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Thursday, August 30, 2012

What would you take into space?

On another blog, I asked the question, where would you go in space if you had the chance. Today, I'm asking, what would you take with you?

Imagine going into space, with a group of people, none of them your family, for at least six months time. If you could take anything with you (has to be small as not much room on a rocket), what would you take?

Here's my top 5 things:

  1. a picture of my husband and kids
  2. an e-reader that can also read books aloud
  3. a notebook (may not have access to computer all the time)
  4. pen (to use in the notebook)
  5. toilet paper (I would never want to run out)
So, what would be on your list?


Jessica E. Subject, author of Science Fiction Romance and more – Because everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after…

COMING SOON!! Sudden Breakaway (a 1Night Stand story) releases September 7 from Decadent Publishing and other ebook retailers. Can one night of passion with former Marine, Jared Barnes, help Paige Brown escape from a lifetime of loneliness?




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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Top 10 signs I know I love a story

When you've finished a book, do you ever think, "Wow, that was an awesome book?" 

Today I've decided to post a list of the top ten things I experience while reading, or after I have finished a book that are sure signs I loved the story.
  1. I read the story while I'm exercising.
  2. I continue reading the story after I've finished exercising.
  3. It made me laugh.
  4. It made me cry.
  5. My chest constricts, and I get a lump in my throat when the characters are upset.
  6. I'm ready to reach into the book and give certain characters a piece of my mind. If I had a more violent personality, I might just have to hurt them.
  7. I never want to put the book or my e-reader down.
  8. I take it to bed with me, just in case I'm awake in the middle of the night.
  9. I burn meals because I forget about them while reading.
  10. When I finish the story, I want more. More from the author, and more about the characters.
So, what do you experience that makes you know you love the story you're reading?

Oh, and don't forget to Get your Geek-Sexy on with DL Jackson and enter to WIN a $20 Think Geek gift certificate as she dispels common misconceptions about science fiction romance. Contest ends tonight (Thursdsay) at midnight.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Time to Get Your Geek-Sexy On!


I want to talk a moment about science fiction romance. When I say science fiction, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?
Do you think cheesy science fiction television from the sixties and seventies? Ships and space? Aliens?
Yes, science fiction romance is that, but it’s also something else, a story with science and love. Many readers shy away because of the tag and common misconceptions. If you’re one of those readers avoiding this sub-genre of romance because of these misconceptions, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Let’s look at some of the “common” misconceptions.
Common Misconceptions:
1.  All science fiction takes place on a ship.

Truth be told, many of the science fiction erotic romances I’ve read lately are planet based, some even take place on Earth. Here’s an excerpt from a planet based romance called, Courtesan Boot Camp:

            She stopped in front of the tall door and stared at it for several seconds before she found her courage. Shay cleared her throat. “Open,” she spoke in her most commanding tone. Stepping forward on instinct, she smacked face first into the hard surface, which had failed to vaporize as expected.

            Shay reached up and rubbed the tip of her nose. What kind of freaking planet is this?

She poked it and cleared her throat. “Open.” The door didn’t move. Shay glanced around for a button, or something, anything to activate the mechanism that opened it. Lever? Fuck. Nothing but a round thingy. She bit her lip again. Certainly nothing as primitive as….

            You have to turn the round thingy, honey. This time Milos’s voice came through by brainwave, telepathy, or whatever he was using to annoy the shit out of her.

            “Stay out of my head.”

            Turn the knob. Open the door. It’s not rocket science.

            “I know rocket science. I don’t need your instructions.”

            Of course you don’t, the voice in her head said again.

            “You’re an asshole!”

            “Nice language.”

            Shay lifted her chin to look in the face of…dear gods. Dark hair, green eyes, strong jaw and chin. The man standing in the doorway had looks that would melt a woman where she stood. And she’d just called him an asshole, or he thought she did. Her mouth dropped open.

