Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oh My God, They're Back Again....


It's December! Yee haw! The countdown to Christmas has commenced, and the Klaus Brothers are here to celebrate. Penelope is hosting a Christmas party today, and will be giving away an Amazon gift certificate to one lucky commenter. For those of you not familiar with the Klaus boys, let me introduce you....


Nicholas Klaus: eldest son of Santa Claus, master pastry chef; runs Klaus Küche (bakery) in the North Pole

Sven Klaus: 2nd oldest son, Chief Toy Designer and Woodworker; hippy, environmentalist

Wolfgang Klaus (aka Wolfie): middle son, Director of Charitable Donations, general do-gooder; travels around the world helping needy children

Gregor Klaus: financial guru for Klaus Enterprises; likes designer duds and gourmet coffee

Oskar Klaus: youngest son, punk snowboarder and Director of Elfin Resources; likes tats, parties and snow bunnies (not necessarily in that order)


You can read all about Nicholas and his unexpected soul mate in Sweet Inspiration (The Klaus Brothers Series #1). Oskar's story will be available next Christmas...it's called Sweet Magik (The Klaus Brothers Series #2). And as a freebie for this Christmas, I posted a teaser for Sweet Adventure (The Klaus Brothers Series #3) on my website.

TO ENTER THE CONTEST....
Please stop by my website and check out my free "quickie"...the teaser for Sweet Adventure. It's available as a pdf download. Give it a quick read, then leave a comment here on this post-- any time until Dec. 8, letting me (and the Klaus Brothers) know what you thought. That's it! You'll be entered in the giveaway drawing.

Without further ado, here are the Klaus Boys....

(MUSIC PLAYING IN BACKGROUND..... "Oh my God, we're back again...." by the Backstreet Boys.....)


Oskar: Holy crap, I think Penny is playing the Backstreet Boys....

Sven: (raises eyebrow) How old is she again?

Penny: Hey! No comments about my age, hippy boy!

Gregor: I'm begging you to turn off the ipod. Here's a Harry Connick, Jr. Christmas CD. Try this. Jazzy and cool.

Nicholas: Who are the Backstreet Boys?

Oskar: (cracks up) Never mind, Nick. You don't want to take up important brain cell function with the answer to that question. Believe me.

Penny: (rolls eyes) Fine. I'll just pop in the Celine Dion Holiday Collection....

All Klaus Brothers: Nooooooo!!!!!!!!

Penny: What a bunch of whiners.

Wolfie: Here, Pen. It's the classic Bing Crosby Christmas CD. I don't think this is too offensive. (winks at Penny)

Penny: (smiles at Wolfie) You are looking fine today, Wolf Man. Been working out? (squeezes his massive biceps and blushes)

Sven: Jay-sus. Penny is back to her old tricks. By the way, just what is up with that Teaser you wrote? Please tell me that irritating freelance writer is not going to be my....my...you know....

Nicholas: Soul mate?

Wolfie: Heart's desire?

Gregor: Life partner?

Oskar: Diva-licious bombshell of love?

Penny: (smirks) Well, Sven, I guess you'll just have to wait and see. I'm busy writing Sweet Adventure right now. And Gregor....

Gregor: Hmm...yes?

Penny: You're in it, too.

Gregor: (blanches) What? What exactly is that supposed to mean?

Penny: (wags eyebrows) That irritating freelance writer, Andi De Luca...Well, she has a sister. A really hot sister. Just sayin'....

Gregor: (rubs goatee thoughtfully) How hot is she?

Oskar: You're kidding right? You know Penny likes to torture us in her books. I can only imagine the hell I'm going to suffer in Sweet Magik.

Wolfie: How bad could it be?

Sven: (snickers) Maybe Penny will stick him with a nerdy librarian or something...

Nicholas: That's a diabolical thought. One with thick glasses and a bun in her hair...

Penny: (remains suspiciously quiet)

Oskar: Whaaaaa???? Why is Penny not saying anything? (shakes his head) I'm sure my lady love is a snow bunny. Or maybe that girl I met in Vegas....

