Today we are welcoming Candace Shaw to Riverina Romantics. Please make her feel welcome.
Please tell our followers a little about yourself. What is a typical day in the life of ‘Candace Shaw’?
I’m Candace Shaw. I write fun, flirty and sexy full-length contemporary romance novels. I live in Conyers, Georgia, a suburb outside of Atlanta with my husband of ten years and our weimaraner, Ali. A typical week day for me is getting up around seven once my husband leaves for work. I check all of my email accounts, social media and promoting. Maybe run some errands before noon and then do some writing or editing on my current WIP or a blog post/interview before its time to cook dinner.
Do you have a current work in progress? If so, can you tell us a little about it?
As of right now, I’m taking a mini vacation from writing to concentrate on promoting my latest book, The Game of Seduction which was released on August 28th. It’s the second book in the Arrington Family series. It’s about Dr. Bria Arrington, an allergist who works for her family’s medical practice. Much to her father’s dismay, she prefers to incorporate naturopathic medicine with traditional for her patients. She wants to practice freely, but her father is against it, therefore Bria is contemplating accepting a position in Atlanta at a medical practice that will allow her to do both. On top of all that, she’s falling for her best friend the handsome, arrogant, mocha-covered playboy, Rasheed Vincent. An ex professional basketball player, he is a self-proclaimed bachelor after his fiancée left him when he opted to retire after a knee injury. This book definitely has some hot scenes and more of a sexy tone unlike Cooking Up Love, the first book in the series, which was more of a fun and flirty tone, in my opinion.
What has been the hardest emotionally or time consuming thing you’ve had to research for one of your stories?
The Arrington Family series is centered around five siblings who are all doctors with their family’s private medical practice along with their parents. It’s not necessarily a medical series, but in the beginning of outlining all of their books, I did research on medical schools, internships, residencies as well as my characters’ specific concentrations. It was quite time consuming and with each book, I still have to go back and do more research depending upon the type of doctor he or she is.
Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay attention to them enough to influence your writing?
I do read my reviews as well as emails from readers to find out what they do and don’t like about my books. I take into consideration of everything they mention. For example, some reviewers have mentioned my love scenes are hot but still classy, so I hope to always convey that.
Quickie Question Round
If you were deserted on an island and could only have one man with you – who would it be? Cameron Newton, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers
Tell us something on your bucket list. Buy a vacation home.
What is your favourite romance novel by another author? Tregaron’s Daughter by Madeleine Brent
Your bookshelf is on fire, you can only save what you can carry. What do you save? My photo albums from my wedding.
And lastly, If our viewers wanted to find out more about your work where can they find it and you?
Dr. Bria Arrington has had her heart broken by one bad boy playboy and doesn’t want to travel down that road again. However, she finds herself attracted to her best friend, self-
proclaimed bachelor, Rasheed Vincent. After a passionate kiss leaves them desiring more, seducing each other is the only cure.
A retired basketball player, Rasheed is a player on and off the court. When a woman gets too close, he bounces to the next one. But the condition he’s in makes him want a permanent dose of Bria’s love, and he’s ready for the shot. She knows falling in love with Rasheed is a prescription for trouble, yet she’s willing to risk it. But can she trust him with her heart?
Rasheed leaned against the wall in the VIP section sipping on rum and Coke and trying hard not to stare at Bria. Her short black dress was hugging her lethal curves, and he wanted to take it off and wrap her cocoa legs around his waist while she called out his name repeatedly. He tried to pretend to flirt with the groupies passing by, but they weren’t doing anything for him. Bria had awakened a passion and lust in him that he couldn’t ever remember feeling before. Her long hair fell over her right shoulder in a sexy manner, and he imagined running his hands through it or holding onto to it as he gave it to her from behind. The night before, he couldn’t sleep. The thought that she actually needed and wanted her flames of desire extinguished, prevented him from resting peacefully and filled his mind. Images of her naked mocha-kissed body next to him invaded his brain all night, and the erection that prevailed only went away after a cold shower.
Rasheed downed the rest of his drink, sat the glass on the table, and walked over to her as she held a conversation with Raven.
“Excuse me, ladies. Bree, do you wanna go dance?”
“Sure.” Bria excused herself from Raven and walked onto the dance floor.
The DJ was playing an upbeat party mix that included Lady Ga Ga, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Rihanna. Rasheed danced behind Bria, grinding on her to the fast beat. He was surprised she hadn’t resisted, especially when he pulled her by the hips close to him and a hard-on started to manifest, but she continued dancing, swishing her butt on him in an erotic manner as if they were naked and joined together. When Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” came on, she turned around to face him and sung the entire song as she continued her seductive dance on him.
He bent down and whispered in her ear.
“You keep doing that, you’ll find out how rude this boy is. Because trust me, baby, I’m more than big enough, but the question is, can you take it?” He gave her a slow grind so she could feel exactly how hard he was.
She looked up at him from beneath her lashes with a sexy, confident expression on her face.
“I can handle all of you.” She caressed the back of his neck, and he knew it was time to go before he pulled up her dress on the dance floor.
“Let’s get out of here,” he groaned as his erection hardened more by her confident words.
Once in the limo, Bria straddled his lap and her dress rose around her hips to reveal a pair of black lace panties. His lips sought out hers, and he kissed her slow, nibbling on her bottom lip.
“I’ve been aching to kiss you again, Bree,” he said. He pulled her tongue further into his mouth, savoring the sweetness of it and feeling himself completely losing his mind. “You have the sexiest lips that I can’t get enough of.”
From September 17th to September 21st, I’ll be hopping from different blogs to introduce the
second book in the Arrington Family Series, The Game of Seduction. Stop by the tour stops to check out interviews, excerpts and there’s a giveaway.
Two commenter’s from the tour will receive a $5.00 Amazon Virtual Giftcard each. Plus, if you’re a subscriber on my website, twitter follower or a fan on my Facebook fanpage, you’ll receive an extra entry per social media outlet. All comments must be posted by September 21st. 11:59 pm, EST. The winners will be selected by Random.org and will be posted on my website, Twitter and Facebook on
September 22nd. Good luck readers!
Tour Schedule: http://candaceshaw.net/virtual-book-tour/