Intimate Conversation with Sharon C. Cooper
Award-winning and bestselling author, Sharon C. Cooper, is a romance-a-holic 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 an Emma Award for Romantic Suspense of the Year 2015 (Truth or Consequences), Emma Award - Interracial Romance of the Year 2015 (All You’ll Ever Need), and BRAB (book club) Award -Breakout Author of the Year 2014. To read more about Sharon and her novels, visit www.sharoncooper.net
BPM: Could you tell us something about your most recent work? Available on Nook and Kindle?
My current work, SEDUCING THE BOSS LADY, is about a woman, Peyton Jenkins, from a very large family who has been unlucky in love and is afraid of getting hurt again. She runs the family business, Jenkins & Sons Construction, and her job is her whole life. But her family wants her to get out and find her joy again. When Peyton meets Michael, it’s definitely not love at first site, but he chips away at the guard she’s had over her heart. Michael is a bad-boy, private investigator who is good-looking, charming, and has a great sense of humor. Peyton soon falls for him, but their individual pasts come back to haunt them and together they work to leave the past in the past, but not without a few bumps along the way.
SEDUCING THE BOSS LADY is centered around trust, forgiveness and family. The story is available on Kindle, Nook, ARe, Smashwords, as well as Kobo.
BPM: Give us some insight into your main characters. What makes each one so special?
I absolutely loved writing the main characters in this story. When Peyton Jenkins & Michael Cutter first meet, they were amused as well as irritated by each other. Both saw the other person as being their polar opposite, but soon realized they had more in common than they first thought. They are special to me because they are both just what the other needs. For Peyton, Michael makes her want to live out some of her fantasies and live on the wild side if only for a little while. For Michael, Peyton shows unconditional love despite his past (which is a little shady). Together they are a fun-loving couple.
BPM: What inspired you to sit down and actually start writing this book? Why now?
This story is book five in one of my most popular book series - the Jenkins Family Series. I was inspired to write the story because so many women who are divorced or have had a bad break ups, are often shy about getting back into the dating game. With the help her family, Peyton Jenkins slowly lowers her guard and opens to the idea of finding love again.
BPM: What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
I love books that are a part of a series, especially when they are a family series. What I enjoyed most about writing this story was the banter between the couple. Their personalities are opposites, but as they get to know each other, they realize how perfect they are for each other.
BPM: Where do your book ideas come from? Are your books plot-driven or character-driven?
My ideas come from: my over active imagination, television, newspapers, and sometimes magazine articles. This particular story has elements around self-growth, family dynamics and moving on from hurt. My contemporary romances are more character driven, whereas my romantic suspense tend to be more plot driven. I enjoy writing both character and plot driven.
BPM: What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?
When writing this book, I mainly wanted to create a body of work that was both entertaining and eye opening about a few topics. I think I accomplished both and I feel that readers will enjoy the light read.
BPM: What projects are you working on at the present?
I have a number of projects in the works. I’m currently working on two book series coming soon – Jenkins & Sons Construction and Atlanta’s Finest. I’m also working on a fun project with two of my author friends that’s coming at the end of the summer. Readers can keep up with the progress of that project, as well as my two new series by joining my mailing list. I’ll be sharing a few sneak peeks over the next few months. To join my mailing list - http://bit.ly/1Sih6ol
BPM: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
Find Sharon online:
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