Outside of the Ruellan prince, he had to be the most attractive man she’d ever seen, and even then, he might even be more handsome than Tavin. He had a good four inches on her, making her five feet nine feel petite. The tall drink of Dominus wore loose-fitting pants like her martial arts instructors, and no shirt, unlike her martial arts instructors.

            On his chest, he bore a tattoo of a Ruellan military insignia from a spec-ops unit made up of Toric soldiers—for-hire mercenaries. The tattoo, a dragon-like creature known an avenger, whipped its tail around, moving across the surface of his skin through a nanite-infusing technology. The nanites were housed in microscopic beads that made up the ink used by the artist. They were programmed to change the color inside each bead, going from clear to any hue in the spectrum within a micro-second, creating a moving picture that could travel from head to toe on its host, if the person had been tattooed in that manner. A lengthy and painful process, Shay had only ever seen pictures of it before.

            The avenger opened its mouth as though it were roaring and slipped down his chest, across his abs in a serpent-like, undulating motion, sliding back up onto the opposite shoulder, where it wrapped its tail around his arm before freezing in place.

            It was not uncommon for a Toric to be tattooed in such a manner. The general population of the mongrels had a touch of sadism, making her wonder if what Milos told her were true—that he didn’t like anyone.

Most Toric were mixed breeds, with roots on every planet in the galaxy. Full-blooded Torics were rare and most often were advisors to royalty, or like the little asshole, Milos, close to the royals.

            And dear gods, abs like that really existed in more than airbrushed images in holo-mags. Her head began to spin and Shay grabbed his arm to keep from swooning.

He glanced down at her hand and back up to her face. “I hope your manners are better than I’ve seen thus far.”

            She yanked her hand off. Heat flushed through her body, certainly turning her a nice cherry red. Again, an inappropriate response for a Ruellan courtesan. “Oh shit.” Followed by another—she was making a stellar impression.

The corner of his mouth twitched. Are you coming inside?

She sucked in a breath and stepped inside. Fantastic, another mind-reader. “Dayne?”

“At your service.”
Buy Links:
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Courtesan-Boot-Elatia-Series-ebook/dp/B008EMTYNK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345292516&sr=8-1&keywords=courtesan+boot+camp
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/courtesan-boot-camp-dl-jackson/1111809100?ean=2940014634564
Publisher:  http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=573&osCsid=b1fb8knm5o3d009egfq538q253 

2.  All science fiction romance has freaky aliens.
Actually, many authors prefer humans as their heroes and heroines, or a sub-species that are not much different than what we’re familiar with. Take a moment to check out the best-selling science fiction League series by paranormal author, Sherrilyn Kenyon. http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com

Not only is she only known for her smexy vampire hunters and immortals, she writes science fiction romance with humans and humanoid subspecies as the primary heroes. Same goes for Susan Grant, Linnea Sinclair and a dozen other well known New York Times Bestsellers.
Even the popular young adult science fiction romance novels, I Am Number Four and The Hunger Games, have humanoid characters. One the alien race blends in on Earth, hiding and fighting for the survival of their sub-species. The other is dystopian, a form of science fiction and about post war humans controlled by the government through the Hunger Games and annual slaughter of their children. Neither is considered paranormal, even though things that happen in them could be tagged as such.
Here’s an excerpt from a human-based science fiction romance called, Rebel Souls: 

New Xiera Port docks, ten years before….

            “Come with me, Duchess.”

            Ava snapped awake and stared into the lapis depths of Brodie Mark’s eyes.

            “We’ll make history today.” He straddled her hips with his hands pressed into her bunk on each side of her head, leaning in with his lips inches from hers.

            “I’m not dressed and if that was a pass, it was really bad.” The New Xieran summer had been hotter than usual and the scorching afternoon baked the air in her cabin, forcing her to strip to the thin T-shirt and her skivvies. Sometime during her nap, the sheet had worked down to her knees, exposing the naked flesh of her thighs and her belly, where her shirt had bunched up.

