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

The Versatile Blogger

Okay, so before I tell you about another cool award that I’ve won, let me first say that today I’ve been invited to hang out at Delaney Diamonds blog today This is REALLY cool, because I’m such a fan of hers – and she’s interviewing me! Stop by and check me out. Oh, AND make sure you leave a comment when you stop by for a chance to win a prize. First prize – $10 gift card and an e-copy of Something New, and second prize – an e-copy of Something New.  Double your chances by leaving a comment on my blog, as well as Delaney’s blog TODAY.


Okay, now for my award! A few days ago, Ms. Jordanna East over at nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award (Yay!). I never thought of myself as a versatile blogger – but I’m thrilled that I’m seen as one! As part of the nomination, I have to share seven facts about myself and nominate fifteen other bloggers. Now mind you, I’m still fairly new at this blogging stuff, so I don’t know if I can come up with fifteen blogs that I’m familiar with and enjoy – but of course I’ll try. But first, a few facts about me:

Fact 1: I was third runner-up in the Ms. Patricia Stevens pageant – like a hundred years ago!

Fact 2: I was a sheet metal worker for ten years, which is definitely going to play into my new book series coming out in 2013 – Jenkins Family Series (Note: my short story, Best Woman for the Job is a prequel to this series).

Fact 3: My all time favorite store is the Container Store (I hear angels whenever I walk through the doors).

Fact 4: I’ve been married for almost ten years to the most amazing man.

Fact 5: My second novel, Blue Roses, is scheduled for release at the end of June (yay!). Stay tuned for more details in the near future.

Fact 6: I’m still looking forward to being in an anthology (romance) with two of my favorite authors – Beverly Jenkins and Brenda Jackson. I picture my story being dead-smack in the middle of theirs.

Fact 7: I dream of being a secondary character in one of Delaney Diamond’s romance novels. I picture myself as a starving romance writer who moonlights at a five-star hotel as a maid. And to take it a little farther, I see myself being called to the main character’s room (one of Delaney’s gorgeous alpha male characters), and being asked to have dinner with him since he hates eating alone. …it could happen. And since I’m happily married, I’d introduce him to my cool (single) sister.

Okay, so my nominees for the Versatile Blogger award are (in no particular order):

Claire Fadden

Candace Shaw

Delaney Diamond

Jamila Gomez

Yawatta Hosby

M.J. Kane

Alicia McCalla

Chicki Brown

I know that’s only eight…but that’s all I could come up with off the top of my head.

DON’T FORGET I wanna to see you over at Delaney Diamond’s blog TODAY! – When you leave a comment on Delaney Diamonds blog AND my blog, you double your chances of winning! First prize – $10 gift card and an e-copy of Something New and second prize – an e-copy of Something New. Be sure to leave your comment before 7pm tonight (EST) and include your first name and last initial within the comment. The winners will be announced on my website tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, with instructions on how to claim prize(s). Sharon’s website:

May 14, 2012 Posted by | Authors, Awards | , , , , , , | 26 Comments