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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.
on Sep. 26, 2013 :
Grabbed me and pulled me in from the first line. Fell in love with Eli. Alpha doesn't begin
to describe this Hot, gentle, wonderful hunk of wolfman!
And Demetri who we have met before has my full attention. Love the dragon man and wonder
what is up with him.
This story just is edge of your seat reading and can't wait for the next one--cliffhanger, yet
totally satisfying! Come on Candice Stauffer, we need Volatile.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Sep. 16, 2013 :
5 stars? that's all I can give? I didn't think it was possible for Candice Stauffer to write better books than she already had. But this one. WOW.
I love the way Candice Stauffer writes, there's wit, drama, romance (hot romance) paranormal, And now I can't wait for another book to come out. Keep up the fantastic writing!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Sep. 12, 2013 :
Hot, Decadent Rising by Candice Stauffer
Eli Thomas is an alpha wolf that, at the moment, has lost his pack to his second in command. He has every intention of regaining his position as pack leader. After all the years wasted looking for his mate, only to find she wanted someone else, the last thing he wants is a woman. Especially not a human one. Life don't always give you what you want.
Kara Terrick Borden was in big trouble. She had a hit out on her and the unborn child she's carrying. She knows who is after and why, her only hope is to kill them before they can get to her. Kara is tempted to ask for help from the hunky man at the gas station but she can't endanger anyone else. She has to do this herself.
The author pulls the characters from the previous books into this story full of surprises, humor and maybe even a scary spider. Oh, and romance, definitely romance. Some situations are continued throughout the books as well. Demetri and Mary Tate's mysterious relationship, Nikolas and Brianna's struggles and Zack, along with others as well. If you enjoy series you'll want to read the books in this order; Eternal Breath of Darkness, Sweet, Decadent Fire and Exquisite Breath of Darkness.
**Sexual content and language
(reviewed the day of purchase)