Christmas in Canada with Jessica E. Subject

Christmas in Canada

Hello everyone! It’s great to be here again to visit with you! Thank you so much Kacey for having me back!

My recent release, Hey, Santa, takes place at Christmas time, and to me that means snow. I live in Canada, and, although it has happened, it is rare for us not to have snow at Christmas. Now, every part of Canada is different in terms of the weather they get. The Maritimes seem to get the most snow. Whereas the prairie provinces get really cold temperatures but not as much snow.

And this weather can lead to some facts of life and memories. Here are some of mine:

  • My grandparents live six hours north from us. In the winter, we rarely visited them. It was just a part of growing up, and it is still the same to this day.
  • Just before Christmas, I was visiting my other grandparents, and my father came to pick me up from their place to bring me home for the holidays. Well, when he left, the weather was fine, but on the way home, the weather was so bad, that we had to stop in London and take the train the rest of the way home.
  • In the snow, kids usually make snowmen, well, not my family. Instead, my mother helped my brother and I to make snowhorses, and we rode them until they melted.
  • One summer, we went tobogganing in a nearby town. There was a giant hill that flattened out at the bottom, and then there was a river further out. Most people never made it to the river when sledding down the hill. Well, my brother went on the toboggan with one of my cousins. We all thought they were going to stop before the river, but they didn’t. Both of them fell right in. As a child, I had never seen adults move so fast. They had the two boys out of the water, back up the hill, and stripped to nothing within seconds. Thank goodness they were both okay.
  • Eleven years ago, when my husband and I were living in the country, I was driving to work, and I slipped on a patch of black ice. Now, on my right was a ditch, and on my left was a snowy field, hydro poles lining that side of the road. The truck slipped to the left. Thankfully, there was no traffic, and I slid into the field in between the poles. No damage was done to the truck, but the follwing summer, you could see where I went into the field by the lack of corn growing. Little did I know that at the time, I was just pregnant with my first child.

Do you get snow where you live? If so, what are some of your childhood memories of snow?

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JES_Hey_santa_453x680Hey, Santa

An Alien for the Holidays story

By Jessica E. Subject

Erotic Sci-Fi Romance

ISBN: 978-0991932016

 

She doesn’t want a lot for Christmas…

Claire Otton dreads spending another holiday alone. When her best friend convinces her to approach the sexy mall Santa, she takes the chance and asks him out, hoping for so much more.

He’s waiting under the mistletoe…

Although Andreas Castellanos blends in on Earth, he knows he will never belong. But when the gorgeous woman he’d been staring at invites him to dinner, he has a hard time saying no.

All they’re asking for…

Can these two lonely souls find magic together or will their secrets steal their chance of a happy Christmas?

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Excerpt:

Claire smoothed her dress across her lap. The short hemline didn’t come close to reaching her knees, or barely her butt for that matter. Though a festive red color, the dress’s plunging neckline revealed even more skin. She shivered in her chair, ready to ask for her coat back. Why did she have to buy the shortest dress possible?

Like she needed it anyway, with her date already ten minutes late. She doubted he would show. Who wanted a socially inept woman? Heck, what man wanted to start dating someone two days before Christmas? She sighed, resting an elbow on the table. Why did I ask out Santa? She didn’t even know his name, what he looked like. Yet, she’d given him enough personal information to stalk her. Way to go, numbskull. She might as well have given him her house key. And since Tiffany had driven her to the restaurant, she’d have to take a cab back home.

“Hi, Claire. Sorry, I’m late.”

She jerked her head toward the deep, husky voice. Her Santa had arrived. But instead of the white-haired, bearded man with the fuzzy red suit, she stared at a Greek god. Broad shoulders. Muscles constricted by the sleeves of his dress shirt. His wavy brown hair looked wet, as if he’d recently stepped out of the shower. Or maybe snow had started to fall since she’d arrived. Pulse racing, she dared to gaze into his crystal blue eyes, the part of him she remembered from their meeting in the mall. Yet, even with his tanned complexion, something seemed not quite right with the color of his skin.

Was he as nervous as her? Her last non-double date occurred so long ago, she didn’t know how to act.

Not wanting to be rude, she stood to greet him. He had, after all, arrived rather than standing her up. And the sooner he touched her, the better.

Resting his hand on her hip, he moved closer, kissing her cheek, his lips soft and gentle. His breath smelled of fresh mint, a far cry from the last guy Tiffany had tried to set her up with.

 

Bio:
Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. 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. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

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.

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Interview with Jessica E. Subject!