            “Not a pass.” His smile started as a twitch in the corners of his mouth and quickly spread to his whole face. Jewels twinkled from around her hips and navel, reflecting in Brodie’s gaze. “And it’s more than obvious you’re not dressed, Duchess.”

            “Brodie,” Ava gasped and grabbed the sheets. She yanked as hard as she could in an attempt to cover her body. Best friend or not, he didn’t need to see her nearly naked. “You’re not supposed to be here—when I’m alone.” She shoved his shoulder, pushing him back. “Uncle Theo will kill you if he finds you in here.”

            Brodie shrugged, knowing there was little chance of that. Her uncle had left for a meeting and told Ava to stay put. She’d soon grown bored and dropped into sleep only to be woken by the twenty-year-old heartthrob.

            “I’m serious. You shouldn’t be in here.”

            “I know,” he said. “But you’re always safe with me. And when you’re not with me….” He pulled a medallion on a long chain from his pocket and dangled it before her. It spun around, glinting in the light pouring through her cabin’s portal window. “I have a surprise.” He dropped it on her chest between her breasts and leaned back in, pressing closer, until Ava’s breath caught in her throat. “Today is special—monumental.”

            “It is, is it?”

            His tangled hair hung in a mass of dreadlocks around his face and dirt smudged his left jaw. It didn’t temper his devastating looks. Many an innocent girl lost her virginity to Brodie at the crook of a finger, and Ava was determined not to be one of them.

            She tugged her gaze from his and stared at the open door to her quarters, anything to get her mind off him. “You need to get out of here before my uncle comes back.”

            “I will if you come with me.”

            Ava turned back to him. “My uncle will kick my ass if I leave the ship.”

            “What is it the Terrans say? Damned if you do—damned if you don’t?” He cocked his head and gave her a wicked grin. The muscles in her thighs clenched and her heart began to race. Two years older, Brodie had been the leader of a pack of feral children. Now a man, he’d joined the resistance and had quickly climbed the ranks. Taller by a foot and twice as strong, he could easily force Ava to come along, but instead, he asked with excitement beaming from his eyes. “You know you want to.”

            Ava snorted and fought the smile that tugged at the corners of her mouth. “Brodie Mark, you’re likely to get me into trouble.”

            He sat back on his heels and laughed. “I am trouble.” Brodie was as tough as a seasoned soldier and twice as lethal. He’d been forced to fend for himself and had killed to survive since the age of five. Brodie had very few things he valued, and those few things governed his honor code. That code meant he’d never harm a Rebel, or those that served the cause. Most of all he’d never harm her. Going with him should be safe.

            She’d first met him on the street as he’d followed a target when he was twelve. She’d tagged along, wanting to get a closer look at his blaster rifle. Brodie told her to go away, but Ava had been persistent, dogging his heels until he’d spun around and knocked her flat. “Not this time. It’s too dangerous for little girls. Someday when you’re older.”

“I’m not a little girl. I’m ten.”

            His gaze swept over her as he stared down. “You look like a baby.”

            “I’m a Frost, not a baby.”

            Brodie’s eyes had popped wide. He gave her a curt nod. “Be safe, Duchess. Go home. You can come another time. I promise, I’ll come and get you when you’re ready.”

It had been the first time he’d called her that, his pet name.

            It had taken her years to realize it wasn’t a nickname, but a title, one she’d hold if her mother hadn’t murdered her husband and run off with her father.

            “Well, are you coming?” Ava pulled out of her memories and stared Brodie in the eyes. She bit her lip, debating whether it would be worth the trouble she’d get into. Seeming to sense her indecision, he gave her his best pouty face. Ava’s heart skipped, and she fought the giggle. Puppy dog eyes looked ridiculous on the dangerous Rebel. She should tell him.

            “Well, Duchess?” Charm, charisma, and heat rolled off him.

