Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nominate Your Favorites!

Come on over to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sharascorner/ to submit names from now until Friday morning 8:00 a.m. for the following categories:

Best Book of 2008
Best IR Author of 2008
Best MC Author of 2008
Best AA Author of 2008
Best Hero
Best Heroine
Best Plot

NONE OF THE NOMINEES CAN BE ME (Shara), but other than that, the floor is yours!

Shara

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Available Now at Whiskey Creek Torrid




In the legacy of cowboy lore, the landscape has often remained pale. Shara Azod, Kathleen Rowland and RaeLynn Blue offer Black Roots and Cowboy Boots: An Anthology of African American Cowboys. This robust and sizzling anthology offers stunning, but sensual stories that take place in the past, contemporary, and future of cowboy life and love.

A glimpse of the past arrives in MAIL ORDER HUNTRESS, a historical novella. Mail order bride Truth Hannah arrives to meet her intended, a Black cowboy, Benjamin Stahl, but he doesn’t know it. As a favor, another cowpoke signed him up. Truth isn’t about to head back after she meets her handsome, mysterious intended.

Another slice of the cowboy life is offered up in RIDE OF A LIFETIME, a contemporary erotic tale. Trace Richards is not happy. As a star of the African American rodeo circuit, he should be out there bronco bustin'. Instead, he is stuck babysitting his bosses’ granddaughter. It's bad enough a minor injury is keeping him out of the saddle, but when the bosses brat turns out to be the finest woman he had ever seen Trace knew he was in for trouble.

Jesse Love was a woman on a mission. She out to prove she is more than the bosses granddaughter, but that she is one hell of a cowgirl. She is also out to get her man. Jesse has had her eye on Trace for quite some time, and she was determined to rope her one obstinate cowboy.

The anthology concludes with a futuristic flash forward in ASHES OF LUST. Space cowboy, Anton Johns, has spent the last ten years of wrangling space debris and rogue satellites for Orbital Junk, Inc. It isn’t a glamorous job, but it pays the rent and the upkeep of his mechanical horses. That’s the way he likes it, predictable and pleasant. But while on Earth Prime collecting broken bits of a satellite and boosters, he discovers a dead body. When investigator Commander Sydney Ashe arrives, Anton will do anything to wrestle her sweet body.

Lead investigator for Outpost 1 on Mars, Commander Sydney Ashe is stunned when she’s assigned to investigate a suspicious death on the Earth Prime. It’s a job for a lesser investigator, not a seasoned commander like herself. Thinking she’ll be in and out in a matter of days, Sydney meets Jacob Jones and is instantly attracted. But will she drop her guard for a common space cowboy? Or will she sail on to her next assignment without another look back?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

All My Books Available Now

Available at Red Rose Publishing

My Cherie Amour


Cherie Bonnet is the child of a gentleman planter and his placée (mixed race mistress). Diego de Aguilar was a true conquistador; a powerful duke and a captain in the Spanish Armada, and the former son-in-law of the king. From the moment he saw her, Diego had to make Cherie his own. Little did he know what keeping her would mean. Cherie’s fiancé, Étienne would move heaven and earth to be with her, even if it meant sharing her with Diego.

Together, the three face the worst society has to offer and the dangers of their forbidden love. Diego must learn to let go of his inhibitions and allow love to thrive. Cherie must learn the secrets of her family's past in order to face the future, and make her unusual situation flourish.

Anchor's Away ~ Chain of Command

Commander Ian Stewart has had his eye on Adanna Ingles for over a year. Unfortunately, she is enlisted and works for him. Biding his time, Ian vows the moment she checks out of his division and off of their ship, she would be his.

Adanna Ingles has no idea she has a secret admirer. She plans on moving far away from San Diego the moment she is discharged and start a new life in Tacoma, Washington. Little does she know what waits for her at the end of the pier.



Triple Bow (with Rae Lynn Blue)

Charity’s Christmas Surprise by Shara Azod

m/f/m

Michael Edward Trevelyan, the twelfth Duke of Ross and his best friend Ashton Giles Beverley, the sixth Earl of Bedford are looking for a woman to love the two of them equally. Tired of meaningless flings and casual sex, they decide to move to Miccosukee, Florida in search of the perfect mate. They find what they were looking for in a small town local, who refuses to be seduced. Worst of all, she thinks they are gay.

