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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Celebrating TWO book birthdays with a Giveaway!

Hello peeps! Today I'm celebrating the one-year book birthday for TWO of my stories. Satin Sheets in Space and An Unexpected Return were released within a day of each other in 2012. Hard to believe it's been a year already.

Anyway, here is more information about the stories, with excerpts. And keep reading to find out more about the giveaway!



Satin Sheets in Space
A 1Night Stand story

Erotic Sci-Fi MFM Ménage Romance
ISBN: 978-1613332962

Danyka's unusual height and radiant red hair earn her the cold shoulder from any guy she approaches, unless he wants to experiment with a giant. So when her boss sets up on a one night stand, she hopes for a prince but expects the usual toad.

As a captivating stranger whisks her away from the ball and introduces her to his equally gorgeous brother, she fears her fantasies have become a nightmare. Has she finally given into impulse only to become a lab rat in an unknown world? 

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She had her eyes closed, her lips pressed against his, when the sensation started. First, a tingling in her hands and feet, as he swept his digits deep inside her. The buzz spread up her arms and legs until it engulfed her entire body. She no longer sensed the ground below her.

The man continued to drive his fingers into her core with vigor, ridding her of the urge to pull away and find out what was happening to her. She landed with a thud, feeling returning to her limbs. Nothing stopped the man who held her, though. He continued to ravage her mouth, her jaw, her neck, keeping her pressed against the wall.

But something felt different. Gone was the hard brick pressing through her corset and against her skin. She reached behind to brush her hand along the surface. Soft. Almost like cushioned satin.

With a whimper, she pushed the strange man away. Where was she? What had she been thinking? This is the stupidest, most insane thing I’ve ever done.

The Prince Charming she’d had the fortune of being set up with peered down at her, his gaze intense and filled with lust. “My name is Galan, and we’re in my spaceship.”

At least she now knew his name, but wait…. Spaceship? She stared at the man, disillusioned. She could think of no other explanation for how they had traveled to a new location with the press of a button. Oh God, she’d been abducted by an alien. How would she get out of this situation? The first time she’d done something spur-of-the-moment, and she’d ended up being finger-fucked by an extraterrestrial.

Or was this some kind of elaborate stunt Josh had pulled off? But why? He was on his honeymoon, unable to enjoy his handiwork. Her body grew numb; a loud ringing pierced her eardrums. She could no longer think with the clouds invading her mind. Then she blacked out.


An Unexpected Return
An Elatia story

Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
ISBN: 978-1613332993

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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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 intimately 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.”

Moisture pooled between her thighs. 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.” There was no way she would tell him she had to spend a few hours that night with another man.

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

Woo-hoo! A man wanted to see her again. It made her feel like the most desirable woman on the planet. “Sure, I’d like that, too.”

“Great. Now, before you go, could you point me in the direction of the Delectacio Hotel? I have an appointment with an Adamo, and I can’t seem to find my way back.”


Her heart lurched. He’d flirted with her, made her desire him, and then thrown his appointment in her face. Would her life always be like this on Elatia, men seeking only sexual release and nothing more? In that case, she’d need to harden her heart, or end up lacerated by rejection. “Find it yourself.


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Bio:

Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Part 2 of my chat with SFR Author, Diane Burton

Please welcome Diane Burton back to Backward Momentum. If you missed the first part of our chat, you can find it here. And we continue to talk about science fiction romance and Diane's latest release, Switched Resolution.

When I create my worlds, I tend to add bits and pieces from stories I’ve enjoyed, and add my own touches as well. Sometimes right from the beginning, and other times they’re added as I’m writing. How about you? Where do you get your ideas for the world’s you create?


DB: I’ll have to check out After Earth and Upside Down. I heard they remade Superman. Should be interesting. I’ve been watching Defiance. (Why is it that all the good shows are on Monday night???) I haven’t quite made up my mind about it. You’re right about the world building in that one and in how different races/species have to get along for the common good. My family is from St. Louis and I still have relatives there so it’s interesting to see/hear references to things that St. Louis is noted for. Toasted ravioli, anyone? I have two worlds in my books—one for the Switched series and then one for the Outer Rim series. I wished I hadn’t done so—much easier to stay with just one. When I wrote Switched, I liked the idea of a group deciding a person’s career and their spouse, and someone rebelling against it. I recall something similar in The Giver by Lois Lowry. As I continued writing, I realized how much I needed to keep track of all the details. I also realized that I had to create the world of the Alliance of Planets—the planets themselves, governments, social customs, even the geology of the planets. A lot I had to base on Earth but also on things I’d read or seen in SF movies, a lot like you. <g>

Yes, keeping track of the worlds is such a hard thing to do. I totally understand why people have “World Bibles” as I do. When I started writing for the Elatia series at Decadent, the world was already developed, so I worked with the information I was given. And with any science fiction romance, there are also the technological and scientific aspects. While some stories in the genre involve a great deal of technology, others only add a brief amount of science, focusing more on the relationships. Where do yours fit into the spectrum, and how do you research the information you do add to your stories?

