Friday, January 9, 2015

First author signing of the year in Peabody Ma April 11, 2015

So guess what? My first author signing is happening in Peabody MA April 11, 2015! There is an amazing list of authors going to be there!! check out the website!! It is going to be a crazy exciting day! I can't wait to meet all the readers and the authors attending that day!! check out the link for details!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

I would like to thank my readers for all their support of the past year. To show my appreciation I am putting together this giveaway which includes signed paperbacks of Breaking Elle and Wanting Reed with some amazing swag. All you have do is like my like and share my page with your friends!! That's it! Easy Peasy
Thank you and good luck!

This will be open until Monday 10 pm EST.
Facebook is not responsible for this giveaway.

Monday, December 22, 2014

The cover for my upcoming book Love is Louder
My new project Love is Louder has been delayed. Release will not happen until sometime in early 2015. This is a good thing as it will allow me to really make this the best story that i can be. Please check back for updates on this. in the mean time if you haven't already please add to your TBR lists!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The To Be Read List: Wanting Reed (Break Me 2) by Antoinette Candela: R...

I cannot say how much it means to me that readers are loving Wanting Reed!!  Another 4 star review!

The To Be Read List: Wanting Reed (Break Me 2) by Antoinette Candela: R...: By Antoinette Candela New Adult Contemporary “Love is giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them n...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

So what are you doing April 12, 2014  from 11 -5?  Nothing? Well, why don't drive out to Peabody MA and hang out with some Indie Authors and pick up some great books!!  All the details are here and yours truly will be there!!! My first book signing so you can say I am a little nervous and very excited about this!!
I never dreamed I would be here, an author, sharing my stories with readers!! This is truly just a dream come true for me!! 

So click on the link below and check out all of the amazing authors who are going to be there!!

Friday, January 31, 2014

I never thought I would find myself here publishing my second book!! It feels amazing and I am so relieved and happy that I cannot stop smiling!!  I should be in bed, but instead I am staring at my computer not sure what to do, sipping on my iced coffee with chills tracking down my body!! OMG! 

I hope that you all take the time to read my second book!! This has been an amazing process for me.  I feel my writing has improved in the last few months and it can only get better from here!!!

I don't know what more to say right now.  I think I really need to go to sleep.

My book is live!! Wanting Reed is live!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

January 2013 I typed the first word in my debut novel Breaking Elle and on September 1, 2013 it was published . Now Wanting Reed" book 2 in the Break Me Series  is almost here and I am so excited to share it with you.  

"Wanting Reed is due for release on January 31, 2014!

 Don't forget to sign up !!! Click here!!

 My cover reveal for Wanting Reed was on November 25 and my release happens January 31, 2014.  I am in the final stages of writing my book and the plan is to have it to my editor for second round of edits by January 1, 2014.

I am really excited about this project and I've received great feedback and compliments on Reed's story!!
I cannot wait to share this with you all!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Why did I write Breaking Elle?  Well, I mainly wrote if for myself.  I have read plenty of love stories and romances with heartbreak angst and all, but I wanted something a little different with a twist.  Just a little something.  I think I achieved it with this book.  Some may not like it, expecting things to happen a certain way and when they don't they don't like it as much.  Who wants predictable?  I don't. I tried to move away from that and threw in some twists and turns that readers would not see coming.  Like AN "OH SHIT" kind of moment that I have not seen is some of the books that I've read. 
Granted I am no Colleen Hoover or anything like that.  I won't make the NYT Bestseller list.  I just wanted to write and publish a book where I loved the characters and the story and I believe I did that with this book. 
Anywho. That's all for now. 
Happy Reading.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Breaking Elle Release Day

This is what happened!  My book went live today and I totally beside myself!!  I am a published author!  I have spent most of the day away from the computer.  I am going to relax and take a deep breath and let me book be free in the big world of Amazon.  I hope the readers like my story as much as I do! 

I've already gotten asked when is book two coming out.  I am already 25% into the story and I hope to have it out early 2014.  I want to know what happens just as much as everybody else.  This is a very exciting time for me!  I am so grateful to all those individuals who have helped me throughout this process! 

Thanks for all your support!

Happy Reading!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Crazy week.  I am awaiting my MS from the formatter and I will be hitting publish shortly.  I just cannot thank all of the people that helped me through this!!! I love you all.  I am nervous and excited, pacing back and forth in my kitchen anxious to see what happens with this labor of love!! If I get just one to buy it and say they love it then I have done my job!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Just sat down in front of my computer I don't know what to write in my blog.  I just have a hard time with this type of thing.

First book is with my editor, started book two and I'm staring at my screen.  Something is missing. Not sure.  Could be my music?  Ideas. I don't know.  I'm stuck. Yeah, it's okay to get stuck.  More time to ponder your next steps.  That's what I'm doing, devising a plan of action as I wait anxiously for my MS to be returned to my tired hands so I can make sense of it all!

