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Meet the Authors! See the Prize Packs!


The four authors who have so amazingly agreed to offer feedback to the top three entries into my First Kiss Contest. AS WELL AS autographing their books so I can give them to YOU! I already know I’m going to want to keep them, but I won’t, I promise ;)

So here they are, in no particular order:

Writing has always been Nyrae Dawn’s passion. There have been times in her life where she wasn’t able to chase that dream the way she desired, but she always found her way back to telling stories.

One of her loves has always been writing about teens. There’s something so fresh and fun about the age that she loves exploring. Her husband says it’s because she doesn’t want to grow up. She doesn’t think that’s such a bad thing and luckily for her, he doesn’t either.

Nyrae gravitates toward character-driven stories. She loves going on emotional journeys with characters whether it be reading or writing. And yes, she’s a total romantic at heart and proud.




Jolene Perry is an enigmatic figure. She is most often seen behind her laptop, staring at the words flying onto the screen with reckless abandon.

She survived growing up in rural Alaska, driving like a lunatic, and her husband’s careers in the military, as a perpetual student, and an Alaska State Prosecutor. She also survived as a middle school math teacher using her degree of Political Science and French.

One day Jolene was playing her guitar (probably some-thing juvenile for her kids) when she wondered what it would be like to write a song for a rockstar, and her first book was born. (that book is shelved)




Stephanie is a So Cal Native, a happily married mother to four evil geniuses, a nail polish addict and YA Junkie. When she isn’t reading, writing or wiping someone’s nose, you can usually find her baking something.




Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, an editor when time permits, a chocoholic, lover of contemporary romance, and occasionally she sleeps. “The Truth about Faking” is her debut young adult romance. Her adult romance series “Rouge” will be published in December 2012 by Pocket Books.




A Great Time to FALL in Love: First Kiss Contest details!


You can win 4 free ebooks plus a SIGNED copy of My Heart for Yours by Stephanie Campbell and Jolene Perry

Comment on this or any post up to October 12 and tell me the YA or NA book that has the BEST first kiss and/or your favourite couple! Answers can be serious, fun, silly or downright ridiculous. Multiple entries welcome and if every single one of you loves the same kiss, that’s okay too!

Your comment automatically enters you to win ebook copies of What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn, The Truth About Faking by Leigh Talbert Moore, and Fall Guy by Liz Reinhardt PLUS a SIGNED COPY OF MY HEART FOR YOURS by Stephanie Campbell and Jolene Perry.

Winner will be announced on October 15th! Only available for Kindle or Nook. (Canada and US only)


Send in your first kiss scene by October 12 for a free critique by me, and a chance to have your scene read and critiqued by FOUR published authors (who just so happen to write amazing kissing scenes themselves). Top three will be posted on my blog and winner gets a 3 book prize pack consisting of SIGNED Paperback copies of What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn, The Truth About Faking by Leigh Talbert Moore, AND My Heart for Yours by Stephanie Campbell and Jolene Perry.

Submission Requirements

•  Work must be your own and not fan-fiction or plagiarism

•  Work must be unpublished elsewhere but it does not have to be from a completed work. WIP scene is fine.

    (please proof for basic spelling/grammar prior, we want to be able to give good feedback on the power of your scene)

•  Max of 500 words

•  Emailed to with the subject FIRST KISS CONTEST

•  Scene must be pasted into the body of the email. Attachments will not be opened.

•  You must have a Kindle or Nook to receive the prize pack, but all entries will be critiqued.

•  Please provide your name, the title of the book, the genre (only YA or NA will be entered but romance doesn’t have to be the focus of the story. It can be Sci Fi, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror, etc.)


Top Three will be posted on November 1st and Winner announced. I will contact winner privately to send prize pack. (US and Canada only, but all entries received will be critiqued)

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