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Dragons Prefer Blondes

Dragons Prefer Blondes

Fighting evil in four-inch Pradas...

Caruthers Sisters #2
Berkley
July 2009
On Sale: July 7, 2009
Featuring: Ginjin; Alex Caruthers; Jake
304 pages
ISBN: 0425227804
EAN: 9780425227800
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Candace Havens

Candace Havens

Books:

Tycoon Reunion, February 2014
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Mission: Seduction, August 2013
Uniformly Hot
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Lions, Tigers and Sexy Bears, Oh My!, July 2013
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Take It Like A Vamp, May 2013
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A Riveting Affair, April 2013
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Date by Mistake, March 2013
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All I Want For Christmas..., December 2012
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Take it Like a Vamp, August 2012
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Spirited, February 2012
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Model Marine, November 2011
Uniformly Hot
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Truth And Dare, May 2011
Stonegate Investigative Agency
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She Who Dares, Wins, April 2011
Stonegate Investigations #2
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Take Me If You Dare, February 2010
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Dragons Prefer Blondes, July 2009
Caruthers Sisters #2
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Dreams & Desires, Vol. 3, February 2009
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The Demon King and I, November 2008

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Charmed & Ready, August 2008
Charmed #2
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Dreams & Desires, February 2008
A Collection of Romance Tales, Vol. 2
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Like a Charm, February 2008
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Charmed & Dangerous, December 2007
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Charmed & Deadly, June 2007
Charmed #3
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Dreams and Desires, March 2007
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Dreams and Desires, March 2007
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Dreams and Desires, March 2007
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Charmed & Ready, September 2006

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Charmed & Dangerous, September 2005

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Alias Assumed: Sex, Lies and SD-6, August 2005
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Five Seasons of Angel, November 2004
Smart Pop series
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Joss Whedon, May 2001
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People always ask me if my characters are based on people I know. My answer is usually sometimes, but usually itís almost always. Well, theyíre usually an amalgamation of people I know. Bronwyn, my witch in my ďCharmed & DangerousĒ series has a lot of me in her. Kira, her best friend, who is the star of ďLike A Charm,Ē is loosely based on my college roommate and dear friend Rikki Pate, with a little of my best bud Shannon Canard thrown in.

In my Caruthers sistersí series each woman is based on a friend of mine, mixed with a celebrity I know from the day job. Iíll never admit who they are, but I think they can see themselves in my work. We are instructed to write what we know, and well, I know people. (Smile)

In DRAGONS PREFER BLONDES Alex Caruthers is a wealthy club owner, but she also has one of the toughest jobs of the Guardians Keys. She has to protect our world from dragons. Sheís a woman who has seen a little too much of life and she has a hard edge, yet there is a side to her that is so nurturing. She canít help but care for those less fortunate. And sheís loosely based on a writer friend of mine who shall remain nameless. Jake, her love interest, is as close to the perfect man as Iíve ever written. Though, heís as equally messed up as she is in some ways. Heís based on an old boyfriend and a certain celeb, but please donít tell my husband.

One of the people she meets early in the book is an elderly pub owner, who comes to her aid. In my head, he looks like Ian McKellan, but heís loosely based on my Grandpa Doc. Iíve never told anyone that. My Grandpa was one of those people who thought I could do no wrong. He really believed in me. Iíve never had a chance to bring him into one of my novels, until now.

The truth is, I never usually know who has influenced my characters until Iíve already written them. Then I go back on that first draft and I see that he is just like my Grandpa, or Ms. Helen (in the Charmed & Dangerous series) is just like my Grandma.

My bad guys are also based on people I know, and there are days when I wish I could share. But I also believe in karma, so thatís not going to happen. Writing is therapy and I work through my issues with those people with words. But I know who they are.

I tell you this as a warning. If you ever meet me, thereís a really good chance youíre going to end up in a book somewhere down the line. Whether youíre a good guy or a bad one, well thatís up to you. (Smile)

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