Today I have the amazing Charisma Knight whose books are not only sizzling but whose personality is just as charismatic as her name.
1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself?
I write various sub-genres of romance ranging from contemporary, romantic suspense, multicultural, mainstream, and erotic romance. I’m also a freelance cover artist providing services for indie authors and publishers and currently taking online courses for web design.
I’m also a certified massage therapist, but currently not practicing. It’s good to have the knowledge and that piece of paper and something to fall back on in case I make the decision not to write on a regular basis. I’m a free spirited Sagittarius, so therefore I dabble in a little bit of everything. I can never stand to do the same thing for extended periods of time. I like the variation and the opportunity to change up whenever I please.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
When I’m not writing I’m enjoying my family. I have two daughters, ages eighteen and thirteen and my soul mate. He’s my lover and my best friend and we can talk about anything. He’s great and very supportive. We take the chance to go on private getaways to rejuvenate our mind bodies and spirits and are currently planning a big vacation to Europe within the next few years.
My daughters are my best friends too and I’m so blessed because they haven’t given me too much grief! What can I say? My thirteen year old makes the honor roll regularly just like her big sister did. I don’t pressure them, but help them to stay motivated in order to achieve their dreams and goals. My oldest left the nest when she turned eighteen and I must say I was a little beside myself. I miss her but know she must fly on her own. So far, she’s doing awesome in her new endeavors and I couldn’t be happier.
When I’m not writing I’m usually doing some cover art through my freelance design business. I’m also re-learning web design. Anything creative, I’m drawn to.
3. What is your daily routine as far as when you have an idea for your story?
Number one priority is getting my thirteen year old up and ready in the morning. Coffee is brewed and then my man is off to his business! Once my daughter catches the school bus I’m writing, or creating cover art.
4. Where do you get your ideas from?
Ideas come from things I see during meditation or even dreams. Sometimes I get a strong burst of a vision and I can sit down and write as though someone is whispering in my ear. Unique names and places are brought to my attention and it is my job to capture them while they are still fresh in my memory.
5. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, what would be your favorite and why?
Currently, my favorite characters are Jake and Sabrina from Demoness of Lust. I just felt a very special connection to these two souls. Perhaps it is the fact that I feel so strongly about people not giving up on love because of past situations. I truly believe there is love for everyone.
6. Tell us something funny about yourself that not a lot of people know about?
I’m a hermit and prefer total solitude at times. Not really funny, but odd maybe?
7. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
Strictly from imagination and sometimes from real life. ; )
8. Does your ‘muse’ have a name and if so what is his/her name?
My muse is a private entity, she’s not saying. ; )
9. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
I’d love to venture into the young adult genre because my nieces, nephews and daughters want stories by me they can read! I have several young adult WIPs I need to finish and polish for submission.
10. Who are your favorite authors that are out now?
Oh man, there are just too many to mention.
11. Who is your favorite female and male characters from your books and why?
Currently, my favorite characters are Jake and Sabrina from Demoness of Lust. I just felt a very special connection to these two souls. Perhaps it is the fact that I feel so strongly about people not giving up on love because of past situations. I truly believe there is love for everyone
12. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
Having to stop writing when you have to run an errand or go to a family function. There’s nothing I hate more than having to stop a story when it is flowing well.
13. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
Read plenty of books and write every day. It doesn’t matter if you write a chapter or a paragraph. It is very important to hone your craft. Also, becoming a writer means dealing with critics. If you don’t have a thick skin, get one! Not everyone will enjoy what you write, so you must write for those who truly enjoy your work.
14. If you hadn’t become a writer, what do you think you would be doing right now?
Massage Therapy, Graphic Design
15. What do you like on a man…..briefs, boxer briefs or boxer shorts or nothing at all?
I’m partial to black boxers, I guess because my man wears them.
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
Officer Tyler Lambert thought it would be easy for him to forget about his ex fiancée after two years, but he soon discovers some people are just not easily forgotten.
Alexia DuBois comes from a well-to-do family. Two years ago she left the man she loved standing at the altar all for the sake of making her parents happy. When Tyler stops her for speeding, will they both receive a second chance at love?
Another recent release is Diamond Mind, a sci fi story
Can a human slave and her alien master find love in the diamond mines of planet Tares? Step into Calen and Lithia's world to see if their love can endure the cruel beliefs of a harsh Taresnian society.
