Story of a Kiss


Story of a Kiss is an anthology in the Contemporary Romance genre targeted for a Valentine’s Day release. Thirteen authors. Thirteen stories. Thirteen kisses you’ll never forget.

The idea is the brainchild of Taylor Sullivan, author of Home to You   .

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be introducing you to some of the authors and their exciting stories. SOAK

One of the sensational stories in this riveting anthology is Forbidden Kisses, written by yours truly, Sha Renée:

 About the author:


I’m originally from New York but currently live in New Jersey with my husband and
three children. I served in the Navy right after high school, a rewarding experience which instilled in me an affinity for order & discipline and a love of traveling. When I’m not
creating contemporary & erotic romance stories, I enjoy playing Bob-It or Simon and listening to music with either a hot cup of coffee or a chilled glass of wine. In addition to writing, I have a passion for photography and meeting new people.

Favorite food/dessert?

My favorite dessert is Tira mi su. My favorite food is a dish my mother makes – Cod Fish & Dumplings.

Your ‘day job’?

I’m a Dental Assistant.

Hobbies/activities when you’re not writing?

Taking pictures of nature scenes. Listening to music.

Favorite movie/last movie you saw/movie you’re planning to see?

All of the Fast & Furious movies. I still have to see number seven.


SOAK Story – Forbidden Kissescover

Layla is an enlisted member of the US Navy. On a weekend trip, she meets and grows close to the perfect guy, whom she later discovers is a Navy lieutenant.  According to military regulations, officers and enlisted personnel are not allowed to date or have any personal relationships, yet she can’t bear to walk away from him.

Layla was everything Ethan wanted and during his darkest moment, she was everything he needed. Unfortunately, he was not allowed to have her. According to regulations, she was forbidden.

Can military regulations keep these two apart when they’re destined to be together?

Sexy, playful and emotionally gripping, Forbidden Kisses captures the joy and pain of falling in love.


“So what do we do now?”

“We’ll figure something out.” He was always so positive.

“What’s to figure out?”

“That depends on what we want.”

“It doesn’t matter what we want. The only thing that matters–”

“What do you want Layla?”

“We can’t be together.”

“That’s not what I asked you.”

Tears pooled in my eyes, and although I tried to keep them hidden, they found their way out, and spilled down my cheeks. I lowered my head, hoping he wouldn’t notice.

“Do you need me to say it first?” He lifted my chin with his index finger. “Fine. I want you, Baby Girl. And judging by your tears, you want me too.”


Other published work

11081065_10204829357707009_7987479066708919372_n1Steamy Connections is part of the Bowman’s Inn anthology and features a young girl who works as a phone sex operator. Things heat up when she falls for one of her regular callers, but when the chance to meet in person arises, will she be able to face him?


Contact info



Twitter: @ShaShaRenee



About Sha Renée

Sha Renée is a native New Yorker who joined the US Navy right after high school. She now lives in New Jersey where she creates stories on the pages where duty, honor and passion unite. Sha loves meeting people and attends book-signing events and conferences whenever she can. She also enjoys networking with other writers and is a member of RomVets (military women and veterans who are writers), Liberty States Fiction Writers and Marketing for Romance Writers. She is also the creator and organizer of Emerging Authors of New Jersey. A true nature lover, Sha enjoys spending time outdoors, usually with a camera in her hands. She has a passion for motorcycles and sports cars and is a fan of auto racing, military air shows and The X Games – pretty much any high-speed activity involving wheels or wings. She hates cooking, loves music and believes every day should include a cup of hot coffee and a glass of chilled wine.
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2 Responses to Story of a Kiss

  1. Love, love, love the excerpt! And the cover is gorgeous!


  2. I’m so excited about this!


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