Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sharon Kleve takes over Tears of Crimson Today


Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.

She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.
One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.

When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.


Author of "The Corny Myers Series"
Book One, Flamingo Blues, Published December 2011
Book Two, Be Mine, Published February 2012
Book Three, Klutzy Love, Published August 2012

Author Comments: St. Patrick with a Bite, the fourth book in The Corny Myers Series will be complete this year, hopefully!

I'll be busy promoting the Passionate Cooks cookbook all month. Much like romance novels themselves, the dishes range from spicy to sweet. There is something for every taste and every level of culinary expertise.
Best of all, they are all FREE!

I made my recipe for Lip Smacking Pork Roulade is delicious Saturday night and paired it with fresh blackberry margaritas. Blackberry bushes are prickly, but worth every sting. Yummy!







Klutzy Love Blurb:
Corny is a hot chick with a great job that she loves. All that changed in the blink of an eye when her boss had an accident involving an oversized rubber band. She’s still a hot chick, but her boss is dead.
Steve Spears is a seasoned narcotics cop who ends up wanting to strangle Corny on a regular basis. After finding out Corny’s dream of opening a pet detective business, he decides he doesn't want a girlfriend who routinely puts herself in danger. That’s his job!

Corny misses Steve, but she’s getting on with her life. She decides to get a month’s worth of dating out of the way in a single night, by combining her three favorite things—men, food, and alcohol.
Steve’s big gun and cop’s intuition saves Corny’s life, but not from another trip to the emergency room. He makes Corny promise never to get hurt again—she agreed, but has her fingers crossed behind her back.

Klutzy Love Excerpt:

I raised my salty-rimmed margarita, "Let's make a toast to Mr. Langfield; he was kind, kooky, and had poor taste in women."

"Here, here. God bless the silly romantic fool," Kitty cheered and twirled her hair around her finger.

"I second that," Brenda clinked her glass to ours and munched on chips and salsa.

After a sip from my drink my sexy-guy radar started to beep. I did a quick scan of the restaurant and spotted my target. I discreetly waved my hand above my head and said, "Target acquired... target acquired." 

We laughed until we about peed our pants and then I leaned forward and quietly asked, "Do you think he heard me?" then giggled more. "I've seen my share of gorgeous men, but that guy is smok’n hot."

"Oh boy, is he ever," Kitty and Brenda said in unison and fanned their faces dramatically.

"He's been looking my way. I'm giving him my, 'you can buy me a drink' look."

All of a sudden Kitty rolled her eyes toward the bar and whispered, "Holy moly, he's coming this way."
Sure enough he made his way through the crowd on the dance floor towards our table. Before I hyperventilated from excitement, Kitty kicked me in the shin. "Thanks, I needed that." Kitty could be pretty levelheaded in stressful situations.

What reviews are saying about Klutzy Love.

Dr. Doolittle in spikes… Klutzy Love is the prequel to Ms. Kleve's earlier book, Flamingo Blues. In Klutzy Love, the reader learns how Corny Myers, who possesses the unique ability to converse with animals, met her boyfriend, Steve, a Seattle policeman. The story starts with the knucklehead son of her late boss taking over the business. When things go from bad to worse at work, Corny decides to pursue her dream of becoming a pet detective so she can both utilize her talent with animals and be her own boss.

Corny is feisty and fun and before she can do anything too ditzy, Steve is there to keep her grounded and safe. Once again, Ms. Kleve has written a fast paced, light-hearted, and enjoyable story filled with very likeable characters both two-legged and four-legged. (A. Mosa)
Klutzy Love is a winner!... Klutzy Love is a feel good, light-hearted romp with sprinkles on top. Corny Myers has the quirky ability to talk to the animals, although what her four-legged friends say is slightly different than what you might expect! (Think Dr. Doolittle meets Ted :-) The romance with her boy toy, a Seattle Narcotics officer, steams up the hilarious antics of the slightly klutzy, slightly ditzy Corny. Klutzy Love is fun, fast paced and will definitely leave you wanting more. (Washington Grrl)

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