Stuck on You…THE COVER, people!

Stuck On StuckYou

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Big-shot producer KT Masters never apologizes. Especially not to showgirl waitresses. But when he tears Laura Charles’s feathered costume and she gives him a piece of her mind, it sets him aflame. In fact, between Laura’s feisty temper and how damn good she looked in that little number, KT wouldn’t mind seeing a lot more of that costume…balled up next to his bed, that is. (Read more)


I have not had the privilege of reviewing any of Cheryl Harper’s works before and am completely blown away! I love the way her story flows with a mingling of sex, nostalgia, humor and excitement. Cheryl Harper definitely knows how to keep the reader’s interest to the very last word. The characters are attractive, interesting and extremely exciting. I cannot wait to read more from this very talented author. Kay Quintin, Fresh Fiction

This book had it all, fantastic witty dialogue, emotion, passion, and quirky good fun, plus memorable characters, and a story that will warm your heart. There is no doubt that Cheryl Harper has a bright future, and Stuck on You is proof of her exceptional writing, and feel-good storytelling! This reader is hooked and will be back for more!! 4 Stars from Karla at Swept Away by Romance

Books-n-Kisses: “…cheesy but cute”, 2.5 stars
Codi Gary: “I almost choked on my coffee.”
The Book Girl: “…colorful cast of secondary characters”, 4/5
Crystal Blogs Books: “I enjoyed the book so much, I stayed up until 3AM just to finish it.”

Elvis, Kismet, and Tunes

Everyone has a story about how they started out. I started like most people. I collected form letter rejections. Then there was a call for submissions. A novella? Easy enough. And I had the germ of an idea that involved a snowstorm and being stranded in Memphis.

Then the King took over. I dreamed up a hotel. I wrote the story. And it was accepted.
Then in an amazing stroke of luck, my editor asked if I had any other stories set there.
I did not. But over a weekend, I built three of the strongest ideas I could. I emailed them, they were accepted and I was up against my very first deadline. That story, Stuck on You, will be out in April.

It really does not get any better than that.
Along the way, I’ve had some real Elvis immersion. I found this great video for Stuck on You. And I watch it now and then because it totally gives me the whole Elvis hot burnin’ thing. I think I was driving home on Thanksgiving and listening to the Elvis channel on XM radio (free on that weekend, yay!) broadcasting directly from Graceland itself and I heard this song. And I cannot get it out of my mind now. I sing with this video (but the photos make me think how rough the 70s were on most people. I was born in the 70s but quickly transitioned to PacMan shirts, two pairs of socks, and high-top Reeboks…the style choices weren’t really that much kinder in the 80s, were they?)
Please enjoy “It’s Your Baby, You Rock It” from Elvis’ country phase. And if this one doesn’t stick with you, try “Stuck on You”. It makes me want to pull my hair and scream and cry and possibly faint. Not really. But if you’d seen me when the New Kids on the Block were hot, you’d believe me.

I’m thinking of putting an excerpt up from the first chapter of Stuck on You on Friday. Come back!

Elvis, Stuck on You, and titles

Thanks to the quest to put an Elvis flavor on the stories I’m writing, I’ve become a little bit of an Elvis scholar lately. Well, maybe that’s the wrong word. An Elvis dabbler. When I found out I had to change the title to ALL SHOOK UP, I was bummed. In a major way. I still am to tell the truth, but I love the story. And I soooo get the power of the Elvis, maybe even better now.

I watched half a zillion YouTube videos to pick the first three titles. This week, I’ve watched the other half. And the new title is STUCK ON YOU. Don’t know the song? Me either. It was Elvis’ first hit after he returned from the Army, and it was published by Gladys Music, his music company (named after his mother but you probably knew that). And I picked this one because it’s young and fun and the Elvis I think about when I was Elvis.

My story is…well, not all that young, but it’s fun and sweet. And no matter the power of Elvis’ hips, I get sweet from Stuck on You.

If I’d been a teenager in 1960, I would have been one of those that passed out, pulled at my hair, and generally had a melt down over Elvis Presley. I can see that now…from this video. Watch it. Enjoy it. Eventually I’ll get around to changing all my book information and Avon will too.