Candice Stauffer

Biography

I live in Zeeland, Michigan where half of the year is winter and other, much shorter half, is summer. Yippy summer! It’s a wonderful place to live as long as you own a four wheel drive vehicle and you happen to get a kick out of measuring the snow fall in feet rather than inches. I write paranormal romance because I love to explore and manipulate the limitless possibilities of the genre. To be completely honest, I’m also very fond of taking a totally hot, powerful immortal hero and using a strong, confident, beautiful heroine to turn his world upside down and make him fight like hell for a victory that seems impossible to achieve. Some might call it torture. I call it entertainment and character building. Regardless, it’s great fun!

I have a strong aversion for helpless heroines. Though she’s afraid, a heroine must always be willing to fight like hell. And yes, even if the fighting is against the hero. I’m not sure why, but I tend to really enjoy it when the heroine fights against the hero. Hmm…maybe that deserves a little thought. Nah. Putting a hero through the wringer builds personality, right? How else could anyone empathize with a powerful, wickedly sexy immortal male that possesses the wherewithal to stand against and conquer the most dangerous forces of darkness and seduce the most beautiful women in existence? My thoughts are always wandering from one world to the next. I love to frequently visit my imagination, I’m happy to be me. I appreciate complicated. For me, entertaining those little voices and wickedly hot delusions in the middle of the night are an imperative part of the writing process. How else would I know what comes before the end?

I’m often accused of being a little bit naughtier than nice and slightly rough around the edges. Okay. I lied. Very rough around the edges. Life has been a challenge. But I’m grateful for every challenge I’ve faced. Through them, I’ve learned to focus on the goal rather than the walls surrounding it. Basically, I figure that as long as I enjoy life and do all that I can to encourage and help the people around me enjoy life, it’s all good.

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Books

Volatile Breath of Darkness
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Series: Breath of Darkness, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,890. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
Let go of all inhibitions as you take pleasure in a steamy liaison with a newly roused volcano; an unpredictable, ready to burst, hot-blooded lover.
Hot, Decadent Rising
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Series: Breath of Darkness, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,720. Language: American English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
Eli has met his match in Kara, a woman as passionate as sin and as hot as Hell’s rampant flames. He agrees to share one night of carnal bliss with her, but he doesn’t plan to walk away in the morning. It won’t be a problem. She’s bound to want more after sampling what he has to offer. The only problem he foresees will be keeping her, a woman hell-bent on dying to get revenge, alive.
Exquisite Breath of Darkness
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Series: Breath of Darkness, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,560. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
Being a nearly invincible immortal warrior, Joseph Payne had never paid attention to time, but now time consumes his every thought because he is running out of it. Fate is about to rip Mia Harte, the only woman he will ever love, out of his arms because she belongs to Eli Thomas, the relentless alpha male of one of the strongest lycan packs in the Pacific Northwest.
Sweet,Decadent Fire
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Series: Breath of Darkness, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 27,670. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
Jake Mann, an ancient vampire, abandons his people and his honor to satisfy his forbidden sexual hunger for Lee Ann Parker despite knowing she belongs to a powerful, high-ranking leader of his people. Now, far beyond the point of no return, does Jake have what it takes to survive his ex-leader’s fury to prevent Lee Anne from spending a lifetime tortured for the sake of revenge?
Eternal Breath of Darkness
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Series: Breath of Darkness, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 115,070. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(4.75)
Will Caylee's salvation come from the solitude of the cold, dark grave or from the sinful delights of surrendering her body and soul to the seduction of a wickedly sexy, dark and dangerous, powerful immortal?

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Smashwords book reviews by Candice Stauffer

  • Mandy on Nov. 24, 2013

    Highly recommended! I have no doubt I will picking this book up to take another scintillating escapade into the past thanks to Claudy Conn’s brilliant ability to bring her fascinating imagination to life. As always, I am impatiently waiting for more from this exceptional storyteller.