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We're launching the Book Tour for FOCUS ON LOVE by CANDEE FICK!

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Launch for
Focus On Love
By Candee Fick

Author Interview

Q: What is your motivation behind Focus On Love? Why did you want to write it?

A: The roots of this story are buried in the first book of the series, Dance Over Me. You see, I had a secondary character who didn't care much for God and I started wondering why. One day, sparked by a song on the radio, I remembered a time when—even as a pastor’s kid—I thought faith was all about a list of rules to keep rather than a relationship. Suddenly, I knew I wanted a romantic hero who would show Liz how to focus on the love instead of the religious rituals. Along the way it grew to include other facets of love including friends, family, military service for our country, and even finding a career we can devote ourselves to with passion and joy.

Q: What do you hope readers take with them after they've read it?

A: Since it's a sweet romance, I want readers to leave with a sigh, a sappy smile, a warm fuzzy feeling, and a new book boyfriend in Ryan. I want readers to have experienced the highs and lows of the journey along with Liz and then participate vicariously in her victory. But mostly along the way, I hope readers feel the tug toward a deeper or new relationship with the Creator of everything who still wants to be their personal Friend.

Q: Do you have a favorite scene that you can share with us?

A: One of my favorite scenes is when Ryan takes Liz along on a sledding adventure with his family. It's quite early in their relationship and working together on a photography assignment has resulted in a friendship. Except Liz is also fighting her attraction to Ryan. Anyhow, for the first time in a long time, Liz feels part of a happy family...which also opens up her heart a little more. A few romantic moments while building a snowman lead to a shared toboggan ride…where even a crash into a snow bank won't put out the fire and their romance is officially underway. This scene has all the giddy first-love feels and makes me smile just thinking about it.

Q: If you could sum up the book in one sentence, what would you say?

A: Can it be a run-on sentence? LOL. Here goes: When a photographer-turned-actress meets a freelancer who has temporarily put his sister's family before his career, the result is a picture-perfect romance that brings all facets of love into focus as they let their dreams develop.

Q: Share something about you that is unique – maybe about how/where you write… or your favorite snack foods?

A: I actually do the bulk of my creative writing during one hour per day. With a part-time day job, chronic health issues, a busy family, and an adult-daughter with special needs, I found myself always waiting (and wishing) for the perfect block of time in which to write. But since my stories wouldn't wait, I took a lesson from the folk tale about the tortoise and the hare. Slow and steady would actually add up faster than word sprints. Now I get up early and write before the household's morning chaos erupts. Often my "Turtle Power Hour" is the only creative writing I get done in a day, but because of the regular contact with my characters, I can use any rare quiet moments during the rest of the day to think about plot problems...which makes the next day's words flow faster. My other trick is a portable Bluetooth keyboard and my iPad mini with its Scrivener app which both fit easily into my purse for other stolen moments like during the kids' sports practices.

Focus On Love
(The Wardrobe Dinner Theater #2)
by Candee Fick
Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 192 pages
February 13th 2018 by Bling! Romance

Free-spirited Elizabeth Foster turned her back on her father's photography business to pursue musical theater, but a career on the stage remains second to a career behind the camera. The possibility of a one-show contract means she's a few weeks from unemployment forcing her home, and her dreams of pursuing professional photography reemerge. With photography and theater opportunities unfolding before her, Elizabeth faces her biggest challenge yet—listening to her heart.

Meanwhile, sought-after photographer Ryan Callahan has put his career on hold to help his sister's family, but the promise of a bigger assignment could lure him away so he can begin building a family of his own. With professional opportunities and personal obligations pulling at him, Ryan faces his toughest challenge—balancing family, relationships, and work.

If given the choice, what dreams would develop for Elizabeth and Ryan? And will they learn to trust each other enough to focus on love?

Tour Schedule

Other Books in the Series

Dance Over Me
(The Wardrobe Dinner Theater #1)
by Candee Fick
Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 268 pages
September 2016 by Bling! Romance

Danielle Lefontaine, a fledgling actress raised to the lullaby of Broadway, searches for her long-lost brother and her place on the stage, but a jealous cast member and numerous fruitless leads threaten to drop the curtain on her dreams and shine a spotlight on her longing for a place to belong. 

Meanwhile, Alex Sheridan is living his dream except for someone to share it with. When Dani dances into his life, he hopes he’s found the missing piece to his heart but fears the bright lights of the stage could steal her away. Will the rhythm of dancing feet usher in their deepest desires or leave them stranded in the wings?

About the Author

Candee Fick is a multi-published author in both fiction and non-fiction. She is also the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy with her day job, writing, or coaching other authors, she can be found cheering on the home team at sporting events, exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book.

Tour Giveaway

There are two specific prizes below for this tour. You can also find a giveaway on Goodreads through February 13th here and another release celebration giveaway here.

1ST PRIZE: 1 winner will receive autographed copies of Catch of a Lifetime, Dance Over Me and Focus On Love, as well as a $25 Shutterfly gift card
2ND PRIZE: 1 winner will receive an autographed copy of Focus On Love
US only
Ends February 28th
Tressa @ Wishful Endings
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