Meet the Exquisite Quill Authors

Wednesday, January 14, 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 -- just one book, please. 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.

Discover great reads. Exquisite Quills' Hump Day Blurb Share!    


Jane Leopold Quinn said...

From The Real Deal, an erotic contemporary romance, out now!

When her fiancé is busted at a gentlemen’s club, Norah Ballard calls off the wedding. Shocked and humiliated, she takes the first train out of Chicago and ends up in a picturesque small town called Birchwood Falls.

Michael Banning spots the new woman in town and recognizes her from college. She’s even more gorgeous and sophisticated now. He’s no longer the nerd he was back then, and now that she’s on his turf, he’s going to touch and taste every sleek, beautiful inch of her. Whatever her reason is for being in his town, he’ll fulfill all her desires so she never wants to leave.

Norah doesn’t plan to let another man—no matter how sweet, smart and sexy—get close enough to hurt her again. But Mike’s passionate pursuit of her, the way he seems to know just how to arouse her, awakens a sexual hunger she didn’t know she had.

Jane Leopold Quinn -

Rose Anderson said...

Loving Leonardo by Rose Anderson. An award-winning, Victorian, polyamorous romance with a touch of reader-interactive art history.
Bound by limits dictated by society, Art Historian Nicolas Halstead lived a guarded life until a tempest in the form of Elenora Schwaab blew into his world. At first Nicolas can’t decide if the audacious American is simply mad or plotting blackmail for not only does she declare knowledge of his homosexuality, she offers him a marriage proposal.

After Ellie tells him of a previously unknown work of Leonardo da Vinci, a book of erotic love poems and sketches dedicated to the artist’s long-time lover Salai, Nicolas joins her in a race to save the book from destruction. Along the way they encounter Historian Luca Franco and discover a comfortable compatibility that comes to redefine their long-held notions of love. The trio embarks on an adventure of sensual discovery, intrigue, and danger. Little do they know Leonardo da Vinci’s book is far more than meets the eye.
Buy all my books wherever books are sold. Sample the first chapters free on Stop by my blog for interesting topics all month long:

Susan Macatee said...

For Civil War romance, Confederate Rose.

Disguised as a man to serve with her husband as a soldier in the Confederate Army, Irish immigrant Katie Rose O’Reilly vows to remain in the ranks and seek revenge on Yankees after herhusband is killed at Sharpsburg.

When she falls and almost drowns in a swollen stream, Southerner Alexander Hart, a Yankee spy, saves Katie from drowing, then nurses her through a resulting fever, keeping his identity secret from the feisty and beautiful Rebel soldier even as he finds himself falling in love with her.

Can Katie reconcile her loyalties with her love?

Anonymous said...

Betting Brenda

Brenda Bartolomeo wishes, for once in her life, that she’d been able to say no to a bet. Because of her latest bet, she’s on reality TV show, “Man of Your Dreams,” appearing as if she’s desperate for a date. She’s not sure her life could get more embarrassing. Brenda has no intention of staying on the show and falling in love. Then she meets the bachelor’s brother, Caleb, and all her plans change.

What’s a man to do with a woman who can’t say no? Bet her.

Caleb Smith uses Brenda’s weakness against her to keep her on the show. He bets her that if she stays on the show, she’ll fall in love with his brother. He soon discovers he made a mistake. If Brenda has her way, his days as a bachelor may be over.

Buy links:

Barnes & Noble:

Find out more about me at

Judy Baker said...

Ghost Thunder
Single, alone, and pregnant, she’s haunted by the pain in her ghost horse’s eyes, until she takes matters into her own hands.

The day Rebecca Tripp meets Thomas Slye, secrecy, murder, and love intertwines when she envisions a ghost horse leading her through thunderstorms of doubts, and an investigation endangering her unborn child.
Trapped in the dark stables on a stormy night, the crackling thunder fails to cover up the whoosh of a bullet landing in the post near her head. Rebecca hugs her round belly as the blue lightning flash reveals a man’s silhouette.
Did she go too far? Is Thomas part of the horrendous crimes committed against the beautiful Tennessee Walking horse?
Why did Thomas want to kill her? She loved him.

Buy link:

Erin McRae said...

The ties that bind...

Two years after the events of Starling, Cinderella story and star of The Fourth Estate J. Alex Cook is living happily ever after with his boyfriend, television writer Paul Marion Keane. But when Paul’s pilot, Winsome, AZ, gets picked up, the competing demands of their high-profile careers make them question their future together.

