a paranormal romance series featuring fallen angels and demons from Samhain Publishing, an urban fantasy through Lyrical Press and a Egyptian mythology/archeology series with Champagne Book Group. She writes paranormal romances with kick-assitude that blend archeology and mythology – just a few of her favorite things.

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Cassiel-Knight/e/B004RR28HA/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cassielk?fref=ts

Twitter: @CassielKnight 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3320993.Cassiel_Knight?from_search=true

Website: http://cassielknight.net/

Blog: http://cassielknight.wordpress.com/

Giveaway Details:
There is an International tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
• $25 Amazon Gift Card

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5 Comments

  1. Pingback: LIVE Book Tour - Paranormal Romance Author Cassiel Knight

  2. Wow! Check out the covers on those books. Looks awesome!

    I’m glad you brought your profiles back. It’s always good to meet new authors!
    Katie Cross recently posted…Interview with a Zombie . . . kind ofMy Profile

  3. Kristy, thank you so much for hosting my tour! And Katie, I’m glad you like the covers. I’m very happy with them. :) Thanks for commenting!
    Cassie Knight recently posted…On Tour and Giveaways!My Profile

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