September 3, 2015

Instagram Anyone?

So I'm on Instagram now as CandiceGilmerAuthor

Come on by, and see my geekiness.

I don't post earth-shattering awesomeness. Mostly pics of random nerd love, like my funko pop dolls, my kids being goofy, and book cover art. Oh, and my sad little attempts at nail art. (Always good for a snicker). 

September 2, 2015

My Motorcycle Riding Fairy Is

 Now Available in PRINT!

At Amazon 
At Barnes and Noble (Though I don't know why the cover art isn't shown... I got nothing. But that's the right link.)

That's right.

Guys and Godmothers #3, JUST HIS TASTE, is finally available in PRINT. :) 

Avalynn Fay is not a typical Fairy Godmother. She wears leather body suits, rides motorcycles, and prefers bourbon to anything fru-fru. Probably why she is assigned new charge, Jason Gregorian—a PI who drinks bourbon and loves to cook barbecue.

Jason’s a good guy. Generally decent. Even willing to pretend to be his ex-girlfriend Tessa’s date for a wedding, so she won’t be alone while her ex struts around with his latest squeeze on his arm.

Should be easy, right?

All Ava has to do is talk to him, feel him out a bit, and she’ll know exactly how to get the wheels in gear. Except when she meets Jason, suddenly no one is good enough for him. Not even Tessa, his intended Happily Ever After.

It’s enough to make a fairy godmother want a healthy shot of bourbon—right before she breaks all the rules.

Now you can get the whole series in PRINT! 

Guys and Godmothers, Books #1 &2 guys and godmothers
Guys and Godmothers #3, JUST HIS TASTE guys and godmothers

September 1, 2015

Is Heartbreak Necessary in a Good Romance?

FunkoPop Captain America and Agent Carter 
Why yes, yes it is.

Jane Austen started the true "romance trope" with her wonderful books.

Some say that romance novels haven't changed much since then.

Maybe, maybe not.

Depends on how you look at it.

But the biggest thing is that there's one particular standard that Ms. Austen established that is (or really, should be true) in any real romance novel.

Boy meets Girl.
Boy loses Girl.
Boy gets Girl back.

Now, how those things happen, or if they're reversed (Girl meets Boy. Girl loses Boy. Girl gets Boy back) it's still the same thing.

Romances are stories about that relationship between your hero and heroine, (or your two heroes, or your two heroines, depending on your genre, but you know what I mean).

The relationship is the MOST IMPORTANT PART of the story.

Not a side note,

Not a scene here and there.

Not a single line like "And he loved her."

True romances are focused on the relationship. Jane Austen showed us that real relationships were messy. They weren't perfect--the hero and heroine didn't just meet, fall in love, and boom, done. There was more to it than that.

Because that's the way life is. There's always more to it than that. You follow these characters on a journey--and if it was all a straight shot, perfectly pleasant road, then what's the point? Sounds kinda boring.

Life isn't that way. There's ups and downs, heartbreaks and joy. Capturing that element in your story is very important. And yes, it stinks to break your character's hearts.

But trust me, it makes that moment when they overcome the heartache so much better.

August 28, 2015

Time to Load Your E-Reader

Well, the weekend is upon us, and I figured it was time to load up your ebook reader for some good weekend relaxing. ;)

I'll start, of course, with my book, BRIGHTEST SHADOW, up for Pre-Order right now, coming Sept 15th.

Barnes and Noble

And there's this one, SUMMER BURNS, available now, as well for a little Military romance. Amazon


Now, here's some books from some friends of mine, all sorts of great romances to fill your ereader with as well. They're either freebies or they're on sale. 

Hunted Holiday: A Vampire Romance
Freebie by Mandy M. Roth


King of Prey World Limited Edition Box Set Books 1-5: Plus Bonus Story Sacred Places $0.99 USD by Mandy M. Roth
Paranormal Bird Shifter Romance
Limited Time Box Set! Books 1-5 Plus Bonus Story Sacred Places
King of Prey
A View to a Kill
Master of the Hunt
Rise of the King
Prince of Pleasure
And the bonus story: Sacred Places Druid Book One
Be sure to check out the following King of Prey Titles:
Prince of Flight (Coming Soon)


No Strings Attached (The Escort #1) Kindle Edition
by Kristen Strassel
$0.99 or free on Kindle Unlimited


Blacklist Rogue (Hacked Investigations Book 3)
By Sarah Makela
$0.99 Sale


Love Ever After: Eleven All-New Romances, 
a box set with a special $0.99 pre-order price.


He's So Fine (A BBW Stepbrother Romance) Kindle Edition
by Marie Mason
$0.99 or Free on Kindle Unlimited


Desirable: BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance (Only After Dark Book 1)
By Elle Thorne


Promises, Promises (Alluring Promises Series Book 1) 


by Josie Bordeaux 
Google Play:

August 27, 2015

Taming the Monster coming in October

Yep, I'm going to be part of a new anthology coming this October-- Taming the Monster. 

This is an amazing collection with an incredible set of paranormal writers.

This anthology came out of a silly conversation, and when the goddesses Mandy Roth (Immortal Ops Series) and Michelle Pillow (Dragon Lords series) thought this could be something really fun for the fall, and I had to jump on it.

I mean, after all, monsters need love too!

And I have this whole island of Avalon, where all the mythicals live.

Besides, I always did think that Fairy-In-Distress Unit member Reese Appleton (first featured in Saving Her Destiny) needed his own story.

So I found one for him. And now, that story, Guarding Her Secret, is a part of the Taming the Monster anthology, coming in October.

It's a very fun story...

Cover look coming soon :)