Saturday, September 16, 2017

When Sailor Met Dante... (because it's all about the #MeetCute)



Boy meets girl. It’s the way romances usually begin . . . and while we all love a happy ending, it’s the #MeetCute that wins our hearts.

How did you two meet?

The #MeetCute Books each have a unique answer to that query. Some might make you swoon, others might make you giggle . . . and some may make you blush.

Twelve authors. Twelve stand-alone contemporary romance novels. Twelve stories that will make your heart beat a little faster.

Because it’s all about the #MeetCute.

For each #MeetCute Book, we’ll share a couples interview in the style of the “When Harry Met Sally” clips. (Check them out here!)

In EverAfter Sailor is ready for adventure . . . but is she ready for Dante?

Sailor: The first time we met? Oh, right. He tried to kill me.
Dante: Sure. Of course that would be the way you tell it. Funny, the way I remember it, the first time we met, you were stealing from me! And I busted you.
Sailor: And then, you tried to kill me.
Dante: (shakes his head, exasperation mounting - Sailor does this to him) I did not try to kill you. If anything, I saved your life. 
Sailor: (rolls her eyes, smirking...mostly to make him crazier) Well, it was the least you could do, all things considered. 
Dante: All things considered? 
Sailor: Well, yeah. I mean, first you find a starving, lost young woman in your vineyard, but do you calmly introduce yourself and offer to help? No, you come roaring out of the thicket like a yeti, scaring me half to death and making me choke on one of your very sour, very non-tasty by the way, grapes. Do you know the day I was having? Near death by grape wasn't even the worst, or most surprising part.
Dante: (grins, tilting sideways to get a better look at her) Oh yeah? What was the most surprising part.
Sailor: (shrugs) You know.
Dante: Yeah...but they don't. Why don't you tell them?
Sailor: (sighs dramatically) Fine. The most surprising part...was you. Scary, killer yeti and all. Turned out not to be so scary at all. 
Dante: No?
Sailor: No. Quite the opposite actually.
Both smile at each other in that sappy, dopey way only two people in love can. 
Silence.
Sailor: Wait. What about me? Don't you want to say something nice about me?
Dante: Say something nice about the trespassing grape thief who did nothing but make me crazy from the moment we met?
Sailor: (Sits up straighter, crossing her arms) Yeah. 
Dante: (grins, momentarily amused by her, then turns serious)

...

She's the one who saved me


EverAfter releases on September 27th but you can preorder it here for only 99 cents!




Sailor is lost. 

She's spent her whole life in the same town, going all the same places, with all the same people. She's dated one boy. One boy who grew into a man. And now, he wants to marry her.

Suddenly, Sailor can't help seeing, how easy it is to go astray...without ever going anywhere.

Therefore, the only way to find herself...is to leave.

Dante is mostly pissed. Most of the time.

And that feeling only increases when he stumbles onto a woman, stealing grapes right from the vine. His vine. On his vineyard.

Doesn't matter that she's lost. Or that she's beautiful. To make matters worse, she continues to stick around, despite his efforts to be properly pissed...with her.

And thus, their story begins.

Because that's the thing with happy ever afters...they all start with an unlikely once upon a time.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

#ReadToRaiseMoney


As most of you know, I'm a Florida girl...that means, I've seen my share of Hurricanes. Some were pretty brutal, some passed us by with little or no impact...but never have I seen anything like they're facing in Texas.
My heart aches with every update I see or scroll past, and it eats away at me, being stuck so far away, unable to help.
While I may have to accept that getting to Texas and volunteering with the rescue efforts is not within my reach at this time, I will not accept doing NOTHING.
So, in that spirit, I come to you all ~
Help me raise funds for those who ARE there, doing what we can't. Donate as little as a buck and I'll gift you a copy of Love Multiplied (A Ten Book Contemporary Romance Set) as my thank you to you!<3 span="">
All you have to do is follow the link, send a buck and then comment below (or message me) your email address to receive your Love Multiplied Gift <3 span="">
One Buck for Ten Books! It all adds up!!


*****All money collected will be donated to the Houston SPCA*****
P.S. - I was planning to use the Facebook generated fundraiser page, however, they wait 60-75 days to release funds, and I don't know about you, but I'm thinking Texas doesn't have that kind of time right now...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The first #MeetCute book is HERE!


Fifty Frogs is live today!


