Sunday, October 18, 2015


RAMPING UP, a New Adult Romance by ZOE, releases March 16, 2016 through Random House's Loveswept line!

The world of extreme sports just got a little steamier! Zoe Dawson’s pulse-pounding, emotional series follows the wily young female agents of Mavrick Allstars as they chase their dreams—and meet the chiseled athletes who make them come true.
Helena “Lena” Mavrick is ready to prove that she can play with the big boys. Working at her father’s internationally renowned agency, Mavrick Allstars, Lena sets her sights on one of the most coveted phenoms out there: a twenty-four-year-old surfer caught ripping it in a viral skateboarding video. Signing him would be a huge win—but his marketing appeal isn’t the only thing that makes Lena’s heart skip a beat. Trouble is, fraternizing with the client is against company policy.

Professional surfer Gunner Smith lives under the absolute control of his coach—until he takes the ultimate risk and starts over as a skateboarder. Gunner swore he wouldn’t give up his freedom again, but Lena’s out-of-the-blue offer makes him think long and hard. She’s smart, she’s bold, she’s got sponsors lined up around the corner—plus she’s drop-dead gorgeous. He’s just not sure his coach will let him get away that easy. Because he’s not just Gunner’s coach: He’s also his father.

Gunner is used to hiding his tortured past. But when his steamy affair with Lena threatens their future, he must decide whether he will sacrifice everything for the woman who's stolen his heart.


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Sunday, August 30, 2015


Summer is sizzling for a reason! Nearly twenty wild and sexy romance novels in all different genres, each from a different author – some you know and LOVE, and others who may be new to you. But what an awesome way to find a few new favorites! And be sure to click over and enter the Rafflecopter for the chance to win some amazing prizes.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015


TOUCH ME NOT, a New Adult Romance by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Apryl Baker, releases this September through Limitless Publishing!

 ✰ ✰ SYNOPSIS ✰ 
A past tragedy has left Lily James burdened with a devastating secret…

Since the death of her twin sister, Lily can’t bear to be touched. Not accidentally, not casually…and certainly not intimately. This makes it impossible for her to confess to her best friend Adam Roberts that she’s in love with him. She can’t give him the sort of relationship he needs, so she watches in silence while he plans his wedding with someone else.

Enter Nikoli Kinkaid, the campus manwhore…

Nikoli is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of women, and he wants to add Lily to his list of conquests, but she wants nothing to do with him—until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. He’ll teach her to enjoy human contact again, giving her a chance to win over Adam, while Nikoli uses all his considerable charm to seduce her.

But Lily raises the stakes…

Lily loves cars. Her late father was a racer, and she grew up under the hood of a car and on the racetrack. Nikoli has a limited edition 1970 Plymouth Barracuda she covets, so she informs him the terms of their deal also require he not sleep with anyone for six months. If he does, she’ll win the car. If she surrenders and ends up in his bed, his beloved ’Cuda is his to keep.

In an intricate dance of control and surrender, a reluctant friendship becomes something more. Lily begins to crave things she never believed she could, and Nikoli realizes there is more at stake than his reputation.

If Lily overcomes her phobia, will she crave Adam’s touch as she’s starting to crave Nikoli’s? 
Or will she only find pleasure from the touch of a semi-reformed manwhore?

So who am I? Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.

Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values and morals, I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there’s always someone to tell your mama you were seen kissing a particular boy on a particular day just a little too long. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was a romance titled “Lord Margrave’s Deception.” I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. As I grew up, I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters.

Now, I live Huntersville, NC where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.

I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

Thursday, July 2, 2015


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How It Works

This challenge starts on July 2nd, and ends on July 30th, so you have a month to get reading.  


We're all different and what we like to read is no exception. However, sometimes it's fun to change things up a bit and try something new. We're going to help with that, by giving the first 200 lucky readers to ask us an ebook for free. All we ask is that the book they request is in a genre they don't read, or read a long time ago and drifted out of.

Each participating author will offer ten books for free (we'll give you a list of what's available). But if you don't manage to get in fast enough and there aren't any books left, don't worry, you're still eligible for the Take a Walk on the Wild Side contest. Find a book in a new-to-you genre, whether at the library, from a friend, or if you want to support the wonderful authors involved in this contest by buying one of their books, so much the better!

Read the book—the contest runs for four weeks, so you've got time—then write a paragraph on the contest's Facebook group about what surprised and delighted you about the genre you just read. You can also include a short paragraph on the genre you usually read and why you love it. Help convince other readers to give a new genre a try!

We're going to encourage people to like the paragraphs that inspired them to read a new genre, and the five entries with the most likes will go to a well-known book blogger (with names redacted) to choose the winner of the $200 gift card.


This is one place where being a chatterbox will get you sent to the top of the class, not to detention. We want people talking about the books they're reading, swopping recommendations, and generally connecting over new genres, so we've got a $50 gift card prize to the person who interacts the most on the Facebook group.

Good luck, everyone, this is going to be a lot of fun! And here are the amazing authors involved in sponsoring this contest:
Marilyn Brant
Robin Bielman
 Kelsey Browning
Zoe Dawson
 Michelle Diener
 Cynthia Eden
Jennifer Estep
 Misty Evans
 Maggie Mae Gallagher
 Lori Handeland
 Mary Hughes
 Shona Husk
 Rachel Johns
 Dale Mayer
 Nancy Naigle
 Christina Phillips
 Edie Ramer
 Elle J Rossi
Barbara Samuel
Therese Walsh

We'll be posting a profile on each author and the books they have made eligible for the giveaway on the Read a New Genre Facebook group on July 2nd. As stated above, the first ten people to request the books on offer will get them for free, thereafter, participants will have to source their own books, either from the library, a friend, or if they'd like to support one of the authors sponsoring this contest, so do the clicking thing and get in on this great summer fun!

