posted on December 15, 2014 by Candice Poarch

Candice Poarch Holiday Reads

CHRISTMAS-GONE-WILD052014_200Happy Holidays!  Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanza, I hope yours is blessed with the experiences you share with your family and friends.

Every year I promise myself that I’m going to work less during the holiday and spend more time with my family, yet I find myself working right up to the day.  And preparing the Christmas feast is like a marathon.  I’m so exhausted after Christmas dinner that I can only veg.

Now, there are those who are excellent time managers, purchase their gifts months in advance and complete their projects early the christmas gifenough that the holidays are a breeze.  I’m not one of them.  There’s always that “one last gift” I forgot.

I beat myself up about it each year, because while my friends are relaxing, I’m still going at it.  This time I remembered two things.  Everyone is different.  Yes, there are those, like my friend, who is prepared because she schedules well and gets it done early.  Even still, she’s often running late, like me, on some projects.  While even when I get an early start, which I often do, in the end, I’m still looking for that “one last gift” the day before Christmas.  Second, I think about the purpose of the holiday and if I don’t get the perfect gift, I have my family and they are priceless.  (Of course one of my New Year’s resolutions is to do everything on time.)

a new year a new beginningBut after Christmas dinner, when someone else is doing the dishes, I finally relax, think about the purpose of the holiday, enjoy my family and the next week I read my favorite holiday books.

Whatever your personality type, I wish you a wonderful and blessed holiday season.

What personality type are you?  Are you a good scheduler who gets it all done ahead of time or are you one of the last minute people?  What can you do to make the Holiday season easier and more enjoyable?

KISS SO DEADLY-FINALPlease comment on any of the above questions and you will be included in a random drawing.  The prize winner will receive either a Kindle or Nook e-book copy of CHRISTMAS GONE WILD, the first title in the Fifty Gone Wild series.  Please visit my web page at


Coming Soon:  A KISS SO DEADLY, 4th title in the Fifty Gone Wild series.

CHRISTMAS GONE WILD can purchased for/from:
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Candice Poarch

Candice Poarch

Candice Poarch takes pride in crafting believable stories featuring African-American heroes and heroines.  The characters in her books demonstrate a strong sense of community and family support.  She firmly believes that everyday life in America (whether small town or major metropolitan city) has its own rich rewards.  She also likes telling stories that will leave today’s busy reader feeling refreshed and hopeful—not always an easy task, she says, but well worth the challenge.

Her fourteenth book, BITTERSWEET, (Dafina, July, 2006) deals with the heart, family, extended family and community.  "I really enjoyed Bittersweet... romance, comedy, mystery and intrigue...I would definitely recommend Bittersweet as a book club selection."  —Karen Monroe, Woman2Woman Book Club member.  Candice Poarch’s fifteenth book, SWEET SOUTHERN COMFORT, will be published by Kimani Press in November, 2006.

A native of Stony Creek, a small town in Southern Virginia, Candice Poarch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Virginia State University.  Formerly a computer systems manager, writing is now her full-time career. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Multicultural Romance Writers, and Washington Romance Writers, where she  served as publicity coordinator for three years and worked on market news for two years. Investing is her favorite hobby. She  particularly wishes  to teach children the value of investing, feeling that children can use these skills to help provide them with financial security and confidence in their adult lives.

Ms. Poarch is married and has three children.  She currently lives in Springfield, Virginia.

One thought on “Candice Poarch Holiday Reads”

  1. Rhonda says:

    I am a good scheduler last minute really panics me so I’ve learned to plan ahead.

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