• Candace Harper

    Announcing A New Pen Name

    Hello, friends! It’s been a little while since I posted here! I’m planning to keep it short and sweet today – or short and steamy, as it were. I’ve officially launched a new pen name for stories that are much sexier than the ones I’ve been publishing under my own name. I will still be publishing work under this name, but you can find more of my work under the name… CANDACE HARPER And! In celebration of my new pen name, I’ve also written a short story that is ABSOLUTELY FREE for anyone who wants to sign up for Candace’s newsletter! Two reporters. One hot closed session.Iveta Schmidt and Fiona…

  • Promotion

    Release Day: A Knight to Remember!

    I am so excited to say that today is the release day for my first full length novel, A Knight to Remember! This novel is a long time coming and I’m incredibly proud of it! Check out the full print spread designed by the fabulous Elliot Cooper! If you haven’t ordered a copy for yourself yet, you can get the ebook on Amazon exclusively or order the paperback through Amazon, Barnes and Noble OR ask your favorite indie to order it for you!

  • Nonfiction

    Personal Essay: I’m Asexual – Here’s How I Wish We Celebrated Valentine’s Day

    When I was a kid, I enjoyed Valentine’s Day. It meant that I could give people things that expressed my platonic love for them. It gave me a chance to make or buy little cards with little messages of affection that we’d all put in each other’s handmade mailboxes on our desks. It was great to be able to share that with my friends from school. What could possibly be better than a day that dedicated to celebrating all the people that you love? Unfortunately, my feelings toward the holiday have gotten more complicated as I’ve gotten older. Read the full essay at Equally Wed!

  • Promotion

    I’m taking part in a giveaway!

    This giveaway is hosted by LitRing, a fantastic promotional site for a lot of authors, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it! Today, we are promoting Bookbub profiles. As readers, you might know them as the place to get all of the best deals on books you’re interested in. What you might not know is that with a free account, you can follow the authors you love and get an email as soon as they recommend a book or add a new book to their profile. It also guarantees that you will get notified when one of their books goes on sale through Bookbub! There are 90 chances…

  • Nonfiction

    Open the Gates: A Call For Inclusivity in Romance Reviewing

    Yesterday I had an article I worked on last summer published through VIDA, a magazine for Women in the Literary Arts. As you can guess by the title, it’s about romance reviewing – a topic I’m passionate about as a romance author and reviewer! When it comes to the book publishing industry, there are a lot of barriers to inclusivity and diversity. Editors and publishers sometimes claim that books by and about marginalized communities do not sell, and many refuse to give underrepresented authors a chance to even try and sell their work. Recently, however, many groups within book publishing have started to push back by tracking the field’s diversity…

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    Cover Reveal: Wrapped Up In You

    The much-awaited sequel comes out in less than two weeks! You can preorder it for only $0.99 RIGHT NOW! You can see the cover on several blogs with some exclusive content! Corey’s Book Corner hosted a character interview with gift recs from Cora and Elena! Check out their fabulous ideas and get some for yourself!  The Hermit Librarian had another interview, both with me and my fabulous ladies! You can also read their review of Learning Curves! Harker’s a delight, so go follow their blog! Nicole Field hosted the cover reveal today as well, and included a bit of a review of Learning Curves in her post! I’m so thrilled to share it…

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    If y’all follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo! I’m also doing a hashtag game under the tag #lgbtqwrimo! You can find my thread on that here! I’m spending my fiction time working on Wrapped Up in You, the novella length sequel to Learning Curves, and a witchy short story that I’m having a great time with!  Come follow along with my process and chat with me while I work over on Twitter! In the meantime, have an aesthetic I made!

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    COVER & TITLE REVEAL: The Ghosts of Halloween

    If you’ve been keeping an eye on my Twitter and Patreon, you’ll know that I’ve been teasing a Learning Curves-related Halloween story! Well, today’s the day to reveal that surprise! THE GHOSTS OF HALLOWEEN is a collection of three slice of life stories featuring Cora and Elena at Halloween! And it’s available for preorder RIGHT NOW! Summary: Halloween is a holiday that is both loved and reviled by people all over America. It’s one of Cora’s favorite holidays, and a massive source of anxiety for Elena. Between the two of them, they get up to all sorts of hijinks and wind up falling even more head over heels for each…

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    Learning Curves Blog Tour Wrap Up

    Hello, friends! Today is Learning Curves’ release day, which is exciting and terrifying all wrapped up in one! In case you hadn’t heard, Learning Curves is up on Amazon and Goodreads! Elena Mendez has always been career-first; with only two semesters of law school to go, her dream of working as a family lawyer for children is finally within reach. She can’t afford distractions. She doesn’t have time for love.  And she has no idea how much her life will change, the day she lends her notes to Cora McLaughlin.  A freelance writer and MBA student, Cora is just as career-driven as Elena. But over weeks in the library together, they…