Welcome to April! It’s my favorite month of the year . . . for many reasons. First, of course, it’s spring. When I lived in a more season-oriented climate, April was the first month when we could count on more warm days than cold ones. And it was the month of daffodils, tulips and forsythia. The air was filled with fragrance.
And April is *my* month–I celebrate my birthday on the 7th!
This year, I also have a huge release on that same day. AGE OF AQUARIUS goes live on the 7th.
So when I saw this reading challenge for April, I thought . . . why not?
APRIL 1st: April TBR
This is always complicated, because often reading time is hard to find. *But* I know some of my favorites are releasing amazing books this month, so . . .
Man Candy by Melanie Harlow I discovered this author very recently, reading her latest release If You Were Mine and then the one before it, After We Fall. (Yes, I’m reading them backward, but it doesn’t make any difference.) Man Candy is on this month’s list, for sure! These are terrific, well-written romances with tons of heat and well-developed characters (you know how important that is for me!). I highly recommend them
The Hot Shot by Kristen Callihan Yes, I am a sucker for all things KC and especially her Game On books. These are consistently well-written, amazing football romances, and I am counting the days until April 18th!
All in the Landing by Olivia Hardin This is not an exact link as it’s not up for preorder yet, but I happen to know it’s coming April 25th . . . and I’ll have it in MY hot little hands even sooner! Wahooo! This is a new book in my favorite Rawley Family series by Olivia, and since I got hooked in the prequel, All in the Takeoff, I can’t wait for this one.
What’s on YOUR April TBR? Well, along with the above, might I suggest . . .
Age of Aquarius Coming April 7th
Zone of Action: Career Soldier Book #4 Coming April 18th (Cover in the newsletter this week!)
Once upon a time, I wrote paranormal books. I thought that was what I would always write, and then I wrote The Posse, and from there on, my release schedule was heavily skewed toward con rom.
I’m not sorry about that decision, because I love my con rom stories and characters, but at times, I’ve missed my paranormal people. This is why every Halloween, I release a new Recipe for Death book. It keeps my hand in.
Shortly after I began writing contemporary romance, my two youngest kids (then 12 and 17) asked me to consider writing an apocalyptic story that they would feel comfortable reading (that means–don’t put any sex in it, Mom!). I laughed and said I didn’t have a story like that . . . but then I remembered the dream.
I don’t know when I had the dream, but it was at least four years ago. In it, I saw a group of people on the porch of a big house in San Francisco. They were gathered together on the eve of a huge battle against an evil force. I didn’t know anything more about it than there was an air of St. Crispin’s Day there–
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother;
There was a feeling that they knew it was possible that they would never be together like this again, a sort of desperate gaiety . . . but a solidarity, too. None of them regretted being there. And I also knew that one of the women was pregnant.
I never remember my dreams, but this one stuck with me. And I realized that it was part of a greater story, one I’d already begun writing.
Thus was born the Save Tomorrow books.
All of my paranormal books are set in the same world. While they stand alone, both within the world and within their series, the characters cross over, the story lines intersect and overlap, and from Fearless up through The Fox’s Wager, all of the books are leading, to some extent, to the big showdown coming up in The Age of Aquarius.
Stardust on the Sea
The Shadow Bells
Death A La Mode
Death Over Easy
Moonlight on the Meadow (January 24th)
The Fox’s Wager (February 1st)
Age of Aquarius (April 7th)
It’s the most romantic time of the year!
. . . and do I have some romances for you! These are all deals, steals and freebies. Grab them now, because each one is a limited time offer and will be going up in price shortly.
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But almost two years later, love is better than ever. Liam still has one more goal, though: marrying the girl who changed his life.Neither of them realizes that making it to the big day might be their greatest challenge yet. Between his parents’ acrimonious divorce and her family’s ideas of how to plan the perfect wedding, it’ll take the strength of their love—and a little help from their friends–to see them through to happily-ever-after.
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The last time Nell Massler was in the town of King, she left in a straitjacket. But it’s Christmas, and her boyfriend Rafe deserves to be surrounded by his family. Nell agrees to go back for the holiday, not knowing that their visit home will include a trip down memory lane with two lovers who act like the Ghosts of Christmas Past. The spirits give Nell and Rafe glimpses of their history, before they have to make decisions for their future.
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Neither Trent nor Elizabeth planned on the instant sparks of attraction between them. But no matter how hard they fight it, something unexpected–and wonderful–may show up beneath the Christmas tree this year.
Happy holidays to all!
From my home to yours . . . we wish you joy, love and lots of romance all year long. Peace be with you.
Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books include YA paranormal romance, NA paranormal and contemporary romance, and adult contemporary and paramystery romance. She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair.
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Just in time for the holiday season, I have a sweet deal on signed paperbacks for my wonderful readers!
Here’s how it works–as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Visit your favorite online retailer. You can buy my paperbacks at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Target and Walmart.
- Buy the book or books you want or want to give to someone. Choose the GIFT option, and have the book sent to: Tawdra Kandle, PO Box 195631, Winter Springs, Florida 32719.
- In the space designated for the gift message, type in your name and address (or that of the recipient to whom you wish the book to be gifted).
I’ll sign the book and send to you OR to the person on your gift list . . . and I’ll pick up the shipping costs.
There you have it. And you don’t even have to leave your PJs and comfy chair. If you have Amazon Prime and order the books there, or if you have a Barnes and Noble membership and order there, your shipping costs are comped.
And only in December, if you let me know the book is a gift, I’ll even have it gift wrapped it before I send it.
What a deal! Happy holidays to all of us.