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Tag Archives: Ella Quinn

Happy Veteran’s Day 
Kayelle Allen here. Romance Lives Forever is dedicated to new
authors and new books. As such, I rarely step in as a blogger — I prefer to interview
guests and feature others. My own blog, Unstoppable
Heroes
, is where I do my own “bragging” about new books and events.
But today on RLF, I want to honor some special people: veterans.
The first Veteran’s Day was called “Armistice Day”
and was proclaimed by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson on November 11, 1919. In proclaiming
the holiday, he said, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will
be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service
and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has
freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy
with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” Unlike Memorial Day,
which celebrates those who died in service, Veterans Day celebrates the service
itself. Wikipedia

Today, I’m honoring fellow veterans who are authors. This is
by no means an exhaustive list. These folks are proud to stand and be counted. Please
visit their sites, and get to know them and their books. I believe the highest honor
one can pay an author is to buy his or her book.
Authors are listed in alphabetical order by first name. This
list shows their brand (type of writing), name, branch of service, and website.
Romance Tangled with Suspense
CK Crouch — US Army
Get in Bed with Delilah. Everyone else has!
Delilah Devlin – US Army
Scottish Medieval Romantic Suspense
Diana Cosby — US Navy
Paranormal and Contemporary Romance
Eliza Gayle — US Marine Corps
Romance
Ella Quinn – US Army
Escape with…
Elle James
Military Romance
Geri Krotow — US Navy
Love is in the air – and in the fleet
Heather Ashby – US Navy
Urban Fantasy Romance
Isis Rushdan — US Air Force
Historical Romance
Jeane Westin — US Army
Erotica Romance where the destiny is love ~ Let me take you on
the journey
Jennifer France — US Navy
Love … Laughter … Forever
Joyce Adams — US Army
Mystery
Kathleen Toomey Jabs — US Navy
Unstoppable heroes, Uncompromising love, Unforgettable passion
Kayelle Allen — US Navy
Tapping into your Flights of Fancy
Lacey Falcone — US Air Force
Dark Heroes, Feisty Heroines, Scorching Stories
Lisa Carlisle — US Marine Corps
Military Memoirs – Parris Island
– Journey of a Woman Marine
Lisa Cordeiro — US Marine Corps
Let Fate guide you… One story at a time
Loni Lynne — US Navy
Mystery/Romance author
Lori Avocato — US Air Force
A Dash of Romance with a Dusting of Mystery
Misty MacRae — US Navy
Where Romance is Always an Adventure
Rogenna Brewer — US Navy
Unexpected Romantic Fiction
Sandy Wickersham-McWhorter — USAF
Dark heroes and heroines with bite…sink your teeth into a romance
by
Sapphire Phelan — US Army
Escape to the past with a romantic adventure
Terry Irene Blain — US Navy
Military Romance and Medical Drama
Tracey Cramer-Kelly — Army National Guard
Romantic Suspense, YA, Juvenile, SciFi, and Hard Boiled Detective
Wayne Greenough — US Navy
One unusual Veterans group that is special to me is RomVets. They are all women who served in the armed
forces and who write Romance. I am proud to be a member. Click the link to visit
the website and learn more about this organization and its members.
Invitation — if you are an author, and a veteran, let us know. We’d be honored to include you in our annual post.
RLF Gems 
In September, Romance Lives Forever had 29 posts in a 30 day
month. Publisher Week took the top five spots with the amazing JMS Books LLC, so I combined those. Here are
the top posts (judging by page views).
1. JMS Books, LLC
2. Ella Quinn
3. Daisy Banks
4. Danita Minnis
5. Rue Allyn
Honorable mention: Rolyn Anderson and Vicki Batman.
Authors who guest with us are promoted on Twitter, Facebook, via
Triberr to thousands of potential readers, are featured front page in the daily
Romance Lives Forever Paper.li ezine,
and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we also
created the Booklover’s Guide to Romance
Lives Forever
with links to guest authors’ books and social media. It is
110 pages crammed full of who to follow and what to read. The FAQ page provides
updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the blog. You
can also grab our button to promote your visit. Your cover can be featured on
the blog for a small fee. Check out our advertising
link
for more information.
My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance
Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:

