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1. RED MORTAL OUT TODAY!! WOOT!

Today is the B-I-G day! The last book in Deidre's Gods of Midnight series, RED MORTAL, is out, and finally the epic love story of King Leonidas and Daphne is being told! Here are the deets:

With quiet, unyielding strength, King Leonidas has long led his fellow immortal warriors in battle against dark forces. But when Daphne, Oracle of Delphi, confesses to having loved him from afar, Leonidas soon finds his stoic shell breaking away as he becomes enraptured with the spritely beauty.

For centuries, Daphne has yearned to experience the simmering passion locked within Leonidas’s heart. But just as their love begins to ignite, Daphne’s half brother Ares strips Leonidas of his immortality, causing him to age at an alarming rate. Now it will be only a matter of time before Leonidas is taken from her—unless they can find a way to challenge Ares together before Leonidas meets his mortal end...and the lovers are separated for eternity.

To celebrate the release of RED MORTAL, Deidre has partnered with fellow NAL author Elle Jasper to give away the trip of a lifetime. All you have to do is tell Deidre and Elle why you deserve a romantic getaway and you could win 2 nights at the enchanting Lighthouse Inn on Tybee Island, Ga., near historic Savannah, a $500 travel voucher, and dinner for two at legendary Wiley's Championship BBQ. Click here to enter!

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2. Come Cruise with Deidre! -- Pocono LeHigh Romance Writers' Retreat at Sea

Next year, from August 8th to August 13th, Deidre plans to sail the high seas during the Pocono LeHigh Romance Writers' Retreat at Sea event. She will be a workshop speaker, so its a wonderful chance to get advice from a veteran literary agent and author on your writing career. This is the perfect opp to shut out the outside world and get down the business of writing! If you're interested, check out the event blurb and website:

Did you promise yourself that you’d finish a book by the end of the year and you haven’t come close? Or are you starting a new project and you need a kick in the pants to begin? The PLRW Writer’s retreat is a great way to separate yourself from distractions, join like-minded writers, and get the jump start you need. In 2011, PLRW’s retreat will be on a Carnival cruise ship scheduled to set sail to the northeast Canadian coast. The retreat is open to RWA and non-RWA members.

Website: http://www.plrw.org/plrw-retreat-at-sea/

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3. Chatting With Night Owl Reviews Tonight @ 8:00pm ET

Deidre is participating in a Night Owl Reviews group author chat tonight, Monday, September 13th at 8:00pm ET. She'll be joined by Gena Showalter, Michele Bardsley and Mary McCall. Hope you'll join these ladies for what promises to be a fun book convo and lots of great door prizes! :-)

Night Owl Chat Room: http://www.nightowlromance.com/nor/Pages/Chat.aspx

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4. Meet Deidre @ Dragon*Con!

Are you going to be one of the 35,000 fans expected to descend on Atlanta for Dragon*Con 2010 this Labor Day weekend? How do you plan to find your fave authors in the crowd? It's best to plan ahead, you know.... Deidre is organizing an informal fan meetup on Friday night @ 7pm for anyone intersted in having a little one-on-one time with her. Well small group time, LOL. If you're interested in finding out more details on the when and where, email Jia.Gayles(AT)knightagency(DOT)net.

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5. Marley Gibson's GHOST HUNTRESS is Back on the Case

GHOST HUNTRESS: THE COUNSELING - in this fourth installment of Marley Gibson's popular GHOST HUNTRESS series, THE COUNSELING finds heroine, Kendall Moorehead at a crossroads in her life. Kendall has just discovered who her spirit guide really is, lost her boyfriend, and nearly died doing the thing she loves most–ghost hunting. It’s time to take a break and try to reconcile all the changes she’s going through. So Kendall heads to the Sierra Mountains, where there’s a camp especially for young people with gifts such as hers. It’s a time for reflection and self-discovery. But when she gets to California, she once again finds restless spirits–and the boy in her last vision. It may be the end of one chapter of her life and the beginning of a new one.

