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New Release From Chantilly White!
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 ♦ Leave a Comment »

Chantilly White has a new release. . . or TWO! The first is a brand new Contemporary Romance Novella, TEMPEST:

Sometimes it takes a storm to clear the air. . .

A contemporary romance novella, Tempest is the poignant tale of two damaged souls on the verge of losing the most important thing in either of their lives. . . Each other.

Tempest by Chantilly White

Tempest by Chantilly White

One year ago, Tracey and Adam Wesley’s relationship was strong, happy, fulfilling. Now, their ten-year marriage is at a terrible crossroads. They stumble through their days, pretending everything is fine, but inside, they fear their love is dying.

Win or lose, the heartbreaking battle for the survival of their marriage ends tonight. Will a push from Mother Nature help them remember just how rare and precious their love truly is, or put an end to it forever?

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The second is a new Box Set, CHRISTMAS WISHES, VALENTINE KISSES: UNWRAPPED & CUPID’S MISTAKE IN ONE VOLUME!

Christmas Wishes, Valentine Kisses: Unwrapped & Cupid's Mistake In One Volume by Chantilly White

Christmas Wishes, Valentine Kisses: Unwrapped & Cupid's Mistake In One Volume by Chantilly White

UNWRAPPED & CUPID’S MISTAKE ~ Together In One Volume! Get the Box Set with both Contemporary Holiday Romances in the Christmas Wishes ~ Valentine Kisses series for one low price and save!

BOOK ONE: UNWRAPPED ~ His to unwrap. His to keep.
Derrick Fox only wants one gift beneath his Christmas tree–his best friend, Mia Patterson. Clueless Mia thinks he’s only interested in a friends-with-benefits deal. Even worse, she thinks that’s all she wants, too.

Mia and Derrick struggle to find the truth in themselves. . . and in each other. With their friendship hanging in the balance, they must push through their fears and misconceptions to bare their hearts like never before, knowing they’ll have to risk it all for the chance to claim their happily-ever-after. Forever.

Christmas Wishes, Valentine Kisses: Unwrapped & Cupid's Mistake In One Volume by Chantilly White

Christmas Wishes, Valentine Kisses: Unwrapped & Cupid's Mistake In One Volume by Chantilly White

BOOK TWO: CUPID’S MISTAKE
Party-planner Allison Kelly has it all–great friends, a flourishing business, and an active sex life, with no time or inclination for a relationship. Sure, she suffers the occasional twinge of loneliness, especially with two of her best friends, Mia and Derrick, all coupled up. But there’s always a new boy-toy to play with at her friend’s dating service, Cupid’s Cavalry.

Life has been anything but a party for Benjamin Turner. An ex-soldier, he’s traveled the world on self-imposed exile, but he couldn’t outrun his loneliness. Finally home again, he’s determined to dedicate himself to serious, worthwhile endeavors. Not partying. But he’s also ready to give life and love another chance, even if it means joining a dating service with a ridiculous name.

He’s looking for stability. She wants a good time. Will Cupid’s arrow find its mark this Valentine’s Day, or will their pairing prove to be Cupid’s biggest mistake?

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Guest Author Shannon Kennedy Tells: What I Did This Summer Vacation
Saturday, October 9th, 2010 ♦ One Lonely Comment »

Josie Malone, Author

Josie Malone, Author

by Shannon Kennedy, writing as Josie Malone
Guest Columnist
Copyright © 2010 Shannon Kennedy/Josie Malone

CW: I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce my dear friend and fellow author, Shannon Kennedy, writing as Josie Malone. She’s here to tell us about her summer at horse camp and her newest book, A Man’s World, which just came out as an e-book in September. Welcome, Shannon!

SK/JM: Thanks, Chassily! As I do every summer, I went to horse camp – for the 40th year in a row at our family riding stable in the Cascade foothills. Okay, so it was horse day camp and I taught kids from 5 to 14 all about horses. These were kids who hadn’t seen horses before except on television. Now, we expected them to groom, saddle and ride by themselves. They had to lead their own horses from the stall to the various arenas, mount up, start, stop and turn on their own.