...can tear you apart

As Paul becomes increasingly absent from their relationship, Alex tries to regain control of his private life and establish a career path independent of Fourth's enigmatic, and at times malevolent, showrunner Victor. But the delicate web of relationships that connects Alex, Paul, and their friends — including Alex's excitable ex-lover Liam and his no-nonsense fiancée Carly — threatens to unravel.

With the business of Hollywood making it hard to remember who he is when the whole world isn’t watching, Alex is forced to confront major changes in the fairytale life he never wanted as he discovers that love in Los Angeles often looks nothing like the movies.

Preorder link:

Victoria Adams said...

Dancing in Circles - book 1 in the Circles Trilogy.

One born into privilege and a charmed life surrounded by love and family. The other born to a life of violence on the streets as the solemn gang leader of the notorious Shoresmen. A young, idealistic co-ed, Julie, meets a jaded, cold gang member, Robert, and cracks his icy shell, allowing the warmth of her love to awaken his soul.

Buy link -

Where to find me – Victoria's Pages of Romance -

Daryl Devore said...

Black Dorn - an erotic medieval romance by Daryl Devore.
Purchased to be trained as a courtesan, Branwyn arrives in a strange new land and begins her daily lesson in the art of bedding a man.
Back from battle, Prince Malack returns to the court of his father. The noble woman chosen to be his bride rejected him and bedded his hated rival. Malack turned his anger onto the focus of battle and increasing the power and wealth of Black Dorn. Until his gaze settles onto the face of the woman who will be his queen.

Buy Link - Amazon –
Blog – Erotic Notions –

Jacqueline Seewald said...


After what appears to be a chance encounter with handsome young psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Reiner in the south of France, beautiful and elegant intelligence consultant Michelle Hallam decides to refer her new client to him for help coping with the recent and mysterious death of her husband, an employee of the CIA. However, Michelle soon finds herself investigating the death with Daniel in tow, who is too smitten to leave her alone. As the pair slowly uncover information related to the death, while at the same time struggling to figure out their complicated relationship, they find themselves in increasing danger from those who wish to keep the death shrouded in mystery. It isn’t long before Michelle is investigating more than just one murder, and also desperately trying to keep her and Daniel from being next.

Publisher The Novel Fox is offering DEATH LEGACY in a new e-book edition at Amazon, Kobo, Apple, and Google. This romantic mystery suspense thriller received excellent reviews in its hardcover and large print editions from Publishers Weekly and Booklist among others. The Harlequin Worldwide Mystery paperback edition sold out in just a few months.

To read a free partial of the novel, go to:

buy link:

Julie Lence said...

Bring Me Luck by Julie Lence
western historical romance

For Jess Jansen, grief and guilt are as much a part of him as riding herd. Twenty-two years he’s longed for the woman who ran out on him, and now his luck is about to change. Needing a place to hole up during a thunderstorm, the Lazy K looks to be a safe haven. There’s a barn―and a body with soft curves and sapphire eyes he’d know anywhere.

Rachael Weston is a bundle of nerves when Jess suddenly appears at her door. He shunned her once and will again if she foolishly welcomes him back into her life. But when Jess proves innocent of wrongdoing, Rachael fears revealing to him the one truth that just might cause him to turn his back on her―for good.

Available at:

Ute Carbone said...

The Whisper of Time
When fate offers Gwynn Powell a chance to start over, she jumps at the opportunity. Laid off and living with a husband whose gambling problem has eaten through a good part of their savings, Gwynn buys a farmhouse sight unseen, leaving both her marriage and her old home behind.

But fate has more in mind for Gwynn than just a new home. The farmhouse, tucked away in the Green Mountains of Vermont where even GPS can’t find it, is also a step back in time. And Slate Peck, the farm’s caretaker and part owner, is tied to Gwynn’s destiny in ways she never expected.

Available at
More on the novella--

Erin OQuinn said...

From COWBOYS AND KILTS, an M/M novella:

Lanky Hugh MacPherson wears his tattoo and his cowboy boots all the way from Nevada to his ancestral home in Scotland, only to find a clansman named Graeme Guthrie has a subtle way of claiming the boots, the tattoo, and the man who wears them.

Sophia Ryan said...


Angela Abbott has the best life money can buy. But that life of privilege has its rules. And rule number one is don’t fall for the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Sexy, hot, dangerous Nick Spencer is the poster boy for rule number one. He’s everything she needs to stay away from, but the more she sneaks off to be with him, the harder she falls. The sex is mind-blowing, and so is the way he strips her of her stifling, rich-girl shell until the real her is bare before him, beneath him. She’ll do anything to keep Nick her dirty little secret.

