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Angela Knight

Angela Knight is the New York Times bestselling author of books for Berkley, Red Sage, Changeling Press, and Loose Id. Her first book was written in pencil and illustrated in crayon; she was nine years old at the time. A few years later, she read The Wolf and the Dove and fell in love with romance. Besides her fiction work, Angela's publishing career includes a stint as a comic book writer and ten years as a newspaper reporter. Several of her stories won South Carolina Press Association awards under her real name.

In 1996, she discovered the small press publisher Red Sage, and realized her dream of romance publication in the company's Secrets 2 anthology. She went on to publish several more novellas in Secrets before editor Cindy Hwang discovered her work there and asked her if she'd be interested in writing for Berkley. Not being an idiot, Angela said yes.

Whatever success she has enjoyed, she attributes to the marvelous editors she's had over the years. David Anthony Kraft and Dwight Zimmerman at Comics Interview taught her the nuts and bolts of fiction writing. Alexandria Kendall of Red Sage discovered her talent for romance writing and encouraged her to believe in herself. And she will be forever grateful to Berkley editor Cindy Hwang, who has been unfailingly supportive.

Angela lives in South Carolina with her husband, Michael, a polygraph examiner and hostage negotiator for the county's Sheriff's Office. The couple have a grown son, Anthony.

Erotic Fantasy, Paranormal
Struggling novelist Summer St. Clare can’t remember her murdered
mother’s face, or most of her childhood before the age of twelve.
The only constant in her life is Paladin, once her imaginary
childhood friend, now the handsome detective of her urban fantasy
There’s nothing imaginary about Paladin now. Hot, seductive and
dangerous, Paladin blurs the line between fantasy and reality. The
passion Summer experiences in his arms makes her question
what’s real -- or whether she cares.
Someone else believes in Paladin, and he wants Summer dead. Her
confusion mounts when she fights off five attackers with a display
of dazzling martial arts skills she doesn’t remember acquiring. As
she searches for answers and runs for her life, her dream lover
becomes more real with every kiss.

I’ll be attending The Romance Novel Convention in Las Vegas June1-5. I’ll be teaching several writing seminars covering everything from crafting sizzling love scenes to fight scenes that will dazzle readers.