Alexandra Christian, Bernadette Walsh, Cassandra Carr, Christina
Phillips , Anita Philmar, Stephanie Cage, Dawn Montgomery, Jenny Kane, Jill
Hughey , Mae Clair, Nia Simone, Patricia Walters-Fischer, Sarah Cass, Tracey
Kitts
Seduction of Lady Phoebe
Ella Quinn, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about
your book, The Seduction of Lady Phoebe.
Genre: Regency
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Cover artist: Kensington
Length: 101,623 words
Heat rating: Spicy
Tagline:
Blurb: Polite
society has its rules for marriage. But for Ella Quinn’s eligible bachelors, their
brides will show them that rules are for the weak of heart…
Phoebe Stanhope is not a typical Lady. As feisty as she is quick
witted, no one can catch her, especially when she is driving her dashing phaeton
with its perfectly matched horses. And unlike her peers, experience has guarded
her against a growing list of would-be suitors. But when she encounters Marcus Finley,
what she fears most burns deep within his blue-eyed gaze…
For Lord Marcus, the spark of recognition is but a moment in
the love he has held these many years. Now that he’s returned to England,
all the happiness he desires rests on Lady Phoebe never finding out that he was
the one who turned her heart so cold and distant. He must work fast to gain the
advantage—to convince her what she wants is exactly what she denies—but in order
to seduce her into his arms, he must be willing to give up more than he can control…

Buy links:

What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Lady Phoebe Stanhope, three and twenty, lady
Lord Marcus Finley, eight and twenty, gentleman

Interview

What is the most important thing you do for your career now,
as compared to when you first started writing?
I work on my social media platform. When I first started all
I did was write. By the time it dawned on me that I needed to get involved in social
media, I’d written four books. So during the time I was working with my agent’s
assistant learning to edit, I took a class and began building my platform.
What websites do you visit daily?
I try to support other authors, and visit many websites on a
daily basis. I regularly visit Writers in the Storm, for interesting writing tips
and Rakes and Rascals, for new historical releases.
If you could change something about your first book, what
would it be?
LOL. All the head-hopping I did when I first wrote it, and continuing
to exercise. I gained a lot of weight that first year.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Telling my characters’ stories and the research. I love learning
new things.
What is your work ethic when it comes to writing?
Each morning, I catch up on email, Twitter and Facebook. Then
in the afternoon I write. I would love to write first thing, but I can’t think until
the other stuff is out of the way. Of course, that gives me an incentive to get
off Facebook.
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your
own writing?
Mostly historical romance, though I still enjoy spy stories.
Which of your books would you recommend to someone who doesn’t
normally read your genre, and why?
I actually have a couple of people who don’t read romance that
are going to Read the Seduction of Lady Phoebe. I recommend the first one, because
it’s the start of the series and introduces the characters.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
A ski holiday in Austria. I love being on the mountain,
and we have very good friends in the area we frequent.
What good book have you read recently?
Miranda Neville’s The Ruin of a Rake.
Where were you at midnight, on December 31st when the new
century started?
We were in London wishing we’d gone to Edinburgh instead.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
Apple green.
Please underline which statement is more like you:
“I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed.”
“I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because I do things as fast as possible.”

Please complete the sentences

I love pizza with Gorgonzola cheese, spinach and mushrooms.
I’m always ready for time with my husband.
When I’m alone, I write, read, and take walks.
You’d never be able to tell, but I love riding on the back of my husband’s Harley.
If I had a halo it would be just a bit crooked.
If I could twitch my nose like Samantha I’d be the happiest person on earth.
I can never jump out of a plane because no one will let me.

Find Me HereWebsite: http://ellaquinnauthor.comBlog: http://ellaquinnauthor.wordpress.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/EllaQuinnAuthorFacebook: http://facebook.com/EllaQuinnAuthorGoodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7044274.Ella_Quinn

RLF Gem Award 
In August, Romance Lives Forever had 29 posts in a 31 day
month. Here are the top posts (judging by page views). 
The RLF Gem Top Blogger Award authors:
1. Naomi Bellina
2. Jennifer Garcia
3. Cynnara Tregarth
4. Christine Donovan
5. Lexi Post
Honorable mention: Ella Quinn and Anita Philmar
Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via
Triberr to thousands of potential readers, are featured front page in the daily
Romance Lives Forever Paper.li ezine,
and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we also
created the Booklover’s Guide to Romance
Lives Forever
with links to guest authors’ books and social media. It is
110 pages crammed full of who to follow and what to read. The FAQ page provides
updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the blog. You
can also grab our button to promote your visit. Your cover can be featured on
the blog for a small fee. Check out our advertising
link
for more information.
My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance
Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:

