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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Author Jessica Subject: Beneath the Starry Sky

Today I’m pleased to host author Jessica Subject. I loved her alien romance novella Celestial Seduction, and soon the prequel will join the ranks of published works. Jessica’s here to tell us about Beneath the Starry Sky and a yummy recipe for peanut butter squares. I’m making them tonight for my book club holiday party! Take it away, Jessica.

Away from home at Christmas

Jessica E. Subject

First of all, thank you to Jennifer Lane for allowing me to blog here today! Smile

In two days, my contemporary erotic romance, Beneath the Starry Sky will release, which is a prequel to my debut novella, Celestial Seduction. Tamara, the heroine from BTSS is down in Las Vegas to train at the head office of the pharmaceutical company she works for. One night, she is feeling particularly lonely. Here is her story:

Tamara drummed her fingers on the desk. She’d filled out the form for the 1NightStand service her friend, Leah, had recommended, and needed to decide whether to click send. Having been celibate since her ex-fiancé left her, she could use a good lay. But she wanted more than that. She wanted to find love again.

Impossible.

She groaned, unable to deny the little voice in her head. No one wanted to date a bald woman. But she wanted one night, a night to hide under her newly-ordered wig, to be reminded of the woman she used to be. December reminded her even more of what she no longer had.

With Christmas coming, not only did she miss her friends and family back home in Ottawa, Canada, but also the snow. How could one celebrate the holidays without being bundled up in winter jackets, mitts and toques, travelling from one house to another, drinking hot chocolate mixed with Bailey’s to warm back up? She’d be there, but not soon enough.

At least Carrie, her bff back in Ottawa, had come through for her. She’d actually revealed her secret recipe for her delicious peanut butter squares. If Tamara couldn’t go home before her allotted week off, she could at least enjoy the decadent treats that had become a tradition for years after many holiday shopping excursions with Carrie.

But even with the scrumptious delight, she had no one to share them with. Her hand wavered over the mouse before she finally clicked send. Done. Before she had a chance to think about what she’d just sent out, Tamara left the computer and headed for the kitchen. Peanut butter and chocolate would keep her occupied for now.

Beneath the Starry Sky by Jessica E. Subject

Beneath the Starry Sky Blurb

Left at the altar with bald patches on her head and her self-confidence stripped away, Tamara Johnson must pick up the pieces of her life and face her Alopecia, the autoimmune disease causing her hair to fall out. She is convinced no man will date a bald woman and arranges a one-night stand through Madame Evangeline’s popular service, 1Night Stand. With her new wig held firmly in place, Tamara arrives at the Castillo Hotel in Las Vegas for a night of passion and pleasure. Anything more than one night would mean exposing her bald head, and she will never do that to any man again.

Running into the Castillo Hotel, away from the paparazzi constantly at his heels, Josh Summers wants to spend his next few days locked away from the flashing lights and screaming fans. When he finds an incredibly sexy woman lying on his hotel room bed in nothing but lingerie, he thinks management has made a mistake. Leaving her behind, he heads for the lobby to get the situation rectified. But an unexpected text from Madame Evangeline sends him back to his room. Though unsure whether the woman on the bed is really his perfect match or just another fan believing him to be like his character on television, he knows he must find out, even if it means he must risk telling her his own secrets. If Tamara can handle his imperfections, she just might be his ideal woman.

Coming to Decadent Publishing and other ebook retailers December 16, 2011

Buy Links here: http://www.markofthestars.com/wp/?page_id=7250

To learn more about Alopecia Areata and to help find a cure, visit the National Alopecia Areata Foundation http://www.naaf.org and the Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation http://canaaf.org/

PEANUT BUTTER SQUARE RECIPE

This is a huge tradition in my own household, but I change the amounts a bit and make these into peanut butter cups. Winking smile Enjoy!

Top Layer:

- 2 cups milk chocolate chips

- 1 ½ cups peanut butter

Bottom Layer:

- 1 cup peanut butter

- 1 ½ cups graham wafer crumbs

- 1 ¼ cups icing sugar

- ¾ cups melted margarine

Melt ingredients together for top layer until smooth and creamy. (I use a double boiler.)

Mix bottom layer ingredients together then spread over bottom of square pan.

Spread melted top layer over the bottom.

Refrigerate about an hour.

Enjoy!

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.

Website/Blog: http://www.markofthestars.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/jsubject

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-E-Subject-author/205759796126370

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4959083.Jessica_E_Subject

Google +: https://plus.google.com/100079570422204018357/posts

Giveaway

I would like to offer a $5 Amazon.com gift certificate. Winner will be chosen at random from those who leave a comment. Contest will run until December 18th.

18 comments:

Pippa Jay said...

I am definitely going to be trying that recipe out, thanks Jessica! :)

Jessica Subject said...

Thank you for having me today, Jennifer!

@Pippa - It's delicious! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Jennifer Lane said...

Great excerpt, Jessica. I love how your heroine is bald!

I have the ingredients (including powdered sugar for us Yanks ha ha) and I'm intrigued about how you change the recipe to make pb cups.

Jessica Subject said...

Jennifer - I use more of the top layer (need for top and bottom) and less of the bottom layer (which will be the middle layer). :)

Teresa Tio Miller said...

Great excerpt! I am so looking forward to reading this! The recipe sounds good, but I will have to think about how to make it gluten free. Thank you Jennifer and Jessica!

Anne said...

I liked the excerpt and am so interested to find out what Josh's imperfection is.

Why did you decide to write a prequel?

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Casea Major said...

Great excerpt, Jessica. And I'm writing that recipe down now. COngrats on the new release.

Kaye Manro said...

Yay! Jessica! Congrats on the release date! Of course BTSS sounds just as fantastic as CS! And that recipe-- okay, now we are talking. I'm going to try it out on my brother tonight-- he loves anything sweet.

Jessica Subject said...

@Teresa - Thanks! I hope you are able to enjoy this recipe and book! :)

@Anne - I wrote this story because Tamara wanted her story told. She invaded my thoughts until I did. :)

@Casea - Thanks so much! :)

@Kaye - Thank you! I hope your brother enjoys them! :)

Shiela Stewart said...

Great excerpt and the recipe sounds yummy!

angela said...

recipe sounds yummy and the book does too! ;)

Jessica Subject said...

@Shiela - Thanks! Let me know what you think if you make them. :)

@Angela - Thank you! Enjoy! :)

JessS said...

That recipe sounds so good! I love anything with peanut butter in it, and your peanut butter squares sound delicious. Thanks!

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Jessica Subject said...

@Jess@ - They are delicious, or so I am told. LOL Enjoy! :)

Jessica Subject said...

Congratulations to Jess S. who wins a $5 Amazon gift card! I will be in contact with you soon.

Thank you everyone for stopping by! :)

Peter said...

This author sounds quite interesting.Great post it is very help full to all the people.

Peter said...

Jessica great job.:)

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