Good morning! Hope Spring is treating you well. Today is a good day, we have the wonderfully talented Jessica E. Subject back with us. I was able to coerce her into an interview, and she also shares info about one of her latest releases, ALIEN ADORATION.

Good morning Jess! 

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Kacey! It’s always a pleasure to be here with you and your readers.

Jessica, you pen mainly Science Fiction stories … what is it about the genre that keeps you writing in this genre regularly?

I do. For me, I love thinking about the possibilities of life beyond Earth. Plus, the aliens and clones in my story are representative are those that are different from us. I guess my stories are a reflection of society in a universal sense. But hey, who doesn’t want a sexy alien? Or, maybe that’s just me. LOL

Were you a fan of sci-fi movies/books when you were growing up?

I didn’t read a lot of science fiction growing up. Mostly because the books I was aware of didn’t have the romance/relationships that I enjoyed in stories. I did take a science fiction English class in high school though.

And yes, I did watch a lot of sci-fi growing up. I watched Star Trek (TNG, Voyager & Enterprise), Space: Above & Beyond, Out of this World, plus some others that we got up here in Canada. Can’t remember them all.

Who is your favourite Sci-fi hero/heroine?  What is your favourite Sci-fi movie?  Who is your favourite Sci-fi author?

Hero/Heroine – Cooper Hawkes from Space: Above and Beyond

Sci-Fi Movie – Star Trek (2009) Though the new one is coming out at the end of the week, plus other great sci-fi movies this year, so that may change.

Sci-Fi Author – Gosh, I have to pick just one? Three of the most memorable stories for me are written by D.L. Jackson, Barbara Elsborg, and Pippa Jay. I’ve also enjoyed other sci-fi titles from Gini Koch, Nora Roberts w/a J.D. Robb, and more. I simply can’t choose just one.

When did you begin your writing career?

I started writing for publication five years ago when on maternity leave with my youngest. Though, I didn’t submit anything until 2011.

What would we find you doing on a quiet Friday night at home (aside from writing)?

I’m pretty boring. I’d likely be cuddled with my hubby on the couch while watching a movie. And I’d fall asleep in the middle of it, as I usually do.

If you were to be swept away into a Sci-Fi world – what would the setting be like? 

Have you ever seen the movie Contact? Remember the scene when Ellie meets the extraterrestrial life form? That’s exactly what it would be like.

What type of hero would come along to save you? 

A man exactly like my husband. I couldn’t ask for a better hero.

Set up the type of Sci-fi adventure you’d like to be the heroine in?

Oh, I’m not always nice to my characters. I don’t know if I’d want to write myself into a story. Though I’d love to explore space and meet other life.

Are you reading any good books right now?

Right now, I’m reading Strangers by Barbara Elsborg. And I have so many on my Kindle and Kobo to read.

What do you like to do for fun and relax?

I like to go for walks with my daughter, get out into nature. I love waterfalls. I also enjoy singing, dancing, reading, watching movies, and more.


Now, about your story, ALIEN ADORATION.  Rachel & Luke. She’s had some disastrous dates, he’s come to her rescue … give us some really good deets about this story!

Yes, in this story, Luke rescues her from two disastrous dates. With the first, her drunk boyfriend tries to take advantage of her. She manages to get away from him, but loses her shirt in the process. As she’s walking home in the rain, Luke pulls up on his motorcycle to offer her a ride.

On the second date, she’s at a church potluck at the park. Her date tries to get frisky with her, and when she rebuffs him, she ends up falling into the river. Luke saw the entire incident from a distance and comes to her rescue again.

What makes Luke, an Alien, so attractive? What do you think readers will love most about him?

Luke is humanoid, so, except for his eyes (which he can change), he looks very human. He’s a motorcycle-riding carpenter, sexy as sin, and although he has the reputation of a playboy, he really isn’t. He has a vulnerable side that he hides very well.

What influenced the idea for this story?

This song was inspired by the song Spaceman by Bif Naked. Some of the scenes in Alien Adoration are my interpretation of the lyrics.

Which character was the most difficult to work with – the hero or heroine?

They both had their difficulties. Rachel was just too shy, couldn’t work up enough courage to approach Luke. And Luke had no idea how to talk to Rachel. He was worried she wouldn’t want him because he’s an alien. It was a challenge to finally get them together.

What makes this couple perfect for one another?

Luke has a connection to Rachel that he can’t control. It formed the first time they met as children. And Rachel really needs someone to love her. She’s never had that. Luke can be that person if only she’ll let him into her life.

Do the characters come first or the storyline/plot?

