Sharon C. Cooper

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Reunited Series Box Set – Now Available!

Hi All!

Great news! The first three books in my Reunited Series (romantic suspense) are now available in a box set for only $1.99! That’s right, you can get all three books: BLUE ROSES, RENDEZVOUS WITH DANGER, and TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES for just $1.99!

So if you haven’t read my romantic suspense yet, this is the perfect time to check them out!

NOTE: The $1.99 AND the box set is a limited time offer. Get your copy today!

Get your copy today! $1.99 *LIMITED TIME*

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About BLUE ROSES:

Where most women would welcome love from a wealthy, good-looking man, Chicago-based investment manager, Dallas Marcel, is not one of them. She will never let a man control her life again. That includes handsome entrepreneur, Tyler Hollister. Dallas is on track to making partner and she’s not letting anything or anyone get in her way. But when her life is put in danger, and a Ponzi scheme ignites a SEC investigation of her firm, she realizes the one man she’d banned from her heart, might be the only one who can save her career and her life.

Tall, dark, and handsome, Tyler Hollister can have any woman he wants, but he only wants one – Dallas. When he starts talking marriage, she breaks things off between them, claiming she doesn’t want a romantic entanglement to hinder her plight to making partner. A chance meeting, six months later, brings them face to face and Tyler soon realizes the intense sexual attraction they once shared is stronger than ever. But he swore he was done with her. Except he finds out her life is in danger, and his protective instincts take over. Can he save her life without losing his heart … again?

About RENDEZVOUS WITH DANGER:

Alandra Pargas, ex-CIA counter-intelligence officer, plans to wreak vengeance on the people who tried to kill her. A little rendezvous with danger is not what scares her, though. It’s seeing the tall, dark, and dangerously sexy man she vowed to love forever that has her running for cover.

Former U.S. Special Operative, Quinn Hamilton, left the world of covert operations after the love of his life died in his arms during a black op. Three years later, he still loses sleep wondering if maybe he could have done something more to save her – until Alandra shows up on his doorstep. With her lies and betrayal, he wants nothing to do with her, yet, his heart won’t cooperate. It’s not until unknown enemies come after her that he must decide if he can leave the past behind and protect the woman he’ll always love. Will they survive this last mission and rekindle the love and passion they once shared?

About TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES:

Hospital Chief of Staff Natasha Lockham’s life has been all about work and no play. That is until a one-night stand with a man who lives his life on the edge, turns her sexual fantasies into reality. She never expects to see him again, but their paths cross when Natasha suspects an esteemed doctor of committing an unspeakable crime against his patients and danger lands at her doorstep. The closer she gets to the truth, the more she realizes she’s not prepared for the truth – or the consequences.

Former Navy SEAL, Malik Lewis, will always remember the night he spent with Natasha. It was the single most amazing night of his life. So when Natasha narrowly escapes a brutal attempt on her life, Malik stops at nothing to protect her, including hunting a man whose skills match his. Can Malik and Natasha outsmart a vicious assassin who has nothing to lose? And will they ever get to explore the sizzling passion between them that neither can deny?

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Get your copy today! $1.99 *LIMITED TIME*

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June 5, 2017 Posted by | Reunited Series | , , , , , | 5 Comments

Reunited Series – Temporary Price Reduction!

Hi All,

In preparation for my next release, OPERATION MIDNIGHT, book 4 of the Reunited Series (coming soon), I figured what a great time for a sale! To make sure that everyone is caught up in the series, the prices of the first three books have been temporarily reduced to 0.99 each! So here’s your chance to get caught up and get ready for OPERATION MIDNIGHT!

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Blurb:

No bad deed goes unpunished

Former Navy SEAL turned private investigator, Cameron “Wiz” Miller, has loved only one woman, his ex-wife, Olivia. She’s beautiful, talented and the sweetest person he knows. With plans to remarry her, there is nothing she could ask of him that he wouldn’t do … except find her twin sister.

Olivia has loved Wiz since high school. He’s her hero. Her protector. She understands his hesitation to search for her sister … the one who left Olivia for dead. Forgiveness has been a long time coming, but Olivia needs to make amends with her last living relative.