Penny: You'll be surprised, that's for sure. But in a good way.

Wolfie: (laughing) You should see the look on your face, O. (fist bumps his brothers)

Oskar: Freakin' hilarious, bro.

Penny: All right. Let's encourage our guests to check out the teaser for Sweet Adventure. Here's the description....

Laid back hippy Sven Klaus has finally met his match. Andi "The Pit Bull" De Luca is a reporter determined to uncover the secrets behind Klaus Enterprises....

Please enjoy the teaser and leave a comment letting us know what you think. Nicholas, Sven, Wolfie, Gregor and Oskar will be here today to chat.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Penelope


36 comments:

Penelope said...

Kari left a comment on another post, so she is already entered in the giveaway. (Thanks, Kari!)

Natascha said...

Yay, they're back! Oh, how I have missed you O.

I loved the teaser. I am a huge fan of reading correspondence in a book/story. Kinda nosy of me, reading other people's email.

Penny, can't wait to read the book. Great job on the teaser.

Happy Holiday and congrats on all your health accomplishments!

Penelope said...

Penny: Hi Natascha! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm glad you liked the teaser...it was super fun to write.

Oskar: Natascha! Oh, how I have missed you. :)
Congrats on the new babe. Hope you have the merriest of Christmases!

barbara said...

Hi Guys, so glad you're back! I loved the teaser; so funny!

Sven, it looks like "The Pit Bull" is going to be a handful! :) I can't wait to read the book.

Penny, love your work and thanks for sharing the Klaus brothers with us!

Wishes for a very Merry Christmas to all!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo a teaser? Whoot whoot!

PS I giggled when you mentioned the beard in A Simple Amish Christmas. I love your beard love :)

Penelope said...

Sven: Hi Barbara. Yeah, I noticed that, too. What's up with that? I'm a nice laid-back guy. Why would Penny hook me up with a Pit Bull?

Oskar: Is she hot?

Pen: Yep, she's hot. (Underneath her scruffy clothes).

Wolfie: Does she wear Birkies? That's pretty much a necessity for Sven's gals.

Pen: Nope. But Sven might convert her...

Sven: How could anyone not be converted? Birkies are the most comfortable shoes on earth.

Santa: But not that practical in the North Pole!

Pen: Hi Santa! So glad you could make it today.

Santa: No prob, Penny. Just finished my work-out. Now I have to crack the whip at the toy shop. We've got lots of orders to fill....

Penny: Merry Christmas, Barbara! Thanks for stopping by!

Penelope said...

Penny: Juju! So glad you made it! Thanks a ton for the recommendation for A Simple Amish Christmas. Yes, I loved the hero's beard! That was a big plus for me!

Nicholas: Penny, your obsession with beards is
troubling. Seriously.

Penny: Well, you're obsessed with baking, Nicholas. We all have our obsessions, n'est-ce pas?

Gregor: (raises eyebrow) Penny speaks French? Hmm..interesting.

Penny: Don't get too excited, Gregor. I suck at all foreign languages. Including German. Natascha helped me out with that part of the book!

Oskar: Natascha, you are a wonder! Juju, don't encourage Penny's beard fetish. No more Amish books.

Penny: Get out! Keep the Amish books coming....

Merry Christmas, Juju! :)

Susan said...

What fun! Your stories are a great way to get in the Christmas spirit!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

To quote Oskar, freakin' hilarious!
You always have the coolest pictures and the coolest posts! You never fail to bring a smile to my lips, aside from the tale of your sick puppy.

Penelope said...

Hi Susan! Thanks for stopping by!

Julia....glad you liked it. Puppy is doing much better. :)

Dalton Diaz said...

What, no Mitch Miller Christmas??

I loooove the Klaus brothers! So glad to see them back, and in such fine, fine form. Yum.

Penelope said...

Hey DD! Whad up? Haven't seen you for a while. Did you have fun today with Mia and Ashlyn? I heard you guys were having a "critique" day...hee hee!

