Meet the Exquisite Quill Authors


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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. Don't forget your buy link and website/blog link. Have fun!

 Share your participation with our
ready-to-go tweet. Or make your own.

Read my blurb on Exquisite Quills' Hump Day Blurb Share! http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/   

16 comments:

Barbara White Daille said...

Thanks for the chance to share, EQ. This blurb is from my first Flagman's Folly book, A Rancher's Pride (Barbara White Daille):

His Whole World Is In Her Hands

Sam Robertson’s life just changed. In one short day, he found out that he’s a daddy; that his beautiful little girl, Becky, is deaf; and that her aunt, sign language teacher Kayla Ward, intends to fight him for custody.

There are plenty of reasons Sam shouldn’t fall for Kayla. A city girl like her has no place on his ranch, particularly when she’s his ex-wife’s gorgeous sister. But thanks to the judge’s orders, Sam’s spending a lot of time with Kayla, trying to give Becky the stable home she’s never known.

Despite their ongoing custody battle, Sam and Kayla’s love for Becky brings them closer than they ever expected, and Sam knows that no matter who wins in court, he could still lose—Kayla or his daughter.

~~

Amazon: A Rancher’s Pride

www.BarbaraWhiteDaille.com


Laura Strickland said...

Here's the blurb for my latest Highlander Romance:

Widowed following a marriage of convenience, Jeannie MacWherter has fled lowland Dumfries, Scotland, for the highland cottage bequeathed to her late husband by his brother-in-arms, laird of the glen. Though she’s never met the laird, local rumor labels him both murderer and seducer—a wicked, dangerous man who Jeannie learns is determined to chase her from his land.

Finnan MacAllister has come home to Glen Mhor in order to right past wrongs. He doesn’t care that Rowan Cottage is the beautiful Widow MacWherter’s only refuge. He’s convinced she’s a wanton who deliberately broke the heart of his best friend, Geordie, and he’s vowed to get even with her: seduction is his weapon of choice. But will his own heart betray him?

Buy link Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Highland-Ways-Laura-Strickland-ebook/dp/B00V7CT52O/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1446036536&sr=1-3&keywords=laura+strickland

www.laurastricklandbooks.com

Thank you!

Andrea Cooper said...

Son of Dragons - Fantasy / PNR

In a time of false peace, the dead rise as soldiers for the Warloc's scheme. For thousands of years he has stood ready for the final battle. Though the witch and her cursed Elvin have destroyed his physical body, now with his protégé, he has honed a new way to wage war.

Shunned by her own people and weary-hearted from centuries of lost loves, Elvin warrior Mirhana scours the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until a prince seeks her aid.

Never has Prince Landon met a woman like Mirhana. Both beautiful and deadly, she haunts his dreams. The battle at hand becomes more enchanting than fighting to remain true to his unseen betrothed.

When a traitor emerges, new alliances are tested and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy and find the . . . Son of Dragons.

Son of Dragons
Andrea R. Cooper

Jacqueline Sinclair said...

Love finds every generation. So does trouble.

Margaret Wilson is eighteen years old in 1969. The Vietnam War is raging. Her mother is dying and her father is drowning in pain. She is sheltered, religious and completely unprepared to fall in love with William Steele.

William has it all. A product of his family’s legendary reputation, he’s rich, reckless and known for pushing boundaries. He stands up to gossip by upping the ante, one rebellious night at a time.

The reality of his world sweeps away Margaret’s innocence and puts her in the middle of a place she’s never known. With William at her side, she can’t help but question her own boundaries and the temptation to ignore them is running high. Then, one night, one poor decision and Margaret becomes the one with everything to lose.

Will their young love be strong enough to hold it all together?

�� PreOrder On Amazon: http://goo.gl/DJ3K50
�� Amazon: http://goo.gl/NVWZUf

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Love Awakens, an erotic vampire romance:

"This book has everything you'd want in an erotic romance.
M/F, M/M, F/F, multiple partners, slight BDSM.
There's something for everyone."

Weary of her vampire existence, Detective Pamela Manley laser-focuses on her job as a police officer. Life is perfect until a certain handsome lawyer crosses her in court. What he doesn't know is that she's centuries older than he is, and she intends to control him.