             He knew she couldn’t say no.
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Rebel-Souls-ebook/dp/B0087GQERW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1345292918&sr=1-1&keywords=rebel+souls
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rebel-souls-dl-jackson/1111320576?ean=2940014701174 
Publisher:  http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=558&osCsid=b1fb8knm5o3d009egfq538q253

3.  Science fiction is only for geeks.

Smart is the new sexy!
Let’s talk about geeks for a moment, shall we. Natalie Portman, the actress who plays Padme Skywalker in the Star Wars series speaks five languages and has a degree from Harvard. How's that for a sexy geek? And she’s wrapped up in a pretty bow. Still not convinced geeks can be hot? Other geek hotties:  Cindy Crawford, Aishwarya Rai, Kate Beckinsale, Matt Damon, Sharon Stone, Claire Danes, Geena Davis, and Will Smith, who won a scholarship to MIT, but pursued a music career instead. This list goes on and on. So, I double dog dare you to try a little science fiction and not see all the sexy in it. 

I guess the point I’m trying to make is that if you love military, paranormal or unusual worlds and exciting plots in your love stories, you cannot go wrong with a little science fiction romance. One commenter on this blog will win a $20.00 gift certificate to www.thinkgeek.com  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I will draw a winner on Friday and announce them on my Saturday post next week. You have until Thursday at midnight to enter.







Thursday, August 16, 2012

Inspiration - Where does it come from?

When being interviewed on blogs and during book tours, one question comes up more than others, that question being, "Where do you find inspiration for your stories?"

The truth is, I find inspiration everywhere. Sometimes from a conversation with a friend, something I've overheard, a news article, something I've witnessed... And on facebook, I have a friend who shares all kinds of inspiring photos, pictures that let my imagination soar.

So, I thought I'd share a quick rundown of what inspired some of the stories I've written.

Never Gonna Let You Go - inspired by a story I wrote in my high school Science Fiction English course.

The Zurian Child - inspired by a dream, and my daughter.

The Power of Three - inspired by a conversation with a friend/critique partner.

Crash Landing - inspired by a conversation with my editor who is also a friend.

My other stories were written within certain parameters. ie. For a specific line that had guidelines. Though if you've read from any of those lines, you will know that every author interprets those guidelines differently.

So, tell me, what do you think is inspiring in everyday life?

And I'll leave you with an excerpt from Never Gonna Let You Go:


A rustling in the grass woke Calla. She assumed Melina was still packing the equipment and rolled over smiling. “I needed that more than you can ever imagine.”

She gasped at the snarl she received in response, a very inhuman snarl replaced all feelings of fulfillment with fear. Opening her eyes, she found herself face to face with a large feline-like creature. There was nothing friendly in its green, glowing eyes or the curl of its lips, showing very sharp, yellowed teeth. Its putrid breath wafted across her face.

A growl came from behind her, only this time it was human. “Don’t move.” A man.

She held her breath, fear preventing her from doing anything else. A line of sticky drool splashed onto her cheek.

A shrill cry filled the air. “Calla….”

She missed the rest of the words. The feline-like creature lunged for her. Its claws dug into her bare skin. She writhed under the sharp pain. When its teeth pierced her side, she screamed before succumbing to darkness.


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.




Thursday, August 9, 2012

Book Shout Out: Dead or Alive by L.J. Garland

Yesterday I finished a wonderful science fiction romance short story called Dead or Alive. It's part of Decadent Publishing's 1Night Stand series, and definitely one of my favorites. Reading the story, I could not help but think about Men In Black and Star Wars. I think it brings in the perfect aspects of both to combine with action, romance, and a plot to take over the world. My only complaint is that the story ended too soon. While the characters had their struggles before they could have their happily ever after, I was left with so many questions about the other plot in the story. I do hope the story line is continued in the future, cause I'm sure it will rock just as much as Dead or Alive.

