Sunday, October 30, 2011

What candy to eat first? by Stacey Kennedy

I loved getting dressed up for Halloween. I mean, really, who doesn’t? But as much as I loved the costumes, I loved the candy more!

Now thinking back, it’s amusing how much time I spent knocking on doors with my pillowcase in hand trying to get as much candy as possible. I remember coming home with a huge bag of junk that undoubtedly would give me a stomachache later.

I’d pour the bag out and it’d look something like this:

My question to you is what do you eat first?

I always started with the chocolate first. Any of the above I would have gobbled up as quickly as possible, and then I would have moved onto the caramels and hard candy. I’m just one of those people that eat what I love first, saving the rest for later, and threw out whatever I hated. Which of course, was hardly any.

I’d love to hear how you eat your candy? Are you like me, eat your favorites first, or do you just dig in and grab whatever you can?

With keeping on the Halloween theme, I’m sharing a snippet from my new vampire erotic romance, SHADOWED SOUL. With your comment about your candy eating habits, you’ll be entered to win a copy of that story to give you a supernatural erotic read on Halloween night.

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Four months have passed since Ellie’s heart was broken by her cheating boyfriend, Gerrid. Sick of mourning, she sets out in search of one thing, a man to make her forget. Madame Eve, a matchmaker, arranges for Ellie to meet just the man at Nocturnal Nightclub in Miami. Bryce is not only sexy as sin, but full of mystery. He does things no man should be capable of. Ellie might question his fast speed, cold hands, and even the way he bites at her skin―if he wasn’t so determined to awaken the part of her that’s been buried by lies.

Days have passed since Bryce’s last feeding and his vampire hungers demand to be sated. But feeding is not his only intention. Ellie seeks to be a different woman, to gain power for herself, and Bryce plans to push her to discover it. To show her she can do things she never thought possible and force her to see the strength she yearns for already lives inside of her.

Ellie will have to choose, expose all of herself, or remain hidden in the dark shadows. But Bryce will have to make a choice of his own—let her go or keep Ellie forever?

*m/f, anal, voyeurism, masturbation.



Ellie scanned the dance floor, searching for the man matching the picture Madame Eve had emailed her. Instead, she got a few heated glances from guys she wouldn’t touch on her worst days. So, instead of continuing to search, she lingered taking a seat upon a stool, listening to the bartender and Kenna talk dirty nothings to each other. Why isn’t he here?

After she downed her second Cosmo, goose bumps pimpled on the back of her neck, and she glanced over her shoulder to discover her date standing against the back wall. His gaze focused on one person, her.


“ night is looking up,” she exclaimed.

Kenna didn’t respond, too busy playing googly eyes with the bartender. Ellie jabbed an elbow into her side. She hissed as she rubbed her ribs. “Ow, what?”

“He’s here. I’m going to dance.” She gestured behind her and grinned to show her intentions.

Kenna peeked over her shoulder before focusing back on Ellie and giving a shit-eating grin. “Have fun.”

Ellie slid off the stool, keeping her focus on the stranger. His mere presence screamed sex. Much taller than her five-foot-five frame—around six-two—but built like a brick shit house. His muscular arms were crossed over his chest, his broad shoulders tempting her and she couldn’t wait to run her hands over them tonight.

Putting a little oomph into her step, she made her way onto the dance floor. The loud techno song washed over her and the vibrations were strong against her feet. Her kinda music—hard and dirty.

Staying at the edge of the crowd, she found her beat and moved with the rhythm. Twirling, she ran her hands along her torso and did anything and everything to gain his attention.

To all appearances, her plan worked.

He dropped his arms to his side and stepped forward. His sparkling blue eyes, short, fashionably-styled black hair, and chiseled features warmed her right down to her toes. Her heart raced. Her insecurities drifted away. The world around her ceased to exist, leaving only him and her.

Wetness pooled in her panties. His nostrils flared and his heated gaze burned deeper. He approached and as he settled in front of her, he grabbed her lower back and yanked her against his hard body. Her head tilted back and he leaned down, cupped her nape and kissed her.

A kiss not meant for strangers―not meant as a sweet hello. No, a promise he would pleasure her and she sang a big thank you, Jesus for bringing him to her. No thoughts. No regrets. Just two sweaty bodies going at it until exhaustion set in.


Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll find fast paced action, life threatening moments and a big bad villain that needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance Ebooks Bestseller lists. If she isn’t plugging away at her next novel, tending to her two little ones, she’s got her nose deep in a good book. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband.

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Kristi kaiser said...

I always go for the starburst first, I open all of them and find only the red and yellow. Then I throw the other colors back in the bowl! I love Halloween!

June M. said...

I too would go for my faves first...and that always was some sort of chocolate. The fave might change from year to year (Reese's, Snickers, etc) but it was always chocolate.

The Brunette Librarian said...

I pick out my fav's :)

Go with the peanutty-salty stuff first...then the Reese's cups. YUM! Finally, the suckers and that kinda stuff.

LOVE buyin' some of the half price stuff on the day after :)

Happy Halloween!

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Anonymous said...

Sweet tarts the purple ones first.

Jennifer said...

I would go through all the candy and trade out the ones I didn't like. Then I'd go for all the chocolate candy first.

Shonna said...

CHOCOLATE,....... yep nothing but chocolate for me

Shonna said...

Chocolate with nuts is on the top of my list also yum

Jennifer Mathis said...

the white chocolate resse cups are what i nab first

kel_p said...

definitely chocolate first BUT i'm one of those people that will eat the plain chocolates first, before getting to the ones with fruit, nuts or fillings - saving the best for last!
Then the rest - well i'm not big on hard candy so i'd give that away & the juicy ones like starburst would probably be eaten in between chocolates - to change it up a bit :)

Pretty Eyes said...

Chocolate, as the other ladies said, but since my mom was a strict candy rationer, it lasted a long time!


elaing8 said...

I always ate the chocolate bars first,then the rockets,then the chips..the hard candy and suckers licorice and caramels were next.And the gum whenever i felt like having some.

Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

Melissa said...

I always go for Milky Way first then the tootsie rolls.Next is anything with caramel!!
Thanks for the giveaway!! :)


Arianne Cruz said...

I eat the good ones first (chocolate!) and prolong the inevitable when I have to eat the ones that I'm not so excited about. Either that or give them away :D
email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

heather said...

Chocolate first. We went trick-or-treating Friday and I've been eating Twix, Reese's and chocolate eyeballs while I'm at the computer. I've cleaned little chocolate finger prints from my keyboard 4 times today, lol.

Shonna said...

I think chocolate is the winner. YUM!

Eva's Flowers said...

I went for my favorites first, the small bite size chocolates, separated the gum, so I'd have that for during the day. The lollipops I would have the Tootsie one first then Charms.


*yadkny* said...

Love the 1NS stories... perfect for when you want something quick and hot. I'll definitely be adding Shadowed Souls to my wishlist:)

And ya I do pick out all of my fav candies first and then dig through the leftovers... I have little patience for savoring the good stuff:)

Annie Nicholas said...

this contest is closed

Shonna said...

I love the eye candy on the cover too. Hehee

Lyric James said...

That is a great cover! I started with the Now-N-Later's first. If I had ANY in my bag...they were the first to go, especially the apple ones. Then, the chocolate.

Stacey said...

Thanks everyone for commenting. I loved hearing what your favorites are. And I hope you all ate way too much tonight! :)

dawnmomoffour said...

I eat the chips first. Then I do Candy Kisses (My fav)!. I then eat the occasional chocolate and candy. I'm not much of a sweets person although I do love candy kisses and malt balls.
-Dawn aka dawnmomoffour