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Monday, February 8, 2016

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1. Your author tagline.
2. Your novel's title and blurb.
3. Tell us who your target audience is.
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Vamp Writer said...

Vampires are usually seen as enemies of humans but must they be? First of the three book series title is: "Immortal Relations"
Blurb: When Gary Logan discovers an old black-and-white photograph of his father in Prague with a woman’s handwriting on the back, he flies there to investigate where his father worked while in Europe, only to meet and fall in love with a beautiful lady who he believes to be a vampire. In love with her, Gary is initiated into her coven of guardian vampires, beginning a journey of epic proportions.

Exciting, erotic, and full of heart-stopping action, this debut novel turns human vampire lore on its head, with a symbiotic relationship between the species that deepens emotional connections to astonishing effect. But a coven of evil vampires bent on destroying the guardian vampires and feeding on the humans at will have other plans. Gary’s full vampire son helps humans to almost wipe out the evil coven, beginning the ever-increasing relationship between vampires and humans. Probing the gray areas inherent in sexuality, family and legend, the tale examines the very nature of existence.
Target Audience: Readers who enjoy Paranormal Romance with a positive message but some erotic content and lots of action.

gemwriter said...

1. Charlotte Daly, author of contemporary romance that shoots straight for the heart.
2. Memories of You (Book I Lake George Series):
Three years ago Zoe’s happily-ever-after shattered when her husband was murdered and she was brutally raped. In an attempt to reclaim her life and bury her demons, Zoe sets out for picturesque Lake George, New York, and a visit to the treasured family cottage she recently inherited. But what she finds is a rundown shack.

The neighboring resort owner, Jason Rolland immediately invites Zoe to stay at his upscale lodge. He’s determined to get rid of the eye-sore next door, the last reminder of his less-than-perfect childhood. Now, he needs to charm the red-haired beauty into selling. A challenge he’s definitely up for.

Zoe is attracted to the tall, dark-haired charmer with the intoxicating blue eyes, but is Jason the man who can help her heal or will his player past break her fragile heart?


Charlotte Daly Website

Barbara White Daille said...

Love this Give Me Three idea! Thanks, EQ.

Barbara White Daille

Heartwarming characters...hometown charm

The Lawman's Christmas Proposal

A husband for Christmas?

Mitch Weston's back in Cowboy Creek, and self-proclaimed matchmaker Jed Garland has his single granddaughter Andi on his mind. Mitch is a lawman, good with the little ones and easy on the eyes. He and Andi were high school sweethearts, for heaven's sake! Why can't they see they're perfect for each other?

Because Andi already lost one husband to a dangerous job, and now she's all about playing it safe, for her sake and her children's. Being a cop is everything to Mitch. After discovering Jed's plan, Mitch and Andi come up with their own: they'll pretend to get engaged and then break up due to irreconcilable differences. Jed's got his work cut out for him—because this match needs a Christmas miracle!

This book is perfect for readers who like home and family stories on the sweet(er) side, with lots of emotion and a little sizzle.

The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal - Amazon

Anna Durand said...

Anna Durand: Steamy romance with spunky heroines and hunky heroes.

Tempted by a Kiss

Mel Thompson just dumped her cheating ex after two years together. Now she's determined to understand the allure of casual sex by having a steamy fling of her own at a notoriously raunchy underground club. When her best friend, Adam Caras, catches on to her plan, he makes a surprising offer to derail her. If she wants a hot fling, he'll give it to her.

Who better than Adam, renowned lady-killer, to demonstrate the erotic pleasures of a one night stand? Sex could ruin their friendship, but after a soul-searing kiss, Mel fears one night may never be enough.

Do you like it HOT? Then this friends-to-lovers romance is just for you!

Visit my website to read an excerpt or buy it now on

Kathryn Orzech said...

Thanks EQ! Love your blog.

Kathryn Orzech
Mystery, suspense, thriller — with a little romance.

