Spotlight & Giveaway: Branded by Candace Havens

Posted September 22nd, 2016 by in Blog, Spotlight / 30 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Candace Havens to HJ!

Hi Candace and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Branded!


Tell us about the book with this fun little challenge using the title of the book: 

brandedB is for: Bad boy Cole. He’ll make you burn in the very best way.
R is for: R-rated, this is one super sexy book. Maybe it should be X? (Smile)
A is for: Addy, Cole’s little sister he’s sworn to protect.
N is for: Naughty times Cole and Callie have.
D is for: Dangerous, the game they’re playing has some tough consequences.
E is for: Excellent abs on the super-hot Cole.
D is for: Dedicated to family. That’s one thing Cole and Callie have in common. Along with the sexy.

Please share the opening lines of this book:

Scratchy. The insides of my eyelids had become sandpaper. And a gorilla pounded my brain with furious fists of pain. My ass was numb from sitting on cold steel, my knees drawn to my chest. Mouth tasting of bitter nasty, I forced my eyes open.
Mistake. Mistake. Mistake.


Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • This cowboy is unlike any you’ve ever seen before.
  • I wrote it over a long weekend. Took me a lot longer to edit but the story feell out of my head really fast.
  • Callie is an amalgamation of some friends of mine. It’s one of the reasons I love her so much.
  • I set it in Amarillo because that’s where my friend Jodi Thomas lives, and that town is so much more than it appears.
  • I wrote this cowboy book for people who don’t read contemporary cowboy books.


Was there a scene in this book that was harder to write than others?

They’re break up scene. They have great reasons why they can’t be together and it breaks my heart. I actually cried writing them.


What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

I just want them to have fun. To remember these characters and the epic beginning to their love story.


Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Book Info:

I have my hands full taking care of my little sister and covering for my uncle as ranch foreman. The last thing I need is a Texas princess like Callie Llewellyn getting up in my business and messing with my head.

All I can think of is getting up close and personal with those curves of hers. And being on the edge of discovery makes our quick-and-dirty encounters twice as hot. And that’s all they are—quick and dirty—there’s nothing deeper going on here.

There’s only one rule to keeping my job and a roof over my sister’s head: stay away from the boss’s granddaughter. But I’m not always great at following the rules.

Meet the Author:

candace-havensAward-winning author Candace Havens lives in Texas with her mostly understanding husband, and dogs, Elvis, Harley, and Gizmo. Oh, and a sh named Fitz. When she isn’t living in the imaginary worlds she creates, she’s interviewing celebrities, writers, and producers for her job as a TV columnist, and talking about movies with 96.3 KSCS. She runs a free online workshop for writers. She’d love to hear from you
Twitter @candacehavens

30 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Branded by Candace Havens”

  1. Mood Reader

    Oh, gosh! There’s lots of them! But I would say Hardy Cates from Lisa Kleypas’s Blue-Eyed Devil and Kane “Tack” Allen from Kristen Ashley’s Motorcycle Man are at the top of the list! 😛

  2. Laura Lovejoy- Brunk

    There are fictional men we just know by 1st names …Jamie, Roarke, Ranger. In some was they’re all, each book you read, “The sexiest” book boyfriend ever.

  3. Eva Millien

    That’s a tough question to answer because there are so many to choose from, but I will go with Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter books… for now!

  4. Elizabeth T.

    Definitely Graeme Montgomery from Never Seduce a Scot and Ethan Kelly from The Darkest Hour.

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