Wednesday, October 19, 2016

#FosterAnAuthor2 w/Givaway: Day 3 Candy Series by Debra Doxer

Welcome to DAY 2 of 
sponsored by Jo & Isa Love Books
& to Debra Doxer's
"foster home"!

Today Debra is spotlighting her young adult series
Candy Series
& EskieMama Reads is so excited we get the exclusive
on the Candy Series NEW COVERS!

Enter below for chance to win signed copy of Breaking Skin
from Debra & hop over to our Facebook Page for a chance to 
win a signed copy of Play of Light!

Book One in the Candy Series (NEW COVERS)
Like Candy

Revenge is sweet, just like candy.

Candy Seaborne knows she’s badass. She takes after her father, an assassin and possibly a spy, although he won’t admit to either. She idolizes him. Her dream is to follow in his footsteps. But first, she has to finish high school.

Biding her time, waiting for real life to begin, Candy craves drama and isn’t above manufacturing some. If you’re a classmate who wronged her or a boyfriend who cheated, watch your back. She’s no pushover, and revenge may be her favorite pastime.

Jonah Bryson is the senior class heartthrob who breaks all the stereotypes. He’s a jock, but he isn’t the typical player. He’s moody and antisocial. No girl has gotten anywhere with him since his last girlfriend broke his heart.

Candy sees Jonah as a challenge and the perfect distraction. But she may be in over her head because unlike everyone else, Jonah isn’t buying her tough act. He sees the lost, lonely girl inside. He sees too much. When he looks at her that way, she wants to let her guard down and be vulnerable. But that’s the last thing she should do because her father’s world is spilling over into hers, and life is about to get real much sooner than Candy expected.

This story is told over two full-length books.
Sweet Liar (The Candy Series, Book 2) will be available this fall.


Book Two in the Candy Series (NEW COVER)
Sweet Liar

Sometimes lies are sweeter than the truth.

Beauty is alluring; it can disguise the ugliness beneath. But scarred beauty is even more potent to a girl who vowed never to let her heart be broken again. It was an easy vow for Candy to keep until she met Jonah, an arrogant boy with a face that would be too perfect if not for the scar that marred the skin beside his eye.

That imperfect boy earned her trust and won her heart, but the ties that bind people together are fragile, especially when lies are told. Trust is also fragile, and once broken, doesn’t heal like a heart. Trust has to be earned again, and Jonah desperately wants Candy’s trust back.

But Candy has more than Jonah to worry about. Her father is in trouble, and she intends to help him whether he likes it or not. People tell her he’s a bad man, and that may be true, but he’s not all bad. Deep down, she understands his brand of badness because she’s so much like him.

When Candy finally learns the truth, she’ll have to grow up fast, let go of old grievances, and realize that being vulnerable doesn’t make her weak. In fact, opening herself up may be the very thing that makes her whole again.

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Q & A with Debra about the Candy Series!

What initially inspired you to write The Candy Series?
I wanted to write a character who was different from any character I’d ever written before, someone completely opposite from me, a female antihero.

.Tell us little about the characters in The Candy Series.The main character is named Candy Seaborne. She’s a high school student and there isn’t very much that’s redeeming about her in the beginning. She takes no crap and has no problem seeing revenge on those she believes wronged her. But she’s this way for a reason. She learned it from her secret agent father.

What was the hardest part of writing The Candy Series?
The character of Candy was the hardest part, making her tough and hard-edged, but sympathetic at the same time.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why? Every scene between Candy and her friend Theo was so fun to write. Their banter is quick and snarky and I loved coming up with it.

Is there a message in The Candy Series the that you hope readers will grasp?
I’m not sure there’s a message here. It was pure fun for me, a complete departure, and I hope readers have just as much fun when they enter Candy’s world.

Now an exciting excerpt from Book 1 Like Candy in the Candy Series!

“So, how do you two know each other?” Heather asked.
Rather than answer, I waited for whatever comment Theo had brewing since I was sure he had one.
“We met in group therapy for sex addicts.” He said it casually, without a hint of a smile.
Jonah arched an eyebrow and Heather’s eyes widened. “Oh,” she said quietly.
Crossing his arms, Theo leaned back in the booth. “Yeah, it’s nice to finally be with someone who understands my needs, if you know what I mean.”
“Your need for bullshit.” I bumped my shoulder into his. “We used to go to school together before I moved here. And the only group therapy he needs is one for compulsive liars.”
“So you’re not a sex addict?” Jonah asked dryly.
“She’s more like the opposite,” Theo said.
My mouth fell open before I turned and glared at him.
“What? That time I wasn’t lying.” He shrugged innocently before turning to Jonah. “Did she tell you she’s sworn off guys? Not that she needed to. After what she did to her ex, I’m sure dates aren’t exactly coming her way.”
“Oh my God.” My glare heated. Theo obviously intended to ignore everything I’d told him in the car about not embarrassing me. And for what reason? Talking about my ex wasn’t going to make Jonah want to date me, more like run in the other direction.
Heather’s interest was piqued, though. She leaned forward. “What did you do to your ex?”
Jonah seemed interested too. “I heard the no-dating thing was her choice, and that she’d pulled some pranks before she moved here.”
I pursed my lips, knowing he was remembering our chat from before we put the lockbox in Parker’s locker.
Beside me, Theo’s smile grew. “Well, those are Candy’s stories to tell, not mine.”
When they all looked at me, I shrugged. “I can’t talk about it. There’s still an ongoing investigation.”
Heather’s eyes rounded, but Jonah chuckled quietly, not appearing to believe me.
“I’m kidding,” I told her.
“Oh.” She snorted out a laugh.
I cleared my throat. The police weren’t involved in that situation; not that I knew of, at least.

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