Charity Coleman has no idea she has caught the eye of the two new residence of her tiny southern community. Struggling to keep her tiny country store afloat, she wrote the two handsome newcomers off as gay, or at the very least, out of her league. While they may have been the number one attraction in her fantasies, she never dreamed they could want her. Little did she knew Christmas wishes sometimes come true and love sometimes comes with three...


Silver Solstice Surprise by RaeLynn Blue

f/m/m

Shar has three days to save the love of her life, Errol, from death. A death brought on by his own lustful indulgence with Simon, a male. As the son of a great goddess, Errol’s love affair with Simon has violated the social order—females rule and men must worship and love them and them alone. When Errol and Simon approach Shar with a way to save Errol, will she be willing to do the unthinkable and embrace this love at all costs?


Cory's Salvation

Stephanie is a woman on the run with a horrible secret. But when her funds run out, she is forced to make a drastic decision.

Out of necessity, she had to take a job running the household of the sexy rancher, Cory Booker-just for a while. Just to save up enough money to keep running.

Cory never had much use for women. He didn’t know how to talk to them. He never wanted to be one of those love-‘em-and-leave-‘em types. After watching his father tear his mother’s heart out over and over again, he vows to live the rest of his life alone rather than to be the cause of woman’s tears.

There was something vulnerable about Stephanie, something that called to Cory and he could not refuse.

He had to make her see no matter what, he could protect her and would love her the way she deserved to be loved. He had to make her see she was the salvation to his bruised soul.

Can her salvation save his soul?


Menage a Valentine (with RaeLynn Blue)

The Concierge by RaeLynn Blue

A little spice in life? Are you up for it?

After ten years of marriage, Tamika is excited about this year's Valentine's Day gift. Instead of the usual repetitive trinkets of roses, chocolates and lace, her husband, Ron, sweeps her away to Las Vegas. Anxious to indulge every delectable delight the city has to offer, Tamika pounces on the opportunities for fun. Yet she doesn't clear the hotel room before Vegas sets an offer upon her doorstep—the concierge.

Attraction to the Chinese concierge is undeniable and—unattainable. For although it wouldn't be the first time she and Ron have shared their bed with someone else, Tamika knows a male wouldn't be welcomed—not by Ron.

So, she shoves her lustful longings down deep and struggles to hide her cravings for the concierge

Unbeknownst to Tamika, Ron has noticed her attraction to the other man, and soon sets about giving her a Valentine's Day gift so extraordinary, Tamika, nor he, will soon forget.


Three of Hearts by Shara Azod

Can you handle the truth or is it the attraction that Mikki is feeling you can't handle?

What happens when the object of your affection returns your secret yearnings, times two?

Mikki never imagined that the torch she had been carrying for both of her bosses was known by both. Never in her wildest dreams did she think that all she was feeling, they were feeling too. Now comes Mikki's moment of truth.

Will she let go of her fears and insecurities and make this Valentine's Day one to remember?


Anchor's Away ~ Red Skies at Night

Teane McGowan is a hard working engineer. A pure sailor to the bone, she asks for no quarter and she gives none. She has one major weakness, her Chief, Brett Olden. She thought her secret crush on her work center supervisor would stay a secret, until she is caught red handed fantasizing about her dream man in the most compromising situation imaginable.

Brett Olden couldn’t believe his eyes. He had managed to keep Petty Officer McGowan at arms length, admiring from afar, but never touching. To do so would end his career. But walking in on the delectable little sailor in a compromising position broke any kind of resolve he might have had. He had to make her his, and damn the consequences.



Designing Berlin

The Leading Lady series are a collection of novellas based entirely on contest winners specification. They picked everything about the Leading Lady and challenged the author to create the fantasy.

In this first installment, Berlin is a successful buyer for an exclusive department store looking or new and exciting designers. Matthew Hartsfield was once a designer for the stars, but found more satisfaction as a recluse in the West Virginia mountains.

A winter blizzard brought them together, but will pride and ambition keep them apart?



