Angela Knight, author of the WITHOUT RESTRAINT sits down with Fresh Fiction
to talk about romance and her new Southern Shields!
Jen: Hi, Angela. Thank you for joining us at Fresh Fiction! You’re
an artist and have worked as a comic book writer. You have several pieces on
your site. Do you create pieces for every book your write and how does it
inspire your writing?
Angela: Not necessarily all books, but I do find creating art helps
to visualize the clothing, people and settings more clearly.
Jen: WITHOUT RESTRAINT is the first in your new
Shields series. You’ve shifted away from paranormal and into
contemporary. Did the transition from paranormal romance to romance suspense
cause you any difficulties or worries?
Angela:I’ve always used romantic suspense elements in my books, even
with the paranormal aspects. Several of my books have been about cops who
found themselves butting heads with the paranormal. So it wasn’t that big a
stretch to leave the wooo-woo out of WITHOUT
Jen: You write deliciously sexy erotic romances. The excerpt on your
website for WITHOUT RESTRAINT is spine-tingling, but there are
moments of sweetness in your romances. It’s a perfect combination for HEA.
you tell us why you feel those moments of sweetness are essential to your
Angela: Thanks for the beautiful compliment about my work. I think
you’re doing stories that deal with dark elements—the cop-killing sniper in
RESTRAINT, for example—you really need moments of sweetness and humor to
balance that darkness. Otherwise the story becomes too depressing to both
write and read. Besides, I love writing sweet moments.
Jen: What is the last book you read that you loved?
Angela: At the moment I’m reading Ilona Andrews’s MAGIC
BREAKS. I love Andrews’s work—Kate Daniels is a fabulous heroine, and
series is both wonderful adventure and funny as heck. Great stuff!
Jen: Can you tell us what you’re working on? Will we see more from
Southern Shields series or will you be going back to your
Angela: Again, thaks for the compliment. I am planning to self-
Mageverse novellas, but I also plan to write the next
Shields novel, which is tentatively called WITHOUT MERCY, for
Berkley Sensation. WITHOUT MERCY stars Detective Ben Tracy and
Cassie York, both of whom butt heads in WITHOUT
RESTRAINT. I’m really looking forward to writing their story!
Jen: Thank you so much for joining us at Fresh Fiction!
Angela:Thank you so much for the opportunity to speak to your
Angela Knight lives with her family on the East Coast. She’s been
writing for a few years and enjoys the outlet it provides. She's been a
book writer, a newspaper reporter and now a novelist.
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The first novel in the explosive new Southern Shield series from New
York Times bestselling author Angela Knight explores the intoxicating
games between a female cop and a Navy SEAL—and the killer instincts of a
secret enemy watching every move they make.
Atlanta deputy Alexis Rogers and Navy SEAL Frank Murphy know all about
power and restraint, necessary force, and pushing their limits. When they
in the darkness of a BDSM club, their skills are put to use. With each
successive night comes a new adrenaline rush, and while they’re falling into
something perilously close to love, their games are still too private, too
extreme, and too daring ever to be exposed.
But their intimate lives are upended when a fellow deputy of Alex’s is
It’s not a tragic hazard of the job. It’s cold-blooded murder. And he’s not
the last to be taken out. Now Alex and Frank have found themselves more
vulnerable than ever—and exposed to a killer with a twisted vendetta who
desire into the most dangerous sensation of all.
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