Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

Excerpt: Something New

Many of you have asked, “How many more days before your book is released?” Well, ten more days and counting! I’m excited and anxious all in one. It’s like taking your child to school on the first day and hoping that everyone he comes in contact with will love him as much as you do. Okay, maybe it’s not quite the same, but you get the idea.

Here’s a sneak peak of what you have to look forward to:

BACK COVER

Entrepreneur, Simone Edwards, did what any intelligent woman with a ticking biological clock would do: she asked her longtime boyfriend to marry her. Devastated when he turns her down, and fed up with dead-end relationships, Simone swears off men … and takes a vow of celibacy. How hard could it be? She soon learns it’s harder than she thinks when the most irresistible man in the world, Tim Hollister, shows up at her job. She hasn’t seen him in over ten years, and quickly realizes he is a temptation she doesn’t want to resist. But isn’t there some rule about dating your friend? Simone must decide if a romance with Tim is worth risking their friendship, and her reclaimed virginity.

Betrayed by his supermodel ex-girlfriend, who happens to be the mother of his child, Tim Hollister has placed a padlock on his heart. But when Simone, an old high school friend falls back into his life, he soon forgets his promise to stay clear of beautiful women. Simone was always like a sister to him, but he discovers that his feelings for her aren’t very brotherly. He’s captivated by the woman she’s become and wants to take their friendship to the next level – despite her resistance. Tim can’t avoid their new-found passion, and sets out to prove he’s the man for her.

EXCERPT

God! Can this day get any worse?

Simone Edwards hobbled to a wall in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, dodging swarms of people in the ever-crowded terminal. She didn’t have to look down to know the left heel on her favorite pair of black pumps had broken. It had already been the day from hell. No. Make that the week from hell. So why would the trip home be any different?

She propped herself against the wall, pulled her suitcase close, and took off the shoe she feared was ruined. “Oh, this is just great,” she mumbled at the three-inch heel. Isn’t it enough I have to return home from the Bahamas still single?

Not only had Glen Wallace turned down her marriage proposal, he’d left the island two days early to attend some stupid “emergency meeting at work.” Most men would be flattered their longtime girlfriend asked for their hand in marriage, wouldn’t they? Not him. After spending all their free time together, he suddenly couldn’t get away from her fast enough. And the insensitive jerk left her with the hotel bill! How could I have wasted all those years on him?

Sadness hit her square in the chest. Of all her asinine ideas, proposing to Glen had to be the worst. Tears filled her eyes, and she blinked rapidly to keep them at bay. The last thing she wanted was to have an emotional breakdown in one of the country’s busiest airports. Spotting a bathroom a few feet away, Simone slipped on her shoe and limped toward it.

She passed a custodial worker near the hand dryers, who looked as if she’d rather be someplace else, and found a quiet corner where she could go through her carry-on bag. What I wouldn’t give to be at home in my bed right now. She was at the point of being afraid to do or say anything for fear of something else going wrong.

After finding another pair of shoes, she placed everything back in her suitcase and hurried out of the bathroom. She had barely made it out the door when she ran dead smack into a hard body, lost her balance, and came close to making a total fool of herself. An explosion of pain from the sudden impact shot through her shoulder, but thankfully, a large set of hands grabbed her around the waist before she hit the floor.

“Whoa, are you all right?”

“Oh my God, I am so sorry. I wasn’t paying attent—” she started, but stopped when she looked up and recognized the handsome man holding her. “Tim? Tim Hollister?”

He laughed as recognition showed on his face. “Yeah, it’s me. Simone, girl, I haven’t seen you in years. How are you?”

“Besides clumsy, I’m fine.” She chuckled and rubbed her shoulder. As she adjusted her clothes and righted her suitcase, a sense of calm surrounded her. Tim had always had that effect on her back in high school, before life got complicated.

“Wow, I can’t believe it’s you. It’s been, what, ten years since we’ve seen each other?”

“Yeah, something like that.”

They both noticed they were in the way, and Tim took her by the elbow and maneuvered them out of pedestrian traffic and into a waiting area where there weren’t as many people. Simone took that opportunity to get a better look at him. With the height of a basketball player, the brother was still fine. His smooth toffee skin and intense dark eyes were his best features, but those sensual lips accented by that smile could make a girl forget they were friends.

