What’s the BIG interest in small town romances?
Life can pass you by in the blink of an eye. An old saying, but so true. When I first set out to write Second Chance at the Sugar Shack (the first book in the Sugar Shack series) I knew exactly the atmosphere I wanted to capture in the fictional town of Deer Lick, Montana. Since I live in and often vacation in small towns instead of big cities (although I’ve lived in them too) I knew I wanted to keep things modern yet bring back the flavor of America that says “Come sit a spell and have a slice of apple pie.”
I don’t know about you but I long for the days of neighbors helping neighbors, kids playing kick-the-can in the middle of the street until the street lights came on, and drugstores that had a whole section of penny candy and a soda fountain too. Innocence. Nostalgia. Homespun. That’s what I wanted to capture. A place that slowed down enough to take a deep breath of fresh air.
In the three Sugar Shack novels, all the protagonists/siblings have successful high-powered careers. They are happy with their busy, over-the-top lives. Or so they think. When they are forced to come home to Deer Lick they discover that the place they once thought was humdrum and uninspiring, isn’t so bad after all. Especially when they meet the loves of their lives—residents with deep, emotional ties to their community. When faced with giving up their fast-paced lifestyles or taking it back a notch, the decisions they make reflect what I believe a lot of romance readers are looking for—a chance to sit back and enjoy the parade instead of fast-forwarding to the end.
If you live in a small town, what makes it special to you?
If you read small town romances, what is the draw for you?
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So far I've read Second Chance at the Sugar Shack and absolutely loved it. I love that it's part of a series and that we readers are going to get more of the characters in Deer Lick.
Candis also puts a great unique twist in these books with a very light paranormal element. The book is light, funny, full of emotion. If I were you, I wouldn't miss this book. I will be reading Any Given Christmas soon.
Candis Terry is an author to watch in my opinion!
Blurb for Second Chance at the Sugar Shack: Kate Silver’s back in town, and her dead mother just won’t leave her alone.
Kate usually spends her days dressing Hollywood A-listers, but after her estranged mother dies she finds herself elbow-deep in flour in her parents’ bakery . . . in Deer Lick, Montana. She thought she’d left small-town life far, far behind, but it seems there are a few loose ends.
The boy she once loved, Deputy Matt Ryan, is single and sexy and still has a thing for her . . . and handcuffs.
Her mother, who won’t follow the white light,is determined to give maternal advice from beyond the grave.
And somehow Kate’s three-day stay has, well . . . extended. She never planned to fill her mother’s pie-baking shoes—she prefers her Choos, thank you very much. But with the help of a certain man in uniform,Kate quickly learns that sometimes second chances are all the more sweet.
BLURB for Any Given Christmas: Dean Silverthorne’s mother may be dead, but she still has matchmaking to do.
When an injury dashes NFL Quarterback Dean Silverthorne's Super Bowl dreams, he heads back to Deer Lick, Montana with a chip on his wounded shoulder, more determined than ever to get back in the game. He loves his kooky family, but this trip home is going to be a very brief Christmas visit.
His game plan doesn't include an instant attraction to Emma Hart, a feisty kindergarten teacher who seems to be the only person in Deer Lick not interested in the hometown hero. Or his dearly departed mom popping up with mistletoe in hand and meddling on the mind. Now Dean can't help but wonder if there’s more to love than life between the goal posts.
Candis, thank you for stopping by today, and I wish you many sales and much success this year!
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