Defense lawyer Stephen Armsbury is hot for the beautiful cop. After an evening of food and intimate kisses, he plans to get her into his bed ASAP. Furious when he discovers she's also a vamp, not to mention older and more powerful, he must discover why she shields her powers from him.

Hot-to-the-touch vampire elders and one lusty vamp rebel meddle in their growing relationship. Will Pamela reconcile herself with her undead status? Can Stephen win the love of his bewitching cop?

Can you guess what the answer to those questions is?

Jane Leopold Quinn http://janeleopoldquinn.blogspot.com
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PKNEPSA

Mary Morgan said...

Dragon Knight's Axe ~ Order of the Dragon Knights, Book 3

Alastair MacKay, a battled-scarred Dragon Knight flees to the sea to separate himself from his fae-given power connecting him to the land. But it is on land that he rescues a woman from a slave trader in Ireland. It is through Fiona he steps back inadvertently into a world filled with magic—taking on the role of protector and at the same time leading him on a journey to confront his greatest regret and fears.

Research assistant, Fiona O’Quinlan loves translating ancient artifacts at Trinity College. When she falls asleep on an archeological dig, she awakens in another time. She soon discovers a Dragon Knight’s relic has been entrusted into her care. Determined to return the artifact to the Great Glen, Fiona is unprepared for the danger ahead—losing her heart and soul to Alastair “Beast” MacKay.

Will their love be strong enough to soothe the beast and heal the man? Or will Death swing its axe, leaving them lost for all eternity?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Knights-Axe-Order-Book-ebook/dp/B00Y5756TO/

Website: http://www.marymorganauthor.com

Sophia Ryan said...

6 DAYS OF YOU by Sophia Ryan

Lily’s uber-conservative boyfriend Michael finally agrees to let her visit over fall break, but only if she agrees to his no-sex rule. Unfortunately, he’s ditched her for a trip to Vail, a blizzard has hit, and she’s forced to stay the week with his grumpy, gay, totally yummy roommate. Then the heat in the building shuts down, and she discovers two things—the sexy stud keeps her hotter than any furnace, and he’s definitely not gay. No-sex rule? How about no rules?

After a bad break-up with his girlfriend, Daryl’s looking forward to a quiet week without his annoying roommate, Mike. His plans go awry when a sexy-as-sin blonde, suitcase in hand, barges in claiming to be Mike’s girlfriend. He doesn’t have the heart to tell her Mike’s away with two gorgeous redheads, and with snow piling up he can’t throw her out. He’d never move in on his roommate’s girl, but as the feisty bombshell settles in, the tiny dorm room grows smaller and certain parts of his body grow bigger.

It’s going to be a hell of a long and sexy six days.


“Daryl and Lily find each other and oh man if that was the best love making. Seriously I was like... Holy gees! Wow! And Wowsers!” –GOODREADS REVIEW, 5 STARS


Amazon
Wild Rose Press
Other Sophia Ryan Books

vicki batman said...

"Holiday Handbag Extravaganza," a romantic comedy short story in the Season of Surprises holiday anthology:


Christmas Countdown is on! Hunk-a-licious customer, Jack Treadaway, pesters boutique owner, Callie Woods, to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town.

Receiving 5 star reviews!!!

Find Vicki at: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com
Find Season of Surprises at: http://amzn.to/1Mt90ZE


Thank you, Exquisite Quills!

Margo Bond Collins said...

 

Legally Undead

by Margo Bond Collins

 

A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can. 

Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.

But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire sucking the blood from her fiancé, Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs—not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.

As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning to face them, Elle realizes Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.

Amazon 

World Weaver Press

Margo Bond Collins' Amazon Page

Mary Marvella said...

http://amzn.to/1P1a0CT

Blurb for Protecting Melissa:
Melissa isn't looking for a man in her life since her husband was killed for his dubious business dealings before she learned about his secret life. She'd had a crush on Gabriel in her teens but now that she's his son's teacher, she can't afford to act on silly high school crushes.

Gabe remembers when Melissa followed him and her brother around. She's no kid and he wants more from her than he should. Now she's his son's teacher and she's in danger. How can he not protect her?

www.MaryMarvella.com

Alice Orr said...

