Monday, February 06, 2012

First Kiss Guest Blogger - Danielle Sibarium - and GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the release of Skater Boy - the first book in the "First Kiss Club" I've been asking some fellow authors to tell me a first kiss story of their own! This one comes from Danielle Sibarium, author of the ebook "For Always." Isn't the cover beautiful? When I saw it was I was instantly intrigued by the book!

And the best part? You can win a copy for yourself along with a $50 Amazon gift card!! Just read her story and see below how to enter! There will be more chances to win each week and the winner will be chosen on the last day of February.

Without further's Stephanie's first kiss story!! :)

Thank you Mari for having me as a guest on your blog. This is such an amazing experience! Mari asked me to tell you about my first kiss. I can’t possibly do that without talking about Jordan.

If I live to be a hundred and fifty years old, and suffer from Ahlzhiemer’s, I’ll never forget the first time I kissed Jordan. A shy, freshman in high school, I couldn’t believe my ears when he said hello to me and not my best friend Maria, at the movie theater. The same best friend that had me call Jordan only weeks before to see if he liked her. Of course Maria didn’t know I had a crush on him. That was my secret.

He walked us home after the movie. He had his arm around my shoulder the whole time. I thought it was the highlight of my existence, until we got home. Before heading up the steps to our respective houses right next door to each other, Maria kissed Jordan on the cheek and said goodbye. I started to head up my side of the steps when he called to me.

I turned wondering what he could possibly want. “No goodbye kiss?” He asked. I almost choked. I thought I imagined it. But he stood there, waiting. I half expected to see smoke rising up around us while slow music played in the background. I thought of B-rated movies starring gorgeous actors cast as lovesick teenagers. And there I stood, in my first starring role, the unknown love interest. It was an opportunity I wasn’t about to pass up.

I kissed him on the cheek, said goodbye, and went in the house. I ran to the window and looked out after him. I watched his figure for as far as I could see, growing smaller and smaller in the distance. I went to sleep that night with a smile plastered on my face. In a boy/girl sort of way, Jordan knew I existed!

Oh, you thought I meant a different kind of kiss? A more mature, romantic type of kiss. There were so many times I thought it would happen with Jordan, just to be left confused and frustrated when it didn’t. Like the day of the Smokey bus incident. There is no way he could ever convince me he wasn’t about to kiss me before some jerk next to us slammed his locker closed. And then of course there was the night of the prom, Jordan and I alone on the beach under the moonlight . . . If you want to know if or when we finally did have that all-consuming, earth shattering kiss . . .You’ll just have to read For Always and find out!

If you want to read more about Jordan and I you can find For Always on Amazon or Nook for only $1.99 or visit

About "For Always"
You never really get over your first love. Such is the case for fourteen-year-old Stephanie Barrano, self-proclaimed misfit and death magnet. A freshman in high school, Stephanie is befriended by Jordan Brewer, a hot, in-demand senior, who pulls her from the outer circle of obscurity into the realm of acceptance. Jordan quickly works his way into Stephanie’s heart. He’s her everything. And the only person she trusts with the truth about her father’s death. But he won’t act on the strong feelings he has for her. Stephanie vows to wait for him, knowing in time she’ll win his heart.

Two months before her eighteenth birthday, Jordan serves as an impromptu prom date. After sharing a magical evening, Jordan leaves Stephanie with the promise of a future together. Then tragedy strikes. Jordan not only shuts Stephanie out, he also blames her for what happened. Feeling broken and beaten, will she try one last time to get through to Jordan or will she lose him forever?

About Danielle
Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. In 2007 Danielle collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody. Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.

Official Contest information:

•to enter, please fill out the form below
•entrants must be 13 years of age or older
•contest is international
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Brooklyn Smith said...

My first kiss was embarrassing. I was so embarrassed that afterwards I went home and washed out my mouth.

Melissa said...

My first kiss was with my first boyfriend. It was so long ago that I don't even remember details. Wow - that must mean I am getting old!

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Lesslie said...

The first kiss that I remember (apparently, I kissed my childhood friend when I was in kindergarten, but I don't remember it or him really) was when I was in fifth grade. I was "going out" with a sixth grader. It was weird! and sloppy and clumsy. I totally blame him for that ;)

nat said...

My first kiss was when I was 9. It was a friend and we wanted to try it out and see what the fuss was. Needless to say at that age it was wet and messy!!!

Kelli said...

My first REAL kiss was when I was 15, with a boy i loved but didnt know it yet!
He was my BEST FRIEND! [or so i thought] We were at his house, laying down on his bed watching snakes on a plan (I was holding onto him because I was scared of the snakes). When it was over, he turned towards me and said "Did the movie really scare you?" and i was embarassed, so I hid my face into his shoulder. He turned my head towards him and said "Maybe this will unscare you." And the gave me the best, sweetest kiss. It was one of my most memoriable kisses! Needless to say, after that I realized I was in love with him!

Anonymous said...

my first kiss was thru a window when i was like 11. the really good first kiss i was `14 and on a dance floor :)
and by a lot older man,who KNEW how to kiss


Kristin said...

my first kiss was when i was elementary school. we had a fake wedding in our 1st grade class.

Margay said...

My first kiss happened when I was about twenty (I know! late bloomer), working at a nursing home. One of my coworkers was a year younger and we kind of flirted all the time. Well, I used to make it seem like I knew all about kissing because I was embarrassed for him to know the truth, so we used to go back and forth about it.

Let's just say one day, he called my bluff and it was the most spectacular kiss I've ever had! He taught me how to kiss.

Lisa said...

To tell you the true. I never have my first kiss. I guess I'm just waiting for the prefect guy. lol.