Title: Fifty First Times: A New Adult Anthology
Author: Julie Cross (creator) and 18 more authors!
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Date of Publication: February 25, 2014
You always remember your first time…Whether it’s the couple who decides not to go through with it, the two boys who finally aren’t ashamed, the newlyweds whose wedding night could very well be their last night together, the deaf pair who have no choice but to take body language to a new level–or, of course, the two young lovers fumbling and laughing, getting everything wrong. These are the memories that will never fade.Join nineteen fantastic authors as they pull back the curtain and give you a peek inside that one intense moment in their characters’ lives when everything changes and nothing will ever be the same again.Featuring stories from some of the hottest names in New Adult, Young Adult, and Romance including New York Times Bestselling authors J.Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout, Molly McAdams, Sophie Jordan, and Carrie Ryan.NOTE: These stories are works of fiction. If you want to know about our first times, you’ll have to buy us a pet monkey first.
19 stories from 19 authors!!!
Read stories by Julie Cross (creator), J. Lynn, Molly McAdams, Sophie Jordan, Roni Loren, Tracy Wolff, Lauren Layne, Andrew Shaffer, Cole Gibson, Myra McEntire, Carrie Ryan, Mark Perini (the guy in the cover of Tempest series by Julie Cross!!), Gennifer Albin, Lisa Desrochers, Hannah Moskowitz, Lyla Payne, Alessandra Thomas, Melissa Landers and Melissa West!
And we asked some of the authors this question: What motivated you to join up with other authors for thisproject? Do you like collaborating with writing peers?
“Well, I started this insane project and was hit over the head with the idea during the Romantic Times convention last year. Luckily, I was in the presence of some amazing authors and able to walk right up and pitch the idea to them. Which is literally what I did, “Fifty First Times, A New Adult Anthology…are you in?” And to my complete surprise, it totally worked. I still can’t believe the authors we have onboard. And I can tell you, the stories are just fabulous. I loved every minute of reading them!” – Julie Cross, International Bestselling author of the Tempest Series and creator of Fifty First Times
“I thought the concept for the general story was so fun, and definitely something I would normally love to write anyway. The fact that it would be with a bunch of other authors sharing their stories as well just made it that much more fun. I do [enjoy collaborating with peers]! It’s not something I’d ever done before this, and it was such a fun experience.” –Molly McAdams, New York Times Bestselling author
“A huge motivation was being a part of an awesome group. Plus I was able to give readers a story with Brit and Ollie.” –J. Lynn, #1 New York Times Bestselling author
“I saw “Fifty First Times” as a unique opportunity to tell a different type of story than the fiction I’m accustomed to writing. Julie was very encouraging and helped me push the story in some interesting directions I hadn’t anticipated.” –Andrew Shaffer, author of Fifty Shames of Earl
“I love a challenge, and once the story idea came to me, there was no turning back. Writing it was an absolute blast!” –Melissa Landers, author of Alienated
“Anthologies are just so fun; I love the variation you see in stories all around one theme. It’s a great way to highlight the strengths of individual authors. And I love collaborating! I have a co-write book coming out in 2016.” –Hannah Moskowitz, award winning author of Gone, Gone,
“I was really excited to join this project because I loved the concept from the first moment I heard it. First times. Firsts are so full of intense emotions–angst and joy and fear and excitement–whether it’s someone’s first time ever or the first time with that special person. So I knew it would be a blast to write a story about—in the case of my story, “Two in the Morning”—two guys who have been best friends forever but who may be developing feelings beyond that. As for writing with this group of talented authors, what’s not to love? There are so many fresh perspectives and original concepts in this anthology that I can’t wait to read all of the other stories!” –Roni Loren, bestselling author of the Loving on the Edge series