LET'S WELCOME AUTHOR OF: RACING HEARTS: CANDI HEART

LET’S
WELCOME
CANDI HEART
AUTHOR OF:





Rad-Reader:  How did you come up with this story?



Candi:  Well, my main objective for this series of books is going to be about big, beautiful women. I also wanted the leading lady to sort of be “outside the box”–so what better than a female mechanic? I had a lot of fun with Charlyse. 




Rad-Reader:  Are you a racing fan or anyone in your family?




Candi:  The funny part is, no not really. I had to do some research on NASCAR and Grand Prix, where they’re held, types of cars, etc. It was actually really interesting and got me wanting to start watching races (which I had no desire to before—LOL!)  I also had a little help from someone who was very familiar with racing.




Rad-Reader:  How long has she worked for Tyler?




Candi:  Charlyse doesn’t work for Tyler, she works for her father at the mechanic shop. 





Rad-Reader:  Is this the first time she had been invited to the party for Grand Prix?



Candi:  Yes. Tyler’s father was always in charge of the annual party. After his death, Tyler decided to extend it to everyone in the racing circle, to include the “little” people like mechanics, and smaller vendors, versus just the drivers, big companies and celebrities.




Rad-Reader:  Ty seems to have fond memories of his father.  Why does he shutout the memories?




Candi:  He’s not necessarily shutting out memories of his father, but rather thinking about him in general. He misses him too much and it’s just painful to think about him.





Rad-Reader:  It’s like he’s afraid some bad memories will surface.  Are there some?



Candi:  No, he’s got nothing but happy memories of his father.




Rad-Reader:  He seems to really like and enjoy Char.  What is it about her that he likes over other women he’s been with?




Candi:  Charlyse is different. She doesn’t fangirl, she doesn’t have aspirations to be a model or his arm-candy. She’s real, down-to-earth, and doesn’t need to have a man. Plus, Tyler loves curvy women!





Rad-Reader:  Ty was walking in his own fear.  Was seeing his own driver talking to Char what made him cut her off so badly?



Candi:  It had nothing to do with Justin, per se, but more of how it showed Tyler that Charlyse most likely had men chasing her down and that she would be fine once their weekend was over. Tyler’s own insecurities started to come through once he was reminded of that.




Rad-Reader:  Was it the connection in the vintage car later that evening that scared him?  It was just too close of a connection?




Candi:  No, I think Tyler had already made up his mind to let her go by then. If anything, seeing her love of cars and that connection between them was what made him start to waver a little on his decision.





Rad-Reader:  Won’t there be long lasting repercussions for his actions in the vintage car?



Candi:  Nah, Tyler’s the boss. He can do what he wants.




Rad-Reader:  He had to know how badly his words cut Char the next morning, didn’t he?




Candi:  He knew the minute he said them, hence the drinking in the bar at 10 a.m.





Rad-Reader:  Even though Ty knew he lied to Char and went looking for her.  She was gone.  He hadn’t continued to pursue her.  Why?



Candi:  He knew he fucked up. He didn’t think there was anything to say and didn’t believe an apology would cut it.




Rad-Reader:  After she got home she was home, how long before Colton came over with the ice cream?




Candi:  It had been about two weeks.




Rad-Reader:  Did the magazine photo capture something Colton had been wondering about but when said and done better left undone?




Candi:  No, Colton doesn’t feel that way about Charlyse. He got caught up in the moment, desperate to make Alyssa jealous and hurt her the way she’d hurt him so many times.





Rad-Reader:  If Ty had not seen the picture in the magazine do you think he would have gone after Char anytime soon?



Candi:  Yes, there was no way he could stay away. His lovesickness was getting worse. The photo was the catapult that pushed him to over the edge. Reminded him with one picture how much he missed her.




Rad-Reader:  If your book was made into a movie who would you have play…


Char:  Tara Lynn

Ty:  Chris Pine

Colton:  Alex Pettyfer




Candi:  Those are good comparisons. Tyler probably more resembles Ian Sommerhalter in mind, though.





Rad-Reader:  What three things can’t you leave home without?




Candi:  Phone, wallet, lipstick





Rad-Reader:  What advice would you give to a young author?



Candi:  Don’t expect instant success. Read a lot of books in the genre you want to write. Have your work edited professionally and read by trusted beta readers. Get yourself a professional cover done. Hard work pays off, you just have to patient and persistent. Don’t quit after one book, keep writing them.




Rad-Reader:  What other genres would you like to explore writing?




Candi:  I’m sticking to contemporary romance. Specifically, big, beautiful women and hot alphas!




