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Losing It: A Collection of VCards

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Losing It: A Collection of VCards

22 Bestselling YA authors reveal what went on behind the curtain in your favorite YA novels! From paranormal to contemporary, this collection features over 200 pages of ALL NEW CONTENT full of deleted scenes, extended endings, and more from the young adult series’ you love.

In this YA/NA crossover collection all of your favorite heroines a
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Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published February 10th 2015 by Elephantine Publishing
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Carrie
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: calibre-library, 2015
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Ordinarily, I would review each story individually, but this book is so jam packed with sizzling goodness that reviewing 22 different stories would only detract from the overall review. This book delivers *anything* you could want from a collection of sexy short stories.

The overall theme of this collection is that all of these couples are losing their virginity. Sound awkward? Some of them are hilariously awkward. Some of them are
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T.M. B.A. Corbett
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
For more GIVEAWAYS, other reviews, and Blurbs from this book check out my blog!

I will be honest I have not finished the book yet. I have four stories left and I am excited for them. I am super stoked for the stories to come. This has to do with the fact that I have not been let down so far! I am an adult and only adults should read this book. I would definitely recommend this book to early twenty somethings because I feel like they could relate!
This book definitely made me blush!!
There wasn't an
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Amber Shepherd
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book lets you know what happened behind closed doors in some of your favorite author's books. The greatest thing about this book is that each author gives you a snippet about what their book is about and what is happening in the scene before they tell you the dirty deeds ;) This way you can enjoy all the authors even if you're not familiar with all their books. The scenes are short, but amazing. It is not so "adult" that its uncomfortable for those new to na romances. I loved getting to fin ...more
Aaly
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Copy provided by Heather Hildenbrand for an honest review! 4 steamy stars! *blushes*

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This collection was kind of new to me because several literary genres were gathered, some I was not familiar to. It was a new experience to me and I enjoyed it!

Reading Losing it : A collection of V-Cards was a very interesting collection of behind the scenes from famous authors, which gonna make you blush more than once!
You will take a trip into very
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Nikki Jefford
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
As a rule, I don't usually rate my own books, but as there are 21 other (amazing!) authors involved in this collection, I'm ALL IN!

Full disclosure, I love sexy anthologies. To be part of one was a dream come true.

This is the type of tantalizing brain escape I love for getting my mind off things - or for entertaining/distracting myself while waiting at appointments. Suddenly three hours flew by. You can't put a price on that. And this is one of the many reasons why I love eReaders -- bystanders h
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Emily Smith
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z4-2015-read
Losing It is a collection of 22 YA authors who have included excerpts or extended scenes where the heroines have given up their V cards. Most of these scenes are tastefully done and are not extremely explicit; on the other hand, some provide details more suitable for the mature readers. :)

I was really excited to read the excerpt from The Mythology Series by Helen Boswell, and boy, did she deliver!!!!! Micah and Hope Forever!!

I had not read many of the other authors works, but after reading throu
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
If you like NA/YA stories then this is a fabulous treasure trove for you. The main theme is about people losing their virginity so I recommend this for the mature readers. The twenty two authors give us a behind the scene story of losing it- hence the title.

Although there were quite a few genres in this that I've not read before it's certainly whet my appetite. Talk about variety is the spice of life- some parts of these stories will have you laughing out loud while other parts will have you bl
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wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
* * ARC received on behalf of obsessed by books for an honest review * *
when you have a collection to great books all in one it's hard to do a review. Here we have 22 awesome stories of losing it, your virginity, and I for one love smut mushy books, but here we get all kinds, loving sweet, dark and dirty, rough and wet even paranormal and funny. So it's kind of hard to do a review on a great book with 22 stories, these authors did a excellent job and I loved how ever story had its own little de
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Lacy Osman
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This compliation of short stories is full of great authors and the characters you have come to love. Each one of the 22 stories is about how the leading couple lose their virginity. Some are funny, some are embarrassing, some down right awkward, but all are sweet and let you see another side of these characters that you usually don't see or they dont go into as much detail in the books. This set is really great for a fun romantic Valentine read.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an
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Pia Sparks
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Something for everybody! (As long as they're not too young.) The book is a collection of ORIGINAL scenes that take place where other books left off. It's an great concept executed superbly. Many subgenres of YA/NA are represented here. Having come to this book by way of Milda Harris's Adventures in Funeral Crashing series, I had particular interest in the Kait and Ethan, and it didn't disappoint.

