Friday, February 22, 2013


Thank you bestselling author Darlene Panzera for inviting me to participate in the THE NEXT BIG THING...Blog Hop !

Check out her new blog and website:

Darlene Panzera is the winner of the "Make Your Dreams Come True" contest sponsored by Avon Books, which led her novella, THE BET, to be published with Debbie Macomber's FAMILY AFFAIR released July 2012. The full length novel, retitled, BET YOU'LL MARRY ME, releases December 12, 2012. She is currently working on a 3 novella set for Avon Books, a division of HarperCollins, to be published May 2013 titled, THE CUPCAKE DIARIES.

She's asked me to answer a few questions and then have a three other authors, next week answer the same questions. It's a great way to get to know new authors.

Here is the author that will participate on March 1st.

So, here it goes.

THE NEXT BIG THING...Blog Hop questions:

What is the title of your latest  book?
Valentine Special Delivery

Where did the idea come from for the book?
All my books have animals in them. I start by picking what kind of animal I want and then write the story around it.

What genre does your book fall under?Contemporary Romance

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Alexis Knapp and Zac Efron

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Books To Go Now has published all my books so far.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Three weeks, it's a short story and I work full time.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I really don't know. It's a sexy, sweet story.

Who  inspired you to write this book?
My husband is always my inspiration...

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
If you like animals, you can always find one somewhere in my books.

Valentine Special Delivery, Published January 2013


Vickie's husband took her dog, emptied their bank account and ran off with his secretary. The only thing he left her with is his car payment and a bad taste in her mouth.

Vickie has a new life that revolves around her derelict car, a struggling new business and a sexy FedEx delivery guy.

After a well-placed kiss, Jake gets a taste of Vickie—and now he can't get enough. After delivering packages all day, he's more than willing to let her unwrap his package.


"You smell delicious; cinnamon, oranges and vanilla. I want a taste."

He didn't wait for my response; he turned me around and took possession of my mouth. His hands held my head, while he devoured my mouth. His body braced me against the refrigerator. His hand slid under my sweater and cupped my breast. Did he moan or me? I think we both did. His hand was on the move again. I unconsciously sucked in my stomach, his hand was able to easily slide down and inside the front of my jeans. Already wet, he slid his finger up and down my sex, all the while seducing me with his mouth. So close, so close… I shuddered and convulsed around his hand. We broke the kiss and I rested my head on his chest.

How long did that take? Five minutes… I'm so easy. God! What was Jake going to think? He lifted his head, slowly removed his hand from my jeans and sucked on his finger, never taking his eyes off me. I guess he liked it.


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:

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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

Valentine Special Delivery, Published January 2013

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