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What's Romance Writing with a Twist?

WHAT IS 

ROMANCE WRITING WITH A TWIST?

A brief explanation straight from the mouth of  

Susanne Marie Knight!

 

Unique. Innovative. Original. Unpredictable. Out-of-the-Ordinary.

All of the above words have been used to describe my books. In fact, the title of an interview in my local paper states: Out-of-the-ordinary just right for author. Okay, I admit it, I do like things unusual... deliciously different... with a bit of a twist.  And my writing reflects this. I love to run the gamut by exploring the outer reaches of the galaxy... to savoring the subtle nuances of Regency society.  Here are just a few  reviewer comments on my Romance Writing with a Twist .

 
[THE BLOODSTAINED BISTRO] The interesting settings and characters  will keep you reading... and you'll be waiting for the next one, just to see what happens next!--MysteryFiction.Net 
[FOREVVER] "A great futuristic read with plenty of suspense and intrigue. A little different than your usual future tale, this book will leave you wanting more."--You Gotta Read Reviews
[PAGING MISS GALLOWAY] was rather cute with a couple of twists that made it quite interesting."--CK2S Kwips and Kritiques
"There are enough twists and turns from the standard story to keep PAGING MISS GALLOWAY interesting. A delightful Regency read."--Fallen Angel Reviews
[SOJOURN THROUGH TIME:] "Susanne Knight breathes life into endearing charcters in unusual situations that give emphasis to the word UNUSUAL"--Euro-Reviews
[THE WAKEFIELD DISTURBANCE] "The plot itself is fun to read with elements of suspense, romance and the paranormal."--Coffee Time Romance
"[REGENCY SOCIETY REVISITED:] The author has given the tried and true theme a twist that satisfies and entertains at the same time."--A Romance Review
"I didn't feel like a spectator when reading {A CONTINENTAL MARRIAGE]; instead, I felt like I was part of the story!"--Romance Reader at Heart
"If you love futuristic romances for their out-of-this-world love stories, you will enjoy {JANUS IS A TWO-FACED MOON}."--Romance Reviews Today
"[COMPETITORS!] is a fresh, unique romance that is kind of sweet and overwhelmingly passionate."--Once Upon A Romance
"COMPETITORS! is a great book for those who love a good suspense with a romantic twist..."--Coffee Time Romance
 [JANUS IS A TWO-FACED MOON] "Igreatly enjoyed this book and found it to be a page-turner that kept me on the edge of my seat until the last page. "--Long and Short Reviews
[HAVE CHRISTMAS CARD... WILL TRAVEL] A creative story based on the Twelve Days of Christmas song, I found myself looking forward to seeing how each stanza of the song would be depicted.--The Romance Studio 
"There is a thrilling twist at the end of [THE CONTRARY CONTESSA.]."--Romance Junkies
[LUCKY 13] There is a surprising twist at the end that causes one to reconsider one's views on a particular subject"--The Romance Studio
[LUCKY 13] The endings have a twist where the reader often things hmmm for a moment."--Romance At Heart.
"[CONTESSA's] plot has some surprising and very pleasing twists."--The Romance Studio 
"THE COMING is a fun read. Ms. Knight is a delightful storyteller with a flair for crossing different genres and this book is no exception; it's time travel with a twist."--Romance Reviews Today
"A unique twist on the time travel idea, THE COMING treats us to the possibility that the strange happenings in the Triangle are real."--A Romance Review 
"[PAST INDISCRETIONS's] plot is extremely innovative, with a new twist on the birth of both the Egyptian and Greek gods."-- Romance Reviews Today
"PAST INDISCRETIONS seems to compel you to the next page. I thoroughly enjoyed each twist and turn the story took."--Romance Junkies 
"I enjoyed the twists Ms. Knight added to [ALIEN HEAT's] storyline."--Writers Unlimited
"ALIEN HEAT is one of the most unusual after-the-world's end novels I have ever read."--The Romance Studio 
"Ms. Knight promises 'Romance Writing with a Twist' and she certainly delivers with this wonderful time-travel Regency [TIMELESS DECEPTION]."-- Road To Romance
"Susanne Marie Knight uses unique plot points [in TAINTED TEA FOR TWO], while trying a few tried and true ones as well."-- Word On Romance
"Ms. Knight has created a traditional Regency [THE RELUCTANT LANDLORD] that is intriguing and full of twists and turns for the hero."-- Love Romances
"THE MAGIC TOKEN is an enchanting take on the Cinderella fairytale"-- PNR Reviews
"Susanne Marie Knight offers believability coupled with unpredictability to make for a fast paced read [in LORD DARVER'S MATCH]"--Sime-Gen Reviews
"JANUS is a delightful novel with enough thrills and warm moments for any reader, but those who enjoy their romance with a twist of otherworldly allure will enjoy it most of all."--PNR Reviews
"If you love the combination of a good mystery with a twist of paranormal, you'll enjoy [GRAVE FUTURE]"--Gottawrite Reviews
"A true Cinderella fairytale romance, LOVE AT THE TOP brings tears and laughter to all romance readers."--Word On Romance

