Sharon C. Cooper

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A Dose of Passion – Gift Card Giveaway!

In celebration of my soon-to-be-officially-released novel (that was a mouth full) -A DOSE OF PASSION – I’m doing a giveaway!! But first, special thanks to my author friend Candace Shaw for reminding me! I know, I know it’s a shame I had to be reminded, but I’m knee deep in edits and my mind is on Wiz & Olivia (Operation Midnight- Reunited Series) as well as Janna and Austin (Model Attraction -Harlequin Kimani). Whew!

Okay, about the giveaway (open to U.S. entrants only):

Prizes:

1st prize – A special gift that includes: A $25 Starbucks gift card, An autographed copy of all of my current Harlequin Kimani books (A Dose of Passion, Sin City Temptation and Legal Seduction), Dark Chocolate Truffles, A scented candle, A coffee mug and a few more treats.

A Dose of Passion giveaway

NOTE: You must be a subscriber to my email mailing list, blog OR my Facebook fan page in order to win 1st prize.

2nd prize – A $5 Amazon egift card and an autographed copy of either of my Harlequin Kimani books (winners choice).

How to Enter: Leave a comment below answering the following question: Out of all of my books, who is your favorite couple and why? (Thanks author Sheryl Lister!)

Deadline to Enter: Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:59pm. Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on this post, as well as on my FB Fan Page and posted on my website. NOTE: winners will be notified via email prior to the announcement.

By the way, do you know about the other giveaway that I have going on? If not, click here for details for another chance to win an autographed copy of A DOSE OF PASSION!

Good luck!

September 16, 2015 Posted by | A Dose of Passion | , , , , | 37 Comments

Sin City Temptation and Legal Seduction

Hi All!

Just in case you haven’t one-clicked your ecopy, Amazon has both of my Harlequin Kimani books on sale – SIN CITY TEMPTATION (33% off) and LEGAL SEDUCTION (42% off)!

NOTE: Not sure how long the sale is going to last, so get your copies today!

 

Sin City Temptation Cover - Final

SIN CITY TEMPTATION

Is love in the cards? 

Former police officer Trinity Layton will do anything to keep her personal security business afloat—even babysit professional poker player Gunner Brooks. Bizarre incidents have been plaguing the poker tour, and Trinity has been hired to keep Gunner safe. But when the gorgeous playboy convinces her to pose as his girlfriend, she might be the one who needs protecting, as their passionate charade quickly becomes all too real.

A gambler in the game of life, Gunner has made his fortune playing for the greatest prizes. The last thing he needs during this tournament is a bodyguard hanging around, especially one as alluring as Trinity. And being together 24/7 just tripled their odds of falling for one another. Now, as Gunner prepares for the championship of his career, he’s playing for the highest stakes of all: Trinity’s heart.

Sin City Temptation -Amazon ($3.99) – http://amzn.to/1A8MPAn

 

legal seduction - book cover

 

When it comes to desire, they’re both pleading guilty.

In the courtroom, criminal defense attorney Iris Sinclair is cool and confident. Yet, around her new client’s guardian, she loses all composure. Atlanta club owner Nash Dupree is an infamous playboy who could compromise Iris’s heart as well as her case. For once, she feels like a curvy goddess instead of a strait-laced lawyer—even if the evidence suggests what he’s looking for is strictly short-term.

No matter what the tabloids claim, Nash has made his teenage niece his first priority, and without Iris’s help he’ll lose guardianship. What began as seduction, a sweet thrill, has turned into something more—now he wants Iris forever. But proving his intentions means winning her trust before his reputation drives away the only woman who has ever captivated him, body and soul…

Legal Seduction – Amazon ($3.79) – http://amzn.to/1oOFVby

January 25, 2015 Posted by | Legal Seduction, Sin City Temptation | , | 2 Comments

Sound Track for Legal Seduction

Woo hoo! I’m SUPER excited! Today is the official release day for LEGAL SEDUCTION! 

legal seduction - book cover

 

When it comes to desire, they’re both pleading guilty.

In the courtroom, criminal defense attorney Iris Sinclair is cool and confident. Yet, around her new client’s guardian, she loses all composure. Atlanta club owner Nash Dupree is an infamous playboy who could compromise Iris’s heart as well as her case. For once, she feels like a curvy goddess instead of a strait-laced lawyer—even if the evidence suggests what he’s looking for is strictly short-term.