Something New

Available: April 27, 2012

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April 17, 2012 - Posted by | Debut Novel, Romance, Something New - Novel, Sweet Romance | , , , ,

29 Comments

  1. I am SO excited for you! E-mailing you now with a few questions.

    Comment by chicki663 | April 17, 2012

    • Thank you, Chicki! You have been extremely supportive and sooo helpful!

      Comment by sharonccooper | April 17, 2012

  2. Yayyy…I’m looking forward to the release!! Which ebook retailers will it be available through?

    Comment by Alicia Jones | April 17, 2012

    • Aw, thank you Alicia! As of right now the ebook retailers will be Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.

      Comment by sharonccooper | April 17, 2012

  3. Hey girl! I can’t wait to read the rest of Tim and Simone’s book in 10 days!!!

    Congrats!

    Comment by Candace Shaw | April 17, 2012

  4. Nice! Sounds like her day is about to take a turn for the better, whether she likes it or not! Congratulations!

    Comment by MJ Kane | April 17, 2012

    • Lol, MJ! You’ll have to read the book to find out how her day, week and months went thereafter!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by sharonccooper | April 17, 2012

  5. Can’t wait! I’m so excited for you. We MUST talk about the fact that she proposed to him when you visit my blog. That’s a hot topic I’m sure will generate some interesting comments.

    Comment by Delaney Diamond | April 17, 2012

    • Thank you, Delaney! I’m looking forward to being a guest on your blog! Oh, and yes, we must talk about her proposing! 🙂

      Comment by sharonccooper | April 17, 2012

  6. So happy for you Ms. Cooper. 😀 A dream come true!!!

    Comment by Traci | April 17, 2012

    • Thank you, Traci! It’s been a long time coming!

      Comment by sharonccooper | April 17, 2012

  7. What a great story. Can’t wait til the 27th!

    Comment by claireflaire | April 17, 2012

    • Thanks Claire! I’m looking forward to you reading the final version!

      Comment by sharonccooper | April 17, 2012

  8. You Go Girl! I know a published author – HOW WONDERFUL! Karen

    Comment by Karen Molenda | April 17, 2012

    • Hey Karen!! Great hearing from you! Yes, it’s official! 🙂

      Comment by sharonccooper | April 17, 2012

  9. WOO HOO! Looking forward to April 27th. It’s not here yet, and I’m looking forward to the next book. 😉 So, what’s next? LOL

    Comment by Yolanda | April 17, 2012

    • Lol, Yolanda! I have a few WIPs (one available this Summer and one late Fall). I have a short story entitled, Best Woman for the Job, which will be available for FREE in the next couple of weeks. So stay tuned!

      Comment by sharonccooper | April 17, 2012

  10. I can’t wait to read about Tim and Simone.

    Comment by Tanya | April 17, 2012

    • Hey Tanya! Thanks for stopping by. I can’t wait for you to read Tim and Simone’s story!

      Comment by sharonccooper | April 17, 2012

  11. Hey Sharon,
    Can’t wait to read your book! I love writing about characters reconnecting, so I know I’ll enjoy your story. I’ll add it to the reading challenge on my blog.

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta

    Comment by yhosby | April 18, 2012

    • Hey Yawatta! Thanks for stopping by! I think you’ll enjoy story.

      I’ll have to see what the reading challenge is on your blog!
      Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

      Comment by alandsharon07@yahoo.com | April 18, 2012

  12. Hey Sharon. Just letting you know I gave you the Lucky 7 Award. To see the details, check out: http://yawattahosby.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/my-very-first-award-lucky-7/

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta

    Comment by yhosby | April 20, 2012

  13. YAY!!!! So excited for you, and can’t wait to read it

    Comment by Emily Dally | April 20, 2012

    • Thank you, Emily! I can’t wait until you read it!

      Comment by sharonccooper | April 21, 2012

  14. Sharon, I am so excited for you and your new book. You will absolutely go crazy when you hold that book in your hand. I know I did. I wish you the very best of luck and may you sell a million copies. Mary Firmin

    Comment by Mary Firmin | April 22, 2012

    • Thank you so much Mary! I can’t wait to hold a copy in my hand! Continued luck in your writing career as well!

      Comment by sharonccooper | April 22, 2012

  15. Wow! Congratulations! I didn’t know you were a writer too (in all your spare time, lol). Sell MILLIONS!!!

    Barb

    Comment by Barb | April 22, 2012

    • Lol, hey Barb! Great hearing from you! Yep, writing is on my to-do-list everyday. 🙂 Thanks for your support!

      Comment by sharonccooper | April 22, 2012


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