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F*CKING AWKWARD ANTHOLOGY ~ Release Blitz

F*cking Awkward
A Romantic Comedy Anthology
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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!
— AUTHORS —
Taryn Plendl
A.D. Justice
Ahren Sanders
Aly Martinez
Amanda Maxlyn
B.A. Wolfe
Brooke Blaine
Brooke Page
Carey Heywood
Christine Zolendz
CM Foss
Dina Littner
Ella Frank
Heather C. Leigh
HJ Bellus
K. Langston
Laura Ward
Lex Martin
Liv Morris
Mel Ballew
RE Hunter
Stacy Kestwick
Tiffany Aleman
Trudy Stiles
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All profits from digital sales will be going to The Bookworm Box to distribute to their monthly charity!
Dear reader:
Congratulations on purchasing the Awkward Sex Anthology! A bunch of amazing authors in a group called FTN (We could tell you what this means, but then we’d have to kill you) got together to write the most awkward sex scenes you could imagine, all for charity. You might be thinking to yourself, “I can’t believe I just bought a book called F*cking Awkward” and I’m here to tell you, it’s much better than the titles that were rejected:
F*cking Toasters
F*cking Goats
F*cking a Box of Captain Crunch
F*cking a T-Rex While Playing the Trumpet
F*cking My Best Friend’s Neighbor’s Stepsister’s Starbucks Manager While Wearing a Toga
F*cking a Toga
I’m just kidding! Nobody wrote a story about f*cking a goat! It was a wombat, actually, and no one pressed charges, so it’s fine. The author is fine, the wombat is fine, EVERYONE IS FINE AND I DIDN’T NEED THERAPY SO STOP LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT.
Did you know that six out of every seven people in the entire world have experienced an awkward sexual encounter? It’s true. I’ve done extensive research. And by extensive, I mean I did a poll of all the adults in my house – 2 dogs, 3 cats, and my husband and I. I’m pretty sure my dog Fat Ralph was lying when he told me he’d never experienced anything awkward during sex, but he had his nuts cut off when he was six weeks old and is still quite bitter about the whole thing and threatens me with a dog bone shank whenever we chat about sex, so I think it’s 4 best if I stop questioning him about the time I found him in the backyard with a jar of peanut butter, two frogs and the neighbor’s cat wearing pasties.
The cat was the one wearing pasties, FYI, not Fat Ralph. That would just be weird.
So, grab some booze, sit back, and enjoy these hilariously awkward sex scenes. Give yourself a pat on the back for purchasing a book for charity and another one for never experiencing something as crazy as what you’re about to read. Unless you have. In that case, it’s okay to cry and rock back and forth in the corner screaming, “IT WAS ONLY THAT ONE TIME AND I HAD NO IDEA I WASN’T SUPPOSED TO PUT THAT CUCUMBER THERE!” Six out of seven of us totally understand. Except for Fat Ralph. He’s totally judging you right now.
XO Tara Sivec

Chasing Daylight by Carey Heywood ~ Release Blitz

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Title: Chasing Daylight (Carolina Days, #3)

Author: Carey Heywood

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 17, 2015

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Synopsis

Mitch Brooks exists day to day by keeping the world around him at arms length. There is no going back to the man he once was. That man was broken in a way there’s no fixing. Any hope outside of that is nothing but wishful thinking, until he meets her.

McKenzie Williams needed an escape. The last thing she needed was a scary beautiful man beating down her door in the middle of the night. Now, if only their paths would stop crossing, she could convince herself she didn’t feel a connection to him. Life has shown her the dreams she once held dear will never come true for her.

Mitch struggles to get past the walls he’s built around himself while McKenzie works to build hers brick by brick. When the outside world exposes the vulnerabilities in his façade she abandons her own fears to stand by him. Will she be the one to save him from the darkness within him, or will he forever be chasing daylight?

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Excerpt

What is that noise?

Lifting up from my pillow, I shake my head and listen for it again. I don’t have to wait long. A pounding strong enough to shake the entire building comes from downstairs. It takes me a moment to place where I am. The pile of boxes and trash bags in the corner are a quick reminder that North Carolina is a fresh start.

The pounding comes again and I hurry out of bed, grabbing my robe as I make my way to the stairs. Since the place isn’t opening for another month, I’ve been leaving the door to my unit open at night. Clinching my robe tight around my waist, I take the stairs two at a time. It’s a back stair, colonial style, letting out at what was once a kitchen. When I turn at the bottom of the stairs, I have a straight line of sight to the front door.

The view greeting me stuns me into to an unexpected standstill; so much, that my body rocks from the impact of it. The front door is steel with a window making up the top half of the door, steel trim surrounding it. There, lifting an arm that looks as thick as my leg is a mountain of a man.

Three things hit me at that moment; first, if I can see him, he can see me; second, it’s the middle of the night, and third, I have no clue what to do.

“Hey,” he booms.

I’m shocked the window is still intact not only from his pounding but from the impact of his voice. At the sound of it, I jump, but don’t move any closer to him.

“I need help,” he continues.

