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This is a bit late but I haven’t posted an author guest in such a long time I was not use to posting early. I have newly published romance author Penny Watson guest blogging here about her debut novel, Sweet Inspiration, on my blog today after having contacted me about scheduling an author interviewed, guest blogging and having her debut novel reviewed by me a couple of months ago. Her debut romance novel, Sweet Inspiration, was a wonderful read and you can read my review of it that I posted a while back. Also don’t forget to check out my recent interview with Penny that I posted this past Tuesday so you can learn more about her and her writing. Now onto the very interesting and informative guest blog by Penny:
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It’s all about the contrasts. Nothing infuses a book or movie with more energy and interest than mixing it up. My favorite combination: horror and humor (check out the Shaun of the Dead!). I also love stuffy Regency historicals peppered with naughty, lusty sex (try reading Elizabeth Hoyt’s The Raven Prince). Paranormality meets quirky pop culture (Kresley Coles’ Immortals After Dark Series is wonderful). I love stories that are “outside of the box”…something a little unexpected and fun. So, it was really no surprise that the idea for my debut novel took a traditional Christmas legend (Santa Claus and the North Pole) and gave it a new twist. A spicy, saucy romantic twist. Santa is a fitness buff. Mrs. Klaus is a hippy. The North Pole is run by a bunch of hard-cussing, hard-drinking elves. The Klaus Brothers Series is about the five single, sexy sons of Santa Claus, who help their father run the North Pole. Their jobs range from toy designer to director of elfin resources. Nicholas, the eldest son and hero of my novel Sweet Inspiration, is a master pastry chef and next in line for his father’s job.

I’ve read a lot of paranormal romances, but none had the North Pole as a paranormal setting, and I thought it offered great opportunities for humor and spice.I got to incorporate some of my favorite things in this book…the whole brotherhood theme, with plenty of fun dialogue and camaraderie, lots of food descriptions since both Nicholas and Lucy are pastry chefs (I love to cook!), and a sweet and spicy romance. I had a lot of fun writing this story by “the seat of my pants”—I had no idea what was going to happen until I wrote it. So every new chapter was an adventure for me. I fell in love with my characters as the story progressed, and became enchanted with the magical setting as it developed and grew. The magic seemed to take on a life of its own, and by the time I was done with Sweet Inspiration, I couldn’t wait to write about the rest of the brothers.

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Blurb:

Sweet Inspiration by Penny WatsonWhat if the legend of Santa Claus is in fact, true? What if Santa has five big strapping sons who help him run his empire? Five single, sexy sons looking for romance…

Nicholas Klaus is a master pastry chef, a strict disciplinarian, and the eldest son of the legendary Santa Claus. One look at café owner Lucy Brewster sends him into an unexpected tailspin of lusty desires. When Lucy is injured, Nicholas makes a decision that catapults both of their lives into turmoil….

Lucy Brewster, the free-spirited proprietor of Sweet Inspiration, has a flair for concocting sugary confections but no time for adventure. She gets more than she bargained for when she awakens in the North Pole…rambunctious elves, a fitness-obsessed Santa, and the man of her dreams. Does she have what it takes to become the next Mrs. Klaus?

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You can find out more about me and my books by going to my website, my blog called Penelope’s Romance Reviews and The Quirky Ladies.

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Phoebe Jordan
Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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