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LUCKY 13: Thirteen delightful stories for your reading pleasure: An anthology containing a variety of Susanne Marie Knight's short stories. 

 

 

This anthology contains the following short stories--all available electronically (see below!):

  • Homesick--science fiction (award-winning short story)

  • True Love And Candy Corn--fantasy romance

  • Happy Anniversary--romance

  • Saturation Point--science fiction

  • Grand-Mere's Sainte Bleu--fantasy romance

  • A Very Special Christmas Present--Regency

  • Special Of The Week--science fiction

  • Teacher's Pet--fantasy

  • Shades Of Old Glory--paranormal romance (ghost)

  • Adolescence--science fiction

  • Zeus And The Single Teacher--fantasy romance

  • Friday Night--romance

  • Lady Elizabeth's Excellent Adventure--time-travel Regency

REVIEWS:

  • LUCKY 13 is an assortment of thirteen short stories wonderfully created by Susanne Marie Knight. These stories are most enchanting and often reminded me of years gone by when I would watch delightful short episodes of programs on the television. The endings at time have a twist where the reader often thinks hmmm for a moment. Each story shares such unusual themes that the reader almost gets lost in the reading and discovers that at times things are quite different from what they appear. The title says it all with being lucky. The reader is truly surrounded with thirteen lucky stories in this mirage of charming pleasures. They are simply purely satisfying. LUCKY 13 varies with a wide selection of heroines and heroes. Plots that will have you turning the pages to find the outcome and stories that truly offer an assortment that satisfies like a huge variety of chocolates. This book is a page-turner guaranteed to suit your fancy. To read more about Susanne Marie Knight, please visit her website, www.susanneknight.com. She has written some charming stories in LUCKY 13--Romance At Heart.

  • 4 Hearts! LUCKY THIRTEEN is a collection of thirteen short stories all written by Susanne Marie Knight. True to the book's name, the stories are delightful. Ms. Knight exhibits a playful streak with stories reminiscent of those showcased in the old television series The Night Gallery and The Outer Limits. There is a surprising twist at the end that causes one to reconsider one's views on a particular subject, views which suddenly seem archaic or cavalier in light of Ms. Knight's story. Other stories serve to point out that things are often not as they seem to be. LUCKY THIRTEEN is as its title declares, THIRTEEN DELIGHTFUL STORIES FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE. They truly are a pleasure to read.--The Romance Studio.

  • 4 Stars! LUCKY THIRTEEN collects stories of many kinds, some love stories, some science fiction, some humorous. This is a light read, but I found it very enjoyable. You can read it all in one sitting or over several days. The stories are short enough to take only a few minutes each to read. Susanne Marie Knight seems to be a very talented writer with a lot of interesting ideas. Give this one a try, especially if you like variety in your reading.--Sime-Gen Reviews.

Adolescence--Short story. Amazon.com and Smashwords.

Adolescence

Never doubt an alien fortuneteller! 

Reviews: 

  • This was a most enchanting read.--Romance At Heart

  • Cute story. You have the greatest imagination.

  • "Adolescence" is a very original story, certianly I'll never look at the beach creatures the same again!


Carla's One-Sided Crush--Short story. Amazon.com and Smashwords.

Carla's One-Sided Crush

Maybe Carla's schoolgirl crush hadn't been so one-sided after all.

Reviews: 

  • This is fabulous! It gave me good bumps. LOL!


The Convert--Short story. (Also in Leaps of Faith anthology) See  book trailer on youtube.com. Just click! 

Ebook: Amazon.com and Smashwords.

The Convert

When one of his congregation wants to marry an alien who is more flora than fauna, what's a priest to do??

Dream Realm Award Finalist in the Anthology category.

EPIC Award (now EPIC EBook Award) Finalist for Best Anthology.

Top Ten Finisher in the prestigious Preditors and Editors Readers Poll.

Reviews: 

  • The Convert takes an entirely different angle and addresses a person's faith versus human prejudice and the role it might play if there is every close contact with races who differ from us in very obvious ways.

  • Susanne Marie Knight, is an interesting tale about an indigenous alien who wishes to marry a human colonist to his planet. In this tale a priest must decide if he has the right under God to marry this alien to a human. He goes through a lot of psychological struggle, but when he hears the story from the alien, he begins to look at the situation with his heart. Also included in this story is how abusive we can be, simply because we don't understand, or do not seem to have the capacity to understand things that do not fit into our little spectrum of understanding. A wonderful story that is beautifully told.--Christian Science Review.