Nick Spencer's goal to escape the dead-end life laid out for him didn’t include a secret affair with a preppy princess in pearls and lace. A guy like him falling for a girl like her? No way! But fallen he has, and not just because of the smokin’ hot sex. For some reason, Angela sees him as more than just the trash across the tracks, and it’s giving him crazy ideas about being the guy who makes all her dreams come true. But first he has to get her to admit they’re more than sex buddies.

Nick’s tired of being Angela’s dirty little secret, but he’s hiding a secret of his own, and when both come out, Angela will have to come clean about what it is she wants most—the trappings of her privileged lifestyle, or the love of the bad boy who’s oh-so-good for her.

Dirty Little Secret:

Sophia Ryan:

Anonymous said...

GUESS WHO HAS BEEN NOMINATED for the BDSM Best Book of the Year at the BDSM WRITERS’ CON happening this summer in NYC! Our girl, MIKAELA! I am so excited – check it out.
Erotic Romanic Suspense, BDSM M/F Contemporary – Sextreme.
Michaela’s Debut, The Black Dahlia Hotel One By Skye Michaels
Greenwich, Connecticut’s golden couple, Dillon Cavanaugh and Mikaela Sexton, are staying at the Black Dahlia Hotel, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the wedding of Jack Dalton Brown and Kaylin Gallagher. The new, luxurious hotel has a confidentiality guaranteed BDSM club on the top floor. While at breakfast, Mikaela receives a text directing her to a You Tube video that shows what appears to be her naked butt starring in a sex tape. The sender of the text threatens to post another video showing her face if she doesn’t pay up.
Handsome attorney and Congressional candidate, Dillon Cavanaugh, cannot afford a sex scandal involving his well-known girlfriend, but he is not willing to abandon the love of his life just to win an election. When the blackmailer threatens to post the second video unless she pays five million dollars, Mikaela decides to go underground until the blackmailer can be unearthed to the dismay of her sexy Dom boyfriend.
Can they salvage Dillon’s election, their relationship and retrieve the damaging video before it hits You Tube?

Visit me at my Facebook fan page at

JoAnne Myers said...

From “The Other Couple’s Child” one story from “Flagitious” a crime/mystery anthology

Charlotte had it all. A loving and devoted husband. Supportive family and friends, and a house full of beautiful children. Everything was perfect for this Super Mom, until a medical procedure turns her life upside down, and spirals into a child abduction case. Time is running out. Will police arrive in time to save Charlotte and the other couple’s child?

Amazon Kindle:



Jana Richards said...

Happy Wednesday! Here's the blurb from my soon-to-be-released contemporary romance ONE MORE SECOND CHANCE (Feb.6/15):

Dr. Alex Campbell has an agenda—finish his contract to provide medical services in Maine, pay off his medical school debt, and head back to his real life in San Diego. But when he meets Julia, all his carefully laid plans are put in jeopardy.

Julia Stewart, Lobster Cove’s high school principal, swears she’ll never let another man drag her away from the home she loves. Her aging parents need her, and the Cove is where she wants to raise her daughter. When her mother’s illness brings her and the big city doctor closer together, panic sets in. Her marriage taught her men don’t stay.

Can she put aside the heartaches of the past and trust Alex enough to accept the love he’s offering? Or will her fear of abandonment mean she’ll send him away forever?

Click here for Amazon Pre-order Link

Michele Drier said...

Blurb from SNAP: All That Jazz, Book Eight of the Kandesky Vampire Chronicles

Nik and Jazz, both employees of Kandesky Enterprises and passionate lovers, are having a tumultuous time. Are their differences too great? She's a contemporary, hip, young career woman working in the fast-changing world of celebrity gossip journalism in Los Angeles. He's a 500-year old vampire living in Kiev, Ukraine and running the Kandesky Munitions factories. She deals with celebs and sun, he deals with terrorists and dark.
Is their overpowering attraction enough to build a life-long future, or will their relationship fizzle out before Maxie's and Jean-Louis' wedding, dying faster than a Fourth of July sparkler?

Kris Bock said...

Whispers in the Dark: Archaeology student Kylie Hafford craves adventure when she heads to the remote Puebloan ruins of Lost Valley, Colorado, to excavate. Romance isn’t in her plans, but she soon meets two sexy men: Danesh looks like a warrior from the Pueblo’s ancient past, and Sean is a charming, playful tourist. The summer heats up as Kylie uncovers mysteries, secrets, and terrors in the dark. She’ll need all her strength and wits to survive—and to save the man she’s come to love.

