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Monday, February 9, 2015

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


E. Ayers said...

Coming March 2015
The 3rd wedding vow book
If you love weddings and bridal dresses and true love...

by E. Ayers

There was no question that he was falling into hell, but it sure felt like heaven.

Check out my other two wedding vow books.



Rosemary Gemmell said...

From The Aphrodite Touch - first novella in my Aphrodite and Adonis series.

Aphrodite to Adonis:

'The female does not use her beauty and wiles, while the man makes no effort to seduce.'


Rose Anderson said...

Dreamscape by Rose Anderson. A scorching contemporary/Victorian time travel.. of sorts.
And, just as he projected himself from room to room, the energy of his spirit plied her synapses…and to his complete and utter surprise, he fell into her dream.
Buy all my books wherever books are sold. Sample the first chapters free on Stop by my blog for interesting topics all month long:

Vamp Writer said...

From the third book in the series, "Immortal Relations Coming Out" A Paranormal-Romance with patriotic message. Here Vlad Dracula is explaining his past:
It took all too long before I regained some sense of my lost humanity and then only through the assistance of my second wife who helped me overcome my bloodlust, regain my self-control and my belief in the possibility of my salvation.

Read more on the series:

Mardi Maxwell said...

Coming February 24, 2015
The Doms of Club Mystique 5
Tough cowboys, ex-military guys and the sassy women who love them.

By Mardi Maxwell

He would've thought he was having a heart attack if it wasn't for the tent forming in the sheet covering his lap. on pre-order Feb. 14, 2015, release 02/24/15

Anonymous said...

From Finding the Dream

The first woman since Nancy to make him think about family life again, what it would be like to have a woman at his side, to raise Sophie together, and he wasn't going to be able to touch her.



Catherine Kean said...

Here's a snippet from my award-winning medieval romance DANCE OF DESIRE:

"I hunger for your glorious taste, your lips pressed to mine, your soft body curved against me.”

Susan Macatee said...

From Civil War holiday romance, The Christmas Ball.

"I proposed to her and she raced out of the room as if the devil was on her tail."

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Loving Valentine -
This book was originally named "Valentine's Day" but I've given it a new cover and new title. Unfortunately, the new cover doesn't show yet on Amazon. You can see it here:

"Val, baby, open your eyes," Rafe demanded, his voice raspy with lust.

Jane Leopold Quinn -

Barbara White Daille said...

From Rancher at Risk by Barbara White Daille:

How would that affect her job, now he *was* her boss - was he going to be just another hearing man who thought she couldn't survive in his world?


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Mona Risk said...

Lovely line!!!!!!!!!!!!

JoAnne Myers said...

From "Moon People" one tale in "Loves, Myths, and Monsters" a fantasy anthology

“You’ve been acting strange ever since you saved that human,” Lidia explained.


Erin OQuinn said...

From Thin as Smoke, M/Mystery-Romance. Simon contemplates the sight of his partner Michael dancing with a stranger, as he listens to a jazz song in a 1924 gay pub:

The clarinet, which had found its own intricate passage under and around the melody, returned to blend with the piano in some minor key, allowing the song to end at last on a plaintive chord, and Michael returned to their table, with Mister Silk Shirt close behind.
Coming soon to amazon dot com and other dot coms near you.

Tamara Hunter said...

From PAINTED PASSION by Tamara Hunter an erotic romantic supsense

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Francois to Trella

"Paint with abandonment. One doesn’t control a fire. It either flares into bright flames or is extinguished.”

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Stephanie Queen said...

Love that! LOL!

Stephanie Queen said...

From USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Queen

“I don’t know where to start. All these men look the same to me,” Grace said.

The Throwbacks on Amazon:

Thank you!
Stephanie Queen

Lynn Crain said...

From the first book in my Orchid series, Fluke.

“We have time for a quickie,” he murmured and slowly unzipped my uniform.

Fluke at eXtasy Books:

Sarah Raplee said...

Love this one!

Sarah Raplee said...

Awesome line!

Sarah Raplee said...

From my Paranormal Romance Short Story in the Valentine's anthology GIFTS FROM THE HEART, "THE TELLTALE HEART"

"If his own virus-weakened organ had still beaten in his chest,it would have shattered under the weight of his remorse and set his spirit free."

Helen Henderson said...

From the fantasy, Imprisoned in Stone.

"They are coming–the ones who killed me!"

Magic imprisoned Dylan’s soul, but not his will. Love released both. Imprisoned in Stone available at
Excerpts, a free read of the first chapter and more buy links can be found at

Annette Drake said...

From my novella, A Beautiful Day in Alaska.

"A toast then. To ex-husbands and near misses. May they make us better people, or at the least, provide us with a few juicy stories. My mother always said, 'I don't consider a person truly interesting until he or she has lived through at least one good divorce.'"
"Your mother said that?" Robin asked.
"Yes. Right after her third marriage ended."

Grab your copy here:

Maggie Le Page said...

From THE TROUBLE WITH DYING by Maggie Le Page.
(Romantic suspense with a touch of paranormal.)


“Shit,” says Nate. “We made a right mess of things, didn’t we?”

My heart falters then rights itself, pounding against my ribs. I scour my mind for a hint of the mess he’s referring to, but it’s all just one big cerebral wasteland.


Available on Amazon -

Polly McCrillis said...

From Almost Silenced, the third book in my :Almost" series of historical romances, written under my pen name, Isabel Mere. Can barely be classified as a sentence, thus the extra single word.

"The bride yawned. Again."

available at Amazon, paperback and Kindle

Rachel Leigh Smith said...

From My Name Is A'yen, sci-fi/paranormal romance, first book in A'yen's Legacy.

Maybe because, up here, he'd tasted freedom. Knew without
a doubt no one saw him as disposable, because the only
people he interacted with were ones who loved him. He
didn't have any of that this time.

Go here to pick your store:

Book two, The King's Mistress, is also out.

Anonymous said...


She didn't look like much of anything special—nothing in her outward appearance suggested that such strength resided right beneath the surface. Then again, he thought, the carrier of the Light from two thousand years ago hadn't appeared all that extraordinary, either.

Buy it here in both paperback and Kindle:

Barb Caffrey said...

From AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE, YA comic urban fantasy/romance, first book in the ELFY duology:

“Do you want me to go out the door, spirit?” Bruno asked.

The spirit returned, appearing to emerge from the door in the time-honored manner considered appropriate for the better classes of ghosts, haunts, spooks, and spirits throughout all the Inhabited Realms, then went back the way it had come.

“All right, all right,” Bruno muttered. “I get your point.”


Amazon link:

Marianne Stephens said...

From Cupid's Curious Case - in Naughty Hearts Anthology from the Naughty Literati group:

Their kisses were urgent, and tongues darted in and out of both mouths. Amy wanted everything—fulfillment, satisfaction, pleasure. Alan. Why hadn’t she seen how wonderful he was before?
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Jude Knight said...

From Farewell to Kindness, on prerelease from 2 March and published on 1 April.

"He went through the motions of looking after his business interests and the Earldom, of acting appropriately in social occasions, of charming his tenants and his neighbours—but all the time, he was acting a part, as if he had been buried with his wife and children, and was reaching from the grave to operate his own body like a puppet."

Excerpts and release date information on my website.

E. Ayers said...

Thanks, Mona!