Listed below in alphabetical order are my books and short stories, each with its own twist!

 

"ADOLESCENCE" This science fiction short story (ebook) gives some advice:  Never doubt an alien fortuneteller! Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
ALIEN HEAT ALIEN HEAT This futuristic science fiction romance, in print and ebook, involves a cataclysmic crash of a meteorite, a "mutant witch", a handsome warrior, and heat-producing plants intent on turning Earth into another Venus. Now what could be weirder than that?! Click here for more information.
AN ALIEN PARADISE This science fiction romance, in print and ebook, explores the possibility of UFOs and aliens. Science teacher Petra Richardson receives the shock of her life when she learns her new employer is a travel agency that caters to extraterrestrial lifeforms. Formerly entitled XANADU FOR ALIENS. Click here for more information.  
The Bloodstained Bistro THE BLOODSTAINED BISTRO 

Minx Tobin Mystery Series

Case 1

This murder romantic suspense, in print and ebook, is the first case in the Minx Tobin Mystery Series. Eating at Valentin's bistro can be hazardous to amateur detective Minx Tobin's health, so why does she continue to dine at this restaurant?  Click here for more information. Also, this book in electronic format is now FREE! 
"CARLA'S ONE-SIDED CRUSH" This contemporary short story (ebook) makes us wonder whether Carla's schoolgirl crush really had been one-sided. Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
THE COMING THE COMING This 5 star paranormal romantic suspense is in print and ebook. The twist here deals with logical Larissa falling in love with her grandfather's best friend from World War II. How is that possible, you ask? It's easy--this "time-travel" is courtesy of the Bermuda Triangle! 2004 Dream Realm WINNER for Best Speculative Fiction Romance! Click here for more information.
Competitors! COMPETITORS!  This paranormal romantic suspense in print and ebook deals with the mystery of Humankind's "cousins"-- Neanderthals. Are they extinct, or are they... well, find out for yourself in COMPETITORS! 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Romance!  Click here for more information. 
A CONTINENTAL MARRIAGE This Regency romance, in print and ebook, is concerned with the age-old question: for love or money? A handsome lord proposes, and an impoverished woman accepts... only because her grandfather's money sweetens the deal. Where does love fit into this transaction? 2007 Golden Wings Award WINNER!  Click here for more information.
The Contrary Contessa THE CONTRARY CONTESSA  This 5 Star Regency romance is in print and ebook. A very proper and toplofty aristocrat  finds himself in love with a woman who, not only is an outsider from Sicily, but she's also his stepsister! 2005 EPPIE Finalist for Best Historical Romance!  Click here for more information.
"THE CONVERT" This award-winning science fiction short story (ebook) takes a priest out of his comfort zone. Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
THE CREATIVE WRITING WORKBOOK

This updated non-fiction writer's reference is now available electronically at Amazon.com!!!  Get the hands-on approach to the adventure of writing with THE CREATIVE WRITING WORKBOOK. This is a wonderful resource to begin your writing adventure! Click here for more information.

