Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Congratulations J. Lenni Dorner on winning the pretty holiday ring!


Let's start the New Year off with a great place to hop around and enter to win tons of great giveaways!

Enter to win a Kindle or Nook.
A $300.00 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.
And a Swag Pack filled with Paperbacks, Bookmarks, Cozies and More!


My wonderful husband and I take long walks on the weekends and this last weekend we talked about our New Years Resolutions. I told him, with great confidence, that I will quitting my day job and I'll be writing full-time by the end of the year.

He said, "I completely support your decision."

Now, I have to get my butt writing, so I can make my resolution come true.

What is your resolution this year? Tell me and add your email address. You can win a beautiful, sparkling ring from me.

Come check out my third book in The Corny Myers Series, Klutzy Love.


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.


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.


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.

Contact me here:

Links to Purchase:
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Kleve/e/B006JAH14S/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Klutzy-Love-ebook/dp/B0091HGE6W/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_t_1

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

Love Under The Christmas Tree, (Christmas Anthology), Published November 2012

Josey's Christmas Cookie, Published November 2012


  1. Happy new year! Mine is to work harder this year :)


  2. Work harder? That's sound like work... Ha ha!

  3. Happy New Year to you!! :)

    My resolution is finish and organize the library room that is in the works...


  4. Hi Beckey, I'd love a library room.

  5. How odd, but my new year vow/promise was the opposite of yours. I gave up a "normal" job to focus on writing the year of 2012. 2013 has me looking for a "normal" job once again. Told the hubster I'm tired of writing stuff nobody wants to read. I know that sounds bad. LOL tchevrestt(at)yahoo.com

  6. Love the cover of Klutzy Love! Sounds like great fun. And your DH is fabulous! Remember that all that sudden time on your hands could make it a challenge to sit down and write! M. S.

    1. True. I have a cat that demands lots of my time.

  7. I have no resolutions this year.

    Thank you for the chance!


  8. No resolutions for me. Happy New Year!


  9. Thanks for the great hop.Happy New Year!


  10. My resolution is to resolve conflicts.
    Happy New Year!
    t.abule (a) yahoo (dot) com

  11. My resolution is to start another degree in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  12. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  13. Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year. For this year I need to find a job since I’m graduating college this Spring, so yup.


  14. I want to begin the year right. Join the gym and try to stay fit. No diets just work out and eat a little different. lol
    Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!!!!! I can't wait for all the new books that will be coming out in 2013!


  15. I want to publish my novel, stay healthy and spend time with the ones I love :)
    Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!
    movie1997 at live dot it

  16. Thanks so much for the chance to win. It's a great way to start the year. No major resolutions beyond reading a lot (let's go 50 books!) and staying active (jog, jog!).

    I hope you have a great year :)

    Thanks again!


  17. I am going to try and complete my reading challenges that I signed up for this year.

    Dawna N.


  18. played games
    happy new year! Thanks
    mrsbrinius at comcast dot net
    going to try to lose weight this year

  19. super kewl giveaway, thanks for participating! My resolution is to read more! Good Luck!!!
    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

  20. Not this year.

    Happy New Year!


  21. Write, write, and write even more! Happy New Year!


  22. no resolution, just short term goals
    Thanks for the great hop and Happy 2013

    OMG< your cover is so cute and the story sounds great!

  23. Awe so sweet, isn't it nice to have a supporting spouse. No resolutions or traditions for me this year,

    Hubby and I stayed at home this year, we had a nice evening with the fire place going, I had a glass of wine and about 8:30 hubby wanted to watch Batman Rising. It ended just in time before the New Year for our New Year Kiss, which by the way was interupted by our 3 big dogs who jumped up on the couch with us - LOL They were scared from the loud noises coming from the fireworks going off outside - LOL It was funny but was all good, we just laughed and realized how much love we have in our lives.

    Happy New Year


  24. My resolutions are to get healthy and to better myself and my relationships :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  25. My resolution is to make no NY resolutions :)


  26. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year!

  27. Happy New Year,thanks for the chance to win.


  28. Happy New Year!

    My resolution is to spend more time on myself. I spread myself to thin.


  29. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE! I'm going to lose 25 # and read 52 + books this year.


  30. Thank you for participating in the New Year Blog Hop!
    Best Wishes in 2013
    uilani25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  31. Happy New Year!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  32. I want to eat healthier and exercise more.
    Happy New Year!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  33. My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn't follow through on my 2012's.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  34. Thanks for being part of this hop. I'm challenging myself to read 250 book in 2013. Happy New Year!!

    rmwyer at shaw dot ca

  35. I have to lose the remainder of my extra weight! And read more, to relax more!
    Good luck writing full time!
    deethomas291 at gmail dot com

  36. I would love to read more books this year! Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
    I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

  37. This year I have several reading goals, I don't do resolutions! I plan to read 365 books and read more free books that I get each day for free from Amazon!
    Thanks for doing the hop!! You are one of the new authors I found to stalk...um follow on Goodreads!!


  38. I make goals in stead of resolutions :D
    Here are a few
    I have set some goals this year
    1. Quit smoking by 2014
    2. Spend more quality time with family & friends
    3. Finally finish my 1st novel
    Happy New Year
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

  39. This year we are going to take a real family vacation. We have been married for 15 years and haven't taken the kids anywhere. Many reasons why, but this year, we are changing that. Looking for a pet friendly cabin for a week's vacation. We will do it.
    Happy New Year.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  40. diet and exercise ,thanks

  41. I've never made resolutions, but I have a short-term goal to finish editing my current novel, and a long-term goal to find a better job.
    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

  42. Happy New Year to you!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  43. Hi! Happy New Years! Hmm. I dont really make new year resolutions. I kinda just take it one day at a time and go from there. Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  44. My goal for 2013 is To find a job I love!


  45. I hope to write more in 2013 to make 2014 my year :)
    Happy New Year

  46. thanks for the hop

  47. Happy New Year! My New Years traditions are easy, I spend time with my family and friends. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year. My resolutions this year is as always to loose a few pounds and spend a little more time with my family.


  48. Thanks for participating. I like to spend New Years on the couch. katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  49. Great book cover!

    I resolve to meet the goal of finishing the polishing of my first book in the Existence series and to submit it to agents/publishers.


    Happy New Year from What-Are-They.com ! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

  50. Thanks for the giveaway! My resolution/goal is to get a new job.