Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WOO HOO! MY LATEST RELEASE IS OUT!

THE EX, Book Four of The Corny Myers Series was just released, through Books To Go Now.

The whole series will be out soon in Ebook and print. 

What do you think of the cover?



http://www.amazon.com/The-Corny-Myers-Series-ebook/dp/B00CLK33CE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1367419411&sr=8-8&keywords=sharon+kleve


Corny's excitement over serving on jury duty is squashed when she hears news of Steve's ex girlfriend relocating to Seattle.

Steve's an aggressive, tough, Seattle narcotics cop who thinks Celeste could do no wrong.

Celeste is back in town and has set her sights on rekindling her relationship with Steve. Being an FBI agent she's used to getting what she wants, no matter what the cost.

Corny is trying to keep her relationship from falling apart, while rescuing pets, and saving her friend from a loan shark.

Excerpt:

Have you told Steve about the jury summons? You need to tell him how to take care of me in case you get sequestered
. Pete grabbed his tail with his tiny paws and chewed on the tip, a sure sign he was agitated.

"How do you know I didn’t tell him already?" I knew what his answer would be, because his answer was always the same.

I have excellent hearing, Pete chattered.

"No. You're a little spying devil."

That's the only way I know what's going on around here. Pete pouted.

"I promise to tell Steve. You have nothing to worry about. I'll have to go through the jury selection process. If I did get selected for a case the chances of me being sequestered are slim. You'll be fine."

You better be right. He scurried down the hall.

Besides being an aggressive, tough, Seattle narcotics cop, Steve was my boyfriend. He looked sexy as hell in his faded jeans, Mariners T-shirt, sneakers and 9mm gun hooked to his belt. He'd grabbed a leather jacket out of the bedroom closet and flung the heavy material over his shoulder.

"Hey Steve, can you check on Pete real quick? I might've hurt the little guy's feelings."

"Sure. What am I looking for? Will he be blowing his nose or wiping his eyes with a tissue?" Steve asked.





Friday, April 26, 2013

Sharon Kleve's Street Team!




I'm looking for a few brave souls to join my Street Team. If you love my books and would love to tell others about them, then I would love to have you on my Street Team.

In signing up you agree to help me spread the word about my books through Twitter, Facebook, G+, Goodreads, posting reviews, sharing blog posts, and any other way you can to let others know about my book news, giveaways and other events.

In exchange, you will receive special perks like finding out about my books before I make them public, an eBook before it’s published, swag, and other special giveaways.

Thank you and I hope you'll want to be part of my Team!

Note: You do not have to be on every social network to be part of my Team. You do however have to be on Facebook to be included in my FB street team group.
Include in the comments if you've read any of my books, which ones and if you're on any other street teams.

You can fill out my request form on my website
and I'll email you soon. THANK YOU!

http://www.sharonkleve.com/my-street-team.html




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:


http://www.sharonkleve.com/
http://authorsharonkleve.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/sharonrkleve
https://twitter.com/SharonKleve
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5399389.Sharon_Kleve
http://pinterest.com/srkleve/
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sharon-kleve/56/ab/691/




Links to Purchase:

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Kleve/e/B006JAH14S
Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/sharon-kleve?store=allproducts&keyword=sharon+kleve
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=sharon+kleve



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

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

Josey's Christmas Cookie, Published November 2012

Valentine Special Delivery, Published January 2013

Valentine's Say I Love You, (Valentine Anthology), Published February 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Welcome to the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!



April 10th – April 19th 2013

10 Days of Giveaways-Gardening Tips-Recipes-and more!

Plus a GRAND PRIZE you’ll be digging to win!

How it will work:

Authors participating will post their giveaway, gardening tip, recipe or both on their blog, beginning April 10th and leave their contest open through the 19th.  You will have 10 days to enter each individual authors contest and then submit your entry for the grand prize!! 

To win the grand prize, you must visit each and every author on the hop.  Each site will post the links of participating authors but please feel free to visit www.diannevenetta.com or www.acozyreaderscorner.com to find the linky list at any point in time.

 "You'll find your next hopping spot here."