Touch A Four Leaf Clover (with RaeLynn Blue)

What happens when two cousins walk the earth looking for their true love?

It is never wise to piss off a goddess, especially a flame haired Irish goddess. That was something cousins Ciaran and Connor found out the hard way.

For one night of folly the cousins must walk the earth, deprived of the thing that caused their downfall--women--until they find their perfect mate. Just when they think they will never find their mates, the Luck of the Irish smiles upon them.

Both end up in the United States, one in Chicago and the other in San Diego. The two cousins get the shock of their lives when they meet the women meant to be theirs. Both are strong women with chocolate colored skin, tempting their sweet tooth.

One Good Man

Elizabeth is a woman on a mission to find out who is smuggling drugs in weapons shipments. Instead of sending one of the investigators under her command, she goes undercover. This situation is personal and she plans to put a serious hurt on the scum who has disgraced the uniform and endangered lives.

Erik is a hardcore take charge Marine, who has spent years in the field as the commander of his Recon unit. He wants to know two things about the sexy Navy officer who crosses his path—what is she doing in his weapon’s depot and why is she pretending to be a ditzy debutante?

Fragile (with RaeLynn Blue)

Cayla was not the typical gun shot victim. A quiet waitress, she was brutally gunned down coming out of the neighborhood corner store. There was nothing taken, there was no motive, just a fragile, broken woman lying on the cold, broken sidewalk.

Kale was not the easiest cop to get along with. Biting and sarcastic, he worked alone caring for little but the job. There was something about this case that Kale just couldn’t let go. There was something about this victim that called him unlike any other.


Dark Waters Anthology (with Jeanie Johnson & Jayha Leigh, RaeLynn Blue and Aliyah Burke)


Overboard by Shara Azod

Being thrown overboard off a luxury liner by her so-called aunt and cousin was bad enough, but being rescued by a creature that shouldn’t even exist took the cake. Mix in the infuriating man’s insistence she was his “perfect mate” and Dallas had had just about enough. All she wanted to do was to get back to Texas and bring her aunt and cousin to justice before the evil duo could get their hands on her money. But first she had to get past an extremely adamant, extremely horny selkie.

Thane was more than satisfied at the mate the Fates had provided for him. Hot and feisty, full of life and a body that made him want to cry. All he had to do was to get the daft woman to see they were destined to be together. Unfortunately, she was human, so Thane had his work cut out for him.


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A Love Reborn by RaeLynn Blue

On the isle of Aquatrion, there is a legend that speaks of the Sirens’ gift to those who drown at sea. Once one has been consumed by the waters, for his sacrifice, he will be turned into a selkie—both man and seal, to live amongst the sea, for his soul would forever be tied to both, that to which had been born, and to that which had died.

Kikomo mourns the death of her husband-in-waiting, Takumi. Lost saving her life during a storm at sea, Takumi’s body was swallowed up the roaring waves and choppy seas. A year later, Kikomo’s father demands she marry the local merchant, a fisherman and a man of great political power. Distressed, she flees her home to the sea. There she cries seven tears in to the sea. At once a selkie appears, and he bares a striking resemblance to Takumi…


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Faith’s Tears by Aliyah Burke

Can a woman who lives her life based on logic and tangible things trust in the love and belief of a man claiming to be a magical being, a selkie?

From the moment his gaze landed on her dark beauty, Rowan Kilgour knew she was his life-mate. Despite his feelings, he knew she deserved a chance to experience life before she was tied to him forever. So he waited. Seventeen years. And now that he’s found her again, he’ll be damned before he lets her go.

Faith Henderson still wore the pendant given to her years ago by a senior in high school when she was a sophomore. While visiting the Isle of Skye she is reunited with him. His dark hair, muscular body, and dark chocolate mousse eyes still had the power to turn her into a puddle. Add to that his thick Scottish brogue and she was putty.

Can Rowan convince Faith that their lives are intertwined? Will she get past her disbelief in magic to see him for what he truly is? And accept him for it? Or will a darkness from her past keep them separated for all eternity?

Sometimes all destiny needs is salt water, in Rowan’s case all he needed was… Faith’s Tears


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Sealed With a Fist by Jeanie Johnson and Jahya Leigh

Is it really so bad when the bane of your existence a) is a bigot; b) hates animals unless they're dipped in batter; c) cannot swim; and d) keeps a running commentary of insults aimed at you?

