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Over the past week or so I’ve received a lot of friend requests on Facebook. Not one or two, but dozens. I don’t accept any request without checking out profiles first but sometimes I miss things. That’s the purpose of this post. Those who’ve been with me from the beginning already know this stuff but my new followers and Facebook friends don’t.

With that being said –

  • I’m an erotica author. I often post teasers from my books. This includes quotes and visuals that I feel go along with them. If you’re offended, instead of reporting, click that unfriend button. I won’t be offended. Really.
  • I have a habit of randomly posting photos just because I like them. They can be of men, women and couples. Some of the couples will likely be same-sex. If that bothers you, hide the post or unfriend me. Actually, if same-sex couples bother you, you should probably unfriend and unfollow me anyway. My main genre of choice (to read and write in) is gay romance.
  • I don’t discuss politics publicly – EVER. The same applies to religion and a couple of other things. I may agree with everything you have to say on certain topics but I refuse to go back and forth in a sparring match with those who don’t. There are a few things I’m very passionate about – gay rights being one – and I’ll post things about those. However, if you come on my timeline with bigoted and/or hateful comments you’ll be immediately blocked.
  • My blog posts  – that I often share on Facebook and other social media – are often NSFW. Don’t click the links if you’re bothered by nudity or sexual photos and GIFs. Some are very graphic.
  • I’m a big college football fan, most notably the Alabama Crimson Tide. I’m very passionate about my team so I tend to make that known on social media during the season. Humor me. 🙂
  • I have an editor. I love my editor. Not one person on this planet gets me and my writing like she does. I won’t be using anybody else. If you need a great editor, contact E-Write at ewriteediting@gmail.com or shoot me a message and I’ll point you in the right direction.
  • I refuse to trade reviews for reviews. I’ve been asked dozens of times since I started publishing to trade 5 stars for 5 stars. I don’t agree with that and would never be part of it. I’d rather have an honest 1 star rating than a fake 5 star any day.
  • If you want a review copy of one of my books, ask. If you have a blog or review on Amazon and/or Goodreads check out my catalog – you can find it on Amazon or all over this blog – and contact me via email at candikayauthor@gmail.com. I almost never say no.
  • What I write varies according to my mood. While I mostly write gay erotic romance, I also write het erotica and bi erotica. Quotes from my books – that I often post all over the place – will have language that may offend some.
  • I have a pen name for a reason.
  • I don’t spam people with one link after another in messenger pushing my books so I appreciate it if that’s not done to me. In the past two days I’ve received no less than twenty unsolicited private messages with purchase links for books, videos, and even makeup someone wanted me to buy. Not one of them had a ‘Hello’ or anything. It was just links. That doesn’t make me overly eager to buy what you’re selling.
  • If you subscribe to email alerts on here you can have a book of your choice from my catalog – this also applies to my current subscribers who’ve not picked one yet. Because I’ve yet to set it up where the books are sent automatically, you’ll have to let me know what book and what format and I’ll send it your way. Sometimes I go weeks without posting and sometimes I get word happy and publish either long and rambling (lol) posts or several short ones back-to-back. If you’re interested, click ‘Subscribe by Email’ on the lower right and follow instructions. If you have a problem let me know.
  • I almost always have eye candy on my blog posts, regardless of what the post is about.
  • I like red. A lot.

I’m sure I probably missed something but this is the gist of me and who I am and what I do. On top of Facebook you can also find me on Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, Payhip, and Queeromance Ink.

With all of that said…. hello and thank you to all my new followers and ‘friends’! I look forward to getting to know you all. To my other readers and fans, it goes without saying that I adore you guys. 🙂 Thanks for sticking with me.

Until next time,

~Candi

Psst! Just Friends will hopefully be published in the coming days. I’ll do a post about that soon.

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Welcome!

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Welcome to my new site!

For those who have followed me for the past couple of years, thank you! Without you I wouldn’t be doing what I love. You’ve read my books and have been kind enough to follow me on social media.

A few months ago I blogged on my other site – here – about wanting to revamp my site. I’d gotten lax with updating and the blog was looking kind of pitiful. Every time I attempted to make a change here and there I’d get frustrated. While Blogger was great for me when I first started, I’ve been wanting to switch over to WordPress for quite sometime. I held off for a variety of reasons, one of which was that I didn’t want to go to the work of creating a new website if I didn’t have the domain that I wanted.

For two years I checked on and off to see if CandiKay.com was available. It wasn’t. That is, until very recently. I couldn’t buy it fast enough. Fast-forward a few days and I was searching stock photo sites trying to find the perfect cover image. Thousands of images later, I stumbled on the one at the top of the page (the red one). I knew it was perfect. It’s sexy, yet not overly revealing. During all those searches I never looked for anything that wasn’t red. Did you guys notice how everything on the Blogger site was red, other than some of the book covers? Yeah, I’m a bit obsessed with the color and I always have been. 🙂

This site is a major work in progress. I have been involved with three WordPress sites but I’ve never created one from scratch… until now. I’m literally learning as I go so my apologies if things are a bit weird sometimes. I hope to have all the quirks out of the way soon.

If you follow me on Blogger, I hope you’ll follow me here as well. I will keep that site up and active but I won’t be publishing any future blog posts on there, with the exception of occasional posts reminding folks I’ve moved.

To follow me here, fill out the boxes under “Subscribe” at the bottom of the home page and follow the instructions. I will never spam anyone and you’ll only receive an email when I publish a post on here. There should be easy unsubscribe instructions sent to you in email if you no longer wish to follow me. Trust me, I won’t be offended. I promise not to overload your inbox. 🙂 If you don’t get an email for confirmation of the follow within a few minutes check your spam folder.

Everyone who subscribes to email alerts from this site will receive an e-book of their choice from my catalog – if they want. I’ve published 10 stories to date, ranging from bi-erotica, to gay erotic/romance, to heterosexual erotica. Hopefully there’s something in there you’re interested in. Just let me know in comments at the bottom of this post which book and what e-format and I’ll send it your way. No need to leave your email address. I’ll have it when you subscribe. Or if you’d prefer, shoot me an email to candikayauthor@gmail.com with your preference. Don’t forget to tell me which book and what format!

Had someone told me two years ago that I’d have 10 books published in April 2016 I’d have called them a liar. I wouldn’t be doing what I do without my amazing readers and some special people outside of social media. And, of course, my wonderful husband and family. One of those ‘special people’ is the reason I put my first story out and has been my biggest supporter from day one. I wouldn’t be here without her. She gave me the push I needed. I will forever credit her for every single story I publish.

Thank you all for being along on my crazy ride. I’m still learning as I go here but I’m living my dream and doing what I’ve always wanted to. I appreciate every single one of you more than you can know.

Let me know what you think of the new site, will you? I’d love to know your thoughts and/or suggestions.

~Candi

 

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