Thursday, October 17, 2013

In the Spotlight: Jewel Quinlan

Please welcome Jewel Quinlan on my blog today with her new book, Rock Star Ex! :)

Oh my goodness, Iyana, A Midnight Caller sounds really fun. Just read about it on your blog. :) So glad you are an animal lover as well. I had a cat a long time ago (who I miss very much) and currently have two dogs myself.

I love books. I am a person who can get so caught up in book that I stay up until three in the morning just to find out what comes next. There’s something that happens when an author is able to so completely enmesh me in the world of the book and its drama that I can’t put it down. I find, in books this compelling, that I am so invested in the characters and what is going on that I can’t bear not to know what happens next. I have tried, a few times, to just put the book down and go to sleep but that never works. My brain just keeps turning trying to figure out what could possibly happen next!

When you think about it, it’s strange that simple curiosity could override sleep. But it can, and does, happen to me often ever since I was young. I find myself alternately praising and cursing the author and asking myself why I didn’t wait until Friday night to start reading it. But I have never regretted the loss of sleep. I was always so happy to find out what happened next. Strangely, it’s just work I cursed the next day. I aspire to be the kind of writer who can keep you from turning out the lights. If I can keep you entertained to this extent then the blood, sweat and tears of writing a novel will have been worth it. Lol.

Now, on to details of Rock Star Ex


Social media consultant, Eve Everett, is less than thrilled when her business partner hooks them up with a job covering celebrity rock band Arsenal.  Their new lead singer, Devon Quinn, is the man who broke her heart five years ago.  But there’s no way Eve can turn down the assignment. It’s the big break their fledgling company needs. 

To boost Arsenal’s social media presence the band’s manager wants intimate coverage, especially of Devon,  which means traveling with the band  in their tour bus while they promote their new album.  It’s not long before Devon tries to rehash the past but Eve would rather leave it buried where it is.

When Eve is asked to be part of a music video, she decides it’s a great opportunity to reap some revenge by showing Devon what he’s missing. But soon she’s the one losing control. Will Devon once again claim her heart as well as her body?


“It’s good to see you again, Eve,” he said softly so the others wouldn’t pick up on it.  He knew she wouldn’t want to hear it.  It couldn’t be helped, but it just had to be said.
            Her head snapped up, eyes wide.
            “That’s what I wanted to say the other night, but you didn’t give me a chance.”
            Big mistake. 
            Her eyes narrowed.  “I didn’t give you a chance?  Then I’d say we’re even.”
            “Look, Eve, things didn’t happen the way you’re thinking.  It wasn’t like that.”  He set the bottom of Tommy’s guitar on the floor, his hand on the neck, and leaned closer in to talk to her.
            “The way I’m thinking?” she repeated.  Standing up straight, she stuck one foot out to the side and said in a low hiss, “Look, Devon, the facts are the facts.  You left and I never heard from you again.  Not once.  It has nothing to do with the way I’m thinking.” 
            He tensed.  It was happening again.  She was misunderstanding him.  “No, look, that’s not what I mean, okay?”
            “Oh, then what do you mean?”  She cocked her head at him and waited.
            “It’s…it was hard on the road, to keep in touch with anyone, for a lot of reasons.  You don’t know what it was like.  I mean we were bouncing around from place to place, driving for long periods of time and then having to work until really late at night.  It was pretty much impossible to communicate.  Besides, you had no answering machine back then, remember?”
            She visibly puffed up.  “I see, so it’s my fault you couldn’t communicate with me?”
            “I’m not saying it was anyone’s fault, Eve.  Just that there was no way to call.”  He felt relieved.  He had finally been able to tell her, to explain.  Maybe now she would understand.  Well, when she calmed down at least.
            “And you couldn’t write a letter?”   She spoke quietly but the words dripped acid. 
            She had him there.  Even though she was several inches shorter he suddenly felt very small.  He looked down and stuck a hand in his pocket, not knowing what to say.  That was an even more complicated topic.
            Her cold eyes were on him.  The silence stretched on for another moment.  Before he could gather any other words to try to explain she turned and headed back up front, her ponytail slapping him in the face as she went.

Where you can buy it:

Evernight Publishing


All Romance e-Books

Barnes & Noble


Apple iBooks
Coffee Time Romance
Rainbow Ebooks (GBLT)
Goodreads – add it to your reading list

Author Bio

From a young age, Jewel Quinlan had an abundant imagination and strong desire to write novels.  She particularly enjoys writing paranormal and fantasy romance. An avid traveler, she has visited fifteen countries so far (which she enjoys using as settings in her novels) and has plans to see more of the world. She has a particular fondness for Bavaria and studies the German language as one of her hobbies. During the day, she works as a pharmaceutical sales representative and, at night, she writes romance. She currently lives in Orange County, California with her two dogs; Shimmer and Penny.

For more information visit or you can follow her on Facebook (Author Jewel Quinlan) and Twitter (@JewelQuinlan).


Play the Rock Star name game and you will be entered to win a $10 iTunes gift card. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog with your Rock Star name.

Name of your pet + the street you live on = Your Rock Star Name


  1. Haven't had a chance to read this book yet, working on it.
    Interesting rock star name I have Kodiak Bridle Path!

  2. Nice Jean! Mine is Shimmer Majesty, lol.

  3. This sounds great and I love the little rock star name game. I guess I'd be Brego Zafiro or Ginger Zafiro ( I have two dogs). Doesn't sound very glamorous, mind you. LOL

  4. Have added book to my TBR list sounds just up my street :) My Rock Star name is awful lol - Lucifer Rooke

  5. My Rock Star name will be Cempaka Mermood :D

  6. Tina Hart! You are the winner of the gift card :) Unfortunately Iyana can't see emails in her blog. Please message me through Facebook (Author Jewel Quinlan) with your address and I will get it to you.

  7. wow thanks :) will message now :)