No matter what the tabloids claim, Nash has made his teenage niece his first priority, and without Iris’s help he’ll lose guardianship. What began as seduction, a sweet thrill, has turned into something more—now he wants Iris forever. But proving his intentions means winning her trust before his reputation drives away the only woman who has ever captivated him, body and soul…

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As I mentioned last week, someone had asked – if LEGAL SEDUCTION had a sound track, what would be some of the songs that might appear on it? I promised to one day share my “soundtrack” for LEGAL SEDUCTION with my readers. So here goes:

 

Scenebasketball game scene – Bump N’ Grind by R Kelly

Scene – carpet picnic – Baby I’m Ready by Gerald Levert

Scene – Iris’s birthday night (at the club)If You Love Me by Brownstone

Scene – Nash leaves ATL for L.A – Somebody Loves You Baby by Patti LaBelle

Scene – THE “office” scene – Any Time, Any Place by Janet Jackson

Scene – the confrontation at Macy’s house – Spend My Life with You by Eric Benet

Scene – the last sceneVision of Love by Mariah Carey

 

NOTE: this is just my dream soundtrack – it’s not for real – just in case you’re wondering where you can buy the compilation. Lol!

But You Can Buy the Book!

Amazon (Kindle): http://amzn.to/1oOFVby

Barnes and Noble (Nook): http://bit.ly/1rlq8FE

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1nHDSXc

ARe: http://bit.ly/1pBOmHe

Books a Million: http://bit.ly/1o1BPeS

By the way, once you’ve read the book, let me know what your thoughts are regarding the soundtrack as it relates to the particular scenes!

May 31, 2014 Posted by | Legal Seduction, New Release | , , , , , | 7 Comments

When It Comes To Desire, They’re Both Pleading Guilty

The big day is almost here – the release day for LEGAL SEDUCTION!

June 1st is right around the corner, so I thought I’d give you a little preview of the highly anticipated (smile) story of Iris Sinclair and Nash Dupree.

legal seduction - book cover

Description

When it comes to desire, they’re both pleading guilty.

In the courtroom, criminal defense attorney Iris Sinclair is cool and confident. Yet, around her new client’s guardian, she loses all composure. Atlanta club owner Nash Dupree is an infamous playboy who could compromise Iris’s heart as well as her case. For once, she feels like a curvy goddess instead of a strait-laced lawyer—even if the evidence suggests what he’s looking for is strictly short-term.

No matter what the tabloids claim, Nash has made his teenage niece his first priority, and without Iris’s help he’ll lose guardianship. What began as seduction, a sweet thrill, has turned into something more—now he wants Iris forever. But proving his intentions means winning her trust before his reputation drives away the only woman who has ever captivated him, body and soul…

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Before you read the excerpt:

Recently, someone asked me that if LEGAL SEDUCTION had a sound track, what would be some of the songs that might appear on it? I thought this was a great question – something I had never thought about! So while I thought about some of the scenes in the story, all types of songs came to mind. I had so much fun thinking about my “soundtrack” until I’ve decided to do one for all of my future stories! I’ll share the complete soundtrack for LEGAL SEDUCTION with you in the near future. But in the meantime – though the excerpt below is only a small portion of what I call – the basketball game scene – the song that I thought would be most appropriate for it is: Bump N’ Grind by R Kelly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAXxkNaRkp8

Excerpt

Nash dribbled the ball. “Do you play?” he asked, holding up the basketball.

“I used to.”

“How about a little one-on-one?” He shot the ball from the three-point line and made it. He then followed that with an easy layup.

Iris had played basketball in high school and received an athletic scholarship to attend Spelman College, but hadn’t played ball much since then. She knew she could hold her own against Nash, but basketball was a contact sport, and too much of that with him probably wouldn’t be a good idea. As it was, she could barely breathe whenever he was close, and the way he made a simple touch feel like a sensual caress sent brazen thoughts straight to her brain.

“So, what do you say?” Nash continued shooting around, making one basket after another.

“About what?”

“About playing. How about a game?”

“I don’t know, Nash. You clearly play often and I don’t want to embarrass myself.”

