Sharon C. Cooper

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Color of Love Blog Hop and Giveaway

ColorofLove_Banner500pwHi All!

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with some awesome books and great giveaways? It’s that time of the year where we celebrate our love for characters of color in romantic fiction in the Color of Love Blog Hop. From December 4th thru December 8th, not only do you get to meet some great writers, but you also get a chance to win LOTS of books and prizes (including a $50 gift card)! But first, let me tell you about my Color of Love featured novel.

I enjoy reading and writing romance. Not just because you’re guaranteed a happily-ever-after, but also because love has no color. As an author who usually writes multi-cultural and African American romance, I recently released my first interracial romance – ALL YOU’LL EVER NEED, book 2 of the Jenkins Family Series. Check it out:

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Blurb

A woman wants what a woman wants…

Quick-witted, sassy, construction worker, Jada (JJ) Jenkins, loves the finer things in life. She’d rather be in designer clothes and stilettos than sporting steel-toe boots and a hard hat. She hates getting dirty and worst, sweating. Jada’s ready to quit her job and marry a wealthy man who’s able to support her shopping addiction and her expensive taste. She’s not looking for love, only a comfortable lifestyle. What she doesn’t expect to find is a blue-eyed hunk with dimples and a disarming ability to throw her off her game.

For professional football player Zack Anderson, its love at first sight when he meets Jada. The fact that she’s a construction worker is even better. He wants a woman who’s not afraid to get down and dirty, someone who enjoys fishing, hiking and the great outdoors. He thinks he’s found that in Jada.

Before he loses his heart, will Zack discover that the last thing on this feisty steel-toe-boot-wearing-beauty’s mind is getting her hands dirty with love?

Excerpt:

“Okay, answer this. What do I have to do to get a man as fine as yours, one who worships the ground I walk on, and is crazy wealthy?” She rolled her neck and slapped her hand down on the table. “I’m talkin’ stinkin’ rich as in lunch on the French Riviera and dinner at La Vague d’Or in Saint Tropez.”

Toni shook her head, and a wide grin tilted the corners of her rose-colored lips. “I know suggesting that you lower your standards is out of the question. So I won’t bother. I will say though, when the right man comes along, it’s not going to matter if he’s downright fine and stinkin’ rich. All that’s going to matter, or should matter is that he treats you right and loves you unconditionally.”

“Uh, well, yeah, it is going to matter if he’s fine and rich because if he isn’t he won’t be able to hang with me.” Jada ignored the way Toni’s perfectly arched eyebrows slanted in a frown. “Now what’s the scoop on the hunks who just walked up to your new hubby? The one on the far right looks as if he could carry a small car on his back.”

“Those are the guys he grew up with. Actually, today might be your lucky day.” Toni perked up, a mischievous glint shined in her eyes as she adjusted the hem of her beaded lace wedding gown. “Craig’s bringing Zack over.”

“How does that make it my lucky day?”

“Because he’s single and he’s gawking at you.”

Jada sized him up as he approached. At least six-one, broad shoulders that tapered down to a narrow waist, dark, spiked hair, and a powerful stride – he was a walking billboard for everything masculine. “Mmm, I don’t think so. He’s definitely a cutie in that Channing Tatum kind of way. But I like my men like I like my chocolate – dark and exceedingly rich.”

“Is that right?” Toni placed her soda on the table and sat forward in her chair, her elbow on the table and amusement danced in her eyes. “Well, did I happen to mention that he’s a professional football player who plays for the Cincinnati Cougars and has just renewed his contract for nine-point-five-million?”

Jada’s mouth dropped open.

“Oh, and that’s only for one year.”

Damn!” Jada smoothed down the front of her bridesmaid dress that stopped just above her knees and ran her fingers through her long auburn streaked curls. She quickly pulled a tube of lipstick from her strapless bra and ran the Coral Berry over her lips, and then took another glance at Craig’s friend. “It’s a good thing I’m switching over. I hear white chocolate, like milk, does a body good.”

“What?” Toni narrowed her eyes. “I’ve never heard that before.”

“Oh, hush up and tell me if I have any food in my teeth.”

Toni shook her head and laughed. “Girl, you’re a mess!”

“Hey, baby, are you feeling better?” Craig bent slightly and brushed Toni’s bangs away from her forehead. “Did the soda help?” He extended his hand to help her rise to her feet and rubbed his large palm over her barely-there baby bump.

“Between the soda and the crackers you hunted down for me earlier, I’m feeling much better. You take such good care of me,” Toni said in a baby-like voice.

“That’s my job. I plan to spend the rest of my life taking very good care of you, Mrs. Logan.” Craig lowered his head and his lips brushed against Toni’s.

Jada rolled her eyes when the newlywed’s lip-lock grew more intense and Toni’s arms snaked around her husband’s neck.

“You guys have a lifetime to play kissy-face.” She stood and turned her gaze to the man standing next to her cousin-in-law. He was even sexier up close, and then he smiled. Her knees weakened. Oh my God, he has dimples. A sucker for a man with dimples, the once steady beat of her heart now pounded double-time. Her hand hovered over her chest as she struggled to fill her lungs with air. Okay, just breathe. She told herself over and over again.

“Are you all right?” the sexy gift from God asked, his palm at the small of her back sent a spark of desire shooting through her veins. “Can I get you something to drink?”

“Uh, no. No, I’m fine.” She definitely had to pull herself together. Never has a man seen her sweat and she sure as hell wasn’t going to let a cutie with a nine-point-five-million dollar contract see her off her game.

“Evidently we’re invisible,” Craig’s friend said and removed his hand from her back. His voice intoxicatingly deep sent an exciting shiver up her spine. “I’m Zack Anderson.”