Lithia, a human slave born into servitude has been mistreated not only by her alien overseers, but by fellow humans too. At a young age, she befriended and fell in love with a young Taresnian named Calen.
Calen has loved Lithia since they became friends. After an altercation, she’s nearly beaten to death. Seeing his opportunity to keep her by his side, he steps in and nurses her back to health. Unfortunately, the woman he loves makes a decision that changes their relationship. Broken hearted, he joins his father’s army to become a warrior.
Years later, he seeks Lithia out, hoping to pick up where they left off. Soon he discovers the woman he loves no longer wants anything to do with him. Will Calen give into the cruel nature he adapted when he became a conqueror, or will he show Lithia the kind-hearted soul beneath the hardened exterior of the warrior?
When Calen gently laid Lithia on the purple silken bed covers, she clenched her thighs tight, enjoying the friction of her nether regions. He was so big, towering above her like some large looming shadow.
The lights were a soft glow, yet she could still see every shadowy outline of his muscles pressing through his garments. She dropped her gaze to the large wet spot in the front of his pants where his cock proudly saluted her.
His glowing eyes fixated upon her, Calen pulled the tunic over his head and tossed it to the floor. Slowly, he undid his pants and freed himself from them.
She propped herself up on her forearms and glowered at the sight of the large man standing before her. Calen’s thighs were almost big as tree trunks.
His muscles strained with every move he made as his large hands gripped his cock. The organ dripped a large abundance of pre-cum onto the floor. Some slid down toward his hands, coating it. He sighed as he stroked the overly large mushroom shaped head as he walked to the bed.
Her pussy tightened as she watched him stroke himself. He sat beside her and held a drenched finger close to her mouth. Lithia’s pulse quickened and her clit throbbed as she stuck out her tongue and sampled his pre-cum.
Her eyes widened as a twinge of excitement coursed through her veins. The fluid was delicious, a little salty, yet sweet. Her loins burned with desire when Calen slid the pants down her legs. Impatiently, she freed herself of the silk tunic and sat up, but Calen pushed her down gently on the bed.
“So beautiful,” he whispered as he tweaked and caressed each dark nipple of her full breasts. She grimaced briefly as his hand raked across a raised scar, one of many inflicted upon her from Hesteon’s cruel whip. He jerked back, concern masking his chiseled features. “I’m sorry, my love.”
“No, it’s okay,” she assured him. Lithia reached for him and pulled him on top of her. “That one is particularly sensitive as are some others.” But nothing else mattered at this moment. She enjoyed the skin on skin contact and sighed as his warm flesh melded against hers.
“You feel so good,” Calen growled as he slipped his large frame between her thighs. He pressed his large cock against the moist flesh and held it there against the tiny button that craved more attention that it was receiving.
His head dipped and he captured a nipple between his sharp teeth. Lithia’s breath stopped dead in her chest as her pussy contracted. She groaned at the sight of her flesh in between those teeth. He applied more pressure, and she creamed herself even more. “Calen, please,” she begged while lifting her hips off the bed.
Releasing her nipple, his mouth connected with hers and for moments, they were lost in a strong, passionate kiss. Their tongues dueled with each other as Lithia’s thighs encircled part of his body. He was so wide she could barely wrap her legs around him.
Yet still, the combined slickness of their secretions gave them both intense gratification. She moaned aloud as Calen pinned her hard against the bed with his large frame. His organ pressed against her engorged clit, providing her with greater pleasure than she ever imagined.
“I want to pleasure you,” she insisted while imagining the sweet, salty tasting organ in her mouth. She wanted to reap the rewards of sucking every last drop of his fluid from his body.
He acquiesced, rolling off her, onto his side. With a smile, he propped himself up on an elbow, tracing a blazing trail of heat against her skin. She shuddered at the seductive touch.
“I want to see it,” she admitted while biting her lip.
Calen smiled. “It’s yours for the taking,” he assured her before giving his thick organ a few tugs.
I have three upcoming releases, Black Dawn from Evernight Publishing, Demoness of Lust with Amira Press releases April 19th, and My Personal Demon will be released May 4th with Sugar and Spice Press. There are many other stories I’m working on, my muse has hijacked me and I’ve been forced to step away from most social media to breathe life into these stories.
I can be found all over the net
Website I’m building is currently under construction: http://charismaknight.com
Design Site: http://designsbycharisma.yolasite.com/published-book-covers.php