Sharon C. Cooper

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Negotiating for Love – Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Hi All,

For those of you who still haven’t read NEGOTIATING FOR LOVE, you’re missing out on a great story! Below is a little teaser. I’m also doing a gift card giveaway! Here’s your chance to win a $10 Amazon e-gift card!

More about the giveaway shortly, but first, here’s a peek at NEGOTIATING FOR LOVE:

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Paul thought he might be seeing things. His heart lurched in his chest when he saw Martina enter the coffee shop with a tall, built man. Relief flooded through him like a warm breeze when he realized they weren’t together. The idea of her with another man made him want to rip something apart.

She glanced around as if looking for someone and he wondered if maybe, just maybe, she was hoping to see him.

“Davion, let me call you back.” Paul disconnected the call without giving his cousin a chance to respond. Leaving his jacket and magazine at the table, he headed her way just as she stepped up to the counter.

“Good morning. What can I get for you?” the perky brunette behind the counter asked Martina.

Before Martina could give her order, Paul jumped in. “She’ll have a cranberry walnut muffin, steel cut oatmeal with brown sugar on the side, a fruit cup, and a venti caramel macchiato.”

“I can place my own or—”

“And I’ll have another black coffee and why don’t you throw in a slice of the coffee cake.”

Martina mumbled, but Paul couldn’t make out what she was saying. That was probably for the best. He had been on the receiving end of enough of her rants.

The brunette’s amused gaze darted between him and Martina. “Will there be anything else?”

“No that’s it.” Paul paid for the order and gently gripped Martina’s elbow to guide her to where they would pick up breakfast. Surprisingly she didn’t jerk out of his grasp when he didn’t release her right away.

“I hate when you do that,” she finally spoke. “I’m capable of ordering for myself. Besides, for all you know I might not have wanted what you ordered.”

“Hello, Martina.” Paul couldn’t stop the smile that found its way to his mouth. “So, were you going to order something different?”

She narrowed her eyes at him. “That’s beside the point!”

He chuckled. God, he missed this woman. Davion had asked the day before, why if Martina had such a big mouth, he’d want to get with her again. Paul knew that behind that big mouth of hers was a kind, generous, loving woman who would give her last dollar to someone in need.

“Number fifty-four,” the server called out.

Paul glanced at the receipt. Fifty-six.

“Why are you here anyway?” Martina pushed a long, wayward curl from her face only to have it return to the same spot.

He reached out before thinking and tucked it behind her ear, letting the back of his fingers glide down the softness of her cheek.

Interesting. She didn’t push his hand away. Maybe this was a new and gentler Martina Jenkins. He could get used to this calmer side of her.

She pulled away as if suddenly remembering that she had dubbed him the enemy.

“You no longer have the right to touch me.” She spoke through gritted teeth as she jabbed a finger into his chest.

This time, he laughed out loud.

Okay, so much for being gentler and kinder.

He grabbed hold of her finger and brought it to his lips.

“Ah, my sweet Martina. I was hoping you’d be here.”

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About the Giveaway:

I’m giving away a $10 Amazon e-gift card! From March 21 – March 25, 2016, you can enter every day for your chance to win the $10 Amazon e-gift card. The winner will be contacted via email and will be announced on my website (under Giveaways) as well as in the comments section below by March 28th.

Enter here for your chance to win! Good luck!

March 21, 2016 Posted by | Negotiating for Love | , , , | 6 Comments

Book Giveaways by Sharon C. Cooper

Hi All!

I have a couple of giveaways going on! Here’s your chance to win an autographed copy of NEGOTIATING FOR LOVE, book 4 of the Jenkins Family Series and MODEL ATTRACTION (Kimani Romance)!

NEGOTIATING FOR LOVE – Giveaway ends February 28, 2016

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Master carpenter, Martina “MJ” Jenkins, has built plenty of structures in her day, but none as sturdy as the walls she’s built around her heart. After crossing paths with a sexy U.S. Senator, with gorgeous brown eyes and a seductive smile, her resolve to stay unattached, crumbles. Martina is determined to steer clear, but the Senator’s kisses are too delicious to resist.