“I play, but not often. I’m sure you’ll do fine. Besides, it’s just me and we’ll just be playing around for fun.”

She pulled her bottom lip between her teeth and thought about it for a few seconds. “Oh, what the heck, why not?”

Iris sat her bag on the bottom bleacher. She removed her sweater and tossed it next to the bag, leaving her with a white T-shirt and jeans on.

Nash threw her the ball. “Let’s play to eleven, counting by ones.” He tugged his shirt out of his pants and lifted it over his head.

Iris was sure her heart stopped at that moment. She breathed in, trying to get oxygen to her lungs, but it wasn’t working. Her head spun at the sight of his smooth, chiseled chest sprinkled with a light sheen of perspiration, his muscles contracting with every move. She tried not to stare, but she couldn’t help it. His well-defined pecs were perfectly sculpted. She had always assumed he had an amazing body, but his flawless physique was way beyond her imagination.

“Uh, you can’t play like that,” she stuttered and the basketball slipped out of her hands and rolled a few feet away. She licked her lips and swallowed hard when Nash turned and faced her, giving her a better view of his enticing body.

“Play like what?” He frowned.

“Like…” She gestured at his body with a wave. “Like that. Put your shirt back on.”

As realization of the problem dawned on Nash, he grinned and moved closer to Iris. Her heartbeat pounded in her ears and her stomach dropped when he made his pecs dance.

“Does my being half-naked bother you?”

Hell, yeah, it bothers me, she thought, but said nothing. She only continued to stare at the smoothness of his skin, appreciating how his broad shoulders tapered down to flat abs and a narrow waist.

“You know―” Nash yanked on one of her belt loops and pulled her closer, his mouth so close she could smell his fresh breath “―you could take off your shirt, too, if you feel that you’re at a disadvantage. I won’t mind.”

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That happens to be one of my favorite scenes in the book, not only because it was fun to write, but it’s a little freaky too (LOL!). I look forward to hearing what you think of the scene (I think), but you’ll need to purchase the book first!

Though the official release date is June 1st, you can get your copy of LEGAL SEDUCTION today! How?

You can go to any store in your area that sells books (Target, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, etc) and purchase a paperback copy. OR you can purchase a copy online: Amazon (paperback – available now), Amazon (ebook – delivered June 1st to your Kindle), or Barnes and Noble

And if you’ve already read and enjoyed the story, leave a comment below or go ahead and leave a review at Amazon (paperback page). I can’t wait to see / hear what you thought of the story!

The count down until release day has officially begun – four more days!

May 27, 2014 Posted by | Legal Seduction | , , | Comments Off on When It Comes To Desire, They’re Both Pleading Guilty

Legal Seduction – Did You Know?

Did you know that RT Book Reviews (Romantic Times Magazine) chose LEGAL SEDUCTION as one of their “Top Picks” for June 2014?!

legal seduction - book cover

Okay, so a few weeks ago, other authors started shooting me emails and inboxing me about LEGAL SEDUCTION, my debut Harlequin Kimani novel (coming June 1st). They were congratulating me because LEGAL SEDUCTION was chosen by RT as one of their “Top Picks” for June 2014. Now me, being me, didn’t have a clue to what that meant. So I shot a quick email to Candace Shaw and she’s the one who told me that RT was Romantic Times, but neither of us knew what the “Top Picks” was all about.

After receiving several emails, and a few people inboxing me via Facebook, I started to think – I need to know more about this RT thing. NOTE: That was my exact thought. Mind you, I was getting a little more excited with each email, inbox message and super excited when I talked with one of my critique partners (one of several) on the telephone who subscribes to the magazine. She’s kinda like my own personal “Hype Man”! No joke – I think she was even more excited than I was because she actually had access to a digital copy of the June 2014 magazine. Oh, but getting back to the “Hype Man” part. In hip hop, a hype man typically gets a crowd hyped up…kinda interjects here and there during a song. Well this particular critique partner is usually the person who gets me hyped up about my stories (good and sometimes not so good). I could go on and on about her. She’s the one who talks me into writing stories I had no intention of writing and quick to tell me if she likes…or if she doesn’t like something I’ve written. Lol! And she HATES the word “it” (which I use ALL the time)! Needless to say, she drives me nuts! But I can’t imagine my writing journey without her! But I digress…

