“It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeaaaarrrr……” by Sharon Cullen (with recipe!)
I love to bake. Always have. Cooking dinner? Not so much. But I can bake up a storm, especially around Christmas. Read more
#ReleaseDay ~ An interview with Samantha Kane & Devil in My Arms
Happy Release Day! Author Sharon Cullen interviews Samantha Kane about her new book DEVIL IN MY ARMS – enjoy!
I was thrilled to be able to interview Samantha Kane, especially after I read DEVIL IN MY ARMS. This was a very fun book and I loved the hero, Hil. And I always like a heroine who is stronger than everyone gives her credit for.
Just a little bit about the book: Read more
Keeper’s Book Review: Loving the Earl by Sharon Cullen ~ “I found myself wishing the book would never stop.”
Loving the Earl picks out all the best parts out of every historical romance and puts it all together into this one amazing book.
There’s the hot rogue who hides under an unsocial mask, the beautiful, bold woman trying to live her life after an abusive marriage, a brother who hires afore-mentioned rogue to protect his sister, mysterious letters, stolen luggage, false companions, sex (uhhhh….), highwaymen, gamblers, and a very happy ending. Besides, the guy on the cover does look pretty hot himself. Read more
Interview with Sharon Cullen and her new release Loving the Earl
In Sharon Cullen’s, LOVING THE EARL, Claire Hartford is determined to have the adventure she’d been denied when she was younger. A young widow held under the thumb of her abusive late husband, Claire vows that she will have her fun no matter what. But Lord Nathan Ferguson has other ideas. Tasked to watch out for Claire by her overprotective brother and on a mysterious mission of his own, Nathan has no idea what he’s getting into…
8 Interesting Facts about Halloween from Sharon Cullen, author of Loving the Earl
1. The biggest pumpkin on record is over one ton—2,009 pounds to be exact. That’s a lot of pumpkin pie! Read more
Sneak Peek Sunday! Loving the Earl by Sharon Cullen
In Sharon Cullen’s sizzling novel of scandal and seduction, a headstrong beauty is pursued across Europe by London’s most notorious rake. See below for FREE Snippet! Read more
#CoverReveal – Pleasing the Pirate by Sharon Cullen
Two hearts are wrenched between love and duty in Sharon Cullen’s tale of a ruthless pirate and the Scottish lass who fills him with desire for something greater than plunder.
Where do you find new authors? by Sharon Cullen
The other day, while I was taking my nail polish off, I had this thought. Do cotton manufacturers deliberately make small cotton balls so they can sell triple sized cotton balls? Because I’m a triple-sizer, myself. I don’t want any small cotton balls to try to tackle the task of taking off my nail polish.
Yes, these are the things I think about. Weird, I know.
But that got me to thinking about marketing. Do they market cotton balls as triple sized because we consumers think we’re getting more for our money? Read more
Routine? I don’t need no routine by Sharon Cullen
As I’m typing this, the Cullen kidlets are getting ready to go back to school. I think I’m more upset by the end of summer than they are. Mainly because I don’t like routine.
Even though I’m not a big fan of the heat, summer is my most favorite time of the year because of the lack of routine. There’s no set time to get up in the morning. No set time to go to bed. I love that! Read more
Summer Memories by Sharon Cullen
The place was small, just three bedrooms, and we squished my family of four, my aunt’s family of three and my grandma into this place with one bathroom and no air conditioning.
Friday nights were spent unpacking, taking a quick boat ride and eating dinner. Saturdays we’d get up, eat breakfast, pack our lunches in a big blue and white cooler and hit the lake in our bathing suits. I can still feel the hot, humid air, the cool breeze as the bow of the boat cut through the white-capped waves. Read more
#CoverReveal – Loving the Earl by Sharon Cullen *love*
In Sharon Cullen’s sizzling novel of scandal and seduction, a headstrong beauty is pursued across Europe by London’s most notorious rake.
Having vowed never to wed again, widowed viscountess Claire Hartford is about to do the unthinkable: travel unaccompanied across the continent in search of a lover. Her adventure begins sooner than expected, when she meets a magnificent cloaked stranger on her ship’s gangplank. He is Lord Blythe, a man whispered about in London’s ballrooms and drawing rooms, a scandalous rogue hell-bent on seduction.
Nathan Ferguson curses the day he agreed to look out for his best friend’s wayward sister. The charismatic earl is traveling to Paris to uncover the truth behind his father’s death, but his desire for Claire threatens to be his undoing. From France to Italy, on a journey of passionate discovery and danger, Nathan is honor-bound to protect her—from himself most of all. What can he offer Claire? Only love, as he sets out to prove to the woman of his dreams that she belongs to him—body, heart, and soul.
Love? Preorder here – enjoy!
The good, the bad, the ugly – by Sharon Cullen
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Of course we all gloat about the good reviews. We spread the word and pat ourselves, and each other, on the back. And that’s what we should do. We work hard to put a good book out there. We pour everything we have into the pages of those books and when someone says they like it, it’s a relief in a lot of ways.
But what about the bad reviews? Read more
The Notorious Lady Anne on sale now for .99
Need a good poolside read for the weekend? Looking for a book about swashbuckling pirates and a heroine that doesn’t act like your normal heroine? Then I have the answer for you.
