Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Spotlight: "Sweet Surprise" + Excerpt!


Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She's experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to scooping up road apples left by her daughter's rodeo queening horse to working as a graphic designer. Only one thing has remained constant: Candis' 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. Though her stories are set in small towns, Candis' wish is to give each of her characters a great big memorable love story rich with quirky characters, tons of fun, and a happy ending.

Where to Find Candis:

Sweet Surprise by Candis Terry
Publisher: Avon (January 27, 2015)
Series: Sweet, Texas (#4)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Playing naughty or nice...

Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That's another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse.

Can lead to heartbreak...

Firefighter Mike Halsey learned long ago that playing with fire just gets you burned. He's put his demons behind him, and if there's one line he won't cross, it's getting involved with his best friend's ex. But when fate throws him in the path of the beautiful, strong, and off-limits Fiona, will he be able to fight their attraction? Or will he willingly go down in flames?

Or a sweet surprise!

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Reviews of Terry's Previous Novels:

Anything But Sweet (#1) -- TBQ
Something Sweeter (#2) -- TBQ

Sweet Surprise by Candis Terry

Fiona swallowed. Something warm and forbidden swirled in the pit of her stomach, then wound its way into her heart and other vital parts of her body. In the old days she’d tug him closer and take what she wanted. But this was a new day. A new Fiona. A more responsible Fiona who, unfortunately, couldn’t seem to get this man off her mind.

“Then maybe this won’t work out.” She eased her hand from his and instantly missed the fire in his touch.

“Maybe.” Those broad shoulders beneath that fresh cotton T-shirt lifted in a nonchalant shrug. “I’m willing to give it a shot if you are.”

Give what a shot, she wanted to ask. The actual work? Or the sexual tension that ignited between them like gasoline and matches?

A sigh expanded her chest. “If you’re going to work for me there can’t be any flirting. Or touching.”
His smile widened to a grin. “It’ll be a pleasure working under you.”

Oh boy.

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I've very much enjoyed this small-town series -- I can't wait to read Sweet Surprise! :)

Have you read Candis Terry before? Do you have a favorite of hers?


Until Next Time,


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Teja said...

Lol, loved the excerpt! Can't imagine a firefighter working in a cupcake shop.

candis.terry said...

Teja, he doesn't work at the cupcake shop. He just heats things up there. ;)

candis.terry said...

My friend, thank you for inviting me back! And for hosting my tour. :)

The_Book_Queen said...

;) Always happy to host, Candis! I'm hoping to start Sweet Surprise this week. Damn classes have been cutting into my personal reading time. *sigh*

Cheryl Hastings said...

I love firefighters...looking forward to Mike and Fiona!

Teja said...

That makes more sense haha. ;)

The_Book_Queen said...

Who can resist a sexy firefighter, right? :)

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Marissa Yip-Young said...

Looking forward to the cupcakes ~

Sharlene Wegner said...

Yes, I have read this series, to date & loved it!

The_Book_Queen said...

Such a great series, fun and sweet and just the right amount of sexy. :)

The_Book_Queen said...

:) Me, too!

The_Book_Queen said...

:D Cupcakes make everything better.

Lori R said...

I have just started to read this series and I love it!

The_Book_Queen said...

Yay! I hope you continue to love the books, Lori. :D