Candace Schuler tops today’s Buffet with One Night With You, Book 1 of her “Heart of the City” contemporary romance series.
A prolific writer, Candace has written software user guides, various instruction manuals, grant proposals, case statements, case studies, business profiles, newsletters, press releases — not to mention 26 (to date) romance novels.
Candace credits her husband Joe and her love of travel with launching her career as a romance writer. It was his comments on a letter describing a trip to New Orleans that prompted her to try writing romance fiction.
She wrote her first novel Desire’s Child by hand on 12 yellow legal pads. It was published by Harlequin Books in September, 1984. Her second book, A Cherished Account, was published by New American Library under the pen name Jeanette Darwin just one month later. She is also published under the name Candace Spencer.
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One Night With You
For Desi, it was a chance to make her fantasies come true. For Jake, it was a night of mind-blowing sex. It wasn’t supposed to lead to anything more.
Now Desi and Jake must decide if that one night of passion—and a baby girl—can turn into a lifetime of love.
A Hidden Fire
Women’s Fiction > Christian
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
No secret stays hidden forever.
A phone call from an old friend sets mysterious book researcher Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery that has eluded him for centuries. Little does he suspect a young librarian holds the key to an ancient secret, nor could he expect the danger Beatrice De Novo would attract.
Now both will follow a twisted maze leading from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a passion that could destroy them both.
The Rocking Horse of Tuscumbia
Contemporary Fiction > Christian
Author: Kimberley G. Graham
A spiritually blind and deaf woman confronts her long-buried past when she returns to her hometown, the birthplace of Helen Keller.
Because Amanda Crosby shares her birthday with the town’s matriarch, Helen Keller, she feels no identity apart from Tuscumbia. When the pain of her past collides with her uncertain future, she realizes she’s spiritually blind and deaf–and teetering back and forth between her husband and her lost love like one of her rocking horses.
I Bring the Fire Part I : Wolves
Fantasy > Myths & Legends
Author: C. Gockel
In the middle of America, on Route 44, Amy Lewis has a plan — to get to her grandma’s house in time for dinner. Galaxies away Loki is waking up in a prison cell, strangely without a hangover, and with no idea what he’s done wrong — this time anyway. But he does know Thor is hiding something, Odin is up to something wicked, and there seems to be something he’s forgotten…
In this tale that is equal parts “Another Fine Myth,” “American Gods,” and “Once Upon a Time,” a very nice midwestern girl and a jaded, still very mischievous Loki must join forces to outwit gods, elves, magic sniffing cats, and nosy neighbors. If Loki can remember exactly what he’s forgotten and Amy can convince him not to be too distracted by Earthly gadgets, her boobs, or three day benders, they just might pull it off…
Historical Romance > Medieval
Author: Lynette Vinet
She was his sworn enemy… Though the conquering Normans had taken his keep and his lands, Tedric of Woodrose swore he would wreak vengeance on those who had killed his father and kidnapped his sister. And he knew just the way. He would take his own captive — Amberlie de Fontaine, the brown-eyed Norman beauty who was now lady of his former keep. And once he had stolen her away, he would not scruple over stealing a fiery kiss or two from this dark and enchanting hostage…
He was her only desire… Amberlie knew she should despise Tedric of Woodrose. After all, he had kidnapped her, and worse, it was almost certainly Tedric who had killed her husband in one of his many attempts to regain his land. But the tall, blond Saxon warrior was not the savage she had expected. And try as she might, it was not hate but passion she felt in his presence; passion that stirred her as never before. He had taken her by force, but she would give herself freely to the sweet ecstasy of his tempestuous embrace…
Always the Last to Know (Always the Bridesmaid)
Author: Crystal Bowling
Wearing a Maid of Honor dress that very well makes the South want to rise again, Jess Reynolds is prepared to walk down the aisle at her best friend’s wedding. It’s just that things keep getting in the way, like a sex-crazed coworker, an annoying brother-of-the-bride, and a handsome and horribly charming friend posing as the Best Man. As it turns out, Jess might just be the last one to know everything, including the workings of her own heart.
Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Meg Jolie
Quinn Johnson has known the McGrath boys for as long as she can remember.
