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Candis Terry: What I Loved About Writing Sweet Surprise

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Today, I'm delighted to have Candis Terry on the blog to talk about the writing of Sweet Surprise. I love her Sweet, Texas series (read my review of Something Sweeter here) and am so excited to be a part of the Sweet Surprise tour!


Candis Terry:
What I Loved About Writing Sweet Surprise

When you get to the fourth or fifth book in a series it can be easy to get burned out. Or so I’ve been told. Each book in the Sweet, Texas series has been completely different for me, and after I’ve finished each one I’ve always been anxious to get right back to the Wilder family and that magical little town in the Texas Hill Country. Writing Sweet Surprise was extra special because Fiona Wilder—a single mom—finally got her own story. For me, it was difficult to watch her through the previous books because as the ex-wife of Jackson Wilder she had to sit by and watch everyone else get their happy ever afters—including her ex husband. Even though she and Jackson have a great, warm, and loving relationship as exes, I kept thinking it still had to be hard when you were the one who always had to go home to a cold, empty bed. Fiona didn’t feel that way though. She never slighted Jackson or his new wife because she knew they were really meant to be together. Still, it was a blast for me to help her find the path to happiness although it wasn’t an easy one. Fiona doubted herself every step of the way. But each rocky step was worth the doubt. Because she was rewarded tenfold with a hero who was perfect for her in every way. Fireman Mike Halsey is truly a man she will be able to love and count on even when she’s old and gray.

In real life we don’t always get to see someone find their perfect mate let alone live happily ever after with them. I was overjoyed to help Fiona find the love of her life.

Question . . . when you read a book, is there usually one bullet-point moment or emotion that you take away from the story?


About the Author

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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About the Book


Sweet Surprise
by Candis Terry

Genre: Contemporary
Paperback: 384 Pages
Publication: January 27, 2015
by Avon 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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