Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Interview With Angela Quarles and Giveaway

Southern Magic is proud to introduce Angela Quarles!

She will be at our luncheon in Hoover, Alabama November 5 with Jennifer Ashley, Hildie McQueen, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lynn Raye Harris, Dianna Love and 20 plus authors.

Who are your top five authors to read?
Tessa Dare, Kristen Callihan, Courtney Milan, Kevin Hearne, Julie Ann Long (a recent addition to my auto-buy list).

What is your go-to book to read over and over again?

Before I started writing it was Jane Austen's books, but now I can't reread books unless it's for learning purposes (no time). For learning purposes I've reread Loretta Chase's Mr. Impossible, some early Amanda Quick's, and Wild Burn by Edie Harris.

Describe where you are the most productive when you write.
At my local Starbucks! I feel guilty taking up a table if I'm not actually working, so it keeps me focused. Then when I'm hungry or need a tea refill, I can just order...

Tells us a little about your current book?
Must Love Kilts just released in July and it's a time travel romance set in 1689 Scotland. I liken it to Hangover meets the Highlands.

Show us your one favorite scene of dialogue from that book.
Iain clasped his hand to his heart and staggered back a step, the ham. “Aye, you’ve wounded me. I think me pride has suffered a mortal blow.”

“Your pride will survive, I think,” she drawled.

“Not with you about, I fear. ’Tis at least a wee bit bruised. Will ye kiss it to make it better?”

“I can’t kiss your pride.”

Duncan stepped around her, laughing and looking at her over his shoulder as he passed. “Ah, but, lassie, you dinnae ken what he calls his pride and joy.”

Unbidden, her gaze shot to Iain’s kilt and what lay hidden below.

Iain jutted his hips forward and bounced once on his toes. “I see ye remember now.” His voice was pitched a touch lower, and the rumbling, intimate tone wound through her, sparking more memories and twining them tight into her.

What do you believe makes a man sexy?
Humor, but the kind of humor that allows him to not take himself too seriously, and intelligence.

Here's her short bio.

Angela Quarles is a RWA RITA® Winner and USA Today bestselling author of time travel and steampunk romance. Her steampunk, Steam Me Up, Rawley, was named Best Self-Published Romance of 2015 by Library Journal and Must Love Chainmail won the 2016 RITA® Award in the paranormal category, the first indie to win in that category. Angela loves history, folklore, and family history. She decided to take this love of history and her active imagination and write stories of romance and adventure for others to enjoy. When not writing, she's either working at the local indie bookstore or enjoying the usual stuff like gardening, reading, hanging out, eating, drinking, chasing squirrels out of the walls, and creating the occasional knitted scarf.

Look for Angela at the following places.
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Today's giveaway is a copy of Angela's Must Love Chainmail in e-book. 

Question: What time period would you like to visit?

Leave an answer to be entered to win.  The winner will be announced this Saturday in the comment section.


Connie Thompson said...

Romance is good in any period. But i think mine would be with scottish those kilts

Jillian said...

Just wanted to pop in and say what a great book this is. I very much enjoyed it! *waves at Angela*

Angela Quarles said...

@Connie -- gotta love a hottie in a kilt! Right there with ya ;)

@Jillian -- aw, thank you!! *waves back*

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Mary Preston said...

So long as I could get back again I would love to visit the Regency period. How wonderful to attend all of the balls in beautiful gowns.


Carla Swafford said...

Connie Thompson! You're the winner! Angela will be in contact with you soon!

Thanks to everyone for commenting. Be sure to tell your friends and to come and play this month!! Share the love!

Connie Thompson said... excited

Connie Thompson said... excited