24 Authors. Awkward Sex. Epic Cause.
Romance done right is full of beautiful and awe-inspiring sex, where the only noises are gasps of pleasure, and changes of position happen smoothly and effortlessly.
But what happens when it all goes wrong?
This collection of short stories will bring you back to the real world, where you laugh to keep from crying, because sometimes, it’s just F*cking Awkward!
100% of digital sales profits go to charity!
**Foreword written by Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling Author**
About The Authors:
Taryn is a lover of books and wine, usually enjoying them together. Writing has been a way for her to step away from chaotic reality and live a bit through her fun and sometimes damaged characters. You will almost always find a Happy Ever After at the end of her stories. She can’t help it, it’s an addiction.
She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, but cherishes those quiet nights after everyone is asleep when she can curl up on the couch to read with her geriatric dog. (Shh, don’t tell…He’s not supposed to be on the couch.)
When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her own alpha male character in their north Georgia mountain home. She is also an avid reader of romance novels, a master at procrastination, a chocolate sommelier, a twister of words, and speaks fluent sarcasm.
Ahren spent her formative years living in an active volcano. There her family made collectible lava art. She studied rock collecting at the Sorbonne in France. There she met the love of her life-her pet pig Sybil. She returned to the states and started writing. She is happily married to a guy who used to live under a bridge and she met while pole-dancing. They have one amazing daughter.
Now, meet the real me. I grew up in the south and consider myself a true “Southerner”. Most of the special locations mentioned in my books are reflections of my favorite places. Living on the Florida coast, my family spends a lot time at the beach which is where I usually can be found with a book in my hand. I started writing my Surrender Series, in the spring of 2013 and have received incredible support from the Indie community. Throughout this year, I have been privileged to meet some amazing people that I am thankful to have in my life.
Amanda Maxlyn is a contemporary and new adult romance author who craves creating powerful and emotional stories while weaving in a good mix of steamy and sexy passion. Books are meant to make us feel and expect the unexpected. As a writer, Amanda believes words should make you bleed with emotion, and hopes to bring readers out of their comfort level while sending them on an unforgettable journey that will stay with them forever. She’s not afraid to push the limits and thinks you shouldn’t be either.
Amanda currently resides in a tiny town in Minnesota with her husband and two awesome little boys.
B.A. Wolfe is a girl with a passion for reading and writing, and lives in the good ol’ state of Colorado with her husband (her biggest cheerleader), and her two crazy min pin fur babies. These days, her life is anything but calm, and there isn’t one thing she’d want to change. B.A. spends all her free time either furiously typing stories on her laptop or happily reading through her endless TBR on her Kindle. Her list of favorites would be long enough to fll a book, but most would likely fall under the romance category. She is a sucker for a good love story that makes her cry, and an amazing book boyfriend who will melt her heart. ‘Away’ is B.A. Wolfe’s debut novel.
You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.
Brooke enjoys writing sassy contemporary romance, whether in the form of comedy, suspense, or erotica. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.
If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.
Brooke Page is the independent author of Conklin’s Trilogy. She and her husband live with their two children in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, Michigan. When she’s not writing about steamy alpha males, she enjoys all types of art, including painting, drawing, and pottery. She also loves a good book, and can be found reading on her phone at any spare minute.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, a mischievous black cat, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.
Christine Zolendz resides in New York City, and is the author of eight novels. Her first series, a paranormal romance (heavy on the romance and light on the paranormal) was published in 2012-2013 and includes Fall From Grace, Saving Grace, and Scars and Songs. Her next series, published in 2014, includes the dark romance Brutally Beautiful and Cold-Blooded Beautiful.
Her standalone books include Here’s To Falling (contemporary romance), Suite 269 (erotic romance), and #TripleX (Chick-Lit comedy).
I’m a writer. I write romance. I do other things, too. I do. . . Watch for my debut book ~Through an Open Door~ in 2016.
Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, A Desperate Man. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”
A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR.
Heather C. Leigh
I am a reader first and foremost, that’s what led me to begin writing down all of the stories crammed into my head.
I like to write about the dark side of fame and how it truly affects those living in the fishbowl of today’s celebrity-obsessed culture. And if you haven’t noticed, I LOVE writing about sexy fighters. I also write M/M as Leigh Carman, my first book will be out mid 2016 with Dreamspinner Press.
After growing up in New England, I currently live outside of Atlanta, GA with my husband and two children.
When I’m not spinning tales of the rich and famous, I’m a full time procrastinator. I love chocolate, dogs with squished in faces, and the Boston Red Sox.
