A Fresh Taste of Candi Silk

Since Halloween, we’ve eaten our way through different seasons of candy; Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s, and now Easter. The shelves are loaded with pastel-colored Peeps. (I wonder, do Peeps tweet?) And soon we’ll be into red, white and blue cotton candy for Memorial Day and July 4th (here in America). Amazingly, candy finds its way into most of our seasons of celebration.

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But books never go out of season. Every year millions of books are published in print and e-book formats. This means readers have tremendous and often overwhelming choices. But having a wealth of options isn’t a new occurrence. For most of the world, we see an abundance of choices on food menus, in clothing stores, car models, entertainment venues, and other areas where consumers gather.

People primarily read fiction for entertainment, enabling a reader to escape into a world of fictional characters. When one reads, the mind engages and becomes active along with the characters and story. Words do wonderful things by eliciting flashing images in the mind of the reader. Images that arouse the very essence of a reader’s experiences, feelings, and fantasies.

I write erotica, flavored with naughty characters as they embrace their sexuality. I write one “shade” of erotica: Mutual Pleasure. NEVER abusive. And I have given “select” words my special meanings. In each Erotic Escapade you’ll find a copy of Candi Silk’s Naughty Words. It’ll introduce you to my “style” of fun and enjoyable erotica. And I hope my explicit stories will bring you many entertaining images. “Oh, my yes-s-s!”

TASTE ME is full of sensuous flavor. It’s FREE when you subscribe to my newsletter!

So enjoy the fresh taste of Candi! Always in season and in good taste!

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.

A tempting tangle of psychological thrills!

Psychological thriller fans will be in their comfort zone when reading Sister, Psychopath, a mind-stretching novel by author Maggie James.

Initially the author introduces the reader to some seemingly ordinary polite individuals. That lasts for a few pages, and then things become a little off-center. As James’s characters unleash their personal agendas driven by deep-seated motivations, the reader is very likely to hug the edge of their seat, maybe even gnaw a couple fingernails to the quick. Remember Sister, Psychopath is a psychological thriller. It’ll mess with your mind, and I loved it!

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James has mastered the craft of developing stand-out characters, whether the likable heroines or the despised villains. The author has a way of letting her characters tell the story to the reader in such a way that the full force of those characters comes alive on the pages of her books. Her characters could easily be the reader’s next door neighbor or in the case of Sister, Psychopath, the characters could be the reader’s family members, or one of the characters could easily be the reader. Yes, you! But that’s the chilling backbone of a psychological thriller, realizing there are no boundaries when it comes to thoughts and motivations of the human being.

Sister, Psychopath is a perfect example of short-circuiting motivations that seem to be plentiful with James’s characters. No one has a corner on deceit, and no one has a monopoly on revenge. Neither does one individual have a lock on greed or scheming. But most important no one owns the process of rationalization which is rampant and rife in Maggie James’s novels. It’s that full-throttle quality that is an enjoyable hallmark of her books. Her characters generate maximum conflict and tension from their rationalizing, thus providing a harvest of psychological thrills for her readers.

When I finished Sister, Psychopath I was tempted to book an appointment with the therapist down the street, just to get my head straight. But I decided against that idea; thought I’d wait until I read Maggie James’s next psychological thriller, The Second Captive, according to James’s website. Then I’ll be ready for some serious mind-straightening therapy.

It only takes a little rationalization for me to give a Five-Star rating for Sister, Psychopath. A mind-bending read and hours of entertainment! I’ve cleared more space on my reading shelf for another Maggie James novel. Well done, Ms. James!

Maggie James’s Amazon Author Page.

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!!

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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

A fast-moving drama of life on the run!

Street-wise and on the run since the age of 12, trying to remain in stealth mode as she crisscrosses continents, she finds herself in yet another strange environment, but through the help of a “street” friend, she’s “legal” and lethal, when needed. Current name is subject to change, due to unforeseen events. That’s the story world author Elle Klass thrusts her readers into.51GyEPPU1nL._AA160_

The author gives readers a fast-moving story of life on the run with her Baby Girl series. Klass provides twists and turns in her plot, and doesn’t hesitate to load her story with conflict and challenges for her mysterious protagonist.