But the sins of her sister have come back to haunt Olivia and Wiz must tap into his military training and every alliance he’s formed over the years to save her. But will it be too late? Will he and Olivia ever get that happily-ever-after?

Release date: TBA soon

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The Reunited Series – Romantic Suspense – ON SALE – 0.99 each!

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Blue Roses (ecopy) – Kindle (Amazon) | Nook (B&N)  |  Kobo  |  Smashwords

Rendezvous with Danger (ecopy) – Kindle (Amazon)  |  Nook (B & N)  |  Kobo  |  Smashwords

Truth or Consequences (ecopy) – Kindle (Amazon)  |  Nook (B & N)  |  Kobo  |  Smashwords

 

NOTE: SECRET RENDEZVOUS is book 1.5 in the Reunited Series – Prequel to Rendezvous with Danger. And it’s ***FREE***

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Secret Rendezvous – Kindle (Amazon)  |  Nook (B & N)  |  Kobo  |  Smashwords

July 22, 2015 Posted by | Books | , , , , | Comments Off on Reunited Series – Temporary Price Reduction!

Reunited and it Feels So Good

In anticipation of Truth or Consequences, book 3 of the Reunited Series being released…soon, books 1 and 2 are on sale! That’s right, Blue Roses (book 1) and Rendezvous with Danger (book 2) are available for only .99! Though all of my books are able to stand alone, this is a great time for you to catch up and get all of the books in the series, if you don’t already have them. Keep in mind – this deal will not last forever, so make sure you get your copies today!

Blue Roses - Book Cover 2012

Where most women would welcome love from a wealthy, good-looking man, Chicago-based investment manager, Dallas Marcel, is not one of them. She will never let a man control her life again. That includes handsome entrepreneur, Tyler Hollister. Dallas is on track to making partner and she’s not letting anything or anyone get in her way. But when her life is put in danger, and a Ponzi scheme ignites a SEC investigation of her firm, she realizes the one man she’d banned from her heart, might be the only one who can save her career and her life.

Tall, dark, and handsome, Tyler Hollister can have any woman he wants, but he only wants one – Dallas. When he starts talking marriage, she breaks things off between them, claiming she doesn’t want a romantic entanglement to hinder her plight to making partner. A chance meeting, six months later, brings them face to face and Tyler soon realizes the intense sexual attraction they once shared is stronger than ever. But he swore he was done with her. Except he finds out her life is in danger, and his protective instincts take over. Can he save her life without losing his heart … again?

Amazon | Barnes & Noble |  Smashwords  |  All Romance E-books (ARE)  |  iTunes

Rendezvous w-Danger - Book Cover

Alandra Pargas, ex-CIA counter-intelligence officer, plans to wreak vengeance on the people who tried to kill her. A little rendezvous with danger is not what scares her, though. It’s seeing the tall, dark, and dangerously sexy man she vowed to love forever that has her running for cover.

Former U.S. Special Operative, Quinn Hamilton, left the world of covert operations after the love of his life died in his arms during a black op. Three years later, he still loses sleep wondering if maybe he could have done something more to save her – until Alandra shows up on his doorstep. With her lies and betrayal, he wants nothing to do with her, yet, his heart won’t cooperate. It’s not until unknown enemies come after her that he must decide if he can leave the past behind and protect the woman he’ll always love. Will they survive this last mission and rekindle the love and passion they once shared?

 Amazon | All Romance ebooks | Barnes and Noble  | Smashwords  |  iTunes
And Secret Rendezvous is still FREE!
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Former Navy SEAL, Quinn Hamilton, has been secretly dating CIA counter-intelligence officer, Alandra Pargas, for the past eight months. She’s brilliant, captivated by danger, and the sexiest woman he’s ever known. Together they are a force to be reckoned with – in and outside of the bedroom. But while Alandra is on assignment in Guerrero, Mexico, she’s captured by the most dangerous drug cartel in the country, and Quinn sets out on a black op of his own to save the woman he can’t live without.

