Three Free Offerings

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I have three free offerings right now: You can find Pride at Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and B&N. Nathan’s little short is a dark fantasy with a pleasing ending, but no HEA. If you’re reading the Only Human series, it’ll be good if you’ve read Pride before book four comes out February 2nd. It isn’t necessary to have read it, but most of you will be happy to have the backstory behind a small issue in Defining Human. The Radish app is free through either the Google Play or Apple store. Once it’s installed, search for my last name and you’ll see my titles on the app. Safeword: Matte is the only title completely free at Radish (the first three chapters of the other books are free.) Alternatively, clicking this link on your device should take you to the story — it does on my Android device, I’m not sure how Apple will handle it. Radish has made it hard to search by author: you click on the pink magnifying glass, and then you have to click on on the word search before a textbox opens to type into. Type Blevins, hit enter, tell it you want to search by author, click on my name, and scroll down for a list of titles. Matte is also available at the major retailers, though it’s only free on the Radish app. If you prefer it in mobi or epub, it’s at Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and B&N. And finally, the pinned post in my Kinksters group has the link to download The Object of His Affection, a short story taken from Safeword: Quinacridone. This novella is about as rough as I ever get in the BDSM world, so proceed with caution. I get naughtier in my reader group, share more personal stuff, and it’s […]

A Recap of 2017 Releases, and Current Specials & Freebies

Posted on Posted in Brain, Ghost, Hallowed Destiny, Safeword: Matte, Special Offers, The Dragon King, Uncaged

A boxed set with all nine titles in The Safeword Series is available at half the cost of purchasing them individually.   Sorry, it isn’t available at Amazon because they punish small pubs who dare sell anything over $9.99. If you have a Kindle, you can buy from Smashwords and email the file to your Kindle email address to get it into your Amazon cloud. Destiny was rescued from the Celrau near the end of ONLY HUMAN. We know one of Nathan’s lions escorted her to the hospital – this is what happened next. It’s been fourteen years since Keisha’s criminal actions put their son in foster care while Darnell was out of the country on a Navy SEAL mission. His attorneys handled all communication with her during the divorce proceedings, and he hasn’t spoken with her for nearly a decade and a half. When she’s finally paroled, his wolf is insistent he makes sure she has a place to live and help getting on her feet. Wolves mate for life, but the man can’t forgive her for putting their son at risk. Uncaged Releases February 10th – Preorder at:     SPECIALS   and   FREEBIES   The Dragon King is currently .99 at Amazon and iBooks:    Safeword Matte: Brain – First five chapters: Ghost – First five chapters: Hallowed Destiny – First three chapters: The Object of His Affection:  Available only through my Newsletter or my Kingsters Group:  (Next newsletter goes out Feb 10th)       

BDSM Blog Hop Part 2 — Fun after the Negotiations

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Welcome back to the BDSM Blog hop! Yesterday I talked a little about negotiations, today I’ll provide an excerpt showing the fun you can have once the negotiations are over. ======================= “We’ll do your strength exercises in two parts this weekend.” His hand moved towards her pussy and he crammed two fingers into her with no soft caresses or warning. “Nice and wet.” His deep voice caressed her skin as the basso profundo vibrations drifted towards and around her. He removed his fingers without ceremony, picked up a handful of marbles, and methodically began poking them into her. Sam’s pussy spasmed as the glass orbs were quickly pressed into her, and she tried to hold her entrance closed to keep them from falling out as more and more were packed inside. Her rectal muscles began to spasm around the giant plug as she tensed her ass along with her pussy muscles, and she soon discovered it was nearly impossible to relax around the plug and still hold the marbles in. Ethan started the time on his cellphone, counting up, and turned it away from her. He set another chair in front of her and settled onto it before casually opening the bag and extracting a clothespin. “I’m in a mood tonight, Samantha. I want you to hurt for me. No words, but feel free to scream and cry.” He took his time placing each clothespin, building tension and anticipation until Sam was sure her adrenaline alone could light a stadium. The strain of holding the marbles in and fighting the large plug in her ass, along with being in the splits and her arms bound completely motionless — all of this in concert with the clothespins placed at random on her breasts and the underside of her upper arm had […]

