Site Meter Vamps and Scamps: Interview with Angela Knight

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Interview with Angela Knight

Interview with Angela Knight! Those of you that like hot romance might be familiar with AK's work. She's one of the authors that led me to EC and she's got some of the best vamps around.

Angela will drop by to answer questions, so if you have any, ask away. I'll also be drawing a winner for a signed book from Angela. To enter, just join into today's discussion. Everybody that participates will be entered in the drawing.

On to the questions.

V&S) What is your favorite part of writing?

AK) FINISHING!! LOL! Seriously, I love it when I discover something about the story I wasn’t expecting. Surprising myself is always fun. So is making myself cry or laugh or get horny. :>

* * * * *

V&S) Have you ever based a character from a family member or a friend?

AK) Well, yeah. Caroline in “Galahad” is based on Dakota Cassidy, my buddy the romance writer/former beauty queen. And every hero I write has some of my husband in him.

* * * * *

V&S) If one of your books was made into a movie, who would you pick to play the hero and heroine?

AK) Tough question. Angelina Jolie could play Faith Weston with George Clooney as Jim London in MASTER OF WOLVES. LOL! As if…

* * * * *
V&S) I just have to say that Jane's Warlord was one of my all-time favorite stories by you - hot and sexy. I also adore your vamps. Do you or will you ever write under a different name, maybe for young adult or sweeter romances?

AK) Nah. I couldn’t do sweet if my life depended on it. If I used another pen name, it would be to go DIRTIER.

* * * * *

V&S) How do you think your vision has changed since you started writing? Do you see yourself as always writing romance?

AK) I’ll write romance as long as publishers continue to buy it for me. But my work is getting more epic fantasy. If I could interest an SF publisher, I’d probably give that a shot. I love science fiction and fantasy

* * * * *
V&S) You have written about some very strong, independent women who are not afraid to go after what they want - do you have any real life inspiration for your female characters?
AK) Yep. My sister, the real Angela. She’s intelligent, determined, yet compassionate. She’s not afraid to stand up for herself, unlike me, and if she decides to rip you a new one, you’d better run.
* * * * *
V&S) What inspired you to make Vampires out of the knights of the Round table? Will there be more books in this series? (I really hope so)
AK) Oh, absolutely. I love the Mageverse series, and I’m not done with them yet. When my editor asked me to do a vampire series, I knew I wanted to do something different than what everybody else was doing. I loved Arthurian legend, so that’s what immediately leaped to mind.
* * * * *
If you haven't read Angela before and want to check her books out, be sure to visit her website
Any questions? Ask away....


Amy S. said...

Great interview! Thanks for answering my questions. Do you get to choose the cover art for your books?


I totally agree with you. I read one of Angela's stories and then found out she wrote for EC and let's say the rest is history (on why now I but so many e-books, lol)

Deborah Chan said...

I love your hot books, Angela. How did you get started?

Shuck Ying said...

I think your books are great Angela! Are you going to continue to write for Ellora's Cave or just concetrate on mainstream print books.

Lisa F. said...

My fav by you is Hero Sandwich in the Hard Candy anthology. I'm glad you continue with your ebooks even after becoming a big time author. I love your Master series and look forward to Dragons.

Teresa said...

Loved the interview and your books. I'm also interested on how you got started!

traveler said...

Fascinating interview! Your books are wonderful and great! Am enjoying the Master series greatly. Am looking forward to the new series which will be special.

Cherie said...

Hi Angela! It's great to see you here. I enjoyed the interview. I enjoy reading your books. I was curious and wanted to know which of the books you have written was your favorite one to write?

Cherie J

Dannyfiredragon said...

Hi Angela,

thanks for the wonderful interview. Great to hear that you are also a fan of the Arthurian legend.

Looking forward to see you again in Houston

principessa said...

Enjoyable and interesting interview which sparks my interest. Your books are unique and I can hardly wait to read the new series.

ilona said...