Check out Marley's awesome giveaway for GHOST HUNTRESS: THE COUNSELING on her website. The prize pack includes an autographed copy of THE COUNSELING, a one-of-a-kind ghost hunting blanket, a pendulum, and a signed copy of THE OTHER SIDE: A TEEN'S GUIDE TO GHOST HUNTING AND THE PARANORMAL, autographed by Marley.

What people are saying about GHOST HUNTRESS:

"Real life ghost huntress, Marley Gibson, pulls no punches in this series." - Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, SyFy's GHOST HUNTERS

"Every young woman needs to read this!" - Steve Gonsalves, SyFy's GHOST HUNTERS and GHOST HUNTERS ACADEMY

Marley Gibson is the author of the hit young adult paranormal fiction series, “Ghost Huntress,” from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Graphia line.

Gibson has been a lifelong paranormal enthusiast. She started conducting paranormal investigations in August 2007 as research for her “Ghost Huntress” teen fiction series and has captured some very compelling pictures, videos, and sound files. Gibson was featured on the premiere episode of The Biography Channel’s “My Ghost Story,” as well as being interviewed by CNN.com for a Halloween feature on ghost hunting in 2008.
Gibson’s publishing credits include “Ghost Huntress: The Awakening,” “Ghost Huntress: The Guidance,” and “Ghost Huntress: The Reason.” The next titles in the series “Ghost Huntress: The Counseling” and “Ghost Huntress: The Discovery” will be released in September of 2010 and May 2011 respectively. She has also co-authored a teen ghost hunting how-to guide entitled “The Other Side: A Teen’s Guide to Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal” with Patrick Burns and Dave Schrader. Gibson is also the co-author of the wildly successful “Christmas Miracles,” written with Cecil Murphey, from St. Martin’s Press. The sequel, “Christmas Spirit” will be published in the Fall of 2011.

Gibson has investigated haunts throughout the USA, including Rolling Hills Sanitarium, Waverly

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6. Deidre Signing with Jim Butcher and Shannon K. Butcher + Signed Parallel Books for Sale!

This Saturday, August 14th, at 12:30pm, Deidre will be signing books alongside #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher and his wife, paranormal romance author Shannon K. Butcher to celebrate the recent release of DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS. Click on the link below to get the store information. If you're in the Kansas City/Independence, Mo.- area, this is a not-to-be-missed event! :-)


In other news, most of the books in Deidre's Parallel series are going out of print (PARALLEL ATTRACTION, PARALLEL DESIRE, and PARALLEL SEDUCTION [PARALLEL HEAT will still be available through retailers, and PARALLEL FIRE was recently released in print by Samhain]). If you're bummed that you missed out on your chance to check out the series, no need to worry. We have a limited quantity available for purchase. And the best thing about it? Deidre will autograph all outgoing copies. You can't get that kind of service from Amazon. ;-)

If you'd like more information about obtaining a copy of this series, please email admin(AT)deidreknight.com. We can accept checks, money orders or PayPal payments. Remember we have a limited supply, so if you've been thinking about checking out this series -- now's the time! I've included the cover copy below for newbies. :-)

PARALLEL ATTRACTION:
It has been years since exiled alien king Jared Bennett thought of anything other than his people's fight for freedom. Now his rebel force has the one weapon that can turn the tide against their enemy: the key to the secrets of time. Victory has never been closer—but one woman has the power to change everything.Kelsey Wells can't deny that there is something unearthly about her fierce attraction to Jared Bennett. His revelations about alien wars and time travel can't possibly be fact—yet with every seductive touch, every searing kiss, Kelsey circles closer to the truth: that although Jared is exactly what he says, he hasn't told her everything. And when the future crashes into the present, Kelsey must decide if his deception will cost them the love that should have been their destiny.

PARALLEL HEAT:
In the far reaches of Wyoming , the war between human and alien soldiers threatens to destroy the world. Alien warrior and royal guardian Marco McKinley takes his assignment as personal protector to beautiful soldier Thea Haven seriously. But in a time-bending twist of fate, the woman he loves is torn from his side as he is transformed into a vicious enemy of his own people.