Negotiations and BDSM — Consensual Nonconsent

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Welcome to the BDSM Blog hop! Today I’d like to talk just a little about one of my favorite kinks — negotiation. Unfortunately, after being with my husband for close to two decades, and married for sixteen years, we no longer have a lot to negotiate. When we role play and map out the scene, there are still sorta-kinda semi-negotiations, but I get most of my kicks from letting my characters negotiate these days. Here’s a tiny excerpt from Safeword: Matte — In Training. If you haven’t read either Matte book (pronounced mah-tay, as it isn’t English), you should know Ethan is extremely well endowed, and wants to work his new fiancée up so she can take him in her backside on their honeymoon. This is a small peak into the contract negotiations. =============== “Thanks for giving me some space. I’m ready to talk now, I think.” Sam’s heart fluttered as Ethan’s gaze rose and a smile lit his face. He nodded to the coffee table. “I printed off the agreement, if you want to read through it and make notes.” He gestured to his laptop and added, “If I can have another ten minutes here I can finish what I’m working on, and then I’m all yours.” They were both wearing jeans and tees, and anyone looking in on them wouldn’t have thought anything odd about a couple hanging out together on a Saturday, unless they read over her shoulder. Sam used the pen Ethan had thoughtfully placed with the contract to make her own notes, and when she made it to the end she looked up to see Ethan watching her, his laptop open on the table between them. “You didn’t write this.” He smiled. “I wrote a version of it, and asked an attorney friend in the […]

Three contests! Enter to win!

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I’m currently running three contests: Comment here and/or on my Facebook page to win one of FIVE free registrations to Authors After Dark in Charlotte (each registration is a $240 value). There are some caveats, so make sure you read the fine print. Also, one winner will receive one of my Where’s Your Safeword t-shirts. Be sure to friend me if we aren’t already friends, so I can message you on Facebook if you win. Also, when you comment on the blog, be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Sign up for my newsletter (in the box at the right) to register to win a free ebook copy of Safeword: Matte.  The newsletter goes out every one to two months (depending on how much news I have), and includes information about new releases, WIP’s, and appearances. I’ll also begin including some exclusive excerpts. Comment here with links to your reviews of Safeword: Matte and Safeword: Matte – In Training, for a chance to win one of FIVE eARC copies of No Safeword: Matte – The Honeymoon, when it’s available (hopefully before mid-July). It doesn’t matter if the review(s) were last year, last week, or next week. As we approach AAD I’ll be doing more contests, and giving away more t-shirts, ebooks, and even some paperback books. Here are all the ways you can follow me: I’m primarily active on Facebook, and not regularly active on Twitter. If you want to contact me, please either email me ( candace at candaceblevins dot com) or message me on Facebook. My blog-feeds automatically post to Twitter though, so you should see new posts from me if you follow me there. Good luck to everyone who enters! I hope to see you at AAD in seven weeks! […]

Safeword: Matte on Sale!

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In preparation for the release of Safeword: Matte — In Training, you can buy the first book, Safeword: Matte, for $3.99! Matte, pronounced mah-tay, is the word used in some forms of martial arts to stop a fight. It’s the Japanese word for stop or wait. Sam (short for Samantha) has made a hobby out of learning the various fighting disciplines, but she also happens to be a sexual submissive. What better safeword than matte? Sam wants to find someone to submit to who she can’t beat in a fight. She’s tried to make it work with men from the scene who know nothing about fighting, but it doesn’t feel real to her – she needs someone who can truly control her. However, after dating from the fight scene and discovering not all guys like to spank their girlfriends, she’s decided to just back away from the whole dating thing for a while… until Fate decides to step in. Warning: This title contains graphic language, consensual BDSM, bondage, and use of toys including crops, clamps, canes, and floggers.  To read more about both books: Details and excerpt of Safeword: Matte Details and excerpt of Safeword: Matte – In Training Follow Candace on Facebook for snippets, excerpts, and information about Safeword: Matte – The Honeymoon (releases August 1) and Safeword: Matte — Happily Ever After (Fall 2014 release)  

