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Chatting with Angela Knight

Hi Angela! Thanks for joining us today. Can you tell us about your newest release, Master of Fire?

With the Mageverse series, I’m really trying to do something a little bit different.  My hero is Logan MacRoy, a cop, forensic chemist, arson investigator and bomb tech.  As if that’s not enough, he’s also the mortal son of  King Arthur, who in my universe  is an immortal vampire.  Arthur’s mortal enemy, the leader of a werewolf cult, is Warlock, who has sworn to kill Logan.  He’s already murdered twelve Latents – the mortal descendents of Arthur’s witches and vampire knights.


Arthur orders one of his newest witches, Giada Shepherd, to go undercover as Logan’s bodyguard.  He also warns her not to become sexually involved with Logan, since sleeping with her three times would activate the spell that would turn Logan into a vampire. And Logan has told his father he doesn’t want to become a vampire yet, because he’s not ready to give up his law enforcement career.


So Logan believes Giada is a mortal chemist who wants training in drug testing. The two become friends. Meanwhile, the assassins Warlock has sent start making a series of attempts to kill Logan – planting bombs, killing cops, and generally keeping Giada busy trying to keep Logan alive.  The two become close, and before she knows what’s going on, Giada has fallen for Logan, who is deliciously seductive. Despite Arthur’s orders, staying out of Logan’s bed is probably the hardest part of the job.


This book was a huge kick to write, and I just loved every minute of it.  It was inspired by a real-life forensic chemist, Lt. Ashley Harris, who let me follow him around, taught me how to test drugs, and brainstormed all the evil bombs my villains use, as well as how to defuse them.  I dedicated the book to Ashley.

Will we be seeing more of the Mageverse world in the future?

Oh, definitely.  I love the Mageverse – It has literally infinite possibilities.

Do you have other books releasing this year?

Yes. Besides Master of Fire on March 2, there’s an anthology called BURNING UP with my first medieval paranormal story. That’s out August 3. Then there will be the next Mageverse book, Master of Smoke, out around Christmas.

What are you currently working on?

Master of Smoke, which continues the Werewolf War storyline in the Mageverse. Logan’s sidekick in Master of Fire is a shapeshifting cat named Smoke who is really a Sidhe demigod. During a fight with Warlock, he loses his memories and powers. He’s rescued by a beautiful comic book store owner named Beth Roman.  Beth is a werewolf, but fighting off the assassins Warlock sends still proves a challenging job.  I am having a ball writing this book, because Beth is constantly firing off snarky zingers, and David (Smoke’s new name) is a deliciously seductive hunk.

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

I ask a series of “What if?” questions. I like vampires and the Arthurian legends, so I thought, “What if King Arthur was a vampire?”  And then I started building a universe around that idea. Often I get ideas from the newspaper stories I wrote as a reporter. For example, I did a story about a police K-9 drug dog, and I thought, what if the dog was a werewolf who fell in love with his pretty female handler?  That evolved into the Direkind.

As an author, you must be an avid reader. What books do you enjoy reading? Who are your auto-buy authors?

Oh, God, I am such a book junkie.  I love JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series, and J.D. Robb’s In Death series. I also love urban fantasy – especially the werewolf series by Patricia Briggs and Eileen Wilkes.  Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Laurell K Hamilton, and especially Lois McMaster Bujold are all autobuys for me.  I love reading really inventive, imaginative books.

What books are on your keeper shelf?

Like I said, the whole In Death series,  The Black Dagger Brotherhood series, the Vor novels by Lois McMaster Bujold – I just love her Miles Vorkosigan. The concept of a 4-foot-nine Alpha male with brittle bones who still manages to charm and seduce everyone around into following him is just so fantastic.  I love that character.

What was the first romance book you read or the one book that has stood the test of time for you?

The first was The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodwiss. God, I loved that book. I was maybe 15, and my mother caught me reading it and threw it away. I bought another copy and read it until it fell apart.

If your book was made into a movie, which actors would like to see as the lead characters?

Angelina Joile and Brad Pitt.  They kick ass so very well, and they’re pretty, too.

If you could switch lives with one of your characters, who would it be & why?

Probably Giada.  I love the idea of having magic powers and saving the world.  And having sex with Logan wouldn’t suck.

When you are not writing or reading, what do you enjoying doing in your spare time?

I do computer graphics, something like Avatar?  I do renders of my heroes and heroines and make book videos with them. Lately I’m getting reasonably good at it.

If you could ask readers anyone question, what would it be?

Do I suck?  LOL!

Where can readers find you on the internet?

www.angelasknights.com.

Thank you so much for interviewing me, and for your interest in my books.  I deeply appreciate the opportunity.

***One lucky commenter will win a signed copy of Master of Fire! Good luck 😀

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46 Responses

  1. I’m sorry to say I haven’t read any of Ms Knight’s books but they sound very interesting, so I will give them a try.
    Thanks for the great interview.

  2. Oh this book sounds very interesting! You question to us… NO… duh! LOL! Thanks for having the chance to win this delicious cover… I mean wonderful book! Have a great day!
    alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

  3. This series has caught my eye when I read the story in the anthology Hot for the Holidays.I really enjoyed it.And can’t wait to start the series.

  4. Hi Angela. Great interview. Master of Fire sounds wonderful. Love the cover.

  5. Hi Angela! I love your Mageverse series, haven’t missed a one. I was soooo happy to see more books coming out and I can’t wait to read Master of Fire. This was a fantastic interview!

  6. This sounds so interesting! I love Arthurian legends and this is pretty unique 🙂

  7. I love your Mageverse series and can’t wait to read Logan’s story!

  8. Angela hun, you clearly don’t suck! I’m still giggling over your answers. You are such a sweetie! Mm, but man I need to catch up on your books to get prepared for the upcoming ones.

