SPOTLIGHT: An Alien to Love by Jessica E Subject #giveaway

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Five HOT 1Night Stand stories by Jessica E. Subject about sexy heroes from other planets.

 
What do a librarian, a nurse, a director’s assistant, a housekeeper, and an orphan have in common? They all end up spending an evening with a gorgeous stranger. But, will one night lead to more, or will the women end up running away when they learn their sexy suitor comes from another planet? Find out in these five sensual 1Night Stand stories by sci-fi romance author, Jessica E. Subject.

Contains: Celestial Seduction, Satin Sheets in Space, Another Night, Another Planet, His Alien Virgin, and Her Alien Hero

 

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~ Excerpt (PG-13) ~

From Satin Sheets in Space:

That’s it, I’m leaving. She didn’t need to stick around and be reminded of another night she’d been stood up by a blind date and passed over by every other available male.

After slipping her shoes on and grabbing her clutch, she headed for the door.

“Leaving so soon?”

She shivered at the sound of the deep, sexy voice. Spinning around, she gazed up at an enormous, captivating man. Very rarely did she meet a guy so much taller than herself. His black velvet justacorps fit tight across his broad shoulders, but not too snug. And the silk shirt lining his wide chest matched the color of her dress. Almost as if they were made for each other. I can only hope.

Flowing down his back, his long, thick, dark mane appeared to have feathers throughout. In the dim lighting, his hair, and even his skin had a faint blue glow. She couldn’t help but be enthralled by his presence; was sure she stood in front of him with her mouth hanging open.

“I…I’m going home.”

“When the night is still so young?” He brushed his hand down her bare arm. “What could be more fun at home? Perhaps you might even enjoy some company?”

How she’d love to spend the night in this man’s company. But this had to be some kind of joke. She looked around for cameras, anxious faces. No one as hot as this man could want to spend a night with her. “It’s been a long day. I was stood up by my date, and my friends no longer need me to stick around.”

Great! She’d just told the guy she was alone. Might as well have put a target on my back.

He rested his hand on her hip, sending intense sexual energy zinging straight to her core. “You mean you wouldn’t want to enjoy an evening in my company? Because I’m your date.”
 

~ Giveaway ~

To celebrate the release of AN ALIEN TO LOVE, and four years published, Jessica E. Subject is hosting a contest for a $25 e-gift certificate from Amazon.com or All Romance eBooks. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget placed below, or follow the link.
Please Note: Contest is international. No substitutions can be made. Must be 18 or over to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!
 

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Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotic. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.
When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

 
 
 

Release Day for THE COMPLETE UNDERGROUND SERIES by Jessica E. Subject #boxset

My friend, Jessica Subject, has a release day! Check out The Complete Underground Series, all three titles available in one bundle for the first time.
 
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In the future…
The corporation Planet Core holds all of the power. They place restrictions on the lives of those living within their boundaries, including who they can love. And there is no escape.

Deception runs deep…
The rebel group, calling themselves The Underground, is disputing the corporation’s leadership. With the desire for freedom, they will fight.

And betrayal can come from anyone…
Will the rebels defeat Planet Core, or end up fighting for their lives?

Includes: Never Gonna Let You Go, Never Gonna Desert You, and Never Gonna Say Goodbye
 

Available NOW
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Amazon: US | UK | DE | CA
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~ Excerpt ~

When the glide arrived at her stop, she stepped off with a swell of other riders. She crossed the asphalt road, once used for gas-powered vehicles, and took a deep breath. I’m finally home. Sliding her card to gain access to the secure building, her heart raced in anticipation. She needed to be with Erik, find out the truth, and reunite with the man she loved. However, her apartment door didn’t open.

“Access denied,” the robotic female voice rang out.

What? She tried again with the same result. Sliding the card faster or slower didn’t make a difference. She couldn’t get into her apartment building.

“Please vacate the area. Authorities have been notified.”

Calla’s stomach twisted. Her throat tightened. Was this Malock’s doing?

She pulled out her communicator and contacted the building manager. “Taylor, it’s Calla Jacobs. My card won’t work in the reader. Can you please open the door for me?”

He grimaced at her. “I’m sorry, Jacobs, but I’m under strict orders not to let you into the building. Your apartment has already been assigned to another employee, and your belongings were taken a week ago to Planet Core.” He disconnected, leaving her to stare at a blank screen.

