Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Goodbye, 2014! Come on in, 2015!
I can't wait to meet you.
All together now...
10... 9... 8... 7... 6... 5...
4-3-2-1...
Happy New Year, everyone!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Remember Me Book Update

Remember Me by Chantilly White
Christmas and the holidays are so crazy busy, but I’m diligently working on Remember Me in hopes of having it out before the end of the year. (Even if that means 11:59 PM on New Year’s Eve!) If things go awry, however, rest assured it will be out shortly after the first of the year.
As often happens with my writing, what was supposed to be a short story (15,000 words max) has turned into a long-ish novella that will probably come in around 35,000 words once it’s totally polished, so a bit more than double my original projections.
Yes, for those of you who remember, I have promised to stop trying to predict word counts and publication dates, because I am notoriously bad at both, but I’d already put a word count number on this story way back when I first started working on it, so this isn’t really a new count. Just an update! That’s my story, anyway, and I’m stickin’ to it.
Remember Me will be my first published paranormal romance, although I have several other novels in this genre under the bed awaiting their turn at revision and polishing. I don’t want to give too much away, so suffice to say it’s a bit of a ghost-y/reincarnation-y type tale with romantic elements rather than a true romance. You’ll see! And hopefully you love it.
I’ve had a lot of fun with these characters and am very glad they will finally see the light of day after being shoved aside by writing Snow Angel and a few other things. They deserve their Happily-Ever-After, after all.
Here’s a little teaser from Chapter Three:
It wasn’t such a big deal, really, to be trapped for a few days on an idyllic country farm. The lack of amenities notwithstanding, it was guaranteed to be quiet and restful. If he couldn’t reach anyone else, well, no one could reach him, either. He was cut off from urgent emails, problematic phone calls, unreasonable requests. For the next forty-eight hours, if Sam never showed, he’d be free.
And the innkeeper—farm girl?—had definite possibilities.
He’d have to make her pay first, of course, for her part in Sam’s scheme. Penalties before pleasure. Since his mind ran to tickle torture rather than genuine punishment, he didn’t think she’d complain too loudly.
An image of her lushly curved body convulsed in helpless laughter while his big hands ran all over her silken skin, seeking out her most sensitive spots, brought a smile to his face.
Yes, definite possibilities.
She’d have to go back to her own bed before he settled in for the night—no way could he risk sharing a bed with anyone on Halloween, not with his history—but that still left plenty of hours for adult recreation before he’d have to scoot her along.
In the meantime…
Flipping onto his back, Nathan floated for a while, his eyes scanning the trees and the few low-scudding, brilliantly white clouds.
When his gaze tracked back to the house, he thought he saw the lacy curtains in his room fall closed, as though they’d been held open by a slender hand a moment before. Then the kicky breeze shifted them again. Maybe he’d been mistaken.
Time to wash up and get on with it.
Having finally drunk his fill of the fresh, clear water, Nathan’s brain felt a little more grounded than it had the past several hours, less like he was lifting out of himself or on the verge of some sort of psychotic break.
Thank God.
He knifed through the pond to its edge to grab the soap and washcloth from the rock and lathered himself thoroughly, including his hair. The bar smelled like the woman—honeysuckle, spice, and warmth. Not a masculine scent, but he could live with it for the duration of his stay.
Rinsing, he hauled himself up onto the rock to dry off. Patting the towel across his back, he inspected it for blood, but the shallow abrasions from his earlier tumble seemed to have closed over.
Nathan hooked the towel around his hips and stepped into his ruined shoes to prevent tracking muddy prints into the house, his mother’s admonishing voice echoing in his ears.
“Yeah, yeah, I hear you,” he mumbled as he shuffled toward the porch.
Not wanting to clomp up the stairs in them, he left the shoes outside the front door, calling out a cautious greeting as he crossed the threshold. No one answered, so he shrugged and stepped forward, intending to head straight to his room.
But instead of walking into the short hallway backed by its narrow staircase, his feet landed him in the midst of a nightmare.
Hope you enjoyed your sneaky peek! Remember Me will be available soon, but in the meantime, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!
Love,
Chantilly

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas To All!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

May all your dreams come true. May your day be filled with love, laughter, family, and friends.

With love, Chantilly

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve!

It's Christmas Eve! Snuggle up in your beds with pictures of sugarplums dancing in your heads! For tomorrow is Christmas...

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Perfection In Pearls Is Now Available!