  • FIVE STARS! Quantum physicists, amazed by the symmetry of the universe, have said that the more they delve into the quantum mechanics, the more convinced they become of an existence of a higher power. Karina and Robert Fabian merge science and faith in an anthology of fifteen Christian science fiction stories that ignites our imaginations... In Susanne Marie Knight's 'The Convert,' Father Wren has an equally awesome decision to make. He's the only priest on the Ophiuchi 4 colony and must decide the marital fate of Chloe and Ping. She's a deaf human; he's a telepathic tree.--Scribes World Reviews

  • Highly Recommended! ... the stories engrossed me from the beginning. Though SF/religious in nature (as stated by the publisher), each story managed to be more than that. They cover the gamut of human experience--doubt, faith, adventure, and conflict. I found the juxtaposition of futuristic story elements and inspirational elements compelling. Each aspect blends seamlessly into a unique collection of stories. Regardless of your faith or reading preferences, don't miss this collection of stories from FrancisIsidore Electronic Press, including such authors as Leslie Brown, Peter Bell, Michael S. Poteet, Susanne Marie Knight, Greg Beatty, and many others. It poses intelligent questions and offers honest answers. This is a book designed to make you think, and it achieves its goal.--Dog-eared Webzine

  • Leaps of Faith contains fourteen stories by twelve authors. The stories delve into different aspects of space exploration, time travel, hard science, evangelism in space, robot rights, and contact with extraterrestrial lifeforms. Though much of the work deals with Christian (and often Catholic) concepts, belief and general faith also drive many of the stories. Some of the stories are pure adventure. Others are deep, philosophical works that struggle with science and belief. And, still others are humorous looks at our human selves.  "The Convert" by Susanne Marie Knight and examines how far Christianity can be extended to alien species.--Myshelf.

  • Leaps of Faith will undoubtedly go down as one of the best collections of Christian science fiction in this new century. Katrina and Robert Fabian have pooled together some incredible talent... This book will certain entertain and challenge the reader. If you enjoy short stories, this is for you.--Yellow30 Sci Fi

  • The book was a real delight to read, and the authors wrote their stories well. It was easy to become immersed in each tale as they followed one common theme. I give LEAPS OF FAITH two thumbs up!--Midwest Book Review

  • This is a collection of stories from authors who explore many different aspects of science and faith, and what that all means when science makes another discovery, or when we reach out to alien races... I found the collection over-all thought provoking and a good read. --Author's Choice Book Reviews

  • I highly recommend this book. It not only entertains, it makes you think.--MyShelf.com


Cup o'Joe--Horror short story. 

Ebook: Amazon.com and Smashwords

Cup O'Joe

To celebrate Halloween, here's a non-calorie treat: a "Cup o'Joe"--horror with a twist. Read it if you dare!

Reviews: 

  • Scary story!  Kind of gross too, but effective! Happy Hallowe'en!

  • Great way to start the day with a cup of coffee! Fun read!

  • Neat little twist in this tale, I would be interested in perhaps seeing something else from this world.


Family Secrets--Short story. Uncial Press. Available at Amazon.com

"Family Secrets"

Sometimes secrets can reveal your true love.

Reviews: 

  • FAMILY SECRETS: The characters were intriguing... If you want a quick, sweet romantic read with a touch of magic, you will enjoy this story. -- Got Romance Reviews.

  • A quick read but I enjoyed it. Good characters.


Friday Night--Short story.  Amazon.com and Smashwords

"Friday Night"

See how a lost article of clothing introduces two neighbors.

Reviews: 

  • I really liked your short story. Keep up the great writing!

  • Ah, the things daydreams are made of--to have a sexy man fall right into your lap! Fun read!


Grand-mere's Sainte Bleu--Short story.  Amazon.com and Smashwords

Can a special portrait bring true love?

Reviews: 

  • Everyone in our office enjoyed this story.

  • A special treat!


Happy Anniversary--Short story.  Amazon.com and Smashwords

Will Claire get a second chance at love?

Reviews: 

  • Happy Anniversary is a pure pleasure for a contemporary romance. This story was a most touching read.--Romance At Heart.

  • 4 Stars! Pleasant short story romance with sympathetic characters and a good ending that wraps up events well.

  •  Your story was a very pleasant read. I cared about the characters and was glad that Claire was blessed with a second chance at love.

  • One of my favorites!


Homesick--Science Fiction short  story.  Uncial Press. Available at Amazon.com.

HOMESICK--science fiction short story

Just what is Jayna homesick for?

Top Ten Finisher in the prestigious Preditors and Editors Readers Poll.

 

Reviews: 

  • Homesick is a science fiction that will make you wonder.--Romance at Heart.

  • Fantastic! Beautifully written! I love your descriptions!

  • 1 1/2 hankies! Unusual for a short story, because it's hard to build that kind of emotion in short stuff. Susanne does it well.

  • Such a beautiful story! Was not prepared for the story or the ending!!!! Wonderfully written!

  • I really liked this story. I would definitely like to read more of Susanne's work.


Lady Elizabeth's Excellent Adventure --Short story.  Amazon.com and Smashwords

Is a time-travel hot tub possible? Ask Lady Elizabeth! 

Reviews:

  • Ooh if miracles like this could happen--Romance At Heart.

  •  Funny! I'd love to see this turned into a novel!!!! 

  •  Lady Elizabeth is one plucky Regency heroine. What a hoot. <g>

 


Saturation Point--Short story.  Available at Amazon.com and Smashwords.

If  you think the light of the silvery moon is romantic, just think what the shadow of the planet Mars will do to one’s libido!!

Reviews:

  • Saturation Point is one science fiction tale that will really infiltrate the mind.--Romance At Heart.

  •  Sexy science fiction! 

