My Interviews and book Excerpts

Here is a link to my first interview at Rhonda L Print's blog
http://rhondaprint.blogspot.com/2011/02/interviewing-interviewer.html
I hope you enjoy it.

Here is an excerpt from my Western book Black Thunder
http://rhondaprint.blogspot.com/2011/02/writer-houston-awknight-hawk-black.html

Or see below

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Interviewing the Interviewer

Today I get to interview the interviewer. Please welcome Houston A.W. Knight to the blog.

Ah, Interview The Interviewer…hummm, I like the sound of that. Maybe I’ll give up writing books and become a professional interviewer…I do enjoy talking to people. Hey Rhonda, thanks for having me over…I like it here. You’ve got a Great blog!

I’m fascinated by your blog

That’s good, means I’m doing me job! *wink* Wish there was a way to make money at it.


and the fact that you’ve written historical romance (Black Thunder), futuristic romance (A lover Paradox) and paranormal romance (Blood Witch). What draws you to write your genre and sub genres?


What draws me to write a historical(s) like “Black Thunder” is my adopted Full Blood Native American Indian brother…as a child he sparked me interest in the Native ways and beliefs.


I write Paranormal based on my Celtic background…we Irish are quite aware of the reality of both sides of our world. Our culture stems from the Druids.


My love of the futuristic comes from my love of science. I love writing romance, but unlike many romance writers and authors, my “down time” reading is not romance. I like to relax with “New Age” books by author’s like Newton (Journey of the Souls), Wolf (Parallel Universes), Ralphs (Exploring the Fourth Dimension), McMoneagle (Mind Trek), Monroe (journey’s out of the body) and Friedman’s Bridging Science and Spirit…books like these. They stir the imagination in me.


When I get published in Romance I hope my readers will enjoy the mixing of my loves within each of these genre. My futuristic has a touch of the paranormal as does my historical, but that’s because the reality of our world and life has this mix.


Your blog has many Ireland references to it

If it didn’t me father would be disappointed in me…he raised me to be proud of me blood.

Are you from Ireland?

Yes, it is the home of me heart, me blood and me family roots, though I was not born in Ireland or America. I am Irish through and through….me father will never let me forget that. :)

Have you ever been there?

Sadly for me not yet…But like a true Vampire I have soil from Ireland’s famous Croglan Aigle Mountian that I keep with me at all times. To remind me where me home is.

You mention on your blog that you have had personal experiences with the paranormal.

LOL, I’m Irish…what Irishman do you know that doesn’t?


Would you care you elaborate?

Ah, way too many tales to tell in the time we have here…but if you’re interested read me books because I share a lot of my life through them….and that includes the paranormal experiences as well.

What do you do to get in the mood to write?

Hot passion filled lips planting baby kisses up my neck. His strong arms wrap around me like a warm blanket on a winter morning, as he strokes feather like touches over my naked skin and whispers, “I want you.”


What? Oh, you want the real facts on what I do to get into the mood to write…oh, o.k., I get up around 2:oo 2:30 every morning, walk the dog with hubby, come home and bathe the dog, then toss them both back into bed. I then start me day with a cup of java and my laptop finding my inspiration in the wee hours before dawn, those precious hours when the world sleeps and my imagination takes flight. I’m full of stories in me head…they never stop.

Do you characters talk to you? (Mine never seem to shut up! LOL And I hope they never do!)

LOL…Thank the Gods I’m not alone with the talking Ghosts in me head. Yes, I said ghost not characters…and I say this because they come with a complete story to tell. When I have talking characters their stories are not always complete…there is a difference.

Who controls the storyline, you or your characters?

The ghosts control theirs…but I control the tales told by characters.

Who is your favorite author?

I love a good story and enjoy everything I read but if I had to pick one…I like Rhonda Print’s work…have you read her latest book, Nightwalker? ;-D

What are you reading now?

I’m Crit’ing two books by two New Authors…that I believe will make it to the market. One is a woman’s fiction by Linda Bond and the other is a fabulous futuristic (Like a “Lord of the Rings, but better) by Scott Eason. Both have requests in at big Publishing houses right now! I see both writers becoming big time authors very soon!




I’m also reading a published author Maya Banks. Her book is called “Sweet Surrender” It’s a very interesting story about taking control by surrendering to a lover’s desire.

What is your guilty pleasure?

OH…hot, steamy romantic sex with the hubby.

If you were a supernatural creature, what would you like to be and why?

