I am so head down in a new book that my blog has been sadly neglected. I was planning on a post about the top ten books I'm looking forward to in 2012, or maybe a post filled with helpful advice for the spouses of writers (on the other hand, my husband could probably write this one, starting with "When they are writing a new book, it is totally normal for `How are you?' to be answered with `Do you think anyone will notice if I move the Battle of Actium up a year?'")

So no blog post today, but I am offering a teaser line from my upcoming book Empress of the Seven Hills (titled Empress of Rome in the UK). This one comes from Chapter 1, and is spoken by the hero Vix, who some of you might remember as an obnoxious little boy in Mistress of Rome.

"If I’d known the trouble that small-breasted off-limits patrician girl would make for me, I might have choked her to death in the middle of that atrium rather than watch her walk away."

Needless to say, he has a complicated relationship ahead of him.


Release date: April 3, 2012
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Published on January 24, 2012 05:08 • 333 views • Tags: empress-of-the-seven-hills, teaser
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message 1: by Kate. (new)

Kate. Hurry up April 2012 !! :)


message 2: by Erin (new)

Erin I second that! I am the first person on the wait list at our library. So excited!


message 3: by Kate. (new)

Kate. Love your work Erin !! I still think about Mistress, i may do a re read before this one comes out.


message 4: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Shears I cant wait? xx


message 5: by Ana (new)

Ana His father's son :)


message 6: by Erin (new)

Erin Kate. wrote: "Love your work Erin !! I still think about Mistress, i may do a re read before this one comes out."

Not my usual behavior in the least Kate. I make exceptions for authors I really like reading. Ms. Quinn is one of maybe four I keep my eye on. Gonna cut out before we hijack this post but I would love to continue this discussion via message or one of our reviews if you are interested. :)


message 7: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Dray I would notice if you moved the Battle of Actium. But I would also tell you it was okay ;) Cannot wait for this.


message 8: by Kate (new)

Kate Quinn Thanks for the messages, everybody! And Erin, I'm flattered to be one of your four. If you have any questions, I'll happily answer them. :D


message 9: by Katie (new)

Katie Jones I can't wait! I much prefer the UK title :) also picked up Daughters of Rome yesterday which I want to read soon :D


message 10: by Stacy (new)

Stacy Cant wait to get my hands on the new book. :)


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