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Spotlight on Kandy Shepherd, Conveniently Wed to the Greek

This week's Spotlight on Author is on Kandy Shepherd and her new book, Conveniently Wed to the Greek! 



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Who is Kandy Shepherd?

Kandy Shepherd is an author of contemporary romance, currently published by Harlequin Mills & Boon for the Harlequin Romance line. She writes feel good fiction with deep emotion and humour. A former magazine editor, Kandy lives in Australia on a small farm in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

Who do you like to read?
I read voraciously across a wide range of genres as well as non-fiction. I love reading romance of course but also really enjoy thrillers, crime and women’s fiction. Even in other genres, I enjoy a story even more if there’s a touch of romance! Current favourites in crime fiction include Elizabeth Haynes, Tana French and Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). In romance I am currently loving my fellow Harlequin Romance authors, including Liz Fielding, Scarlet Wilson and Christy McKellan. There are so many more favourites to mention but I don’t think you can give me the space!

What’s your favorite place to read?
Curled up on the sofa with a cat or two (and sometimes four!) to keep me company. 

What are some of your reading pet peeves?
Knowing as an author how difficult it is to get it right, I’m loathe to criticise. But a “twist in the tail” of a thriller that just doesn’t seem feasible can annoy me. My current peeve is that my favourite authors don’t write quickly enough!

Tell us a little about your book….

My May release for Harlequin Romance, Conveniently Wed to the Greek is my tenth book in print for Harlequin (I have a free online read at Harlequin.com Claiming His Christmas Bride). Conveniently Wed to the Greek is a deeply emotional story about when big dreams collide for food critic Adele Hudson and tycoon hotelier Alex Mikhalis. Alex has unspeakable tragedy in his past, Adele has had bitter disappointment of her own. I loved helping them to the beautiful love they find with each other!  Their dramatic story plays out against the fabulous location of the Ionian Islands in Greece..

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32 comments:

  1. Congratulations Kandy.
    I imagine the warmth of the cats is very welcome right now - and as a cross genre reader myself I agree that a touch of romance can help.

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    1. You're quite right about the warmth of the cats right now Elephant's Child, it's quite chilly in my part of DownUnder! I have one nestled up next to me right now as I type.

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    1. Thank you Kelly, I really enjoyed writing this one!

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  3. A cat or two or four. Ha.
    Love the cover.
    Wishing you much success.

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    1. Thank you Sandra, the cover is lovely isn't it, I'm very happy with it.

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  4. I'm sure because she reads widely, her romance is interesting. Here's to a very successful book.

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    1. Thank you clee! I hope readers enjoy my stories!

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  5. I agree with you about twists that just don't fit the story.

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    1. It can be so annoying, can't it Mary!

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  6. I love reading thrillers too and I can so relate to what Kandy said. I believe a mystery/thriller has to perfect and the one that would leave us with our mouths agape. :D
    Claiming His Christmas Bride sounds interesting. Would love to read it. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. I totally agree Shilpa, no matter how good the rest of a thriller is, the ending has to make me say "wow!"
      By the way, Claiming His Christmas Bride is a free read on harlequin.com
      https://www.harlequin.com/shop/articles/337_claiming-his-christmas-bride.html

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  7. Congrats to Kandy!
    So true that our favorite authors don’t write quickly enough.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Thank you for the congratulations Michelle.
      Yes, I get very impatient for the next book by a favourite author, particularly if it is a series.

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  8. I enjoyed reading Kandy's guest post. Her book sounds exciting - setting a book in a hotel in a foreign destinations is the best!

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    1. Thanks Lexa. I like foreign destinations too, and I particularly like visiting them!

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  9. This is wonderful. Congratulations, Kandy. I must admit, your small farm in the mountains of Australia sounds beautiful. All the luck with this new release. The premise sounds intriguing. As always, thanks for sharing this with your followers, Nas. I'm going to get ahold of the free read at Harlequin, too. All the best, ladies.

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    1. Thank you Victoria. Yes, my little farm is lovely and very conducive to writing. That is, after I have fed all my animals!
      Here is the link to Claiming His Christmas Bride
      https://www.harlequin.com/shop/articles/337_claiming-his-christmas-bride.html

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  10. Dear Nas - wonderful interview with Kandy. Congratulations to her new book being published. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a delightful day.

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    1. Thank you so much for those kind words, Debbie!

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  11. What a lovely interview! Congratulations on the new book, Kandy! It sounds like a wonderful read. Unrealistic twists are a big pet peeve of ours, as well -- and we also have a cat (and a few dogs) for a reading companion :) Thank you for sharing and for the great post!

    ~Michele & Mckenzie

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    1. Thank you Michele and Mckenzie for those kind words! There's nothing like a furry four-legged friend as a reading (or writing!) companion, is there!

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  12. I'm a bed reader myself, or bathroom when I need a moment's quiet. (Too many kids running around.) I tend to steer clear of thrillers for the most part, because I like escapism reading, but there are definitely twists that are totally unbelievable in many books, whether they're character's decisions or plot aspects.

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    1. I love reading in bed, too, Crystal. Though I have to say my days of reading in the bath are limited since I read mostly e-books these days and don't dare take my kindle near the bathtub! Any moments of peace and quiet to read need to be cherished!

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  13. I love to read on my couch or in bed. :) When my cats come to keep me company I am even happier. Wishing Kandy the best of luck with her latest book. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you Jess. Yes, there is something blissful about reading on the sofa or in bed with cats snuggled up next to you, isn't there! I try to indulge as often as possible.

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  14. Aww, I love that line about helping characters to the beautiful love they find with each other. This is why I love reading romance!

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  15. Wow, four cats! I've just got one.
    I would be interested about reading a romance with a food critic. Wow, that's a cover!

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