Monday, December 31, 2012

Merry New Year!

Hi everyone!

I've rewritten some of the lyrics to the Chipmunks' Christmas song to reflect how I bet you're all feeling right now...

Christmas, Christmas time was here.
We had joy and we had cheer.
Now that joy is in the past.
Christmas came and went too fast.

Got a plane that looped the loop,
but not a frickin' hula-hoop.
Why'd you go and spoil the fun?
Why, Christmas, are you done?

Want keep Christmas around a little longer? Come visit me anytime in the land where Christmas lives, the North Pole, simply by picking up my critically-acclaimed debut book, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus! It's sure to keep Jack Frost nipping at your nose year-round! :D

Thank you to all my lovely fans and the fantastic reviewers for all the wonderful love and support you gave my book. You are truly appreciated.


<3 Candycane :D

Monday, December 17, 2012

North Pole High: Beginnings

Ever wonder how Rudy ended up at North Pole High?

If penguins only live in the South Pole, how did Santa Claus meet Chefy, his personal penguin chef?

How did Santa and Mrs. Claus first hook up?

Find the answers in this hilarious new collection of short origin stories from the Kringle who brought you North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus.


Where to get this FREE Christmas present from critically-acclaimed author Candace Jane Kringle:

Download the epub version from Goodreads at
(then click on "download ebook")

Download all other formats from Smashwords at

(Note: Smashwords messed up the formatting a little. The elves are trying to get the properly-formatted Kindle version uploaded to Amazon. Check back here to find out when it's up.)

(UPDATE: It's on Amazon now, at, for $0.99. Elves still trying to get Amazon to lower the price to FREE, but if you're in a giving mood, I won't object to you buying it for $0.99.)

And don't forget to have yourself a MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!!!! :D


Candycane Claus

Friday, December 14, 2012

Giveaway Winners

I'd like to thank EVERYONE who entered all the giveaways this month for a chance to win my book, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus - a memoir by Candace Jane Kringle.

Here are the lucky winners who will find me under their tree this Christmas -- figuratively, that is, in the form of my book... otherwise that would be creepy. LOL.


Christmas Books Giveaway Hop
Sarah from Oklahoma

Book Lovers Holiday Giveaway Hop
Edwin from Singapore

Alanna from California

Bewitching Tours
Erin from Iowa
Lauren from New York
Mark from Missouri
Michelle from North Carolina
Theresa from Michigan

Christmas Wishes Blog Hop
Megan from Minnesota

Simply Infatuated Giveaway

The Book Bag Giveaway
Faith from Pennsylvania

Fundinmental Giveaway

Doodle's Book Blog Giveaway

For those of you who didn't win, don't forget this critically acclaimed book is available at seasonable prices (paperback edition reduced to $12.25 -- which is also the date of Christmas!). Direct links to the book can be found in the North Pole High Gift Shop!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Wishes Blog Hop!

Hi, Christmas Hoppers! I'm so glad you stopped by. Good luck in the giveaway! :)

Christmas Wishes
The prize for this stop: One genuine Christmas wish from the North Pole.

(Note: The North Pole cannot guarantee your wish will be granted. In case your wish does not come true, we are also including a free YA ebook the critics are calling "Christmas cheer between its covers" and "a Yuletide classic." It's called North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, and it was written by Santa's daughter, Candace Jane Kringle.)

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Don't forget to also enter the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop's GRAND PRIZE giveaway for a Kindle Paperwhite or Nook Glow, loaded with an ebook bundle, and a $90 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble!
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Guess what? There are more fun giveaways at each of these participating blogs...

Monday, December 3, 2012

Book Lovers Holiday Giveaway Hop

Welcome! You've found the next stop on the Book Lovers Holiday Giveaway Hop!
For this hop stop, I'm giving away the new YA holiday book bloggers are calling "a Yuletide classic" and "a Christmas favorite to be read year after year."

North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, a memoir by Santa's daughter, Candace Jane Kringle.

Every father dreads the day his daughter starts dating. Even Santa Claus!

North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus tells the story of sixteen-year-old Candycane Claus, the most popular girl in school, whose world is turned upside down when Rudy Tutti is assigned to work with her on a school Christmas-tree project. The new boy is hot chocolate, but he hates everything to do with Christmas. As Candy and Rudy grow closer, Santa's opposition to his daughter's blossoming romance puts Christmas in jeopardy. Now it's up to the two North-Star-cross'd teens to save the day and restore joy to the world!

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Open Internationally! Winner's choice: Signed paperback ARC (US only) or ebook (Kindle/EPUB).

Please hop on over to all the sites in this fantastical, Christmascal Blog Hop!! :)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

15 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Welcome to Day 2 of Ramblings of a Book Junkie's 15 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Today's giveaway is an ebook of North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, a memoir by none other than Santa's own daughter, Candace Jane Kringle (that's me!).

(Kindle or EPUB formats, winner's choice.)

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BUTTONS to use if you selected the "add button to your blog" entries:

Kayla's button

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Books Giveaway Hop

Hi there, Christmas Hoppers! Thanks for stopping by my first blog hop! :)

I'm Candycane Claus and I'm proud to be giving away a copy of my brand new memoir, North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus to one lucky winner.

I hope it's you.

I've got my fingers crossed! :)

Good luck!
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Open Internationally! Winner's choice: Signed paperback ARC (US only) or ebook (Kindle/EPUB).

Keep on hopping... You can never have enough Christmas books! Follow the links below for a chance to win a different Christmas book at each blog! :D

Monday, November 26, 2012

A Very Merry Giveaway

My Bewitching tour is off to a great start!

Today we kicked off with an exclusive interview, an excerpt from my book, and a wonderful review that calls North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus "Christmas cheer between its covers." :D

And to top it off, now you can enter the Bewitching Book Tours North Pole High GIVEAWAY to win one of 5 signed ARCs!