Visit each author on the list for the Authors in Bloom Hop!
1. Dianne Venetta (INTL)  
2. Rose Anderson  
3. Margay Leah Justice  
4. Catherine Chant  
5. Amber Kallyn  
6. PJ Sharon  
7. Kaira Rouda  
8. Darcy Flynn  
9. Katharina Gerlach  
10. Amy Saunders  
11. DarcyholicDiversions/Barbara Tiller Cole  
12. Sheila Seabrook  
13. Mina Khan  
14. Caron Rider  
15. Lakisha Spletzer  
16. Christie Palmer  
17. Karl Fields  
18. Beverly Nault  
19. Shelley Workinger  
20. Samantha March  
21. Cat Lavoie  
22. Anita Hughes  
23. Karen Baney  
24. Susan McBride  
25. Sarah Pekkanen  
26. Courtney Vail - Gotta Have YA  
27. Confessions of a Call Center Gal  
28. Candy Ann Little  
29. Lynette Sofras  
30. Boys on the Brink  
31. Dee S White (INTL)  
32. Patti Callahan Henry  
33. Elizabeth Allen  
34. Maria Geraci  
35. Linda Andrews  
36. Louisa Mack (INTL)  
37. Mary L. Laudien  
38. Jencey Gortney  
39. Ninette Swann  
40. Edie Ramer  
41. Kate Copsey  
42. Kate Austin  
43. Best-Selling author Jennifer Conner  
44. Anna Patterson  
45. Bestselling Author Danica Winters  
46. Sharon Kleve's Romantic Ramblings  
47. Jennie Bentley  
48. Leanne Tyler  
49. Stacy Juba's One Stop Reading  
50. Gemma Juliana  
51. Kara Ashley Dey  
52. Dey for Love  
53. Sara Walter Ellwood  
54. Jennifer Lowery  
55. Summer Kinard  
56. Tracy Solheim  
57. Alexa Grace  
58. Teena Stewart  
59. Cynthia Vespia - Author of Thrills and Chills  
60. Caroline Doherty de Novoa - Dancing with Statues  
61. J.D. Faver  
62. Laina Turner - Being Fabulous is a Skill  
63. A Cozy Readers Corner  

 Remember to hop over to each blog to entered for the grande prize!
My favorite recipe, this week, is Tomato-Pesto Frittata.



Martha Stewart's Everyday Food, June 2012
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 25 minutes
  • Yield Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1 cup shredded fresh mozzarella (4 ounces), divided
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 small tomatoes, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs. Stir in pesto, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 3/4 cup mozzarella. In a 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add egg mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes. Arrange tomatoes in a single layer on top and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  2. Bake until puffed and center is just set, 10 to 12 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes; run a rubber spatula around edge and beneath frittata before transferring to a cutting board. Cut into wedges and serve.

My personal take on this recipe...
I liked my Frittata at room temperature and I used feta cheese and heirloom tomatos on the top, with a basil leave to decorate.

Stop by, comment and enter your name to win this pretty crystal heart pin. (US only please).









a Rafflecopter giveaway


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:


http://www.sharonkleve.com/
http://authorsharonkleve.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/sharonrkleve
https://twitter.com/SharonKleve
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5399389.Sharon_Kleve
http://pinterest.com/srkleve/
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sharon-kleve/56/ab/691/
http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author.asp?authorid=170105





Links to Purchase:

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Kleve/e/B006JAH14S
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/sharon-kleve?store=allproducts&keyword=sharon+kleve
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=sharon+kleve



Author of "The Corny Myers Series"Flamingo Blues, Published December 2011
Be Mine, Published February 2012
Klutzy Love, Published August 2012
The Ex, Coming Soon 2013

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

Josey's Christmas Cookie, Published November 2012

Valentine Special Delivery, Published January 2013

Valentine's Say I Love You, (Valentine Anthology), Published February 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Ever wonder what a Blog Hop is?


Welcome to Books To Go Now's "Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop!"


Some of you have been asking what a blog hop is, so I will explain that a bit in the next paragraph. The objective for any Blog Hop is to gain exposure for yourself as an author, your books and your blog, but it should never be so much work that you want to pull your hair out. So, please have fun with this hop and I hope it brings some new readers your way! 
WHAT IS A BLOG HOP?
A Blog Hop is a linky list that is SHARED ON MULTIPLE BLOGS.
Blog readers see the same list on each blog, and can "HOP" from blog to blog seeing the same list of links to follow: BLOG HOP!
Blog visitors can submit their entries on any blog that contains the list. The entries will appear on each blog where the list resides.
(Above description obtained from http://www.linkytools.com/)
I hope that helps explain to everyone what a Blog Hop is.

Now, onto the instructions for this hop.
Please read this entire document first and then email us if you have any questions. I’m going into great detail for those who aren’t familiar with hops. For some of you this may be too much information, so please bear with us.

Blogs
You must have a Blog of your own. Not a Blog tab, on your website, but an actual Blog.
Blogger and WordPress are the two most popular free Blog Sites.

You must have a Google account to sign up for Blogger. I've found Blogger very easy and simple to set up. https://accounts.google.com

WordPress is a little more complicated, but has more features. http://wordpress.org/

How to sign-up for a Blog Hop

To enter your Blog in the Blog Hop, you click on this link. It's usually located at the bottom of the blog instructions.
You are next... Click here to enter
Fill it in and hit 'enter your link'.

 How to get your Link Tool
To get your Blog Hop code you click on Get the code here…Which is located below your sign-up link.

You cut and paste the appropriate code into you blog. You do this by going to the tab, on your post, that says HTML and scroll to the end. When you hit the blank space at the very end of your post, you paste this code in. Please include ALL of it, not just the link itself.

I hope you're still following us.

