SPOTLIGHT & #GIVEAWAY~ SOMETHING SWEETER ~ CANDIS TERRY

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT AND GIVEAWAY!

ON SALE JUNE 24, 2014!!

~SOMETHING SWEETER~

{Contemporary Romance}

[Sweet, Texas series Book 3]

CANDIS TERRY

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Called “fun and refreshing” by NYT bestseller Rachel Gibson, Candis Terry was the first author to make the leap from Avon’s digital-first imprint, Impulse, to the traditional print and digital Avon line, with the critically acclaimed debut to her Sweet, TX series, Anything But Sweet, which was then followed by Sweetest Mistake and this summer we’ll be releasing her latest: SOMETHING SWEETER. Terry’s contemporary romances deliver unique love stories that tap directly into what readers want.

About the book:

SomethingSweeter(From the author’s website)

The men in Texas are hard to resist . . .

Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole “’til death do us part” thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What she didn’t expect to find at the local honky-tonk was a sexy Southern man as bent on charming her pants off as he is on blowing her “true love doesn’t exist” theory all to hell.

And they always promise . . .

Veterinarian, former Marine, and Sweet’s favorite playboy Jesse Wilder takes one look at Allison and knows she’s a handful of trouble he can’t deny. But even after a sizzling kiss and obvious mutual attraction, it seems Allison has no such problem. When Jesse uncovers her sweet side, can he crush his playboy image, melt her cynical heart, and change her mind about taking a trip down the aisle?

(From the publsher)

Readers are invited back to Sweet, TX with another refreshing love story featuring the picturesque Texas town. Populated by gleefully tacky individuals who’d give you the star-spangled shirts off their backs, Sweet is home to many romance fan-favorite archetypes—namely, a band of brothers…and the Wilder boys are definitely heartthrobs worth reading about!

Jackson Wilder is the epitome of everything readers crave in a hero: a cowboy-turned-war-vet-turned-firefighter with a troubled past and a heart of gold, coupled with a heroine who’s got enough fire of her own to match him. To the single women of Sweet, Texas, former Marine, Jesse Wilder, is hot, hunky perfection with six-pack abs and a heart of gold. He’s a veterinarian who loves animals, kids, is devoted to his family, and is financially stable.

The best part? No woman has yet snagged him or put a ring on his finger.

The problem? Jesse’s been down a long, bumpy road and isn’t the least bit interested in setting his boots on the path to matrimony.

Sure, Allison Lane makes a living helping others plan their big day as a wedding planner, but that doesn’t mean she has to actually believe in matrimonial bliss. Her family’s broken track record proves she just doesn’t have the settle-down gene swimming in her DNA. And though she finds Jesse fantasy material, why should she take the word of this confirmed playboy that all roads lead to “I do?”

 

ON SALE June 24, 2014

 

Amazon:

B&N

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Indie Bound

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Powell’s Books

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BAM

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CandisTerry_Headshot_Nov2012 About the author:

Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s as warm and charming as the characters she writes about; with a lovely personality and steadily growing popularity, she is a fascinating addition to the world of contemporary romance. Candis has experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers, and her quirky wealth of experience color her writing in a unique way. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after. From the screen to the printed page, Candis Terry is carving out a well-deserved niche for herself in the world of hot new contemporary romance. 

Please visit her on the web at www.candisterry.com.

   

SomethingSweeter~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the publisher)

Thanks to Kaitlyn, at HarperCollins, we are offering, 1 lucky commenter a print copy of “Something Sweeter” by Candis Terry.

Sorry, open to U.S. residents, only!

No, P.O. Boxes, please!

Giveaway will run from June 22 until June 27, 2014.

GOOD LUCK!

 

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~AWARD WINNING AUTHOR~ TONI BLAKE,”HALF MOON HILL”,GIVEAWAY AND INTERVIEW….

~MBA&M IS EXCITED TO WELCOME,USA BEST SELLING AUTHOR, TONI BLAKE~

WELCOME,TONI!

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MBA&M: What was the inspiration behind writing HALF MOON HILL?

TONI: HALF MOON HILL came to me very naturally as the next logical book for the Destiny series.  Both Anna and Duke had been introduced to readers in earlier stories, and Duke in particular has been very popular with readers – I’ve gotten numerous requests to give him his own story and enjoyed doing so.


MBA&M: What was the allure of Ohio, and a bed and breakfast ,for the setting, of HALF MOON HILL?

TONI: Well, the setting of Ohio was established a number of years ago when the Destiny series began, but that choice was simply about it being an area I’m personally familiar with and a place that would feel like “anytown, USA.”  I wanted readers to be able to easily relate to the place and for it to be a place that would feel as if it could be around any corner or bend in the road.  As for the bed and breakfast, that aspect of the story was established in a previous book, too, when Anna bought the old Victorian house on Half Moon Hill with plans to turn it into a B&B. I loved the idea of letting a B&B help the city girl get better entrenched in small town life, and it turned out to be the perfect place for her story with Duke to unfold.


MBA&M: An ex-biker gang member, and a lady with a troubled past, what was your inspiration behind these two characters? Do they remind you of anyone, or did they appear out of nowhere?

