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Jessica E. Subject’s Writing Update ~ Baking, Gardening, Reading, and Writing

Weekly Writing Update 2016

Hello! It’s Tuesday, and time for this week’s Weekly Writing Update. As I mentioned in the title of this post, this past week, I’ve been baking, gardening, reading, and writing. My son’s school held a bake sale to raise funds to help the people of Fort McMurray deal with the fire that ravaged their city, destroying many homes, and leaving the entire city inhabitable until they are able to restore power and clean water to the city. So, I baked cupcakes and cookies to send with him. The containers came back empty, and I look forward to finding out the results of how it went later today. As for gardening, it is tradition in this part of Canada to plant your garden on the Victoria Day long weekend. My good friend, at Deborah Cooke, sent some perenials from her amazing collection home with me. And the vegetables, we bought from Canadian tire. So, while some things didn’t survive being dug up by the dog, everything else survived, and is doing well. I look forward to later this year when the gardens are full with bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

BRYCE ~ I’m still working on revisions to this story. In revisions, I’ve finished writing the second new scene, and have some changes to make in the story before I get to the point where I have to add a third. Hopefully, I’ll get a bunch of writing/revision time this week.

Bryce, Galactic Defenders book one, a sci-fi romance story by Jessica E. Subject

SALE ~ HER ALIEN HERO, my erotic sci-fi 1Night Stand story is on sale for 99¢ at Amazon and All Romance for the month of May.

Her Alien Hero teaser 3

READING ~ This past week, I finished reading Captured by the Cyborg by Cara Bristol. You can find my 5-star review here. I’ve also had the chance to listen to much of The Crusader’s Bride audio book by Claire Delacroix. Here are the recent ebook additions to my library…

  • Keir (new edition) by Pippa Jay
  • Keir’s Fall by Pippa Jay
  • Kidnapped by Her Husbands by Rebecca Royce
  • Damage Control by Jess Anastasi

FREE READ ~ Don’t forget, Alien Adoration, the first story in my Alien Next Door series is now free at most ebook retailers. You can find all the links here.

Get the first book in Jessica E. Subject's Alien Next Door sci-fi romance series for FREE!

GOALS FOR THE WEEK ~  I am going to continue working on revisions to Bryce, and continue to make time for reading.

Please share what you have been up to this week. Are you reading or writing anything new? 

Jessica E. Subject’s Writing Update ~ Adding new scenes to Bryce

Weekly Writing Update 2016

Hello! It’s Tuesday, and time for this week’s Weekly Writing Update. For most of the past week, I’ve been catching up on all that I put aside when at Romancing the Capital. But, I did it, and managed to get some revisions done, too.

BRYCE ~ I’ve been working on revisions to this story. In revisions, I’ve added a new scene, and have edited up to the point where I need to add a second new scene. I have also shared the first excerpt from Bryce as part of Weekend Writing Warriors. You can find it here. Oh, and here’s the cover I revealed last week…

Bryce, Galactic Defenders book one, a sci-fi romance story by Jessica E. Subject

GIVEAWAY ~ I’ll be participating in the Blue Moon Blog Hop May 19-23. So be sure to visit my blog during that time for a chance to win gift cards and ebooks from me and some of my fellow sci-fi romance authors.

Blue Moon Blog Hop 2016

SALE ~ HER ALIEN HERO, my erotic sci-fi 1Night Stand story that is set during a Romancing the Capital conference is on sale for 99¢ at Amazon and All Romance for the month of May.

Teaser from Her Alien Hero, an erotic sci-fi romance by Jessica E. Subject

READING ~ Trying to catch up, I haven’t had much time to read, although I have been listening to my current audio book. In the meantime, here are the recent ebook additions to my library…

  • Oasis by Dima Zales
  • The Vampire’s Curse by Mandy Rosko
  • The Shaman’s Mate by Donna McDonald
  • Summoned and Sold by Susan Hayes
  • Adam by James Bushill

FREE READ ~ Don’t forget, Alien Adoration, the first story in my Alien Next Door series is now free at most ebook retailers. You can find all the links here.

Get the first book in Jessica E. Subject's Alien Next Door sci-fi romance series for FREE!

GOALS FOR THE WEEK ~  I am going to continue working on revisions to Bryce, and make time for reading.

Please share what you have been up to this week. Are you reading or writing anything new? 

May’s 99¢ title ~ Her Alien Hero #romance #books @DecadentPub

This month’s 99¢ title is my erotic sci-fi romance, HER ALIEN HERO. It is on sale at Amazon and All Romance for all of May 2016.

Her Alien Hero, an erotic sci-fi romance 1Night Stand story by Jessica E. Subject is 99¢ for May 2016

 

Librarian by day, erotic romance author by night, Melinda Rose sets out for another exciting conference, this one in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. But all her plans go up in smoke when the 1Night Stand she applies for is set to happen at the same time.

Cooper Tate heads to Ottawa to meet a friend. When he learns of her deception, he is ready to head back home and vows never to trust her again. That is, until he sees a picture of his stunning date.

With the help of Madame Eve, can these two former neighbors become lovers? Or will extraterrestrial secrets rip away the hero Melinda has always dreamed of?