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Savings

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming!

And I have a special announcement today to kick off Black Friday and the whole freezing Christmas shopping season!

But first I have to GIVE THANKS to some of the wonderful people who helped make my book what it is today:

Jessica Weil for her super cover design -- more than my go-to designer, she's like a first cousin once removed. My fabulous "show-me" editor Susan Mary Malone, and also Pamela Guerrieri for additional editorial support.

Angela Jorgensen for helping me write the back cover copy. My awesome beta readers Catie Seeboth, Lauren Gritschke, Matthew Rieken, and Jane and Susanne Thomas for all the fantastic early feedback. The entire Saturday Morning Breakfast Group, including my biggest cheerleader, Eve Honthaner at Legendary Pictures. My fans at Scriptwriters Network (Jim, Joe, Michael, Melessa, Kristy, Barbara, Travis, and anyone I forgot). Michelle Lyga and Shannon Bates, my lovely helpers at Comic-Con. My super-sharp proofreaders Stefanie Rembiszewski, Aleisha Gore, and Rachanee Kitchel.

And most importantly, my muse, for the inspiration.

Plus all the early reviewers and fans who have been so kind so far.

I can't thank you all enough!

And now, for a limited time, to show my appreciation, the Kindle edition of North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus is available for the low, low price of...

...just $2.99 (or free if you're an Amazon Prime member)! Who says Christmas and Thanksgiving can't get along?

From all of us at North Pole High, Merry Thanksgiving!!!! :D

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bewitching Tour

I'm having sooo much fun on my current blog tour, I've added ANOTHER tour beginning Cyber Monday!

With nineteen stops in two weeks, you know Christmas is getting seriously close! Here's where I'll be...

Monday, November 26
Promo and Review! 
(Review: "Christmas cheer between its covers.")

Monday, November 26
 (Exclusive Interview!)

Tuesday, November 27

Wednesday, November 28

Wednesday, November 28
(Review: "Like eating your favorite candy.")

Thursday, November 29
(Guest Post - See what's on my playlist!)

Friday, November 30
(Exclusive Excerpt: "Grounded")

Saturday, December 1
(Excerpt: Read the first chapter!)

Saturday, December 1

Mom Loves 2 Read
(Thrilling excerpt: The Snow Pod Race!)

Sunday, December 2
Simply Infatuated
(Exclusive Interview plus GIVEAWAY!)

Monday, December 3
Bookin' It Reviews
(Guest Post - Meet the Characters!)

Monday, December 3
Freda's Voice
(Exclusive Excerpt - The Meaning of Christmas Trees!)

Monday December 3
 Faerotica Prose

Tuesday, December 4
Andi's Young Adult Books
(Bonus Giveaway!)

Wednesday, December 5
(Review: "Loved the world-building.")

Thursday, December 6
(Review: Totally swept up in the magic of the story.)

Friday, December 7
Queen of All She Reads
(Review, Excerpt & Guest Post: My Dream Cast)

Saturday, December 8
Fang-tastic Books
(Exclusive Interview with Santa Claus!!!!)

Sunday, December 9

Monday, December 10
(Deleted Scene: Chefy's Origin Story!)

Tour presented by:
It's gonna be a merry tour! I can't wait to get started! See you on the blogssss!!!!


Candycane :D

PS: Don't forget the BTS Tour still in progress through December 5th!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's a Twitter Party!

I'm joining my dear author friends Aleisha Gore and Amanda A. Brooks for an e-bookTWITTER PARTY!!!!!! It's this Thursday night (November 15), from 7-8 PM Pacific Time.


1. Click on our pictures and follow all three of us!

2. Click on our book covers and LIKE our books on Amazon!

3. Invite your friends by sharing this post on Twitter, Facebook, or your favorite social media network. You can also join the via our Facebook event and invite all your Facebook friends that way!

4. RSVP by leaving a comment with your Twitter handle on this post!

That's it! Then just show up on Twitter on Thursday night, November 15, from 7pm to 8pm Pacific time (10-11pm Eastern) using the hashtag #ebookparty. Ask the authors questions or tweet about your favorite ebooks you've read recently.

BEST PART: Followers who fully participate are eligible to WIN FABULOUS PRIZES!

1st Prize:  The latest ebook from each of the three participating authors!
2nd Prize: Your choice of any one of the the three participating authors' latest ebooks!

Plus free music downloads for ALL participants, courtesy of Byron Gore! Yay!

Looking forward to seeing you at the PARTTTTTTYYYYY!!!

(UPDATE: Note that the previously announced grand prize for this event has been eliminated, but the free music downloads from Byron Gore for all party guests has been added in its place. North Pole High apologizes for any inconvenience this causes.)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Gearing up for November Blog Tour

Super busy trying to write a new book, and keep up with my school work, and help my dad make Christmas happen for the whole world, but I'm still going out on a month-long BLOG TOUR!

Look for reviews (I hope they're good!) of my new book North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus at the following fine establishments:

Monday, November 5
(5-star review: "Beautifully written.")

Saturday, November 10
(Exclusive Excerpt - "Eggnog Alley")

Wednesday, November 14
(Exclusive Excerpt & 5-star review!)

Sunday, November 18
3Ps in a Pod
(Excerpt & Review: "Fun-filled book.")

Friday, November 30
Amber's Supernatural & YA Reviews

Tuesday, December 4
(Review: "A real treat for the entire family.")

Wednesday, December 5
(Review: "An excellent stocking-stuffer.")

Tour organized by:
Book & Trailer Showcase

Whew! That's a lot! I'm gonna need to borrow Daddy's fastest reindeer to hit all those blogs in just a month! :)