With this story, they both seemed to come at the same time as I listened to Spaceman. Though with any story I write, the storyline always changes from the original outline.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

This is the first of the Alien Next Door series. The next book will be the story of Luke and Rachel’s son, and the woman who lives in the cottage next door. The third book is the story of their daughter who moves into the city, and a neighbor in her apartment building.

What’s next on Jessica Subject’s bookshelf of coming soon titles? Any dates you could share with us?

I have two stories coming out with Decadent Publishing within the next couple of months. Another Night, Another Planet is a sexy sci-fi romance that is part of the 1Night Stand and Elatia lines. The second is the next book in The Underground series, Never Gonna Desert You. It is a sci-fi/dystopian lesbian romance.

I have the third story in that series ready for submission, and I’m working on a Christmas sci-fi romance, and Alien Next Door #2.


Fast & Fun:

Silk or satin? satin
50 Shades of Grey or no thank you? No thank you. Though, I do read BDSM.
Joe Manganiello or Channing Tatum? Joe Manganiello
Iron Man or Thor? Can’t decide. They’re both awesome!
True Blood or Game of Thrones? Eek! I don’t watch either. *hides in my hole*
*GASP* Jessica! We must buy you Netflix !! *g*
Wine or beer? Neither.
Chocolate or Vanilla? White chocolate.
Favorite Food? Pasta.
Heels or running shoes? Running shoes.
Comfy sweats or jeans? Both
Coffee or Tea? Neither.
Camping or Hotel? I refuse to sleep in a tent.
Do you believe in second chances? Depends on the situation.

Where can readers contact you?


Thank you very much for being here. We all wish you the best of luck!!

Thanks again for having me!




Alien Adoration
Alien Next Door book 1
By Jessica E. Subject
Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
ISBN: 978-0991932009


Erotic dreams fill her with need…
Night after night, Rachel fantasizes about her sexy, playboy neighbor. But in her small town, no one changes, least of all the bad boy next door. But when Luke rescues her not once but twice from disastrous dates, she dares to believe her knight in black leather armor may be the right man for her after all.  
Until she learns the truth…
Life on Earth has never been easy for Luke. Stranded as a little boy, he struggled to craft an existence for himself, but he never forgot the first human he met–and he never stopped wanting to see her again. Returning to Hanton, Luke longs for Rachel. Yet, nothing goes as he plans, and Rachel barely notices him. Convincing her he isn’t like all the jerks she’s dated means telling her the truth, but can she handle it? 
Can she overcome her fears, or will she deny her alien adoration and leave him stranded once more?


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Excerpt:
“Need a lift?”
The voice was deep and masculine, one she didn’t hear very often, but would recognize anywhere. Luke. Wonderful! He wouldn’t talk to me before, but now that I’m topless and sopping wet, he notices me.
She circled slowly to stare at the leather-clad figure sitting atop his motorcycle. The visor of his helmet covered most of his face, leaving only his luscious lips and deep, jutting chin, covered in light stubble, exposed. What would they feel like against her lips? Between her legs? Her body tingled.
“Earth to Rachel. Do you need a lift, or should I leave you here in the pouring rain?”
Oh God, he knows my name. Since they’d never actually talked—she’d only heard him greeting his dates—her name on his lips came as a surprise. “Um, yes, I’d appreciate a ride.” On his Harley, and if she was lucky, in his bed. Anywhere. Her romance-first rule didn’t apply to him. He’d already seduced her plenty in her dreams.
Remaining on his bike, he yanked a helmet from his saddlebag and held it out to her. “What happened to your pretty blouse?”
Pretty blouse? He’d seen her earlier? “I….” Fluttering rolled through her stomach. “I don’t want to talk about it.”
She grabbed the helmet from him, fit it over her soaked hair, and buckled the chinstrap. Straddling the seat behind him, she fumbled with her hands, wondering where to place them, no bar behind her to hold on to. Oh, what it would be like to wrap her arms around him, lean against his wide back covered in leather. But what if he didn’t want her to touch him?
Luke pushed off from the curb. “I suggest you hold onto me or you’re going to fall off.”
The bike lurched forward with a roar. She clasped her hands around his waist, her fingers coming together temptingly close to his manhood, cheek pressed to his cowskin jacket. His deep chuckle reverberated across her skin.
“I told you to hang on.”
And she could lean on him forever. Being so close to him with pure raw power between her legs moved her better than any fantasy she had ever created. But what is going to happen when he takes me home? Or will he invite me to his house instead?
She pressed her lips together. Sure, she wanted to know what lay under his tight pants, but she refused to be another conquest. I can’t handle it.
He drove into her driveway too soon, leaning the bike over enough for her to slip off. She removed the helmet and handed it back to him. “Thank you. I appreciate the ride.”
Tucking the helmet away, he nodded. “You want to come over for coffee?”
That and more. Though she refused to go anywhere in her state of disarray. “Um, no, I’m kind of wet.”
“Another time, then?”
She nodded. Shit, why did I say no? They could strip down together and have all kinds of fun. But he drove away before she had a chance to retract her words.


