Welcome to The Knight Stalker; a blog where PNR Author Shelbie Knight chats about what she loves most - reading and writing!

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June 21, 2013

Winner announced....and more exciting news!

I am thrilled to announce the winner of my Amazon gift card drawing is:  Krystal Shannan!  YEAH!  Thank you to all of you who visited my blog and participated!  
The last couple of weeks have been quite exciting, with a lot of amazing things occurring - and there is more to come!
In the coming weeks, I will have several announcements forthcoming, so please keep an eye out right here, on my blog, for the most current news!
Also, next week I will be showcasing a wonderful opportunity for families, who may not otherwise have the option for their children - Silverwood Theme Park will be featured in my blog, discussing a wonderful program they have for families, as well as great things going on at their park!
While I will be featuring Silverwood Theme Park in my blog next week, and informing you of great opportunities, the real fun and test will be next month - when myself, my Husband, our two children, and my Mother visit Silverwood Theme Park in person!
Our entire stay there, I will be taking pictures and blogging about the park, the people, the food, you name it!  I can't wait to see, in person, what Silverwood is all about.  The true test will be looking into the eyes of my children; if their eyes are shinning, with smiles on their faces, I will know we have hit the mark!
In addition to this upcoming exciting adventure, I will also have announcements regarding my career.  I know this has been delayed longer than I anticipated, but this part of it is out of my hands.  I don't want to announce anything until the signatures are dry on the contracts.
I will say I am currently in contract negotiations with one publisher, and I have been approached by two others.  I am thrilled to have these wonderful opportunities and I can't wait to share them with you!!  =)
I would like to thank everyone for their wonderful support!  I have been welcomed into this wonderful writing community with open arms; it means the world to me, and I hope one day to return the favor to another starting Author.  I have long-range plans, god and readers willing, to be a successful and contributing part of this wonderful community for years to come!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!
Big Hugs,
Shelbie  =)

June 17, 2013

You have waited....and finally, they are here!!

6/18 Blurb Blitz – Attack of the Car(r)i(e)s!
From Carrie Ann: Thank you for stopping by to watch Cari Quinn and I go crazy. Well, maybe not crazy, but a little quirky never hurt anyone. When we realized we both had a release on the same day, it was only natural that we showed you guys what it meant to be a Car(r)i(e). I do hope you get a chance to check out our newest editions!

From Cari: Thanks so much for hosting me and the fabulous Carrie Ann Ryan. I love that girl and I’m so excited to read her Redwood Pack series! If only I could read as fast as she writes! 
Shattered Emotions
By Carrie Ann Ryan

Maddox Jamenson is the Omega of the Redwood Pack, the one burdened by emotions stronger than his own. He's spent his entire life shrouded in the secrets of his "gift" and the price he has to pay to keep it, yet the cost just escalated. He's known a mate could be in the cards for him, but he can't have what he wants. Not when the battles he has yet to fight could destroy her.

Ellie Reyes was the Central's princess, the daughter of the most hated Alpha of all time, yet not prized. No, she's spent her life as the toy of her brother's sadistic torture and has endured a pain that no one else should have to even contemplate. Though when she's rescued, the one person who could help her, her mate, turns his back on her for reasons unknown to her. As each day passes, the strength that everyone sees in her dwindles to a point that there may be no coming back from.
When the Centrals find a new way to attack, leaving Ellie's only protection a mate that she doesn’t think wants her, they’ll both have to overcome their fears and fight for something stronger than their pain.  The war isn't over and new players are coming that will decide the outcome. Maddox and Ellie's connection will be tested even as their fragile bond is only newly forming.

Buy Links:





iTunes: Coming Soon


 Author Bio

Carrie Ann Ryan is a bestselling paranormal and contemporary romance author. After spending too much time behind a lab bench, she decided to dive into the romance world and find her werewolf mate – even if it’s just in her books. Happy endings are always near – even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.
Carrie Ann’s Redwood Pack series is a bestselling series that has made the shifter world even more real to her and has allowed the Dante’s Circle and Holiday, Montana series to be born. She’s also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She loves meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens.

Excerpt

Ellie Reyes gripped Maddox’s hand as tight as she could. Yes, it was the first time he’d voluntary touched her since he’d picked her up out of the back of the Jeep when they’d first met, but, honestly, that wasn’t important now.
She’d think about the calloused hands of a hard worker—one who helped his Pack and brothers, not necessarily in his job—and how they would feel against her skin. She’d think about what it all meant later.

Maybe later she could even relish his touch and imagine the scents of wolf and forest washing over her.
Later.