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blog reviews 2016

5 shooting stars ~ “Sometimes true love can come from the most interesting places.” ~ Redz World Reviews

“This story is hot, funny, & out of this world. It’s a quick dose of romance in a way that makes you believe your wildest dreams are possible.” ~ Pure Jonel

“Deliciously naughty with sexy scenes.” ~ Amazon Customer Review

blog excerpt 2016

Here’s an excerpt from the first chapter:

“Hey, have you heard of 1Night Stand?” Lauren pointed to her laptop. “It’s a dating service run by someone named Madame Eve. I hear several authors attending the conference have dates using them this weekend.”

Melinda scoffed, tucking her luggage beside her bed. “Romance authors using a dating service? Seems weird, doesn’t it?”

Lauren shrugged. “Makes sense, though. Everyone here believes in soul mates and happily-ever-afters, right? Want to sign up?”

“Wait, what?” Lauren knew the type of guy she wanted and had been there to commiserate with Melinda through all her bad experiences with matchmaking sites in the past.

“C’mon. Sign up for a 1Night Stand. It’ll be fun.”

“No.” Melinda shook her head with vigor. “No way. I’ve had enough one-night stands in my life. You know that. I don’t need or want another. Ever.” She flopped back on the bed, trying to forget the sting of rejection at being kicked out of a warm bed at three o’clock in the morning and making the walk of shame to her car, or waking up alone. Worse yet, the guy who woke up beside her and didn’t even remember her name. She was done with it all. Done.

“But this is different.” Her friend tossed the paper at her. “It’s more like a blind date. The owner of the company chooses the guy you’ll go out with. No profiles to look at and no obscene messages from creeps.”

“Sounds too good to be true, if you ask me.” She’d been burned too many times trying new ways to meet men.

“Read the testimonials. From couples still together, many of them married shortly after their date.”

Melinda rolled her eyes. “Okay, so she got a few right, but how many mismatches did this woman make along the way? How many of her clients will tell you they ended up with an asshole? I don’t want to be an Oops, I got it wrong case.”

“C’mon, Mel, take a chance. I swear, if you don’t do this, I’ll do it for you. I’ve already started filling out my own application. I’m going to do yours next.”

With a sigh, Melinda read the testimonials on Lauren’s screen then reached down to grab her laptop case. Too good to be true, maybe, but Madame Eve did have a high success rate and had set up some very high-profile couples. “Fine, I’ll do it.” Besides, if she refused, Lauren would sign her up. She noted the cost of a 1Night Stand and didn’t want to be someone’s charity case, no matter how close they were.

Filling in the never-ending online form, she told almost truths, though she may have left a few pounds off her weight. And her height may have included her high heels. When asked to describe her ideal man, she paused. In every story she wrote, her hero came from outer space, as she didn’t believe any good single men still existed on Earth. Women who already knew what they wanted in life had snatched them up in their twenties without exception. If only she’d been ready to get hitched at that age.

A sexy, hard-working man from another planet.

There! Let Madame Eve find her a man who fit her bizarre description. She tabbed to the next question before she could delete her words.

Melinda rushed through the rest of the questions and submitted her application. She glanced over at Lauren. “You done yet?”

“Yep.” Her friend bounced on the bed, releasing a high-pitched squeal. “I can’t wait to meet the guy Madame Eve sets me up with.”

“Me, too,” she lied. Though she had no doubt extraterrestrials existed somewhere in the wide expanse of the universe, they didn’t live on Earth and, therefore, could not be found for a 1Night Stand. Especially at such short notice. Her application would be rejected, leaving her worry free about another blind date. No money out of her pocket, and Lauren wouldn’t be hounding her all weekend about applying.

Melinda’s email tab blinked to show a new message. Her stomach rolled when she read the sender. She clicked over and opened an email from the owner of the matchmaking service. “I got a confirmation of receipt. Did you?”

Lauren sighed. “Yes. I thought she had arranged a date for me already, but I guess I was hoping for a lot, eh?”

“Considering she probably has several applications come in each day with all of those high-profile testimonials, I doubt we’ll hear anything until after the weekend.” Hopefully never, in her case.

While logged in, Melinda checked the rest of her inbox, deleting row after row of unimportant emails, nothing to take her mind off the numerous possible creeps she might be set up with. If, in fact, the woman found her a date. Maybe Madame Eve would set her up with a man who believed he came from another planet, one obsessed with space, the kind of guy her parents thought she wanted. They’d sweetly bought her a ticket for Fan Expo in Toronto last August, encouraging her to meet one. Epic fail. Dressed as Agent Carter, she’d had a guy claiming to be Captain America, wearing a beer case around his chest, stalk her the entire day.

In her other social media, a fan had mentioned being excited to meet her, a big squee in front with plenty of exclamation points. Such messages brightened her mood. Reader excitement fed her own and kept her muse’s ego soothed. She sent a quick reply. @LindaReads Looking forward to meeting you. I’ll be a Mad Hatter tonight. Be sure to find me. About to log off, Melinda noticed another message appear in her inbox. From Madame Eve again.