Bio:
Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. 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. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers.
Jessica is a member of RWA and the Toronto Romance Writers chapter, EPIC, and Savvy Authors.

She blogs weekly at Backward Momentum, and monthly at Paranormal Romantics. You can find her at jessicasubject.comand on twitter @jsubject.

Other Works

From Decadent Publishing

1Night Stand

The Edge

Elatia

The Challenge series

The Underground

Single Titles

Coming Soon

Another Night, Another Planet (1Night Stand/Elatia)

Never Gonna Desert You (The Underground)

Indie Titles

Free Read




Giveaway!!
Jessica Subject will be giving away a $25 Amazon e-gift certificate at the end of the Alien Adoration tour. Plus, three other winners will receive Alien Adoration swag packages. No purchase necessary. Contest is international. Must be 18 years of age or older. Just sign in to Rafflecopter with Facebook or your email address on any post during the tour to be entered. Odds of winning are dependent upon how many people enter during the tour. Good luck!

CRASH LANDING with Jessica Subject!


10 Fun Facts About Crash Landing
First of all, thank you so much, Kacey, for having me on your blog today. It’s always a pleasure to be here visiting you. J
My second erotica short story, Crash Landing, released today from Decadent Publishing as part of their Edge series. And I thought I’d share some fun facts about the story.
  1. I had no intentions of writing this story as I was working on two others at the time.
  2. It was one of my editors, Kate Richards, who suggested I write it. Well, she demanded it in her inbox that night. LOL It took me a little longer than that to write it.
  3. The story idea started with this line, “…indigo is for space aliens. Turquoise is for underwater hunks.”
  4. I submitted the story 20 days after I started writing it.
  5. All of the characters’ names are Latin based. Cael = space, Mare = water, and Tara = Earth.
  6. Cael’s home planet, Narien, came from me staring at my bookshelf, trying to think of a name. The books that caught my attention were The Chronicles of Narnia, and Gini Koch’s Alien series. Narnia + Alien = Narien
  7. Originally I thought of making this just an M/M story to take place in the water, but Tara fought her way in there and brought the story to dry land.
  8. While editing this story, I found out one of my overused words was “pain”. Well, he did crash land after all. I’m sure there’s going to be some pain. LOL
  9. I had to use the washroom really bad while writing one scene. I’m sure you’ll figure out which one, though I didn’t hear any thumping on my bathroom walls.
  10. There is plenty of hot alien sex in this story without needing tentacles or alien abductions.
 Crash Landing

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?







Here’s an excerpt:
He rushed to the right, his rod too hard to wait. The slurping, sucking, and cries of pleasure continued as he reached the entrance behind which the action took place. The door ajar, he dared a quick glimpse into the room. With a gasp, he stepped back into the hall, but could not take his eyes off the sight in front of him.
With her rounded pink ass and swollen sex folds in full view, a woman went to work sucking off a man. The musky scent of her desire wound through his nasal passages and drew him closer. She rested on her hands and knees on a platform, while the guy kneeled in front of her. But unlike any beings he had ever seen on the vids of Earth, the guy had blue skin. Not his deep, almost indigo shade, but lighter, closer to the color of the water he’d landed in. Long blond hair flowed over his shoulders, onto his muscular chest.
The man held the woman’s shoulders with his webbed hands—yes, webbed hands—drawing her on and off his dick. “You have the mouth of an angel.” He threw his head back and thrust faster and faster between her lips.
The sight stimulated Cael. They weren’t trying to make babies; it seemed they were having sexual relations for pleasure. He yearned not only to bury his face in the wet pussy in front of him, but to taste the man’s blue dick, feel it inside of him. Back on Narien, he’d crafted his own devices made from the soft, flimsy bark of the totmos plant, to experience the pleasure both men and women felt in the stadium, why they cried out during mating, but never seemed injured. And learn he had, anxious to be ready when he reached his thirtieth year and was allowed to mate. He’d turned that age a half year ago, with no one on his ship to be his partner. Would he finally have an opportunity?
When the man lowered his head again, his brilliant blue eyes flashed open, fixing on Cael.
Oh shit. But he couldn’t move. He couldn’t stop watching.
The man slowed his movements to long drawn out strokes, but didn’t stop. “It seems our guest has finally woken up.”
“And?” the woman mumbled around his cock.
“He appears healed.” The man winked at him. “And from the hard-on he’s sporting, very anxious to join in.”


