#CMCon23 Featured Author Spotlight: Tawdra Kandle

Posted December 14, 2022 by Jen in Author Interview, Coastal Magic Con Tags: , , ,

Tawdra Kandle

Today I’m happy to welcome Tawdra to the blog. She’s answering a few questions and telling us more about her books. Please help me welcome Tawdra!

Featured Author Q and A:

Can you tell us a little bit about your writing: What genres do you write? Do you prefer to write one genre over another?

I write romance through a number of different subgenres, including contemporary, paranormal and erotic. I enjoy every subgenre and trope I write!

What is your newest/upcoming release? Tell us about the book and series.

I’m super excited about my next release, THE FIRST CLASSMAN. It’s surprise baby/one-night stand/slow burn military romance, and it’s filled with angst, steam . . . and of course, a happy ending that will leave you smiling for days. It’s coming out February 21st. 

What is your favorite thing about the Coastal Magic Convention?

I’ve been to every Coastal Magic since the first event (Olde City, New Blood) in 2013! I love being with a group of people who enjoy books and reading as much as I do—and I love seeing old friends from year to year as well as meeting new folks. 

Do you have any pets? Please tell us about them.

I have one sweet but naughty pup—he’s a Malti-Pom whose formal name is Kaipo (it means ‘sweetheart’ in Hawaiian), but we call him Po most of the time. He’s been raised by cats—we have four at the moment: Della, Dixie and Calypso are full-blood siblings who are almost 16, and Lenni (short for Mrs. Lennon) is our gray baby. They’re all spoiled rotten. 

Do you use real or fictional locations in your stories? What kind of research do you do for the setting?

I use fictional settings that are based on real places. My paranormal books are mostly set in Florida; the mystical town of King is based on the real-life Mount Dora, while Palm Dunes, the retirement community where Jackie and Lucas live, is a mix of a variety of similar Florida towns. My ‘realest’ settings are in my Anti-Cinderella world, which take place primarily in London.

CMCon Quickies:

Mountains or Water (lake, shoreline)? Water, preferably ocean. I don’t do heights.

Dukes or Cowboys? Dukes.

Stranger Things or Bridgerton? Stranger Things, no question.

Ketchup, Mustard, or Mayo? Ketchup!

Coffee or Tea? I love them both. But if someone held a gun to my head, coffee.

THANKS so much for playing along!

Now let’s learn more about Tawdra’s book:

The Anti-Cinderella by Tawdra Kandle

Book cover of The Anti-Cinderella by Tawdra KandleThree years ago he betrayed her. Now he needs a favor.

How many girls can say their first kiss was with a prince in the British royal family?

I was fourteen and he was sixteen, and yes, it was magical. But that kiss didn’t exactly change my life. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even think about it-or Nicky Windsor-for the next ten years . . . until fate, in the guise of my grandparents, brought us back together again.

Now everything has spun out of control. I’m ducking reporters and photographers when I try to leave home. My friends act as if I’m someone they don’t know anymore. The whole world seems to be watching me, wanting to see some kind of modern Cinderella story.

But trust me, I’m no man’s princess. I’m more comfortable in tennis shoes than in a tiara, more likely to rock a bucket than a ball gown, and more liable to fall on my face than to pull off a graceful wave.

The only thing that keeps me from running away and hiding is Nicky. He’s all I’ve ever wanted in a man: hot, hunky and head-over-heels in love with me. I think I feel the same way. I think I want to be with him forever.

But the idea of life with the royal family terrifies me. Even if I have found my one and only, can I handle what comes after our happy ending?

Series: The Anti-Cinderella Chronicles, book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance (royal romance)
Release Date: May 18, 2018
Publisher: Tawdra Kandle Romance

Purchase Links:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3GZMclb
Apple Books: https://bit.ly/3AZRcCE
B&N Press: https://bit.ly/2XSqIwH
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2LacbLt
Google Play: https://bit.ly/3XOTyxS

About the Author:

#CMCon23 Featured Author: Tawdra Kandle headshot and bioTawdra Kandle is the USA Today best-selling author of over 100 romances that span genres from contemporary through paranormal. Her engaging and realistic characters bring readers back again and again to devour the steamy love stories she spins. Fan favorites include The Anti-Cinderella Chronicles and her military romances.

You can find Tawdra on:
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTawdraKandle)
Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tawdra/)
TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@tawdrakandle)
website (tawdrakandle.com)
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