Angela I love the way you explore relationships in your books. I have read Mercenaries so often it is already falling apart!
Question will you be writing any threesome relationships into the mageverse?

Maureen said...

Thanks for the interesting interview. I'm wondering if you have set times to write each day.

Angela said...

Amy -- Nope, I don't get to choose the cover art. But I've been pretty lucky with it. Berkley has some fantastic artists.

Lisa -- Thank you! That's very kind of you.

Deborah -- I always wanted to be a writer from the time I was nine years old. I started writing erotic romance after reading my early work and realizing that the only thing that popped about it was the love scenes!

Shuck -- I'm not writing for EC. Berkley is taking up all my time, though I will probably continue to do stores for Red Sage.

Lisa -- Thank you! I hope you enjoy reading Master of Dragons as much as I did writing it!

Thanks, Teresa and Traveler!

Cherie -- Actually I think my favorite may be MASTER OF DRAGONS. I'm really proud of the way that one came out.

Ilona -- Actually, I was just thinking about trying another threesome, if not in the Mageverse, maybe in something else. Threesomes can be really challenging to do.

Maureen -- I try to write early in the morning, when I get up. Which is generally aroudn 6:30 or so. Then I write until noon and take a break. If I'm on deadline, I may hit it again after 9 p.m. For some reason, I'm not much good in the late afternoon.

Angela said...

By the way, I didn't start writing erotica until I was in my twenties. From reading my post, it almost sounds like I started writing it when I was nine! Nope. All my REALLY early stuff involved horses and mice who went to the moon.

Jennifer Y. said...

Wonderful interview!

Loved the answer to "What is your favorite part of writing?"

Maria, Lover of All Things Romance said...

Yum, George Clooney and Angelina Jolie. I'd LOVE to see that movie!

Aisling said...

I love love love your books Angela! Especially the ones with your delicious vampires

MD said...

I think my sister would murder me if I started writing erotic fiction under her name

mary j said...

That was a great interview, and I love your books. You do great steam, I cannot read your books in public lol

Angela said...

MD -- LOL! Actually, I told my sister I was going to use her name -- it was a tribute to her. And my English teacher's name was Knight. So she said she was flattered.

She's my best friend -- I wouldn't want to tick her off!

Shiloh Walker said...

If I used another pen name, it would be to go DIRTIER.

AK, you pervert.

Thanks again for doing the interview.

Ladies, I'll be drawing a winner probably tomorrow, that way the west coast people have a chance

ellie said...

Your books are special and that was an exceptional interview.

alissa said...

Thanks for the interview which ha perked my interest and I will be looking for your books!

pearl said...

Interview is great! Love your series books and enjoyed learning more about your writing.

joelle said...

Your interview was enlightening. It will be a pleasure to read your series.

jennybrat said...

Angela, I love some of your early stuff. A penname to go dirtier sounds good to me.

Renee said...


I love your books and this was a great interview but you didn't talk about your artwork. How did you start doing your artwork?

Pamk said...

Angela Great interview and love all of your books. And can't wait for master of dragons.

Loisc said...

Love your books and great interview

Stacy~ said...

Great interview Angela! Thanx Shi for putting it together. And I love the hot stuff, so keep it coming ;)

Anonymous said...

I love your interview and books!

I hope that you come to Canada sometime!

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I love your interview and books!

I hope that you come to Canada sometime!

Keep up the good work!


Rachelle said...

I'm just wondering, have you ever tried writing Christian fiction before?


Amanda Brown said...

I absolutly love Angelas books and cant wait for Master of Dragons to come out ^_^ the mageverse is so intresting and the books are HOT HOT HOT!!!! :)

Kris said...

Angela, I love your books, please keep them coming!! Thanks Shi for doing the interview it was great.

Dakota Cassidy said...

OMG--AK said publicly she's my FRIEND!!!!!!!!!! LOLLOL

My mom is going to pee a little, methinks. LOL

I lubs ya, AK--and Shiloh too :)

DC :)