Now available from Decadent Publishingand other ebook retailers.
More information and Buy Links here: http://www.markofthestars.com/wp/?page_id=10879


Bio:
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



Giveaway!!

For your chance to WIN an ebook copy of The Power of Three, my other story from The Edge, be sure to a comment along with your email address. Winner will be notified on October 1, 2012.





Spotlight: SUDDEN BREAKAWAY by Jessica E. Subject




I’m so pleased to welcome one of my fave authors to my blog today to spotlight her new release, SUDDEN BREAKAWAY

Welcome, Jessica! 





Dressed in her black designer suit, Paige Brown recruits men and women for the Space Service. After the end of her marriage, and several failed recruiting missions, she yearns to find a way out of her lifelong contract to live a normal life. To find love again.
Jared Barnes’s life had been flipped upside down by two little kids. When his former Commander’s wife shows up to give him a reprieve, he jumps at the chance for a break, and to visit his former squad. But it is not his buddies he meets in the private suite at the hockey game, instead a woman who has been the star of all of his recent fantasies.
Now available from Decadent Publishingand other ebook retailers.
More information and buy links here: http://www.markofthestars.com/wp/?page_id=9958

Excerpt:
Jared shucked his towel and stroked his rigid cock. That woman made him hard every time she came to the door, trying to persuade him to sign up for the Space Service. Her claims had seemed far-fetched when she’d first approached him, yet his commander had confirmed her credentials, having been approached to join by another many years ago. While Jared would never add his thumbprint to the contract he’d read, he wouldn’t mind if she stopped by to try and convince him again.
Ms. Brown, with her black blazer revealing a hint of cleavage and a skirt that showed the perfect curvature of her ass. When he’d answered the door fresh out of the shower and seen her on his porch, he’d gripped the door handle to hold himself back from yanking her inside and tearing off her fine-pressed suit.
He squeezed his balls; no time to jack-off. Dylan and Madison would arrive in an hour, and he had to take one last run through his house to get rid of any lingering dust bunnies before Children’s Services appeared. No obvious dirt in the living room, he headed toward the kitchen, but his mind kept flying back to Ms. Brown.
She had the whole librarian thing going on, with her dark hair tied up in a bun and glasses resting on the end of her nose. Though, none of the women who worked at the local branch made his cock throb. Perhaps there was some truth to the naughty librarian tale. He wished.
Most women’s version of naughty did not come close to his. While the whole BDSM club scene didn’t appeal to him, he enjoyed a little bondage during foreplay. He’d spent months at a time deployed in the Middle East. While home, he appreciated the opportunity to date the pretty women who found a guy in uniform sexy. But once he fetched the cuffs, they bolted. They hadn’t even wanted to use them on him.
Ms. Brown was no girl, though. No more than a coupleyears his senior, she exuded experience with her seductive glances, her posture that plunged her cleavage into his line of sight, and that damn wiggle of her ass as she sashayed back to her car. She could teach him a thing or two. He yearned for the chance to find out.
No, his next lay could no longer be at the forefront of his mind. In less than an hour, he would become the father-figure to two impressionable young children. His sexual urges would have to take leave for the foreseeable future.
He’d been in his last month of deployment to Afghanistan when the call came in. And it took another day for his commander to reach him with the news. His brother-in-law had been killed in a car accident, leaving his niece and nephew orphans. And as much as he loved the Marine Corps—Semper Fi—he couldn’t let the kids be raised by strangers. They had no other family left.
So, after he returned to the States, he contacted his lawyer and spent a couple of weeks obtaining guardianship of the children. He’d received his discharge papers, found a civilian position working as a desk jockey for the CIA through his contacts with the Marines, and bought a house suitable to raise two growing youngsters. After months of preparation, they were coming to live with him.
He glanced at his watch. Ten minutes until they arrived.
Shit! He’d wasted precious time thinking about Ms. Brown and his new life.
Grabbing a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, he yanked them on. Screw the boxers; his niece and nephew wouldn’t notice. He peeked into their rooms to ensure they looked somewhat presentable. Would Children’s Services take them back to California if his new living space didn’t meet their standards?
He groaned. They weren’t even at his house yet, and he’d been distracted. No more. Nothing would come before them. The children would be his priority. Everything he did would be for them, for the rest of his life.
Bio:
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.