A new session of camp started each Monday and wound up with the horse show on Friday. During the week, the campers had lessons, trail rides and games on horseback. The kids learned to control their own horses and ride in games at a walk and sometimes a trot. And I rode with them a great deal of the time.

Often, I felt like the little girl in the commercial on TV, who wears a different color each day. I had a different horse for each task. My old Quarterhorse mare, Lucky Lady is my favorite – we’ve been together for 21 years and she can do it all. She could probably teach horse camp without me. She stepped on a nail in June, so she recuperated all summer after it abscessed under the frog.

Whenever I had a break from teaching camp, I soaked Lady’s right rear hoof in a mixture of iodine and Epsom salts. Then I poulticed it. Iodine wetted down the Epsom salts in a white mans’ sock – she wears extra-large ones from Walmart. Once I had on the sock, I went over it with vet-wrap and finished it off with duck tape. The next day, it started all over again, bring her out, cut off the day-old bandage, soak her foot, put on a new poultice. The shoe-er visited her every week and the regular vet consulted on the phone.

With Lady unable to work most of the summer, I rode Luckenbach – yes, she’s named after the town in the song.  A Belgian/Quarterhorse cross, Luke felt like a tank, and often forgot that she can neck-rein and open gates. She’s big, broad and brave, unless a rabbit hops out of a brush pile. For fun, I occasionally managed to get an hour on SummerTime – he’s an Arab/Quarterhorse cross and the youngest of my trio. A retired show-horse, he can make even a novice look awesome and the biggest challenge I have is getting the teen students off him so I can ride him too.

August became a blur when my revisions arrived for my first book in 20 years. I did day-camp all day long and at 6 PM when the teens left, I headed for the computer. On September 1st, I finally finished the last correction. I said goodbye to Trace Burdette, my heroine who knew that 1887 Washington Territory was A Man’s World so she passed as one. She packs the guns to prove it and forks her own broncs and then she runs headlong into Zeb Prescott.

It was a fun book to write and I did model a few of the horses after ones that I’ve known, loved and lost – like my vet says, “We choose to love those who have a shorter life span than we do,” and that’s the hardest life lesson I’ve ever had to learn. But, those horses live on in my memories and now they shine in my book.

A Man’s World is a mainstream western romance e-book released from Siren/Bookstrand on Tuesday, September 21st. Check it out here.

I write as Josie Malone, but my horse articles have appeared in Equus, Country Extra, Horse & Rider, Western Horseman, and Canadian Horsepower under my “real” name of Shannon Kennedy. Willowisp Press published two of my young adult books 20+ years ago and thrill of thrills, BookStrand just contracted for another of my mainstream western romances. The Daddy Spell will be out as an ebook in January 2011 under my pen name of Josie Malone.

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Thank you, Josie/Shannon, for coming by and posting on the blog, it was great to see you over here!

Hot Summer Nights!
Monday, June 28th, 2010 ♦ One Lonely Comment »

HSN

The second annual Hot Summer Nights author signing event is scheduled at the Olympia Borders bookstore in Olympia, WA, on Saturday, July 10th from 3 to 5 PM. Signing authors will be: Yasmine Galenorn, Stella Cameron, Ilona & Gordon Andrews, Margaret Mallory, Anthea Lawson, Laurie Ryan and Kim Fisk!

Come on down to the store, meet your favorite authors or strike up a conversation with a new-to-you writer, grab some books and get them signed! It’s a fun event, packed with talented writers, snacks and even live music. We hope to see you there!

This event is sponsored by my home chapter of Romance Writers of America, the Olympia chapter. The Hot Summer Nights committee includes myself, Margaret Mallory, Laurie Ryan, Debby Lee, Bridget Jameson and Dawn Calvert. We’d also like to thank Felicia Nasco, the sales manager at the Olympia Borders store, for making this event possible, making sure all the books are in-store for the signing and helping out with the promotion, yummy snacks and all the billions of other things she does for us. You’re awesome, Felicia!

Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard over the last two years to get this event off the ground, we’re all looking forward to making it a successful and fun annual treat for the South Sound!