And… To make it even sweeter, Random House has lowered the price to .99 until June 2nd . (You can find it here)
How can you pass that up???
The reviews have been great. Jennifer Irving gave it five stars and said, “This book is the book I’ve been searching for for over a year. A good old-fashioned bodice ripper, but with an actual story!!” Read more
Guest Post: Careful . . . or you’ll end up in my Novel
This plaque hangs in my kitchen. When people who don’t know that I actually do write novels visit, they chuckle. My husband, very seriously says, “No, really. She will.”
Do I write real people into my books?
As a writer I’m constantly watching people. I watch how they move. I listen to how they say things. I study everything about them. It’s a habit by now, something I don’t even realize I’m doing. Read more
Guest Post: High School love, does it last? + $20 EGC Giveaway!
That got me to thinking.
My husband and I met when I was sixteen (on the school bus). A long time later he told me that when he first saw me he had the thought, “I want her to be the mother to my kids.” Pretty heavy thinking for a seventeen year old boy. Read more
An interview of Shana Galen + Giveaway!
Interview by Sharon Cullen, author of THE NOTORIOUS LADY ANNE, on sale now!
SC: I discovered Shana Galen’s books way back when she first published The Making of a Duchess and I was hooked. I’ve read every one that has been published since then. I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to pick her brain today (insert evil laugh).
SC: First of all, congratulations on your newest release, If You Give a Rake a Ruby.
SG: Thank you! It’s lucky number 13 for me.
SC: Your latest series is about three courtesans, or Cyprians, which is not the norm in the romance world. What made you decide to make a courtesan your heroine?
SG: Sometimes it’s as fun to write about the bad girls, the dangerous girls, as it is to write about those bad boys. I thought a lot about what I enjoy in a Regency romance when planning this series. I love the gowns, the balls, the glamour. Courtesans were some of the most glamorous women in the Regency world, so why not write about them?
Release Day for Sharon Cullen and The Notorious Lady Anne + 5 book Giveaway
Today is the big day! The Notorious Lady Anne releases today. Whoo Hooo! I’m so excited that words cannot express it. And, to top it off, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. There is no better time for a romance author than Valentine’s Day. So to honor both my release day and Valentine’s Day, I am showing you a little peek into a very private scene between Emmaline (Lady Anne) and her love, Nicholas. You won’t find this anywhere else.
Enjoy and happy Valentine’s Day! Read more
Shana Galen interviews Sharon Cullen and their love of pirates! + Giveaway!
Recently I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of Sharon Cullen’s The Notorious Lady Anne, which releases February 11. I loved it! It was sexy, fun, and full of action. There’s nothing better than a pirate book, especially one this well-written with engaging characters and swashbuckling adventure. Today I’m privileged to interview Sharon about her new book.
Shana Galen: Hi Sharon. Tell us about The Notorious Lady Anne. Is this is the first book in a series or a stand-alone?
Sharon Cullen: Hi, Shana. First of all, thank you for your very kind words regarding The Notorious Lady Anne. I’m thrilled you loved it. This is the first book of two (hopefully more) but each book can stand alone. Read more
Believe: Guest Post by Sharon Cullen
It’s time to think about what we want to accomplish and to set some goals.
For years my motto has always been one word. Believe. It can encompass whatever I want it to. Believe and you will achieve. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. This one word has propelled me to be the best writer I can be. To not quit when the odds seemed stacked against me. Read more
Guest Post: Don’t Sell Yourself Short by Sharon Cullen
The other day a friend and I were having a discussion about the proper way to pronounce Bogata. I know, weird. But my friend, who’s a hair stylist, said, “This is why you write books and I do hair.”
It got me thinking about the skills we possess. Yes, I write books. But there is no way I can look at a person and know what color their hair should be and what style suits the shape of their face, their lifestyle, etc. then actually execute it. Trust me, you don’t want me near your hair with a pair of scissors.
It also got me thinking about the skills I don’t possess—like my inability to stay organized or to do complicated math in my head or to understand Excel spreadsheets. Read more
Guest Post: Do You Believe in Ghosts? by Sharon Cullen
Before my husband and I bought our first house I never gave two thoughts to ghosts. I guess if you had asked me, I would have said I believed in the possibility of them.
And then we moved into an eighty-year-old Cape Cod type house and weird things started happening. We were young and kidless so the two upstairs bedrooms were storage while we inhabited the bedrooms on the main floor. Years before my husband bought me a little stuffed pig that had a squeaker in it. Over the years the pig slowly made its way up to those storage bedrooms.
There were several nights my husband and I were watching TV and we’d hear a noise that sounded a whole lot like that pig squeaking. We chalked it up to our imaginations, outside noises, whatever. But it persisted. Read more
Guest Post: Life in the Past….Any Past by Sharon Cullen
When I first started writing, I didn’t know what genre suited me best so I tried my hand in everything. I’ve been lucky enough to get published in every genre I’ve attempted–romantic suspense, paranormal romance, contemporary romance and in February, 2013 historical romance.
I liked writing them all, but it wasn’t until I picked up an old, old work-in-progress that I realized my true calling as a writer was in historical romance. Believe it or not, historical was the first romance writing I ever tried. Why I moved away from it I don’t know. Other story lines called to me I guess. Read more