Dead or Alive by L.J. Garland:


Rhykar Evierse has been on the Most Wanted list for years. His attempts to expose the evil deeds of Vast Innovations’ founder, Mertan Graiton, has landed him on the wrong end of the law—and on the wrong end of a sexy bounty hunter’s pistol. Now, Rhykar’s wanted for a murder he didn’t commit. Desperate to clear his name, he contacts the one woman who can save him. He hopes she’ll give him one night to prove himself.

When Selea Val’keer receives Rhykar’s call for help, anger and lust rip through her. How can she be attracted to a criminal? Unable to resist, she accepts his invitation to meet through Madame Evangeline’s 1Night Stand service. But what will she do when she sees him again—kiss him or shoot him?

You can find Dead or Alive here:

Decadent Publishing / Amazon.com / Barnes & Noble / All Romance / and other ebook retailers

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Thank you so much for having me on your blog today!
Thanks for guesting.

You all know if I’m here that obviously I’m an author. I primarily write paranormal romance, but lately I’ve been dabbling in suspense non-romance. I’ve been married for 26 years to a wonderful and very supportive man. We have three great kids 16, 20 and 24. When I’m not writing I like to work on the yard, taking care of flowers. I also love to draw and if you check out my website you will see some of my work.  This past spring and summer I took a screenwriting course and learned so much.  

Today I’m here to share with you my latest release, The Naughty Angel. Its part of a series through Decadent Publishing called 1 Night Stand. Want to learn more about it, check out the website. http://decadent1nightstand.blogspot.ca/ We all know that opposites attract. There is nothing more opposite than Demons from Angels. I thought it would be fun to pare the two and see what happens.  Check out the blurb and enjoy this mismatched couple.
Even the good turn bad sometimes.

A life of servitude to God has left Ariel Raine feeling worn out. Being an Angel isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Day in and day out of the same routine tends to get tedious. Wanting some spice in her life, she sets her mind on discovering the allure of a sexual encounter. With the help of Madam Eve and her 1 Night Stand dating services, Ariel is about to have her world rocked.

Only problem is…her match is a demon.

Edison Grey has relied on dating services to claim minions for not only him, but for his master Satan as well. 1 Night Stand just happens to be this week’s preference. No use wasting a good service, Edison decides to have a little fun while he’s at it.

Stripping an angel of her purity is an added bonus.

What happens between Ariel and Edison is a surprise to both. Even with the threat of punishment looming over top of them.


~Excerpt~


“You’re a demon!”
“And you are an angel.”
“There’s no need to say it with such disdain.”

He leaned one arm on the door, resting his body against it and lifted one eyebrow as he responded. “It’s fitting for how I feel for your kind.”
“My kind? You are the scourge of the earth.”

“Right. And your kind is perfect. I think not.”
“We do not claim what is not ours to take.”

“No, you just possess the bodies of innocent souls to do your bidding.”
“They offer their service to the Lord.”

“Yes, ‘offer’.” He made quotations with his index fingers. “I think we should discuss this in privacy.” He motioned to the couple standing by the door across the hall.
Reluctantly, she stepped inside and he closed the door behind her. “This is a mistake. Surely the woman in charge, this Madame Evangeline, has made a mistake. I couldn’t possibly be fitted with such a detestable creature.”

“Pot calling the kettle black there, sweet cheeks.” She touched her face, confused. “Not those ones.” He motioned to her backside and instantly her face flush with warmth.
“How dare you!”

“What? You came here for sex, right?”
She was aghast at his candor. “Must you be so vulgar?”

“It’s how I roll, sugar. Did you expect your date not to admire your body?”
“I did…well, I assumed he would. That’s not the point.” She stiffened her shoulders. “Keep your eyes to yourself.”

“Happy to.” He let out a long breath. “So…now what?”
“I leave.”

“Good luck with that. Storms brewing and they’ve shut the roads down until it clears. I hear it could be several days.”
“I have other ways of leaving.” All she had to do was wish herself elsewhere. No storm could prevent her from returning to heaven.

“Huh, that’s a new one. A cowardly angel.”
She stiffened in response. “I am not a coward!”


Why do you write?