DB: As a writer of sci-fi romance, Jess, you know readers expect some science and technology in the story. They’re also smart enough to figure out terms through context without a lot of detailed explanations. Generally, readers of SFR are interested in the relationships, not just between the hero & heroine but between the other characters as well. Regarding the technology, I don’t know about you, but I don’t need to know every little detail on how my car works. I just know it does. Same with the technology in my stories. That being said, the science has to make sense in today’s understanding. So how do I research alien locales and starship propulsion? I wish we could do it in person, don’t you? Most of my research is done on the Internet, some in books, some via the Science Channel on TV. I just got two new series (DVDs & companion books) from The Great Courses. One is called Understanding the Science for Tomorrow and the other is Black Holes Explained. The latter was recommended by Linnea Sinclair. I’m looking forward to watching them. Who knows what tidbit of info might spark an idea for a new story?

Exactly! And yes, I’m guilty of zoning out in stories that go into great detail about the technology. But we do need to add some, and make sure it is accurate. My research is done by the same means, but seeing everything live would be so much better. For a couple of my stories though, I’ve interviewed and had help from people who do have experience with the technology, or related to the setting or other aspects of my stories. That’s the closest I can get for many due to clearance issues. Those Great Courses sound absolutely fascinating. I’ve been eyeing up their catalogue for months. I’m going to have to take the plunge soon. Now, Diane, you just released Switched Resolution, which is the third and final book in your Switched series. Can you tell us about this story and where we can find it? Also, how does it feel to be finished writing this series?

DB: When I wrote Switched, I never planned to turn it into a series. (Talk about doing things by the seat of your pants.) But as I wrote Marcus & Jessie’s story and met her twin and his, I just knew I had to find out what would happen when Scott (a NASA reject) traded places with Marcus, a starship captain. Would he and Veronese (Jessie’s twin) overcome their prejudices toward one another and become friends? More than friends? That’s how Switched, Too came about. Then I wondered how Marcus was doing on Earth. Could he fake being Scott enough to fool their mother and Scott’s friends? Would he regret leaving his old life? Did Jessie, pregnant with Marcus’ babies, make a mistake when she refused to return to his ship? Meanwhile, the supposedly incarcerated rebels steal the starship with some of the crew aboard. Scott, Veronese, and their allies have to rescue the crew and take back the ship. To find the answers to all those questions, I had to write Switched Resolution. I know this probably sounds weird to non-writers or writers who are strict plotters that I have to write a story to find out what happens. Good thing it’s okay to find what works for you as a writer. What works for me is the wonder of discovery. If I plot out every scene and know exactly what’s going to happen, it would feel as if I’ve already told the story.

As to how I feel about finishing the series—happy and sad. Happy that I could tie up the loose ends from the previous books and somewhat relieved that the characters are on the right track. At the same time, I’m sad to leave the characters. They’ve been part of my life for nearly fifteen years. (Not that I’ve thought about them every minute, mind you.) My characters become real people to me. So letting them go is a little like watching my kids go off to college or across the country for a job. Now it’s time to move on to other works, other worlds. More characters are calling “write my story.”

Switched Resolution is available at Amazon and Smashwords.

Isn’t it strange how we authors have people talking to us inside our heads? Yet, if we didn’t write their stories, we’d be considered crazy. LOL I look forward to your new characters and worlds. I have a bunch of my own characters nagging me to write or finish their story, too. But, there never seems to be enough time. Maybe one day I’ll get all of their stories told. Though, I doubt it. Do you have ideas already for what you’re going to write next? And where can readers find out more about you and your stories?