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March 14, 2014 Posted by | Blue Roses, Good News, Rendezvous with Danger, Romantic Suspense | , , , | 6 Comments

Winter Wonderman Blog Hop and Giveaway

Winter Wonder Man Blog HopWhat better way to stay warm these days than to be wrapped in the arms of a wonderful man? Well, if you don’t have that special someone to cozy up to, no worries! From January 16th – 19th, 2014, the Winter Wonderman Blog Hop will be going on and you’ll have the pleasure of meeting some hot men – but that’s not all! The Hop is hosted by Bella Media Management and over 50 bloggers are participating AND they are giving away some AWESOME prizes (books, giftcards, swag and more)!

First, let me introduce you to a man you’d love to cuddle up with! When I think of a man who is so wonderful that he’ll make your toes curl, I think of my husband (smile) and then I think of Tyler Hollister, the hero in Blue Roses, book 1 of my Reunited Series (a romantic suspense). Tyler is wealthy, intelligent,  a real sweetheart who is madly in love with a woman who is…um, how should I say…not the easiest woman to love. Oh, and did I happen to mention that he’s fine?! Here, check out Tyler and Dallas’s story:

Blue Roses - Book Cover 2012

Blurb:

Where most women would welcome love from a wealthy, good-looking man, Chicago-based investment manager, Dallas Marcel, is not one of them. She will never let a man control her life again. That includes handsome entrepreneur, Tyler Hollister. Dallas is on track to making partner and she’s not letting anything or anyone get in her way. But when her life is put in danger, and a Ponzi scheme ignites a SEC investigation of her firm, she realizes the one man she’d banned from her heart, might be the only one who can save her career and her life.

Tall, dark, and handsome, Tyler Hollister can have any woman he wants, but he only wants one – Dallas. When he starts talking marriage, she breaks things off between them, claiming she doesn’t want a romantic entanglement to hinder her plight to making partner. A chance meeting, six months later, brings them face to face and Tyler soon realizes the intense sexual attraction they once shared is stronger than ever. But he swore he was done with her. Except he finds out her life is in danger, and his protective instincts take over. Can he save her life without losing his heart … again?

Excerpt:

Dallas’s eyes drifted shut as she attempted to fight the drowsiness that suddenly surrounded her. Never in her life had she felt so weak. Why now? Why did this accident have to happen now? On track to make partner at her investment firm, she had too much going on in her life to be laid up in a hospital bed staring at walls. She had worked too damn hard to let a stupid car accident keep her from accomplishing the one thing she wanted more than anything – a partnership.

Her eyes fluttered open again. This was the first time she’d noticed the colorful balloons floating above her, attached to something at the head of the bed. It was thoughtful of the nurses, assuming they were the ones who left them, but Dallas preferred to be home…in her own bed, and in her own room. If only she had the strength to move. Between whatever crap they were giving her for pain and the tight bandages around her midsection she felt like a mummy lying in an open tomb. And the thought of sneaking out was out of the question. She glanced at her elevated leg and cursed under her breath at the cast. It was only then did her gaze zone in on the lone figure sitting in the chair near the window, his eyes closed.

What’s he doing here?

Tyler. The moonlight gleamed through the open blinds, casting a stunning glow around him. He looked like an angel, but Dallas knew he was far from that. He was charming, generous and the sweetest man she’d ever met, but a force to be reckoned with when it came to his business and protecting those he loved. It was his possessiveness that reminded her of a time in her past; a time when she had vowed never to let another man control her life.

Dallas fixed her eyes on his attractive face – still as fine as she remembered. Smooth brown skin stretched over strong cheekbones, and a neatly trimmed mustache and goatee framed his inviting mouth. With lips so irresistibly kissable, she had to steady her breathing to keep the heart rate monitor from going crazy.

As if sensing her watching him, Tyler opened his eyes. When his gentle gaze met hers, her breath caught and her heart slammed against her chest. Oh, God. Give me strength. Those dark, sexy eyes would forever be her weakness.

“Hey there.” He rose to his full six-four height and walked to the bed. Towering over her, he swept a few strands of hair away from her face, which was something he used to do often. That small gesture alone made her feel warmth she hadn’t felt in months. “How are you feeling?”  His smooth, velvety voice made her body tremble. She wished she had energy and a fan, because she was pretty sure her temperature had shot up to 120 degrees in just those few short seconds.

She gazed into his eyes. After they’d broken up, there were many days she wanted to call and tell him she loved him and wanted him back, but it would’ve been a mistake. He wanted marriage and a family. She couldn’t give him that.

