Jude Knight

Biography

Jude Knight has been telling stories all her life: making up serial tales to amuse her friends and children, imagining sequels to books that have moved her and left her wanting more, occasionally submitting short stories to magazines and the radio, starting more than a dozen novels set in different times and places.

She has devoted most of the last forty years to a career in commercial writing and raising a large family (most recently as grandmother-in-residence while a daughter was out of action for three years). She and her own personal romantic hero, with whom she has shared those forty+ years, now live with two cats and frequent visitors in a small town in rural New Zealand.

Judy wrote and published her first historical romance in 2014, and now has the wind in her sails and a head full of strong determined heroines, heroes with the sense to appreciate them, and villains you'll love to loathe.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I researched what other authors had said about cover design, and spent a lot of time thinking about the way I wanted to present the story. I also looked at many images, trying to find one that would work. I decided I wanted a great house and an invalid chair, but finding them was quite a trick! I've blogged about the cover journey, but the brief end point was that I eventually had the chair drawn by an artist I know. I also experimented with a number of fonts before I found one that worked at thumbnail size. I'm pleased with the result. What do you think?
What do you read for pleasure?
I read widely. I particularly like historical fiction and historical romance, sf, mystery, and fantasy. But I also read biographies, philosophy, contemporary novels. You name it, really.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Jude Knight online


Books

Hearts in the Land of Ferns: Love Tales in New Zealand.
Pre-release—available April 23, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Romance » Historical
This collection of New Zealand stories are all lunch-length reads, all prepublished in other box sets but collected together here for the first time. It includes two historical romance novellas and three contemporary romantic suspense novellas.
Valentines from Bath
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 128,080. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Master of Ceremonies announces a great ball to be held on Valentine’s Day in the Upper Assembly Rooms of Bath. Ladies and gentlemen -- and some who are neither -- ready themselves for the event. Anything can happen in the magic of music and candlelight as couples dance, flirt, and open themselves to romantic possibilities. Problems and conflict may just fade away at a Valentine’s Day Ball.
Follow Your Star Home
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 166,420. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Divided sweethearts seek love and forgiveness in this collection of eight seasonal novellas.
The Realm of Silence
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,700. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Rescue her daughter, destroy her dragons, defeat his demons, win the widow, go back to his lonely life. Book 3 of The Golden Redepennings series
If Mistletoe Could Tell Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,230. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Historical » Regency
In this 2017 box set, you’ll find Jude’s four published Christmas novellas plus two Christmas-themed stories from her lunch-length reads collections. All together in one 97,500 word volume for your holiday pleasure.
Lord Calne's Christmas Ruby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,620. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
When an impoverished earl sets out to help a wealthy merchant's daughter solve the mystery of her aunt's disappearing inheritance, neither intend romance. He can't afford to wed, and won't live on his wife. She won't marry a fortune hunter. But pride is a cold bedfellow, and Christmas may bring a change of heart.
Never Too Late
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,490. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2017 by Bluestocking Belles. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
Eight authors and eight different takes on four dramatic elements selected by our readers—an older heroine, a wise man, a Bible, and a compromising situation that isn’t. Set in a variety of locations around the world over eight centuries, welcome to the romance of the Bluestocking Belles’ 2017 Holiday Anthology. It’s Never Too Late to find love.
Lost in the Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,900. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Four short stories and a novella as a taste of Jude's writing. Historical romance with lost loves reunited and mysteries untangled.
A Suitable Husband
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
As the Duchess of Haverford’s companion, Cedrica Grenford is not treated as a poor relation and is encouraged to mingle with Her Grace’s guests. Perhaps among the gentlemen gathered for the duchess’s house party, she will find a suitable husband?
A Raging Madness
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,070. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Their marriage is a fiction. Their enemies are all too real. Ella survived an abusive and philandering husband, in-laws who hate her, and public scorn. But she’s not sure she will survive love. Alex understands his supposed wife never wishes to remarry. And if she had chosen to wed, it would not have been to him. But malicious enemies force them to face their past in order to save their future..
Revealed in Mist
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,390. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Prue's job is to uncover secrets, but she hides a few of her own. Enquiry agent David solves problems for the ton, but knows he will never be one of them. Together, they must face the past to find their future.
Holly and Hopeful Hearts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 192,220. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2016 by Bluestocking Belles. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
When the Duchess of Haverford sends out invitations to a Yuletide house party and a New Year’s Eve ball at her country estate, Hollystone Hall, those who respond know that Her Grace intends to raise money for her favorite cause and promote whatever marriages she can. Eight assorted heroes and heroines set out with their pocketbooks firmly clutched and hearts in protective custody. Or are they?
Gingerbread Bride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,560. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Travelling with her father’s fleet has left Mary Pritchard ill-prepared for London Society, and prey to the machinations of false friends. When she strikes out on her own to find a more suitable locale to take up her solitary spinsterhood, she finds adventure, trouble, and her girlhood hero, riding once more to her rescue. This novella first appeared in the Bluestocking Belles 2015 box set.
Hand-Turned Tales
Price: Free! Words: 47,710. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Hand-Turned Tales is a sampler pack of three short stories and a novella. Dip in, and try Jude's writing for free: four very different tales with a variety of heroes, heroines, villains, and settings.
A Baron for Becky
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 68,130. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
She was a fallen woman. How could the men who loved her help her land on her feet?
Farewell to Kindness
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 133,310. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Rede: a reluctant earl, focused on his quest for revenge against the murderers of his family. Anne: a mysterious widow, seeking to keep her family hidden from scandal and danger. Their instant attraction must be denied. Giving up their secrets to one another means turning their backs on all they've worked for. Then their enemies join forces, and Rede and Anne need one another to survive.
Candle's Christmas Chair
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,590. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
(4.89 from 9 reviews)
When Viscount Avery comes to see an invalid chair maker, he does not expect to find Min Bradshaw, the woman who rejected him 3 years earlier. Or did she? He wonders if there is more to the story. For 3 years, Min Bradshaw has remembered the handsome guardsman who courted her for her fortune. She didn't expect to see him in her workshop, and she certainly doesn't intend to let him fool her again.

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