DB: My next book will be a romantic suspense for The Wild Rose Press. Remember the last scene of the movie Knight and Day (a wacky Tom Cruise as a spy and Cameron Diaz as an innocent bystander) where she rescues him? That’s the beginning of One Red Shoe. I’m doing the edits now, but I don’t have a release date yet. While I was waiting for the edits for Switched Resolution, I started on the next book in the Outer Rim series. Laning Servary, from The Pilot, gets his own story in The Chameleon. Readers can find out when One Red Shoe comes out and more about The Chameleon on my website: www.dianeburton.com

Thank you again, Diane, for coming to visit us today! It’s been a wonderful chat! Can you give us a taste of Switched Resolution before we go?

DB: Jessica, this has been so much fun. Thanks so much for chatting with me. Here’s a little bit about Switched Resolution.

Switched Resolution by Diane Burton

Actions have consequences as Space Fleet Captain Marcus Viator and NASA reject Scott Cherella discover when they switch places. Switched Resolution, which wraps up the Switched series, takes the reader from Earth—where Marcus adjusts to a pregnant Jessie—to the starship Freedom commandeered by rebels, to the chase ship with Scott and Veronese aboard.


Excerpt from Switched Resolution: 

With duffle bags slung over shoulders, banging against hips and each other, Scott Cherella and Veronese Qilana raced through the Malawea Spaceport terminal. His ship was gone. Stolen. Not just by the rebels incarcerated on board but by three of his own crew.

“I still can’t believe Drakus and Usolde took the Freedom.” Neese panted from running.

Scott was surprised at how many people either milled around or strolled down the terminal’s main corridor in the middle of the night. He and Neese attracted attention. Maybe Serenians didn’t run through public buildings. Too damn bad. This was an emergency.

“Those two have a lot to answer for,” he said.

Once they got to the hangar—or whatever Serenians called the area where various flight vehicles landed and took off—he let her lead the way. He’d only been through there once, yesterday, after arriving aboard a shuttle from Space Station Alpha where the Freedom had docked. Where it should still be docked.

“This way.” Neese darted down a narrow passageway. “I want to know about the other man. Both Drakus and Usolde mentioned a he who tricked them. Any ideas?”

“You know the crew better than I do. Well, longer anyway.” He had only been aboard the Freedom for three weeks, ever since he switched places with his twin. And, holy shit, what a time it had been. Sabotage, capture, rescue, ecstasy, betrayal.

Yeah, he wanted to know the other guy’s identity, too. A member of the Freedom’s crew had not only masterminded the recent sabotage but also the release of war criminals and the theft of Scott’s ship. How the hell had they gotten it out of spacedock? There had to be controls. Clearance requirements. On top of that, he wondered why the Freedom. The rebels needed a ship to escape. Surely, other ships were easier to take out from under Space Fleet Security than an Alliance battle cruiser. Or maybe that had been the point. A way of thumbing their noses at The Powers That Be.

“Wait.” He snagged the strap of Neese’s bag. They’d gotten to the end of a long hall. She turned to him, questions in her Lake Michigan blue eyes. God, he loved seeing them without the silver lenses she had worn to pass as Serenian. He couldn’t wait for her short hair to grow out. Like wearing camouflage lenses, she’d dyed her hair black to look like a Serenian. He bet if left to nature, her hair would be a deep auburn like Jessie’s. With waves, too, once it was long enough. Or maybe it would curl cutely around her face.

Nah. Neese was many things—striking, intelligent, strong-willed—but never cute.

Edging her into the corner, he dropped his duffle and pulled her into his arms. “I gotta do this before we meet up with the others.”

She opened her mouth in surprise as his came down. He hoped the kiss he planted on her made her remember what they’d been doing two hours earlier. Finally alone and no longer worried about non-fraternization rules, they’d made love in a proper bed. It had been perfect. Perfect until she beat him to the punch and proposed. If the damn computer hadn’t interrupted with urgent messages, he would have made sure she understood there were some things a guy just had to do on his own.

Independent little cuss.

She broke off the kiss, her eyes huge. “We—We shouldn’t do this. Someone might—”

“Relax, Neese. Nobody’s around.”

“There could be.” When she scooted past him, her bag swung out and caught him in the side. Uttering a quick apology, she opened the door to a spacious hangar. “Chief Luqett and Mr. Glaxpher said they’d be waiting for us in Area 72.” She pointed overhead.

Up in the rafters, large white lettering designated areas. Naturally, he couldn’t read them. He didn’t think his link, which she’d programmed to translate Serenian symbols, would be able to “read” that far away.

