My work as Hargrove Perth

So you are probably wondering 'why is she publishing under another name?'  Well, it is complicated, but it has to do with several factors. Hargrove's books are a bit  edgier, not as friendly as the books I have written, and some of them may even be considered shocking. The Quintessential Gentleman is a good example; it is explicit, graphic, and gory.

Another factor is a comment an agent made to me. 'Is that your real last name or did you steal it from Mario Brothers?' Wow. I nearly died. Yes, it is my real last name. In fact, Bowser is a very common name on the east coast, and no, I didn't get it from a video game.

Thirdly, Hargrove allows me to tap into venues I have not written before with a tinge of eroticism added or horror so frightening the skin crawls and will open me up to a whole new class of readers. I hope you will stop by Hargrove's tab to see what has been published and upcoming releases. Or stop by the new website for Hargrove at

About Hargrove...

A pertual nightowl and lover of all things horror related, Hargrove finds inspiration in the most unlikely places. Whether inspiration is found in the hidden truths of the serial killers of antiquity or in the present day, it truly can be said that truth is always stranger and often more horrific than fiction. A penchant for research and a dedication to creating literary indulgences that the reader is unable to forget, Hargrove spends a great deal of time researching the larger than life characters of history to formulate characters unforgettable, despised, and strangely adored. Currently a resident of the central midwest, Hargrove says no one city can be claimed as home and tends to have a 'gypsy' like gene, never residing in one city long enough to become attached or long enough to become bored.


Please visit the available works tab for all novels published under Candace L Bowser and Hargrove Perth.



Thank you to my fans!

04/01/2010 09:01
Today, only 18 days after the creation of my website, my webpage has over 8000 hits with visitors from all over the world!  Thank you for making me global and for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed it!

KCTV5 Faces of Kansas City Update

04/01/2010 08:56
Faces of Kansas City will air tonight 10 p.m. CST on Channel 5.  The segment is a new series which highlights good news in the KC area.  My interview with Brad Stephens will be tonights segment.  Please tune in tonight April 1st to see the interview about my newly released book,...

KCTV5 Faces of Kansas City

03/24/2010 12:52
I recently did an interview with Brad Stephens from KCTV 5 in Kansas City, MO.  The show does segments which features "Good News" about people who live in KC.  The show will air on one of the following dates: either April 1st or 8th during the 10 pm news segment.  Please watch the...


03/22/2010 17:18
my publisher is offering all books at only $7.99 for TWO DAYS ONLY!  Hurry, don't let this one slip by, it is the best offer I have received from them to date!  Click the product page link to go to the website!

Bulk Discount for Bookstores and everyone else

03/16/2010 13:28
 Save 45% off a minimum purchase of 9 copies. Enter discount code Almamater45 and click recalculate.  In the instruction field you can enter the name of the school you attended and PA will send them copies for free for their library. Just click on direct link to Origins to go straight...

New Discount 25% off Origins Ends March 21st 2010

03/15/2010 12:04
Take 25% off the cover price of Origins Blood in the Sand by visiting my publisher.  In the coupon code box enter Costsam25 to save 25%.  In the comment box please list either Costco or Sams Club plus your town and state and my publisher will donate 1 copy of my book to your local store...

Current Status of Book 2 in the Trilogy

03/12/2010 12:10
The second book, which is titled Origins: Reign of Blood, is currently composed through Chapter 10 and I am working on the editing process.  I have another novel in the works, a suspense thriller about a cursed family from Maine who inherits the curse through their bloodline.

Visitors notice Promotion Codes and Discounts

03/12/2010 07:32
Expires Midnight EST March 14th 2010 Save 30% off the purchase price by using the promotion code AMAZON30 at my publisher's website.  

Website launched

03/12/2010 07:31
  My love of writing can be attributed to my parents and Mr. John Herman, one of the finest literature teachers I have had the pleasure of knowing. It is my hope to provide my readers with novels that feature original and unique perspectives in the genre of horror and...
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