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Monday, January 6, 2014

Guest Post with Author Candis Terry and Giveaway

Meet Candis Terry, author of Sweetest Mistake.

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 chasing down wayward steers. 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.

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Many years ago there was a TV show called Designing Women about the working and personal lives of four Southern women in an interior design firm. Try to imagine Designing Women as a book and they were sisters instead of four non-related women. How would you make each one distinctive if they’d all been raised by the same parents, had the same beliefs, occupation, and the same accent? Switch that up to five brothers from Texas and that was the challenge I faced when I created the Wilder brothers.

When I wrote the first book in the series, Anything But Sweet, three of the brothers made an appearance. I didn’t know if I could pull off having three brothers in one scene and having them all sound unique from each other. Each brother had been a Marine. Each was now a rancher with a secondary occupation as well. Within the first few lines of dialogue I realized that I hadn’t needed to worry so much. It wasn’t about how to work a slow Southern drawl. The distinction between the brothers came a lot from where they placed in the lineage. Reno, the oldest brother, was the more serious of the lot, so his dialogue was more stern and often irritated with the antics of the other two. Jesse, the more middle brother and a well-known playboy, had dialogues that were more easygoing and playful. Jackson, the youngest of the three and the hero in my current book Sweetest Mistake, was accustomed to vying for attention. His dialogue was often more along the lines of a smart aleck which reflected the pesky younger brother thing.

Much to my surprise, it wasn’t how the brothers sounded when they spoke; it was the personality behind their words that reflected their differences. Once I came upon that realization it was smooth sailing. Sort of. If you consider wrangling cats easy. The Wilder brothers are definitely men with their own minds on how things should be done. They didn’t always agree with me. And if you’ve ever witnessed an alpha male digging in his heels, you can imagine what I went through. In the end, I truly love them all. I hope you will too.

When friends become lovers . . .

Firefighter and former Marine Jackson Wilder has tough guy down to an art, but he’s learned the hard way that promises were made to be broken. Abigail Morgan was once his best friend, his first kiss, his first love, his first everything. He’d just forgotten to mention all that to her and she blew out of his life. Five years later, she’s back and he’s battling a load of mistrust for her disappearing act. But for some reason he just can’t keep his lips—or his hands—to himself.

It can lead to disaster or . . .

When her stint as a trophy wife abruptly ends, Abby returns home to Sweet, Texas, and comes face-to-face with Jackson—her biggest and sexiest mistake. Time and distance did nothing to squash her love for the act-first-think-later stubborn hunk of a man, and when he suggests they renew their old just-friends vow, Abby realizes she wants more. She’d cut and run once. Could she do it again? Or could she tempt him enough to break his promise?

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Up For Grabs:
  • 1 The Ultimate Sweetest Mistake Prize Pack

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  1. I was recently gifted a copy of Anything But Sweet by someone that said it was a MUST-READ! I didn't realize it was part of a series. Now I'm off to my Goodreads page so I can add the rest to my Want to Read list. I can't wait to immerse myself in the Wilder Brothers' world.

  2. I've always respected the writing craft when it comes to authors writing distinct characters. When I read and the characters talk, I can almost hear their voices if the author did a good job. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to the latest book.

  3. BTW.....Designing Women is one of my FAVORITE Shows....I wanted to grow up to be Charlene.

    Thank you for hosting today!

  4. Thanks for such a fun post and congrats to Candy on the newest release! I love 2nd chance romance stories and this is definitely going on my want list ;)

  5. Thank you so much for hosting my tour! Hello everyone and thank you so much. I probably don't need to say how much I love the Wilder brothers, but they certainly are a challenge for me as a writer. I'll gladly suffer though! :)

  6. Hi - Not entering, as I have all of the books, but thank you for the interview! I remember Designing Women! One of the ladies was named Charlene, I believe! Looking forward to reading your new book!

  7. What a great post. Love the Wilder brothers!

  8. i recently started reading your books and i must say that i love them and i just bought the sweetest mistake on my kindle and ordered a few paperbacks from giftcards i won so i am anxiously waiting for those to come so i can start reading and thanks for the giveaway

  9. Just discovered your books can't wait to read more

  10. These books look great! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  11. Loved the first book in this series!!

  12. I haven't startef the book yet but I have it so it is on my to read list.

  13. Absolutely adore this series and Sweetest Mistake did not disappoint! Fantastic Candis.

  14. Sounds good, can't wait to read it, great giveaway!

  15. I haven't read any of the Sweet Texas series, but it looks like I need to. :D

  16. Candis Terry you are a new author to me. The book sounds really good.

  17. Candis Terry, I have just ordered the newest book through and I am anxiously waiting for the book to arrive on my door step! Thank you!

  18. Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  19. I have just started reading your first book and a like it can't wait to read the rest of them. Thank you for the excerpt.

  20. great post and thank you for the giveaway

  21. Thank you! I would love to win this giveaway! I have been wanting to read them!!!