Friday, June 29, 2012

Author Spotlight - Chantilly White, Author of Pearls of Passion

I'm thrilled today to be hosting the fabulous Chantilly White, author of hot contemporary romance. I've had the pleasure of knowing Chantilly for several years now. She's one of those wonderful people whose hearts and smiles are so big, you never forget them and the impact they have on everyone around them. Welcome to my blog, Chantilly!

Title: Pearls of Passion
Author: Chantilly White

Genre: HOT contemporary romance
Length: 6,000 words (about 15 pages)Publication date: February 2012

Available: Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and AllRomance

Shy librarian Sabrina has had her heart set on Robert, her hunky, reserved colleague, for months. Now 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, H-O-T contemporary romance, Pearls of Passion is 6,000 words (about 15 pages).

Excerpt from Pearls of Passion
    Sabrina licked her crimson lips, adjusted the low V of her scarlet satin blouse a bit lower, the black mini a bit higher. She admired the toned cut of her thigh muscles and the creamy swell of her breasts in the glass as she pushed through the double doors of the county library on ice-pick, black-patent stilettos. She could do this. If her heart was beating a bit too fast and her breathing was a bit, well, breathy, that would just help set the stage.
    Mr. I’m-Too-Shy-To-Ask-You-Out was going to get a Valentine’s Day surprise like no other.
    She’d timed her entry carefully, just a few moments before closing. The parking lot outside had already emptied of all but her prey’s vehicle, and as the doors closed behind her, the lights in the back began to click off, row by row.
    At the check-out counter, Sabrina cleared her stage. She shoved a stack of books off to the side, tossed file folders on the desk chair, then topped them off with the computer, complete with mouse and keyboard. Stage set. Now for the centerpiece.
    Hopping up on the counter, she arranged herself along its length, her legs crossed, the top knee bent just so. Her head propped on one hand, Sabrina posed the other at her hip, feet dangling. She made sure the mini skirt rode right below the Promised Land over her bare legs, the V in her blouse more than hinting at the braless contents beneath the satin. She tossed her long chocolate-brown hair over her shoulder and planted a come-hither smile on her lips just as Robert strode around the corner of the closest aisle of books.
    Then had to stop that smile from turning into a triumphant grin when Robert stopped dead in his tracks, mouth agape, as books tumbled from his grasp.
    “Wha-wha—?” he choked out as she all but saw his tongue roll up in his mouth. And didn’t he look adorable in his blue button-down and wire-rimmed glasses?     She was going to take him from Clark Kent to Superman in zero-to-sixty.
    “Happy Valentine’s Day, Robert,” Sabrina said, her voice a low purr, just as she’d practiced. This seduction thing wasn’t so hard after all. He was already shaking in his black leather loafers.
    “What are you doing?” he finally got out. “Um, doing here,” he amended, blushing (and wasn’t that adorable, too?), because it was probably quite obvious, even to him, exactly what she was doing.
     “Why, waiting for you, of course.” She smiled at him again, that slow, slow smile, the one she knew raised his blood pressure several notches whenever she laid it on him, which was as often as possible. Not that he’d done anything about it, but she was going to change that.
    Right now.

Woo-wee! How's that for hot? Once again, here are the book links for Pearls of Passion.
Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, AllRomance

Title: Pearls of Wisdom
Author: Chantilly White

Genre: HOT historical romance
Length: 15,000 words (about 35 pages)Publication date: April 2012

Available: Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and AllRomance

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, Billy is determined to make every moment count. They both know his first time may be his last. . .

A short, H-O-T historical romance, Pearls of Wisdom is 15,000 words (about 35 pages).