Perfection In Pearls by Chantilly White
Perfection In Pearls, the anthology containing all three of my current Pearls stories (Pearls of Passion—HOT contemporary romance, Pearls of Wisdom—HOT historical romance, and Pearls of Pleasure—another HOT contemporary romance), is available now in ebook and print!
Click the buy links below to get your copy today!
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Pearls of Passion
Shy librarian Sabrina has had her heart set on Robert, her hunky, reserved colleague, for months. This Valentine's Day, she's taking matters into her own hands. . . and anywhere else she can manage. But once she's had her way with him, will she end up with the love match she craves even more than his luscious body? A short, spicy-hot contemporary romance, Pearls of Passion is 6,000 words.
Pearls of Wisdom
A long-simmering love. A proper proposal. One incredible night.
Billy Wingate has never been with a woman. He's never held a gun. In fact, he's never been outside his home state of Indiana. But it's 1942. The world is at war, and Billy's life is about to change forever.
On the eve of departing for the war, Billy finally gathers the courage to ask his dream girl, sexy town librarian April Collins, to be his bride. But when his proposal turns into a steamy night of passion, the lovers are determined to make every moment count. They both know his first time may be his last. . .
Pearls of Wisdom is a short, spicy-hot historical romance novella with coming-of-age and New Adult themes.
Pearls of Pleasure
Firefighter David Coffey and his childhood sweetheart, Gwen, had the perfect marriage--until a deadly blaze almost cost them everything they cherished and left their small town in mourning.
Three years later, David is recovered from his injuries, but Gwen is falling apart. Debilitating panic attacks strike whenever they make love, driving her away from David and threatening the heart of their relationship.
As David and Gwen struggle toward a solution, one question burns in their minds--will their sensual plans save their once fiery passion, or will the flames of Gwen's fear devour their sex life and incinerate the bonds of their marriage?
Pearls of Pleasure is 45,000 words, with a spicy-hot heat rating.
Enjoy!

Friday, December 19, 2014

New Christmas Story Recommendations!

Snow Angel by Chantilly White
‘Tis the season of sharing, and of treating yourself to awesome books because you’ve been so good (or so naughty! I’m not here to judge…) all year. Either way, you definitely deserve a cozy break with a winter-or-Christmas-themed story in the midst of the busiest time of year. These three stories are by dear friends of mine and will fulfill your fondest Christmas wish for wonderful Christmas reads! (And don't forget my own new holiday release, Snow Angel!)
Check them out:
Snow Angel by Chantilly White
Fall in love with the Honeywell-Carlisle clan and their friends in Snow Angel, book one in the High Desert Hearts series of Contemporary Romances from Chantilly White! Set in California's hot-hot-hot high desert, where the landscape is stark and the passion is sizzling...
"If you are looking for a great story that sizzles and truly likable characters, read Chantilly White." -Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author 
Jacob is flipping out ~
College has challenges enough, but now his heart, body, and mind have gone emotionally, lustfully, entirely haywire for the one woman who is totally off-limits to him--his best friend since birth, Melinda. He has to resist his hormones, not only for the sake of their friendship, but to protect their tightly-entwined families. He's seen the fallout from friends-turning-lovers-turning-enemies before. It's a disaster for all involved, and he won't risk it with Melinda.
Melinda is flipping confused ~
She thought she loved Mitch, her rat-bastard ex-boyfriend, who dumped her flat on Christmas Day. Now her heart--and other unmentionable places--is begging for Jacob. Of course she loves him! He's her best friend. But she knows he's not the right guy for her--his path in life will take him far from their hometown, the only place she's ever wanted to stay. As much as she loves him, it would never work.
Together, they're flipping screwed ~
They agree on one thing--a romance between them would be a huge mistake. But when passion shoots their emotions from sweet to scorching during their annual multi-family ski vacation, all of their rationalizations come crashing down.
They'll have to choose--rebuild the safe, secure friendship-wall between their throbbing bodies and yearning hearts, or blow it apart and risk everything they've ever known... for the chance at a love like they've never imagined...
Snow Angel is a friends-to-lovers, family-saga-style small-town romance in the HDH series--stories with a heat rating from hot-n-sexy to downright scorching! Stay tuned for Desert Damsel, book two in the HDH series, coming Spring 2015!
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Love At First Snow by Jami Davenport
Four years ago on Christmas Eve, NHL hockey player Blake Daniels lost his entire family in a float plane crash. Every Christmas Eve he mourns his losses by returning to the family vacation home in Sunset Harbor, Washington, his family's destination that fateful night. Only this year he's also mourning the loss of his hockey career and wondering what's left to live for. When he finds a kitten starving and half frozen in a foot of snow, he rushes the tiny thing to the local animal hospital.
Still reeling from the unexpected loss of her father on Christmas Eve two years ago, Dr. Sarah Whitney opens the door to her clinic and finds a rough and tough professional athlete holding a minuscule kitten in his big hands. Only a miracle can save the frozen creature and only a miracle can heal the devastating losses suffered by both Sarah and Blake.
But Christmas is the time for healing and miracles if only you believe and give love a chance.
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Three Christmas Ghosts: A Regency Christmas Carol by Lydia M. Sheridan Written in a darker style than Miss Sheridan's usual frothy tales, in this short story, a lonely widow journeys from heartbreak to hope with the help of three Christmas ghosts.
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Bahama Christmas by Lavada Dee
Maddie Coleman is ready to move on, but first she has to get through the holidays. It has been two years since her fianc├ęs death and her friends and family are ready to help but Maddie doesn’t want any help. She doesn’t want blind dates and feeling like the fifth wheel. Solution, a cruise and not the ones for singles. 
Dane Matthews has long denied his feeling for Maddie but no more. With a mission in mind he books on the same cruise. He’s tired of the big brother roll he has been cast in. What once was a big age difference is no longer the case because her twenty four years to his thirty five pales in light of the woman she has become.