I have a thing for flying and knowledge…so I’d have to be a dragon. They carry wisdom within their magic powers.

You have many awesome pictures on your blog. Where do you get them?

Thank you! I usually Google them…and when I can’t find what I want… I ask my friends Elaing or Cecile…both girls have a talent for finding hot pics! Have you seen Moony Mondays on my blog by Elaine, or Cecile’s sight? OMG! There’s a link on my blog for Cecile “Miss Smutty Hussy” or click here


All I Want and More and go see! I mean HOT photos.

Where can your readers reach you?

I have a Twitter account, Face Book and a My Space but if you really want to chat with me and get to know me, visit my blog at this link


Hawk


It’s more personal and it’s there I have time to chat and get to know you. You can also find me most days over at Valance’s Porch I’m a running character over there at the porch and if you enjoy the old wild west…it gets pretty wild over there! There is also a link for it at my blog. Just look for the cowboy or me as a saloon girl!

Are you working on another book?

Yes, one I said I’d never write – Vampire – But remember what I said about ghosts…it’s a story told and one that’s got me wondering as the words unfold…chilling!


It’s not an easy book to write because Sebastian’s soooo secretive…he wants the story told but he doesn’t want to give me the info’ I need to tell it! It’s maddening. BUT it is a book that I will try to sell when it’s done…


My book “A Lover’s Paradox” was read by a known reviewer and its awesome review can be read on my blog. You find the tab under the header.


I am published in articles and other reading forms…but that doesn’t count in the romance genre.


Thank you for having me here today Rhonda…I enjoyed the visit and sharing a wee bit of me life with your readers. I hope they’ll all come over to visit me at my blog and join me family….Cead Mile Failte (A thousand Welcomes).

Scroll Down to the next post for an excerpt of her book Black Thunder

comments:

elaing8 said...

awww..you mentioned me in an interview :D cool.

Great interview ladies. Its nice to learn a little more about HAWK and her writing ;)

February 9, 2011 1:46 PM

Brandi said...

Wonderful interview.

I agree with Elaine. Its so cool to see more of the writer side of you. We all get to play with you every day on your blog or the porch, but its nice just to focus on you!

February 9, 2011 3:08 PM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Thank you Elaing for coming and getting to know me a little better...I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. Of course I'd talk about you...you're a sweetheart!

Hawk

February 9, 2011 4:56 PM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Hey Brandi,

(hugs) you're such a sweetie to say that. Thank you for coming by today.

xoxox

Hawk

February 9, 2011 4:59 PM

Kracken said...

I hate we don't get to read your books NOW!!! :) I also found out your are married. Well lucky him to have the awesome you! Great interview!

February 10, 2011 10:52 AM

A man called Valance said...

Well done ladies. You did well - both of you. As for Hawk's guilty pleasure, well, I guess that didn't come as a surprise.

Course I know all about Hawk's background, but the romantic in me regrets she isn't a direct descendant of that famous Irish Injun Mister Tom O'Hawk.

February 10, 2011 11:46 AM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Kracken!

Hey Sweetie...and big huugs for coming back today!

Black Thunder was my very first book...and the hero of me heart...no hero after him will touch me as Black Hawk did. But that said, all me hero's are hot blooded hunks worthy of reading...they're sexy and each of them has a wee bit of Black Hawk in them. And each of them long for their woman of the soul...some find her, others....well, you'll have to read the books...I plan on doing heavy submitting of these books soon...so maybe the wait won't be too long.

LOL, I think I'm the lucky one...poor hubby has to put up with me "Irishness" and just ask Valance...it ain't easy! ;-) LOL

Sweetie I adore you and again...thanks for coming both days...especially today! xoxoxo

Hawk

February 10, 2011 12:27 PM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Valance! }:-/ Well, it's about time you showed up...always keeping a lady waiting! };-(

Did you read yesterdays post? It was about the west....that should interest you! So, where have you been? At the saloon or in someones arms I assume!

Of course you're not surprised by my guilty pleasure...you're just as bad!

Mister Tom O'Hawk!!!!??? ROTFLOL...funny aren't ya' lad. Tom O'Hawk.

;-)

Hawk

February 10, 2011 12:35 PM

A man called Valance said...

Well, you know me. And speaking of guilty pleasures, it ain't like you ever wanted me to come quick before. Yup, I read yesterday's post. Commented too, as you'll have seen.

Oh, I've been here and there.

Mostly here, since you weren't there.

Just as well, maybe.

February 11, 2011 11:55 AM

Kracken said...