Excerpt from Pearls of Wisdom
    "Have you ever been with a woman, William?"
    The question, whispered in her husky voice, caught him off guard. He wanted to lie, to say of course he had, he wasn't some green youth. Scarcely breathing, keenly aware of his hand still pressed to her breast, he shook his head slowly. His whole body seemed to pulse with her nearness. She leaned closer, her other hand lifting to stroke his cheek. Her breath, sweet as cherry candy, caressed his face. His hands shook with restraint.
    Billy shook his head again, his eyes locked on her damp ones. Making out with Jenny Fielding in the hayloft when he was fourteen hardly counted, and once he'd met April, other girls had lost their appeal.
    He'd waited for her a very long time.
    April sighed. She cupped his face with her hands and leaned in slowly. Soft as a butterfly's wings, her lips brushed his. Billy sucked in his breath. All the blood seemed to flood out of his head and into his cock in a single instant.
    Mere inches from his lips, April whispered, "Make love with me, William Wingate. Share something beautiful with me before you leave for the ugliness of war."
    Billy couldn't process her words. He needed to ask her—ask her something important, make her understand this was not what he'd come to her for. Not yet, at least. He'd loved her, wanted her, forever, but he wanted more than one night of goodbye.
    But she sank into him, and his thoughts, always scrambled in her presence, simply dissolved. Her lips skimmed his mouth, moving slowly, carefully, her eyes on his. She deepened the kiss, pressing her mouth more firmly against him, her lips quivering almost as much as his own. The heat from her body enveloped him in a sweet, sensual haze.
    "Make a memory with me, William. Please. Will you?"
    Thoughts of a simple goodbye kiss vanished. To make love. With April. His body sprang to attention, his already revving pulse shifting into overdrive. But. . .
    "I—I don't—" Don't stutter! "I don't. . . know what to do," he whispered back, striving to keep embarrassment from his voice. He had a pretty good idea of the basics, and a wicked imagination, but he couldn't bear to disappoint her.
    In answer, April pulled him to his feet. She stared up at him with those incredible eyes, and he felt both young and innocent as she'd called him. But deep in the pit of his stomach, something else stirred. A dragon, a warrior ready to carry his woman off to his cave. Desire, stoked to a fever pitch over years of long, dark nights, thinking of her and stroking himself to climax in his lonely bed, crashed through his body with the force of a lightning strike.
    April rose on tiptoe and gave her mouth to his. Oh, so slowly, each tiny movement a gift, she pressed her body along his length. Thighs, belly, sweet, plump breasts pillowed against his chest, the warmth of her melting into him like butter.
    "Let me show you," she said.

Is it hot in here? Okay, once again, here are the links to Pearls of Wisdom: Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and AllRomance

About the Author
Chantilly White is a west coast author of sexy, romantic fiction. A lifelong devotee of reading and writing romance novels, Chantilly is trying her hand at shorter works, and spicing them up quite a lot. She's finding the results. . . stimulating, and hopes her readers will agree. Pearls of Passion and Pearls of Wisdom are available now. Her third title, Pearls of Pleasure, will be available July, 2012. Look for it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and anywhere e-books are sold. For more about Chantilly, please visit her website at

Note to readers
I've been writing most of my life, but these short stories are part of a new direction for me. They're definitely sexier than anything I've written in the past, and I surprised myself a little to discover just how much I enjoy walking on the wild side. Now I'm addicted! If you love romance with an emotional core and steamy, hot sex, I hope you'll give them a try, and I really hope you enjoy the ride.

Thank you so much for having me here today, Kristine! I very much appreciate the opportunity to connect with your wonderful readers. All the best, Chantilly

Chantilly is giving away an ecopy of each of her books. Enter to win via the Rafflecopter below. The more actions you do, the more chance you have of winning. Contest closes Sunday, July 1, 2012 at midnight EST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you, Chantilly for stopping by and talking with us about your books. Readers, thank you for sharing your time with us. Best of luck to all of you with the giveaway!

Happy Reading,

Monday, June 25, 2012

Author Spotlight - Elizabeth Seckman, Author of Past Due

Hello friends! I'm pleased to be hosting debut author Elizabeth Seckman on her blog tour with Totes and Notes.

Title: Past Due
Author: Elizabeth Seckman

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Available from: Amazon ebook, Amazon paperback

Jenna Austin is a young, widowed artist raising a teenage son on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As the costs of living in paradise rise, she struggles to make ends meet. Life isn't easy, but she manages.

When her car breaks down, she trudges on. She assumes life can't get any more complicated than it is. But it can...

Chance brings her nose to well-formed chest with Tres Coulter, the handsome, affluent aid to Governor Hunt. Jenna and Tres share a history; they also share a love they thought long lost. Their lives are about to be altered forever as the deceptions of the past transform the very foundation of the present.

The price of happily ever after may be too steep to pay once the past comes due.

Jenna perused the wine shelf. Gourmet screw top, gas station wine was the answer to her chilled flesh and growing head ache. That and a hot shower. The selection was far from overwhelming, so she chose with ease. She tucked the bottle under her arm and headed for the check out.