“Where are we now?” he asked softly as he followed her.

“Area 51.”

That stopped him. “You have got to be joking.”

She turned to him and shook her head. “I do not understand.”

“Area 51. Aliens. Roswell, New Mexico.”

“Oh, that fiasco when the Cardijian ship crashed. We need to hurry.”

“You mean that was real?” He started grinning. “Hot damn.”


Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into writing science fiction romance. Besides the Switched series, she is the author of The Pilot, a series about strong women on the frontier of space. She is also a contributor to the anthology How I Met My Husband. Diane and her husband live in Michigan. They have two children and two grandchildren.

For more info and excerpts from her books, visit Diane’s website: http://www.dianeburton.com 


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Thursday, May 23, 2013

A chat with Science Fiction Romance author, Diane Burton - pt. 1


Good day, everyone! I hope you're all doing well. The temperatures have finally gone back up in my neck of the woods, after having snow on the weekend. I have a special treat for you today. I'm going to be chatting with fellow science fiction romance author, Diane Burton, about the genre, and her latest release, Switched Resolution.

Hello, Diane! Welcome to Backward Momentum. We always love to have our fellow science fiction romance authors over.

DB: Thanks, Jessica, for having me here today.

Now, science fiction romance covers a wide range of stories, including most any futuristic romance, romances involving aliens, clones, artificial intelligence, dystopian romances, space opera, steam punk, and so much more, ranging from sweet stories to erotica. Yet, it is still a fairly niche genre. Why do YOU choose to write science fiction romance as opposed to the more popular paranormal romances, or even contemporary romances?

DB: I love to read science fiction romance. When I was younger, I never got into science fiction—too much technical detail, too dry, not even a hint of romance. Usually written by men. And that’s okay. I’m not knocking guys or what they like to read. When they first came out, I fell in love with the movies Star Wars and Star Trek (well, not the very first one—too long). I love action and adventure so put that in a movie or book and put all that action in space and I’m hooked. Back in the 90s, I couldn’t find enough sci-fi romance books so I decided to write what I wanted to read. Here we are, fifteen or so years later, and we have more choices. Halleluiah and amen.

I completely agree. I didn’t read a lot of science fiction as a child for the same reasons. I really need to have a connection between individuals in order to enjoy a story. And it’s great that we can find more of that nowadays. Who are some of your favorite science fiction romance authors, writers you turn to when you need a SFR fix?

DB: My go-to authors are Linnea Sinclair, Jayne Castle and Susan Grant. Lately, I’m discovering new (to me) SFR authors, like Elysa Hendricks, Cathy Pegau, Catherine Asaro. And you, of course. <g> Who are your favorites? I’m always eager to find new authors.

I am, too, especially in SFR. Automatics for me are Gini Koch, DL Jackson, Beth Revis, the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’ve also read stories from Pippa Jay, Diane Dooley, and yourself, and have more of their stories on my Kindle and Kobo. If only there were more hours in the day to get all of the stories in my head written, and to read all of the e-books I own. Now, I’ve heard that some authors don’t read in their genre when they’re writing. This doesn’t apply to me, but how about you?

DB: I didn’t discover Linnea Sinclair’s books until this past year. Now here’s why I should have found her sooner. I started writing The Pilot ten years ago. And despite a friend’s encouragement to read Finders Keepers several years ago, I didn’t until after The Pilot was published. That’s when I discovered so many similarities it was downright freaky—to the point that I wrote to Linnea and told her really, truly I hadn’t copied from her book. Gracious lady that she is, she said this happens often. Something in the ether. LOL She then told me an instance of when she was in the middle of edits she discovered that the name of one of her non-human characters had just become a popular toy—one that looked surprising like her character. At least she found out soon enough to change the name. She also reminded me that’s why we should read in the genre we write so we learn common terms and don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Also so we don’t inadvertently “copy” another writer.

So true! I’ve seen that happen in another genre a couple of years ago. When it comes to film, besides Star Wars and Star Trek, are there any other sci-fi shows and movies that are must watches for you, or something you’re looking forward to seeing this year?