Third generation U.S. Senator, Paul Kendricks, faithfully represents his state and is loyal to the family’s political legacy. Still he yearns for a wife, children, and a new career far away from the political arena. Too bad the object of his desire is the one woman who wants nothing to do with commitment. But the sparks that fly between them can’t be ignored.

As Paul chips away at the wall Martina has built, can he convince her to put her fears aside and open her heart to love?

Enter here for a chance to win an autographed copy of NEGOTIATION FOR LOVE!

 

MODEL ATTRACTION – Giveaway ends March 7, 2016

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Desire is more than skin deep…

When an international modeling opportunity called, Janna Morgan answered. The past nine years have brought her fame, fortune and supermodel status, but they haven’t lessened her regret at leaving her high school sweetheart behind. A chance encounter proves that Austin Reynolds definitely hasn’t forgiven her. But it also becomes clear that some flames just grow hotter with time…

The handsome real estate mogul has one broken engagement on his résumé, but Janna was the only one to ever steal his heart. Their incredible connection reignites an undeniable passion in them both, and workaholic Austin rediscovers his lighter side. But soon another can’t-refuse offer beckons Janna overseas. Will it be déjà vu…or is their love finally ready for the spotlight?

Enter here for a chance to win an autographed copy of MODEL ATTRACTION!

Note: Model Attraction’s official release day – March 21, 2016 (paperback) and April 1, 2016 (ebook)

February 23, 2016 Posted by | Giveaways | , , , , | 5 Comments

Negotiating for Love – Now in Paperback!

Hi All, Negotiating for Love is now in paperback!Negotiating for love 2400x1600 web

Master carpenter, Martina “MJ” Jenkins, has built plenty of structures in her day, but none as sturdy as the walls she’s built around her heart. After crossing paths with a sexy U.S. Senator, with gorgeous brown eyes and a seductive smile, her resolve to stay unattached, crumbles. Martina is determined to steer clear, but the Senator’s kisses are too delicious to resist.

Third generation U.S. Senator, Paul Kendricks, faithfully represents his state and is loyal to the family’s political legacy. Still he yearns for a wife, children, and a new career far away from the political arena. Too bad the object of his desire is the one woman who wants nothing to do with commitment. But the sparks that fly between them can’t be ignored.

As Paul chips away at the wall Martina has built, can he convince her to put her fears aside and open her heart to love?

Get your copy today!

Read an excerpt

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What readers are saying:
Welcome back to the Jenkins family! Sharon C. Cooper has done it again. This time it’s Martina (MJ) and Paul turn to make you laugh, shake your head and fan yourself or need a cool drink. If you want an excellent series or book, you can’t go wrong with Ms. Cooper’s Jenkins family series. ~Denise
 There is never a dull moment when Martina is around, always keeping her family members in stitches.
Paul and Martina novel was an enjoyable read that I could not put down until finished. I love the Jenkins family ,I can’t wait for Peyton’s novel. ~D. Anderson
 Love the Jenkins Family Series! MJ and Paul are a hot mess. Well, MJ is a hot mess and I loved her and Paul’s story. They are my favorite couple. Now for Peyton’s story. ~ Brenda

February 8, 2016 Posted by | New Release | , | 1 Comment

New Release – Negotiating for Love!

Hi All!

It’s release day! Woo hoo! NEGOTIATING FOR LOVE, book 4 of the Jenkins Family Series is now available for your reading pleasure!

I’m sure you remember Martina Jenkins. She was first introduced in Still the Best Woman for the Job and has made an appearance in the first three books in the series. Martina is the “carpenter” in the family who loves giving everyone a hard time, but hates when anyone mentions the name – Paul Kendricks. Well, in NEGOTIATING FOR LOVE, Martina and Paul come face to face, and true to form, Martina’s mouth is in gear before her brain is engaged.

Check out their story!

