The Jaunty Quills are excited to welcome historical romance author Ella Quinn to the blog! Ella’s historical romance The Seduction of Lady Phoebe is on sale September 19. Keep reading to find out how to win a copy.

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Shana: Welcome, Ella. We’re excited to feature you at The Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills.

Ella Quinn: Thank you for having me. I’m thrilled to be here.

Shana: Your novel comes out in less than a week. Can you tell us about The Seduction of Lady Phoebe? I’ve read the book, and it’s fabulous. Forgiveness and redemption stand out to me as themes.

Ella Quinn: Thank you. Marcus and Phoebe meet when they are quite young, just before he is banished to the West Indies for bad behavior. He falls in love with her and wants her to go with him, but he gets drunk and while trying to make her listen to him, gropes her and tries to kiss her. Phoebe was fancying herself in love, but when Marcus attacks her, she punches him. Eight years later, Phoebe still doesn’t trust herself to fall in love, and Marcus returns determined to marry her.

Shana: How much time do you put into research? Do you have any go-to sources?

Ella Quinn: I don’t know how much time I take researching because I do it as I go along. I have books on historic houses, it also helped that I lived in England for a couple of years and have seen them. I rely heavily on the on-line version of the OED, the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, The Regency Companion, and Georgette Heyer’s Regency World as well as several of the Jane Austen blogs for social customs and manners. To me it’s really important to understand the culture of the era.

Shana: You have a great presence on social media. Where do you hang out most of the time?

Ella Quinn: I like Facebook the best, but I end up spending a lot of time on twitter. I also like going to friends’ blogs and helping them promote.

Shana: Who inspires you as a writer?

Ella Quinn: Georgette Heyer. I love her wit and the amazing amount detail in her books.

Shana: I know you live in The Virgin Islands, and I love the pictures you post. I’m picturing you writing on the beach or the verandah. Do you have a favorite place to write?

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Ella Quinn: LOL, I’ve tried writing outside, but the sun is too bright. My house is made up of sliding glass doors. So I put my desk in front of one where I have a view over a hill to the Atlantic Ocean. I love being able to look out and see the color of the water.

Shana: A lot of readers like to know what authors are really like. What do you do when you’re not writing? What other passions do you have?

Ella Quinn: I think I’m actually pretty boring. I read, a lot. I’m not much of a TV watcher. I paddle board, I’m involved in the local yacht cl

ub’s sailing program. During Rolex I can always be found on a committee boat. If I ever have money again, I’d like to revisit Europe.

Shana: Finally, tell us what you have coming up next.

Ella Quinn: I have another book, The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh, releasing on November 4th, then the Temptation of Lady Serena releases on January 14th, the forth in the series, Desiring Lady Caro, releases in April. There are seven books total, I just sent book 5 to my editor and I’ve started on book 7.

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Readers, now it’s your turn. What’s your favorite romance theme? Forgiveness? Second chance at love? Marriage of convenience? Or another? One person who comments and says they want the book will win a copy of The Seduction of Lady Phoebe.

“Lady Phoebe is a heroine Georgette Heyer would adore—plucky, pretty, and well worth the devotion of the dashing Lord Marcus. A marvelous find for Regency romance readers.” —Grace Burrowes, New York Times bestselling author

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…

“A passionate tale full of humor, romance, and poignancy. Quinn writes classic Regency romance at its best!” —Shana Galen, author of If You Give a Rake a Ruby

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68 thoughts on “Bring a Friend Friday with Ella Quinn

  1. Mary Preston says:

    I do indeed want the book thank you.

    I have always loved Marriage of Convenience stories. Strangers thrust up against each other, so to speak. Watching them wrestle & tussle & then the realization.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Mary, I love a marriage of convenience as well, or a forced marriage. Thank you so much for coming by and wanting a copy of the book!

  2. Thank you, Ella and Shana. Wow, you (Ella) live in the Virgin Islands! Do you write romances set in your neck of the woods? I’d love to read them!

    I have several favorite romance themes. But I suppose the most important one is “such is the power of love”.

    A hero, heroine, or both must overcome daunting obstacles, within and without, to attain his/her/their heart’s desire. They must brave great dangers, physical and/or moral, and endure arduous hardships for the sake of love. They must bring out the best in themselves, and often discover it.

    In such stories, love comes at a steep price. But if it’s real love, it’s worth it.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      I do live in the Virgin Islands. I love it here.

      I agree, stories where the couple has to overcome large obstacles are wonderful. Thank you for visiting!

