Posted on April 20, 2013 by Jillian Chantal
I got a review this week on one of my books that came out about six months ago and it was a superb 4 star review. I was excited to see it and the reviewer totally “got” my characters. The hero in the story The Gambler’s Brother was inspired by Harrison Ford in two movies of his that I love, Hanover Street and Force Ten From Navarone. In both those movies and especially Hanover Street, he plays a cocky, straight-shooting military officer in WWII. My Beaumont McSwain in my story was also a cocky American pilot until a mission went awry. The novel is partially his journey back to being whole and accepting what has happened to him. Here’s the ad for Hanover Street from when it was in theatres.
Here’s the link to the review of The Gambler’s Brother review.
Snapdragon was the reviewer and I think some of my favorite parts of her review were as follows:
“Wrought with very human emotion, The Gambler’s Brother will not fail to move you.
We find ourselves aboard the Queen Mary, here at the end of the war (1946). Bo Mcswain is endearing from the get go, and we readers are just like all those war brides he mentions, lured in with the promise of this novel, if not actual chocolate bars and nylon hose.”
“The Gambler’s Brother is set during a specific, and relatively little-known period of time, (and little known event) following the war. The storyline is very fresh. Fans of WWII-era fiction will certainly enjoy.”
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Posted on April 6, 2013 by Jillian Chantal
Let’s revisit a prior bad boy this week. Clive Owen is one of my favorite actors. He’s drop dead sexy and has a wonderful strong thigh and great forearms (Yes, I’m crazy but those are the areas I like in a man). He was the inspiration for my Interpol hero in my book Hot Pursuit. It’s a wild romp across the globe and is half for the month of April at Allromanceebooks. It’s only $3.25 for a full length (85000 word) novel. You can check out the excerpt here.
Blush sensuality level: This is a sensual romance (may have explicit love scenes, but not erotic in frequency or type).
Racing across the globe to help a client isn’t part of corporate lawyer Evangeline Fleet’s normal legal services, but this is no ordinary client. She’s the beloved daughter of an old family friend. In her efforts to save the girl, Evangeline gets in over her head when sexy Interpol agent Cecil Waugh enters the picture in hot pursuit of her client. He follows the lawyer on an international chase from New York City to Rio de Janeiro, where they forget their differences long enough to fall into bed. Before the sheets can even cool Evangeline makes a daring escape, leaving her lover behind.
Relentless in his quest to find Evangeline’s client, Cecil continues the chase across Europe. But it soon becomes unclear who his main target is—Evangeline’s charge, or the spitfire of a woman herself. Only time will tell how hot this pursuit will become.
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Posted on January 7, 2012 by Jillian Chantal
Today is the first Bad-urday of the year. I thought I’d share the book trailer for my February release from Siren-Bookstrand. The story is a bi-racial romantic suspense set mostly in London. Some of the pictures in the trailer were made on my recent trip across the pond.
The actor I used as the inspiration for the hero in Sebastian’s Salvation is Idris Elba. Idris is one BAAAD dude. He plays the role of Luther in the British series of the same name and he’s a super cop with a genius IQ. He’s darn sexy in the role as well. He also played Mumbles in RocknRolla- a Guy Ritchie movie. He’s the husband in Obsession with Beyonce Knowles. I love to watch him and recommend you check him out when you get a chance.
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