Rad-Reader:  How did you come into writing about racing?




Candi: I wanted my alpha to be a race car driver. Tyler’s character just came to me. The rest of the Curvy Hips & Sexy Lips series is not about racing. All the characters have different occupations, but one thing that remains consistent is that all the female leads are self-employed (or are by the end of the book) and belong to the Curvy Hips & Sexy Lips weight loss website.





Rad-Reader:  What is your next project and when is it due out?



Candi:  I’m working on two books in the Curvy Hips & Sexy Lips series. One is about a photographer who falls for a video game developer, and the other is about a food blogger who falls for a cardiologist. I’m having so much fun with these sassy girls and growling alpha men!





Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers buy your books?  Links



Candi:  Right now, we’re in Kindle Unlimited so you can read them free if you have KU. Otherwise, just Amazon for now.





Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers find you on the Web?  Links




Candi:  I’m still working on my website, so for now, Facebook and email are the easiest and fastest way to reach me.






Candi,
Thanks for taking the time answer all my fangirl questions.  I know we ask a lot of questions but it lets our reads get a taste of your books and a taste of who you are as an author.  Being a BBW it is nice to read ones that actually have a storyline and not just an erotica all the way through.  Thank you for that.  
Thanks again,
Char


HERE TOMORROW 7 PM PST. CANDI HEART AUTHOR OF: RACING HEARTS

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When race car mechanic Charlyse Cruise gets invited to the Grand Prix kick-off party of the year, she can’t believe her luck. It isn’t long before popular playboy race car driver and team owner, Tyler Dalton, of Dalton Enterprises, spots her at the party. Her voluptuous curves, dark fiery hair, and a dimpled smile immediately have him gravitating in her direction. He willingly drags her away from the party, and soon, the two are locked in a sexy, explosive tryst.

On impulse, Tyler convinces her to accompany him to NASCAR in Las Vegas. Without a second thought, she hops in his Bugatti and finds herself on her way to the big race with him. Things seem to heat up and then suddenly, drastically cool down once they reach the sparkling lights of the city that never sleeps.

How’s a girl supposed to move on when she has no idea what she’s done wrong? Finicky, gorgeous billionaires… who has time for their games? She just hopes what happens in Vegas, really does stay in Vegas.

Racing Hearts is book 1 in the Curvy Hips and Sexy Lips series and is for readers 18+.

OTHER BOOKS IN THE CURVY HIPS AND SEXY LIPS SERIES:
Racing hearts
Walking Dick
Love Handles
Big Escapes
Sweet Treats (pre-order)
Each BBW romance in the series is a standalone love story with a HEA and can be read in any order.





Drawing a breath, I looked away from him. When his arm snaked around my waist and pulled me up against his chest, I didn’t resist. When his mouth sealed over mine in a fiery, possessive kiss, I gave in much too easily. Before I knew what was happening, he was pressing me up against the cold bricks of the alleyway wall.




Life is right on track for the curvalicious entrepreneur, Michelle Wilson. Her travel agency is thriving, her passport is not as stamped as much as she’d hoped, but she’s got a travel bucket list a mile long and is determined to see everything the world has to offer. She's also managed to lose a few pounds, and that was something she was proud of. When an unexpected fire almost burns down not only the bookstore next door to her travel agency, it also threatens to extinguish her ambitions and dreams, as the entire building gets closed down. But she soon finds herself facing a new obstacle: a tall, gorgeous firefighter with reddish hair, a foreign accent, muscles for days, and a smile that could melt an iceberg. 

Blaise. His name is Blaise. She shares a laugh about his ironic name with her friends, but in reality, she just can't get the sexy fireman out of her head. Is there any chance someone like him could be interested in someone like her? Only one way to find out... 

The insurance company will handle the damage to her hard-earned travel agency, but who will douse inferno in her heart when Blaise goes no-contact on her... and essentially disappears without a warning or a trace?

Big Escapes is book 4 in the Curvy Hips and Sexy Lips series and is intended for readers 18+.

OTHER BOOKS IN THE CURVY HIPS AND SEXY LIPS SERIES:
Racing hearts
Walking Dick
Love Handles
Big Escapes
Sweet Treats (pre-order)
Each BBW romance in the series is a standalone love story with a HEA and can be read in any order.






Blaise picked me up in a fireman’s carry—ha—and walked with me as I screeched the whole time at being hoisted over his back. He swatted my ass and said, “Shhh. No screaming until I’m making you come.”