It is when you're a Selkie and your ball and chain is bigoted against anything in the water that doesn't have a motor or sails. Well, that's not exactly true because Yonder also hates sailboats. Ever since those meddling damn dolphins saved the feisty human girl from certain death she's been part of Aonghus's life.

Why does he have to get stuck with the surly ass woman who is a) human and b) human, and c) did he mention human? Oh yeah, because his Da—the Emperor of the Selkie and democratically-elected president of all water creatures—made Yonder his responsibility as part of his punishment.

Since she has nowhere else to go and he cannot drown her, she lives with them. Ever since she woke from the healing sleep she's brought nothing but chaos into his life. If he's not serving as her sounding board for her long list of 'why killing people is not always bad', he's serving as her impromptu bodyguard. The last thing Yonder needed was a bodyguard. No, what she needed was a bail bondsmen, a parole officer, and a priest. He cannot even count the number of times that he's been tempted to throw her to those shifters that have a hit out on her (which is pretty much every single animal in the Animal Kingdom including some humans) or outright kill her.


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Available at Cacoethes Publishing

Thierry's Angel

In New Orleans, where old Southern lineages root as deep and tangled as the haughty Cypress, two powerful families become entrenched in a battle to preserve pedigrees. For the past nine years, Thierry Chevalier, the strikingly handsome, well-bred, polished son of one of the oldest, most powerful white families in Louisiana, has been harboring an impassioned desire to captivate the woman of his dreams. His desire, Angelique Dubois. Graceful, delicate and sensually delectable, Angelique seems as unattainable as she is desirous: the daughter of New Orleans’ mayor; member of a proud Black Creole family; and engaged to another man. But when opportunity opens, their fates are magnetized. The tempest of passion, power and pride that erupts is more sweeping than a steamy Gulf Coast monsoon.

Remy Goes to Therapy


Exciting sequel to Thierry's Angel!
Remy never took anything seriously; not his family or their position in society, not his grandmother and her staid, outdated views, and definitely not women. But then, he had never met a woman to get under his skin the way Regina has. The lovely psychiatrist has Remy hungry for more than a passing fling, but can he melt her icy defenses and find the woman beneath?

In New Orleans, where old Southern lineages root as deep and tangled as the haughty Cypress, two powerful families become entrenched in a battle to preserve pedigrees. For the past nine years, Thierry Chevalier, the strikingly handsome, well-bred, polished son of one of the oldest, most powerful white families in Louisiana, has been harboring an impassioned desire to captivate the woman of his dreams. His desire, Angelique Dubois. Graceful, delicate and sensually delectable, Angelique seems as unattainable as she is desirous: the daughter of New Orleans’ mayor; member of a proud Black Creole family; and engaged to another man. But when opportunity opens, their fates are magnetized. The tempest of passion, power and pride that erupts is more sweeping than a steamy Gulf Coast monsoon.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Guest Blogging

I will be guest blogging tomorrow, July 15th at Marianne LaCroix's blog. There will be an announcement I am not posting anywhere else, so you might want to take a look see. I am going to bed now, just got back from Indiana, been in the car all day and all night. I am tired, I have a headache and I am considering making my kids get jobs-since they have so much mouth and all when you hands are on the steering wheel.
Blog can be found here:

http://www.mariannelacroix.com/blog

(I better) see you there!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I've Been Tagged!!!!

I have been ruthlessly tagged by the unscrupulous Savannah Chase (just kidding Savannah). Oh well, I will give it my best shot.




Tell seven random and/or interesting things about myself. Get five blog buddies to play, too and link to their blogs. Don’t forget to post the rules!

1. I hate Chinese food in China, but love it in San Francisco.

2. Genius I.Q.'s are incredibly sexy to me.

3. I love liver.

4. I daydream constantly, no mater what I am doing.

5. I love national politics, but detest local politics.

6. My husband is my best friend.

7. I am in awe of my children.

OK, so now I have to tag people, here goes..I tag

RaeLynn Blue http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=79768410&blogID=388541116

Aliyah Burke http://aliyahburke.blogspot.com/

Aline de Chevigny http://www.alinedechevigny.blogspot.com/

Drea Riley http://dreariley.literalseduction.com/blog/

Dee Shore http://www.dee-shore.blogspot.com/


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Hot Read!!! Steamed Desire by Fluer de Lis


Stalker, coffee lover or infatuated?