Tyler leaned closer, affording her the pleasure of his fresh, masculine scent. She might’ve had a slight headache, but there was definitely nothing wrong with her sense of smell.

“Can I do anything for you?”

Yeah, you can move away from the bed, is what she wanted to say, his nearness wreaking havoc on her willpower – her desire to touch and kiss him was overwhelming. Instead she asked, “Can I have some water?”

“Of course.” He poured her a cup from the pitcher sitting on the bedside table and brought the straw to her lips. “Anything else?”

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Don’t you want to know what else Dallas asked for? Get your copy of Blue Roses today!

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About the Giveaway:

This is how the blog hop and giveaway works. Each blog stop is giving away prizes AND the blog hop has a grand prize as well – a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winners choice)! You can go to EACH blog stop and leave a comment and be entered to win. That means you have a chance to walk away with lots of prizes… and you have over 50 chances to win the grand prize! Below, you’ll find the link to the list of blogs participating.

Now, here’s what I’m giving away:

**A $10Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winners choice)!

How to enter: In the comment section below, answer the following question: What makes a hero in movies and books wonderful to the point your toes curl? NOTE: If you’re a subscriber to my blog, or if you have “Liked” my Facebook fan page, you’ll automatically be entered into my contest twice!

Deadline: January 19, 2014 11:59pm is when the blog hop ends.  The winners will be notified via email and announced no later than January 21st in the comments section below.

NOTE: Make sure you stop at all of the participating blog sites. At the end of the hop, using random.org, a winner will be chosento win the grand prize! But you have to leave a comment at each site you visit to increase your chances of winning.

So don’t stop now! There’s more prizes to be won! Click here and check out all of the other bloggers who are participating in the blog hop and enter for your chance to win tons of prizes!

Good luck and enjoy the hop!

January 15, 2014 Posted by | Blog Hop | , , | 72 Comments

Contest / Giveaway – Your Favorite Character

Okay, so I was just thinking…

I have been receiving wonderful emails from readers regarding some of the supporting/secondary characters who were introduced in one or more of my novels (Something New, Blue Roses, and Rendezvous with Danger). Readers want to know when (or if) some of these characters will get their own books, and in some cases, my answer is “yes.” EXCEPT for Kenny Hollister (in Something New) – I was actually surprised when someone asked if he’d get his own story. Even with my overactive imagination, I can’t think of anything that can redeem him from some of the stuff that he’s pulled. He’s currently in jail for attempted murder and a few other offenses.

At any rate, so here’s what I’ve been thinking. I’d love to know why certain supporting characters resonated with you…or what you liked about them.

Contest Details

Here’s what you have to do for a chance to win (it’s pretty easy):

Using no more than two sentences, tell me which supporting (secondary) character was one of your favorites and why OR which supporting (secondary) character would you like to see with their own story and why. NOTE: If you had a favorite supporting character from one of my books, here’s your opportunity to have a hand in getting their story told.

Here’s what the winners will receive:

First Place – $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card AND

An opportunity to be a supporting character in your favorite supporting character’s story.

(This means a supporting character will have your name and personality – or your ideal personality)

Second Place – $5 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card AND

an ecopy of one of my backlist books (this will include Rendezvous with Danger)

 

The winners will be announced (in the comments section below) on Thursday, March 28, 2013.

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Below are the characters who readers have asked about or mentioned in emails.

From Something New (“edgy” sweet romance)

Andrea Garcia (Tim’s ex- supermodel girlfriend and baby’s mama)

Jessica Freeman (Jess – one of Simone’s best friends and her business partner)

 

From Blue Roses (book 1 of the Reunited Series)

Mark Darley (Dallas Marcel’s ex-husband)

Skylar Hollister (Sky – Tyler Hollister’s twin sister – married to a Marine)

Harmony Cole  (Dallas Marcel’s sister – Note: several of you wanted her to hook up with Quinn…but as many of you know …now, he was already taken…and she wouldn’t have been able to handle Quinn)

 

From Rendezvous with Danger (book 2 of the Reunited Series)

Cameron Miller (Wiz – Quinn’s friend and former Navy SEAL)

Malik Lewis (Quinn’s friend and former Navy)

Natasha Lockham (Tasha – Alandra’s sister- chief of staff at a Chicago hospital)

 

Let me hear from you!  Leave your entry in the comment section OR on my Facebook Fanpage. The winner will be announced on Thursday, March 28, 2013.  GOOD LUCK!