"CUP O'JOE" This horror short story (ebook) gives a twist to the world's most favorite morning drink! Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
THE DUPLICITOUS DIVORCE 

Minx Tobin Mystery Series

Case 3

This murder romantic suspense, in print and ebook, is the third case in the Minx Tobin Mystery Series.  Minx’s involvement with an unhappy newlywed turns deadly... for the bride and for Minx.  Click here for more information.
THE EMBEZZLED ENVELOPE 

Minx Tobin Mystery Series

Case 6

 

This 5-star murder romantic suspense, in print and ebook, is the sixth case in the Minx Tobin Mystery Series. An old embezzlement case takes on a new twist: murder. When Minx tries to clear her good friend's name, she gets burned... literally. Click here for more information.
"FAMILY SECRETS" This contemporary short story with a touch of paranormal (or not!)  (ebook) is an advocate for family secrets! Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
ForEvver FOREVVER This 5 Star science fiction romance, in print and ebook, is set at the beginning of the JANUS series: JANUS IS A TWO-HEADED GOD and JANUS IS A TWO-FACED MOON. What if eternal youth could be found not in a fountain, but in a box? What if the richest man in the world was also the oldest? Click here for more information. 
"FRIDAY NIGHT" This contemporary short story (ebook) shows how doing your wash just might have side benefits! Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
"GRAND-MERE'S SAINTE BLEU" This contemporary short story (ebook) asks the question, Can a special portrait bring true love? Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
GRAVE FUTURE GRAVE FUTURE  This best-selling paranormal romantic suspense, in print and ebook, features a Shakespeare-quoting ghost intent on revenging his death. Drugs, graveyards, and an eerie fireplace all play a part as innocent Jocelyn gropes her way in the dark with a hostile federal agent investigating his cousin's murder. Click here for more information. 
"HAPPY ANNIVERSARY" This contemporary short story (ebook) deals with second changes. Will Claire get hers? Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
Have Christmas Card Will Travel HAVE CHRISTMAS CARD... WILL TRAVEL This wonderful time-travel Regency romance, in ebook and print, provides a modern young woman with a dilemma. How can she find happiness when she has one foot in the past with the other in the present?  2008 EPPIE Finalist for Best Historical Romance! Click here for more information. 
"HOMESICK" This Readers Favorite science fiction short story (ebook) puts forth the idea that home is where your heart is.  Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
THE ILL-GOTTEN INSURANCE 