I’m just a small town girl writing one fairy tale at a time. I’m a sucker for an epic romance and the feel involved. I write what my heart feels, so you’ll never know what to expect from me.
Laura Ward’s debut novel, NOT YET, is a Top 100 Amazon Bestseller. Laura lives in Maryland with her loud and very loving three children and husband. She married her college sweetheart and is endlessly grateful for the support he has given her through all their years together, and especially toward her goal of writing books. When not picking up toy trucks, driving to lacrosse practice, or checking spelling homework, Laura is writing or reading romance novels.
CM Foss is a hopeless romantic with a love for the written word. When she was little, her mom would ration her books so she wouldn’t go through them too quickly. It didn’t matter, she would just re-read. She’s always been an avid equestrian, competing in the top levels of Three Day Eventing by age seventeen. CM now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and kids where they own and operate their own equestrian business, as well as raising grass-fed, sustainable meats. She doesn’t have this thing people call “free time”, but she does spent a weird amount of time writing, reading, playing with her kids, milking goats, and drinking wine, while avoiding bananas at all costs. Titles by CM Foss include Shiver, Swoon, City Beautiful, and Jock.
K. has been married to her very own country boy for nearly 15 years. They live in the deep south with their two crazy kids, and a speckled beagle named Sadie. She worked in property management for ten years before leaving the industry to write full time. When she’s not penning her next love story, you can find her nose buried between the pages of a good book.
She released her debut novel, Because You’re Mine in September 2013. She has since released three follow up books in the series, Until You’re Mine, When You’re Mine and Forever You’re Mine. Her next release, Sylvie is a contemporary romance set to release Early 2016 as well as the final book of the MINE series You Are Mine set to release late Summer 2016.
She has also co-written and released a book with Author KC Lynn called Unlawful Justice.
K. writes with true passion and heart about what she knows, love, romance and all things southern.
Lex is the USA Today bestselling author of Shameless and The Dearest Series. She writes contemporary romances, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she’s lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.
USA Today bestselling author, Liv Morris, was raised in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. She now resides on the rock known as St. Croix, USVI with her first and hopefully last husband. After relocating twelve times during his corporate career, she qualifies as a professional mover. Learning to bloom where she’s planted, Liv brings her moving and life experience to her writing.
Represented by Rebecca Friedman of the Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency.
Mel Ballew is an International bestselling author of Shattered Into Beautiful, A Surviving Soul Novel, and Shameless, Less is More series. She resides in rural Pennsylvania with her husband, two spoiled cats, and a rambunctious German shepherd puppy.
A hopeless romantic, Mel writes about love, inspired by her soulmate love with her husband. Whether reading or writing, she believes ‘Romance Is Magick’, and her preferred genre of choice is any realm of paranormal / urban fantasy where magic, mayhem, and lust between supernatural beings abound.
Aside from fur babies, an addiction to coffee, and her love of vampires, witches, angels, and shifters – oh my – copious amounts of sweet wine, an indulgence in anything chocolate and peanut butter, and her profound love of nature are necessities for Mel. For her, these make life Simply D’vine.
Rose Hunter is a native New Yorker currently living in Austin, Texas with her husband and their crazy kitten. Surviving solely on Starbucks Iced Chai and KIND bars, she spends her days writing angsty romance and chasing happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, you can find her on the beach with a glass of wine and a book in her hand.
I’m a Southern girl who firmly believes mornings should be outlawed. My perfect day would include lounging on a hammock with a good book, carbohydrates, and the people around me randomly breaking into choreographed song and dance routines. It would not include bacon, cleaning, or anything requiring patience.
I am a wife and mother with an obsession for the written word. Since I was a child, I’ve always dabbled in writing. One day I decided to put pen to paper and never looked back. Writing isn’t something I do just for fun. It’s something I live and breathe. Smoldering was a book I wrote in 13 days. Everyone thought I was crazy but since I’ve published, it has made me and International Bestseller, been picked up on audio book by Tantor Media Publishing, and it’s currently in the process being published in German. It’s been a crazy ride that I hope to never get off of. So many people have supported me and I will forever be grateful. For the fans, you mean the world to me; I write for you.
Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She’s the author of the bestselling Forever Family series including “Dear Emily,” “Dear Tabitha,” and now “Dear Juliet.” She plans to write many more stories about some of the characters you’ve already met, and maybe a few new ones. The Epic Fail series will begin in the Summer of 2015.
Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.
When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She celebrates Wine Wednesday almost every day.
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