March 20, 2013 Posted by | Giveaways | , , , , , | 22 Comments

All I Want for Christmas – Holiday Gifts of Love

Okay you blog hoppers let’s talk Holiday Gifts of Love, and then give away some prizes (including a Kindle Fire)!

COver the next four days (December 14 – December 17, 2012), if you participate in the the Gifts of Love Blog Hop you have an opportunity to win well over 200 prizes – including 3 grand prizes! You’ll also get to know over 200 authors, and find out about some amazing books!

But first things first…

Let’s talk about Christmas. I still can’t believe it’s the middle of December! Where did the year go? As I get into full gear for the holiday season (checking things off my to-do-list as well as my gifts to buy list), I can’t help but look over my own Christmas list for this year.  It seems the older I get the shorter it gets. Or should I say the more expensive the items on it get. This year, I even added a non-materialistic thing to the list. This is something I should be able to take care of myself. And that is – I’m giving myself two (not one, but two) “free” days. Over the Christmas holiday, I’m allowing myself to do absolutely nothing! No cooking, cleaning, working or writing, I’m just going to veg out with a few good books, and maybe even watch a little TV. I can’t wait!

So what’s on your Christmas list?

 I know everyone celebrates the holiday in different ways, but this year, since it’s my first year of being a published author, and I value my amazing readers (and new readers) very much,  I’ve decided to give away a couple of e-books and a gift card.

Below is a little bit about the book I’m giving away. Blue Roses is my third published work, and the first book of my Reunited Series. Check it out…

 

Blue Roses - Book Cover 2012

Where most women would welcome love from a wealthy, good-looking man, Chicago-based investment manager, Dallas Marcel, is not one of them. She will never let a man control her life again. That includes handsome entrepreneur, Tyler Hollister. Dallas is on track to making partner and she’s not letting anything or anyone get in her way. But when her life is put in danger, and a Ponzi scheme ignites a SEC investigation of her firm, she realizes the one man she’d banned from her heart, might be the only one who can save her career and her life.

Tall, dark, and handsome, Tyler Hollister can have any woman he wants, but he only wants one – Dallas. When he starts talking marriage, she breaks things off between them, claiming she doesn’t want a romantic entanglement to hinder her plight to making partner. A chance meeting, six months later, brings them face to face and Tyler soon realizes the intense sexual attraction they once shared is stronger than ever. But he swore he was done with her. Except he finds out her life is in danger, and his protective instincts take over. Can he save her life without losing his heart … again?

Read an excerpt 

To purchase:

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Okay, so now let’s give away some prizes!

Here’s what you can win:

An e-copy of Blue Roses (2 winners)

An e-copy of Blue Roses AND a $5 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card (1 winner)

Grand Prizes:

A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

 A $200 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

Swag Pack! (Note: this particular prize is only for U.S. residents)  This Swag Pack contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN ENTER AND WIN:

* Leave a comment on this blog (What’s one thing on your Christmas list?). Include your email address AND “Like” my Facebook Fanpage or subscribe to my blog (if you haven’t already done so).

* Visit other blogs that are participating in Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop. Each time you comment on ANY of the blogs participating in Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop (including this one) you are entered to win. NOTE: Each blogger is giving away prizes!!! Did you get that? That means you can enter well over 200 times for a chance to win some amazing prizes (just make sure you leave a comment on the blog sites AND your email address).

Deadline: You must enter (see instructions above) no later than 11:59 p.m est on Monday, December 17, 2012. That means you can enter to win any day from today, December 14, 2012 until Monday, December 17, 2012!

I will post the names of ALL winners on this blog site by Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Note: Winners will have been contacted via email by this time.

Good Luck – I hope you win!