I would go insane if I didn’t. LOL With all the voices in my head demanding to have their story told I’d explode if I didn’t tell their tale. It’s also a great release mechanism for stress.

What were your early influences in writing?

I can’t say I had any influences early on. I didn’t even read much as a child. But I had a vivid imagination and loved to regale my friends and family with stories.

When did you know you wanted to be an author?

Hmm, I don’t know the specific moment. I never really had any aspirations to be an author. I didn’t even read much. That is until my older sister lent me her V.C. Andrews books. I was hooked from the start. Still though, I didn’t have the desire to become a published author. I always wrote stories that would pop into my head, but never once did I think I had what it took to have them published. Then I picked up a Nora Roberts book and I saw she wrote similar to what I wrote and thought, hmmmm, maybe. At this point I had written over forty books. They sat in a closet, collecting dust. My hubby tried to convince me to send some in to a publisher but I was chicken. With his insistence and persistence I finally gathered enough courage to send some in. Then I received rejection after rejection. It almost took me down but my hubby kept at me to think positive. And here I am today. J

What are you favorite scenes to write?

The comedic ones. I love being sarcastic. Most of my work is rather dark involving demons, vampires and ghosts. I like to add some levity to the situation to break it up.

Do you have a favorite character?

I could never chose one character over another **whispers** Trinity Ford from Seducing the Darkness. She is a kick ass female who doesn’t take shit form anyone. She doesn’t mind getting dirty, yet inside she’s a softy.

Do you have any favorite lines in your novels?

I have plenty, here are just a few.

Embracing the Darkness:

“Anyone want to suck on this for me?”



Desiring the Darkness

“You don’t want to drink me. I’m anemic. I won’t satisfy you much,”

Seducing the Darkness:

“Hello, sexy. How may I service you today?”

Awaken the Demon

“Why is it I get the strangest urge to rip those clothes from your body and see what's hidden beneath all that black?” She ran a finger along his lapel. “Yet, at the same time, I want to vomit at your feet.”


Please, tell us about your books. (Paste blurbs and excerpts. Be sure to include the buy link and mention the publisher’s name. Any covers you can provide will be fantastic.)

Wow, you really want me to tell you about every one of my books. Do you have a week? LOL How about I give you a glimpse at a few? J

Awaken the Demon BK 1: Blurb: http://tinyurl.com/cf796yv

Running from an abusive Fiancé, changing her name, Missy Green is looking for a new life. Taking temporary refuge in a group called The StarrGazers, she does her best to blend in. Problem is, the owner, Draco Starr has put his sights on her.

Born and raised in the pits of hell, Draco was sent to earth to collect souls for Satan. Having served his time he starts his own business. When word gets out that a child born from demon and human is alive, he is determined to find her and make her his own.

Discovering who Draco really is terrifies Missy, but it’s nothing compared to finding out she too is a demon. Coming to terms with who she is, dealing with her attraction to Draco, Missy begins to embrace her new life. Until her fiancĂ© enters the picture and changes her life forever.
Bk 2: Offer the Demon

Seducing the Darkness: Bk 1 in the Darkness series. http://tinyurl.com/dyt9ayz

An outcast by her kind, Trinity Ford has learned how to live on her own. And it isn't easy doing so, considering she is a Vampire.
Once a fragile girl, taken by a powerful vampire prince, Trinity had relied on Basil for support. But finding him in the arms of another woman was more than she could take. On her own, she has decided to protect her city from the predators of her kind that prey on the innocent. Another tough thing to do when you're heart is broken. She's had to learn fast, how to be tough, how to survive, how to stay alive. And she's doing a pretty damn good job of it. Until Basil walks back into her life.
Basil Hawthorn has been the reigning prince of vampires since banishing his father to the Realm of Darkness decades earlier. When his father comes to him in a dream, threatening Trinity’s life, he knows the only way to save her is to push her away. Doing so is not easy, especially when she is the only woman he will ever love.
Rumors in the underworld talk of raising the vampire King and blotting out the sun. Basil knows that if his father rises, he will be put to death for his betrayal. Trinity knows that if the King returns, no human would ever be safe again. Despite the betrayal and the threat, neither can stay away from the other. But can the two work together to stop the Ritual before the King is resurrected?
Or will the darkness capture them both?