PARALLEL SEDUCTION:
Warrior Jake Tierny travels back in time to stop a traitor in his beloved king's camp. But when a twist of fate proves the mission unnecessary, Jake is trapped in a time not his own, with friends who cannot learn his true identity.

Scott Dillon may be the king's trusted lieutenant, but he is also a man at war with himself, a human hybrid who refuses to succumb to the Antousian nature he abhors-and that Jake Tierny embodies.

FBI linguist Hope Harper refuses to let near-blindness keep her from joining the Refarians in their war to defend mankind. Ye

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7. Dark and Stormy Knights Releases!

The highly anticipated DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS anthology has finally been released. Contributors include Jim Butcher, Illona Andrews, Carrie Vaughn, Rachel Caine, Vicki Petterrson, Shannon K. Bucther, P.N. Elrod, Lilith Saintcrow and last (but certainly not least!), Deidre Knight!


Here's the scoop on DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS from Jessica Moyer at Booklist:

Elrod has collected nine original stories by the modern masters of urban fantasy; an anthology that will both thrill fans and serve as a nice introduction to an increasingly popular genre. Several of the stories are set in the authors' series worlds but feature minor characters; Jim Butcher's “Even Hand,” for example, uses the landscape of the Dresden Files series but focuses on Chicago Mob boss Johnny Marcone. Carrie Vaughn's “God's Creatures” features Cormac, who must track down a rogue werewolf. All the stories feature knights of one kind or another, but none is the conventional knight of history. The entire collection is strong, but the two highlights are Rachel Caine's “Even a Rabbit Will Bite,” about two old foes, and Shannon Butcher's “The Beacon,” in which a reluctant hunter must decide the fate of a small girl. With some of the biggest names in urban fantasy contributing stories, this anthology will be an instant hit with fans.

Deidre's story in the anthology:

In "Beknighted," a talented puzzle maker's dreams are haunted by visions of a captive knight. Anna's incessant attempts to solve the intricate puzzle required to free him fail miserably – until a dark patron brings her the key to unlocking her knight's supernatural prison. But freedom comes with a high price, and the cost may be both the lives of Anna and the nameless man who mesmerized her from the shadowy confines of a dream.

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8. Love is Timeless Contest Winners!

First off, thanks to everyone who entered the Love is Timeless Contest! We hope you had fun searching for the answers. If you didn't win, always remember there are more contests ahead. Without further ado, the winners are:

GRAND PRIZE (Catherinette Rings Gift Certificate, Worth Up to $100 USD): Becky Webb
WINNERS OF RED DEMON (Autographed): Ilona Vasan, Karin Tillotson, Joelle Beebe, Diana Carter and Annette Foster

And if you were curious, here are the answers to the questions:

1. In Greek mythology, what was the name of the god of beauty and sexual love? Eros
2. Find the dirigible located on Deidre’s website, http://www.deidreknight.com/. What is the number on the image? 06012010 (RED DEMON's release date), located on this page: http://www.deidreknight.com/newsletter.html
3. What is the name of the sculptor who created the notorious Bird Girl statue, once located in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery? Sylvia Shaw Judson
4. Name all seven of the immortal Spartans in the Gods of Midnight series: King Leonidas, Ajax Petrakos, River Kassandros, Aristos Petrakos, Nikos, Straton and Kalias Petrakos
5. On the slopes of what mountain are the ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi located? Mount Parnassus
6. What is Aristos’s nickname for Juliana? (Hint: Check out the RED DEMON excerpt on http://www.deidreknight.com/) Jules
7. Which of the following bodies of water does not border Greece: the Sea of Crete, the Mediterranean Sea, the Ionian Sea or the Caspian Sea? The Caspian Sea (bordered by by northern Iran, southern Russia, western Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, and eastern Azerbaijan)
8. The steampunk genre is heavily influenced by what two authors, known as the “Fathers of Science-Fiction?” H.G. Wells and Jules Verne
9. What is the capital city of Greece? Athens
10. What is the name for a creature, like Sable in the Gods of Midnight series, who is half human and half horse? Centuar

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9. Deidre Knight Book Signing Event -- Mingle. Drink. Read.

