Sweet Surprise by Candis Terry – Guest Post + Giveaway


SWEET SURPRISESweet Surprise by Candis Terry
Sweet, Texas Book 4

Playing naughty or nice . . .

Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That’s another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse.

Can lead to heartbreak . . .

Firefighter Mike Halsey learned long ago that playing with fire just gets you burned. He’s put his demons behind him, and if there’s one line he won’t cross, it’s getting involved with his best friend’s ex. But when fate throws him in the path of the beautiful, strong, and off-limits Fiona, will he be able to fight their attraction? Or will he willingly go down in flames?

Or a sweet surprise!


The lovely Candis Terry is stopping by Brooke Blogs today! Yay! Thanks, Candis. πŸ™‚ She is sharing one of my very favorite type of posts: a day-in-the-life post. I loved reading about her day, and I hope you will, too!


You might be surprised to find that I live a very dull life most of the time. The older we get, my husband and I have decided we like to do less and travel more. But the fact remains that we live on a small farm and there are things that still need to be done. Most all the livestock is all gone now with the exception of an occasional steer to raise and chickens. Our two dogs, CJ and Maddie β€” both German Shepherds β€” keep us busy enough. They like to chase anything with two or four legs with the exception of humans. They’re very active which is why we constantly wonder why Maddie is such a chunk.

Like any job, writing is full-time . . . plus. When I still held down a day job I worked eight hours and came home. Now that I work/write from home I work ten to sixteen hours each day. Since winters here are very cold and snowy and most of my time is spent indoors, I’ll give you a look into a day in my life during the spring/summer.

6:00 am β€” Wake up.

6:30 am β€” Finally talk myself into getting out of bed. Stumble to the kitchen to make coffee. Trip over dogs who are eager to get outside and chase squirrels. Shower. Decide whether to dress today in jeans and a blue t-shirt or jeans and a red t-shirt. Red t-shirt wins. Put on tennis shoes, grab coffee, and head outside.

7:30 am β€” Convince dogs they only need one scoop of dog food for breakfast then head to the chicken coop to feed and gather eggs. Chickens are waiting and talking behind my back. I know this because they immediately shut up when I approach. Head toward garden where I turn on watering system and check for weeds. Pull a few button weeds that have sprouted, check for ripe tomatoes and sigh heavily when there aren’t any.

8:30 am β€” Back inside house I grab a fresh cup of coffee and sit down to check my To Do list for the day. Smiling because I know I’m going to get a lot of writing done, I open my emails and thunk my head down on my desk. The slew of emails tell me I’m probably not even going to get started on writing for several hours.

8:45 am β€” Frustrated I go look for housework to do to put off having to deal with the emails.

9:00 am β€” Realize it’s only nine in the morning and wonder why I’m already exhausted. Go to refrigerator to make some breakfast since the tomato plants are being stingy.

9:15 am β€” Tackle emails, post on social media, yell at myself for even thinking about clicking on Pinterest.

9:30 am β€” Need more coffee. Look back over my daily To Do list and laugh.

10:00 am β€” Get back to computer, turn on Criminal Minds in the background for inspiration (Yes, I watch murder show while I write romance. Weird, right?) and finally begin to write.

Noon β€” Let dogs in because they’re annoying me and the squirrels. While they nap I take a break from writing to do laundry, dishes, vacuum, rearrange furniture, etc.

1:00 PM β€” Back to the keyboard. Hero is giving me trouble. Get another cup of coffee to deal with him.

5:00 PM β€” Try to figure out what to make for dinner. Frozen pizza again sounds perfect.

6:00 PM β€” Dinner and conversation with hubby.

6:30 PM β€” Back to the keyboard and my troublemaking hero.

11:00 PM to 1:00 Am β€” Give up and go to bed where I read on my Tablet until I bonk myself on the nose because I’ve fallen asleep with the darned thing in my hands.

Next day β€” Wash and repeat.

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