Desiring the Darkness, Embracing the Darkness, Charming the Darkness, Tempting the Darkness, Penetrating the Darkness, Consuming the Darkness, Surviving the Darkness

Discovery in Passion: Bk 1 in the Passion series. http://tinyurl.com/create.php
Nothing is ordinary in the small town of Passion, especially the love.

Wanting to start fresh, Cassie Evans relocates to the small town of Passion where she moves into the home of her dreams, complete with dreamy next door neighbor, artist, and handyman Thomas Healy. The only problem is, the house she bought just might be haunted.

Thomas Healy lives a life of solitude and that suits him just fine. Then Cassie Evans moves in next door and begins to turn his peaceful live upside down. He tries to ignore her, but ignoring a woman as beautiful as Cassie isn’t so easy, especially when she shows up at your door, naked, begging for you to paint her. Thomas’ first mistake was to agree to it, his second was to take Cassie to bed, now she’s all he can think about.

When their blossoming love is overshadowed by a ghostly haunting, the curious Cassie launches an investigation into the life and death of her home’s previous owner, uncovering a mystery and attracting the attention of a killer. Where will Cassie’s discovery lead her, to the love of her life or to death itself?
Welcome to the town of Passion.
Escape in Passion, Mercy in Passion

Horsing Around: http://tinyurl.com/79pqk8n
Carnal Desire’s: We've got a match for all your sexual pleasures.
Sara Miller needs a real man. One who can give her what she desires in and out of the bed. So far, none have met her expectations. She’s hoping all that will change after submitting her application to Carnal Desire’s Web dating service.
The owner of several prize-winning horses, more money than he knows what to do with, Andy McDonald has it all. Except for the love a good woman. He’s sick of flighty bimbos wanting only his money and not satisfying his sexual desires. After a friend pressures him into looking on line for a woman, Andy gives in and submits his application.
Sex takes on a new twist when Sara and Andy get together and nothing is taboo.
A Taste of Humanity: A 1 Night Stand series: http://tinyurl.com/d8gkg53
One night of passion could be lethal!

Wanting some excitement in her life, Penny Parker heads to Vegas. She’s hoping the guy Madame Evangeline has set her up with will give her more than a thrill.

Cade O’Donnell is a virgin…of sorts. Wanting something he’s never had before, he signs up for the 1NightStand service. Deciding to meet his match in Vegas seems the right setting for his tryst. What better place to have a fling than in Sin City.

Thrills are abundant when Penny and Cade get together. But will it be more than she bargained for? Has Cade bitten off more than he can chew?
Do you have a writing tip to share?
Write from the heart. Don’t force it, just let it flow. And keep learning the craft. There is plenty of information on the internet to guide you to be a better author. Read up on it and know the current trends.
This last one is for fun. Everyone’s idea of what is hot and a great kiss, varies from person to person, and it’s always fun to see a romance author’s individual interpretation. Since it all starts with a kiss, in 200 words or less, write a five alarm first kiss scene.
He grabbed her by the arms, pushed her against the wall. Her heart was hammering so loudly she could barely hear the words he whispered.
“I want you now.”
His eyes penetrated her as if he were reading her soul. Then he pressed his lips to hers. Fireworks in every bright color exploded inside of her mind. His lips were hot, and when he dipped his tongue ever so slightly between her lips, her heart skipped a beat. Cupping her head in his hand, he angled her and took the kiss deeper. She felt awkward yet the sensation of his mouth on hers made her knees weak. So soft, so giving yet so demanding. Like a dream, she let it capture her until all she could manage was a sigh.
This was one hell of a first kiss.

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