At that moment, I realize he has only knocked with one hand and is cradling something in his other arm.

The roots holding my feet in place retreat, and without thought, I dash to the door and begin unlocking it. There’s the regular door handle lock, a deadbolt, and a slide lock at the top of the door. Tugging the door open the stranger wastes no time in advancing into the room. I step out of his way and move toward the light switch. Once the room is flooded with light, my brain processes the sight before me.

He has to be 6’4 maybe even taller, with dark brown hair at least a year past its last haircut, and a face that’s at least half a month overdue for a shave. His shoulder stops my perusal of him, or rather what’s over his shoulder.

“Oh, my God. What happened?” I ask, rushing over to look at what appears to be a German shepherd he’s holding.

“He’s wheezing and vomiting. I don’t know why.”

I gulp at the tremble that was unmistakable in his words.

My mouth drops as my eyes fully connect with his golden brown ones for the first time.

“Where should I put him?” he asks, looking around.

“I’m not a vet,” I stammer.

His brows furrow and he half turns to glance out the still open door and to the clearly illuminated sign that says 24 hour Critter Haven and Spa.

“We don’t open for another month,” I stammer in an attempt to explain.

His head turns back to me, the gold in his eyes no longer panicked, now hard. “Save my fucking dog.”

His words whip out like a physical blow and I lift my hands to protect myself. It’s now that I fear for my safety. Now, after letting in a stranger, a giant one who is clearly not in his right mind, I’m afraid.

About The Author

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with six books out and many more to come. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Ever the mild-mannered citizen, Carey spends her days working in the world of finance, and at night, she retreats into the lives of her fictional characters. Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.

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American Honey Release Day Blitz

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Today is the release day blitz for AMERICAN HONEY. This is an anthology featuring stories from 10 bestselling authors.

 

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FULL LIST OF THE STORIES INSIDE THE ANTHOLOGY


WALK ME DOWN by H.J. Bellus

The summer that saved Tess. A hot country romance.

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DIRT ROAD SUMMER by Ashley Johnson

 

Unexpected hometown love in the summer.

 

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BEING NEIGHBORLY by Carey Heywood

Southern boy tries not to fall for his city girl neighbor

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ONE SOUTHERN NIGHT by Marissa Carmel

Star quarterback and sassy city girl blow the whistle on the fifty yard line.

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TANGLED VINES by Melissa Collins

A story of twists and turns all tangled together on a vineyard. Owen and Elle learn about each other as they navigate their way through a new business partnership.

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THE REEDUCATION OF SAVANNAH MCGUIRE by Heidi McLaughlin

Southern boy reeducates his childhood best friend on life, love and freedom.

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FINDING OURS by Megan Smith

Two people destined to be in love, forbidden to be together.

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REMEMBER TONIGHT by Chelsea Landon

Farmers daughter shows a champion bull rider the ride of his life

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PLAY IT AGAIN by Scarlett Metal

City girl falls for small town boy. Can their relationship survive their differences?

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THE STORM by Jennifer Foor

One woman
One man
An empty hotel
A summer storm
One night they’ll never forget.
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AUTHOR LINKS:

Heidi McLaughlin:
Website: http://heidimclaughlin.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiMcLaughlinAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeidiJoVT
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6568302.Heidi_McLaughlin

Jennifer Foor:
Website: http://www.jenniferfoor.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferFoorAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennyfoor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5763676.Jennifer_Foor

Carey Heywood:
Website: http://www.careyheywood.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CareyHeywoodAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Careylolo
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6535777.Carey_Heywood

Melissa Collins:
Website: http://melissacollinsauthor.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelissaCollins.Author
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MCollinsAuthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5023189.Melissa_Collins

Chelsea Landon:
Website: http://chelsealandon.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chelsealandon13
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chelsea_landon
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7814153.Chelsea_Landon

H.J. Bellus:
Website: http://hjbellus.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorHjBellus
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hjbellus
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7079478.H_J_Bellus

Scarlett Metal:
Website: http://scarlettmetalauthor.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scarlettmetalauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/scarlettmetal
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6983412.Scarlett_Metal

Marissa Carmel:
Website: http://www.marissacarmel.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormarissacarmel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/marissacarmel
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5211765.Marissa_Carmel

Ashley Johnson:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amjohnson84
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashmarie84
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6878724.Ashley_Johnson

Megan Smith:
Website: http://www.authormegansmith.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/authormegansmith
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMSmith
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6959231.Megan_Smith

 

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American Honey Teaser Blitz Day 2

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Today is the second day of the teaser blitz week for AMERICAN HONEY: a summer anthology by 10 bestselling authors. It includes ten steamy summer novellas that you can’t miss!

AMERICAN HONEY will be released on August 11th.

Today we have teasers from BEING NEIGHBORLY by Carey Heywood and ONE SOUTHERN NIGHT by Marissa Carmel.

