Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Anything But Sweet by Candis Terry (Guest Post)

Today I would like to give a warm welcome to contemporary romance author, Candis Terry!

Thanks so much for letting me stop in today to chat! Until I turned 30 everyone called me Candi. Someone once I met that magical age they turned to my given name and I always feel like I’m in trouble. You know, like when your mom yells your full name out the front door and you know that means at least a week on restriction? Yeah. That.

When I came up with my first series (The Sugar Shack novels) the books were centered around a family bakery called The Sugar Shack. When I came up with the idea for my new Sweet, Texas series, I realized I must have a really big sweet tooth because everything seemed to revolve around sugary delights. Not good for a chick on a diet like me!

In Sweet, Texas there are a couple of restaurants that make mouthwatering food for our hero and heroine in my newest book release,  Anything But Sweet.

Bud’s Nothing Finer Diner is the hub of activity for Sweet and the place to go for everything from political talk to local gossip. They make fluffy pancakes and thick milkshakes. But most of all they make a killer apple pie.

Further down the road is Sweet Pickens BBQ restaurant which is Reno Wilder’s all-time favorite place to take Charli to dinner. And it’s not because he can lick the sweet, tangy barbecue sauce off her. Nooooo.

And then there’s Jana Wilder’s cobbler. She makes a variety of flavors, but Reno’s favorite is peach. Just ask Charli.

Seven Devils Saloon doesn’t make BBQ or burgers, but occasionally they offer a little creativity in a glass for those who are tired of your average Jell-O shot.

So today I thought I’d toss out a few Sweet recipes for your enjoyment!

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 35 min
Servings: 16

1 refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
1/3 cup canned apple pie filling, apples chopped into small pieces
1/3 cup caramel topping

Heat oven to 450°F.

Unroll pie crust on work surface. Using rolling pin, roll out slightly. Using 2 1/2- to 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut 16 rounds from pie crust. Press rounds into 16 ungreased mini muffin cups, folding edges if needed. Generously prick each crust with fork.

Bake 4 to 6 minutes or until light brown. Cool 2 minutes in pan before removing to cooling rack to cool completely.

Fill each cooled cup with 1 teaspoon pie filling. Drizzle 1 teaspoon caramel sauce over top of each. Serve immediately.

Or for the more daring . . .
Servings: 1

1 fluid ounce vodka
1 fluid ounce apple cider
1 tablespoon whipped cream
Pinch of ground cinnamon

In a 2 ounce shot glass, combine vodka and apple cider. Top with a dollop and a pinch of cinnamon.

And please Don’t Drink and Drive!

So now I ask, what’s your favorite summertime sweet or cooling drink?

About the Book:
Avon | On Sale: 6/25/2013| ISBN: 9780062237224 | $5.99 | e-ISBN: 9780062237231 | $5.99
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“Candis Terry is an absolute delight! I laughed, sighed, and fell in love. You’ll want to visit Sweet, TX again and again—I know I do.” —NYT bestselling author Jill Shalvis
A man who doesn’t like change . . . The Wilder family is something of a Sweet, TX institution: between their yearly BBQ blow-outs and their Hardware and Feed store, they’re an institution—an institution that ex-marine Reno Wilder has tried to preserve, in honor of his lost loved ones. But it seems like he’s the only one who’s got any respect left for traditions when a new TV makeover show rolls in to renovate Sweet to bring in more tourists. Everyone is pleased except Reno—and this cowboy is determined to keep everything just the way he likes it.
A woman who wants to change everything . . .Inquisitive. Stubborn. Smart. Drop dead gorgeous. That would be makeover show host and designer, Charlotte Brooks—the woman Reno has declared war against. And yet, he can’t seem to keep away from her, or to get her off his mind. Charlotte isn’t afraid to back down from a challenge—of any kind—and she’s promised to prove to Reno that change can be sexy, hot, and very, very sweet, if Reno and Charli learn to let go of their pasts and grab hold of a future full of promise.

About the Author:
Candis Terry
Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after. Website:


  1. Thank so much for having me here today!

  2. This sounds like a really fun read. I can't wait to see how these two fight their attraction and what happens when they finally give in.

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