A week ago? Malock had planned her demise before she’d even left for Airondelle? Tears threatened to fall. She wiped them away. With PC cameras all over the city, she imagined he watched her and laughed. She stood tall, not letting him get to her.

Although she had no possessions, no place to live, she could still live a happy life with Erik. But where was he if not at her apartment? After they’d decided to return to being friends, he’d moved to Planet Core claiming she would be too much of a temptation for him if they continued living together.

She dialed his communicator, hoping he’d be nearby. When he failed to answer, not once, but five times within ten minutes, Calla lost hope. Malock had ruined her as he’d threatened. She had nothing left. Her only option was to return home to her parents. A glide could get her there by nightfall.

She squashed that irrational thought. No! She’d rather live in the rumored underground cities than go crawling back to the two people who’d admitted they’d only had her to gain status in the business world. She couldn’t go back there. She’d rather take her chances and return to Planet Core.

Sirens hauled her back from her thoughts. A police hover bike flew past her and ground to a halt. Glancing in her direction, the officer pointed at her.

I haven’t done anything wrong!

When the bike circled toward her, she ran—her first instinct. Malock knew too many people, and he’d reminded his recruits every day when he’d dropped in on their training. She hadn’t realized how those words would affect her until now.

The siren on the bike screamed behind her. She motioned to cross at the intersection where people and hover vehicles waited for the lights to change. But instead, she spun around the corner, hoping to throw off the officer. She peered over her shoulder to see if the bike followed her, and smacked into what felt like a brick wall. Landing on her ass, she stared up at the mountain of a man before her.

The guard from Planet Core.

She crab-walked backward across the concrete sidewalk. Hopping onto her feet, she fled back onto the main street. She traveled the way she’d come, unsure if anywhere would be safe. No one could escape the cameras.

Hurrying past her building, she spotted the hover bike reflected in its dark glass walls. The siren had been turned off, and the officer was almost on her. She scanned her surroundings for an escape route. Similar glass buildings lined the next few blocks, all owned by Planet Core. She couldn’t get into any of them now, and there was no place she could hide.

Her lungs ached from running. Maybe she should surrender. What then? I’ll be killed.

“Stop!” The officer on the bike rocketed in front of her.

At the same time, something grabbed her arm and yanked her into darkness. A cloth slammed over her mouth, muffling her cry. Shit! Things just went from bad to worse.
 
 

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Accidental Romance with Jessica Subject #guestauthor

Peeps, please welcome back Jessica Subject to the blog! Jessica and I are great mates, and I’m so thrilled to feature her newest release, ACCIDENTAL ROMANCE, on the blog. Take it away, Jessica!
 

In love with the farmhand?

Accidental Romance Jessica E Subject Decadent Publishing

Thank you so much, Cassandra, for having me back as a guest on your blog! It’s always a pleasure to be here.

Hello everyone! In my latest release, ACCIDENTAL ROMANCE, the main character finds out that the boy she grew up with, and worked beside for years, has feelings for her. And while she never saw him as more than a friend, she must depend on him to help her after her accident, an accident that left her with only one hand. Through her struggles, she must decide whether she, too, cares for him as more than a friend.

This story is very similar to the friends-to-lovers trope. Only the relationship between Leanne and Jake is a little more complicated than just friendship. Here’s an excerpt from the beginning of the story:

Leanne ducked, trying to avoid the apple flying toward her. With its speed, it stirred her hair, but she avoided contact. Instead, the fruit smashed against the wall then fell to the floor, a mess of brown pulp and skin. She stood and glared at the source of the flying object. “Jake, you’re such an ass.”

He grinned at her from across the milking parlor, tossing into the air another rotten apple he must have grabbed when he put the cows out to pasture. “You’d better be nice to me, LA, if you want me to do your chores tonight.”

With a huff, she rolled her eyes. “Whatever. I wasn’t the one who threw fruit at your head.” She cursed him several times a day for such pranks. Often he’d tossed her in the manure pile or turned the pressure hoses on her. He lived with his family down the road, and if their parents weren’t such good friends, she would have told her father to fire Jake years ago.

What do you have planned for tonight anyway?” He sauntered toward her, gripping the other apple so hard, she expected pulp to squeeze between his fingers. “Going out with your boyfriend?”

She cringed, hating how he mocked her with the word. “Jealous, much?”

Taking a step back, he scowled. “You wish. Why should I care who you date? You’re a grown woman.”

I’m glad you noticed.” She reached down for a piece of straw and poked him in the chest with it. “So, why is it such a problem?”