  3. Laurie G says:

    My favorite theme is beauty and the beast/wounded warrior. I like it when love overcomes great odds and breaks through the barriers surrounding a heart. I like it when a man or woman who believes themselves to be unlovable, because of scars on the inside or outside, is willing to open themselves up to and embrace love with another person.

    Ella, I’m jealous of your life in the Virgin Islands. It must be tempting to relax and play all day!

    I do love intelligent, independent, feisty heroines like Phoebe!

    I’m interested in knowing what Marcus did to Phoebe in the past!

    I’d love to read THE SEDUCTION OF LADY PHOEBE!

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      I’m so glad the book interests you, Laurie!

      Marcus was a very bad boy.

  4. sheryl n says:

    I like the marriage of convenience and second chance at love themes. I like how the obstacles that kept them apart allowed them to reunite and fall in love again and when forced together they slowly fall in love.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Hi Sheryl, Second chance stories are great because their is a past the couple must overcome. Thank you so much for commenting.

  5. Kathryn in Montreal says:

    Of course I want the book! I would love a copy! I love themes of forgiveness and overcoming obstacles win the one you love in romance novels. Humour and attention to historical detail are also quite important.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Kathryn, humor and attention to detail are very important to me, as well. I think you’ll find that with Phoebe and Marcus.

  6. Tin says:

    I’d love a copy of your debut novel, Ella!

    My favorite would be second chance at love — it’s always curious how much the hero and heroine have changed and how things would be different this time around. It’s always very emotional. ^_^

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Tin, yes, that, or how the past hurt has held them back. Thank you for wanting to read The Seduction of Lady Phoebe.

  7. Shana Shana says:

    My favorite, favorite, favorite is fish out of water. My new series will have that theme, and I cannot wait!

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Oooh, Shana, I can’t wait!! Thank you so much for having me on. Everyone really got the jump on me this morning.

  8. Deb says:

    Thank you for the post today, Shana and Ella. I enjoyed the excerpt of TSOLP; it sounds so good.

    I like the girl-next door type of stories…..The pesky little kid who grows up to be a pretty woman, and Bam! The hero is thrown for a loop because he doesn’t quite know how to handle his feelings for her. :)

    Congratulations on your debut!

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Hi Deb, thank you so much! This debut is getting really exciting.

      I have something of the girl next door in the next book, but I hope you’ll enjoy The Seduction of Lady Phoebe as well.

  9. Writing with a view of the Atlantic–how great. I fear I’d just sit there, mooning at the beauty of the horizon where the sky meets the water, and imagine I’m waiting on the beach for a glimpse of my love’s sail. How do you get any writing done ;-) Your story sounds great, Ella. I can’t wait to read it. As for me, I think my fav story line is the one of the tortured hero seeking redemption.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Barbara, the view allows me to plot in my head, and my muse likes it a lot.

      Actually the tortured hero seeking redemption describes Marcus pretty well. Though most of my other heroes are tortured, they pretty much bring it on themselves.

  10. Ella, I’m so excited for your release and can’t wait to read The Seduction of Lady Phoebe.

    My favorite romantic theme is forgiveness, I think. When couples look past the others faults and discover the person within.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Thank you Collette! I hope you’ll enjoy the story. I love forgiveness. In fact, most of my heroines end up having to forgive the hero for something.

  11. Linda Thum says:

    I’d love a copy of the book *pretty pls*. I like the beauty & the beast (scarred hero)romance theme. Especially when the heroine is an intelligent one.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      LOL, Linda, you already won a copy of the book!

  12. I’m so excited for you Ella!
    I love the theme of improbable couples-the prim young woman with the rogue.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Hi Nancy. Or how about a stuffy gentleman and a free spirit lady?

  13. Wow 7 books! I can’t wait to read all of them. Great interview.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Thank you so much, Andrea, for wanting to read them and for visiting.

  14. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    The books sounds wonderful, Ella! I’m partial to the second chance at love books, but the forgiveness/redemption books are thrilling, too!

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Hi Kathleen. I like multiple themes, and with Regencies there are so many fun possibilities.

  15. Stefanie D says:

    I love it when they have to overcome certain things of their past, fe a tortured hero and the heroine helping him to look to the future again instead of the past.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      That’s a good on Stefanie!! I like it as well.

  16. Sandra Owens says:

    I know you must be getting so excited, Ella. Beautiful cover. I really love second chances at love, especially when it’s a tortured hero. Best wishes on your release.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      I am excited, Sandy. I’m having trouble getting anything else done!!

      Love your concept!!

  17. eap says:

    not so pretty heroine combined with a marriage of convience combined he has always secretly loved her

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Oooh, I like that idea! Thank you for stopping by!

