Friday, December 7, 2012

Please Welcome, the fantastic romance author, Jillian Chantal!

Good Morning Readers,
Please make welcome, the fantastic romance author and my friend, Jillian Chantal. Leave her a comment for a chance to win an E-copy of her wonderful book, The Tainted Keitre. 
 Bio: Jillian Chantal is from the Gulf Coast of Florida, where she loves to read and when she can't find the right story to read, to write it herself. She’s multi-published and loves to hear from readers.

Today I’m thrilled to be over here at Tabs’ blog to talk a bit about my newest release with Sweet Cravings Publishing- the not so naughty side of Secret Cravings Publishing. This story, called The Tainted Keitre, is set in New Orleans in the summer time which if you’re in colder climes than mine this time of year may make you a little bit warmer as you cozy up by the fire. I hope so anyway.
 This story focuses on Amina McDonough and Anton Benoit. He’s a New Orleans detective and she works in a library.  She’s best friends with his sister and has been crushing on him for years. What she sees as the main impediment to their relationship is he likes women with big breasts and well, she’s got what she calls mosquito bites.
This excerpt is near the beginning of the story where they’re both at a party for their friend who has recently passed the exam to be a palm reader. If you've ever been to New Orleans, you’ll be familiar with the various seers and palm readers in Jackson Square. I live around 2.5 hours from there and I love to visit the city. I hope this story speaks to the readers like New Orleans speaks to me. Oh, and if you’re wondering what a Tainted Keitre is, it’s the Bigfoot of the south also known as The Honey Island Swamp Monster.
 To celebrate that it’s the Christmas season, I’ll give away a free ebook of The Tainted Keitre to one commenter who shares their favorite Christmas song with me.  I’ll start. I love “Do you hear what I hear?”
 Amina headed straight to the big cooler where the beer was iced down and the wines were arrayed on a sideboard. She grabbed a glass and pulled a bottle of pinot grigio off the table. She poured herself some and moved over to stand to the side and check out who was in the crowd.
In a moment, she felt something cold on her back and let out a little scream. She turned around. “Ah, you bum, that was cold. Ice cold, even.”
Anton Benoit bowed. “Sorry, you looked hot.” He held up his dark brown bottle of beer, “I thought there was no better way to cool off than with a cold brew.”
“I think it’s meant to be taken internally, not rubbed up and down someone’s spine.” She grinned, “Although, now that you mention it, that did feel pretty good.”
“Turn around.” He twirled his finger and she faced away from him.
As soon as her back was to him, he ran the bottle over her bare shoulders and down her back again. She shuddered; not from the coolness of the beer, but from the nearness of him. Her nipples taut, she forced herself not to lean back into him since he had rejected her before. She said in a light tone, “Where is Titsy this evening?”
“Totsy. Her name is Totsy and you know it.”
“Yeah. It’s Totsy, but you have to admit, she is titsy.” Amina turned to face Anton. “Of course, that’s a requirement for you, isn’t it?”
“No. It’s not. It just happened to work out that way.” He grinned and ran his index finger down the side of Amina’s arm.
Ignoring his comment since he did always date women with large breasts, she asked, “Where is she?”
“She couldn't make it. She had somewhere else she needed to be tonight.”
So that’s why he came over to stand with me. No date, let’s hang with my sister’s best friend. Amina looked up into Anton’s dark grey eyes and tried to concentrate. Dang. Why did he have to be some handsome? And so unavailable. She stiffened her spine. “I can’t play nursemaid since Titsy couldn't make it. I find myself suddenly in need of some boiled shrimp. I’ll see you later.”
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Tabitha Shay said...

Welcome, Jillian,
I'm so excited to have you for my guest today. Love the cover of your new book and can't wait to read it...My favorite Christmas song, I have two actually, is Oh Holy Night and The Little Drummer Boy...Good luck with your new book.

Jillian said...

Awesome song choices, Tabs. Thanks again for having me here. I appreciate your friendship and the good wishes for my book. I love the cover, too

Laurie Ryan said...

I am so looking forward to reading this story. I've got some holiday ones ahead of it. And, since this one is already ensconced in my TBR pile, I don't need to be entered to win a copy. :)

As for favorite songs, I'm all about "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire." :)

Jillian said...

Laurie! Thanks for already having my story in the queue. I hope you like it. I love the Chestnuts song, too!!!

Eva's Flowers said...

My favorite is Wham's Last Christmas, my BFF have a type of contest to see who is the first one to hear it...we were Wham fans since day one ;-}


Jillian said...

Oh, Eva, I love Wham, too. What a great band they were. Great song!

Anonymous said...

I like these characters, Jillian. After 23 years in a library setting, what's not to like? Librarian and hot detective! Yum.

Jillian said...

Thanks Flossie! I love them too, Very sassy pair!

Lavada Dee said...

"It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" is a favorite of mine. A little bit of humor this morning almost had me saying "Grandma Got Run Over By A Raindeer"

Love the cover and excerpt. You've had some really great covers.

Jillian said...

Lavada, I love your song choice and I'm glad the grandma getting run over one didn't come true. I have been blessed by the cover gods for sure. I only ever got one I don't like and it shall remain nameless. LOL

Brandy B aka Brandlwyne said...

Hi My fav is Silent Night...I love the religious one. Your book sounds awesome. I would love to visit New Orleans some day.

brandyzbooks at yahoo dot com

Jillian said...

Brandy- Silent Night is lovely. I like it, too. Thanks for the compliment about my story. I hope you get to New Orleans. You'll love it.

Yvette said...

The book looks wonderful and I can't wait to read it... Beautiful cove.

Jillian said...

Thanks Yvette.

Jillian said... chose Brandy as the winner. Congrats, Brandy!