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Beneath the Starry Sky is now an #audiobook! #contemporary #romance #alopecia

I’m super stoked that my first contemporary romance, BENEATH THE STARRY SKY is available as an audio book. It is narrated by Audrey Lusk, who also produced Another Night, Another Planet.

It is a story about a woman with Alopecia, who doesn’t believe she will ever find love, and a man who doesn’t think he has time for love.

Beneath the Starry Sky by Jessica E. Subject in audio. Narrated by Audrey Lusk #contemporary #romance

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 Areata, 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 wearing nothing but lingerie lying on his hotel room bed, he thinks the hotel has made a mistake. Leaving the woman, 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. To find out, he must risk telling her his own secrets. If Tamara can handle his imperfections, she just might be his ideal woman.

Available in audio from:

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An interview with P. J. Morgan, narrator of UNKNOWN FUTURES #lesfic #1NightStand @listentoPJ

Hello my dear readers! Have you had a chance to listen to any of my audio books yet? Well, today I have a special treat for you. I’m interviewing P. J. Morgan, the fabulous narrator for my most recent audio book, UNKNOWN FUTURES. Be sure to check out the sample from the audio book after the interview.

P. J. MorganHow long have you been narrating audiobooks?

P. J.:  It’s been pretty much exactly a year since I started narrating commercial audiobook titles (May 2014).

How did you get started?

P. J.: I had made contributions to LibriVox (www.librivox.org), a public domain, volunteer-run audiobook site, for about six months prior to that, just to get my feet wet. I loved it, and wanted to turn my hobby into an income source, as well as find a way to share my work with a larger audience.

What are your favorite types of stories to narrate?

P. J.: I love stories with interesting, fully-realised female protagonists. Fortunately, I get to do a lot of those! I also really enjoy lesbian-themed stories, fantasy, and anything with great writing and a solid plot.

What are your favorite scenes to narrate?

P. J.: Action scenes are a lot of fun. You really get lost in the story you’re telling, which makes it easy to nail the pacing without lots of editing!

That seems to be a favorite for narrators and listeners alike. What are your least favorite scenes to narrate?

P. J.: I would say dialogue is the hardest to get right, especially with many characters talking in the same scene, but recording it can actually be so much fun. I really love narrating just about everything, because there’s a challenge in all of it.

Yes, I believe challenges help us to grow in what we do. In Unknown Futures, what was your favorite scene?

P. J.: Well, it’s kind of hard to beat the sex scenes between Jewel and V! I love all the wonderful alien characters aboard the space station, too, and the scenes including them were so much fun to narrate.

Thank you! What format of books do you prefer to read or listen to?

P. J.: I’m a total traditionalist, and I find nothing so comforting as having a good print book in hand. I like the tactile experience of reading a book – the weight of it in your hands, the feel of the pages between your fingers. I just can’t get into eBooks, but the convenience is hard to beat. I’ve been known to read free eBooks on my phone in desperation.

I’m still trying to break into audiobooks – funny, I know. The right narrator can make the listening experience transcend the words on the page. Not to mention, it’s a good educational experience for a fellow narrator! It’s important to study what the actors at the top of the game do right. I’m trying to get into the habit of picking up an audio copy of any book I enjoyed in print, to see how the experience differences.

That’s a great idea! Who is your favorite author?

P. J.: Oof, that’s probably the toughest question you could ask! I don’t have many favourites (so far), but it’s a very tight race between them. If I could only pick one, it would have to be P. G. Wodehouse. I can’t read anything of his and not be instantly in a good mood. (Close seconds are Sarah Waters, J. K. Rowling, and Margaret Atwood.)

I know. So hard to pick just one, right? What do you like to do in your spare time?

P. J.: Between having a full-time job in IT and voicing audiobooks at night, there’s not much time left over, but I like to read as much as I can, and I write a novel every year as part of National Novel Writing Month. I have dogs, cats, and horses, so caring for all of them takes up a lot of time, too. I’ve been known to craft in odd moments, and I do a lot of community theatre, and sometimes appear in short films or on TV.

Very cool! What projects are you working on next?

P. J.: I’m currently wrapping up narration on a fantastic novel called Deep Down Things by Tamara Linse, whose short story collection How to Be a Man was my first commercial audiobook title. I also just started work on the second book in a wonderful urban fantasy trilogy by Fiona Skye, Silver Shackles. I’m hoping to pick up a few other shorter titles in the coming months, too.

Outside of audiobooks, I’m looking for other types of voice over and on-screen work. My dream is to voice a cartoon character someday, or start a comedy webseries, or maybe edit one of my novels!

I wish you all the best with all those project! Where can readers, listeners, and authors find you?

P. J.: I’m at listentopj.com, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pjmorganvo and Twitter at http://twitter.com/listentopj.

Thank you so much, P. J., for visiting and for the fabulous work you did in narrating UNKNOWN FUTURES!