A YEAR OF SUMMER SHADOWS
Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series Book 2
Mark & Hailey’s Story
By Alice Orr


The town she loves is filled with deadly secrets…

Hailey Lambert loves the North Country even though she doesn’t love some of her North Country memories. Riverton was a great place to grow up – except for the Hargate’s. Now Julia Hargate is back in Hailey’s life and so is Julia’s domineering mother.

Hailey wants them both gone. But Julia is involved in a murder that could get her killed too. Hailey has no choice. She has to help. And she puts herself in danger to do that.

Mark Kalli has wanted Hailey in his bed for a long time but she won’t give him the time of day. Now she’s mixed up in the murder of sleazy Finley Yates. It looks like spoiled heiress Julia Hargate is the killer. Hailey insists that’s not true. Mark has no choice but to get involved with the killing and with Hailey – whether she wants him the way he wants her or not.

A Year of Summer Shadows is Book 2 in the Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series set in and around Riverton - a town in the remote North Country. Featuring the Kalli family and the fortunate people who find safety and a warm welcome on Riverton Road. A Wrong Way Home was Book 1 in the series. A Villain for Vanessa will be Book 3.

Alice's Website - http://www.aliceorrboosks.com
Alice's Books - http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B000APC22E

Savanna Kougar said...

KANDY APPLE AND HER HELLHOUNDS

[Ménage Amour: Erotic Paranormal Ménage Romance, M/F/M, shape-shifters]

Kandace doesn’t know why she’s a real witch. Despite her powers, she can’t find her biological parents. When the Tuxedo Twins tempt her with knowledge about her heritage at a charity event, Kandace agrees to dance with the mysterious Supernaturals. Unexpectedly, they are threatened by the omnipresent evil she’s been warned about in her dreams. To keep from being enslaved, Kandace brings forth her greater magick. But, to save her homeworld, she needs her Hellhounds.

Zolivar and Zindale, two of Hades’s most mission-accomplished Hellhounds, see a witch sliding down the bannister after her heist of a painting. Spellbound, they know they’ve found just the right Kandy Apple to lick for Halloween. With every passion, Zin and Zol woo their chosen witch. Will their Triad mate stay once she learns they can’t fall in love like humans? Or will she return to her homeworld?

Available at ~ http://bookstrand.com/kandy-apple-and-her-hellhounds ~ and the usual ebook and print vendors.

HAPPY READING!

Savanna

Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~http:savannakougar.com~

Alice Orr said...

I'm back here to see if I can create a live link to my Amazon Author Page at

here

Cross fingers for me. Thanks. Alice Orr

bluemistlizzi said...

A Long Trail Rolling
by
Lizzi Tremayne


It might have been the mare that did it, stopping dead in her tracks, nearly dropping Aleksandra over her shoulder, or maybe it was the flies that buzzed around the blood pooling beneath the butchered man in the Pony Express station doorway. Whichever it was, it got her full attention.

Seventeen year old Aleksandra, trained in the Cossack arts from infancy by her father, finds herself alone and running to prevent her Pa's killer from obtaining a secret coveted by the Russian Czar, one which could alter the forces of power in Europe. Disguised as a Pony Express rider in 1860's Utah Territory, she finds herself in even deeper trouble when she rides full speed into the middle of the Indian Paiute Wars. Her Californio boss Xavier has a strength to match her own, but can they overcome their differences before the ever-increasing odds overtake them?


Thanks for Reading!

Lizzi Tremayne's Website
Facebook
Google+
Twitter
Pinterest
Amazon Author Page
See your purchasing options here!
Thank you, Exquisite Quills!

Kelley Heckart said...

Cool title.

Kelley Heckart said...

The Bear Goddess

Forbidden love… Broken vows… Betrayal…

Callisto has studied all her life to attain the high position of Bear Goddess among the nymphs of Artemis, taking a sacred vow of purity. But when she meets a mysterious man, her life changes forever.

Kasin is a prince among the fierce centaurs and one of few who can take human shape. He is torn between his duty to his people and his love for Callisto.

After the nymphs capture Kasin and their secret is exposed, they manage a daring escape, but danger and betrayal follow Kasin and Callisto. To survive, they must evade a god obsessed with having Callisto for himself as well as others who also want to keep them apart. Their love will either be their undoing or their salvation.
kelleyheckart.com