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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jillian Chantal

First of all, I’d like to thank E.B. Davis for allowing me to drop by and visit Writers Who Kill. I love reading this blog and to be here as a guest is wicked cool.

My name is Jillian Chantal and I write romantic adventures with an International Flair. Most of my stories have an element of intrigue and at least one death, so I guess I’m a “Writer Who Kills.”

In my day job, I work as a lawyer and back when I first started to practice, I did a lot of criminal work. This early saturation in crime and criminals has come in handy as I write my tales of romance with an element of crime. I love to travel as well and try to have my characters travel to other continents in each book. I have a book coming out in July 2011 called Redemption for the Devil and the hero even goes to the Arctic in that one.

Solo Honeymoon comes out in January 2011 with Siren-BookStrand and it takes place in London, in Italy and New York City. I was hoping to have my cover art by now, but I don’t, so I can’t share that today. I can share the back cover blurb:

Emma Chauncey finds her fiancé naked with one of her bridesmaids on top of him three days before her wedding. Burned by the experience, she takes a friend on her honeymoon. They travel to an Italian villa where Emma plans to nurse her broken heart.

Wealthy, titled, and handsome, women’s shoe designer Dario DeLuca is also at the villa. In disguise as a dance instructor, he’s determined to find a woman to love him for himself, not his wealth and title. Sparks fly between Emma and Dario, until she learns his true identity.

Hurt that another man has lied to her, and distrusting her own judgment, she flees. Dario follows her to New York. But Emma’s former fiancé is back with an agenda of his own. Can Dario convince Emma he’s the man for her even though he lied about his identity? Can he convince her she deserves true love?

To celebrate the release of my debut novel in January, since the hero in Solo Honeymoon is a shoe designer from Milan, I’d like to send one person a shoe charm. Leave me a comment about your favorite place to travel and I’ll draw from the names for the charm.

You can reach me at:  My website and blog:  And I also blog every Saturday at


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your upcoming release. How exciting. My FAV place to visit is Grand Cayman. I've been there two times, and hopefully someday, I'll be able to visit again. Love the white sands and amazingly warm waters. *sigh*

Jillian said...

Thanks for dropping by, Lynn. and thanks for the congrats! I'm excited!

E. B. Davis said...

If love makes the world go round Jillian, you've certainly chosen well by mixing international travel with romance. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Sayde Grace said...

I am really looking forward to buying this book and writing a wonderful review as I know it's going to be great!!

Anonymous said...

I am intrigued. Travel, romance, some suspense it sounds like a great read. Can't wait.

As for travel, I've never traveled anywhere exotic. I grew up in Gerogia and Florida was my favorite place to visit. Now I live in Florida and I love to go back to Georgia.

A dream trip thouugh would be a European tour. I think I'd need about a month though to see the things I'd like to see.


Pauline Alldred said...

Congratulations on your book. I'd like to travel to the outer islands of Scotland that are as wild as Alaska and filled with birds not seen elsewhere. Then I'd like to visit Italy for contrast--the warmth, the society with such a long history, and the man-made art works. And all this with a wonderful male companion!

Jillian said...

E.B. Thanks again for having me here today and I really like your thoughts about love making the world go round.

Thanks Sayde. Can't wait to have you read it.

Darlene- here's hoping you get to take that dream trip.

Pauline- I hope you get to all those places soon and with a fine man! I've been to Alaska and Italy and they are vastly different but both are amazing.

Thanks for all the congrats. Means a lot.

Runere McLain said...

Congrats on your releases, Jillian! You've worked hard and deserve it!

Love combined with exotic locations catches my attention every time! Hubby and I discussing Loch Buie in the Hebrides, where my clan has family claim to a Standing Stone Circle.

Can't wait for these two, as well as others as I know this is only the start of a fantastic story-telling career!

mtc said...

Congrats and great big hugs! Love the cover blurb! So proud of you!!!

I love to travel! One of my favorite places is Block Island, RI. Been going there for over 40 years! Also love Disney World. I'm a big kid at heart! :-)

I'm doing my happy dance for you!

Cynthia Eden said...

I love that you're a writer who kills--that's pretty awesome! Congrats on the upcoming release!

Jillian said...

Thanks Runere- your destination sounds awesome.

Thanks MTC- you're the best! Love ya!

Thanks Cynthia. I love being a writer who kills as well. It's fun, yeah?

Jillian said...

ANNOUNCEMENT: I got an email today from my publisher that they have moved up my release day and the book will now be available on November 23, 2010.

jeff7salter said...

That's wonderful news (about the sooner release date).
I didn't realize you had a criminal background ... ha!
If you need any expert testimony on the Arctic, I spent a year in NW Greenland, above the Arctic Circle and a few hundred miles from the North Pole.

E. B. Davis said...

Jillian-Thanks so much for blogging with us today. Good luck with the release and come back and tell us more about your adventures in publishing. The cover will be great. Stop back before you blog elsewhere--let us know in the comments section so we can visit you. Thanks!

Jillian said...

Hey Jeff- thanks for coming by. I sure wish I knew that about your arctic experience sooner. That's awesome you were there.

Have a criminal background, but not a criminal!!

Not sure how happy I am about the earlier release date- it kind of sideswiped me.

E.B. - thanks again for having me and I will drop back by- since I read this blog all the time, I'll be around. I'll def. let you all know where I'm blogging and will let you check out the cover as soon as I get it.