Oh and I forgot to tell you how GORGEEEEEMOUS you picture is!!

February 11, 2011 12:55 PM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Valance!

ROTFLOL...you are a devil of a man ain't ya?

Naughty naughty Cowboy...telling out of school!

Don't you be worried Miss Rhonda...this is just how it goes over at The Porch! ;-)

February 11, 2011 1:06 PM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Kracken...

Ah, well thank you...My hero is a half breed so I needed him to have a soft dark brown hair. I'm so glad you like the picture I'm temporarily using this photo to represent the book...(hugs)it's just one I found but I do hope when I get this book published they will do something similar to this.

Big hugs sweetie!

Hawk

February 11, 2011 1:13 PM

Kracken said...

No your picture Silly! The one on your site linking to here(and the one Mr. V. Has on his)!But the book pic is hot too!!

February 11, 2011 1:17 PM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

ROTFLOL...OOoooooooh. Silly me I thought you were talking about the photo for the book...well thank you darlin' you're such a sweetheart for saying that!

hugs and love

Hawk

February 11, 2011 1:34 PM

Writer Houston A.W.Knight (HAWK) - Black Thunder

Join me tomorrow, February 9th as I sit down with Writer Houston A.W. Knight. Grab a cup of coffee and join us! In the meantime, enjoy an excerpt from her book Black Thunder

This is from Black Thunder:

Regretfully, he noticed the sheerness of the dress did little to warm her erect nipples from the cold or cover her nymph like body, silhouetted by the moonlight as it was. Inwardly he groaned as her hand move provocatively over her thigh to pull at the hem of her lacey chemise. God almighty, how the hell am I ever going to get her to Santa Fe and keep my sanity? He scoffed at the idea of protecting her from outlaws and Indians when she so badly needed protection from him.


“And me?” He moved closer to her, instantly picking up on her sudden nervousness. “How do you feel about me?”


Leann stood there nibbling at her bottom lip, twisting the end of her hair seductively between her slender fingers. Her head lowered in an innocent tilt. The image was enough to drive a sane man crazy with lust, and then she whispered, “Well now, that depends … how do ya’ feel about me?”


Her words were enough to drop him to his knees. Right then and there he should have insisted she return to the campsite but he didn’t. He couldn’t. Her question to his question gave him the answer he sought. He grabbed her hand and guided her further along the embankment, away from camp. When he found a safe area to shelter them from the cool air he stopped to pull her into his arms for an arousing kiss before saying in a throaty voice. “That’s why you came, isn’t it? To find out how I feel about you. To tempt me into showing my desire and my needs for you, but…” he pulled away from her, leery of the lure. “You know this is forbidden between Indians and whites? Is that the draw, the taboo?”



25 comments:

Kracken said...

I love Cowboys and Indians! I know there is to be an interview (looking forward to it)but dangit, I want to read the book now!!

February 8, 2011 6:01 AM

Rhonda Print said...

That's what I said when I read the excerpt. I want to read it now!

February 8, 2011 6:16 AM

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Cowboys and Indians OH MY! :D Nice Tease.

February 8, 2011 7:38 AM

Brandi said...

Kracken that's a whole new version of cowboys and Indians that I never played... I'll be damned...I guess I have been missing out.

Amazing excerpt.

I just adore HAWK and can't wait for the interview

February 8, 2011 7:43 AM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Rhonda,

You're such a sweetie! I hope one day you all will get to read my books...I enjoy writing them and I'm hoping one day you all will enjoy reading them.

It like they say in Hollywood...just just have to hang around long enough to be discovered. LOL

So, I'm hanging!

xoxo

Hawk

February 8, 2011 7:57 AM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Kracken,

Me first comment to you got lost so here it goes again!

Thank you for the kind words. This was my very first book and I've not yet dared to submit it to anyone.

As a writer you like to know what you pour your bloodd sweat and tears into is truly enjoyed by others. Thank you for the kind words. xoxo

I will have to submit this Manuscript and see if I can't capture a publisher's interest so you can read the rest soon.

Hugs and thanks for coming

Hawk

February 8, 2011 8:07 AM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Sweet!

Thank you for joining our little tea party! And I'm glad you liked the tease!

Hugs
Hawk

February 8, 2011 8:09 AM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Brandi, me sweet Brandi! Thank you for coming!!!!

Ah, ha! Never expect the expected when you're reading my stuff...I'm a writer that'll keep you on your toes...Black Hawk my hero in Black Thunder is a hero of all our dreams...I fell in love with him as I told his story...one day I'm hoping you will too.

