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Celebrating 1 Year! Candy, Sweet and Sour: Young Adult Fiction

To celebrate the first year of my debut novel, Candy, Sweet & Sour  being out in the world, I am giving away free copies of the ebook on June 25th and June 26th, so you can get to know Candy before the sequel is released this Fall! Happy reading!  Please download, read, and leave a review!  And tell all of your friends! :)  

Candy Turns 1! Happy Belated Birthday!

  I published my debut novel, Candy, Sweet & Sour,  June 6, 2021 on Amazon Kindle and in paperback.  To celebrate, get your copy FREE on Amazon kindle June 26th-June 27th, 2022!  Don't forget to leave your honest review! That it has been over a year is astonishing, and yet it is even more astonishing that it hasn't been two or five years given the events over the past 12 months.  Ups and downs to be sure.  In real life, Mama got sick and has been in intensive care.  After a couple of months, she is finally giving them heck in a rehabilitation facility, where she is cranky and tells her physical therapist she wants to sleep.  At night, she goes to the common areas like the recreation room and looks for flowers to rearrange and people to meet. Mama's flower arrangement. Mama picked these flowers in the garden. Goats at my daddy's house. Goats at my daddy's house. Some of the inspiration for Candy in my sister/mama's room at my daddy's. Me, out for a walk w

All About Candy, Sweet & Sour: Bobbi Faulkner's Debut Novel

 Get your copy on Amazon today!   Free on Kindle Unlimited.  Also available in paperback.

Discussion Guide: Candy, Sweet & Sour

  Candy, Sweet & Sour  is currently #34 in Coming of Age Fiction (Kindle Store) on Amazon (FREE 1/26/2022) To facilitate book club discussions of the book as well as to provide a teaching guide for teachers or a guide for individuals to use during reading, I teamed up with Charity Hudspeth to design   a teaching guide available for  Candy, Sweet & Sour , the coming of age novel featuring Candy Lovelet, by Bobbi Faulkner.  This guide provides chapter summaries as well as thoughtful discussion questions. Download free on  Teachers Pay Teachers  or get it  here , available at Barnes and Noble and other booksellers.

Read Aloud with text: "Ninnies!" Chapter 1: Candy, Sweet & Sour by Bobbi Faulkner

If you are looking for a new book to read, Candy, Sweet & Sour is free as an ebook on Amazon TODAY (1/22) until 1/26. Get yours and laugh and cry as you witness Candy's transformation in this coming-of-age-novel. Please leave a review if you read! 🙂  

Candy, Sweet & Sour Free Book Promotion

Free until 1/26/2022 Always free for Kindle Unlimited Customers If you are looking for a new book to read, Candy, Sweet & Sour is free as an ebook on Amazon TODAY (1/22) until 1/26. Get yours and laugh and cry as you witness Candy's transformation in this coming-of-age-novel. Please leave a review if you read! 🙂


FREE for a limited time only (1/22/2022-1/26/2022) on Amazon.   This book is currently ranked #59 on the Bestsellers Coming of Age Fiction List (top 100 Free) QR Code to Candy, Sweet & Sour on Amazon  


 It's snowing/sleeting here in North Carolina, and maybe you are cozying up somewhere this weekend looking for a good book to read.  This coming of age book is enjoyable for readers of all ages. From Saturday, 1/22/2022 until 1/26/2022, this book is free for all as an ebook. If you are a kindle unlimited member, the e-book is always free. CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW to go to this book on AMAZON and take advantage of discovering a new author (and possibly a new genre) for free. CURRENTLY #62 on Amazon's Bestsellers Coming of Age Fiction. (A friend sent me this image of the paperback.  She reports that Amazon has speedy service, and she received her book within two days of ordering). QR Code for product on Amazon.

Another Book Review: Candy, Sweet and Sour

 I was so surprised to see that I got another book review in October. 🤩 Since school started back, I have had zero time to devote to promoting this book or writing the sequel (Click here to read chapter one of Candy, Too) . Seeing this review from a random person in Internet-land was a good motivation to get back to this writing work that I love! Candy, Sweet and Sour  is available for free on kindle unlimited or available for purchase. Check it out and let me know what you think of it!

Book Reviews

  Click here to read more reviews (and leave your own!)  Reviews help readers find my book, and they help me to fine-tune my craft.  Thank you so much for your support and happy reading!

New Book Reviews

As an author, I am so excited to hear from my readers.  Here are three recent reviews that I found motivating and thrilling for different reasons.  I am excited to find my main character compared to Holden Caulfield from Salinger's  Catcher in the Rye .  I am pleased that readers find the chapters bite-sized and the book engaging enough to read it through in one sitting.  Please leave me a review on Amazon if you have read Candy, Sweet & Sour. Your reviews help new readers discover my book, and they give me valuable feedback as an author.

Fun Beach Read

I have it on good authority that Candy, Sweet & Sour is an excellent beach read with its bite-sized chapters. Get your copy today on Amazon !  Free in the kindle unlimited store and also available in paperback.  Discussion guide available here  and available for free on Teachers Pay Teachers . Synopsis After the Lovelet family’s third house fire, Candy and her family are staying with Uncle Ronnie, “the town crazy”, in a less-than-desirable neighborhood. During Candy’s 5 th grade year at school, her two youngest brothers go on drug-fueled crime sprees and get arrested. Internet trolls bash the family online, other kids shun Candy, and a D.S.S. worker comes knocking on the door. Meanwhile, Candy reminisces about her oldest brother, who is already in prison, her oldest sister who has beaten the odds and become a teacher, and her other sister, who died before Candy was born. Candy suffers anxiety attacks as the events of the novel unfold. She sees that her love interest, Tyler, is no

Book Love

 My readers have started a trend, sharing their book love with me as they read Candy, Sweet & Sour.    Please share your BOOKLOVE in the comments.                     Available now on Amazon by girlfaulkner