 


BEING NEIGHBORLY by Carey Heywood

Southern boy tries not to fall for his city girl neighbor

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LINKS FOR THE AUTHOR:

Carey Heywood:
Website: http://www.careyheywood.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CareyHeywoodAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Careylolo
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6535777.Carey_Heywood

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ONE SOUTHERN NIGHT by Marissa Carmel

Star quarterback and sassy city girl blow the whistle on the fifty yard line.

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LINKS FOR THE AUTHOR:

Marissa Carmel:
Website: http://www.marissacarmel.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormarissacarmel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/marissacarmel
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5211765.Marissa_Carmel

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Be sure to add AMERICAN HONEY to Goodreads and be on the lookout for the rest of the teasers releasing this week.

Here is a list of the stories inside the anthology.

WALK ME DOWN by H.J. Bellus

The summer that saved Tess. A hot country romance.

———–
DIRT ROAD SUMMER by Ashley Johnson

Unexpected hometown love in the summer.

———

BEING NEIGHBORLY by Carey Heywood

Southern boy tries not to fall for his city girl neighbor

———
ONE SOUTHERN NIGHT by Marissa Carmel

Star quarterback and sassy city girl blow the whistle on the fifty yard line.

———

TANGLED VINES by Melissa Collins

A story of twists and turns all tangled together on a vineyard. Owen and Elle learn about each other as they navigate their way through a new business partnership.

———
THE REEDUCATION OF SAVANNAH MCGUIRE by Heidi McLaughlin

Southern boy reeducates his childhood best friend on life, love and freedom.

———

FINDING OURS by Megan Smith

Two people destined to be in love, forbidden to be together.

———
REMEMBER TONIGHT by Chelsea Landon

Farmers daughter shows a champion bull rider the ride of his life

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PLAY IT AGAIN by Scarlett Metal

City girl falls for small town boy. Can their relationship survive their differences?

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THE STORM by Jennifer Foor

One woman
One man
An empty hotel
A summer storm
One night they’ll never forget.

AMERICAN HONEY: a summer anthology – Cover Reveal

AMERICAN HONEY: a summer anthology

by Heidi McLaughlin, Jennifer Foor, Carey Heywood, Melissa Collins, Chelsea Landon, Scarlett Metal, Marissa Carmel, Megan Smith, H.J. Bellus, and Ashley Johnson.

 

August 2014

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STORY BLURBS:

 

WALK ME DOWN by H.J. Bellus

 

The summer that saved Tess. A hot country romance.

 

———–

DIRT ROAD SUMMER by Ashley Johnson

 

Unexpected hometown love in the summer.

———-

BEING NEIGHBORLY by Carey Heywood

 

Southern boy tries not to fall for his city girl neighbor

 

———

ONE STEAMY NIGHT by Marissa Carmel

 

Star quarterback and sassy city girl blow the whistle on the fifty yard line.

 

———

TANGLED VINES by Melissa Collins

 

A story of twists and turns all tangled together on a vineyard. Owen and Elle learn about each other as they navigate their way through a new business partnership.

 

———

THE REEDUCATION OF SAVANNAH MCGUIRE by Heidi McLaughlin

 

Southern boy reeducates his childhood best friend on life, love and freedom.

 

———

FINDING OURS by Megan Smith

 

Two people destined to be in love, forbidden to be together.

 

———

REMEMBER TONIGHT by Chelsea Landon

 

Farmers daughter shows a champion bull rider the ride of his life

 

———

PLAY IT AGAIN by Scarlett Metal

 

City girl falls for small town boy. Can their relationship survive their differences?

 

———

THE STORM by Jennifer Foor

 

One woman

One man

An empty hotel

A summer storm

One night they’ll never forget.

 

 

 

 

Author Links

 

Heidi McLaughlin:

Website:  http://heidimclaughlin.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/HeidiMcLaughlinAuthor

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/HeidiJoVT

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6568302.Heidi_McLaughlin

 

 

Jennifer Foor:

Website:  http://www.jenniferfoor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferFoorAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennyfoor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5763676.Jennifer_Foor

 

Carey Heywood:

Website:  http://www.careyheywood.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CareyHeywoodAuthor

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Careylolo

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6535777.Carey_Heywood

 

 

Melissa Collins:

Website:  http://melissacollinsauthor.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MelissaCollins.Author

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MCollinsAuthor

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5023189.Melissa_Collins

 

 

Chelsea Landon:

Website:  http://chelsealandon.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chelsealandon13

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chelsea_landon

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7814153.Chelsea_Landon

 

 

H.J. Bellus:

Website:  http://hjbellus.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorHjBellus

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hjbellus

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7079478.H_J_Bellus

 

 

Scarlett Metal:

Website:  http://scarlettmetalauthor.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scarlettmetalauthor

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/scarlettmetal

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6983412.Scarlett_Metal

 

 

Marissa Carmel:

Website:  http://www.marissacarmel.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormarissacarmel

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/marissacarmel

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5211765.Marissa_Carmel

 

 

Ashley Johnson:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/amjohnson84

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ashmarie84

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6878724.Ashley_Johnson

 

 

Megan Smith:

Website:  http://www.authormegansmith.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/m.m.smith1012

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMSmith

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6959231.Megan_Smith

 

 

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