If you are located in the Atlanta or Athens, Ga. area, we hope you'll find room on your weekend calendar to join Deidre for a RED DEMON book signing in Madison. The event will take place at local indie bookseller, Dog Ear Books, who recently moved into one of the historic homes along Madison's main street. If you've never been to Madison -- it's one of those small southern towns with grand houses and an adorable town square. There will be wine and light refreshments, as well as excellent company. Details below:
Date/Time: Saturday, June 19th @4pm
Location: Dog Ear Books (270 South Main Street, Madison, GA 30650)
If you have any questions about the event, please call 706.752.1157 or email jia.gayles(AT)knightagency.net.

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10. Chat Transcript Now Available

Thanks to everyone who came to Deidre's chat last night! We had an awesome time. If you missed it, you can catch up with the transcript link below.

Chat Transcript

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11. Chat Party with Deidre & Steampunk Tea Winners

To celebrate RED DEMON's release, Deidre is throwing an impromptu chat party this Thursday, June 10th @ 8pm ET, in the Knight Agency chat room. We have a special guest planned, and I have it on good authority a few prizes will be given out. Make sure to put it on your calendars! Deets on how to chat:

What: Chat Online with Deidre
When: Thursday, June 10th @ 8pm ET
Where: The Knight Agency Chat Room
How to Chat: Enter a username and password (any combination). Choose "Login." **Your computer must be java-enabled to chat.
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Thanks to everyone who attended Deidre and Gena's fab steampunk tea party! Winners of Deidre's Gods of Midnight books and bookplates are listed below!

Gods of Midnight Book of Choice Winners (Pick either RED FIRE, RED KISS or RED DEMON):
Dino Rubio
elaineg8

Gods of Midnight-themed Signed Bookplate Winners:
RobinK
Laura P.
Tori [Book Faery]
alisha_dawn
Wendy


**Winners, please email your physical addresses to contests(AT)deidreknight.com.**


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12. Red Demon and Red Blooded (and all those other reds) Explained

Deidre's Gods of Midnight series boasts three books and one digital novella beginning with the word "red." That can get a little confusing when you're trying to sort out what book comes in what order, so I'm hear to keep you from seeing red. Hopefully you'll just read RED. ;-) Let's start with the latest installment...


Book Three -- RED DEMON was released on June 1st to much fanfare (see fireworks below and think BIGGER)! This book focuses on Aristos, a troubled Spartan who's been holding the pain of loosing the love of his life in an apparent suicide more than a century ago. A seemingly impossible message from the otherside brings news from his true love, Juliana Tiades. Together they must figure out how to outwit an dangerous force that threatens to destroy their union once and for all.
*Intermission* (aka the digital only novella RED BLOODED) - Released in May, this novella's unique hero is a blinded Iraq vet turned vampire hunter. It's available from Sony, BN.com, and will shortly be on Kindle and Borders.com. Deidre's June release, RED DEMON, and this novella go hand in hand.
Book Two - RED FIRE debut in June 2009. It chronicled the journey of tourtured hero River Kassandros and his lady love Emma Lowery.
Book One - RED KISS, released in October of 2008, featured Ajax Petrakos and his prophesied mate, Shay Angel.
Well there you have it! The Gods of Midnight explained from A to Z. :-)

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13. Tea Time with Deidre and Gena -- Steampunk Style

I'm sure you're wondering what exactly is going on in the picture below... Lots of fun stuff I assure you. Deidre and Gena are co-hosting a Steampunk Tea Party to celebrate Deidre's latest Gods of Midnight release, RED DEMON. So grab your petticoats and get over there! Prizes include two winners' choice of signed Gods of Midnight books. Five signed bookplates are alao up for grabs. You can also use the name generator to create your own steampunk moniker and there are links to an interactive etiquette quiz and much more!
This way to the party: Gena's blog.

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14. Happy Release Day!