  •  Very cool!


Shades of Old Glory--Short story. Available at Amazon.com and Smashwords.  

Shades Of Old Glory

How can modern day Rebecca Sedgwick help a Civil War ghost?

Reviews:

  • 4 STARS!! -- F.Eu

  • A shadow of the Twilight Zone that leaves you with a few chills, as north meets south with Rebecca and Jake. Never forget what our forefathers did to protect Old Glory as our feet make a path over the worn torn soil.--Romance At Heart.

  •  Wonderful story. Thank you!

  • Excellent. I love ghost stories.  LOL.

 


Special Delivery--Short story. Available at  Amazon.com and Smashwords

Special Delivery

Ralph Dunmeyer thinks he is a failure. He wants to change everything about himself because change is good, right? When he reaches into his mailbox, he is taken on a journey to discover that maybe he isn't such a bad person after all.

Reviews:

  • Ms. Knight brings her unique and fresh talent as a writer to our Download program. You, too, can experience the vivid style and sharp wit of this author.--Echelon Press

  • 10 STARS OUT OF 10 STARS!! Bookcrossing.com

  • 5 STARS!! "Special Delivery" is a wonderful surprise. I started reading this story, not really knowing what to expect, and was delighted with the story Susanne Marie Knight brought to life. If you are at all familiar with Roman mythology, "Special Delivery" will have an added level of enjoyment as you meet the characters that change Ralph's life. The characters' veiled references to mythology as well as Ralph's dry wit will have you smiling at their levity and humor. Ralph has a self-deprecating sense of humor that blends well with the first person telling of this story. Ms. Knight's writing style and delivery ensures that readers are entertained and rewarded for taking the time to read her work. "Special Delivery" is a short story that delivers a quick, refreshing, and romantic twist that is sure to charm.--Fallen Angel Reviews

  • 4 Roses! "Special Delivery" is a short story and only spans a few minutes in the life of Ralph [Dunmeyer]. The story is fast paced and the dialogue is great. We get to see what Ralph is thinking and feeling but not the other characters in the book, not even in the end. The Fates do have plans for everyone and they did a little show and tell with Ralph. You might learn that you don't have to change completely in order to find happiness and love. If you have a little time to spare and want to learn a little about Greek and Roman mythology then pick up "Special Delivery".--A Romance Review


Special of the Week--Short story. Available at  Amazon.com and  Smashwords

The new restaurant in town has delicious food. Eat at your own risk!

Reviews:

  • 5 Stars!  “[Special of the Week] is a truly excellent work.--Midwest Book Review. 

  • Special of the Week a specialty to diet for or die for in this science fiction tale. This one has you wondering and guessing even when it is over, whom to trust.--Romance At Heart

  •  I really enjoyed reading Special of the Week.

  • You are a wonderful writer!!

 


Teacher's Pet--Short story. Available at Amazon.com and Smashwords

Teacher's Pet

Sometimes bullies finish last!

Reviews:

  • Brings back memories!

  •  Cute!


True Love and Candy Corn--Short story. Available at  Amazon.com and Smashwords.  

On a Halloween outing, thirteen-year-old Rebecca knocks on a “witch’s” door. As her treat, she is cursed with true love until the end of time, and even though desirable Frank Palmer seems to be the love object in question, Rebecca is thoroughly spooked. Now, nine years later, Rebecca is treat-or-treating again as she escorts her young cousins on their rounds. When she comes face to face with Frank, she doesn’t see true love as a curse anymore. Will the witch’s prophecy come true?

Reviews:

  • I loved your Halloween story.

  • I enjoyed reading Rebecca and Frank’s story.


A Very Special Christmas Present--Regency Short story.  Uncial Press. Available at  Amazon.com.

A Very Special Christmas Present

A child is determined to give her aunt the best Christmas present ever: a husband!

Reviews:

  • 5 stars!FIVE STARS! Fans of the stories set in early nineteenth century England will find this a comfortably familiar world. The setting is completely perfect, from the wonderful home and dedication to needlework, to the holiday plans, and even the focus on marriage. You will enjoy Knight’s clever twist with descriptions – her snow-capped fir trees “huddle” from the cold, and main character Deidre expresses frustration by ‘savagely’ embroidering. Throughout, the phrasing is subtle but delightful. Its hard to say more without spoiling this one. Full of Christmas charm, Susanne Marie Knight’s A Very Special Christmas Present, would make a very nice present for some lucky romance fan on your shopping list. I must admit my one wish is that it were longer! I will certainly re-read.--Long & Short Reviews.

  • This is a most refreshing story. Sometimes we judge too quickly before learning the real truth.--Romance At Heart.

  •  I didn't want this story to end! More, more, more!

  • This is the best Regency short story I've read!


Zeus and the Single Teacher--Short story. Available at  Amazon.com and Smashwords

Zeus plays Cupid for a lonely teacher!

Reviews:

  • Zeus and the Single Teacher is a lovely fantasy romance about a middle school teacher who is hopelessly single.--Romance At Heart.

  •  Wow, I really enjoyed this!

  • Venus and Minnie were cute!

 

 

 

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