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Sharon Evans is an author, entertainer, and a writer/producer of variety shows. A native of Los Angeles, California, where she currently resides, Miss Evans has been a fan of detective fiction in film, television, and in books since early childhood. Some of her influences have been Erle Stanley Gardner, Howard Pease, Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, Raymond Chandler, Alfred Hitchcock, Rod Serling, and Ray Bradbury, along with writers of gothic romance such as Charlotte Brontë (Jane Eyre), Phyllis A. Whitney, and Daphne du Maurier. Websites: and Because of her roots in the Midwest, Sharon Evans spent her college years at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas where she majored in music. She has also lived several years in Albuquerque, New Mexico, along historic Route 66 where her stories are set. Her husband and all-around business partner is entertainer/entomologist, Rick Rogers. Together they are the musical comedy team of Evans and Rogers. Their performances can be seen on You Tube and on their website.

Story: Heart of a Man in Love


Lisa Rose

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Your story is very interesting. You really drew me into David's world. He definitely needs to clean up his act; leaving one woman in his bed, to go sit and think of another is not cool. Plus, he is this girl's teacher so she should be off limits anyway. In my opinion, Janette, is way to good for him. But... people can change. I do wish that there had been more dialogue between characters. It so much easier to get to know them when we hear them speak. If you have the time, please read my story 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it.


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I'm intrigued by the idea of a man being hopelessly in love, and strategizing as to how to make the woman his. Unfortunately the story didn't pull me in as I wish it would have. I perked up when the dialogue began, but it ended just as suddenly. I think if there was some dialogue early on, maybe to show how David had first met Janetter...?


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Sharon has a mastery of words and imagery as well as fascinating take on the man in love fighting that all too familiar tug-of-war with emotions. Cheers Sharon! Can't wait to read more! -Michelle E. Malik

Vivienne Diane Neal

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Loved the story. What a surprise ending. Is David going to really change his ways?

Lil bitty bit

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This story is refreshingly different, entertaining and thought provoking. Love the imagery and the over all mood. Men will enjoy it, but women really need to read this. I'd like to read more.

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