Just released!
Waking up married to handsome cowboy, Brand Morgan, is just the start of shy, wildlife photographer, Rachael Jacobs’ trouble. She becomes the target of a jealous psychopath and a police suspect, but with Brand watching over her, she manages to survive. When he takes her home to meet his family, she thinks their marriage might have a chance, only to discover that there is more to him than being a simple cowboy. After all his horse trailer probably costs more than her house. Rachael is suddenly thrust into dealing with the repercussions that come with affluence – an overprotective, suspicious brother-in-law, a lethal stalker, and living a life outside her comfort zone.

 
 
SLC Readers Luncheon
will be held at South Towne Expo Center on

Saturday, November 7, 2015
I will be there and would love for you to join me at my table.
Robyn Carr is our keynote speaker.
I'll have a picture of the gift bags I'm working up later.Click on picture for link for more information.
 
 
The Ruins - Out of Time


Connected by destiny brought together out of time.
Linguist, Leeza Jaeffs, deciphers the warning 'destruction to all' but not in time to stop Zareck, a greedy man, from starting the engines on the ancient, crashed spaceship. Locked away on the ship by Zareck, Leeza wakes four hundred and fifty years in the future when the ship is rediscovered. Once again Leeza faces power-hungry men who won't yield to caution. Even though she faces a language barrier and her immune system has no defenses against her new world, she's determined not to let history repeat itself. Jorran Carell has waited a long time to find his heart-mate, never once guessing she was from the past, but with danger from men and the planet killing her, even all his efforts and love may not be enough to give them a future.


 
 
Amy Williams desperately wants the job taking care of eight-year-old Chance McCarron though she knows nothing of being a nanny, much less a governess. Still, Chance is easy to love but problems arise as he's not the only McCarron male who pulls at her heart. Older brother Jake McCarron is an intrigue that is hard to resist, but when a series of 'accidents' threaten Chance's life can Amy trust her heart and believe in Jake, or does he want his brother out of the way so everything will be his.

Jake McCarron has had enough of his step-mother's advances and the old crones she keeps hiring to watch his brother. But when his grandmother steps in and hires a new governess, he's not only faced with challenge of running the ranch but keeping Amy safe as he tries to make her his governess forever.


 
 
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Things don't always go as you wish.


His Governess was to be out last week but due to technical problem, it shows up on Amazon but without a price and as unavailable, (except in Japanese, go figure). 
I will let you know as soon as it's available.

Amy Williams desperately wants the job taking care of eight-year-old Chance McCarron though she knows nothing of being a nanny, much less a governess. Still Chance is easy to love but problems arise as he's not the only McCarron male who pulls at her heart. Older brother Jake McCarron is an intrigue that is hard to resist, but when a series of 'accidents' threaten Chance's life can Amy trust her heart and believe in Jake or does he want his brother out of the way so everything will be his.

Jake McCarron has had enough of his step-mother's advances and the old crones she keeps hiring to watch his brother. But when his grandmother steps in and hires a new governess, he's not only faced with challenge of running the ranch but keeping Amy safe as he tries to make her his governess forever.


 
 
Trail to Her Heart is out on Amazon
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Jessica Wellington flees her home to avoid being married to a man she despises. She disguises herself as a boy to join a wagon train. But, when she’s discovered, she’s forced into a marriage, except this time, it’s to a man she loves.
As a boy, Jess Wells disturbed Nathan Hawke; as a woman, his frustration knows no bounds. There’s no convenience in this marriage of convenience. Nathan must figure out not only how to make Jessica love him, but keep her safe on a trail filled with dangers, animal and human.



 
 

A wonderful review I had to share. Just what I need the I got out of the hospital. Don't worry I'm doing good, but this just made things better. For an author this is the best medicine. 

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I think this is the first story I've read where the female love interest is blind. I admire the author for weaving Rachelle's blindness into the story and making it part of the story, instead of making it the focus of the story. What I mean is, Rachelle is simply a character who happens to be blind, just like another character might happen to be from Texas and speak with a southern accent. Nobody makes a big deal out of it; it just is. Her inability to see doesn't drive the plot, but it does add an interesting element to the story due to the limitations of what she can and cannot do. Even better, she's far from the damsel in distress: she's competent, independent, and determined to help her boss discover the identity of the anonymous caller who is threatening to take her boss down. In fact, in some ways her blindness actually gives her an advantage instead of putting her at a disadvantage. Very refreshing.

I liked Britt, liked how Rachelle's blindness was never an issue for him, how he recognized and respected the fact that she was independent and capable. He allowed her the space to be herself and never once condescended to her or treated her differently from anyone else.

The plot was skilfully woven, the suspense building up as the story progressed. I did think that they could have narrowed down the pool of suspects much sooner, given all the various clues that had been accumulated, but the exact unveiling of the who, why, and how was still a surprise and pretty satisfying. A minor disappointment had to do with Britt's security chief, Laslow. Because in the beginning Laslow seems to dislike Rachelle and disbelieve her accounts of the anonymous threats, I thought he was going to play a bigger role in the story, so I felt a little let down that he kind of dropped out of sight in the second half of the story. It was like a foreshadowing that led nowhere. At the very least, I would have liked to see his attitude towards Rachelle gradually change to acceptance, then approval... something like that.

Another reviewer mentioned "tons of grammatical errors" but I don't recall the errors, I only remember the truly memorable characters and fantastic plot. And I'm usually the sort of person who would notice such errors, so that tells you how gripping I found this story. This is the first story I've read by Ms Knight, but it definitely won't be the last!

 
 
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Kicking off summer with a gift to you. I'm giving my E-book edition 
Blind Witness 
free on amazon for 3 days. 
June 5th - 7th.
I hope you enjoy and have a great summer.
Alysia S. Knight

 
 
I had a wonderful time at the LDS Storymakers Conference.
   There were a lot of great workshops and I thought for the next couple weeks I'd share some of the gems I received and my take on them. I hope maybe you can find as much inspiration in them.
There was so many great things, but the one that is most memorable to me was something the Keynote speaker, the talented, Martine Leavitt said in her address. To paraphrase as close as I in can.


  Talent is a dangerous word because, if you believe you have it you might not work hard enough to develop it, and if you don't think you have it, you might give up too soon for it to develop. 


There is a lot of truth in there. Remember even if you have a talent in something, you have to continue to work at. I will add-also enjoy the journey.
Alysia S. Knight
 
 
Off for the next couple days for LDS Storymakers Conference.
So excited. It's an excellent conference. 


I would suggest to keep an eye out for writing conferences in your area. Check them out and find what might be useful to you. If you can't find one close that you can attend there are groups that have online classes. Check and make sure first what you're getting and that it is worth what you put out for it. But, keep learning and growing in you writing.


Every words you write, even those you edit out, makes you a better writer.
Have a great week!
Alysia S. Knight
 


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