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!”

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

It’s Book Season!

Yes! That’s right. Halloween not only kicks off the official Candi (It just looks better spelled like that. 🙂 ) season, but leads to other autumn and winter holidays on the way. But even bigger is the over-arching autumn and winter months that are perfect times to curl up with a collection of favorite books.

New releases are happening virtually every second and the harvest of entertaining books is never more abundant than right now. I hope you’ve decided to purchase an e-reader of your choice so you can take advantage of the convenience of digital reading. Yes, I know, an e-book is a departure from a traditional paper and ink book. Think of it this way: Are you still holding out for the telegram and the Morse code as a way to stay in touch with your social circles? Neither am I.Reading in Stacks

Oh no, I’m not an either-or person when it comes to preferring paper books vs digital books. I prefer both, and still have more paper and ink books than digital. I just love the convenience of the e-reader. Whatever your preference, settle in for the season and enjoy some great books.

Take time to browse the different categories and genres of books and look for new releases. Above all make it a point to discover new authors. Sample the “look inside” and preview features offered online at your favorite bookseller. Those sample pages will help you decide if that book and/or author is for you. By visiting the author’s online sites you can gather additional insight to the author and her/his work.Book Club

If you’re looking for some specific recommendations, click on the Five-Star Author tab at the top of the blog. You’ll find a list of authors and their genres that I’ve enjoyed. Visit their author page or website and sample their work. You’ll find writing worth checking out.

After you try, and enjoy a new author’s work, take a few minutes to write a thoughtful review. Reviews are greatly appreciated by authors, and your impressions can be helpful to other readers browsing for another read. Include in your review what you liked about the book. And remember the tone of your review is a reflection upon you, not the author. One can still be civil and respectful when expressing positive or negative impressions.

Whatever you do, grab those leftover bags of Halloween treats, and crack open a new book.Dog Reading

It’s book season! Enjoy!

Bee Halton – Five-Star Author

A sweet-spot in cyberspace!

You’ll have to read the “about” tab on Bee Halton’s blog, The Bee Writes, to get the full explanation of her name. Interesting and delightful! Look for the Happy Bee, buzzing about, collecting all kinds of social pollen to make into some tasty reading and viewing. The Bee Writes is a world away from chaos, and you’ll welcome the calming buzz of The Bee.

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Well, yes, there is always nature’s drama in The Bee’s blog. I think of it as a social flower garden. Social blooms and blossoms of reading and writing flirting with the sun, wind, and rain. Baskets of thoughts to tease your imagination. Plenty of summer’s sweltering heat, and lots of drenching after effects as well. But Bee’s writings tend to be on the upside of things about life.

And to top it off, Bee Halton does her share of poetry, all very thoughtful and uplifting. Most of Ms. Halton’s poetry is unbound in a book, and is shared frequently on her blog. Her creative verse is filled with HEAs. She is an active member of the talented Authors Social Media Support Group.

Her social media sites flourish with encouragement, motivation, optimism, and tips for readers and writers. You might find as I have, The Bee is a nice place “to be” calm and still for a few treasured moments, as you ponder the good things in life.

And fun too. For instance a fews days ago The Bee’s Rebel Mouse featured lots of pics of “dog shaming.” I laughed so hard, I had to give up on writing for the rest of the day.

So, yes, Ms. Halton, I’ll give you 5-Stars of Candi for your delicious social “honey” you share with your followers and readers. And thanks for the “buzz.” Who would’ve thought one could pack a blog with so many delightful desserts! Congratulations!

Bee Halton’s Website

True Confessions and Five-Star Authors

I made four confessions on Twitter this week. 1. Reading an author’s book is one of the most intimate relationships on our planet. Sitting quietly and mingling your thoughts with the author’s work is…intellectual soul-touching. Very intimate stuff. Agree? 2. For me, writing and reading is mixing business with pleasure. And it’s delicious and legal. 3. Yes, I always want something from you, my writing friends. I want the very best of your writing to keep me entertained…all through the night. Already sounds interesting? 4. And when you entertain me with Five-Stars, I’m gonna call you out, and expose you to my world. So always dress for the occasion…seductively.

Although I write erotica, I read from a number of genres, so no book is off limits for me. But I don’t consider myself a “reviewer” of books. My focus is mainly on how well a book kept me entertained. I can be somewhat forgiving for a few typos, grammatical errors, unfriendly layout/format, and other odds and ends. I’ll leave those details—although highly important—for others to obsess over. The question is, Can you tell me a story that will keep me entertained page after page?

I’ll bet you can. As a result I’ll become a better reader and writer. I’m pretty sure I’ve made more mistakes in my writing journey than you have. When mistakes are caught by me, or others, I try to correct them quickly. Because you see, writing is a “becoming” process, not necessarily a finished product with the first draft.

Michael Jordan did not become a champion athlete the first time he bounced a basketball; he became an all-star, day by day, and game by game, bruises and all. Caleb Johnson, 2014 American Idol winner, made three audition attempts, and then he “became.” That’s how we’ll become the best writers.

So check out my Five-Star Author tab. I look forward to sharing names, week after week of works that gave me Five-Star entertainment.

I encourage you to check out their work on their websites, blogs, author pages, and other social media sites. And I’m counting on you to give them five-star reviews. (Full cooperation will keep you off Candi’s naughty list. Trust me, you do NOT want to be on that list.) 🙂

Have Fun With Books!

That title might be a little offensive to some or seem like a misnomer. We’ve all had our unique experiences with books and the printed page. Many of those experiences were not pleasant. Remember how painful it was when your teachers gave that dreaded assignment that you must read certain books and write a report if you intended to pass the course. Ugh!

 

But once through school or college your time is more flexible and so are your choices, especially when it comes to deciding what you want to read. Even though most communities, local or global, are immersed in advanced audio and visual technologies, books, either printed or digital, remain a great global pastime for learning or pleasure.

 

There are many platforms for acquiring books to add to your personal library, and one of the most convenient that I’ve discovered is just a click away with Google BoHotCouple jhbSilk02042014oks and Google Play. If you’re tied in with the Google products, you’ve already discovered how closely linked your email, circles, communities and other connections are to each other. And with a few clicks you can be virtually surrounded by an abundance of books. I’m working to have all of your favorite Candi Silk titles listed.

 

And it’s such a great time of year to settle back with some fresh downloads for pleasure reading. Yes, pleasure reading for the coming balmy spring days and the full heat of summer. A comfortable reading corner, your favorite beverage, and the next book you’re going to jump into. And of course it’s much more enjoyable if you share the reading with your SO. I have two neighbors, husband and wife, who read to each other. Yes, romance is in the air!

 

Well, now, it’s even more enjoyable if you’re reading one of my Erotic Escapades with your SO. But let me warn you, Candi’s erotica can stir your libido, and if that happens, well, umm…maybe you should put the book down and pay attention to your libido, but I can’t be responsible for what you and your SO get into.

 

Have fun with Candi Silk’s Erotic Escapades! They’re “breaking-out” at your favorite online bookseller.

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.

Book1_TasteMe_Option2

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!