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?

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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

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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.