ASYLUM, a dark suspense saga

On an innocent day in 1899, twelve-year-old Maggie Delito accidentally discovers a scandal so shameful and shocking it will forever haunt her life. The next day she's locked in an asylum.

Secrets remain hidden for seventy-five years until Laura Delito inherits ancestral assets and her prestigious family's mysterious past comes knocking. After sacrificing an independent career at the brink of success, Laura assumes control of Delito's failing jewelry business while daring to expose its ghosts. A strange old woman. Cryptic messages. And a rare antique key that might unlock the truth, if only she could find it. As she pursues clues from Hartford and Providence to Italy and Morocco, she doesn't see a lethal danger looming in an office down the hall.

Strong female characters make this tense drama a women's and book club favorite with special appeal to interests in asylums, New England, history, vintage jewelry, genealogy — or an American industrialist family gone wrong.

ASYLUM, a dark suspense saga - Amazon

E-book available everywhere.

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Tamara Wilding said...

Ooo Where to start?
Tamara Wilding
Satire, Fantasy,Detective, and Sci Fi
Latest is Metacosmoclypse,
A multi genre satirical Apocalypse!

Maggie Le Page said...

Maggie Le Page - writing chick lit with grit

The Trouble With Dying ***FREE TODAY ONLY***

When Faith Carson wakes up on a hospital ceiling looking down on her body in a coma, it’s a bad start to the week. A very bad start. She has no idea who she is or how she got there or why, and the biggest mystery of all is why she married the schmuck who wants her ventilator switched off.

As if that’s not enough Faith has a dead gran haunting her, a young daughter missing her, and one devilishly delicious man making her wish she could have a second chance at life. And maybe she can, if she finds a way back into her body and wakes up by Friday. But if she doesn’t, this will be her last bad week—ever.

Nate Sutherland decided long ago he’d settle for friendship if he couldn’t have Faith’s heart. But now, as she nears death, he’s going to have to listen to his feelings in a whole new way—and act. Because if he doesn’t, this week will be the worst damn week of his life. He’ll lose everything he’s ever loved.

Perfect for readers who like a bit of humour and romance with their suspense :)

Available at all the usual digital outlets, including:
Amazon US

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Kelly Miller said...

Kelly Miller - Detective novels with as much emotion as fast-paced plot

SPLINTERED - Life turns from barely tolerable to complete hell when Maddy Eastin’s impulsive plan to win back the attention of her absentee father backfires. Word of her scheme spreads through her high school, but when mockery escalates to cyberbullying, Maddy and her failed stunt become headline news. But the worst is yet to come . . .

A disturbed man is fighting the overwhelming urge to surrender to his true nature—a moral code molded by a sadistic father who taught him that a girl needs proper training to become the perfect subservient woman. As he watches Maddy on the evening news, his already fractured psyche completely splinters. She’s the girl he’s been waiting for.

When Maddy disappears, she’s labeled a runaway even though her mother believes it was foul play. Will the two detectives investigating Maddy’s disappearance find her before it’s too late? Or has she already fallen prey to the vicious stranger hunting her?

This mystery/psychological thriller unfolds through the viewpoints of five deeply flawed characters. Each is on their own emotionally charged journey that ultimately intersects in a collision course of devastating consequences.

Readers who like crime fiction and psychological thrillers will love this 2015 Kindle Scout winner!

Amazon link -

Saralee said...

My book's not done yet! But here is what I've got so far:
1. Saralee Etter’s Tagline: The Lady Sleuth Plays a Dangerous Game
2. Book Title: MORTAL JOYS. When Lucy Turner’s evidence makes William Gilbert the prime suspect in Scotland Yard’s investigation into the death of Lucy’s wild cousin Daisy, how can she make amends? Why, by proving his innocence, of course! William thinks Lucy looks harmless as a kitten, but when she decides to investigate a murder he knows she’s heading for disaster. What must a gentleman do to keep her safe? Why, stick close to her side, of course!
3. Target Audience: Readers who love to explore history, solve a mystery, and enjoy a sweet romance.