A sudden loud crash-bang resounded, and with a loud yelp, I was suddenly face-down on my desk with a heavy body on top of me.
“What was that?” I mumbled as best as I could with my face smooshed against the desk. “You’re smothering me.”
“I need to make sure everything is safe,” the firefighter murmured in my ear. His voice was deep and protective, and an uncontrollable shudder rattled my body.
Swallowing hard, I tried to nod.
He lifted his body from mine and rushed to the door I shared with the bookstore, looking in. “A bookshelf just fell into the wall in there.”
I got up and straightened my skirt, then cleared my throat. “Uh, okay, well thank you.”
“Let’s get out of here,” he said, ushering me outside. He closed the door behind us. Then he nodded to a police officer standing nearby holding a roll of caution tape. The cop began barraging the doors with it.
With a sigh, I watched the police officer work, and then turned to leave, almost bumping into hottie fireman.
“Whoa, you all right?” he asked, steadying me by gripping my shoulders. I looked up at him once again, noticing how tall he was. I was a good five-foot-seven but had worn my two-inch red pumps today. I still had to crane my neck to look into his face.
“I’ll live,” I said once I managed to find my voice.
He grinned down at me and then released me. “Don’t worry, okay? Insurance should pay for it all.”
It was then I noticed his voice had an accent to it. Was that Australian? British? Scottish? Deciding it wasn’t important right now, I said, “I know. I’m not sad for me. I’m sad for my friend Anette and all the destroyed books. I just don’t understand how a fire started in there.”
Hottie fireman turned to walk away, and from over his shoulder, he said, “That’s what the fire marshal is for. He’ll figure it out.”
I went to turn and then stopped as a thought popped into my head. “Hey, what’s your name?”
He halted his stride and then threw me a panty-dropping smirk. “Blaise.”






COMING FRIDAY 7 PM PST. CANDI HEART AUTHOR OF: RACING HEARTS

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7 PM PST.
CANDI HEART

AUTHOR OF:





When race car mechanic Charlyse Cruise gets invited to the Grand Prix kick-off party of the year, she can’t believe her luck. It isn’t long before popular playboy race car driver and team owner, Tyler Dalton, of Dalton Enterprises, spots her at the party. Her voluptuous curves, dark fiery hair, and a dimpled smile immediately has him gravitating in her direction. He willingly drags her away from the party, and soon, the two are locked in a sexy, explosive tryst.

On impulse, Tyler convinces her to accompany him to NASCAR in Las Vegas. Without a second thought, she hops in his Bugatti and finds herself on her way to the big race with him. Things seem to heat up and then suddenly, drastically cool down once they reach the sparkling lights of the city that never sleeps.

How’s a girl supposed to move on when she has no idea what she’s done wrong? Finicky, gorgeous billionaires… who has time for their games? She just hopes what happens in Vegas, really does stay in Vegas.


Racing Hearts is book 1 in the Curvy Hips and Sexy Lips series and is for readers 18+.

OTHER BOOKS IN THE CURVY HIPS AND SEXY LIPS SERIES:
Racing hearts
Walking Dick
Love Handles
Big Escapes
Sweet Treats (pre-order)
Each BBW romance in the series is a standalone love story with a HEA and can be read in any order.


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Drawing a breath, I looked away from him. When his arm snaked around my waist and pulled me up against his chest, I didn’t resist. When his mouth sealed over mine in a fiery, possessive kiss, I gave in much too easily. Before I knew what was happening, he was pressing me up against the cold bricks of the alleyway wall.



I knew his name. I’d seen him race a million times. But his pictures, videos, and presence from afar all paled in comparison to the incredible way he filled out his charcoal three-piece suit. I would shake his tailor’s hand for that if I ever got the chance.
Tyler Dalton dripped sex, money, and danger, and was a legend in his own right. It wasn’t just his body I was celebrating internally, though. He was literally freaking beautiful. Like Runways in Paris beautiful. High, sculpted cheekbones like some sort of living version of an Adonis. Lips made for sucking and biting. Dark-brown hair that made a girl want to slide her fingers through, and crystal-blue eyes that penetrated to the depths of one’s soul.
I blinked incredulously as he just stood there, looking at me.
Say something, you idiot! I screamed inside.
He gave me a panty-dropping smile and pointed to my drink. “You’re not drinking the raspberry, are you? The apple’s so much better. Here, let me show you.”

Normally, I wouldn’t let a man take control like that, but Tyler Dalton was too charming to resist. He lifted the drink out of my hand and set it on a passing tray, where he picked up a wine flute brimming with Speed Liquor’s Green Apple Liqueur. 
Tilting my head at him, I studied the insistent glimmer in his eyes before I dared to hazard a sip.
“You won’t regret it,” he encouraged with a sexy smile.
I didn’t think I would… Whatever he was truly implying.
I had a feeling the drink was sure to pale in comparison to the raw masculinity he could truly offer. I could see the invitation in his eyes, and it wasn’t just the encouragement for me to try a new flavor of his sponsor’s liqueur.