He shrugged his shoulders, his expression suddenly indifferent. “I think you can do better.”

She poked him again. “What, like you?”

He leaned closer, his face only an inch from hers. His musky scent overpowered the sweet stench of the barn and filled her senses. If he hadn’t been a constant pain in her ass, she might have thought he was going to kiss her.

“In your dreams.”

Should have known. She chuckled and tapped his cheek a couple times with her palm. “I can honestly say you have never been in any of my dreams. Not even my nightmares. And if you must know, I’m going out with my friends from college.” She spun around and called over her shoulder. “Tomorrow I’ll be with Scott.” She headed out of the barn. A field of wheat waited for her, and she had to harvest it before she went out.

 
Accidental Romance Jessica E Subject Decadent Publishing

At twenty-two, Leanne Declan has graduated from college and hopes to take over the family farm until a tragic accident changes her life forever. Unable to do the simplest everyday chores, she must depend on her family and friends as she learns to face life’s challenges. But when her fears threaten to destroy her future, can an unexpected love be strong enough to help her dreams come true?
 

Buy Links:

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Giveaway#:
For your chance to WIN ACCIDENTAL ROMANCE swag, leave a comment telling me whether you’ve ever had a crush on a friend or co-worker. Winner will be notified by email on January 31, 2013. Good luck!

 

Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from her readers.

Website/Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon | Authorgraph

 
 
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# The small print: Comment before midnight on 31 January 2012 (Australian Central Daylight Time) to be entered to win Accidental Romance swag. Winner will be selected by Jessica E Subject with winner’s name posted on this blog within three days of the close of the giveaway. Jessica will also contact the winner by e-mail; the winner will be required to reply with their postal address so Jessica can send the prize to them.
Only one entry per ISP address. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. By entering, you agree Jessica and Cassandra can use your name when announcing the winner if you should win. If potential prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded. International entries are welcome. No purchase necessary to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law.

 
 

Welcome back to the blog, Jessica E Subject! #guestpost

Peeps, a special treat today. Please join me in welcoming back to the blog my fellow Decadent author and good buddy, Jessica E Subject!

I write what I read, and read what I write

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Cassandra! It’s a pleasure to be back. 😀

In the publishing industry, I often hear the advice, to NOT read anything in the genre you write. Why? Because it supposedly can change the author’s voice in the story as they write their own. Well, that’s one piece of advice I don’t follow. I enjoy romance stories, especially science fiction, contemporary, erotica, and more. I enjoy other genres as well, but I tend to read more romance than anything.

Why do I not follow this advice? Well, when I’m reading young adult, my characters may sound too immature for some readers. If I’m reading a thriller, it’s kind of hard to write sexy for one character when I’m worried about the life of another. Maybe this is because I get very involved in the stories I’m reading. Recently, I read a book that I had to put down because I was too involved. The story was fabulous, but everything that happened to the character left me depressed. But I digress.

By reading stories in the genre I write, I learn from them, what I like and what I don’t. But my voice doesn’t change. I still write like myself, trying to improve my skills along the way. That’s what it’s all about.

So, I follow advice from other authors, in that I should read as much as I can, ESPECIALLY stories in my own genre.

And before writing my recent release, CRASH LANDING, I read a lot of erotica.

Here’s an excerpt from the beginning of the story:

Cael gripped the cushioned arms of the captain’s chair as his ship tumbled bow over stern. The console flashed a blinding red in front of him. Piercing alarms drilled into his mind and he lost focus. The seconds raced by as he plummeted toward Earth. He’d fucked up this mission of peace. Contact with his home planet had ended months ago. No one from Narien could save him now. His death was imminent.

The water below wouldn’t soften his landing. At its current speed, his ship would disintegrate on splashdown. The planet’s gravity pulled him down faster.

He coughed; the acrid scent of fried electronics stung his nose and the back of his throat. Please let my death be quick.

A rattling to the left caught his attention above all other noise. The handle on the cabin door shook. Freedom. It wasn’t his time to die, if he could get out.

The altimeter on the dashboard read six thousand meters, high enough to jump and land safely with his chute. Only to land in frigid water and die of exhaustion or hypothermia from treading without any hope of a rescue.

“Shit.” But he’d die if he stayed. He had to take the chance. Yanking off his safety harness, he pulled himself to standing and strained to reach the recess where his pack hung. Stretching up, he fingered the cloth strap. Not close enough to grab hold of it.