Today is the release day for RED DEMON, Book 3 in Deidre's Gods of Midnight series. All Team Ari fans stand up! Time to celebrate!
RED DEMON: After assuming the power of life and death for the immortal Spartan brotherhood, Aristos Petrakos still hasn’t mastered his unpredictable, newfound abilities. And now a medium brings him a message from the other side—a romantic message Ari doesn’t want to hear…

A century ago, the love of Ari’s immortal life, Julianna Tiades, drowned herself in the Savannah River—after she learned about Ari’s shapeshifting abilities. Desperate to reveal the truth about her death, Julianna makes a bargain with a Djinn demon, who offers to give her physical form. But as Julianna and Ari are reunited in passion, the debt must be paid—in souls and spirits…













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15. Bryan Anderson: A Real Life Hero

During Deidre's research for the Gods of Midnight e-novella, RED BLOODED, featuring blind Iraq veteran Dillon Fox, she stumbled upon the story of real life hero, Bryan Anderson. In 2005, Bryan lost three of this limbs in a IED (Improvised Explosive Device) attack. The soldier now has a flourishing public speaking career and has appeared on television and in the movies. Currently, he's working on writing a book about his experience.

**Don’t forget to check out the Real Life Hero Contest! Win up to 15 TKA books featuring real and fictional heroes! Details below.**

In the world of romance writing, heroes can morph into werewolves, glamour unwitting victims with their sparkly skin and battle nefarious dukes in dawn-lit sword fights. But, with the turn of the final page, reality comes calling. Though the castle in the Scottish highlands might not have translated to suburbia and shapeshifters aren’t shopping at the local Wal-mart, there is something both the world of romance and the real world possess – heroes. One of those real life heroes is Iraq War veteran Bryan Anderson, a triple amputee and Purple Heart recipient who is working on adding the title of “author” to his resume.

Bryan’s story begins in his hometown of Rolling Meadows, Ill. As a teenager, he was a gymnast competing at the state level and excelled academically. He went on to work as Ground Crew Chief at O’Hare airport for American Airlines before enlisting in the Army. It was during his second tour of duty in October 2005 that an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) caused a catastrophic injury, severing both his legs and left hand.

After returning from Iraq, the soldier spent 13 months undergoing more than 40 surgeries. As he recovered, his mind was on more than just figuring out how to walk again. “I wanted to figure out what I could and could not do, and in doing that – I figured out there wasn’t a whole heck of a lot that I can’t do,” he says. “I mean, I can still climb trees if I want to.”

True to his word, Bryan can still climb trees along with a whole other host of activities many full-bodied people—as Bryan calls them—find daunting, including; snowboarding, wakeboarding, driving race cars, rock climbing and riding a bicycle 110 miles using hand cranks.

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16. Deidre's Love is Timeless Contest is Underway!

Win a $100 gift certificate for steampunk jeweler Cathrinette Rings!

To celebrate the June 2010 release of her latest Gods of Midnight novel,
RED DEMON, which features steampunk heroine Juliana Tiades and her immortal Spartan love, Aristos Petrakos, Deidre Knight is giving away a $100 gift certificate* for Cathrinette Rings. Five (5) randomly drawn winners will also win a signed copy of RED DEMON. Read on for details!

1. GRAND PRIZE -- $100 USD Gift Certificate for Cathrinette Rings* and an autographed copy of RED DEMON
2. RUNNER-UP PRIZES – Five (5) additional winners will be randomly drawn to receive an autographed copy of RED DEMON

HOW TO PLAY:
1. Find the answer to the ten (10) questions below. All answers can be found online through searching Deidre’s sites (
www.DeidreKnight.com and www.GodsofMidnight.com), as well as using various search engines.
2. Email answers to
Contests@DeidreKnight.com.
3. The entry will be automatically entered in a random drawing.
4. *If you are drawn as the winner, the amount of your gift certificate will be based on the number of questions you answered correctly. Each correct answer is worth $10.00; therefore, the Grand Prize winner will receive a gift certificate of $100.00 if all ten (10) questions are found to be answered correctly. For instance, if the selected entry answered ten (10) questions correctly, the full prize amount of a $100.00 gift certificate would be awarded. If the selected entry contained only nine (9) correct answers, a $90.00 gift certificate would be awarded, five (5) correct questions, $50.00 awarded, and so on. The minimum amount of the gift certificate is $10.00.
5. After the winner is drawn, five (5) additional names will be drawn to each receive a signed copy of RED DEMON.
6. The contest begins at 12pm ET on May 13, 2010, and ends at 11:59pm ET on June 30, 2010.

