Hi, everyone. I’m super excited to welcome well-known SFR writer Jessica E. Subject to my blog today. Jessica is here to share her book Her Alien Hero and to talk a little bit about her writing process. Take it away, Jessica!
Developing a Story – What happens before I write
by Jessica E. Subject
Hello everyone! A huge thank you to Allie Ritch for having me on her blog!
Besides basic plotting, there are a couple of things that I do in developing a story. One of them is to develop a Pinterest board. I try to find pictures that best represent the characters I envision, settings, clothing, and any other pins that may represent my story. Here is the board for my new release, HER ALIEN HERO: https://www.pinterest.com/jessicasubject/her-alien-hero/
Another thing I like to do is to create a playlist for my stories. I try to find songs that not only relate to each of the characters, but also portray the mood of many of the scenes. My playlist for HER ALIEN HERO includes the following songs:
Somebody to Love by Queen
Spaceman by Bif Naked
Alien by Bush
Hero by Enrique Iglesias
Heartbeat (ft. Nicole Scherzinger) by Enrique Iglesias
After I have all this established, I sit down to write. Sometimes I have the playlist on in the background, and other times, I prefer complete silence. Often, I’ll also add songs and pins while I’m writing, as I see and hear new ones, or if my plot changes. Sometimes, it’s also an excuse to take a break when I’m stuck during a certain scene.
I hope both of these items also help you, the reader, gain a better understanding of my story.
All the best!
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?
Cooper locked the door then headed her way. Instead of passing her, he lingered at her side. “Melinda, I have to tell you something.” He cleared his throat and rubbed at the middle of his forehead. “You see, my friend set this whole thing up. When I found out, I wasn’t very happy and planned to leave.”
A sudden coldness hit her core. His warm greeting, the compliments, all an act. Not the first time. He didn’t want to be there. With her. “Fine.” She peered around Cooper toward the door. “I understand. I’ll go.”
“No.” He moved closer and brushed his fingers across her hands, sending a jolt of electricity up her arms. “I changed my mind when I saw your picture.”
She swayed on her feet. Cooper had stayed for her?
He closed in, and she backed up a step. “You see, I always wanted you, even after you moved away.” He held her tight to the wall with his muscular frame, restricting her movement. When he gripped the cheeks of her ass, she jumped at the bold move.
She recovered in a split second, but didn’t miss his brief chuckle. She reached across his shoulders, clasping her hands behind his head. So much like the beginning of all her fantasies, with Cooper taking her the moment he saw her. She pinched the back of her hand to ensure she remained in reality. Completely authentic.
He touched his forehead to hers, his breathing ragged. “What do you want, Melinda?”
She melted at the sexy rumble of his voice. She’d never stopped wondering what happened to him after she’d moved away or imagining him instead of many men she’d been intimate with. Everyone else had acted as an appetizer, leaving her craving him as her main course, her dessert, and every single meal thereafter. “You,” she whispered.
Cupping the back of his head, she touched her lips to his. The feather-light contact quickly became more urgent as Cooper enticed her lips open and f***ed her mouth with his tongue. He grabbed her ass, lifting her closer to him. Her heart thundered. She molded into him, letting his dominating energy take control.
He fisted the material of her dress covering her thigh, kissing along her jawline, behind her ear, and down her neck. If not for the support of his hard body and the wall, she would have been on the floor, ecstasy leaving her legs numb.
Bit by bit, he inched the side of her dress up until he’d exposed her entire leg. As he ran a hand across her bare bottom, she released a quiet moan. She hadn’t expected a greeting quite like this, but she refused to stop him.
Cooper shifted, his swollen cock pressing against her through his jeans. Heat radiated off him, his need mixing with her own.
With desperate movements, he lifted her leg around his waist and reached between her legs from behind, plucking the thin material of her thong away from her folds.
Her lust cranked higher. Melinda stood on her tiptoes to grant him better access. Mind whirling, she rocked her hips toward her fantasy come true.
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Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotic. 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 with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.
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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