  18. Welcome to the blog, Ella! Always happy to see another Kensington historical author, and your book sounds wonderful. As far as classic tropes, I’ve always been very fond of the marriage of convenience story. Another favorite is friends to lovers. Congrats on the new release!

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Vanessa, thank you! I love meeting other Kensington authors as well!

  19. catslady says:

    I really don’t think I have a favorite story line. I love variety and if I enjoy the characters, the author can take me almost anywhere. Historicals are my favorite and I’m always happy to hear about a new to me author :)

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      I’m happy to meet you, Catslady! Thank you so much for coming by!

  20. Welcome, Ella! So glad you could join us today.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Nancy, thank you so much for having me!

  21. bn100 says:

    alpha hero, brother’s best friend

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      LOL, I have a lot of Alpha heroes! Thank you so much for commenting!

  22. Marcy Shuler says:

    Of course I want the book! :)

    I love Beauty and the Beast stories and the wounded/M&M heroes. You know, those with the hard candy shell but the soft and melty inside who don’t believe they’re lovable. That gets me every time.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      I’m a sucker for an M&M hero, Marcy!!

  23. Kathleen OD says:

    Oh I love those “Marriage of Convenience” where the Heroine has to marry because some terrible thing will befall her family and she must marry to save everyone, whether it be historical or contemporary, these always make the best stories.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Marriage of Convenience seems to be the hands down favorite today, Kathleen! Thank you so much for commenting!

  24. Josette Schaber says:

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    Would Love The Book.

    I Really Don’ Have A Preference In Story Themes. It Just NeedsTo Be Written Well.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Josette, that is a very good point! The theme almost doesn’t matter if a book is not well written.

  25. Connie Fischer says:

    I’m a huge sucker for a marriage of convenience plot! I think there are so many ways that that particular plot can go and every time I read a book like that, I always love it.

    Congratulations on your latest release! You have been so busy with the fun blogs you have been on and I want you to know that every time I see you at one, it only makes me more excited to get a copy of “The Seduction of Lady Phoebe.” Wahoo!

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Connie, that makes me feel wonderful!! I have been busy with blogs and this is just the beginning!

  26. Trisha says:

    Adding this to my TBR pile! My favorite-childhood friends become lovers years later.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Thank you so much, Trisha!! That’s a good trope as well.

  27. CateS says:

    ENVY!! I am eaten up with ENVY for you living in the USVI… But I want to read your book, so I guess I’ll learn to live with this.. I just love the HEA!!

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      There is on good thing, Cate, I write really fast down here! Thank you so much for wanting to read Phoebe and Marcus’s story!

  28. Michelle Fidler says:

    I’d like to win the book. Marriage of convenience or a second chance are good topics.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Hi Michelle, both good tropes. Thank so much for visiting!

  29. ki pha says:

    Hi again Ella! I suppose I’m stalking you like I do all my authors. Shana knows about it. LOL

    I love all tropes! Friends to lovers, Marriage of convenience, Second chances, Christmas novellas, Spies, Frienamies, Hate to Love,….many tropes!

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      That’s fine with me, ki pha, stalk all you want. Thank you for visiting me.

  30. Quilt Lady says:

    I love them all so I can’t choose! I would love to have this book.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Thank you so much!! That means a lot to me!

  31. Barbara Elness says:

    My favorite romance theme is second chance at love, and friends to lovers as well. I would love to win a copy of The Seduction of Lady Phoebe, it sounds like a fantastic story. :D

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Thank you so much, Barbara!!

  32. Kirsten says:

    Lady Phoebe sounds like my kinda girl! :mrgreen:

    Hard question Ella, For I have many favorites, Beauty and the Beast. Marriage of Convenience and Second chances are probably in my top three. They rotate a little in ranking as my mood changes and I just want something else. Also love Mistaken Identity twists & Best friends to Lovers :) Right now I’m reading a book what I would call a Redemption story and rather loving it so…

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      I love most tropes, Kirsten, so I know what you mean. When it comes to writing them, I liked the forced or trapped marriage best.

  33. Gosh, all those themes are fantastic! That’s what makes romance so wonderful – so many different ways to spin it made unique by every author! Great post, Ella. Tweeted.

    1. Ella Quinn says:

      Thank you so much, Lana!!

  34. Congrats on your soon to be new release! I can’t wait to ready it!

    I’ve always been a fan of fairy tale stories, redemption stories, forbidden love, or any story that can grab me from page one. lol

  35. Chelsea B. says:

    I adore Beauty and the Beast-type stories.

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