Interview- Feb 14th

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Jillian Chantal

I’m being interviewed tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Eastern about my latest book, TheBachelor and the Dowager.  Debra Parmley, the hostess of Book Lights, invited me and I love that it’s set for Valentine’s Day. After all, we’ll be chatting about romance.  Here is the linkif you want to tune in. Here is the promo link. 

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New Release – Jillian Chantal

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A new Regency story from Jillian. This one has spies and adventure as well as romance.

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Blurb:

Banished to the dower house by her stepson who believes she is after his fortune, the Dowager Duchess of Whittington lives a lonely existence during her year of mourning. Missing her husband and forbidden by the new duke to travel to London and stay in the ducal residence, twenty-two year old Hannah Otto despairs of ever getting out of the countryside.

Bored and somewhat annoyed at the restrictions placed on her, Hannah makes plans to visit a friend in London shortly before her mourning period is over.

Before Hannah has a chance to finalize those plans, her butler notifies her of a man in her courtyard. A bleeding, unconscious man slumped over the back of a fine steed. Feeling sorry for him yet glad for some excitement, Hannah has him brought inside.

But when he appears to be a French spy, she realizes the enormity of what she’s done.the-bachelor-and-the-dowanger-ebook-200x300-72dpi

FREE! Through the 22nd!

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As a Christmas gift to my readers, I’m offering my short Christmas tale called The Thirteenth Gate free on Amazon through the 22nd.

From a review: “The Thirteenth Gate was a wonderful short story of one young girls journey to a better life. Clarissa thought there was no hope for her until Jed came into her life and let her see that all was not lost, just trust and believe! Great story for this Christmas season.”

LINK to get free. securedownload

Deadly Liaisons RELEASED!

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Check it out, ready to order the Kindle version. Paperback coming soon.  BUY LINK

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Blurb:

It’s 1938. Europe is on the brink of war as the madman Adolph Hitler is amassing an army to conquer the continent. The Führer is also in negotiations with Ambrose Schumacher, leader of a vampire coven, to recruit super-soldier vampires to fight for Germany. If he’s successful, Europe is lost.

Declan Cavanagh, a member of a secret society of vampire hunters, is on a mission to stop this evil alliance.

In his pursuit, Declan will be faced with many choices—some hard and some easy—and one even heartbreaking, but he knows he must persevere in order to try to bring some normalcy to a world caught up in chaos.

And if, along the way, he gets distracted by a number of attractive women, well, it’s just part of the job…or is it?

Deadly Liaisons- Advanced Reader Copy

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I have my advance reader copies in PDF format for Deadly Liaisons.  I am offering an e-copy to the first five people who respond with their email address and agree to do an honest review in exchange.

To whet your appetite, here’s the first page:

October, 1938

Water ran over the top of Declan Cavanaugh’s shoes as he dashed across St. Mark’s Square in front of the Basilica. Two o’clock in the afternoon meant high tide this time of year in Venice. It wasn’t an ideal time to be chasing the flunky of a vampire through the streets to try to find the demon’s lair, but what was a man to do?

It was blind luck to stumble upon the short, gnomish creature in that Murano glass shop. Declan went in initially to purchase a new pen, but as soon as he laid eyes on the man he knew could lead him to his prey, all thoughts of a blue glass writing implement fled his mind. Making a lunge for the other man wasn’t the best plan, but Declan had been so stunned to see him, he hadn’t taken time to think through what he should do. He’d acted on instinct instead.

Declan regretted the loss of a portion of the shopkeeper’s inventory, but it couldn’t be helped. As soon as the smaller man noticed Declan, the wretched devil tossed a number of items at his pursuer to try to slow Declan’s progress. A few paperweights found their target. Declan’s head throbbed, but he kept moving. A bit of blood trickled down the side of his face. With each step, the pain in his cranium intensified. Thud, thud, thud.

When the flunky shoved the door open and ran into the street, Declan followed. Promising himself to return to the shop later to make things right with the owner, Declan kept up his pursuit.

At the rate the two men were running, staying on the boards the city’s fathers had devised to try to keep the citizens dry proved to be impossible.

Each time his foot slipped off the boards, splashes of water hit the hem of Declan’s pants and covered his brogans. Great, another pair of ruined shoes. A fleeting thought of gratitude for leaving the Italian suede shoes in his hotel room dashed across his brain. They were costly and the ones he wore would be easily replaced. A bright spot in the day for sure.

The gnome kept going. Declan wondered where the little man got his energy. For sure the shorter chap could move fast. Declan gasped for breath, but he couldn’t afford to slow down. He needed to find and capture Ambrose Schumacher.

 

A Halloween Story- “The Girl on the Swing”

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short story from 3 years ago. Worth reposting?

Jillian Chantal

I heard a song on the Sixties on Six on Sirius Radio the other day (I am a die-hard fan of Phlash Phelps)- it’s by Gerry and the Pacemakers and is called Girl on a Swing. The lyrics inspired this story that I hope you will enjoy. You can listen to it here.

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Thornton Flannery stood to the side of the playground in the park near the Vulcan statue in Birmingham, Alabama. He waited patiently for the dark-haired girl he’d first seen the week before. It was Saturday again and he hadn’t been able to talk his mother into driving him to the park until now. He hated being only fifteen and still dependent on his parents for transportation.

The week seemed to last forever and he hoped she would be back today. For some reason, he’d been drawn to her smile as sat…

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It’s Release Day!

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This story is set in my hometown, Pensacola, and features many local landmarks as well as restaurants I love to visit- all local owned and operated, some by more than one generation!  It’s a tour of my town as well as a bit of a thriller with some romance woven in. Buy link

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Cover Reveal for September, 2016 Release

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Check out the cover for my book to be released by Black Opal Books in September, 2016. This one takes place in my hometown and has lots of locations that I frequent. It was great fun to write and include restaurants I love as well as other familiar locales.

The cover is perfect for the story.

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