Meet the Exquisite Quill Authors

Welcome to Exquisite Quills, a home away from home blog for authors Lisa Alexander-Griffin, Rose Anderson, E Ayers, Mary Corrales, J.D. Faver, Tara Manderino, Missy Martine, Miriam Newman, Jane Leopold Quinn, and Michele Zurlo. Our novels range from sweet romances to delight your heart to scorching romances to warm your blood. Subscribe for promotional opportunities, excerpts, trailers, interviews and more.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Photo Interview: Mariana Gabrielle



EQ Welcomes Mariana Gabrielle


EQ: Welcome to EQ! Tell us a little bit about yourself!
 
Hi! Thanks for having me!

Mariana Gabrielle is a pseudonym for Mari Christie, a historical fiction and Regency romance writer in Denver, Colorado. In my everyday life, I am a professional business writer, editor, and designer, so my life essentially revolves around the written word. Sad, but true: I have no other hobbies or interests.

EQ: Tell us a little bit about your most recent release.
My first Regency, Royal Regard, is coming out Nov. 28, but is on pre-order now. It is the story of an older woman who has travelled the world as an ambassador’s wife, returned to London with her dying husband. Bella is inherently shy and would prefer to retire to a life in the country, but King George IV and the men in the marriage mart have different plans for her.


Everyone is invited to join the Facebook Launch Party Nov. 28, 3-9 pm MST: https://www.facebook.com/events/299686360237365/ where there will be numerous giveaways from me and other Regency authors.

I am also running a Rafflecopter giveaway for a free copy of the book during the month of November at http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/16e4beaa2/

Buy/Review Links
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Regard-Mariana-Gabrielle-ebook/dp/B00OM3VLCC
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/485585
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22732470-royal-regard


© James Steidl
At the beginning of Royal Regard, Bella and her husband return to London after fifteen years travelling the world on a frigate much like this one. It has never been my conscious goal to be a world traveler, but a whole lot of my characters show such a tendency.


Both inspiration and my distraction, I rescued two feral kittens about 6 months ago. India (on the left) and Burton are the number one reason deadlines fly over my head, the number two reason for typos in my manuscripts, and the best reason—ever—to get up from the computer. (Okay, so I have one other interest…)

My great-great uncle, Percy Whaley, was a world-renowned journalist in the 1920s – 1950s, and the person I credit for passing me the genetic predisposition to writing. I loosely based my mainstream historical, Blind Tribute, on his life.

My mom, Christie Whaley, was a frustrated artist who died young without fulfilling her professional potential. Not coincidentally, she also turned to fiction writing in her last years, but did not finish her manuscript, Feminist Fairy Tales. She is a primary reason I am compelled not only to write, but also to finish novels and publish them. This triptych is/are my favorite piece(s) of hers, representing (to me) breaking out of both obscurity and traditional roles for women.

Connect with Mariana Gabrielle (aka Mari Christie) at:

Website: www.MarianaGabrielle.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MariChristieAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mchristieauthor
Wordpress blog: http://marichristie.wordpress.com/

Friday, November 21, 2014

Tasty Genre Samples

Authors often write across genres. Today's meme offers a chance to highlight our works beyond romance.

In comments, share a blurb or excerpt up to 300 words. Be sure to add your website/blog link and one link to where your books can be found. Example: Your Amazon Author's Page.

 
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Discover great reads on Exquisite Quills' Mixed Genre Share!    

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday!


The internet takes a step back in time every Thursday as people around the world share old baby pictures, vintage prom and wedding photos, and other assorted oldies. Authors can share too! This Thursday meme highlights those books in your backlist.

In comments, tempt us with
a snippet, 300 words or less, from your older works. Don't forget your buy link and website/blog link. Have fun!


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hump Day Blurb Share!


This Wednesday meme is all about the blurb. Can a few tempting words of introduction grab a reader's attention? Let's find out!

In comments, tempt us with the blurb
off your book jacket -- just one book, please. Don't forget your buy link and website/blog link. Have fun!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday Reviews!


Choose the best one-liner from a review (a single sentence) and share in comments. It doesn't matter how much time has passed. All reviews are new to someone. Don't forget your buy link and website/blog link. Have fun!


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Or make your own.


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Monday, November 17, 2014

One Line Monday


This new Monday meme is about perfect sentences: the single line we read that makes us say, damn, that's good!

In comments, tempt us with a single powerful sentence from your novel.
Don't forget your buy link and website/blog link. Have fun!

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Discover great reads. Exquisite Quills' One Line Monday!    

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Snippet Sunday!

Sometimes a little goes a long way. In comments, share a snippet one to three sentences long.

Be sure to add your website/blog link and one link to where your books can be found. Example: Your Amazon Author's Page.

 
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