Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Jessica Subject Blog Tour


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.

Hi there Jessica E. Subject. It’s great to see you here.
Thank you for having me! J
 Can you briefly tell us about the relationship between the central characters in your latest release?
When Xia and Aris first meet, they know they shouldn’t have feelings for each other. Aris comes from Tyto of the Petrogeous Galaxy where relationships are strained at best with Earth. Although Xia lives on Elatia, she cannot hide her Terran ancestry. They grow close as they spend time together, but worry whether their relationship can survive away from Elatia.
What qualities do you most admire about the heroine in your book?
Xia thinks everything through, not only how decisions will affect herself, but others as well. Sometimes this is detrimental to her own state of mind, but she truly cares for those in her life.
Which of your characters from this release, would you most like to invite to dinner, and why? What food would you cook for them? And what setting would you choose for the meal?
I’d have to say Kalara and Jacobus. In their profession, it is unusual for them to have the relationship they do. We could pick up some food from the street vendors of Havmiola, the capital city of Elatia, and have a picnic in one of the parks.
 What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?
Well, I went to university for Business Administration, but…I really don’t know. I was still trying to figure that out when I started writing.

 If you were to do your career as an author again, what would you do differently, and why?
There are some small decisions I might have changed along the way, but nothing major. All of the people I’ve met along the way have helped me with my journey, teaching me, and guiding me on the right path.
Favourite word? But
Favourite food? Pasta
Favourite animal? Tiger
Favourite TV show? Castle
Snow or sun? The sun, except when it’s really hot. Then I wish for winter.
Slippers or socks? Both. The only time I go barefoot is when it’s really hot. Otherwise, I wear both.
Flats or heels? Flats
Walk or drive? Depends on the situation. If it’s simply for leisure, I’d rather walk. I hated country drives when I was a kid.

Thank you, Jessica.
Thanks again!

An Unexpected Return Blurb

Looking to experience all the universe has to offer, Prince Aristides escapes from the kingdom of Tyto and travels through space to the Emerald Planet, Elatia. He yearns to partake in the activities the planet is famous for, and fulfill all his sexual desires, but loses his heart and soul to an Adamos apprentice. Unfortunately, she is Terran, and her people are sworn enemies of those from Tyto. If he can convince Xia to give up her dreams of becoming an Adamos, and travel back to Tyto with him, will his parents accept her, or condemn them both?

Abandoned as a toddler on Elatia, and raised by Kalara, an Adamos specializing in erotic massage, Xia decides to follow in her footsteps. But she remains conflicted as to whether she wants to service clients for the rest of her life, or settle down and raise a family. When she meets Aris, he turns the tables on her, and brings her as much pleasure as she gives him.

Will they have their chance to be together, or will their families tear them away from any chance of young love?

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*Please note, this excerpt has been edited to make it suitable for all audiences.

Taking a deep breath, [Xia] left the house then headed back into the city.

Where am I going to go? The hotel? Perhaps there would be a place for her to lie down. It wasn’t as if she had any friends who would put her up for a few days. No, they all had other people depending on them and no room for her. She only had Kalara and Jacobus to rely on. It was no wonder she secretly wanted more.

Walking into the silky rear-end of an oroke, she came to an abrupt halt. The creature had been walking at a steady pace and then stopped. She’d failed to notice in time. Wiping fluff off her face, she turned around and walked into another hard body. “I’m so sorry.”

Hands clamped down on her arms. “Are you all right?”

She stared up into deep brown eyes. Chewing her bottom lip, she nodded. If this man hadn’t been holding on to her, she would have fallen to the ground. The word swoon held no meaning for her until now.

Am I only like this because of the eletin I inhaled back home? Or was there something more she found heart-racing about the blue-skinned, well-muscled hunk of an Otarian who held her up?

No, she couldn’t feel anything for him. Their races had been sworn enemies for years. Everyone across the galaxy knew that. Yet here she was, standing face to face, gazing intently at him, with no will to move.

He smiled at her, drawing her attention from his eyes to his lips. How would they taste? She’d never kissed anyone before.

“What’s your name?”

Name? Gods, what was her name? “Zee…Xia.” Had she told him, or only thought the word?

He released her arms to brush his fingers along her jaw line. How she remained standing, she had no idea.

“Xia. A beautiful name belonging to a beautiful woman.”

Her cheeks warmed. “Thank you.”

She sighed as he trailed a hand down her arm. Her entire body tingled from his gentle touch.

“You’re welcome. Now tell me, why were you in such a rush that you walked into the rear end of that slow-moving beast? We’re supposed to be on vacation, enjoying all this planet has to offer.”

Laughing at his description of the oroke, she leaned against his arm. Never before had she enjoyed a man’s attention like this. “I’m not visiting. I live here. Have my whole life.”

He raised his eyebrows. “Really? So, what was it like growing up on the pleasure planet?”

“I…I don’t know. Normal?” She couldn’t think clearly around him. Her tongue felt numb in her mouth.

His smile traveled all the way up to his eyes. He leaned closer and rested his hand on her hip. “Then perhaps you could be my personal tour guide,” he whispered in her ear.

“I can’t. I have other plans.”

He drew back and frowned, but she could still see the glimmer in his eyes.

“I’m jealous of whoever you’re going to be spending your time with.”

She giggled at him. “I’m just going to sleep. It’s been a long day, and I’m afraid I wouldn’t be good company.”

Losing the fake expression, he smiled again. “Tomorrow then? I’d really like to see you again.”


  1. Thanks again for hosting me. Please note that anyone who leaves a comment with their email address has the opportunity to receive a signed cover flat and magnet. I will be in contact for mailing details. And all commentors at this stop will be entered to WIN an ebook copy of NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO.

  2. Congratulations on the new release. I love your purple dude.

  3. Congrats on the new release! I'll have to check it out.

  4. Congrats, Jessica! This sounds like such a cool story! Can't wait to pick it up!

  5. Great interview, Jessica! Looking forward to the book!

  6. Thank you again for hosting me, and to everyone who stopped by! Congratulations to Casea Major who wins a copy of Never Gonna Let You Go! :)