Merry Christmas!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Penny: OMG How cute. She sounds like me. I'm sweet but in business I've been called a pit bull too :)

Sven: You know what they say about pit bulls don't ya? Maybe she'll be a tiger in the sheets too ;)

I can't wait to read this :)

Dalton Diaz said...

Had a great, very productive time once I actually got there. Damn lying GPS!

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

Penny, you are too funny! I know already, I'm going to fall for Gregor, can't wait to read his story! He's definitely my kind of guy! (although, I'm not really a goatee kind of gal!)

Sherry said...

I haven't read your Klaus book yet but from reading the post they seem like a great family. I think it's going to be very interesting seeing how Sven handles Andi and her pit bull attitude.

sstrode@scrtc.com

MiaMarlowe said...

What fun, Penny! Thanks for sharing your hunky bearded boys.

kari said...

I Love this series and can't wait for the next book.
I posted a comment elsewhere but wanted to join in here too.
Glad you are feeling better Penelope.

Penelope said...

Hi Julie! I know you'll like Gregor's story (Sweet Adventure, Klaus Brothers #3)--and maybe I'll make you a convert to the whole goatee thing...there's hope for you yet! hee hee......

Penelope said...

Hi Sherry...Sven and Andi have a lot of hot chemistry! Whew! They're going to be a great couple.

Penelope said...

Hi Mia! Thanks for stopping by. Can't wait for your gorgeous new book to come out next year!

Penelope said...

Thanks, Kari. I'm so glad you liked the teaser! Happy Holidays!

GABY said...

You know I can't wait to read Sven and Andy story...and Gregor is in there too?? OMG XD

I loved your book Sweet Inspiration, it's a shame I have to wait until next Christmas to read Sweet Magik. I'll be waiting!

magabygc At gmail.com

JenM said...

Hi Penny - I stumbled across your blog thanks to the Amazon parody today and I knew your name looked familiar - I read Sweet Inspirations last year and loved it. It was so much fun and Nick - what a hunk, beard and all. Loved the excerpt for Sweet Adventure. Too bad Sweet Magik isn't going to be out for another year, I would buy it right now if it was available.

Penelope said...

Hi Gaby! So glad you liked Sweet Inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Penelope said...

Hi JenM--I'm trying for one book xmas 2011, one in 2012, one in 2013. It's a long-term project...hee hee!

Donna said...

Penny,

I love the teaser. I can't wait for the book to come out. I'm not sure who to cheer on. I feel for Sven and I know Andi is going to give him a run for his money. Absolutely love it.

Abbie said...

I just read the teaser. I loved it! I'll be honest, I've never read any of your books before, but I'm going to have to get my hands on some now!

LSUReader said...

What a fun story. I love the format. The family dynamic is amazing. Thanks so much.

Penelope said...

Donna, thanks so much!

Abbie...so glad you stopped by.

LSU Reader....glad you liked it. I loved writing that fun format, too. I was inspired by the book Almost Like Being In Love by Steve Kluger.

Liz said...

I thought it was cute! I have to say, a Santa romance is a new one on me...

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Penelope said...

thanks, Liz!

Cindy L said...

Ok...that has got to be the funniest thing I've read! How long will I have to wait to read the rest of Oskar's story? I stumbled upon you from another blog that I follow and I can't wait to read Sweet Inspiration!

Kaetrin said...

This sounds fun - poor Sven looks like he's in for a world of pain! :)

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

After reading Sweet Inspiration (and instantly falling in love with the Klaus family and the boys), I couldn't wait to read the others' stories!

When I read the 2 sentence blurb that Sven the hippie would find his match in Andi a pitbull reporter I already chuckled imagining what it would be like, but reading the fun ping-pong e-mail exchange that turned to laughter! I really enjoyed that and can't wait for more! :-))

Thank you for sharing with us the excerpt!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Penelope said...

Hi Cindy L! Sweet Magik (Oskar's story) is coming out next xmas....2011!

Kaetrin...don't worry. Sven can handle it...hee hee!

Stella...thanks so much for reading Sweet Inspiration! I am having a good time writing Sweet Adventure...I love Andi and Sven!