Jessica Sankiewicz

My Bio:
Jessica Sankiewicz is the author of the New Adult novella series, This Night. You can often find her either reading or marathon watching TV on DVD, her favorites being Castle and Veronica Mars. She frequently mismatches her clothes and giggles uncontrollably. She knows almost every Billy Joel song by heart. She collects books and toys, and she has an intense love of cats and lemurs. Jessica decided when she turned 27 that she would remain 27 forever. Currently in the midst of her quarter-life-crisis, she is still takin' names and getting very close to reaching an epiphany.

My Books:

If Only We
Young Adult Contemporary
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Release Date: October 27th 2013
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At the end of the summer after graduation, Adrienne wonders what happened to cause her life to be in ruins. She isn’t getting along with her mom, her stepsister isn’t talking to her, and, to top it off, the boy she’s been in love with doesn’t want anything to do with her. She believes the turning point was a choice she made at graduation. When she wakes up the next day, she has been transported back three months to that moment, the one where everything started to fall apart.

Adrienne realizes she has been given a second chanceand this time she doesn’t want to mess anything up. Reliving the entire summer, though, turns out to be a lot harder than she thought. As the same days and weeks go by, she starts to see how simple decisions can make a huge impact on the world around her. Despite knowing some of what lies ahead, there are some things she didn’t anticipate. She thought she knew what mistake led her to where she ended up the first time. She was wrong.

And by the time summer is over, she discovers what was really at stake.

Excerpt from If Only We

My head is starting to pound with all the conflicting information I’m taking in. Sitting down in my desk chair, I put my head in my hands and start to rub my temples. I need to find something that isn’t out of place. My desk appears to be the same as I left it. Pens and pencils neatly placed in holder, check. Pile of loose-leaf college-ruled paper on top of a pile of used notebooks, check. Word-of-the-Day calendar off to the side, check. Calendar set to the correct date…what…? I reach out and grab it. That can’t be right.

Saturday, June second.

It feels as though I can’t blink. I worry that if I do, the date on this page will disappear. I knowfor a factthat I peeled off every page I hadn’t removed all summer before I went to bed last night. Each one was crumpled into a small ball and thrown away. I set the calendar down and drop to the floor to look through my trash. However, I can’t look through it because it’s empty.

Nothing is making any sense.

I graduated already. This has already happened. Or did it? I dismiss that thought with a laugh. The most logical reason for what is happening is that I’m dreaming. I’m reliving this day in my mind because I spent the time while I was falling asleep thinking about it. Maybe my mind is playing a psychological trick on itself to right the wrongs and help me cope. Maybe this is all in my head. Maybe I’m just imagining all of this.

On the other hand, maybe I am just losing it.

But what if…what if this is really happening? What if I am reliving my whole summer? The prospect causes goose bumps to spread over my skin.

Have I been given a second chance?

Not Until Tonight (This Night #1)
New Adult Contemporary Novella
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Release Date: May 26th 2014
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Every day after work, Haley goes to the bar across the street from her apartment to get a drink. It's the only time she gets to see Skylar, her bartender and crush. She would like to get to know him as more than a friend but she's afraid he won't be interested and she'll have to go elsewhere for her after work drink.

When Skylar asks Haley to pretend to be his girlfriend for a night, she is more than happy to oblige. She finally has the chance to make something happen without risking anything. But pretending proves to be more difficult than she thought. She's not sure she can resist the pull any longer with her feelings growing stronger, and it seems like Skylar is feeling the same way.

At the end of the night, will they be willing to turn a fake relationship into a real one?

Excerpt from Not Until Tonight

It would be kind of hard for your friends to believe we're dating if we didn't kiss.

He stares off at nothing, obviously deep in thought. That's very true. He turns to me quickly, a serious look on his face. It would appear very awkward if we kiss for the first time tomorrow.

My eyes widen. Is he saying what I think he's saying? My heart thumps wildly. What are you suggesting?

If we were to kiss tomorrow without kissing before, it would be obvious we never have.

And they would get suspicious.

Exactly. His gaze is unwavering on mine.

I shift closer to him, tilting my head. Whispering, I ask, Are you asking for permission to kiss me now?

He whispers back, Yes.

Coming soon!

All This Time (This Night #2)
New Adult Contemporary Novella
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Release Date: 2015
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Five years after leaving for college, Angela had given up on ever seeing Tyler again. When their paths finally cross, the memories of their last summer together instantly come flooding back. They spend most of the night reminiscing and flirting. It feels as if no time has passed.

As the night nears its end, Angela doesn't know how to feel about Tyler. She has so many questions, but there's only one burning in her mind. One that she needs an answer to before they say goodnight.

Neither of them knows what to expect next—but they're about to find out.

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