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Publisher's Summary

What do a firefighter, a Fire Fae, and a husky shifter have in common? They all want a bite of Candela’s cupcake....

Hi! I’m Candela, and I own the best cupcake shop in Silver Springs - before my reputation got ruined, anyway. Lately all of my cupcakes have been coming out burnt, my smoke detectors are on the fritz, and my husky companion named Jasper won’t stop barking at customers. When I thought it couldn’t get any worse, my favorite Christmas candle sets my shop on fire!

With no choice but to close up for the day, I decided to release some stress at Silver Spring’s skating rink. You’d think that would chill me out - wrong! Apparently I’m a magnet for trouble because I’ve been hit by a mate spell and now I’m trapped between three guys who all want a taste.

Shane - the firefighter who wants to start my fire instead of quench it.

Jasper - my husky who turns out to be a shifter...he took showers with me, the pervert!

Lance - a sexy-as-sin Fire Fae who said his brother Titus sent him to my world to recover fire magic that didn’t belong to me, and now, it's running rampant in Silver Springs. That sounds about right.

Send help, because these guys are going to burn me to a crisp!

Candela is a stand-alone paranormal comedy romance with a mystery to solve and a guest appearance of a delicious Fire Fae from the Elemental Fae universe - Titus’ brother! 

This story is part of the Silver Springs shared universe and can be listened to in any order.

Scroll up to listen to this steamy paranormal romance today.

©2021 J.R. Thorn (P)2021 J.R. Thorn

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Great Narration!

I wanted to love this audiobook so bad. I guess my definition of Romance is different from the sub-title. The narration is amazing and the story overall is good. I LOVE MAGIC. But the nasty sex scenes and the words used to describe them grossed me out. I just wasn’t able to feel the way about the story as I wanted to. Dang!


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Book 11 - Silver Springs / Silver Skates

A short and fun listen. Perfect narration, a great addition to the Silver Springs / Silver Skate series. Candela is a human living in a city full of paranormals just looking to belong when she finds herself embroiled as a suspect for arson. New found mates surround her, protect her and clear her all while insta love abounds between them. A quick read / listen that is sweet, with some heat and a few laughs to be had a long the way as well as some gasping twists and turns!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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need more cupcakes

Candela moves to Silver Springs because she sees things most humans cannot. She was hoping to find answers here, what she wasn't expecting was to get blamed for unexpected fires starting all over town. Or for the mysterious mate bond to attach to her... because she's just a human, right?! I absolutely loved this story, it's cute, funny and a definite page turner that you won't want to put down.
So settle in with a cupcake and enjoy yourself.

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Great story

This is a great addition to the Silver Springs world. Gives you mystery, heat and a happy ending. I enjoyed this book!

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YAAASS for another look into the ELEMENTAL FAE !

I’ve been dying for this read because I knew it would have at least some crossover with the Elemental Fae realm—a world I am shamelessly addicted to. As Candela lives in Silver Springs, this is predominantly where this book is set and it seems like a fun world.

Candela is a great character, likable and real.
Thorn really nailed the ‘small town / community / family’ feel with this town and left me wanting more of it—for a world I previously wasn’t particularly interested in, this is impressive.


Thorn manages to have many of the other books’ main characters cross Candela’s path, and in those tiny scenes, I felt like I wanted more of some of them. Definitely a brilliant tactic that wasn’t lost on me … but still, I'm off to see about one-clicking some of them. (Fortunately, in this world, the books are all named after the characters themselves so I’ll have no trouble finding them. Well played, Silver Springs authors.)

Fans of the Elemental Fae World should enjoy this installment and may also find themselves even more hyped up for Artica’s book, which is coming later this year. If you’re like me and crave an excuse to dive back in, you’ll find Candela a satisfactory taste. If you’re new to any of it (either world), you’ll still enjoy it. Candela’s men are all smoking hot for different reasons and there’s lots of humor and wit throughout.

Format notes:

I read 50% on the ebook, and listened to the audiobook for the rest and the bonus epilogue, Cupcakes and Coffee. It’s very well narrated, 5-star performance, while the ebook is beautifully formatted.

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cute story but needed a bit more meat!

started well but it was too short and simple. it is a nice story with lots of potential. looks like it is open for third party spinoffs.

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Sweetly Fantastic!!

Absolutely adored this book and audio. Zachary and Vanessa are perfect together to bring Candela to life. The story is sweet, hot, and just perfect for a low angst, lovable book. Highly recommend!!

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So Sweet 🧁

This is probably one of sweetest and cutest books by J.R. Thorn I have listened too. Zachary Johnson and Vanessa Moyen did an amazing job narrating this book. Definitely recommend listening to short but sweet book! Cupcakes anyone? 🧁🧁🧁

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  • Mrs R
  • 05-05-22

Sweet romcom RH

This was a really sweet romcom story about Candela, the cupcake shop owner, finding her mates.