Minx Tobin Mystery Series

Case 2

This murder romantic suspense, in print and ebook, is the second case in the Minx Tobin Mystery Series.  Minx's dead friend turns up alive... but not for long. Will the life insurance have to be paid twice??  Click here for more information.
Janus is a Two-Faced Moon JANUS IS A TWO-FACED MOON This science fiction romance, in print and ebook, is a follow-up book to the award-winning  JANUS IS A TWO-HEADED GOD in the JANUS series. This book poses a delicate question. An injured ballet dancer has a choice: her family or her world? Will she be Earth's savior or will she cause Earth's destruction? Click here for more information.  
JANUS IS A TWO-HEADED GOD JANUS IS A TWO-HEADED GOD This award-winning science fiction romance in print and ebook explores wormholes, supernovas, and alien traitors on one hand, while also pitting a young woman from Earth with a galactic leader who despises everything connected with the "old" planet. WINNER of  2002 Preditors & Editors Best Science Fiction Novel,  2003 EPPIE Finalist, and 2002 Golden Rose Nominee: Best SF/Fantasy! Click here for more information.
A KARMIC CONNECTION In this paranormal romance, in ebook and print, Elizabeth and Paul went their separate ways twenty years ago. When their paths cross again, will they get a second chance at love and heed the psychic signs that they are meant to be together? Click here for more information. 
"LADY ELIZABETH'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE" This time-travel Regency short story (ebook) offers another use for hot tubs! Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
LORD DARVER'S MATCH LORD DARVER'S MATCH In this 5 Star time-travel Regency romance in print and ebook, a modern woman makes an innocent wish for a happy marriage and lands back in time in a devilishly handsome nobleman's bed. Did wishing on a Celtic moon cause her trip to the past or should she just blame indigestion?? 2002 Golden Rose Nominee: Best Regency. Click here for more information.
LOVE AT THE TOP LOVE AT THE TOP This contemporary romance, in ebook and print, is a different take on the Cinderella fairytale. A man-shy working girl finds the guy of her dreams only to learn that he's her new, arrogant, and filthy-rich boss. An evil socialite and a hip gum-chewing girlfriend complete the story. 2003 EPPIE Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance! Click here for more information
Lucky 13 LUCKY 13--Anthology This anthology contains the following delightful stories--all available electronically: Homesick, Lady Elizabeth's Excellent Adventure, Adolescence, Special of the Week, Friday Night, Happy Anniversary, Saturation Point, A Very Special Christmas Present, Zeus and the Single Teacher, True Love and Candy Corn, Shades of Old Glory, Teacher's Pet, and Grand-Mere's Sainte Bleu. Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
THE MAGIC TOKEN THE MAGIC TOKEN  This Regency romance in print and ebook weaves polite society fun with magic. After receiving a golden coin, sensible Amanda suddenly becomes governess to the young sister of a duke. Is her good fortune coincidence... or is the silly spell that she cast many years ago finally starting to work? 2003 EPPIE Finalist for Best Historical Romance! Click here for more information.
A NOBLE DILEMMA This Regency romance, in ebook, wonders what would Jane Austen do when a guilty secret threatens to scandalize Polite Society and Bethany's new-found love.  Click here for more information.
ONE WIFE TOO MANY This contemporary romance, in ebook and print, gives Wilson another chance at love. Seven years after his bride Andrea is lost at sea, Wilson marries again. Oops! Maybe he should have waited another year!  Click here for more information. 
Paging Miss Galloway PAGING MISS GALLOWAY This Regency romp is available in print and ebook. Edward Sterling, the new Earl of Tremaine is suddenly in need of a wife. So why do his thoughts of marital bliss drift toward his obviously inappropriate male page, Danny August? Or is Danny really an appropriate choice? And what about Miss Galloway?? 2008 Awe-Struck Regency WINNER!  Click here for more information
PAST INDISCRETIONS PAST INDISCRETIONS  Hold onto your socks!! This paranormal romantic suspense, in print and ebook, deals with past lives, human cloning, the lost continent of Atlantis, and the birth of Greek and Egyptian civilizations. Also covered are a grandmother's wisdom, home-fried chicken, and small town life. After reading PAST INDISCRETIONS, you'll think twice the next time YOU have a recurring dream-- guaranteed!! Click here for more information.
THE QUESTING BOX

In this  time-travel Regency romance, available in print and ebook, read about an adventure of a lifetime. Or is it opening Pandora's box?? Rae Santini plans to go on a quest to heal herself. What she doesn’t know is that she must travel back to the past to do it. Click here for more information. 

Regency Society Revisited REGENCY SOCIETY REVISITED 

  In this  time-travel Regency romance, available in print and ebook, the future and the past collide! Anthropologist Serenity Steele has a job to do--to travel back to the past and study Regency society as a research project. She doesn't, however, count on the many attractions of a certain Regency rake. What is she going to do when her assignment is over? Click here for more information.

