Interview with Jessica E. Subject

Please help me welcome Jessica E. Subject to my blog today. She has a special prize for one lucky commenter, so be sure and leave her a comment.

Thank you so much, Cynthia for having me on your blog today!

Tell us about your current story.

Sudden Breakaway is the fifth story I’ve written for the 1Night Stand line. Each story matches people together who have been unlucky in love, yet are willing to give it one last go to find that one person (sometimes more than one) in their life. In some cases though, the participants are unknowingly sent on these dates, an application sent on their behalf by someone close to them.

Sudden Breakaway matches Paige Brown, a recruiter for the Space Service, with Jared Barnes, a former Marine, who recently stepped in as guardian to his preschool-aged niece and nephew.

What inspired your latest book?

With Sudden Breakaway, I wanted it to be the last 1Night Stand story I wrote to deal with the characters mentioned in my previous four. In many ways, it is my “break” from them. (Though I still have more 1Night Stand stories to write.) While it does not deal with any specific characters mentioned previously, the space station from Unknown Futures is mentioned, as is the Space Service mentioned in some of the others as well. I wanted to include different situations though, have it on Earth, and include a hockey game. I also wanted to include a Space Service recruiter.

Originally, I had planned to use the man who had recruited Flavia in Unknown Futures, but he just didn’t work for me, and I chose a female recruiter instead. The inspiration for the children came from my own household.

Do you have critique partners?

Yes! And I love them to pieces. I have four: DL Jackson, Layna Pimentel, Rebecca Royce, and Zee Monodee. They each have their strong suits when it comes to critiquing, and none are afraid to tell me like it is. They are all fabulous writers as well, and I love reading their stories.

How likely are people you meet to end up in your next book?

LOL This is a funny question, since the answer is highly. I don’t write characters specific to people I know, but I do often include their situations. One of my current works-in-progress takes place in a small town, and since I know people who live in one, I listen to the rumors and include some in passing in the story relating to minor characters.

Do you have a view in your writing space? What does your space look like?

I have a small basement window that looks out on the fence around our property, and the sky. Occassionally, I do get visitors looking inside, such as baby birds, and my kids when they’re playing outside. One night, when I was up late doing paperwork for a new contract, I had a stray cat spying in on me. Yes, I jumped, but didn’t scream.
Inside, my office is an organized mess. LOL I know which pile of paper things are in, but we are renovating, so I have extra things in my office right now. I do have a large bookshelf as well, which makes me smile every time I look at it.

What is your favorite dessert/food?

I LOVE pasta, and for dessert, frozen yogurt.

What genre(s) do you write in and why?

I write romance, mostly alien (sci-fi) romances, but I do have a contemporary romance and a paranormal romance title as well.

Do you prefer to read in the same genres you write in or do you avoid reading that genre? Why?

I read all kinds of romance, mostly sci-fi, contemporary, and paranormal. I also read young adult, suspense thrillers, sci-fi, dystopian, and fantasy. I don’t compare myself to anyone, and every author I read helps me to learn what I like and what I don’t, no matter what genre.

Thanks again for hosting me today, Cynthia!

Sudden Breakaway Blurb

Dressed in her black designer suit, Paige Brown recruits men and women for the Space Service. After the end of her marriage, and several failed recruiting missions, she yearns to find a way out of her lifelong contract to live a normal life. To find love again.

Jared Barnes’s life had been flipped upside down by two little kids. When his former Commander’s wife shows up to give him a reprieve, he jumps at the chance for a break, and to visit his former squad. But it is not his buddies he meets in the private suite at the hockey game, instead a woman who has been the star of all of his recent fantasies.

Releases September 7 from Decadent Publishing and other ebook retailers.
More information and Buy Links here:

Leave a comment for your chance to WIN a $5 gift card. Be sure to include your email address in the body of your comment. Winner will be chosen September 10, 2012.

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.
Website/Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads / Amazon

27 thoughts on “Interview with Jessica E. Subject

  1. Pingback: The SUDDEN BREAKAWAY pre-release tour continues with two chances to WIN! | Jessica E. Subject, Author

  2. The book sounds wonderful. I always enjoy stories with an alpha male finding himself out of his comfort zone with young children. Thank you for sharing, today, Jessica!

  3. Wonderful interview! Enjoyed your answer to how likely you would be to put people you meet into your stories. Your answer is the same as mine and I also like to use characteristics from people I know too…even some of my own.

    Good luck with your latest Jessica!

    • All of the characters in this story are from Earth, but there are some pretty sexy aliens in some of my other stories. they are still humanoid, so with the same working parts as those from our own planet. 🙂

  4. Sounds great. I haven’t read many sci fi romances though I do love romance in general. I will have to keep an eye out for this book.

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *