I am so excited to have The amazing Jessica Subject on my little blog to talk about her new release Beneath the starry starry sky. Plus a little giveaway for anyone who leaves a comment xx
Thank you so much for having me here today, Kerrianne!
I have watched your success lately and I must say – Lady, you are on fire!! 😉 You must be so pleased.
I’m super excited! It’s been a lot of work, but all worth it.
We have the blurb for your new book Beneath The Starry Sky, but would you please tell us about the story in your own words?
Beneath the Starry Sky is the story of Tamara and Josh’s one-night stand. Both of them have body image issues they are dealing with and believe no one could see past their imperfections. While their night doesn’t begin as planned, they are both in for a hot night.
Where did you get the inspiration for the book?
In Celestial Seduction, my first 1Night Stand story, Tamara is Carrie’s best friend and I mention her date with Josh in the story. As soon as CS was published, I had to tell Josh and Tamara’s story.
You write science fiction Romance – Of which I am a massive fan. Do you write in any other genre?
Thanks so much, Kerrianne! Beneath the Starry Sky is actually a contemporary erotic romance, not a sci-fi. Although the sci-fi aspect did twist its way into the story. LOL Everything else I’ve written thus far is sci-fi romance, although I do have some GLBT stories coming, but still SFR.
What are your plans for 2012? Will we see yet more Jessica Subject books? *wiggles excitedly*
Oh yes! I have another 1Night Stand story, Unknown Futures coming out very soon. And Never Gonna Let You Go, which is the first book in my Underground series will be out soon, too, from Decadent Publishing. From Silver Publishing, I have The Zurian Child coming out this year, which is the first book in my Mark of the Stars series. And hopefully more. J
In your mind, what is the secret to a good romance?
Emotion. There are plenty of books out there with hot sex, but when I read a romance, I want emotion involved as well. It makes the sex scenes that much more satisfying.
If you could meet a character from any book – who would it be? And why?
Two characters come to mind.
Amy (from Beth Revis’s Across the Universe) – She was cryogenically frozen on Earth then brought back to life aboard a spaceship. I’d love to meet anyone who experienced that.
Jeff Martini (from Gini Koch’s Kitty Katt series) – Hot alien from Alpha Centauri. Need I say more?
When you are not writing, working and being a mum, what type of books do you like to read?
From the answer above, it’s obvious I read scifi romance both for YA and adults. I also read many other subgenres of romance, mysteries, thrillers, and dystopian.
And because it is December. What are you hoping for Santa to deliver in your stocking?
A new office chair. My old one is…old. LOL With my newly renovated office, I’d like a new chair to go with it.
What will your New Year Resolution be?
To delegate my time better so that I don’t feel like my head is constantly spinning.
Thanks again Kerrianne for hosting me today!
Beneath the Starry Sky Blurb
Left at the altar with bald patches on her head and her self-confidence stripped away, Tamara Johnson must pick up the pieces of her life and face her Alopecia Areate, the autoimmune disease causing her hair to fall out. She is convinced no man will date a bald woman and arranges a one-night stand through Madame Evangeline’s popular service, 1Night Stand. With her new wig held firmly in place, Tamara arrives at the Castillo Hotel in Las Vegas for a night of passion and pleasure. Anything more than one night would mean exposing her bald head, and she will never do that to any man again.
Running into the Castillo Hotel, away from the paparazzi constantly at his heels, Josh Summers wants to spend his next few days locked away from the flashing lights and screaming fans. When he finds an incredibly sexy woman lying on his hotel room bed in nothing but lingerie, he thinks management has made a mistake. Leaving her behind, he heads for the lobby to get the situation rectified. But an unexpected text from Madame Evangeline sends him back to his room. Though unsure whether the woman on the bed is really his perfect match or just another fan believing him to be like his character on television, he knows he must find out, even if it means he must risk telling her his own secrets. If Tamara can handle his imperfections, she just might be his ideal woman.
She’d held onto so much hope for this date, and nothing had gone right. She still didn’t know who this guy was. Yet, he’d already rejected her with his expression. This is the last date I’m going on, unless I’m lucky enough for my hair to grow back.
His gaze never left her, making her even more humiliated. “You’re….”
“What? Ugly? Bald?”
He shook his head. “No, I was going to say my date. I’ve been so busy lately and Madame Evangeline had to send me a reminder.”
She paused at the Frenchwoman’s name. Could this hunk of a man really be her date? Didn’t matter. He wouldn’t want her now. “Well, surprise! I’m damaged goods, so you might as well leave and ask her for a refund.”
As she slumped to the floor, more tears streamed down her face. Why is life so unfair? She’d worked hard all of her life, never taking shortcuts or the easy way out. Not an outcast or popular, she’d been friends with everyone in school and college. And healthy. She’d taken extra care to eat properly in order to avoid being diagnosed with diabetes, like her parents.
Since that fateful day when she’d discovered her two, oval-shaped bald patches, she’d been dumped by her fiancé and lost all of her hair, along with any chance to find love and have a family vanishing. Kids were out of the question. Sure, their chances of inheriting alopecia were unlikely, but on the chance they did, they’d hate her for passing her faulty genetics on to them. She couldn’t live with that. She’d be alone. Forever.
Available from Decadent Publishing and other ebook retailers.
Buy Links here: http://www.markofthestars.com/wp/?page_id=7250
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.
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