Cover Reveal! Safeword: Matte – In Training

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I love the cover for Safeword: Matte – In Training, and I’m excited about finally releasing the next part of Ethan and Sam’s story. Safeword: Matte – In Training takes us through the training, the wedding, and some romance after the wedding, and is due to be released June 20, 2014. The third book will be titled Safeword: Matte – The Honeymoon, and is scheduled for release August 11, 2014.

A vastly edited and updated Safeword: Rainbow

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As our society debates how to handle our aging population, many of us deal with it on a personal level. My parents are rapidly approaching seventy, and while they’re in great shape and can probably go head to head with most forty year olds, there are still issues. I was working on the sequel to Safeword: Matte when my mom took a nasty spill. She walks a couple of miles a day, plus works in her yard six or eight hours a day, no matter how hot it may be. She’s not your typical old lady, but she apparently gets injured more easily, and takes longer to heal. Since she refused to allow a stranger into her home when she wasn’t at her best, my dad and I had to give her round-the-clock-care — head injuries are especially difficult, because sometimes she’d wake up and not know where she was. I took a week off  work, but when I returned to my day job I went to their house after work, and stayed until around midnight so my dad could get six hours of uninterrupted sleep. Once we were beyond the first couple of weeks, my husband and kids met me there on the days my mom was up to it, so I could see my family. My wonderful husband usually showed up with dinner already cooked, so all we had to do was sit down and eat.  I’m convinced having her grandkids around gave my mom incentive to get better, faster. I had my laptop and — on the days my family didn’t come, or later in the evening after they’d gone home — at first I could write when mom was sleeping. However, sometime during the second or third week the clicking of the keys was too much […]

A much needed update

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March was crazy — some good, some bad, but all of it seemed to conspire to keep me from writing. I’ve spent time in seven states, and I’ve been sick twice — most recently with the version of flu that’s killing people. I’ve been offline this time for over a week, and I’m sure to have missed important emails. I’m wading through it, slowly but surely; however, if I owe you a response and haven’t answered yet, it might be a good idea to resend the email. Safeword: Quinacridone‘s full release is this Friday, for those of you who’ve been waiting for Cara and Travis’ story in other formats. I don’t yet have a release date for the sequel to Safeword: Matte. It’s coming along, but it still has a ways to go. I plotted this one, but it’s kind of gone off the rails. I can’t wait to see how it ends.

Happy Endings Giveaway Hop

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   Welcome to the Happy Endings Giveaway Hop! What is it that makes us westerners insist upon happy endings? Don’t get me wrong — I’m all for ’em — but so many Asian cultures produce books with terrible endings; the more heartbreakingly ironic the ending, the better the story. Not only do I want a happy ending, sometimes I’m aggravated when there’s too much manufactured conflict. I was feeling this way when I wrote Safeword: Matte, and as a result we get to see two people coming together and finding their own path without a lot of drama thrown in from all directions. I’ll give away one copy of Safeword: Matte on Sunday, January 27th. There are three ways to enter — do all three and you’ll be entered three times, or do one and you’re entered once: Follow me on Facebook and let me know about it (email, comment, or FB message) Follow me on Twitter and let me know about it (email, comment, or Twitter me) Comment below. If you’re already following me on Facebook or Twitter let me know who you are, and I’ll count it. To read a blurb and excerpt, click the book cover and you’ll be taken to the book’s page. You must be 18 or older to enter. Make sure you leave your email address in the comments. Good luck to all who enter! —————– You can return to the Happy Endings Giveaway Hop page, or continue onto one of the next five blogs in the list: NatashaBlackthorne LindsayAvalon TheJeep Diva ZoeDawson DianneHartsock