As a reader, I found it interesting how Klass puts her main character through a variety of roles that most people couldn’t fathom, and yet there is that consistent thread of believability woven throughout.

In many respects, Klass’s Baby Girl series reminds me of the long-lasting popular TV series, The Fugitive, by Roy Huggins. Baby Girl is a suspense-filled depiction of the “hunted on the hunt.” And Baby Girl is current day, real time, back to back, clock-ticking excitement, and made significantly different with Klass’s female protagonist. Baby Girl is a read that will whet your appetite for more of the series.

Baby Girl is a series worthy of Five Gold Stars shining in the light of day. But as readers, we’ll have to wait for Klass to bring from the shadows of the street the conclusion. Author’s choice; we’re waiting Ms. Klass!

Elle Klass’s Author Page.

Michael W. Smart – Five-Star Author

An addictive suspense-filled mystery!

Deadeye by Michael W. Smart is a clear cut mystery led by a strong woman sleuth, and loaded with escalating suspense. Deadeye is “smart” writing filled with excellent narration, meaningful dialogue, and a delightful and detailed setting to carry the fast-moving plot.

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But just as the reader is lulled into thinking things are going to get cozy and comfortable in the laid-back Caribbean setting, the tentacles of mystery reach through, pulling you deeper into international intrigue as a couple of seemingly isolated crimes lead to the major involvement of parties in high places, rattling alliances and allegiances along the way.
Smart demonstrates his writing talent through well-crafted characters immersed in maturity and plenty of mystery. Characters whose lives are tossed about in the stormy sea of humanity and human behavior. For instance, the mysterious unknowns of Nicholas Gage speak as loudly as the knowns. There is a hidden mystique about him. No wonder the female protagonist, Jo or JJ, has such a burning desire for him. Their intimate relationship is delicately balanced with fervor and class, by the author. Superintendent Johanssen of the CID, affectionately JJ, and Gage’s relationship is mature and reliable as the seas they sail.

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The reader will find a bit of humor along the way but nothing silly, just good sharp wit. If you’ve never visited the Caribbean Islands or the Grenadines, don’t worry. After reading Deadeye, you’ll feel like you’ve been there. Smart is that good in painting and flavoring the setting and story with his selected word choice. The author even includes a couple of maps in the front of his book. That sure beats looking for the proverbial landmarks such as the weathered barn or the creaking wharf in finding your way through Deadeye.

Overall Deadeye gives the reader the feeling of being immersed in a realistic, grownup world, but surrounded by this impending spine-chilling mystery that won’t go away until solved.
Deadeye has earned its place on my bookshelf, and stands tall among the Chandlers, MacDonalds, Flemings, and others. It’s no mystery to me how easily Michael W. Smart’s Deadeye gets a Five Star review from me. A terrific read, Mr. Smart!

Michael W. Smart’s Amazon Author Page.

It’s Spring Book Season!

Since Halloween, we’ve eaten our way through different seasons of candy; Halloween, Christmas, Valentine, St. Patrick, and now Easter. The shelves are loaded with pastel-colored Peeps. (I wonder, do Peeps tweet?) And soon we’ll be into red, white and blue cotton candy for Memorial Day and July 4th (here in America). Amazingly, candy finds its way into most of our seasons of celebration.

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But books never go out of season. Every year millions of books are published in print and e-book formats. That means readers have tremendous and often overwhelming choices. But having a wealth of options isn’t a new occurrence. For most of the world, we see an abundance of choices on menus, in clothing stores, yearly car models, entertainment venues, and other areas where consumers gather.

People primarily read fiction for entertainment, enabling a reader to escape into a world of fictional characters. When one reads, the mind engages and becomes active along with the characters and story. Words do wonderful things by eliciting flashing images in the mind of the reader. Images that touch the very essence of a reader’s experiences, feelings, and fantasies.

I write erotica, flavored with naughty characters as they embrace their sexuality. I write one “shade” of erotica: Mutual Pleasure. NEVER abusive. And I have given “select” words my special meanings. In each Erotic Escapade you’ll find a copy of Candi Silk’s Wicked Words. It’ll introduce you to my “style” of erotica. And I hope my writings will bring you many entertaining images. “Oh, my yes-s-s!”

TASTE ME is full of sensuous flavor.

So enjoy a taste of Candi!