Guest Post- Meet The Author
Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I have always been a writer. I’ve done it forever according to my parents. I joined the creative writing club in High School. I first became published on a dare from my best friend in 2015. I’ve continued to publish since then.
Tell us something really interesting that’s happened to you!
Interesting or naughty, lol? I know never to get nekkid in the back of a Gremlin! Being caught once is enough!
What are some of your pet peeves?
I absolutely hate talking on the phone with someone chewing gum or eating. Ask my parents. I’ve hung up on them more than once.
Where were you born/grew up at?
I was born and raised in Illinois. Moved to California and settled in Wisconsin. I loved the fast pace and ocean in California, but it is too crowded.
If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
With my family. Five years ago, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor (which is mostly gone and never turned cancerous thank goodness!) and it changes your perspective on what is important.
What kind of world ruler would you be?
Not a good one! I am usually pretty laid back but if I get pissed, I’d likely drop a bomb on whoever pissed me off. I don’t hold a grudge, but it would be hard to take back a bomb once it’s deployed.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I read, cook and sew. I love to sew. I actually took quite a few sewing classes in college. I used to make all my children’s clothes and my work clothes. My favorite outfit I made was a pair of coveralls covered in cartoon skunks, lol. Comfortable and off the wall!
Do you have a favorite movie?
My favorite movie is The Day After Tomorrow. It is one I’ve watched probably twenty times. I had to buy a new disc because I wore it out. I’m not a big fan of chick flicks or romance movies. My parents think it is hilarious since I write romance.
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
A Saint’s Salvation. It is one of the few that wouldn’t be shown in a movie theatre with sticky floors!
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
A Dragon, of course!
Kim’s Review! 4 Wonderful and Unique Stars!
Thank you to Silver Dagger Tours for my free copy in exchange for an honest review. I was not really sure what to expect from this anthology, but it was a nice surprise. I must say the short stories even if they are fiction seemed very real. We follow young Kevin an unruly teenager who matures into a young man, then qualifies as a nurse in Italy. The stories are about those he encounters in the care profession once he qualifies, and his experiences dealing with them as patients and life and death. Overall I found this anthology of short stories to be extremely touching, interesting and at times really left me pondering the meaning of life! And how it must be enjoyed. A lot of the stories feature a very sick or elderly person, some who ‘could not wait’ almost, to see their final days and reach the end of their lives. Overall, this was a very unique and touching read that I read quickly, and really enjoyed. If you’re after something different, deep, and touching give this a try! At the time of this review it is free to read on Kindle Unlimited.
International bestselling romance author Lexxie Couper started writing when she was six and hasn’t stopped since. She’s not a deviant, but she does have a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get romances that can make you laugh, cry, shake with fear or tremble with desire…Sometimes all at once.
Kim’s Review 4 ‘intriguing’ read more stars!
Thank you to Silver Dagger Book Tours for my free copy in exchange for an honest review. Well, damn what have I stumbled on here!! What a read. You know, I was drawn in from page one and I read this in one whole sitting. A wonderful bite sized mystery/crime/romance novella of just 100 pages. I would read the next one in the series for sure. Let’s get into the review.
Story-line/ plot – I was pulled in by the blurb and cover of this book. I honestly expected the romance and love element to be connected to the victims of the crime, but it’s not! Here we have three detectives two men and a woman, who are lovers! Yes!! This kinda shocked me and kept me turning pages, as they are a team of lovers fighting crime. This made some very steamy reading in some parts that I really enjoyed. But it’s not overly explicit at all, all tasteful sex scenes and there are not too many so that’s cool, there is more plot than sex, which I loved.
The plot is quick moving, I loved that the author put the reader right in the middle of the action, from page one. I found that I had to focus, pay attention and read closely to get to grips with the crime and who did what. In all honesty, I really enjoyed the pace, plot, and unexpected relationship with the detectives.
The crime is solved, and they find the ‘bad guy’ by working together. I’m not one for spoilers, I won’t say too much, but we follow the ‘bad guy’ and readers are aware of him. But the story plays out as us readers following the detectives trying to piece together the crime. I liked this.
Characters- I liked them all really, the three detectives, the woman captured and everyone. They were all believable too. The female detective is full of balls and fearless, and the male ones very protective as her, as she is used as bait to solve the crime- no spoilers.
The only thing I would have loved is more character development on the ‘bad guy.’ I would have loved to know more about him, and the relationship he had with his girlfriend, which caused him to do the things he did. I would have also liked to know more about Heather,after the detectives found her, what happened to her? Now when a reader wants to know more this is never a bad thing! They are truly engaged in the story. With the character line up, I was. The characters are also very multi-cultural and diverse also, this I really loved.
Overall for me I felt as first time reader of this author’s work I feel that His True Love is a great start to a detective series. And it left me wanting to read the next one, the story ends with another case for the detectives to follow up, and when it’s released I would love to read it. The story flows well, with interesting characters and for sure it’s an intriguing read, as you have the sub-plot of romance with the detectives. I really liked it, pages turned quickly for me.
I feel in all honesty, if the story was just padded out a tiny bit more with details on the ‘bad guy’, the lady who was captured- Heather and found that would have been ideal! But even without this, it’s a good read. Four intriguing and engaging stars from me. I recommend it to those who like mystery an detective stories with a difference! This is not your average read, it’s truly different with the detective’s love affair. Great start to a series, let’s have more!
bachelors, but he’s only interested in one woman—Makena Nichols.
Though life took them in different directions, they’ve been friends
for over forty years. Now Ben wants more than just friendship. He
wants all of her.
heart. She’s crazy about him, and what they share is more than
love. But she’s not willing to risk their friendship for a romance
that might not last. However, Ben is persistent, and her stubbornness
is no match to his.
he turns to. But will their friendship survive a roller-coaster of
emotions? Or will their eternal love bring them through this
loving anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after,
whether in books, movies, or real life. Sharon writes contemporary
romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet
picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She’s been
nominated for numerous awards and is the recipient of Emma Awards
(RSJ) for Author of the Year 2019, Favorite Hero 2019 (INDEBTED),
Romantic Suspense of the Year 2015 (TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES),
Interracial Romance of the Year 2015 (ALL YOU’LL EVER NEED), and
BRAB (book club) Award -Breakout Author of the Year 2014. When Sharon
isn’t writing, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband, doing
volunteer work or reading a good book (a romance of course). To read
more about Sharon and her novels, visit www.sharoncooper.net