Jul 15, 2013

In the Spotlight - Sharon Kleve

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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.

The Ex
The Cony Myers Series 4

Corny has her work cut out for her in "The Ex", Book Four in The Corny Myers Series.

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.

Can Pete, Corny's ferret, learn how to use the phone in time to save the day?


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. He 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.

The Inside Scoop

Q. Do you prefer to write 1st or 3rd Person POV? Why?

A. In my first book, 'Flamingo Blues' I wrote in 3rd person. It felt awkward and I kept inadvertently writing in 1st person. I constantly got slapped by my editor. She'd say, Pick one and stay with it". With 'Be Mine' I chose 1st person and felt more at home. All four of The Corny Myers books will be released as an anthology this month, so I rewrote 'Flamingo Blues' in 1st person. It reads smother that way.

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