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As a provocative series of paranormal temptation begins, a vampire king seduces the supernaturally gifted man hunting him. But when the stakes are literally life or death, their struggle for control is no game.
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Since 90 Minutes in Heaven was published, millions of people worldwide have read the incredible true story of Don Piper's experience with death and life.
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senior agent :
Deidre Knight
The Knight Agency, Inc.
232 West Washington Street, Madison, GA 30650
"Showalter's writing is stunning. Her narrative engulfs readers so deeply into her story that they'll be in danger of forgetting the world around them-RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars Top Pick

In 1996, Deidre Knight founded The Knight Agency (TKA). Since that time, TKA has become one of the most successful boutique agencies in the country with more than 30 New York Times bestseller hits in the past two years. Collectively, the TKA team has sold more than 2,000 titles to a broad spectrum of houses.

As an agency, we believe the reason for our success is our ability to foster strong relationships with our clients in a partnership that is committed to seeing their career grow and prosper in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. Our agency offer a comprehensive range of services, including editorial refinement, branding consultation and strategy, in-house subsidiary rights and publicity support.

Deidre Knight has successfully placed over 1000 titles in a wide variety of areas; including non-fiction, young adult, fantasy, romance, women's fiction, and literary fiction. Nonfiction areas of expertise include: prescriptive, narrative, self help, lifestyle, food and cooking, LGBT topics, sports, and spirituality. Her most well-known clients include New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter and co-authors Don Piper and Cecil Murphey, whose blockbuster title, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, has remained on the NYT bestseller list for several years and was also released as a major motion picture starring Kate Bosworth in 2015.

Deidre is a member of The Association of Authors' Representatives and Romance Writers of America.

years experience: 20+
Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Business/investing/finance, Religious, Health, Middle Grade, Women's Fiction, Inspirational/Religious Fiction, Narrative Non-Fiction, Self-Help
Gena Showalter, Don Piper, Cecil Murphey, Louisa Edwards, Lauren Jameson, Marley Gibson, Maria Geraci, Kate Pearce, Cara Lockwood, Robin Owens, Kerry Anne King, Bryan Anderson


PEOPLE I MET AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN: WHO WILL BE THERE BECAUSE OF YOU?, a follow up to Don Piper's 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN (co-written by Cecil Murphey)

Don Piper and Cecil Murphey's New York Times bestselling work 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

Gena Showalter's THE DARKEST SEDUCTION, Lords of the Underworld series

Bryan Anderson's NO TURNING BACK (a memoir about one man's truly inspirational outlook on living, no matter the odds)


New/Upcoming Releases –

Lambda Award winner TJ Klune's LGBT #ownvoices teen series, THE EXTRAORDINARIES, as well as his Indie Next Pick THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA.

Gena Showalter's THE DARKEST KING: WILLIAM'S STORY (Lords of the Underworld Book 15).

Sales –

USA Today bestselling author Ella Quinn's new Regency romances, featuring crossover characters from The Worthingtons series and The Marriage Game series, to John Scognamiglio at Kensington, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Janna Bonikowski and Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency.

Lambda Award-winning author TJ Klune's THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA, a queer contemporary story of a by-the-books case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, who's sent to investigate the caretaker of six children who are unlike anything the world has ever seen, to Ali Fisher at Tor, in a six-figure deal, in an exclusive submission, in a three-book deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world English).

NYT bestselling authors Don Piper and Cecil Murphey's PEOPLE I MET AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN: WHO WILL BE THERE BECAUSE OF YOU?, a follow up to 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, in which Piper reveals the intimate details of the people who met him at the gates of heaven, to Keren Baltzer at Faith Words, in a good deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world).

Annabeth Albert's FROZEN HEARTS, an Alaska set m/m series, to Angela James at Carina Press, in a three-book deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world English).

M.A. Grant's PRINCE OF AIR AND DARKNESS, a male/male romance in which an Unseelie prince and his magickal human roommate's volatile relationship is transformed when they're caught at the start of an apocalyptic faerie civil war, to Kerri Buckley at Carina Press, in a three-book deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (word English).

Annabeth Albert's BETTER NOT POUT, a m/m holiday romance featuring an older military hero reluctantly playing Santa and the much younger elf who shows him everything he's been missing, to Angela James at Carina Press, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world English).

Lambda Award winner TJ Klune's LGBT #ownvoices teen series, THE EXTRAORDINARIES, pitched as a smartly funny, romantic tale of teen superheroes and the everyday geek boy who follows them, to Ali Fisher at Tor Teen, in a six-figure deal, at auction, for publication winter 2020 (NA), by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency, and to Sam Bradbury at Hodder & Stoughton, in a very good deal, for simultaneous publication (UK).

Jill Monroe's new Christmas-themed contemporary HEART OF GLASS, featuring a woman who hires a renowned but secretive glass-blower to jump start the family ornament company, who might be her biggest--and favorite--mistake, to Stacey Donovan of Hallmark, in a nice deal, by Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency (world).

Debby Giusti's untitled Love Inspired Suspense romance, part of a mini-continuity about witness protection, set amidst the Amish community, to Emily Rodmell at Harlequin, in a nice deal, by Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency (world).
February 15, 2018 - ROYALLY HUNG, by Anne Marsh

Anne Marsh's ROYALLY HUNG, about a European prince who marries an unroyal American bride, to Kristine Swartz at Intermix, for publication in Spring 2018, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world).

90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey, which recounts Don’s death experience, was into a major motion picture by Family Christian Entertainment, the new sister company of the nation’s largest Christian retailer, Family Christian Stores. Kate Bosworth (SUPERMAN RETURNS) and Hayden Christensen (STAR WARS) starred. Michael Polish (TWIN FALLS IDAHO, BIG SUR) directed. The film hit theaters in October 2015

Film rights for Marley Gibson’s GHOST HUNTRESS series to Shoulderhill Entertainment

TV rights for Sara Lunsford's SWEET HELL ON FIRE: A MEMOIR OF THE PRISON I WORKED IN AND THE PRISON I LIVED IN to CBS Television Studios with Kennedy/Marshall (LINCOLN, THE BOURNE LEGACY) producing

Deidre Knight began her career in film and entertainment, working on the NBC television show In The Heat of the Night with the legendary Carroll O’Connor and Oscar winner Howard Rollins. She is the 2008 recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Agent of the Year from the New York City-area Romance Writers of America chapter.
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