Monday, June 29, 2015


Out Now!

The seventh novella in my continuing Hope Parish Novels series goes back to my original couple who started it all in A Perfect Mess--Booker and Aubree! Even their wedding is a perfect mess...

This cover was designed by me!
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Where to buy

Kobo - Coming Soon

Genre: New Adult

Release Date:  Now


Booker and Aubree are getting married. Being together with Booker has been difficult for Aubree with her studies and the demands of pre-med. Old doubts surface and wear on them both. Distance leads to resentment and confusion. But even as the wedding day approaches, Aubree's need for everything to be perfect wears on everyone. Can she live for the moment, or will her need to be perfect ruin everything?

Monday, June 22, 2015


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Ahh, summer. It's finally here. Hot days, tall glasses of lemonade, and the perfect time to dive into a good book...for FREE!

Kick-Start Your Summer With These 10 FREE Must-Read Contemporary Novels From Some Amazing Authors!

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Where there’s a Stone, there’s a scandal.

Learn more about The Lust List Series on Mira's Website.
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Sometimes coming home is the hardest part...

Learn more about the series on Sarra's Website.
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Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do! Dog trainer Callie Lassiter's normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor's dog and now she's pregnant. It must be puppy love!

Learn more about the Going To The Dogs Series on Zoe's Website.
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Opposing Sides - Small

I was falling, emotions first, in The Raven’s trap. And I didn’t try to stop myself.

Learn more about the University Park Series on C.M.'s Website.
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Is a future together worth drudging up their past?

Learn more about Belong To Me on Laura's Website.
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Derailed - Alyssa Rose Ivy

When you're lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.

Learn more about the Clayton Falls Series on Alyssa's Website.
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Make it Last is a second-chance love story about two people trying to find their way in life, and the friends that always support them.

Learn more about Make It Last on Bethany's Website.
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Break You smallest - Jennifer Snyder

Together the two learn there are moments in life that hold within them all the power to break you...

Learn more about The Coldcreek Companion Series on Jennifer's Website.
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Summer Sky

Sky changed her life for a man once, and she has no intention of doing so again - even if he is a six-foot, tattooed rock god who makes a mean bacon sandwich.

Learn more about Summer Sky on Lisa's Website.
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Paper Heart

Getting into her top choice sorority? Easy. Failing out of college? Oops.

Learn more about My Paper Heart on Magan's Website.
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Happy Reading!

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Monday, May 18, 2015



My fabulous boxed set collaborator for both Must Love Pets and Paranormally Yours, Candace Carrabus and I will be releasing our books on the same day. AND...we're having a Facebook party to celebrate her release today from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm CDT. I will be co-hosting and running the party and will be posting my news from 5:30-6:00 CDT! Come join us HERE!

The third  novella in my continuing Hope Parish Novels series features Rory Finnegan, former Marine, Outlaws new bartender, tattoo artist. When he and Savannah Hawkins collide in the small town of Suttontowne, it's going to be life altering for both of them. Will there be broken hearts or happily ever afters?

This cover was designed by me!
Please take a moment to add Mark Me to your Goodreads Shelf

Where to buy!


Genre: New Adult

Release Date:  May 18, 2015


Rory Finnegan had one goal when he got out of the Marines. Find a place where he can settle down and open a tattoo parlor. That’s when his best friend Ethan Fairchild suggests he come to Suttontowne in the Louisiana bayou. It’s there that Rory gets a job bartending for Braxton Outlaw and runs smack full force into gorgeous, too young for him, Savannah Hawkins. To make matters worse, she’s got an over-protective mother and an upper-crust boyfriend. It would be smart if he steered clear. But Marines like Rory don’t back down easily, especially after he gets much too involved with the southern beauty.

Savannah Hawkins is not sure what she’s going to do with her life and is quite sick of having everyone dictate to her, especially her family. When she gets a load of pierced, tattooed and gorgeous Rory, her interest goes off the charts. Complications like life decisions and a pre-selected husband seem inconsequential when she gets to know this scarred and battle-hardened warrior. Will she discover the answers she needs or will her coming of age tear her heart apart?

The Roar of Smoke by Candace Carrabus is an exciting and original fantasy novel. Fans of the genre as well as horse lovers will enjoy reading this story about a land of magic where horses are majestic, revered creatures that play a significant role in the story.It’s a fantasy novel that touches on family, friendship, love, and discovering one’s true strength. -  Leah Gonzalez, Reader’s Favorite

This cover was designed by Amalia Chitulescu
Please take a moment to add  The Roar of Smoke to your Goodreads Shelf

Where to buy!

Genre: Young Adult

Release Date:  May 18, 2015


Tressida is a smoke-spinner, a meldborn. It's a lethal legacy, a forbidden force. Daughter of Crone and Sage, she should have been killed at birth.

Now she's seventeen, wanting only to be a member of her land's vanished Horseguard and discovering she is more than she ever knew, as first her eyes and then her hair turn to smoke. Just as she learns she can fulfill her dream of working with horses, her talent awakens an ancient and deadly feud.

On one side—those claiming the honor of destroying a meldborn. On the other—those intending to use her for their own ends. Tressida must master her power in order to save herself and those she loves. Is she strong enough?

Or will the roar of smoke consume her?

About Candace

Candace is a multi-published author of fantasy, contemporary mystery, young adult fantasy, and metaphysical fiction. Some of her stories are geared toward adults and star women of a certain age <cough> because, well, women of a certain age like to have adventures, too, right? This is not because the stories contain material inappropriate for younger people.

She's  written stories and ridden horses–simultaneously–for as long as she can remember. She spent her formative years in the saddle–just imagining. When not riding, she hung out in the loft with the barn cat or napped in the pasture with the horses.