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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, October 25, 2014

Photo Interview: Dena Garson



EQ Welcomes Dena Garson!


EQ: Welcome to EQ! Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I’m a process improvement specialist by day and a jewelry designer and author by night. I have two rowdy boys who play all kinds of sports so I’m frequently on the sidelines cheering them on. Books are my escape – either by reading them or capturing new stories on paper. Since my boys won’t do exactly what I want when I want, I take my frustrations out on unsuspecting characters. At least my heroines stand a chance of having a clean house!!

EQ:Tell us a little bit about your most recent release.
Loss of Control was released in July. It’s a sensual contemporary about two co-workers who first meet when they’re thrown together on an out of town assignment. They’re each attracted to the other but for various reasons don’t feel they can act on their feelings.



What photos inspired or encapsulate your characters, setting, or conflict?
Jeanie, the heroine in Loss of Control, faces an ethical dilemma. Her decision could affect not only her and her job but potentially the company. Lucky for her Steve is there to offer support!



Exquisite moment:                
I have two boys. Both love to play video games. I usually take my laptop into the living room and write or work while they play. It allows me to be near them, monitor what they are playing, and act as referee when needed. In the last couple of years, some of the best moments have been when they invite me to play the game with them. They know I’m not good on their games and that I have trouble with all the buttons on the controller (seriously – we had a joystick and ONE button – these have a dozen!). The boys often cover my back and try to keep me from getting killed and show me how to do some of their tricks. They’re very patient and protective of me in game. “I got them, mom!” or “Don’t shoot my mommie.” It’s really very sweet. Now if I could get them to be as nice to each other in real life…

Guilty pleasures:              
We have a chain of ice cream stores around here that have their own cows and make their own milk and ice cream. I discovered the joy (and heart ache) of their banana fudge sunday a few years back. This is a guilty pleasure because I just can’t eat them very often – not only is it a lot of sugar but ice cream wreaks havoc on my digestive system. But dangit! Sometimes you just gotta give in to your cravings!

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Friday, October 24, 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, October 23, 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, October 22, 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, October 21, 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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Monday, October 20, 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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Sunday, October 19, 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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