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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.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Snippet Sunday!

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

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Friday, December 19, 2014

We have a special book post here today. EQ Member Miriam Newman's Ice Maiden, to be released Christmas Day


Fantasy historical now available for pre-order, to be delivered to your Kindle or other application on Christmas Day!  This is the third book in the series which includes The King’s Daughter and Heart of the Earth.
 


ICE MAIDEN

The Chronicles of Alcinia – Part III

By Miriam Newman

 
When a simple farm girl attracts the notice of the King’s half brother, it leads to a dazzling world of privilege, intrigue, passion and war.

 
EXCERPT:

 
Snow lay on the ground. It was only first snow, a taste of winter, but enough to let us follow churned-up prints and splotches of blood down the slope towards the beach. That was where our men had made their stand. I saw that the ships that had brought us supplies had been roped together to make a great floating platform and put out to sea away from the beach to intercept ships coming in. A second line—of men—seemed to have been deployed on the beach. There were bodies there and in the water with more washing up, and a few ships half sunk in the tide, their sails burned. Everything smelled charred.

There were Havacians and Omanis on the beach, helping the injured—ours, at least. If they were Armatican, that was their last dawn. No one would bring them to us for care.

My lord was easy to spot. He was taller even than most Havacians, and he was unhelmeted. I wondered with a sense of exasperation if he had even bothered to shield his head. That man was born for battle. Probably he had enjoyed it. Son of a general indeed. Now I believed it.

Regardless, I went down to him through small hummocks of bodies and battle gear strewn across snow and sand. All of the women were looking for their men, and now I was one of them.

He was flushed with cold and battle fever, still carrying a gory sword that he plunged into the snow as though cleaning it, but he was not. He didn’t want me to see the blood, but I caught his distinct look of victory touching on defiance as he did it. He was what he was, that look said. Take it or leave it.

This now blood-drenched island was not what I had ever envisioned as a home. He was not the man I’d thought of in my dreams. I had never had much time for dreams, anyway, and I wouldn’t now—there was going to be too much work to do. But I thought now I would do it with him.

 



 

BIO FOR MIRIAM NEWMAN

 
Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been Miriam’s passion for as long as she can remember.  She was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug.  She brings that background to her writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where she nurtures her muse.  Her published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance.  Currently she lives in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals.  You can view her books at www.miriamnewman.com.   

 
www.miriamnewman.com
www.thecelticroseblog.blogspot.com
Facebook:  Miriam Newman Author
Twitter@miriamnewman

 

Thursday, December 18, 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, December 17, 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, December 16, 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, December 15, 2014

Wash Line Monday!

Our Monday meme shines a light on apparel. From Regency to Steampunk, and everything in between, we dress our characters to reflect the story we want to tell.

In comments, and in 300 words or less, give us a snippet from your novel that describes what your heroes, heroines, or bit players are wearing. Don't forget your buy link and website/blog link. Have fun!


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Sunday, December 14, 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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