TONI: Again, both characters appeared in earlier books – Duke has been around since Book 3, WHISPER FALLS.  So their personalities and histories were established long before I wrote HALF MOON HILL.  But no, I don’t create characters based on real people – I like to think they develop organically along with the rest of the writing.

 

MBA&M: We see there are, with HALF MOON HILL, six titles in the DESTINY series, tell us a little background about this series, rather you feel the reader should start at the beginning or can they be read out of sequence?

TONI: All the books in the Destiny series can be read on their own without having read the rest.  But it’s probably more fun for readers who start at the beginning as characters from previous books do appear in later books and in some cases their stories continue.  I also personally think readers will feel a stronger connection to Anna if they know her entire history, which begins in Book 2, SUGAR CREEK.  As for background, when I wrote the first book in the series, ONE RECKLESS SUMMER, I didn’t know it was going to be the start of a series.  When Avon asked me to write a series around this time, I was happy to have ONE RECKLESS SUMMER and the quaint town of Destiny as a jumping off point and it’s been amazingly fun to expand upon what I started in that first book.  It’s also been incredibly gratifying to see how readers have come to love the series.


MBA&M: Who was your favorite character to write about of far out of all the characters in the DESTINY series?

TONI: Oh wow, I really can’t choose.  I love them all and each characters I’m writing about at any particular time is my favorite at that moment.  ; )


MBA&M: How many books do you see being in this series and whose story is next?

TONI: After HALF MOON HILL, I’m changing things up a bit and expanding a bit further.  My editor and I have been calling this expansion “beyond Destiny” as readers will see some familiar characters from the books but in a new setting, a beach town called CORAL COVE.  I’m excited to be going someplace new with my books, but I also like the fact that this is another natural expansion from previous books.  The heroine of CORAL COVE is Christy Knight, who readers met in WILLOW SPRINGS and again in HALF MOON HILL.

 

MBA&M: What is your favorite past time and who do you most enjoy spending time with?

TONI: I love spending time with friends and am fortunate to have a lot of good ones!  As for a pastime, I love spending time outdoors, no matter what I’m doing – I write a lot outdoors, read outdoors, have a convertible I love to drive, and I love to swim and be in the sun, etc.  I’m also big into crafts.  I used to make quilts by hand, but these days I’m more into painting birdhouses and also am just starting to paint on canvas.


Fun thingy: I hope anyway…..


When you hear these words, what comes to mind or which is your favorite:

Football:  Bengals

Baseball:  Reds

Hockey:  Violent ; )

Basketball:  Kentucky Wildcats!

Racing:  Recently developed a love for dirt track racing and go to local dirt tracks throughout the summer months.

Family, Friends or Computer?  Friends

Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry?  Like ‘em all!

Chicken, Beef or Seafood?  Chicken


Thank you for spending time with us and our readers. Do you have anything else you would like to add?

TONI: I’d just like to thank readers for reading my books and giving me such wonderful support!  Also, I can be found online at www.toniblake.com and I’m on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest as AuthorToniBlake, so I hope readers will look me up in some or all of those places! 

Thanks for the interview!

Thank you!

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*From the publisher*

Toni Blake

April 30, 2013

Destiny Book 6

Avon

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Romance

$5.99 US / $7.50 Can.

In hopes of escaping her troubled past, Anna Romo is determined to carve out a place for herself when she returns to the small town of Destiny. She’s purchased the old Victorian house on the hill and hopes opening a bed & breakfast will help her feel at home again in Destiny.

Duke Dawson, a rugged loner and ex-biker gang member, is as much a fish out of water in Destiny as Anna. Taking to the woods Duke chooses to seclude himself after a life-altering accident not only scars his face, but his mind as well. Duke’s plan of solitude is working out just fine until Anna accidentally stumbles into his life.

She’s willing to keep Duke’s solitary living arrangement to herself if he agrees to help with some of the renovations on her house. The tasks seem simple enough, but soon a fierce and unavoidable romance brews. Anna and Duke both give in completely to the animalistic passion that draws them closer. Is this lust or a love deeper than they both could have ever fathomed?

But when Jeremy Sheridan, the dreamy hometown war hero, returns to Destiny in a blaze of glory, he sets his sights on Anna. Suddenly, she’s torn between the outgoing, charming Jeremy and the reserved, complex Duke. But will Duke ever truly love her the way she loves him? Will Anna know who to choose? Or has Destiny already chosen for her?

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Toni Blake’s lifelong love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel which was nineteen notebook pages long. Since then, Toni has become a multi-published, RITA-nominated author of contemporary romance novels that are both sexy and heartwarming. Her work has been excerpted in Cosmopolitan and reviewed by USA Today and First for Women magazine. Toni lives with her husband in the Midwest and when not writing, she enjoys traveling, quilting, and scrapbooking.

www.toniblake.com

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the publisher)Whisper Falls cover

Thanks to Dianna, we are offering 1 lucky commenter a finished print copy of “Half Moon Hill”. Open to US residents,sorry,no P.O. Boxes,please. Giveaway will run from April 28 until May 5,2013.

*Please leave a valid email address*

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Please check out “My Thoughts” on this title:

http://mybookaddictionreviews.com/2013/04/26/review-half-moon-hill-by-toni-blake/

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Thank you everyone and please spread the word!

 

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