Unknown Futures by Jessica E. Subject, now an audiobook! Narrated by P. J. Morgan

Unknown Futures

a 1Night Stand audio book

by Jessica E. Subject

Lesbian Science Fiction Romance

Attacked as a young adult, Jewel is left scarred and alone. She applies to the 1 Night Stand service, believing no one can see past her appearance to love her. But she doesn’t expect to be sent to a space station where her date could be any number of unusual alien species.

Flavia left everything behind to be one of five humans working for the Space Service space station. Extremely homesick, she is excited to learn she will be a guide to a woman from Earth visiting the station for a couple days. She is immediately drawn to the petite woman, seeing past her scars to her true inner beauty, stirring unforeseen desires.

Unfortunately, Jewel is there for a date which Flavia hasn’t been told about. Can she contain her lust and simply show her a good time? Or will she let her desire lead them into an unknown future?

NOW AN AUDIOBOOK!

Narrated by P. J. Morgan

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True Love on a Space Station ~ UNKNOWN FUTURES is now an #Audiobook! #1NS #scifirom

Hey peeps! I’m very excited to announce that my third audio book has released. Unknown Futures has been produced by the fabulous P. J. Morgan. It is my third 1Night Stand story to be published, too. I hope you’ll listen to the sample below…

audio Unknown Futures

Unknown Futures

a 1Night Stand audio book

Lesbian Science Fiction Romance

Attacked as a young adult, Jewel is left scarred and alone. She applies to the 1 Night Stand service, believing no one can see past her appearance to love her. But she doesn’t expect to be sent to a space station where her date could be any number of unusual alien species.

Flavia left everything behind to be one of five humans working for the Space Service space station. Extremely homesick, she is excited to learn she will be a guide to a woman from Earth visiting the station for a couple days. She is immediately drawn to the petite woman, seeing past her scars to her true inner beauty, stirring unforeseen desires.

Unfortunately, Jewel is there for a date which Flavia hasn’t been told about. Can she contain her lust and simply show her a good time? Or will she let her desire lead them into an unknown future?

NOW AN AUDIOBOOK!

Narrated by P. J. Morgan

Audible | Amazon | iTunes

 audio Unknown Futures headphones
 

 

Through the portal and into the fire ~ NEVER GONNA DESERT YOU #MySexySaturday #dystopian

My Sexy Saturday

Hello everyone! Welcome to week 64 of My Sexy Saturday.

Every Saturday, published and unpublished authors share 7 words, sentences, or paragraphs from a work-in-progress or an already published story.

This week is all about SEXY THRILLERS.

While I don’t write romantic thrillers, I do have some thrilling scenes in my dystopian romance series, The Underground. So, here’s seven from NEVER GONNA DESERT YOU.

Never Gonna Desert You by Jessica E. Subject

Set-up: Brook is included in the next mission to Airondelle to locate her girlfriend and bring her back to Earth. But once they drive through the portal to the new planet, things don’t go exactly as she planned…

Her father’s handwriting scrawled across the page. You can never know the truth.

Hard, cold steel pressed against her temple. A gun. Her breath caught. What the fuck is going on? She grabbed her knapsack and launched out of the vehicle.

A loud shot pierced her eardrum. She slammed into hard dirt, pain radiating from her shoulder. But it paled in comparison to the burning sensation in her armpit.

Brook pressed her hand to her side. A million needles pierced her warm, sticky flesh. Fuck! I’ve been shot. Blood gushed through her fingers with every beat of her heart. She had to leave before they killed her. Pressing her hand to the ground, she pushed herself up. Her shoulder spasmed. She fell again, a mound of caked mud scraping her chin. Tears stung her eyes, but she remained still. They’d likely return to finish her off if they saw her move. The sun beat down on her. Minutes passed. Maybe hours. She couldn’t tell, only aware of the aches across her body and her dire thirst.

She rolled to her side, screaming. White light filled her vision. She refused to surrender. If she could only find a place to hide. She had to move somehow. Head spinning, she used her good arm to push up again, tucking her knees underneath her. Blood flowed down her side, splashing the compacted soil. And the agony threatened to shove her back to the ground.

With a deep breath, Brook regained some balance. She placed one hand ahead of the other, dragging the opposite knee through the dirt, her foot hooked through the strap of the knapsack. Slowly, she crawled away from the road to a large bush. Enough cover to fix herself up. She flopped to the ground, wincing at the flurry of pain.

Minutes, maybe hours passed. None of the vehicles had returned. Jager must have assumed her dead. Or injured enough she wouldn’t survive.

~ About NEVER GONNA DESERT YOU ~

Determined to find and bring back her girlfriend, Brook enlists in the next mission to the foreign planet, Airondelle. But the deception at Planet Core continues, and Brook doesn’t realize the depth of her father’s involvement until he orders her terminated. Struggling to stay alive, she quickly learns nothing is as she believed.

Will she ever find Melina? Or will Brook be stuck light years from home, alone, and with a fierce predator hunting her down?

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