(don’t forget to leave a comment below and incl. your email address)

Here are the next three blogs participating in Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop.

http://joyafieldswriting.blogspot.com/

http://www.sherifredricks.blogspot.com/

http://www.wendysmithbooks.blogspot.com/

And for other sites participating in the hop click here

December 14, 2012 Posted by | Blog Hop, Uncategorized | , , | 66 Comments

Six Months in Review

There is nothing like a vacation that gives you time to reflect on your life and a reminder to count your blessings. I just spent an amazing week and one day (thanks to hurricane Sandy) on a Caribbean cruise relaxing; celebrating ten years of marriage to my wonderful husband; and thinking about the past few months of my writing career. I can’t believe it’s been six months since I self-published my first novel! It’s been a wild, and at times, an exhausting ride – but I have no complaints. So let me tell you about the last six months.

April 24th

I released my debut novel: Something New, an “edgy” sweet romance.

April 25th

My first short story, Best Woman for the Job, a contemporary romance, was not only published, but was “FREE” for the first three days. There were over 500 downloads within those three days!

May 2012

Best Woman for the Job became an All Romance ebook best seller.

June 2012

In knowing that the sky is the limit and believing that I’d be publishing books for many, many more years to come, I formed a LLC publishing company. Figured it would also be a good move come tax time. NOTE: This company is only publishing books by Sharon C. Cooper.

Something New, made the Amazon’s top 100 Best Seller list in Multi-cultural Romance.

Best Woman for the Job, made Amazon’s top 100 Best Seller list in Multi-cultural Romance.

July 2012

I self-published my second novel, Blue Roses (Book 1 of the Reunited Series), a romantic suspense.

Something New made Amazon’s top 50 Best Seller list in Multi-cultural Romance and the top 100 in both Religious Romance and African American Literature.

I was contacted by a senior editor from the country’s largest traditional publisher of category romance! I’ll tell you more about this in months to come.

August 2012

Something New and Blue Roses are now in paperback!

Blue Roses made Amazon’s top 100 Best Sellers list in Multi-Cultural Romance.

I mapped out my next book series – the Jenkins Family Series. Best Woman for the Job is the prequel for this five book series. Stay tuned – more information about this series coming January 2013.

September 2012

I outlined two new titles (contemporary romances). Stay tuned – more information to come -summer 2013.

October 2012

Released my second short story, Secret Rendezvous a romantic suspense and the prequel to my next novel, Rendezvous with Danger.  Secret Rendezvous is a “FREE” read – visit my website to find out how to get your copy. www.sharoncooper.net

Something New has been on Amazon’s top 100 Best Sellers list in Multi-cultural Romance for five months!

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As I reflect on the last six months, I’m reminded that I didn’t get here alone. I am so thankful to my mentors, critique partners, family, friends and readers. Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement! It’s been a wonderful ride and I’m looking forward to the next six months!

Stay tuned…

October 31, 2012 Posted by | Just Thinking, Months in Review | , , , , | 25 Comments

Romancing the Hop – By Any Means Necessary

Okay you blog hoppers let’s talk romance, and then give away some prizes (including a Kindle Fire)!

Over the next four days (August 31st – Sept. 3rd), if you participate in Romancing the Hop you have an opportunity to win well over 200 prizes – including 3 grand prizes! You’ll also get to know over 200 authors, and find out about some amazing romance novels!

But first things first…

I can’t think about romance novels without thinking about the heart stopping heroes in those novels. By their behaviors, and in some cases, their words, they set out to get the woman they want by any means necessary. During the last year of his life, Malcolm X gave a speech and made popular the phrase – by any means necessary. Granted he used the phrase to encourage individuals to consider all tactics when it came to getting what they wanted, but that’s not much different than the heroes in our favorite romance novels. Our romance heroes are powerful, ruthless in some cases, sweet and conniving in others, yet, in the end they get what they want – their woman. So, instead of me listing all of my favorite romance heroes from historical romance novels to romantic suspense, I’ve picked two of my favorites.

Tyler Hollister from my novel – Blue Roses

Out of all of the stories I’ve written (and those that are in the queue to be written), Tyler Hollister is my favorite. I love, love, love him – and how he operates. He wants what he wants, and he’s not afraid to go after it. Here’s a little blurb about Blue Roses:

Where most women would welcome love from a wealthy, good-looking man, Chicago-based investment manager, Dallas Marcel, is not one of them. She will never let a man control her life again. That includes handsome entrepreneur, Tyler Hollister. Dallas is on track to making partner and she’s not letting anything or anyone get in her way. But when her life is put in danger, and a Ponzi scheme ignites a SEC investigation of her firm, she realizes the one man she’d banned from her heart, might be the only one who can save her career and her life.

