Pucker up for KISSED!
KISSED Anthology: Coming July 20
Kisses can be innocent, playful, or just to comfort. Some are for luck and others have the promise of sweeter ones to come.
That's why we've dedicated an anthology to the kiss. These eight hand-picked stories are brimming with romance, and they all begin and end with a kiss.
Our talented authors will prove that love knows no boundaries.
No Romeo by Sasha Hibbs
Seventeen-year-old Anna Vaughn has dreamed of landing the leading role in Romeo and Juliet since middle school. After winning the role, senior year is on its way to being the best ever. That is until Jonathan Harris—a boy she used to have a crush on—crashes her dreams and turns her big moment into a nightmare.
Jonathan Harris, star on the football team has crushed hard for Rose Vaughn since middle school. With senior prom closing in, his best friend persuades him to confess his feelings for Rose. The stage is set. He’ll surprise Rose in the dressing room. But it’s Jonathan who’s surprised when he kisses the wrong girl—Anna Vaughn—Rose’s cousin, instead.
Things couldn’t be worse until he’s caught by the drama teacher. Punishment for breaking into the dressing room and kissing an unsuspecting girl? It turns out the leading role of Romeo is up for grabs and after witnessing the accidental performance of a lifetime, Jonathan either gets to play Romeo, or be expelled. Having to work together, Anna realizes perhaps feelings from middle school never went away, and as Jonathan is forced to rehearse with Anna, he finds himself drawn to her whimsical quirkiness.
By age 5, Sasha Hibbs' favorite movie was Gone With the Wind. By age 12, she completed her 7th grade book report on the sequel, Scarlett. By 18, she met and married her very own Mr. Rhett Butler and as it turns out, she never had to worry about going back to Tara to win the love of her life back. Fortunately, he stuck with her.
With a love of all things paranormal, the ambiance of the South with its gigantic antebellum mansions and canopies of Spanish moss, and a love for her husband’s rich storytelling of blacksmiths and the mythology surrounding their origins, it wasn’t long until the world of her debut novel, Black Amaranth, was born.
When not working her day job as a nurse, you can find Sasha dreaming of her next beach trip, reading the latest YA novel, and drinking more white chocolate mocha than she should.
Sasha lives in mountainous West Virginia with her husband, Tim, and their two daughters, Aeliza and Ava. She is currently hard at work on her next novel. Website