Monday, February 21, 2011

Celebrating A Dark New Paranormal From The Pen Of Charisma Knight

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog,we're celebrating the release of DARK HEARTS OF CHARM CITY, a dark new erotic paranormal from Charisma Knight!

Charisma lives in the Maryland area with her darling daughters and her overactive imagination. Her love for vampires prompted her to pursue writing in March 2009.Vampires are her first love. Werewolves, ghosts, and dragons follow close behind. She writes of old or "cursed" souls who are reincarnated over the sands of time. Quite often these souls must atone for past sins they care not to remember before fulfilling their destinies.Her stories contain an erotic wild edge with a little fantasy sprinkled within. On occasion, one will discover some stories deal with real life situations. There are certain trials and tribulations everyone faces while walking down that cobblestone road called life. Charisma enjoys writing about how her characters triumph over the hurdles in their existence.



After claiming Diana, Julian realizes the deadly mistake he's made. Once Diana rejects him, he's forced to work with her best friend, Charlene in order to save her life. But is it too late? Does he have a chance to redeem himself and save the love it took him centuries to acquire?

After experiencing betrayal at the hands of Julian, Diana succumbs to the one thing she finds most desirable. Unfortunately, her dark path leads her down a long and dangerous road when she meets up with the rogue elder, Michael Vitello.

Although she rejected Julian, she discovers her love for him grows stronger with each passing moment. She's still in denial when her hasty decisions thrust her in harm's way, and she discovers, albeit a little too late, how much she truly loves Julian.


WIN - Leave Charisma a question about her new book today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an autographed tote bag!  Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - good luck!


  1. Congratulations on your new release. Do you think you will ever try a different genre?

    seriousreader at live dot com

  2. Congrats on the new release Charisma!!!

    Tell us all about the new book - it's part of a trilogy, is that right? And it's a vampire story (wasn't sure when I read the blurb, but dang it, I certainly knew it when I read the excerpt!!!) Wow!!

    Tell us about the other books in this series and how they fit together.

    Hope the new book is a huge seller for you Charisma.

  3. super congrats !

    Regina Ross

  4. Hi Linda! Thank you! Yes, there are definitely other genres that I'd like to try, such as young adult. In the meantime, I think I've mixed a few of the genres, although not on purpose. It just depends on where my muse takes me!

    Thank you Regina for stopping by!

    DeNita, I'll answer your question properly in just a few moments and will share the review from the first book, The Beast Within and go into detail about the second book and touch upon the third book as well.

  5. Hi Charisma,

    Congrats on the new release and on the Cyber Launch party. Yay! I love all of your works. My question: At some point will this trilogy be available in print format? I would absolutely love an autographed copy *snicker*.


  6. Hey Se! Stop for stopping by. I love all your works as well Sis, you know that!

    Yes, when I complete the third book, this will be available in print format. My publisher, Sugar and Spice has already mentioned that to me! I'm really excited about this opportunity!


  7. Hey DeNita, yes, this story is the prequel to The Beast Within. In the first book, we have Diana Carrington who becomes involved with vampire, Julian Grey. Their first encounter, she never knew he was a vampire, although she suspected something strange about him. well, the night he beds her, she discovers his true nature, but her mind still cannot accept it. This is a definite "What would you do if a vampire seduced you" type of story. I'd imagine there would be a whole lot of denial going on even though the person seen actual evidence, you know, the fangs, glowing eyes, demonic voice, etc. Anyway, in the first book Julian harbors a dark secret that will forever change Diana's life. This book was reviewed by Acquanetta Ferguson.

    In my second installment, Diana endures her struggle between good and evil. Julian fights to save her while enduring her dark temper. Shall I say that Julian's love for Diana knows no boundaries. Imagine that because in the first book he wanted her for one thing only. Sex and Blood. Diana basically has tamed his dark beast that dangerously lurks beneath his human facade. But, how much can he endure before she pushes him to the edge?

    Also in Dark Hearts, Michael Vitello is an elder, or an Ancient. He's a sick, sadistic bastard who seeks to claim Diana for his own. Well, in this story, he shares a tidbit of info of his ancient origins. Julian, his sire, Diana, and a vampire hunter have their final--(maybe not) showdown with him.

    My third book (title to be released soon) digs into the history of The Ancients, or shall we say the first vampires and takes place in California. Will The Ancients bring forth the apocalpyse, allowing them to forever reign over mankind?

  8. Congratulations on the release of Dark Hearts OF Charm City and the facebook IR Nation site page.

  9. Hey Leni,

    Thank you. the facebook IR Nation site page was actually author, Stacy Deanne's idea. She only asked me if I would be a co-mod to help acknowledge those who post and promo there.

  10. Great post! Way to go, CK!

    And yep Leni, IR Nation is my baby! LOL!


  11. Congratulations!! I must chase up the rest of the books in the series too. How many do you propose to write in this series?

  12. Thanks Stacy D!

    Abigail, thanks for dropping by!

    Marybelle, thank you. The first book is called The BEast Within, and the 3rd and final book I'm in the process of writing. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Congrats on the new book. Are you planning more in this world?
    debby236 at att dot net

  14. Hi Debby,

    Thanks for stopping by! I have one more book coming, and this will be the final one. Currently, I have not settled on a title, but it will explain so much about the Ancients. An awesome idea came to me while finishing up the editing process for Dark Hearts. There is some tragedy in this story, but i assure you there is a HEA for Julian and Diana. Also, new characters will be set into place.

  15. Fantastic excerpt, Charisma. I love the cover, too.