For now, I am going to pop in my earbuds crank up the music and start Chapter 6 of book 2.  The ideas will come, the will travel from my brain to my fingertips that anxiously rest on my keyboard waiting to bring my characters air.

Good night.

Monday, July 29, 2013

I've had this blog for awhile, but now I believe it is time to make it come to life and to actually post on a regular basis. Maybe on a weekly basis, since I think that is about all I can handle right now since I am in the process of editing my first book titled Breaking Elle, which is due to be released at the end of August. Scary thing. I never thought I'd be writing a book, but with some encouragement from some friends I decided to go ahead with it.

Editing... not fun. Stressful and tiresome but I've stayed up late to create my characters and the story around them. The editing process is where I polish my story and with the help of my editor so that it shines and sparkles!!

I love what I've accomplished. I've had some days where I wondered why I am doing this? And I came up with one answer. FOR ME, but I also want to share it too. I am kinda proud of the fact that I wrote a book.

 I just hope that the rest of the world likes it as much as I do.

Lastly, I am not here to be on the NYT Bestseller list or dream of having my book be optioned off as a movie I am here because I love to write. I know that not everyone is going to love my book, but if I get one person to buy it and read it than I've done what I set out to do!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Let's Connect

Hey All... so this is my blog.  I have been kind of quiet.. Well really quiet.  I have been spending  a lot of time writing my upcoming novel and now it is time to get my ass in gear and start promoting myself and having my friends, colleagues PIMP me.. Yes, I am being pimped.  Weird.  
I am not very savvy with this type of thing but I'm a quick learner!

I Hope to release my novel in 2013.  Everything is really happening so fast!  I have met some great writers on Facebook and they have been so helpful and encouraging and of course the girls and GUY in the Writers' Block!!   Shout out to my peeps over there.  They have been the best throughout this process.  I can't believe I've gotten this far. 

Just two months ago I typed out my first page of my novel and now I am at 60k and counting!! 

So, please follow me.  If you do, I'm sure down the road I may have some giveaways and contests... No promises until I figure this thing out!