What happens when you fall for the guy behind the counter?

Callista is hot to trot for Cole, who happens to be the most sexiest man she has ever seen. She keeps coming back over and over again to Java Jitters to get something hot. Is it Cole or is it coffee she is interested in?

Do you take a chance?

Or do you let the steamed desire fade?

http://redrosepublishing.com/bookstore/product_info.php?products_id=108&osCsid=c28270ffbd414a8c0d834a6cd49c84ff

Monday, March 3, 2008

I'm Back!!!



I know,I have been MIA lately. Things are a little crazy, as my life so often does. Here's a little update on upcoming releases and projects.

This Thursday, Red Rose Publishing will be releasing Touch A Four Leaf Clover (written with RaeLynn). Unlike the other holiday stories, this is one book, it is NOT a menage, and it is a fantasy/sort of
paranormal. I am really excited about it, hope you all get a chance to get a copy and enjoy.

I just turned in the first of the contest winners stories. It's called Designing Berlin. I am very excited about this one. Hopefully it will be out next month. I will be starting on the second fairly soon and
hopefully, I will be able to write the rest quicker (depending on my crazy, crazy job). The publisher wants to release one every other month. My fingers are crossed.

Okay, as far the Chevalier men goes, I cannot really talk about that right now, but please know that I am working to have Remy, which is the next book in the series, released as soon as I can. As to where it
will be released I cannot say just now. I cannot get into the details just now, but I am working on it.

There is a second in the Anchor's Away series coming really soon. It is called Anchor's Away- Red Skies At Night. It is with the editor right now (*waving wildly at my awesome editor*). It will be released near the end of this month.

I am working on a number of projects just now. RaeLynn and I are working diligently on the Relationships at Work Contest. We both will release novellas along with the contest winners. We are also working
on Mother's Day stories. These will be BBW single mother novellas with foreign men (yum!). We are very excited about this project. I am also working on Georgie's Beau. It is slow going because I want to be true
to the time period and the characters. I am also working on something else, but I don't want to release any details just now. I am going to be a busy woman for some time. I am going to post a list of recommended reads tonight. I hope y'all take a look at these ebooks (though I know some of you have already)by great writers, some new, some that have been on the scene a while.

Special note, RaeLynn and I will be guest authors at Marie Rochelle's yahoo group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/marie_rochelle/
Okay, so everyone is updated. What has been going on with you guys? I miss talking to y'all.

PEACE!
Shara

Friday, February 8, 2008

Go For It!


El Dorado ~


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Gaily bedight, A gallant night
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long, Singing a song,
In search of El Dorado.

But he grew old --This knight so bold --
And -- o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found No spot of ground
That looked like El Dorado.

And, as his strength Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow --
"Shadow," said he, "Where can it be --
This land of El Dorado?"

"Over the Mountains Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride," The shade replied --
"If you seek for El Dorado."
~ Edgar Allen Poe

Never let go of your dreams.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Little Political Shilling

I generally don't shill for a candidate, but it's a weird year, so I figured what the hell.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

VOTE FOR ME! VOTE FOR ME! AND ALIYAH TOO!!!

VOTE VOTE VOTE

* Favorite Romance Ebook of 2007
An Unlikely Encounter by Aliyah Burke
* Best Contemporary Romance Ebook of 2007
Thierry's Angel by Shara Azod
* Best Historical Romance Ebook of 2007
My Cheri Amour by Shara Azod
* Best First Romance Ebook of 2007 (debut author)
My Cheri Amour by Shara Azod
* Best Romantic Suspense Ebook of 2007
Paradise Found by Dahlia Rose
* Best Inspirational Romance Ebook of 2007
Conspiracy of Angels by Zinnia Hope


Please vote for me.
http://www.ecataromance.com/index.php?page_id=323

Wednesday, January 16, 2008