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Julie Cross's FIFTY FIRST TIMES: A NEW ADULT ANTHOLOGY, in which 19 favorite and bestselling authors, including J. Lynn, Carrie Ryan, and Sophie Jordan write fictional stories about their characters' first time, to Tessa Woodward at Avon Impulse, for publication in December 2013, by Nicole Resciniti at The Seymour Agency.
COMING DECEMBER 10, 2013 from AVON IMPULSE!!
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The idea for this anthology came to me during a workshop at the Romantic Times convention a few months ago in Kansas City. I was sitting in the room listening to a panel of YA authors talk about marketing and author Melissa Marr mention creating an anthology and using the profits to cover the cost of a book tour for the authors participating. Anthology concepts began spinning around in my head until finally, I thought, Fifty First Times…
Another 15 minutes passed and the workshop was over. I went down to the hotel lobby and the first person I saw was the lovely Jennifer Armentrout. I walked up to her and said, “Fifty first times, a New Adult anthology. Do you want in?”
And she was like, “Yeah, okay.”
Sitting beside her, though I didn’t know at the time, was Sophia Bleu author of Catching Liam (a super fab new NA title, btw) and she listened as I rambled on about my vision for this project, which I’ve included below and we were instant friends, all of us quickly absorbed in the potential for a project like this and mostly, the fun of writing the stories. Of course, all the authors have creative freedom to write the story and characters that they want so not all of the concepts in my vision will be a part of this anthology in that exact form, but it was the seed that helped everyone come up with a concept they wanted to bring to life.
FIFTY FIRST TIMES: A NEW ADULT ANTHOLOGY
Fifty First Times is a collection of fictional short stories from variety of published Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Romance authors aimed at a New Adult audience. Each story magnifies a moment in two characters’ lives that shows the reader their decision to take physical intimacy to a new level, the events leading up to this moment and in some cases, the events that follow.
MY VISION FOR THE BOOK
Okay, so...are you planning on checking out this anthology in December?