The ship jolted and flung him to the stern. He weaved his arm through the straps of the pack on his way past, dislodging it from the hook. Yes.

His triumph was short-lived as he flew starboard, smashing his shoulder against the wall. He groaned when an electrifying spasm shot down his arm to the tips of his fingers. The ship lurched again, and he tumbled back toward the console. He grabbed the door, his feet dangling in mid air. If he didn’t get out now, he’d forfeit any chance to survive.

The ship righted again. He planted his feet against the bottom of the door and twisted the crank. The latch snapped open, filling him with a sense of hope. Careful to keep at least one hand on the handle at all times, he slung the pack over his shoulders.

All set. Time to jump. Pushing off the floor, he slammed his uninjured shoulder against the door. It blew open and tore away from its hinges, lost to the sky.

Cael teetered on the edge before plunging out of his failing ship. Wind whipped all around him as he twisted to catch his bearing during freefall.

Glancing down, he spied crystal blue lake, much closer than he’d expected. Too close.

He jerked the cord on his chute–several hundred feet lower than he should have. At least. His feet skimmed the cold waves just as his chute caught the current and heaved him back into the air.

The ship splashed into the water beside him, disintegrating into millions of pieces. He raised his hands in front of his face as shrapnel flew at him. Tiny shards sliced into his arms and legs, but the extreme heat from the cloud of steam billowing up at him stung the most.

From the moment his toes touched down in the once frigid water, his skin sizzled. He screamed in agony. His death would have been quicker and less agonizing if he’d remained in the ship.

A hard piece of his spacecraft smashed down on his head, and he welcomed the darkness.

 

As his ship plummets toward Earth, Cael believes his life to be over. His last ditch effort to save himself ends in a fiery crash. When he wakes up, he believes he’s entered the afterlife, but his surroundings indicate otherwise. He made it to Earth. But who saved him, and what do they want with him?

Now available from Decadent Publishing and other ebook retailers.

More information and Buy Links here.

 
Giveaway#!!
Leave a comment with your email address to receive CRASH LANDING swag (signed postcard & magnet). Giveaway ends October 10th, 2012. Thank you!

Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.

Website/Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads / Amazon

 
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Only one entry per ISP address. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. By entering, you agree Cassandra and/or Jessica can use your name when announcing the winner if you should win. If potential prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded. International entries are welcome. No purchase necessary to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law.

Interview and Giveaway: Jessica E Subject [CONTEST]

Hey peeps!

Please join me in welcoming Jessica E. Subject to the blog today! Jessica is a fellow Decadent author, and her latest book, THE POWER OF THREE, was released 20 July. Have you bought your copy yet? Need swaying? Well, read on…and there is a contest, too. A CONTEST. THAT’s LIKE SUPER AWESOME WOW.

However, let us first chat with Jessica!

Cassandra Dean: Congratulations on your new release, THE POWER OF THREE! Would you tell us about it?
Jessica E. Subject: Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog, Cassandra! It’s such a pleasure to be here. 😀 THE POWER OF THREE is a paranormal erotica short story that involves Oscar, whose spirit is trapped inside a selection of stone gargoyles and the couple he’s been watching for over a year. It’s very hot and steamy. 
 
CD:What inspired you to write THE POWER OF THREE?
JES: Honestly, it came out of a conversation between me and a good friend. I wrote the original story as a joke. When I learned of Decadent’s new erotica line, The Edge, I thought the story would be a perfect fit. But before I submitted it, THE POWER OF THREE went through several rounds of revisions, with help from one of my critique partners.
 
CD: What is it that you love about writing Sci-Fi romance? Also, your newest release, THE POWER OF THREE, is a paranormal. Do you have plans to write more stories in this or in other sub-genres?
JES: Sci-Fi Romance is my outlet for my creativity. I’ve always been one to stare up at the stars, and wonder what else is out there. As for writing more paranormal, if the inspiration hits, I write the story. I may say “hold on” to a muse, but I won’t tell them “no.” Besides more Sci-Fi Romance, I also plan to write some more Contemporary Romance. My characters are all a little different though, because I believe everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after…
 
