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Deidre Knight’s Gods of Midnight

Last year, a friend asked if I wanted her extra copy of Red Fire by Deidre Knight. She had bought it and then won a signed copy in a contest. I had never heard of Deidre Knight (was I living under a rock?) but hey, free book, so of course I said yes and Red Fire was added to my TBR mountain. A few months later, in the midst of a serious reading slump, I pulled it out and started reading.

Eternity has become a prison for Ajax Petrakos. Centuries after he and his Spartan brothers made their bargain for immortality, Ajax struggles to maintain his warrior’s discipline. His only source of strength is his hope that he will soon meet the woman once foretold to him—the other half of his soul, Shay Angel.

Ajax searches for his destined mate on the haunted streets of modern-day Savannah, but he isn’t the first to find her. Shay, the youngest of a powerful demon-hunting clan, can see the monsters that stalk the steamy Southern night—an ability that draws the deadly attention of Ajax’s worst enemy.

As she and Ajax race to solve a chilling prophecy—one that could spell Ajax’s death if they don’t succeed—a fated passion arises, threatening to sweep away everything in its path.

I finished Red Fire in just a few hours and it was one of those books. You know the type I’m talking about. One of those where you have to have the next book RIGHT NOW! So I popped over to the author’s site, found out about Red Kiss, and headed for the bookstore.

Immortal warrior and Spartan slave River Kassandros has a special gift—the ability to transform into any weapon. But in a recent battle, he was trapped as a dagger, unable to become human again. His one hope of salvation is a mere mortal…

When Emma Lowery beaches her kayak on an uninhabited island off the coast of Savannah, an ancient dagger seems to call out to her. Compelled by dark forces, Emma draws blood with his blade, freeing River. Now he’s stronger, angrier—and exudes more sensuality than Emma can resist.

But a sinister power wants to claim River’s destiny, and his precarious freedom. The pair must join the Spartan warriors to fight Ares himself. But can they face sacrificing their love to protect humankind from the war god’s demonic plan?

Red Kiss was an all-nighter. River’s strength and humbleness amazed me, his insecurities broke my heart, and I couldn’t quit reading until he got the happiness he deserved. Once again, I was online looking for the next book and discovered, to my horror, that it didn’t even have a release date yet. *insert sobbing here* As most of you know, patience is not a virtue I posses so I did what any responsible reader would do. I stalked Deidre Knight’s website, her blog, followed her on Twitter, and anywhere else online where I might hear more info about this series. And there was much squeeing when June 1st was announced as the release date for Red Demon!

After assuming the power of life and death for the immortal Spartan brotherhood, Aristos Petrakos still hasn’t mastered his unpredictable, newfound abilities. And now a medium brings him a message from the other side—a romantic message Ari doesn’t want to hear…

A century ago, the love of Ari’s immortal life, Julianna Tiades, drowned herself in the Savannah River—after she learned about Ari’s shapeshifting abilities. Desperate to reveal the truth about her death, Julianna makes a bargain with a Djinn demon, who offers to give her physical form. But as Julianna and Ari are reunited in passion, the debt must be paid—in souls and spirits…

Due to deadlines, Ms. Knight is not able to join us for Myths and Legends Week but she has offered a fantastic prize for us to give away. One lucky commenter will get a signed copy of Red Demon! That’s right, one of you will be getting the book I’ve been wanting forever *insert more fan-girl sobbing*  ;)

All you need to do to be entered for the giveaway is leave a comment and the winner will be drawn Sunday afternoon. Good luck!

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34 Responses

  1. Thanks for this great giveaway!!!
    alliwantandmore@gmail.com

  2. Hi there!
    oh Lillie, I totally understand you – I’ve read book 1 and book 2 is already on my bookshelf and I can’t wait to read on :) *crossingmyfingers* ;)
    Deidre, congrats on the release!!!
    wish you all the best and have a great day,
    Ina

  3. I have the two books and would love to win Red Demon. thanks for the chance to win it.

  4. I love this series too!

  5. omg my MIL who doesn’t read anything paranormal picked up the first one in this series and spent money on it in the walmart. If you how fricken amazing that first of she spent money on a book instead of mooching one and two that it was that scrary stuff I read you’d faint. It was a good thing I was sitting down when she gave it to me. It’s in my tbr book case and I seriously need to get to it. sounds like an an amazing series.

  6. I love this series!!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  7. Awesome giveaway. I love this series.

    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

  8. I have been hooked on this series!

    amandasaucy at gmail dot com

  9. Hi! What a fantastic contest! I love the series and I obviously can’t wait to get my hands on Red Demon.

  10. Red Fire is awesome; I still have to read Red Kiss which hopefully I will remedy soon once I get my behind in gear and get back into my reading groove.

    Now who can’t like Knight’s books eh?

  11. Thanks for the opportunity, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

  12. Isnt her series the best!!
    Thanks for the great contest

  13. Oooh definitely count me in! I love Deidre Knight’s books!

  14. I have never read her books either. I would love to. Thanks for the contest.

  15. Please count me in…I love Deidre’s stories.

  16. my memory is shot….Wasn’t I the one who gave you the extra copy Lillie? hehe:)

  17. I’ve heard of Deidre Knight, but haven’t had a chance to read any of her books yet.

  18. I haven’t read any of Deidre’s books. Yet. Must put them on my to buy list!

  19. I haven’t read any of this series yet but they sound great.

  20. Ooh! Pick me! Pick me! I read Knight’s first two Demon stories and loved them. I can’t wait for Red Demon!

    Also, her Parallel series is the best.

  21. I have all of Deidre’s books – Her Parallel series was the first of Deidre’s work I discovered and I loved it. But Gods of Midnight is by far my favorite – so glad the next one is due out soon!!!

  22. I would love to read this book.

  23. I love this series and would love to read this book!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  24. This is a new to me series but it’s one I want to read! Great giveaway.

  25. Wow, guys!! THanks so much for all the wonderful posts and also big thanks for the great giveaway! I can honestly say–and I mean it–that RED DEMON is my favorite in the series. This, and also RED BLOODED, which is a digital read novella and came out a few weeks ago. I love both. You can download RED BLOODED now to whet your appetite! It should be on Amazon shortly, for now on Sony, BN.com and other sites.
    Huge hugs!! Deidre

  26. Haven’t read these but they sound really great. Added to my TBR pile.

  27. This sounds like a great series.
    I(and my budget)thank you for the great giveaway.

  28. I’ve never read this series, but it sounds good!

  29. I would love to be included. Thanks for the chance!

  30. I just love it when I start a book and it is soooo good that I can’t put it down….even if it’s 3:00am and my eyes need toothpicks to hold them open. Great review and I’d love to be entered in your drawing!!!!

  31. Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  32. I so love this series. The first 2 books were so wonderful. I completely adore them.
    These spartans are just gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway.

  33. I haven’t read any of these books yet but they are definitely on my TRL. Love the excerpts I’ve read also.
    Please enter me as I’d LOVE to win this .
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com

  34. Please enter me for this awesome contest!

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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