Maggie Toussaint said...

I'm going to give you deets from my latest release, in which I use the pen name of Rigel Carson.
1. Rigel Carson's Tagline: The future is closer than you think.
2. Book Title: G-3, book 3 of The Guardian of Earth series. Book Blurb:
Guardian of Earth, Dr. Zeke Landry has even more reason to protect his planet now that his wife is carrying his child. Little did he know, the romantic evening they enjoyed at the beach watching meteor showers was the last peace on Earth.

Fish and wildlife vanish. Seas thicken with mud. The dolphins warn Zeke to stay away from the ocean. An environmental catastrophe of the highest order is in the making, and no one knows how to prevent it.

Zeke seeks extra-planetary advice from his alien allies, but the news is not good. The threat is dire, and the clock is ticking. Unless a solution is found, the Earth will be transformed into an uninhabitable world. Will Zeke and his android sidekick find a remedy in time to save the day?
3. Target Audience: Readers who enjoy near-future fiction such as Hunger Games, Divergent, and movies like Independence Day.
Amazon link:
Thanks for the opportunity to share my passion for writing!

Anne Carrole said...

Anne Carrole-Capturing the romance of the West
For love…
When Mandy Prescott’s grandfather dies, this determined cowgirl expects to head up the family’s stock rodeo company. But JM Prescott’s last will and testament not only gives that honor to Ty Martin, a man who broke Mandy’s heart a decade ago, it contains a crazy provision: to gain back control, she must agree to marry Ty Martin for a period of six months. Mandy has three days to decide—marry a man she doesn’t trust but is still attracted to, or risk her company being sold. Risking her company is one thing. Risking her heart is another

For money…
Maverick lawyer Ty Martin measures success in dollars and cents. And he’s promised JM Prescott to base his decision to keep or sell the company on that yardstick. Only now he’s presented with an intriguing bonus: a six month, commitment-free relationship with a woman he’s always desired. Ty’s certain he’s up to both challenges.

But, when it comes to this feisty cowgirl, has the maverick met his match?

Target Audience: Readers who love exploring what makes characters tick--and enjoy a few complications along the way to happily ever after. Fans of Linda Lael Miller will find much to like in The Maverick Meets His Match.

Available at Amazon

Linda Cassidy Lewis said...

1. AUTHOR TAGLINE: Life is all about relationships.

2. TITLE: High Tea & Flip-Flops
BLURB: Chelsea Cole is only one paycheck away from--OMG--moving back to her mother's house, which would really suck because she's trying to catch the eye of the gorgeous Brit who moved into the apartment above hers.

Jeremy Pearce is definitely not her usual blond and bronzed surfer type. He's all sexy long hair, poet shirts, suede boots, and secrets. Lots of secrets. But how will she get close enough to solve the Jeremy puzzle if she keeps humiliating herself every time he's around?

To Chelsea's amazement, Jeremy comes to her rescue with an offer that not only ends her financial worries but means they'll be spending long hours together. The first secret she discovers is his surprising occupation--one that keeps her imagination focused on the bedroom. But while she's thinking pleasure, he's thinking business. Do they dare mix the two?

3. TARGET AUDIENCE: Women who like a little laughter with their romance.

Available at Amazon

Jina Bacarr said...

Thank you for the op to talk about ROYAL DARE (The Royals of Monterra, Kindle Worlds).

1: Getting clean ain't easy...even for a princess.


Born a princess, Violetta of Monterra is living the fairy tale. She has everything she wants. Designer purses and shoes, a party lifestyle and she’s as thin as a smartphone.

She’s also a meth addict.

If she doesn’t get clean, she’ll lose everything. Her title, her family. Her soul.