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Blurb:

Master carpenter, Martina “MJ” Jenkins, has built plenty of structures in her day, but none as sturdy as the walls she’s built around her heart. After crossing paths with a sexy U.S. Senator, with gorgeous brown eyes and a seductive smile, her resolve to stay unattached, crumbles. Martina is determined to steer clear, but the Senator’s kisses are too delicious to resist.

Third generation U.S. Senator, Paul Kendricks, faithfully represents his state and is loyal to the family’s political legacy. Still he yearns for a wife, children, and a new career far away from the political arena. Too bad the object of his desire is the one woman who wants nothing to do with commitment. But the sparks that fly between them can’t be ignored.

As Paul chips away at the wall Martina has built, can he convince her to put her fears aside and open her heart to love?

Excerpt:

Martina moved toward a pair of chairs and a small round table less than five feet away. She hated attending events where she had to get dressed up and sit quietly through a program. And when one of the speakers happened to be an enemy, it was like having to endure a root canal.

“Martina!”

She froze. Her breath lodged in her throat and hands fisted at her sides. That deep, baritone voice had always had an effect on her, even when she didn’t want it to and today was no different. Her pulse pounded an erratic cadence in her ears as a war raged within her on whether or not to turn around.

“You were brazen enough to spout out that nonsense in there, yet you’re not brave enough to look at me.”

The annoyance that consumed her only moments ago returned and she spun in the direction of the voice. But the smart retort dangling on the end of her tongue, dropped off. Instead, all she could do was stand cemented in place and stare at the man who stirred so many emotions within her.

Senator Paul Kendricks. Part of her wanted to pick up the small table near her leg and fling it at him. Whereas the other part of her was taken back to every one of her erotic dreams he had starred in.

She wanted to hate him. God, she wanted to hate him. She couldn’t. For reasons she didn’t want to revisit at the moment, she knew she would never hate him.

Martina took in his appearance, assessing his smooth dark skin, intense brown eyes, and those luscious lips that were tempting whether smiling or tilted down in a frown the way they were now.

Fury and sexual tension battled within her. On one hand, she wanted to wrap her hands around his thick neck and shake him. But on the other hand, she wanted to fall into him, feel his powerful arms wrapped around her while she tasted his sweet lips. She knew they were delicious because she’d tasted them before, on more than one occasion in fact.

Her gaze took in his perfectly groomed mustache. Normally he was clean-shaven, a preference for those in the Senate, but not a requirement. Though not today. Today the light sprinkle of scruff shadowing his cheek and chin, made him look even sexier than usual.

His broad shoulders and fit body were sheathed in a tailored suit that she knew cost more than she made in a week, made her remember. Made her remember how good-looking he was. Made her remember how being anywhere near him sent tingles through her body. And made her remember why seeing Paul up close and personal again wasn’t a good idea.

“Hi Senator Kendricks, I’m Peyton Jenkins. I’m so sorry for my cousin’s behavior. I assure you, she will not be returning to the event. She tends to speak before thinking sometimes and—”

“I’m well aware of Martina’s penchant for speaking her mind, even at the most inopportune times,” Paul said, his gaze never leaving Martina. “It’s good to see you again, Martina.”

The way her name slid out of his mouth sent a sweet thrill up her spine, licking her skin like a gentle breeze. She loathed that his voice still had the power to stop her in her tracks. What she hated, even more, was the desire radiating in his eyes. The same desire was coursing through her veins.

Ughhh, she growled silently, pissed that she was still attracted to the man.

“Too bad I can’t say the same about you.” Her throat tightened at the words that opposed what she truly felt inside. Her voice no longer carried the same annoyance from earlier. Instead, she sounded more breathy than she intended.

Damn him for looking so good.

“Hold up. Wait.” Peyton stood with her mouth hanging open, her gaze bouncing between them. “You two know each other?”

“As a matter of fact we do,” Paul volunteered. “Your cousin and I know each other very well.”

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January 27, 2016 Posted by | New Release | , , | 4 Comments