Whispers in the Dark, romantic suspense set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest, will appeal to fans of Mary Stewart, Barbara Michaels, and Terry Odell.


Barnes & Noble

Mari Christie said...

I have to say, I am having such a good time with the daily hooks. Thanks for doing the work to keep it going!

This is a blurb with which I am just experimenting for a book coming out in the spring, "La Déesse Noire: The Black Goddess."

Kali Matai, La Déesse Noire, London’s most famed Indian dancer and courtesan, is keeping a lifetime of secrets. Her father a British peer, her mother one of India’s legendary tawaifs: dancers, singers, poets, and paramours who, throughout history, enthralled and influenced the subcontinent’s most powerful kings and noblemen. Under the iron control of malicious and influential men, securing her freedom, her family, and the man she loves, will require her protectors stop at nothing to fulfill her desires.

Carolina Valdez said...

From In From The Cold, an Amber Quill Top Ten Best Seller

Jon and Wendell were fourteen when they first experimented on each other and discovered they were gay. Lovers and in love, they drifted apart after graduation when Jon left to follow his dream to rock ʼn roll stardom. A heartbroken Wendell recovered by earning an animal husbandry degree at a California university. He returned to the small Oregon town where they’d grown up to raise sheep with his father.

Ten years later, Wendell’s contentment is shattered when Jon and his band arrive to play for their high school reunion. Love surprises them by flaring immediately into liquid heat. Jon asks Wendell to give up his life in Oregon and live with him in New York City. Wendell refuses, however, asking Jon to move in with him instead. But Jon refuses to give up his career and returns to Manhattan.

Will Wendell and Jon remain star-crossed lovers, or will they discover a way to bridge the distance and discover the true meaning of home…

Carolina Valdez said...

What an intriguing story!

Carolina Valdez said...

Congratulations on your nomination, Skye.

Joan Reeves said...

JANE (I'm Still Single) JONES
by Joan Reeves

What could be worse for a former high school beauty queen, who never landed the only man she ever loved, than attending--alone--her 10-year high school reunion? Not much, according to textile designer Jane Louise Jones as she prepares to endure a weekend in her hometown, just south of nowhere in the rolling hills of Louisiana.

Jane only agreed to attend the reunion because her best friend told her that Morgan Sherwood, the town boy-wonder who made good in a big way, was going to be a no-show. Morgan, once her secret love, was a geeky teen who stole her heart and then broke it before leaving town forever.

Isn't it awful when you can't trust your BFF? Morgan arrives with his entourage in a stretch limo, and he's not a geeky kid any more. He's six feet of tanned, rippling muscles, and he plans to focus his high-powered brain and every seductive charm he possesses on the lovely Miss Jones.

With a former classmate intent on claiming the billionaire as husband number four, a Hollywood starlet who shows up to party with Morgan, and an old boyfriend intent on stealing Jane's affection, Morgan has more obstacles than he'd expected.

Throw in a 10-year old betrayal, the matchmaking, blue-haired women of the Vernon Ladies Bridge Club, and lots of southern charm, and you have a heartwarming, romantic comedy that will leave you with a smile.


Visit Joan: | Sign up for her email list:

E. Ayers said...

A little Valentine romance?

by E. Ayers

********Rob Miller's life is on overload. His business is thriving and his life is in fast forward, until he's called home to deal with a family crisis. The last thing on his mind is romance, but when he bumps into Torrey Timberlake, a face from his past, he's forced to re-evaluate his priorities. Could she possibly be the best thing that ever happened to him at the worst of times?********

Amazon International Buy Links.

Available as a Kindle Unlimited
Don't have a Kindle? Visit my blog for a copy.

Babette James said...

My new release CONVINCING CAMI – His Girl Next Door #2

Sometimes love is just around the corner

When Cami Alexander moves next door, it’s time for Jack O’Malley to concede the sweet and sexy fellow teacher is more than a long-time friend—she’s the one he’s been looking for in all the wrong places. He’s ready to put his footloose bachelor days behind him, but between his past, Cami’s doubts, her overprotective family, and well-meaning blind date offers from friends, convincing Cami they’re meant to be together is going to get complicated. Good thing Jack likes a challenge.

Cami's always had a little crush on the dashing, blue-eyed Jack, but when the heat in a spontaneous kiss surprises them both, she’s afraid to risk their friendship over mere desire. Passion proves irresistible, and one explosive night ups the ante on their dilemmas. Jack vows his love and to stand by her through every trouble, but she’s been burned by promises before, and this time more than her heart’s at stake.