Boy meets girl. It’s the way romances usually begin . . . and while we all love a happy ending, it’s the #MeetCute that wins our hearts. How did you two meet? The #MeetCute Books each have a unique answer to that query. Some might make you swoon, others might make you giggle . . . and some may make you blush. Twelve authors. Twelve stand-alone contemporary romance novels. Twelve stories that will make your heart beat a little faster. Because it’s all about the #MeetCute. ~***~ Vivian is sick of dating. Sick of the way guys treat her, sick of living and crying by when and if they call . . . she’s just done. When her aunt reminds her that a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs before she finds her prince--Aunt Gail says that number is fifty--Vivian decides she’s taking control of her dating life: she’s going to go on a series of first dates only, and each one must end in a kiss. She begins chronicling each date--the good, the bad and the downright unbelievable--with a plan to turn the stories into an in-depth magazine series about the realities of dating in the twenty-first century. Everything’s going along according to plan until Vivian hits a bump in her road with Frog Number Five, who doesn’t seem to understand his role in this deal. And despite Vivian’s determination to make it all the way to the big five-oh, when fate keeps throwing this same man across her path, she begins to wonder if maybe it’s time to ditch the plan . . . and kiss just one more frog.

Buy FIFTY FROGS at your favorite ebook vendor today!


iBooks/Amazon/Nook/Kobo/Google/Books2Read

Check out the FIFTY FROGS Play List here.

Read the How Vivian Met Charlie Interview here.

Learn more about all the #MeetCute Books here!







  Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books include young adult and new adult paranormal romance, new adult and adult contemporary romance and adult paramystery romance. She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair. You can follow Tawdra on Amazon to receive updates on her releases. You can also visit her website for more information, and subscribe to her newsletter for sales announcement, special exclusive content and promotions! If you enjoy Tawdra's books, join the Naughty Temptresses!

   

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tawdra Kandle: When Vivian Met Charlie



Boy meets girl. It’s the way romances usually begin . . . and while we all love a happy ending, it’s the #MeetCute that wins our hearts.

How did you two meet?

The #MeetCute Books each have a unique answer to that query. Some might make you swoon, others might make you giggle . . . and some may make you blush.
Twelve authors. Twelve stand-alone contemporary romance novels. Twelve stories that will make your heart beat a little faster.
Because it’s all about the #MeetCute.

For each #MeetCute Book, we'll share a couples interview in the style of the "When Harry Met Sally" clips. (Check them out here!)

In FIFTY FROGS, Vivian kisses some frogs . . . but there's only one guy who captures her heart.

Vivian: The first time we met, it was in the middle of a street, and I was forced out of the car against my will.
Charlie: Let's just be clear here: it wasn't me doing the forcing.
Vivian (laughing): No, that's true. It wasn't. That was my mom and Aunt Gail.
Charlie: Remind me to thank them for that.
Vivian: Anyway . . . (mock glares at Charlie), when I saw you the first time, I thought you were cute.
Charlie: Tell the truth. You thought I was smoking hot, standing there, holding my rake. And when the turtle got involved, I was damn near irresistible.
Vivian: Right. Only, I did resist you.
Charlie: For a long time. While you were busy doing other things. <clears throat> It took a while and some help before you finally gave into my charms.
Vivian: Okay, so what did you think when you first saw me?
Charlie: I thought you were incredible, beautiful and full of passion. I also thought you had a nice ass.
Vivian: Are you talking about the day we met in the street? That wasn't my best day. I can't believe that's what your first impression was. Also, did you even see my ass that day?
Charlie: I mean the first day I saw you. And yeah, checking out your ass is always a top priority for me. Always was . . . always will be.
Vivian: Awww, you say the sweetest things!
Charlie: I only ever speak the truth, babe. That's a forever thing. Just like us.

***************************************
Fifty Frogs releases on June 27th. You can preorder it here today!



Vivian is sick of dating. Sick of the way guys treat her, sick of living and crying by when and if they call . . . she’s just done. When her aunt reminds her that a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs before she finds her prince--Aunt Gail says that number is fifty--Vivian decides she’s taking control of her dating life: she’s going to go on a series of first dates only, and each one must end in a kiss. She begins chronicling each date--the good, the bad and the downright unbelievable--with a plan to turn the stories into an in-depth magazine series about the realities of dating in the twenty-first century. Everything’s going along according to plan until Vivian hits a bump in her road with Frog Number Five, who doesn’t seem to understand his role in this deal. And despite Vivian’s determination to make it all the way to the big five-oh, when fate keeps throwing this same man across her path, she begins to wonder if maybe it’s time to ditch the plan . . . and kiss just one more frog.

Find out more about the #MeetCute Books!



Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books include young adult and new adult paranormal romance, new adult and adult contemporary romance and adult paramystery romance. She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair. You can follow Tawdra on Amazon to receive updates on her releases. You can also visit her website for more information, and subscribe to her newsletter for sales announcement, special exclusive content and promotions!

