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Award-winning romance author Chantilly White writes contemporary, historical, fantasy and paranormal romance, romantic suspense, sports romance, and more. Her books range from the light and fluffy, such as Cupid's Mistake, a Valentine's Day themed novella, to the deeply emotional, such as Pearls of Pleasure, a darker—but still very sexy—romance novel exploring the rebuilding of a marriage after serious trauma. She writes heroic tales in every century from the ninth to the twenty-first and beyond, at a heat level that leaves readers breathless.
Whether grounded in reality or brushed with magic, Chantilly's sensual stories span the globe. Her work will sweep you away—from the rolling hills of Medieval Ireland, to the opulent courts of Renaissance Europe; from the stately plantation homes of Civil War America, to the wilds of the post-apocalyptic world; and into the lives of modern lovers facing today's challenges.
The common theme tying Chantilly's work together is summed up in her tag line: Pure Hearts ~ Sinful Pleasures. Romance readers longing for lush, timeless love stories can be assured, no matter which of her books they choose, they will find characters who touch their hearts, sizzling-hot passion to raise their pulse rates, and a happily-ever-after ending to cherish.
Visit Chantilly's Books page to make your selection now, then settle in for a spicy-hot, emotional read. She loves to hear from readers, so be sure to also visit the Contact page to send her an email, to connect via social media sites, or to sign up for her New Release announcement-only newsletter and be the first to hear about each new book.
Chantilly was raised in southern California, an only child who spent her days acting out favorite scenes from beloved fairytales, writing her own fantasies—including her first two-hundred-page novel at the age of eight—and reading everything she could get her hands on. Childhood favorites were soon followed by romance novels full of adventure, seduction, and desire, which heavily influenced her beliefs about life and love.
Always a storyteller, Chantilly holds a degree in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of California at Riverside. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three kids and three unruly cats. Chantilly is a member of Romance Writers of America.
What sort of stories do you write?
I write all sorts of stories, whatever pops into my head, including genres such as fantasy, horror, YA, or women's fiction, but romance is my ultimate favorite and the one I write most often. I crave happily-ever-after endings. Of course, I can sneak bits of those other genres into the romances, too—romantic suspense, fantasy romance, paranormal romance, you name it.
Story length depends on the characters and how long it takes to tell their stories properly. You'll find everything from short stories to novellas to full-length novels in my repertoire.
I also like to write in different time periods, so while the majority of my work falls under the contemporary romance heading, I do have some historicals, as well. Pearls of Wisdom, for example, takes place during World War II, and the upcoming Pearls of Persuasion takes place during the late 1920's. There are stories in my head spanning medieval times, the renaissance, Regency England, the Civil War period and more, all waiting to be told.
Why do you write?
For love. I just love it. I love the delicious high of a shiny new scene popping into my head, the discovery of a new character, the magic of watching a love relationship unfold on the page. I love playing around with language and emotion, stringing words together in new and interesting ways. Books and stories have always been a passion, since I was very young. I wrote a two-hundred page novel when I was eight. Writing is a compulsion.
Where did you go to college?
I graduated with a degree in Creative Writing, with a concentration in English Literature, from the University of California at Riverside.
What is the best writing advice you were ever given?
Writers write. They don't spend years and years revising the same story or world-building for that epic fantasy series they'll never finish. If you want to be a professional writer, then you have to get your fingers on the keys and get the words down. Sure, revision is part of writing, but if that's all you're doing, you'll never get to the next stage.
What is your ultimate dream for being a published author?
To know that I made a difference in someone's life, even if it's just making a bad day a little better. My favorite books have helped me through some tough times, have touched my emotions, and I would love to be able to do that for others, to give that back. The greatest compliment I could ever hope for is for a reader to say, “I read your book. It made me laugh and cry, and it took me to another world for a while."
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