On her way to the counter, she took a gander at Tanner. He bent over and ran his hand across the tire tread then stroked the chrome hub cap. She hoped he didn’t get down and crawl under the stupid thing. She shook her head and walked on. . .straight into a mound of sturdy warm flesh. Jenna cringed, then opened her eyes to find herself nose to chest with a well formed male body. She felt her cheeks flame with embarrassment. “I am so sorry.” She answered without looking up.

“No problem. . .Jenna.”

The voice rang familiar. Jenna, in an instant, felt a moment of mystical calm. A rightness in the world kind of feeling. But, this feeling was instantly replaced with full blown, blood draining, knee weakening panic. “Tres.” The word nearly choked her. Her heart beat so rapidly she thought it might leap from her mouth if she opened it again. She looked over her shoulder at Tanner. Fortunately, he was still preoccupied with the Bat Mobile.

“So, how have you been?” He asked the question slowly, with an emphasis on each and every word. Jenna doubted the friendliness of the question. It seemed more like the beginning of an interrogation. Like where were you on the night of September 7th? Simple question, kill yourself answer. Jenna gulped. She’d declare the fifth if she had to.

About Elizabeth
Elizabeth lives in West Virginia with her four boys (five if you count their dad) and the houseful of pets they promised they'd take care of. She is a graduate from Marshall University with a degree in counseling. She gave up working with real people to spend her time daydreaming and hanging out with make-believe people. She calls this writing.

Elizabeth's Links


Your Turn
What do you enjoy most about reunion stories? Leave a comment and let us know.

Happy reading!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Christian Hurt Charity Book Sale and Auction Starts Today!

Hello friends. Today's post is to let you all know about a Charity Book Sale and Auction presented by the Me, Myself and I Book Blog in honor of Christian Hurt. Christian broke his neck during a football game last season and his family is working to raise money for an operation Europe. Here is a news reports about this story: and a news video:  There are more details below. 

Thank you for checking it out!

Me, My Shelf and I Book Blog is hosting a fantastic charity book sale you can not, should not and will not miss!
In an effort to raise money for MMSAI blogger Kayla’s cousin Christian Hurt’s neck surgery, for an injury he sustained during a football game last year, MMSAI called out to every one for book & swag donations. The response was overwhelming and now they have HUNDREDS of awesome books, a lot signed, some first editions, swag, movies, gift cards and even A KINDLE FIRE AND NOOK TABLET!

June 16th at 9am CST
and get your hands on one of dozens awesome book packs priced at $25.00. There will also be a few auctions for author related services and larger book packs and if you want that Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet all you have to do is buy a book pack…they are hiding randomly in 2 of them!

These packs won’t last long, so don’t be late! And be sure to check that link between now and there from time to time as sneak peeks to the goodies will be put up through out the time leading to the sale date!

You are going to buy books this year anyway, why not get a bunch for a great price and have all the proceeds go to charity?

For more info on the charity event, Christian Hurt and his injury and to see some of the stuff that is in the book packs, visit MMSAI

Also, don’t forget MMSAI is giving away $25 Amazon GC for helping spread the word, check out the contest here and good luck!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Book Lovers' Buffet - 99¢ Vacation Getaway Sale Starts Today!

Friends, check out this fantastic book sale. The Book Lovers' Buffet - Vacation Getaway begins on June 8th and runs through June 22nd, 2012.

Over 120 participating authors are offering you more than 150 romance novels, each for the special Buffet price of only 99 cents. All romance genres are included, from Inspirational to Erotic.

And what's more? We have wonderful contests and prizes offered by our participating authors. Please see our selection of prizes on the site's Contest page. 

Great Romantic Suspense Deals

Are there any good romantic suspense books being offered?

You bet! The books are sorted by genre, so check out the Mystery/Suspense/Romantic Suspense tab. Below, I've highlighted some of the books I personally know are romantic suspense, but there are so many more fabulous books available at the Vacation Getaway. Be sure to check them all out!

Deadly Obsession - the first in my Deadly Vices series.

Revenge - the first in Dana Delamar's Blood and Honor series.

Between a Rock and a Mad Woman - by Stephanie Queen

Deadly Offerings - the first in Alexa Grace's Deadly Trilogy.

Wild for You - the first in Sophia Knightly's Tropical Heat series.

The Good Daughter - the prequel to Diana Layne's Vista Security series.

Impact - the first in Tiffinie Helmer's Romantic Alaskan Adventure's series.

Video of Books in the Sale

Come to the sale, browse books, win prizes, and have a blast!

Happy Reading!