Read More at:

christina tetreault said...

Redeeming The Billionaire On Sale for .99 cents
Billionaire Trent Sherbrooke works hard and plays harder. He’s never once cared what the media or society says about him, until now. In order to make into the United States Senate Trent needs to clean up his reputation and Addison Raimono is just the woman to help him. But soon what he assumed would be a relationship to salvage his reputation turns into so much more. But can a relationship started on a lie ever survive?

Juli D. Revezzo said...

Caitlin's Book of Shadows:
FREE at Amazon
Though their fame became legend, a rumor cropped up about the Fulmer family: Something terrifying stalked Caitlin and her beloved Trevor. Something the bits and pieces she left claimed she had to make sense of. When the curator of their collection finds Caitlin's long forgotten diary, she wonders will it tell the whole tale? Will it tell why Caitlin seemed so determined to tell the difference between reality and nightmare? Why she thought herself a witch?

What will the holidays hold for Caitlin? Perhaps the answer lies between the lines of her story, one of lessons, struggles, and hopes for each new year.

Visit Juli at:

Savanna Kougar said...

HER MIDNIGHT STARDUST COWBOYS, a ShapeShifter Seductions Presents Novel.

A woman desperate to save herself and her prize horses.
Two shapeshifter cowboys who want her as their woman.

When Zance, a timber wolf shifter,
and Dontoya, a black cougar shifter,
find Sherilyn dying due to a reckless driver,
there is only one way to bring her back to life.
But, that's only the beginning...

Blurb-Excerpts-Link: ~



Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance

Iris Blobel said...

LOVE WILL FIND YOU, Book 1 in the Australian Sports Stars Series ✰ and currently free ✰

After his father’s heart attack, Australian Football League player Tyson Gaspaldi takes his parents on holiday to a small place at the New South Wales coast.

One morning, following a surfing session, he comes across a crying woman on the beach. Everything about her intrigues him, and he can’t walk away. She’s not only sexy and humble, but, as he soon finds out, vulnerable as well.

It’s only been a few months since Katie Cassidy lost her sister in a car accident.

Still overwhelmed by the loss, a chance encounter on the beach with an attractive stranger awakens unexpected emotions inside her. She’s instantly drawn to his caring nature, but also his looks.

However, Tyson’s past quickly catches up with them, causing Katie’s childhood demons to return, and the road to romance becomes anything but smooth.


Chanta said...

Resisting Cupid – Book 1 of the Resisting Love Series

Kendra Michaels thinks Valentine’s Day is designed to make single women feel guilty about not having a man on February 14th. She feels her life is complete working at her dream job at a travel agency. She’s independent, happy, and successful. Why on earth would she need a Valentine to spoil everything?

Mark Sullivan is Kendra’s boss. He’s been attracted to her for years, but never made a move because of her “no mixing business with pleasure” rule. With the agency in financial trouble, he has six weeks to come up with a Valentine’s Day strategy to increase sales and keep the agency from closing permanently. He immediately knows what he wants to do and whom he wants to work closely with. His plan includes a trip to the Maldive Islands to show Kendra the true meaning of Valentine’s Day.

The only question is will she open her eyes? Or will she be too busy resisting cupid?

Vamp Writer said...

Exciting, erotic, and full of heart-stopping action, Ogan's debut novel turns human vampire lore on its head, crating a symbiotic relationship between the two species that deepens emotional connections to astonishing effect. & for info on the full series.

Reet Singh said...

For three months, Simi Gill gets to do what she loves – train to be a doctor and learn more about medicine. As a bonus, she gets to forget about the shallow boyfriend who dumped her, and worse, who hurt her. Living it up in New York, far from her home in India, she is saved by the delicious Rudy Bhatnagar, not once, but two times in one night!
A talented surgeon with a heart of gold, Rudy can’t stop himself from thinking about Simi Gill. He tries very hard - for having had his heart broken before, he’s not sure he can risk it again. But fate has other plans. Thrown together by bizarre circumstances, they survive booze and babysitting with aplomb. Will they realize they’re perfect for each other or will they let precious love slip through their fingers?
Come meet me at

Charmaine Gordon said...

To Be Continued by Charmaine Gordon optioned for a television movie

After an unexpected night of passion with her husband of forty years, Beth Malone wakes to find a note."Dear Lizzie, it's not you, it's me." Disappointed in daughter's Susie's casual response, "Dad's having a mid life crisis-he'll be back,
" Beth decides to become the winner she once was. When Frank Malone returns, he's in for a big surprise!

To Be Continued
in Audio, Paperback, and Kindle