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About the Giveaways:

This is how the blog hop works. Each blog stop (50 blogs) is giving away prizes AND the blog hop has FIVE grand prizes as well! You can go to EACH blog stop and leave a comment to be entered to win. That means you can enter at all 50 blog stops! More details below.

But first – here’s what I’m giving away:

1st Prize – A $10 Amazon or B&N gift card (you must be a subscriber to this blog or follow me on Facebook to be eligible for this prize)

2nd Prize – An ecopy of STILL THE BEST WOMAN FOR THE JOB, book 1 of the Jenkins Family Series AND a $5 Amazon or B&N gift card.

How to enter to win:

In the comment section below, answer one of the following questions: What do you enjoy most about IR/Multi-cultural romance novels? Or, why do you read romance novels? NOTE: Don’t forget to leave your response in the comment section below.

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NOW, here are the Color of Love Blog Hop Prizes:

Grand prizes:

1st prize $50 Amazon GC + 7 ebooks

2nd prize $25 Amazon GC + 7 ebooks

3rd prize $15 Amazon GC + 7 ebooks

4th prize $10 Amazon GC + 6 ebooks

5th prize $5 Amazon GC + 6 ebooks

How to enter to win: A Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Click on the photo of book covers above, for the list of 50 blogs participating in the Color of Love Blog Hop. REMEMBER – every blog stop is giving away prizes!

Deadline: You must enter no later than 11:59 p.m est on Monday, December 8, 2014. This goes for all blog stops and the rafflecopter.

I will post winners in the comment section below by Wednesday, December 10th. Note: The winners will have been contacted via email by this time.

Good Luck – I hope you win!

(don’t forget to leave a comment below)

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December 4, 2014 - Posted by | Blog Hop |

28 Comments

  1. I like reading romance for the diversity, they can be suspence, comedy, drama, ir throw in the romance , families and series. They also give you insight into relationships that you don’t get w/other genres. They are like melting pots some of everythiing

    Comment by sharyn | December 4, 2014

    • Me too, Sharyn! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 4, 2014

  2. Thank you for being part of our blogfest, Sharon. Have a fab weekend.

    Comment by Kay @ Love Bites and Silk | December 4, 2014

    • Thanks Kay, you too!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 4, 2014

  3. Why do you read romance novels?

    I enjoy reading romance for several reason: the hero, the love scene and the fact that an author can take any situation or conflict in today’s world where we as reader can relate to that situation or conflict and find our happy ending.

    Comment by Louise | December 4, 2014

    • Love this Louise! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 4, 2014

  4. I am a huge lover of cat and mouse play and a lot of that happens in IR and romance. That’s what draws me to these books

    Comment by Sherika Williams | December 4, 2014

    • Me too, Sherika! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 5, 2014

  5. I recently became a big fan of IR/Multi-cultural romance novels!! I enjoy the real life situations they face being a diverse couple and how they over come them.

    Comment by MONEKA | December 4, 2014

    • I so agree, Moneka! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 5, 2014

  6. Your cover is hot. I’m very interested to know how such a woman got into construction. I guess I’ll have to get a copy of the book. Thanks for being part of the Color of Love Blog Hop.

    Comment by Nana Prah | December 4, 2014

    • Lol, thanks Nana Prah! Also, it’s my pleasure to participate and thanks for stopping by!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 5, 2014

  7. The fact that there no boundaries on love…
    I love reading about love…

    caiidynsmommie at gmail dot com

    Comment by LaTanya Lawson | December 4, 2014

    • Me too, LaTanya! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 5, 2014

  8. Reblogged this on shylacoltsstraightshot.

    Comment by Shyla Colt | December 4, 2014

    • Thanks for reposting/reblogging, Shyla!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 5, 2014

  9. Hi Ms. Sharon,

    I read romance novels because they leave me with that warm feeling every time I read one. The world is rough enough, so I like to enter a world where there is drama, but ultimately a HEA. It’s a good escape and I love it.

    Comment by stephaniebartley1 | December 5, 2014

    • I feel the same way, Stephanie! I rarely read books that don’t have a HEA. Good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 5, 2014

  10. I like reading romance because of the characters and happy endings ! Love the cover for your book !

    Comment by Jess | December 6, 2014

    • Thank you Jess! I too have to have a happy ending with the books I read. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 8, 2014

  11. the different customs

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    Comment by bn100 | December 7, 2014

    • Thanks for stopping by bn100! Good luck with the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 8, 2014

  12. I love romance novels. I love different characters, there customers and traditions, there family and way of life. I love it all! Each is unique and different! Have an amazing day! Thank you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

    Comment by shadowluvs2read | December 8, 2014

    • Thanks Shadow and thanks for stopping by. Good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 8, 2014

  13. I have lived romance novels since I was a child. My tastes may have become more adult, but my reasons are the same. I live a happy ever after. I love the fairy tales from Cinderella to sleeping beauty as a child and as an adult the characters in the more mature novels go through the same angst and struggle for their HEA as fairy tale characters did. They make me wish and hope that someday I might have my happily ever after.

    Kyratinker36@gmail.com

    Comment by kyra | December 8, 2014

    • I too love the fairytale like romances, Kyra! Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

      Comment by sharonccooper | December 8, 2014

  14. Sorry autocorrect…meant loved….

    Comment by kyra | December 8, 2014

  15. Hi All, my winners have been randomly chosen – 1st prize – Shadow and 2nd. prize Moneka. Congratulations to the winners! Thanks everyone for participating in the hop!

    Comment by sharonccooper | December 9, 2014


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