So after one particular author inboxed me (my excitement even higher), I made the comment – “So this must be a big deal, because several authors have reached out to congratulate me.” I can’t remember her exact words – but it was something like – Uh…yeah! This is a big deal! Then she sent me a screen shot of the review page. For whatever reason, whenever I tried to log-on to the RT site, it would time out – not let me on. At any rate, before that day was over, several people had sent me the actual review. Here it is:

RT Review – Reviewed by B. Nakia Garner

After growing up in the foster care system, Iris Sinclair has dedicated her life to defending teens in courts. Her latest client is Tania, niece of millionaire Nash Durpree. The case brings Iris and Nash closer than either of them ever thought possible when Iris becomes the temporary guardian of Tania. While Iris tries to convince herself that she is worthy of a man’s love, Nash must decide if he’s ready to love again. Steamy sex scenes that will have you flushing with heat make this tale a must-read. The passion leaps off the pages, and readers will get lost in the romance. You won’t want to put this book down.

I thought – this person must’ve really enjoyed the book. Then I saw that it had received 4.5 stars! Of course, me being me, I wondered what I needed to do to get a full 5 stars since it sounded like the reviewer really enjoyed the story. Now this part is funny – The person who edited LEGAL SEDUCTION congratulated me and I thanked her for all of her assistance with the story. I went on to tell her that next time, we’ll see if we can get 5 stars instead of just 4.5 stars. Now those of you who are familiar with RT’s rating scale are probably laughing right about now. The editor said to me, I can’t remember her exact words, but it was someting like – actually 4.5 is the highest rating you can get. Now at this point, my excitement level was off the charts! I had to bust out with my happy dance!!

So hopefully you’ll enjoy LEGAL SEDUCTION as much as the RT reviewer did! Here’s a description of the story:

legal seduction - book cover

 

When it comes to desire, they’re both pleading guilty.

In the courtroom, criminal defense attorney Iris Sinclair is cool and confident.Yet, around her new client’s guardian, she loses all composure. Atlanta club owner Nash Dupree is an infamous playboy who could compromise Iris’s heart as well as her case. For once, she feels like a curvy goddess instead of a strait-laced lawyer—even if the evidence suggests what he’s looking for is strictly short-term. No matter what the tabloids claim, Nash has made his teenage niece his first priority, and without Iris’s help he’ll lose guardianship. What began as seduction, a sweet thrill, has turned into something more—now he wants Iris forever. But proving his intentions means winning her trust before his reputation drives away the only woman who has ever captivated him, body and soul…

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Stay tuned. In a few days I’ll be sharing an excerpt. Oh and though the official release day is June 1, 2014, you can find it…I mean you can find LEGAL SEDUCTION (smile) in paperback at stores that sell books. If you want to purchase an ecopy of the book, you can preorder a copy through Amazon or B & N.

May 23, 2014 Posted by | Books by Sharon C. Cooper | , , , | 17 Comments

Cover Reveal for Legal Seduction

Hi All! Today I’m pleased to reveal the cover and blurb for my first Harlequin Kimani Romance, Legal Seduction! The release date is June 1, 2014, but the book is available NOW for pre-order in paperback and ebook (see details below)!

legal seduction - book cover

Blurb:

When it comes to desire, they’re both pleading guilty.

In the courtroom, criminal defense attorney Iris Sinclair is cool and confident. Yet, around her new client’s guardian, she loses all composure. Atlanta club owner Nash Dupri is an infamous playboy who could compromise Iris’s heart as well as her case. For once, she feels like a curvy goddess instead of a strait-laced lawyer—even if the evidence suggests what he’s looking for is strictly short-term.

No matter what the tabloids claim, Nash has made his teenage niece his first priority, and without Iris’s help he’ll lose guardianship. What began as seduction, a sweet thrill, has turned into something more—now he wants Iris forever. But proving his intentions means winning her trust before his reputation drives away the only woman who has ever captivated him, body and soul…

Pre-order your copy today!  Amazon (paperback)  |  Amazon (ebook) | Barnes and Noble 

I enjoyed writing Nash and Iris’s story and I’m looking forward to sharing it with the world!

February 24, 2014 Posted by | Coming Soon | , , | 29 Comments