Thanks for following and pimpin me..! =) 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Are you feeling alright”
I am not startled when I hear the unfamiliar but soothing voice when I snap my eyes open,  following the sound that seems to hover close by me.  Please don’t let it be what I think it is?  Please.  Please.  please.   My eyes fail but slowly  someone comes in and out of focus.    I must still be dreaming as I frantically rub my eyes, not believing what I’m seeing in front of me -  Mr. Irresistible the one who seemed to slip out of my fingers all night long is right in front of me,  in the flesh.  His gorgeousness hits me even harder now that he's kneeling only a couple feet away from me; blessing me with his perfection, flawless light skin,  and piercing hazel eyes.  Urges and a craving seem to swirl inside of me the closer that I am to him. I don’t fight them, it feels amazing.  He exudes a confidence and appeal unlike anyone I’ve met, putting me at ease instantly.
“I’m fine.   What happened,?” I squint absently in his direction trying to remember what put me on the ground.
You passed out.  I’ve been waiting here ever since to see if anyone would return for you.   Are you ill?”
“No.  I reply with a nervous laugh.  "How long has it been?"
“Long enough.”  His eyes brush over me “You were having some sort of  dream or nightmare?”
“Why do you say that?” I ask, slightly embarrassed that he witnessed me at my weakest. Oh god, did I do something stupid?
“You mumbled something and grabbed for your necklace.”
“Oh, I’ve been under a lot of stress lately.  I guess it’s effecting me more than I thought,” I reply, uneasy after exposing a little too much about my mental state.
“Well, I hope that whatever is causing your anxiety disappears, we all have our moments once and awhile.   Sleepless nights aren't enjoyable.” He laughs out loud, a low sexy laugh that draws me in even more. 
I agree” I smile despite the fact that our conversation is hitting too close to home.  “I think I should find my friends, they’re probably wondering where I am.”  I attempt to get up but my knees are still fragile and I collapse back to the ground.
“Please…I think it is best that you sit for a few more minutes just to get your bearings.” He counters extending his hand but quickly withdraws it like he just touched a hot stove .  I can tell he wants so much to touch me the fact that he doesn’t disappoints me, I would have willingly let him.  I’ve never felt this way for someone in all of my 18 and a half years, not for the lack of trying   Maybe this is what love at first sight feels like?   
“I usually don’t take advice from strangers but I will make an exception this time.”  I blush, sterilizing all of my inappropriate thoughts as I admire his face.   “Good thing that you happen to come out when you did.”  I slowly wrap my arms around my chest as the night air hits my skin imagining him taking me in his arms to keep the chill away and much more. I want him badly. 
 “Yes, this turned out to be a stroke of luck for me.   I came out in the nick of time to save a damsel in distress.” His eyes are warm and welcoming sending a burn that runs the length of my body. Does he even  know the effect he has on me right now? He probably has this effect on all the girls.  I take more of him in knowing that this will probably not last much longer, that it will end and I’ll never see him again.
“Deep in thought?”
 “Oh. No.   I reply, slowly shaking m head.  “Just thinking that I need to get back to my friends, their probably wondering where I am.” I kick myself for saying that. I’m completely fine being here with you.   I make no move to leave as heat spreads to my cheeks.  His eyes haven’t left my face.  
 “Are you sure?  He shifts nervously. “Let me walk you back in.”  There’s an urgency in his voice.  Looking past him I wonder if there is someone else watching or listening to us.    He calmly reaches for my hand lifting me from the ground; the feel of his skin is cool as he gently pulls me up placing his other hand under my elbow for support each contact point on my skin’s electrified by the contact with his skin.  Excited by the touch of his hands I lose my footing and fall crashing into him; he immediately wraps his arms around me.  Before it all ends I quickly inhale every inch of him feeling his chest tighten under my fingers “I’m sorry for being a clutz,”  I gaze up at him as he loosens his grip around me but his eyes linger on my lips  as he takes my face in his hands. 
“Don’t apologize” he whispers his breath, like cinnamon, kisses my face.  My breathing hitches in my throat my heartbeat accelerates the temptation to kiss him is difficult to fight. I stand on my toes, hesitating for a second to gage his reaction before I gently brush my lips on his, he eagerly accepts my advance, lowering his face he forcefully presses his lips against mine placing is hand tenderly on the small of my back drawing me closer to him. I feel his body tense when I wrap my arms around his neck so ready for more of him, more than a kiss.  “I..I can’t.” He politely pulls away running his finger the length of my cheek, there’s a look in his eyes that I can’t quite distinguish.
“What’s wrong?  I am so sorry if I put you in an awkward position.” I flush taking a step back not sure if I’ve crossed a line.
No, don’t think that.” he replies as he anxiously glances over his shoulder.
“Do you feel it?   I break, my words suspended in mid air. “I just cannot shake this feeling that I know you from somewhere?”
I………I’m not sure…he stammers, eyebrows furrowed, he's clearly having a hard time trying to explain.
“Is everything okay? Are you in trouble?
 “No, not yet. But I will be if…”his words fade, as he jams his hand through his perfectly messed up hair.
“If what?”
I can’t do this, anymore.”  His smile is sincere and genuine and all I can think about is kissing him again. “I don’t want you to lose your friends and mine are waiting for me too.”  His body language tells me that he doesn’t want to  break away from the connection that has pulled us together.
Will I ever see him again?  My hands are limp at my sides, my heart drops in my chest thinking that this was just an impulsive onetime thing that will never evolve into anything and I can't bear it. I don’t want to seem too eager to ask the question but then if I don’t I won’t see him again.
“You look concerned.  I will be fine and so will you.”  He takes a step back, it feel like he’s tearing away a piece of me.   “Do you believe in fate?”
“I don’t know.  I murmur.  “I never really thought about it but I do believe in happy endings.”  I reply thinking of all of the stories my sister used to read to me.
“I do.   Certain things happen that are meant to be, that are written in the stars,” his words float above us as he gazes up into the sky.  “We will see each other again, I believe we will see each other again.” He murmurs.
“How are you so sure?  My heart skips a beat and my body tingles anticipating his touch again, seeing him again.
Trust me, just trust me”  He lowers his eyes  as he steps further away from me watching as the night swallows him whole knowing that the only thing that is keeping me from running after him is his words – Trust me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Your Existence- A poem to My 2 Babies

Your Existence

You entrance into this world was so beautiful
Like a rainbow that appears after a spring rain
Like freshly fallen snow
So pure and breathtaking

You grew within me
A seed that blossomed into a soft being
In my arms
Your coming will be forever etched in my mind my soul

My vision is framed in hearts
You are my new eyes
I see the world through you, with you
My little angel

I cherish every moment
From your first smile, your first step
Your first uttered words
When you wrap your little arms around my neck
And say "Amo Mommy"
The joy that you bring me!!

When you are ill
I feel your suffering
Not able to save you
But only comfort you
Wishing whatever ails you to disappear

The little time that you have been here
I have gained so much from your presence
How to love wholly
Joy to the extreme

All the things that were there
As I was a child
That disappeared with the years
The innocence
Is now exposed
What was once Hidden and locked away
You have opened
The child in me is Reborn

A new life a new beginning

Two new lives
Two new beginnings
As you grow
I grow
As a child
As a mother
I am complete