What makes a book exciting?

Winter is here. You’re all hunkered down. Your mind is in hibernation; hasn’t had an original thought since Noah built that speed boat ages ago, and put all of civilization in the cargo area. You’re already over-dosing on ball games, celebrity glut, and car ads. The TV remote has become an extra appendage to your hand. Even the games are beginning to blur; bounce the ball, kick the ball, throw the ball, steal the ball, play inside the boundaries. Is that dull or what?

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You know what makes a car race so exciting? It’s not the winner’s flag. Come on, a flag waving? No; it’s all the car crashes during the race. And no, it’s not the final scoreboard at the Super Bowl that gets you excited. It’s all that stomping and kicking that goes on during the game. But then again they play inside those boring boundary lines. Pristine white lines. Ahhh the innocence of football. Dull, huh?Thrill Driven CSilkjzhybx09222014

Each of us has a sense of “norm,” or normal, middle of the road. But that isn’t what makes things exciting or interesting, especially books. Books can take us places if the story characters step, or play outside the boundary lines. That intrigues us, whets our curiosity for the different. Think about it. Have you ever recommended a “mild” war, romance, or sci-fiction book to a friend? I haven’t either. When something goes beyond the mundane our attention is hooked. Books of that nature usually make it to your top-shelf of favorite reads.

Well…characters in my erotic escapades “play” also, and most play and “crash” outside the boundaries. Actually some of my characters play in the dirt and by the end of the book they’ve got more smudges on them than any MVP ever, but they’ve got bigger smiles on their faces. That’s because they unleashed their MVP (Most Vital Passions). And they get a bit naughty and reckless at times. Oh, yes! They’re playing with emotions and body parts, the hottest game on the planet!

There’s more naughty “play” in THRILL DRIVEN than you’ll find at the stadium or on the one-eyed TV screen. Kick your reading up a notch to classy, sassy, and smart fun.

Let the NIGHT ROGUE excite you for the winter holidays. NIGHT ROGUE has a holiday setting complete with snow, and hot sizzling passions that ignite the night. I think you’ll enjoy the erotic escapade.Night Rogue CSilkjxhybz02142014

You’ll have to agree that some of the most entertaining moments you ever had as a kid were when you played in the dirt; stomped in the mud. Yeah, I know, your mom jerked a knot in you afterwards, but I’ll let you work that out with her.

So toss the remote, excite your mind with some entertaining books.

Winter’s here; chill out with a Candi Silk hot read. Enjoy playing in the dirt, again! I promise not to tell your mother.

Here’s my Candi Silk Author Page.

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7 Tricks, Treats, Temptations Blog Party

Come on in; you’re at the right place.

We’re just “Smashin’ pumpkins, screamin’ pleasures.” Let’s get freaked up for Halloween!

JackOlantern129db293-ef67-4aec-bac5-42548e864ea7_155x114wicked ladyHalloween is such a naughty holiday. So a few of my author friends and I thought it would be a devilish thing to surprise readers with 7 Tricks, Treats, and Temptations about our writing. You’ll get a mixture of fun, tantalizing, and scary stuff about characters, plots, suspense, twists and turns, hoping to freak you out a bit.

Enjoy my treat bag of 7 fun things, then party over to my list of fun and entertaining authors at the bottom. Don’t be surprised if they scare the covers off your books, before they treat you. Boo!!

7 Tricks, Treats, Temptations – Candi Silk

1. Kara was shocked at the boldness of Jonah, and the unique way he chose to get her female attention in TASTE ME. “Oh, so naughty, but she loved it!”

2. HOT COUPLE and SWAP ME unleash a steamy topic, but one adults continue to be intrigued by. “Inhibitions are not to be found. Libidos are on the loose. Oh my!”sexy witch

3. What could possibly have caused the naughty reversal of a settled, reserved married woman in LUST DRIVEN? “Oh my, Marla decided to breakout, and with two men. Too naughty even for Halloween!”

4. THRILL DRIVEN is the night three luscious women brought the house down. “And did some of the dirtiest dancing, and naughtiest stuff imaginable. Uh huh, but enjoyed it all, and more! Their treats await you too!”3 witches

5. Destiny James doesn’t know it, but someone is looking for her in FIND ME. Experience her excitement, suspense, and thrills. “Oh, yes, especially those thrills without boundaries or limits. OMG reckless!”

6. The NIGHT ROGUE puts Christian Grey to shame, and Victoria loves everything the NIGHT ROGUE wants to do to her. “But oh, the excitement he instills in her in their dark encounters!”

7. You can count on erotica escapades from Candi Silk being descriptive, edgy,Party explicit, and filled with sensuous excitement that will make you think it’s Halloween all year. “Uh huh, freakin’ books full of treats!”

(Six Candi Silk titles are Amazon KindleUnlimited; that’s an extra bonus for readers!) Candi’s Amazon Author Page

Continue your howling hop over to the following creative writers. They’ll show you more bewitching stuff, posts, book info, interviews, but be warned they all have reputations for reads that’ll “trick, treat, and tempt” you. Enjoy!

Michael W. Smart – mystery, suspense, thrillers
Robyn Roze – romantic suspense
Maggie James – psychological thriller
Elle Klass – women’s fiction, paranormal
Christie St Claire – erotica
Jerry Byrum – contemporary romance
Reed James – erotica