DB: I was so entranced by The Matrix series that I’ll watch them over and over. Neo’s relationship with Trinity is so touching. I enjoy Warehouse 13, especially the push-pull between Pete and Mika. Oblivion blew me away. I expected lots of adventure and special effects. I didn’t expect the romance. Wow. I’m really looking forward to Star Trek Into Darkness. While ST is not technically SFR, I’m curious to see how the relationship between Uhura and Spock will progress. I’m sure I’ve missed a TV show or movie. What are they? LOL


Matrix is the only movie I’ve seen twice in the theater. Loved it that much! Though my favorite right now is Star Trek (2009). I haven’t seen Oblivion yet, but I want to see that along with Star Trek Into Darkness, After Earth, Upside Down, and Man of Steel. Though some aren’t true romances, I still enjoy the relationships between the crew, and the many familial relationships as well. As far as television goes, I’ve started watching Defiance (on Showcase in Canada, and SyFy in the US). It’s still early on in the show, but I think it’s fascinating to learn about all of the cultures of the futuristic society, and how they must learn to get along with each other. A lot of amazing world building, not only in the development of the society, but in the setting as well. And as you know, world building is an integral part of most science fiction romances.

Come back on May 27th for the second half of our chat.


Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into writing science fiction romance. Besides the Switched series, she is the author of The Pilot, a series about strong women on the frontier of space. She is also a contributor to the anthology How I Met My Husband. Diane and her husband live in Michigan. They have two children and two grandchildren.

For more info and excerpts from her books, visit Diane’s website: http://www.dianeburton.com


Connect with Diane Burton online 

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Buck A Book & WIN A Nook with Casea Major!!




Attention Backward Momentum readers! Decadent Publishing has a great promotion going on now - A Buck A Book WIN A Nook! You can get ebooks for only $1 from great authors. Plus, you can enter to WIN the draw for a Nook 7" HD Tablet. 

The total value of the ebooks is around $48, so you will be saving 75% if you buy all of them. Prices of the ebooks on sale range from $2.99 to $5.99, so $1 is a HUGE deal! Here is the list: 

Awaken the Demon--Shiela Stewart 
The Naughty Angel-- Shiela Stewart
Daughter of Lust--Ann Mayburn
Amber Moon--Ann Mayburn
Night With a Dom--Casea Major
White Wedding--Ursula Sinclair
Something Blue--Ursula Sinclair
Last Request--Arlene Webb
Falling For Water--Arlene Webb
The One he Chose--Wendy Burke
Respite- Wendy Burke
Senator Mine--Kerry Adrienne

They are already marked down on Amazon, Decadent Publishing, Smashwords, and ARe, and will be until 7/1.



Now, please welcome Casea Major, whose story Night With a Dom is one of the ebooks on sale.

Oral Sex – Taboo or Mainstream 
Guest Blog by Casea Major 

Thank you for having me as a guest today in your lovely virtual home.

When I was growing up in the 1980's oral sex was hush-hush never spoken of in polite society. Nowadays, it seems more widely accepted and in some cases even expected. Especially in erotic romance.

In my reading, I've found an exorbitant amount of oral sex. In the m/f romances I read, more than three quarters have some depiction of oral sex and that includes the mainstream non-erotic. Generally in the stories, the male is the giver and the female the receiver. But this flies in the face of actual statistics.

According to a survey done on AskMen.com -- The numbers on how many men have received oral sex from a woman and given oral sex to a woman in the past year show a perturbing discrepancy. It seems that men in nearly every age category are more likely to receive oral sex from their female partners than to give it. Only the 18- to 24-year-olds are tipping the oral scales in the other direction, offering more mouth action than their female counterparts. It goes without saying that a woman getting enough oral sex is a happier woman, and all the more willing to reciprocate. Read more: http://www.askmen.com/daily/sex_tips_400/418_sex-stats-you-can-use.html#ixzz1pacP9Y7n

In my release with Decadent Publishing, Night with a Dom, my heroine strongly desires oral sex – an act her ex-boyfriend had been unwilling to perform. But on her New Year's Eve 1Night Stand, Mel gets more than she bargains for with Dominc, her date and Dom for the evening.

So tell me, how do you feel about oral sex in life and literature? Do you mind pitching or catching?


Night with a Dom by Casea Major 

Melody Manning’s workaholic ambition, coupled with a slave-driving former boss, has made her the youngest market analyst in her firm. It’s also killed her personal life, including losing her fiancé. When she receives a message from him on New Year’s Eve announcing his engagement to another woman, Mel loses it. Her new, more compassionate boss has the perfect solution for her—get laid. Good and laid.

At his suggestion, she signs up with the 1Night Stand service, listing her deepest sexual desires on the application. A speedy response from Madame Eve has Melody on her way to Sonoma Valley wine country and a one-night stand with a mysterious Dom.

