Jessica E. Subject

At the end of his obligated commitment to the Space Service, Frey Berger decides to stay on Earth to further experience human emotions rather than return to Ginnun where his intended has already mated with another. Looking for real love and someone to accept him for what he is, Frey enlists in Madame Evangeline's popular dating service. Although he does not understand the concept of a one-night stand, he hopes to find his perfect mate.


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Carrie Cooper's husband divorced her for someone who could provide him with children, leaving her with little self-confidence and no desire to let a man hurt her again. Her best friend convinces her to join a dating service, claiming Carrie needs to get laid, while not winding up with a broken heart since her date requires no commitment after the night is over.

Although several misunderstandings nearly derail them before the date has even begun, Carrie and Frey end up becoming closer than they ever believed possible. Still, Frey will need to convince Carrie that her perfect mate isn't human at all, and that one night can lead to a forever love.

 

Reviews for Celestial Seduction

"...sweet and sexy all at once"
Offbeat Vagabond -- June 26, 2011

"...immediately felt a sense of connection"
Tracy Riva Books & Reviews -- June 30, 2011

"Jessica Subject manages to do in brief short story what so many authors struggle with in huge books -- she makes her readers feel."
Goodreads review from Rebecca Royce -- July 1, 2011
-Author of the Westervelt Wolves series

"...it is a well balanced mix of sexy, adorable, and pulls at the reader's heart strings."
Goodreads review from Selena Robins -- July 4, 2011
-Author of What a Girl Wants

"She manages the perfect blend of the exotic and everyday and makes it believable."
Sizzling Hot Book Reviews -- July 14, 2011

First video (vlog) review of Celestial Seduction from JoAnne Kenrick and All Things Books.
-- August 1, 2011

 

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About Jessica E. Subject


Jessica Subject went from fearing the possibility of aliens to reading and writing about them. Combining her love of both science fiction and romance, she creates happily-ever-afters for the entire universe. She lives in Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband, two children and their seven year-old rabbit.

 

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An Interview with Jessica Subject
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: Jessica, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Celestial Seduction and it's your debut. What can you tell us about the journey to seeing it published?

JS: Thank you so much for having me here.

I actually started writing Celestial Seduction in the middle of editing another WIP for submission. An author friend of mine told me about Decadent's 1 Night Stand series and suggested I write a Science Fiction Romance story to complement the series. Once I'd finished the first draft, I sent it out to two of my awesome online critique partners. After their feedback and my WIP visiting two other authors I respect, and a few more rounds of edits, Celestial Seduction was ready to submit.

I was thrilled to receive my first contract, and there's nothing like seeing your name on a cover, but edits weren't over. I learned so much from my fabulous editor and with a few more rounds, I finally had a release date. So on July 1st (Canada Day), Celestial Seduction was released from Decadent Publishing and is now available from several online e-book retailers.

HH: What do you like best about Carrie and why will readers relate to her?

JS: Carrie is heartbroken after the breakup of her marriage, but trusts her best friend enough to set her up on a date. And even though the date doesn't go exactly as planned, she tries to make the best of the situation and remains open-minded.

HH: What can you tell us about Frey and why will readers love him?

JS: Frey is from the planet Ginnun. Even though he's travelled to many worlds as a Field Informant for the Space Service, he has an innocence about him that is endearing.

HH: How did you go about creating the world your characters live in?

JS: Carrie lives on Earth, so that was easy enough to write about. =)

For Frey's home planet of Ginnun though, I wanted to create a society that would be easy to leave behind. I took away something that Earth has plenty of, and that's emotion: love, hate, sadness, happiness, jealousy, anger...

HH: What else do you have in the works?

JS: Beneath the Starry Sky, a contemporary erotic romance will be releasing soon from Decadent Publishing as part of their 1 Night Stand series. For anyone who has read Celestial Seduction, this is Tamara and Josh's story. If you haven't, this story actually takes place before Celestial Seduction.

I also have several other SFR stories in the works.

HH: What have you learned on the journey to becoming a published author?

JS: I have learned so much from so many wonderful people, but I think the biggest thing I've learned is the importance of having your work critiqued. There are so many reasons why this is vital to any author's career. For any aspiring author, having your work critiqued is important for developing a thick skin. Not everyone is going to like your work. And through critiques from so many CPs, I've learned my bad habits of writing and been able to eliminate many of them. Also, when you do finally receive that contract, and your dreaded first round of edits, you will be more prepared.

For those already established authors, I feel critiques and beta reads help keep your work in check and prevent slipping into some old writing habits.

HH: How do you personally view the future of ebooks?

JS: I am all for ebooks. In 2010, I actually asked for an ereader as a gift, so that I could read my friends' books that were only available as ebooks. (If I didn't get my Kobo, I would have bought one myself.) That year, 50% of the books I read were ebooks. This year, the percentage is even higher.

Now, I know some people are resistant to technology (I know some people who don't even own a computer), and others love the feel of books, but I believe ebooks are here to stay.

My reasons for reading ebooks:
Portability -- I can carry one ereader with over 1,000 books in the same space I can carry one book.
Kid-friendly -- My son loves books, but he tends to rip pages and steal the bookmark from my place. This doesn't happen with my ereader.
Price -- The price of an ebook is generally cheaper than a print book.
Convenience -- I can buy books online without having to go to a book store only to find out the book I want isn't there.
Selection -- In the past year and a half, I've read so many books that I would never have been able to enjoy if I only read print books.

And, with Kindlegraphs now available, you can even get your ebooks signed by the author. If you don't have a Kindle, just contact the author. Many will send signed swag if you just ask. =)

HH: Love that answer. How much of your day is devoted to your writing career?

JS: It truly varies from day to day. I have a day job that is fairly flexible, but between that and my family obligations, I fit in as much writing time as possible.

HH: What's your favorite way to interact with readers?

JS: I'm on Facebook, Google+, and Goodreads, but I'm on Twitter most often. I love hearing from people who have read my stories. =)

HH: Any conference or appearance plans this fall?

JS: Unfortunately, no, but there is a conference next spring that I'm hoping to attend. Hopefully more.

HH: Thank you!

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