THE QUESTIONS:
1. In Greek mythology, what was the name of the god of beauty and sexual love?
2. Find the dirigible located on Deidre’s website,
www.DeidreKnight.com. What is the number on the image?
3. What is the name of the sculptor who created the notorious Bird Girl statue, once located in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery?
4. Name all seven of the immortal Spartans in the Gods of Midnight series.
5. On the slopes of what mountain are the ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi located?
6. What is Aristos’s nickname for Juliana? (Hint: Check out the RE

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17. New Gods of Midnight Novella Now Available!

Deidre has a special treat for fans of the Gods of Midnight series! A special novella, RED BLOODED, is now available featuring Dillon Fox, a blinded Iraq war veteran who joins the Shades to help the Angels fight a vampire clan. This is the perfect way to get yourself ready for RED DEMON's big release this June. See details below!


Cover Blurb: Dillon Fox, sightless after a tour of duty in Iraq, is called to Savannah, Georgia, to help the Shades, a powerful group of paranormal hunters. His friend Mason Angel, a leader of the Shades, needs Dillon's help to take down a vampire clan. Once Dillon embarks on the mission, one woman stirs something inside him that he thought long dead. But as Dillon starts to fall for the sexy and charismatic female vampire, will he have to choose between love and duty?

RED BLOODED is currently only available throught the Sony bookstore (Sony downloads can be read with the Sony Reader or via your personal PC). Later this week, links will be added for Borders and Barnes & Noble as they become available.* Stay tuned to this post for buy link updates!!

Sony ebookstore link

Borders buy link - Coming Soon

Barnes & Noble buy link - Coming Soon


*Due to ongoing negotiations between Amazon and the publisher (Penguin), the Kindle version is not expected to be available in the immediate future.

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18. Let Love Rule Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who participating in Deidre's 'Let Love Rule' Contest, and a special congrats to the winners! Here's the final list:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Aurora B.

BUTTERFLY MESSENGER BAG WINNERS: Armenia F., Cec S.

LUGGAGE TAG WINNERS: The Book Girl, Sandy M., Heather B., Kerri N., Kalynnick, Vicki H., Cheryl K., Tara W., Mortal Sinn, Rebyj

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19. BUTTERFLY TATTOO's 'Let Love Rule' Contest!

Deidre Knight is giving away an Analog Butterfly Watch by Fossil to celebrate the print release of BUTTERFLY TATTOO (Samhain, Feb 2010)! You can enter up to SIX times and get multiple entries, dependant on which method you use to enter. Details are below! Best of luck. :-)


HOW TO ENTER :

1.) Twitter about the book using the hashtag #butterflytattoocontest (Worth 1 entry)
2.) Buy a copy of the book online and forward a copy of your receipt confirmation to contests@deidreknight.com. (Worth 2 entries)
3.) Buy a copy in the bookstore and mail the receipt to: Attn: BUTTERFLY TATTOO Contest Coordinator at 570 East Avenue, Madison, GA 30650 or scan the receipt and email the image to contests@deidreknight.com. If sending via U.S. mail, please write your email address on the receipt. (Worth 2 entries)
4.) Post the book cover and cover blurb on your blog and link to an online retailer. (Worth 5 entries) **Please find cover copy below or email contests@deidreknight.com to receive a ready-made blog post.**
5.) Install the BUTTERFLY TATTOO widget on your blog and send us the link. (Worth 10 entries) **Widget provided below**
6.) Write a review of the book on Amazon and email the link to contests@deidreknight.com. (Worth 15 entries)

*The 'Let Love Rule' contest ends on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 12:00am ET. The winner will be notified via email. Please email any questions about the contest to contests@deidreknight.com.

