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Monday, September 15, 2014

NEW! 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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Discover great reads. Exquisite Quills' One Line Monday!    


E. Ayers said...

If you need an epub or pdf of this book please contact me via my website

The year is 1896. It's the story of Mark "Many Feathers" Hunter and Malene.

Available as a Kindle Unlimited

My skin is darker than yours, but it is only skin.

Susan Macatee said...

From time travel romance, Erin's Rebel.

Maybe the crash had killed her, and she was now in the afterlife.

Sam Cheever said...

From Bound by Blood, Book 1: Under a Ravening Moon. Only $0.99 for a limited time!

"When my work is done here, I suggest you come home with me and help me shred my sheets."

Rosemary Morris said...

First line from the Prologue of Tangled Love by Rosemary Morris
England -1693

Nine year-old Richelda Shaw sat on the floor in her nursery; she pulled a quilt over her head to block out the thunder pealing outside the ancient manor house while an even fiercer storm raged deep within.

Visit to read the first three chapters and view the book trailer.

Available from
& elsewhere

Stacy Juba said...

From mystery/romantic suspense novel Twenty-Five Years Ago Today, on sale for 99 cents this week:
She and her cousin had both been little girls together, but the wrong one grew up.


Barnes & Noble:


JoAnne Myers said...

This line is from my short story "Welcome to Anna" one tale in my fantasy anthology, "Loves, Myths, and Monsters."

No stranger to physical torture, I used two fingers to dig out the bullet.


LULU in print



Debbie Christiana said...

This is from FOREVER FLAMES, a Twin Flames novella about reincarnation, past lives and soul mates.

"My heart had grown as cold as the stone that would soon mark my grave."


Barnes and Noble:

Rosemary Gemmell said...

From Regency novel, Dangerous Deceit by Romy Gemmell

Never in her life had she wanted to be held and embraced by a man as she did when walking beside him, aware of the strength of his arm and the delicious disquiet of his presence.

D'Ann said...

From Cowboy Bred, Cowboy Born Cowboy Up bundle:

Daisy Duke personified.

Bea LaRocca said...

From An Imperfect Match Dare to Dream 2

She couldn’t decide whether she wanted
to choke the life out of him, or lick him from head to toe.

Title can also be found at Amazon, B&N I-Tunes, I-Books, etc.

BeaLaRocca said...

Nice! The excerpt I chose today was also from a story with a Native American leading man.

Bea LaRocca said...

I love it!

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Bea LaRocca said...

I like that last bit! Very nice!

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Bea LaRocca said...

Very Edgar Allen Poe. I've got that "someone just walked over my grave" feeling...

Bea LaRocca said...

We all have those moments when we feel that either we're dreaming or that we've died and gone to heaven, or...never mind!

Bea LaRocca said...

Perfect! I'm right there in that room riding out the storm!

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Anne Stenhouse said...

Mariah's Marriage by Anne Stenhouse

“It didn’t seem as if I was to converse at all,” Mariah said, sweetening the waspish remark with a smile that showed beautiful white teeth. Omnilit Amazon

Kaye Spencer said...

From my western romance short story, A Permanent Woman, in the 'Lassoing a Mail-Order Bride' anthology:

--When he looked at her, she saw the loss of all his hopes and dreams passing in waves of grief across his eyes.--



Eden Connor said...

From my latest #Kindleunlimited release, TuDawgs. (He's no carnie but she's really a bad girl)

"There's always a carousel playing somewhere, Melody."

Maggie Le Page said...

This line is from A HEAT OF THE MOMENT THING by Maggie Le Page, a rom com with serious undertones.

Hell, this hadn’t been in my Apology Plan; it wasn’t even in my Life Plan.

Available in all the usual digital outlets, including:
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Savanna Kougar said...

Her Midnight Stardust Cowboys

A ShapeShifter Seductions Novel

From Chapter One:

Enchanted, in a semi-trance, Sherilyn stared at the graphically gorgeous poster advertising a New Year's Eve celebration at the Pleasure Club.

Blurb-Excerpt-Buy Link: ~

Happy Reading!


Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance

Brenda Jernigan said...

She didn't mean to shoot the mon.


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Joan Leotta said...

The is the blurb on my forthcoming book from Cane Hollow Press, a collection of short stories called "Simply a Smile". No buy link yet, check Amazon for my other books.

"Joan Leotta's versatile talent shines through in these stories. Poet, novelist, storyteller, historian--Joan uses her gifts to entertain, challenge, and amuse. Readers spend their time well when they spend it with Joan. My special favorites are her mysteries and historical fiction. Delving back into time, Joan unearths secrets that will leave you saying, "Wow! How did she think of that?"

Dr. Edith A. Edwards, CCC-SLP and Author