Friday, February 6, 2015

Bookslapped Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway: Sweet Surprise (Candis Terry)

Sweet Surprise (Sweet, Texas, #4)

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!

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.

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Thank you so much for allowing me to stop by today!

Opening Lines. They set the mood. Draw you in. And as writers, we hope they’ll spark your interest enough to keep you reading till the end.

As a writer sometimes it’s really hard to come up with that first line. Sometimes you write it over and over and over before you end up going back to the first version. It can be frustrating and scary. But once you get it right, it’s awesome.

None of my stories are the same. The mood is always different and sometimes I really want you to get a sense of the lead character right away. As the reader, I want you to know the depth of their world and whether you’re going to have a fun, easy read or perhaps one you know will be a real kick in the heart. Today I thought I’d give you the opening lines from my Sweet, Texas series just so you can see how diverse they might be and if just from that single line if you can tell what type of story you’re about to read.


When you grew up in a town the size of a flea circus anonymity was impossible.


Trouble rolled into downtown Sweet on the spinning wheels of a yellow Hummer.


In the split second before hell exploded, Jackson Wilder picked up his weapon and pounded the bastard back.


For most people it took a life-changing event to realize one needed to make changes, for Sarah Randall, it started with a cookie.


Jesse Wilder prided himself on two things: his dedication to his family and that he was the best damned veterinarian in Sweet, Texas—everything else was up in the air.


Fiona Wilder did not like being the center of attention, the intense scrutiny never failed to make her feel like she had toilet paper stuck to the bottom of her shoe, or that the back of her dress was caught up in her panty hose and her rearview assets were out there for everyone to observe.

Do you have a favorite opening line?

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