Tall, dark, and handsome, Tyler Hollister can have any woman he wants, but he only wants one – Dallas. When he starts talking marriage, she breaks things off between them, claiming she doesn’t want a romantic entanglement to hinder her plight to making partner. A chance meeting, six months later, brings them face to face and Tyler soon realizes the intense sexual attraction they once shared is stronger than ever. But he swore he was done with her. Except he finds out her life is in danger, and his protective instincts take over. Can he save her life without losing his heart … again?

Read an excerpt 

To purchase:

Amazon   B&N   All Romance ebooks  Smashwords

One of my other favorite heroes in a romance novel is: Derrick Hoffman from A Hard Man to Love by Delaney Diamond. Can I just say that Derrick’s personality jumped off the page and as the story progressed, the more in love I became! This man took the phrase By Any Means Necessary to a whole different level. Here’s a blurb about A Hard Man to Love:

Hating him is easy. Loving him is hard.

Derrick Hoffman never quite got over not having a relationship with his biological father. The woman he was seeing is pregnant, and there’s no way he’s going to let her raise his child without him—even if it means coercing her into marriage.

Eva Jacob made the mistake of falling in love with Derrick, a man she knows is incapable of love. After their breakup, she discovers she’s pregnant. When she agrees to a loveless marriage, she tries to shield her heart from further pain. But she soon discovers that the heart wants what the heart wants, and her heart wants Derrick’s love.

Read an excerpt

To purchase:

Amazon    B&N    All Romance ebooks    Smashwords    Kobo

Okay, so now let’s give away some prizes!

Here’s what you can win:

An e-copy of Blue Roses AND a $10 Amazon gift card

An e-copy of A Hard Man to Love

Grand Prizes:

A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

 A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

And/or the following Swag Pack!

Here’s how you can enter to win:

* Leave a comment on this blog (see below) w/ your email address AND “Like” my Facebook Fanpage or subscribe to my blog (see link at the top right of page).

* Visit other blogs that are participating in Romancing the Hop. Each time you comment on ANY of the blogs participating in Romancing the Hop (including this one) you are entered to win. NOTE: Each blogger is giving away prizes!!! Did you get that? That means you can enter well over 200 times for a chance to win some amazing prizes (just make sure you leave a comment on the blog sites AND your email address).

Deadline: You must enter (see instructions above) no later than 11:59 p.m est on Monday, September 3, 2012. That means you can enter to win any day from today, August 31, 2012 until Monday, September 3, 2012!

I will post the names of ALL winners on this blog site by Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Note: Winners will have been contacted via email by this time.

Good Luck – I hope you win!

Here are the next three blogs participating in Romancing the Hop.

Alexia Reed http://www.alexiareed.com/?page_id=176

Sherry Gloag  http://sherrygloagtheheartofromance.blogspot.co.uk/

Hennessee Andrews http://hennesseeandrews.blogspot.com/?zx=72e769f135c8369

Or click here for the complete list of blogs participating

August 31, 2012 Posted by | Blog Hop | , , , , , | 96 Comments

Look What’s In Paperback

Look what’s in paperback!

Something New and Blue Roses in paperback!!

Undeniable temptation…
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.

Read an excerpt

Purchase your copy today!

In Paperback: Createspace    Amazon

In E-book: Amazon   B&N   All Romance ebooks   Smashwords

 

Where most women would welcome love from a wealthy, good-looking man, Chicago-based investment manager, Dallas Marcel, is not one of them. She will never let a man control her life again. That includes handsome entrepreneur, Tyler Hollister. Dallas is on track to making partner and she’s not letting anything or anyone get in her way. But when her life is put in danger, and a Ponzi scheme ignites a SEC investigation of her firm, she realizes the one man she’d banned from her heart, might be the only one who can save her career and her life.