Right now, all she wanted to do was hide in a corner so the others would stop staring at her. Or, she could raise her chin at them all and show them they couldn’t hurt her. Her wolf whimpered at the thought, not knowing if that were possible. She didn’t know if she was broken or strong anymore.
She’d been hurt far more than they could ever imagine. They had no idea what she could endure. Oh, they’d all guessed and given her their pitying looks, but they didn’t know.
They couldn’t know.
  
Dirty Distractions

By Cari Quinn

  She wants a fling, and he wants forever…

Zoologist Sara Carmichael’s active social life is the envy of all her friends, but she has a secret. She’s bored senseless. If she has to go to one more bird sanctuary fundraiser with some guy who thinks his little sports car makes him “hip”, she'll scream.
Enter Brad O’Halloran, her best friend Kim’s much younger brother. A guy who’s picking up the pieces after a quickie marriage and even quicker divorce. A guy so hot he makes her body scream with frustration.

Until Sara’s apartment is renovated, they’re all living at Kim’s place. Despite her determination not to salivate at glimpses of Brad’s finer-than-fine body in nothing but a low-slung towel, flirtation escalates to the brink of something more.

Now one of them has to back down…or ante up for some good, dirty fun with the unspoken understanding that when the time comes, they’ll make a clean break. Neither anticipated they’d make the most complicated connection of all—love.
Warning: This book contains a hero who knows how to make engines— and women—purr, seduction while on cold meds, and a heroine who might be a little older but still enjoys learning a few naughty new tricks.

 Buy Links:

Samhain Publishing:
http://store.samhainpublishing.com/dirty-distractions-p-7424.html

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Distractions-ebook/dp/B00BMM5LG8/ref=la_B00410QGRQ_1_15?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369703362&sr=1-15

Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dirty-distractions-cari-quinn/1114852553?ean=9781619214835

iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dirty-distractions/id610295237?mt=11

Kobo:
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Dirty-Distractions/book-dFRN9hceokSeRvIg2OnLDg/page1.html?s=zvWHxcq1DUizBnd8vyeI-Q&r=5

 Author Bio:

USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn saves the world one Photoshop file at a time in her job as a graphic designer. At night, she writes sexy romance, drinks a lot of coffee, and plays her music way too loud. When she’s not scribbling furiously, she’s watching men’s college basketball, reading excellent books, and causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.

Smexy Excerpt:

Lips curving, Sara reached for her body wash and squirted a huge dollop into her palm. She set aside the bottle and rubbed the soap over her torso, her smile turning impish.
“Uh-oh. That smile scares me.”

She laughed and trailed bubbles over Brad’s chest, leaning forward to nip the corded muscles in his shoulders. He tensed, his pecs flexing under her meandering fingers.
“I want to watch you touch yourself.” She looked up at him under her lashes. “That’s not scary, is it?”

“No.” His throat rippled as he swallowed. “And I do aim to please.”
He didn’t hesitate to load up his hands with the body wash she even now worked into his ropey upper arms. This was a man for whom life itself was a workout. She would bet he didn’t even have a gym membership. He just worked and played hard.

And she had a feeling he had sex the same way. God, she couldn’t wait to find out.
They soaped each other for a couple minutes, the only sounds the rushing water and their increasingly heavy breathing. Without a word, he reached down and gripped his cock. When he began to move up and down in short strokes, her breath caught. So hot. She’d seen men do that in adult movies but never in reality. Never right in front of her.

His arm muscles flexed as the first fat drop of precome seeped down his shaft before being washed away. He sped up, working himself hard. Noting his firm hold, she bit her lip. Maybe she’d been too careful when touching prior lovers. Not that she’d gotten any complaints, but the harsh pumps of his hand gave her pause. They also provoked a low moan.
The sexiest part of this? His low-lidded, burning blue eyes were focused on her. Right now she was the fuel for his fantasies. Knowing that brought a fresh rush of moisture between her thighs.

Riveted, she cupped her own breasts, hardly aware of what she was doing. But then she sneezed again, and he choked out a laugh. “I’m going to get an erection every time I hear you sneeze from now on. You know that, right?”
Instead of responding in kind, she stared at his hand, now moving slower than before, and unwittingly pinched her nipples. The pinch twanged in her lower belly, swift and sharp.

“Damn, baby, that’s beautiful.” Reverence filled his tone.
She splashed a little water on them to wash off the last of the body wash. After she turned off the tap, she stepped closer and gazed deep into his eyes. What she saw there made her heart flutter and her core clench. “Tell me what you imagine when you’re doing this alone.”