If you enjoy Tawdra's books, join the Naughty Temptresses!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

It's all about the #MeetCute


 

Boy meets girl. It’s the way romances usually begin . . . and while we all love a happy ending, it’s the #MeetCute that wins our hearts.
How did you two meet?
The #MeetCute Books each have a unique answer to that query. Some might make you swoon, others might make you giggle . . . and some may make you blush.
Twelve authors. Twelve stand-alone contemporary romance novels. Twelve stories that will make your heart beat a little faster.
Because it’s all about the #MeetCute.

We are excited to announce the #MeetCute Books!

Starting on June 27th, we'll release one #MeetCute Book a month for a year. The release months and featured authors (and titles if available) are below. Please visit all the authors and get to know them, if you're not already a fan--this is a treasure trove of romance talent right here!

July: Rene Folsom BY CHOICE (A Playing Games Spin-Off Novel)
September: K.S. Thomas
November: Sylvie Fox WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
December: Lyssa Layne DEUCE OF HEARTS
January: Anne Conley KISS OF FORTUNE
February: Lisa Hughey
April: Violet Howe
May: JK Rivers IT HAPPENED ON A TUESDAY

Visit our website to find out about the latest releases, cover reveals and more! Like our Facebook page to keep up. And sign up for our #MeetCute Books Breaking News so that you never miss a release or update--or a special prize!

The first release under the #MeetCute Books logo is FIFTY FROGS by Tawdra Kandle. More information about this book will be on our website and newsletter on May 2nd . . . and the awesome cover will be revealed on May 16th.

(But psssst . . . it's already up for preorder on iBooks. You can read the blurb there!)
Until then . . . keep it #cute!


Sunday, April 2, 2017

A Birthday Post

I'm not usually a fan of my birthdays. Maybe it's because my Dad died right before my eleventh and kind of sucked the fun out of it. Maybe it's because I'm an extreme introvert and the idea of being the center of attention all day long freaks me the fuck out. Who knows?! 

But, it's my birthday, and for the first time in a really, really long time, I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Thirty-six is off to a pretty bangin' start. I'm even starting to think being the center of attention isn't so bad when it means being at the core of where all the love and good vibes are being pooled to. I have amazing people in my world. Having all of them pay attention to me all at once is actually pretty incredible.

And, the whole thing is sort of helping to open my eyes when it comes to how I approach my work. I don't know if you know this, but it's really fucking hard to market your shit when you're terrified of being the center of attention. It's something I've struggled with for years, but I think, thirty-six (yeah, that's right, I'm thirty-freaking-six!) is going to be the year I finally stop being so scared. Stop playing small so no one notices too much or for too long. Stop playing in the shallow waters when I know damn well, I can ride the waves. I've got this. I can handle the attention if it's bad. And I finally get, just how fucking amazing it feels when it's good. ❤️




Thursday, March 16, 2017

I was going to write a book...



I was going to write a book. Honestly, I don't even completely remember the original plan outside of that. I do know, I definitely was NOT going to write a love triangle. Definitely, freaking not. There's just no way to write those and make everyone happy. Ever. I was NOT going to try. 

Wait. I do remember. I remember I was going to write about a guy who lost all of his memories. Forgot everything about his past, his life, his family. Everything. Except Her.

God, does it get any more romantic than that?!

That's what I was going to write.

The tragic story of a man who struggled to remember the love everyone wanted him to forget. Because, how dare he remember a girl...a girl who as all wrong...when he couldn't remember his parents. His carefully crafted future. His obligations. His history. 

Then, as I sat there, typing away at this new story I found quite exciting, the words were just rolling. 

One chapter. Done.

Second chapter...looking good.

Wait.

Who the hell is Gunnar?

What the hell kind of a name is Gunnar?

Why the hell is this GUNNAR in my story??????

That's when I heard it. The taunting giggles. The quiet whispers. And then, the chirping sounds of mean little elves as they sang,

'Gunnar is here to stay - he won't go away. 
And Gunnar's his name, no one cares if you think that it's lame. 
Suck it up, butter cup and find your story's new angle,
 because Gunnar is here to welcome you to the hell that is writing a love triangle'.

And that's when shit got really complicated...

So complicated in fact, I no longer wanted to write a book. I wanted to write two.

There you have it. Forget Me Not now has a buddy, Memories Made...out NOW and set to get you all confused and ready for FORGET ME NOT which will release on April 2nd (which also happens to be my birthday...which makes it sound like this is a coincidence, it's so not. I planned it. The whole thing. Well, not the date of my birth. That was my mother. Release date - that one - all me.)

Anyway - Memories Made - Free and exclusively available at the link below (I'd click it, but I already read it.)