  9. You definitely ROCK! I LOVE the Mageverse series!!!

  10. Oooooooooooooooooooh! I can’t wait to pick this one up!:D

  11. Ladies, thank you for reading my blog, and I really appreciate all that kind words. You all rock! And thanks for interviewing me too!

    Thanks!
    Angela Knight

  12. We definitely have the same taste in authors but Lois M. Bujold is new to me, thanks for the tip. I’ve only read Master of Wolves and this reminded me I have to read the rest.

  13. I was happily introduced to this author in an anthology I recently read. I loved it! Please enter me!!

  14. Angela – the only sense you would suck is if you were a vampire, too! Otherwise, you don’t suck. You rock! I love your books – keep ’em coming!

  15. I love this series. It has such a uniquely creative view of vampires and witches. I’m looking forward to Master of Fire. Thanks for the interview.

  16. I’m a huge fan of the Megaverse series – I have them all – and am so glad to see that there will be two more this year!!! Llyr is still the baddest of the bad and will always be my favorite guy!!

  17. This book sounds really interesting. I’m a huge fan of Arthurian legens, so my interest has definitely been caught.

  18. I love the Mageverse series, Angela, and you so do not suck! Can’t wait to read Logan’s story.

  19. Hi Angela!
    wow, your book sounds very interesting – I’ve never read a book with such a constellation! can’t wait to read it…
    and to answer your question – no, you don’t suck 😉
    wish you all the best,
    Ina

  20. I love your books!

  21. I have all 5 Mageverse books + Jane’s Warlord. Of all of them, my favourite is Jane’s Warlord. That one is a 5 out of 5. It would be interesting to see if this book would be like Jane’s Warlord in quality as well 🙂

  22. Hello Angela I have not read any of your books, but if JR Ward loves your books….then you can’t suck! 🙂

  23. I love all of your books. Can’t wait for this one to hit tghe stores. I have all of your books and they are all keepers. And no. you so do not suck!!!!!!!!!

  24. Hello today Angela it is nice to see you here and have been a longtime fan of the Magaverse books, have the first 5 so happy to see this new installment releasing and also the others you have on the way! I am an Arthurian legend junkie and anything I mean anything with King Arthur somewhere in the content fascinates me!

    Master of Fire sounds like such an interesting mix of reading and the Anthology coming out in Summer and next book coming out around Christmas has me writing my Wish List up now!
    jackie b central texas
    jacabur2008(at)gmail(dot)com

  25. Hi Angela,
    I can’t wait to read your Megaverse series! It sounds fantastic!

  26. Wow it’s sound wonderful! Cannot wait to read. Thanks for the great interview.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

  27. I love the Mageverse books and I’m glad to hear they would be more of them.
    Loved the interview.
    Master of Fire is on my list to get as soon as the budget allows. Can’t wait.

  28. Great interview! And I’ve never read any of you’re books, but I’m sure you do not suck lol 🙂

  29. I love the Mageverse books and the other series, Time Hunters. I am looking forward the this one and the new anthology.

  30. oh man I love this series. I would be tickled to win this book.

  31. I love your books and can’t wait to read this one.. Please enter me for this one.

  32. Megaverse series sounds like a great series!

  33. I LOVE your books I’ve been hooked on them ever since I read Jane’s Warlord. I’m always waiting for a new book by you. Your Mageverse books are wonderful. If you haven’t read any of her stories I think you should I believe you would really enjoy them.

  34. I have about 18 of your books and you’re on auto buy so in a word, no! you don’t suck:) As if. I have five of the “Master” books and would jump for joy to win Master of Fire. (No sh*t)

    I like all your stand alone books best. I’ve made some exceptions, of course, but anthologies mostly annoy me and I rarely buy them.

  35. ouch, am the one who still NEW with Angela’s books ?

    I’d really like to start with this one, please 🙂

  36. I love the mageverse. I just re-read Master of Dragons and I can’t wait for Master of Fire. I hope there’s going to be a new Time Hunters book soon too.

  37. I would really like to read this Megaverse series after reading the blog. Thanks for sharing.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com

  38. Wow! I really appreciate the support, guys! I hope you all enjoy the book. In the meantime, would you like to check out the book video? It’s here:

    Thanks!
    ak

  39. I love this series and I’m looking forward to reading Master of Fire!

  40. I love this series and all your other books too! I’m so glad there is another Master book to look forward to.

  41. Yes you suck! You suck your readers into the Mageverse and keep us on the edge of our seats waiting for the next one to come along.

  42. Angela,

    The first book of yours I ever read was Jane’s Warlord — took it to my very first RWNZ conference back in 2004. I remember reading an excerpt to my roommate and thinking OMG, this is just wonderful! I love your “Masters” series and your “Time Hunters” rock. Can’t wait to read Master of Fire!

    So thanks for writing such fabulous books and sharing your own personal stories on your website…. one of those encouraged me to take a chance and, I firmly believe, helped me get published.
    Hugs,
    Maree

  43. Maree — I am so happy I was able to encourage you. And as for everyone else who has been so kind — thank you very much!

    AK

  44. Angela, LOL!! Loved your interview, and uh, NO! You’re about as far from sucking as you can get! (Um, unless you *want* to suck… then I imagine you can do that as well as you’d like ;)) Keep on writing, please!

  45. Thanks, girls! I really enjoyed the interview and talking to you guys!

    AK

  46. Hey, have we run that contest yet? I don’t know who won my signed book. E-mail me with the info, angelanight2002@bellsouth.net

    AK

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