Now onto the instructions for Books To Go Now's Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop!
By May 22nd, everyone participating in the hop needs to post a blog post on the subject of “Hot Summer Nights”. This could mean whatever you want it to. For some it can be something as tame as a song they remember from a hot summer night, while others may consider it much more primal and go toward a more erotic blog post. The only limitation is what your mind creates. This is your post so own it and make it yours. 
Also, be sure to include one or some of your books to promote in the post. This isn’t necessary, but why not grab a little extra promo for yourself while you have people visiting your blog?
1.    At the end of your post include a prize. This is mandatory, but it can be anything - small or big. What that prize is, is up to you. You can give away a $5 Gift Card, some pretty bling, a book or whatever you like, (Value $10+). It’s your blog, so it’s your choice. You pick YOUR own winner the day after the hop. You don’t need to tell us your prize or your final winner, but it’s imperative that you follow through with giving the prize to the winner. Readers WILL remember if you’ve failed to give them their prize. If you don't already know, www.raffflecopter.com is a great place to facilitate quick and easy giveaway codes for your site

2.    People visiting your blog are all still eligible for the grand prize! They MUST include their email address to be eligible for the grand prize. I will be choosing 1 random commenter from each stop on the hop and putting all their names into the proverbial hat to draw for the two grand prizes.

3.    The hop will run for 7 days (May 22nd – 29th). Your blog post needs to be up/live/published on your blog by 6 a.m. PACIFIC time on the first day of the hop (May 22nd). I realize that some people have problems with figuring out how to schedule their posts ahead of time. In this case I would either post it the night before or first thing in the morning. If your post isn’t up by the time I check, your name will be removed from the linky list, thus causing you to lose blog traffic. Since this is a 7 day hop, please make sure you have your post easy to find on your blog. They’ll be thankful you did.


4.    The blog badge needs to be in your actual post. This helps readers easily and quickly identify the right post they’re looking for to participate in the hop. I’ve attached the image for you in this document, but the HTML codes for this image can also be found below. Also, put the badge on the sidebar of your blog.
HTML Code for blogger:
<a href=" http://bookstogonow.blogspot.com/p/hot-summer-nights-blog-hop-main-page.html"><img src=" http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s553/DanicaWinters/HotSummerNightsMay_zps3f38baa5.jpg" alt="BWS tips button" width="230" height="250" /></a>
You can use this link for Wordpress:


Remember, we have two GRAND PRIZES:

1st Grand Prize: (1) Kindle Fire!
2nd Grand Prize: (1) $100 Amazon Gift Card

5.    Please put this prominently on your post. It must be included. We will announce the grand prize winner no later than May 31st (as well as which blog the lucky winner commented from) on my blog as well as email the winner.

6.    Promote! Promote! Promote! Any blog hop is only as successful as those who help get the word out.  So please promote and share the hop every day of the hop.  No place is a bad place to get the word out, so please try any and all avenues available to you. Facebook, Twitter, yahoo groups, newsletters, anything. We all need to help each other.


Okay, I think that should explain it all, but if not, here are two links of  Blog Hops, to give you an example of what it could look like:

Thank you for your participation!
Jennifer Conner, Books To Go Now, Editor-in-Chief
Danica Winters, Books To Go Now, Promotional Manager
Sharon Kleve, Books To Go Now, Author

Monday, April 1, 2013

Welcome to the Spring Forward Blog Hop & Giveaway.  April 1-6

Hosted by Gliterary Girl Media Group



Well it’s coming up on the warm season and what better way to celebrate the beginning of Spring than with a giveaway? And Gliterary Girl Media has just launched, so we asked…
why not introduce ourselves to the community by throwing a blog hop party?



However, we aren’t just giving away books or Amazon gift cards. No. We have a bunch of cool prizes that incorporate what we do and what our media group represents. As many of you know Gliterary Girl is a female focused website that caters to the publishing industry and Gliterary Girl Media is a PR firm/Edit House. So our prizes for this hop will represent a little of both.




(INTERNATIONAL ENTRY)

 
1. One grand prize winner will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to use towards any of the services here on Gliterary Girl Media. That includes book tours, editing, coaching, cover design tour badges…anything!

2. Two winners will receive $50 gift cards to Gliterary Girl Media



(US ONLY)

 
3. Since this is Gliterary GIRL what kind of giveaway would it be without a girlie prize that will help get you ready for the beach season. So, One winner will receive an awesome gift basket (We actually won’t be putting it in a basket – too hard to ship) full of Mary Kay products to get your body and face ready for Spring; provided courtesy of Sara O’Connor. Retail value over $100! (Click on her name for her web link)


Satin Hands Fragrance Free Set ($34) 


Creme Lipstick in Toffee ($18)


TimeWise Skin Repair One month Supply ($44)

Lash Length Mascara in Black ($10)





 
Tell me what you love most about Spring and leave your email and I'll enter you to win a pretty Peacock necklace. (US only)





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:


http://www.sharonkleve.com/
http://authorsharonkleve.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/sharonrkleve
https://twitter.com/SharonKleve
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5399389.Sharon_Kleve
http://pinterest.com/srkleve/
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sharon-kleve/56/ab/691/
http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author.asp?authorid=170105





Links to Purchase:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Kleve/e/B006JAH14S
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/sharon-kleve?store=allproducts&keyword=sharon+kleve
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=sharon+kleve


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

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

Josey's Christmas Cookie, Published November 2012

Valentine Special Delivery, Published January 2013

Valentine's Say I Love You, (Valentine Anthology), Published February 2013
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