Confessions of a Secret Admirer


Some secrets are meant to be revealed …
Or so you’ll discover, in three sexy, unforgettable Valentine’s Day stories from New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ryan and contemporary romance stars Candis Terry and Jennifer Seasons.

Waiting for You by Jennifer Ryan
Rancher Grant Devane has waited for Taylor Larson’s return to Fallbrook for more than ten years. Now that the fearless beauty has come home on her terms, he’ll do anything and everything necessary to win back her heart.

Sweet Fortune by Candis Terry
Sarah Randall is tired of being invisible to the opposite sex. So when a leap of faith sends her to Sweet, Texas, and into the path of ridiculously hot Deputy Brady Bennett, she’s determined to catch his eye … even if it means staying hidden just a little bit longer.

Major League Crush by Jennifer Seasons
Professional baseball player Drake Paulson can’t help wanting to know more about his cute, shy neighbor. But when he discovers her deepest secret and she flees, it’ll be up to him to win her trust-and her love-one gift at a time.

ON SALE February 04, 2014


I’m so happy you dropped by the little corner of my world that makes me dream, laugh, sigh, and is the very heart of who I am. So grab a seat (or a barstool if you’re so inclined) and have a look around my website. It’s loaded with book excerpts, and playlists, and of course, recipes. Hard to write a series of books called The Sugar Shack novels without a little something sweet on the side. And please stop back by in the future.

Happily yours,

Avon Impulse Happy 3rd Birthday Celebration & Giveaway (final week)!

Posted at Apr 21, 2014 5:26 pm

PaulWalker_longer hair (640x512)Paul Walker was my inspiration for Deputy James Harley in SOMEBODY LIKE YOU. It’s so nice to see his handsome face once more time.

It’s been wonderful to celebrate the 3rd Birthday of Avon Impulse these past few weeks. I hope readers will continue to welcome the new, amazing, and upcoming books Avon Impulse offers (and very often at unbelievably low prices!). I’ve found some of my new favorite authors from this list and hope you will too.

Today is our final (boo hoo!) interview with Letty Silverthorne, the quintessential pastry queen of Deer Lick, Montana, and the mother of Kate, Dean, and Kelly Silverthorne. Some might think that’s a good thing since she passed to the greater beyond a while ago. I have to admit I kind of liked having her around again. She definitely keeps me on my toes, and for the most part when I’m not rolling my eyes, she makes me smile. Letty has no filter, and I can completely understand why she might have driven her kids a little crazy. I’m also pretty sure that being dead really hasn’t slowed her down much.

I’ve decided to “sweeten” the pot for this final giveaway by adding a Sweet, Texas coffee mug and a signed print copy of Confessions of Secret Admirer—a Valentine’s Day Anthology to my original prize pack of a complete 3 book set of signed Sugar Shack books and a $10.00 gift card for either Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

If you like this little prize pack and would like to be eligible to win all you need to do is take a look at your “keeper” bookshelf  Choose the second shelf from the top, pick the 3rd book from the left. Tell me what that book is and why you decided it was a “keeper.”

Giveaway prize will be awarded to a random commenter for this week’s interview on my website blog ( Winner will be announced Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST.

BTW, the ebook version of SOMEBODY LIKE YOU (Kelly and James’ story) is currently ON SALE for a mere .99 cents.  Quite a deal (I think) for a quirky, sexy love story with a really hot deputy. :-D

So without further ado, I hand the interviewing reins (admittedly with a pinch of fear) over to Letty and a note of sympathy to her interviewees Kelly Silverthorne and James Harley. Take it away, Letty.

Letty: I can’t believe this is the last week Candis is going to let me do these interviews.

Kelly: Mom. Seriously? You were supposed to interview your three kids. You don’t have any more kids left to interview. Besides, you shouldn’t be interviewing anyone!

LS: Why? Because I fly the friendly skies these days instead of walking around? There are advantages to being a little see-thru you know.

KS: I really don’t want to know. At least not for a long time. I’ve got plans.

LS: Oooh. Sounds interesting. Care to share?

KS: Not in this lifetime.

LS: Perfect! I’m not in that lifetime anymore.

KS: Haha. I don’t see how you think that can be funny.

LS: (sighs) You are such a lawyer.

KS: Not anymore.

LS: That’s right. So how’s the whole clown thing working for you? BTW, way to annihilate the Sister Serious moniker all to hell. And would you like to reveal exactly whose chocolate handprints were on the bakery wall and how they got there?

James: They were mine. And hell no.

KS: (swoons). Thanks for the rescue big guy.

LS: Stop that you two. I have a whole list of questions.

KS: They better not be all about chocolate handprints.

LS: I’m not that shallow. And no comments from the peanut gallery please.  First question is for you my highly intelligent and usually very straitlaced daughter. The night of your sister’s wedding reception you got a little drunk and—

KS: Oh geez. Here we go.

LS: Ended up in someone who shall remain nameless’ bed.

JH: I’m sitting right here, Letty. You can hardly ignore me.

LS: Snubbing you was never my intention, James. And really, who could ignore a big, strong, handsome guy like you? I’m just curious as to where all this is leading and what your intentions are toward my little girl?

KS: Not so little anymore, Mom.

JH: Nope. (smiles and nuzzles Kelly’s neck) You’re a whole lot of woman.

LS: Kelly, could you please stop giggling? And, James? Please answer the question.

JH: Guess you’ll just have to hang around and wait and see.

LS: Best invitation I’ve had all day. From what I hear Candis is trying to figure out a way to bring me back.

KS: A scary thought.

LS: Eh. I’ll give her credit for a good effort and imagination.

Candis here again. Thank you, Letty. I do my best.

Okay, readers, to enter my Avon Impulse Birthday Party Final Week Giveaway, all you have to do is tell me about the 3rd book from the left on the second shelf of your keeper bookshelf.

Winner will be randomly chosen on Friday 4/25/14 at 7:00 pm EST.

Giveaway is open to U.S., Canadian, and International residents. If you live on Jupiter, sorry, I can’t afford postage. :)