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.

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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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Photo Interview: Maggie Le Page



Exquisite Quills Welcomes Maggie Le Page!

EQ: Welcome to EQ! Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Hi, and thanks so much for inviting me over. I live down in Christchurch, New Zealand with my partner and two young children. I self-published A Heat Of The Moment Thing in 2013, juggling it around kidstuff, earthquakes, house shifts and work. It’s fair to say my life tends towards chaos.

Like many Kiwis I love to travel. I also enjoy reading and indulging in lazy hazy beach days. Clearly the trifecta – ie all three; say, as an island holiday combo – gets my vote. (Grins.)

I’m currently putting the finishing touches on my second novel, The Trouble With Dying, and plotting a sequel to A Heat Of The Moment Thing.


EQ: Tell us a little bit about your most recent release.
A Heat Of The Moment Thing is a romantic comedy about a woman who, after one too many Mr Wrongs, has decided it’s career girl or bust. When Mr Sizzling-Hot shows up as her new boss, she knows she’s in trouble. But she’s not about to risk her career on an office fling, so she takes defensive action. And that’s when the real trouble starts.

 
My writing process
I try to plan, truly I do, but my best writing comes when I have no idea what’s going to happen next and I just write. I like to call it the dartboard approach (because when I throw a dart it is very random, believe me). Strangely, it usually works.


 


The heroine’s conflict in A Heat Of The Moment Thing
In A Heat Of The Moment Thing, the heroine’s work and personal lives collide. Literally. Can you work it out from the photo?


 
 
An exquisite moment
Snowfall – the looks on our kids’ faces. Priceless. (Can you tell it doesn’t happen often at our place?)


Guilty pleasures
Bad timing. I’ve just started an eight-week liver cleansing diet. That means my guilty pleasures –chocolate, coffee, and wine are bad bad bad. Guess I’ve got a lot to feel guilty about. ;)


A risk or challenge I’ve taken

No, I haven’t bungy jumped – are you kidding?! – but it felt every bit as scary when I self-published my first book, despite the scores of rejections I’d had. I love the fact that readers are finding A Heat Of The Moment Thing and enjoying it.


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Friday, October 17, 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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Thursday, October 16, 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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