The sexy, masked Master promises to get to the bottom of her guilt and provide ultimate satisfaction under the safety of his stern hand. After an emotional night of submission and uninhibited passion, will her lover’s unmasking lead to the end of their encounter or give Mel another chance at love?

Major Love ~~~ Major Romance 

Prior to becoming a writer of romantic fiction, Casea Major worked in the legal field for a non-profit dispute resolution company for ten years. She is now a full-time mom to three preschool children with whom she and her husband live happily...most of the time. When she isn't chained to her laptop, she enjoys Cary Grant movies and crocheting.




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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Science and Magic - Guest post by author Cate Masters


Science and magic – one in the same?
Guest post by Cate Masters

Do you believe in magic? Or do you look for a logical, science-based explanation for what might look, to others, like the unexplainable?

Maybe it depends on whether you’re right-brained or left-brained. Whether you’re open to the seemingly impossible, or whether you need a concrete reason to explain away the mysterious.

If you’re like me, you’re a little bit right- and left-brained, and subscribe to what Arthur C. Clarke said – that magic is just science we don’t understand yet. With that scenario, anything truly is possible.

Ah, a writer’s dream. :) And I took advantage of that very scenario in Cursed. This novella doesn’t fit neatly into the paranormal category. It mixes in a bit of science and a twist on history. I’m not a fan of labels or categories anyway. I’m a rebel like that, lol.

Stories sometimes take on a life of their own. The more I wrote of Cursed, the more the story surprised me with new facets, and took turns I didn’t see coming. The characters kept surprising me, too, in the best possible way. They led me in new directions too. Cursed kept coming together in unusual ways, from disparate sources.

But that’s the best kind of magic, isn’t it? When a completely new world builds from nothing, and even you, the writer, aren’t quite sure how. But wow, what a cool ride it takes you on! The best high a writer can hope for.

Here’s a peek at Cursed, book one of The Vitruvian Man:

Ten days of freedom. That’s all Fate had allotted me each year. In the streets of Venice, I could walk among them. Mingle. Belong.

During Carnevale, they had no idea who I was. What I was.

For ten days, it didn’t matter.

Until I met her.

Bruno diCesare lives alone by necessity, not choice. An experiment performed by Leonardo da Vinci, who believed having a dual DNA would grant a person immortality, used magic to render Bruno a chimera – the head of a lion, body of a dragon. The only time he can mingle with people is during Carnevale, ten glorious days of masked anonymity, frivolity and intimacy.

Melina Weaver learned fire dancing to enliven her dull existence. A scientist, her long hours at the lab leave no time for a social life. For ten days at Carnevale, she can pretend to be someone else. Someone sexy and daring, who lives on the edge.

Once she meets Bruno, her wish comes true, but everything goes terribly wrong. Beneath Bruno’s costume lurks an alpha male, but is he dangerous? Worse, can she return to an employer who sells her research to the military to make an army of efficient killers? Her only hope may lie with the man she’s just met and never seen.



I am super excited that Cursed is the first release in 
Decadent Publishing’s new Tease line!  

Now available at: 



You can find out more about Decadent’s new Tease line at:  http://www.decadenttease.com 
and news about this new line at its blog: http://decadenttease.blogspot.com/


Oh, and I’d love to connect with you, if we haven’t already! Find me here:





Thursday, May 9, 2013

It's Time To Celebrate - New Release & New Cover!!

Hello everyone! It's time to celebrate many things. Earlier this week, we had Pippa Jay on celebrating the one-year anniversary of her science fiction romance novel, Keir, being released. You still have time to get in on the giveaways, if you haven't already.

I'm celebrating the release of ALIEN ADORATION with a blog tour starting tomorrow. I'll be sharing excerpts, plus a serial romance based on the book, I'm being interviewed, and revealing other information about the story. Plus, I'm giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate and 3 awesome swag packages at the end of the tour. You can find more information and the tour stops listed here.


Alien Adoration
Alien Next Door book 1
By Jessica E. Subject
Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
ISBN: 978-0991932009

Erotic dreams fill her with need…

Night after night, Rachel fantasizes about her sexy, playboy neighbor. But in her small town, no one changes, least of all the bad boy next door. But when Luke rescues her not once but twice from disastrous dates, she dares to believe her knight in black leather armor may be the right man for her after all.  

Until she learns the truth...