Tall, dark, and handsome, Tyler Hollister can have any woman he wants, but he only wants one – Dallas. When he starts talking marriage, she breaks things off between them, claiming she doesn’t want a romantic entanglement to hinder her plight to making partner. A chance meeting, six months later, brings them face to face and Tyler soon realizes the intense sexual attraction they once shared is stronger than ever. But he swore he was done with her. Except he finds out her life is in danger, and his protective instincts take over. Can he save her life without losing his heart … again?

 Read an excerpt

Purchase your copy today!

In paperback:  Createspace    Amazon

In E-book:  Amazon   B&N   All Romance ebooks   Smashwords

 

August 28, 2012 Posted by | Blue Roses, Something New - Novel | , , | 10 Comments

Time to Celebrate…Again!

I feel like giving away some prizes today!

To celebrate the success of Something New, and Blue Roses (Yay!!), I’m giving all of you a chance to win an electronic copy of either novel (note: you don’t have to have an e-reader). You also have a chance to win a $5 or $10 Amazon.com gift card, AND I’m giving away copies of my short story, Best Woman for the Job! NOTE: If you’ve already purchased your copy – thank you for your support! Feel free to use this opportunity to win a copy for someone else or as a giveaway on your blog.

Where most women would welcome love from a wealthy, good-looking man, Chicago-based investment manager, Dallas Marcel, is not one of them. She will never let a man control her life again. That includes handsome entrepreneur, Tyler Hollister. Dallas is on track to making partner and she’s not letting anything or anyone get in her way. But when her life is put in danger, and a Ponzi scheme ignites a SEC investigation of her firm, she realizes the one man she’d banned from her heart, might be the only one who can save her career and her life.

Tall, dark, and handsome, Tyler Hollister can have any woman he wants, but he only wants one – Dallas. When he starts talking marriage, she breaks things off between them, claiming she doesn’t want a romantic entanglement to hinder her plight to making partner. A chance meeting, six months later, brings them face to face and Tyler soon realizes the intense sexual attraction they once shared is stronger than ever. But he swore he was done with her. Except he finds out her life is in danger, and his protective instincts take over. Can he save her life without losing his heart … again? Read an excerpt

***

 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. Read an excerpt

***

 NEVER SAY NEVER…

Cincinnati police officer, Craig Logan, needs a plumber, but not bad enough to hire a woman.  “No way am I letting some pint-size woman near my pipes!”

ESPECIALLY IF THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB…IS A WOMAN…

When Toni Jenkins (TJ) shows up at Craig’s house to repair his plumbing issues, he thinks it’s a joke, but soon finds out the joke is on him. Not only is Toni the finest plumber he’s ever seen, but she’s good at what she does. Will he realize before it’s too late, that not only is she the best woman for the job, but she’s the best woman for him? Read an excerpt

Here are several ways to win:

  1. For a  chance to win an e-copy of either book (or short story), “Like” my new Facebook Fanpage (see column on the right hand side of this blog or click on this link – http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSharonCCooper21?ref=hl)
  2. For a  chance to win an e-copy of either book (or short story) AND a $5 Amazon.com gift card, leave a comment or a question below AND “Like” my new Facebook Fanpage
  3. For a chance to win an e-copy of either book (or short story) AND a $10 Amazon.com gift card – leave a comment or a question below AND “Like” my new Facebook Fanpage AND sign up on my mailing list http://www.sharoncooper.net/contact1.html (don’t worry, you won’t be inundated with emails from me).

Note: When you leave a comment or a question, be sure to leave your first name and last initial within the comment. You have until 8pm tonight (EST) to enter for your chance to win. The winners will be announced on my blog tomorrow Wednesday, 7/25/12.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

**Something New and Blue Roses will be in paperback at the end of August 2012 – Woo hoo!

***For those of you who have asked for more from the Jenkins Family – they are coming soon! The Jenkins Family Series is in the works. Oh, and yes, Craig and Toni will have their own book, especially since they both still have some issues to work out. If you haven’t met the Jenkins Family – purchase (or win) Best Woman for the Job for an introduction. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

Make sure you subscribe to this blog or join my mailing list to be one of the first to know about what’s going on with Sharon C. Cooper!

GOOD LUCK! I HOPE YOU WIN!

July 24, 2012 Posted by | Blue Roses, Giveaways, Something New - Novel | , , , , | 17 Comments