Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Aloha to Candis Terry and SWEET SURPRISE


Candis Terry is celebrating the release of SWEET SURPRISE, Book 4 in her Sweet, Texas series ...

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! 

I asked Candis about her five favorite cupcake flavors ....

Thank you so much for having me here today.

When you write a series about a town called Sweet, and the heroine in your newest book owns and runs a cupcake shop named Sweet Surprise, the research can be detrimental to your waistline. But I’m always willing to take one for the team. Researching cupcakes became a favorite pastime. And my contact for researching these scrumptious little cakes surprised me by having over fifty different flavors with thirty flavors available each day!

Fiona, the heroine of the book is the creative and crafty sort. She’s the kind of woman who can take an empty tin can and turn it into an awesome lampshade. So I knew going in that she’d have to have some very creative cupcakes to satisfy her artistic side.

There were so many to choose from that it almost became impossible to narrow them down. But somewhere along the way I knew I had to choose my favorites and hope that Fiona would like them as well. After a selection that ran the gamut of flavors from Tomato Soup to Bahama Mama I finally came up with a list.

Drum roll please . . .

1. Sweet Potato. A super moist sweet potato cupcake filled with brown sugar cream cheese frosting and topped with candied pecans.

2. Peanut Butter and Banana. A crumbly moist banana cupcake topped with a light, fluffy peanut butter frosting.

3. Snicker Doodle. A light, fluffy cinnamon cupcake topped with cinnamon sprinkled buttercream frosting.

4. Banana Toffee. The best of both worlds! A moist banana cake with walnuts & toffee bits filled with a toffee filling & topped with caramel frosting.

5. Strawberry Cream Cheese. Sometimes a girl just has to go light and fluffy. What’s better than a French vanilla cake filled with strawberry cream cheese and topped with whipped frosting.

Do you have a favorite flavor?

Mahalo, Candis, for whetting our appetite!  I am giving away Avon swag to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Answer Candis' question - do you have a favorite flavor of cupcakes?

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, January 31, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, Feburary 1.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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  1. Vanilla with whipped icing... Yum!

  2. I had a cupcake once and it became my fav....chocolate cupcake with a Reese Cup in the middle with chocolate frosting. umm umm good

  3. Those flavors sound good. I'd like a Chocolate Turtle cupcake...chocolate cake, with caramel frosting, topped with toasted pecans.

  4. As long as there isn't any shredded coconut on top, I love them all lol.

  5. Those cupcakes are so cute! I haven't had some of those flavors of cupcakes but I'm always willing to try something new. My favorite flavor of cupcake is red velvet. Omg I love red velvet cake and cupcakes. But unlike most other people I don't like cream cheese frosting on that flavor of cupcake. I know a lot of people do but I'd rather have chocolate or whip cream frosting.

  6. Not a big cupcake fan, but I guess I'd say chocolate.

  7. I love cupcakes. My favorite are german chocolate.

  8. I am pretty open to just about any sweet flavor. In other words, I would not want beef or spinach flavored. But pretty much any kind of cupcake or frosting.

  9. I love chocolate, but red velvet is a close second.

  10. I really like vanilla and strawberry, but chocolate is my absolute favorite :D

  11. I love double chocolate.....if there was a triple chocolate, I'd be in heaven! :D

  12. I've never tried any of those flavors but they sound amazing. For me, I just love red velvet!

  13. Kim! Thank you so much for hosting my tour! XOXO