“Hey, did you receive a second confirmation?”

Lauren turned toward her, the side of her face scrunched in confusion. “No, did you?”

“I…I think so. Maybe.” Though the subjects were different. Your 1Night Stand the subject of the second said rather than Confirmation of receipt of 1Night Stand application.

“Let me see.” Lauren leaped from her bed to Melinda’s, not touching the floor on the way over.

Melinda waved her fingers over the touch pad. “There’s no way she could have found me a match already, or even read through everything I wrote. Should I click on it? I mean, what if it’s spam or a virus—I would lose all my stories.”

“Open it!” Lauren perched behind her, peering over her shoulder. “You backed up all your work before you left home, remember? Maybe Madame Eve predicted your application would come in today and is a speed reader. Who knows? Please don’t keep me waiting any longer.”

Hand vibrating from nerves, Melinda brought the pointer to the message, clicked, and read.

Bonjour Melinda,

I’ve been waiting a great deal of time for your application. I’ve had the perfect man for you all along. You will meet him at seven tonight in room 316 for dinner and an evening filled with whatever activities you choose. I have attached his photograph so you will know who you are meeting.

Affectuesement,

Madame Eve

Melinda’s lunch threatened to make a reappearance. This is all wrong. Her date had to be someone who believed himself an alien. No one else would match the description of her ideal man. Thank goodness she had a reason to cancel. “It’s not going to work tonight. I am having dinner with all of you, with my readers. I spent a lot of money on my Mad Hatter costume.”

Gripping her shoulder, Lauren squeezed. “Yes, I know, but you are going to skip it. No way I’m letting you pass on this opportunity. Besides, I’m sure your fans would love to read about how you met your happily-ever-after guy at a conference.” She clicked on the attachment. “Let’s see what this guy looks like.”

As the picture popped up on screen, they gasped, Melinda in pure shock.

“He’s hot.” Lauren leaned closer to the computer. “Look at those muscles. And such a strong jaw…. Wow! I’m so jealous. Can I pretend I’m you tonight?”

Melinda squinted at the screen, a headache developing in her temples. He wasn’t at all the man she’d expected to be matched up with. Not even a guy she’d expected to see again. “I know him. He’s my…. Oh God, I know him.”

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Jessica E. Subject’s Writing Update ~ Romancing the Capital Recap #RTC2016

Weekly Writing Update 2016

Hello! It’s Tuesday, and time for this week’s Weekly Writing Update. For most of the past week, I was in Kanata (near Ottawa) for the Romancing the Capital conference. And the days I wasn’t there, I was either getting ready for or unpacking from the event. I had an absolute blast, meeting up with so many authors and readers I met last year. Plus, I got to know new readers and authors as well. It was a pleasure to be on the sci-fi romance panel with Eve Langlais, Susan Hayes, S.E. Smith, and Viola Grace. Plus, Susan Hayes was seated beside me during the signing. It was wonderful to get to know her at RTC. Also, I finally met Donna McDonald, whom I’ve known online since we were both published in 2011.

80s night at Romancing the Capital

Dawna getting ready to stick her kiss to the Made For Her cover at Hot Bodies and Naughty Kisses.       Phoenix and Prime dressed up for 80s night.

Susan Hayes and Kacey Hammell at Romancing the Capital

Shirley and Sharon, members of my reader group, at Romancing the Capital

Fun with Donna McDonald and Robyn Peterman at Romancing the Capital

SALE ~ HER ALIEN HERO, my erotic sci-fi 1Night Stand story that is set during a Romancing the Capital conference is on sale for 99¢ at Amazon and All Romance for the month of May.

Her Alien Hero, an erotic sci-fi romance 1Night Stand story by Jessica E. Subject is 99¢ for May 2016

READING ~ In the time it took to pack, unpack, and travel, I didn’t get much time to read, but I did spend more time listening to The Crusader’s Bride in audio. And I couldn’t go to Romancing the Capital without coming back home with some more books. Here are the recent print and ebook additions to my library…

  • 3013: Scarred by Susan Hayes (ebook)
  • 3013: Stowaway by Susan Hayes (print)
  • As Cold as Ice by Mandy Rosko (print)
  • Call of the Dragon by Élianne Adams (ebook)
  • Claiming Trinity by Kali Willows (print)
  • Command Decision by S.E. Smith (print)
  • Guarding Midnight by Kacey Hammell (print)
  • Reader Abduction by Eve Langlais (print)
  • Storm Born by Amy Braun (ebook)
  • Two Truths and a Lie by Ashely Stoyanoff (ebook)
  • Unlovable by Cynthia St. Aubin (ebook)

Print books from Romancing the Capital

FREE READ ~ Don’t forget, Alien Adoration, the first story in my Alien Next Door series is now free at most ebook retailers. You can find all the links here.

Get the first book in Jessica E. Subject's Alien Next Door sci-fi romance series for FREE!

GOALS FOR THE WEEK ~  As soon as I get caught up on posts, and getting the RTC giveaway ready for my Reader Group, I will be revising BRYCE and BEYOND REACH.

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Please share what you have been up to this week. Are you reading or writing anything new?