Monday, February 9, 2015

The Losing It True Confessions Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Confession: When I was in high school I had the biggest crush on a guy who didn't know I existed. I'd write notes about him to my friends, talking about how cute he was or if I saw him between classes. I even once managed to gather the courage to ask him if I could borrow a quarter. Hey, it was a big deal to do even that. He didn't have one, but he talked to me! He actually talked to me! I also once ran into him at a Burger King over summer break. I just about died...and went to heaven!

That was it. I loved him from afar. Sadly, nothing ever happened with my crush. Oh believe me, I so wish it did! I actually wonder if he ever even knew I liked him. Maybe he did. I acted really goofy around him. Still, a part of me wishes that I'd taken a bigger chance and really talked to him, made the move, kissed him, done even more than that...even if it ended in rejection. 

High school eventually ended and so did that crush. Funny enough, I saw his wedding announcement in the newspaper years later. It was very random that I saw it since I never read the paper. To this day I wonder why fate told me that he was getting married. Weird, right? 

Still, that crush has definitely inspired some of my angsty teenage stories. All of that wanting made my imagination soar! Plus I read a ton of romance books and they definitely added to my imagination. Crush fantasies anyone? I had plenty and they all turned out really, really, really well!

Truthfully, looking back on that crush, it wouldn't have lasted. He's so not my type. He was a hot guy who played sports with blonde hair and an amazing smile, but that's all I really knew about him. Seriously. Besides, years later I met my husband - a smart, hilarious, super hot artist and he is so definitely my forever guy. I got my happily ever after after all.

The point of all this? I love writing about teenage angst. It's actually fun to write about when you're not living it. Besides, my characters get to make their romantic fantasies come true. They get to take the chances I never did in high school. It's like I'm getting a second chance while I'm writing about their adventures in love, romance, and sex. 

I had so much fun being a part of the Losing It Collection. And another confession - this was the first losing it scene I've ever written. It was kind of scary. I wasn't sure what to write or do. It's just like the first time, funny enough. :)

 I also got to meet 21 other very cool YA/NA authors. I had a great time collaborating with them.

I hope you enjoy Losing It! Mention it to your friends! 

This is a 2015 Limited Edition Collection, so get it now! 22 scenes for only 99 cents! That's an awesome deal!


Enter to win a signed paperback copy of Adventures in Funeral Crashing (US) OR ebook copies of Funeral Crashing #1 and #2 (INT).

My Losing It scene is an extended scene from the Funeral Crashing Mysteries and is called Adventures in Dating. It's told from Kait Lenox's point of view. She's an unpopular girl who has a crush on one of the hottest guys in school. Sound familiar? :)

Book one, Adventures in Funeral Crashing, is FREE. Ebook download links are below:

>>> Read all of our confessions and enter to win paperbacks and swag at every stop! <<<
Kristina Circelli (US)
Melissa Haag (INT)
Ednah Walters (INT)
Nikki Jefford (INT)
Stacey Wallace Benefiel (US)
Helen Boswell (US)
S.T. Bende (US)
Amy Miles (US)
S. M. Boyce (US)
Milda Harris (INT)
K. A. Last (INT)
Heather Hildenbrand (INT)
Ginger Scott (US)
Julia Crane (US)
Tish Thawer (US)
Misty Provencher (US)
Alexia Purdy (US)
Tamara Rose Blodgett (US)
A.O. Peart (US)
Bethany Lopez (US)
M.R. Polish (US/UK)
Julie Prestsater (US)

Want to get down and dirty with the authors of Losing It? Join us in the Champagne Room on Facebook. Must be 18 or older to request entry. 
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - Losing It: A Collection of V-Cards

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine

I decided to do a Waiting on Wednesday selection this week. That's because I'm really excited about a book that releases next week!   This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Losing It: A Collection of V-Cards

It releases next Tuesday, Feb. 10th, 2015 and I have a scene in it starring Kait and Ethan from Adventures in Funeral Crashing. Yes, it is a sexy scene...and very hot. 

What is the collection about? Here's the book blurb:

22 Bestselling YA authors reveal what went on behind the curtain in your favorite YA novels! From paranormal to contemporary, this collection features over 200 pages of ALL NEW CONTENT full of deleted scenes, extended endings, and more from the young adult series’ you love.

In this YA/NA crossover collection all of your favorite heroines are cashing in their VCards! YA just got steamy, sexy, and not afraid to go all the way!

Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers.

Stories include excerpts and extended material--ALL NEW CONTENT featuring the following YA novels & authors:

The Grimoire Saga by SM Boyce
The Death Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett
Penny Black Trilogy by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Dirty Blood series by Heather Hildenbrand
The Mythology Series by Helen Boswell
Stories About Melissa Series by Bethany Lopez
Keegan’s Chronicles by Julia Crane
The Tate Chronicles by K.A. Last
Fragile Creatures by Kristina Circelli
The Spellbound Trilogy by Nikki Jefford
Judgement of the Six Series by Melissa Haag
A Dark Faerie Tale Series by Alexia Purdy
The Double Threat Series by Julie Prestsater
The Elsker Saga by S.T. Bende
Ovialell Series by Tish Thawer
The Runes Series by Ednah Walters
The Cornerstone Series by Misty Provencher
The Waiting Series by Ginger Scott
Forged Series by A.O. Peart
The Arotas Series by Amy Miles
Funeral Crashing Mysteries by Milda Harris
The Wolf Trilogy by M.R. Polish   

I'm actually pretty excited to read the other authors' scenes. We all discussed writing them and I want to see how they turned out! 

Add the collection at Goodreads

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?