“I usually pretend you’re riding me. Your hair loose, your breasts bouncing. I knew they’d be like this.” He molded her flesh, his tanned fingertips against her pale skin an incredible turn-on. “Not too big. Not too small. And your nipples…they’re the same cinnamon brown I always pictured. Almost as pretty as those light brown eyes of yours.”
That his attention returned to her face as he spoke inflamed every dormant nerve inside her body. He captured her lips, tormenting her with light, teasing kisses that made her want to grab his arms and drag him against her. But she reached for his cock instead, desperate to learn how he would feel in her hand.

In her mouth. Inside her. Everywhere.
She shuddered, and he palmed her cheek. “Let’s go in the bedroom.” Each subtle throb of his thick, velvety flesh told her how much his own monologue had affected him. “It’s too cold in here, and you’re all wet.”

“That won’t improve if we go in the bedroom.”
His rich, appreciative laughter wound around her while he nudged her out of the shower and bundled her into one of her thick, Egyptian cotton towels. He folded another around her hair and led her into her room, then tugged her onto the bed. When he started to pull her on top of him, she put up a fight, enjoying the fierce flare of arousal on his face as he finally pinned her beneath him.

“Like it rough, hmm?”
“Maybe.” She blew an escaped strand of damp hair out of her eyes. “But it was more that. I had an ulterior motive. I wanted you just like this.”

He arched a brow. “That so?”
“Oh yeah.” Watching his face, Sara stroked the delicious erection flush against her belly. Then she licked her palm and slickened his length, repeating the move until his cock glistened. “Because you’re not finished.”

From Shelbie:  

I would like to start by thanking Carrie Ann Ryan and Cari Quinn for taking a moment to stop by and visit my blog; it was a pleasure to host these two wonderful Romance Authors today and I hope you have enjoyed the Attack of the Car(r)i(e)s!!  


I would also like to thank you, the reader, for stopping by my blog today.  As a new Author, your support means a great deal to me.  While you are here, don't forget to scroll down a bit and enter my Amazon gift card giveaway drawing!  The winner will be selected in just a few short days, and how perfect is this?  If you are the one to win, you will have the funds to purchase both these wonderful Authors books, and then some, or whatever your heart desires!


Remember to check back frequently, as in the coming days and weeks there will be many exciting announcements, more great Author visits and giveaways!  In the coming weeks, I will have some wonderful news to release regarding my career as well - and I will be having a blog party to celebrate - so keep an eye out.  You can bookmark my page, or subscribe to my blog as well.  www.shelbieknight.blogspot.com


Thanks again for visiting and have a wonderful day!  Congrats to Carrie Ann Ryan and Cari Quinn on their new releases; may you both enjoy all the success in the world!


Big Hugs,


Shelbie Knight =)

Tomorrow is the day the Car(r)i(e)s come to play!

Tomorrow, June 18th, I am thrilled to have a visit from CarrieAnn Ryan and Cari Quinn, introducing their new releases.

Please stop by to find out more tomorrow!

Shelbie  =)

June 10, 2013

Shelbie's Update Reel

I wanted to say "HI" to everyone, as I know it's been a bit too long since I have visited my blog.  To say I have had a busy couple of weeks would be putting it mildly!  It seems as though the minute I think I have a handle on things, something else gets added and I feel buried again.  Oh well, I might as well accept it and get used to the feeling, right?
I have some exciting things coming to my blog in the coming weeks - here is an overview of what's coming, so make sure and check back periodically so you don't miss out!!
-I will be running a Rafflecopter giveaway (prize to be determined) in the next week ahead.  Make sure you join in for a chance to win!!
-I have started a word count runner on the side banner so you can see where I am in the progress of my book; I will attempt to update this often (too bad it cannot do it itself, hu?)
-I have two wonderful Authors, Carrie Ann Ryan and Cari Quinn, coming to my blog during their Blog Blitz, on June 18th.
-I will be conducting a review/interview with Silverwood Theme Park, talking about a wonderful Family program they have available for families in need.  I can't wait to share this with you.
-I will have several announcements, regarding the direction of my career, in the coming weeks!  All I will say for now, until a contract has been signed, is that I have been offered several contracts by several publishers!  I am very excited and honored by the offers I have received!  But, nothing is final until both parties sign on the dotted line.  Until this is done, I will not make any official statements regarding publishers, or deals. =)  
This is just a sample of what's coming in the weeks ahead!  Please check back frequently, as there is a lot going on in the coming weeks!  Also, please check my website  www.shelbieknight.com for updates and add yourself to my ANNOUNCE ONLY Newsletter   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shelbieknightnewsletter/join You can access my newsletter through my website, on the CONTACT tab, as well.  Please remember, this is not a newsletter that will spam your email - this is for important announcements only (contracts, release dates, etc.)
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and a beautiful week!  This week begins a one full of work and major decisions for me.  I am nervous, yet at the same time thoroughly excited!