 

THE RELUCTANT LANDLORD THE RELUCTANT LANDLORD This Regency romance, in print and ebook, involves a brooding earl who plans to install his mistress at his newly-won lodging and an impoverished young woman with an unusual occupation who wants to live there instead.  The earl's transformation from cynic to lover is a very interesting journey. Also included is a surprise development that even I didn't know would happen when I was writing the story!  Click here for more information.
"SATURATION POINT" This science fiction short story (ebook) offers an interesting question. If  you think the light of the silvery moon is romantic, just what will the shadow of the planet Mars will do to one’s libido?? Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
"SHADES OF OLD GLORY" This contemporary paranormal short story (ebook) delves into the past with a Civil War ghost asking a modern woman for help. Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
Sojourn Through Time SOJOURN THROUGH TIME This time travel Regency romance, in print and ebook, drops an unexpected "package" (Alexandra Stanford) on an almost-betrothed duke's estate. What is the Duke of Milcaster, Malcolm Prescott  to make of his oddly-dressed find? Click here for more information
"SPECIAL DELIVERY" This contemporary fantasy short story (ebook) has Ralph Dunmeyer's mailbox taking him for an impossible journey. Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
"SPECIAL OF THE WEEK" This science fiction short story (ebook) might change your mind about eating at a new restaurant! Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
Tainted Tea For Two TAINTED TEA FOR TWO This best-selling murder mystery romantic suspense, in ebook and print, includes a twist of humor. Who ever heard of a potato as a method of execution? While in England, a personal fitness trainer  finds romance... and murder. Can she prove her innocence before the killer strikes again? 2008 ARIANA Award WINNER! Click here for more information.
"TEACHER'S PET" This contemporary short story (ebook) shows that sometimes it's the bullies who finish last!  Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
TIMELESS DECEPTION TIMELESS DECEPTION This 5-Star time-travel Regency romance, in ebook and print, has thoroughly- modern Alaina switching places against her will with the cruel Countess of Saybrooke in the year 1818. This creates the interesting conflict of Alaina now being in love with her "husband" while he absolutely *does not* return the affection. How will she convince him she's cut from a different cloth than his unfaithful wife Alicia? 2002 PEARL Nominee: Best Time Travel! Click here for more information. 
"TRUE LOVE AND CANDY CORN" This contemporary short story (ebook) has a sweet tooth! Can candy candy on Halloween show Rebecca her true love? Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
UNCOVERING CAMELOT In this fantasyl romance, in ebook and print,  an urgent summons resurrects Merlin the magician to once again meddle in the affairs of men. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Click here for more information. 
"A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT" This beloved Regency short story (ebook) shows that not all Christmas presents are wrapped with bows! Click here for the Short Story Page for info.
THE VIRTUAL VALENTINE 

Minx Tobin Mystery Series

Case 4

This murder romantic suspense, in print and ebook, is the fourth case in the Minx Tobin Mystery Series.  An online serial dater turns out to be a serial killer.  But when Death claims this murderer, why is Minx also in danger?  Click here for more information.
The Wakefield Disturbance THE WAKEFIELD DISTURBANCE

 In this paranormal romantic suspense, in ebook and print, Lara Wakefield has a gift, but thinks of her connection with the dead as a curse. Can Lara help a murdered young girl find peace... and stop the killer from sending her over to the other side?  2008 Dream Realm Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Romance! Click here for more information. 

 

THE YULETIDE YORKSHIRE 

Minx Tobin Mystery Series

Case 5

This murder romantic suspense, in print and ebook, is the fifth case in the Minx Tobin Mystery Series.  Minx finds something unexpected under the Christmas tree. Unfortunately, it wasn't left by Santa. Ho, Ho, Ho... OH!   Click here for more information.
"ZEUS AND THE SINGLE TEACHER" This contemporary fantasy short story (ebook) pits a lonely teacher against the gods of Olympus... or maybe not! Click here for the Short Story Page for info.

 

 

I hope these brief examples of Romance Writing with a Twist have whet your appetite. :)) Please feel free to explore my website for more information. If you've enjoyed your visit, I'd love to hear from you. Just click here to email me!

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