Luke has been her best friend for most of her life. He’s always been there for her, catching fireflies with her, maneuvering the hazards of high school with her, attending college parties with her, and protecting her. He was the boy that she could always trust, even if he was the boy that stole her first kiss.
His older brother, Jake, was the one who teased them mercilessly while they were growing up. Yet, he was the one who would ultimately steal Quinn’s heart.
A surprise pregnancy and a cruel twist of fate are about to change everything. Forever.
City of Redemption
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: June Ahern
Flower power ignites into firepower when a lonely young woman entangles herself in a treacherous plot and murder during the Summer of Love.
In 1967, partly to blame for her young son’s death and abandoned by her husband, Liz Mackay leaves Scotland in disgrace, hoping for a second chance at love and life. She arrives in San Francisco during the Summer of Love to have a “jolly good time” with the free love among the groovy people. She soon joins a commune. Her new family is a curious mix: Black Panthers trying to change the world, a Vietnam vet seeking inner peace, a flamboyant hairdresser ready for fame and love, a flower child and her callous drug dealing boyfriend who changes girlfriends often.
The Warrior’s Game
Historical Romance > Medieval
Author: Denise Domning
Trapped in the court of King John, Lady Amicia de la Beres has fought for years, alone and unprotected, against a king and a court that will use her any way they can. But when King John puts her precious home into the hands of one of his greedy foreign mercenaries, Ami finally joins ranks with the nobility. She will do everything and anything she can to protect what is hers from the upstart commoner Michel de Martigny
All Michel wants is the gift John promised him: the wife and the estates that will make gentlemen of his sons. He expects nothing more from the woman who will be his wife except her scorn. But when he meets Amicia he discovers he is the one man she needs more than she can imagine, for only he can protect her from their king’s game.
The Perfume Collector: A Novel
Historical Fiction > British
Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d’Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor.
Weaving through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers. Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, Eva d’Orsey’s history will transform Grace’s life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is.
Billion Dollar Cowboy
Romance > Westerns
Author: Carolyn Brown
Regular Price $7.99, Today $1.99
A Billionaire Can Buy Anything…
Colton Nelson was twenty-eight years old when he won the Texas Lottery and went from ranch hand to ranch owner overnight. Now he’s desperate to keep the gold diggers away. It shouldn’t be too hard to find a pretty girl and hire her to pretend to be his one-and-only.
Or Can He?
Laura Baker’s got mixed feelings about this—she’s on the ranch to work, not to be arm candy. On the other hand, being stuck for a while in the boondocks with a gorgeous cowboy isn’t half-bad.
What neither Colton nor Laura expects are the intensely hard lessons they have to learn about the real cost of love…
Fantasy > Magic & Wizards
Author: Jeff Wheeler
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Tyrus of Kenatos has made it his life’s work to banish the plagues that ravage the kingdoms. He believes the answer to ending the devastation lies in the Scourgelands. Yet, Tyrus’s first expedition into the cursed woods failed after being defeated by mysterious minions who stalked and killed most of his band.
Now a prisoner in his own tower, Tyrus has summoned his nephew Annon—a Druidecht possessing innate magic called the fireblood—on the guise of finding a hidden treasure with which to purchase his twin sister Hettie’s freedom. But in reality, Tyrus is using his niece and nephew, and their magic, as an opportunity to escape and resume his desperate mission.
Ex-Patriots: A Novel
Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Peter Clines
Regular Price $9.99, Today $2.99
The second novel in Peter Clines’ bestselling Ex series.
It’s been two years since the plague of ex-humans decimated mankind. Two years since the superheroes St. George, Cerberus, Zzzap, and Stealth gathered Los Angeles’s survivors behind the walls of their fortress, the Mount.
Since then, the heroes have been fighting to give the Mount’s citizens hope, and something like a real life. But now supplies are growing scarce, the zombies are pressing in . . . and the heroes are wondering how much longer they can hold out.
Then hope arrives in the form of a surviving US Army battalion–and not just any battalion. The men and women of the Army’s Project Krypton survived the outbreak because they are super-soldiers, created before mankind’s fall to be better, stronger, faster than normal humans–and their secure base in Arizona beckons as a much needed refuge for the beleaguered heroes and their charges.
But a dark secret lies at the heart of Project Krypton, and those behind it wield an awesome and terrifying power.
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