Life on Earth has never been easy for Luke. Stranded as a little boy, he struggled to craft an existence for himself, but he never forgot the first human he met--and he never stopped wanting to see her again. Returning to Hanton, Luke longs for Rachel. Yet, nothing goes as he plans, and Rachel barely notices him. Convincing her he isn't like all the jerks she's dated means telling her the truth, but can she handle it? 

Can she overcome her fears, or will she deny her alien adoration and leave him stranded once more?

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AND, I'm really excited to show you the cover for Another Night, Another Planet, a 1Night Stand/Elatia story which is scheduled to release on June 14 from Decadent Publishing. Here's it is...


And here's the unofficial blurb:

Limited by status…

Ava is a housekeeper aboard Star Spirit, a luxury cruise ship that travels between the Milky Way and the Belvarian System. Coming from a middle-class family on Earth, she is considered by passengers as nothing more than an object to be tossed away when they’re done with her.

Shunned because of his lineage…

Being banned from several planets across the universe has made it hard for Nate to run his interstellar shipping business. But the DNA of an exterminated race runs through his blood, giving him a diluted form of their powers, and leaving him labeled as a terrorist.

Both searching for the one…

Through her 1Night Stand dating service, Madame Evangeline matches these two together for a celestial escape on the pleasure planet, Elatia.

Will Ava and Nate find what they’re looking for, or will their date go up in flames?





Bio:

Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of Pippa Jay's Keir!

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the science fiction romance novel, Keir, author Pippa Jay is celebrating by sharing YUMMY recipes and hosting TWO GIVEAWAYS! So keep reading for all of the details.


Mini Blueberry Pancakes

You will need:

1 egg
7oz bio-yoghurt
2 ½ fl oz milk
1 tbsp vegetable oil
5oz plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
7oz blueberries

Place the blueberries in a saucepan with enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Cook on a low heat and crush once soft to make a sauce. Place the egg, yoghurt, milk and oil in a bowl and mix together. Add the flour and bicarbonate of soda. Mix well with a fork. Add a little extra milk if the batter is too thick. Heat up a large frying pan or griddle, adding a little oil if necessary. Drop spoonfuls of the batter in the frying pan/onto the griddle allowing room for each pancake to spread. Cook on medium heat until bubbles appear and the undersides are golden brown. Turn and cook other sides until golden. Serve immediately with the blueberry sauce. Makes 12 pancakes.


KEIR by Pippa Jay

A 2012 Readers Favorite Award Finalist and 2012 SFR Galaxy Award Winner.

Outcast. Cursed. Dying. Is Keir beyond redemption?

For Keirlan de Corizi--the legendary ‘Blue Demon’ of Adalucien--death seems the only escape from a world where his discolored skin marks him as an oddity and condemns him to life as a pariah. But salvation comes in an unexpected guise: Tarquin Secker, a young woman who can travel the stars with a wave of her hand.

But Quin has secrets of her own. She’s spent eternity searching through space and time with a strange band of companions at her back. Defying her friends’ counsel, Quin risks her apparent immortality to save Keir. She offers him sanctuary and a new life on her home world, Lyagnius.

When Keir mistakenly unleashes his dormant alien powers and earns instant exile from Quin’s home world, will she risk everything to stand by him again?

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Enter to WIN a print copy of Keir via Goodreads (open until the end of May)


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Keir by Pippa Jay

Keir

by Pippa Jay

Giveaway ends May 31, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

What DO Aliens Look Like? - part 2 - Science

Thank you for joining me on Backward Momentum! It's time for part two of What DO Aliens Look Like. Today I'm going to focus on some of the theories offered by the scientific community.

From "Through the Wormhole: What Do Aliens Look Like?" on the Science Channel, it is assumed that extraterrestrial life would be both carbon and water-based like us. But due to many factors, including differences in evolution and gravity, life on another planet could be very different from what we know on Earth. Life could be as simple as microbes. But will we ever be truly satisfied until we find intelligent life like us?

   


An article by Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute on Space.com suggests extraterrestrial life might be humanoid, like us. And at a former exhibit in Montreal, scientists displayed plausible displays of aliens that might live on other planets with what we would consider, extreme conditions. Those lifeforms resembled creatures on Earth who live in extremely high temperatures and in acidic conditions. Be sure to check out the flying whales, animals that look like plants, and more.


  

  


So, what do YOU think aliens might look like?

Bio:

Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

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