CD: Jessica, you write for Decadent Publishing’s 1 Night Stand series, Decadent Publishing’s The Edge Series and Decadent Publishing’s Elatia series. What drew you to these different series? Could you explain a little about writing for each?
JES: Yes, I do write for these three lines, as well as having two series of my own, and another in development. My first 1Night Stand story, Celestial Seduction, was the first story I’d ever submitted. I was always too scared to submit anything, always afraid of rejection, even though that’s a big part of this industry. I’d been working on another story when my friend, Rebecca Royce, told me about this new line at Decadent. Her story, One Night With A Wolf, had just been contracted, and she suggested I look into the line, and maybe add my Sci-Fi twist to it. I mulled over it for a few days, wanted to finish my current project at that time, but when the story idea came, I had to write it. And then I just became addicted to the line, having to tell everyone else’s stories who were involved in Celestial Seduction. Each story in the 1NS line brings together a couple, sometimes more, for one night where all of their fantasies can come true. But the matchmaker, Madame Evangeline, has a tendency to give the people involved more than they were hoping for. These stories are short, can include any and every sub-genre of romance, and always end with a happily-ever-after, or at least a happily-for-now.

With the new Sci-Fi Romance line, Elatia, I was invited by Decadent Publishing to be one of the launch authors. Not only was it an excellent opportunity for me, but it’s very exciting to have a line devoted to Sci-Fi Romance. Each story takes place (though not exclusively), on the planet Elatia, also known as the pleasure planet, where the trained and highly revered Adamos help to fulfill the sexual desires of residents of the planet, and the many visitors. All the launch authors worked together to create the “Elatia Bible” and with that as our only limitation, we were free to write whatever romance story we wanted. My story, An Unexpected Return, is a tale of forbidden love. It is important to note, the stories in this line are all EROTIC Sci-Fi Romance.

THE POWER OF THREE is my first release with The Edge line, though I’ve contracted a second called Crash Landing, and have another one in progress. These stories are shorter than the 1Night Stand line, and much hotter. These stories focus little on the back story of the characters and more on their encounter. They don’t necessarily have a happily-ever-after, but the characters are very satisfied by the end. Once again, they can include any sub-genre of romance.
 
CD: What is your writing process?
JES: I usually brainstorm a story for a few days before starting to write it. I may jot some notes down, or just keep them in my head. Then I write the first draft. Once I’ve finished and revised it a bit, I’ll send it to my critique partners. If it’s a novel, I may send it to them a couple chapters at a time. With their feedback, I’ll revise a couple more times, maybe send out for a beta read, and then submit. I try to write every day, though with the kids off school now, that’s not always possible. I’m looking forward to more writing time come September.
 
CD: What do you believe to be the most important factor in portraying a believable romantic relationship?
JES: I think it’s important to have vulnerable characters. Even alpha heroes and heroines have weaknesses. If they seem too perfect, the story is not believable. 
 
CD: Some of your books feature ménage relationships. I find it hard to balance only two romantic partners! How do you create such amazingly awesome threesomes?
JES: I think the trick is to give them each a place in the relationship. Everyone has a different personality, and it’s important to recognize that in every interaction.
 
CD: Your love scenes are so very hot! How do you craft such steamy erotic scenes?
JES: Thank you! *grins* It takes a lot of practice and many revisions to get them just right. When writing them, I simply try to imagine myself in the character’s situation.
 
CD: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
JES: My mom gave me a lot of great advice growing up. She told me never to judge anyone without getting to know them first, and she recited Thumper’s famous line, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” The second is hard sometimes, but I try to live by it. And I’m trying to teach my own children the same things.
 
CD: What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received?
JES: Fantasy author, Lorna Suzuki told me to join a critique group when I was still in the early stages of writing.
 
CD: Who is your greatest writing influence?
JES: I don’t think I can narrow it down to one author. I’ve gone through many books by Judy Blume, Ann M. Martin, Francine Pascal, and Nora Roberts. I guess they, along with many other authors have influenced my writing. 
 
CD: What do you enjoy reading?
JES: I read a lot of romance and erotic romance in most subgenres. I also read mystery/suspense, fantasy, and young adult.  
 
CD: What’s your favourite television show? Favourite movie?
JES: For television, I don’t miss Castle or America’s Funniest Home Videos. I often watch reruns of both. For movies, it’s a tie between Avatar and Star Trek(2009). 

CD: If you had to choose only three things to take with you on a long-range mission to seek life in another galaxy, what would they be? 
JES: Food and water, of course, and my tablet. I can read, write and listen to music on it even without Wi-Fi. If it’s going to be a long mission, I’d need something to occupy my time. But then again, I guess it depends on who’s on the mission with me. *grins*

CD: Where can readers find you?
JES: Here!
Website/Blog
Twitter
Facebook
Amazon.com Author Page

Thanks again, Cassandra, for having me on your blog today!

