Thursday, July 3, 2014

Anita Cox's Dirty White Candy (Guest Post/Giveaway)

First, I want to thank Reading Between the Wines for having me!

I definitely march to the beat of my own drummer. I’m a whopping 5’ 4” tall but I think my Viking heritage came through pretty strong. I’m tenacious on a good day. It takes a 6’ 8”, 300 lb construction worker to keep me in check ;) And my husband does a pretty good job getting me to chill out. I have more tools than a lot of men. I fish. I work on my own car. If I had a “P” instead of a “V”, I’d be a man. Okay, that might be pushing it, but only just.

So it should be no surprise to learn that I am a fan of a strong female lead. I think this is what drove me bonkers about FSOG. I try not to trash novels, or other authors. It’s just not nice. The leading lady was anything but what I look for in a heroine, which ultimately led to my reading displeasure. We often talk about the men in our books and having book boyfriends. But I…want a strong leading lady. Vulnerability is necessary of course. We can’t be all hard all of the time (insert juvenile snicker.)

When I wrote my Dirty White Candy series, I intended for the story to revolve around Candy’s sexual exploration and journey. Romance is not at the forefront of the story, though there is romance and a HEA ending. It was a fine line to walk, of course, making the story about the woman and her experiences, instead of the relationship.

I sincerely love that so many women are getting more involved and taking charge of their sex lives. While stigmas might still linger, gone are the oppressive Victorian Era puritanical ideologies that shamed women for enjoying sex at all!

What I love about writing in this genre is being among a group of tenacious, strong-willed and brilliant women, who grace us with the bedtime stories for our adult lives.

Okay, enough of the literary talk. Now something fun!

Candy, the main character in the Dirty White Candy series has an affinity for the Espresso Martini. As I say in the book this drink comes with a warning label. They’re strong and full of caffeine, so if you overdo it…you won’t be able to pass out.

Espresso Martini

2 shots freshly brewed espresso (Don’t be tempted to use instant powder – yuk)
1 shot Vanilla Vodka
1 shot Kahlua (I’ve made this with homemade Kahlua and OMG!)
1 shot Bailey’s Irish Cream
Pour over ice. Shake. Strain into martini glass. Float 2 whole beans on top. Sip – DON’T GULP.

The Beginning 
(Dirty White Candy, #1)
by Anita Cox 
Published February 17th 2014 by Liquid Silver Books
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WARNING: For audiences 18 and up for graphic sex and language. May be offensive to some.

Recovering from a divorce from the only man she ever made love to, Candy Kavana finds herself longing for something and that something is sex. Horribly repressed, painfully shy and sexually uneducated, she turns to her best friend Stacy for advice. 
Candy nervously dives into sex therapy and discovers what mind blowing sex is all about. Now that she’s had a little taste, she can’t get enough. She craves more, but how far is she willing to go?

Ultimate Vacation 
(Dirty White Candy #2)
by Anita Cox 
Published March 31st 2014 by Liquid Silver Books
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You met Candy Kavana as she took the first steps in her new life. Now, follow Candy as she embarks on the wildest vacation of her life. She may just return with a little more than she bargained for! Anita Cox presents Ultimate Vacation, Book 2 of her highly intense and thoroughly enjoyable romance series Dirty White Candy.
Candy Kavana’s previously quiet, unsatisfying life has been tipped on its head. So is it any surprise when friends gift her with a vacation to a swingers’ resort? She chooses to take John, who has been frequenting her bed—and her thoughts--more and more often, even though she’s bound and determined to live her new, erotic life to its fullest.
They embark on the wildest vacation of their lives. While they went to find ultimate pleasure, their relationship unexpectedly grows stronger.

Content Notes: Intense, Polyamory, Anal Play, Exhibitionism, Voyeurism, F/F, M/F/F, Contemporary, Menage

Trading Places
(Dirty White Candy #3)
by Anita Cox 
Published May 12th 2014 by Liquid Silver Books
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In the last few months, Candy Kavana has conquered her world. And now that she’s back from the ultimate vacation, she’s got a whole new set of variables to conquer. Her hot contractor boyfriend has built a home, just for her, complete with a bar and swing room, but is she ready for such a commitment? Nervous about the change, she seeks solace in her job, the only place where confidence isn’t an issue. She’s further thrown when her company merges with a major competitor and she’s transferred to a new division, further skewing her self-worth. 
While Candy copes with all these changes, her best friend Stacy has a meltdown as her marriage comes to an end. Though Candy maintains her best-friend duties, she also struggles to gain some semblance of control in her own life. 
Moving homes, moving jobs and moving forward, Candy concocts a plan to take control of her destiny while helping a few friends along the way. 

About the Author
Anita Cox has an affinity with leather and high-heeled boots. The same vivacious attitude can be found in her erotic adventure and erotic romance. With her rock star husband, she plays in the lifestyle in which she writes, adding authenticity to her voice.Anita likes to add strong female characters, even if they are a bit quirky. Her men are hot with just enough flaws to make them loveable.
Amazon Author Page

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  1. this looks and sounds fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. These books look amazing. The drink sounds yummy too.


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