posted on July 10, 2014 by Candice Poarch

Candice Poarch’s Summer Read

Secrets in the Sand (e-book) is Available Now

secretsinthesandSecrets can destroy

Secrets can change you…

Secrets can be deadly—and more…

Secrets in the Sand is the 3rd title in the Fifty Gone Wild series.  The first two titles are Christmas Gone Wild and Slippery Slope.

Two-time divorcee Kristin Mayer moved to Wet Sands, North Carolina, to be near her sister.  Her fixer-upper comes as a bargain due to an eight year old murder that stifles sales.  But Kristin packs heat and she’s fine with a bygone crime.

Chase Holloman is intent on protecting his grown daughter who as a child was accused of murdering their neighbor.

Meeting Kristin rocks Chase’s world.  Yet as Kristin plows through her house renovation, she finds mysteries deepening with each uncovered wall.

The bodies pile up and long-suppressed secrets come to life, forcing Chase and Kristin to reassess their lives.  Can they clear Chase’s daughter and remove the obstacles between them and find real love?

Name some ways in which secrets can destroy you.  Do you feel truth is always best?  What emotional impact can secrets have on you?  The theme of the books in the Fifty Gone Wild series is long lost dreams.  What long-ago dreams did you put on the sidelines when life got in the way?

Please 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 the first title in the series.  Please visit my web page at

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.

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