Calisa Rhose, Codi Gary, Cindy Matthews, Denysé Bridger, Desiree Holt, EE
Ottoman, Elizabeth Ashtree, Forbes Arnone, Jacob Z Flores, Jennifer Kamptner, Marilyn
Baron, Nicole Morgan, Robin Danner, Sadie Grubor, Taylor Brooks, Tina Gayle, Tonya
Callihan, Willa Blair.
Temptation of Lady Serena
Ella Quinn, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about
your book, The Temptation of Lady Serena.
Genre: Regency
Publisher: Kensington
Cover artist: Kensington
Length: 105,800 Words
Heat rating: Sensual
Blurb:
Ella Quinn’s bachelors in The Marriage Game series are charming
and cunning when it comes to the ways of love—until the right woman captures their
unsuspecting hearts…
Custom-made gowns…nights at the theater…and a host of eligible
bachelors. Accustomed to living a quiet life in the Scottish Borderlands, Lady Serena
Weir has never had any of these luxuries. But when Serena’s brother demands she
finally have a Season in London,
she’s thrust into a glamorous world she’s only dreamed of…
Robert, Viscount Beaumont remembers all too well what it feels
like to be in love. That is why he must keep his distance from Serena. He’s only
felt his pulse stir the way it does now when he made the mistake of loving the wrong
woman once before. Yet the more he strives to resist his feelings, the nearer he
is to falling under Serena’s seductive spell…
“Supported by a wonderful cast of characters, Quinn’s thoughtfully
drawn lovers teach each other the value of love in this delicious Regency treat.”
~ New York Times Bestselling author Eileen Dreyer
Buy links:
Amazon Canada:
http://amzn.to/13OW4Fn
What are your main characters’
names, ages, and occupations?
Lady Serena Weir is age
26, and making her first come out. She is the daughter of the deceased Earl of Vere
and sister of the current earl.
Robert, Viscount Beaumont,
is 30 years old. He is a major landowner and rake.

Interview

Tell us about your story’s world. What is it like in this
period or place?
The story is a Regency.
It begins during the main Season in London, from
there we move to Paris, then Yorkshire, England.
1816 is known as the year without summer.
What inspired you to write this book?
This is the 3d book in
my series The Marriage Game, however it was the second one I wrote. Robert kept
badgering me until I had his story down. As anyone who has read the book can tell
you, he is a very difficult man.
Which character in your current book do you think readers
will like the most? Why?
Well I hope they like
Serena and Robert. They’ve both had difficult but different experiences they’ve
had to overcome. Robert is used to getting what he wants, but Serena won’t be bullied.
Getting to their HEA was, at times, a struggle. One of my favorite secondary characters
is the Dowager Lady Beaumont, Robert’s grandmother.
Why do you write?
Because I love it. It’s
the best job I’ve ever had.
Who has helped you the most in your career as an author?
That’s a hard question.
My mother-in-law has been my biggest cheerleader, but for actual help, it is other
authors. My critique groups played a big part. I had a great mentor in Delilah Marvelle,
and my agent’s assistant, Claire Cavanaugh, who taught me how to edit and polish
my books.
When you’re not writing, what would we find you doing?
Social media, supporting
other authors on Facebook and Twitter. I blog three times a week. Almost every morning
I walk the beach and on the weekends I paddleboard.
Are you a plotter, or do you prefer to make it up on the spur
of the moment?
It’s more spur of the
moment, but I will plot a scene in my head.
Any advice for new authors?
Learn about the business,
and know that this is a huge business. Join a supportive critique group, and professional
organizations, such as RWA and its chapters. Develop your voice. Don’t give up.
What other jobs have you held besides writing?
Boat cleaner, sales clerk,
musician, soldier, college professor and lawyer.
What are you currently reading for fun?
I’m reading Jo Beverly’s
Malloren Series, but I’ve got new releases from Grace Burrowes, Shana Galen and
several others on my Kindle waiting for me.
If you could time travel what era would be your first stop?
LOL, Regency England.
Do you believe in luck?
I do believe in luck.
I also believe in hard work.
What kind of music do you listen to while driving? Same question
for Writing
I don’t. I listen to
NPR. I have to have silence when I write.
Do you play any musical instruments?
I play piano, but not
as well as I used to.

Please complete the sentence

I love pizza with Gorgonzola cheese.
I’m always ready for snuggling with my husband.
When I’m alone, I write and read.

Previous Books

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe
The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh

Books Coming Soon

The first book in the Marriage Game, The Seduction of Lady Phoebe
release on September 19, 2013

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