Stay tuned! ;-)

Thanks for coming honey!

Hugs and more hugs

Hawk

February 8, 2011 8:12 AM

Nan D Arnold said...

Hawk, whoa, fab-u-lous titillation. Western style opposites attract. And How! Looking forward to the interview.

February 8, 2011 8:19 AM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Nan,

Thanks for coming here today and I'm looking forward to what you're thinking after you read the interview...

BIG HUGS

Hawk

February 8, 2011 9:36 AM

Blodeuedd said...

Hi Hawk

*waves*

Of course I had to come by, took me all day, but here I am...and ohhh excerpt

February 8, 2011 11:02 AM

elaing8 said...

Its about time I get to read a snippet of your book ;)

Love the excerpt..I want more.

Looking forward to the interview tomorrow.

February 8, 2011 11:14 AM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Blodeuedd,

*Waves back* Better late than never!

LOL...you like? :-D Thank you honey! I'm glad you liked it.

Hugs

Hawk

February 8, 2011 12:44 PM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Elaing!

Ah, I wish I could give you all a copy of my book...when I get it published I will! Promise!

big hugs dear friend, and thank you for coming over to see me and Rhonda...please come back tomorrow!

Hugs

Hawk

February 8, 2011 12:46 PM

Rhonda Print said...

Its been great fun having you on today Hawk and I look forward to tomorrow's interview with you!

February 8, 2011 12:56 PM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Thank you Rhonda...I'm thinking we're going to have a lot of fun tomorrow and I hope more of my friends will show up.

I want to thank all who did come today and tell you (from me heart) how lucky I feel to have friends like you...xoxoxo to each one of you who came today! This was a very special day for me and this week is me birthday so...each of you just gave me a very special gift with your visits.

Big cyber hugs to

Kracken, Sweet, Brandi, Nan, Blodeuedd,Elaing and Rhonda!

Love

Hawk

February 8, 2011 2:28 PM

Rhonda Print said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

February 8, 2011 4:28 PM

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Oh it is so nice to see all the girls came over!!!! Hey honey! Hey Ms Rhonda! This is awesome! The interview is awesome ladies!!!!

February 8, 2011 6:57 PM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Thank you Rhonda for the B-day wish, this interview and book blurb is the best gift ever!

It's nice to see the feedback and know people like reading your stuff...BTW, I'm reading an awesome book meself ya' know...it's called Nightwalker...OH, dark, mysterious and intriguing and that's just Ian I'm talking about...Now, the plot...OMG!!!! Well, those who haven't read it yet are going to have to read it and find out what I'm talking about or come to my blog this Friday to read the interview.

Tehehehehehe

Hawk

February 9, 2011 3:02 AM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Hey Sweet Cecile!

Awesome that you came over and saw this even though you already saw it...I mean if any of the girls want to be mad about wanting more thay can yell at you...after all you are the one who picked the blurb...out of three I offered...some told more than others so...if they were left wanting.....they can't point the finger at you!

Teheheheheheeee

Hawk

February 9, 2011 3:06 AM

A man called Valance said...

Just passing through, and standing by with a bucket of cold water, should a certain Irish American require cooling down a little.

February 10, 2011 11:51 AM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

LOL Valance...cooling down that was just getting started...I would had to have given you guys the next pages if you wanted the steamy and hot stuff that follows this scene.

*Yap Rhonda...there was a whole lot more and it did get much much hotter! But we'll save that for the next time. Wink*

Valance...you know better than that...there is no cooling off an Irish girl like me! I'm as wild as the west and hotter than the desert...now I'm heading out...care for a ride? *Wink*

Hawk

February 10, 2011 12:43 PM

A man called Valance said...

'I would had to have given you guys the next pages if you wanted the steamy and hot stuff that follows this scene.'

Well go ahead, I ain't stopping you. If it gets too steamy I'll just use the bucket of cold water on myself.

'I'm as wild as the west and hotter than the desert...now I'm heading out...care for a ride?'

Lord, I'm sorely tempted.

February 11, 2011 11:59 AM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Now come on over here me sorely tempted Cowboy...I'll give you a private showing of the next scene....blogworld fades to black...

tehehehehehehe

Naughty naughty Hawk

February 11, 2011 1:25 PM

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Me dear poor Rhonda...I'll bet you never expected your blog to be invaded with the like of us...did ya?

Hugs

Hawk