Candela is a human, but she can see the supernatural stuff happening in Silver Springs even though she shouldn't. Someone seems to be ruining her reputation by framing her for a series of fires, but she meets fireman Shane who wants to help her clear her name.

To distract herself she goes skating, and then all of a sudden the attraction she felt solidify into a mate bond, and then she has 3 mates helping her clear her name.

I enjoyed the story, a little bit of 'who done it', 3 sexy mates and a whole load of cameos from other residents.

The narration was good, I live when there are separate male and female voices as it always pulls me into the story more.

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  • Breen_R
  • 12-15-21

A story you can easily fall in love with!

“The Silver Springs world is absolutely fantastic. I’ve read and listen to different stories and each one is unique and a great addition to the world. Candela wasn’t the exception! The moment I read the blurb knew it was going to be an epic journey and I wasn’t wrong though listening it rather than reading was even more special. Bonus point for the dual narration! Vanessa and Zacahry did an outstanding job portraying each one of the characters feelings, emotions and their connection. It was funny and guaranteed of ste*my moments *wink wink*. Something important to is that Candela wasn’t just about sm*t but it had ended a great plot with mystery and detective vibes!”

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  • Kirsty Barrett
  • 09-17-21

Mmm

Overall a good novel. The reverse harem aspect was a little off to me as the three males were quite flat / similar. Am unsure whether that was from the writers pov or the narrators though. The storyline was steady and the extra epilogue helped build all the characters better.

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  • Korra II Baskerville
  • 09-12-21

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Candela is a nice mix between “romance” (smut) and a coherent plot. It’s short and sweet and doesn’t overstay its welcum.

While it’s book 11 in the series and I haven’t read (or listened) to any of the others, I never had trouble following along. It’s obvious that you’re reading part of a larger story, but it doesn’t hinder the one that this book is trying to tell.

Overall the narrators did an excellent job. It’s always a treat when a book uses a different narrator for each character. The only issue with the narration I had was the narrator who kept mispronouncing Caramel. Carmel is a mountain, not a sweet. It’s annoying as hell that this mispronunciation hasn’t been stomped out yet.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 07-17-21

A fantastic listen mixed with everything

Book 11 in the series by J.R Thorn . It’s a great paced listen. They listen will grab you from the beginning and you won’t be able to put it down . The story takes place in a town called Silver Springs,
Heroine is Candela . It’s not like most JR books , in this one she human , she has the best cupcake bakery in Silver Springs. There are paranormals , a fae , a shifter and a human firefighter who not only want a cupcake but also want Candela for there own . Candela knows all about paranormals , it doesn’t schock her or the town. The human who wants her is Shane and he is the firefighter. She doesn’t know what came over them all to want to join . Grab it and see you’ll love it

I love the narrators Vanessa Moyan and Zackery Johnson . They both brought the characters to life , you were able to tell who is who by their tone

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  • Fred Jones
  • 07-02-21

Excellent Fun paranormal story

Fun, paranormal, reverse harem story. Candela runs the local cupcake shop but the area is being plagued by strange fires she is suspected of being involved in. Her mates a shifter, fire fae and human fireman help her investigate. Well written witty story with great characters, Some steamy scenes. Excellent narration make s this a fun listen. I received a complimentary copy from Storyorigin and am leaving a voluntary honest review.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 06-29-21

Sexy guys and cupcakes 🙂

I really love listening to books from the silver springs library and this one was very good. I loved the characters and the story was great. What more could a girl need when she has a hot fireman , a even hotter fire fae and a sexy shifter oh and cupcakes that sounds like perfection to me 🙂

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  • Mrs. C. J. Mchardy
  • 06-22-21

Romantic comedy mystery

Candela has moved to Silver Springs and opened a Cup cake shop. There have been some unexplained fires and the locals suspect her so business slow. When her own shop goes up in smoke, Now she is homeless. To cheer herself up she goes skating and her mate bond activates. Now she has three mates and a mystery to solve.
This is a great read. I look forward to listening more by this author.

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  • Miss E
  • 06-01-21

Lovely

A lovely story that takes you away into the enchanted universe of Silver Springs.
Good story and both narrators did a good job.

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  • Noreah
  • 05-25-21

nice story

First I would like to mention I did read this book also so I already knew the story. Candela is living her life with Jasper, her husky. But suddenly things are heating up in a bad way. Fires spread but there is Shane, a firefighter who Candela really likes. Things however change after wearing the skates. I love a duo doing the audio parts. Only thing was to me the lady spoke really fast. I would of liked it a bit slower. great job though.