December 9, 2014

His Velvet Touch, part of the Taming The Alpha box set is finally available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes

Part of this amazing collection, including  contemporary, military, werewolves, shifters, vampires, billionaires, witches, dragons, demons & more, there's an alpha just for you inside.

And it's only $0.99! What a steal!

Here's a little bit about my book, His Velvet Touch:

When Harper walks into Chris’s life on a hook-up dare from her friends, he wants nothing to do with her until he realizes he can use her to his benefit. She works for an investment firm, and Chris needs an investor for his company that’s about to get bought out by his biggest competitor.

However, he didn’t expect to need her.

Check it out, you know you want to get to know Chris and Harper. 

December 7, 2014

Christmas Shopping -- Gift Cards or Presents?

Tis the season!

It's time for Holiday shopping, and that worrisome panic that you've got NO TIME to get anything done for the holidays.

I'm in that mode--an ever-burning panic in the back of my mind, trying to figure out what to get everyone.

So I'm defaulting to my basic--gift cards. They're easy. The person getting them gets exactly what they want, and I can set a hard budget, and don't go over it.

I know there's a lot of people who love getting gift cards--I am one of those people. I LOVE THEM. SERIOUSLY.

I have a Nook, and I love, love, love a Barnes and Noble gift card so I can get books whenever I want them. Heck, I'm the same way about an Amazon Gift Card. Again, love, love, love, because I have the Kindle app too. And yes, I love to read.

My husband, on the other hand, HATES gift cards. He thinks they're a horrible gift--that there's no thought involved in them at all. He's a shopper, and likes to find that perfect item that when someone opens the package, they get all misty-eyed and excited over whatever the item is.

I get where he's coming from, I do, and I respect it. But I also know when you go on quests like that, you tend to spend a lot more than you mean to when you're shopping. And I have a habit--no, it's a skill, really--to find the most expensive item possible to get for that person's gift.

Some people say it's not about the money, but the gesture. But for me, it's always about the money, and not going over my budget. Because while I want to get nice things for people, I can't always afford to get those things.

So where do you weigh in? Gift cards or Presents?

November 24, 2014

Taming the Alpha, Coming Soon

Taming The Alpha -- Amazon, B&N 
As I've talked about before, I'm incredibly privileged to be a part of the Taming The Alpha box set, coming out December 9, 2014.

All kinds of alphas are in this book--sexy contemporary bad boys, to paranormal hotties, there's something for anyone who likes to read about taming that alpha guy.

My personal story is a contemporary, called His Velvet Touch, about Chris, who's cravings for Harper go against his better judgement.

This journey has been an amazing experience.

For one, the education about self publishing has been so intense, I've been in a state of mania trying to keep up with all the little details. Even now, I have to-do lists everywhere, attempting to keep up with all the promotions and marketing that's being done. Not only my own marketing, but what other people are doing.

We have Facebook posts and ads going, release parties, there will even be a raffle copter contest later as well.

It's going to be a huge blast, if you haven't pre-ordered your $0.99 copy, you'd better get on that...

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Sidney Bristol--Bound and Tamed, Bayou Bound #4--She's a woman on a mission to retake her body. He's a man with the talents to push her to new levels. 

V. M. Black--No Gentleman--A reckless debutante. A jaded, deadly vampire. 

Shelli Stevens--Falling for the Firefighter--When her cousin sets the kitchen on fire, Kim comes face to face with a man from her past. Despite the sparks that fly, she's afraid to fall for the firefighter who might leave her burned. 

Jessie Donovan--Cougar's First Christmas--Despite coming from two worlds, can their love survive the greatest of tests? 

N.J. Walters--Coming Home--A burned-out DEA agent discovers home is where the heart is. 

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Eve Vaughn--Theirs--They'll do whatever it takes to reclaim what's Theirs 

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Lauren Hawkeye--Mistaken Identity--In her job as a decoy sent out to catch cheating men, Hannah thinks she's seen it all. Yet nothing can explain her attraction to Adam... or what she does as a result. 

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Natasha Logan--Under His Spell--Destiny comes with a price. 

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November 20, 2014


If you haven't heard, Disney is doing a live action Cinderella movie.

And can we say I'm thrilled? I have always loved the Disney story of Cinderella--it was my favorite in childhood. My mother still tells stories about how I became a 'party trick' among her friends, because I could recite the entire book, including the voices my mom used when she read it, on command.

And evidently did.

To this day, Cinderella has always been a favorite story trope. Some of my favorite renditions? Well, let's see -- Ever After, with Drew Barrymore, A Cinderella Story, with Hilary Duff, and of course, the classic Disney cartoon.

It's a tried and true trope, to be sure--the slave girl/servant who finds love with the titled man--Julia Quinn does it very well in An Offer From a Gentleman. It's part of the Bridgerton Series, which I love, just in general, and highly recommend all 8 books.

I even tried my hand at a Cinderella retelling--a sequel to my short-lived fairy tale book, Rescuing Rapunzel. As of yet, nothing has come of the book, but someday, it will be available, I promise. (There was a whole trilogy there, and hopefully soon I'll have news on the horizon about this series -- three Charming Nobles, and the fairy tales damsels they find.)

I hope the new Cinderella movie winds up as good as the trailer portrays it to be. I know I was breathless as I watched it, and even teared up a bit when it was done.

This is certainly going on my "Must See" movie list.

November 19, 2014

The Taming The Alpha Box Set

This is the latest about the new box set I'll be in, Taming The Alpha, available for pre-order now at Amazon Kindle and pre-order for Nook and other vendors is coming soon.

Post by Candice Gilmer.