As the ship pulls out of port Maddie turns from the rail and right into Dane. The years fall away and she is again the young girl with her school crush. Her excitement at seeing him quickly morphs into the old guilt. He rejected her once, will he do it again?
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Enjoy!
Love,
Chantilly

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Snow Angel Is Now Available!

Snow Angel by Chantilly White
Snow Angel is now available everywhere in ebook and print! Click the buy links below to get your copy today!
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Snow Angel
Fall in love with the Honeywell-Carlisle clan and their friends in Snow Angel, book one in the High Desert Hearts series of Contemporary Romances from Chantilly White! Set in California's hot-hot-hot high desert, where the landscape is stark and the passion is sizzling...
"If you are looking for a great story that sizzles and truly likable characters, read Chantilly White." -Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author
Jacob is flipping out ~
College has challenges enough, but now his heart, body, and mind have gone emotionally, lustfully, entirely haywire for the one woman who is totally off-limits to him--his best friend since birth, Melinda. He has to resist his hormones, not only for the sake of their friendship, but to protect their tightly-entwined families. He's seen the fallout from friends-turning-lovers-turning-enemies before. It's a disaster for all involved, and he won't risk it with Melinda.
Melinda is flipping confused ~
She thought she loved Mitch, her rat-bastard ex-boyfriend, who dumped her flat on Christmas Day. Now her heart--and other unmentionable places--is begging for Jacob. Of course she loves him! He's her best friend. But she knows he's not the right guy for her--his path in life will take him far from their hometown, the only place she's ever wanted to stay. As much as she loves him, it would never work.
Together, they're flipping screwed ~
They agree on one thing--a romance between them would be a huge mistake. But when passion shoots their emotions from sweet to scorching during their annual multi-family ski vacation, all of their rationalizations come crashing down.
They'll have to choose--rebuild the safe, secure friendship-wall between their throbbing bodies and yearning hearts, or blow it apart and risk everything they've ever known... for the chance at a love like they've never imagined...
Snow Angel is a friends-to-lovers, family-saga-style small-town romance in the HDH series--stories with a heat rating from hot-n-sexy to downright scorching! Stay tuned for Desert Damsel, book two in the HDH series, coming Spring 2015!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Latest Print Book Giveaway!

Unwrapped by Chantilly White
Over the coming months, I’ll be listing a lot more print book giveaways on Goodreads, so be sure to keep an eye on my profile there, as well as the giveaway listings! I’ve already held several giveaways over the past four months and have been excited by the response and enthusiasm.

The current giveaway, for a print copy of Unwrapped, goes live tonight at 12:01 AM, Tuesday, December 16, and runs through midnight on Friday, December 26th, 2015.

(Bonus tip: the next several giveaways are already scheduled and start one after another! Don’t miss out!)

Unwrapped:
A New Adult Contemporary Holiday Romance Novel, Unwrapped is Book 1 in the Christmas Wishes, Valentine Kisses series. (Book 2: Cupid's Mistake, a New Adult Contemporary Valentine's Day-themed Romance Novel.)

His to unwrap. His to keep.

In this spicy friends-to-lovers holiday romance, Derrick Fox only wants one gift beneath his Christmas tree--his best friend, Mia. He's harbored a secret crush on her for years, so when her latest moron walks out, Derrick's more than ready to swoop in and claim Mia for his own. Forever.

Twenty-five-year-old Mia Patterson is sick to death of being a virgin. Naturally, she turns to her best friend, the ultra sexy Derrick Fox, to show her what making love is all about. His unexpected counter-proposal leaves her confused, intrigued. . . and tingly.

Now they have until Christmas Eve to come clean about their true feelings or risk losing everything they have together, including their friendship. A once-in-a-lifetime love could be their reward, but first they will have to bare more than their bodies. For it's only when two hearts come together in trust, and in love, that the most priceless of gifts can be unwrapped.

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