This book is a great buy and well worth your time.
Tiffany Riach
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Losing It is a fun collection of short stories with lots of variety. With a little bit of every genre, paranormal creature and ranging from funny to steamy it has something for everyone. It is also an amazing way to get a little time in with 22 different authors and find a new series you might want to pick up. Definitely a fun collection to pick up right before Valentines Day.
Robert Zimmermann
Jan 14, 2015 marked it as to-read
I don't plan on finishing this entire collection any time soon (I have only read one series from it, so it'd be spoilery). But I did read the scene from S.M. Boyce and it was a great peek back into the Grimoire Saga, with an added level of heat. Was definitely worth grabbing the collection just for that, for me at least.
Ewelina
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC copy of this Box Set in exchange for an honest review.

I will be honest. I am torn. I would give amazing 5 Stars to the Authors that made me go and buy their books right after I finished their short story (they are tagged), but because of the rest I feel like 4 strong stars is more justifying the whole set.

All the short stories give us glance on characters First Times. Some of them are funny, some a bit tragic, some amazingly beautiful and emotional, and some, for me, a bit rush
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Kelly
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I bought this anthology strictly for Melissa Haag's Judgement of the Six excerpt. Because that series is JUST THAT GOOD. Was it worth it? INDEED. (and it makes me want to go back and reread the series from the beginning again, so... SCORE!)

A quick and naughty look at Michelle and Emmit's first time. With Emmit in more danger than some of the others because of their lack of consummation (and because he's the son of one of the other Six), Michelle finally lets go of her fear and gets down and dirt
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Rebecca Marie
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
First things first - I freaking LOVE this concept. I'm not always in the mood for a whole lotta graphic get down and break the bed loving, so I do read YA books in addition to the plethora of other things I read. I wasn't familiar with all of these authors, but I was quite familiar with a few and loved being able to read what went on "when the lights went out" so to speak. I think this is an amazing compilation and is such a great idea, especially to expand on the already present YA side and hel ...more
Jolene Haley
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this anthology collection. A lot of people seem to have problems with sex in YA but I don't get it. Sex happens. And we only make it more taboo by not talking about it to teens.

This book is full of sweet first times, steamy scenes, and true blue love.

What I love even more about it, is that the characters are from larger works by each other. I really connected with a few of these characters (and some I already loved like Helen Boswell's). I'm able now, to head over to those book
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Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
4 Stars!

If you have read these stories then this is the perfect addition to your collection. It is bonus scenes from some really great books.

My fave was the addition from KA Last! I loved the scene between Josh and Grace!

Each one is a hot little scene of losing innocence. Each one unique to it's own story! Each one is new! There is magic and monsters. There is a lot of panty melting goodness wrapped up in this collection. If you haven't read all the stories but are planning to then this is a gr
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Cassandra Page
Note: I was given a copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review.

You might think the idea of an adult content anthology based off a bunch of young adult stories is problematic, given the primarily teenage audience of the originals. But given there are a lot of adults (myself included) who read young adult fiction, and that teenagers grow up, it actually works.

There's a huge variety of genres on display here within the young adult/new adult age bracket, so there's something for everyon
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kelly {BookCrushin}
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, new-adult, earc
Rating: ★★★★★
Losing It – A Collection of V-Cards is such an amazing idea! We get to revisit 22 Young Adult stories where the authors share with us something a little more rated-MA (mature)! Some of these series are completed and this was our first glimpse back into those characters lives! I absolutely loved reading more about my favorite characters and how they ended up “Losing It!” It was even a great insight into some stories I have never read before! Now that my appetite has been whetted I de
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Theresa Ann Casper Nelson
Losing It is a collection of chapters from various authors. Each chapter is either an extension, another point of view or, an addition to a previously written book. Each one of these written chapters is about the loss of virginity of a character and in some cases, the characters.