CD: Thank you very much for coming along, Jessica! It’s been a blast 😀

 
And now the GIVEAWAY!
Leave a comment or question for your chance to win a $5 Amazon.com gift certificate. Contest is international. Winner will be drawn July 28, 2012. Good luck!
 

Cursed to live amongst several stone gargoyle statues, Oscar watches a young couple, yearning to participate in their sexual activities. For he has been away from his own lovers for over a year, and longs to touch and be touched again.

When he tumbles off the headboard onto the couple, he is released from the statue but must find a way home. His only thought: a ménage with the man and woman who freed him. But will they try something new to grant him his return passage, or leave him wandering Earth alone?

Now available from Decadent Publishing, Amazon, All Romance Ebooks & more!

For more information and buy links, please visit Jessica’s website.

An excerpt!

“I’m from Wigbay,” [Oscar] stated. “I’m not sure how to explain where that is except to say, it’s in another dimension. I was sent here, trapped as a spirit inside your gargoyle statues when I refused to take on another female lover.”

On the day he’d been sucked away from his life partners, Catalis had arrived at his shared home, shouting curses and calling him out for not taking her as his mate. Against their advice, he left Lianna and Lewis on the love platform, anxious to dispose of their unwelcome visitor. But she had other ideas.

When he met her outdoors, she waved her arms in wide circles, uttering an ancient chant. Her malicious words drew the air around them into a swirling mass. Without the combined power of his mates, he was weak to stop her. Catalis used an energy field to bind him then tossed him into the center of the twister. Lianna and Lewis raced out the door and launched themselves onto the sorceress, but they were too late.

“You were in our statues?”

Oscar blinked hard, returning his attention to his hosts.

Bo’s eyes grew wide, his face a mess of contradictory emotions.

“Another lover?” Delayna asked.

“I’ve been able to move amongst the gargoyles you own for the past year. It feels like forever since I’ve seen Lianna and Lewis—my mates, my lovers.” A wave of sorrow threatened to wash over him, but one glimpse of the sparkle in her eyes brought back his immediate need.

“You’ve been spying on us for a year?” Bo turned to his wife. “I don’t believe this shit about being trapped, but there could be hidden cameras in your statues. I swear, Delayna. I’m throwing every single one of them away as soon as we get this whackjob out of the house.”

“Please, Bo.” She whispered something in his ear and he smiled until he caught Oscar looking at him.

Bo stood up, letting the pillow fall to the floor. “Like what you see?”

Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from anyone who has enjoyed her stories.

Lucky Seven

Hey peeps,

I’ve been tagged by the wonderful Victoria Blisse to participate in Lucky Seven* Thanks, Victoria!

So, here’s how it works: Go to page 7 or 77 of your latest work. Read down to the seventh line and then post online the next seven lines or sentences. Then head off and tag seven more writers.

I thought I’d take this opportunity to highlight Silk, the work in progress I’ve been teasing in some of my Six Sentence Sunday posts. Silk is the tale of Thomas, a promising barrister and newly minted Member of Parliament, and Nicola, a lady who just can’t seem to keep away from scandal. They’ve known each other for most of their lives, though they have been apart for some of that time. Here, Nicola pens a letter to Thomas from half a world away:

Bombay, India, 8 November 1842

Dear Thomas,

I am so very sorry for the passing of Lord Harry and Lady Millicent. I cannot even begin to fathom how you must feel. I wish I were with you, dear friend, to give you any comfort or whatever you might require of me.

Know my thoughts are with you, and should I be able, I would rush across the lands and space between us to be by your side.

All my love,

Nicola

So now, I tag seven writers…Hmm…

Okay, Lucy Clark, Tamara Gill, Jessica E Subject, Barbara Sheridan, Astrid Cooper, V. S. Morgan, Ashlynn Monroe – You’ve been officially tagged!

 
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*You know, Lucky Seven just makes me think of Lucky Number Slevin (called The Wrong Man in Oz), a film by Paul McGuigan starring Josh Hartnett and Bruce Willis. I LOVE this film. It’s super fantastic. Also, FYI, Paul McGuigan directed four of the six episodes of Sherlock. His style is so distinctive and brilliant, and I just think his collaboration with Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss is the bestest.