After catching her boyfriend cheating with the skinny little tart across the hallway, Terra was ready to give up both beef and cake, once and for all. That is, until Mason Stone enters her bakery and sweeps her off of her feet. Unfortunately, she's been jilted one too many times, and the fact that Mason is the lead singer for a popular rock band just complicates things… especially when she sees the type of groupies they attract. Will the sparks they’ve ignited last, or will her own insecurities end their relationship before it even begins? 

Sexual situations. Language. Dark Humor. Recommended for readers 18+ 

Sweet Treats is book 5 in the Curvy Hips & Sexy Lips Series and can be read in any order. Each book is a standalone love story with a HEA.













Candi Heart writes funny, sassy, and swoon-worthy romance that will leave you with a smile on your face and a sigh on your lips. She knows big, beautiful girls need love too and enjoys writing about them finding their happily-ever-afters.



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JUNE KISSES (Wilder Irish #6)

JUNE KISSES                                                MARI CARR

Kiss me once, shame on you. Kiss me twice, shame on me... 

The first kiss with Landon, Sunnie blames on tequila. The second on adrenaline. He did save her and her Louis Vuitton from a mugger after all. 

But then the kiss goes viral and sexy cop Landon is flooded with female attention. Now it’s Sunnie’s turn to save Landon—by pretending to be his girlfriend. 

It’s all fake fun and games and a few orgasms until Landon’s ex comes back to town. 

Now Sunnie has to decide if June is just for kisses or for love and commitment… 

June Kisses is a standalone story in Mari Carr's Wilder Irish series (book 6).

MY REVIEW:
     I loved the family dynamics and the storytelling from Pop Pop the family patriarch.  The unending love and support he gave his family along with strong sound advice.  Not always what they wanted to hear but what needed to be said.
     Sunnie seemed to be the one he bonded with the most at least in this story.  I would say due to her being his wife’s namesake.  As well as, being the one who had endless patience only for family lore and pictures.  Being that he got her to believe that there was a secret attached to the story of how her grandma got her name and in turn she got hers.  Otherwise, it was always a squirrel moment.
     Along for the ride during those moments where her older brother, Finn and his best friend, Landon.  They have been friends since pre-school.  Not always wanting the little feisty spitfire sister hanging around because boy bonding is important Pop Pop would share family lore.  Then they thought her time was cool.
     Now almost twenty years later she has been added to the best friend call list because Sunshine, as Landon calls her, is fun, lively, and just amazing to be around.  On this night though the threesome turns bleak.
     You see after two months of holding on to his thoughts they are at their family’s pub and Landon is telling them that his girlfriend of three years is moving to NY from Baltimore… To try out her acting there.  He is thinking of following her.  When Finn and Sunnie ask when he says, in about three weeks if he decides to go.  They look at him like they have been betrayed and, in a way, they have because they have always all told each other everything.  I mean everything.
     Finn says he’s going to get a refill on the beer and Sunnie gets really, quiet.  Not making eye contact with Landon.  When he asks her opinion about the move, she says he must be hard up if he’s asking her of all people.  Still not looking at him.  He asks again.  She says she could tell him what Pop Pop would say.  That whatever decision he makes he needs to look as carefree and happy as Audrey looks for the first time tonight.  You’ll make the right decision if you can do that.
     He said that was, really, good advice.  Then Finn was back at the table and they were back to normal, kind of.  After a time, Audrey ends up leaving alone.  Making the other half of the trio very happy.
     Until a year later when Sunnie throws an April Fools day party.  Landon gets drunk and she kisses him.  The Kiss.  But when Finn sees it he is not happy.  He wants to know if he has been with his sister.  Landon says, NO!
     There are a lot of funny moments in this book.  A lot of soul searching as far as should they be a couple since being best friends had worked so well and they don’t want to ruin it.  But when a video gets out, they must fake it or so Landon says.  Now the sex scenes they do have are intense, so you need to know.  I really enjoyed this book because of the family interaction.
     I give this: 5 ++++ stars.  Provided by netgalley.com. 

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LET'S WELCOME AUTHOR OF: RACING HEARTS: CANDI HEART

LET’S WELCOME CANDI HEART AUTHOR OF: Rad-Reader:  How did you come up with this story? Candi:   Well, my main ...