I admit, the first chapter I read was the chapter written by the author I was most interested in reading because I'd read all of her novels. Her chapter was the couple's first time from the other party's point of view. B
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Melanie Marsh
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Losing It is an anthology full of all the sexy times that, for obvious reasons, weren’t included in the original YA and NA books from which they come. These stories are sweet and sexy and come from several different genres, including paranormal romance, contemporary romance, etc.



One of the things I enjoyed about Losing It is that not all of the stories are the perfect picture of romance. There are awkward moments just as in any real life “first time” experience. The humor and awkward moments mak
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AK Mama Reads
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-for-review
Mama's Thoughts:
You might be wondering what on earth we're doing reviewing a book about new adults participating in sexual acts...well I'm here to tell you this is not your average romance collection. Here you will find some fantastic authors offering sensual scenes with their beloved characters, from the supernatural to the second chances. A riveting read full of romance, Losing It! is a collection that showcases consensual relations between mature characters, something we can all get behind. G
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Stephanie
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This collection of excerpts gives you 22 different flavors of romance, all with varying degrees of heat. You'll find everything from the sweet cusp of first time love, to the spicy, got-to-have-you-now kind of moment, with even a little remorseful first time moments thrown into the mix. There are also several different genres included. Do you like the sweet YA or do you prefer to walk on the wild side of a more Paranormal nature for your romantic encounters? Anyway you want it, you'll get it.

Th
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Tracy
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a bunch of shorts containing characters from popular YA/NA books losing their virginity or having sex together for the first time. Many of the authors are new to me, so I’m not invested in their characters. I will say that I was surprised by many of them. There are very few that are pretty straight forward. Many had plot twists, like dream sequences, stupid norns, or memories. They range in style from sweet it starts and then suddenly it is over and it’s glossed over. Others are pretty g ...more
Tiffany Willams
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a great collection of stories!!! There was something for everyone. So many genres of stories from your favorite YA/NA authors!

It was really cool to kind of go behind the scenes, sort of speak, with these books. You get to see the story within the story. For me, personally, I have never read a book from some of these authors, but I'm a fan of them now!

Losing It involved so many different characters in all types of relationships and situations. But one thing that they had in common was they
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Holly Smith (Geek Glitter)
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this collection! It's like a private peek into the love lives of some of our favorite characters from YA novels. While I haven't read all the stories yet, I can't wait to finish it! I'm only familiar with 3 of the authors in this collection, but some of the stories I've read so far have made me want to read more! I've added to my already humongous TBR pile.

These stories are short, sweet and to the point. But you also get little details that you didn't get from the novel
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Jennifer Treviño
Some of my favorites kicked up a notch!
Now here is a real gem! For those of us who already love & enjoy these characters & their stories there's nothing better than getting a glimpse of these never seen before behind the scenes moments...but kicked up a notch. I love reading series, & I had previously devoured several of these YA treats, so this brought me big smiles. What I wasn't expecting was to find a few more stories & authors that I now want more of. Whether you already kno
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Doris
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review

What a fun and fantastic book!!! Inside this beauty, is 22 "snippets" from some of my favorite authors. Losing It, is about some of our favorite main characters and them... well.... losing IT, their virginity.
These extra scenes, I think of them like little easter eggs, or bonus scenes from the authors.
If you haven't already read the books, then you will want to go and get them, if you have... then Happy V-Day to you!!!!!!
I loved r
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Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review'

I really enjoyed it. This book is full of romantic scenes between characters from various books by various authors. Some of the books and authors I have never read but these little snippets made me add some new books to my wishlist as they definitely drew my attention enough to make me want to read more. There was only one that I had actually read the series and know who the characters were and Ioved i
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Kim
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of Losing It: A Collection of VCards in exchange for an honest review. Each author did snippets of one of their books kinda like deleted scenes and such. I found it to be very good and I do look forward to reading the different series that the snippets were in. I had only read a few of the authors that are in the book and with the beginning of each story by the author they tell a little about it to set the scene. Great read.
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