COVER COPY for BUTTERFLY TATTOO by Deidre Knight
Just when the darkness seems permanent, fate flips a switch.
Michael Warner has been drifting in a numb haze since his lover was killed by a drunk driver. As the anniversary of the wreck approaches, Michael’s grief grows more suffocating. Yet he must find a way through the maze of pain and secrets to live for their troubled young daughter who struggles with guilt that she survived the crash.

Out of the darkness comes a voice, a lifeline he never expected to find—Rebecca O’Neill, a development executive in the studio where Michael works as an electrician.

Rebecca, a former sitcom celebrity left scarred from a crazed fan’s attack, has retreated from the limelight and from life in general, certain no man can ever get past her disfigurement. The instant sparks between her and Michael, who arrives to help her during a p

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20. Deidre Guest Blogging with Author Leah Braemel!

Deidre Knight is blogging about her latest release, BUTTERFLY TATTOO, on Leah Braemel's blog today! She's talking about her dream movie cast for the book, taking surfing lessons as part of her research, and much more. As an bonus, Leah's giving away both a digital and print copy of the book. Click here for the blog.

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21. Mike Jung Talks Romance, Blog Contests & BUTTERFLY TATTOO

Children's writer Mike Jung shares his "secret" formula for winning books from blog contests, the importance of romance novels and the next big book on his TBR pile -- BUTTERFLY TATTOO! Check Mike out at www.twitter.com/Mike_Jung.

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22. Cover Goodness from Kate Pearce!

If the cover for the first book in Kate Pearce's new paranormal historical romance series, KISS OF THE ROSE, is any indication -- we are in for a very special treat (August 2010). Definitely a hubba hubba cover! What do you think?
Check out the author at www.KatePearce.com!

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23. BUTTERFLY TATTOO Contest Extended!

BIG NEWS! We've extended Deidre's 'Let Love Rule' Contest to March 26th, 2010! Twelve, yes we said TWELVE, prizes have been added to sweeten the pot. Besides the grand prize, a Butterfly Watch by Fossil, Deidre is also giving away two chic butterfly messenger bags and a ten butterfly-themed luggage tags!

The official rules of the contest can be viewed here: http://twurl.nl/yase0g

Here's a quick rundown of ways to enter, visit the contest page for more details and to access widgets:
1.) Twitter about the book using the hashtag #butterflytattoocontest (Worth 1 entry)

2.) Buy a copy of the book online and forward a copy of your receipt confirmation to
contests@deidreknight.com. (Worth 2 entries)

3.) Buy a copy in the bookstore and mail the receipt to: Attn: BUTTERFLY TATTOO Contest Coordinator at 570 East Avenue, Madison, GA 30650 or scan the receipt and email the image to
contests@deidreknight.com. If sending via U.S. mail, please write your email address on the receipt. (Worth 2 entries)

4.) Post the book cover and cover blurb on your blog and link to an online retailer. (Worth 5 entries)

5.) Install the BUTTERFLY TATTOO widget on your blog and send us the link. (Worth 10 entries)


6.) Write a review of the book on Amazon and email the link to contests@deidreknight.com. (Worth 15 entries)

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24. BUTTERFLY TATTOO Wins Big at Epic Awards!

This weekend at the 2010 Epic Awards in the "Big Easy" BUTTERFLY TATTOO took home the award for best contemporary romance! Surely the first of many honors! Woohoo!

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25. BUTTERFLY TATTOO Book Signing Events, Including Publishing Q&A with Deidre!

Deidre is planning two unique book signing events for BUTTERFLY TATTOO on Sunday, March 21st!
At Borders Books & Music in Athens, Ga., she will hold a special "How To Get Published Q&A” session, in conjunction with the signing, to help launch your manuscript from pipe dream to bestseller. The event starts at 2pm. Store addy: 196 Alps Road, Athens, Ga.
Also on March 21st, she will hold a "wining and signing" event at Dog Ear Books in Madison, Ga. So, you'll be able to enjoy a little wine while getting your book signed, and support this awesome local independent bookseller. This event starts at 4:30pm. Store addy: 270 South Main Street.
For more information, please contact Jia.Gayles(at)KnightAgency.net.

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