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WINNERS: Colleen wins the copy of SOLO HONEYMOON; Michele wins the magnet for SURFER BRIDE; and MarnieColette wins the magnet for REDEMPTION FOR THE DEVIL.
If each of you would email me your address to JillianChantal@gmail.com I’ll snail mail your magnets to you and to Colleen, I’ll email you a pdf of SOLO HONEYMOON.
Thanks to everyone for commenting and playing along.
Hi, I’m Jillian Chantal. First I want to congratulate Cynthia on her release day yesterday! I’m so excited to read this next book in the Deadly series. Second, I want to thank her for including little ole me in this fun group of ladies posting in celebration of “My Deadly Valentine.” It makes me feel loved when I get invited to participate in awesome events! And now to the deadly valentine parts:
The patron saint of the holiday was subjected to a deadly end himself. Around the year 269-270 A.D., the emperor of Rome at the time made marriage illegal as there was apparently a law that married men couldn’t be drafted and men were needed for the army. Valentine continued to marry people in secret and when the emperor found out, he sentenced Valentine to be beaten and beheaded for breaking the law. So the holiday of love which was named for this martyr had its beginnings in death.
Fast forward to another deadly day associated with St. Valentine. Many centuries and a continent away, in Prohibition era Chicago, Illinois, seven men were killed in a gang war. It seems that Bugs Moran, the leader of the North Side Irish gang, had his men machine gun the headquarters of Al Capone, the leader of the South Side Italian gang. In retaliation, Capone hired some thugs to shoot into the warehouse where Moran’s men were gathered. It appears they thought Moran was there as well but he wasn’t. The hit order was on Moran but he escaped. The men who perpetuated the crime were never found, tried or convicted. This massacre occurred on February 14, 1929.
Now that we’ve talked about all this real death, let’s talk a bit about my new releases. I have two books coming out in 2011. One is called Surfer Bride and it’s with SirenBookStrand Mainstream romance and is slated to be released in April. The other is called Redemption for the Devil from Desert Breeze Publishing and is to be released in July 2011. I have one already out with BookStrand as well called Solo Honeymoon. Each of them are deadly in their own ways. I won’t ruin any of their plots but they have weapons, danger, death, and angst galore. I’m putting the trailers here if you want to look at them. No pressure!
I will be giving away three things today to three commenters: One will be a copy of the ebook Solo Honeymoon, one will be a “Live, Love, Surf” magnet for Surfer Bride and last will be a magnet with the City of New York and Cunard ships on it for Redemption for the Devil. I won’t even test you to see if you watched the trailers. I’ll just have random.org pick three winners.
Thanks again, Cynthia, for letting me play with you today!