Repeat Post!

I’ve been sick for the last week and am being lazy today and posting this same post that I have on my personal blog since I still feel like crap.  Sorry to be a lazy bum. I didn’t do any writing all week which is totally unlike me. I finally dragged open my computer Monday afternoon and imagine my surprise to find that my story from Secret Cravings/Sweet Cravings, The Tainted Keitre, was nominated for best mystery/suspense/thriller of the year from Love Romances Cafe. I’m in some very good company and I’m so excited about this nomination. This story was also nominated for best short story on the preditors and editors site.spanish moss

It’s really great to have these nominations as it reinforces my belief in my own instincts because this is a story I wrote that I submitted to a publisher who had a call out for summer heat stories. They asked me to make quite a few changes to it on a revise and resubmit. I didn’t think the requested changes were true to my characters. It seemed to me that the changes would make the story something it wasn’t intended to be.

I decided to have a friend (former Wednesday Fox) whom I trust read it. She’s a Cajun and so are my characters. She made a few suggestions that made sense and I incorporated those into the story. I then sent the story to the publisher whom I really felt it would fit with and they accepted it as it was.  So, thanks to a little guidance from Danica Avet and a wonderful publisher who believed in my sassy Cajun characters, I have this nomination. Believe me, the statement you always hear about being nominated is an honor in and of itself is true. I was floored to be nominated.

Here are the other awesome writers in this category:

Best Mystery/ Suspense/Thriller Book
> Against the Night by Kat Martin
> Delusion In Death by JD Robb
> Continental Divide by Lisa Worrall & LE Harner
> Cheeky Blonde by Liz Crowe (Decadent)
> Fractured Paradise by Alexa Bourne
> All for a Dead Man’s Leg by R. Ann Sircusa (Breathless Press)
> Out to Protect by Amber Skyze (Loose Id)
> Flesh Cartel 1: Captured by Rachel Haimowitz (Riptide)
> Photographs & Phantoms by Cindy Spencer Pape (Carina Press)
> The Tainted Keitre by Jillian Chantal (Secret Cravings/Sweet Cravings)

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The author of these blog posts is a lawyer by day and fiction writer by night.
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10 Responses to Repeat Post!

  1. jeff7salter says:

    Congratulations on this nomination. Hope your book wins.
    Wonderful when a beta-reader buddy can help you refine your ms and get it into sparkling condition.


  2. Congratulations,Jillian! What a great way to start the year out! And what a great way to chase away the blues…you GO,Girl!


  3. Iris B says:

    Congratulations on the nomination ! And I hope you feel better very soon. Sucks to start the new year with a cold 😦


  4. Micki Gibson says:

    Congratulations! I think this is the first time that I noticed the company you were keeping in this nomination. Whoa! Rock on with your bad self! (And all those other 80’s cliches I’m guilty of using all the time.) 🙂


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