Learning how to survive in rehab is only the first step to gaining her sobriety. Once she finishes the program, the real challenge comes when Violetta goes back to her fancy Swiss boarding school. His name is Chace. Her first crush . . . and the guy who got her hooked on meth. Trusting him won’t keep her sober.

Then there’s Troy, the new hottie in school. Can he save her from relapse? And from losing everything precious to her before she goes down that rabbit hole for the last time?

3: Addiction to drugs is a major problem -- not just for the addict but for those in their world. If you've ever wondered what it's like to go to rehab, or what happens afterward, Royal Dare takes you into that world. Even though my heroine is a princess, she's not immune to the horrors of meth and how difficult it is to get clean. Princess Violetta meets some interesting people in rehab and hears the story about an old cloth doll and how she helped an addict face her demons. There are funny moments, too, like seeing our princess with a toilet brush cleaning bathrooms, and tearful ones--when a girl who is a "cutter" and addict calls the hotline manned by our princess threatening to kill herself and Violetta is the only one who can save her.

Royal Dare is for anyone who is an addict and wants help, and for those who love them.

Thank you.

Royal Dare (The Royals of Monterra) is available on Amazon Kindle

bluemistlizzi said...

A Long Trail Rolling
Lizzi Tremayne
My name and author tagline:
Title and Blurb:

Growing up in the 1860’s Old West, Aleksandra was trained in the Cossack arts by her father. Now she's alone, running to prevent her pa's killer from discovering their family secret. Disguised as a Pony Express rider in Utah Territory, she finds herself in even deeper trouble when she rides full speed into the middle of the Indian Paiute Wars. Her alluring Californio boss Xavier has a strength to match her own, but against ever-increasing odds, can they overcome their differences soon enough to evade both the Indians on the warpath and the man who's already killed Aleksandra's father—and set his sights on her?

Who would like to read this story?
A saga of the Old West with a multicultural cast of those who make up America, it would interest readers who enjoy Westerns, horses, American Indians, immigrants, and the Pony Express.

Thanks for Reading!

Lizzi Tremayne's Website
Amazon Author Page
See your purchasing options here!
Thank you, Exquisite Quills!

Lizzi Tremayne

Rachelle Paige said...

1. Author Tagline: small town contemporary romance

Elizabeth Shaw is the preeminent, and only, wedding planner at the beach resort on Jekyll Island. She's sure she'll land the newly created role overseeing all major events. Then she’ll get a raise and won't be forced to leave. Mark Edwards doesn't need any more stress. He's ready to slow down and enjoy the tiny seaside town he calls home. After a decade in catering, he's sure he can do the events job without any trouble. Neither counted on the other getting in the way.

3. Anyone who loves a satisfying romance with the clothes on would like this sweet romance

Check out Tidal Patterns on Kindle Scout:

Mickie Sherwood said...

Hi Rachelle,
I just had to say I loved your #3.

You'll have good luck with your romances.


Mickie Sherwood said...

Temptation in Three Points
1) My author tagline: ~~Sweet, and spicy romance – a heartbeat away! ~~
2) Templet's Tasty Tails

Web Designer Erika Washington's contract with her childhood best friend covers all possibilities about her pregnancy. But, one unpredictable event redirects her future. As a donor-surrogate, what does one do when fate changes the plan and claims the lives of the intended parents? If you're selfless, strong-willed Erika Washington, you mount a defense to keep your baby.

Entrepreneur Booker Templet, owner of Templet's Tasty Tails, secretly agrees to help his first cousin. However, unfortunate circumstances change the course of his life. After he learns the identity of the other donor, Booker plans to be a part of his child's life. No matter what.

Will Erika and Booker battle over custody of the baby? Will their horrible loss help them find consolation in each other's arms? Or will fate intervene yet again?

3) Readers who enjoy a bonding relationship with touchy-feely interactions will love Templet's Tasty Tails.


Thanks for this opportunity to share.

Mickie Sherwood
~~Sweet, and spicy romance – a heartbeat away! ~~